Casa Romero - Yalku Lagoon

in Akumal - Yalku Lagoon

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Prices: ~$600 - $3000+ per night
  • Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars
    (based on 5 reviews)
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This fully remodeled historic villa on Yalku Lagoon has a large yard and infinity pool leading down to the Caribbean's edge. It sits on one of the best lots in the Yucatan.

Each of the 3 air conditioned bedrooms have stunning views, with the master offering a breath taking view of the lagoon! The spacious master bedroom includes a huge pink marble bathroom with a jetted bathtub where you can look out to the lagoon!

Situated at the farthest point on the road in North Akumal, there is very little road traffic. Each morning greets its guest at Casa Romero with singing tropical birds and the solitude of the entire lagoon at your footsteps.

The architecture of this home is stunning. Enjoy a tall cold drink from the spacious living area, or the tropical breeze while swinging in the patio hammock next to the waterfront pool. Texture abounds; from the limestone exterior, the marble entry and baths, and the three flights of rich polished wood spiral steps or the new gourmet kitchen. The home is open, cool and wonderfully refreshing.

A separate area with satellite TV has been added for those guests who want to relax and watch a movie. Enjoy a short walk to nearby popular Half Moon Bay. Sit on the edge of Yalku Lagoon and feed the many colorful tropical fish. The lagoon is like a natural aquarium, and this house offers unlimited free access to swim in it at any time. Follow parrotfish, sea turtles and rays, as they swim in the inlet and around the coral reefs.

Read any book on Akumal and you will hear of Casa Romero, the first house built on the lagoon, built by a close associate of the founder of Akumal. Once you arrive, you will see why he picked this spot: the best in all Akumal, across from a white sand beach, with the inlet to the lagoon on the right and lagoon on the left, Casa Romero features direct access to the lagoon and the wonderful views of both the lagoon and the ocean.

Now totally restored and redecorated to maintain its grandeur, you will find three large bedroom suites and truly spacious common areas for maximum comfort and luxury. There is one large bedroom on the ground floor with a king-size bed. There are two bedrooms on the second floor: the master bedroom affords a spectacular view of the lagoon from the king-size bed and magnificent pink marble bathroom/dressing room. The third bedroom has both a queen-size bed and a double bed and also has its own outdoor patio. Each bedroom is fully air conditioned.

Gaze over the panoramic view of the lagoon from the main living room which features dramatic two-story high ceilings along the roof line and comfortable seating areas for different activities. The flat screen TV provides US content via satellite. Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi internet access to send photographs to make your friends jealous, and use the supplied VOIP telephone for free calls to and from the US. Walk through the large patio doors which open onto a covered marble terrace overlooking the lagoon and the outdoor pool.

Walk out a few steps from the patio directly to your private access to the lagoon. Put on your snorkeling gear, turn left towards the head of the lagoon and commune with parrot fish, angel fish, sergeant fish, and many other exotic tropical fish. Turn right and swim towards the sea and you may spot a turtle or ray after the lagoon transitions to a sandy inlet. With essentially no waves, the lagoon is ideal for children and adults, and offers magnificent snorkeling for both the novice and more experienced.

Back inside, past the powder room, the entry way, and the spiral stairway to the second floor, the dining room once again features a view of the lagoon and a custom built dining suite with table and chairs for 10. Beyond the dining room, the completely redone large kitchen features all new appliances including an ice maker with purified water, tile and marble tops, and all new cabinets. Fully equipped, any cook will feel at home and ready to go. (A microwave is also there for those of us who are cooking impaired.) With this kitchen and the fully stocked place settings, glasses, and serving dishes, you can choose to fix your own meals, go out to any of the area restaurants, or hire your caretaker to fix you some special dinners you are sure to remember.

A large infinity pool is placed strategically next to the ground floor patio so that the water of the pool seems to blend in with the lagoon.

Unique to all of Akumal, Casa Romero has a high observation tower with comfortable seating on the balcony which encircles the tower. With a spectacular view of the lagoon, the ocean, and the surrounding area, you are likely to find this cool breezy hideaway your location of choice throughout the day and evening. You can often spot turtles in the inlet to the lagoon from the tower balcony. A small refrigerator is provided for ice and to keep your drinks cold.

Infinity Pool
Air conditioned bedrooms
Flat Screen TV with Satellite/DVD
Full Gourmet Kitchen
Toaster Oven
WiFi Internet Connection
Free telephone to US/Europe
Bed and Bath Linens
TV area
Stunning Architecture
Private Gated Entrance
Night Guard
Powder bathroom
Stunning views
Large wooden spiral staircase
Marble floors
Ceiling Fans in every room
Cooking service available on request
Fireplace (unique to Akumal!)
Large marble patio for entertaining
Outdoor furniture in two places
Free Access to Yalku Lagoon
Ocean front yard, lagoon side
Maid service 6 days a week
Alarm clocks
Jet tub with an ocean view
Lockable bedroom doors & safes
3rd Story observatory with 360 degree view of the Caribbean, Lagoon and the jungle

Sample Menu



•    Chips and Salsa (spicy or mild)
•    Guacamole 


1.    Grilled Steaks: The best steaks are available at Costco in Cancun.
2.    Grilled Fish: with or without garlic - Ask what fish are available
3.    Maya Fish: baked with red sauce, onion, peppers
4.    Fried shrimp: fried in butter, with or without garlic
5.    Breaded shrimp: fried

6.    Shrimp shish-ka-bob: with or without garlic and/or vegetables
7.    Aracherra steak grilled: a local favorite
8.    Fajitas: beef or chicken – with beans, guacamole, fried onions, salsa 
9.    Paella: seafood or chicken

10.  Pork: marinated and grilled
11.  Chicken: Grilled or Maya style (baked with red sauce, onion, peppers)
12.  Hamburgers or Cheeseburgers: tomato, lettuce, onions 
13.  Grilled Lobster Tail (in season): with or without garlic
14.  Bar-B-Que Pork: Maya style (baked with red sauce, onion, peppers)


•    Chili Rehenos: rice and cheese in Pablano peppers or green peppers – a specialty 

•    Mashed potatoes: rich and delicious
•    Pasta: with butter, or with red sauce with or without Pablano peppers 
•    Stir fry vegetables of the season: squashes, broccoli, onions, carrots, etc.
•    Refried beans

•    Rice 
•    Parsley potatoes
•    Macaroni & Cheese

•    Salad: tossed salad or Maya style
•    Guacamole


1.    Flan
2.    Coconut Flan: a specialty 
3.    Cheesecake
4.    Grilled pineapple: with or without ice cream
5.    Brownies: with or without ice cream

6.    Fruit salad
7.    Pineapple upside-down cake
8.    Ice Cream


Event Fees: $1,000 (up to 25 people), $1,500 (up to 50 people), $2,000 (more than 50 people).


A minimum rental of 5 nights during the low season (7 nights in the high season) in Casa Romero, and the 3 town-homes are required when holding an event.


However, if you rent Casa Romero and the 3 townhomes for at least 7 nights, we will waive the event fees.


Gratuities: We recommend $4 to $6 per person per night for the gratuities for the accommodations staff.


For wedding/event groups, we collect a minimum of $4 per person/night in advance. There is no tax on this and 100% goes directly to the staff. The property will only allow Jennifer from Turtle Bay Weddings ( as event planner. Weddings and events are required to have her as an event planner.





Seasons at Casa Romero 3BR 3.5BA


2018 Jan 6 - Apr 13

2018 Nov 17 - Dec 21


$3999/week +tax


2018 Apr 14 - Aug 24 


$3299/week +tax


2018 Aug 25 - Nov 16

$2799/week +tax


2018 Dec 22 -

$6999/week +tax




Add Ons at Casa Romero   3BR 3.5BA
Base # of Guests 6
Max # of Guests 8
Extra PP Fee 
Adults N/A

 Casa Romero Beds Baths Level
Master 1K  Upper Level
Bedrooom2 1K  Upper Level
Bedroom 3 1Q 1D  Lower Level
K = King, Q = Queen, D = Double, T = Twin, O = Other  


  • Tax: Base rates do not include 19% tax or extra per person fees.
  • Security Deposit and Rental Agreement: $800 usd credit card (MC/VISA) "hold" authorization prior to arrival, to be "released" following your stay and routine inspection, barring any undue damages. A $40 Accidental Damage Waiver is required.
  • Rental Details: Maximum 8 people. Please inquire regarding extra person charges. 5 night minimum stay during Summer and Fall. Saturday to Saturday rentals prefered, with some flexibility for arrival/departure days and duration of stay.
  • Seasonal Policies: Minimum stay 7 nights during the holidays; Winter, Saturday to Saturday only.
  • Rate Policies: Prices are in USD and are subject to change without notice and rates are not guaranteed until financially confirmed.
  • Smoking Policy: No Smoking allowed.
  • Pet Policy: No Pets allowed. 




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Casa Romero
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08/01/2018 Jacob Larin
Our stay at the complex of three buildings was fantastic! It was a great space to have a large group and still feel like you have your own space. The lagoon really is the game changer. Great for kids and adults who like to explore. The views were amazing from the roof top, and everyone loved the layout and the way you could really relax. The area itself is one of the few places left in the Maya Riviera that is not over populated (for now) and if you want great food the two closest restaurants to the house were great for Breakfast and Dinner, yet still walkable. To top things of Miguel and the rest of the staff that helped were great! Highly recommend a dinner prepared by the staff! Amazing quality and convenience of not having to leave the property to enjoy an amazing local meal. My friends, family, and I loved this place and recommend it, especially, if you are thinking of a large group.
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03/14/2006 Jane LeBaron, Canada
A most enjoyable vacation at one of the best spots on earth. The location of Casa Romero is fabulous and unique with the lagoon steps from the door and the ocean beaches minutes away. It is a friendly and laid back part of Mexico. While many all-inclusives are nearby, this area is still relatively quiet.
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Our vacation was great! We couldn't believe our condo at Casa Romero looked exactly like it did in the pictures on the internet. I had been a little leary reserving sight unseen and over the internet. Javier did a great job taking care of us. He cooked a delicious meal for us on our last night. He even fixed the trunk of our rental car when it wouldn't latch! If we vacationed more often, we would definitely return to Casa Romero Condo. Yalku Lagoon was spectacular and the property was awesome. There are 30 topes between the Akumal entrance and Casa Romero Condo. We really liked having 3 levels to enjoy at the condo. The rooftop terrace was a wonderful place to star watch from. One thing that was inconvenient was having 3 keys for the condo: 1 for each bedroom and 1 for the main floor. They all look alike and the doors lock automatically when you close them. It was easy to lock yourself out. Javier made extra copies of keys for us since we would have locked ourselves out otherwise.
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12/12/2002 Chris and Lisa
We loved our stay at the spectacular villa called Casa Romero. This house is located on Yalku Lagoon, which during the moring and evening hours felt like our OWN private aquarium to swim in. Unlike the other lagoon guests who had to pay $5 each time to snorkel, we could come and go many times during each day. The sunrises were spectacular, and we would go out and feed hundreds of fish each moring while drinking our coffee. What a great way to start a day! Javier the caretaker was great, and we even hired him to prepare a huge breakfast each morning, which was wonderful, and got us thru until dinner! Another cool thing was watching the birds in the lagoon, and fast moving weather patterns from the look-out at the top of the villa. This house is such a great deal compared to others in the area, we highly recommend it!
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02/08/2001 Marshall
We had a great stay, again! It is hard to write this, as we want to keep Akumal our secret! Our stay at Casa Romero on Yalku Lagoon was incredible, enhanced by Javier. He is a good man, kind and friendly, yet quiet. He cooked us two excellent dinners during our visit, and on my request, made sure we were up at 5am for our taxi on the day we left. We enjoyed our time with him. Cindy and Kay at Caribbean Fantasy made it easy to arrange our accommodations. Thanks to Caribbean Fantasy, we will be returning, and using Caribbean Fantasy when we do.


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  • Air Conditioning in the bedrooms
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Towels
  • Blender
  • CD Player
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace, the only one in Akumal!
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Gas BBQ
  • Hot Tub next to pool
  • Kayaks
  • Laundry Service Available
  • Linens
  • Maid Service
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Parking off street, gated compound
  • Pool with fountain
  • Purified Drinking Water
  • Refrigerator with purified water and ice
  • Satellite Television, the best in the area
  • Stereo
  • Stove
  • Wireless Internet Service


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