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Caribbean Beach Villa /pool/jacuzzi/full staff/Chef Services- 20% Villa Discount

Cher Ralston

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Caribbean Beach Villa /pool/jacuzzi/full staff/Chef Services- 20% Villa Discount

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Playa del Carmen Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath, Sleeps 8 - 2 Additional Guests Max

Villa Canteena is a luxury oceanfront/beachfront vacation home with the combination of all the comforts and of your own home and amenities of a fine hotel. Villa Canteena is one of 3 Villas in a private family estate available for wonderful vacations for family and friends. Each of the 4 Bedrooms has its own ensuite bathroom. Three of the four Bedrooms has its own balcony with magnificent ocean views. The kitchen is a complete kitchen for all the utensils for your cooking needs. However, for those that wish to truly enjoy their vacation, Villa Canteena guests may enjoy the services of our on site Chef. We offer complete Meal Plans or you may order service as you wish. The staff at the estate will take care of your every need. Maid Service is 7 days a week. (Maid Service on major Holidays such as Christmas/New Year's/Easter Day is additional) At 5:00 pm the housekeeper will turn down each bed and place a chocolate mint on the pillow before she retires for the day.Ranked one of the top places to stay in the Mayan Riviera and Located one the most beautiful beach in the Mayan Riviera. our staff will ensure you have a fabulous vacation.

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Cher Ralston (Property Manager)
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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Caribbean Beach Villa /pool/jacuzzi/full staff/Chef Services- 20% Villa Discount
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
Littleton, CO

Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved loved loved our time at Hacienda del Secreto. Our villa was beachfront and we had an infinity pool right on the beach. My kids never left the water for a solid week! The staff was amazing and really took care of our every need. They were attentive, kind and helpful. The housekeepers took care of us all day long. One would show up in the morning to do the dishes, tidy up the outside pool area and provide us with fresh beach towels, another one would come in the afternoon to freshen up the bed linens and yet another one came in the early evening for turn down service. The food was great! And so were the margaritas! There were plenty of food items on the menu so that you could eat something different every day that you are there. The villa was quiet and secluded. We had our own private beach and the villa even had water toys such as boogie boards, kayaks, pool rafts for our enjoyment. My husband and I took long walks along the beach every day and my kids took advantage of snorkeling daily at the tide pools just a few steps down the beach from our villa. I highly recommend this property for anyone who isn't into the all inclusive resort atmosphere. The property is close enough to Cancun (20 minutes drive time) and Playa del Carmen (10 minutes drive time) and Puerto Morelos (5 minutes drive time) if you decide you want to leave the property and adventure out for the day. I definitely recommend visiting Rio Secreto & Isla Mujeres. Ask Mauricio (villa manager) to call ahead to his contacts in Isla so that you can enjoy great snorkeling and scuba diving that isn't part of a mass touristy excursion. Rent a golf cart while you are on Isla and take a stroll around the island! We loved our time at this property!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying @ Hacienda del Secreto and we hope to return every year!! The owner 1st class & is very responsive, she knows how to take care of her customers!! She will make your vacation a perfect one from start to finish!!

Hacienda del Secreto is such an AMAZING place, a hidden jewel... the beach is so wonderful, soft white sand, warm crystal clear water & very few people!!


This year we rented 2 villas for a wedding group of 20 people ( family, friends). The children had a blast swimming in the pool, the ocean, snorkeling, fishing, boogie boarding...the adults did too! The villas are 5 star ++ and every room is uniquely decorated. High ceilings, beautiful art work, hand painted murals, just so well done!!

We had a wedding celebration of seven days in this wonderful place! The ceremony took place on the beach and the dinner party at the Palapa Jack restauraunt! The food was OUTSTANDING!! Many of our friends said this was their best vacation ever and one of the most beautiful weddings they attended.

For us the wedding and vacation was more than we ever expected, a dream come true!!

Hacienda del Secreto is located in a VERY SAFE & secure area. It's an easy 25 minute drive from the Cancun airport to the front gate which has a 24 hour security guard. There is a staff of 15 that maintain the property, they cook, clean and take care of your every need. If you want to go sea kayaking, boogie boarding or snorkeling just ask & the equipment will be delivered @ no charge!! Want to grill fish for dinner, just call them & they will even light the grill for you!! THE STAFF IS AMAZING!!!

This stretch of beach is also a nesting ground for sea turtles & if you take a midnight walk along the beach you will most likely see one!! If you are really lucky you will see the baby turtles that just hatched!! What an incredible experience!!

Look no further, Hacienda del Secreto is the perfect place for your vacation & wedding!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Simply put....AWESOME !!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Doy, Gonzalo and all the staff at Casa del Secreto/Hacienda del Secreto, I would like to thank you for an excellent job at helping us put our vacation together and making sure everything was perfect while there !

This was our second year staying at Villa Canteena and WILL not be our last !

From the moment we arrived til the sad moment we left, the staff catered to our every desire.

Gonzalo booked golf and all our excursions, making sure everything went without a problem. One excursion wasn't on their list, don't be afraid to ask for anything, he will make it happen !

I highly recommend their chef services. 5 star dining at 3 star prices, phenomenal !!!

Safety is not an issue here with 24 hour security, my family felt completely at home !

I could go on and on. Anyone looking for an unbelievable vacation, please contact guest services. They will help put together a vacation of a lifetime !!!

Thanks again Doy and to all your staff for again, an other great family vacation !!

See you soon !!

Sean Yirka

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Mansfield, Texas

Fabulous , beautiful , awesome, etc. etc. etc.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful. The property, the house, the food, the service, all of the staff and the pampering were top-notch. It was the most relaxing vacation I have ever been on. We didn't even leave the property for the first 5 days. It was so nice there , we didn't really care about getting out. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Arlington, Texas

A Piece of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Doy, and your amazing staff for making our girls trip one that will have fantastic memories in our hearts forever! Never have I felt more comfortable and accommodated by any resort worldwide. First class, from the host, to the service, to the food, and the beautiful surrounding property!

Oh my goodness, can't wait to get back to paradise! See you next year if not sooner, Doy!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
los altos, ca

Great Beach! Awesome staff and owner!

  • 4 of 5

We did a week in the Casa Del Secreto house. It truly is beachfront, and the beach is incredible. Perfect waves for boogyboarding, great sand, and warm water. We rented the whole house (its really 2 separate units). The playstructure was a huge hit, and the hot tub is beautiful. I think the house layout is not ideal for a single large group, and some of Doy's other houses probably have better layouts for a single large group. If its a smaller group or group with two factions that want their own kitchens/eating areas, this one would be great. The amenities were ok, but not four seasons like we have seen in some other rental properties. The staff was super friendly and helpful. We did higher level meal plan, and the food is quite good. I did wish there was a family style meal plan, its more restaurant like and all the food is prepared off-site in the main palapa. Our food bill for the week was $4000 which was almost 2x what we paid for a similar rental in punta mita last year, and this only included limited alcohol (1 drink at happy hour each day per adult). We could have ordered steak and lobster every night on our meal plan (which was awesome the night we did), but given we were in Mexico we wanted fajitas and other local dishes. We had a mix of kids and adults and didn't want to do the separate kids plan (chicken nuggets and corn dogs). You are also incented to provide your own alcohol, soft drinks etc which resulted in a suboptimal trip to Wal-mart.

Anyway, that was my one hangup. Doy is awesome and very hands-on. Mauricio is a saint, and we loved the rest of the staff (our 2 year was following Christopher around all day). The places aren't new, but are well maintained, and did I mention the beach? maybe the best I have seen anywhere in the world.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Cancun Int'l Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Federal Hwy 307
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Car: recommended

Villa Canteena is located in the heart of a magnificent historical and geographical area known as the Riviera Maya. The Riviera Maya is the stretch of beach front that runs from Cancun to Tulum. All within a 5 minute to 45 minute max drive from the villa you can explore more beaches/cenotes and caves, Mayan ruins, eco parks, jungle tours, diving/snorkeling/fishing, zoo, 9 championship golf courses, shopping, fine & local dining and nightlife.

Airport is 20 minutes away, Playa del Carmen is 15 minutes away, Puerto Morelos is 7 minutes away, Tulum Mayan Ruins is 45 minutes away, Cancun Hotel Zone 35 minutes away. Cozumel is 15 minutes by car then 30 minutes by Ferry, Isla Mujeres is 40 minutes away then 30 minutes by Ferry or........

You can simply stay put at our Villa Canteena and let the staff pamper you !!!

Other Activities: Para-sailing, wave runners


Rates & Availability

From $785 Per night

Playa del Carmen Villa Rental Rates

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Low Season
Aug 2 2015 - Dec 14 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%
Notes All Rates for Holiday & High-Mid-Low Season include 2x Daily Maid Service, 24 Hour Prof. Security, On Site Concierge Services, Purified Drinking Water, Wireless Internet, Private Garden Dining Palapa, Hammocks in Private Garden, Use of our Beach Club. We offer On site Spa Services, Chef Services, Van Rental and Airport Transfer.
50% down, rest of balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
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Playa del Carmen Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Incredible Ocean views from Jacuzzi Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Outside - outdoor shower , Exterior & Interior Entrance to 1/2 Bath
    Half Bathroom -
  • Hair Dryer, Fresh Towels, Shampoo, Soap, Q-Tips, Cotton Balls, Kleenex, Toilet Paper are provided in all Bathrooms of Villa Canteena. Each bedroom has it own in suite bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    TV Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed in TV room
  • All 3 second floor Bedrooms have their own ocean view Balcony. Each Bedroom has its own control for air conditioning to accommodate those who wish to sleep to the ocean breeze and those who do not. First Floor Bedroom is wheelchair accessible and perfect for older guests.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Daily Maid Service with Evening Courtesy Turn Down Service (holiday's additional),On Site Spa Services, On Site Staff/Concierge for complete Tour/Activity Reservation Service, Chef Services Available, Ocean Kayaks, Pool Outside Stereo/Speakers, 24 Hour Security, BBQ Grill, Ocean Kayaks, Boogie Boards, Snorkeling Gear, Pool Floats, Horse Shoes, Volleyball, Basketball, Karaoke. Our Secreto Beach Club is next door and has hanging beds for sunning/reading/relaxing, authentic grass shade Palapas, lounge chairs and etc. Wave Runner/Para-sailing rides can be brought to beach front of villa for rent by concierge along with dive/snorkeling trips.

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