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Beach House w/ private pool are a favorite of guest visiting the Mayan Riviera

Liza Piorkowski

Member since: 2000
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Liza Piorkowski

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
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Beach House w/ private pool are a favorite of guest visiting the Mayan Riviera

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Playa del Carmen House Rental Photos and Description

Lovely 4 BR 5 BA Villa w/ Private Pool in gated neighborhood with 24/7 security

The Secret Beach Villas have long been a favorite of the Mayan Riviera, and for some good reasons.

We have been renting our villas for 12 years, we have everything you need from an on-site property manager, to extras like Central A/C, Wi-Fi, Free Phone Calls anywhere, USA satellite TV (80+ channels) just like back home in English, so you won't miss the next Survivor or CSI episodes. You would be hard pressed to think of amenities that we don’t have in the villas. We have extensive list of excursions to offer you as well as maps to local shopping and restaurant suggestions.

Perfect Villa for the 'Working Vacation' - Virtual Office - WiFi 'N'/Laptop /Printers/Vonage/Cisco Network

Unlike many villas in the area we are ONSITE OWNERS whom mange their own vacation home, we are only 300 feet away if you need us.

Owner is Professional Chef.

We have become an intuition in the area, one of the 1st to offer beach front villa rentals - 50% of our guest are repeat customers.

We make your Vacation Hassle Free: The 1st thing every guest says when they arrive, is the Villa & Ocean are more beautiful than even the pictures show, with the ocean's edge 30 feet from the back door, you always have a great view of the turquoise water of the Carribean. We furnished our villas with real living room furniture all imported from Pottery Barn or Macys. In our villas we want you to feel like your home.

When you book a villa, we have all the information and assistance to help make planning your vacation hassle free. We have downloadable maps to Costco, Wal-Mart in Playa del Carmen & Cancun and Hospitals. You can go online thru our site and view videos of activities and reserve online, including Golf Tee Times or a Catamaran trip to Isla Mujeres, and Fishing and Snorkeling in Puerto Morelos. Our FAQ have every question you could think of including a Mayan Riviera Swine flu update. We offer a grocery shopping service that will buy all your grocery’s and have them waiting in the villa for you.

Chef Miguel & Welcome Dinner Menu: The villa owner is a professional chef and restaurant owner (Hola Asia in Puerto Morelos) and will cook your food with the 'Sazon y Sentimiento' (Taste and Feeling) of Mexico, for the 'foodies on vacation' you can schedule an afternoon private cooking class with Chef Miguel.

Here is our Welcome dinner we offer arrival night so guest can relax and get their bearings without having to go out to a restaurant to eat. One of the many dinners on our villas food service menu.

The Mexican Welcome dinner - $18 per person

(Served on Sat. evening for arrivals – you may also order this meal anytime)

• Chicken Flautas

• Guacamole

• Pico del Gallo & Chips

• Beef Fajita

• Cheese and Chicken Enchiladas

• Mexican Rice

• Fried Plantain

• Beans

• Flan

• Margaritas.

All meals come with a pitcher of Margaritas or Pina Coladas or Sangria.

Meals run $18 - $24. Not up for dinner, we also offer 'Happy Hour' munchies and we deliver them right to you, so you can snack at the pool.

Chef Miguel and Private Cooking Class: Chef Miguel will come to your vacation villa and teach you the in and outs of some of the popular Mayan Dishes along with hands on training... be prepared to be involved with the food preparation as Miguel’s Suez Chefs or grab a stool with a margarita or a cerveza and just watch. It’s a fun and festive afternoon preparing a Mayan dinner along with insights to both Mexican/Mayan Ingredients as well as Cultural viewpoints… afternoon of pure Foodie heaven! You don’t have to be a seasoned Chef…or you could be… but either way you learn recipes that you can easy make back at home. After the cooking is done sit down to a memorable Mayan dinner you have just prepared.

You can go to Chef Miguels website Cancun Chef and learn about his passion for food. Miguel is a real 'Foodie' and loves nothing more than to talk food the villa guest, many of whom are chefs themselves. This last yaer he spent a month in Southeast Asia takig cooking classes in Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Liza Piorkowski (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

About Liza Piorkowski

Hello let me introduce ourselves. My name is Liza and my husband is Miguel, and we are the owners of the Secret Beach Villas since 1997.

We got in to the Villa Rental Business quite by accident. We had traveled to Playa del Carmen on a few occasions for vacations. One trip while doing some exploring we decided to check out a road we saw off the main highway. To make a long story short, we found Playa del Secreto, fell in love with it, we bought a villa and decided to rent out when we weren’t using it.

We moved from the cold of Metro Detroit in 1999 to live full-time in the warmth of the tropics.

Miguel is a professional Chef and cooks for our guest if requested. He has several years of management experience with Club Med - he speaks French, English, Spanish and Italian. Miguel is a Mexican native whom lived in the States for years, he is a real people person (which sorry to say I am not, I’m the computer Geek.) He enjoys fishing and is a real Foodie, we take a lot of Culinary vacations. He is on Facebook and you can read his Passion for food on www.CancunChef.com

I owned an Engineering Consulting company in Metro Detroit that specialized in the statically analysis of automotive Camshafts and Crankshafts for the big 3. I traveled all over the world crunching numbers for the big 3 auto companies. Check out my Blog “Getting it Done” in the Mayan Riviera… Life, Work and all the Guest Luggage!!!

Liza Piorkowski purchased this house in 1997

Why Liza Piorkowski chose Playa del Carmen

We have been around for almost 15 years now. We know exactly what your are looking for to make our vacation home a great experience for you, that is why we have so many repeat customers and why we have an active Fan Page.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks Liza!

I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed our time at your Villas. I downloaded the recipes and I am going to try to make the pork. Everyone raved about the food – so many thanks to Miguel for an amazing job! The Rehearsal Dinner you did for us and all the amazing table decorations were outstanding. So many wonderful comments. I might have to fly you to Seattle someday to do my daughter’s wedding! It was spectacular! I lack in the creativity category! She tells me two more years… too much family drama with Don’s brother, so she needs a two year break. Always someone in the family that goes a little crazy! The desserts were to die for! My husband suggested I might want to start an exercise program (hinting I put on some weight ??) We had an amazing time. I already miss the sunshine, beautiful sandy beach and the ocean. In all the beaches we’ve been to – it’s definitely my favorite. Thank you again for being so accommodating. One amazing trip that we will remember forever, and thanks you and Miguel, you made it extra special!

Thanks again!



Debbie
Mar 2014
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

5
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Beach House w/ private pool are a favorite of guest visiting the Mayan Riviera
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

Heaven on Earth. I spend all the time I can here

  • 5 of 5

I stumbled upon these villas 3 years ago and have been going back as often as I can ever since. It is my favorite place to be on the planet. The villas are gorgeous, comfortable, spacious and clean. I have stayed in Fish and Boat villas. The kitchen is huge and well stocked, but there is no need to cook - you can order reasonably priced, delicious and huge meals served in your own dining room or patio. And there are always leftovers for the next day.

Liza and Miguel are wonderful hosts and regularly go out of their way to make sure we have all we need. Liza even baked for us for my friend's birthday and showed up with her staff to sing birthday songs. They will shop for you and, if you need something at an odd hour, they can sometimes provide it from their own stocks. The wi-fi is good if you need to work, as I do.

The beach is sublime and just feet from the patio and pool. The white sand feels like flour under your toes. The water is warm and often completely calm, but, sometimes, if you're lucky, you can do some great boogie-boarding. The pool is also lovely and clean. There are pool toys and floats and usually snorkel gear there as well. If you're a serious snorkeler, though, bring your own or rent it in Puerto Morelos. You'll need to hire a boat (usually $20 a person) to see the really nice stuff.

The patio and pool area feel totally private, though I have always enjoyed getting to know the neighbors in other villas.

Having stayed there many times now, I recommend making a shopping list for Miguel before you arrive, so you have some things waiting for you. I usually order a dinner and breakfast for the first night and morning. But, there is a big, new supermarket in Puerto Morelos, just a 10 minute's drive from the villa. Also, the villa is a short half-hour drive from the airport.

In short, I cannot recommend this place more and will be going there whenever I can for years to come. The only drawback is I may not get to see any other part of the world because I have found my slice of heaven.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great 40th Birthday Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from celebrating a 40th birthday ladies getaway with seven college roommates. The house and property met all of our expectations. We were able to relax and enjoyed having access to our own pool along with the ocean being so close. We had plenty of space to walk along the beach and play in the waves. Liza was fantastic to work with and did a great job organizing our excursions, transfers, etc. We also had Miguel cook us two meals and we all thoroughly enjoyed what he made for us. The house has plenty of space and it was great to have a bathroom attached to each room. I would highly recommend a stay at the Secret Beach Villas if you are looking for rest and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

I took my daughters and friends here for my 50th birthday. The pictures were truly representative. The house was beautiful and slept 8 very comfortably. Miguel cooked for us two nights and the food was excellent. I would recommend he cook every night. The maids were wonderful and washed dishes daily. There were some issues with the air conditioning, but Miguel fixed it right away and gave us a discount on our stay and the rest of the time it was the perfect temperature. The beach was very nice and we swam in the pool and the ocean daily and had tons of privacy. There's a small reef area just a few houses down the beach which offered some decent snorkeling. We will come back again to the Fish Villa.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
5

No Regrets!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from my first VRBO experience and I have no regrets. The pictures and description of the Secret Beach Villas were exactly as presented. The Shell Villa was home to our group of six ladies for a one-week stay. On two occasions we took advantage of having Miguel and his assistant Gilberto cook for us and both meals were outstanding. Liza took care of all the arrangements for our stay, including airport transportation, excursions, massages, etc. Liza and Miguel are great hosts and will go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend the Secret Beach Villas to anyone seeking a relaxing and trouble-free vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Incredible villas and wonderful hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

The villas are beautiful, clean and RIGHT ON THE BEACH!! Miguel and Liza always provide a wonderful stay. I come down with a large group each year to do spay/neuter clinics, Liza and Miguel support our program every year and show how much they care about their local community. We are always treated to a fabulous time!

My recommendations: Have Miguel cook for you! You will be glad you did. Miguel and Beto will cook you up an amazing meal and you will feel completely spoiled! Liza is very creative and has great ideas for special occasions - including weddings! What a beautiful setting for such an event.

If you are looking for a great place to spend your vacation - you found it!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

VIDAS home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our non-profit group travels to the area twice a year to perform free spay and neuter clinics for the local communities Liza and Miguel are a huge part of our success as they provide our housing during our clinics. The villas are amazing! We have all the comforts of home every time we are there. I cannot imagine staying anywhere else. I would highly recommend for any vacation or get away. The food is also incredible!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
El Manglar Golf Course by Jack Nicklaus
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
main highway running from Cancun to Tulum

Golf: The Mayan Rivera is the fast becoming a world renowned golf destination. Some of the top golf course designers such as Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus have brought their resources to Mexico and have built some remarkable golf courses; both the PGA and the Canadian PGA both have annual tournaments here. The Secret Beach Villas are as close as Five to Twenty-Five minutes from these championship courses.

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Rates & Availability

From $229 Per night

Playa del Carmen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Summer
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
Low Season
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Fall
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
HIGH SEASON
Jan 2 2016 - Apr 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$2,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

extra person cost per px $150.00
Notes Rates show or lowest rate for the 3 bedroom villa (4 pax) - 4 bedroom villas are HIGHER - rates based 8 persons of any age
Holiday weeks can be a higher email for exact request.
Looking for a 'Bargain'?
Here's a tip...Hard to book weeks are: May, last half of Aug., all of Sept. up till Nov.
Come on a short notice (less than 4 weeks)... we discount BIG if I have an opening.
We discount repeat customers..
Booking: When you are ready to book: simply send a reply email from our main webpage telling me you are ready and I will send you a reservation form.
Deposit: 50% to Book balance due 60 days before arrival.
Payment: M/C, Visa, American Express and Checks.
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Amenities

Playa del Carmen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
    Half Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in large Foyer of bedroom area upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 36' LCD TV
  • 2 master bedroom suites all bedrooms have in-suite bathrooms
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Just added a 42' Plasma TV with Dishnetwork (all in English) in the living room and a 32' LCD TV to the master bedroom upstairs - don't miss the next CSI or loacl news wheile away!

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