BEACH HOUSE W/ PRIVATE POOL ARE A FAVORITE OF GUEST VISITING THE MAYAN RIVIERA

Liza Piorkowski

Speaks french, portuguese, spanish, english
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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BEACH HOUSE W/ PRIVATE POOL ARE A FAVORITE OF GUEST VISITING THE MAYAN RIVIERA

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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.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
We just returned from a wonderful week vacation at The Secret Beach Villas in Playa del Secreto. We stayed in the Shell Villa There were 8 of us four adults and four adult kids. We loved the Villa plenty of space and Liza and Miguels attention to detail is amazing. The pool and the beach were beautiful and the staff keeps everything so clean. We felt very safe our whole trip we rented cars and went to Akumal and swam with the sea turtles. We also made several trips to Play Del Carmen to shop and have dinner. We went to Coba and hike the tallest Mayan Ruin. Everyone we encountered was very friendly and helpful. We also had dinner and went shopping in Puerto Morelos very beautiful town. Would highly recommend staying in one of these villas everything is top notch.
Jul 2012
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Liza Piorkowski

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Speaks french, portuguese, spanish, english
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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

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.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
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Beach House w/ private pool are a favorite of guest visiting the Mayan Riviera
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Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
5

FANTASTIC VACATION FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS

Fantastic vacation for family & friends
  • 5 of 5
We had the vacation of a lifetime at the Secret Beach Villas in June 2014! We decided to host our wedding at this location and have friends and family stay in the villas with us. It was perfection from start to finish! Liza and Miguel are amazing - friendly, accommodating, great cooks, and their staff are wonderful. The homes were very clean and look exactly like the pictures. The homes are easy to get to, the beach and water are so clean and crystal clear! We loved how the homes are separate so you can have loud people separated from the quiet ones, and the patios offer a lot of privacy. There are also upstairs balconies that overlook the ocean that they don't really show in photos. Those were lovely to enjoy the sunset or get away from it all! There are all of the amenities of home in the villas and Miguel is a fantastic chef - we had them cater several meals so we could relax with friends. Liza arranged the local spa to do facials, massages, and mani/pedis at the villas for my guests while Miguel's assistant, Beto, had snacks and fab cocktails for everyone - vacation just does not get any better than when you are in the hands of Liza and Miguel!! Liza set up excursions for family and friends easily and they raved about how much fun snorkeling was. The beach was the perfect location for our wedding - very private and secluded and we were able to have fireworks! I would highly recommend staying at the Secret Beach Villas for your next Mayan Riviera vacation. You will find the personalized service and care Liza, Miguel, and their staff have for this property anywhere else - they clearly make your comfort and enjoyment their top priority. Thank you!!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Chicago
5

FABULOUS GIRLS WEEKEND GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
The Shell Villa was a perfect spot to celebrate my birthday weekend with friends. The house was beautiful, the pool perfect, a few steps past the past the pool was the beach. We started our stay with a wonderful dinner prepared by Miguel and his team, (so good we ordered dinner the next night as well). Some of our favorite items were the enchiladas, fish, chicken, lentils, endless guacamole, pico de gallo and fabulous margaritas. We were able to book snorkeling with a quick call to Liza, the spa services rep came by on our first morning and we booked great massages and exfoliations for the next morning around our pool. We met the folks renting the adjacent villa and they were nice and with the short walls between the villas there was still plenty of privacy. We had beautiful sunrises every morning, great walks along the beach, nice trips into Puerto Morelos for snorkeling, and happy hour, dinner in Playa del Carmen. We rented a car which worked out great as the villa was a little off the beaten path, perfectly located for us, but quick trips into town easier with a car.
Great villa, helpful and friendly owners, amazing food and drink, lovely pool and beach - we will be back for sure!
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Los Angeles, CA
5

SENSATIONAL EXTENDED FAMILY VACATION! EVERYTHING RIGHT THERE! "DAN IN REAL LIFE" MEXICAN STYLE

Sensational Extended Family Vacation! Everything right there! "Dan in Real Life" Mexican style
  • 5 of 5
SUPER Extended Family Vacation for our family of 10- 2 grandparents, 1 son's family of 5 including a 7, 5, 1 yr old., 1 son and wife and 1 adult daughter. We take a family vacation every year, and this was maybe the best! I hate to tell you about it, because next year it might be all booked up. But Miguel and Lisa deserve the best- they are the quintessential hosts! Has all ingredients to satisfy the most picky family member! Only 20 minutes from Cancun airport. An exquisite view from the house. Parents could look out from the house and see the kids at the private pool, or go through secure gate to take kids to the surf. Along a powdered sugar beach with warm, turquoise water. The beach was really wide- picture football in the surf and sand- the kids could walk out the gentle slope far into the water, and the waves were gentle and boogie boarding was good. We felt like we had our own private beach. There's a security guard at the entrance off Hwy 307. We had no worries at all because Miguel and staff operate out of the quarters at the front gate of the villa property itself, like a second layer of security. Daily maid service kept things neat. Every family had their own bedroom and bathroom, which were beautifully decorated. Towels, linens, up to date electronics provided,Wi Fi, free telephone. But the BEST, for all those moms wanting a break, is that Miguel and Gilberto will bring dinner to your table overlooking the ocean and pool and it is DELICIOUS! The prices beat the restaurant! The neighbor took a taxi from the airport and never left the property. They'll even shop for groceries! My daughter in law, mother of 3, was so tickled to not have to negotiate a restaurant at night. Miguel worked for Club Med and Lisa worked for Ford in Mexico in Quality assurance and give attention to every detail in customer service. I just picked up the phone if I needed something. One morning, I realized I hadn't ordered our dinner for the night, and they made a few switches to make it happen. Check the price- more than competitive. If you are worried about being in an attached villa with two other families, don't. The views from your villa is of a beautiful beach- you don't notice the peripheral. The sound from the other villa inside is non-existent. I think Miguel and Lisa book only nice people- you can choose- maintain privacy or make new friends- my grandkids enjoyed making friends and switching which pool to play in. We absolutely loved it!!
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Beach House w/ private pool are a favorite of guest visiting the Mayan Riviera
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Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Colorado Springs
5

BDAY PARTY

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I and 3 of our friends came down for her bday party and we can't say enough about Liza, Miguel, Humberto, and the entire staff and home. This is the best location to be in, the sea, the beach and home are truely spectacular. Miguel and Humberto did an amazing job with the 4 dinners we ate at the house. The Mayan Pork dinner was our favorite and the Margs. are delicious. Liza made sure all our requests were taken care of and made the experience truely special. We definitely will stay here every time in the future.

Thanks to everyone at the boat villa in Playa de Secreto.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beach House w/ private pool are a favorite of guest visiting the Mayan Riviera
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Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
5

MOST RELAXING VACATION EVER - FISH VILLA

  • 5 of 5
Dear Liza and Miguel,
Last week was the most relaxing vacation ever. The villa far exceeded my expectations and I can honestly say it is the nicest place Dave and I have ever stayed at, and we have stayed at a lot! The location is absolutely beautiful with a breathtaking view of the Caribbean. I could not believe all the amenities in the villa - way more than anywhere else. The bedrooms were inviting and tastefully decorated. I could not believe that every bedroom had their own ensuite - no one had to share, which is huge when you have 8 people staying in one villa. The welcoming dinner was amazing and Miguel - you are quite the chef! There were lots of things you could do if you wanted to - from para sailing, sailing, water skiing, tours etc., but I just enjoyed relaxing by the pool, walking on the beach, reading and soaking up the sun. I would recommend your villas to anyone. Definitely a five star in my mind. Thanks for a great vacation.
Pam Sanders
Strathroy, Ontario
Canada
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Michigan USA
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SECRET BEACH SHELL VILLA

  • 5 of 5
I recently had the pleasure of staying at Secret Beach Shell Villa. The descripton of the Villa was accurate and the photos accurately reflect the ammenities. The property was amazingly clean and well maintained. The Media has been so negative regarding the safety of Mexico. I felt totally safe and secure during my stay. We took one afternoon to drive down to Tulum. Same experience there...beautiful and safe. The Villa is located between Puerto Morelos and Playa Del Carmen. Again, no issues with safety. The ocean is an amazing azur with soft white sand. The hosts, Liza and Miquel, are wonderful and helpful with questions and offering suggestions. Additionally, Miquel is an outstanding chef. I would highly recommend this rental property for a memorable vacation experience.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
main highway running from Cancun to Tulum
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
El Manglar Golf Course by Jack Nicklaus

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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Playa del Carmen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 18 2014 - Aug 22 2014
4 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
Low Season
Aug 23 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
 
Fall
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
4 night minimum stay
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

extra person cost per px $150
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.
Notes Rates show or lowest rate for the 3 bedroom villa (4 pax) - 4 bedroom villas are a bit higher - rates based 8 pax
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..
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Amenities

Playa del Carmen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
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:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 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
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:
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Small Cooler
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Car Optional
  • Staff
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • marina
  • pond
  • water parks
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
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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