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

Liza Piorkowski

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
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

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Liza Piorkowski (Owner)
Advertiser since 2000
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Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese

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

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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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

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Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
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
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, 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

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
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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

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
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, 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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+1 -877-254-9791
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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Beach House w/ private pool are a favorite of guest visiting the Mayan Riviera
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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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Beach House w/ private pool are a favorite of guest visiting the Mayan Riviera
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+1 -877-254-9791
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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Map

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

Rates & Availability

From $221 Per night

Playa del Carmen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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
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..
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

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:
  • 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 5 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 36' LCD TV
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in large Foyer of bedroom area upstairs
  • 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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