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Liza Piorkowski

Member since: 2000
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

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

21 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

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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:
  • 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
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

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 villa 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

Only day 3 of our family (6) vacation in Fish Villa and our expectations have been exceeded. Everything from reservations, airport transportation, the provisioning, the charm and condition of the villa, and especially the breakfasts and dinners provided by Miguel and Bero have been great.
Apr 2015
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Beach House w/ private pool are a favorite of guest visiting the Mayan Riviera
average rating of 4.952381 based on 33 reviews
5

Awesome trip to Fish Villa

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in the Fish Villa for one week in August. I've been to Mexico seven times and this beach and ocean was the best I've ever experienced. We traveled with three kids, ages 8 and 11 yrs old, the kids were able to swim and bogie board in the ocean. The water was so clear, with perfect waves and no strong current or under toe. The beach was great for making sand castles and going on long walks. The villa provided sand toys and bogie boards. The pool overlooked the ocean and had plenty of seating options. We had enjoyed the Welcome Dinner our first night and loved the salsa and guacamole. The transportation to and from the airport was very affordable, vans were clean and the drivers were very friendly. We stopped at a grocery store on our way to the villa to pick up groceries for the week. We cooked most of our meals at the villa and had our 2nd to last dinner catered in by the chef and had plenty of leftovers for our last night. The maids did the dishes every morning and there was plenty of bottled drinking water. We did the all day catamaran cruise to Isla Mujeres. The boat ride, spinnaker and getting to hold a nurse shark at the island were amazing. The snorkeling was a little disappointing because all of the boats came to the same place and the water was a little choppy, not great for inexperienced snorkelers. We also did the dolphin excursion, which was an amazing experience, we got to swim with dolphins and manatees, have lunch, go on a catamaran ride and snorkel. The only down side was the photographers try to charge more for the pictures than you pay for the dolphin experience. Wait to see the pictures before you buy them! Liza did a great job of booking our excursions and made it very easy on us!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in the Shell Villa for a week in early July to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The villa is very spacious and well furnished. WIFI and satellite TV were great! The kitchen was also well equipped and we especially appreciated the bottled water and the beer refrigerator in the bar area. The weather was perfect.

The beach is shared with only a few other villas and a resort (Valentin Imperial Maya) about a 25 minute walk from the villa. For the first half of the week we only saw a few people and of course, the rando beach dog. He was a nice white lab who belonged to somebody staying there and he was very friendly. About mid-week it got about as crowed as it would get…maybe another 5-10 people! The beach really is nice and you can see the southern end of Cancun from the villa and know you made the right choice staying here and not in Cancun.

We had arranged for the RT airport transfer and they were perfect! We saw Miguel almost every day keeping an eye on things and making sure everything was in good order. If there was anything we needed, they were on it immediately.

We had our meals provided by Miguel (breakfast and dinner) every day and Beto, Miguel’s right-hand man, was the king! He was always very cheerful and anything you needed he would take care of. The food was fantastic and they provided a vegetarian meal for my daughter each day. It was fun to pick different things off the menu and there was so much food that we always had leftovers for lunch.

So basically there’s no question we would return. It’s far enough from Cancun to be really laid back and none of the concrete jungle associated with Cancun. The beach was fantastic and we must have said a dozen times how much nicer than Cancun this was. The pre-trip planning with Liza was flawless, everything was there as planned, no surprises with the bill, really a great all-around vacation. We’ll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Experience! Could not have been Better!

  • 5 of 5

We had 5 adults and 6 kids in our group. We stayed there in April 2016. The house, the staff, the food, the beach were awesome! Liza, Miguel and of course Beto provided top notch service during our stay. From arranging transfers to from the airport to stocking the fridge with out grocery list, Miguel even made a late night run for diapers for us, thanks again Miguel! First the house, very spacious, very clean, cleaning service did a great job cleaning up everyday including our dirty dishes and pots and pans. Each bedroom had its own bathroom so that made it easy for everyone. We never felt cramped or crowded. Location was awesome, quick ride to Playa Del Carmen, Puerto Morelos and the airport. Beach was ideal. Water was great shallow enough for the little ones. It was never busy, it felt like we had the beach to ourselves. Just gorgeous. Also, Miguel let us use a rod and reel for some surf fishing, it was a blast. The pool was also great. It worked out well when we brought some of little ones in for a nap and the bigger kids played at the pool. Once again very nice and very clean, pool guy came every morning and serviced it. And now the food, WOW!, don't waste your time and money on going out to restaurants we ate breakfast and dinner at he house everyday and it was excellent. Beto, prepared and served delicious meals, and there was always leftovers which we would use for lunch. Just could not be happier with the whole experience. We cannot wait to go back. If you are looking for home rental in this area, then look no further this is the place.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Perfect getaway for the whole family!!

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from 6 nights at the Boat Villa -- it was a fabulous experience from start to finish. Upon arrival we were met by Miguel who did a quick walk through of the house, making sure we felt comfortable and answered any questions we had. The place was spotless and the layout was perfect for our group of 4 adults and two young children. The beds were super comfortable and the daily maid service was so nice! We decided to utilize the private chef services every night we were there along with bfast on the last morning...each meal was so fresh and delicious it really was the icing on the cake to an already great vacation. The location was ideal in that we were close to Cancun airport but far enough away it felt removed from all the touristy stuff. We ventured into Playa Del Carmen one day but preferred the low key town of Puerto Morelos instead. It was a quick 10 minute drive from the villa and had some great restaurants for lunches as well as some convenient grocery stores to buy food and beer/wine. We also rented a boat there one day for only $25 per person to do some snorkeling. The beach was beautiful and not crowded at all. Overall it was a fantastic trip thanks to Liza, Miguel and their wonderful staff. We honestly could have stayed another week! We will definitely be back some day!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Our Vow Renewal

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed at the villa so that my wife and I could renew our vows. The location, villa and staff were excellent in every way. The wonderful meals prepared by Berto made every meal a delight. The arrangements made by Liza and her staff made our stay so easy. Simply beautiful ceremony and the memories we have created there will last a life time. Thank you so much from our family to all of yours.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, and ULTRA relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from an amazing week in the "Boat Villa". We tanned almost everyday by the sparkling clean pool. We did bring our own inflatable rafts "just in case", and I am glad we did. The beach was full of seaweed, but that is not anyone's fault. Now, the BEST part (aside from being completely relaxed and able to chill in privacy) was the food!! Our chef, Beto, was friendly and so proud of his culinary offerings. Ingredients were ultra fresh. The Chile Relleno was incredible. The guacamole was creamy and cool, the chips crisp with just enough salt. Cocktails were created with real juices..delicious! We snorkeled in Cozumel and Puerto Morelos, dined in Cancun one evening after taking the ferry to Isla Mujeres. The location of this villa is extremely convenient. I do recommend renting a car. Liza and Miguel are friendly and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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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

Centro Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
From
$360
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
From
$395
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

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..

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Amenities

Centro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • fax
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 10
  • 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
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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