About the property
- Villa2800 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 10 nights
Lovely 4 BR 5 BA Villa w/ Private Pool in gated neighborhood w/ 24/7 security
The Secret Beach Fish Villa have long been a favorite of the Mayan Riviera, and for some good reasons.
IF BOOKED FOR YOUR DATES SEE OUR IDENTICAL VILLA (Boat Villa HomeAway #4606574)
See our 5 Star reviews we have on Homeaway VRBO for more than 20 years and has a review from the VRBO Bear (staff of HomeAway stayed at the villa and left a review)
The Secret Beach Villas are actually three luxury Identical Beach-Front villas all 4 bedrooms each with it's own private pool, part of a three villa building; You can rent one or two or all three villas if you have a bigger group of up to 30 people. See Shell Villa at Homeaway listing #460695 & Boat Villa #4606574
We have been renting our villas since 1997, we have everything you need from an on-site property manager, to extras like Central A/C, Wifi, 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.
Unlike many villas in the area we are ONSITE OWNERS who manage 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 more than 20 years ago - 70% 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 Caribbean. 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.
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 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
• Pico del Gallo & Chips
• Beef Fajita
• Cheese and Chicken Enchiladas
• Mexican Rice
• Fried Plantain
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. Kids under 5 eat for Free, kids 5 to 11 eat 1/2 price.
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 Miguel's 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 year he spent a month in Southeast Asia taking cooking classes in Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- english, french, spanish, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
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 21 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 Facebook Fan Page (PlayaDelCarmenVillas).
What makes this Villa unique
The villa owner is a professional chef. see menu on http://www.puertomorelosvillas.com/foodmenu.html Over the years many of our guest really enjoy the Welcome Dinner – lets them relax the 1st night and get their bearings. 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
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
You MUST stay here! You will feel like a celebrity!
We had an AMAZING week and over-all experience! It was first class form the moment we booked. Liza is definitely all about customer service, taking care of everything and doing whatever it takes. We loved the beautiful villa, essentially having our own private beach and of course the great meals from Miguel and his team. They even went shopping for us ahead of time, arranged a rental car to be delivered and an easy airport pick-up. They were also always on-site and a phone calls away. Forget staying at a chain hotel or resort-this is where you want to be, can’t wait to book again!
Thanks so so much - reviews really mean a lot on Homeaway - many people new to Vacation rentals are now hesitant to stay in the Playa del Carmen area.
We would love to have your group again - consider “This your south of the border Home”
Take care stay warm!
Absolutely Amazing Food and Location!
We had the best time here with my 2 and 4 year old children and the grandparents. Everyone loved walking out to the beautiful beach, as all of the comfortable seating made it a perfect lounge spot. Then we would come inside for an amazingly delicious meal...I am home now craving all of the chef's specialties, particularly the delicious fish dinners and the gaucamole. The attention to detail in our booking was also outstanding, ensuring the whole family was well accommodated. I loved that they stocked the fridge before we got there too...everything was so convenient. We will be back!!
It was ideal for a family our size. Convenient to everything we wanted to do and Liza was a great host.
We had a wonderful time at the Fish Villa. Everything was beautifully maintained. We shared the villa with another family so had 9 people total. We had more than enough room. The 5 kids loooooooved the pool and beach. They spent hours going between the two, jumping waves and then playing games the pool. The Villa is stocked with ample water toys for kids and the most perfect setting for everyone leisurely enjoying meals and lounging time poolside. We indulged and arranged for Miguel to cook almost all of our meals, which were always delicious, fresh, and generous. The guacamole is to die for! The Villa is quite isolated so a car is definitely necessary. Liza helped arrange all our transport which was seamless. Miguel and Liza maintain a very high standard of comfort and cleanliness at the Villa. And the sunrises are spectacular!
Beyond our expectations...
We spent 10 days in the fish villa, and it was more than we ever expected! Liza and Miguel were attentive to our needs, and the staff was fantastic. We will definitely recommend their villa to friends, and hope to return again. Thank you Liza and Miguel for making our vacation a wonderful experience!
My family of 7 including me had a great time and this place was plenty spacious! Everything is very equipped and if there was something we needed, all you have to do is ask or mention it to the house owners and they will do their best to take care of it! Food was so delicious! The food they cooked for us was some of the best food we ate the entire trip and we ate at a lot of places! Whenever coming to Mexico you always want to make sure that your valuables are locked because you just never know. Not here! We felt extremely secure, all the staff was extremely nice and we never felt as if someone would take something from us. 10/10 would stay here again!
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
THESE RATES INCLUDE TAX. (if you booked before with us taxes were included) HIGH SEASON 2018 (JAN. – APR.) NOTE: We book Sat. to Sat. in high season or 10 nights Rates are for up to 9 people of any age Add $150 per Extra Person Charge Max of 10 People in the Fish and Shell Villas – 3 if one is an infant Max of 8 people in the Boat villa NOTE: Holiday weeks can be a higher Request EXACT rates. HOLIDAY WEEKS President Day Week/ School Break Week – Feb. 17-24, 2018 Easter/Good Friday Weeks – Mar. 24 - Apr. 7, 2018 Add 20% to Time Period Rate Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day Weeks Add 10% to Time Period Rate Thanksgiving Week – Nov. 17 - 24, 2018 Add 20% to Time Period Rate 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 inquire - these discounted rates don't show automatically. We discount repeat customers.. Sorry but we do not book villas to Guest that are part of Events or Weddings at Hacienda Secreto venue (other villas in Playa del Secreto are fine.)