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The Secret Beach Villa - Beach front - private pool

The Secret Beach Villa - Beach front - private pool


Property Details

Updated: Dec 19, 2014
Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps

The Secret Beach Villa is actually three luxury Beach-Front villas, part of a three villa building; the end villas are both four bedroom villas and the middle villa is a three bedroom villa. You can rent one or two or all three villas if you have a bigger group of up to 28 people.

Each villa has its own separate private pool, two master suites, Central A/C , Wi-Fi and laptop, Free world wide phone service (Vonage) and Dishnetwork (in English Satellite TV) along with 42" plasma TV.

The vacation home is located in a very small private residential area of only a dozen or so villas all very up-scale. It is a quite, safe and peaceful gated community, with guardhouse and security 24/7.

Located 15 minutes from the Cancun airport.

These villas are great for Family get together, weddings, Business retreats, and Masonic groups - lots of room for everyone to have their own space, yet be together.

NOTE: Rates posted are for renting 1 of the villas - a discount is given when booking 2 or more villas.

4 Bedroom Villas (sleeps 8 Adults – no more than 11 people allowed)

1st Master Bedroom – ocean view - w/King bed, bathroom with sunken tub/shower, TV & private balcony

2nd Master Bedroom – ocean view - w/ King bed, bathroom with walk-in shower & private balcony

3rd Bedroom – Cenote (pond)/ Garden View - w/ King bed, bathroom with walk-in shower & private balcony

4th Bedroom – Garden View - w/ 2 twin beds (can be made into a king) & bathroom with walk-in shower

Sleeper Sofa (Queen Size) in large upstairs foyer area outside the bedrooms.

3 Bedroom villa (sleeps 6 Adults – no more than 8 people allowed)

1st Master Bedroom – ocean view - w/King bed, bathroom with sunken tub/shower, TV & private balcony

2nd Master Bedroom – ocean view - w/ King bed, bathroom with walk-in shower & private balcony

3rd Bedroom – Cenote (pond)/ Garden View - w/ King bed, bathroom with walk-in shower & private balcony

Sleeper Sofa (Queen Size) in large upstairs foyer area outside the bedrooms.

The villa owner is a professional chef and restaurant owner 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.

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.

We were one of the First to offer Beach Front Villa Rentals in the Playa del Carmen locality; and we still are, twelve years later. One of the main reasons why; is that we have learned over the years what YOU are looking for in a Villa Rental, and that is to have all the creature comforts that you surround yourself with at home plus the services that you would receive at a 5 star resort… no need to clean, cook or shop: we’ll do it all for you. We are ONSITE OWNERS (a rare thing) whom manage their own vacation homes, this is not a vacation home we see once in a while - we live here so we are aware of our staff, and maintenance issues are addressed in a timely manner.

Owner speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian.

Virtual Office - Cisco Business systems Wifi "N", Networked printers, HP laptops with Windows 7, Phone with Voice mail, Free world wide phone calls with Vonage.

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

The Secret Beach Villas are a “Landmark” in the Mayan Riviera; the numerous Cupula ceilings and a double Cupula in the foyer are architecturally dramatic. The Mexican design style of the villas make you feel as though you walked into an authentic Mexican Home with the Spanish design style that the newer villas just are not built like anymore.

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Swimming pool

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Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and her family just returned from a week at the Shell Villa. What can I say, it was great home, great weather, great beach, good company and a great time! Miguel and his assistant Gilberto took care of us and I want to especially express my thanks to Miguel for taking the time to drive us to pick up our rental car when it did not arrive when it was supposed to. In addition to that, he also picked up some pan dulce for us too! The only draw back was that we did not order enough meals as they were better than anything we ate at the restaurants we visited. The villas were nicely decorated, comfortable and especially spacious. My brother in law and nephew were up almost every morning before 7am, in the ocean and taking advantage of the surf and all the beach toys provided. We all agreed that we would like to make this a yearly thing and would definitely be making a return visit back. I'll be posting a few pic's of our visit soon!
Oct 2014
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13 Reviews

The Secret Beach Villa - Beach front - private pool
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo


  • 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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
The Secret Beach Villa - Beach front - private pool
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
The Secret Beach Villa - Beach front - private pool
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo

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
The Secret Beach Villa - Beach front - private pool
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo

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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
The Secret Beach Villa - Beach front - private pool
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo

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
  • Source: HomeAway
The Secret Beach Villa - Beach front - private pool
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo

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
  • Source: HomeAway


Activity and Interests

Things To Do - We can help arrange activities:



Scuba Diving

Mayan Ruins

Spa and massage Services In the villa

ATV thru the Jungle

Swim with the Dolphins

Catamaran Trip includes pick-up at the villa, Snorkeling, Food and Open Bar

Eco parks – Xcaret, Xel-Ha and Secreto Rio

New Las Vegas Style Casino in Cancun

Golf – 5 Designer Courses with-in 2 to 25 minutes of the villas


Mayan Or Mexican Cooking Class


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Updated: Dec 19, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Nightly Rate: $225 - $430

    Weekly Rate: $1550 - $3000

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

  • We will work with your group based on availability, number in the
    group and time of the year - use this rates as an esimate - we Always discount repeat cutomers and customers whom book more than 1 villa or for more than 2 weeks – we hate to have a week open – so please
    do not be afraid to ask if we have any discounts.
    High Season 2013 - Jan. 5 - Apr. 26 - $2500 - $3000
    Spring 2013 - Apr. 27 - Jun. 21 - $1900 - $2400
    Summer 2013 - Jun. 23 - Aug. 23 - $1850 - $2600
    Low Low season 2013 - Aug. 24 - Nov. 1 - $1550 - $1800
    Fall 2013 - Nov. 2 - Dec. 20 - $1750 - $2200
    Hoidays - Dec. 20 - Jan. 3 - Inquire


Property Type

  • villa


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Half Bathroom


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Located directly on the beach - the water edge is 30' from the back door! Private Pool and 2 outdoor tanning beds with full size mattress. Located in a private Gated Residential Community that is very safe Mexican/Spanish Colonial Style Architecture with Cupola Ceilings throughout 2 central A/C (two 5 ton units per villa - one for each floor) Hampton Bay ceiling fans with lighting in every room TV, DVD, US Dish Network Satellite System (with Premium channels HBO, Showtime, Cini-Max and 50 cable channels and SIRIUS satellite radio channels.) Having TV in English is rare in Mexico! Indoors there is a Stereo System with CD and Tape Player. For Outdoors we have a Sony Heavy-duty Marine quality Boom box with CD player and digital music port. We also have a portable docking station for a mp3 music player (bring cable.) Gourmet Kitchen - Bottled water for drinking and cooking - Thermo carafe style Coffee Maker - Toaster Oven - Blender - Can Opener - Microwave - Fully stocked (Pot's and Pan's, Pyrex, Tupperware, silverware etc;) - Large Gas stove with oven - Large Refrigerator + a small refrigerator for beer and soda pop. - Grocery stocking available. Large safe with key and code (very safe area - but it's still wise to use it - big enough for your camera or laptop) Honor Bar - fully stocked for your enjoyment Phone w Voice mail and Intercom system to contact staff WiFi with Cisco Business system hardware and HP laptop with Windows 7 Washer and Dryer (you can us or ask the staff to do your laundry) Full-time staff is included: Maid/Maintenance/Pool (The staff works Monday - Saturday.) Luxury Tommy Bahama Bed linens (600 thread count sheets), both bath and beach towels provided Boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, pool floats, beach toys, etc We have a lovely "Cenote" on our property. Cenote (say-NO-tay) is the Spanish word for a water-filled limestone sinkhole. In Mexico's northern Yucatan Peninsula, where there are few lakes or streams, Cenote's provided a stable supply of water for the ancient Maya people who settled there. Ours has my husband's "pet" a small harmless crocodile who is also our garbage disposal and quite an amusement for the renters to see him being fed. Palapa in garden area with one of the largest stainless steel gas grill available. Sheltered parking We have vehicles for rent - on request they will be waiting at the villas for you - all are insured (mini-van, Suburban, and an Excursion) The owners live in a separate apartment 300 feet in back of the villa (at the entrance of the driveway away from the beach.) We believe that the villas are your home while you are here. Keeping that in mind, we respect your privacy above all. However, if you need us we are only steps away.
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