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Property Details

Updated: Mar 23, 2015
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

Thanks Liza!

I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed our time at your Villas. I downloaded the recipes and I am going to try to make the pork. Everyone raved about the food – so many thanks to Miguel for an amazing job! The Rehearsal Dinner you did for us and all the amazing table decorations were outstanding. So many wonderful comments. I might have to fly you to Seattle someday to do my daughter’s wedding! It was spectacular! I lack in the creativity category! She tells me two more years… too much family drama with Don’s brother, so she needs a two year break. Always someone in the family that goes a little crazy! The desserts were to die for! My husband suggested I might want to start an exercise program (hinting I put on some weight ??) We had an amazing time. I already miss the sunshine, beautiful sandy beach and the ocean. In all the beaches we’ve been to – it’s definitely my favorite. Thank you again for being so accommodating. One amazing trip that we will remember forever, and thanks you and Miguel, you made it extra special!

Thanks again!

Mar 2014
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The Secret Beach Villa - Beach front - private pool
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo

Heaven on Earth. I spend all the time I can here

  • 5 of 5
I stumbled upon these villas 3 years ago and have been going back as often as I can ever since. It is my favorite place to be on the planet. The villas are gorgeous, comfortable, spacious and clean. I have stayed in Fish and Boat villas. The kitchen is huge and well stocked, but there is no need to cook - you can order reasonably priced, delicious and huge meals served in your own dining room or patio. And there are always leftovers for the next day.

Liza and Miguel are wonderful hosts and regularly go out of their way to make sure we have all we need. Liza even baked for us for my friend's birthday and showed up with her staff to sing birthday songs. They will shop for you and, if you need something at an odd hour, they can sometimes provide it from their own stocks. The wi-fi is good if you need to work, as I do.

The beach is sublime and just feet from the patio and pool. The white sand feels like flour under your toes. The water is warm and often completely calm, but, sometimes, if you're lucky, you can do some great boogie-boarding. The pool is also lovely and clean. There are pool toys and floats and usually snorkel gear there as well. If you're a serious snorkeler, though, bring your own or rent it in Puerto Morelos. You'll need to hire a boat (usually $20 a person) to see the really nice stuff.

The patio and pool area feel totally private, though I have always enjoyed getting to know the neighbors in other villas.

Having stayed there many times now, I recommend making a shopping list for Miguel before you arrive, so you have some things waiting for you. I usually order a dinner and breakfast for the first night and morning. But, there is a big, new supermarket in Puerto Morelos, just a 10 minute's drive from the villa. Also, the villa is a short half-hour drive from the airport.

In short, I cannot recommend this place more and will be going there whenever I can for years to come. The only drawback is I may not get to see any other part of the world because I have found my slice of heaven.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
The Secret Beach Villa - Beach front - private pool
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo

Great 40th Birthday Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
We just got back from celebrating a 40th birthday ladies getaway with seven college roommates. The house and property met all of our expectations. We were able to relax and enjoyed having access to our own pool along with the ocean being so close. We had plenty of space to walk along the beach and play in the waves. Liza was fantastic to work with and did a great job organizing our excursions, transfers, etc. We also had Miguel cook us two meals and we all thoroughly enjoyed what he made for us. The house has plenty of space and it was great to have a bathroom attached to each room. I would highly recommend a stay at the Secret Beach Villas if you are looking for rest and relaxation.
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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


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


Rental rates


  • 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
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Updated: Mar 23, 2015


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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