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The Secret Beach Villa - Beach front - private pool

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Dec 6, 2016
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

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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21 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)


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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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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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season (Jan. - Apr.)
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Rates show or lowest rate for the 3 bedroom villa (6 pax) - 4 bedroom villas are HIGHER - rates based 8 persons of any age
Fish or Shell Villas (4 Bedroom/4.5 Bathroom) Rates are for up to 8 people of any age
Boat Villa (3 Bedroom/3.5 Bathroom) - Rates are for up to 6 people of any age
Add $150 per Extra Person Charge – Max of 2 Extra People per villa – 3 if one is an infant
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..
We will add tax to our reservation form

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Dec 6, 2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 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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