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Mayan Riviera, Beautiful Private Beach

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Playa del Secreto looking South


Last updated: 03/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Turtle Hideaway is located on the Mayan Riviera 20 minutes south of the Cancun airport and about 20 minutes north of Playa Del Carmen. It is tucked away near one of the most beautiful and remote beaches on the entire Yucatan. You will relax in the totally private seclusion this area offers.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted by the manager of Sandy's Villas who will take care of all of your needs during your stay. Bottled water is provided for the duration of your stay.

The 2 bedrooms have luxurious king-sized beds and the living room has a double-sized futon. There are patios on both floors with chairs for relaxing; the upstairs patio has a hammock for catching a few zzz's whenever you feel like it. The fully equipped kitchen and ceiling fans will make your stay convenient and comfortable. There is a TV and DVD player for entertainment in the living room. We provide all bath and beach towels, as well as bed linens. A large swimming pool graces the grounds where lush green grass, tropical flowers and palm and banana trees abound.

A spiral staircase leads up to the 2nd floor and then on to your private rooftop where a 360 degree view allows you to lie back on your lounge chair, work on your tan and view the spectacular sunrises and sunsets across the magnificent Caribbean Sea as the surf pounds and echoes up to your rooftop retreat.

The small fishing village of Puerto Morelos is a 10 minute drive north. There you will find a grocery store, dive shops, a pharmacy, wonderful restaurants, a pizza place, and fishing and snorkeling excursions. The Mayan Reef at Puerto Morelos is the second largest barrier reef in the world with some of the best snorkeling to be found. Enjoy the quaint town square where the locals sell their wares and children play in the park.

You can walk the powdery white sand at Playa Secreto for miles, gathering lovely shells and playing in the 85 degree turquoise surf and probably not run into more than a handful of other beachcombers. Beach chairs are provided for your relaxation pleasure surfside.

Turtle Hideaway will fulfill your every vacation fantasy as you relax and unwind on the magical, serene Playa Secreto. Enjoy!

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Roof Top Terrace: four chaise lounge chairs, Kitchen: bottled water, refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, dishes, pots and pans and cooking utensils, Bedrooms: large and airy with ceiling fans, sliding glass doors to the balconies, king-size beds, en-suite bathroom complete with shower and large closets, Living room: 2 club chairs, a futon which makes into a double bed, ceiling fan, satellite TV, VCR and sliding doors onto the patio with a gorgeous view of the pool and gardens. Table and chairs on the patio. Charcoal grill, private swimming pool for Sandy's Villas guests. Access to the exclusive Playa del Secreto beach just 200 meters from the villas. Small palapa on the beach. Private parking inside the property. Beach towels provided....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Small radio / CD player...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All


  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    You can see the beach from the rooftop....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    About a 10-minute or 200-yard walk to the beach....moreless

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Meals are available from our neighbors Liza & Miguel...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    1 parking spot outside the front door...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


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from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Short Stays
Jan 8 - Dec 16, 2017
3 night min stay
Christmas & New Year 2017
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,750 $6,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59

Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 03/15/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Puerto Morelos
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Puerto Morelos
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Puerto Morelos
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
Playa del Secreto

Car: Recommended

Awesome water parks are within an hours drive south, and the ruins at Tulum are relatively close by as well.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: We are Jeff & Laura Epperson, the proud co-owners of Turtle Hideaway, along with our good friends Garry & Julie Mayoh. We're all American citizens, but Laura is from Scotland and the Mayohs are from England. We live in the greater Fort Worth, Texas area and have made this our home for many years. Among other things, we love to travel and the Mayan Riviera is our favorite destination - come stay at Turtle Hideaway and Mexico will become one of your favorite places as well!

Why Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico:
We stumbled upon Turtle Hideaway when looking for a vacation spot, and became the proud owners within a year. We love the area - the beach is beautiful and we normally have it to ourselves, and the grounds and pool at the villa are very inviting and relaxing. Turtle Hideaway is convenient to the Cancun airport, Cancun itself and Playa del Carmen. Puerto Morelos is only 10 minutes away - it's a lovely little town with much to offer for recreation, shopping and dining.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
There are many things that we like to do when staying at Turtle Hideaway - snorkeling at the reef in Puerto Morelos, swimming at nearby cenotes, day trips to the water parks Xel-Ha and Xcaret, visiting the ruins in Tulum, golf at one of the many nearby courses, dining and shopping in Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen, and occasionally the nightlife in Playa del Carmen or Cancun.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Playa del Secreto looking South

    Playa del Secreto looking South

  • Pool, palapa and villas

    Pool, palapa and villas

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • The living room

    The living room

  • Bathroom


  • An evening on the patio at Turtle Hideaway

    An evening on the patio at Turtle Hideaway

  • Sandy's Villas grounds & Ocean View from the rooftop terrace

    Sandy's Villas grounds & Ocean View from the rooftop terrace

  • Relaxing on the beach

    Relaxing on the beach

  • Kitchen


  • Bedroom 1 of 2

    Bedroom 1 of 2

  • Living room from behind the futon

    Living room from behind the futon

  • View of the grounds and pool from the upstairs balcony

    View of the grounds and pool from the upstairs balcony

  • Rooftop terrace

    Rooftop terrace

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 18, 2017

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