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About Jacqueline Specht
El Gardin Secreto is owned by newly weds Jacqueline Specht and Matthew Swank, married in Playa Del Carmen. Jacqueline has been coming to the Mayan Riviera since her teenage years, studying Spanish and traveling with her family back in the early 1980s, before Playa Del Carmen blossomed into a the beautiful city it is now. About 6 years ago upon return to Playa, she fell in love the new city and everything it had become. Unfortunately, Jacqueline fell upon bad luck in a car accident back in 2010, which almost changed the course of her life. She committed to herself that if she were to have good health again, she would never take it for granted and pursue her life dreams. A life in Playa Del Carmen was one of these dreams. You will see why when you come here to visit. She sought to build a uniquely comfortable experience that a hotel could not offer. So, each piece of the furniture was designed with comfort and style in mind.
Jacqueline Specht purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Jacqueline Specht chose
Three years ago, Jacqueline began the search for a second home in Playa Del Carmen. She sought a place close enough to walk to the action of downtown, but also offered peace and quiet when she was looking to get away from the busy city streets, vendors, bars and loud nightclubs. Playacar Fase 2 is a breath taking neighborhood, lined with palm trees, beautiful mansions, 24 hour security, many restaurants and amenities close by. This neighborhood has everything you need to relax, but still situated close enough to downtown where a car isn't a necessity to get around.
What makes this Condo unique
Why choose our condo over a hotel or a resort? It's simple. Playa Del Carmen is a town with many things to offer: great restaurants, great beach clubs, nearby excursions, and shopping. To really take it in, you need to get out there and see if for yourself. To help you get started, you will find a guestbook with many recommendations and suggestions. There is something for everyone, and you will find it here in Playa Del Carmen. By choosing our condo over a hotel or resort, you are choosing variety and living space. Why not try a different restaurant, different excursion, or different beach club everyday? Hotels and Resorts have a limited amount of benefits and things to see. Once you've seen that beach, eaten at that buffet, or slept in an uncomfortable bed, you'll wish you were somewhere else in a few days. El Jardin Secreto offers brand new furniture built for maximum comfort, a big floor plan, privacy, a large balcony, 2 large sets of sliding glass doors throughout to enjoy the feeling out the outdoors while indoor.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great place in a great location
We’ve stayed here once before, about four years ago . Loved it then and even love it more now. This is a great two bedroom condo that has all the amenities you would ever need. This complex probably has the best pool in all of Playacar, really peaceful & quiet, surrounded by nature . Found some great new restaurants, all within walking distance. It was a really great vacation. Can’t wait to come back again soon.
We just completed a wonderful holiday at El Jardin Secreto, the Secret Garden, and cannot wait to return.
Everything in the listing was entirely accurate. The bed was to die for - king size and it was more comfortable than our bed at home (as advertised). The kitchen was fully equipped which made it easy to cook most of our meals in the condo. We also enjoyed the BBQ on the patio. The tasteful artwork and furniture made the whole unit feel very cozy.
The condo was very clean and well-maintained. This applied to the pool and grounds as well. All of our arrangements went as planned and Jackie was excellent to deal with.
We especially liked the location of the condo. It was across the street from the resident's gate allowing easy exit and entry to Playacar. We had a short bike ride to Chedraui where we did most of grocery shopping. We were only a few minutes from several restaurants, one of our favorites being Lara & Luca.
An added bonus was all the terrific people who were staying at Rosa Blanca with us. We made many new friends.
We would highly recommend these accommodations as we have stayed in condos all over the U.S. and Mexico and this is our favorite.
Quiet and relaxing. Beautiful pool. Perfect location!
Family of four just leaving Jardin Secreto in Rosa Blanca. The condo is in perfect condition. Everything was new and it was very clean. The pool area was beautiful and well maintained, we used it daily. You are a quick walk to the public beach and a quick walk to 5th Avenue. We have visited Playa many times but this was our first stay in Playacar. We will be back. Love the location for walking, jogging or biking. So peaceful and relaxing. Jackie, Jose, and Liliana were easy to contact and responded quickly to any questions we had. Thank you for helping us have a terrific vacation. Highly recommend.
Thank you so much for all of your kind words. Our neighborhood is a wonderful get away, and yet only minutes on foot from everything. We work hard to make sure your stay is perfect and you feel as if you were at home. My staff said you all were wonderful guests. We welcome you back anytime!
We were looking for a place to stay and also have a few friends drop in for Happy Hour while they were on vacation nearby. This apartment was perfect! Very quiet and lovely. The other residents and guests were friendly and warm and willing to give us tips of where to eat and which beaches to explore. We look forward to returning again!
Relaxing return to Playa Del Carmen with the family
This was our second visit to Playa Del Carmen, but our first time with our young daughter. We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the chance to continue to explore more of the town and surrounding areas. Definitely recommend a trek down to Tulum for a nice day of Maya ruins and gorgeous, quiet beaches.
Jackie made sure we had everything we needed to make the trip as smooth as possible traveling with a toddler. The team of people she works with were incredibly helpful in making the trip a breeze.
We look forward to staying again soon!
Another excellent vacation
We have stayed here many time now, and it is a great place! Close to 5th and the beach. Great, large warm pool! As always friendly neighbours! We always feel safe here! the condo is in excellent condition! Very clean and has everything we could need for our stay! We will be returning for sure!
Get away to beautiful Playa Del Carmen Mexico. El Jardin Secreto, The Secret Garden, is a luxurious 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom condo suite built for maximum comfort. It is located in Playacar Phase II, a gated community surrounded by mansions and magnificent architecture, situated on the 13th hole of Playacar's world class Golf Club and Spa. It is a short 5 minute walk to downtown, or a five minute walk to one of the most beautiful beaches in town. Our guest book is filled with recommendations on activities, excursions, and some of our favorite restaurants.