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Superb location. Brand new condo. Close to beach and shopping!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Maximize your comfort while on vacation!

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. Have you ever been on a vacation where the bed you slept in was more comfortable than your own bed at home? The condo is brand new everything, gorgeous custom designed furniture throughout, remodeled kitchen with all new appliances, everything you need to feel pampered, plenty of living space to spread out, far more comfortable than a hotel. The condo 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, and a 5 minute walk to one of the most beautiful beaches in town. Rosa Blanca is a quiet and relaxing getaway from the crowded streets and many street vendors, yet still close to the action when you want to be in it. Start everyday relaxed and refreshed as you enjoy your breakfast on our shaded balcony overlooking the beautiful pool, while enjoying the view of our tropical bird friends. When you are ready to set out for the day, you will find shopping, restaurants, car rentals, tours, great beach clubs, everything you need just steps away.

We have also provided several beach chairs, 2 small coolers, washer/dryer, WIFI, a safe, and a local cell phone. (OXXO, our convenience store, is a good place to add additional minutes if you would like to add more. There is an OXXO in Playacar 2 right around the corner or in town.) Our guest book also includes many recommendations and key information for your stay.

More Details

Property Manager
Jacqueline Specht
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

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 Quintana Roo

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Your condo is fabulous and we are having a wonderful time. Everything is absolutely perfect!
Jun 2016
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Amenities

Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 bathrooms Master bathroom 1 attached to each bedroom. Each of the bathrooms are equipped with beautiful hand made shower benches to make shaving more pleasant and bending a bit easier. Brand new shower heads and shower caddy for soaps. Brand new large mirrors. Beautiful orange granite slab. Hand towels. Floor fan. Large towels bars. Plunger. Q-tips. Cotton balls. Kleenex. Decor. Guest bathroom 1 attached to each bedroom. Each of the bathrooms are equipped with beautiful hand made shower benches to make shaving more pleasant and bending a bit easier. Brand new shower heads and shower caddy for soaps. Brand new large mirrors. Hand towels. Floor fan. Large towels bars. Plunger. Extra shelf for bathroom items. Decor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4 total Bedroom 1 has a king sized bed, with en suite bathroom, dresser, 2 luggage racks for suitcases, 2 night stands, huge closets with drawers built in, 12 wooden hangers, safe in closet, hair dryer kept in master bathroom, alarm clock Bedroom 2 has two twins (which can also be made into a king) with en suite bathroom, 2 luggage racks for suitcases, 1 small accessory table, 1 night stand in between beds, huge closets with drawers built in, 12 wooden hangers, basket with hair dryer, alarm clock
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Superb location. Brand new condo. Close to beach and shopping!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Family Friendly

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another excellent vacation

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO, USA
5

Relaxing return to Playa Del Carmen with the family

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Playa del Carmen 101: A+ / E

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Mexico and I was reluctant to be too adventurous traveling with my 17 year old daughter, yet our host Jackie's spot on recommendations allowed us to go much further off the tourist path than we would have felt comfortable with. My daughter is now certified for open water diving and many incredible memories were made and life lessons imparted.

Playa and Riviera Maya is a magical stretch of land, Rosa Blanca the ideal launch pad to explore it, and Jackie - the consummate virtual host.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sid for your kind feedback. I'm glad that you and your daughter were able to make this an unforgettable family trip, and see the true beauty of Mexico. You are always welcome guests! And, we hope to see you back again sometime in the future. Kind Regards, Jackie
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Another Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We just got home from our second stay in this condo...and forth stay in this building. This condo is in a great location, lots of space and has wonderful people to spend time with! the owner is very attentive and friendly and helps with any requests we have! Its a pleasure working with her to make our vacations great! This trip we stayed for 3 weeks and it was worry free! The condo is beautifully decorated and has everything we need! Great pool!!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandy for your kind words. We always enjoy having you. It makes me happy that you feel at home in our home. "mi casa es su casa". Gracias amiga! Kind Regards, Jackie
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new york
5

perfect location and wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

The place is perfect, just a few blocks to 5th avenue. Our host was literally above-and-beyond helpful, in every possible way, from calling us before we left the US to making restaurant recommendations while we were there. It was great!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Cancun International Airport (42 min)
Nearest Barpub
Across the street
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Playa Del Carmen to Cozumel
Nearest Golf
Playacar Spa and Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
ADO Bus Station
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
307
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Dona Aurelia
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Playacar
Car: not necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring 2017
Apr 5 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
$2,400
 
 
Late Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$135
$900
$1,800
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$125
$800
$1,550
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
$135
$900
$2,000
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 13 2017 - Dec 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Winter 2017
Dec 5 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$135
$900
 
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 12 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
 
High Season 2018
Jan 13 2018 - Mar 12 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
$2,400
 
 
Easter / Spring Break 2018
Mar 13 2018 - Apr 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Spring 2018
Apr 5 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
$2,400
 
 
Late Spring 2018
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$135
$900
$1,800
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$125
$800
$1,550
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 12 2018
5 night minimum stay
$135
$900
$2,000
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 13 2018 - Dec 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Winter 2018
Dec 5 2018 - Dec 16 2018
5 night minimum stay
$135
$900
 
 
Holidays 2018
Dec 17 2018 - Jan 12 2019
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
 
High Season 2019
Jan 13 2019 - Mar 12 2019
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
$2,400
 
 
Easter / Spring Break 2019
Mar 13 2019 - Apr 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
$2,400
 
 
Spring 2019
Apr 5 2019 - Apr 30 2019
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
$2,400
 
 
Late Spring 2019
May 1 2019 - May 31 2019
5 night minimum stay
$135
$900
$1,800
 
 
Summer 2019
Jun 1 2019 - Aug 31 2019
5 night minimum stay
$125
$800
$1,550
 
 
Fall 2019
Sep 1 2019 - Nov 12 2019
5 night minimum stay
$135
$900
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Long term rental: Guests of 4 weeks or more are subject to pay electricity consumption charges in addition to rental rates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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