About the property
- Condo1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
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.
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 26, 2018
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 Playa del Carmen
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.
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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!
Playa del Carmen 101: A+ / E
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.
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
Another Wonderful Stay
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!!
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".
perfect location and wonderful host
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!
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Long term rental: Guests of 4 weeks or more are subject to pay electricity consumption charges in addition to rental rates.