Secret Beach Fish Villa - on Beach - Private Pool - Owner is a Chef - Very Safe!

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The Secret Beach Villas - Arial View - Family Friendly Beach Vacation Home
Beach at the Secret Beach villas in Playa del Secreto
7/29 See No Seaweed We usually do not get the large amounts of seaweed .
Secret Beach Villas just 18 minutes from the Cancun Airport!

Overview of Secret Beach Fish Villa - on Beach - Private Pool - Owner is a Chef - Very Safe!


Secret Beach Fish Villa - on Beach - Private Pool - Owner is a Chef - Very Safe!

5.0 out of 5 Exceptional
5.0/5 Exceptional
5 bedrooms4+ bathroomsSleeps 12

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
Playa del Secreto, QROO

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPlaya Paraiso Golf Course5 min drive
  • Popular LocationCirque du Soleil Boutique at Vidanta Riviera Maya6 min drive
  • Popular LocationParadise Beach7 min drive
  • AirportCancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.)32 min drive

Rooms & beds

5 bedrooms (sleeps 12)

Bedroom 1 - master - ensuite

Bedroom 2 - Deluxe - ensuite

Bedroom 3 - Superior - ensuite

Bedroom 4 - ensuite

Bedroom 5 - NO ensuite

Horizontal Twin Murphy Bed

4 bathrooms, 1 half bathroom

Bathroom 1 - Master bedroom

Toilet · Shower only

Bathroom 2 - Bedroom #2

Toilet · Shower only

Bathroom 3 - Bedroom #3

Toilet · Shower only

Bathroom 4 - Bedroom #4

Toilet · Shower only

Half Bathroom


Outdoor shower



About this property

Secret Beach Fish Villa - on Beach - Private Pool - Owner is a Chef - Very Safe!


The Secret Beach Fish Villa have long been a favorite of the Mayan Riviera, and for some good reasons.

Located in a Very Small Safe Gated (Guard 24/7) Residential Community of High End Villas - no crowds - very private. Close to all the local attractions but tucked away on the Mayan Riviera's Secret Beach (Playa del Secreto) is known as the nicest beach along the Mayan Riviera that our Staff rakes daily. We are also a Turtle Nest Sanctuary. Nice time to come is during the Turtle season.


The Secret Beach Villas are actually three luxury Identical Beach-Front villas all 4 or 5 bedrooms each with it's own private pool, part of a three villa building; You can rent one or two or all three villas if you have a bigger group of up to 32 people.

See Shell Villa at Homeaway listing #4606495 & Boat Villa #4606574

See our 5 Star reviews we have on Homeaway VRBO for more than 20 years and has a review from the VRBO Bear (staff of HomeAway stayed at the villa and left a review)

The Secret Beach Villas are actually three luxury Identical Beach-Front villas all 4 bedrooms each with it's own private pool, part of a three villa building; You can rent one or two or all three villas if you have a bigger group of up to 30 people. See Shell Villa at Homeaway listing #460695 & Boat Villa #4606574

We have been renting our villas since 1997, we have everything you need from an on-site property manager, to extras like Central A/C, Wifi, Free Phone Calls anywhere, USA satellite TV (80+ channels) just like back home in English, so you won't miss the next Survivor or CSI episodes. You would be hard pressed to think of amenities that we don’t have in the villas. We have extensive list of excursions to offer you as well as maps to local shopping and restaurant suggestions.

Unlike many villas in the area we are ONSITE OWNERS who manage their own vacation home, we are only 300 feet away if you need us.

Owner is Professional Chef.

We have become an intuition in the area, one of the 1st to offer beachfront villa rentals more than 20 years ago - 70% of our guest are repeat customers.

We make your Vacation Hassle Free: The 1st thing every guest says when they arrive, is the Villa & Ocean are more beautiful than even the pictures show, with the ocean's edge 30 feet from the back door, you always have a great view of the turquoise water of the Caribbean. We furnished our villas with real living room furniture all imported from Pottery Barn or Macys. In our villas we want you to feel like your home.

We have all the information and assistance to help make planning your vacation hassle free. We have downloadable maps to Costco, Wal-Mart in Playa del Carmen & Cancun and Hospitals. You can go online thru our site and view videos of activities and reserve online, including Golf Tee Times or a Catamaran trip to Isla Mujeres, and Fishing and Snorkeling in Puerto Morelos. Our FAQ have every question you could think of including a Mayan Riviera Swine flu update. We offer a grocery shopping service that will buy all your grocery’s and have them waiting in the villa for you.

Chef Miguel & Welcome Dinner Menu: The villa owner is a professional chef 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.

Here is our Welcome dinner we offer arrival night so guest can relax and get their bearings without having to go out to a restaurant to eat. One of the many dinners on our villas food service menu.
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.

All meals come with a pitcher of Margaritas or Pina Coladas or Sangria.
Meals run $18 - $24. Not up for dinner, we also offer 'Happy Hour' munchies and we deliver them right to you, so you can snack at the pool. Kids under 5 eat for Free, kids 5 to 11 eat 1/2 price.

Chef Miguel and Private Cooking Class: Chef Miguel will come to your vacation villa and teach you the in and outs of some of the popular Mayan Dishes along with hands on training... be prepared to be involved with the food preparation as Miguel’s Suez Chefs or grab a stool with a margarita or a cerveza and just watch. It’s a fun and festive afternoon preparing a Mayan dinner along with insights to both Mexican/Mayan Ingredients as well as Cultural viewpoints… afternoon of pure Foodie heaven! You don’t have to be a seasoned Chef…or you could be… but either way you learn recipes that you can easy make back at home. After the cooking is done sit down to a memorable Mayan dinner you have just prepared.
You can go to Chef Miguel's website Cancun Chef and learn about his passion for food. Miguel is a real 'Foodie' and loves nothing more than to talk food the villa guest, many of whom are chefs themselves. This last year he spent a month in Southeast Asia taking cooking classes in Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan.

Property manager

Liza Piorkowski
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English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.


Free WiFi
Air conditioning

House Rules

Check in after 2:30 PM
Check out before 10:00 AM


Children allowed: ages 0-17
We cater to families - safe gated community


Events allowed: family gatherings, birthday parties, weddings
Must book all 3 villas for event + venue fee


No pets allowed


Smoking allowed: in designated areas
Sorry but we do not book villas to Guest that are part of Events or Weddings at Hacienda Secreto or Villa Kaak Naab ( Sol y Luna is fine.)
Sorry for security reasons we do not allow guest to bring in outside local people for services such as massage, cooking, babysitting etc:
You are booked for the # of people on the Homeaway reservation a legal document, additional people must be approved and may incur an additional fee.

Damage and incidentals

You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events (including family gatherings, birthday parties and weddings) are allowed on site; maximum attendees: 35
Note from host: must book all 3 villas for event + venue fee
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock

About this area

Playa del Carmen

Located in Playa del Carmen, this villa is near theme parks and on the beach. Playa Paraiso Golf Course and El Manglar Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Maroma Beach and Tres Rios Ecopark. Traveling with kids? Consider Arrecife de Puerto Morelos National Park, or check out an event or a game at El Rey Polo Country Club. Discover the area's water adventures with jet skiing and kayaking nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking and horse riding.

What's nearby

  • Playa Paraiso Golf Course - 5 min drive
  • Cirque du Soleil Boutique at Vidanta Riviera Maya - 6 min drive
  • Paradise Beach - 7 min drive
  • El Manglar Golf Course - 8 min drive
  • Maroma Beach - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN) - 32 min drive


  • Cena Trattoria By el Faro - 8 min drive
  • Huama - 9 min drive
  • Café del Lago - 9 min drive
  • El Cocotal - 7 min walk
  • Guacamaya Bar - 3 min walk




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5/5 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness
Amazing time
Thank you Miguel and team. We had an amazing time and the property was beautiful. Miguel cooked the best food, which was a huge treat. House was awesome, pool and beach remarkable. Waking up with that view each morning was spectacular. Loved the local and quiet atmosphere. We had a really great time - it was fun for all ages. Will definitely come again. We really appreciated the hospitality from Miguel and his staff. Best Mexico vacation….
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2023

5/5 Excellent

Olivia B.

Liked: Cleanliness
My family stayed in the fish villa for a week. From the beginning of the trip to the end, our experience was amazing! Miguel and Liza were great hosts who were always available if we needed anything. The house was perfect! Nothing feels better than walking right out of a house, past the private pool, and walking straight onto the beach! The location is perfect, 30 minutes from Cancun and 30 minutes from Playa del Carmen. We really liked visiting Puerto Morelos, which was only a 15 minute drive. Honestly, all the beaches in Cancun and Playa del Carmen were packed. We appreciated our quite beach in front of the villa. The service was great. There were housekeepers who cleaned everything up daily. And a person who cleaned the beach and pool area. I highly recommend staying here!!!
Stayed 7 nights in Jan 2023

5/5 Excellent

Mason Jane M., Hamburg, Germany

Liked: Cleanliness
It was all that we'd hoped for.
My extended family has had a reunion in Mexico every winter for a long time, and we've rented several different houses over the years. This one really is as advertised ( that's not to be taken for granted)! Everything was clean, orderly, and maintained (and the daily cleaners were very non-intrusive, which we appreciated). We arrived to the groceries we ordered and a really terrific prepared meal (empanadas, sides, margaritas) and that level of service lasted our entire stay. When little things did go wrong (broken chair, TV trouble), someone was there to fix it right away. And the property itself is fantastic! We've stayed in bigger houses but none was better at accomodating our large group comfortably for meals and just happily hanging out. The pool was cleaned every day and the beach was the best yet--just soft, white sand, perfect for even our toddler to roll in the waves. I also really appreciated how every request we made (recommendations for excursions, transport to and from airport, etc.) was handled quickly and smoothly. This one really is a winner.
Stayed 12 nights in Dec 2022

5/5 Excellent

Robert H.

Liked: Cleanliness
This was one of my best trips yet. And I've had a few. Chef Miguel and his staff are amazing. Place was perfect, food was beyond perfect and breath talking views. Will be back for sure!
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2022

5/5 Excellent

Alixandra S.

Liked: Cleanliness
Perfect getaway for families, esp with young children
We had a really wonderful stay with Miguel and Liza. We really couldn't ask for a better set up with our young children. We rented the house with two families, with total 4 children under 4. Liza was very communicative before check in, and answered all of our questions. She helped us arrange transfers to airport, which were seamless. She also helped us get groceries and baby items for the children, including pack n plays, gates, and high chairs. When you check in, Miguel takes over. He is a wonderful chef! We opted to get breakfast and dinner nearly every day of our stay. The food is delicious and enjoyed by all! There are many different meal options, and we enjoyed everything we ordered. (fish tacos are a must!) He even helped us to get a medication for our daughter while we are there. The property is extremely safe! This is a gated community with a guard. The property is very clean. they take wonderful care of the pool and beach which was pristine. We loved the option of having pool and beach right outside for maximum convenience with young kids with nap schedules etc. This was not a negative for us, but just note that it is quite far from attractions and town. It was $60 USD roundtrip to get to closest town for our one dinner out. This would likely not be ideal stay for people trying to go out often and party, etc. This is a great situation for larger groups if you want to rent multiple adjacent villas. Also the construction is very sound and cement walls makes it nearly impossible to hear your neighbors. The staff do an excellent job keeping everything looking great. This is the first place we've ever stayed that we for sure plan to come back. We've already told so many friends and family about it, but dont want to let the secret out! :)
Stayed 6 nights in Nov 2022

About the host

Hosted by Liza Piorkowski

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Hello let me introduce ourselves. My name is Liza and my husband is Miguel, and we are the owners of the Secret Beach Villas since 1997.
We got in to the Villa Rental Business quite by accident. We had traveled to Playa del Carmen on a few occasions for vacations. One trip while doing some exploring we decided to check out a road we saw off the main highway. To make a long story short, we found Playa del Secreto, fell in love with it, we bought a villa and decided to rent out when we weren’t using it.
We moved from the cold of Metro Detroit in 1999 to live full-time in the warmth of the tropics.
Miguel is a professional Chef and cooks for our guest if requested. He has several years of management experience with Club Med - he speaks French, English, Spanish and Italian. Miguel is a Mexican native whom lived in the States for years, he is a real people person (which sorry to say I am not, I’m the computer Geek.) He enjoys fishing and is a real Foodie, we take a lot of Culinary vacations. take a look at our Homeaway reviews and you can read his Passion for food
I owned an Engineering Consulting company in Metro Detroit that specialized in the statically analysis of automotive Camshafts and Crankshafts for the big 3. I traveled all over the world crunching numbers for the big 3 auto companies. Check out my Blog “Getting it Done” in the Mayan Riviera… Life, Work and all the Guest Luggage!!!

Why they chose this property

We have been around for almost 23 years now. We know exactly what you are looking for to make our vacation home a great experience for you, that is why we have so many repeat customers and why we have an active Website and Facebook Fan Page (which we can release to you after you book with us due to Homeaways policies - there's a ton more information such as excursions and activities, rental car and airport transportation and our shopping service.)

What makes this property unique

The villa owner is a professional chef.
ask for our menu.
Over the years many of our guests 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

Secret Beach Villas Welcome Alexa to the villas, along with Amazon Prime Unlimited Music!!!

Check out the Secret Beach Villas Playlist (add your favorite songs to it!) Use as a Bluetooth speaker or even play your own playlist (Alexa can recognize your voice!) Find out a Margarita Recipe, the MXN to USD exchange rate today, The Weather in Playa or Cancun, the history of Puerto Morelos, make a reminder such as airline departure time, or ask it to translate (I use it all the time to translate to the staff!) Even use it to Call Miguel on his cell phone! + the time is always correct!


English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

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