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

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On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels
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Overview of Secret Beach Boat Villa - on Beach - Private Pool - Owner is a Chef - Very Safe!

Entire home

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

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Playa del Carmen, ROO

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEl Manglar Golf Course6 min drive
  • Popular LocationSanctuary of Hope and Time Capsule9 min drive
  • Popular LocationMaroma Beach14 min drive
  • AirportCancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.)32 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 8
2900 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    1 king bed
Bedroom 4
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
Bathroom 4
    No shower or bathtub

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About this area

Playa del Carmen

Located in Playa del Carmen, this villa is near theme parks and on the beach. While the natural beauty of Maroma Beach and Puerto Morelos Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Grand Coral Golf Riviera Maya. Traveling with kids? Consider Crococun Zoo and Parque Cenote Las Mojarras. Discover the area's water adventures with jet skiing, scuba diving, and snorkeling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours.

What's nearby

  • El Manglar Golf Course - 6 min drive
  • Sanctuary of Hope and Time Capsule - 9 min drive
  • Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin Botanical Garden - 10 min drive
  • Maroma Beach - 14 min drive
  • Artisans Market - 16 min drive


  • Cirque Du Soleil Joya — 4 min drive
  • Burger Stop — 7 min drive
  • Il'Olivo — 7 min drive
  • Azur — 8 min drive
  • Blue Fish — 8 min drive

Getting around

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

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

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

Beachfront villa with calming spa services

The Secret Beach Boat Villa has 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.

See our 5 Star reviews on the adjacent identical Villa HomeAway listing #303852 which has been 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 Beach-Front villas all 4 & 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 30 people. See Fish Villa at Homeaway listing #303852 & Shell Villa #4606495

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 beach front 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.
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.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this villa offer private pools and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Smart televisions come with satellite channels. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include printers, safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Recreational amenities at the villa include a water park and an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Liza Piorkowski
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

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.

Property amenities


  • On the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Beach sun loungers


  • Private pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Massages


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage

Family friendly

  • Children's toys
  • Highchair
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Stair gate
  • Travel crib


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Coffee grinder
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Breakfast available for a fee
  • Dining table


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair dryer
  • Soap
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Living room


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Music library
  • Stereo
  • Video library
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer

Work spaces

  • Printer


  • Air conditioning


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Safe
  • Chef
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Local meal delivery service

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near a hospital
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Water sports equipment
  • Golfing on site
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 2900 sq ft (269 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
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 are allowed on site
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 21 out of 23 reviews
5 - Excellent 91%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 23 reviews
4 - Good 9%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 23 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 23 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 23 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

What a wonderful home and helpful hosts. We saw turtles coming up to nest at night. Chef Miguel’s meals were amazing. An amazing place to be away from it all and only a short drive into town for restaurants and shopping etc. I would stay here over and over. All the beds were comfortable, wi-if and tv were very reliable. They even have an Alexa okay list to get you in the vacation mood. The pool and beach were always clean and the owners very helpful. Be aware that the 4th bedroom is a bunk bed in the hallway alcove. Beautifully done but very hot during the summer season. Can’t wait to come back.

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic Vacation!
Liza and Miguel were the most amazing hosts! We found ourselves in a bind after we found out that our original booking was actually a scam and Liza was incredibly accommodating and responsive. We had a number of meals provided by Miguel and they were all wonderful, ordering breakfast is a must (my fav was the french toast with banana flambe and my husband loved the huevos rancheros) The beach is practically private and the pool was great to cool off after a day in the sun. We rented a car and visited Tulum, Playa Del Carmen and Puerto Morales. All fun and easy trips. The staff was so very nice and kept the place spotless! We will certainly return for another stay!

5/5 Excellent

Easiest and best trip we’ve ever had, especially with a baby
We feel like we hit the jackpot with this property and stay. Our hosts couldn’t have made it easier for us! We had an air conditioned shuttle waiting for us upon arrival. The fridge was stocked, the place was immaculate and dinner was ready at 530! Liza was so easy to work with and accommodated our needs as well as some last minute travel changes. My only regret was not being able to stay longer. I would stay here a again in a second.

5/5 Excellent

Awesome Beach Stay
My family rented the Boat Villa for Christmas week. The villa was clean, nicely decorated, and had all the comforts of home. We had a pool and a beach right outside our door! Miguel’s food was awesome. I highly recommend this villa. We will be back!!

5/5 Excellent

Great for Remote Work
A small group of us stayed for a week at this house and really enjoyed it. We were working remote during the workweek and didn’t have problems with the internet on workdays. Chef Miguel prepared us some great meals and also did our grocery shopping so we didn’t have to go to the store or leave the property. The pool and beach were awesome. The beach was typically empty so it felt like a private beach all to ourselves! The house is a short drive to both Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen for those that want to go to restaurants and stores. It was also only 20 minutes or so from the airport which was great.