PLAYA DEL CARMEN RIVIERA MAYA VILLA PRIETO
From $1,750 / night
- 5 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms
- Sleeps 12
Description from the owner
*We can negociate depending on what you may want or not want from this list.
Below is our regular offer with two choices:
Featured rate - All Inclusive Villa Package #1:
• Round trip airport transportation
• Welcome package on day of arrival
• Personal chef (3 meals a day, snacks, drinks including 2 bottles of
• 24/7 Concierge
• Daily maid
• Laundry service
• Access to a second private pool, tennis court, and palapa lounge area...
• An arrangement with the hotel next door for up to 5 adults per day, which
includes: access to a gym, other pools, and a PRIVATE beach
• House staff to assist with: BBQs, making drinks, setting up
umbrellas/towels/chairs/cold drinks/snacks anywhere you want on the beach
• Flat Screen TVs w/ DVD Players in all bedrooms
• Wireless internet & multiple iPod connectors for playing music
• Bicycles for 4 adults/2 children (more can be rented if needed)
• Snorkeling equipment for 5 adults/5 children
• 1 1-hour massage
• 1 1-hour personal yoga session from our private instructor
Ultra-Luxe Villa Package #2:
• Round trip airport transportation
• Welcome package on day of arrival + Mariachi band
• Personal chef (3 meals a day, snacks, and drinks including a
fully-stocked bar with your alcohol of choice) during your entire stay
• 24/7 Concierge
• Daily maid
• An arrangement with the hotel next door for up to 5 adults per day, which
includes: access to a gym, other pools, and a PRIVATE beach
• House staff to assist with: BBQs, making drinks, setting up
umbrellas/towels/chairs/cold drinks/snacks anywhere you want on the beach
• Toiletries in all bathrooms
• Flat Screen TVs w/ DVD Players in all bedrooms
• Wireless internet & multiple iPod connectors to play music
• Bicycles for 4 adults/2 children (more available upon request)
• Snorkeling equipment for 5 adults/5 children (more available upon request)
• 4 1-hour massages in the villa spa
• 1 hour personal yoga session from our private instructor
• 2+ kegs of beer
• 6 bottles of top shelf liquor of your choice
• Mariachi band for 45 minutes during any chosen dinner
• Van with driver for up to 6-hours during the day (more vans/drivers
available upon request)
• Tickets to beautiful Tulum, Akumal, & a cenote OR the tour/adventure of
***NOTE*** *• Rates do not include cost of food and shopping fee, however we do the
shopping for you and save your receipts• Local tax is 14% • A gratuity of
12-15% is customary for our staff of 7*
If you have questions or would like to reserve the property, please call or email me.
I look forward to speaking with you soon.
ANTONIO PRIETORead more
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Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0 based on 114 reviews and 9 properties
PLAYA DEL CARMEN RIVIERA MAYA VILLA PRIETO
Playa del Carmen, Yucatan-Mayan Riviera, Mexico
Additional Location Information
Playacar private gated beach and golf/all inclusive hotel zone. We are a 15 min walk into town and only 2 min to a private beach. Perect location, just google map (website: hidden) to see exactly where we are located.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, City vacations, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Tennis courts nearby, Golf course on-site or within 15 minute walk, Fishing nearby, Water sports nearby, Beachfront property
Nearest beach: 2 MIN WALK, 0.02 miles
Nearest train station: NOT AVAILABLE
Nearest airport: CANCUN, 30 miles
Nearest ferry port: PLAYA DEL CARMEN, 1 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on May 15, 2014
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- Tax rate | 16% of rent
- GRATUITY FEE FOR STAFF | 12% of rent
- Damage deposit | $700
- Pet | $100
Additional notes from the owner
Mexican tax is 0.14% of total costs and we strongly recommend at least a 12-15% gratuity for the house staff. Extra fees depend upon how many people are in your party and how many extra services and amenities are needed.
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- A/C or climate control
- Linens Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Fitness Room
- Housekeeping Optional
- Ceiling Fans
- Alarm Clock
- Clothes Dryer
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Fax Machine
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Private Beach
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- 14 Dining chairs
- 14 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
- 4000 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
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99 guest reviews
99% of guests would stay again
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Beautiful safe and secure luxuirious home.
Safe and very beautiful place to stay. Property is very clean, staff was very friendly and courteous. If something was needed staff was more then accommodating. Amazing private beach is just a 5 minute walk away.
Excellent time in an excellent location
Enjoyed a long weekend with 10 of my good friends this February. Tony and his staff were amazing and took great care of us. Gourmet meals served all day and there was always cold beer, salt, and limes available.
The location is perfect. 2 minute walk to beach access and right next door to the Reef Club and Riu palace. We were able to buy access to Reef Clubs facilities and they treated us like kings too.
About Tony and his people, they work so hard to make sure you are happy, do your laundry, clean your room multiple times and I never once felt weird leaving cash laying around.
The house is amazing, you will definitely walk some stairs while you are there due to its multi-level concept but all in all a great time. Hope to be back soon.
awesome- unfogettable-Great Family vacation
We were a party of 9, 7 adults and two kids ( 4 & 9 )
Villa Prieto and the staff were amazing, from the moment we arrived we felt taken care of beyond our expectations. A mariach band was playing as soon as we walked into the villa and lunch was ready, prepared by Chef Margarita and Carlos. In the back yard/patio we spend most nights surounded by colorful lights and mayan carvings throughout the back yard. The cenote has 3 fountains and the sound of the water put me to sleep , was amazing.
The beach is only a 2 min walk and Chaparo , the groundskeeper, and his helper set up the beach for us everyday (except the day we went to Tulum )he is awsome and he can teach you about the Mayan language.
Bella, the house keeper was great with our kids-
Kids are still talking about the turtles today
The town is only a 5 min cab ride and Tony took us into town to show us around, ( needless to say one f us got too drunk and Tony swiftly took him home in a cab and came back to finish hanging with us at Fusion Bar , right on the beach,
Overall this was one of the best vacations we ever took, we spent more time together than we did on our last vacation at an all inclusive hotel, It was great to be in such a beautiful big villa and spend quality time with my family.
Architectural masterpiece with amenities to the max!
Villa Prieto definitely lived up to its reputation as #1. Absolutely luxurious with an excellent, well trained staff. Tony was extremely helpful and accommodating to our needs. From the chefs on down the staff line, I couldn't have asked for better service. Cleanliness and service are definitely a priority with Villa Prieto. I highly recommend staying here and will do so again myself!
Best Luxury Home Rental in Playa del Carmen
If you are looking for a house for a group of people on vacation in Playa del Carmen look no further than Villa Prieto. The photos may look amazing on their website, but it is hard to put in words the level of service and quality that comes along with the amazing setting.
From Roberto, the chef, to Natalia, the hostess, to Tony, the man with a plan, to the entire remaining staff, the hospitality was top notch. We woke every morning to fresh breakfast and by the time we returned to our rooms the cleaning staff had done their jobs of cleaning and tidying our amazing mess (we were a group staying for a 5-day bachelor party).
No matter your desires, the Mayan Villa Collection delivers. Golf? Check. Tulum ruins? Check. Cenote? Check. Diving with sea turtles? Check. (They even bring along flippers and snorkels for you to use.)
They made it clear that they could arrange any activities we desired or if we wanted to be left alone there was that option too. We definitely enjoyed the company of the chef, as we ate dinner there every night, not even seeking out local cuisine because it was being made before our eyes.
Whether swimming in the pool, or chilling on the roof deck w/ ocean-view, or relaxing in the living room, or soaking in rays at the beach (2 blocks away) the staff was there every step of the way to make sure we had what we needed...umbrellas, beach chairs, snacks, beverages, music, etc. If there is anything they didn't do for us it is only because we did not ask!
Up-top Level Service and Lodging. Highly Recommended.
New York City
fantastic vacation at Prieto villa!!! The staff is fantastic, the chef cooks amazing food, the beach is stunning.
Awesome bachelor pad
If you are looking for a house to either relax or have fun in playa, highly recommend this villa as its located in a private community, close to beach and close to town. Awesome staff that caters to anything you need, big shout to Tony and chef Marbel for their hospitality. Will definitely look forward to coming back.
Best service in Playa
Tony and his crew get 10's across the board for tak'in care of biz!!! What can I say... It's Mexico baby!!!
Fun weekend. Tony and his crew were amazing. The villa was very pleasant with a 24 hr staff. Every meal was always great along with fresh guacamole at any given point.
Calgary, Alberta Canada
We recently spent 2 weeks at Villa Prieto, celebrating my 50th birthday with 8 of our friends!
This home perfectly accommodates 5 couples, providing each couple with their own ensuite. The pool and in-house spa are huge assets! The location is fantastic - only a 1 minute walk to the most amazing beach and across the street from a shared pool in a very secure area. Shops, banks and cafes all within walking distance!
The best part of staying at Villa Prieto was the staff! This is an all inclusive Villa with the best meals! The kitchen staff (Marbel rocks!) created everything and anything we requested, and surprised us with their own favorites! They truly made this an amazing experience for us!
Every time we went to the beach, the staff would bring us chairs, umbrellas and a cooler full of beverages! Even our snacks would be brought to the beach! We truly felt spoiled!
Everything and anything we asked for was provided, right down to booking our excursions and escorting the ladies on their morning power walks thru the neighbourhood!
Everyone working at Villa Prieto did their utmost to ensure we had a fabulous holiday! And we did!!
Did I mention that we will be going back!
Fun in the sun!
This was a great trip all due to the service we received from the Mayan Villa Collection. Our service included a chef who cooked for us night and day, a support staff who catered to our every need and a concierge who was available 24/7. The service was so good that when I was lost one night in the middle of the night, I called the concierge and he picked right up and spoke to the taxi driver to help get me back to the house. The service was unparalled.
The location was walking distance to the beach and a short taxi ride to town. Everything we wanted to do or needed was very easy to access.
The home was very nice and comfortable. We were able to sleep seven guys with no problem and have communal space without feeling crowded.
Although, the thing that really stands out about the trip was the great service we received. I will return to this home again and again!
Steve & Bri
We stayed at this beautiful home in Playacar for 10 nights in april and had a wonderful experience. Great location and beautiful house just a very short walk to the beach. The property has great architecture and the outdoor walkways and rock formations, pool areas and turtle pond inside were unique features. But, the huge plus with this rental versus most is the top notch 5-star service you get as part of the package. There are numerous staff on hand that are at your full attention providing fantastic service. You don't have to do a thing. And a full-time chef to boot cooking great meals. Thank you to Tony, Claire, Thomas, David and the rest of the staff for making the stay very enjoyable. We would recommend your place to anyone staying in Playa Del Carmen.
Awesome weekend adventure
The Villa Prieto is an amazing and modern house in its own right, but its really Tony and Claire who make the experience there unforgettable. They make it so easy to just sit back, relax, and have an awesome time. Whether its setting up our group on the beach for the day or arranging for awesome things to do at night, they happily take care of it all. Highly recommended for having a luxurious getaway in Mexico.
Tony and his staff are amazing! We had a fabulous time. They were very accommodating and made everything so easy. They arranged for yoga on the beach, massages, took special requests for our meals and provided us with advice that made the trip unforgettable. We can't wait to return! Thank you Tony, Claire, Marbel, and all!! We have nothing but fond memories of our time there.
A beutiful stay!
I enjoyed every minute of my stay at the Villa. It was a great spacious home with amazing service and care from Claire & Tony. They were always willing to help and coordinate with everything.I can't say anything bad about the place except I wish my stay was longer.
What a great team!
What an amazing experience we had at Villa Prieto!!! We were 12 girls celebrating our dear friend's last days as a single lady, the house was perfect for the size of our party. It provides everything you'll need for a comfortable and stress-free vacation - from a variety of shampoos in the shower to a hot tub on the roof for late night chill-outs ;o))) Also, there was a private beach in a walking distance where the staff set up chairs and umbrellas for us every time we wanted to lay down, not to mention the fabulous margaritas they kept on bringing to the beach ;o) But the best asset was the team! Thank you Tony and Clare! They accommodated every possible request we had, and more ... was lots of fun! We had great time!
Words can only beging to describe the wonderful Villa Prieto experience. I recently stayed there with friends and was literally blown away by the beauty and upkeep of the house, the friendliness of staff, and the incredible food. The location of the house could not be better, located steps from the beach. A short walk or cab to town was great. Overall this was such an amazing vacation, perfect for a quick getaway with families, or friends as the house is quite spacious. I must say the perfectly prepared authentic food tops my list of "best of" villa prieto!
Long Island, NY
Best Experience ever!!
This villa has everything you need and is in a great location. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The food was out of this world!
Service beyond compare
We visited Villa Prieto during a family vacation last year. The house is very beautiful, with modern architecture and lovely decoration. Walking distance to the beach and inside a gated community. Bike ride distance to Playa Carmen´s main street. Very convenient and safe. But what really makes this property stand out is its service and staff. Incredible service, we were so impressed and felt right at home. We forgot one of our suitcases when we left. They washed all our clothes, repacked and kept for us for six months until we could work out a way to bring it home. Thank you Tony!
A large group of us stayed in this 5 bedroom home recently for 2 weeks.
The location of the villa is excellent. It is a very short walk to the great beach and only about 10 minutes down the beach to Playa del Carmen.
We were welcomed by the entire staff who were warm and friendly throughout our stay. The staff was very accommodating and tried very hard to deliver on all of our special requests. It is the villa staff that make the stay here extraordinary. We felt safe, welcome, and pampered by the excellent kitchen, cleaning, and house staff. Marbel and Margarita and the rest of the kitchen crew delivered home made delicious, fresh, and memorable meals for us each day. The cleaning staff did a great job. The "house" staff were super, and alexis, Tomas and the guys made going to the beach easy and fun every day. They made us feel like royalty! Our concierges David and Yanic were very helpful and always willing to try their best to fulfill our wishes.
All in all, it was a great vacation with friends and it was the amazing staff of this home that enhanced it! Thanks to the wonderful Villa Prieto team!
Great accommodation with an marvelous team
Wonderful place to relax and enjoy life. Tony's team takes care of any whish you might have and the cook will serve you the best Mexican food available on the planet. You will enjoy every second. Walking distance to the beach and into Playa del Carmen make it the place to stay.
We had a blast of a time
the perfect accomodation especially for big families and/or groups !!
a high standard deign villa, comfortable bedrooms, rooftop area with jacuzzi and bar ... what else could you need.
special thanks to Marbel (cook) but of course also many thanks to the rest of the team. couldn't have been any better!
thanks for a perfect holiday
Munich / Mexico City
Perfect full service vacation rental
We were a group of 10 (couples, singles babies) and had am awesome time in Villa Prieto.
The house itself is very well kept with all amenities (flatscreen in every room, a/c, bathroom, spa, 2 Jacuzzis, rooftop, pool).
The beach is 3 minutes walking distance and it si a clean quiet beach, in which the team from Villa Prieto set up chairs, umbrellas and ice box to fully enjoy a beach day.
The team from Villa Prieto (owner, concierges, chef, supporting staff, cleaning staff are all extremely friendly and get out of their way to fulfill the guests needs and wishes.
The chef and its crew were also fantastic preparing sensational Mexican and International dishes 3 times per day!
If you want a full service vacation in Riviera Maya but with the privacy of a own house this is the best option you can get.
Excellent location with marvellous team
Tony and his Team made our vacation a life-time experience. The chief cook Marbell prepares the loveliest dishes at your request and introduced to us the Mexican cosine. The team taught us some Mayan and were marvellous fulfilling out numerous requests for our two young children. If you are looking for a luxury family hide-out the Villa Pietro is definitely recommended. Close to the beach and a walk away form the city centre it offers all you need.
Memories that will last a lifetime!
I recently stayed at Villa Prieto with my family. I am a person in the hospitality industry and know what good service and accommodations are. I always come into any vacation with a keen eye. I can not express enough, how my vacation at Villa Prieto was one that I will always look upon with the fondest of memories. The home is spectacular and very inviting. My bedroom had a balcony and I loved sitting there at night, thinking about my amazing day. One of my favorite days was when we went on an excursion planned by Tony, to see live sea turtles.Tony and the staff are very knowledgeable about the area and can recommend an array of exciting things to do according to your needs and wants. We also took advantage of some of the spa services and I would recommend the massages.I still long for the relaxation that I received by these spa professionals.
I say to anyone looking for a home away from home in paradise where all your needs wants, and desires can be met. Look no further that Villa Prieto!
A wonderful stay
This summer my family wanted to change things up and decided to visit a private villa and this was better than a hotel! Our experience and stay here was fantastic. It was a truly relaxing, calming and peaceful vacation and great for bonding time with the family! The staff makes you feel right at home and like family. It was refreshing and heart warming. There was great sites, beautiful nature, animals, and it was a gorgeous house. The food was amazing and to die for. We felt like royalty there as we were waited on constantly. I owe it all to Tony! He truly knows how to make people feel right at home! He's fun, outgoing, funny, welcoming and has great charisma. He made our time there that much more complete.
We were treated like royalty
I booked Tony Prieto's house for our family vacation. Our group's ages ranged from 1 to 79 years old and altogether, we were 13 people. I only have words of praise for the house, Tony, and all the staff members that took care of our every need during our stay. Tony was very gracious. There was a misunderstanding regarding our day of arrival through the agency I booked the house with, but Tony had the house ready for us promptly. The house itself is a work of art and we all enjoyed the multi-level lay out. (my parents, who are 78 and 79, stayed in one of the higher floors. They are very fit). Tony had a high chair and crib for my one year old son and we all enjoyed watching the turtles in the pond. Marbel, the chef, accomodated our food requests, and Tomas, the handyman, took care of the details in the house including the sprigs of wild basil from the garden used in our salad. Bella Luz, Margarita and Jose kept the house very clean and also did our laundry. My parents, sister and niece had massages provided by Tony and they really enjoyed them. Thanks to all of you!!
Las Vegas, NV
Our perfect Vacation
Myself, my sister and our spouses stayed at Villa Prieto for 7 days. From arrival to departure our vacation stay at Villa Prieto was amazing! The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Things were taken care of and we were catered to without having to ask. The house is beautiful and the location was perfect. Daily activities and tours were set up for us daily. We will def be returning to Villa Prieto in the very near future.
Los Angeles, CA
Love this place!
I honestly doesn't get any better than this. The gorgeous and spacious house was a block from a beach with the whitest sand and bluest water. The place is enormous with a personal chef, masseuse, driver and eager staff all at your beckon. It sounds like a small thing, but the air conditioning works beautifully and believe me... it that hot and humid climate. that is a God send.
It's a two minute drive to fifth street and all the bars / clubs which, in my opinion, are infinitely better than the tourist traps in Cancun. the party scene really blew me away and was much better than I had expected.
But the thing that really sets this place apart is it's owner Tony who, it seems, is always at your service. Anything you could possibly want or need... Tony can hook you up!
If you are going to Playa for a bachelor / bachelorette party, birthday celebration or any form of crazy partying... Tony is the guy to talk to!
Would go back in a heartbeat.
Can't wait to go back!
What a great time we had! Tony and his staff are more than accommodating and the house is simply beautiful! The home is kept immaculate, the food made by the home's chef is delicious, and the massage was one of the best I've ever had. Even though it is a house, the staff is as attentive as any luxury resort.
Playa del Carmen, in general, is paradise - white sandy beaches and crystal blue water, fabulous restaurants, and an amazing nightlife.
Long Beach, CA
A group of 4 of us had an amazing vacation at this incredible house. The house is beautiful with all the amenities you can dream of. The service was wonderful and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The location is great; it's walking distance to the beach and a short cab ride from the restaurants and nightlife. The host was very helpful and always eager to provide suggestions on places to go. I can't wait to go back!!
Los Angeles, CA USA
This is the place to stay in Playa Del Carmen!!
We stayed at Villa Prieto for five nights, and could not have had a more fantastic time. Tony and his staff went beyond the call of duty in making sure that we had every need (and some we didn't even think of) taken care of.
In addition to the service, the place itself is spectacular. Two indoor jacuzzi's (one on the roof!), a change of linens and towels every single day (just like a hotel) and my favorite part - an indoor turtle pond!! In short, the pictures on his website do not lie. In fact, the place is better in real life.
And the location is perfect. Close enough to town that it's just a five minute cab ride to the action. Believe me, you do not want to stay directly in town with the nightlife going on until 7am.
We are already planning another stay for later this year, due to the fact that we loved this place, and Playa del Carmen so much!!
Wow...definitely coming back again!
Took a guys trip with 2 of my friends and stayed at Villa Prieto for 5 days. An absolute great time. I stay at vacation rentals every year with my family in the Outer Banks, so I have some experience, but my stay at Villa Prieto is causing me to rethink our North Carolina trips. This is how a vacation rental should be done:
1. Beautiful house in a great location...couple hundred yards to secluded beach. Tennis court across the street. Jacuzzi on the roof is sweet.
2. Greeted at the house by Tony and his team when we pulled up and completely taken care of from that moment for the rest of the trip.
3. Authentic Mexican meals cooked every day by a professional chef. Amazing food and never a worry about planning your own meals.
4. House is spotless, cleaned every day and they did my laundry. I've stayed at 5-star hotels that didn't perform as well.
5. Tony helped plan multiple excursions for us including a snorkeling trip and deep sea fishing.
I could probably go on and on, but the house, location and the way Tony takes care of you made it a true vacation...no worries, no headaches...just fun and relaxation. I will definitely go back with my family next time!
The house and location are wonderful. Tony and the staff were very courteous and helpful. Tony even arranged for a trip to Tulum for us. One of my best vacations ever!
You know you want to! Plan a family reunion or a vacation with a bunch of friends. This house can handle it.
Five bedrooms, each with its own beautifully-appointed bathroom. You can have your privacy and still hang out with your friends when you want to.
We had coffee on the rooftop deck every morning. Ended most evenings up there too, in the hot tub.
The staff is great. The shopping is done. The food is cooked for you. Tony is the greatest host!
The beach is near. You just get yourself there and the staff will set up everything for you: beach chairs, umbrella, cooler of beer. Our first day they brought us our lunch on the beach!
The pool is beautiful and obviously right there.
Playa Del Carmen is walking distance or a $5 cab ride.
We stayed here for 4 nights and ended our vacation with a weekend at a big hotel in Cancun. Nothing wrong with that, but the house was so much better!!
Do it. It's a great vacation.
Worry Free and amazing!
From the moment we arrived I new what a great vacation I was about to have. Every day we were taken care of.
I sent Tony a grocery list before we arrived and when we got there the food was already purchased. Every morning we made coffee and ate fruit on the rooftop deck and later, breakfasts of bacon and eggs were prepared for us.
Each day we were asked if we planned on going to the beach. If so, chairs, coolers, beach umbrellas, etc. were all carried to the beach for us. One day the staff even carried lunch down to the beach for us! When we were done at the beach the staff carried everything back and the pool was a fantastic place to relax.
Each day lunch was available and twice, when we had a taste for something different, Tony arranged carry out which was delivered to the house. I can't tell you how many times the staff ran to the store for us for extra beverages.
Tony arranged for massages at the house as well. Four members of our group took advantage of this service and declared them amazing.
The house was clean and organized and we always felt welcome. The staff was helpful and accommodating. Tony exceeded our every request and genuinely seemed happy to do it.
I can't recommend Villa Prieto enough.
Tony and staff went all out for us. They shopped before we got there add the food kept coming and we had no worries the whole trip. The chef is imcredible! Everything was taken care of. The house is huge and a perfect place for a large group. You can't beat the all inclusive package...you get personal service the whole time which you don't get at a resort. Highly recommend.
Outstanding Property and Staff!
If you are looking for an outstanding property, in a quiet and secure area, less than 200 yards from the beach, a fantastic roof-top view, a staff that makes you feel as part of their family, fresh & healthy food prepared from scratch, top-notch service from the time you touchdown at the airport, then look no further! Tony and his staff will treat you and your guests like royalty; the staff is so warm, friendly and trustworthy. We are already making return plans,,cannot wait to see Tony and the staff again!
Brooklyn, New York
We had a fantastic time! The house was cheerful and well cared for with many unique details; I especially enjoyed the turtles. In addition, the entire cast and crew were extremely attentive and accommodating. Thank you :)
Los Angeles, CA
Amazing BPM Trip
Villa Prieto's service and staff far exceed that of the finest 5 star resorts. This property is a one of a kind. I can't wait to come back!
Nothing short of amazing. Simply incredible!
The staff was so friendly & accommodating. We became fast friends. Absolutely upstanding people & I consider them as family. Simply the best. The house & service was just exquisite!
Never having rented a house before we were unsure what to expect. We ended up having a great time, here are some of the highlights. The location is great, a couple of minutes to the beach and a 15-20 minute easy walk to town either on the beach or through the gated community. The house is large and spacious as the photos show with plenty of spaces to hang out, inside and outside. While there were some electrical issues causing the hot tub to not work properly, Tony was very responsive and apologetic. He had contractors there during our visit upgrading the electric service outside so I'm sure this has been resolved.
The staff, especially Marco is what really made this trip special. We let Marco select most of our menu and the food was excellent, he is a talented chef. Marco also arranged a special "Mayan" night on our last day with a friend's mother preparing authentic Mayan food, fresh tamales, torilla's, and the most incredible shredded pork. The evening also featured a mariachi band performing for us in the house.
Along with all of Marco's great food, he is a very interesting and genuine person. He is also is an excellent concierge if you needed anything arranged.
The rest of the staff was very responsive to any of our requests. If you want to sit on the beach, Chaparo and Concord would carry down the beach chairs, umbrella and cooler. Bella and Margarita were very un-assuming, quietly cleaning our rooms or washing dishes.
If you are looking for something different from the typical all inclusive and want to gather a group of friends/family for a more intimate and authentic experience, Casa prieto is a great choice.
Thanks again Tony and Marco for the great trip, looking forward to visit again!
Will & Christine
How the 1% lives!
We had a great vacation at Villa Prieto! From the moment the staff greeted us until we had to leave and every moment in between was excellent. The house was stocked with our preordered food and beverage. I cannot say enough about Marco, the executive chef. We pretty much let him select meals and he whipped up some great authentic mexican cuisine. Both Chaparo and Concorde would set up gear on the beach for us and Chapro climbed a tree to get us fresh coconuts. Marco arranged an aTV tour for us and set up a great Mayan meal and a mariachi band to come play for us. Whatever you need...just ask Marco! We had some in house massages too. The only issue we had was that the sun did not really hit the swim pool which was not really a problem since we were able to lounge around the wading pool. A great place to go with a group of people for a week or more of being pampered. Avoids the traffic at resorts and book Villa Prieto. We are looking forward to going back.
Mark & Shannon
The service we received at Villa Prieto was superb. The finest food, the greatest service, a fabulous house and location, managed by a team of professionals. Our stay could not be improved in my eyes. We were taken care of day or night. The Chef Marco was wonderful, I wanted to take him home with me.
Great Place To Party!
I went for a bachelor party and this place is perfect if you have a good group of people.
Service is great, amenities are great, the house is big and close to the beach.
Fabulous all the way!
We were blown away by our stay here. We went as a group of 10 friends and the trip couldn't have been better. Tony and Marcos made sure we had everything we needed and more. If you like good food, a fabulous house, close to the beach and a lot of fun this is a hit. They also took us out on the town as well as pointing us in the right direction when on our own. For the lazy days, hanging by the pool or grabbing a massage made life perfect. I would recommend this locale to anyone.
A great stay
We had a fantastic stay at the villa - very close to the beach and the villa itself was amazing and kitted out with everything you could need. The chef, Marco, made us lots of authentic Mexican food and was great at making cocktails too! Would definately recommend to others. Thanks again for a memorable stay.
Excellent for our group
After a rather long and tiresome flight it was lovely to be greeted by Tony and all his staff at the villa with a very welcome Pina Colada! The villa was great for our party all of us in our mid 20's having a chill out before visiting the city for a wedding, however if we were with family or a more fussy group there were a few minor things - Marco the Chef is wonderful and cooked some very interesting mexican dishes... although breakfast was a little random leaving a few of us early risers hungry until someone arrived! A few other minor things (being very fussy) such as there were not enough clean beach towels daily for everyone, and the mess from cooking the night before was still evident for all to see until the cleaners came in at about 10.30/11. This being said we had a lovely time, Marco was great, we had a fantastic day trip out much cheaper than we would have done going with a big company and the deck on the roof was fantastic (great thanks to Marco for traipsing up and down the stairs bringing us cocktails) also big thanks to 'Chiparro' for taking all the gear to the beach including ice cold bears for the boys.
All in all a lovely time, either for relaxing, spending time on the beach, partying (big recommendation for coco bongo!) be it with friends or family. Many thanks.
Palatial Mexican Retreat
Villa Prieto was an incredible destination. It is modern, spacious and extremely comfortable to stay in. We got a real feel of Mexican hospitality - rather than staying in a characterless hotel.
The service is really what distinguishes Villa Prieto - all of the staff were amazing. Marco made us delicious food, phenomenal cocktails and even came out with us until 5am. Clare organised an awesome day trip (swimming in Cenotes, snorkelling in a lagoon and swimming with turtles at dusk) all for a very reasonable price. Chaparo was a great character to have around the house and was happy to take sunbeds and a cool-box of beer down to the beach, even waiting with our stuff while we returned to the villa for lunch.
The beach was one of the best I have ever visited and only a 2 minute walk from the villa.
I will definitely be returning in the future.
My friends did all the research on rental properties in Playa, and Villa Prieto looked lovely in pictures on the intenet. I wasn't sure what to expect when we got there, and I was releaved when the house looked as spectacular as the pictures. What suprised me most was the level of service that came with the house starting with Tony, Marco/chef, the maids, and of course, Chiparo. The house was a very short walk to a beautiful secluded beach, and a 15-20 minute walk would get you into town. I felt like the neighborhood was very safe. I would not hesistate to recommend this property to anyone looking to vacation in Playa.
More than you could ask for!
Our stay at Villa Prieto goes beyond being a vacation - it was an experience. To begin with, Playa del Carmen is a great town. The downtown is lively, friendly without being as touristy as Cancun or Cozumel. It is really the beach which makes Playa del Carmen shine and what makes Villa Prieto's location ideal. Before I arrived, I thought I would be disappointed that the house wasn't directly on the beach. I couldn't have been more wrong. The house offers privacy and amenities that would not be possible in a different location - including the rooftop & jacuzzi.
What sets Villa Prieto apart from all of the rest is Tony and his team. It is an understatement to say that they went above and beyond to do everything they could to make our visit fantastic as possible. Marco, the gifted chef & concierge, created snacks and meals that I am still craving (drunken chirizo, anyone?), made sure that we aways had a beverage in hand and took care of every request - even the strange ones. Chaparo, the groundsman, even cut coconuts from the trees so we could drink the coconut water.
I have already recommnended Villa Prieto to friends, family and co-workers and I looking forward to my next visit!
Will Come Back
Totally unique; exceeded expecations in every way
It is tough to be succinct about our experience at Villa Prieto, but "joyous" is a word that comes to mind. We have traveled in every medium including all-inclusives, and in terms of sheer dollar value, this is without question the best vacation we have ever had.
The house itself is a truly grand edifice, with many unexpected bonus amenities. Little details like pillows, sheets and towels -- normally the first area one encounters corner-cutting -- are all pleasingly high-end.(Honesty compels me to mention some very minor maintenance issues, but nothing you do not find at top-tier hotels, and Tony, the owner, attended to each one in impressively rapid fashion.)
I would describe the location as ideal. It's not right on the beach, but we quickly discovered that's a good thing, given the amount of beach foot traffic. An uncrowded, sandy white strand is a three-minute walk through a locked gate, affording the house and neighborhood a private and (most importantly) safe feeling.
But easily the most stellar aspect of our stay was Tony and his staff. The housekeeping was prompt and thorough, which we had hoped for. But, especially for the money, we did not at all expect the level of personal attention we received on a minute-by-minute basis -- drinks by the pool, rides to the best snorkeling spots and other activities, and other small courtesies too numerous to mention.
Marco, the chef, was a particular standout. The quality of the meals he prepared was an easy match for the snobbiest palate, and his company was even better. We frankly had no idea what to expect from an in-house chef at a rental house -- not a common amenity -- but I strongly encourage future guests to engage Marco about a menu early and often, and to take full advantage of his formidable skill set throughout your stay.
All in all, we extracted every single dollar of value from Villa Prieto, and so much more. We came as guests; we left as friends and admirers.
Couldn't be better - a place where your dreams can come true!
We went down to Playa with a group of friends all in our 30s, in high stressed DC jobs and the only thing all of us said when we left is why didn't we stay for 2 weeks? Look, the bottom line is you can choose what type of vacation you want... If you stay at one of the resorts you won't get the true joy out of playa del carmen. If you stay at Prieto - Tony can help you design whatever vacation you want. We went Fishing, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, and to Chitxen Itsa. Most importantly we spent a lot of time in the hot tub on the roof and taking the 2 min walk to the beach. Our most important decision was Corona or Sol - though Marcos did prepare many tasty beverages for us by the pool. There is no doubt that we will be back and if you are looking for a relaxing experience with good food this is the place for you!!! If you have any specific question just e-mail me myth2313 at yahoo.
A beautiful home in Playa del Carmen
We spent 10 days at Villa Prieto, my wife, my two kids, my mother in law and our aunt that came from Barcelona, and me. This is a very very nice place to stay, the private beach right at the corner, if you want to mingle Reef Club at 100 meters, or going to 5ta. Ave is a five minutes drive. The zone is all day quiet and safe. The facility is huge, modern, elegant but cozy, the italian kitchen was a plus to cook together and have dinner after traveling around, the pool, sauna and jacuzzi on the main floor, a treat, the jacuzzi and bar on the rooftop a delightful excess . We traveled around a lot, but was nice to know that at the end of the day at our returning Villa Prieto will pammper us. The service excellent, Tony Prieto is in charge of making all your request a true, thanks Tony. The check in and check out very easy. A place to return and recommend definitely.Excellent.
Nos quedamos por 10 días en Villa Prieto, mi esposa, mis dos hijos, mi suegra y una tía que vino de Barcelona. Villa Prieto es un lugar muy, muy lindo para una estadía, la playa privada a la vuelta de la esquina y si quieres estar con toda la gente, el Reef Club a 100 metros, la 5ta ave a cinco minutos manejando. La zona es tranquila y segura todo el día. El edificio es grande, moderno, elegante pero a la vez cálido. La cocina estilo italiano fue magnífica para compartir el cocinar y el cenar juntos después de los viajes turísticos que hicimos, la piscina, el sauna y el jacuzzi en el piso principal, un lujo, el jacuzzi y el bar en el cuarto nivel, un exceso delicioso. Estuvimos conociendo los alrededores, todos los días, pero fue reconfortante saber que al final del día Villa Prieto nos mimaría. El servicio es excelente y Tony Prieto se encarga de que todos tus requerimientos sean realidad, gracias Tony. El registro para entrar y salir muy sencillo sin complicaciones. Definitivamente un lugar para regresar y recomendar. Excelente.
We had the best Vacation Ever! Haval al Hazman!
I taught the Mayan groundskeeper Chaparo how to say Shalom and he taught me how to say hello in ancient Mayan language, Ba'ax ka beetik. hard to pronounce! My family of 7 decided to spend a week in Mexico before going to visit our relatives in NY. What a great idea it was because we relaxed and got tan before our busy trip to NY. I don't like having to walk to far in the heat to the beach and I was happy that it was only a 2min walk from the front door. My youngest son, David is sensitive to the sun and Chaparo set up the umbrella daily for me and carried the cooler and toys for the boys. The villa was kept spotless ( I am a stickler for cleanliness) and the staff were very professional. My husband appreciated the concierge service and all the help in arranging tours, transportation and the little errands we had him run for us. The chef's meals were delicious and he accomadated some of our family members picky needs. Try the home made tortilla soup! This villa is a great place to get pampered and enjoy time with your family in a large spacious villa with a pool and two jacuzzis and a full staff! We had a wonderful time! My sons favorite part of the villa is the indoor live turtle tank. My favorite part was not having to cook, clean or feel like I had to work, a real vacation (finally), time well spent! I must say that I was also impressed with the beautifull Chabad House and synagog not to far away. It was nice to lite candels Friday night and attend morning prayers on Shabbatt.
Seamless vacation. I took a direct flight with my friends from Chicago, only a 3 1/2 hour flight.
Tony picked us all up at the airport and had cold beers waiting for us in the van.
The location is great and the beach is so close. The staff and the chef was a great
as they made it feel like a hotel but with the perfect amount of privacy 7 drunk dudes need while celebrating a bachelor party for 3 days straight! The concierge is 24/7 and is very , very resourceful.
he got us everything we needed the entire time. Thanks! Hopefully well see you soon!
Oh, by the way, I lost a pair of Oakley sunglasses, have you seen them?
Response from Mayan Villa Collection - Playa del Carmen - 07/13/2011
Yes! , we found your sunglasses in the pool
and we have mailed then back to you! :)
Party of 10
Beautiful House. Safe. Location was great. Staff was accommodating. Chef Toni was wonderful.
Outstanding Location and Service
We rented Villa Prieto so my wife and two kids, her mother and father and her brother, sister in law and their two children could all stay under one roof. We spent 7 days at the Villa and found it hard to justify leaving for excursions when we had everything we needed right there. The location was excellent because we could walk down the path to the beach or into town for some shopping or dinner if we wanted to. The best part of the stay was clearly the amazing customer service we received. We literally invited the staff into our family for the week and Chef Tony is hands down one of the best cooks we have ever encountered. His personality, charm and patience with four little kids running around made this a vacation we will not forget. The house had more amenities than anyone could ever need for a vacation and it was always clean and we had no complaints whatsoever. We will be back!!
Easy, smooth and organized
Wonderful experience! From start to end this vacation exceeded our expectations. We'll be back for more!
What a beautiful house and friendly staff!
Immediately upon arrival all of the staff greeted us with warm lavender scented towels to freshen up. It was so comforting after traveling all day. The house is beautiful and luxiously extravagant! Staff is so friendly and willing to go above and beyond to make the stay that much more comfortable and unforgettable. There was such a calming atmosphere in the house that lounging around all day was exceptionally easy to do. It was also within walking distance to the beach and the trek there was even beautiful! It was a wonderful experience I will never forget and would love to stay at Villa Prieto for my next visit to Playa.
The Best place to stay ever! The experience was awesome and the staff was fabulous! I would recommend this to anyone! My friends and I will be back for sure!
A great visit
We stayed at Villa Prieto in February, 2011. This was a big group - 8 adults, 4 kids, an extended family. Tony and his staff were great - they even did the grocery shopping for us. The Villa itself was immaculate, and Tony constantly asked us if there was anything that could be improved.
The neighborhood is a nice, residential gated community. Extremely safe and secure. Very quiet, and a very short walk to the beach. Really, we liked being close to the beach, but not on it, better than being on the beach, for privacy reasons.
The food and cooking were excellent, capped off by an amazing 7 course dinner equivalent to that in most nice restaurants. During the day, Tony's staff often prepared simple, yet excellent, breakfasts and lunches for us.
The villa itself is extremely well equiped with just about anything you'd want - even a Wii for the kids. There's a hot tub on the roof, with a small fridge to keep your beverages cold. The view is outstanding.
Playa del Carmen and the well-known, bustling Fifth avenue were a short walk away, and we took the opportunity to go there regularly, yet we found it easy to retreat to the quiet of the villa as well.
In all, the Villa and the vacation were great, and we appreciated the opportunity to stay there.
Villa Prieto was wonderful. Tony took care of everything for us: entertainment, food, spa services...everything...I would highly recommend Villa Prieto to anyone wanting to stay with family and/or friends.
New York, NY
Villa Prieto was fantastic! The place is modern, comfortable and a true find. Equally impressive is the service. Tony met our every desire through his capable staff whether it was a delicious in-house meal, recommendation for food and area attractions and so much more... all of our wishes were met. Highly highly recommend and would stay again in a heartbeat.
Service with a smile
Great house for a big group. Proximity to the beach and access were key to making us feel we were in Mexico.
What helps this rental stand out is the assistance provided. Great cooking and more than that just great hospitality from the team managing the house. Anything we wanted was delivered quickly and with a smile, making the trip all the more unique. Great job, Tony and Stefon.
Only downside is feeling a bit trapped in a "compound" surrounded by many other homes and resorts. Leaving the area meant hitting town, which felt a bit touristy. Having said that, get some good insider spot recommendations from Tony. He knows where the real food and bars are.
Relax and Enjoy
My friends and I were able to completely relax from our busy lives of work and kids. Everything was taken care of for us so all we had to do was enjoy it. We especially enjoyed the authentic cooking of our personal chef.
Over the top service
Our stay at Villa Prieto was just fabulous. Clean, spacious, wonderful cook and the service by our hosts was outstanding. Short walk to the beach and 15 minute walk to shops and restaurants. An outstanding place! Highly recommended for an adult getaway!
What a wonderful place!
We had an excellent time at Villa Prieto! It is a very unique villa with all the amenities you would ever need. The staff was very attentive and the food was excellent! Thanks for such great service!
I stayed at Villa Prieto with six of my college girlfriends, all of us celebrating our 40th birthdays. It was one of my favorite vacations! This is a luxury house with so many amenities beyond what I have in my own home. Five bedrooms and five bathrooms fit us perfectly. Two of the rooms have bathrooms with double sinks, which made it easy for two to share. As moms of young kids, we were all wonderfully pampered: groceries were bought for us, meals were cooked, and we received massages and a yoga session. Genero, the chef, was absolutely fabulous! I wish I could have brought him home with me to cook for my family! He made us delicious meals every day, even sandwiches when we left to go snorkeling for the day. Our last meal was a fabulous 8-course dinner...unbelievable! We enjoyed the million-dollar view from the rooftop Jacuzzi. The location was fantastic. We were a quick walk to the beach, and had access to an all-inclusive resort just down the street. The shopping district was close enough for a nice walk. Plus, having our own pool and spa room, you really wouldn't have to leave! There are a lot of stairs in the house, each bedroom with basically its own level, so keep that in mind if you have really young kids. It was perfect for a large group like ours! Tony and his staff were amazing. This house exceeded my expectations. To be honest, the photos made it look like it was too good to be true. I feared when we got there, we wouldn't have a place to stay because it didn't exist. I am happy to say it does, and I would definitely love to go back!
Girls trip in Paradise
As a celebration of our 40th birthdays, my 6 college friends decided on Villa Prieto. It was the most spectacular vacation. The house was clean, comfortable and spacious. It was a perfect home base for your group. The service, including the chef and maids was outstanding. The roof top hot tub was a wonderful way to end the day as the sun set. I was impressed with the comfortable beds and bathrooms in each bedroom. The villa was very safe.
I plan to go back again!!!
Wonderful experience for a gilrs week!
We went to Villa Prieto as a celebration for our 40th birthdays. We were a group of seven women, and we had a wonderful time. the full time cook exceeded our expectations! The home is beautiful and the staff keeps it spotless. The proprietor was very good about working with us and understanding what we wanted to do, and helping us to set up different activities and excursions. Overall it was a wonderful experience for all of us.
Over the top. One of our most memorable vacations with family.
Our family vacation consisted of our grown children and their children aged 1,2,4,7. We had a most wonderful time at this house. Highly recommended. Tony Jr and Tony Senior were wonderful hosts. I would go back again in a blink of an eye!!
I enjoyed my stay. Loved the turtles and cat! Tony was helpful
Tony was very helpful. The massuse was wonderful! Hopefully Tony will install more mirrors (its a girl thing). The girls working there are very sweet and do their job very well. The chef night was fun, and great food. I plan to return.
Dru Ann Faust
It was beautiful, comfortable, and accomidating.
I would go back in a heart beat. The home is outstanding. The staff was wonderful. The location is the best. The views, vegetation, beaches, dinning, night life, history and shopping are in the palm of your hand. Call Tony...go for it.
10 guys for sun bathing and big barbecue discussions
The house was really amazing at first sigt and the room were very spacious. Our host was very friendly, helping us find anything we need to get the most out of our experience. The swimming pool was a little bit shorter than on the pictures and thus made us go more often to the beach and enjoy the copany of many other groups which was part of the holyday experienc eof Playa Del Carmen anyway.
Tony and his staff exceeded all of my expectations. The house was immacculate and had every comfort I have experienced at any five star resort. I will definitely visit again. The location of the property was perfect.
Great Property and location. Beautiful decor and appointments. Very helpful and courteous staff. I would definitely return to Villa Prieto in the future.
Villa Prieto Villa Fantastico!
Excellent accommodations. Plenty of space to stetch out and relax even with up to 8 grown men at times. Steps to world class beaches and nightlife. You will love Villa Prieto. I would go back anytime. A+
This was my first trip to Mexico. I didn't really know what to expect, but Tony and the staff at Casa Prieto exceeded all expectations. The house looks better in person than in the pictures. The breakfast/lunch served by the staff while simple dishes, were well made and tasty. The home is located a 2 minute walk from some of the most beautiful beaches and ocean i have ever seen. I will be coming back.
New York City
Great vacation for a family group
Villa Prieto works for many kinds of visitors but I'll talk about ours: my wife and I; our son, daughter and 2-year-old grandson; and my daughter and her boyfriend - one large family but three units. Because of the spacious and unique layout of the house, with bedrooms on 3 or 4 different levels, each group had privacy and separate comfortable quarters We were together lots of the time in the living room, roof deck, etc., and elsewhere, certainly at meal times. We did activities, inside and outside the house, sometimes in one big group and other times going our separate ways. We never felt cooped up or limited, even on a couple of rainy days. This freedom to be together or apart is perfect for a large group. Tony is a great and obliging host, ready to provide on short notice whatever is needed or requested, and to provide alternatives when - inevitably - something doesn't work or is delayed. The staff were pleasant and cooperative. The food served by the regular staff was tasty and good - simple Mexican fare, American or Mexican breakfasts, not gourmet but satisfying. The chef's dinner was first rate. There are also a number of good and interesting restaurants in town and tourist attractions in the area, including for small kids. The masseuse and yoga instructor were both terrific and we booked appointments with them beyond those provided in the package. Tony found a great tennis pro in the area to play several times with my son. The pool was fine, the beach beautiful. In all, an unusual and great place for a group vacation.
From arrival at the airport (picked up by house staff) to departure was a complete joy. The house was immaculate and the staff on hand who cooked and cleaned were excellent and courteous. I would highly recommend a stay here. You will not be disappointed. Thanks Tony Prieto (House Manager) for everything.
We had a wonderful time staying here! The staff was great and very accomodating. The house was beautiful and had everything we needed to enjoy our vacation!
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
What you see is what you get - First Class all the way.
Our family from England, Germany, USa rented the Villa for 2 weeks over Christmas 2010. Mexico is beautiful, the people are wonderful and we felt very safe in Playa Del Carmen/Yucatan Peninsula. The Villa is located in the exclusive part of town but near enough to walk to Playa Del Carmen's 5th avenue which is a main "pedestrian" thoroughfare. Lots of shops, restaurants, cafes and easy access to the Ferry over to Cozumel. The Villa is just like the photos. You step into a little bit of heaven. The landscaping is lush and you will appreciate the Mayan architectural influence throughout the property. The Villa is extremely clean. The bedrooms are very private, the beds extremely comfortable. Tony and his staff were so helpful and accommodating - nothing was too much trouble and Tony was always one step ahead of us. The food was delicious and suited our entire family from 3 different countries! The view from house over the ocean during the day and at night is fantastic. If you have any reservations about not being right on the beach, don't, it is literally a 5 minute stroll down the end of the street. The beach was practically ours as most of the people were concentrated around the hotel areas. You will be able to utilize The Reef Hotel's (hotel near Villa) amenities such as renting jet skis etc. We used the hotels travel office to plan our days out to Chechen Itza etc. and buy stamps for our postcards. Back at the Villa, the heated swimming pool was such a delight as well as the Jacuzzi on the rooftop and in the spa! The Villa has a nice flow and was spacious. Watching the turtles swim around their pool in the middle of the house was most entertaining and great for all ages! It was the perfect vacation for our family and I would highly recommend Villa Prieto. Thanks Tony, it was a pleasure to meet you (and Kathrin) and we appreciate your attention to detail in making sure we had a fantastic vacation!
Excellent and very recommendable
This villa is something to experience. Luxury pure with a hot tub and bar on the roof and a pool on the ground floor. Marble everywhere, Tv's in every room, Wlan access, even a wii next to a full size TV and turtles in their own pool in the main room.
Just 5 minutes from a perfect beach and within easy reach of Playa del Carmen. The hotel around the corner offers all the trips you'd want to make; to Chichen Itza, Tulum, Cozumel and everywhere else. The owner Tony Prieto is the perfect host and his team make you feel very welcome, from free transfers to the airport to organizing trips as you need them. Top service and cleanliness round it all off. If you want privacy, a real 5-star experience and everything within reach on the Riviera Maya, then this is the place to go and still a 'secret tip'.
A wonderful house, great owner, attentive staff. Highly recomended!
The moment we arrived at the house we were impressed with every aspect from the beauty, decor & the size. We had a group of 10 & had more than enough room. So many different amenties, beautiful pool, rooftop jacuzzi & spa room downstairs. The service & food were excellent, we wanted for nothing. It exceeded all of our expectations & would definitely recommend this house to anyone!!
We will be booking another trip to this amazing house as soon as possible!!
"We loved Villa Prieto. The pool area is great and the kids enjoyed it so much. They used the pool everyday! The villa located on a quiet and private street and has a private path to a spectacular private beach where we spent a few days tanning, swimming and building sand castles with the kids. The town is only a 20 min walk ( I was pushing a stroller ) and we had some great Mexican dinners in town on 5th avenue. But I must say that Bella's cooking, (Villa Prieto house-keeper) cooks way better and we had some wonderful meals with the family at the villa. Toward the end of the week we realized we enjoyed eating at the villa rather than going out to eat every night.Bella's Chille Rellenos Rule!!! The view from the roof top at night is amazing and there was a full moon that lite up the whole sky all night. We had a nice bottle of wine on the roof at night while listening to relaxing music.
The rooms are great and each has it's own bathroom. The beds really are so comfortable and big fluffy towels!
We felt taken care of the entire time and the service was fantastic, Thank you! We hope to be back as soon as we can!
Los Angeles, CA
I stayed at an all inclusive hotel last year and this year we decided to rent a private villa because we had a party of 10 people.
Let me say that this is the coolest villa/house I have ever stayed in. The "energy' the place gives off is amazing. The sound of constant water flowing gently in the turtle tank inside the villa is amazing! The Glass dome, bonsai trees and a private spa with a masseuse were all so great. Tony, the owner, was our consignor and he was extremely helpful from the time we booked to the moment we left. All inclusive at a hotel doesn't compare to the luxury and attention the staff gives you. Let me say that the staff, the food and the service daily made me feel like royalty. There is a private pool with plenty of sun light and a private deck 4 stories high over looking the blue sea and Cozumel. The jacuzzi are great as well. The is a steam room , but I didn't use it because it was already so hot! :)
There is private beach where Irving, the villa's maintenance guy, set us up with an umbrella, a cooler, a radio, towels and snorkeling gear!
All in all this place really is a unique and special. I hope we can come back as soon as possible. We miss Bella's Mexican Food and Irving's Margarita's!
Beautiful home with great amenities! Loved the pools, hot tubs, large bedrooms and bathrooms...and the very short walk to a beautiful private beach! And the staff was great - delicious meals, friendly service, and wonderful massages. Thanks to the owner, Tony, for arranging airport pick-up and making this trip go so smoothly. He was very easy to contact and was responsive to every question and request we had. Everything was perfect!
Miller Beach, IN
Unbelievable House in Playa
We have stayed in Playa/Riviera Maya for 5 straight years and Villa Prieto was definitely the best stay we've experienced. The house is even better than the photographs show if that's possible, the location was ideal, and the staff was wonderful.
Best Feautures of the Villa:
-Beautiful design and architecture, the details are amazing
-Outdoor spaces are better than any other house I've seen in Playacar
-Steam room and spa were priceless after water sports or a night on the town
-Great view and hot tub on the rooftop were great, especially in the evening
-Staff/Owner were more than accomodating and made the trip flawless for us. The food Bella prepared for us was VERY GOOD and a great convenience after a day on the beach.
-Location was excellent, perfect combination of close proximity to the shopping/nightlife of 5th Ave while still secluded and private: a short trail to the beach (shorter walk than most resort rooms), we virtually had the beach to ourselves, 1 minute walk to taxis and very short taxi ride to 5th Avenue, or a nice walk along Mayan ruins.
-The turtle habitat in the great room seems like a novelty, but we spent probably an hour a day watching them, they were great - can't imagine how much kids would enjoy them!
All in all, it was an amazing stay. After staying in All Inclusive Resorts, luxury oceanfront condos, and private villas all throughout Cancun, Riviera Maya and Playa Del Carmen, I can easily say that Villa Prieto was the best, and we will most certainly be back...
Carole & Pascal
Un Noel enchanteur en famille
Une maison surprenante avec son cenote, ses jacuzzis, et ses piscines. Un cuisinier qui a merveilleusement pris en charge les courses et la cuisine et quelle cuisine !
Le solarium sur les toits et sa vue panoramique sur la mer et les ilôts de verdure.
We spent 10 nights in Villa Prieto for a family vacation in January. The house is gorgeous and very well appointed. We spent many hours in the pool, but the private beach is only a 3 minute walk away. Enjoyed evenings on the rooftop terrace and hot tub, with views of Cozumel in the distance.
The daily maid service was fantastic! Unlike other properties we have rented, we didn't have to clean. She even did our dishes and laundry! The house manager Philippe was always available for any problems or questions we had. He even arranged for a private chef to come and cook dinner for us one evening, which I highly recommend!
This was our first visit to Playa del Carmen, and it definitely won't be our last. The location of this home in the Playacar neighborhood is great as you are only a 15-20 minute walk (or 50 peso cab ride) away from the restaraunts and shopping of Playa. We loved the "laid back" vibe here and always felt totally safe.
WE love it there. We will come back to rent this home. You have to experience this home to live. This is truly a beautiful home and the service was amazing.
works for a family
we had a wonderful experience here. We ranged in age from 2 to 67. The multi-level design lent itself well to the group, with different places to hang out - from the pool to the rooftop hottub. we could walk to the beach in 3 minutes and town was 10-15 min away, a nice walk. it was really quiet, lovely neighborhood. there is a wii, which the 2 pre-teen boys were glued to and ther est of us tried to ignore.
large gorcery store nearby very cheap. we never ate out! you need a car for the grovery runs though.
there really are turtles and fish in a fountain in the middle of the house.
the house was cleaned regularly.
rooms are different sizes, all very nice, with tv's and private bath.
you could easily over-aircondition the house, in my opinion - I kept turning it off and opening windows.
the only downsides:
1. hottub on roof not that hot, and the one in the ground floor never got hot
2. Nasty smell in the first floor bathroom.
Response from Mayan Villa Collection - Playa del Carmen - 04/11/2010
You are right and we have had the HOT TUB HEATER FIXED and REPLACED brand new. It was an electrical heater that was malfunctioning and we have replaced both with brand new ones. The sink in the bathroom on the first floor was that the PIPE under the sink WAS the wrong size and had clogged. We have replaced the entire drain pipe and there is no smell. It is a BIG house and things go wrong sometimes, but we have staff that can fix anything the same day.
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Tranquility close to the beach!
My family and I stayed at Playa Prieto in early November and absolutely loved it. The villa is in close proximity to the beach and has a private tennis court in good condition just out front. The pool is fabulous and much larger and private compared to many in the area.
Inside, you feel like you are visiting a nature conservancy as there is an indoor pond with turtles and fish. There is also a beautiful Live Tucan just above the eating area. The rooms are very tastefully appointed and comfortable. The rooftop deck is spectacular with views of cozumel and the water.
All in all we loved our stay at Villa Playa Prieto and look forward to returning the next time we are lucky enough to be in Playa Del Carmen.
Luxury home away from home!!!!!!
I cannot say enough about my stay here! The rooms are beautiful...kitchen is wonderful...bathrooms are awesome..the rooftop view and hot tub was the best...the pool was a super hit with my son...tennis every morning.....white sand beach with lots of sea shell finding!....nightlife has soooo many choices...spa was an added bonus!...massage service at a moments notice!...thank you for everything and WE WILL BE BACK!!!!!
Best House Ever!
My family and I stayed there at the end of October for one week. The location is like in paradise and the house is gorgeous. Everything is kept in touch and taken care of.
The view from the rooftop with the jacuzzi on it is amazing, you can see the turquoise caribbean sea and right over to Cozumel and the beautiful stars and the moon by night.You can walk to a little beautiful private beach within two minutes.
I had a massage in the Spa for 90 minutes, it was awesome, there is also a steam room and a jacuzzi with an aquarium right behind it.
The beds in the bedrooms were all very comfortable and the food prepared by the mate was delicious authentical mexican food.
Playa del Carmen offers a wide international variety of restaurants, bars, clubs and beachclubs. Around Playa del Carmen and the Mayan Riviera you can find many ancient mayan sites and the famous cenotes to swim, dive, and snorkel. At the public beaches you can rent sailboats and jet skis.
I will definitely repeat a vacation at playa del prieto and recommend it by 100%.
Enjoyable stay in Playa del Carmen
The house was lovely and accomodating for a large crowd. There were a few issues with things not working that the maintence man tried to fix as soon as we would notify him. The pools were lovely and our children loved swimming in them. The house is on a quiet dead end street which was also nice.
The house is awsome, fun and very relaxing
The staff is great! They take care of almost whatever you need. The beds are made every day and the house is modern. There are TURTLES in the open air tank between the living room and kitchen and it is super cool to watch the turtles. My kids loved it!
The location is perfect.
Best part is the private beach