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All the Comforts, Services and Perks of a 5-Star Resort, the Privacy of a Home

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxurious, Comprehensively Outfitted 2BR, 3BA Beachfront Villa

Located in The Palms Private Residence Club, Villa 22, or Casa Chocolate, is a 2200+ square foot, 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom beachfront villa, about a 30-second walk from the door to the beach! It comfortably houses up to six people. Villa 22 has become one of The Palms' most in-demand homes because of its superior equipment, unequaled privacy and great extra perks that other homes in the complex don't offer.

Casa Chocolate, as the name implies, is decorated in a chocolate theme. A careful and patient collection process for the art pieces has made for an entertaining, cheerful and pretty look for the entire villa. Modern contemporary furniture with a tropical flair is not just delightful to look at, it is very comfortable as well.

A beautifully appointed, comprehensively equipped gourmet kitchen lets you prepare spectacular meals. Outfitted with high-end Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, and all the cooking gadgets one could possibly imagine. This kitchen is a chef's dream!

Dimmable LED lighting throughout the villa allows for great lighting with very little heat; this is also another unique feature of Casa Chocolate.

Casa Chocolate is also equipped with the latest technology and communications goodies: High-speed WiFi and wired Internet, free unlimited long distance calling, Smart TVs in every room; digital cable, Apple TV, Blu-Ray and a high-quality Home Theater system in the living room. There are several usb charger-equipped power outlets downstairs and upstairs.

The living room also doubles as a sleeping area with a Queen-size sleeper sofa. A complete downstairs bathroom makes it very comfortable to sleep downstairs. The downstairs porch is the best on the property, with a wonderful swing chair, a lounger and two easy chairs with footstools. Fully folding windows allow opening to the entire width of the villa.

The Master Bedroom is equipped with a King-size Tempur-Pedic bed, brand new ultra-quiet AC, ceiling fan, and Breakfast Station with mini-fridge, microwave and coffee maker. 55-inch 3D television with Blu-Ray player and digital cable with DVR. The en-suite bathroom is done in luxurious Costa Rican stone and has an enclosed multi-head shower and commode, plus a large jetted tub. Dual sinks with great lighting and lots of storage space. Off the Master bathroom is the walk-in closet. The view from the Master Bedroom is stunning, and the fully folding windows open up to the entire width of the room out to a spacious balcony. Telescopic bug screens let in the soothing ocean sounds while keeping the critters out while you sleep.

Bedroom 2 has a super comfortable Queen-size bed, 40 inch smart TV, ceiling fan and en-suite bathroom appointed with beautiful native stone. It has also just been fitted with a new, ultra quiet AC system. It also offers a large loft that sleeps one adult or two kids. The loft's lighting can be controlled from up in the loft or down in the bedroom.

The Palms complex also boasts a complete oceanside gym, round pool, spectacular infinity pool with bar and food service, and a BBQ area with two large professional Weber grills. Lots of beachfront and poolside seating with umbrellas for the free use of our guests.

Don’t feel like cooking? Many terrific restaurants are only minutes away. If you feel like really indulging yourself, let The Palms' in-house chef service prepare and serve you a fabulous gourmet meal in the villa or by torchlight right by the beach.

The Palms also offers the free use of sea kayaks, boogie boards, surfboards and snorkeling gear to our guests. Pool toys aplenty are available for the kids.

Read the reviews! Every guest we've had has been enchanted and wants to return as soon as possible. From the owner to every last member of the staff at The Palms, we make it our mission that your stay at Casa Chocolate is among the best vacations you've ever experienced.

Two-week (or longer) stays always get a free night!

More Details

Owner
Carlos Eichenberger
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Carlos Eichenberger

Chocolate maker and chocolatier, owner and operator of Danta Chocolate in Guatemala.

Carlos Eichenberger purchased this villa in 2013

Why Carlos Eichenberger chose Playa Flamingo

Always loved Costa Rica as an investment destination, and The Palms, with its unique beachfront ownership (only 3% of Costa Rica's oceanfront is titled property) seemed like the perfect choice. The clincher was the super-short, 30-second walk to fabulous Flamingo Beach! The bonus is The Palms' amazing staff, who make you feel like you're staying at the finest 5-star resort.

What makes this villa unique

Since The Palms is a private residence club, guests get to reap the benefits of staying at a private condo, while getting the services and amenities of a luxury hotel. The Palms only has 34 villas, so no matter how full it is, there's always ample space in the property to feel uncrowded and at ease.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Toilet paper ONLY in toilets. Overflows or cleanups will result in an immediate forfeiture of the entire damage deposit.
  • NO glass outside! Complex rule: only plastic allowed by pool or gardens.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Multi-head shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Tempur-Pedic bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Extra Loft that sleeps 2 children or 1 teen/adult.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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All the Comforts, Services and Perks of a 5-Star Resort, the Privacy of a Home
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 41 reviews
5

Beautiful property, attentive staff - the perfect blend of private home and resort for a family

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! 8 great days, felt like home, great location and amenities. Will definitely be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mason, Ohio
5

Perfection at The Palms

  • 5 of 5

The Palms is absolutely one of the nicest, most relaxing, and beautiful beach properties.

The condo we stayed in was perfect for our family of 5. Fully stocked with anything you would need and beautifully decorated. The owner was fantastic to work with and all the staff here at The Palms are wonderful. We loved the restaurants nearby and highly recommend booking a sunset cruise with Manta Ray while you are here. Perfect week here in Costa Rica!

  • Review Submitted: 08/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

BEAUTIFUL VILLA ON A FANTASTIC BEACH

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Carlos' villa. It has all the comforts of home and is loving taken care of by the owner Carlos and The Palms staff. What I really loved was the fact that even though we were there over one of the busiest weeks of the year, we never felt we were smashed into a crowded resort. We had no problems finding lounge chairs. At other resorts, we would get up early and have to stake out a spot. That was not necessary here. There was enough room to spread out and play our multiple beach and pool games. We could even play frisbee without feeling we would hit or run into someone.

We took advantage of filling out the pre arrival form. It was great to have drinks and food there upon our arrival. The woman who does the shopping for you was our favorite among the staff.

Having boogie boards and paddle boards for free use was a bonus. The waves were a blast! We enjoyed the beautiful beach and amazing pool so much that nobody wanted to leave and go outside of the resort. I regret a little that we didn't do one more excursion...but we felt so relaxed and at home at The Palms that is was hard to leave.

If you like to play tennis there is actually a decent tennis court at a resort down the beach. For a small fee you can hit a few balls in the early morning or early evening shade.

Thanks for letting us stay at your place Carlos! The kids enjoyed your chocolate. They had so much fun taste testing the treats you left for us.

Also, thanks for being so helpful and patient answering my millions of questions. Stay here, you will love it!!!

  • Review Submitted: 04/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medicine Hat Alberta Canada
5

Second trip. Total of 6 weeks. Everyday was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My favourite property in the world. The beach , pool, condo, staff etc. All excellent. Already booked for next year !!!

  • Review Submitted: 02/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An absolute Gem

  • 5 of 5

Staying at The Palms has been our best family vacation yet. The property is a perfect balance of casual and relaxed with 5 star amenities. The staff are all fantastic. The on-site food is great. The villas are beautiful and 30 seconds from the beach. Also, the rental dealings with Carlos were great. We will return and highly recommend Casa Chocolate at The Palms!

  • Review Submitted: 30/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing stay at Casa Chocolate at the Palms!

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend Casa Chocolate Villa #22 at the Palms. The villa is beautifully decorated and very spacious. The staff at the Palms are extremely friendly and very accommodating. The property felt very safe and was maticulously maintained. The beach is just steps away and gorgeous. The Palms is at the southern end of Playa Flamingo Beach which is about a mile long and very quiet. It’s great for walking, running, or playing in the waves. There are a handful of restaurants within walking distance, which is nice if you just want to stay near the villa and relax. We definitely hope to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 27/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Liberia Interntional (LIR)
Nearest Barpub
Coco Loco
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Westin Playa Conchal
Nearest Restaurant
Coco Loco
Nearest Beach
Flamingo Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$337.02
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$674.05

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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