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

Bedrooms 2
Space 204 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


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. 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

Carlos Eichenberger
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
9 March, 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.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 204 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Tempur-Pedic bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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


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All the Comforts, Services and Perks of a 5-Star Resort, the Privacy of a Home
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews
Medicine Hat Alberta Canada

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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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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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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A Terrific stay that setup a wonderful vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Great condo.

Great service.

Great welcome and setup in first 5min.

Can't beat the location.

  • Review Submitted: 09/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

I can honestly say this is the best beach property I've ever stayed at. The proximity to the private beach, the 5-star service from the staff and the beautiful home made this an exceptional vacation. If you are looking for a big resort pool with obnoxious people yelling at their kids, loud music, vendors on the beach and airplanes flying above with banners, stay away. This is the complete opposite. The beach is perfect, it's quiet, and the sunsets are amazing. Carlos was great to deal with and I highly recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay. We are a family with two teenagers and everyone loved the place. Very comfortable! Everything you need. Beach and pool are beautiful. Staff was very helpful. Great location. Everything was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$318.57
Damage Deposit AU$637.15

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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