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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 204 m²
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. 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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

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 Guanacaste

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

Playa Flamingo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • 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
  • 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
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 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Tempur-Pedic bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/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 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews
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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.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 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.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family loved the Palms!

  • 5 of 5

Hi Carlos,

Although our family travels a fair amount, I have never taken the time to give a review. The unit and the whole place exceeded our expectations. Not only was it beautiful and comfortable, but we did not realize there would be a staff that would bring amazing food and drinks to the pool or beach or the unit. Even more, all of the people were genuinely warm and made us feel like family while we were there (my wife adored Leo). Our kids LOVED the pools (ages 13, 11, and 7) and the paddle boards, boogie boards, etc. Lastly, as you know we came in on a red eye and had not slept all night, and you arranged for us to stay in another unit so we could sleep until your unit was available later that day. You are a great host (we loved the Danta Chocolate). I'm sorry I did not get a chance to meet you the morning of our arrival. Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise with us. The Goodman Family

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relax, Restore and Explore...

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four just returned from a wonderfully relaxing stay at Casa Chocolate at The Palms. What a well-appointed and beautiful condo that is steps from two amazing pools (including a gorgeous infinity pool) and the most beautiful beach! We lacked nothing. From the moment we arrived, we were well taken care of. Staying here is like combining the best of a resort hotel, with the privacy and convenience of a luxury condo. We sent a grocery list ahead of our arrival and found our kitchen stocked with all the food and beverages we had asked for, as well as some delicious coffee and chocolates, compliments of our owner. ...Room service each day and a kind staff at the pool bar to bring lunch to your porch or your lounge chair on the beach/at the pool. ...An amazing masseuse on property waiting to help you unwind and relax while listening to the waves crash onto the shore. ...Sunsets that are unforgettable. It's a really special and unique place, tucked away in a gorgeous cove. It's hard to tell if you are in Costa Rica, or Hawaii...it's just THAT beautiful. Also, our daughter left her most treasured stuffed animal at the Villa, and we did not discover it until we had flown back to the USA. She was devastated. But, our friends at The Palms went out of their way to locate "Lambie" and ensure she was safely mailed and returned to our daughter with the utmost care. They even followed up with a call to check on everyone. You simply cannot beat that kind of service...on top of view, amenities, food and accommodations. It made for a truly unforgettable experience that doesn't disappoint.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing amenities, location and service

  • 5 of 5

Do not hesitate to book this property. Our family of 5 stayed 3 nights at Casa Chocolate and absolutely loved every minute of it. The staff is over the top hospitable, the resort is immaculate and breath taking. We had the beach almost to ourselves and were delighted that our kids could play in the water as there were not a lot of rocks or a coral reef (unlike beaches we have visited in Hawaii). The pool is spectacular and we loved being able to order food and beverages poolside. I took advantage of the beachfront masseuse and did not regret it. Casa Chocolate itself is pure luxury. The kitchen is better stocked than my own and all bathrooms and bedrooms are well stocked as well. The little things that Carlos does to make this villa unique is very evident and appreciated. His chocolates alone should make you book. We hope to be able to return someday and highly recommend to anyone who has an opportunity to go.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best beach in the area

  • 5 of 5

The house is excellent. The kitchen is equipped beyond expectation. The staff is always helpful and friendly. Carlos knows the area really well and has amazing recommendations.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Daily Housekeeping Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.