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

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Brand-new, 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 9, 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.


Playa Flamingo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Tempur-Pedic bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 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 Renters Welcome
  • 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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

All the Comforts, Services and Perks of a 5-Star Resort, the Privacy of a Home
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

What a magnificent place!

  • 5 of 5

After 30 years of visiting Costa Rica, I can confidently say that this is one of the absolute best beach locations in the entire country. Literally just a few steps to the beach, Casa Chocolate is wonderfully appointed, and according to guests who have stayed at other homes in the same complex, includes details that no one else offers. The kitchen is fit for a professional, equipped with top-tier appliances and any and all gadgets imaginable including a sous-vide cooker! The pantry is stocked with all the spices, condiments and materials needed for ANY meal, including most ethnic cooking.

The beds are very comfortable, with top-quality high thread count sheets, the air conditioning works perfectly and the rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated.

The home's privacy is another huge bonus, while still enjoying gorgeous ocean views.

The condo's entertainment system was as nice as the one in our home, with a super-simple single remote system to manage the entire thing. The owner really has thought of everything!

The bar and restaurant service is excellent, with Leo, Alonso and the rest of the staff there to take care of you like family, at home or by the pool. One night we arranged for the private chef service which was outstanding!

If I could give this place six stars, I would!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas

Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this vacation was perfect, from the moment we stepped off the plane. Our driver was waiting for us as soon as we came through customs, and we were off to Casa Chocolate. The location is gorgeous, the condo was beautifully appointed and exactly as described (there were even chocolates waiting for us upon arrival), and all the staff were wonderful! Alexandra, the Palms concierge, is a joy to work with, and Leo at the poolside bar is a sweetheart. We loved the property so much, the only time we left was to eat. I highly recommend Coco Loco (a very short walk from the villa-try the fish tacos!), Angelina's and Shogun in Playa Flamingo, Papaya, La Sodita, and Ander's in Brasilito, and Season's by Schlomy in Tamarindo. If you are in need of a taxi and you speak Spanish, Charly is great. We requested him every time we left the property. We used the pre-arrival form, and all provisions requested were stocked in the condo as requested. We also requested more provisions while we were there, and they were very quick to accommodate. I am looking forward to planning another vacation to this amazing villa in the near future. Carlos, thank you again for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Medicine Hat Alberta Canada

Best Holiday of our lives!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin? 5 stars all around! This place is so perfect! Two days into our three week holiday, we contacted the owner to arrange our 2018 holiday. My only gripe was that I cannot come for 4 weeks.

1. the Owner: Carlos was a dream to deal with! He is so very helpful and goes the extra mile to make sure the unit is perfect! He provided invaluable information, was easy to deal with, payment was easily processed, he has great cleaning staff, and he responds to all questions promptly.

2. The Unit: the condo is perfectly appointed! The A/C works very well, the Tv and electronics, cable, DVD etc are top notch. The furniture is very comfortable and clean. The towels, bedding etc are in great shape and they are plentiful. The kitchen is all it is advertised to be. I cook almost everyday and I never had any concerns: the dishwasher, microwave, oven, fridge, freezer, etc work brilliantly. The kitchen has a great assortment of dishes, utensils etc: the best condo kitchen I have ever seen! The cleaning lady is prompt and does an excellent job. Every few days I took a cloth around to dust but had a very hard time finding anything to clean! Other guests had complaints about their rooms in regards to furniture quality and condition, cleanliness, kitchen supplies and tv quality. We quickly knew we had won the lottery ! Our unit was excellent in every regard!

3. The Resort: is awesome! The staff is so helpful and friendly and, as renters, we were not treated as second class to the owners. Alex at the front desk was great and helped with grocery delivery ( the prearranged grocery service is brilliant !), take out orders and arranging our day trips . The bar staff was super! The two pools are lovely, you are right on the beach and the photos do not show just how glorious the property is. You hear the Howler monkeys every morning! You are on a beach that is over 2 km long and is lovely and quiet! Not a place for night life but perfect if you want to relax. The other guests were also very friendly. Disney is wrong: This is the happiest place on earth!

4. Discovery Tamarindo: the tour company is awesome. We hired Chris as our private guide for three trips ( Monte Verde, Palo Verde, and Arsenal). He is perfect!

So, if you are looking for perfection, look no farther! You will not find a better owner, a better unit, better resort, better staff or a more perfect spot for a quiet relaxing holiday! 5 stars all around!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Palms 22! It is a beautiful property and the service is fantastic. Alexandria, the concierge, took care of our car rental, groceries, and a sunset sail. The condo is well decorated and roomy. The beds are some of the most comfortable we have experienced in our travels. We loved having coffee on the balcony every morning overlooking the beach. The pool area is immaculate and the bar and food service was the best. The owner was so helpful with any questions leading up to the trip.

It was a stress free vacation and we plan to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winter holiday at the Palms

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful stay at Carlo's villa #22 at the Palms in Playa Flamingo. The villa and surrounding property are absolutely beautiful. The villa is perfectly maintained and has every amenity we could imagine. It was VERY well appointed.

The resort is small and the beach and pool area are not crowded. Fresh towels and good chaise lounge availability made days by the pool and ocean lovely. This is the perfect spot if you want a quiet vacation with no crowds. Note, the resort only serves lunch. Be sure and stock up on groceries before arrival.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

The Palms #22 was a beautiful condo with a warm & friendly staff - such a wonderful vacation destination!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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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

Playa Flamingo Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Bargain Season 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
December 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Xmas-New Year 2017-2018
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250

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.
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