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Gorgeous Beachfront Condo at the Palms

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Steps to the one of the most beautiful beach in Costa Rica! Unobstructed views of beach and waves which are not available from all condos at The Palms.

Trifold doors open wall-to-wall for a complete indoor/outdoor experience in living room and master bedroom.

Immaculate grounds, native stone walkways, gorgeous native landscaping, two pools, including 100' infinity pool overlooking emerald green ocean waves.

First class amenities, including gourmet chef, 24-7 gated security, poolside bar, onsite business center with free Vonage phone line, fax machine, computers and printers.. Library, games and DVDs available to all guests. Gym with ocean view, kayaks, boogie boards, snorkel and other beach activity equipment available at no charge. Large barbecue area, convenient to your vacation home.

This condo has two bedrooms and three baths, each with a large shower and ample closet space. The master features a king size bed, ocean view and large deck. The master bath has two sinks and a walk in/sit down shower. The second bedroom has two beds, a queen and a double, and an en suite bathroom. There is a garden view deck off this bedroom.

This kitchen is the most recently remodeled and largest in the Palms. Custom teak cabinets supplement the brand new appliances, including a full size washer and dryer, stainless steel dishwasher, stove and double door refrigerator. New air conditioning units provide extra comfort. This kitchen has garden views, not parking lot views.

A quiet location in Playa Flamingo, the Palms offers a gourmet chef, with meals served in your condo, poolside or at the barbecue.

The white sand beach is a UN Blue Flag beach, awarded for beauty and ecology.

Pour yourself a drink and view the spectacular sunsets from your condo or enjoy a sunset walk on the beach.

World class sports fishing, golf, yoga studio and horseback riding are nearby. Beachfront massage is available. Restaurants, banks, hotels, car rental and taxis are nearby.

The staff is informative, helpful and pleasant.

More Details

Property Manager
Barbara Black
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Barbara Black

We have retired to Costa Rica. We owned a coffee store in Northridge, California and have retired from teaching. We have traveled the world and find Costa Rica the most perfect and beautiful place on earth to be.

Barbara Black purchased this condo in 2005

Why Barbara Black chose Playa Flamingo

Playa Flamingo is one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica which has a high education level and no standing military. The government is stable as is the economy. We visited Costa Rica 30 years ago and fell in love with it.

What makes this condo unique

We are right on the beach, every room has an ocean view, we are less than an hour from an international airport and the town is small, friendly and convenient to restaurants, banks, and water sports as well as other activities.


Playa Flamingo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • hair dryer included, marble double sinks in master, granite sinks in downstairs bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Gourmet kitchen with microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, blender, large table seats six, Linens, bath, and pool towels provided, TVs, clock radios, 24 hour gated security, Wifi. Weekly maid service included, optional daily or as needed,chef available, massage available, maid service available, optional laundry service, optional concierge service, gym, spacious rooms, Kayak, snorkel and masks, boards available in office for your use. No Smoking & No Pets


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(29 traveler reviews)

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Gorgeous Beachfront Condo at the Palms
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful beachfront condo!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Playa Flamingo is one of the most beautiful beaches inCosta Rica and the Palms is very special. We look forward to return visits from you and your family and friends
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Orange County, Ca.

Once in a lifetime experience

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin? There are just not many properties around that have all that this property has. The location is off the charts in terms of view, access to pools, and a WHITE SAND BEACH. We were down there for a family reunion and we all agreed it was the best time ever. The Villa itself is nicely appointed with everything you need or want. The kitchen appears to be recently remodeled with a like new feel. Everything was fresh and clean. The staff goes above and beyond to be helpful and friendly. We enjoyed a catered meal for a dozen people on the beach and it was fabulous. But the highlight of each day was viewing the STUNNING sunsets every evening. I highly recommend this property for a once in a lifetime get away!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West hills ca

Amazing vacation experience

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful and has a pristine and serene beach. There is an amazing attention and care given to the details on the property. Barbara was great in regards to communication and booking the location.

When we arrived we noted that every attention was given to details to make sure our stay was great and enjoyable.

The staff at the location where extremely helpful, nice and professional. The amazing infinity pool overlooking the ocean was breathtaking specially at sunset. Make sure to have Meisol make you a drink at the poolside bar.

We ended up going on multiple excursions and seeing different beaches in Costa Rica but none of them came close to this flamingo beach.

Our two little kids had a blast on the beach which was steps away from the condo on what seemed to us to be our own private beach.

Phem and her team from Special Places were great in making sure that all of our needs are met.

This place was truly a hidden jewel. I enthusiastically recommend this location to anyone who is interested in going to Costa Rica and having a wonderful time

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aserrí, San Jose, Costa Rica

What a prize!

  • 5 of 5

We won our stay at an auction; caught up in the thrill of the moment. When we got home we wondered about how good an idea it was to commit to a rental without knowing much about it before hand. But, from the moment I got in touch with Barabara, the owner, I knew we had done the right thing! She was pleasant and accommodating as we booked our stay to celebrate my birthday. The condominium community was beautiful and the unit was fantastic and spacious. The kitchen had everything we needed. Proximity to the infinity pool was perfect to watch our kids. The beach is clean and the surf was perfect for play! The best part for was the massage under the palms my husband arranged for me on site. All in all a wonderful beach experience !

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High Quality Resort - Low Quality Rental

  • 2 of 5

We stayed at The Palms from 04/04/16 to 04/09/16. We are a family of 4, with kids aged 9 & 11. During this trip we traveled with another family who also stayed at The Palms, but in a different unit. I have visited Costa Rica five times, and visited numerous resorts throughout the Guanacaste and Arenal area. We have stayed at similar facilities over the last several years at locations from the Rivieria Maya to Deer Valley to the Bahamas via the Fairmont Residence club, the Leading Hotels of the World program and VRBO. The Palms is a high quality resort, worthy of both Fairmont and LHW, but the unit we rented is a low quality rental that reminds me of a college frat house. It is in need of a full deep cleaning and general maintenance.

This is given 2 of 5 stars for:

1/1 for the country. Costa Rica is awesome

1/1 for the resort. The Palms is probably one of the best in Guanacaste

0/3 for the unit. This unit needs serious cleaning, maintenance and upgrades to match its resort and price point.

Please see my youtube slide show for pictures and a complete review.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hot Springs Village, AR USA

Paradise indeed!

  • 5 of 5

Return to paradise for another month. My wife and I and some of our family members young and old have stayed at this gorgeous condo a few times before and always enjoyed every minute of it! The location cannot be topped as it is located directly on one of the best beaches in Costa Rica - Flamingo Beach. The salt water infinity pool and the beach are just a few steps from the condo and the always colorful and awe inspiring sunsets can even be admired from the downstairs lanai or the upstairs master bedroom balcony - if you are too exhausted for those twenty steps to the pool or ten more to the beach sitting area. As there are fewer than forty condos inThe Palms horseshoe shaped complex, it is never crowded and it makes for a very relaxing and almost "private beach area" atmosphere. The condo is very spacious and very well equipped with the latest countertops and appliances and a great washer and dryer. The in-condo secure wi-fi works real well for those of us who need to stay connected. The pictures only give you an idea of what it looks like - they are not photo-shopped because the reality of this grand place needs no improvements. The owners are wonderful to work with as is their local rental agency and the staff at The Palms. This is The Place to pick for your next vacation, search no more. You will not regret it and you will have wonderful memories that will last forever!

Pat & Dick, Arkansas, USA

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Your vacation condo is one of only a few on site that have completely unobstructed ocean and beach views. Immaculate grounds, native stone walkways, gorgeous native landscaping, two pools, including 100' infinity pool overlooking emerald green ocean water, gym with ocean view and professional equipment, water sports equipment included, business center with free vonage phone lines, fax machine, printer and computers. Library and games and DVDs available to all guests. 24 hour guard gated security., with helpful, congenial staff.

Your vacation kitchen, the largest in all the condos, is fully upgraded with granite counter tops, custom teak cabinets, modern stainless steel appliances, brand new washer/dryer, dishwasher and air conditioning units. Completely remodeled with all new furniture and TVs.

Maid service provided weekly. Car and Driver available on request.

Pools and beach are steps from your door and towels are provided daily. Get a delicious drink from the poolside bar. Meals are available on site.

Restaurants, banks, hotels are located nearby. Car rental is nearby and taxis are available.

Your condo has two large bedrooms. The Master has a king size bed and the bathroom has two sinks and a walk in/sit down shower. There is an ocean and beach view from the bedroom and the large deck. The second bedroom has a queen and double bed with ample closet space and a bathroom with a large shower and garden views from the deck.

View the spectacular sunsets from your condo or enjoy a sunset walk on the beach.

Playa Flamingo has been award the UN prestigious Blue Flag beach designation.

Two professionally designed golf courses, nearby, world class fishing, scuba diving, jet skis ,boogie boards, kayaks available on site, beach activities, horseback riding, nearby yoga studio, children's activity center, ziplining and canopy tours nearby On site bar, barbeque and gourmet chef.

Tours can be arranged to nearby volcanos, national parks, ziplining and canopy tours.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 13.0%

$750 refundable security deposit. One half payable at booking, one half payable 30 days in advance of stay, non refundable. No refunds 60 days prior in advance of stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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