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

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Playa Flamingo - Villa 22 'Casa Chocolate'

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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Carlos Eichenberger
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016
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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.


based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

All the Comforts, Services and Perks of a 5-Star Resort, the Privacy of a Home
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
Missouri City, TX

Wonderful and Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is absolutely beautiful with all the amenities of a 5 star resort - this is a 5 star condo. Extremely comfortable, right on the beautiful Flamingo Beach. We came during the "off-season" which means The Palms was virtually empty. Pros are you have the beach and pools to yourself! Very quiet so if you are looking for an active nightlife, you will have to create it on your own. Cons are the Palms restaurant is closed and well as the nearby Coco Loco restaurant - until November. We were able to eat dinner there one night before it shut down for the season. We knew it would be the slow season which was perfect for us because our goal was complete rest and relaxation! We got it! We pre-ordered groceries to be delivered to the condo - that worked out great! I love to cook so the kitchen was stocked when we arrived with the groceries I ordered. Carlos has all of the top of the line small and large appliances available which made cooking with ease! The bed is very comfortable. The room had black out curtains as well as the living room. Sitting outside on the porch was nice as well as walking the beach every morning and evening. The "resort" offered paddle-boats, single person kayaks, boogie boards, life jackets all for our use! Fresh towels were delivered each morning on the patio chairs. The staff is polite and available for any questions you may have but unobtrusive. Janet is the local masseuse set up near the edge of the property. She also provides pedicures and manicures for a fee. Very nice! The work out facility is on the second level at the end of the resort which overlooks the beautiful beach - makes working out very enjoyable. There is daily housekeeping as well - a perk for sure as we typically book via VRBO and that is not offered. Taking a taxi into Flamingo will cost you approx. $20 round trip, a trip to Taramindo for shopping will cost you approx. $60 round trip. Carlos provided us with excellent information prior to our arrival and we would highly recommend his property, Villa #22. Carlos, thanks so much for your chocolates as well! Danta Chocolates were excellent - we loved the sampler box!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Palms will not disappoint! The grounds were beautiful and the staff were helpful and friendly. The pictures you see are the real deal. The area was very secure and I felt safe the whole time I was there. The beach is very quiet and private. The Casa Chocolate was awesome. The villa is beautifully decorated and just an overall great place to stay. Carlos was a gracious host and we very much enjoyed the chocolate goodie bag. Carlos was very helpful when we had questions prior to our vacation and connected us to the staff at The Palms to arrange things like outings and a food service to stock our refrigerator prior to our arrival. The Palms was recommended to us by a friend. We originally thought about staying at an all inclusive resort and we are so glad we did not!! You will miss out on so much of beautiful Costa Rica and the local culture if you are stuck on a big resort. We traveled to Costa Rica with our two teenage boys and I have to say this was one of the most enjoyable beach vacations we have taken. I have told so many people about our 5 star experience at The Palms and Costa Rica in general. If you stay at The Palms be sure to eat at Coco Loco-walking distance up the beach from The Palms! We ate there a couple of times and everything on the menu was great and if you are there at the right time you will get to enjoy the most beautiful sunset you have ever seen. This is definitely a place our whole family would like to visit again and if you are considering Costa Rica I cannot think of a better place to stay other than the Casa Chocolate at The Palms! Thank you Carlos and The Palms for a memorible stay in your beautiful villa and country!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beachfront in Playa Flamingo

  • 5 of 5

Villa #22 is perfect! It was beautifully decorated with luxurious and comfortable furnishings. The staff warmly welcomed us with fresh drinks, a tour, and explanations of what to expect at The Palms (housekeeping, meal services, help with tours, equipment available, massages, workout room, etc.). There were fresh flowers all over the villa when we arrived too...that was such a nice touch. The gardens are manicured perfectly and are full of flowers and butterflies and hummingbirds. We could hear howling monkeys from trees nearby (loved that!). The sunsets are spectacular. The pools are wonderful with the view of the ocean and the just right refreshing temperature. The stunning beach is clean and literally steps away from Villa #22. The pools and beach were never crowded (and comfortable beach lounges or tables with umbrellas were always available). They provided four large beach towels every morning on our lanai and then there were more always available by the pool. We ordered food from The Palms and it was outstanding. We felt very safe in The Palms with security guards at the gates and staff always present. Working with Carlos was super easy and he was more than eager to help us when we had a question. He takes very good care of this place and it shows! There wasn't a thing that showed wear and tear...nothing. It was in pristine condition. Carlos provided us with an assortment of chocolates which our family really loved! And the refrigerator was stocked with some water, Coke products, and beer to get us started. On the counter were other items for us such as cereal and coffee. Playa Flamingo is a great area. We found many enjoyable restaurants. And we found many excursions that were not too far from the area. We stayed our first half of this vacation in La Fortuna (Nayara) and enjoyed those rainforest type adventures around the Arenal volcano. But we were ready for this amazing beach location for the latter half of our Costa Rica family vacation! We had four people, and the villa was very roomy (two adults, two teen boys). Our boys loved that that there were three full bathrooms because they each claimed one as their own. I highly recommend this place and if we return to Costa Rica, we will absolutely be back in Villa #22! We miss it very much! By the way, July is supposedly rainy season, but we only encountered rain once for a couple hours while in La Fortuna and it was drizzling lightly the morning we flew home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time at Casa Chocolate

  • 5 of 5

We took our daughter and two of her friends (all age 11) and stayed for 6 nights at Casa Chocolate and everything was as expected - gorgeous and wonderful!! The facilities were wonderful from the pool to the girls getting corn rows in their hair to having a local chef come and cook. The master bed was very comfortable and the kids loved the loft room. Having direct beach access along with boogie boards was an added bonus! We would recommend Casa Chocolate to anyone wanting to enjoy luxury! The chocolate was also a hit with the kids!!! Carlos was wonderful to deal with!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing accommodations and location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and 2 kids: 9 and 12 years absolutely loved the place. It is meticulously decorated and there were fresh flowers everywhere when we arrived with welcome drinks delivered to our condo. The theater system with netflix entertained the kids while we hung out on the patio at sunset and had cocktails and enjoyed the beautiful view! The Palms is the only resort directly ON Playa Flamingo. The infinity pool is a very short walk from the condo and the beach is just a few feet further...it couldn't get any better! We all enjoyed boogie boarding in the ocean and having snacks by the pool.

Alexandra was very helpful and suggested we hire a tour guide to ride with us in our car to the volcano (we didn't want to go on a tour bus). Chris, our 22 year old tour guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable about Costa Rica and also had a degree in ornithology and tourism (and excellent English). If you want a personal tour guide, I strongly recommend asking for him. Chris also suggested we stop at an animal rescue center which was the highlight of our day trip (we are animal lovers). The animals were in their natural habitat and seemed in good health and spirits.

If our schedule had permitted and the condo had been available, we would have stayed another week. Carlos was so responsive and we look forward to coming back to Costa Rica and staying at Casa Chocolate again! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from our honeymoon at Casa Chocolate at The Palms and we have to say this was the best place to stay! If you are coming to the Flamingo area, this is where you need to be! Each and every staff member we met was so accommodating and friendly and the Palms offers the amenities of a 5 star resort (pool bar, massages, concierge, etc.), but with the feel of a quaint boutique hotel. You are basically steps from your own private beach! Carlos was wonderful to work with and not only do we feel he has one of the best villas at The Palms, but many of the staff agreed too. We definitely plan to return in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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coco loco
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"Excellent fine dining restaurant. "
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The Westin Playa Conchal Resort and Spa
"Golf Course"
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Sea Star souvenir shop brasilito
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Bargain Season 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season 2016
19 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas-New Year 2016-2017
23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Season 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Bargain Season 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £409
Cleaning Fee £204

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
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
  • Hob
  • 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
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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