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Elyne Johnson

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

The Palms #7 Spectacular Flamingo Beachfront Villa 'ON THE BEACH' Book Now!

42 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Playa Flamingo Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 4

Our second home. 2300 square feet. Views from everywhere, even the Master bath! The Palms #7, located in a secluded cove at the far end of the beach. Playa Flamingo is renowned for its clear warm waters, soft white sand beach, beautiful evening sunsets and world class sports fishing. 45 minutes from the Liberia International Airport and 25 minutes from Tamarindo Airport. The entire complex has become Costa Rica's most prestigious beach front address. The Palms is quite simply unmatched. Its gardens are adorned with an array of exotic plants, beautiful tropical flowers and stately Royal palms. These gardens attract butterflies and dozens of bird species, just as nature intended. The Palms was built to the highest standards. Natural Costa Rican materials have been combined with old world craftsmanship to create a stunning oasis. Our custom Interior is a combination of local hardwoods, granite & marble. Great oceanside gym, spa pool, infinity pool & BBQ area. Gourmet restaurants nearby.

Our second home. Views from everywhere, even the Master bath!

Playa Flamingo is the jewel of the Gold Coast. Renowned for its clear warm waters, soft white sand beach, beautiful evening sunsets and world class sports fishing. Playa Flamingo has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag designation as an ecological beach. Located just offshore, outstanding scuba diving awaits you in the Catalina Islands. The Palms is conveniently located only 45 minutes from the Liberia International Airport and 25 minutes from Tamarindo Airport. The entire complex has recently completed a multi-million dollar upgrade. The Palms has become Costa Rica's most prestigious beach front address. The only original thing left on the property is the amazing white sand of Flamingo Beach Costa Rica's premier beach.....a few steps from the condo.

The Palms is quite simply unmatched. Its gardens are adorned with an array of exotic plants, beautiful tropical flowers and stately Royal palms. These gardens attract butterflies and dozens of bird species, just as nature intended. The Palms was built to the highest standards. Natural Costa Rican materials have been combined with old world craftsmanship to create a stunning oasis on the coveted Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Our custom Interior is finished using local hardwood and stone throughout. We wanted a Costa Rican home fashioned with local materials. It's first class all the way.....Sub-zero, Bosch and other fabulous appliances.

On the ocean's edge, you will find this 2300 square foot private residence and luxurious beachfront sanctuary. The property is located near the end of a secluded cove, is gated and has 24-hr security. A beautiful vanishing edge pool overlooks the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and the soft, white sand of Playa Flamingo, providing the ultimate location

This is undoubtedly the best location on the beach in Gaunacaste. Come and enjoy our wonderful home, listen to the birds, lounge on either of the 2 large decks over-looking the pool and ocean or just relax inside the air conditioned luxury. There are many gourmet restaurants in the area. You may also wish to try your hand at cooking in the gourmet kitchen.

After either a busy or relaxing day enjoying the endless pool and spectacular sunsets.

...fall asleep to the sound of the surf.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Elyne Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Elyne Johnson

I live in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. I am not yet retired but, can get away for extended vacations. I love to be in a warm place in 'winter', away from all that rain! I enjoy reading and relaxing at The Palms on Flamingo Beach. It is the ideal situation for me to just sit back and get away from all the daily 'business' of life.

Elyne Johnson purchased this villa in 2000

Why Elyne Johnson chose Guanacaste

I had always dreamed of a vacation home on the beach. After researching all the potential places in the world, I chose Costa Rica. I traveled there and went from Coast to Coast .....finallly ending my search on the white sands of Flamingo Beach. The particular unit I purchased was previously owned by a lovely couple from England. It was the first ever to sell in the complex! It is a corner unit and I feel is on the best location of any in the entire place.I call it the Madiera (wood in Spanish) House. It has all native and natural products from flooring to cabinetry. I just love the authenticity of the finishings.

What makes this villa unique

This unit has two Master Bedroom Suites, both with 'King-Size' beds. The beach-side Master suite has a private Jacuzzi Tub in the Bathroom with views right out to the beach. the unit also has lots of storage and hanging space for clothes and luggage plus, a great little built-in desk for the computer. There's lots of new beach equipment onsite. Examples are: a long board for surfing, 2 stand-up paddle boards, 4 boogie-boards, various sized masks and fins for snorkeling and some sand 'toys'.

Reviews

5
based on 42 traveler reviews

The Palms #7 Spectacular Flamingo Beachfront Villa 'ON THE BEACH' Book Now!
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
5

Amazing Place and great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed at The Palms #7 (ages 17, 14 & 9). The villa was beautifully decorated and had all the amenities you would need. Elyne thought of everything and the information she sent ahead of the trip was extremely helpful. The staff at The Palms was very helpful and always walking the grounds and answering questions. The beach was amazing and my boys had a blast. From the villa we were steps to the pool and a few more steps the beach. Beach towels were provided daily and there were boogie boards and a kayak you could also use. I should also point out how peaceful and private it all was. The busiest time was sunset when folks came around to take pictures. It really was beautiful. Also, the villa had daily cleaning service. That really was a bonus. I had a chance to walk into other villas and while they were nice, the layout of Elyne's was my favorite. I highly recommend this place and working with Elyne was great. Thanks Elyne!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Beach and Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed with our family here for spring break this year and it was absolutely fantastic! Flamingo Beach has beautiful soft sand and amazing sunsets! The resort is wonderful because it is peaceful, serene and not crowded at all. In fact, it feels almost like your own private beach! You can walk from the condo to the beach in less than 30 seconds, which is wonderful (and convenient) for families with children. The water temperature is perfect and my 12 year old children had a blast playing in the water.

I highly recommend having the chef (Justin) at the resort make a private dinner for your family. His food is delicious (and reasonably priced)! He made dinner for us on two different nights and both meals were excellent. After a long day of excursions or activities, it was so nice to have dinner prepared for us. The lunch options at the resort are also very good.

Our favorite restaurant off property was Pangas (in the town of Tamarindo- about 20-25 min away). This is an outdoor restaurant that is just breathtaking when you walk in---the views and the setting are stunning. An experience unlike any other place we had ever been.

Our family did a number of different excursions around Costa Rica, which were all wonderful experiences. We loved the Canon De La Vieja Adventure, which included ziplining, white water rafting, hot springs, sauna, and mud bath. We also really enjoyed the Palo Verde National Park river boat tour. There are so many choices for activities, and Alexandra (concierge) was very instrumental in helping us find the perfect activities!

We have vacationed to many different places and this is absolutely our new favorite place! Costa Ricans are so friendly and the country is a very safe place to visit. Every day in Costa Rica was pure paradise and I would recommend it to everyone!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous Resort and Beautiful Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed with our family here for spring break this year and it was absolutely fantastic! Flamingo Beach has beautiful soft sand and amazing sunsets! The resort is wonderful because it is peaceful, serene and not crowded at all. In fact, it feels almost like your own private beach! You can walk from the condo to the beach in less than 30 seconds, which is wonderful (and convenient) for families with children. The water temperature is perfect and my 12 year old children had a blast playing in the water.

I highly recommend having the chef (Justin) at the resort make a private dinner for your family. His food is delicious (and reasonably priced)! He made dinner for us on two different nights and both meals were excellent. After a long day of excursions or activities, it was so nice to have dinner prepared for us. The lunch options at the resort are also very good.

Our favorite restaurant off property was Pangas (in the town of Tamarindo- about 20-25 min away). This is an outdoor restaurant that is just breathtaking when you walk in---the views and the setting are stunning. An experience unlike any other place we had ever been.

Our family did a number of different excursions around Costa Rica, which were all wonderful experiences. We loved the Canon De La Vieja Adventure, which included ziplining, white water rafting, hot springs, sauna, and mud bath. We also really enjoyed the Palo Verde National Park river boat tour. There are so many choices for activities, and Alexandra (concierge) was very instrumental in helping us find the perfect activities!

We have vacationed to many different places and this is absolutely our new favorite place! Costa Ricans are so friendly and the country is a very safe place to visit. Every day in Costa Rica was pure paradise and I would recommend it to everyone!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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5

What a great vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Palms! It was great to be so close to the beach, pool, grill (when we felt like cooking) and restaurants (when we didn't). Elyne (owner) was awesome as were all the staff. We had groceries in the fridge when we got there, a rental car arrived the next day and we were given lots of help to book excursions. We had a fabulous time and will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Palms! It was great to be so close to the beach, pool, grill (when we felt like cooking) and restaurants (when we didn't). Elyne (owner) was awesome as were all the staff. We had groceries in the fridge when we got there, a rental car arrived the next day and we were given lots of help to book excursions. We had a fabulous time and will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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5

What a Gem!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful holiday! Costa Rica was on my bucket list so when the opportunity came up we jumped at it. Our villa at the Palms was beautiful. Spacious, modern, comfortable and a great well stocked kitchen.

Being so close to the pool and ocean was heaven. The staff at the Palms are wonderful - friendly, helpful and professional.

We arrived in late so Jorge, the property manager had gone out shopping so we would have breakfast supplies the next morning, He also arranged for our rental car for our last few days so we could drive to the Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs. While at the Palms, we walked to local restaurants, numerous beaches and the town of Flamingo Beach. You can get a wonderful massage right on the beach at the Palms and use paddle boards, boogie boards and snorkeling equipment.

Our stay couldn't have been better. Elyne has done a wonderful job on her gem of a place in Costa Rica!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Map

Car: not necessary

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5 minutes from Brasilito direct Flamingo Beachfront condo. Between Brasilito and Potrero on map.

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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
 
Mid - Low Season
Apr 16 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
Mid Season
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
 
 
High Season
Nov 12 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 
 
Christmas & New Years Weeks
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
 
 
High Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Mid - Low Season
Apr 15 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Manager Late Arrival Fee $30
Tax Rate 13.0%

Christmas & New Year's - not included in standard weekly rate
50% of fee plus $500.00 fully-refundable damage deposit due when booking
Balance Due 90 days prior to arrival. Fee non-refundable. Any discounts off above rates do not apply to Christmas, New Years or Easter Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice
US$ Bank Draft or Direct Bank Transfer Only
50% of fee & 500

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Amenities

Playa Flamingo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Extensive use of Granite, Marble and Guanacaste Wood thoughout all of the bathrooms. Each bathroom was designed and built by local artisans in Guanacaste.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 king , 2 Master Suites
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Master Suites
  • Both bedrooms are Master Suites, each with Full Private Bathrooms. The beds are King Size, the only unit at The Palms with this configuration. We also have a 'blow-up' for thoses who do not wish to share. There are flat screen TV's and iPod type stereo docks in each bedroom as well.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • reefs
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Turtle viewing, canopy tours, all-terrain tours, coffee plantation tours, spa tours, rain-forest tours, yoga classes, great relaxing massages, fitness classes. The Palms has a wonderful concierge service. Most guests partake in at least one or two activities during their stay, to enhance the over-all experience of Costa Rica and Pura Vida lifestyle. The Palms staff are eager to help our guests enjoy beach activities as well. Try out some of our equipment. No Rentals Apply!....it's an absolutely free service to our guests.

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