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Large 3 BR Condo, Incredible Views, Families, 5 Min Walk to SPECTACULAR BEACH

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,002 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 BR, 3 BA Sleeps 8, children included (6 Adults maximum).

Golden Reef Condominium is located next to Punta Leona Hotel & Club, a 750-acre reserve in a rain forest home to iguanas, scarlet macaws, toucans, white faced monkeys, spider monkeys, sloths, coatis and more. At only an hour and a half drive, it is the closest beach to Costa Rica's capital, San José. The perfect home base for any number of tours in the area. Most notably, Punta Leona is home to Playa Blanca, a white sand beach which has year after year won the highly sought after Eco Blue Flag (Bandera Azúl Ecológica) with a 5 out of 5 star rating – one of only 2 beaches in all of Costa Rica to garner that rating. And it's a 5-minute walk from the condo!

The condo has all the comforts of a modern home with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, washer/dryer, central air-conditioning, cable TV, free WiFi and a very large terrace. As our condo is located on the 4th floor of the building, you will enjoy incredible panoramic views of the Pacific ocean, the landmark rock of La Leona, Playa Blanca, as well as the flight of scarlet macaws, pelicans, and numerous other wildlife. The unit has two private parking spaces located within the Golden Reef complex. Families with children will love the pool area with slide. Beach toys are also provided in the unit.

In the nearby towns of Quebrada Ganado, Jacó and Herradura, you will find a variety of grocery and souvenir stores as well as plenty of restaurant choices. The Los Sueños Marriott is also nearby and has several different restaurants. In town there are also many places to book canopy, horseback riding and deep sea fishing tours.

NOTE: We will NOT exceed 8 guests (this includes all children over 1 year of age). We can help you find an additional condo to accommodate a large group.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Yvette

Second generation members of the Club. Always loved the combination of lush rainforest, exotic animals, and beaches.

Why Yvette chose Cantón Garabito

Beautiful views (we're THE ONLY rentable condo on the 4th floor with unobstructed views), pristine beach, interesting wild life, and only 1-1/2 hours from downtown San Jose.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in the condo in January, 2017 and I am just getting to write a comment now in September of 2017. Quite a compliment to STILL take the time to write a comment so late in the year!

Our condo was beautiful, clean, had a comfortable living area and beds, and very well equipped. The view was to die for and the beach was absolutely gorgeous. We will come again soon. We had our grown kids with us, along with some friends of theirs. There were 7 of us and the condo fit us perfectly. I have to add a comment on the good amount of condiments that were available to cook with. We appreciated that because most places leave you salt, no paper towels, nothing. I have to compliment the maids for not taking off with those types of things.

The management and owners were great about helping us with things several times and replied to emails immediately.

The condo and the week have made memories for the entire family, especially for our daughter who became engaged while there...right out on the beach!

Thanks so much for the great time. We have told many people about the condo.
Jan 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Cantón Garabito in Puntarenas

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2002 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located inside Bedroom 3 area for extra privacy
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , LOWER bunk ONLY + single twin + trundle twin
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , 2 Single twin beds + trundle twin
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
One small bath soap per bathroom provided. Also included is a starter kit of dishwasher and laundry detergent enough for 4 loads each.


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Large 3 BR Condo, Incredible Views, Families, 5 Min Walk to SPECTACULAR BEACH
average rating of 4.7659574 based on 48 reviews

Lovely 3 Bedroom Condo with Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

The condo was everything we hoped it would be - clean, bright and a great location from which to explore the area and beyond. We arrived in the dark (remember it gets dark here early) and the nice condo guard assisted us with unloading our luggage and food supplies for the week. We rose early the next morning to find a great view of the Playa Blanca beach below and the lush surroundings. While enjoying our coffee on the balcony we were greeted by 2 large Scarlet Macaws that settled into the trees below us which was followed by a group of 6 or 7 green parrots. There was also the constant soaring of frigate birds and pelicans overhead. We were able to visit Manuel Antonio National Park (only 1.5 hours away - go early!) and saw monkeys, sloths, leaf cutter ants and more - what a thrill!

Our adventures continued during the week with a trip to the Arenal Volcano (again, be sure to go early). We heard that the volcano will completely reveal itself thru the clouds and mist on occasion but we were greeted with clear blue skies and an amazing close up view of the entire volcano - steaming and all. We started our day there with a zip-line tour through the forest canopy and capped off the day with a hike down to the bottom of the falls at Fortuna and went for a swim in its cool waters. The thundering of the falls is quite an experience.

As noted above, the condo is in a great location and sits on beautifully maintained grounds. The work crews are to be commended for their work - one morning we tried to leave the complex at 5 AM but a bad overnight storm had brought down some large trees across the road out of the complex and so we had to wait for about an hour before they could clear the debris. They did a great of clearing the road for us to get out. The surrounding area is fun to explore as well. We drove to Jaco and Playa Hermosa and checked out these towns. Fun day trips if you don't want spend too much time in the car.

Thanks to Yvette with her help in renting the condo - she was easy to work with and provided us with lots of helpful tips on where to shop, eat, activities, tolls, etc... We will definitely return here again on our next trip to Costa Rica.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments and terrific tips for touring the country! So glad you had a wonderful vacation. Whenever you're ready for a return trip we'd love to have you! Cheers!!
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A+. Wonderful condo! Relaxing location!

  • 5 of 5

Yvette and Hervé were great to work with. They provided a lot of useful information and were easily contacted during the stay.

The condo is modern and clean and has the most wonderful views. We (3 adults, 4 kids) stayed for almost two weeks and it was a great experience. The location is very quiet and peaceful.

We saw white faced monkeys and a sloth, had iguanas hang out with us by the pool, watched macaws flying in their natural habitat, as well as pisotes and raccoons.

There is a grocery store called Auto Mercado in Herradura that pretty much had all the grocery supplies we needed. It is about 30 minutes away towards Jaco. They accept USD.

The only drawback to the condo location was the very steep hill to get to the beach. We did not mind as it made the dip in the pool, on our return from the beach, so much more refreshing, but some may really struggle with the hill. However, there are businesses that rent golf carts, or you can drive those needing assistance to a drop off location.

The beach, Playa Blanca, is probably the best beach in the area. White sand, rocks to explore during low tide (we saw a couple puffer fish), plenty of shade provided by the jungle, and very clean.

Overall, one of the best vacations and locations we have visited.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The condo was awesome, the view was absolutely beautiful. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful and Clean Condo With a Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this condo for 3 nights, and I have only good things to say. Yvette was very helpful, and everything went smoothly with the rental. There were about 4 guard posts to go through to get to the condo, which is on the Punta Leona property. If you do not get a chance to stop at the grocery store on the way to the condo, I would recommend the little mini mart which you will go by after entering the grounds. It was open late and, while a bit pricey, it had all of the basics to get us started. Watch out for animals on the road on the way in (people too). There is a handy elevator to the condo, and the parking is covered. The condo itself is great! Right over the pool (but quiet), a beautiful balcony with a view of the pools and the ocean, wildlife right outside your door. The condo was well stocked and really clean, very roomy and beautifully furnished. The owners even provided pool toys, books, snorkeling equipment, binoculars and beach camp chairs! The steps to the beach are accessed by walking a short distance around the two toll booths through the parking lot in the adjacent condo. There are a number of steps to the ocean - great exercise when I was enjoying so much Costa Rican cuisine. Playa Blanca was pretty secluded and calm, and you can access Playa Mantas by climbing over an easy rock path. The beach has the cover of trees for easy shade. We ate at Chanchitos, which is right to the right of the entrance of the Punta Leona complex, and we really enjoyed it. The Ceviche was huge, and the pork casado dish was well prepared.

Thank you for sharing your lovely condo with us Yvette!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This was a great condo for our family of six. This was our first time traveling internationally and Yvette was a perfect host before and during our trip. She was gracious with us as we missed some key instructions on the security process and she had to bail us out a couple of times with her Spanish.

We would come back now that we know the lay of the land.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

the stay was excellent, only the hot water has failed, apparently there is a problem with the pipeline since it is clogged by sediment, it must be repaired.

another aspect is to change the pots and pans since they are all burned.

He needs a small stove and change the TV, since they are very old.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad your stay was excellent and know that you love our condo as this was your 2nd stay in less than 3 months. We respond to all clients during their stay within an hour via text, WhatsApp or email and the repair regarding the hot water was addressed immediately. While there is a smaller television in the master bedroom we purchased a new flat screen tv for the living room less than 6 months ago. The outdoor furniture was also recovered in the last 6 weeks with beautiful Sunbrella fabric. Regarding the cooking utensils, while some show a bit of wear and tear they are certainly not "all burnt." All of our appliances are stainless steel and in excellent condition. As owners we are on site every two months or so to make sure our condo is in top shape.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
San José International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Playa Manta - Pool Side
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Puntarenas - Paquera (Nicoya Gulf)
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Los Sueños
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Orotina Town
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Pan American Highway
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Playa Manta - Water activities
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Playa Blanca
Car: recommended

Carara National Park is a short 15 min drive north of the resort entrance. A 10 min drive north of the resort entrance, direction Bijagual, are waterfalls and botanical gardens. And 15 min to the south is Jacó Beach a great place for shopping and restaurants. Tours such as zipline and ATV can be booked in Jacó as well. At only 10 min drive south is Herradura with its marina and deep sea fishing tours, a golf club, as well as shopping and restaurant options. One of the most visited areas in the region is Manuel Antonio National Park which is a 2 hour drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Cantón Garabito, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Holiday Season 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
2 Jan 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Easter Week
15 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Summer
28 Jun 2019 - 16 Jul 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Holiday Season 2019
20 Dec 2019 - 1 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £392.2

Payments can be made via PayPal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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