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Spacious new three-bedroom condo, gorgeous Pacific views, pool, white sand beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 adults maximum .

Explore the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Make this spacious condo, nestled in the rain-forest with spectacular Pacific views, your home

base. The condo provides all the modern

amenities for a comfortable visit including a kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, central air conditioning, a washer/dryer, cable TV and Internet. A large balcony runs the entire length of the condo and provides outdoor seating for dining and lounging. Listen to the calming sound of the waves as you watch Scarlet Macaws fly overhead. The 30-unit Golden Reef complex has its own infinity edge pool located directly below our balcony. A five-minute walk brings you to Playa Blanca, a beautiful, white sand beach perfect for swimming, sunbathing, kayaking and watching the sunset.

About Punta Leona: The Golden Reef condo is located within the Costa Rican resort of Punta Leona, a 75 minute drive from the International Airport in San Jose. Punta Leona is a private 750 acre reserve with abundant wildlife. Punta Leona provides excellent security, as well as many amenities including several restaurants, a convenience store, spa, several beaches, two community pools, tennis courts, mini-golf, a zip-line canopy tour, hiking trails, kayak rentals and a butterfly farm.

More Details

Guy and Karen
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017


Cantón Garabito Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 Twin - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 Queen - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Spacious new three-bedroom condo, gorgeous Pacific views, pool, white sand beach
average rating of 4.921875 based on 64 reviews

The property was beautiful and well kept.

  • 5 of 5

They weren't kidding when they said all you need to bring is food. The condo was lovely. The people were kind and helpful. I would recommend this resort.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Louisville, KY

Beautiful condo with amazing views of beach/jungle!!

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 6 (kids ages 11yo, 16yo, 18yo, 19yo) traveling to Costa Rica for the first time. The drive from SJO was easy (~2hrs) and great directions and tips provided by Guy prior to our arrival. Definitely look into car rental mandatory Costa Rican insurance and GPS prior to arriving. Note that it gets dark around 6pm, luckily we arrived at Punta Leona prior or I imagine it would have been a little more complicated navigation. Guy had provided multiple documents about arrival, mandatory papers for entry into resort and tips prior to leaving which were very helpful. Johan met us at the condo and showed us around and provided a great orientation to the condo and the complex. We were all overwhelmed with how nice and spacious the condo was...the views from the balcony off of the living room/master are breathtaking! Nothing better then enjoying morning coffee while listening to the ocean and the sounds of the jungle just behind the complex. The pool was right below the balcony which was great for watching the kids swim. The condo was well stocked with beach towels, cooler, and all the kitchen amenities we needed for our week. Guy provided details on where to go to the grocery, dine and activities to consider. The local minisuper on the Punta Leona property was a great place to stock up on basic supplies and we traveled about 20min to Herradurra to grab most of our main supplies for the week at the Auto Mercado. We did an ATV tour in Jaco, river boat tour in Manuel Antonio, zip lining/horseback riding in Arenal/La Fortuna, and enjoyed multiple waterfalls during our time there. Guy was available via email prior, during and after our trip. The beach at Playa Blanca is a 5min walk downhill from the condo. Guy helped arrange a golf cart rental ($45/day) which helped us carry supplies to/from the beach and able to explore the Punta Leona property where we spotted macaws and monkeys. Overall this was a great trip for our family and can't wait to plan a future trip back!! We will definitely be considering Guy's condo again in the future:)

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful condo, beautiful beach

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect. Well-maintained with plenty of room for our family of five. The beaches and pools on the property are beautiful.

Wish we were a little closer to a major town for more restaurant options.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything as advertised

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo with unbelievable views. Balcony is huge. Condo has all the amenities you need plus some extras. This was everything we could have asked for and more and Guy was very helpful and informative. This area of Costa Rica is fantastic with lots to see and do. Having a car is necessary if you want to explore the area. My family has nothing but praise for this adventure.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was everything we looked for, exactly like the photos and more! We visited at least 7 different beaches during our 1 week first visit to Costa Rica and THIS was the Best location, Best services, Best views, Best pools, Best most beautiful condo we could have secured. I couldnt give a higher recommendation-thank you for letting us enjoy such an incredible place in paradise!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel Hill NC


  • 5 of 5

Our second February visit in two years. We loved it so much the first time, we couldn't wait to come back. Guy is a fantastic host and gives wonderful recommendations- everything from where to grocery shop, buy the best fruit and watch the sunset. He is so prompt in his responses.

The condo is exceptional- even more beautiful than the pictures. Immaculate, wide comfy balcony on which we ate every meal, quiet, well equipped, beautiful bathrooms, great washer/ dryer etc. Warm pool with super fun slide.

We are wildlife fans and this resort is exceptional. The condo looks out on the pool and a fruit tree which is an "airport for the birds". There is a huge variety all day long including a spectacular pair of macaws eating in the morning.. We saw many iguanas, two types of monkeys at the small park attached to Carabella's restaurant ( go around 8-9 when they put out fruit after breakfast) sea turtles and many types of fish on the perfect beach 3 minutes from the condo. Monkeys and macaws on the beach also.

I snorkeled every day and found it to be very calm. The ocean is the ideal temperature and watching the sun set every night from the beach is a delightful ritual we would never miss. Wonderful star gazing from the beach as well.

If you are a birder make sure to sign up to do any bird walks with Alex, the naturalist for the resort. You can hire him to do private boat or walking tours in addition to the free 6 AM tours. He is phenomenal. His days off are M and T. Last year he hopped on the boat tour at the Tarcoles River and was the private naturalist for 7 of us from the resort.

I can't rave enough about this place. If you can rent a car it is helpful if only for stocking up at the great grocery store in Herradura. Other than that and a trip to Carrara, we didn't really need it. Thanks Guy for renting out a piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Playa Blanca
Car: recommended

Within close proximity of Punta Leona are The Carara National Park (a transitional forest between the dry tropical forests of the northwest and the wet rainforests of the south), the Tarcoles River (where crocodiles bask on its banks), and Playa Jaco and Playa Hermosa (world-renowned surfing beaches). The town of Jaco has many restaurants and shops. The beautiful Manual Antonio National Park is a 60 minute drive to the south. Day trips can be arranged at the Arenas Hotel reception area for horse-back riding, a jungle river cruise, white water rafting, sailing and fishing expeditions, and an excursion to Arenal Volcano.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

accepts Paypal / Note: No Sunday check-in , Monday through Saturdays only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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