Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Large 3 BR Condo, Incredible Views, Award-winning Beach, Family Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,002 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 BR, 3 BA Sleeps 8 MAX (We will NOT exceed 8)

Golden Reef Condominium is located within 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, internet 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 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 another good choice with 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

Hervé and Yvette
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Hervé and Yvette

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

Why Hervé and Yvette chose Costa Rica

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.


Puntarenas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2002 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • 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
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located inside Bedroom 3 area for extra privacy
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , LOWER bunk ONLY + single twin + trundle twin
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 2 Single twin beds + trundle twin
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
We also include a starter kit of dishwasher and laundry detergent enough for 4 loads each.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Large 3 BR Condo, Incredible Views, Award-winning Beach, Family Friendly
average rating of 4.769231 based on 39 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.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 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!!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Beautiful condo, gorgeous beach

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our weekend stay at your condo. It was beautiful, clean, and spacious. The view of Playa Blanca was amazing from the large outdoor patio and our kids loved the pool. We definitely can't wait to get back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful condo close to many atractions

  • 5 of 5

The condo is very spacious and has an incredible view of the Pacific. It is very well equipped and a very short walk to the beach. Yvette (the owner) was very helpful and answered all the questions we had and more. We spent a wonderful week there and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very nice place

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay amazing view

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Location and views

  • 4 of 5

It's a very nice place, comfortable, cozy , all air conditions work very well, big rooms and nice deck. The place has a very nice pool, friendly for kids. Yvette the owner is a very kind person who always answer all my questions and on time. I recommend this place, it is close to Alajuela - Airport .

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Amazing location with luxurious feel!

  • 5 of 5

Private, secure, and picturesque. Unbelievable views and a gorgeous beach practically all to ourselves. What a perfect place to unwind after an adventurous day!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


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.


Rates & Availability

Puntarenas Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday Season
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Payments can be made via PayPal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner

You might like these similar properties