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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, 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

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 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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Cantón Garabito Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2002 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • 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
  • Elevator
  • 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
  • Private 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
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 4.75 based on 45 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: 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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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.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: 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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Beautiful and comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

Amazing view, walking distance from the beach. Great pool

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alamosa, CO


  • 5 of 5

What an incredible place! The condo was perfect for my family of 5, with a fully stocked kitchen, three nice bathrooms and a large balcony with outstanding ocean views. The location was only a 5 minute walk to the beach and a small market is about a mile and a half away. There are more restaurants in the town of Jaco which is only a short drive from the condo. This won't be the last time we visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Knoxville, TN


  • 5 of 5

The condo was beautiful! We really enjoyed our stay. We had everything we needed and the beach was gorgeous!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Payments can be made via PayPal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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