"La Joyita", the Perfect Couples' Retreat
About Gary Anderson
After vacationing in Costa Rica many times, about 10 years ago my wife and I decided this was the perfect place to retire. We never tire of the beauty and wildlife here, not to mention the gracious and welcoming people.
Gary Anderson purchased this House in 2015
Why Gary Anderson chose Dominicalito
We have seen many parts of Costa Rica and we believe this area is special. The mountains come right down to the ocean like nowhere else in Central America. The views are spectacular and the consistent tropical breezes are wonderful.
What makes this House unique
Built in 2015 and newly offered on the vacation rental market, La Joyita was designed with two people in mind. It is well very appointed and has breathtaking views from every room.
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I describe our vacation to Costa Rica as magical. It all began with our entrance into La Joyita. The home and the views of the ocean are stunning. We didn’t want to leave. Our first drive into to the home was fun. I have a video of my husband “stepping on it” so that we could make it into the driveway. But after the first time it seemed like a breeze. The trip back into town is a beautiful road surrounded by jungle. My favorite restaurant was a suggestion that is left at the home called La Fogata in Uvita. We also ate at the Ginger House. We were always happy to get back to the house after spending a day of activities and food all within an hour from the home. Our activities included beaches, horseback riding, waterfalls. We did drive to Sierpe for a boat tour which was a bit further but well worth the drive. We love Costa Rica and would definitely stay at La Joyita again. It was beautiful!! One of my favorite memories will be the sounds of the howler monkies , jungle birds and wildlife. You should stay here! Pura Vida!
Perfect for two
Terrific property to just relax and enjoy yourself. View of the ocean was great and the covered patio was great so sit out on when it rained. Close to town and several nice restaurants.
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Best, Gary and Donna
Highly recommend this property. Beautiful setting, everything you could ever need or want provided and attentive management.
Hillary, Thank you for your review. We're so pleased that La Joyita played a part in providing for a memorable vacation. Best, Gary and Donna
We love it here
Sarah, Thank you for your review of La Joyita. We know how you feel, we love it too! Hope you will return sometime, Gary and Donna
Heaven in the mountains
A wonderful house with an amazing view. Tucked in the hillside surrounded by all sorts of wildlife. The first time you travel to the house the unpaved road is a little intimidating, but after the first trip up and down the mountain it was easy. You definitely need four wheel drive and be prepared for the dusty road.
The house had everything we needed including chairs for the beach and a much needed umbrella. The pool was very refreshing after a day at the beach. We couldn’t have survived the week without it - it was a hot one. The bedroom was air conditioned, the rest of the house has fans. Our only recommendation would be for a fan in the outside patio. It would help for the days with no breeze.
Adam the property manager was very helpful with beach and tour recommendations, as well as a recommendation for a car rental.
Dominical is a cool little surfer town with great restaurant options, just a 10 minute ride from the house.
Leanne, We appreciate you taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. I know it is helpful to our future guests. Thank you, also, for the great suggestion. A ceiling fan on the patio would be a good addition. Usually there is a nice breeze coming up from the ocean. So glad you enjoyed the pool, and found everything you needed for your adventures. Best, Gary and Donna
Richard, Thank you. We'll take "amazing" any day! Gary and Donna
Other popular activities include a guided tour of an animal sanctuary for rescued wildlife - monkeys, sloths, parrots, etc. Also, ziplines and horseback riding on the beach or to a jungle waterfall/pool where you may swim. We work with a friendly and knowledgeable concierge service to provide you with assistance in booking these and many other adventures.