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Mother Dear Ocean Cottages

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and a friend travelled to Costa Rica for 12 days and stayed at 5 different locations. Out of our whole trip, this was our favourite place! We were greeted by James who gave us a tour of the property, suggestions for the Puerto Viejo area, and cautioned us from walking on the beach at night. The cottage was very...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I only stayed at Mother Dear for 3 nights but it was by far the best place I stayed for the month & 1/2 that I was in Costa Rica & I stayed in the shipping container, not a cabin. Jim & Debbie are the best hosts. The grounds are beautiful, very short walk to the beach. Beautiful nature everywhere...

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MotherDearCR, Owner at Mother Dear Ocean Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice words. Debbie and I also agree that the refurbished Shipping Container is rather cute & cozy. We hope to see you again. James

Reviewed 19 April 2017

If you like a secluded beach and a quite open air cottage only a few steps from the surf with two great hosts; James and Debbie, this is YOUR place! The cottage was clean, well appointed (fridge, stove, dishes, cook ware, etc... everything you need) + a nice supply of condiments. There were even a couple of cervezas and bottles...

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MotherDearCR, Owner at Mother Dear Ocean Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for your thoughtful review. We enjoy hearing such kind words, knowing that Mother Dear is appreciated. James

Bobing, Germany
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Mother dear is such a beautiful place. After a 14 hours flight we felt quite bad, but as we entered this beautiful cottage and enjoyed the view over turquoise ocean everything was perfect. Kitchen, bathroom, everthing is very clean an well arranged. And don`t forget this comfortable kingsize bed!!! Debbie and Jim are lovely hosts.

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MotherDearCR, Owner at Mother Dear Ocean Cottages, responded to this review

We very much appreciate your review of Mother Dear, but most important to us is that you enjoyed your holiday by the sea in Puerto Viejo. Please come again, James

New Hampton, New Hampshire
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

After an extensive search my decision to rent the beautiful cottage at Mother Dear for sixteen nights turned out to be even better than I had imagined. From the time I first communicated with James he was very helpful. We arrived at our beautiful cottage and were amazed at how perfect everything was. There were spices, sugar, coffee and some...

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MotherDearCR, Owner at Mother Dear Ocean Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We love that you were aware of, and enjoyed, so many of the cultural, gastronomical, and beautiful characteristics of this charming little town of Puerto Viejo. Pura Vida, James

Reviewed 25 March 2017

I keep coming back to Mother Dear several times a year and am always impressed with the beauty of the place and the graciousness of the hosts. The first time I stayed there was right after they opened and every time I thought I need " " I would look around and there I would find the item I thought...

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MotherDearCR, Owner at Mother Dear Ocean Cottages, responded to this review

What a treat for us to have you come back! A "second home" is what many guests tell us also, because they feel comfortable & at peace with the combination of sea and jungle. Thanks for you thoughts, James

Thun, Switzerland
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Wonderful cottage with beautiful and perfect ocean view! We felt at home from the first day and were very happy to come back this year again. The hosts, James and Debbie, were very helpful. They are lovely people. Even if they live on the same ground, you feel very private and warmly welcome! The cottage is very clean, there is...

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MotherDearCR, Owner at Mother Dear Ocean Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice words. Coming from you, who knows Puerto Viejo well, it is truly a compliment. We are especially flattered when past guests come back again. Take care and we'll see you next time, James

Londoner on the road
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We spent 3 nights here at the end of Costa Rican road trip. The apartment was absolutely wonderful. It was so lovely to wake up, open the doors and see the ocean. The apartment had everything we needed and we could have stayed for much longer. One of the best places we have ever stayed and we have travelled a...

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MotherDearCR, Owner at Mother Dear Ocean Cottages, responded to this review

Much obliged for taking the time to share your experience with others. We loved that you had a nice stay!

Holliston, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We loved our week at Mother Dear! Such a great location right on the beach. Marvelous accommodations - comfortable, roomy and so breezy and cool even in the Caribbean heat. Puerto Viejo is a short walk down the beach and many fun things to do in the area. Jimmy and Debby couldn't be better hosts and they are always available...

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MotherDearCR, Owner at Mother Dear Ocean Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice words. We enjoyed having you stay with us, but I'm sure you guys were anxious to get back home to your Nor'easter and start shoveling! Jimmy & Debbie

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We stayed in Cottage #1 and had an amazing time. Mother Dear is right beside the beach - we could watch the ocean from the deck. The sounds of the ocean put us to sleep every night. Debbie and Jimmy are really nice and helpful making our vacation the best one ever. We will definitely be coming back to Mother...

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MotherDearCR, Owner at Mother Dear Ocean Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience...it's always heartening to hear from a guest that what we love is also appreciated by others. We'll see you again, Debbie

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Two hand-crafted hardwood cottages by the sea. Built for maximum air circulation, the cottages are elevated, cooled by ocean breezes during the day and mountain backdrafts at night. Beach music and forest sounds help you rest, relax, and renew. Beautiful hardwood floors and custom furniture make for a warm and cozy nest. Looking out above the beach from your porch, listening to the sound of the crashing waves, life is good! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mother Dear Ocean Cottages

Address: Calle Bar Pen Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Mother Dear Ocean Cottages Costa Rica/Limon
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“both cottages of mother dear are equal and have great ocean view. we were in cottage no. 1”
simonesimone2017, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“This is a spectactular destination for couples.”
  • Our daily view of paradise from our room and the deck. Perfect place to stay!!!
debbieandken2017, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“your own beachfront hideaway”
Laura96423, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Both cabins are identical - no one is better than another. Both have the same amenities and same gorgeous view.”
  • The view from the porch of our house. Stunning!
FrannieNoble, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Both cottages are identical. Just book one, you won't be sorry”
Duncan6, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
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