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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Warwick, Rhode Island
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Loved the stay at the cottage on the ocean, bring some food, because kitchen is nicely equipped, but check out great restaurants in Puerto Viejo too. Cottage was really comfortable, great view and sounds of the ocean, felt very safe, gates lock up at night and owners were so kind and thoughtful. Make hammock time, beach was a little rough,...

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

Thanks for your kind words and for taking the time to write. It is so rewarding to us when guests appreciate this small spot of Mother Nature by the sea. Thanks, Jimmy & Debbie

Mukilteo, Washington
Reviewed 13 February 2017

A perfect, romantic paradise! We were pleasantly surprised by the location, beauty and quality of this cottage. Jimmy & Debbie are wonderful hosts; always there if you need anything, but gave us complete privacy. We met several of their local friends at Debbie's birthday party & enjoyed a nice afternoon with them all. Most people we know don't go to...

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

Your kind words are greatly appreciated, and we loved that you had a pleasurable vacation... and I have a feeling that we'll see you guys again! Debbie & Jimmy

Reviewed 12 February 2017

I didn't stay in a traditional cottage, but in the shipping container decorated and set with all needed requirements, and much more. The outdoor shower is a unique experience. A private enclosure surrounded by nature, it almost felt like paradise on earth! Thank you Debbie and Jimmy for being such great hosts, I had a wonderful time and will surely...

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

Thanks for reviewing us, and yes, the shipping container is indeed a magical rental with its outdoor garden shower; we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our "Seacan by the Seashore"!

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 1 February 2017

My husband and I spent the first part of our honeymoon at Mother Dear cottages and we could not have asked for any more perfect accommodations. To start with, we had a very stressful first night in Costa Rica. Our flight arrived at 1:30pm and we were supposed to arrive at Mother Dear by 6pm. But I thought I lost...

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

Very thankful for your review. Other than losing (and then finding!) your passport, it appears your holiday went well. Debbie and I thank you for staying at Mother Dear, and it would be nice to have you back for your 1st Anniversary. Cheers, James

Christina Lake, Canada
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Mother Dear was everything we expected and more. The cottage was perfect for a relaxing retreat. We most enjoyed lounging in the hammocks on the deck watching the waves, taking walks on the beach and waking up to the birds. The cottage is perfect for two - very clean and everything you need to make your own meals. Debbie and...

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

Many thanks for reviewing us. We are always happy to hear from guests who not only enjoyed their vacation but who also feel that they would want to return. Tahe care, James

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $144 (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”
 of 5 bubbles 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!!!
 of 5 bubbles debbieandken2017, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“your own beachfront hideaway”
 of 5 bubbles 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!
 of 5 bubbles FrannieNoble, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Both cottages are identical. Just book one, you won't be sorry”
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