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Calle Bar Pen Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
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Mother Dear Ocean Cottages
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

3 weeks in Costa Rica we experienced several different locations in our travels... Loved loved love Mother Dear. My top notch favorite. Such kind giving people, who make you feel welcome. My only complaint is I only got to spend two night in this beautiful place. Next time I will stay a week or more...

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Pompano Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed at Mother Dear in the beginning of August and we had an amazing time. I read all the reviews and thought there was no way one place could get "perfect" reviews. HOw could they not even get one bad review?! Well now I know why. It is exactly what we were looking for. Right on... More

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Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This, the 2nd trip to Costa Rica, but 1st to Puerto Viejo. Jimmy & Debbie are gracious hosts and the property is darling. The location is just far enough from town to be quiet and secluded, yet close enough to walk in for shopping or eating. Walking the beach is wonderful. The cottage has everything you could need and the... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 3rd trip to Costa Rica, but our first to Puerto Viejo. We loved the laid back, Caribbean vibe of the area, the food, the natural beauty, the international blend of cultures and our stay at Mother Dear! Our hosts, Jimmy and Debbie, were like 2 long-time friends; welcoming, helpful, fun, interesting, yet respectful of our privacy. The... More

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Lone Jack, Missouri
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 4 days at Mother Dear while on our honeymoon and fell in love with the property and hosts. The owners were always nearby when needed and were very helpful with resturant selections and ideas of things to see and do. We loved our daily 20 minute walk on the beach (which is mostly black sand)... More

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Fairmont wWest Virginia, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Let me first start by saying the Jimmy and Debbie are the most wonderful people we could have ever dreamed to have met. This was our first trip to Costa Rica, and we were a little nervous. I had done several months of research leading up to our vacation and when you do in-depth research like I do you find... More

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My wife and I spent a week here and absolutely loved it. The cottages have beautiful ocean views and are actually just a few steps from a virtually private beach. With Jimmy and Debbie you cannot ask for better hosts; warm, friendly and helpful when needed. The property feels very safe and secure and is locked up at night. Taxis... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Jimmy and Debbie, the proprietors of Mother Dear, know hospitality authentically. They have lived and traveled internationally and understand well the needs and desires of guests. Like a perfect waiter in a classy restaurant, their presence is there when you want it and invisible when you don't. The location speaks for itself--right on a beautiful stretch of beach, close enough... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the cottage for a honeymoon and had a wonderful time. The deck had a fantastic view of the ocean and the beach was virtually empty. Jimmy and Debbie were great. They had recommendations for restaurants and were able to call us a taxi any time we wanted to go out in the evening. Puerto... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I spent five days here on our honeymoon and it could not have been a more romantic and intimate setting for us to spend some quality relaxation time together! We were able to wake up to the birds, eat breakfast on our porch and enjoy the waves! The place is right on the beach and only a... More

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Address: Calle Bar Pen Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Mother Dear Ocean Cottages Costa Rica/Limon

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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 
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