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Mother Dear Ocean Cottages

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Calle Bar Pen Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
Mother Dear Ocean Cottages
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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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Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Jimmy and Debbie are beautiful people and attentive and respectful hosts. The cottage was dreamy and comfortable. You need to stay for more than a few days, as the longer you are there, the more relaxed you become and the more fun places you can explore. Costa Rica's very best of everything can be found right there!

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Truly so much more than a cottage. Beautifully handcrafted native wood adorns this custom designed and built "treehouse" inside and out. This property and the 3 structures on it are the fulfillment of owner Jimmy's dream, and you get the privilege of hitching a ride on that dream for the term of your visit. Enjoy spectacular views of the Caribbean... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I was so lucky to spend 2 nights at Mother Dear Ocean Cottages. How grand if it could have been longer! So much more than a "cottage" - really a small home on stilts, to better view the ocean and feel the fabulous breeze. Perfectly appointed, biggest bed I've ever seen, and our hosts, Debbie and Jim, were over-the-top cordial... More 

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Bonners Ferry, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My partner and I spent two weeks at Mother Dear and found it very hard to leave! Everything , from the view to the well appointed cabin and our hosts, Debbie and Jimmy, was better than we had hoped and more than we could have imagined! The setting was close enough to town to walk along the beach ( although... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We completely agree with the 5 star rewies written here. Mother dear was truly the best place to stay in Puerto Viejo (okay, in whole Costa Rica) Kingsize bed with seawiev are dangerously addictive. You barely wanted to get up in the morning. Place was spacious, clean and every little detail was carefully thought of. Jimmy and Debbie were wonderful... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My husband and I had an amazing time at Mother Dear. The house is absolutely stunning and has everything you can possibly need. The view from the porch is so beautiful. We could have sat there for a month. The bird watching especially in the morning was fabulous. The bed was extremely comfortable and you can't beat sleeping and waking... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Based on the reviews we expected to enjoy our time at Mother Dear.... we didn't realize we would love it as much as we did!! There was nothing more we could want for. Jimmy and Debbie have thought of every detail. From the welcome note on the bed, to the fridge stocked with drinks and treats to the flowers in... More 

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los angeles
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We stayed at Mother Dear for 6 nights and loved every minute of it. This was our 2nd visit to Puerto Viejo, but our first time staying at Mother Dear and north of town on the Playa Negra. We absolutely loved it. It is much less crowded than staying in Cocles, but still an easy walk or cab ride into... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great accommodation in a ideal location far away enough from downtown to be quiet but close enough to walk in easily. Jimmy & Debbie always want to do what they can to help you and give great advise on Puerto Viejo.

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London
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

All the other reviews were spot on, this was a gorgeous place and location. The view from the property was lovely looking out to the garden and sea. Jimmy & Debbie were great hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. We walked to the town along the beach stopping off at the point (a great local bar). A... More 

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