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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Mother dear was recommended to us and although we had a good time already in Puerto Viejo, Mother dear cottages and the lovely owners really made this holiday turn into our top list! The cottages are super super clean, very very big, the wood and openess give a real Costa Rica feeling. The view makes you want to stay on... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I only got one night here and wish I could have stayed for weeks. These two treehouse-like homes are clearly labors of love, everything is done so beautifully. Debbie and Jimmy are so warm, kind, and fun, and when you balance that with being perfect hosts, well, this is a wonderful getaway. The view, the breeze, the sound of the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My daughter and I thoroughly loved staying with James and Debbie. I say “staying with James and Debbie” because being at Mother Dear is like is like staying with good friends. They make you feel at home as soon as you meet them. They are the consummate hosts, whether it was giving us directions in town, recommending places to eat,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I could have stayed at Mother Dear for a month! These "cottages" are actually spacious, beautifully finished homes on stilts overlooking a garden and the ocean. Jimmy and Debbie are gracious hosts and have obviously labored over the details -- the finish on the wood, the tile in the bathroom, the hammock, the flowers. All you have to do is... More 

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at Mother Dear for the last 3 nights of our trip to Puerto Viejo, but I wish we would have stayed there all 6 nights! The 2 cabins are gorgeous and have very comfortable beds, huge balconies that get amazing ocean breezes all day and night (we saw 2 wild horses right on the beach... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

What a great trip my wife and I had! Before it was over we were planning the next trip and who we could get to go with us to stay in the other cottage. I have never before walked out on a beautiful Caribbean beach on a sunny morning, looked up and down and not seen a single person. Jimmy... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We stayed at Mother Dear for a week on our honeymoon. Jimmy & Debbie were wonderful and went out of their way to make sure we had a great stay. The cabins are beautiful, and they put up hammocks down in the garden so we could relax and look at the ocean. Falling asleep to the sound of the waves... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We loved this place. You will too. The location is great. The beach right in front of MD is awesome. The unit itself is extremely clean, beautifully decorated and comfortable - elegant but not pretentious. The owners are sweet people with good hearts. We will definitely stay there again WHEN (not if) we come back. If you like to run,... More 

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Mokpo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Staying at Mother Dear made our vacation to Puerto Viejo perfect! Jimmy and Debbie are absolutely wonderful and very helpful in suggesting fun things to do during your stay. Their dark-wood cottages have all the amenities to make you feel comfortable on your vacation, and the open porch looking out onto the ocean and private beach is truly amazing. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Puerto Viejo is an amazing beach town and there is no more relaxing place to stay than mother dear. The cottages are incredibly nice with a balcony that looks out onto the beach, a kitchen, sitting area, and nice bed. It is only a very short bike ride or walk into town. Jimmy and Deb (the owners) are great- they... More 

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