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Mother Dear Ocean Cottages

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Calle Bar Pen Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
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Burlington, Vermont
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Mother Dear is every bit as beautiful, welcoming, and relaxing as every other review states. We were debating whether to travel to the Caribbean coast or not and decided to after finding Mother Dear on Trip Advisor. We were so happy with our decision!! Jimmy and Debbie are the perfect hosts. We would love to go back one day and... More 

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Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Loved 'Mother Dear' - Jimmy & Debbie have a beautiful place on Playa Negra. There isn't a whole lot more I can add to the already fabulous reviews people have given this place. We totally enjoyed are stay and would love to return.

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Durango, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Being our first time in Puerto Viejo we were not sure what to expect. Our ride from San Jose was long but was well worth the time to to get to the Carribean coast and Jim an Debbie's place was the perfect place to be. Jim settled us in when we got there with good advice on everything from where... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My husband and I experienced Puerto Viejo for the first time making "Mother Dear" our home-base. Just for fun, while we were in Puerto Viejo we visited other cabins and hotels to see where else we might want to stay (because we're DEFINITELY coming back to the area!). We looked, but we were already too spoiled at Mother Dear! We... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We do not really know what to add to all the top rating reviews. The place was truly wonderful as is mentioned in many reviews before this one (and surely after). The bedroom/living area, and bathroom are very spacious as is the private terrace which has a great view of the ocean. After spending the days by going around in... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The short version: This is the place you want. The long version: It has been about six weeks since we left Jimmy, Debbie, Tiny, and Honey at Mother Dear in Puerto Viejo, and we can't stop talking about it. We mention it to each other, we show people photos; and I've been dreaming of getting my feet back into Playa... More 

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Quincy Adams Shore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Well Mother Dear has already had over 100 perfect reviews but we need to add our acclaim for such a visit in paradise as we recently experienced. The website tells the tale as no other I have researched. Puerto Viejo is for the ravler not the tourist as it has its funky charms. In your treehouse feeling cottage everything has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

It's hard to really put into words how perfect this place is. After a hectic first night in San Jose involving our rental car, we made the 4 hour drive to Mother Dear and all of our worries melted away within a few minutes. Jim and Debbie are sweet and wonderfully accommodating, but not at all overbearing. We loved spending... More 

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My husband and I spent three nights here as part of our 10-night Costa Rica honeymoon, and it completely lived up to the reviews. Most importantly, the bed is HUGE and really really comfy. From the balcony (complete with comfy hammock!) there was a view of their yard, and the beach, and the ocean. Our first night as we were... More 

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Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

First off i want to point out that this is the first review I've ever written for TripAdvisor, I have done some travelling but have never been inspired to write a review of any of the places I've stayed. Mother Dear has finally done that. This place is unbelievable, the raised cabin is beautifully hand-crafted with local wood and boasts... More 

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