My husband and I stayed in one of these beautiful cabins for 7 nights at the end of December. We have stayed in amazing places all over the world, and this was right up there as one of our favourites. No, it's not a Ritz Carlton hotel or an all inclusive, but it was absolutely perfect. The owners are Debbie and Jimmy, a lovely couple who live on the property and are always available it needed, but leave you to your privacy at the same time. They have two cabinas on their property, and they honestly have thought of everything and have done it to perfection. The cabins are handcrafted out of the most beautiful woods ever, the units are absolutely spotlessly clean and very spacious. The pictures don't give you a sense of how large it actually is. There is a wonderfully comfortable king size bed, and a very large bathroom, with a huge shower. And the deck, oh wow! It was huge with two hammocks, a table and two really comfortable captains chairs that we spent way too much time sitting in and gazing at the beach, watching wild horses roaming through the yard and at night watching fireflies all around us. We were there during the rainy season, and throughly loved it. When it rained, it was like the skies just opened up. You could sit nice and dry under the covered deck and just watch it come down. Even had a massage on the deck one day by a fellow Canadian named Ro. She was awesome. Highly recommend her. The kitchen has everything you need to cook, a full size fridge and basic spices, olive oil etc. which was very much appreciated. Debbie even had cold beer and pop, milk and croissants ready for us when we arrived. As a frequent traveller, I can't tell you how these small details make such a difference. We were in other places during our three weeks in Costa Rica that didn't even have salt, pepper or sugar when we arrived. The location is ideal too. It is far enough away from the town of Puerto Viejo to enjoy the quiet of our own stretch of beach, but close enough to walk it. There was a couple of grocery stores to chose from, a fish monger and a meat shop, which Debbie told us about, so we were totally set. One day we rented bicycles from Banana Azul which is a 5 minute walk from Mother Dear. $6 a day and you can ride up and down the coast and explore to your hearts content. Sorry we can't report on any of the tours available because we didn't do any. We chose to just relax and go into "sloth mode" as we like to call being 100% lazy. We ate at a couple of restaurants and they were not bad, but we ate most of our meals in. The seafood is so fresh and the chicken is delicious, and considering we had an oceanfront table at our own place, why would we go anywhere else? I would not hesitate in recommending Mother Dear and if we ever get the chance to go back to the Caribbean, we will make sure we stay here.
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