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“You just can´t miss staying at Mother Dear if you visit Puerto Viejo” 5 of 5 stars
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Calle Bar Pen Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica   |  
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Bollnas, Sweden
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“You just can´t miss staying at Mother Dear if you visit Puerto Viejo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This excellent cottage was our absolutly most lovely staying when we visited Costa Rica...the house..... the garden ......the view ..... the owners .... the absolutely relax....... The only miss for us was that we only could stay 3 nights......./love and thanks Eva Ingegerd o Jan Hedberg/SWEDEN

Room Tip: Top End for relax at Puerto Viejo
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Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

If we ever make it back to Costa Rica, we will only visit/stay at one place! We had 3 nights at Mother Dear in February 2013, and it went way too fast. Had I known the experiences that awaited me on the Oso Peninsula, I truly never would have left Debbie and Jim's AMAZING property. First of all they are not just wonderful hosts, but truly kind people. The "cottages" are absolutely spotless, bugless, and spectacular! King size bed, lovely, fresh smelling linens, a great bathroom, a deck not to be missed! The gorgeous wood throughout is beautiful!
Since we had so much rain while in CR, our clothes were all damp..they were gracious enough to let us use their washer, and DRYER (not a lot of those in CR), there was some cold beverages in the fridge upon arrival, which were much appreciated. There was a cook top, a blender, coffee pot etc...anything you could need to cook if you wanted. The location was the best too...far enough away from the town of PV, yet close enough to walk and bike to the town and beaches further south, which we did. Overall, their property is impeccably maintained, lots of outdoor space, secure, and you are literally on the beach and can rinse at the outdoor shower so you don't track sand into your cottage. You would be crazy not to stay here when visiting the Caribbean Coast....best for couples, so romantic.

Room Tip: Both cottages are exactly the same!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Mother Dear Cottages in April 2012. We had an absolutely wonderful time! The cottages are oceanfront on a nice, secluded part of the beach. The hosts, Jimmy and Debbie, are absolutely wonderful. They make sure that you have everything you need and are extremely helpful if you have any questions about the area. The town is just a short walk on the beach, which my husband and I did everyday. At night, Jimmy and Debbie can help arrange for a taxi to get into town.

If you're going to Puerto Viejo, stay at Mother Dear!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Mother Dear, is for sure the place to stay when visiting Puerto Viejo.

1. The cottage itself is stunning. Beautiful views, exceptionally clean, orthopaedic mattress, comfortable bedding and towels, etc.
2. The location is by far the best. You are 1 km north of the town of Puerto Viejo. If you rent bikes, it is only a few minutes to bike ride to town, but yet you are away from the actual town so you are more in nature.
3. Customer Service is outstanding. Jimmie & Debbie really make sure that you are always doing well. They are extremely helpful when needed. And just such nice people.

Best wishes, we have been raving about this place to everyone we know.

Room Tip: There are two units available, and either would be perfect.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salisbury, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We stayed at a fabulous cottage with a perfect ocean view, cooling breezes, and a lullaby provided by the waves. The week there flew by way too fast. Debbie and Jimmy are the ultimate hosts, anticipating your needs and providing for your comfort. They were also able to suggest tours and areas of local interest. We would definitely stay at Mother Dear again. Thanks, Debbie and Jimmy.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

If you want a perfectly appointed cottage, great view of the mostly secluded beach and wonderful hosts Mother Dear is for you! From the moment we arrived we felt at home. From our morning walks on the beach to our evenings on the porch, we enjoyed every moment. The town of Puerto Viejo is a small cab ride away and offers great food and entertainment. If you are lucky you can catch the band play at Lazy Mon with a very special singer! I do not come across many places where the reviews are so favourable and Mother Dear deserves every positive review. The other places we stayed in Costa Rica did not compare to all that Mother Dear offers and we will certainly be back soon. Send a note to Jimmy early as this place books quickly and rightly so. Look no further if you are planning a visit to Puerto Viejo!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

My partner and I last visited Mother Dear about a year ago, and although we never return to the same place twice when we vacation, we broke our cardinal rule and had to go back to Puerto Viejo...truly because of Mother Dear. It honestly is a total paradise. Jim and Debbie have the most beautiful piece of property, and they go out of their way to be sure you have a comfortable stay, where you truly can just relax and enjoy the breathtaking views all around you. The view of the ocean from your deck is totally spectacular. You literally fall asleep to the sound of the surf each night. Jim and Debbie keep the bungalows extremely clean too, so you don't have to fear about cooking in your room if you so wish. This time, my partner and I brought friends along with us and they rented the bungalow next to us. They both agreed that this was definitely paradise and said their dreams came true by vacationing here. Thanks Jim and Debbie for such wonderful, lifelong memories. We miss you and Mother Dear already! Pura vida!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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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
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 76 Specialty Lodging in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Mother Dear Ocean Cottages Costa Rica/Limon

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