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Mother Dear Ocean Cottages

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view, beautiful place, on the beach, fully equipped. Good info provided for tours. 20 minute walk to town along the beach. 2 good restaurants within 5 minutes. Bed large and very comfortable. Owners bent over backwards to help us with everything.

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Thank th869373
MotherDearCR, Owner at Mother Dear Ocean Cottages, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you (and more Brits) again. Sincerely, James More 

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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

First of all: we were so lucky to have the chance staying at Debbie's and Jimmy's place - normally it is booked out. We were staying for four nights and we wished we could stay much longer. The two are so helpful and lovely and they did everything to make your stay perfect - and it was so. If there... More 

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MotherDearCR, Owner at Mother Dear Ocean Cottages, responded to this review

Debbie and I are so happy to hear that you & Narong enjoyed your stay with us. We especially like it when guests (as you did) make full use of the galley kitchen and have candlelight dinners on the porch, accompanied by the crashing waves as background. Pura Vida, James More 

Newton, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

A friend and I, both writers, stayed at Mother Dear in June 2016, each of us in a stunning and comfortably furnished casita on stilts. The elevation of the cottages lifted us into the mild breezes wafting in from the ocean less than 200 yards away. Each cottage has an open floor plan which includes spacious living and sleeping areas,... More 

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MotherDearCR, Owner at Mother Dear Ocean Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. Debbie & I can appreciate the inspiration & focus that a writer such as yourself could feel facing the ocean for hours from high on your porch...it mesmerizes us every day and we never get used to it! Thanks again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

My Partner and I stayed at this property in August 2014 for 3 nights and It was an amazing stay! I cannot recommend this property enough. They were extremely friendly and helpful. They were able to provide us with all the knowledge and great places to eat and things to do. The Free Standing Cottages (at the time only two... More 

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MotherDearCR, Owner at Mother Dear Ocean Cottages, responded to this review

We very much appreciate your kind words. It is music to our ears when travelers enjoy the Caribbean Coast, the town of Puerto Viejo, and, of course, the cottages at Mother Dear. More 

Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

My friend and I took an impromptu trip to Costa Rica in Fall of 2015 due to some low ticket prices we received. We decided Puerto Viejo and did a quick search on TA to find a highly ranked property. Mother Dear stood out as a very serene choice. Jim and Debbie were amazing hosts. The property was beautiful and... More 

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MotherDearCR, Owner at Mother Dear Ocean Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We feel so good when a traveler enjoys not just Mother Dear but also all Puerto Viejo has to offer as well. Pura Vida, James More 

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

There is so much to like about Mother Dear. The cottages are well-designed, impeccably built, spotlessly clean, and pleasantly decorated. Jimmy and Debbie, who own and manage Mother Dear, live on the premises and are the perfect hosts; they are there to welcome you and to answer any questions you may have about Puerto Viejo--and like a good waiter, they... More 

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MotherDearCR, Owner at Mother Dear Ocean Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are always happy when a guest is satisfied not only with the cottage itself and its location so close to the beach, but also with all there is to do in the Southern Caribbean of Costa Rica. James More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

First of all we want to thank Debby & Jimmy for our fantastic stay at Mother Dear Cottages! They are such great hosts, and will do everything to make your stay comfortable, it's like coming home to mom & dad!! They give you a lot of tips for restaurants and activities in Puerto Viejo! And there cats 'Percy' & 'Minky'... More 

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MotherDearCR, Owner at Mother Dear Ocean Cottages, responded to this review

Your kind & thoughtful review is much appreciated, and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Debbie and I also hope you will return next year. Pura Vida! James More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I am very tardy in writing this review, but we still think back fondly to our stay. The cottages are so much nicer than even the photographs show. The kitchenette was perfect for cutting up fresh fruits from the market and there are a few pots and pans for cooking. The bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom was spacious.... More 

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MotherDearCR, Owner at Mother Dear Ocean Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. Much appreciated, yet I couldn't help noticing that, while you gave us a rating of 4 Stars in the "VALUE" category, in the body of the review you maintain: "This was an excellent Value...". More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

This was one of the most wonderful places I have stayed. The photos do not do it justice, and the hosts are so friendly and welcoming, and really want to ensure that you have an incredible stay. My boyfriend and I could not believe, every morning and afternoon and evening, where we staying. The balcony overlooking the beautiful garden and... More 

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MotherDearCR, Owner at Mother Dear Ocean Cottages, responded to this review

We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and our thanks for your kind words. Jimmy & Debbie More 

Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We absolutely loved staying at Mother Dear. Jimmy and Debbie were absolutely wonderful hosts: helpful, friendly and professional. The cottage was equip with everything that we needed, including a few startup groceries! The online pictures are a great representation and if anything, make it look a bit smaller than it actually is. The bed was very comfortable with nice soft... More 

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MotherDearCR, Owner at Mother Dear Ocean Cottages, responded to this review

Your kind review is much appreciated. Your beautiful bikes and your adventurous style of travel were fascinating! Thanks for coming...see you again? More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about Mother Dear Ocean Cottages

Address: Calle Bar Pen Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70401, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Mother Dear Ocean Cottages Costa Rica/Limon
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