We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Villas Serenidad
Nearby Hotels
$291
$215
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Savings alert! 12% below average rates

The price you found is 12% lower than this hotel's average rate of $244/night.

We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

VIP Hotel Playa Negra(Puerto Viejo de Talamanca)
$120
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
La Finca Chica(Cocles)(Great Value!)
$129
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Hotel Banana Azul(Puerto Viejo de Talamanca)
$114
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Cariblue Beach & Jungle Resort(Puerto Viejo de Talamanca)
$98
$95
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Savings alert! 22% below average rates

The price you found is 22% lower than this hotel's average rate of $122/night.

We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

La Perla del Caribe(Puerto Viejo de Talamanca)
$99
$79
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Tierra de Suenos Lodge(Puerto Viejo de Talamanca)
$85
$73
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
La Kukula Lodge(Puerto Viejo de Talamanca)
$102
Orbitz.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Savings alert! 37% below average rates

The price you found is 37% lower than this hotel's average rate of $162/night.

We analyze rates over a 60 day period, and compare your selection to the average rate of comparable stays to ensure you're getting the best possible deal.

Hotel Boutique Indalo(Puerto Viejo de Talamanca)(Great Value!)
$80
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
Tree House Lodge(Puerto Viejo de Talamanca)
$191
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Reviews (245)
Filter reviews
245 results
Traveler rating
242
3
0
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
242
3
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsmother dear cottagesocean cottageswonderful hostspuerto viejowonderful cottagesound of the wavespata negraminute walkprivate beachbeautiful bathroomcovered deckspent two weeksin townslice of heavenperfect mixprivate toursan jose
Filter
Updating list...
163 - 168 of 245 reviews
Reviewed March 24, 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!
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Megan151
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Vronica346
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank fortenba
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Eleanor V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank SWoof70
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews