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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mother Dear was such a great choice for our stay in Puerto Viejo. The cottage was beautiful, super clean and functional. Lots of space and way better than a typical hotel room! We loved having the option of having a small kitchen to make our meals if we didn't feel like going out. The location was great, 20 minute walk...

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

Very glad to know you had a nice time here by the ocean, and thank you for taking the time out to post your review.

Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am speechless!!! They only have two of these cottages, so make reservation when you still can! Location is great, near of the city, you can walk there in 10-15min, place is really quiet and cozy!! However, the beach is only 20m away, so the sea can be quite effective if you do not like the sound of the waves......

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

We enjoyed hosting you guys. Thanks for coming and we do hope to see you again. We appreciate your kind words. James

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 15 December 2016

What to say about this place that people haven't already said? It's all true! This is a real gem and you won't regret staying here. It is splendidly furnished with reliable wifi and enough light to read by (something of a rarity in many CR hotels, we found). We so wished we could have stayed longer. This was the best...

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

We so appreciate your kind words. Even though we have been here for 8 years, we still marvel at this wonderful location right by the sea. It is mesmerizing and soothing to say the least. See you next time! James & Debbie

Elwood
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We can't begin to say how much we LOVED staying at Mother Dear Cottages! Everything about our stay was perfect! James and Deborah were so gracious and accommodating. We needed to change our plans because of the hurricane, James worked with us in rearranging our dates with perfection. The cottage is beautiful with breathtaking views. The kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and...

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

We are very thankful for your kind words, and happy that you guys enjoyed your stay at Mother Dear. We also admire this beautiful spot by the ocean, every morning when we rise. James

London, Canada
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here at the beginning of our trip to Puerto Viejo, and loved it so much we decided to return for a few more nights before leaving. Jimmy and Deb were incredibly welcoming and thoughtful hosts. The cottage was beautiful with a perfect view. Many thanks for making our stay a memorable experience.

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

Thanks for reviewing us. We enjoyed hosting you guys and it makes us happy just to know that Mother Dear is appreciated!

Reviewed 20 November 2016

We recently stayed at Mother Dear and it was excellent. The location is a short distance from Puerto Viejo (20 minute walk)yet secluded and on the lovely Playa Negra. The Cottage we stayed in was amazing with outstanding waterfront views and a lovely garden. We really enjoyed sitting on the front porch with coffee or beer and just taking in...

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

Thanks for your nice review. We are glad to know you enjoyed the cottage, and your encounter with the sloth, on the ground, was exciting for all of us. Hope you come back!

San Diego, California
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Mother Dear was a great villa for us to have quiet and privacy! It was fully equipped with everything we needed! We rented bikes and rode into town for shopping and activities. It was close to Banana Azul which had great food and a fun beach bbq. The bed was comfortable and we loved the patio. Had our coffee and...

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

You kind words are greatly appreciated. It is always refreshing to hear that a guest had a relaxing yet productive stay! Thanks, James

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Hosts, location, beauty and function were all ideal. My husband and I absolutely loved staying at Mother Dear at the end of our honeymoon! This is a perfect location for those who want a higher-end feel but without the crowds, or big dining rooms of a hotel. The bungalows are beautifully decorated and designed. My husband and I wanted to...

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

Many thanks for your kind review. Although we admittedly have a choice location with nice cottages, the success of a holiday resides ultimately in the attitude within the travelers themselves, which in your case was sterling. We think your marriage is off to a good start. Thanks again for visiting, and lets do it again!

Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This was our second time staying at Mother Dear. We stayed here about 4 years ago and both my husband and I have been waiting for the day we could come back. The location on Playa Negra is great. Beautiful view of the ocean from your deck. About a 15 minute walk into town, great for groceries and eating out...

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

Nothing is as gratifying to us as when guests return for another visit. It was good to see you again, and thanks for the vote of confidence. James & Debbie

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Mother Dear is a little slice of paradise! We stayed for 6 nights and wanted to extend our stay but sadly they were booked. When we arrived after a long, hot bus journey, Debbie was there to greet us with a smile and had stocked the fridge with a few refreshments to help us settle in. The cottage was clean...

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

We admire you both as verified troopers who managed to enjoy your stay despite a toddler who was under the weather. We do hope you can come again for a followup visit. Thanks for coming, James

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Price Range: €103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Mother Dear Ocean Cottages Costa Rica/Puerto Viejo De Talamanca
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“your own beachfront hideaway”
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“Both cabins are identical - no one is better than another. Both have the same amenities and same gorgeous view.”
  • The view from the porch of our house. Stunning!
 of 5 bubbles FrannieNoble, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Both cottages are identical. Just book one, you won't be sorry”
 of 5 bubbles Duncan6, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had cottage 1 which has nobody on one side so i think it's a little more private”
 of 5 bubbles bjandk2016, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The cottages are mirror images of each other. Ideal for a couple or two couples traveling together.”
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