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Elegant Ocean Cottage on the Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

If you came for the beach…

Why not stay on the beach ?

Striking hand-crafted cottage built of beautiful tropical hardwoods, by the sea on Playa Negra in Puerto Viejo.

Designed for maximum air circulation, the unit is elevated, cooled by ocean breezes during the day and mountain back drafts at night.

The open-floor plan is simple and practical: fully-equipped kitchen with basic appliances (including a large refrigerator), king-size bed, large bathroom with lovely tile and glass block shower, and a 200 square-foot porch ( essentially an outdoor living room) looking out across a tropical garden to the beach.

Planned for rest, relaxation, and renewal, this accommodation is intended for two people who wish privacy.

Hardwood floors, open ceilings, and custom furniture are at the core of the cottage.

Awakening to both beach music and forest sounds, you will likewise find yourself surrounded by the natural beauty that is Costa Rica.

Puerto Viejo is both funky and cosmopolitan (43 nationalities at last count), with charms all its own. When you feel like venturing away from your peaceful home base, you will find a myriad of activities available within short distances of “Mother Dear”.

With its unspoiled nature, the beach at Playa Negra is reminiscent of the 1970’s: don’t be surprised if you sometimes see more wild horses than people out enjoying the salt air!

If you are still a traveler rather than a tourist, yet are now welcoming a few more creature comforts when you venture away from home, then “Mother Dear” might be just the place for you.

But wherever you decide to stay:

Come to Puerto Viejo!!!

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

James Johnston
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Limón Province in Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One large bathroom; unlimited hot water
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1) + 1 Single bed
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Elegant Ocean Cottage on the Beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Long Beach, CA

Nice place, great people

  • 4 of 5

Jim and Debbie are great hosts. They had suggestions about places to eat and things to do. They arranged for me to have a massage right on the porch! The cottage is in a fantastic location and although there are other rentals on the same property we didn't hear and barely saw anyone else around. The cottage is fully stocked with pots, pans and utensils for cooking but no microwave or oven. The bed was comfortable and the linens were all clean. We stayed for a week and someone came in to clean in the middle. The hot water was endless and the shower head had great pressure. If you are a complete silence kind of person this is not a place for you. There are screens instead of walls in certain areas which allow the lovely ocean breezes to pass through but you can also hear the songs and calls of the local birds, cicadas, and crickets. For me the noises of nature were soothing. Puerto Viejo town is a short distance away and the area has innumerable things to do. If I were to suggest anything for Jim and Debbie to add it would be bikes for renters to ride.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quaint, perfect.

  • 5 of 5

James and Debbie were extremely accommodating. An extremely pleasant stay and highly recommended for those who want a relaxing experience in Puerto Viejo

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle WA

Beautiful hidden treasure on Caribbean beach

  • 5 of 5

A perfect, romantic paradise! We were pleasantly surprised by the location, beauty and quality of this cottage. Jimmy & Debbie are wonderful hosts; always there if you need anything, but gave us complete privacy. We met several of their local friends at Debbie's birthday party & enjoyed a nice afternoon with them all. Most people we know don't go to the Caribbean Coast because it is not as developed as the Pacific side, but their place is an exception. It's worth the drive and we enjoyed many sights along the coast. We would go back there again & told them we seriously wished they were our full time neighbors. Awesome people & place! Ken & Debbie

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabins were clean and beautiful. Very comfortable. You had everything you need to cook a nice meal. Nice view of the ocean, relax to the sounds of the waves. Very peaceful. Beautiful flora. Plenty of beautiful song birds. Very peaceful stay. I had an amazing time, and did not miss the lack of a television one bit. Great restaurants within walking distance, even food markets. I will definitely return. Debbie and James were great hosts. I had a fantastic time. Great wifi.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

Mother Dear was amazing, great location and set up. James and Debbie were amazing hosts and went out of there way to make us feel at home. I would highly recommend staying here, we will be back!

Scott and Jenn,Canada

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words...we enjoyed meeting & hosting you, James
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Rochester, NY, USA

It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This!

  • 5 of 5

If we were to build our own house on the beach in the comfort and style that make life most simple and enjoyable this would be the place we would call home. Mother Dear was the perfect place to spend a week and totally unwind. Listening to the pounding surf, watching the wild horses graze in the front yard and hearing the wild birds made for the perfect experience. The house was beautifully appointed, glistened from top to bottom and just made our stay in Pto Viejo perfect. The location to the beach, the distance to town and incredible fusion food that we got to enjoy guarantees that we will return one day soon to this magical place. And if this wasn't good enough, our hosts exceeded our wildest expectations by their friendliness, helpfulness and kindness. We have already recommended Mother Dear to ALL of our friends and have plans to return very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Limón Province, Central & South America

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Apr 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
15 Dec 2017 - 14 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.61

Rates displayed are based on for 2 guests. The 3rd person rate is $15 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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