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Don't Walk to the Beach, Casa De Memphis I is on the Beach. in Nosara

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Hang Ten, Chill Out, Go Native, “Is that a real monkey?”


Casa de Memphis is located in the northern corner of Playa Pelada where the Ostional Wildlife Reserve and the Nosara River meet the Pacific Ocean at front door of Casa de Memphis. While Casa de Memphis is very secluded, it is still convenient to shopping and the other amenities. If you do not mind a troop of monkeys living in the trees above and an array of birds not commonly found in a front yard, this is the place for you. (Some would refer to the location as “Critter Central”.) Beach, wildlife, peace and quiet, and no other people. (Just look over the photos and see for yourself.) This is a small group of eight houses, only four available for rent, located at the north entrance to Playa Pelada. Because very few people know about this small enclave, you will almost always have the whole secluded section of Playa Pelada to yourself. And it does not stop there.

The whole beach is yours as you walk down the beach to one of the finest restaurants in the state of Guanacaste, La Luna. As you walk to La Luna, check out the tidal pools and the marine aquarium left by the tide. Every hour the beach area offers up a new setting as the tide comes in and out. Playa Pelada is the best place to swim of the three beaches in Nosara and kids can't get enough of the tidal pools.

On the way to La Luna you will pass the only beach bar in Nosara, Olga's. La Luna and Olga’s are located at the south entrance of Playa Pelada and this is where the small fishing boats come in and out of and is also a great local surfing spot.

Casa de Memphis I (Remember there are two Casa de Memphis’, I and II) was constructed in 2007 and is a fully air conditioned beach house with two master bedrooms, each with its own massive bathroom, vaulted ceiling, private walkout balcony and a King or Queen size bed with new mattresses as of 2014. The bigger of the two bedrooms has a bunk bed off to the side carved into its own area. The house is fully furnished and equipped for a party of 6. The houses sits behind a secure gated entrance at the end of the road with secure off street parking. No through traffic as you sit on the front porch and try and figure out what kind of humming bird that is. As of January 2009, the house has high speed, wireless internet.

Casa de Memphis is set up for the weekly renter. Very child friendly with a crib and high chair. (Because of the way the house is constructed it is hard for children to do any real damage, although some have tried.) The house comes with High Speed Wireless Internet, linens, a full size safe for your valuables (large and small, i.e. laptop computers) that weighs 500 pounds and is bolted to the floor, weekly house cleaning, monkeys, and they are all included at no extra charge. The house is managed by a couple that live just up the hill and are always on hand to answer a question or take care of something. There is even a comprehensive black book with loads of information about the house and the area that is regularly updated by the owner. Everything you need is already there. Beach chairs, beach towels and much much more.......

Guest of Casa de Memphis I have access to the pool at the Gilded Iguana. Walk down the beach and have breakfast on the beach at Olga's. Walk on a little further and spend the day lounging around the Iguana's pool and waterfall. The bar at the pool is always open and at your service as well as the kitchen for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Tired of cooking? We can arrange for a private chef to do all of the shopping, come to the house and prepare the menu of your choice at a mere fraction of what dinning out would be. This is the best bargain in Nosara and the wife of the owner of the house takes full advantage of this. Imagine, someone comes to the house at 17:00 (5PM), cleans, prepares dinner, cleans up afterwards and departs by 20:00 (8PM). Cost: $25 plus groceries. Tell us what you want and we will make it happen.

NOTE: Nosara, like many other beach communities, is experiencing a building boom. The northern end of Playa Pelada, where the house is located, is the only location free from the early morning construction noise, truck traffic and the associated dust. Dust is a serious issue from December to May. While there is very little traffic in front of the house we still apply molasses to the road out front to seal off the dust. Place smells like pancakes.

Security: Costa Ricans are by nature a very passive people. That said petty theft is an on going issue. Nothing neutralizes this issue more than common since. CdM I & II have monitored alarm systems. No other house available for rent has this level of security.

Booking: There are two ways to book Casa de Memphis I or II. VIA OWNER: simply send the owner an email stating which house and what dates you want. His reply will confirm the dates and the rate. If this is agreeable then the owner will send you a rental agreement to print out, read, sigh and return with a deposit in the form of a US dollar check or Canadian post order. 60 days prior to your arrival you will send in the whole rental fee. Your deposit converts to a security deposit and is refunded back to you after you depart. VIA CREDIT CAED: VRBO now has a book it now feature where you can use a credit card for the whole process. You will need to purchase a $49 security deposit policy that is non refundable. The choice is yours.

For more information call us or scroll down just above the photos for the link to the house's website. casadememphis *com

Dave Caywood

901-628-8551 (CST)

Keywords: Beach house, Nosara, Costa Rica, Surfing, Playa Pelada, House, vacation rental

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Last modified on 08-27-2014 at 2:47 PM.

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house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • house
    • floor area 2000 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
    • catering available
  • Location Type
    • beach
    • river
      • The Rio Nosara enters the Pacific Ocean just a 10 minute walk from the front door of Casa de Memphis I. Great snook fishing!
    • beachfront
      • In Costa Rica, no one is allowed to build within 200 meters of the high tide line, the exclusion zone, unless a concession has been granted for the furthest 50 meters. This concession is where the condos have been built that have ruined such destinations as Tamarindo and Jaco. There are no and will never be condos inside the 200 meters in Nosara, just jungle. The house sits on the 200 meter mark. Casa de Memphis is right at the short trail head to the beach. It is a 30 second walk to the beach with monkeys and all kinds of wildlife residing in the exclusion zone. All of this means that the beach is in a natural setting. Jungle, sand, ocean, as it should be! No concrete!
    • oceanfront
  • Theme
    • romantic
    • family
    • away from it all
    • budget
  • General
    • split-system air conditioning
    • living area
    • activities guide
    • alarm clock
    • ceiling fans
    • filtered water
    • laundry soap
    • local maps
    • paper towels
    • local restaurant guide
    • basic soaps
    • toilet paper
    • safe
    • telephone
      • unlimited national calling
    • air conditioning
      • All rooms air conditioned via independent units
    • linens provided
      • Beach Towels and beach chairs are provided at no additional charge
    • washing machine
      • Washer inside
    • clothes dryer
      • Dryer inside
    • hair dryer
    • parking off street
      • Lock the gate if you choose
    • living room
    • parking for rv/boat/trailer
    • free long distance
      • However no international calls allowed
    • parking
      • off street/road parking in a private gated area for four vehicles
    • internet
      • wireless internet
    • towels provided
    • broadband access
    • wireless internet
  • Kitchen
    • dishes & utensils
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • cooking utensils
      • Blender, Micro Wave, Toaster.............
    • refrigerator
      • Refrigerator/Freezer
    • freezer
    • stove
    • microwave
    • grill
    • 4 ring stove
    • oven
    • blender
    • stove
    • catering available
      • there is a private chef what the owners use on a regular basis. After buying everything at the grocery store,she will prepares a fabulous meal, cleans up and cost less than going out to a restaurant.
    • kitchen
      • The kitchen is fully stocked and updated/restocked three times a year. Blender, toaster and microwave
  • Dining
    • child's highchair
    • dining room
    • dining
      • Dinning room just off kitchen with buster seat and highchair
  • Pool / Spa
    • communal pool
      • Guest at Casa de Memphis have access to the pool and waterfall at the Gilded Iguana where there is a poolside bar and restaurant.
    • hot tub
    • spa whirlpool
    • outdoor pool
  • Bathrooms
    • 2 bathrooms 1 half Bath
    • bathroom 1: toilet, shower, Huge walk in shower
    • bathroom 2: toilet, This is located down stairs
    • bathroom 3: toilet, shower, Huge walk in shower
  • Bedrooms
    • 2 bedrooms, sleeps 6, beds for 6
    • bunk area:
    • bedroom 2: 1 queen, Private Bathroom and Balcony
    • bedroom 4: 1 child bed, 1 baby crib, A crib and pack and play can be made available
    • bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib, 1 bunk bed, Private Bathroom,balcony. Bunk bed is in carved out area.
      • King size beds (1) One king size bed in the larger of the two master bedrooms, Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Please let us know in advance if you need a child's, crib or play pen., Baby Cribs (1) Please let us know in advance if you need a crib., Bunk Beds (1) There is a set of bunkbeds in the larger of the two bedrooms. It is tucked away in an area cut out for it. Each of the two bedrooms has a private bathroom with walk in shower and a private balcony. Great for monkey watching.
  • Entertainment
    • toys
      • There are some children's beach toys left behind by others
    • satellite / cable
      • 28 USA network Channels are available via the wireless internet on your IPad, or other wireless device. Bring your own cables to hook and view on the large flat screen TV in the living room
    • television
      • Cable TV was just installed May 2014 and is much better than direct TV
    • books
      • Take one leave one open barrow library.
    • radio
    • books for adults
    • books for kids
    • games for kids
    • dvd player
    • stereo
      • Iphone dock
    • cd player
    • games
    • music library
      • Iphone/Ipod docking station in the downstairs main room
    • video library
      • About 60 DVDs can be found in the area under the TV set.
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
      • Gas grill just out the back door
    • gazebo
      • Out by the pool with swim up bar.
    • deck / patio
    • lanai / gazebo
    • kayak / canoe
      • DK rents them just down the road on the way to the river
    • gated community
    • outdoor grill gas
    • patio
    • porch / veranda
    • unscreened porch / veranda
    • walkway to water
    • beach chairs
    • beach towels
    • courtyard
    • barbecue
    • balcony
      • One private balcony for each of the two bedrooms
  • Suitability
    • pets considered
      • Pets considered on a case by case basis.
    • non smoking only
      • Go outside and smoke whatever you want.
    • long-term renters welcome
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • One renter must be 25 years of age and take responsibility of all others.
    • children welcome
      • Most of the people who rent the house have kids and take full advantage of the location to the beach. Because of the way the house is constructed, it is hard for children to do any permanent damage.
  • Onsite Services
    • staff
    • housekeeper
    • massage
    • private chef
  • Notes
    • Full size Safe (big enough to put lap top computers and cameras in), Beach Chairs, Outdoor Shower, Gated Off Street Parking, rocking chairs on the front porch, high chair for children, child's play pen, IPhone/IPod docking station.

activities and attractions in Nosara Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • zoo
    • restaurants
    • health/beauty spa
    • botanical garden
    • bay/sound
    • forests
    • rain forests
    • reefs
    • volcano
    • waterfalls
  • Leisure Activities
    • horseback riding
    • wildlife viewing
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
    • paddle boating
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • sight seeing
    • shelling
    • boating
    • shopping
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • mountain biking
    • surfing
    • kayaking
    • rafting
    • swimming
    • fishing
    • cycling
    • snorkeling/diving
    • hiking
    • deepsea fishing
    • fly fishing
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • snorkeling
    • sound/bay fishing
    • freshwater fishing
    • surf fishing
    • water tubing
    • equestrian events

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  • owner Dave Caywood
  • phone 901-628-8551

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Regular Season
Apr 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
5 nights
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 nights
Spring Break
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
7 nights
Holidays 2015/6
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 nights
Spring Break 2016
Mar 1 2016 - Mar 31 2016
7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $49
US dollars only. Other terms and arrangements can be made by contacting the owner, Dave Caywood 901.628.8551

Cancellation Policy

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traveler reviews for this nosara house rental

Casa de Memphis= five stars+

Review submitted: September 19, 2007   Date of arrival: June 1, 2007

What a wonderful experience, so much better than we anticipated. My wife and 15 month old son didn't know what to expect as we drove down the potholed roads to what was apparently the middle of the rainforest, when we pulled up to this beautiful house. It is incredible both inside and out, accented with the most beautiful woods you can imagine. It was roomy, clean, and had all of the amenities we could want. In the morning we would go out on our balcony and watch howler monkeys, veriegated squirrels, parrots, parakeets and cotamundis playing in the trees - right there in front of us! The beach is about 200 ft from the house, and on the way to it we would see many multi colored lizards including iguanas, as well as brilliantly orange-colored crabs and hermit crabs scurrying away. We had this beautiful beach all to ourselves, and found so many colorful and uniquely shaped shaped shells. The water was perfect. We found a coconut the first day, and man was it good. At night, we would sit on the front porch and relax with a cigar and beverage, and you could hear the ocean at the perfect volume, better than any Corona commercial. Even though it seems you are miles away from anywhere, the are little pockets carved away in the jungle that have some of the most marvelous resteraunts and bars I have ever seen. They have completely stocked kitchens and bars, and everything is SOOO fresh. Some were upscale with infitiy pool bars, and while at others I kept waitng for Jimmy Buffet to walk up and have a Margarita. At one place, a couple of kinkajou (raccoon family) walked right out of the jungle up to our table, which my son loved. They were all very reasonbly priced. And if total laid back relaxation and fabulous dining isn't enough, we took surfing lessons (the area is famous for its surfing), and went on an incredibley exhilarating zip line canopy tour. So many other psoitives, like the amazingly few biting insects, the sights and sounds, the people, the weather, and the lack of crowds gives this place the perfect mix of relaxation and excitement. Another crummy week in paradise . . .
Nick June 2007

Helpful votes: 13 / 26


Heaven on the beach

Review submitted: August 8, 2014   Date of arrival: July 15, 2014

Nosara and Casa De Memphis was the ideal ending destination for a 2 week tour of Costa Rica with my wife and kids. Having spent over a week in LaFotuna and Monteverde, we were looking for a relaxing few days on the Pacific coast at a comfortable home. We hit the jackpot with Casa De Memphis. The home was well furnished, including one of the best kitchens of any VRBO home in which we've stayed, owner and manager who were very communicative and responsive and a killer location. The house is 100 yards from a postcard perfect private beach that can rival any beach we've been to on the east or west coast of the U.S. And the town of Nosara was fantastic. It's 'costa rica rural', filled with expats, vacationers and surfers all tickled to have found their nirvana. Tons of outdoor activities, lots of casual but great restaurants, and an ideal spot to 'just do nothing.' Knowing what we now know, we would have come earlier and stayed later at Casa De Memphis. If you are looking for the quintessential Pacific Coast Costa Rica experience, you need not look any further. You won't do better than this rental in Nosara.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Coasta Rica and Casa de Memphis Rock!

Review submitted: June 4, 2014   Date of arrival: March 27, 2014

Casa de Memphis was the perfect setting for a first-time visit to Costa Rica! The house is well appointed and in great condition. Being so close to the beach (Playa Pelada) was fantastic. It really was like having a private beach! Low tide is an excellent time for exploring the tidal pools and caves. Just a short walk away is Playa Guiones, a completely different beach experience, especially for surfers and people watching. There is also good proximity to other activities in Nosara and Guiones. I highly recommend the zip lining experience. I will definitely be back!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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Nosara vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 04/12/2007.