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Don't Walk to the Beach, Casa De Memphis I is on the Beach. Monkeys Included.

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Nosara house description

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

Nosara, The way Costa Rica used to be, today!

Casa de Memphis is located in the northern corner of Nosara’s Playa Pelada where the Ostional Wildlife Reserve and the Nosara River meet the Pacific Ocean at front door of Casa de Memphis. While Playa (Beach) Pleada 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 very few people. (Just look over the photos and see for yourself.) Located with in a small group of eight houses, only four available for rent, located at the north entrance of this secluded beach. 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.

You have the whole beach to yourself 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, you can 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. The reason for this is that there is a reef just offshore that tames the swell.

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. If you walk down there early in the morning you can buy fish directly from the fishermen as come in at embarrassingly low prices.

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 and 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, cable TV, 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.......

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). All this for much less than taking the family out for dinner. Tell us what you want and we will make it happen. (Most people choose to take advantage of this for the night of the day they arrive.)

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 for the first week.)

Security: Costa Ricans are by nature a very passive people. That said petty theft is an on going issue that has subsided greatly in the last year. 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 THE 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. All funds and transactions are in US dollars. 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 or contact the owner directly at
davidcaywood@att.net

Dave Caywood, Owner
901-628-8551 (USA CST)






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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Housekeeper
      • Massage
      • Private Chef
      • Staff

      Suitability

      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        One renter must be 25 years of age and take responsibility of all others....moreless

      • 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. ...moreless

      • Non Smoking Only:

        Go outside and smoke whatever you want....moreless

      • Pets Considered:

        Pets considered on a case by case basis....moreless

      Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

      • Bunk Area

        ...moreless

      • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

        Private Bathroom and Balcony...moreless

      • Bedroom 4: 1 child bed, 1 baby crib

        A crib and pack and play can be made available...moreless

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib, 1 bunk bed

        ThePrivate Bathroom,balcony. Bunk bed is in carved out area...moreless

      • King size beds (1) One king size custom made hand carved four posted 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....moreless

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

        Huge walk in shower...moreless

      • Bathroom 2: toilet

        This is located down stairs...moreless

      • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

        Huge walk in shower...moreless

      Other Amenities

          • 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....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            Take one leave one open barrow library....moreless

          • Books For Adults
          • Books For Kids
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player:

            Yes via the DVD player...moreless

          • Games:

            Yes ...moreless

          • Games For Kids
          • Music Library:

            Iphone/Ipod docking station in the downstairs main room...moreless

          • Radio
          • 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 ...moreless

          • Stereo:

            Iphone dock...moreless

          • Television:

            Cable TV was just installed May 2014 and is much better than direct TV...moreless

          • Toys:

            There are some children's beach toys left behind by others...moreless

          • Video Library:

            About 60 DVDs can be found in the area under the TV set....moreless

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Budget
          • Family
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Bay/Sound
          • Botanical Garden
          • Forests
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Rain Forests
          • Reefs
          • Restaurants
          • Volcano
          • Waterfalls
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Beach
          • 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!...moreless

          • Oceanfront
          • 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!...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Rafting
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Water Tubing

          Dining

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining:

            Dinning room just off kitchen with buster seat and highchair...moreless

          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Activities Guide
          • Air Conditioning:

            All rooms air conditioned via independent units...moreless

          • Alarm Clock
          • Basic Soaps
          • Broadband Access
          • Ceiling Fans
          • Clothes Dryer:

            Dryer inside...moreless

          • Filtered Water
          • Free Long Distance:

            However no international calls allowed...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Internet:

            wireless internet...moreless

          • Laundry Soap
          • Linens Provided:

            Beach Towels and beach chairs are provided at no additional charge...moreless

          • Living Area
          • Living Room:

            Yes with two couches and TV...moreless

          • Local Maps
          • Local Restaurant Guide
          • Paper Towels
          • Parking:

            off street/road parking in a private gated area for four vehicles...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Lock the gate if you choose...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Safe
          • Split-System Air Conditioning
          • Telephone:

            unlimited national calling...moreless

          • Toilet Paper
          • Towels Provided:

            Yes both house and beach towels...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Washer inside...moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            Yes...moreless

          Kitchen

          • 4 Ring Stove
          • Blender
          • 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....moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils:

            Blender, Micro Wave, Toaster................moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Freezer
          • Grill
          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen is fully stocked and updated/restocked three times a year. Blender, toaster and microwave...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator:

            Refrigerator/Freezer...moreless

          • Stove
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Balcony:

            One private balcony for each of the two bedrooms...moreless

          • Barbecue
          • Beach Chairs
          • Beach Towels
          • Courtyard
          • Deck / Patio
          • Gated Community
          • Kayak / Canoe:

            DK rents them just down the road on the way to the river...moreless

          • Lanai / Gazebo
          • Outdoor Grill:

            Gas grill just out the back door...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill Gas
          • Patio
          • Porch / Veranda:

            Yes both front and back...moreless

          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
          • Walkway To Water

          Payment Type

          • Amex
          • Discover
          • Mastercard
          • Visa

          Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

                      Reviews

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                      from 52 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Regular Season
                      Apr 1 - Dec 20, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $175
                      $1,250 $3,750
                      Holidays
                      Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,000
                      Spring Break
                      Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,500
                      Holidays 2015/6
                      Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,750
                      Spring Break 2016
                      Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2016
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,500
                      My Standard Rate
                      5 night min stay
                      $175
                      $1,225
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Pet Fee $100
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      US dollars only. Other terms and arrangements can be made by contacting the owner, Dave Caywood 901.628.8551


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                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Location

                      • La Luna

                        "Simply walk south down the beach about 150 yards and you are at laLuna. One of the best plac..."

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                      • The Gilded Iguana

                        "Great food, always open, great service, reasonable prices and Casa de Memphis guest have fre..."

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                      • Coconut Harry's Beach Rentals & Surf School

                        "Steve Ryer is the owner of coconut Harry's and is more commonly refered to as Coconut Steve...."

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                      • Café de Paris

                        "great food well run and centrally located"

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                      • Nosara Yoga Institute

                        "World renowned for Yoga. This is the one reason, after the surf, that people flock to Nosara."

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                      • La Dolce Vita

                        "What an unusual restaurant. Robert the owner is right out of central casting, like the boat ..."

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                      • Nosara Surf Academy

                        "Run and owned by Kim McGowan the Nosara Surf Academy is located on the grounds of the Gilded..."

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                      • Nosara Beach House

                      100 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Liberia
                      100 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Olga's
                      110 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Paquera
                      120 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      La Luna
                      10 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Playa Pelada

                      Car: Recommended

                      Surfing lessons and board rentals, Yoga classes, turtle viewing, ATV rentals, canopy tour, Zip Line, monkey counting, bird watching, fishing, beach combing & and just plain chillen out and yacking with the locals

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: David & Mary Caywood have owned Casa de Memphis since the year it was built back in 2007. Mary is a professor at the University of Memphis while David flies for FedEx. The management company that looks after the house is owned by Tiffany and Frank and they have a staff of about 20 employees. With Frank being German and David an airline pilot they have come together with the following management program. “Correct it before it breaks. Repair it when it does. Remove it when you can’t.” This attitude alone is one of the reasons why everyone goes away planning their return and the guest comments reflect just that. The one down side to David & Mary’s beach house, it is often booked up well in advance but if you are flexible, they can usually get you in. BE SURE AND SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE PHOTOS AND COMMENTS.

                      Why the Owner Chose Nosara:
                      We were looking to move down to Costa Rica and began the process of looking for a new home. We literally got out a map and started going down the Pacific coast doing a Google search on each and every town on the map. When we saw large scale concrete high rise buildings, the search moved on. Unfortunately, what we were looking for in Costa Rica, was long gone until we happened upon Nosara. Nosara is best described as a perfect mix of human existence in a natural setting. The monkeys do not run from you but stare back. The beach is natural and there are no buildings to be seen and best of all because there are no large scale condominium projects. You basically have the place to yourself and that is why we bought the house where we did. And the name, Casa de Memphis? It came about as a product of need. As in most of Central and South America, there are no addresses, instead every house has a name. We wanted a name that best described the house and location but they were already taken. Next we wanted a name that gringos could remember. Also take into consideration the fact that people in Nosara do not use there last name and we were quickly referred to as David and Mary from Memphis and in the absence of anything else, Casa de Memphis it became.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Location, Location, Location and the house is the best example of just that. On the beach, by the river, next to the wildlife preserve. Families with children are especially attracted to the house because they are just steps away from the beach, jungle and all of the animals Costa Rica has to offer. The animals are actually best seen from the front porch while sitting in one of the four rocking chairs. Highly addictive, no cure!


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                      Speaks: english, spanish

                       

                      Photos

                      • View of the front of the house

                        View of the front of the house

                      • Master bedroom. There is now a king size bed in this bedroom

                        Master bedroom. There is now a king size bed in this bedroom

                      • plenty of room in the master bathroom

                        plenty of room in the master bathroom

                      • The view to the south

                        The view to the south

                      • The path through the exclusion zone to the beach takes just seconds to walk.

                        The path through the exclusion zone to the beach takes just seconds to walk.

                      • Ship wreck point

                        Ship wreck point

                      • Because CdM I sits on the edge of the exclusion zone, monkeys are everywhere

                        Because CdM I sits on the edge of the exclusion zone, monkeys are everywhere

                      • Fishing right outside the front door. Again you have the beach all to yourself.

                        Fishing right outside the front door. Again you have the beach all to yourself.

                      • The regularly scheduled 18:00 sunset every day over the Pacific Ocean.

                        The regularly scheduled 18:00 sunset every day over the Pacific Ocean.

                      • This is an arial shot of the north end Playa Pelada.

                        This is an arial shot of the north end Playa Pelada.

                      • The mouth of the Nosara River emptying into the Pacific ocean. 200 meters away

                        The mouth of the Nosara River emptying into the Pacific ocean. 200 meters away

                      • fully equipped kitchen

                        fully equipped kitchen

                      • bunkbeds in the carved out corner of the master bedroom

                        bunkbeds in the carved out corner of the master bedroom

                      • dining area seats 6 plus a highchair

                        dining area seats 6 plus a highchair

                      • The view of the beach to the north.

                        The view of the beach to the north.

                      • Jr. shows that the kids from out of town can hang with the best of them

                        Jr. shows that the kids from out of town can hang with the best of them

                      • This is an arial shot of the small community. CdM I is the lower right

                        This is an arial shot of the small community. CdM I is the lower right

                      • Birds of all kind transit in and out of the exclusion zone.

                        Birds of all kind transit in and out of the exclusion zone.

                      • Children look the marine life left behind by the high tide.

                        Children look the marine life left behind by the high tide.

                      • Meet the neighbors. Come on Fred, give it  a rest. We just got here!

                        Meet the neighbors. Come on Fred, give it a rest. We just got here!

                      • Young male Howler monkey just above the house as seen from the balcony upstairs.

                        Young male Howler monkey just above the house as seen from the balcony upstairs.

                      • Between the house and the ocean is the exclusion zone. Wildlife yes, concrete no

                        Between the house and the ocean is the exclusion zone. Wildlife yes, concrete no

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                      Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                      $175 - $286 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
                      Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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