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Why Walk to the Beach when Casa De Memphis I is on the Beach. Monkeys Included.

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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
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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) Pelada 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 within a small group of eight houses, only four available for rent, 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 due to the lack of rain. 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 CARD: 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)






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

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • 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

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Private Bathroom and Balcony...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 bunk bed

    Hand made custom carved king bed, private balcony and bath.....moreless

  • Other bedding options: 1 child bed, 1 baby crib

    A crib and pack and play can be made available just let us k...moreless

  • Bunk Area: 1 bunk bed

    This is a section carved out of the larger of the two master...moreless

  • Master bedroom #1: One king size custom made hand carved four posted bed and one set of bunkbeds in the corner alcove, private balcony, large master bathroom, walking closet, AC and ceiling fan. Master bedroom #2: One Queen size Bed, private balcony, AC, master bathroom and ceiling fan. Please let us know in advance if you need a child's, crib or play pen. The balconies upstairs are great for monkey watching, especially in the AM when the little ones are most active. Note: All mattresses in Casa de Memphis I & II are new as of January 2015 and are inclosed in an insect barrier encasement. This is a much more important aspect of renting in CR than most people realize. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master bedroom 1: toilet, shower

    Huge walk in shower...moreless

  • Downstairs bathroom: toilet

    This is located down stairs...moreless

  • Master Bathroom 2: 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....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

  • Free Long Distance:

    However no international calls allowed...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    wireless internet...moreless

  • 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

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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
$1,250 $3,750
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes 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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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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    "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

  • plenty of room in the master bathroom

    plenty of room in the master bathroom

  • dining area seats 6 plus a highchair

    dining area seats 6 plus a highchair

  • Costa Rica is home to an amazing collection of birds. Simply look out the window

    Costa Rica is home to an amazing collection of birds. Simply look out the window

  • The view of the beach to the north. Quiet, safe and almost never any people.

    The view of the beach to the north. Quiet, safe and almost never any people.

  • 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

  • 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. Almost deserted.Very privat

    This is an arial shot of the north end Playa Pelada. Almost deserted.Very privat

  • 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

  • Mother Howler monkey with baby as seen from the balcony of the master bedroom

    Mother Howler monkey with baby as seen from the balcony of the master bedroom

  • fully equipped kitchen

    fully equipped kitchen

  • Custom made, hand carved king size bed in the larger of the two master bedrooms

    Custom made, hand carved king size bed in the larger of the two master bedrooms

  • Sunset evert day at Playa Pelada just outside the door of Casa de Memphis

    Sunset evert day at Playa Pelada just outside the door of Casa de Memphis

  • The view to the south and again almost never any people.

    The view to the south and again almost never any people.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rufus, the alpha male of the neighborhood troop doing what howlers do best

    Rufus, the alpha male of the neighborhood troop doing what howlers do best

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