DON'T WALK TO THE BEACH, CASA DE MEMPHIS I IS ON THE BEACH.

Dave Caywood

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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DON'T WALK TO THE BEACH, CASA DE MEMPHIS I IS ON THE BEACH.

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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

Casa de Memphis: THE WAY COSTA RICA USED TO BE, TODAY.

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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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Dave Caywood

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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.

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Dave Caywood purchased this house in 2007

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.

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!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Don't Walk to the Beach, Casa De Memphis I is on the Beach.
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Nosara Guanacaste
Arkansas
5

CASA DE MEMPHIS= FIVE STARS+

  • 5 of 5
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
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
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Nosara Guanacaste
Memphis, TN
5

COASTA RICA AND CASA DE MEMPHIS ROCK!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Tennessee
5

ABSOLUTELY GREAT PLACE...CANT WAIT TO GO BACK

  • 5 of 5
Casa de Memphis is a fabulous vacation spot. This was my first trip to Costa Rica. The house was in great shape, and as clean as it could get. We went offshore fishing for 3 days and caught big fish (marlin, sailfish, wahoo, and mahi) each day along with a lot of smaller fish (tuna and bonita) to keep us busy. The zip line tour was incredible. 2 of the many restaurants are a short walk down the beach from the house and the food was great. But the best part of the the trip was enjoying the house (especially the home cooked meals from the recommended chef....very reasonable) and the beach. I cant wait to go back next year. Best vacation we have ever had.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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5

GREAT PLACE

  • 5 of 5
We were six guys staying at Casa de Memphis II for the first time on our annual fishing trip. The manager, Tiffany was a bit surprised as she says Dave, the owner never rents to anyone but families. Maybe it was that our average age was 55 that got us in under the radar.

The house was far nicer than anything we have ever imagined. Super clean and had everything you would need and then some. I say this because we ran the blender almost constantly when we were not out fishing. Needless to say the blender and the coffee pot burned out but out of nowhere came their replacements. This place must be a logistical nightmare and to have replacements already on hand and was not something you would expect. I am told that because the electrical service goes on and off quite often that small appliances do not last long. The owner being an airline pilot, always has a back up.

The fishing was great, yet sometimes slow and we caught and carried back to the house almost 100 pounds of fillets of fresh Yellow Fin tuna, Dorado (aka Mai Mai) and Wahoo. On top of that we caught a nice 200 pound Marlin and several sailfish all of which we released. (100 pounds of fillets is a great way to meet the neighbors)

We did take the owner’s advice and had Chola, the chef come by each night and cook up the days fresh catch. While we did walk down the beach to the restaurant LaLuna, we did have Chola come the other nights and cook for us and a few locals we picked up along the way. This alone saved us a great deal vs. eating out every night. We also paid for the maids to come by everyday when we were out fishing and that was well worth it.

I got to sleep in the uber private cabina out back across the bridge and it was great to wake up to the sounds of the neighborhood wildlife. The monkeys kept it down and were not to loud but they were all over the place. We would actually swim in the pool and howell back at them.

One of the things that was most surprising was that abundance of fruit in the neighborhood trees. Of the eight houses each seamed to have a mega fruit tree of some sort. We would just ask and could then pick anything we wanted. Papaya, water apples, limes and mangos. If we could pick it, in the blender it went.

I would highly recommend Casa de Memphis II and I for that mater, to anyone who wants a house in great working order in a very remote location surrounded by wildlife, the Pacific Ocean and all the fresh fruit you can eat yet still close enough to the stores
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Nosara Guanacaste
Toronto
4

COULDN'T BE ANY CLOSER TO THE BEACH

Couldn't be any closer to the beach
  • 4 of 5
No frills house with all the basics. Attentive property manager. We love the location. Perfect for two couples. Great value.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Where do you live?
4

NICE PLACE TO STAY, NEAR FUN TOWN

  • 4 of 5
Casa de Memphis was a wonderful place to stay with my family. The beach was a short walk (we learned upon arrival that Costa Rica does not allow houses to be build closer than 300 meters from the ocean), there is a pool next door that we were allowed to use, and the house was beautiful and in great condition. The town of Nosara is very near by and has great surf lessons, restaurants, and shops, but it is not too big.

Two words of caution: The rip tide is strong off the coast of the house. David has information about it in the house. We had three children with us, the youngest 6 years old, and learned quickly that they couldn't go it above their knees. Also, the owners recommended two Coast Rican women who would cook for us. They were lovely and prepared a great meal, but in the end charged is 3x what we were told they would charge. We paid, of course, but didn't (couldn't afford to) ask them to return. Better to find a good Costa Rican place in town for a fraction of the cost.

All in all, it was a great experience, and everyone in my family would love to return. (Zip lining, and surf lesson are a MUST!)
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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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Nosara Beach House
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Liberia
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Paquera
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Playa Pelada
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Olga's
Nearest Restaurant
120 Metres
La Luna
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

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Nosara House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Regular Season
Apr 1 2014 - Dec 17 2014
5 night minimum stay
$175
$1,250
$3,750
 
 
Holidays
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Holidays 2015/6
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Spring Break 2015
Mar 1 2016 - Mar 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Nosara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach
  • River ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Living Area
  • Safe
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
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
  • 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:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Toys ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Courtyard
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • equestrian events
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
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.
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