About the property
- House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 2 master Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Hang Ten, Chill Out, Go Native, “Is that a real monkey?”
Nosara, The way Costa Rica used to be, today!
Note: Casa de Memphis I is one of the most rented VRBO rental houses out of 160 rental houses in Nosara for two reasons, location and quality. The reviews, the most of any house, speak for themselves.
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. 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, (voted number one by Trip Advisor). 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. (This is a local hangout as very few people/tourist know about this entrance.)
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 2016. The bigger of the two bedrooms has a bunk bed off to the side carved into its own area. (All mattresses have insect proof bed encasements.)The house is fully furnished and equipped for a party of 6 and has a water storage system that will supply all of your water needs when they are forced to shut off the entire water system in times of draught during the evening hours. 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, beach chairs, beach towels, 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 and industrial size safes. No other house available for rent has this level of security. Please leave valuables at home but bring your common sense.
Dave Caywood, Owner
Tips on renting a house in Nosara: First and foremost have your dates set. Second decide if you want ocean view (up on the mountain overlooking Nosara) or beach access. One or the other but not both. There are only about 15 houses on the Exclusion Zone boundary for all of Nosara. The rest are further away. (Casa de memphis I is one of these 15). Needless to say the walk to the beach varies wildly. Your priorities should be in this order, security, location and the attitude of the owner. One suggestion, ask the owner for references of guest who have stayed there in the last 30 days and never forget that NOTHING IS BETTER THAN CALLING THE OWNER.
Keywords: Beach house, Nosara, Costa Rica, Surfing, Playa Pelada, House, vacation rental
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Dave Caywood
David & Mary Caywood have owned Casa de Memphis since the year it was built back in 2007. Mary is a marketing professional 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.
Dave Caywood purchased this House in 2007
Why Dave Caywood chose Playa Pelada
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.
What makes this House unique
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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Couldn't ask for a better experience.
You know how you build things up in your mind, only to be disappointed when it actually happens? Well, this trip was even better than we could have imagined. House location is excellent, Owner Dave is extremely responsive, and Tiffany is an absolute gem for information on the area. Nosara/Playa Pelada/Guiones is really a lifestyle experience that I recommend before it goes the way of big money investors.
Thank you for your kind words. Tiffany and I have been doing this for 10 years now. We have found that if you listen to people and keep their perspective in mind it usually works out in the long run. One back soon. Dave
Secure house very close to the beach!
The house had everything we needed. Kitchen was fully equipped, a BBQ out back, satellite TV, ceiling fans and AC, and a safe. Dave and Tiffany were very helpful and great to deal with. The beach is beautiful as is the sunset every night. Lots of good restaurants in the area. I wouldn’t recommend driving at night though.
Close to the beach
Nice big accommodations, clean and comfortable. Well stocked with everything you need. Walking distance of 1 minute to the beach front. Beautiful beaches and easy access to near by hiking trail with monkeys to be seen. Close to Nosara, safe place with a lot of locks and keys. :)
Would stay again.
This property is fantastic for the price. It is very close to the ocean and has a nice feel and layout.
The house was clean and very attractive. We were greeted by Tiffany upon arrival and she thoroughly explained everything for us. They weren't kidding about a 2 minute walk to the beach, that was great. The only criticism I would have would be that it is a little difficult to find. I found it easiest to follow signs for Villa Del Sol, the neighboring house.
Nice house in a very good location for peace and quiet- there were a couple of very minor issues- pillows very a little uncomfortable and some of the kitchenware(pots and pans) were showing their age- met David upon our departure and he had new pillows and pots and pans ready for the next guests- this really is a place to just chill out- a quick stroll down the beach will land you a cosy little restaurant (La Luna) and a quick jaunt down the road will get you a great bar/restaurant (El Chivo)- overall we had a great time- our family really enjoyed this vacation...
Plenty of things to do close by if you need action (horseback/kayaking/ATV's zip -lining)- plenty of places to kick back if you just need to relax.
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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$75 USD cleaning fee on all reservations less than 5 Nights. US dollars only. Other terms and arrangements can be made by contacting the owner, Dave Caywood 901.628.8551