About this listing
Casa de Memphis I is a modern, fully air conditioned beach house located where the Nosara River runs through the Ostional Wildlife Refuge and into the Pacific Ocean. While this location is very private, it is still close to all amenities.
Like the sign on the gate says "Casa de Memphis I". Remember that there is a Casa de Memphis II just around the corner.
Casa de Memphis I is a newly built, fully air-conditioned modern two story house located on the Pacific Ocean’s Playa Pelada in Nosara, Costa Rica. Playa Pelada is the beach in the middle of the three beaches that make up the expatriate community along the Pacific coast. Playa Pelada is known for its swimming, while Guiones to the south is known for its surfing. Playa Nosara to the north is for the very serious surfer.
The uniqueness is brought on by Casa de Memphis it’s location. Located on the beach where the Pacific Ocean meets the Jungle, Casa de Memphis I is foots steps not kilometers from the Ocean, Jungle, Rio Nosara, Monkeys and the list goes on. It is almost impossible NOT to see monkeys in the trees along side the house from any one of the two balconies upstairs. In Nosara, the beauty of Costa Rica begins at the gate of Casa de Memphis I, located on the corner of peace and quiet! (There are eight private houses located at the northern entrance of Playa Pelada. Casa de Memphis I & II are two of the eight and are just around the corner from one another.)
The first floor is tiled through out and trimmed in a deep dark red trim more commonly associated with fine furnisher. As you come through the front door you can not miss the 9 foot hand painted surfboard by local artist and surf instructor, Dee Dee John that hangs in the sitting room over one of the two couches.
If you want to give your neck a break from watching the monkeys play in the trees above, turn on the TV and check out the internet TV selection or put in a DVD and watch a movie. (The house has a DVD collection and loads of DVDs can be rented at several locations in the area in both English and Spanish.) The kitchen has everything you will need while you enjoy your stay. If you have any special request just let us know before hand and we will try and make it available. Also on the first floor is a dinning room for 6 and a half bath. Just outside on the back patio is a stainless steel gas grill.
Up stairs are two spacious master bedrooms, each with its own large bathroom, vaulted ceilings and balcony. The bigger of the two has a king size bed and a set of bunk beds tucked into a cut out by the window facing the ocean.The other master bedroom has a queen size bed. One of the joys of the house is to open the bedrooms doors to the balconies and let the ocean breeze flow through the house while listening to the birds and the surf.
The house is fully equipped for the traveling vacationer. There is a floor mounted safe, a secure off rode gated parking area (No need to lock it), a washer and dryer, Beach towels, beach chairs, telephone, outside shower and gas grill. The only thing the house lacks for is you!
The house sits at the head of a seldom used path through the jungle/exclusion zone to the Pacific Ocean 100 meters away. While on the beach you will find few other people yet still be able to walk down the beach to Olga's beach bar and LaLuna, one of the finest restaurants in the state of Guanacaste.
Interaction with Guests
While the owner may be staying in the other Casa de Memphis II just around the corner, the manager is just up the hill should you need her or her handy man husband.
The house is part of an eight house onclave that is hard to find yet close to everything you need. There is a healthy mix of full time residents and vacationers. Most of the residents of these eight house past by Casa de Memphis I on there way to see the sunset each night at 18:00. Just stand out front and get to meet the few others who enjoy the peace and quiet.
There is no public transportation and you can walk down the beach to what ever else you need with the exception of the grocery store which is 6 kms. inland.
Other Things to Note
While staying at Casa de Memphis I you will have to contend with the local monkey troop in the trees above. They are very calm around people but when a dog walks by you would think there were hundreds of them but in fact it is just Rufus and his girls.
Non smoking, pets by request only, max of 6 people
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About the Host, David
I came to Nosara in 2004 and liked it so much I bought a house. Talk about an expensive vacation! I have worked for FedEx for 20 years as an airline pilot and am looking to transition down to Nosara in the future. I thought one house would suffice but then ended up buying a second one around the corner.