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Private Beach House Located at the Corner of Peace and Quiet ON THE BEACH!!!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Nosara Beach House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Casa de Memphis II is located at the little known north entrance to Playa Pelada where the Nosara River meets the Pacific Ocean. (Note: There are two Casa de Memphis’,I & II. They are located just around the corner from one another.) This private beach house is part of a collection of 8 private houses surrounded by the beach on one side and the ostional wildlife refuge on the other. There is only one road in or out and few people are aware that this section exist. This location is very private yet still very convenient to the beach, restaurants, grocery stores and everything else the community of Nosara has to offer.

The location is what makes this small community so special. With the ocean on one side, the Ostional wildlife area on the other and the Nosara River meets the Pacific Ocean near by, the area is a Mecca for wildlife. Because of the peaceful coexistence between the home owners and the natural surroundings, the wildlife literally comes to the door of the house. If you are looking for private seclusion surrounded by peace and quiet, this is it. That is until a flock of parrots land in the tree above and the neighborhood monkey troop join in, then it gets a little noisy, but they were there first.

The house is a one minute walk to the beach and is located around the corner from the original Casa de Memphis I. (Some people prefer to rent two separate houses at the same time so as to lessen “family dynamics”) Constructed in the style of the surrounding community; this one story two bedroom house is set up for the traveling family. One bedroom has a queens size bed and the other has two set of custom made punk beds. Both bedrooms have private baths with walk in showers. There is a twin bed in the main room up in the loft. There is also a separate, private one bedroom cabina with its own private bathroom, garden, hammock and outdoor furniture that is only accessed by a private bridge over a stream. Together the two will sleep 9 people. Both the house and the cabina are fully air conditioned, and they have all of the amenities of home including, private pool, beach towels, beach chairs, cable TV, wireless internet, fully equipped kitchen, outdoor grill, pool chairs, telephone, monitored alarm system and more. The house and cabina are only rented out together, never separately.

Important: The house has a water storage system that will supply all of your water needs when local water company is forced to shut off the entire water system in times of draught during the evening hours. This usually happens around 16:00 and is not turned back on until the system fills back up the next morning. This is a big issue to most of the other houses that do not have this system. Casa de Memphis guest will never even know it!

Because the house sits at the end of a road there is no through traffic, noise or the associated dust commonly found elsewhere.

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 and 400 pounds safes bolted to the floor. No other house available for rent has this level of security.

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. 

Dave Caywood

901-628-8551 CST USA

Keywords: Beach, Beach House, House, bungalow, Vacation Rental, Playa Pelada

More Details

Dave Caywood
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Dave Caywood

The House is owned by David & Mary Caywood. David flies for FedEx and Mary is a retired advertising executive. They own two house's, known as CdM I & II. This is their favorivte of the two and they stay here three months of the year.

Dave Caywood purchased this house in 2010

Why Dave Caywood chose Playa Pelada

We bought the original Casa de Memphis I in 2007 and naturally we got to know the area and many of the locals very well. One of them was our neighbor, Richard Moffat. Mary loved Richards’s house and so when he decided to move closer to his son in the central valley, we bought the house and it became known as Casa de Memphis II. The two houses are just around the corner from one another, only 25 yards apart.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy walking to everything. Because the roads are so convoluted most people use the beach to get around. After a while you learn the trails through the jungle and the result is that the community is not so fragmented.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Playa Pelada in Canton of Nicoya

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large full bath with walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Full bathroom with walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Just off the main room
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located in the Cabina out back
    Bathroom 5 - Outdoor Shower , located off to the side of the Cabina
  • All towels and linens included
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Huge vaulted bedroom with private bathroom
    Loft - 1 Single Bed , great for kids
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , This is a ubber private detached cabina w private bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Bunk Bed , This is the bunk room with accommodation for 4, private bath
  • Queen size Beds (2) One located in the master bedroom and the other in the cabana out back., Twin or Single Beds (1) located up in the loft, Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) A crib and play pen can be ready onsite with prior notice, Bunk Beds (2) Two sets of bunk beds are in the second bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beach Chairs, Beach Towels, Large security safe for laptop computers, (This is a very important feature that most houses do not have and if they do they are not big enough to get a laptop computer into. Always ask about this) Important: The house has a water storage system that will supply all of your water needs when local water company is forced to shut off the entire water system in times of draught during the evening hours. This usually happens around 16:00 and is not turned back on until the system fills back up the next morning. This is a big issue to most of the other houses that do not have this system.


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Private Beach House Located at the Corner of Peace and Quiet ON THE BEACH!!!
average rating of 4.804348 based on 46 reviews

Not a nice experience

  • 1 of 5

We rented the property for 8 people, 3 rooms. It had a main house with 2 rooms and a ‘casita’ outside that was the third room. We got there and the casita was dirty, dirty sheets and bathroom. They cleaned. At night when we tried sleeping there, surprise, it was infested with bugs. Nests of ants in the roof, flying insects by the hundreds. I called the manager and she tried to tell me it was normal for the area... We are from Costa Rica so we have stayed at lots of jungle and beach places..that was not normal. So I tried writting to the owner, to my surprise he answered my email with a response to his manager... including the phrase: ‘What did I once say ‘’don’t rent to locals’’- It was a bad experience overall, we never saw the property manager, she did not teceive us, came to see the problem or even came when we left to get the keys. I will be sending a formal complaint with VRBO

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry the stay was not to your satisfaction. In the ten years of renting the two houses at this location this is a first. The casita you mentioned is situated across the stream from the main house and as such there is a propensity for incects that we have managed to control. The couple living next door noticed that one night the casita door was left open with the light on and they state that this is where most of the incects came from. That said my manager quickly got the staff to clean up the mess and deal with the incects. I would like to point out some things that you neglected to mention. Your review is about one incident and not about the house itself. In spite of this being no fault of myself or my staff,we offered and you accepted a refund. Then after receiving the refund you posted this most unjust review.
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Great vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Charming house and a lovely pool! We felt immersed in Costa Rica here with all the wildlife and flowers and gorgeous beach!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, ideally located, lovely Beach/Jungle Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in David's home for 4 days during our trip to Nosara and Playa Pelada. Our stay was absolutely wonderful! The home was well stocked with bedding, kitchen appliances, towels, and all! The AC and internet were both a wonderful luxury in the area as we came to find out. Only one or two momentary power outages but everything came back on and worked perfectly. We had an amazing time there and would absolutely visit/rebook again! Thank you to Tiffany the property manager who went above and beyond to accommodate our check in and check out times with a smile and genuine kindness. We greatly appreciated the late check out due to our refrigerated food needs. We truly felt welcome and at home during our entire stay. Mucho Gracias!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a GREAT tim!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a nice place to stay, with just about the best location for peace and quiet, this was it. The four of us loved the location which is between complete isolated beach to the north, and Playa Guiones to the south, which is a more touristy area with shops and restaurants. You can either walk or take a Tuc-Tuc. The property is on a dead end street with hardly any traffic and the road is covered in molasses for no dust, which is a problem in other areas. The property was secure and quiet. Monkeys and birds everywhere, with your own lime tree just off the patio. We were there in the dry season yet it was lush and green around the house. The housekeepers were great and we had Tatiana over every week to cook for us. She was fun and a great cook. I just can't say enough about the location and the house as we were there for a month. You will enjoy your stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Trip, Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been visiting Nosara for ten years, and this was our first time staying close to Playa Pelada, and we absolutely loved it. This was our first international trip with our 2 year old and the whole experience was wonderful. The house has everything you need and the pool is so nice to lounge around after a full day at the beach. Dave was so easy to deal with and we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved, loved, loved the house and the location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa de Memphis II was one of the best vacations we have had. Playa Pelada is only steps away and very private (exploring the bat cave and tide pools at low tide was awesome). We loved spending the sunsets on the beach with the wonderful neighbors and our daily happy hour celebrations at Il Pepperoni (best margaritas!). It was so nice to have the bodega (small grocery store) within walking distance and the Mexican Mules at El Chivo were delicious! We rented a golf cart to get into Playa Guiones, so we could explore the surfing beach (we could have easily walked as well). The pool was great after our days at the beach and having Tatiana come in to cook a few nights was a real treat. Thank you to Dave and Tiffany for making this one of the best vacations we have had. We will miss the monkeys, the sunsets and the margaritas!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Liberia International
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
230 Metres
La Luna
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Playa Pelada
Nearest Point of Interest
River Mouth
Nearest Point of Interest
Managers house
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Nosara
Nearest Point of Interest
La Luna
Nearest Point of Interest
Poncho's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Olga'a Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Super Nosara
Nearest Point of Interest
Airport office
Nearest Point of Interest
The original Casa de Memphis I
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa de Memphis II
Car: recommended

Yoga, Nature walks, Zip line, Canopy tours, Monkey Watching, ATV rental and tours, yacking with locals, language instruction and riding horses through the jungle and on to the beach. There is a bat cave near by and numerous trails to explore that wind through the jungle.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Playa Pelada, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £43.91

All prices are in US dollars. There is a $75 cleaning fee on reservation less than 5 nights. The cabina is only rented out with the main house, never separately. If you rent the main house and choose not to make use of of the cabina you can rest assured that no one else will use it. Your house, your call!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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