Nosara Beach house on the Pacific Ocean

Casa de Memphis/Nosara
Casa de Memphis/NosaraAlmost a private beachMeet the Neighbors.The path through the exclusion zonepoolNosara is one of the top destinations in the world for surfingLiving roomKitchenBunk beds in master bedroomQueen size bed in MBRdinning roomQueen size bed in 2nd bedroom

From $83 / night

Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Nosara Beach house on the Pacific Ocean
2 bedrooms
6 guests
No min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 3.5
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $175 - $195
Per week: $850 - $950
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Nosara vacation home rental
Casa de Memphis 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' location. Located on the beach where the Pacific Ocean meets the Jungle, Casa de Memphis is just foot 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, located on the corner of peace and quiet!

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 satellite reception 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.

Up stairs are two spacious master bedrooms, each with its own large bathroom with walk in shower, vaulted ceilings and queen size bed. The bigger of the two has a set of bunk beds tucked into a cut out by the window facing the ocean. 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 surf come ashore.

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, telephone, outside shower and a huge pool with a cabana! The only thing the house lacks for is you!

About Nosara: Located on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, on the Nicoya Peninsula in the Province of Guanacaste. Nosara is surrounded by lush tropical rain forest, mountains, waterfalls, and rivers. Its beaches have been designated a wildlife refuge and are protected from development or deforestation by Costa Rican law.

Playas Guiones, Pelada, Nosara and Ostional form a chain of almost 12 miles of gorgeous unspoiled beaches providing us with abundant opportunity for exploration & adventure or tranquility & relaxation. Playa Guiones consist of over 3 miles of light sand beach and is part of the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge.

Like all beaches in Nosara Guiones is protected from construction within 200 meters of the high tide mark and this beach considered my many to have very good to excellent surf (beach break) consistently, year 'round. Playa Pelada lies north of Guiones, with beautiful little nooks and coves and shaded copses of Plumeria and Palm trees perfect for a snooze or picnic.At times, both the surf (reef break)& snorkeling are very good.

Because of the many restrictions on development and with the support of the local community, Nosara will never be spoiled by ramped development. That is perhaps why Nosara is considered the Carmel of Costa Rica.

2007/8 Rates
Nov-May $950/week $2850/month $135/each add'l night.
Jun-Oct $800/week $2400/month $115/each add'l night.
Nov-May $175 Per Night
Jun-Oct $130 Per Night
Holidays $1250/week(Christmas/NewYear's/Easter)

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. A fully refundable security deposit equal to 50% of the rate will confirm the reservation and be held as a deposit until after the rental period.

Included: Air Conditioning, Washer Dryer, Refrigerator, Satellite TV, DVD Linens, Off Street Parking, Shared Pool, Full Kitchen Cooking Utensils, 2 Queen Beds, Bunk Bed, Personal Safe, Outdoor Shower, Deck/Patio, Balcony and Lanai

Pet Friendly, Kid Friendly, Smoking Not Allowed

Not included: Daily maid service (But is available), any form of transportation, beach towels, chairs etc.

Getting To Nosara:
Flying from the US you have several options. Non-stop flight from LA, Denver, Houston, Dallas Ft. Worth, Atlanta, Miami, JFK, Phoenix, Newark arrive into San Jose international. There are non-stop flight from Atlanta, LA and Miami into Liberia. Liberia is by far the best route for getting to Nosara. Prices vary depending on the time of the year. Roughly $500-$1000 round trip per person. The later being holidays.

You will want to get the vehicle with the biggest tires if you want the smoothest ride. Ground clearance is important in the Nosara are so renting a SUV is a must. There are many, many outfits that rent cars at both airports.

How to get from Liberia to Nicoya:(1.5 hours)
This is the preferred route to Nosara as it is only a two and one half hours drive and the road is excellent by Costa Rican standards. Come out of the airport and turn right. Follow the signs that say Santa Cruz. Go through Santa Cruz and follow the signs to Nicoya.

How to get from San Jose to Nicoya:(4 hours)
From the airport area take the one and only road (Pan American Highway) west to Esparza/Puntarenas. This road runs right beside the airport and any rental company will be able to point you in the right direction. This is a long highly congested road with many trucks returning to the port of Puntarenas. Do not turn off the highway to go to Puntarenas itself. Simply stay on the highway as it will turn north toward Liberia. After about an hour you will cross a bridge and come up a hill to a Shell station with a left hand turn to Nicoya. Take this road to Nicoya.

Nicoya to Nosara:(1 hour)
When you get to Nicoya there is a big wide intersection where you take a right (if coming from Liberia) or a left (if coming from San Jose) into the middle of Nicoya itself. There should be a sign that read Samara/Nosara. Traffic turns into one way traffic in the direction you are headed. Just go straight and once you have passed over the bridge continue on for about the next 30 minutes. DO NOT DRIVE THIS SECTION BETWEEN NICOYA AND NOSARA AT NIGHT.

After about 30 minutes you will come to the only gas station on this road. Pull over and fill up. Continuing past the gas station there is a road posted for Nosara about 100 meters after the gas station on the right. Be careful. This first mile is very hazardous and the down hill section leaving the paved road is the worst of the worst. Go Slow. Watch for heavy trucks hauling building material to Nosara that are descending this down hill slope. There have been times that these trucks have lost control and hit what is left of the bridge at the bottom.
The rest of the road improves as you get closer to Nosara. Slow down for any sign of a town as there is likely to be a set of speed bumps that are unmarked. Be extra vigilante when approaching the bridges along the entire route from Nicoya. The rule is that the first one on the bridge has the right of way. These one lane bridges are usually at the bottom of the road and one side usually has a 90 degree turn just prior to the bridge. On coming traffic can suddenly appear from this 90 degree turn and get to the bridge first.

Here comes the Fuzz:
The police in Costa Rica are some of the most corrupt individuals in Central America. You will find these men in blue in the middle of the road standing in the shade holding a radar detector. The locals know where they hang out and they know when to slow down. This is a trap for gringos, YOU. It will be a long open stretch of road where it is easy to pass the guy whose bumper you been looking at for the last hour. Do not pass. Everyone has slowed down and you can not resist passing all these big trucks and that is exactly what the fuzz wants you to do.

Renting a vehicle in Costa Rica:
As stated below the roads in Costa Rica are horrific. When it comes to renting a vehicle, decide on what type of driving you will be doing. Anything outside San Jose in the rainy season will require an SUV. You can get by with a standard car if you plan to stay on the main roads but if you are driving anywhere else, get an SUV. Bare in mind that not all SUVs are the same and some are better suited for the Costa Rican roads than others. There is a great abundance of small SUV ��s like Suzuki Jimmy and the Daihatsu Terios and it is not recommended that you rent one of these if you are going to be driving on anything other than pavement or if you are over six feet tall. Find the biggest SUV you can afford. Bigger tires, better ride! Check the spare!

Insurance for rental cars in Costa Rica is easy but there are a few things to watch out for. There is mandatory liability insurance in Costa Rica and this will cost an additional $12-$15 a day. If you have liability coverage, bring a letter from your carrier stating so with the statement �� ��this coverage is valid for Costa Rica �� �� Letters that only list the countries excluded will not be accepted.

Most people have collision damage insurance for their automobiles in the US. Most of these policies cover rental car outside the US. Check to make sure your carrier allows coverage outside the US and covers you on an ��un improved surface ��, like a dirt road in an SUV. A good back up for this to charge your rental on a major credit card like Visa and then decline the CDW at the time of rental. Visa coverage is primary not secondary.

David Caywood

Area Information
Casa de Memphis is located on Playa Pelada one of the three beaches that make up Nosara, Costa Rica. This free standing house is at the corner where the Ostional Wildlife Reserve meets the Pacific Ocean. This is a very secluded setting with loads of wildlife and as the photographs will attest, you have the beach to yourself

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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: 50% due within 7 days of booking. This will serve as your deposit and at the time of your rental this 50% becomes your security deposit. This deposit will be refunded to you by mail if and when all terms and conditions are met.
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