Welcome to Casa Melray. Like at home—but with a beach and a bar. 

Meet your hosts

Hi! We're Mel and Ray Gertz, your Casa Melray hosts. Casa Melray began as a dream to own property along this stretch of dark beach back in 2000. This earthquake proof, waste water neutral house was built and designed by Ray and his Frame team with steel frames (one of the first of its kind in Costa Rica). We designed it to look and feel like the home you could escape to. We love our guests and we have a great team here to look after you. 

If you need anything while you're here, just come up to the second floor and knock. We want you to enjoy your stay feel at home. Bienvenido a Costa Rica.

Meet the team


Ligia is our fantastic house cleaner. When she was little, she used to love baseball and horseback riding. She can clean any 'sucio' and is a fantastic story teller. Learn a few words in Spanish. You'll be so glad you did.


Nelson is our amazing grounds keeper. He's friendly, chill, and rides a motorcycle. He like learning new English phrases, too, so make sure to say hola.

Meet our mascot

We call him Soma. He's an old dog, and he loves people. Don't feed him human food or he'll leave you a present you don't want.