House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 10
Christmas at Casa Fuego
We were so pleased with the accommodations. The house was a very livable, comfortable and really great space for our family. The location is the absolute best, that could not have been any better! Thanks for being so responsive to all of our questions and needs, we had a great time and will definitely rent it again.
If you are looking for a house with amazing views, an awesome pool, incredible location with great surf in your backyard, fantastic indoor/outdoor living space, and with super helpful property managers, this is the house for you. If it's not obvious, we loved staying here.
Casa Fuego - Pros and Cons
We just returned from a two-week stay at Casa Fuego with 4 adults and 1 teenager. (Second week was 2 adults and 1 teenager). I want to compliment the property managers Jarrod and Meagan for their hospitality, helpfulness, and responsiveness during the booking process and during our stay. Having lived in Playa Negra for 12 years, they have the local experience needed to make recommendations for tours, restaurants, etc. They were never intrusive (living in a nearby neighborhood), but were always quickly available for any needs we had. They even brough extra fans for use in the non-AC living area. I will focus this review on Pros, Cons, and recommendations.
Pros: Location right on the beech with incredible sunset views. If you surf, you couldn't ask for a better spot. The pool is extremely clean with good outdoor furniture. Plenty of beach towels and bath towers are provided. Local restaurants (inexpensive and luxury) are nearby. Privacy is good. Security, considering you are in a third-world country is good. Felt safe at all times in the neighborhood and on beach. Room ACs worked extremely well. Beds were comfortable and not worn. Unit was well cleaned when we arrived. Plenty of kitchenware, pots, pans, and appliances. Internet was reliable. Security guards in neighborhood at night. Good safe for valuables.
Cons: Ceiling fans need to be replaced for better air flow. Screen doors to outside in living area need to be replaced. Microwave needs to be replaced. You will have some bugs (it's a humid tropical environment and expected, so not a complaint). A few others things could be touched-up or improved. No clothes dryer, so you have to line dry clothes. Washer is located in separate, dimly lit room off of garage, so not the most convenient location. No dishwasher. About 5 miles of rough dirt roads to reach house, so SUV highly recommended. Drive to grocery store is 30-40 minutes, but only about 7-8 miles.
Recommendations; Download Google Map of Costa Rica prior to arrival. Cell signal availability for data throughout the country can be spotty, which can cause navigation issues when map needs to update. Be prepared for the rough roads. You won't get stuck, but the driving is slow due to ruts, pot holes, etc. DO NOT rent a sedan. You will want an SUV.
Note to owner: Didn't know how much I would miss a clothes dryer. Moving washer to better location and adding dryer would be a huge upgrade. Upgrade ceiling fans. Fix screen doors.
Relax at a great house and incredible location
If you are looking for a comfortable, clean and spacious place to relax – look no further. You really can't beat the location of this beach front property.
As soon as we arrived, our stresses melted away. Our girls immediately walked down to the beach where they explored, surfed and played in the waves all week long.
Activity level? You choose. We could easily just hang out and not feel obliged to do anything because we felt so remote from the hustle and bustle of towns. But at the same time Jarrod and Meaghan were right there to suggest local eating places (they were all good!) and close-by activities like zip lining.
We spent most of our time on the back deck/pool and the bedrooms were very comfortable with the quiet air-conditioning. The entire house was laid out in a way that just made everything easy. When we did venture out, Tamarindo was a nice place to explore and gave us an opportunity to shop in a grocery store more to what we are used to in the States (AutoMercado).
As all the other reviews have stated, Jarrod and Meaghan were so helpful before and during our stay. If anything came up, they were quick to respond and their recommendations were all great.
Thanks Jarrod and Meaghan!
If you are looking for quiet, gorgeous views, amazing pool, place to escape, Casa Fuego is perfect! Playa Negra is remote and quiet leaving time to really relax. Casa Fuego is right on the best part of the beach. We enjoyed sunsets every night from the pool deck as well as the second floor deck which has an amazing expansive view of the ocean. We spent 90% of our time hanging out in the living space around the pool, which was by far the best pool out of all of the houses I have rented from VRBO thus far. My husband and son both surfed right outside of our house. We were able to sit on our deck and watch them surf. We also enjoyed many meals at Playa Negra Hotel which is walking distant on the beach.
Thank you Jarrod and Meaghan for being so responsive to all our calls and emails. It was a pleasure to deal with you both!
Jarrod Guidry and Meaghan Foley
About Jarrod Guidry and Meaghan Foley
We are from Northern California and love to travel to our home in Costa Rica.
Jarrod Guidry and Meaghan Foley purchased this House in 2001
Why Jarrod Guidry and Meaghan Foley chose Playa Negra
We fell in love with Playa Negra. It's a very special place!
What makes this House unique
We love our house and the location, we just walk to down to Sandy Beach and swim with the kids, when we're not using our pool.