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originally from Switzerland.
living in Costa Rica as green builder and developer.
father of 4 daughters,
loves nature, arts, music, literature, traveling
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Villa Yrondi was a wonderful place to stay. Upon arrival my boyfriend and I were met by Stefan and his beautiful wife Aura, who made us fresh melon juice! The accommodations were clean and creatively decorated. The Villa sits on the property just behind the main house and is tranquil and very private. We were very happy staying here. The house is very close to Playa Garza, Guiones, and Pelada. We enjoyed bike riding, surfing and walking around although we were glad to have kept our rental car for other excursions such as the grocery, shopping in Guiones and just exploring surrounding beaches.
We really liked the fact that Villa Yrondi was outside of town away from all the hustle and bustle of Guiones.
We would love to stay here again if we travel back through the area!
Thank you so much Stefan and Aura for sharing your home with us!!
thanks a lot.
We spent six nights at this awesome little cabin in the jungle. Just a short distance from the charming beachfront village of Garza & a short drive to Guiones & Pelada. A perfect spot to fully disconnect from city life back home. Open air, breezy & fresh, surrounded by nature, with a daily howler monkey "alarm clock". Host/hostess Stefan & Aura are among the loveliest people we've come across on our many trips around the world. Extremely attentive & warm, truly invested in making sure our needs were met. Definitely a worthwhile experience & highly recommended to anyone desiring a true taste of authentic Costa Rica.
The house is a perfect place to relax, it's a beautiful house with really great views. Besides your own room you can use the livng and kitchen as a place to meet other people. Stefan and Aura are wonderfull people and they can help you with everything. We had a great time and if we are in the neighborhood we will absolutely visit them again.
thanks very much
We were very comfortable in the studio, which was as described in the listing. In Stefan's absence, we were welcomed by his wife, Aura, who was an absolute delight! Garza is very small and the roads are unpaved, but we found the location to be good overall - quiet, and very accessible to Samara (to the south) and Nosara (to the north). We particularly liked the beaches at Carrillo and Pelada.
My husband and four month old baby have loved staying at Villa Matisse so much that we booked our room for another week! Staying here offers the best of all worlds... it's off the beaten track offering quiet serenity with birdsong and howling monkeys and tropical flowers and a sweet breeze blowing through the open air living room but it's close to everything, too, just a couple of miles from the beach and a few sweet restaurants and 15 minutes from Guiones, the larger surfing community with cafes, restaurants, nightlife, yoga, etc. But it's not just the location that makes Villa Matisse so lovely; it is our host and hostess Stefan and Aura. We feel that we've been part of a family these past several days, drinking Aura's fresh melon juices and perfectly strong coffee in the morning and chatting with Stefan about everything from politics to family life; we have cooked dinner together and shared drinks while watching the sunset, and still they are perfectly respectful of our space and have given us great tips about the best beaches and local restaurants. They have been more than gracious with our little boy and we feel he has gained a local tia and tio. The room is comfortable, the patio lovely for a morning coffee, and the open air living room and dining table offer splendid views of the ocean and plenty of shade for afternoon siestas. I can't recommend this place highly enough!
thanks and namaste Sara.
Kuhnst house is a great hide-away! We loved the spacious bungalow and made good use of the full kitchen. Stefan and Aura are friendly and gracious hosts! The Garza area is authentic Costa Rican with amazing food, gorgeous almost abandoned beaches and very friendly inhabitants. Rent an SUV for the dirt roads. If you're looking for a getaway relaxing but not too touristy this is a great place! We hope to return!
Good place to stay for the price.
I stayed at Villa Matisse with 3 different groups of friends over 3 weeks.
It was an absolutely magical experience. The place is situated on a hilltop over looking the hills and the ocean. You're isolated enough from town to have a quiet and private experience. The house is very open to the outside giving you a unique experience, unlike any other I have had. You have the opportunity to fully engage with the Costa Rican experience. The house itself is a very unique place, with the openness of the downstairs contrasted by a large open yoga room/group space upstairs and a very special master bedroom.
To highlight the experience Stefan and Aura are the most considerate and gracious hosts. So willing to make your experience pleasant and unforgettable as well as sharing with you their own knowledge of Costa Rica and the area.
Schön war es bei Stefan in der Hacienda la Suiza! Das Haus ist grosszügig und angenehm. Die Lage ist fast perfekt, schön ruhig und hoch genug gelegen, so dass es etwas kühler ist, und doch ganz nah an allem Wichtigen. Ich habe mich sehr wohl gefühlt!
After a long trip to get to Costa Rica I was hoping that my first few days would be spend at a peacefull place where you feel at home. This is exactly what I found at Villa Matisse with Stefan, Aura and Nero. The room was spacious with its own verandah and the view from the top of the hill is awesome. If you want to be in nature and be woken with the sound of birds and monkeys then this is a great place to stay. The beach at Garca is great for swimming and you will have it all to yourself. If you don't need to surf every day and want to be away from the town of Nosara then you will have a great time here just to relax. My hosts were awesome and did everything possible to make my stay a great experience. Thank you Stefan and Aura.
Dear Stefan, you are great people, we are pleased to have met you and wish you a beautiful day Jiří