originally from Switzerland.
living in Costa Rica as green builder and developer.
father of 4 daughters
, loves nature and art, music, literature, traveling
and much more.
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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.
Great little house and very reasonably priced. Well equipped and very peaceful. We didn't meet Stefan but his helper Jose Luiz was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend it.
My week at Stefan's was simply perfect. He was such a gracious host and the cabina was beautiful. If your in the Nosara area and are looking for a quiet retreat, this is your home away from home.
Stayed a week at villa matisse with my family and we had a wonderful time. Stefan and Aura are very welcoming and super nice hosts. The house is set in a beautiful location in the hills of Playa Garza, which leaves you with an amazing view surrounded by animals. The house is very open, which gives you a feeling of being right out there. The kitchen was great as we could cook our own meals. All in all a very nice experience and a very relaxing week thanks to the fantastic hosts and the wonderful villa.
We stayed at both Villa Matisse and Studio Yrondi, on and off for more then two months! Both accommodations were without any complains, even more it is a beautiful, functional and stylish house, something that you can rarely find while traveling. Our hosts Stefan and Aura are wonderful, fun and helpful people that we hope to meet again soon. We recommend this place, with all our heart, to everybody that plans to visit Gunacaste peninsula.
Response from Stefan:
thanks katja and janko
We spent nearly 2 weeks in the studio Yrondi in Garza and there are only positive things to say. The Kuhn family is great and fun!!!!! We felt like at home from the first day: everybody was really helpfull and so nice. This is a place to stay if you want to relax in a lovely studio in the middle of the nature, next to beautiful beaches.
Response from Stefan:
Dear Stefan, you are great people, we are pleased to have met you and wish you a beautiful day Jiří