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My recent experience staying at Grettel's place was fantastic. The apartment is in a building backing a hill, with gorgeous trees and frequent monkey visits. The terrace at the top of the building has a great 360 view of the forrest on one side, and the coast on the other.
Grettel was a fantastic host, constantly checking on the details and proactive about communications.
I look forward to coming back soon!
It was my pleasure to host your beautiful family. Always friendly and respectful. Thanks Alonso.
I liked my stay at Grettel's place. I enjoyed the peace the location had, it was as close to the forest as it could be (count with higher humidity in the room). I can't say I missed anything as I was staying mostly over the night. The communication with Grettel was great and the place was good mixture of reasonable price and location. Thank you!
Everyone who loves nature and climate of Costa Rica is welcome. Thanks!
It was a great stay at Brunxu apartment. Clean, with new appliances and even with a washing machine available outside. The patio on the 3rd floor provides a relax area and nice view.
I spent five nights at the apartment and I had a great time there. The apartment was very clean and some fruits were waiting for me. The equipment is standard but sufficient. I enjoyed the view from both, the roof terrace and the balcony, where I could not only see the sea but also the monkeys coming by!
Grettel is the best host you can wish for. She always responded quickly prior to my arrival and she was OK with me bringing a friend for the first night even though I booked it only for myself. When I stayed there she was always very friendly and helpful.
Furthermore, I can only agree with one of the earlier comments as a woman travelling alone I felt safe all the time which is important for me. The city centre is only a 10 minutes walking distance and the bus stop is only 5 minutes to walk to, where the bus going to the beach and national park Manuel Antonio runs frequently.
All in all, I can absolutely recommend you going there!
Too happy to read your comment because you express what you really experienced. It was a pleasure meeting you. Welcome back in the future.
Grettel and her husband are great hosts. The studio, while not fancy, is just fine for the price! Can recommend!
My sister and I just had the pleasure of staying 6 nights at the fabulous El Brunxu apartment. The pictures depict it perfectly and the location cannot be beat (-5 minutes walk to Quepos centre, bars, restaurants etc, 5 minutes bus to Manuel Anotonio beach). The kitchen is sufficient for making meals if you prefer to stay in and the wifi worked great. The rooftop above the apartment was perfect for reading, sunbathing or relaxing. Grettel herself was extremely friendly, informative and attentive as a host. She gave great advice and was prompt to answer any questions we had. We were lucky enough to see monkeys every day that we were there! Such an amazing up close experience for tourists, and for free. Make sure you bring your camera. For an amazing experience on the Pacific side of Costa Rica look no further than Brunxu apartments! Thanks Grettel!
My boyfriend and I rented an apartment here for one month and we could not have been happier with our stay. We were in the two-bedroom apartment, which had a full kitchen complete with everything we needed to prepare our own meals--all apartments have cooking facilities. The apartment was very clean. Good shower with hot water. Fast, reliable internet connection and a good selection of TV channels.
The apartment is right on the edge of the jungle/mountains and we saw monkeys at least a few times a week, along with many other interesting animals. The bus stop to Manuel Antonio is only a few minutes walk and you can get into downtown Quepos in about 10 minutes. The apartment is located in a nice residential area that is quiet with friendly neighbors. I felt very safe there. There are a number of stores just a few minutes away where you can buy drinks, snacks, fruits and vegetables.
Do not let the lack of air conditioning turn you off from staying here; the apartment stays very cool with fans and it cools down enough at night where you would not even need it. There was not once where I was uncomfortable, and I am the type of person who wants to put the air on as soon as I feel the slightest bit hot . Gretel is a wonderful host and so helpful and friendly. We were very sad to leave here. Highly, highly recommended.
Kelli, it was a pleasure having you in one of our apartments. Quepos and Manuel Antonio has much more to offer. I am so happy you chose Costa Rica.
Gretel's home is at the end of a short dirt road. It's quiet and at the base of the hill where the road to Manuel Antonio runs (~10 minute ride to the park and beach). It's also a really short walk to mini markets, the bus station, and local restaurants. On Friday late afternoons, there is also a farmer's market for fresh fruits and small treats by the water (10 minute walk from the apartment). The room has a mini-fridge, perfect for holding a few beers and any leftovers. There are also common useful kitchen appliances like a toaster and microwave. Everything you need for a short or long stay. It's a multistory home with multiple separate units. Our neighbors were also quiet and nice. Gretel was a polite and gracious host. Stay at her place if you're looking for a peaceful and convenient stay!
Upon arrival with my massive amounts of luggage, I was met in the taxi by Carlos and he took all my bags up to the apartment! The property is breathtaking, surrounded by lush trees and nestled against mountain. Grettel met me in the apartment and welcomed me. The apartment is a gorgeous one bedroom with a full kitchen, the water pressure in the shower is great, important for my thick hair! The rooftop terrace was the perfect place to do my morning and night time meditations, surrounded by nature and wildlife. The birds, butterflies, monkeys visited every day. Grettel and Carlos are very non-intrusive hosts. I felt 100% safe, being a single female traveler this too very important for me. The property is close to bus stop to Manuel Antonio beach, Pali and Super Max grocery stores and downtown Quepos. Laundry facilities were a major convenience also. My primary goal was to learn to surf, the location is perfect, a short walk with my surfboard to Quepos waterfront during lowtide and bus to Manuel Antonio beach for high tide was perfection! I will definitely be returning to Quepos in my future and I can definitely see myself staying at Brunxu rentals again.
Muy bueno el departamento, anfitriones muy respetuosos y zona muy tranquila. 100 x 100 recomendable.
El precio resulta super conveniente.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the apartment in Manuel Antonio. Lester and Shirley were great landlords, always very friendly and helpful. The location is very convenient to the bus stop for going into Quepos or Manuel Antonio. I will particularly miss my early mornings on the balcony listening to the birds and jungle sounds! Thanks very much,
Grettel and Carlos are incredible and their apartments and clean and fully equipped. I always felt safe and secure in my apartment, which I rented recently for 6 months. I would highly recommend this location because it is close to town and close to the bus to the beach.
During the last two summers I have rented one of Grettel's apartments at Brunxu, INVU, Quepos, Costa Rica for the month of July. The setting is special, the edge of the jungle, yet convenient to town. Delighfully, monkeys, birds, toads, geckos, wild flowers, amazing foliage - all the surround Brunxu. I can't say enough about the setting. I love the barrio - The walk to the main road is beautiful and there are wonderful families who greet you along the way.
The cost is very reasonable, the apartments are nicely furnished. The view of the Port of Quepos , the sunsets are breathtaking.
Grettel and her wonderful family - create a welcome atmosphere and everyone's privacy is respected. This is a great choice for enjoying the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
My relationship to Grettel is really that of resident, rentor and yes, now, friend. I have rented one of her studio apartments year round at Brunxu (hummingbird) since February 2010. I managed milliion-dollar, owner occupied properties in Boston for 30 years and do not give glowing recommendations lightly. Grettel and her husband Carlos are as good as it gets. Honest, intelligent, accomodating, friendly and earnestly interested in the welfare of their guests. I envite you to teleph(phone number hidden) or Email me (email hidden) to answer your questions. I intend to stay here as long as I am able. Good luck in your search. Steve (Esteban)