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Apt. Max-Mitteleuropean Luxury with Super Summer Savings

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Apartment Max's grand and gracious living room

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Last updated: 12/15/2007

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Budapest apartment description

20%-50% DISCOUNT ON OUR FEW REMAINING AVAILABLE SUMMER DATES

[please inquire about availability; because of the unique multiple configuration of our flats, we cannot make the calendar here work accurately]

If you are like us, your ideal place to stay when you travel:

• Is at the center of a city's life, yet tranquil and calming.
• Evokes the flavor and history of the city .
• Is within easy walking access of the major sights and all public transit.
• Has all the comforts of your own home, plus some amenities you wish you could take back with you.

That's Apartment Max at Károlyi Kert.

Nestled in the very center of Pest (the 5th District or Belvaros), there lies a gated vest pocket park with meticulous landscaping and cascading fountains and playgrounds.

Originally the private garden of Count Antal Károlyi, this park sits behind the 18th Century mansion that is now the city's Petöfi Literature Museum. One block from the National Museum and two blocks from the two major Metro lines (the Red line at Astoria and the Blue Line at Kalvin ter), the park is also just two blocks from the Great Synagogue (the largest synagogue in the world), three blocks from the Danube, 2 blocks from the historic pedestrian street Vaci utca, and conveniently midway between our two favorite Budapest cafes...the Cafe Central and the Alibi (and three blocks from our favorite pastry shop, the Jeg Bufé).

Only 21 apartments have balconies overlooking Károlyi Kert and Apartment Max is one of that select group. Because the traffic bars driving around the park, cars are discouraged from the area and many Budapest natives have never even stumbled across this gem that is within walking distance of all of central Pest!

As a result, guests at Apartment Max wake up to the birds' singing and toast the setting sun over the Buda hills with a glass of wine from the apartment's balcony.

The apartment itself is no less extraordinary than its location. Approximately 80 square metres, it has 4.5 metre (15') ceilings in a building that is more than a century old. Restored to the kind of cozy luxury that we imagine the apartment afforded in the 19th Century, with period antiques and modern conveniences (including satellite TV and large LCD display).

This is a lavish 1 bedroom apartment, with the option of using the living room as a separate second bedroom. The living room has a daybed and a separate queen-size convertible bed, with a very comfortable mattress (it is a pop-up, not a folding mattress). The living room and master bedroom each have separate entries from the foyer, permitting privacy for those sleeping in each room. Each has convenient access to the bath/wc and kitchen through the foyer.

The master bedroom has a king-size bed and balcony overlooking the park. .

The bathroom is entirely new, with twin sinks, a custom shower and toilet.

The kitchen is also fully renovated and provides a dishwasher, washer, dryer, and all cooking appliances (including convection oven). There is a small Espresso counter in the kitchen with a Nespresso coffee system, as well as a water kettle and selection of teas, and two seats where you can sit and look out on the courtyard.

The study area in the foyer has a computer for email and Web access, as well as high speed Wi-Fi throughout the apartment. A VOIP phone provides unlimited free calling to landlines throughout most of the world and all phones in the USA and Canada, as well as a mobile phone for guests' use with a local Hungarian SIM card.

We have tried to equip the apartment with everything we would want in a new and unknown locale...from rain ponchos and umbrellas to guidebooks, maps and compilations of tips about the city...even toys, games, and dvds for rainy or lazy days at home.

We are not the typical apartment rental business. We are a pair of midlife American academics who love to travel. John's father was born in Hungary and left in the mid-1930s. John grew up hearing tales of Budapest, but we first visited it in 2001, decades after John's father' had died. We fell in love with the city and its vibrant yet relaxed lifestyle and culture, and we purchased and renovated this place just two years ago for family use as well as rental. It is furnished and equipped to provide everything we would want to find in an apartment when we travel ourselves, and more. We want you to be as enthusiastic about this city as we are, and will be available to answer any questions or to assist in any way we can.


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Property Type

  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Nespresso Coffee System with Coffee, iPod Charger/Speakers/Dock,Guidebook Library, Toys & Games...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    36" flatpanel display connected to satellite TV antenna with English, Fremch, German, Arabic, and other llanguage channels...moreless

  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Karolyi Kert is one of Budapest's most famous and meticulously maintained small parks....moreless

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    Computer runs both Mac OSX and WindowsXP; includes digital photo disk reader, dvd/cd burner, printer, scanner, fax....moreless

  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance:

    The VOIP line provides unlimited free international outgoing calls to the countries covered by Vonage's Enhanced World Plan, and incoming calls are charged to the caller as calls to NYC, not Budapest. Local Budapest calls are available on both the VOIP line and the mobile phone, which includes free local calling....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

    The mobile phone has a Hungarian telephone number and SIM card; you may remove the SIM card and use it on your own phone during your stay....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Two phones are provided, a Hungarian mobile phone with Hungarian incoming number, and a VOIP phone with a New York City incoming number, providing free worldwide international calling....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Highest available speed WiFi connection as well as Ethernet hookup for your laptop....moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Includes Nespresso coffee system and wide selection of coffees at no cost....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Overlooks landscaped gardens, Karolyi Kert. The Petofi Literature Museum and the Egyetem Church are down the street, and the Buda Hills can be seen in the distance....moreless

 

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3 night min stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • addl wkly clean/guest 3+ €20
  • add'l cost per guest, 3+ €20
  • wkly cleaning fee for 2 €40
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

SUPER WINTER DISCOUNTS FOR STAYS OF 8 NIGHTS OR MORE

on arrival unless other arrangements have been made


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Location

Adjacent to Budapest's Loveliest Private Garden and Playground; a 10 minute bus ride or 20 minute walk to the Rudas Baths, the last remaining operating mineral bath built by the Turks during their occupation of Budapest. One block from the National Museum. 5 minute walk to the Central Market. Adjacent to the two major Metro lines (2 blocks from each).

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: John's father grew up in Budapest, and John grew up hearing about it, filtered through the oddly appealing love/hate lens of nazism and communism and Central European nostalgia. His father left in the mid-30s, and never went back until a 1975 week-long visit. But Hungary lived within him throughout his colorful career as a journalist, popular historian (author of the books that the films Patton and Tora, Tora, Tora were based on), propagandist and operative for Radio Free Europe. He died in 1980.

Why the Owner Chose Budapest:
eanne and I visited in 2001 with my father's younger brother, spent a weekend and fell in love with it. We purchased and renovated these apartments for our own use (Belle and Sarah are our daughters, Max is our son, Olive and Andrei are our grandchildren) and only rent them when we are not using them ourselves for friends and family (we have another apartment where we stay ourselves, not very far away).

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We are passionate about Budapest and want to share that enthusiasm with our guests. We would be happy to assist in any way we can to help you have a wonderful trip whether you stay with us or elsewhere. Unless you speak Hungarian, booking tickets to concerts or events can be daunting, and are best handled in advance because so much sells out so swiftly...we are happy to take care of this kind of thing, advise about the city, or book a reservation in a restaurant for the day you arrive (though you may be weary by then).


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Apartment Max's grand and gracious living room

    Apartment Max's grand and gracious living room

  • The living room's antique stove

    The living room's antique stove

  • Thonet rocker by the window reading corner

    Thonet rocker by the window reading corner

  • King-sized bed, antique wardrobe, and private balcony...

    King-sized bed, antique wardrobe, and private balcony...

  • The bedroom balcony

    The bedroom balcony

  • Kitchen Nespresso Bar

    Kitchen Nespresso Bar

  • Custom tiled walk-in shower with seat

    Custom tiled walk-in shower with seat

  • The fountain in Károlyi Kert Gardens - the view from your balcony and windows

    The fountain in Károlyi Kert Gardens - the view from your balcony and windows

  • The living room with queen sofabed and daybed

    The living room with queen sofabed and daybed

  • Dine overlooking the Park

    Dine overlooking the Park

  • The home-office in the entry hall

    The home-office in the entry hall

  • The kingsize bed next to traditional antique stove

    The kingsize bed next to traditional antique stove

  • The kitchen with dishwasher, convection oven, washing machine, and dryer

    The kitchen with dishwasher, convection oven, washing machine, and dryer

  • The bathroom double  sinks

    The bathroom double sinks

  • Toilet alcove in the bathroom

    Toilet alcove in the bathroom

  • Rough floorplan of apartment Max

    Rough floorplan of apartment Max

VRBO #151479

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Date last modified - Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Apartment
  • Reviews
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within a few days
  • Response rate: 60%
  • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2007
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