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Relax or dine on one of the two verandas

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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Athens apartment description

Basil & Carole's American homes in Athens are often copied, but never duplicated. We're still real vacation rental owners - we stay in our home when we are in Athens - so it is truly still our own home away from home. This means we know the beds are great & the kitchen stocked with everything you need to really cook. But we also love to be tourists in our adopted city, too. This means that staying with us offers you the very best of both worlds in downtown Athens. The convenience of being close to all of Athens' major sites, and a comfortable home to call your own, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

This is a 5 star self catering Athens vacation rental apartment, located on a very quiet street, walking distance to the Acropolis and sleeps from 2 to 9 guests. Please note that rates start at 200 euro/night for up to 4 guests, 300 euro for 6 guests, 400 euro for 8 guests, etc, making is a FANTASTIC alternative to places like the Grand Bretagne and the Athens Hilton, and other 5 star hotels. The addition of a lock off portion of this penthouse makes it a great option for 3 couples traveling together, offering each couple their own bedroom and private bathroom, but with the added bonus of a large living room and kitchen, along with private outdoor living space and views. See reviews of our past guests linked at the bottom of this page, there is no private home in Athens with as many happy guests are our home.

This luxurious penthouse is perfect for your short stop in Athens or a longer sojourn. Light, bright and airy, our contemporarily furnished 3 bedroom duplex with 2 (or 3) full baths features a large veranda off the kitchen and open living room where you can enjoy your morning coffee away from the noise of the city. Both of the second floor bedrooms open to another veranda where you can enjoy the sun and warmth of Greece, curl up with a book. Enjoy an ouzo on the roof terrace, overlooking the Acropolis, Lykavittos, the mountains and the sea.

Planning a family reunion trip to Greece, or perhaps a study group coming to explore the ancient sites of Athens? Our twin duplex vacation rentals are exactly what you have been looking for.

A fantastic gourmet kitchen with granite counters, dishwasher, stainless appliances and a floating island offer the chance to prepare a meal of the freshest finds from one of two nearby weekly farmers markets, or perhaps a purchase from the Central Market that you just had to buy and can't take home. Dine al fresco on the veranda, or under the stars on the roof terrace.

Just returning from a visit to the islands? Wash away the sea salt from your clothes in the full size washing machine and dryer. No car is needed to explore Athens, but if you have brought one, indoor parking is available. Spend the day sightseeing and retreat to your own personal haven, a home away from home, to rest and recharge before enjoying Athens by night.

So if our home sounds like your kind of home, contact us for further details and availability.

WE DO NOT OFFER ONE NIGHT BOOKINGS unless combined with a longer stay.

Please note: We do not maintain the calendar on this website, but the rates published are accurate here.

Keywords: Greece Vacation Rental, Greek Vacation Rentals, Athens Vacation Rental, Condo, Apartment, Penthouse, Vacation Rental, Self-catering, Furnished Rental, Short term

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 6
  • Elevator : Yes we have an elevator

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Car Available
          • Chauffeur
          • Concierge
          • Massage
          • Private Chef
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Traveling as a family to Greece? Forget cramped hotel rooms. Our home is perfect for families with children. Why jam into a hotel room when the kids are off to sleep? Wouldn't you prefer to relax on the veranda or in the living room with a night cap, or on the computer catching up with family and friends back home!...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking allowed outside on veranda and terrace only. Guests are responsible for removing smoking materials from the property prior to departure....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Contact us for our new universal design, accessible Acropolis view, downtown Athens apartment....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Primary renter must be 25 years or older....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            We do welcome working service animals!...moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (1) We promise you a great nights rest in our plush top, firm beds., Double Beds (1) Sealy Plush Top Posturpedic Mattresses, the most comfortable beds in Athens, Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) Rollaway cot available on request., Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            Interested in having a Greek feast prepared for you to enjoy at home, perhaps al fresco on the terrace or veranda? Let us know and we'll take care of all of the details....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Everything you need to prepare a simple breakfast or a Greek feast....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            All full size appliances including a dishwasher....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Who wants to spend their holiday doing dishes?...moreless

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Don't spend your holiday hanging clothes out to dry! We have a full size dryer - a rare and special treat in Athens....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Want to traveler lighter? Our property offers both a full size washer and dryer, meaning less luggage for you!...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            High thread count, luxury bed linens and soft fluffy Egyptian cotton bath linens....moreless

          • Garage:

            Parking available on request, additional fee. Must be reserved in advance....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Indoor garage parking is available (fee) but must be booked in advance....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            We have self controlled heat & air throughout the apartment. ...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Fireplace
          • Living Room
          • Fitness Room / Equipment
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • High Speed Wireless Internet. A Fax Machine, Printer, and Photo copier are available on request....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                DVD library, explore Greece through cinema with our in house DVD library featuring some of the finest films about Greece or shot in Greece....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Browse our CD music library and discover some of Greece's favorite musicians....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Stay up on the latest news with CNN and other English language channels....moreless

              • Television
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Mobile Phone:

                If you'd like us to have a Greek mobile phone for you on arrival, just ask - we'll get the number for you before you arrive and have the phone waiting in the apartment for you. (Fee applies)...moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Bring your own laptop and use our high speed WiFi for free or use the computer we provide in the apartment, and printer for use during your stay with us....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Relax on the terrace gazing at the Acropolis, updating your travel blog or just catching up on emails to friends and family ... ...moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Our guests enjoy FREE unlimited international long distance phone service to the US and Canada and several EU countries....moreless

              • Computer Available:

                Printer, fax and scanner also available on request....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Free international long distance....moreless

              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub:

                    Some of our penthouses feature jacuzzi style whirlpool tubs and spa hydromassage showers....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Monument View:

                    Our terrace offers 360 degree views of Athens, including the Parthenon on top of the Acropolis rock and the church of St George on top of Mount Lykavittos....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Roof terrace with views of the city, the Acropolis, Mount Lykavittos and Mount Ymittos....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Zoo
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Surfing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Fishing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Hiking
                  • Walking
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Ruins
                  • Synagogues
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Cycling
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  May 2 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $295
                  $2,000

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

                  Fall
                  Nov 1 - Nov 5, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $200 $250
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,400

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                  Athens Marathon
                  Nov 6 - Nov 12, 2014
                  5 night min stay
                  $350
                  $2,200

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Autumn Shoulder
                  Nov 13 - Dec 18, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $150 $200
                  Fri, Sat
                  $950

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                  Winter holiday
                  Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $300
                  $1,600

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                  Winter
                  Jan 5 - Feb 28, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $150 $200
                  Fri, Sat
                  $950

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $300 $325
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $2,000

                  Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Housekeeping $75
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  We do not generally offer stays of less than 3 nights unless they are combined with a longer stay at the other end of your trip. That said, occasionally we have a "hole" to fill between two other bookings, in which we will offer you 2 nights.

                  If you love our place and want to stay, and we don't have a hole to fill, we will gladly offer you a 3 night stay and you can arrive late or depart early.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 06/25/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Marble Stadium, Kolonaki, Mets, Athens National Gardens, Theatre of the Herodeon, Conference facilities at Athens Hilton, Divani Caravel and the Peace and Friendship stadium, National Archeological Musuem, Benaki Museum, Musueum of Cycladic Art, Folk Art Museum, Children's Museum, Mt Lykavittos

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: Wow, who would have thought when I told my husband I wanted to buy a little pied-a-terre in his hometown, Athens, Greece, that I'd end up with the greatest accidental career of my life? Born and raised in Chicago, my love for travel was evident early on. Perhaps it was my arrival in the world, early one December morning, way quicker than my siblings had, in fact so quick we were still enroute to the hospital, and I still hold the title of youngest patient ever admitted to that north suburban hospital! (And thus, as a Sagittarius, characteristically smitten with wunderlust). I traveled my home country extensively with my family as a child, and was fortunate to have parents who encouraged us to study a second language young.

                  Why the Owner Chose Athens:
                  While my language of choice as a child was French, my culture of choice was Greek - My earliest jobs were always in Chicago's Greek diners, my university days filled with hours playing backgammon in the cafeteria with my Greek friends, and my Eurail passes always started and ended my European backpacking holidays in Greece. So no one was surprised when I met Basil, a romantic writer but practicing translator and linguist, born and bred in Athens, but transplanted to Chicago, fell in love, and married him. While our life in Chicago was full, rehabbing a warehouse we purchased to house ourselves, our son and our growing Greek translation agency, I longed to plant some roots for our family in Basil's hometown. A small studio overlooking Mount Lykavittos was to be our Athens crash pad, but thanks to what seemed then an unfortunate turn of events, our home in Athens ended up being the beautiful Athens First Luxury Duplex. Larger than we had planned, offering it as a short term furnished rental seemed the logical way to afford it. Little did we realize that it would become so popular we'd be sleeping on friend's couches rather than in our own Athens home! Tired of being homeless in Athens, we purchased a second penthouse directly adjacent to the Athens First. In 2006 we completed the renovations of three additional short term furnished rentals.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  As I said early on, this is the greatest accidental business one could imagine, and I love sharing my adopted city with visitors. Our guests repeatedly thank us for the little extras that often mean so much when you are planning what is often a once in a lifetime trip. As an ex-pat in Athens, I know the wonderful off the beaten path places that can make a holiday special, and I also know how to stay on the tourist path without feeling like you are being herded along with the crowds. Feel free to email me with your questions as you plan your trip to Athens - just one of the little extras guests of Greek Vacation Rentals will find when they share our homes in Athens.


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                  Speaks: french, greek, english

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                  Photos

                  • Relax or dine on one of the two verandas

                    Relax or dine on one of the two verandas

                  • Living room opens to veranda

                    Living room opens to veranda

                  • Main floor bedroom

                    Main floor bedroom

                  • Two full baths means no waiting!

                    Two full baths means no waiting!

                  • Mt Lykavettos from the roof terrace or the veranda

                    Mt Lykavettos from the roof terrace or the veranda

                  • And who says you can't work on your tan in Athens!

                    And who says you can't work on your tan in Athens!

                  • Join the locals as they stroll down our tree lined boulevard

                    Join the locals as they stroll down our tree lined boulevard

                  • Coming in the summer or fall - ask us what's playing under the Acropolis!

                    Coming in the summer or fall - ask us what's playing under the Acropolis!

                  • Fully stocked, modern kitchen

                    Fully stocked, modern kitchen

                  • Two twin beds in second floor bedroom

                    Two twin beds in second floor bedroom

                  • Our guests say we have the best beds in Athens!

                    Our guests say we have the best beds in Athens!

                  • Enjoy the views from the roof terrace, amazing at sunset

                    Enjoy the views from the roof terrace, amazing at sunset

                  • Enjoy an ouzo overlooking the Acropolis or relax on our sunbeds

                    Enjoy an ouzo overlooking the Acropolis or relax on our sunbeds

                  • Walk to the historical center from this vibrant residential neighborhood

                    Walk to the historical center from this vibrant residential neighborhood

                  • Take a day trip to Aegina or Hydra, just an hour away!

                    Take a day trip to Aegina or Hydra, just an hour away!

                  VRBO #61056

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                  Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

                  $150 - $350 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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