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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- 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
- On floor 6
- Elevator : Yes we have an elevator
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Car Available
- Private Chef
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Alternative Lifestyle
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:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- 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
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Computer Available:
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
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
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 13 - Dec 18, 2014
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
4 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Jan 5 - Feb 28, 2015
4 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Mar 1 - Nov 1, 2015
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Housekeeping $75
- Taxes Included
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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
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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Relax or dine on one of the two verandas
Living room opens to veranda
Main floor bedroom
Two full baths means no waiting!
Mt Lykavettos from the roof terrace or the veranda
Walk to the historical center from this vibrant residential neighborhood
Take a day trip to Aegina or Hydra, just an hour away!
Coming in the summer or fall - ask us what's playing under the Acropolis!
Twin duplex penthouse - bright and sunny and oh so quiet
Fully stocked, modern kitchen
Two twin beds in second floor bedroom
Our guests say we have the best beds in Athens!
Enjoy the views from the roof terrace, amazing at sunset
And who says you can't work on your tan in Athens!
Join the locals as they stroll down our tree lined boulevard
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