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Perfect for Groups, Couples American Amenities 4 Bd 4 BA Wifi Walk to Sites

(13 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

4 bdrms sleeps 12, walk to Acropolis & Plaka, Great dining, cafes

Wow, Athens' only furnished vacation rental that offers 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms! This is the choice for couples traveling together: privacy, your own space, and plenty of space to relax as a group - whether in the open floor plan living room, on the spacious veranda, enjoying the illuminated Parthenon, or on the terrace with a nightcap overlooking the entire city of Athens, including the Acropolis and Mount Lykavittos.

This bright and airy, universally designed, easily accessible apartment on one level in a contemporary mixed use building sleeps up to 11 guests in 4 bedrooms. Three bedrooms have a Queen bed plus a Twin, while the fourth includes a Double Wall bed, which also serves as an office if you simply need a quiet place to work or read.

Every bedroom in this apartment has its own en suite full bathroom, all with spa hydromassage showers, and one with a Jacuzzi style tub. Basil and I can’t decide which is the “master of all masters” - the spacious double bedroom with the glass enclosed walk in double roll-in hydromassage shower, or the triple bedroom with an en suite Jacuzzi/hydromassage shower/bath. Additionally, there is a Queen sized sofa bed in the living room.

The open floor plan living room and kitchen area leads out to a spacious veranda, with an additional living room setup and dining area. Our guests love spending time on the veranda, be it for breakfast before they head out for the day, or after a long day exploring the city. There is nothing like your own private veranda from which to contemplate the Parthenon atop the Acropolis while sipping a glass of Greek wine or enjoying an ouzo.

We don't usually offer stays of less than 3 nights unless combined with a longer stay at the other end of your trip. Occasionally we have a hole to fill between other bookings, in which case we will offer 2 nights. You can book & pay online, but you will still need to sign our booking form and provide a list of guest names and ages along with a major credit card in lieu of a cash damage deposit.
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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 6
  • 0 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Monument View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

4.9
from 13 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: $
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 25 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$275 $275
Base Rate
May 25 - May 24, 2020
3 night min stay
$350 $350
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$350 $350
Summer 2017
May 31 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $350
July 4 Holiday 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$350 $350
Fall 2016
Nov 17 - Dec 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $395
Winter Holiday 2016
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay
$295 $295
$1,995
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 4 - May 8, 2018
3 night min stay
$275 $275
Spring 2017
Apr 25 - May 26, 2018
3 night min stay
$275 $275
Last minute in May
May 5 - May 22, 2018
3 night min stay
$245
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$350 $350
Summer 2017
May 31 - Jun 29, 2018
3 night min stay
$350 $350
July 4 Holiday 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2018
2 night min stay
$350 $350
Fall 2016
Nov 17 - Dec 17, 2018
2 night min stay
$250 $395
Winter Holiday 2016
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2019
3 night min stay
$295 $295
$1,995
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 4 - May 8, 2019
3 night min stay
$275 $275
Spring 2017
Apr 25 - May 26, 2019
3 night min stay
$275 $275
Last minute in May
May 5 - May 22, 2019
3 night min stay
$245
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 30, 2019
2 night min stay
$350 $350
Summer 2017
May 31 - Jun 29, 2019
3 night min stay
$350 $350
July 4 Holiday 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2019
2 night min stay
$350 $350
Fall 2016
Nov 17 - Dec 17, 2019
2 night min stay
$250 $395
Winter Holiday 2016
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2020
3 night min stay
$295 $295
$1,995
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 4 - May 7, 2020
3 night min stay
$275 $275
Spring 2017
Apr 25 - May 26, 2020
3 night min stay
$275 $275
Last minute in May
May 5 - May 22, 2020
3 night min stay
$245
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 30, 2020
2 night min stay
$350 $350
Summer 2017
May 31 - Jun 29, 2020
3 night min stay
$350 $350
July 4 Holiday 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2020
2 night min stay
$350 $350
Fall 2016
Nov 17 - Dec 17, 2020
2 night min stay
$250 $395
Winter Holiday 2016
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2021
3 night min stay
$295 $295
$1,995

Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.


Additional information about rental rates:

We don't usually offer stays of less than 3 nights unless combined with a longer stay at the other end of your trip. Occasionally we have a hole to fill between 2 other bookings, in which we will offer you 2 nights. You can book & pay online but you will still need to sign our guest online guest form & provide a list of guest names & ages along with a major credit card in lie of a cash damage deposit. Note that online reservation deposit payments are non-refundable. Required Fees * Housekeeping: $95.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay) * Extra Guest: $15.00 (Flat Rate Per Person Per Night) Optional Fees * Arrival Transfer 1-4 Persons: $57.50 (Other) * Arrival Transfer 5-9 Persons: $115.00 (Other) * Departure Transfer 1-4 Persons: $57.50 (Other) * Departure Transfer 5-9 Persons: $115.00 (Other) * Private Acropolis, Museum Walking Tour - Half Day with Guide: $250.00 (Other) * Private Historic Center Walking Tour with Acropolis, Agora & Museum - Full Day with Guide: $350.00 (Other) * Private Fabulous Taste of Greece Foodie Tour, includes breakfast & lunch: $57.50 (Flat Rate Per Person) * Private Argoloida, Ancient Corinth Tour Half Day: $350.00 (Other) * Private Argoloida Tour - Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Full Day: $450.00 (Other) * Semi private Sunset sailing trip with swimming stops and beach BBQ: $170.00 (Flat Rate Per Person) * Taste of Greece Fabulous Foodie Walking Tour - includes breakfast & lunch: $57.50 (Flat Rate Per Person)

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  • Cleaning $95

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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Wondering what our Athens neighborhood is like & if you can walk to the Acropolis? Use the metro? Tram? Trolley?

Where will you eat? Shop? Find groceries?

Our penthouses are:

700 meters or 1/2 mile from the Evangelismos metro station

120 meters or 0.08 mile from the trolley/bus stop to Plaka/Syntagma/National Archeological Museum

1 km (1000 meters) or 0.64 mile from the Old Olympic Stadium (Kalimarmaro)

1.61 km Or 1 mile from Hadrian’s Arch, Temple of Zeus and the “entrance to Ancient Athens”

2.04 km Or 1.27 mile from the New Acropolis Museum

2.55 km or 1.56 mile from the Acropolis

1.91 km or 1.19 mile from Syntagma Square

1.61 km or 1 mile from Kolonaki Square

2.07 km or 1.28 mile to the top of Mount Lykavittos (on the switchback trail)

1.77 km or 1.10 mile to the teleferik (cable car) to the top of Mount Lykavittos

.97 km or .60 mile from the War Museum

1.11 km or 0.69 mile to the Museum of Cycladic Art

1.24 km or 0.77 mile to the Benaki Museum

4.16 km or 3 miles to the National Archeological Museum (by foot or trolley)

120 meters or 0.08 mile from the trolley stop to the National Archeological Museum

1.21 km or 0.75 mile from the Museum of Contemporary Art

93 meter or 307 feet from the second best souvlaki in Athens

70 meters or 235 feet from the closest supermarket (3 others are within a 5 minute walk of the apartment)

78 meters or 250 feet from the closest pharmacy (5 others are within a 5 minute walk of the apartment)

78 meters or 250 feet from the closest sit down, full service restaurant (countless others are within a 5 minute walk of the apartment)

450 meters or 0.28 mile from the “Little Forest of Pagrati”, a cool pine forest in the city, with a brand new children’s playground, café, basketball court and walking/jogging paths

690 meters or 0.43 mile from the Athens Hilton (and swimming pool!)

 

Owner info

Greek Vacation Rentals

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, Greece:
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: english
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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