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Quiet Cozy Stunning Duplex Penthouse, American Comfort & Amenities Greek Lifestyle!

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Last updated: 02/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Perfect penthouse sleeps 1 - 7, WiFi, Views, Walk to sites, cafes, parks, shops

This stunning duplex overlooks Athens' most spectacular natural landmark: the hill where wolves once roamed, today home to the tiny whitewashed church of St George, the "chic" peak of Athens, Mount Lykavittos (or Lucabettus, as it may be known to the English speaking world). It has 2.5 bedrooms, including the lofted King size sleeping alcove (which kids just love!), and 2 full bathrooms.

The open floor plan living room opens out to one of two verandas in the penthouse. Our guests often comment that they spend more time relaxing in the outdoor living area or dining al fresco on the veranda than in the living room! There are two full bathrooms, one with an American style shower/bathtub combination, the other with a shower only. The bedrooms on the second level each open out onto a smaller veranda with additional seating. Personally, this is my favorite spot for a cup of tea or glass of wine late at night – it's beautifully peaceful, and the views are lovely.

This duplexed penthouse sits on the top two floors of a small residential building on the quietest side street in Athens. Our Greek friends are always amazed when we have them for dinner on one of the Duplex penthouse verandas (we own two adjacent to one another), because they can’t believe that the bustling cafes & restaurants of vibrant Ymittou, full of people, are just a block away, while perched on our penthouse veranda, it is as quiet as can be.

Our homes are, and always have been, 100% smoke free.

Indoor parking, daily maid service, private chef, private guide, airport and port transfer are all available, inquire for fees.

Ask about our morning breakfast buffet, delivered to your table. A selection of freshly baked Greek pitas, seasonal fruit, fresh local yogurt, honey, cheese, and freshly squeezed juice. If you are interested in Greek cousine, we can arrange for cooking in house.

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, and the kitchen stays stocked with everything you need to really cook. But we 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. It has the convenience of being close to all of Athens' major sites, with a comfortable home to call your own, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Staff

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room

General

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

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: $
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 4 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$95 $100
$605 $2,250
Base Rate
Feb 22 - Feb 22, 2020
3 night min stay
$120 $120
$750 $27,250
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$125 $125
Summer 2017
May 31 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$125 $125
$750 $2,750
July 4 Holiday 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$125 $125
Fall 2016
Nov 14 - Dec 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$90 $95
$605 $2,250
Winter Holiday 2016
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay
$120 $120
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 4 - May 25, 2018
3 night min stay
$95 $100
$605 $2,250
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$125 $125
Summer 2017
May 31 - Jun 29, 2018
3 night min stay
$125 $125
$750 $2,750
July 4 Holiday 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2018
3 night min stay
$125 $125
Fall 2016
Nov 14 - Dec 17, 2018
3 night min stay
$90 $95
$605 $2,250
Winter Holiday 2016
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2019
3 night min stay
$120 $120
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 4 - May 25, 2019
3 night min stay
$95 $100
$605 $2,250
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 30, 2019
3 night min stay
$125 $125
Summer 2017
May 31 - Jun 29, 2019
3 night min stay
$125 $125
$750 $2,750
July 4 Holiday 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2019
3 night min stay
$125 $125
Fall 2016
Nov 14 - Dec 17, 2019
3 night min stay
$90 $95
$605 $2,250
Winter Holiday 2016
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2020
3 night min stay
$120 $120
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 4 - May 24, 2020
3 night min stay
$95 $100
$605 $2,250
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 30, 2020
3 night min stay
$125 $125
Summer 2017
May 31 - Jun 29, 2020
3 night min stay
$125 $125
$750 $2,750
July 4 Holiday 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2020
3 night min stay
$125 $125
Fall 2016
Nov 14 - Dec 17, 2020
3 night min stay
$90 $95
$605 $2,250
Winter Holiday 2016
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2021
3 night min stay
$120 $120

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:

Rates based on 2 guests. Please use the booking request to get an accurate quote for your group. Required Fees * Extra guest: $15.00 (Flat Rate Per Person Per Night) * Housekeeping fee: $75.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay) 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) * Acrop. Tour Half Day: $250.00 (Other) * Acrop. Tour Full Day: $350.00 (Other) * Foodie Tour: $57.50 (Flat Rate Per Person) * Delphi Tour Full Day: $450.00 (Other) * Argoloida Tour Full Day: $450.00 (Other)

Fees and Taxes:

  • Cleaning $75

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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: Who would have thought when I boarded a plane for Greece more than 20 years ago, planning on backpacking through the mountains and then heading north through then Yugoslavia I'd end up making Greece my second home?

Why the Owner Chose Athens, Greece:
Adjacent to our Athens First Duplex penthouse and around the corner from our other 3 Acropolis View penthouses, the St George gave us our quietest home yet - and the chance to create a perfect pied-a-terre: comfy and not overwhelming in size for 1 or 2 guests, yet roomy & efficient enough to sleep up to 7 guests in real beds in the bedrooms.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
At once elegant & convenient, with striking views, great private outdoor space, the best stocked vacation rental kitchens in the city of Athens, the perfect mix of location and comfort - all of our penthouses are situated in the perfect area for exploring the city's commercial center but living in the city's most desirable central residential neighborhood.


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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017

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