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Last updated: 11/15/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This stunning duplex has breathtaking views of 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 Queen 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.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:
You can book and pay online but you will still be required to sign our booking form and provide a list of guest names and ages along with a major credit card as we don't take a cash damage deposit.

Guests arriving after 8:30 PM are required to use our recommended transfer service. We do not offer late night 'do it yourself' arrivals.

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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, french, greek
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/15/2016

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 6
  • Elevator : Modern elevator

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary rent must be 25 or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We love children and can even provide a crib and high chair for our littlest guests. We also provide trustworthy & fun baby sitting services!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We do have our Acropolis Blue which is a universally designed vacation rental that is fully wheelchair accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

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  • Cycladic sleeping alcove: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Note that the Cycladic sleeping alcove is connected to Bedroom 1 - though a floor to ceiling wall seperates the sleeping areas....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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  • One full bath with American style shower - tub combination, the second full bathroom has a walk in glass doored shower....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, card games, backgammon and chess....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Monument View:

    Enjoy a nightcap or cup of tea overlooking the historic Cycladic church of St George atop Lykavittos Hill. ...moreless

  • Mountain View

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Indoor dining area seats 6 - 8 - Outdoor dining area seats 6 - Dine indoors or al fresco ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size clothes dryer....moreless

  • Elevator:

    Modern elevator...moreless

  • Garage:

    Optional indoor garage for a sub compact or compact vehicle. As for pricing....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Self controlled radiant heat (natural gas fueled, so no need to worry about the condo association paying for petrol!)...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free unlimited WiFi ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone:

    Free unlimited international long distance phone service. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size washing machine. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Completely stocked kitchen with dining service for 10...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Everything you need to prepare a Greek feast....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Our home is stocked with a good selection of spices and herbs, oils and vinegars. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

Building Type

  • Building
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Nov 15 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
$90 $95
Fri, Sat
$605 $2,250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Winter Holiday 2016
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$120 $120
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 4 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$95 $95
Fri, Sat
$605 $2,250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$125 $195
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
May 31 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$125 $125
Fri, Sat
$995 $2,750

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

July 4 Holiday 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$125 $195
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$125 $135
Fri, Sat
$775 $2,250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Housekeeping $75
  • Taxes Not 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.

Note: Guests arriving after 8:30 PM are required to use our recommended transfer service. We do not offer late night "do it yourself" arrivals.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

21 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Athens International Airport
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Too many cafes and restaurants to list
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Piraeus
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Glyfada
250 Metres
Nearest Train
Athens airport to downtown
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Ymitos Ring Road
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Too many cafes and restaurants to list
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Falero

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

Greek Vacation Rentals

Year Purchased: 2006

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 Condo:
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, french, greek
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/15/2016

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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