APT. MAX-MITTELEUROPEAN LUXURY WITH SUPER SUMMER SAVINGS

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APT. MAX-MITTELEUROPEAN LUXURY WITH SUPER SUMMER SAVINGS

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

20%-50% DISCOUNT ON OUR FEW REMAINING AVAILABLE SUMMER DATES

[please inquire about availability; because of the unique multiple configuration of our flats, we cannot make the calendar here work accurately]

If you are like us, your ideal place to stay when you travel:

• Is at the center of a city's life, yet tranquil and calming.

• Evokes the flavor and history of the city .

• Is within easy walking access of the major sights and all public transit.

• Has all the comforts of your own home, plus some amenities you wish you could take back with you.

That's Apartment Max at Károlyi Kert.

Nestled in the very center of Pest (the 5th District or Belvaros), there lies a gated vest pocket park with meticulous landscaping and cascading fountains and playgrounds.

Originally the private garden of Count Antal Károlyi, this park sits behind the 18th Century mansion that is now the city's Petöfi Literature Museum. One block from the National Museum and two blocks from the two major Metro lines (the Red line at Astoria and the Blue Line at Kalvin ter), the park is also just two blocks from the Great Synagogue (the largest synagogue in the world), three blocks from the Danube, 2 blocks from the historic pedestrian street Vaci utca, and conveniently midway between our two favorite Budapest cafes...the Cafe Central and the Alibi (and three blocks from our favorite pastry shop, the Jeg Bufé).

Only 21 apartments have balconies overlooking Károlyi Kert and Apartment Max is one of that select group. Because the traffic bars driving around the park, cars are discouraged from the area and many Budapest natives have never even stumbled across this gem that is within walking distance of all of central Pest!

As a result, guests at Apartment Max wake up to the birds' singing and toast the setting sun over the Buda hills with a glass of wine from the apartment's balcony.

The apartment itself is no less extraordinary than its location. Approximately 80 square metres, it has 4.5 metre (15') ceilings in a building that is more than a century old. Restored to the kind of cozy luxury that we imagine the apartment afforded in the 19th Century, with period antiques and modern conveniences (including satellite TV and large LCD display).

This is a lavish 1 bedroom apartment, with the option of using the living room as a separate second bedroom. The living room has a daybed and a separate queen-size convertible bed, with a very comfortable mattress (it is a pop-up, not a folding mattress). The living room and master bedroom each have separate entries from the foyer, permitting privacy for those sleeping in each room. Each has convenient access to the bath/wc and kitchen through the foyer.

The master bedroom has a king-size bed and balcony overlooking the park. .

The bathroom is entirely new, with twin sinks, a custom shower and toilet.

The kitchen is also fully renovated and provides a dishwasher, washer, dryer, and all cooking appliances (including convection oven). There is a small Espresso counter in the kitchen with a Nespresso coffee system, as well as a water kettle and selection of teas, and two seats where you can sit and look out on the courtyard.

The study area in the foyer has a computer for email and Web access, as well as high speed Wi-Fi throughout the apartment. A VOIP phone provides unlimited free calling to landlines throughout most of the world and all phones in the USA and Canada, as well as a mobile phone for guests' use with a local Hungarian SIM card.

We have tried to equip the apartment with everything we would want in a new and unknown locale...from rain ponchos and umbrellas to guidebooks, maps and compilations of tips about the city...even toys, games, and dvds for rainy or lazy days at home.

We are not the typical apartment rental business. We are a pair of midlife American academics who love to travel. John's father was born in Hungary and left in the mid-1930s. John grew up hearing tales of Budapest, but we first visited it in 2001, decades after John's father' had died. We fell in love with the city and its vibrant yet relaxed lifestyle and culture, and we purchased and renovated this place just two years ago for family use as well as rental. It is furnished and equipped to provide everything we would want to find in an apartment when we travel ourselves, and more. We want you to be as enthusiastic about this city as we are, and will be available to answer any questions or to assist in any way we can.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Great time with friends in Budapest

We were two couples who rented both Sarah and Belle for 6 nights in July and

had a wonderful time. The apartments are very well located in the centre of

Budapest, near to good restaurants and cafes and a short distance (about 300

metres) to the main metro stop through which all three lines pass. The loft

bedrooms were a little tight for the tall men in our group, but the apartments

are very comfortable especially when we opened the connecting doors. We

held a dinner party for eight people after shopping at the Great Market as our

friends had rented Apartment Max and Apartment Andrei. We all agreed that

the apartments are very well equipped and that John and Jeannie go out of

their way to make everyone welcome, both in the apartments and in

Budapest. Our highlights of Budapest included the Hop On Hop Off Bus from

Elizabeth Square, which gave us a good sense of the city, tour of Parliament

House, relaxing in the Szechenyi Baths, roast goose at the Cafe Bouchon and

casual dining outdoors at Cafe Gerloczy.
Aug 2009
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John's father grew up in Budapest, and John grew up hearing about it, filtered through the oddly appealing love/hate lens of nazism and communism and Central European nostalgia. His father left in the mid-30s, and never went back until a 1975 week-long visit. But Hungary lived within him throughout his colorful career as a journalist, popular historian (author of the books that the films Patton and Tora, Tora, Tora were based on), propagandist and operative for Radio Free Europe. He died in 1980.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2007

eanne and I visited in 2001 with my father's younger brother, spent a weekend and fell in love with it. We purchased and renovated these apartments for our own use (Belle and Sarah are our daughters, Max is our son, Olive and Andrei are our grandchildren) and only rent them when we are not using them ourselves for friends and family (we have another apartment where we stay ourselves, not very far away).

We are passionate about Budapest and want to share that enthusiasm with our guests. We would be happy to assist in any way we can to help you have a wonderful trip whether you stay with us or elsewhere. Unless you speak Hungarian, booking tickets to concerts or events can be daunting, and are best handled in advance because so much sells out so swiftly...we are happy to take care of this kind of thing, advise about the city, or book a reservation in a restaurant for the day you arrive (though you may be weary by then).

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Apt. Max-Mitteleuropean Luxury with SUPER SUMMER SAVINGS
average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews
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Budapest Budapest & Central Danube Region
Geneva, Switzerland
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME...THE PERFECT ANTIDOTE TO IMPERSONAL HOTELS

  • 5 of 5
Like staying at an absent friend's place. John, the owner, obviously takes pride in providing a great experience for his guests, offering every convenience and comfort at the apartment that one may wish to have, even down to leaving a bottle of good local wine for you. He offers a comprehensive insider guide to the city and area, like advice one might receive from a personal friend. The apartment itself is very comfortable, tastefully furnished with antiques thoughtfully put together. Ideally located on one of the prettiest, 'tucked-away' squares in Budapest, in a convenient part of the city, 5 mins walk from Kalvin Ter metro station, Raday utca restaurants, the National Museum, Vaci utca shopping street. This is guest accommodation as it should be.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Budapest Budapest & Central Danube Region
Richmond, VA USA
5

NINTEENTH CENTURY AMBIENCE WITH MODERN AMENITIES GALORE

  • 5 of 5
Max is located in the kind of building not built anymore - with 19 foot ceilings and seemingly honed from solid stone. Next to a small park in a great neighborhood within walking distance of nearly everything Budapest has to offer. The architect of the makeover with all modern appliances and conveniences while still retaining the feel of the early 20th century is to be applauded. While it costs more than many of the apartment options in Budapest, this is a case of value for the money spent. John was always responsive to communication, and accurately represented the experience. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Apt. Max-Mitteleuropean Luxury with SUPER SUMMER SAVINGS
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West Hartford, CT, USA
5

EXCELLENT LOCATION, APARTMENT, AND HOST!

  • 5 of 5
If we are ever in Budapest again, we will look no further than Max for a place to stay!
The lovely apartment overlooks a neighborhood park in a quiet neighborhood very near to many interesting destinations. We walked everywhere.
The owner, supplied voluminous, accurate, timely information about things to do and places to eat. John knows Budapest very well. Between John and Zoltan of Rock Hoppers guides, we had a great time learning the area.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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5

REVIEW OF APARTMENT ANDREI IN BUDAPEST OF THE SAME OWNER

  • 5 of 5
We actually stayed in Andrei, though we were to originally stay at Max. Andrei is fantastic. The space is phenomenal! Great art, old world charm, every amenity imaginable, 19th Century flair with modern conveniences. The added touches, such as a welcome bottle of wine waiting for us after a long trip, pastries and basics such as milk, eggs, meats and cheeses for breakfast, were quite unexpected but thoroughly enjoyed. Location was great! Central to very fine restaurants. Pouring rain our first night but we found our way a few blocks from the apartment to one of the best restaurants in Budapest, in our view, Persil, not to be missed. THe apartment was spacious enough for us to host 12 of my husband colleagues for drinks and dessert after dinner at a restaruant within walking distance. Everyone enjoyed the ambiance.

We loved the sense of experiencing life in the country where my father was born and being in the center of things. Even ended up at an art opening where we were treated like invited guests.

I would recommend Andrei without hesitation. Our greatest pleasure when traveling is to feel as though we truly experienced the essence of place. What more can I say? If you plan on being in Budapest, Andrei is a delighthful place to stay and inbibe.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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5

HOME FOR FAMILY OF FIVE IN BUDAPEST

  • 5 of 5
It was our first time to Budapest as a family, but my husband had been many times to visit his relatives. We wanted a central home base near a park because we have three active kids aged 10, 8 and 5. We found home at Apartment Max. We could watch the kids cross the street to go and play while relaxing on the balcony. We were steps away from the fantastic Sonka Arcok restaurant (the duck breast, wow!), Jo Kenyer had fresh sour cherry buns and kifli (a crescent-shaped bun my husband loves), and there's a great place for ice cream on the next corner of the Károlyi Kert. The kids loved chilling out on the web and watching their favourite cartoons in Hungarian. The shower was fantastic. My husband and I developed a new appreciation for espresso in Apt. Max. We can't wait to go back.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

A BEAUTIFUL HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Apartment Max for seven nights and enjoyed our stay there very much. The apartment is in a great location and is even nicer than the pictures show. It has great amenities that other apartments we’ve rented in Europe do not. We greatly appreciated having some food in the fridge, which afforded us a nice breakfast at home the morning after our arrival. Another extra touch was a nice bottle of wine, which we were able to have on the balcony one evening. My husband thought the wine was the best he had in Budapest. The information John provided was extremely useful and helpful and the apartment had every guidebook you can think of about Budapest.

This was our first trip to Budapest and we loved it! It’s a place we both would love to come back to. It’s such a beautiful city whose beauty rivals Paris with so much to see and do. We weren’t able to see all that we’d planned so we definitely have a excuse to visit again.

One thing we really enjoyed was the hop-on/hop-off bus tour (we received a 72 hour tour for the price of 48 and it included 2 boats tours). It was good value and a great way to orient yourself to the various city districts. We enjoyed the Parliament tour but recommend you go early in the morning as the morning and afternoon English speaking tours sell out quickly. The views from the Citadella and Fisherman’s Bastion are breathtaking and places we visited more than once. We especially enjoyed seeing the city at night, both from the night bus tour as well as a night boat cruise. The city is truly magical at night.

As for food, we had our best meal at Café Kor (my husband had Salmon and unforgettable potato croquettes and I had chicken with roasted potatoes). We enjoyed a great meal and great service at Café La Bouchon. We also went to the 3 best restaurants near apartment Max that John recommended - Café Alibi, Café Central and Gerloczy Café and were not disappointed. Believe it or not, a great place for dessert after an evening meal is the Marriott on the Danube. It’s an ugly hotel from the outside, but gives you a great view of the river. They have a dessert buffet that includes unlimited champagne (sweet or dry), desserts (small, so you can sample many) as well as tea and coffee for under $20 USD for two. The buffet is offered from noon until 10pm. Another restaurant we liked, where we had delicious goulash for lunch, is right across the street from the Great Synagogue, called Walhalla Club. We ate inside whic
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Apartment Max at Karolyi Kert

Adjacent to Budapest's Loveliest Private Garden and Playground; a 10 minute bus ride or 20 minute walk to the Rudas Baths, the last remaining operating mineral bath built by the Turks during their occupation of Budapest. One block from the National Museum. 5 minute walk to the Central Market. Adjacent to the two major Metro lines (2 blocks from each).

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Budapest Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
PEAK SEASON
Apr 28 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€150
 
 
AUTUMN
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
€125
 
 
THANKSGIVING
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
€150
 
 
WINTER 2014-15
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€75
 
 
WINTER HOLIDAYS 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 10 2015
5 night minimum stay
€150
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€150
 

Additional information about rental rates

addl wkly clean/guest 3+ €20.00
add'l cost per guest, 3+ €20.00
wkly cleaning fee for 2 €40.00
on arrival unless other arrangements have been made
Notes SUPER WINTER DISCOUNTS FOR STAYS OF 8 NIGHTS OR MORE
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Amenities

Budapest Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
General:
  • Elevator
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Notes:
Nespresso Coffee System with Coffee, iPod Charger/Speakers/Dock,Guidebook Library, Toys & Games
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