CLASSIC, QUIET 1BR - BUDA, NEAR CASTLE, DANUBE, CHAIN BRIDGE

Carolyn Banfalvi

Speaks english, spanish, hungarian
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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CLASSIC, QUIET 1BR - BUDA, NEAR CASTLE, DANUBE, CHAIN BRIDGE

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1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Our lovely Chain Bridge Apartment is available for vacation and longer-term rentals. The one-bedroom apartment is located in central Buda, just steps from the Castle, the Danube, the Chain Bridge, and within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just a short walk over the bridge will bring you to central Pest. It's one of the city’s oldest and most atmospheric neighborhoods, with narrow staircases leading up to the Castle and numerous restaurants and cafés. The building is well-served by public transportation, but you may find that you'd just prefer to walk everywhere! There are playgrounds in the neighborhood to entertain the children, and plenty of pubs to occupy the adults.

Located in a classic early-20th-century building, the apartment overlooks one of the building’s two courtyards, making it secluded and quiet. With original hardwood floors, doors, windows and elegant high ceilings, staying here will make you feel like a local.

The apartment has recently been renovated (though the old features that make it so charming have been kept intact), and is newly furnished. The sunny bedroom sleeps two on a queen bed, and an additional two can sleep on the foldout couch in the spacious living room. A portable crib can be provided on request.

Take advantage of Budapest's wonderful food markets by picking up fresh local ingredients and bringing them back to your own kitchen to try your hand at preparing the local cuisine. The eat-in kitchen is well-equipped with a full-sized oven, stove, and refrigerator; a microwave, coffee maker, and toaster; and plenty of dishes and utensils. If there are any special cooking utensils you might need, we can supply them from our own collection.

The apartment also includes free wireless Internet; a landline which you can use to make FREE PHONE CALLS TO THE USA AND CANADA; use of a Hungarian mobile phone (you pay for the minutes....you can top-it up at any ATM machine); a washing machine; a flat-screen television with cable and DVD player; a stereo with an ipod connector; a small DVD/CD/Budapest guidebook selection; a full bathroom with claw-foot tub and hairdryer; plenty of linens and towels; and an iron and board. There is no cleaning fee.

The apartment is situated on the second floor, and there is no elevator.

We (Carolyn and Gábor) are an American/Hungarian couple who live in Budapest with our two daughters and newborn son. We love to travel, explore Budapest, eat good food, and drink nice wine. We run a culinary tour company, so luckily we get to spend lots of time researching and tasting the foods and wines of Hungary (as well as the surrounding countries)! We live in the same neighborhood as our rental apartment, so we are easily accessible to show you the ropes in Budapest and give you the lowdown on all of the best places to seek out in the neighborhood, as well as the country. Carolyn is a food/travel writer so can fill you in on what is happening in Budapest (and beyond) while you'll be in town.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carolyn Banfalvi (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Carolyn Banfalvi

We (Carolyn and Gábor) are an American/Hungarian couple who live in Budapest with our two daughters and newborn son. We love to travel, explore Budapest, eat good food, and drink nice wine. We run a culinary tour company, so luckily we get to spend lots of time researching and tasting the foods and wines of Hungary (as well as the surrounding countries)! We live in the same neighborhood as our rental apartment, so we are easily accessible to show you the ropes in Budapest and give you the lowdown on all of the best places to seek out in the neighborhood, as well as the country. Carolyn is a food/travel writer so can fill you in on what is happening in Budapest (and beyond) while you'll be in town.

Carolyn Banfalvi purchased this condo in 2008

Why Carolyn Banfalvi chose Budapest

The apartment is meant to be a place for visiting family to stay when they come to visit. We chose this apartment because we couldn't resist its fantastic location, the gorgeous (and quiet!) early 20th century building, and the cozy apartment itself, which has high ceilings, original parquet floors, and elegantly tall windows and doors.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Classic, Quiet 1BR - Buda, Near Castle, Danube, Chain Bridge
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
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Classic, Quiet 1BR - Buda, Near Castle, Danube, Chain Bridge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p364120
+36 -30 298-0076
Budapest Budapest & Central Danube Region
5

Wonderful apartment, great location!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I rented this apartment and stayed there for six weeks while we completed the adoption of our two daughters. The location was excellent for
seeing the sights, close enough to grocery store, metro, playgrounds, shopping
center and convenience stores (ABCs). Lots of good restaurants too. Carolyn has a list and recommendations of restaurants as well as lots of guide books in the apartment. She lent us toys, puzzles and children's books which was much
appreciated. Any issues that arose they took care of immediately and were a
pleasure to deal with. The apartment was neat and clean and well stocked with dishes, pots and pans etc. for cooking. We would definitely recommend this place.
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Classic, Quiet 1BR - Buda, Near Castle, Danube, Chain Bridge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p364120
+36 -30 298-0076
Budapest Budapest & Central Danube Region
Sweden
5

The perfect place

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I loved the Chain Bridge apartment...situated in a beautiful old building with charm, within walking distance to everything we wanted to do and see. The apartment is nicely renovated, clean, spacious, well-equipped and quiet. The owner, Carolyn (author of two Budapest food & wine guidebooks - the books were also in the apartment and were a great resource) met us on arrival and was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay there again!
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Classic, Quiet 1BR - Buda, Near Castle, Danube, Chain Bridge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p364120
+36 -30 298-0076
Budapest Budapest & Central Danube Region
Miami, USA
5

A Great Week!

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I stayed here for a week in September 2010. The apartment was charming from the moment we walked in~high ceilings and doors, claw foot tub, and a modern kitchen. Lots of space. The location was EXCELLENT. Walking distance to everything, just over the bridge to Pest, and the grocery store was steps from train station for added convenience. There are guide books and an info binder. Overall it was like staying at a friend's place.
Also, the owners were great at communicating via e-mail to the USA before I left. I would highly recommend this apartment!!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Classic, Quiet 1BR - Buda, Near Castle, Danube, Chain Bridge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p364120
+36 -30 298-0076
Budapest Budapest & Central Danube Region
Eugene, Oregon, USA
5

This apartment is a gem!

  • 5 of 5
Staying in the apartment was fantastic-- Carolyn and Gabor are both incredible. They are accommodating and kind, and a huge wealth of helpful information. The apartment was perfect-- the location was easy to get to and around the sites, the size was perfect (for even 2 couples!), and had all of the amenities we could have hoped for. Even a washing machine! Perhaps the best part though was the generosity and kindness of the hosts. We opted to take a wine tour with Gabor, which proved to be the utter highlight of our entire European trip. He is very knowledgeable, down to earth, funny, and kind.
Overall, the apartment was great. It comes with a cell phone, which was invaluable, and they even covered some of the costs of using it, which was very nice. The full kitchen was awesome, and the apartment itself was in a beautiful building. It was well worth it!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Classic, Quiet 1BR - Buda, Near Castle, Danube, Chain Bridge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p364120
+36 -30 298-0076
Budapest Budapest & Central Danube Region
Chicago
4

Nice apartment in great location

  • 4 of 5
The hosts were awesome and met us at the apartment. There are maps and great tour books (even kid guides for Budapest) in the apartment. The host even set up a taxi to pick us up when we had to leave.
Location was the BEST!!!!!
The only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars all around was the fact that the apartment faced a courtyard and opening windows at night didn't give us any relief from the heat.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Classic, Quiet 1BR - Buda, Near Castle, Danube, Chain Bridge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p364120
+36 -30 298-0076
Budapest Budapest & Central Danube Region
New York, NY
5

  • 5 of 5
This apartment was great. The location cannot be beat. The block is a lovely historic block right at the base of the Chain Bridge in Buda. The apartment was immaculate and perfect for our stay. It was really everything that we hoped it would be.

Carolyn and Gabor were also great hosts and helped us with recommendations of places to see, things to do, and places to eat and drink.

I highly recommend the apartment and will hopefully be back soon for another stay.
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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Car: not necessary

Budapest Castle, city center, sightseeing, museums, shopping, theaters, Danube, music, festivals, restaurants, cafes, wine, food

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Availability & Rates

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Budapest Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$100
$595
$1,785
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
low
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$75
$450
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$90
$535
$1,605
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$75
$450
$1,350
 

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Notes PRICES ARE ALL-INCLUSIVE; NO CLEANING FEES OR OTHER CHARGES!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Budapest Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 53 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • Bathroom contains an antique claw-foot tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom sleeps two in a queen-sized bed; living room sleeps an additional two on a queen-sized pull-out. sofa A baby crib can be provided on request. All linens are provided, including cozy down comforters.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
Notes:
The apartment is completely fitted to provide everything necessary for your stay. If you need anything not listed, or any additional cooking supplies, please let us know and we will do our best to provide it. We are happy to offer our guests FREE PHONE CALLS TO THE USA AND CANADA on the landline!

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