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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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BUDAPAD NEAR THE OPERA

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 3)

Smart, stylish and comfortable, this 'Budapad' is a quiet and relaxing oasis in the heart of Budapest. From our location you can easily get to every major site and event in Budapest. However, the apartment is set back from the street so you can sleep deep at night as you make you way home exhausted from your adventures.

The Budapad is located in the beautiful District VI, home to the Opera House, Andrássy Blvd, Liszt Ferenc Square, Oktogon and is a stone’s throw from the very funky Jewish Quarter. Here you are surrounded by fine restaurants, cheap eateries, local and international cuisine, local markets, diverse shops, boutiques, alternative pubs and bars, popular theatres, bakeries, delis, supermarkets, flower shops, you name it.

The Budapad is ideally situated in a prime location, in a triangle between three major transportation lines, making it easy to get anywhere in the city very quickly.

Keywords: classy, stylish, central, museums, Oktogon, Jewish Quarter, alternative culture

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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Rita Bozi is a Canadian-born Hungarian, whose father fled Hungary during the 1956 Revolution. Her mother followed in 1964 and Rita was born in Winnipeg a year later. She has been a Hungarian citizen since 2011 and speaks Hungarian fluently. She is a Consultant/Facilitator in Calgary Alberta, a writer and a retired dancer and actor. Rita designed Kicsi Zichy.

Ken Cameron was born on a farm in Ontario but developed a taste for international travel as a boy. He is a playwright, director and all-around man of the theatre who has contributed to making Calgary one of Canada's cultural hubs. Ken also uses his theatre and writing skills to help clients make better presentations in the business world. Ken struggles to wrap his tongue around the Hungarian language, but has definitely fallen in love with the city.

About your Caretakers

Éva is Rita’s fabulous Hungarian cousin who resides in Budapest with her jovial husband Karcsi and their English-speaking daughter Edina. They are lovely people who will come and help if something breaks down.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2011

We chose to live in Budapest because it reminds us of what we think Berlin must have been fifteen years ago. The number of funky bars, clubs and art houses in the nearby Jewish Quarter makes for a vibrant nightlife; while the Hungarian's love of the arts ensures a hopping cultural scene.

Vienna and Budapest used to be twin capitals of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and in many ways they are like two sisters. Vienna was the straight-laced one who married a banker; and Budapest was the wayward sister who lived her life a little too heartily. She may show a more lines on her face, but she is a heck of a lot more fun.

We chose this particular flat for two reasons: because of its central location and its beautiful modern renovation. The recent renos ensure that everything is in top-notch working order and we can be assured that we and our guests need not worry.

The exposed brick archway was the clincher. Exposed brick is a highly sought-after design element in North America, but is very difficult to find in Budapest. Our theory is that because all the buildings are old (unlike in North America) such things are not valued. This theory was born out when Rita's Hungarian Aunt first saw the apartment: she said 'its very beautiful ... but why didn't they finish this part of the wall?'

This exclusive, bright and well-appointed apartment is housed in a building built between the late 1880’s and the early 1900’s. It is the perfect blend between historical and modern. Vintage objects from Hungary’s recent past make up the décor at the Budapad.

As you come up the stairs you may hear strains of a piano sonata emanating from the flat adjacent to the stairwell. This is not a recording: it is our neighbour, world-class concert pianist Fellegi Ádám.

We have developed an apartment guide that provides detailed descriptions of how the appliances in the apartment operate. It also contains several pages of recommendations for some our favourite neighbourhood haunts.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Budapad Near the Opera
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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Budapad Near the Opera
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378687vbi
4032658564
Budapest Budapest & Central Danube Region
Portland, Oregon
5

Our Favorite Place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We were in Europe for 3 weeks in September, Budapest was our last stop, and the Budapad could not have been more comfortable. The Budapad is in a perfect location, so close to all public transit. The apartment if beautifully and thoughtfully furnished, with everything you would need and more. There are restaurants, grocery stores, and produce stands within a block. The property is in a very safe building and neighborhood. Rita Ken and Eva were wonderful to work with, they answered all email inquiries very quickly. They have a very good information book in the apartment, which was so helpful to refer to from questions about the apartment, to good restaurants. I cannot recommend this place enough, if you are going to Budapest, this is the place to stay!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Budapad Near the Opera
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378687vbi
4032658564
Budapest Budapest & Central Danube Region
5

Well researched Property and exceeded our expectations - Best in Europe

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We spent days researching VRBO’s and then planned our two week Eastern Europe vacation around the availability of Budapad.

The location was unbeatable. The owners treated us like family every step of the wayl. We felt very well provided for and pampered. The place is just very welcoming. The kitchen was well supplied for our needs. The Budapad is a work of art, yet we felt very at home there. We slept well on their comfortable bed. It was quite and peaceful during the evening. We felt privileged to hear the famous pianist play as we walked through the corridor. We chose to walk everywhere and while we are in our fifties, it was quite doable and worked out beautifully for us. There are restaurants and grocery stores in very short walking distance. We never felt unsafe in the city. We visited Szechenyi Bath and found it to be an amazingly relaxing place. We are talking about visiting for a few hours each day at the bath for our next visit. There is so much opportunity here to learn more about European history and especially Fascism and Communism. The House of Terror is very worthwhile and excellently represents that era. The apartment is on the Pest side and by far was our favorite to explore. We enjoyed many restaurants nearby. Café Kor was quaint Hungarian style with excellent service. This apartment is unique for a European VRBO in that the owners were very attentive and responsive to any questions we had. Excellent value! We very much appreciate Rita and Ken sharing their home with us! We look forward to our next visit ... and your book!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Budapad Near the Opera
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378687vbi
4032658564
Budapest Budapest & Central Danube Region
Saskatchewan, Canada
5

Budapest in the spring of 2013

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
This is an excellent choice of accomodation for a visit to Budapest. The apartment is close to everything, bars, restaurants, grocery stores, bakery plus lots of other shopping. Transportation is close by, too, and takes you anywhere you want to go to see the amazing sights. The apartment was clean and well appointed, just as shown in the internet photos. Rita was very prompt answering any email questions, and offering help to make our visit run smoothly. I would recommend this property to anyone who can manage a three floor walk up.
We enjoyed the 2 day ticket on the Hop on Hop off double decker bus to give us an idea as to where the main sights were. Then we went back to the ones that needed a little extra time. It included a river tour and an evening tour to see Budapest all lit up. We did it all in our great 5 days.
SB
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Budapad Near the Opera
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378687vbi
4032658564
Budapest Budapest & Central Danube Region
Montreal, Canada
5

Fell in love with Budapest all over again

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
I was born in Budapest, but have not been back for a visit since 2000, so I was really looking forward to this trip, accompanied by my partner. Budapad became a central part of the adventure. We stayed at Budapad altogether for 2 weeks (one week in mid-April at the beginning of our 5 week trip, and one week at the very end). We loved the décor at Budapad (especially that living-room couch!), the washing machine, the way the kitchen was outfitted, and the cleanliness. We especially appreciated the "green book" which provided easy instructions for using everything in the apartment. The bed is comfortable, the apartment is quiet and very well maintained, and it was lovely to hear Mr. Fellegi, the concert pianist, occasionally practicing down the hall. We also really appreciated the little special touches provided by our hosts Rita and Ken, as well as their prompt responses to our questions before and during our stays. Eva (the caretaker in Budapest) very efficiently ordered us secure taxis, once to the train station and once to the airport. Our security deposit was also very promptly refunded. The apartment is truly well located, near major public transportation lines and in a great neighbourhood. We had opera tickets for one night and we so enjoyed the walk to and from the opera for the performance. In fact, we walked just about everywhere from the apartment, it was very easy and enjoyable. Otherwise, tram and little subway (Line 1) are right around the corner in Oktogon. There are also many restaurants around the neighbourhood, and given the length of our stay, we tried quite a few. One of us is vegetarian, and there is a vegetarian store/café (Napos Oldal) half a block away on Jokai St., as well as a good Indian restaurant (Indigo) and a Thai one (Parazs Presszo), both on Jokai, offering good vegetarian options. We also enjoyed exploring the Jewish quarter (there is a walking-tour guide book for this area provided in the apartment) and the restored Gozsdu Udvar (Gojdu Courtyard). The mushroom gnocchi at Yidishe Mama Mia at Gozsdu was quite outstanding. Yes, there are some stairs to climb to Budapad, but given all that you get to enjoy, it is well worth it (we are an older couple, in our sixties, and managed it quite well). We highly recommend Budapad, it is a great gateway to a true taste of Budapest, and a peaceful haven to return to at the end of a busy day exploring the city.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Vera was an absolutely lovely guest to host. I really appreciated that she wanted to have a conversation to get to know each other when we booked the apartment. She was prompt and efficient with payments and in getting me all her arrival/departure information. Once again we were lucky with another great guest.
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Budapad Near the Opera
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378687vbi
4032658564
Budapest Budapest & Central Danube Region
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
My husband, older daughter, and I stayed at Budapad while visiting our younger daughter, who is studying abroad in Budapest. The apartment was exceptionally comfortable for the three of us. It is immaculately maintained, tastefully furnished and decorated, and has all the amenities you will need during your stay: shower, washer, separate WC, very comfortable bed, and well-equipped kitchen. The owners are very professional and promptly reply to emails. The location is halfway between the Opera and Oktogon Yellow Line stops, and trams and subways are just minutes away. Cafes, restaurants, and clubs abound in the neighborhood. The apartment is on the top level of the building, but just take a breath on the second landing before you continue up. It is well worth it. Budapest is an amazing city, and Budapad was the perfect base from which to explore it.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Monica was the perfect guest to host. Respectful, enthusiastic and honest. We were lucky to have her and her family.
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Liszt Ferenc International Airport
Nearest Train
3.5 Kilometres
keleti train station
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Instant - one of Budapest's popular 'ruin pubs'
Car: not necessary

Music, Clubbing, Classical Music, Theatre, Dance, Turkish Baths.

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Availability & Rates

Budapest Apartment Rental Rates

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Refundable damage deposit $285.00
We accept payment through PayPal for international guests. Canadian customers can pay via interac e-money transfer.
We require a $285 security deposit, which is returned to you within 48 hours after your departure.
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Amenities

Budapest Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1) Memory-foam mattress., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Very comfortable Innovation PUZZLE sofabed from Innoshop.
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Notes:
Newly renovated, Fully equipped American kitchen, Beautiful bathrooms with shower and bath, 1 Bedroom with Double bed, Living room with Sofabed, Linens and Towels, Free Internet access, Washing Machine, Third Floor, Fan. Nearby organic grocery, conventional supermarket and bakeries.
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