Carole Heiman-Kezios

Speaks greek, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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ATHEN #1 DUPLEX PENTHOUSE

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No.1 Rated Athens Condos, Best Beds, Free Int'l Calls, Wifi, Wash/dry & More!

Now you can have the best of both worlds in central Athens. The convenience of being close to all of Athens' major sites and a home to call your own, away from the hustle and bustle. yet just 15 minutes by foot from the Acropolis.

Perfect for your short stop in Athens or a longer sojourn. Light, bright and airy, this contemporary furnished 2, 3 & 4 bedrooms with 2, 3 & 4 full baths feature large verandas, balconies & terraces, American style kitchens and open living rooms where you can enjoy your morning coffee away from the noise of the city.

Our bedrooms feature imported American Sealy beds & silky soft bed linens. Enjoy an ouzo on the veranda or the roof terrace, overlooking the Acropolis, or Lykavittos and the mountains. Just returning from the islands? Feel free to use our washer and dryer to wash away the salt before you head off to explore the sites & museums of historical Athens.

Please note that our rates are based on the number of guests. The rates shown here may not be accurate for your size group. Please inquire as rates for 5-12 guests will be higher.

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Details for Athen #1 Duplex Penthouse 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

This light, bright and airy three bedroom 2 bath duplex penthouse is as perfect for 2 guests as for 6. The main floor features a Queen bedroom and a full bath with walk in shower, along with the open floor plan living room and dining room. The full American kitchen is great for a quick breakfast or a Greek feast enjoyed on the spacious private veranda or the spectaular terrace overlooking the entire city and the Acropolis.
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the manager
Each year after a London business trip my colleagues and I travel to a new country to experience the culture and learn more about the people of that region. There is no better way than to stay in an apartment in a residential section of the city! Staying in one of Carole’s apartments in Athens is second to none! While the apartment itself was outstanding with all the comforts of home (especially the plush bath towels… much better than a 5-star hotel) what separated Carole’s apartment from all the rest I’ve rented was, well, Carole. The 40+ page PDF detailing the ins and outs of Athens is just a starter. Carole makes herself available to you for what feels like 24x7! The insights into the off-the-beaten-track spots to eat were top shelf. It was the best, most authentic Greek meals served by the nicest locals. Oh, and when I could not figure out how to activate the heat properly Basil took great care of me from Chicago (Carole happened to be in Athens while I was there… unfortunately we never had a chance to meet in person. Next time.) In a word, this experience was perfect! Thank you, Carole & Basil!



**This review was imported from HomeAway Connect, the HomeAway/Vrbo guestbook that was discontinued in early 2014**
Mar 2013
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Carole Heiman-Kezios

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks greek, english
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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?

But here I am, 20 something years later, running a fabulous Greek vacation rental business with historic homes & penthouses in Athens and traditional Cycladic homes on the island of Tinos, planning Greek travel itineraries and leading small group tours around my adopted homeland and loving the life that I am lucky enough to be living. Of course I did pick up an equally crazy, workaholic Greek husband along the way, as well as a stray Greek animal or two!

Carole Heiman-Kezios purchased this condo in 2003

Although I traveled around Greece for many years, after Basil and I married we started spending more time in Athens - usually staying with his mother. But I wanted a little pied a terre to call my own, and while spending a few months alone in Athens studying Greek I came to know the Pagrati Mets area, which I fell in love with. It's the perfect Athens neighborhood, full of squares (platieas), friendly locals, an outdoor farmers market three times a week - all within walking distance of the historic center and the best museums in Athens!

When Basil and I started looking for a place to call our own in Athens, I'd lived and rented enough Athens apartments to have some ground rules:

1. It must be walking distance (no more than 10 -20 min) to the Acropolis, Syntagma, Kolonaki & the museums.

2. It must have outdoor living space.

3. It must have a view that screams ATHENS. Of course an Acropolis view was first on my list, but the beautiful Cycladic St George church atop Lykavittos Hill is very beautiful as well - so either would do (and both would be smashing!)

4. Not many Americans know about the 'fotagogo' or air shaft that runs through most Athens apartment buildings. It is designed to air out the bathroom and/or kitchen, but also means that you have an early morning symphony from all of the units in your building ... not something I was willing to get used to (I guess I'm a bit of a spoiled American girl deep down)

5. Acceptable paper disposal after use. Yes, more of my spoiled nature came out when I started living 'local' in Athens and discovered that little sign in the bathroom: PLEASE DO NOT THROW PAPER IN THE TOILET (sometimes translated as: Please do not throw paper AT the toilet ....) Regardless, I needed to be able to flush my used paper ... and so, all of our homes offer the unique benefit of being able to flush it down!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Athen #1 Duplex Penthouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52908
+1 (312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
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Comments from Owner Guestbook

This is an excellent place to stay and we had a great time in a 'home' situation. I would have no doubt in recommending it to all travellers to Athens.....
DRJ, London
We LOVED the apartment - it was great and everything that you said that it was. The location was perfect, etc and we would really enjoy visiting, again.
T. Wood, Atlanta, GA
The apartment was everything the web site describes. Light, roomy, and comfortable, fully appointed with all the comforts of home. On a quiet residential side street, you will feel like you are living in Athens, not just visiting. And the veranda is a perfect place to relax outdoors after a long day seeing the city. What's more, Carole provides great suggestions for restaurants and markets which you won't find on your own. A class (or two) above any other Athens apartment we were able to find on the web. Don't miss it!
Andrew Fisher, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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Athen #1 Duplex Penthouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52908
+1 (312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
Hørsholm
5

A great location

  • 5 of 5
A great location, Easy access to the City center. The owners recommendations of food, restaurants etc. are excellent and if you follow them you live like a greek. A great sunny apartment.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Athen #1 Duplex Penthouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52908
+1 (312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
Amsterdam, Netherlands
5

Perfect refuge in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we made contact with Carole, everything was perfect: the communication, the apartment, the location, the recommendations for shopping and restaurants, her recommendation of Nick as a driver and guide. Carole truly understands hospitality, and what it means to be a traveller in a foreign country.

I highly recommend Athens, the neighbourhood and the apartment - we had the most incredible holiday filled with history, food, sunshine and relaxation. We couldn't possibly ask for more, except the privilege of returning one day.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Athen #1 Duplex Penthouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52908
+1 (312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
5

Never wanted to leave

  • 5 of 5
We were a party of three adults, so we found this apartment perfect for our needs. We had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy ourselves. The welcome basket was perfect and all the arrangements for airport pickup and day tours were perfect. We loved the location, close to lots of useful places and interesting things to do and see. The property was ideal, with everything we could possibly want. We're pretty self-sufficient and independent people, but Carol provided us with all the contact info we needed in case we ran into any problems. One of the highlights of our stay was watching some of the movies from the "Greek" library in the apartment in the evenings. It was terrific fun to watch "Zorba the Greek" and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" while in Athens! So silly, but so fun.

We got to do everything we wanted and had plenty of time to just enjoy Athens. Carol arranged day trips for us that were perfect, so we saw lots of the rest of Greece too. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this apartment and Carol to anyone wanting a little "home away from home" while in Athens. There aren't enough good things I can say about Carol or the apartment. Everything was perfect!
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
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Athen #1 Duplex Penthouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52908
+1 (312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
5

Fabulous stay at this 3 bedroom condo!

  • 5 of 5
This property was everything it was described to be - absolutely no surprises. Upscale 3 bedroom condo in a modern residential building and convenient location with great amenities for the 5 of us. We stayed for 3 days and we also took advantage of the airport pickup and drop-off service offered. It was really nice to be whisked to our accommodations after a long flight. The condo had absolutely everything we needed to enjoy our stay - spotlessly clean, comfortable, and all modern amenities. Carole provided excellent service from end to end. The 40+ page document she provided ahead of time was invaluable. It not only described every aspect of the condo we needed to know about but also had some excellent restaurant, tourist sites and shopping recommendations in the area. We particularly enjoyed a local taverna recommended. This was a small, non-tourist taverna within walking distance of our condo with the most delicious authentic local greek food and hospitality. There was absolutely no way we would have found this on our own given the local neighbourhood it was tucked within...definitely a local hangout that we took advantage of and priced so well! The free wifi and computer provided with our condo was great. We had some flights rescheduled and it was fabulous to be able to use the computer to handle the changes we had to make. The availability of free international calls back home were a nice perk too! We wouldn't hesitate to stay at this or any of Carole's properties again in future. It's a much better "home" and authentic feel than a stark hotel...and much better value. (P.S. thanks for the surprise beverage we found in our refrigerator upon on our arrival - we really enjoyed it!)
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Athen #1 Duplex Penthouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52908
+1 (312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
Canada
5

fantastic location

  • 5 of 5
We really appreciated this penthouse. It is well located and very spacious. The place was super clean and the owner was such a genuine nice person always willing to help us discover this great city. The terrace was amazing for relaxing at the end of the evening. I would rent this place again in a heart beat
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Eleftherios Venizelos
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Pireaus
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Evangelismos Metro
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Immittou Ring
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Falero
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
An entire cafe lined boulevard awaits you
Nearest Ski
275 Kilometres
Parnassus
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Glyfada
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
All our favorite local tavernas
Car: not necessary

Downtown, central Athens - In the heart of everything, walk to all the sites. A few minutes walk to the metro or trolley, the National Gardens, Acropolis, Parthenon, the Plaka, Syntagma Square. Coming for a conference or convention? We are an excellent alternative to a hotel and convenient to the Hilton, the Caravel, the University (Panepistimopouli) and the tram to Faliro (Peace and Friendship Stadium).

Other Activities: Archeology, city walking tours, strolling in the national gardens, museums

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Central Athens Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Summer
Mar 2 2014 - Nov 13 2014
3 night minimum stay
€245
€1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €25 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
Nov 14 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€175
From
€175
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€250
€1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add €25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates quoted are for 4 people based upon 7 night bookings. Please add 50 euro per night for each additional guest up to 6, and 25 euro for each guest after 6 guests. Shorter stays may be higher and no discounts are available during Christmas and Easter and certain special events.
A deposit of 500e holds your reservation, with the balance due 60 days prior to arrival.

We accept payment by most major credit cards, bank wire transfers and for our US guests, by personal check, Chase QuickPay or PopMoney in USD. Please note as well that we cannot hold dates without a completed reservation.
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Amenities

Amenities

Central Athens Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo (terraced)
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Elevator
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The duplex has one full bathroom on each level. The upstairs has a full bathroom with American style bath and shower combination, the main level has a full bathroom with walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Please note that this unit is available in two layouts: One as a 3 bedroom, and the other as a 2 bedroom with loft alcove which sleeps like a 3 bedroom but the loft/alcove does not have a door for privacy. As 2 bedroom/alcove beds are: 1 bedroom w/alcove: 2 doubles, second bedroom: 1 double, 1 twin plus trundle
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
In addition to providing you with everything you need to have a comfortable stay in our home, we can arrange for a number of special bonuses including in house private cooking lessons, in restaurant private cooking lessons, wine tastings, food tours, mountain hiking and biking, off the beaten path Athens tours including Art in Athens and Athens Gallery Hopping. Of course if you would like a more traditional tour, either a day trip to Ancient Corinth or Delphi or a walkabout on the Acropolis, we can set you up with experienced, thoughtful, English speaking guides with a wide range of educational backgrounds and experiences. Think of us as your friends and family in Athens!
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