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Carole Heiman-Kezios

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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ATHEN #1 DUPLEX PENTHOUSE

Central Athens Condo Rental Photos and Description

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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed

Carole Heiman-Kezios

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
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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
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

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Athen #1 Duplex Penthouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
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Athen #1 Duplex Penthouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52908
+1 (312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
HR GuestBook
5

Comments from Owner Guestbook

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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
Helpful votes: 11/18
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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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Much better than a 5-star hotel

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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**
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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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Maps deceive you, walk to Plaka!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
My family and I so enjoyed our stay at the Athens First Luxury apartment. For a week, we lived like Athenians. The Pagrati neighborhood in Athens is quite residential and non-touristy. That said, there were plenty of restaurants, newspaper stands and
stores to make the area interesting and convenient.
The apartment has a lovely balcony and the kitchen is fully equipped. We had three adults and two children and it was a cozy, yet comfortable situation.

**This review was imported from HomeAway Connect, the HomeAway/Vrbo guestbook that was discontinued in early 2014**
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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
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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.
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Athen #1 Duplex Penthouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p52908
+1 (312) 867-7407 (Illinois, USA)
Central Athens Athens
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Clean, Spacious Apartment in Great Location

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
My parents, my wife and I spent four days in this centrally located apartment that was easy walking distance to the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus, the Plaka, the Olympic Stadium and many other sites. There was a market and several restaurants along with several newspaper stands within two blocks of the apartment. The apartment was very clean and with two levels, there was plenty of room to spread out. And of course there is access to the rooftop deck with a fantastic view of the Acropolis. The availability of laundry, especially towards the end of a two weeks spent throughout Greece, was greatly appreciated.
I would recommend this apartment to anyone looking to spend time in the heart of Athens. If/when we come back we will stay here.
I should add that Carole can provide access to a tour company that can provide day trips outside of Athens. We had arranged a day trip to Corinth, Nafplios and Mycenae that was so good, we set up a sunset trip to the Temple of Poseidon the next evening. Each trip the driver set us up at fantastic restaurants. I can't recommend these tours enough.
Thanks for everything Carole.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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

Central Athens Condo Rental Rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

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.
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.
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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:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Living Room
  • Elevator
  • 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
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Private Chef
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • forests
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking
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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