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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, hungarian

Budapad Near the Opera

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Terézváros Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, hungarian

About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose Budapest

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?'

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We so appreciate guests like Tony and Lee who value what we we have created and honour how we provide our service. Thank you for acknowledging the details and for enjoying. That means a lot to us! Please come back again! Rita
Dec 2015
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)
Budapad Near the Opera
average rating of 4.92 based on 26 reviews
Moorpark, CA USA
5

5 Star Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to the wonderful owners, Rita & Ken, we had a 5 star stay! From the initial contact throughout the entire stay they were extremely helpful and responded quickly to each and every question (and we had many)! We cannot express how grateful we are to both of them, as well as Agnes, our greeter, for making our anniversary so special. The apartment is fabulously decorated with absolutely everything you need right at hand. The Budapad ranks as the best apartment ever! We loved the apartment and truly felt like it was our home away from home for 4 glorious days and nights. We were told by Rita not to sleep before we left for Budapest, and she was right! We wished we had more time to enjoy this amazing city. The people, art, history and culture can't be beat! We will definitely be back and hope that we can stay at Rita and Ken's Budapad! Special thanks for making us feel so welcome and like family! We loved the gorgeous flower arrangement and sweet sentiment from Agnes in honor of our anniversary. How sweet! This shows how much you care about all of your guests! Kiss your brains for a job well done! Budapad here we come again-hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Jewel in Budapest

  • 5 of 5

This is a most charming getaway close to everywhere in Budapest---

a well appointed, extremely comfortable oasis that will calm

your nerves and help you recharge your batteries. My sister and I

loved our stay and are very grateful to have found it! Fantastic

caretakers provided useful help and tips…thank you thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review - it was our pleasure to make your stay wonderful. Please come again. We would be delighted to have you. Thank you for being a great guest. Warmly, Rita and Ken
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Northern California
5

Comfortable style, clean and perfectly located!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful trip to Budapest that was made even more special by our great accommodations! The Budapad was the perfect place to land--a clean, stylish and very comfortable apartment in a perfect location in the heart of Budapest. Anything we wanted to do was within walking distance, including the public transportation system to take us farther out. Rita, Ken and their support staff in Budapest were very helpful, efficient and friendly. They had thorough descriptions and suggestions of city highlights to take advantage of and graciously arranged airport transportation for us. We highly recommend this property and would definitely look forward to staying there again should our travels take us back to Budapest.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your generous review - it means a lot to us that you enjoyed the design of the apartment. Please come again we would be pleased to have you back! warmly, Rita and Ken
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Louisville Kentucky
4

Conveniently Located

  • 4 of 5

The Budapad was a very nice apartment. Ken and Rita provided a well stocked apartment. They were excellent in providing very concise directions and instructions on arrival at their place and during our stay. The long walk up to the unit was a bit challenging with all of our luggage but my wife and I have always stayed in good shape so the "trek was well managed". Well in advance of our trip, Rita made arrangements for our departure by Taxi and all went well. They are very good at planning and executing. I would definitely recommend the Budapad to anyone. PS..this was our first trip to Budapest and it was just lovely. One of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Budapad was great!!

  • 5 of 5

Budapad was clean with a well-stocked kitchen, comfortable bed, and attractive decor. It was quiet and a wonderful refuge after a day of walking the streets of Budapest! There were detailed instructions about the apartment, maps and suggestions for places to eat and see in Budapest. Rita was very helpful and quick to respond to questions, etc. The washing machine in the apartment was a real plus. The Budapad is in a great neighborhood and very conveniently located. We even heard the pianist practice as we were leaving the building! The only potential downside is the lack of an elevator. If one is capable of climbing the three flights of stairs, it's great exercise. We really enjoyed staying at the Budapad while we visited Budapest and will recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely apartment, brilliant location, fell in love with Budapest

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this apartment. Thanks to Rita and Ken's gorgeous apartment, I fell in love with Budapest. The apartment is perfectly located in the heart of everything, opera house, Parliament House, St István Basillica, András Tér (street) which is classy and stylish, the cafes, restaurants, and bars, public transport, Danube River, that I just walked everywhere. The apartment has lovely charm and Rita's helpful notes made me feel welcome. Thank you so much for your hospitality from a far.

Victoria S

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Liszt Ferenc International Airport
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Instant - one of Budapest's popular 'ruin pubs'
Nearest Train
3.5 Kilometres
keleti train station
Car: not necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

Terézváros Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$62
$402
$1,468
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $31

1) Damage Deposit: $285 CAD
We will send a PayPal invoice for a Damage Deposit one week beforehand. Assuming there is no damage it will be refunded within 24-48 hours.
We have chosen this route for the benefit of our clients and guests. Recently a client who had paid the damage deposit via the VRBO website at the time of booking discovered that the Euro had fallen in value against the Canadian dollar by the time the deposit was refunded one day after his stay due to the Greek economic crisis. We feel requesting the Damage Deposit closer to check in protects our clients better.

2) If staying for a month or more, we charge a bi-weekly cleaning fee of $40 (i.e. cleaning ever two weeks). This ensures that the apartment remains in good condition for both yourself and us. Our caretaker will arrange a time that is convenient for both of you. This bi-weekly cleaning fee does not automatically calculate through the VRBO booking: we will email you a revised quote upon booking. Thanks!

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Amenities

Terézváros Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
  • The newly renovated bath has a full stand-up shower, which in our experience is relatively rare in Budapest apartment rentals.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 1) Double Bed with Memory-foam mattress; 2) Sofa converts to bed of one adult or two children: Very comfortable Innovation PUZZLE sofabed from Innoshop.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
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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