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Athenou - Penthouse In The Old Quarter With The Best Views Of Girona

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110 M2, 4 People Baby Cot Available

ATHENOU APARTMENTS are splendid and unique apartments in a very quiet area of the old quarter of Girona, in one of the highest houses with high historical value for the city, attached to the wall bordering the old town and from where have the best city views. The apartments are located one minute from the Cathedral, restaurants and shops.

There is a locked garage for bicycles.


Accommodation: 2 double bedrooms (1 double bed, 1 twin bedroom). Sleeps: 4 adults, baby cots availables

Magnificent apartment with 110 m2 (1184 sq ft) of peace. It has 2 bedrooms of 16 m2 (172 ft) with large closets and auxiliary furniture, a fully equipped kitchen of 15 m2 (161 sq ft) with office, spacious bathroom with bathtub and a large living room of 36 m2 (387 sq ft) with a fireplace and two balconies to the wonderful views. It has the best views of the city and to the real horizon, the mountains of the Pyrenees, Pre-Pyrenees and the Montseny Natural Park.

There's also a private chill-out on the roofterrace open from 1 May to 30 September.

The flat is very bright and cheerful. The floor is parquet and cork giving great warmth and comfort. The apartment has heat pump and airconditioning.

We highly recommend:

• “Girona temps de flors”. This year will take place in May from 11th to 19th . It’s an exhibition of flowers that multiplies the beauty of the city. You have the opportunity to visit the private patios of the manor houses in the old town that are closed the rest of the year.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Alexandre Maso
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, Catalan
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016

Why Alexandre Maso chose Costa Brava - Girona

The property has historical value to the city. The property passed down through generations. The location is delightful and special.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Athenou - Penthouse In The Old Quarter With The Best Views Of Girona
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Vancouver, Canada

Spacious, quiet apartment built into the old wall with a wonderful view of Girona.

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay in Girona in the Athenou penthouse. The apartment was spacious and inviting with a view of the entire city including the cathedral towers and Pyrenees mountains in the distance. Alexandre and Nuria were wonderful hosts. Girona is a wonderful spot to visit with its old town, excellent restaurants, and it is bike friendly. Alexandre and Nuria can store your bike in a locked garage and you're in walking distance of Bike Breaks Girona. Thanks so much Nuria and Alexandre.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your words. We had really nice days with you. All the best.
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Beautiful Girona Apartment--Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a splendid week at Nuria and Alexandre's apartment in Girona. The apartment was lovely and very spacious for our family of four. The kitchen was well appointed and we cooked many delicious meals and ate at the dining room table that overlooked the beautiful city. The views from this apartment are spectacular! From the apartment it is a short walk down the hill to a wonderful local market where we would buy our food for our meals. There are many delicious restaurants nearby. Girona is the perfect location for exploring northeastern Catalonia.

Alexandre and Nuria were very helpful and we would stay again at their lovely apartment !

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan. We are happy that you had a nice stay in our apartment. We hope to seeing you again.
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Orange County, California


  • 5 of 5

This beautiful penthouse apartment was immaculately furnished and maintained. The views from every window reminded us of a postcard! The owners, who live in the same building, we're so helpful and friendly. They brought us wine and jars of marmalade made from oranges grown on the property. They had a complete list of instructions for the apartment and a guide of restaurants, scenic tours, and historic sites. This is a great place at stay and tour the area of Catalonia.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. Your words make us happy. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Fabulous apartment!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was wonderful and the view must surely be the best in Girona. We had an amazing time in Girona. We stayed for 41 days and wished we had stayed longer. Besides the Old City there are so many places to see about 35 minutes driving from several directions. You have beaches, mountains, a wonderland for bicyclists. We consider this area the culinary capital of Europe. We are leaving the best for last, Núria and Alexandre. They were a major part of making our stay there so special. We have left Girona with two new friends. We highly recommend their private tours tailored to your needs. We will surely return and recommend it to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really happy to have met you. We hope to see you again. We wish you the best.
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This is the dream!

  • 5 of 5

We had pre-arranged for Alexandre to pick us up at the train station on April 7, and he was there waiting with a welcoming smile. After winding our way up the ancient roads we arrived at the magnificent home that he shares with Nuria. Their apartment is downstairs, and the top floor is where this stunning rental is.

We opened the door and almost fell over when we saw the view outside the living/dining room windows!

It was straight out of an Ivory Merchant movie, and as much as we wanted to tour Girona, we wanted to stay on the couch looking out onto the old city with the Pyrenees as a backdrop.

We returned to get a peek into where Alexandre and Nuria live. Alexandre had two very famous grandfathers in Girona, one a premier architect, and the other a mayor as was evident by the paintings and artifacts in their historical and special dwelling.

Our son played a little piano, and then we made the ascent to what was the most breathtaking sunset that we could have ever wished for, and as we watched we knew that we should taste every second of it because the opportunity might never come again. Magic! The apartment itself was lovely, modern and comfortable. The only thing that we could have possibly asked for was more time! Girona was a jewel, and your stay with Alexandre and Nuria will be a highlight! They had perfect recommendations on restaurants as well including a fabulous fresh seafood restaurant that Alexandre's son owns. I recommend the seafood paella!

Out of two weeks in Paris and Barcelona, we will remember this stay the most in our hearts!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your nice words. We wish you visit us again for a longer stay!
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California Central Coast

The Perfect Place in a Beautiful City

  • 5 of 5

As my wife said just yesterday, a week after we departed the Athenou apartment to return to Barcelona for a few more days, "I could have stayed another two weeks, how about you?" I concurred.

It is a beautiful spacious apartment, tastefully well-furnished, in a wonderful location, with fantastic views day or night of the town. It was a great break for us from the bustle of Barcelona and there are several very, very good restaurants in Girona.

Nuria and Alexandre were both very helpful and one of them is almost always onsite; they live in the building too.

We stayed six nights and cooked two dinners while there, and although "foreign" to us, we figured out the appliances with some help from Nuria and Alexandre. There is a spectacular "Farmers Market" daily not too far away, with what seemed like miles of fresh meat, poultry and lots of seafood, in addition to fruits/vegetables; it made cooking very easy. We were also able to have breakfast at home almost every day, although sometimes I made the run down the stairs and down the stairs to town to buy pastries.

My point is that you can make this your home and the town is interesting and beautiful enough to stay for awhile...or, in our case, return to again sometime.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review make us happy. We hope to see you again. All the best.
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
PGA Caldes de Malavella
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Le Bistrot
Nearest Ski
125 Kilometres
La Molina - Girona
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Costa Brava
Car: recommended

Girona city

Girona is an interesting city, with good cuisine, cultural events and unique architecture:

• old quarter and jewish quarter.

• many museums and the cathedral

• live music, cinema, theater, film festivals

• beautiful shops

• olympic swimming pools

• segway tours

We highly recommend:

• “girona temps de flors”. This year will take place in may from 11th to 19th . It’s an exhibition of flowers that multiplies the beauty of the city. You have the opportunity to visit the private patios of the manor houses in the old town that are closed the rest of the year.

• casa museu masó (house museum masó). Rafel masó is the representative architect of the noucentisme (a catalan cultural movement of the early 20th century) in girona. You can visit his family house in the center of the old town. If you stay in athenou apartments for minimum one week, the owner will give you two tickets for visit this museum, because he's very proud of his grandfather,

Àrea, the province

The province has everything you could ask for. The area is a cycling mecca. Over 80 professional cyclists from around the world live and train in girona much of the year.

You can find:

• hiking & walking

• excellent michelin rated restaurants

• pga golf

• horseback riding

We highly recommend:

• dalí museum in figueres

• the village of the mediterranean inspiration, cadaqués


Rates & Availability

Girona Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

We live in the same building of the apartment. Just ring the doorbell.
Please, let us know the expected time of your arrival.
The cost of the late check-in (after 21:00) without previous notification is €30.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Girona Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby cot available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby cot available
  • Large closets
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
For any question, please ask to the owners. They lives in the same building and they are always available for their guests.

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