Acropolis view Alpha Plus - Not your typical AB&B - American comfort, Greek lifestyle
Fabulous 3 bedroom 3 bath penthouse with open floor plan living & dining space, huge landscaped terrace - Sleeps 10 in real beds in bedrooms, plus 2 on the sofa. American style in Athens safest, friendliest neighborhood (Also available as Sky Villa 6 bdrm 5 ba)
Please note that we only accept last minute bookings (within 30 days) for this property via AB&B based on availability.
Acropolis View Alpha Plus is our largest and most requested penthouse with Acropolis and Lykavittos views from the living room and wraparound balcony, sleeps 7 in the 2 bedroom configuration or 10 guests in the three spacious bedrooms, one with a Queen bed and a twin bed, one with a King bed and a twin bed, and the other with a Queen bed and two twin beds. The spacious living room accommodates two additional guests on a sofa sleeper. There are three full baths, two of which are en suite. One en suite bath has a jacuzzi style whirlpool and hydromassage shower, while the other two bathrooms have hydrojet showers only. Every room in this home opens to a wraparound balcony, and the Terrace Studio opens directly to a private area off the roof garden. Additional roof garden space for dining al fresco and relaxing in an outdoor living room is shared with between our Alpha and Beta apartments. (My husband and I own the roof terrace so it is only accessible to us and our guests in the Acropolis View Alpha and Beta apartments.)
Our fully air conditioned penthouse was designed to offer our guests a true home away from home, familiar and comfortable with the same amenities they have at home. We may be the only apartment in the Athens area in general to offer a full size washer and clothes dryer, luxury bed and bath linens, plush bath robes, and all natural bath and body products.
Our guests in also enjoy the use of FREE UNLIMITED high speed wireless internet along with FREE UNLIMITED international phone service to the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and several other EU countries and IPOD docking stations in each of our apartments. Each apartment also has a computer (and a printer is available on advance request).
And finally, for our North American guests, we've tried to consider your needs by including an area for charging your 110v cell phones, IPODs, laptops and small hair appliances like shavers and curling irons (although we provide hair dryers, a curling iron and a flat iron in the bathrooms). We are quite certain you won't find a furnished rental, b & b or even a 5 star hotel in all of Greece with this unique amenity!
This penthouse is conveniently located in the museum area of downtown Athens (Pagrati/Caravel), between the Hilton Hotel and the Old Olympic Stadium. It is a 15 minute walk to the historical center and Syntagma Square, past the Old Olympic Stadium and Hadrian's Arch or through the National Gardens. The Evaggelismos metro station is 5 - 7 minutes by foot as are most of the finest museums in Athens (the National Art Gallery, Benaki Museum, Museum of Cycladic Art, the Byzantine Museum & the Museum of Contemporary Art). Most of our guests choose to walk to Plaka and the Acropolis from the apartment, others prefer to take the trolley from the stand around the corner.
Servicios y zonas comunes
Our homes are private apartments - you do not share the home with any other guests, nor will you find our personal items (clothes, etc) in the drawers. We are the owners of these apartments but we're also professional vacation rental managers who love sharing our homes and cities (adopted Athens and hometown of Chicago) with visitors from around the globe.
Atención a los huéspedes
Sometimes we are in Athens, something we aren't. When we are, we may be staying in one of the apartments in the same building or we may be down the street in another of our places. We are there as much as you want us but we won't bother you unless you call.
We do have a 24/7 manager who is there on the ground whether we are in town or not, so you will NEVER be without immediate support should you need something.
Otros aspectos destacables
Basil and I have a pretty extensive online presence so you can get a great idea about past guest experiences by reading the reviews.
Carole and Basil's Fabulous Acropolis View Penthouses in Athens
Athens Heritage House & Garden Suite Historic Center Luxury, Steps from the Parthenon
And of course, our professional personna -
Basil Kezios Greek Translations, Interpreting, Pliresousia
All guests will be required to sign our rental agreement within 48 hours of booking their reservation with us. The terms and conditions of our rental agreement may be different than airbnb's terms and include a major credit card be provided prior to check in and a 60 day no refund/cancellation clause.
We do not offer unescorted check-ins after 8:00 PM so if you are arriving after 6:30 PM you will need to use our recommended transfer service.
Our home is strictly non smoking inside. Smoking is permitted on the veranda and terrace.
Please respect our home as if it were your own.
If any of our house rules make you uncomfortable, we urge you to consider other options, as our home may not be the best option for your visit.
SPECIAL NOTE: All guests will be required to complete our Guest Information Agreement and provide the names & ages of anyone who will be in the property, provide a government photo ID, and provide arrival and departure details within 48 hours of booking their reservation with us.
Failure to do so may result in a cancellation for not complying with our House Rules.
Our home is strictly non-smoking.
We offer check ins between 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm - We do offer early check-in, and late check-in, complimentary luggage storage for all guests who arrive with one of our recommended drivers.
Our home away from home has welcomed hundreds of travelers over the years yet we maintain it so it's like new for each newly arriving guest. We hope that you'll appreciate this and respect our like it were your own. After all - it IS your home away from home.
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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, planning Greek travel itineraries and leading small group food & wine focused 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!
Update: End of October 2016 .... This year Basil and I celebrate 14 years opening our Greek vacation rentals to guests from around the world. All these years we've been hopping between Basil's home city, Athens and Carole's home city of Chicago. Time and time again guests in Greece ask us if they can stay in our Chicago home while we're in Athens.... so we're finally doing it - we've just completed the renovation of a fab 3 bedroom 2 bath loft in our 10,000 sq foot Lincoln Park hybrid warehouse (which in a previous life housed a bar and a dance hall, followed by a costume and magic card factory and then a photography studio where probably every Butterball turkey advertisement in the 1980s was shot .... the photos, not the turkeys!)
So come stay with us ... and then stay with us again. Whether we share an ouzo in Athens or a beer and a hot dog in Chicago, we know that you won't be disappointed.