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Unique: Pool And Sophisticated Living In The Historic Centre Of Florence AIRCO

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Three suites for 5 pers+2 children with garden and pool and aircondition new sys

This charming and sophisticated apartment with garden, pool and a completely new air condition and heating system in the very historical centre of Florence is absolutely unique. It offers a personal home to everybody who is interested in visiting Florence. The owners live in there themselves and that is why it has still a familiar flair. It has been restored for the family and not for the purpose of renting it out, which makes the difference in the choice of materials, and quality. Both owners are architects and made it to their taste and the necessities of their family with two daughters.Three suites, each on two floors are composed of study on the ground floor and bed gallery because the original height of the ceilings allowed this architectural composition of great taste and chic, sophisticated lifestyle.

Four bath rooms each with a shower on the ground floor and one with a jacuzzi bath tub on the top level for the master bed room only.

The double living area is spacious and reflects the original building and history of the house offering even entertainment space with a Piano. In addition there is an extra TV room to enjoy films with the family and/or friends with the option of 'chaise longues' , armchairs with the possibility to put up your legs.

Each bedroom has an integrated study on the ground floor with a desk and a place to chill, while on the upper part are walk in closets and spacious bed rooms.

A perfect combination and successful playing with the heights. The very central location, the garden with enough outside space for a dinner party and the extraordinary existence of a pool in the heart of the historical centre of Florence makes this apartment so special and unique. It has been designed by a couple of two young architects who made the concept for their family with two children and a maid, with a perfect mix for all ages and combinations, with refined materials and colours. It is a very representative apartment of which one can be proud of living in it.

It´s special touch shows that the owners were always in touch with historical architecture, love art and design and made a harmonious mix in their apartment in Florence down town.

Summary of rooms :

Entrance

TV room

3 bathrooms with shower on the ground floor

1 bathroom on the first floor

4 bedrooms of which 3 are suites with stairs inside up to the sleeping part and studio downstairs

3 studies and desks

1 huge double living room with an open fire place and piano forte with exit to the garden

1 dining room with view onto the garden

1 kitchen with exit to the garden

1 garden with a terrace and a pergola

1 pool

Luxury Apartment in the heart of Florence on the top floor is the 'Panorama Hotel', a fine Art Hotel in case you should have more guests than you can host in the apartment.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a family of three now and the children study abroad. We were both architects and I am very busy with my work. We love art, design and historical buildings, we love to travel and learning about culture and cultures.

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Speaks English, German, Italian, Bavarian

Guestbook comments from the manager

It is a beautiful house, very comfortable, great location in Florence. We had a wonderful stay, we really enjoyed it. Blessings
Sep 2015
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17 Reviews

4.8
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

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5

Great Location. Great Property.

  • 5 of 5

5 days in Tuscany anchored in Florence at this perfect home! Kitchen well equipped, Bathrooms all great, comfortable and sophisticated spaces to gather. Washer/dryer works well. The primary bedrooms are all up smaller stairs. Worked well for us but check out the pictures and be sure it would work for your group. We appreciated the privacy of the layout, with bedrooms on different ends of the home.

This place is around the corner from Piazza di San Marco and easy walking distance to the Duomo, Accademia, the Market, and more. We walked everywhere and found our Florence home to be perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and it was great having known your little group and how you enjoyed your stay. For us your enthusiasm is the most valuable gift. I wish you all the best for your choice next year in who knows what country! - It is such a great idea to travel each year to a different place. Kind regards Claudia
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5

Wonderful House and Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable with a fantastic court yard and patio area. Large spacious gathering rooms, with a nice kitchen and formal dining room. We had a group of 6 and really enjoyed this wonderful home. It is a short walk straight down the street to the Domo and center of Florence.

Claudia and her son we were very kind and helpful. They made sure everything in the house was working properly and fixed an problems immediately.

I would love to stay here again sometime!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing experience !!!

  • 5 of 5

The whole experience was fantastic starting with Claudia collecting our luggage and some of our party and transferring us to the apartment via the pharamacy to help translate to get medication for one of our party who was ill. The property was amazing and had everything you could possibly want (even a piano for my husband), so much thought has been given to making this a home away from home. It is very close by foot to all the sites and restaurants. Supermarkets close buy as well. Claudia was so helpful in offering information about where to visit and recommending restaurants. Everything perfect for a family of five adults. Will definitely be back again! Buy some mozzie creams and sprays for walking around Florence though - they certainly liked us !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary and family, thank you very much for your review. It was a relief to see your son being better so quickly and we will be happy to have you back again, when you happen to be all together again after his stay abroad. All the best Claudia
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5

Gorgeous apartment, central location, private pool

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the first week in July; we're a family of four with two teenagers (18 and 16). This apartment is brilliantly conceived to make the most of its space. It's a single-storey apartment but with very high ceilings, so the owners have cleverly installed mezzanine levels in the bedrooms - three of the four have a downstairs lounge or study space, plus a spacious upstairs sleeping level (accessed by quite steep iron or wooden stairs). The master bedroom includes a walk-through dressing room (plenty of storage!) and a lovely en-suite bathroom. The two other bedrooms we used also have great storage in the form of walk-in cupboards. There is a fairly small but well-equipped kitchen, a TV lounge, the large living room (with a piano, which my daughter was thrilled about!) with an adjacent dining space, a smaller fourth bedroom (which we didn't use), a utility room with washing machine and tumble drier, and three further downstairs shower-rooms. And, of course, the garden, which has a small lawn, a patio area with table and chairs, shaded by a plant-covered pergola, and the lovely pool.

If you're looking for the convenience of your own apartment in a central location in Florence, then you'd find it hard to beat this place. It gave us the best of both worlds - we could head out early to sightsee, then when the day got too hot, we'd return to the apartment for a welcome cooling-off in the pool, and lounge for a while in the garden, before heading out again to eat in the evening. The location means the whole of historic Florence is within easy walking distance; the Accademia (for David) is five minutes’ walk away, the Duomo 10mins, the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio 15mins. Helpful if you’re there peak season and want to be early for queuing!

There’s plenty of great places in handy distance to eat – we enjoyed the Trattoria Accademia on San Marco Piazza, and in particular we loved going to the Mercato Centrale for great, good-value food and a fun atmosphere. There’s also a couple of small, city supermarkets within 10 minutes’ walk; plus a larger “Esselunga” about 20 minutes’ walk to the north.

The delightful Claudia was extremely helpful; she picked us up from Santa Maria Novella station when we arrived, and, having shown us around the apartment, dropped us at the supermarket to stock up for the week. She gave us advice about what to see and where to go, and was always on hand by text or email if we needed her. Thank you Claudia!

A great find!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this review which makes us so happy because we want our guests to feel at ease and it is my greatest pleasure if we succeed, the owner, the apartment and me! All the best to you and your family. Claudia
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5

Charming, interesting, convenient and well managed

  • 5 of 5

The location of this apartment, so close to San Marco and the David and, well, everything you want to visit in Florence, is unbelievable. And the apartment itself is so interesting, from the art to the architecture. And there is a pool! the kitchen is well appointed and the terrace is lovely. The bedrooms are all on two levels up rather steep stairs (though there are foldable cots in the living room as well), but three of them are very large and comfortable. One is smaller, but quite functional. Claudia is the perfect manager. Wish we could have stayed longer...

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and thank you again for taking care of the apartment as if it were your own! I really hope to have you back again and the idea of a little group of friends deciding on a dinner table at home to undertake a trip together is wonderful. Yours Claudia
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Convenient location

  • 3 of 5

The location was very convenient and quite close to the center and yet quiet neighbourhood. I believe that new air conditioners and bed linen have been put in place since we were there which would be very helpful. The apartment itself is quite charming with a lovely patio garden overlooking the living room and kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Hema, thank you for taking the time to review the home. The issues for the lower rating have been eliminated as we have put in a completely new aircondition in the whole apartment, which is now more efficient (thus less expensive) and very silent. Also the house linen has been updated and increased, so we are sure that the next stay will get us back to 5 stars. We hope to have you back in the future. Warm regards to you and your family. Claudia
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Location

From the Owner

This apartment with it´s crossed vaulted ceilings, it´s garden in the centre of Florence and it spacious height gave us immediately the impression of what we could do here and we did. We could not believe it that we managed to the the permit for the pool here!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Firenze Tuscany, Florence, FLR, 30min at 6 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Just around the conrer the best pastry and coffee Nearest Ferry : Livorno, Pisa Tuscany Italy at 90 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Ugolino, the first Golf Club in Italy since 1889 at 16 Kilometres Nearest Train : Firenze S.M.N.- Florence main station at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A1 Florence Rome, Bologna-Firenze-Roma at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Italian kitchen within a few meters at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Abetone - Skiing at 87 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Migliarino and Marina di Pisa a lovely day trip at 87 Kilometres Car: not necessary

The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia, which are all within 10-15 minutes walk from the apartment. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are veritable art galleries, and the library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo's architectural genius. Wander some of the oldest streets in the city until you reach the Arno River, cross the Ponte Vecchio, and experience the 'newest' area of Florence, the Oltrarno. Be sure to set aside time to see the vast and varied art collection housed in the Pitti Palace. When you grow weary of museums and monuments, head outdoors. Spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence.

The historic centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year, and Euromonitor International ranked the city as the world's 72nd most visited in 2009, with 1,685,000 visitors.It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the city is noted for its history, culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. Florence city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace, amongst others, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics.

Florence is known as the 'cradle of the Renaissance' (la culla del Rinascimento) for its monuments, churches and buildings. The best-known site of Florence is the domed cathedral of the city, Santa Maria del Fiore, known as The Duomo, whose dome was built by Filippo Brunelleschi. The nearby Campanile (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery buildings are also highlights. The dome, 600 years after its completion, is still the largest dome built in brick and mortar in the world. In 1982, the historic centre of Florence (Italian: centro storico di Firenze) was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. The centre of the city is contained in medieval walls that were built in the 14th century to defend the city. At the heart of the city, in Piazza della Signoria, is Bartolomeo Ammanati's Fountain of Neptune (1563–1565), which is a masterpiece of marble sculpture at the terminus of a still-functioning Roman aqueduct.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall 2016
15 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£1,297
for 4 nights
£2,194
 
 
Christmas 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,237
for 5 nights
£1,691
 
 
Jan-Feb 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£995
for 4 nights
£1,666
 
 
Spring 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,249
for 5 nights
£1,708
 
 
Early Summer 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,596
for 5 nights
£2,194
 
 
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,625
for 5 nights
£2,235
 
 
Autumn 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,072
for 4 nights
From
£243
£1,775
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,285
for 5 nights
£1,758
 

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning £100

The downpayment of 25% is at the same time a reservation fee and NOT refundable.
The final cleaning is due to be paid at arrival and the amount for this is 120 Euro independent from the length of the rental period is for 5 persons. For any additional person will be charged 45 Euro. Heating will be charged (usually from the 1st of November to the 1st of April) on consumption. In summer air condition will be charged based on consumption. We have installed separate meters. Fees for any kind of money transfer are due to the tenant.

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Facilities

From the Owner

The location which is an AAA location with a garden and a private pool, it´s space and size and the cut, which gives each member a suite and not only a bed room. A luxury apartment so close to all museums and churches allows you also in the hot summer to enjoy Florence as you can refresh yourself even between one visit and another in your own private pool.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 180 m²

Bathrooms

  • Silver Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Complete bath on the ground floor
  • Seewater Bathroom - Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, With two sinks and basins and one big shower
  • Green little Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Essential small bath with shower in the corner
  • Master bath - Toilet, Jacuzzi, A SPA bath in harmonious tones and mirrors
  • The master bath is an optical game and offers all you need for a comfortable and intimate bath. The spa like master bath incorporates tone in tone glass mosaic walls, marble top and mirrors to fit in mosaic frames. The master bath is a master piece of architectural design and solution.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Blue Suite - 1 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Bedroom for one or two persons with studio
  • Orange Suite - 1 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Desk on the ground floor, bed and wardrobe upstairs.
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, Studio with night part upstairs and ensuite bath
  • 4th Bedroom for single Persone with own bath - Classical place to hit the sack with own bath and shower
  • The master-suite is distributed on two floors which share one huge beautiful window. On the ground floor is a library, the golden desk and the computer connection and on the first floor the bedroom space. A small iron staircase leads to the gallery where is placed the king size bed and drawers, a walk in wardrobe and a silver and wistaria tone in tone with darker lilac bathroom with a jacuzzi- bath tub.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • If you should want cleaning service, we are happy to provide this for you. The apartment is 170 m² on the ground floor and the galleries of another 70 m² which have a hight of 2 m.

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