OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Apartment in centre of Florence, balcony and terrace with amazing view

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom apartment to sleep 4 in Central Florence near Duomo

The apartment, (55 square meter - 592 square feet ) is situated in the historical centre of Florence. It is located at the 4th floor (without elevator). From the balcony and the roof terrace you will enjoy a wonderful view over Florence and its monuments. From the living room five stairs take you on the lovely roof terrace with the view of Duomo, Campanile di Giotto, Battistero, San Lorenzo church (Medici Chapel) and the hills around Florence. The apartment has a living/dining room, a bedroom, a fully equiped kitchen, large enough for you to self-cater (seats 4) and a modern bathroom with shower. The apartment has parquet floors, air conditioning and heating, wi fi internet access, coffee, espresso, tea. There are many travel guides in the unit for easy reference. All main museums and monuments of Florence can be visited within walking distance. It has a lot of light and fresh air, and the views are spectacular. Even the shower has a window with a view! Most of the major attractions are easily reachable within walking distance (Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Galleria dell’Accademia). The stairs (73) are a bit of a challenge, but think of them as your private gym...


Owner
Giovanni Paxia
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Giovanni Paxia

I have been dealing with management activities for many years in companies operating in consulting and design services for cultural and educational Private and Public Companies.

I worked with several companies and organizations for the design and delivery of classroom modules in organizational behavior

Giovanni Paxia purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Giovanni Paxia chose Florence Historic Centre

First time I saw this property, I realized it was the perfect place for everybody wants to spend some days in Florence. The apartment is bright, calm and close to everything.

What makes this apartment unique

It's quite unique to find in Florence an apartment with a balcony and a terrace where you can enjoy a view of Cathedral S. Maria del Fiore, the bell tower of Giotto and the Baptystery and the church of San Lorenzo.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Duomo in Florence

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Even the shower (large and comfortable) has a window with a view!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The shades in the bedroom do a great job of keeping it dark when you want it to be.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Notes:
A mobile telephone is available in the apartment. Booklet with instruction for using the house equipment

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(127 traveller reviews)

5

Lovely Apartment in Florence

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in a perfect location in the heart of Florence. The apartment has everything supplied to make your stay very pleasant indeed. The views from the terrace and balcony especially at night are stunning. There are a lot of stairs to climb but we didn't find this a problem and it meant that you were above all the hustle and bustle of the busy streets below. We look forward to returning - enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Well located, quant and with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

This was an ideal location for a holiday in Florence. The 75 steps up to the apartment are worth the climb when you get to experience the breathtakingly beautiful views of The Duomo from the terrace. The property is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need for your stay and Giovanni was very helpful and gave us lots of information on areas to eat, shop and visit. I can't really recommend this apartment enough. It had a very authentic, Italian feel to it and we loved coming back late at night, sitting on the balcony, playing cards and drinking Disarrono into the small hours. We would use this property again without any doubt. Florence was stunning and staying here really made us feel part of the city. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Superb apartment in ideal location, highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

1 bedroom with vaulted ceiling and a balcony, living room with pullout couch, full kitchen, laundry access, large bathroom and a rooftop terrace with 360 view of San Lorenzo and the Duomo. The host/owner Giovanni is a delightful gentleman who welcomed us with a tour of the apartment, a bottle of chianti and a cellphone to make local calls. He'll ask for your passport info in advance as is standard practice. Yes, it really is 70+ steps up to the apartment and no elevator. So, pack wisely and know that you'll be walking those steps a few times a day. We could not have asked for more, this apartment is a perfect home base for all the sites and a lovely place to relax and rest. Thank you Giovanni for sharing your apartment, we'll miss it!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Lovely apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This charming apartment was in the perfect location for exploring Florence. The 2 terraces offered wonderful views and we sat out each evening enjoying the warm weather. There were so many extras provided in every room that it was one of the best-equipped places that we have ever stayed. The stairs were daunting when we arrived but Giovanni - a warm and welcoming host - helped with our luggage. We highly recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We absolutly loved this apartment. The location was wonderful, it was quiet, the two terraces were lovely. One had a table for eating and the views of the Duomo and Campanile were breath taking. The bed was comfortable.The apt was well stocked so getting started was easy. Giovani who greeted us was warm and even provided a phone to get a hold of him if needed. The many steps were not a barrier for us seniors, instead they were a path to our own little quiet place in the center of the city. Grazie mille.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic apartment in excellent location. Giovanni great host. Nice roof terrace with good views of the duomo and bell tower. Highly recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location

Photos

Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 24 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£227
for 3 nights
From
£76
£463
£1,516
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter season
8 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£227
for 3 nights
From
£76
£463
£1,263
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£291
for 3 nights
From
£97
£648
£1,853
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Enquire Now
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar holiday rentals