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Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


About the property

Spacious and comfortable apartment for 4 people in the heart of Florence.

, 110 sqm, 2nd floor (no lift), stairs, light filled, and spacious apartment with high ceilings throughout, stairs are manageable and low. 2 spacious and luminous bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms. Large living room with dining area has original ceiling frescoes. Well-supplied kitchen. Colorful Florentine neighborhood of artisans and well known restaurants; close to everything in the heart of Renaissance Florence.

Before you read the description of this apartment, you should know that this property is a home away from home. It is not just empty, cold shell with furniture rental. It has the warmth of a real Florentine home, where you will feel the embrace of our hospitality.

This well-appointed apartment is on the second floor. It has a light filled living room with dining area, with a stunning, recently restored frescoed ceiling dominating the space, a spacious kitchen (fully equipped with stove, oven, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, washing machine) well stocked for cooking; two large and luminous Both bedrooms with queen size beds and private bathroom (one with shower and one with bathtub, both with toilet, sink, bidet and hair dryers); also, one powder room between the bedrooms with toilet and sink.

Also at the entrance there is a room used as a utility / laundry room.

What stands out for this apartment is the unmistakable personal style of the owners.

The guest has placed a guest wardrobe in the Master Bedroom.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Basilica of Santa Croce in Santa Croce

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Every bedroom has a double bed and a private bathroom.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Help you enjoy a wonderful holiday. I can recommend to private drivers for transfers or tours to other cities, medieval villages, with wine tastings and tour guides. Before you arrive, you can ask for more information. We can also arrange a visit to an old jewelry factory in the area.


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(20 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews

The Apartment was great

  • 5 of 5

Found Apartment on VRBO. Booking was easily done online. Stefania stayed in touch during the time leading up to our arrival. She met us at apartment, and gave us the tour and all the information we needed. The apartment is very well located in Santa Croce. Easy walking distance to everything on either side of the River. The apartment was spacious, homey, well stocked and everything we could ask for. Market, restaurants, and cafe for morning coffee very nearby. Only wish we had more time to spend there, but already planning next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tony Thanks for your review, I will be very happy to host you again if you return to Italy!
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Rangiora, New Zealand

A beautiful apartment in a centuries old building .

  • 5 of 5

A rare opportunity to stay in a piece of living history. Booking was easy, we were met on arrival and had all the requirements for staying in the apartment carefully explained. The local property manager was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely very well located

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was very nice. The apartment was clean and quiet, the wifi worked all the time and we would stay here again on our next trip.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Naples FL

Cozy romantic apartment close to everything

  • 5 of 5

I loved this apartment - close to all the sites in Florence, tastefully decorated and equipped with lots of little extras. Stephania was lovely to deal with and we were very comfortable.

That said, were were glad we were only 2 people. We opted to stay in the guest room rather than the master suite because the owner had closed off the wardrobe. It was filled with their clothes! There was a fairly unsightly clothes rack placed in front of the lovely wood wardrobe closet. It made us feel like a guest and was a real turnoff. I understand that owners love to use their property, but I would recommend that these owners find another option to store their clothes as it really takes away from the ambiance of an otherwise beautiful room.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location

  • 3 of 5

The apartment is just 15 minutes walk from Uffizi Gallery and about 20 minutes walk from the Duomo

Michael Angelo's former house and Museum is just 1 minute away on foot

The entrance is straight onto a fairly busy street , the main door onto the street is strong and secure, and the interior door is also very strong and with strong locks, so you do feel safe

The apartment is up 4 flights of stairs

At night you can hear people talking in the street so the rear bedroom is more quiet

Nearest supermarket gets busy so best to go at 8.00am as soon as it opens

We were met on time by the property local agent and everything worked out well

This is a good base from which to explore Florence

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mrs Cooper, I thank you kindly for your review. I am the US owner of this apartment and this is the first time we have ever received a review of 3. I assure you Stefania and I work very hard to make our guests' vacation a special one. It’s quite true that the historic center of Florence is a lively and sometime noisy area of town, but the advantage of staying in this remarkable area where history practically jumps out at you at every step, completely outweighs staying anywhere else, in my opinion. It is important to correct you, however, on your comment about ‘4 flights of stairs’. I want to make sure that it is understood that the apartment is ON THE SECOND FLOOR: the apartment is only TWO floors above the street. Being a historic building from the 15th century, the ceilings are high between floors, but unlike most other buildings in Florence the stairs do not go straight up, they have a very gentle incline (with low risers), arriving at a landing half-way between floors. It’s what makes it a very comfortable walk up to our apartment even at my age (late 60’s). It would be a tiresome climb if the stairs went up in a steep incline, but I repeat, the apartment is on the second floor, not fourth, so the 4 flights of stairs span only two floors. Nevertheless, I hope you return to Florence, perhaps considering an apartment in the outskirts of Florence with an elevator, outside of the historic center, where you can still enjoy the city, but go back to a quiet suburb at night. Best, Gilda
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Cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great location and plenty of room for 2 adults and two teenagers. We were met at the apt. and were able to check in early, which we greatly appreciated! We really fell in love with the decor. The street was busy with narrow sidewalks, but we were able to walk everywhere. Only suggestion would be the addition of a real coffee maker for those who like their coffee GRANDE! Would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Amerigio Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Corner Bar
Nearest Ferry
93 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Golf Club Ugolino
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
13.7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Ristorante Dino
Nearest Ski
102 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
109 Kilometres
Forte Dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in the heart of Renaissance Florence in the Santa Croce neighborhood, between Borgo Allegri and Via dei Macci; about two blocks away from Michelangelo's house, five minutes walk to Piazza Santa Croce, 15 minutes walk to the Duomo or Piazza della Signoria.

The neighborhood is colorful, full of great restaurants such as the famous Cibreo, as well as to produce, dairy and meat market (Sant'Ambrogio), and antique and artisan shops. It is minutes away from everything. After you're done sightseeing, arrange dinner reservations at Enoteca Pinchiorri, said to be one of the top 10 restaurants in the world, on the same street as the apartment, 5 minutes away. Or simply across the street to Dino's, a favorite of our guests.

A car is not Necessary Because it is possible to reach all parts of the city center on foot.

The apartment is well connected to all public transportation.

From the airport and train station at private or taxi driver is recommended.

If you arrive by car, I advise "Garage Dell'Oriuolo" that offers a price between € 25 and € 35, depending on the size of the car.

To get the garage you can enter the ZTL, excluding: Piazza Pitti and Via de 'Bardi.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
1 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
20 Dec 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
24 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
30 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
2 Jan 2019 - 13 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £175.76
Spese di pulizia £74.7
Stay tax £2.64 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Upon arrival you will be requested to pay the tourist city tax in cash: 3,00€ per person per night, for up to 7 nights, excluding children under 12 years.
You are requested to bring a passport or an ID for European citizens at the check-in.
For guests that will arrive after the check-in, we would appreciate a photo of their passports.
The price includes the initial household linens: towels and sheets.
Checking in from 20:00 has an extra fee of 10,00€ on arrival, from 22:00 of 15,00€ and from 23:00 of 20,00€. In any case, checking in after 23:00 is only on request, subject to availability by the owner.
It's absolutely necessary to make an appointment for check-in, at least the day before arrival.
Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a short term rental contract.
Before the check-out which is expected by 11.00AM at the latest, we invite you to: -empty and throw the trash inside the house -turn off or minimize the heat during winter, and turn off the air conditioning in summer -turn off all lights, close all window shutters and doors -leave all keys on the table.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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