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FABULOUS 2 BDR LOFT WITH ALL COMFORTS IN GREAT OLTRARNO LOCATION!

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 780 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms cozy flat in hip neighbourhood

This fabulous apartment is located in the heart of the Oltrarno district (recently spotted among the 10 world’s coolest neighbourhoods), just a few steps away from Santo Spirito square and all of the typical antique shops, artisans' studios and great restaurants the neighbourhood has to offer. Located on the first floor of a beautiful Palazzo of via dei Serragli, it has been entirely renovated in 2013, repainted in 2017, and can sleep up to 5 guests.

You are welcome to check my family's other properties in Venice https://www.vrbo.com/708997 - Live like a Venetian, San Gimignano - https://www.vrbo.com/814311 Fabulous 3br Designer Barn With All Comforts & Stunning Views, and brand new listing in the Chianti countryside, https://www.vrbo.com/1230797 - FAB DESIGNER VILLA W/AMAZING VIEWS & SALINE POOL, TOP CHIANTI LOCATION NR SIENA

LOCATION DETAILS

The bridge right next to the apartment is Ponte della Carraia, where it is possible to find excellent cafes' and restaurants and just walk through streets with unbeatable character and fantastic shopping. All of the city's main monuments and points of interests can be quickly and easily reached in a just a few minutes walk. To name a few examples: world renowned Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) is just a about a 5 minutes walk away, the Uffizi museum and Piazza dell Signoria just about 7/8 minutes, Santo Spirito square (with its wonderful daily market) about 2 minutes away and the Pitti Palace about 5 minutes away.

Please note that the loft is inside the centre town's restricted traffic area, so it is ideal for those travelling by plane or train, wishing to live as a local, within walking distance of the main tourist attractions. However, upon request, a car pick-up and parking service is available and includes cancellation of any penalty for entering the restricted area outside of the accessible times.

DESCRIPTION AND FEATURES

The apartment is about 780 square feet large on two levels - with a loft section connected by a wooden stair case. It can sleep up to 4 guests and comes with 2 bedrooms and 1 and a half bathrooms.

It has been entirely renovated in 2013, repainted in 2017, and is very quiet, with double-paned windows, air-conditioning, wi-fi, (see speed below*), a flat TV with blu ray reader and elegant furniture including lively paintings.

* INTERNET SPEED

1. Nominal bandwidth

-Downloads: 20 Mbps

-Upload: 1 Mbps

2. Minimum data speed transmission (minimum bandwidth *)

-Download: 7.2 Mbps

-Upload: 400 Kilobits /s

The entrance of the apartment opens up on the living area that features a cozy living room and a dining area with an open fully equipped kitchen.

One double bedroom with a king-size bed overlooking a quiet courtyard allows for a peaceful night sleep, undisturbed regardless of the potential late night happenings of the lively neighbourhood.

The upstairs mezzanine/loft hosts two single beds and is light and airy thanks also to its large window. It is possible to easily stand up in the mezzanine as in its highest part the ceiling is at about 6 feet.1” but mind the beam at its end! 

The first bathroom has wonderful wooden exposed beams, and features a sink, walk-in shower, toilet and bidet. The second (half) bathroom comes with a toilet, a basin. a washing machine.

NEIGHBOURHOOD

The name “Oltrarno” literally means “beyond the Arno”, and this district, which stretches along the south bank of the river, represents the true character of Florence and in general is quieter, greener and more relaxed than the other districts of Florence so that many tourists tend to choose the Oltrarno area for this reasons.

Locals still live and work in this area and have not given it over completely to generic chain shops and hotels as some of the other area of the center have slowly done. Traditionally an artisans’ quarter, the Oltrarno still boasts many lovely antique shops and artisans’ studios (especially furniture and leather-workers) and Via Maggio remains the focus of Florence’s thriving antiques trade. In many little squares and streets of this area the traditional daily life can still be seen more easily than elsewhere in the city. Monuments, museums, churches, palaces, parks: Pitti Palace, the Ponte Vecchio, Santo Spirito Square, the Gardens of Boboli - as well as Yoga studios, bookstores with restaurant, cafés, music venues, jazz shops, art galleries and the best restaurants in town for quality price ratio make the Oltrarno the trendiest district of Florence.

CHECK-IN/OUT TIME AND FORMALITIES - CITY TAX AND DECLARATION OF PRESENCE

The check in time is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m and the check out is at 10.00 a.m.

A security deposit of 100 euros - if included in the booking total - will be given back to guests on departure after checking for damage or breakage.

The price listed is inclusive of wi-fi internet connection, tv & air conditioning/heating, utilities. In the booking details you shall find a 50 euros final cleaning fee, which will be incresed by a 12,50 euros laundry extra cost per person per stay, above 2 guests.

The Florence city tax is 3,00 € per >12 years old person per night. Such amount shall be collected in cash at check-in, and paid by the flat owner to the City of Florence on a monthly basis - see http://centroservizi.lineacomune.it/immagini/images/IMPOSTASOGGIORNO/firenze2014/Multilingua.pdf" and http://centroservizi.lineacomune.it/immagini/images/IMPOSTASOGGIORNO/firenze2014/misuraimposta2015.pdf.

Tourists arriving in Italy must submit a declaration of presence form to a local police office within 1 day of arrival. A photo of the main page of the passport of every guest is hence required (alternatively passport details such as number [only for the head odf the family or group], date and country of birth, citizenship), before arrival or at check- in.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About The Owner

My name is Gaia. I am an economist but have worked in movies as production secretary and script critic, and currently for a museums' photo agency so I

often deal with Florence's art. I am fluent in English and French, and speak a little Spanish. I am married with a photographer and chef, and we have a 10

years old daughter. I grew up in Rome and have briefly lived in France - and in Florence since 1997. I love meeting people from other cultures.

Tel. +39 338 6843256

You are welcome to check my family's other properties in Venice https://www.vrbo.com/708997 - Live like a Venetian,

San Gimignano- https://www.vrbo.com/814311 Fabulous 3br Designer Barn With All Comforts & Stunning Views, and brand new listing in the Chianti countryside - https://www.vrbo.com/1230797 - FAB DESIGNER VILLA W/AMAZING VIEWS & POOL, TOP CHIANTI LOCATION NR SIENA

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2014

Why The Owner chose Santo Spirito

I wanted a safe, quiet, comfortable, clean, and fully-functional flat as a future home for my daughter in the Oltrarno, which is my favourite district. Oltrarno preserved until today a truly Florentine atmosphere made of art and artisans, squares where people meet and live together, shops and unique workshops, cafes and restaurants, world-famous and lesser-known museums and monuments - and a way of life you cannot find in other quarters of Florence.

What makes this apartment unique

What I especially liked besides the ideal location allowing you to walk to the main attraction points, is the twin beds mezzanine, the kitchen internal window openind onto the adjacent dining area, the two bathrooms, the high ceilings and the quietness of the loft.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santo Spirito in Centro Storico (Quartiere 1)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The Florence city tax is 3,00 € per >12 years old person per night and shall be collected in cash at check-in
  • Cancellation policy: 50% deposit non refundable, while 50% balance non refundab. only after paid. Purchasing Vrbo cancellation insurance is suggested.
  • Please be reminded that the loft is inside a restricted traffic area - garage @25/30 euros per 24 hours including car pickup can be arranged
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , WASHING MACHINE
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , 3RD FOLDABLE BED CAN BE ADDED UPON REQUEST
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Notes:
Private chef private driver and Wine tour upon request

Reviews

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FABULOUS 2 BDR LOFT WITH ALL COMFORTS IN GREAT OLTRARNO LOCATION!
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews
5

Great location. Comfortable and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Hosts went above and beyond to help locate some lost luggage. Truly genuine and caring people. This home away from home is a wonderful welcome at the end of a busy day in Florence.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago
5

Very nice apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

The two of us stayed for 4 days in April. The apartment was in great shape and very comfortable for two (with the loft, it is big enough for 4). It is in a great location a block from the river and a couple of blocks from the Ponte Vecchio. The owner and manager were very helpful and had some great local restaurant tips, We had a great time and would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michigan
5

Lovely apartment, in Fabulous Florence

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay. From the moment I made contact with the 1st booking to the departing of the apartment at the end of our stay everything was great. Very nice apartment, with a lift for luggage, and plenty of room and extremely quite in the evenings. There were great places to dine, lovely shops close by, and a fabulous gelato place right on the corner. We will be back again for our next trip to Florence.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am really glad you enjoyed you stay, it was so easy and pleasant to deal with you. Come back soon and take care!
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment worked very well for our family of 4 (2 kids - 10 and 13). It was clean and spacious (one minor exception - cover on couch is a bit grubby, but it's white, so hard to avoid!). Beds were very comfortable. Very central location - easy 15-min walk to Duomo -

less than 10 min to Ponte Vecchio. Lots of restaurants nearby as well as grocery stores. Also 2 good gelati places very close by. Cristina and Gaia were great - very responsive and helpful in arranging transport to airport. Cristina was very warm and welcoming. And was very nice to have a bottle of wine waiting for us.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rebecca! I am very glad you liked the flat and its location - meanwhile I bought a new - again white ! - cover for the sofa - so I appreciate your constructive criticism :)
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Surrey, UK
5

Very comfortable apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay in Gaia's apartment. It is well appointed with everything you could want for a comfortable stay. It is well located with a small supermarket and good selection of restaurants within a few minute's walk and within 15 minutes you can reach many of the wonderful places of interest in Florence. Gaia was very helpful by allowing us to leave our luggage at the apartment until the early afternoon on our last day.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, MA
5

Quiet, comfortable loft in a fantastic neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful apartment for our stay in Firenze. It's comfortable, inviting, and within easy walking distance of tourist attractions and excellent restaurants. The building is charming and very quiet at night. We would happily stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Florence Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
Cuculia Ristorante Libreria
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Golf Club Parco di Firenze
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Florence Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
6.4 Miles
A1
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Il santo Bevitore
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Abetone
Nearest Beach
68 Miles
Forte dei marmi
Car: not necessary

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £43.91
Additional Guest Fee £11.42

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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