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Delightful apartment, heart of Florence, walking distance of everything, terrace

People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 7: 2 double rooms, 1 mezzanine double, 1 mezzanine single

The apartment is located in one of the most ancient and charming squares in the centre of Florence. Situated in a quiet street near Santa Croce, the apartment is just a five minutes' walk from all the most important attractions the city has to offer: Santa Croce, Piazza Duomo, Galleria degli Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and many more. There's also a great choice of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, delicatessens, a mini market, cinema, theatre and much more, all close by.

Florence Peretola international airport is 20 minutes away by taxi or coach and the Santa Maria Novella train station is just a 10-15 minute walk.

The property is on the first floor (for U.S. guests this is the second floor) of a 13th Century Palazzo, opposite an ancient Roman theatre (the first roman construction in Florence), which is now a beautiful semicircular building. Recently renovated, the apartment now offers all the comforts of modern amenities, together with the warmth of authentic antique furniture and paintings, and a beautiful wood panelled ceiling, decorated with 16th century frescoes.

The apartment comprises a light, airy living room with dining area and a loft area above, which can be used either as a single bedroom or as a studio; a well-equipped kitchen, a bedroom with a King-sized bed; a second bedroom with a King-sized bed and a loft above with 2 single beds and large storage / wardrobe area; and 2 bathrooms, one with a Jacuzzi bath tub and shower and one, ensuite to the second room, with a shower cubicle.

The pretty covered terrace overlooks a small garden and can be enjoyed all year round.

The apartment is light and airy and approx 110 square metres in size.

More Details

Owner
Fiona Robertson
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
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Fiona Robertson

Florence is our favourite city and we hope to provide you with all the amenities and information that you need to make your stay wonderful and memorable.

Fiona Robertson purchased this apartment in 2015

What makes this apartment unique

The pretty terrace overlooks an enclosed garden and is a real sun-trap - the perfect place for a leisurely morning coffee or early evening drink.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The photos do not exaggerate the beauty and charm of the building and the unit.

The furnishings are amazing (hard to believe it is a rental), it was spotless, spacious and rich in character. It fit our family of five, and could have accommodated even more.

The location is also fantastic. We walked everywhere within minutes. Santa Croce is a stone's throw, as are other major attractions. Nearby we loved the leather school right at Santa Croce in the back of the church, as well as the mosaic museum. If you see GROM, GO! (this was our favourite gelato). .La Giostra restaurant is magical, and just outside the entrance to the building is a fantastic restaurant...I forget the name but turn right it is across from the Japanese place. Reservations required.This is a wonderful apartment. You will not be disappointed.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Mar 2015
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Situated on a mezzanine level above the master bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 single bed on a mezzanine level above the lounge
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Reviews

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Delightful apartment, heart of Florence, walking distance of everything, terrace
average rating of 4.9 based on 94 reviews
5

Second time and still perfection!!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Florence in 2017 and stayed in this beautiful apartment. We returned in April of 2018 with our 4 adult children and knew without hesitation where we were going to stay!! The location is very central to all of Florences sites. The location is also close to great restaurants and gelato!! The apartment has the quintessential Italian feeling. It is beautifully furnished, clean, well stocked and has a very "homey" feel to it. There was plenty of space for 6 adults. Our children loved the fact that at the end of the day, we could gather together for a glass of wine and discuss our day. The outdoor terrace is an added bonus for morning coffee. Fiona is the most gracious host. She is very accommodating and quick to respond to any correspondence. When I return to Florence I will pray that Fiona's apartment is available. Truly a gem!

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The apartment was very nice and convenient to everything. We loved the neighborhood restaurants.

  • 5 of 5

It was nice to have a washer with dryer. Several days we had wine and sandwiches in the afternoon at the apartment. We usually had coffee in the morning before we started out to see the many beautiful sights. The apartment was very clean and comfortable. The one bathroom is quite small. The owner was very responsive to any questions we had. We loved our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location to enjoy Florence

  • 5 of 5

The stay in this delightful apartment was perfect. The apartment was clean and well equipped. The rooms spacious, peaceful and comfortable. There was the added benefit of a small terrace where we enjoyed our evening Apperitivo. Others have commented about the second small bathroom however we turned it into a major source of amusement particularly as my husband is nearly 2 metres tall. Fiona the owner was prompt in her responses and gave great recommendations for eating out. I hope we will return.

Megan Whittaker

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very authentic Tuscan apartment

  • 5 of 5

I stayed over at Fiona’s place for 5 days. Location is excellent and you are just a minute away from good Italian restaurants and maybe 7-8 from Uffizi Gallery. My kids really enjoyed the feel of the place and I would really like to stay in the same place again the next time we return to Florence.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrew, for your lovely review. We will be delighted to welcome you and your family back to Florence on your next visit!
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5

Beautiful apartment; great location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a family of 5. Loft beds for the kids. Two full baths. Beautiful apartment that feels like Florence. Close to everything. Go to La Buchetta for a splurge dinner. Highly recommended. Fiona was very helpful and easy to communicate with.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Philip for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and hope to welcome you back sometime.
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Florence old world charm with modern conveniences

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Florence and as we were a group of 7 family members, we wanted something other than a few hotel rooms. This apartment provided us a comfortable environment to relax after a busy day with a glass of wine and be all together. It is in a wonderful location with plenty of food and drink options very near by. And it was an easy walk to the many sights. Fiona was a kind and gracious host.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Monie for your lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your first trip to Florence and hope to welcome you back sometime in the future.
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Florence Airport, Peretola
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Francesco Vini
Nearest Ferry
95 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf Club Ugolino
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella train station
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Florence South
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Francesco Vini and Kome
Nearest Beach
115 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £43.8

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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