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

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Fiona Robertson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

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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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
  • 1 of 4

63 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(63 traveller reviews)

long beach ca. usa
5

Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

Clean, nice apartment. Nice area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate it.
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White Bear Lake, MN
5

Perfect apartment in a fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment has everything you could desire during your stay in Florence. Our family consists of four adults but the space could easily handle a larger group. We felt like locals each time we returned "home". The space has been renovated using excellent quality finishes. We were very pleased by the apartment. One of our favorite features was the balcony that extends from the living room to the master bedroom. Each morning we enjoyed our coffee there and each evening it was the perfect spot for a glass of wine. The balcony overlooks a fabulous courtyard area that is maintained by the nice gentleman whose apartment is connected to it. We stayed four nights in Florence. I had originally wondered if that was one night too many but it turned out to be the perfect amount of time. One should not rush through Florence. It is a town to be savored.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review Kim, we are so glad you enjoyed both your stay and the delights of Florence.
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5

Favorite place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is not only beautiful, but perfectly located. It is in a great neighborhood close to great restaurants and shopping, and short walking distance to sites. We walked along the river each evening, a great way to end the day. One of us is celiac, and cannot eat gluten. There is a gluten-free bakery, less than a block away, that also has gluten free pasta(you make it yourself) for purchase. The kitchen was very useful, as we enjoyed some meals in, tiring of eating out all the time. Quiet sleeping at night, and a real comfortable king sized bed in the master bedroom. We stayed in some upscale hotels, and another apartment while traveling Italy, and this was our favorite place that we stayed in(kids said it was their fave). I hope to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful apartment in the heart of Florence

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent just over 1 week at Fiona's apartment. It truly is just as pictured with lovely tall windows and a small balcony opening onto a terrace. It was spotless and we were able to use a washing machine during our stay. Any questions were promptly answered by Fiona.

The apartment is in a supberb location for visiting the Uffici, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio and the Pitti Palace. We were able to walk everywhere in town.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Thank you Fiona!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome Annette! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and thank you for writing such a lovely review.
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Atlanta, Georgia
5

Very comfortable and a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We are still on our Italy trip, so I'm dashing off some quick thoughts. I wish I had more time to write a glowing review. From the start, Fiona was very responsive and helpful, offering suggestions for tours, sights, and food. All were perfect. I was a little nervous booking an international VRBO. Not to worry with this apartment -- it is exactly as described. What I loved the best about it is the location. We were able to walk everywhere we needed to go and most of the important sights are within just a few blocks (Academy, Uffitzi, etc.). We are already planning our next trip and plan to stay longer, if Fiona has availability!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely comments Adam. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you enjoy the rest of your travels.
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5

Look no further!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay in this beautiful clean sunny apartment in the perfect location in Florence! There were 5 adults in our party and we all had plenty of room to spread out after a day of sightseeing in the area. All the sights are walkable from the apartment as well as places to eat and drink chianti! We absolutely loved it! Fiona was so responsive to all our questions and a dream to work with. Thank you Fiona!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome Angie! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and your time in our apartment.
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Location

Activity and Interests

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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay
£598
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £42.11

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • apartment

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

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

Floor Area

  • 110 m²

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

Outside

  • Balcony

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only