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Cosy Apartment in the Heart of Florence at Santa Croce

Bedrooms 1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


About the property

Apartment in Florence, Tuscany, Italy - Near the Ancient Food Market of S.Ambrogio, Craft Workshops, Antique Dealers, Flea Market

The apartment is situated in a small building at the second floor of two grounds. It hosts 2+2 people. It is near the church of Santa Croce, 10 minutes walking from the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery and all the most important places of interest of Florence. The apartment is about 65 square mts with wooden floors and typical frameworks of beams on the ceiling, recently restored and fully furnished with television,wifi access, air-conditioning, single heating, washing machine, iron and safe.

Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
2 October, 2017

About Marina

Me and my husband live in the beautiful country between Florence and Siena with our two dogs . Our two children 'left the nest', the girl works and lives in Florence, the boy works in London. Rent the apt. gives us the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and find new friends.

We also manage a wonderful B&B in Chianti ( Casalta di sotto b&b).

Marina purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Marina chose Santa Croce

When we bought the apt. we divided in two smaller and

we renewed them at all, for our children. Actually the girl lives in one of them and the boy lives in Glasgow most of the year.We love to share the apartment available with tourists who like to visit Florence, until he will be back at the end of his University courses. The district is amazing, full of life, with the near Market of S.Ambrogio and many restaurants and bars. It is out from the tourists crowd, but in a walking distance from the main Monuments. It is inside the restricted area for traffic, but there are paying parking nearby.

What makes this apartment unique

We had many guests during these years, many of them

came back, many became friends. All of them feel at home, because the apt. is cosy, comfortable, well equipped, bright and quiet. All of them love the Market, because they can find all kind of goods and sellers are very friendly.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The apartment is beautifully decorated, comfortable, extremely well maintained. We felt completely at home and secure. We loved the area.

Marina had corresponded mainly with my husband, but we both felt we had known her forever when she met us upon our arrival at the apartment. She was kind - and generous with her time, making sure we had everything we needed. (And we did!) The apartment lacked nothing. Charles & Sharon NM Usa Oct. 2010

What a wonderful home away from home. We loved sitting on the terrace with a view of Fiesole and the Tower of Giotto.

The marked below provided food for our table. The buses at our door took us anywhere we wanted to go. The neighbourhood restaurants were some of the best in town. We would recommend this perfect abode to all our friends. Thanks for a lovely 2 weeks Debbie, Ros and Judy, USA, May 2006.
Apr 2005
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Florence airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

We can provide tickets for Uffizi Museum,Accademia , organize cooking classes, tours of Val d'Orcia, wine and food tastings.


Versilia 80 Km (1 hour by car or train).


Bus stop to the Main Train Station (1 Km) at 50 mts.

Airport of Florence – Amerigo Vespucci- at 8 Km (25 miutes by car).

Airport of Pisa – Galileo Galilei- at 80 Km (by train or by bus with terminal at the Train Station).

The apartment is inside the restricted area where is forbidden the car access without a permission but at 50 mts there is payment parking. You don’t need a car to visit Florence.

If required, we can help you to rent a car to visit the region.


Chianti Region at few Km

Siena 60 Km

Lucca 65 Km

Pisa 80 Km

Further Details:

The area where the apartment is located is full of restaurants, shops and in the morning, in the Market of S.Ambrogio, you can find fresh food, flowers and all the country goods.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Croce in Centro Storico (Quartiere 1)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Wide bathroom, with shower, bath tub, wc, basin, bidet and washing machine .
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Very bright bedroom with a queen bed (or two singles) and a wardrobe.
  • Books
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. Final cleaning included in the price Other: The rooftop terrace has a loggia with table and 4 chairs where you can eat overlooking the Market and with the view of the Hills of Fiesole and the Giotto Tower.


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Cosy Apartment in the Heart of Florence at Santa Croce
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful Florence Holiday Home

  • 4 of 5

Well laid out and pretty apartment with lots of space for 2-4 people; comfortable bed (also has a sofa bed, but we didn't use it as we were only two) and large bathroom with good washing machine. Outside hanging space on little balcony and also clothes horse for drying clothes. Very clean and well maintained. Lots of toiletries and food staples in cupboards that others have left. Good Internet access. Quiet and good central location - all sites within walking distance. Good and safe garage within walking distance. Charming and friendly owners who care about your comfort - left us a nice bottle of wine to start our trip !! Our visit was over Christmas so we didn't use the fantastic roof terrace very much; but in summer this area would be a real plus for eating outside. Many terrific restaurants and supermarkets all nearby. Highly recommendable and we would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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London England

Amazing rooftop apartment

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of Marina's apartment do not do it justice - it is beautiful. When you arrive you are greeted by Marina who's attention to detail is tremendous ensuring that your stay at this amazing holiday home is everything you had hoped it would be. She very kindly arranged for our trips to Uffizi and Academmia to be as smooth as possible eg no long queues to join and the tickets were waiting at the booking office for us. Marina also arranged the taxi on return to the airport which made the journey home less stressful. The wonderful market next to the apartment is full of good things to eat and many well priced clothes. I would not hesitate to recommend this for your trip to Florence, we were sad to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Linda for your lovely review. I am glad that my help made your staying so enjoyable, for me it was really a pleasure. Hope to meet you again soon Marina
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Otley, West Yorkshire, UK

Great location, comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had stayed in this apartment before, about 5 years ago and found it just as we fondly remembered. It is about 10 minutes walk from all the main attractions but Santa Croce is nearer still. The apartment itself is well equipped and furnished with plenty of room for at least 2 people. The roof terrace is amazing with views all around up to the hills of Fiesole. Marina is a delightful hostess, easy to communicate with and very helpful. If you are lucky you may find figs from her tree or a pot of jam or delicious olive oil as a gift. Stay here and enjoy the quieter side of Florence city centre, the delights of the San Ambrogio food market and some of the best restaurants in town.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Santa Croce, Florence Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
high season
6 Mar 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% advance payment to confirm the booking by bank invoice or paypal. The balance is due on your arrival. Caution refundable deposit of 200 euro is asked on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Arrival and departure days are indifferent.
Check in from 2.00 pm until 7.00 pm. Different time could be concerted in advance with the owner.
Check out by 10.00 am on departing day.

Notes on prices:
Apt. Stefano: prices shown are for the property per week in Euro. 20% discount for the 2nd week. Contact the owner about rates for longer periods.
Bed, bath and kitchen linen provided, utilitys, fees, final cleaning, wi fi access
included. Heating or air conditioned included according with the season.
Minimum stay 5 nights.
Up to 45 days prior arrival full refund of booking deposit.
Less then 45 days booking deposit is lost.

To make a reservation I require a 20% deposit by bank invoice or paypal (+5% Paypal fee).
Up to 45 days prior arrival full refund of booking deposit
Less then 45 days booking deposit is lost. Balance due upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.