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CENTRAL FLAT NEXT TO SUBWAY, SCOTTISH ITALIAN OWNERS, SUPER EASY FOR SIGHTSEEING

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Sleeps 4, 1 Min From Tube, 10 Mins From City Centre, Free Wi-fi, A/C, balcony

Awards

2011, 2012, 2013: Rated excellent and winner of Top Vacation Rental - FlipKey

2014: Winner of Certificate of Excellence - TripAdvisor

Treat yourselves to a romantic break - come and see the Eternal City and be sure to have a comfortable place to come back to at night. Literally 1 minute from Metro A Colli Albani subway stop and a few minutes to the historic centre, this sunny, stylish and spacious apartment (6th floor with lift; 603 sq ft - 56 mq), beautifully furnished and decorated with lots of art work, is owned by a Scottish Italian family who take great pride in making it a warm home from home for their guests - supreme good value and a perfect choice for visitors to Rome. Enjoy all the space, comfort and freedom of staying in a home and don’t worry about getting around Rome - the underground station, many bus stops and a taxi stand are right at your doorstep. The flat has a homely atmosphere and is close to everything you might need. You will be living in a typically Roman area and be able to mix with the locals, away from the tourist trap. Air conditioning and comfy couches make it a joy to come back to in the hot season and you'll enjoy sitting on the balcony at the end of the day with a glass of wine watching the world go by.

Located in the 'Appio Latino' district, along the Via Appia Nuova (one of the best shopping areas in Rome), it is served by the A-line metro that connects in 10-15 minutes to all the main attractions such as the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museum and the entire historic center. We're also close to the Old Appian Way archaeological site with its ruins and catacombs. With the subway station, many buses and a taxi stand just outside the front door, travelling around Rome is incredibly easy.

The apartment features: spacious bedroom (double glazed window doors that open onto a balcony) with king size bed, fold-up bed suitable for a child, dressing table, wardrobe; large living room with 2 couches (one of which a opens out to a comfortable queen size sofa bed), dining table, LCD flat screen TV; fully equipped kitchen; bathroom with shower; hall with extra wardrobe; balcony where you can sit at the end of the day with a glass of wine watching the world go by. A/C. Free WI-FI. Supermarkets, cafés, great variety of shops, restaurants, takeaways, "pizzerias and gelaterias", ATM's, etc. nearby. Nature lovers might want to visit the 'Valle della Caffarella' park and Villa Lazzaroni (with a children's playground) for a break from city life.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Irene
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Italian, some Spanish and German
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

About Irene

Hi, I'm Irene. I inherited this flat from my parents and am very attached to it. I was born and brought up in Scotland and "brought over" to Italy when my parents retired, but I've been living here a lifetime and now consider Italy as home, although I often think fondly of my childhood in Scotland. It was my sons' idea that I rent this flat out to tourists. I decided to give it a try and have been happily welcoming people from all over the world since August 2006. I would love to welcome you too.

What makes this apartment unique

The flat has a homely atmosphere and is close to everything: supermarkets, bakeries, restaurants, takeaways, "pizzerias and gelaterias", boutiques, banks, car hire, open air fruit and vegetable market, etc. The location is fantastic. From the balcony you have a beautiful view of the hills to the south of Rome and the Via Appia Nuova. The underground stop is right at the doorstep and bus stops too, which means you reach the historic centre in 15 mins and there's no walking to do when you come back at night with weary feet. You will be living in a typically Roman area and be able to mix with the locals. If you get tired of city life and want a breath of fresh air, go and visit the Caffarella Park. It's just short walk away and is the most significant example of ancient countryside in the city.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay in this well located and beautifully organised apartment. Irene's attention to her guests' comfort is admirable, as is her attention to detail in the organisation of all aspects of the apartment. We will definitely recommend this lovely place. Noyona and Uday, England. September 2016
Sep 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay in this well located and beautifully organised apartment. Irene's attention to her guests' comfort is admirable, as is her attention to detail in the organisation of all aspects of the apartment. We will definitely recommend this lovely place. Noyona and Uday, England. September 2016
Sep 2016
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30 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

5

Five star apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very clean , everything you need is provided. The bed is very comfortable It is a great location for metro and bus. Could not fault this apartment. Well done Irene.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for writing this review and for doing so so quickly. I'm glad you enjoyed staying with us. It was a pleasure to get to know you. Hope to welcome you back the next time you come to Italy. Say hello to Bonnie Scotland for me. All the best, Irene
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5

Lovely apt rental in Rome

  • 5 of 5

Irene was a wonderful host and her apt was just right for the 3 of us; it was well furnished, had a great balcony to enjoy the city, was very well located right down the street from the Metro - so getting around Rome was made easy. Irene was readily available for questions before we arrived and while we were there! She wants all of her guests to be very comfortable and arranged things for us like a car/driver from the airport to her apt. The only negative (and we knew this from another review) was that the apt is located on a very busy street, so quiet nights for sleeping were non-existent, but other than that, it was a great apt and a very comfortable 3-4 days for us while in Rome. Irene - thanks for all of your helpfulness. Your apt was lovely!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review Judy. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm always happy to arrange anything I can for my guests – it's part of the game. Perfection doesn't exist, but I try my best. Rome's a big city and our apt is located right next to the subway and many bus stops, making it tremendously easy and quick to move around. From the balcony we have a beautiful view of the "Castelli Romani" in the distance. I suppose light sleepers should close the windows overlooking the piazza at night and keep the side street windows open. A big hug to all of you, Irene
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5

Great location and lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

The flat is lovely, spacious, very clean and good value. The location was perfect right on the metro line, in only 10 minutes you are in the centre of Rome. There are lots of little restaurants, gelaterias and cafes on your doorstep which offer great value and good food. We highly recommend Irene's home from home.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a million for this beautiful review. I'm so glad when people enjoy their stay in this beautiful city and appreciate our "real Rome" neighbourhood, which has so much to offer. You're welcome back any time. Best wishes, Irene
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5

Couldn't ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks very much to the hostess Irene for sharing her apartment with us. The location to the metro station and buses made our sight seeing very easy and fast. The apartment is meticulously clean and very comfortable. Wish we could have stayed longer. 3 nights just not enough to see and do all Rome has to offer. I guess we'll have to come back and stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for this beautiful and speedy review. The pleasure was mine. I was delighted to meet you and hope you are true to your word and come back to see all that this beautiful city has to offer. Meanwhile, enjoy the rest of your travels through Europe. Best wishes, Irene
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5

Truly a haven in Rome

  • 5 of 5

Hi Irene, Sorry for the late review but I just got back from India. Thank you for making our trip to Rome all the more special. We loved your home and it truly was a haven to come back to with tired legs after being in the busy part of touristic Rome. We never realized how close it is to the centre and how amazing the trains and buses were from the flat- we were in the Vatican in 20 mins. Thank you so much once again for being such a lovely host and for allowing us to share your lovely home which truly was a home from home with every convenience (especially the hot showers for tired legs). We do hope to be back and so do the many friends and family we have spoken to about your apt. I am so glad we did not stay in a hotel and enjoyed the local markets and food like locals. By the way thank you for the lovely bakeries you suggested and for arranging the taxi transfer for us and do say a hello to Lorenzo who was lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Anita, for writing that lovely review. I'm so glad to hear you appreciated our home and our neighbourhood, which gave you the opportunity to see how people live in the “real Rome”, away from the tourist areas. I was delighted to meet you and your family and look forward to welcoming you back, and perhaps even some of your friends, in the not too distant future. Best wishes, Irene
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5

Our Italian Apartment stay

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment,right in the busy area gave it a feeling of really being there.

Busy yet easy to get around.

Apartment,plenty of space with all those little extra things on hand.

Irene is just lovely. Was nice to meet her in person after all our email contact. Hope others enjoy their stay as we did.

Only down side. Getting well over charged by Taxi Driver to get to the

apartment.........

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay in the apartment and neighbourhood, Carol and Brian. Sadly taxi drivers do overcharge at times and this is why I always offer to arrange airport transfer. Thanks for coming to stay with us. It was great to meet you and you'll be welcome back any time. Best wishes, Irene
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Ciampino at 10 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Very many on the same street Nearest Golf : Acquasanta Golf Club at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Termini station at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : GRA - exit n. 23 at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Casali Gasperini, just across the street Nearest Beach : Ostia at 39 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

39km to Ostia Lido, well linked by Metro.

Travel:

Easy access to and from Rome Termini train station (4 km, served by A-line Metro), Fiumicino airport (25 km, served by train and Metro A) and Ciampino airport (12 km, served by bus and Metro A). We can also arrange airport transfer on request.

Distances:

3 km from St. John’s Basilica, 5 km from Coliseum, 7 km from Spanish steps.

Further Details:

The apartment amenities include air conditioning, double glazing, security door, washing machine, microwave, gas cooker, fridge/freezer, toaster, free unlimited high speed WI-FI, SAT TV (only news channels in English, like BBC, CNN etc. - plenty of channels in French, German and Spanish), DVD, stereo radio/CD player, iron/ironing board, vacuum cleaner, hair dryer. There's plenty of space and we have done our best to make our guests feel at home. It's a very well furnished and equipped 'home from home', with romantic touches, to which many guests return again and again. Tourist information and instructions on how to work the various appliances are available in the apartment. Free on street parking and guarded garages for those of you who plan to hire a car. The apartment is non-smoking although smoking is allowed on the balcony.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High season
1 Apr 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£215
for 3 nights
From
£72
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
6 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£202
for 3 nights
From
£67
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year
20 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Special offer
8 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£202
for 4 nights
From
£51
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
16 Jan 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£253
for 4 nights
From
£63
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £2.95 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

Our rates are all-inclusive, covering utilities, bed and bath linen, final cleaning and free unlimited WI-FI. No extra charges except for electricity, which in summer months is metered and charged €0.40 per kWh for air conditioning. Rates depend on the season, number of guests and length of stay, so ask us for a quote.

THE RENTAL PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE CITY TAX: €3.50 per person per night for a maximum of 10 nights (not applicable to children under 10), which is payable to the owner on arrival.

€150 damage deposit to be paid on arrival, refundable on departure provided everything is in order.

Check in is preferably from 3 to 7 pm and check out from 8 to 10 am, but we try our best to be flexible. If we don't have guests leaving our apartment on the day you arrive you are welcome to check in early. There is, however, a 30 euros fee for check-in after 9 p.m. and the latest check in time is 10 p.m.

Transfer to and from airport can be arranged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The flat has a homely atmosphere and is close to everything: supermarkets, bakeries, restaurants, takeaways, "pizzerias and gelaterias", boutiques, banks, car hire, open air fruit and vegetable market, etc. The location is fantastic. From the balcony you have a beautiful view of the hills to the south of Rome and the Via Appia Nuova. The underground stop is right at the doorstep and bus stops too, which means you reach the historic centre in 15 mins and there's no walking to do when you come back at night with weary feet. You will be living in a typically Roman area and be able to mix with the locals. If you get tired of city life and want a breath of fresh air, go and visit the Caffarella Park. It's just short walk away and is the most significant example of ancient countryside in the city.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • town

Attractions

  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling

Floor Area

  • 56 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom with shower enclosure, bidet, wc and wash basin.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Child Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Sofa bed sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Spacious bedroom (double glazed window doors open onto the balcony) with king size bed, fold up bed suitable for a child, bedside tables, dressing table and wardrobe. Queen-size sofa bed in living room. Other wardrobe in the hall. All beds are ready made up for you.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Golf ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Check in from 3 to 9 pm. Possible also from 9 to 10 pm with €30 fee. Check out 10 am.

Notes:

  • The apartment (6th floor with lift) is located near the Old Appian Way, in one of the best connected areas of Rome, Appio-San Giovanni. In fact, one of the main assets of the property is that it's right at an A-line Metro stop (Colli Albani). The A-line Metro was built to connect all the main tourist attractions, from the Old Appian Way to the Vatican, so our apartment combines the advantages of an affordable price with easy access to the historical centre. All the major sights can be reached in a few minutes. Buses also widely available. There are 2 supermarkets and a great mix of shops, pharmacies, banks/ATM's, restaurants, pubs, takeaways, pizzerias and gelaterias, all in close proximity. You'll enjoy walking around the adjacent Via Appia Nuova (one of Rome's best shopping streets) and the nearby open air fruit and vegetable market. Nature lovers might want to visit the beautiful "Valle della Caffarella" park and Villa Lazzaroni (with a playground for children) for a break from city life. Changeover cleaning only. One set per person/per week of bed linen and towels included in price. Private balcony where you can relax after a busy day sightseeing.