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Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


About the property


This exquisite apartment is located on the ground floor of a typical Florentine building, in the center of old town, in one of the oldest and more characteristic parts of Florence. It can comfortably sleep up to four people. It is well furnished and well equipped. There is a living-room with a sofa, a kitchen corner (fully equipped:washing-machine, TV, dishwasher, oven, refrigerator and freezer, micro-wave oven), 2 bedrooms with a double bed of 160x190 and the other one 140x190, one bathroom with shower, and a lovely private courtyard with table and chairs where you can eat open air.

Being the apartment with thick walls and located on the ground floor of an ancient building it is naturally cool. Anyway we have also equipped it with movable fans that make it perfectly refreshed during hot season.

For customers who still love the air conditioning we added it this summer.

The apartment is just a few minutes walk to the Duomo and all popular shopping, restaurants and architectural sites.The famous Church of S. Croce and the typical food market of S. Ambrogio are only 10 minutes walk. Near this area you can also find the flea market next to the ancient Loggia del Pesce.

SUPERMARKET within 200 meters.

In the surrounding area there are authentic artisan shops, delightful restaurants and trattorias as you are sure to find your favorite for a really authentic Florentine experience.




SPECIAL PRICES for long stays.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
10 March, 2018

About Laura

Hi, my name is Laura. i am a quiet and responsible person. I like good food, good company and good books. Like to watch movies, traveling and meeting new people. As a host I want to make sure that you have a good experience in the city I love and I can give you good advice depending on your interests.

Why Laura chose Santa Croce


Close to the main attractions.

The apartment is on ground floor and no effort to carry your suitcases. With a nice courtyard in the back and old beams on the ceiling of the rooms. At the end of the street you can see the Cathedral!

Guestbook comments from the owner


We did have a very enjoyable stay in Florence thank you. Your apartment is comfortable and very conveniently located, thanks for your help and hospitality.

Best wishes

Chris + Anne

Hi Laura

Nice to hear from you! We had an absolutely fantastic time in Florence. The apartment was cosy and in an extremely convenient location. We loved every moment!!

Best regards and thanks


Dear Laura, I am at last getting round to thank you in writing for the opportunity to stay in your beautiful apartment. The accommodation was just perfect for us. Such a great position. Everything we needed for our stay.My wife ,Bebe , and I would recommend it highly to any of our friends looking for accommodation in Florence. Kindest regards, John Mcencroe
Aug 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Croce in Centro Storico (Quartiere 1)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • NO PARTIES ALLOWED Smoking only in the courtyard.
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 ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 bedrooms with a double bed of 160x190 and the other one with a French bed 140x190.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
FREE INTERNET WI-FI AIR CONDITIONING on request and extra charge INDEPENDENT HEATING heating cost to be paid according to consumption. SPECIAL PRICES for long stays. Changeover Day: arrival and departure days are flexible. Check in from 2:30 pm until 7.30 pm. Check out by 10.30 am on departing day. Different time can be arranged in advance with the owner. Extra charge of 25 Euros for Sundays and late arrivals (after 7:30 p.m.) NOTES ON PRICES: Price includes all charges except heating cost (to be charged according to consumption). Price includes bed and bath linen but extra change will be charged 10 euros per person. PRICES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT THE OWNER'S DISCRETION. OUTSIDE: Nice courtyard with table and chairs to relax or to eat open-air


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews

A Perfect Apartment, A wonderful Host

  • 5 of 5

Dear Laura,

We cannot praise your lovely apartment and yourself too highly. Perfectly located, your apartment somehow managed to be large enough for us to comfortably stretch out and relax (after long days spent exploring Florence) but still be a cozy and inviting haven from the city. Your apartment came equipped with everything we needed—and more— for our stay.

And your friendliness and kind hospitality added greatly to our enjoyment of Florence and the surrounding area. You had very helpful answers to all our questions (and we had a lot of them), as well as knowledgeable advice on things we hadn’t even considered. You definitely went above and beyond what we ever expected. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending your apartment—and we already have to our friends.

Thank you so much for your kindness.

Best Wishes,

Tom & Judy

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Terrific! Perfect location and lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Super apartment right in centre of florence but residential and quiet too.

Everything worked in the apartment it's clean and comfortable and warm (in January) and has pretty courtyard. A short walk to everything you want to see. Laura is splendid - so kind and helpful but leaves you in peace too. She told us about all sorts of things that we could do that aren't in the guide books. She stays in touch by email. A really nice person with a really nice apartment. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ilkley, UK

Great base for exploring Florence

  • 5 of 5

I can only endorse the previous review. Laura could not have been more helpful. Her apartment is very conveniently located within walking distance of all the historic sights and galleries of Florence and a couple of minutes from numerous restaurants. The flat is beautifully decorated and very well equipped. The courtyard allows a bit of cool outside space during hot weather. The flat had all we needed. The WiFi worked very well and Laura has a handy guide to the household appliances including the dishwasher to make life easy for her guests. I thoroughly recommend this gem of an apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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superb flat

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do sufficient justice to this lovely flat. It is spacious, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Both bedrooms are doubles with plenty of storage, hotel quality linen and very quiet. The kitchen/living room is lovely and cool leading onto a small patio which is a huge bonus in Florence, the kitchen is modern and new - everything you might need. The bathroom is also new, with a power shower and endless supply of hot water. Location wise it couldn't be better - 8 minute walk to the Duomo, bus stop to the station across the road, huge supermarket within 5 minutes, lovely food market and loads of bars and restaurants a few minutes walk away.

Laura is extremely efficient, kind and helpful - nothing was too much trouble for her.

My only problem in recommending this so highly is that when I try to book to visit Florence again - it will probably not be available!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely little apartment. I loved how old the building was. The apartment is very clean and well equipped. The kitchen has everything you need to self cater. The location is great. We were easily able to walk to all the major sites in florence. Laura is a great host, very friendly and gives you lots of information about the apartment and locality. She even gave us a bottle of wine.

The courtyard is lovely for sitting out when the weather is nice. The apartment was a little noisy in the evening until about 11pm but I think you would get that in any city. It seemed a much quieter street than some. We really enjoyed Florence and I would definitely rent this apartment again. We were very happy we chose to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vickie, I would like to thank you for your good review and I am really happy to hear that you and your friend had a nice stay in Florence and in my apartment. I hope you can come to visit my town again and I will be so glad to host you again. My best wishes to you and your friend Laura
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comfortable and convenient

  • 3 of 5

A very comfortable, well equipped apartment. The private courtyard is a major asset. Walking distance to many of Florence's best attractions. Laura is a helpful and hospitable owner. We would certainly recommend it to our friends. The plastic tablecloth detracts from an otherwise very attractive kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci airport
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
livorno port
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Acqua Cotta
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


100 km far from the beaches of Versilia


Nearest airport "A. Vespucci" of Florence 6 km

"G. Galilei" airport of Pisa 1 hour trip by bus or train connection

Nearest train station: Firenze Santa Maria Novella 1km (20 minutes walk distance or 10 minutes bus ride)


Pisa, Siena, Lucca, Montecatini Terme, San Gimignano, Arezzo are 1 hour driving

Further Details:

The neighborhood is very Florentine and close to the flat you can find a supermarket, bakeries and trattorias/pizzerias, a post office and banks, charming shopping streets, a pharmacy.

The apartment is also close to the Biblioteca Nazionale and to the famous Santa Croce Square.

Its wonderful position allows to reach all Florence major cultural attractions with some minutes walking.

The Duomo Cathedral, the Battistero, the Giotto Tower, Palazzo Vecchio, Orsanmichele Church, Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), Pitti Palace, Santa Croce Church, San Lorenzo Church, Santa Maria Novella Church are just some of the historical attractions that can be visited just walking into the historical center near the flat.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £17.77

Booking Notes:
30% deposit upon arrival (to be given back at departure)

Changeover Day:
Please contact the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.