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Charming Quiet Apartment in Centre of Florence,Terrace, a/C, Wifi

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Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Santa Croce apartment description

Elegant and comfortable apartment with terrace in the historic center of Florence. Completely refurbished in 2014. Two blocks from the Duomo. Centrally located in one of the oldest streets in Florence in the Via La Pergola area. Walking distance to all major sights, Uffizi Gallery, Statue of David, Ponte Vecchio etc. And near the best shopping streets! The apartment is airy and bright. It is very quiet and peaceful which is very rare for the center of Florence. It is in a delightful city-center small 'neighborhood' with its own good, reasonably-priced restaurants, coffee-bars and artisan shops. It is near the open-air food market of Sant'Ambrogio and the Piazza dei Ciompi antiques area in Santa Croce.

The apartment has been restored with immense care, using the finest Tuscan materials, with fine tiles, parquet floors and marble bathroom. It is really well furnished. Refurbished in 2014. A small terrace leads directly off the bedroom. The very large entrance hall with wooden beamed ceiling is set up as a second living-room in addition to the main living room (see photos). This gives a very spacious feel to the apartment. The green double sofa-bed is in the second living room. Because of the lay-out of the apartment, there is privacy for all. The apartment has a really spacious feel - 75 sq. metres/805 sq. ft. The apartment is ideal for 2 or 3 persons but it can accommodate up to 4 persons using the double sofa bed. Unlimted fast Wi-Fi Internet access. Really good Air-Conditioning. Rental rates are all-inclusive: all utilities, A/C, Wi-Fi, linen, final cleaning, taxes. NO hidden charges. The apartment is on the third floor (in US terms fourth floor) without elevator. That is the only drawback of this perfect apartment.

Discounts for stays of 2 weeks or more. Special rate for long stays.

• We provide a fact-sheet with information about the apartment, shops/supermarket, the open-air market, restaurants, coffee-bars, pastry shops, public transport, taxis etc.
• Our English-speaking representative is available by freephone if you have any problems during your stay.

Parking: There is an enclosed 24-hour car-park garage (for payment) 3 minutes walk from the apartment.

Check-in: between 4-8 PM (16.00-20.00). If you would like an earlier check-in, please ask us and we will do our best.

Check-out: between 8-10 AM (8.00-10.00).

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3
  • 75 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            Because there is no elevator, this apartment is not suitable for those with mobility or other health problems....moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Crib/cot: 1 baby crib

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Large Double Sofa bed ...moreless

          • Bedroom 1, the Master Bedroom, is very large, light and airy. Very large built-in wardrobes. Very well furnished. Parquet floor. Air-conditioned. Bedroom connects directly with small terracotta-tiled flowered terrace. Bedroom 2: 1 Large Double Sofa Bed in second living room/large entrance hall. Because of the way the apartment is laid out, there is privacy for all. Crib/cot: please contact us to ensure it meets your requirements. The apartment is ideal for 2 or 3 persons but it can accommodate 4 persons in comfort using the double sofa bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

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          • Bathroom entirely tiled in marble.

          Other Amenities

              • The apartment is beautifully decorated and furnished. It is bright and airy. Parquet floors in living room, bedroom, entrance hall/second living room. Tiles in dining area and kitchen. The large entrance hall with beamed ceiling is set up as a second living room in addition to the main living room. This gives a very spacious feel to the apartment. The second living room contains the double sofa-bed: because of the lay-out of the apartment, there is privacy for all. The apartment is ideal for 2/3 persons but it can accommodate up to 4 persons in comfort using the double sofa bed. Charming small flowered terrace leading off the bedroom. The apartment is on the third floor (in US terms fourth floor) of a very old house. There is no elevator. This is the only drawback of a flat that most guests consider otherwise perfect. Unlimited Wi-Fi internet access - included in the price. Really good Air-conditioning throughout - included in the price....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Television
              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Live Theater
              • Coin Laundry
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Scenic Drives
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Antiquing
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shopping

              local services and businesses

              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Downtown
              • Town

              sports and adventure activities

              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Golf
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Dining area adjoing kitchen (L-shape)...moreless

                  • Seating for 4 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Washing machine...moreless

                      • Garage:

                        There is a secure parking garage with attendants near the apartment. However parking is expensive and it is not necessary to have a car in Florence....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Unlimited Wi-Fi access. Included in price....moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Due to the high cost of phone calls in Europe, outgoing phone charges are not included in the rent. We kindly ask you to use the phone only to receive calls or to call the owner....moreless

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Really good A/C in living room and bedroom (included in price)...moreless

                      • Heating:

                        Central Heating...moreless

                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room

                      Kitchen

                      • Refrigerator:

                        Fridge with freezer compartment...moreless

                      • Freezer:

                        Fridge with freezer compartment...moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen:

                        Washing machine for clothes...moreless

                      Outside

                      • Balcony:

                        Pretty flowered terrace leading off bedroom....moreless

                      • Terrace
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      HIGH SEASON
                      Mar 29 - Sep 26, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      €115
                      €700
                      MID-YEAR
                      Sep 27 - Dec 19, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      €100
                      €600
                      HOLIDAYS
                      Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      €115
                      €700
                      MID-YEAR
                      Jan 5 - Mar 27, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      €100
                      €600
                      HIGH SEASON
                      Mar 28 - Sep 25, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      €115
                      €700
                      MID-YEAR
                      Sep 26 - Dec 18, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      €100
                      €600

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      All-inclusive rates (up to 3 persons): utilities, central heating or A/C, unlimited high speed Wi-Fi, linen, towels, Baby crib/cot, final cleaning and taxes.

                      4TH PERSON: €15 extra per night.

                      DISCOUNTS for stays by 2 persons for 5/6 nights depending on the season.

                      Longer stays: 2 persons

                      High Season - 2 wks: €1250. 3 wks: €1700. 4 wks: €2240.

                      Mid-Year - 2 wks: €1100. 3 wks; €1575; 4 wks: €1960.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 08/20/2014
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                      Location

                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Florence
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Florence
                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Firenze Sud - A1 motorway

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Florence is one of the most popular destinations in the world and deservedly so. Stunning art and architecture, great food and wine, and the beauty of the surroundings make Florence the ideal city for a short city-break or for a longer stay all year round. Florence is a lively city, with open-air markets and a vibrant street life. The Sant' Ambrogio open-air food market is a short walk from the apartment as is the Piazza dei Ciompi Antiques Market. The world-famous San Lorenzo Market is within easy walking distance of the apartment. There are numerous theatres and music throughout the year.

                      From Florence, you can easily explore nearby gems like Siena, San Gimignano, the beautiful Chianti wine region, the Cinque Terre, Pisa and Lucca. A trip to Fiesole, in the hills above Florence, is about 20 minutes by bus and goes through amazing scenery. Take advantage of the high-speed rail network to visit Rome (90 minutes) and Venice (2 hours 5 minutes) while using the Florence apartment as your base.

                      Parking: An enclosed parking garage with attendants is about 3 minutes walk from the apartment. Contact us for details.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1995

                      About the owner: I designed this apartment for my own use. It was a major restructuring job. I have since moved to the Tuscan countryside about 60 miles south of Florence where I grow olives. I enjoy meeting my guests from all over the world and making sure that they are well-looked after.

                      Why the Owner Chose Santa Croce:
                      This area is my favorite in Florence. It is completely central - so you can walk everywhere to see the sights - and at the same time it has a real 'small neighborhood feel' which is unique in the city centre. In the neighborhood you have restaurants, coffee bars, small shops and pharmacy, and yet you are only a few minutes away from the big tourist sights. The Sant' Ambrogio open-air food market is a short walk from the apartment as is the Piazza dei Ciompi Antiques area. The Church of Santa Croce and its vibrant area is a short walk. I am happy to give you tips on restaurants etc.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      The peace and quiet - even though you are in the middle of the oldest part of Florence. Everything is within walking distance - no need for a car. The 'neighbourhood' feeling and the great neighbourhood coffee bar - Mingo - run by two very friendly and helpful brothers.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: french, english

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      Photos

                      • Bedroom

                        Bedroom

                      • Terrace

                        Terrace

                      • Living room and view into entrance hall

                        Living room and view into entrance hall

                      • Entrance Hall - second living room

                        Entrance Hall - second living room

                      • 14th century niche in entrance hall/second living

                        14th century niche in entrance hall/second living

                      • Second Living room - Double Sofa Bed

                        Second Living room - Double Sofa Bed

                      • Main bedroom

                        Main bedroom

                      • Wine and Roses

                        Wine and Roses

                      • Leaning Tower of Pisa - one hour by train

                        Leaning Tower of Pisa - one hour by train

                      • Open-air markets in Florence - the Sant'Ambrogio market is near the apartment

                        Open-air markets in Florence - the Sant'Ambrogio market is near the apartment

                      • Sidewalk cafe in Florence - watch the world go by!

                        Sidewalk cafe in Florence - watch the world go by!

                      • Lucca - take the train (about 1 hour) - beautiful city

                        Lucca - take the train (about 1 hour) - beautiful city

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • Dining area

                        Dining area

                      • Living room: another view

                        Living room: another view

                      • Arch from living room to dining area

                        Arch from living room to dining area

                      • Dining area leading on to kitchen (L-shape)

                        Dining area leading on to kitchen (L-shape)

                      • Double Sofa Bed - Apartment layout allows privacy

                        Double Sofa Bed - Apartment layout allows privacy

                      • Rooftops of Florence!

                        Rooftops of Florence!

                      • Statue of David - 5 minutes walk from the apartment

                        Statue of David - 5 minutes walk from the apartment

                      • The Duomo (Cathedral) is a few minutes walk from the apartment

                        The Duomo (Cathedral) is a few minutes walk from the apartment

                      • Florence by night

                        Florence by night

                      • Siena - one hour by bus or train

                        Siena - one hour by bus or train

                      • Terrace from main bedroom

                        Terrace from main bedroom

                      €100 - €115 per night (EUR)
                      100

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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