"This was our first time using VRBO and we couldn't have been more pleased. We spent a lot of time researching apartments & this one was the best value considering the location. We rented the apartment for 14 days and it was great to not have to haul all of our luggage during quick side trips to Naples, Florence, and Venice. We had 8 of us--2 adults, 3 kids (10, 8 & 6 yrs old) and 3 grandparents (all+70 yrs). Although there are a lot of stairs, it really was not an issue for any of us. Thankfully, Fiora had arranged our transportation from the airport and she had someone there to help carry our luggage up the stairs. Fiora was wonderful and responding to questions prior to our trip.
The location is ideal. We walked to all major sites--In less than a 5-10 minute walk, you can get to Campo de Fiori, grocery stores, and several recommended Rick Steves' restaurants. Within just a few blocks, there is an abundance of restaurants, gelato spots, wine bars, pizza spots, and shops. The taxi stand is less than 2 blocks away (only took taxis to the train station--approx 10 euros). Even late at night, we always felt safe--The nearby streets and Piazzas are filled with both locals, tourists, vendors, & street performers (most cafes had outdoor seating with heat lamps). With help from Google maps, we were easily able get to nearby bus stops when going to sites outside the city walls.
A few things to note about the apartment: It is exactly as pictured--It is fairly basic and simple, but the location couldn't be better. We did several loads of laundry--The washer has a "drying" cycle, which helped get our clothes a little dry before hanging on a large drying rack provided. There is minimal storage in most rooms, but the main bedroom has several different cabinets for clothes & suitcases. We brought our own coffee, filters, and cereal for the kids--The rest of the items were easily found at the grocery store or nearby cafes. We typically had breakfast in the apartment and then ate out the rest of the meals. Wi-Fi worked just fine, even when we had multiple devices connected.
We had a few very minor issues and questions that came up during out stay; however, Fiora and Nur were great in quickly resolving. Both were reachable our entire stay either via e-mail or through the apartment phone.
We would highly recommend the apartment, especially if traveling with a larger family or group. All the stairs just gave us an excuse to eat more gelato."
Guest: Erika S.
Date of Stay: March 2015
Review Submitted: March 22, 2015