"When I look for a place on VRBO, I'm looking for cool (temperature), quiet, clean, dark at night, and special. This place has all those things and more - I could not recommend it higher.
The two air conditioners work very well! The remote can be a little confusing, but after playing with it for a while I found the silent mode. Never in my life have I seen an AC put out that much cold while being that quiet. It is easy to sleep (both naps and at night) with it on.
The apartment is very quiet, no road noise. I'd say there is one exception, and that is the concerts that happen in front of San Giovanni. They can be very loud, and easily heard within the apartment. Now, just because they can be heard doesn't mean they would keep a person up. One bordered on that during our stay, but the good news is that they all ended by 12:15AM. So, if you are a super light sleeper and need to get to bed early, then maybe you have a problem. Otherwise, it's not a big deal. The first night of our stay had a jazz concert, and it was actually very nice to listen to. It can be a plus!
The apartment is very clean and comfortable. Both inside and on the patio, there is nothing to make you feel grungy or uneasy at all.
The doors to the patio have shutters, so you can shut out all light there. The door into the other room just has a drape over it, but it blocks most light and there are certainly no street lights blaring in your face while trying to sleep.
The view is spectacular, with a great setting. The patio is spacious, with good chairs and a table. It has a number of plants, which give a nice atmosphere. Very private patio, all things considered. The owner is very gracious, honorable, and considerate. We had a number of problems with our arrival, and Maurizio was very kind to help us work through them.
Internet - 11mbps down, 11mbps up, 10ms ping, strong and consistent WiFi
Water - Clean, tastes good, ice cubes in freezer, good pressure, hot for showers
Location - Very well situated, easy subway access. Some reviews question the safety of the area, but a lot of Rome is very different from London or US. Door has about eight bolts that move on one lock. Plus, there is a locked building door at the bottom. Extremely safe.
Stairs - Yep, there are quite a number. It's worth it, though.
Kitchen - Well stocked
Communication - Excellent and responsive!
Overall, I could not be happier. I've already recommended it to friends!"
Date of Stay: June 2014
Review Submitted: July 26, 2014