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Quiet Charming Apartment in Central Florence,Terrace, AC, Free Wifi - LA PERGOLA

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 805 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 double sofa bed, 2 living-rooms, 1 bathroom. Washer.

Elegant and comfortable apartment with terrace in the historic center of Florence. Centrally located. Two blocks from the Duomo. Easy walking distance to all major sights: Uffizi, David, Ponte Vecchio etc. The apartment is spacious, airy and bright. It is very quiet. It is surrounded by good, reasonably-priced restaurants, coffee-bars and artisan shops. It is near the open-air food market of Sant'Ambrogio and the antiques area in Santa Croce. Free Wifi. Really good A/C. The apartment is on the 3rd floor (4th floor US) (no elevator) but well worth it to arrive at this perfect apartment (see the reviews!). Assistance with luggage upon arrival.

A small terrace leads directly off the main bedroom. The large second living room with wooden beamed ceiling (see photos) can be set up as a real bedroom using the green double sofa-bed and because of the lay-out of the apartment, there is privacy for all. 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 and decorated. It has a really spacious feel with plenty of room to spread out: 2 living rooms, dining area and terrace. The apartment is 75 sq. metres/805 square feet - about 50% more space than the usual 1-bedroom apartment in Florence! Rental rates include all utilities, A/C, free Wifi, linen, taxes.

The apartment is ideal for 2 or 3 persons but it can accommodate up to 4 persons using the double sofa bed. We also have a baby crib (cot) for children aged 0-24 months.

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

• We provide an information sheet with information about the apartment, shops/supermarket, the open-air market, restaurants, coffee-bars, pastry shops, public transport, taxis etc.

• We are 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 but we cannot guarantee it. If you want to arrive after 20:00, please ask us before booking if late arrival is available for your dates. There is a late-arrival fee.

Check-out: by 10 AM (10.00) at the latest.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Owner

I designed this apartment myself. It was a major restructuring job. I refurbished it completely again in 2014. I enjoy meeting my guests from all over the world and making sure that they are well-looked after.

Owner purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Owner chose Florence

I love the peace and quiet - even though you are in the middle of the oldest part of Florence. And the little terrace. Everything is within walking distance - no need for a car. There is a real 'neighbourhood' feeling and a great neighbourhood coffee bar - Mingo - run by two very friendly and helpful brothers. There are two great restaurants about 1 and 3 minutes walk from the apartment - Accadi and Acquacotta.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I've been meaning to write for a long time but am just now finding the time. Thank you so much for allowing us to rent you apartment in

Florence - it suited us perfectly! My family and I found it very comfortable and the location was terrific. I will be sure to

recommend it to my family and friends if they should ever take a trip to Italy. Thank you also for all your help in making our stay so

enjoyable. It was a pleasure working with you!
Jul 2010
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Amenities

Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 805 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom entirely tiled in marble.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Crib/cot - 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large Double Sofa bed
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
2 LCD TVs, American coffee machine, Security door and intercom. Floor area: 75 square meters/805 square feet. 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.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.947761 based on 135 reviews
san diego, US
5

Beautiful, classy, elegant, spacious, perfect.

  • 5 of 5

I can't think of enough superlatives to describe this wonderful apartment. It's absolutely beautiful....sort of like living in a fine home while on vacation. The furnishings are very tasteful and the bedroom is enormous. The bathroom is attractive and efficient. Though located in the city center, it is blissfully quiet day and night. The air conditioning works very well, which was important in August. There are two front rooms, live half living rooms a small kitchen and separate attached eating area. The kitchen has a washing machine, and it's fun to hang your clothes on the clothesline out the kitchen window! An apartment of this quality would cost double this price in a major city in the US. I felt so lucky to be staying here for a whole week!

It is a great location, a five minute walk from the duomo. We had no problem walking to the train station, art galleries and sights....all very easy and close enough to walk back to the apartment to rest or take a quick nap.

The owner could not have been nicer or more helpful. Very accomodating and had excellent suggestions. Book this this place before someone else does!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
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Vancouver, WA
5

Centrally located with great use of space

  • 5 of 5

Three of us shared this one bedroom, one bath apartment in the central Florence neighborhood of Santa Croce, and it's a tribute to its cunning use of space that we managed to have some privacy and share the space so successfully. There are two living areas, one of which converts into a second bedroom, and the kitchen is actually divided into a dining area and cooking area. There are two desktops, so with the excellent wi-fi you can foolishly keep up with your work emails in this beautiful city. Cesare is the consummate host, so much that this was our second time to stay in an apartment of his. I would not hesitate to book with him again as I can't imagine a more hospitable, generous, or helpful host. He really has set the bar high for VRBO hosts! Loved it, loved Florence even though it was packed with tourists for men's fashion week and the Radiohead concert we attended.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Great Apartment - good neighborhood, close to all the big attractions

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted by Marzio as we arrived at the apartment - he helped us with our luggage and walked us up the 3 flights of stairs to the apartment. The apartment was very nicely decorated and lots of room. It even has a small patio. The bed was very comfortable and the apartment was very clean. Good size refrigerator and the kitchen was small but we didn't cook at all. Washing machine worked well.

The apartment was close to all the attractions - usually about a 10 minute walk to most.

Cesare was very helpful as he called right after we arrived. He had some good recommendations on restaurants - we went to three of them - Cafe Mingo is the local coffee shop a couple of doors down from the apartment - we had coffee and rolls there each morning - very nice people and very reasonable and very good.

We ate lunch at Trattoria Marione which was fantastic - it is less than a mile from the apartment and is very good - filled with locals.

Our last night we ate at rattoria Acquacotta, which is two blocks away - it was very excellent - remember to make reservations, it fills up fast.

We also had a very good meal at La Buchetta - about a 10 minute walk (half mile) toward the river

All in all, I would stay here again.

Thank you Cesare, we had a wonderful time in Florence!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Well Taken Care Of!

  • 5 of 5

My two and a half weeks staying in this apartment was a flawless, enjoyable experience from start to finish. The apartment is spacious, warm and cozy in this cold month of December. The location was perfect as I could walk everywhere and yet it was totally quiet which is hard to find in Florence.

The owner provided special attention in every way, including "how to navigate the trains, buses, etc. I truly appreciated it as I was traveling alone and not familiar with the systems in Italy.

I'm looking forward to going back again in the spring.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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The apartment is well appointed and served all my needs in a well thought out way.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is ideally situated close to the duomo and all major sites. Cesare is extremely helpful with information on restaurants, tickets, shopping. But not only does he provide information, he takes the extra step to get you what you need. He makes things a lot easier. The apartment provides everything you will need for a very comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Wonderful apartment in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

I just came back from a vacation in Florence with my sister. We chose Cesare's apartment after reading the reviews and were extremely happy with our choice. The apartment was very clean and suitable for our needs. All items are very well placed and there was everything we needed. The location is great- very close to the Duomo but in a very quiet street and this combimation worked out perfectly for us. Cesare, the apartment owner, treats his clients as VIP guests. He is very responsive and welcoming and we found this quite unique and very pleasant. The apartment can suit a single, couple or a family. The only issue one should take into consideration is that the apartment is on the third floor and the steps are steep so might not suit people with knee problems...We enjoyed our stay and will definately recommend this apartment to our friends or family that will be travelling to Florence. Yael and Noa, Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
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.

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Rates & Availability

Santa Croce Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
HIGH SEASON 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$134
$875
$2,450
 
 
OCTOBER 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$128
$817
$2,100
 
 
MID-YEAR 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$117
$758
 
 
HOLIDAYS 2017-8
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$128
$817
$2,450
 
 
MID-YEAR 2018
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$117
$700
$2,100
 
 
HIGH SEASON 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$134
$817
$2,450
 
 
MID-YEAR 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$128
$817
$2,333
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$134
$817
$2,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

FLORENCE CITY TAX: the tax is 2.50 Euro per person per night up to a maximum of 7 nights (after that, no tax). Children under 12 are exempt. It is payable in cash on arrival. We don't like it but there is nothing we can do about it! It is not included in the rental rates as it is the guest's responsibility. THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THE RENT AND IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!

Rental Rates include Wi-Fi, linen, towels, Baby crib/cot, up to 4 persons. Heat and A/C: included in the price - please use sensibly.

DISCOUNT for stays of 5/6 nights - contact us before booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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