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Beautiful Apartment in the Historic City Centre of Florence

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

The apartment is at the first floor of a beautiful building. The house is charming and elegant. The 2 bedrooms are very cozy and a great deal of attention to details was paid. The apartment has 2 double bedrooms, one living room with DVD Player, decoder for the international channels and a LCD TV, one independent fully equipped kitchen, one bathroom. In the living room there is a double sofa bed. In the entrance of the apartment there is a furnished cupboard where our guests can find all necessary items for tasting Italian wine. In the cupboard you can find also many maps and itineraries of Florence and other useful information to visit Florence. The apartment has two balconies on a quiet garden area.

The house is located in the historic city centre of Florence, in the historic region of 'San Frediano'. From the house you can reach by foot all the important place of the city centre of Florence (Boboli garden 400 mts, Pitti Palace 500 mts, Ponte Vecchio 900 mts away from our property). If you don't want to go walking to the town, the bus stop is at only 50 mts from the house, the bus will carry you in the Florence's medieval town in 3'. The most elegant shopping streets in Florence, with stores selling antiques, jewelry, leather, linen, groceries, pastries, are all within easy walking distance. There is also a very big supermarket 300 mts away from the property.

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About The Owner

My name is Alessandro - I was born in Florence and I live in Florence: Florence is my life! I studied in Florence high school and Economics in Siena University. I manage my properties with my wife Arianna and my brother Enrico to the best of our abilities. We are extremely helpfull in preparations for your stay, as well as while you will on site. We provide all the informations on places to eat and to shop and to visit our special city. We work to assure that our house will be your home away from home and visit Florence as only a Florentine person can do!

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2005

Why The Owner chose Florence

The apartment is located in the wonderfull Oltrarno area of Florence. The Oltrarno is full of kind restaurant, bar and shops. It's the ideal place to stay for anyone wanting to be away from the crowds and mobs of tourists, but within a quick and easy walk of all of the well-known sights and treasures. The apt is located close to the acient wall of the historic city centre. All the rooms are very spacious and at the same floor.

What makes this apartment unique

The Location: It's the ideal place to stay for anyone wanting to be away from the crowds and mobs of tourists, but within a quick and easy walk of all of the well-known sights and treasures.

The apartment: It's roomy, peaceful, light and airy, perfectly maintained. It's well-equipped with linens, appliances, internet, kitchen goods. All the rooms are at the same level and are very cozy and spacious.

The quitness: The lovely gardens in back provide a tranquil oasis in a city without much green space in the center.

Comfortable: supermarkets (2) within a 5-10 minute walk (and the farther one - Esselunga -- has HOME DELIVERY - see their web site). Restaurant (Sabatino, Tranvai, Antica Bettola) 5 minute walk.

Amenities

Isolotto-Legnaia (Quartiere 4) Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - In this bathroom there is only a sink
  • One bathroom is fully equipped with a beautifull shower cabine, a toilet, a sink and a bidet. In the second bathroom there is only a sink to wash the hand to go to lunch/dinner.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Canapy bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , to have the baby crib you have to ask it to the owner
    Florence Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , to arrange the single sofa bed ask to the owner
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , There is a double sofa bed in the living room
  • Queen size Beds (2) Two bedrooms with a double queen size bed each one., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In the living room of the house there is a double sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Notes:
In the apartment there is a furnished cupboard where our guests can find all necessary items for tasting Italian wine. In the apartment you can find many maps and itineraries of the near Tuscany places and other useful information (for ex.: address and telephone numbers of the most famous wine cellars of the Chianti region, museum of the Florence centre, and so on..)

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Beautiful Apartment in the Historic City Centre of Florence
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
5

Nice updated apartment with a good location

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 days in the unit with four people and it was very comfotable for us. The kitchen was used every day to prepare at least one meal. There are two grocery stores within walking distance. The beds were a memory foam and were very comfortable. We were able to walk to all of the historical sites from here (about a 20 minute walk). The unit is located on a very busy road and we were concerned about road noise at night, however the locking windows were exceptional and blocked nearly all of the noise. In the mornings we could open the balcony doors in the rear of the unit and enjoy the sunshine and the garden below.

One thing you should be aware of if you have a rental car is that parking is very difficult if impossible to find, and if you do find a space then you need to pay a parking fee of 18 euro per day. We did not need a car for the places we went to in Florence, but used it for trips to Venice and Cinque Terra.

This worked very well for us and I would recommend it to anyone looking at it.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summerville, SC PO box 188 29484
5

Home away from home -- lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in June, our first time staying in an apartment instead of a hotel while traveling in Europe, and it was a wonderful experience. This apartment was perfect for the four of us--fully equipped yet uncluttered, quiet, cool, attractively furnished, and conveniently located. We especially liked its airiness and spaciousness, lots of room to relax. Having a kitchen (mainly used for breakfast and snacks) was ideal. Allesandro was nice enough to email us to let us know of a fireworks celebration down by the river one night, so we happily went to it (something we would not have been aware of). We were delighted to have such a great vacation experience for a week, staying in a charming apartment in a lovely, convenient neighborhood. We made good use of nearby grocery stores, pharmacia, bakery, restaurants, bus stops, etc. Plus, we walked to the Pitti Palace and Bobboli Gardens, Piazza Santo Spirito, and other nearby treasures. What terrific memories! Allesandro and his family have done a great job of making this a home away from home. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Place for our Florence Experience

  • 5 of 5

We rented this apartment for a little over two months, and it was perfect for us. We loved the location - the tourist areas of Florence can be very noisy at night, and we slept in quiet comfort, but were still able to walk anywhere we wanted to go in town. We had wonderful neighborhood restaurants, grocery stores, and honestly, the very best gelato we ever found in Florence just blocks away. Don't hesitate to book this place because of location - you will find that it's a lot more convenient than it might look on a map, and you won't have to fight the crowds and the noise of being right in the tourist area.

The apartment is not beautiful, but it is very comfortable and has everything you'll need. The bedrooms are large and the beds are very comfortable - we slept very, very well. The internet is fast and reliable - very important for us, as we worked out of the apartment and my husband was able to skype business calls and teach his class remotely.

The best part of the apartment, though, was our host. Enrico was there in a flash whenever we needed him, cheerful and helpful. He put another small table in the living area for us to use with our computers and even replaced the TV so we could use it as a monitor.

In short, I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment. You will get the full Florentine experience here, in a friendly, authentic neighborhood, but be able to be in the center of the tourist area in minutes. What could be better?

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Convenient Way to See the best of Florence

  • 5 of 5

We arrived by taxi just as our host arrived and showed us the features of this lovely apartment. The apartment was as described and the pictures were accurate. There was good internet and the TV provided international channels that kept us informed on things happening in the world. A small market was almost across the street, and the bus stop just down the block. We had Florence Cards which are a 3 day pass that includes free bus transportation and they have some small buses that go into the fringes of the downtown, historic walking district in the center part of the city. This was most helpful and allowed us to enjoy Florence to the max. Our only complaint, was it was August and all the local restaurants were closed except the ice cream shop which had sandwiches on the way to the market across the street and on a Sunday there was no place else to eat. After that we used the kitchen for all our meals and it worked out fine. We would stay here again. Alessandro and his family were most helpful and made our stay enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern California, USA
5

Charming, immaculate apartment with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four was impressed with the responsiveness of the hosts, the cleanliness of the rooms (deeply cleaned, not just on the surface), the spaciousness of each room, good WiFi and the wonderful location (coffee, bakery and grocery within a block). The beds were queen-sized and very comfortable. It was very, very hot in July so we were grateful for the air conditioners and the shutters that kept the rooms cool. Although on a busy street, we heard no street noises and slept very well. It is even nicer than the photos, with marble floors, antique wooden furniture, built-in refrigerator, clothes washer and automatic dishwasher, with detergent and other needs supplied. We were educated as to bus stops, were given a map and also several recommendations for very good neighborhood restaurants. Plus, it has only one flight of stairs to walk! We recommend this apartment and landlords whole-heartedly.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

great stay

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for 3 nights and loved the apartment clean, quiet, and comfortable -- the photos give an exact idea. Wifi works fine... Buses and supermarkets at 5 minutes walk and it' s possible to rich the center only by walking (1/2 an hour) a GREAT neighborhood with restaurants. It's easy to park in the street and not too expensive.

Only one bed has not the best comfort, in one room you hear the cars passing in the street and the temperature of the shower is not regular: very hot 2 minutes and cold and so on ....But We highly recommend this property . Thank you to Enrico, and Alessandro for hospitality.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank our guests for all their chances to be very clear with our future guests. 1. About the"the temperature of the shower is not regular": we quickly came to the apt with our plumber and we just fixed the water heater of the apt. Now the water is very regular and I assure that you can have a great shower in our beautifull bathroom! 2. About the noise from a room, I need to clarify a little more: one side of the apt (one bedroom, the kitchen room, the bathroom and the balcony too) is on a very quite and kind garden and it's very important strongness for Florence apts. The other side (the living room and the second bedroom) is on a road. This is the meaning why on the 07th of July 2012 we changed all the windows on the road side (the window of one bedroom and the window of the living room). The width of these new windows are 82 mm and the glasses are "double acoustic glasses". The width of the glasses are 30 mm. These new windows are certified to cute down 42 Decibel of noise, so now there isn't any problem about the traffic noise if you close the windows.
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Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $11.89 per person per night
Damage Deposit $237.81

Weekly rate are per property within 4 persons. The extra price for any other person from the 4th person is 75 euros per week. For example: if your group is 6 persons and want to come in June for a week, the total rental price will be 850 euros (700 euros per week within 4 persons, plus 150 euros per week for the 5th and 6th person).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.