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Lovely Flat, a Stone's Throw from the Duomo!

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This is the living room: there's a beautiful wood-burning fireplace!

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Last updated: 11/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5) + Attached Unit available

This apartment, named 'Achille', has recently been renovated in high detail, and is located in a small piazza in the very heart of the city, just a 5 minute walk east of the Duomo. It is also just minutes from Piazza San Marco and Piazza Santa Croce. The apartment is 1 of 7 in a 17th century patrician building, with at ground level a large entry in the style of that period. Surrounded by shops of all types, it is also in close proximity to a large city supermarket, and the fruit and vegetable market of Sant’Ambrogio. The gamut of excellent restaurants and famous trattorias in the immediate vicinity are unlimited!

“Achille” is on the 3rd floor (no elevator) and measures 123 sq.meters / 1324 sq.ft. It sleeps maximum 5, is fully furnished, and is light and airy. Ideal for a family of 4 or 5. The entry hall leads into a large living room with fireplace and facing north onto a large, sunlit, plant-filled courtyard. The adjoining master bedroom faces the lovely courtyard and has an ensuite bathroom (tub/shower) and independent toilet. To the other side, the double bedroom also faces the same courtyard, and has a bathroom (shower). The additional single bedroom can also serve as a study. The large “sunken” kitchen/dining area is 9 steps down into a charming and cozy ambiance. It has an open-beam ceiling, a high-tech stainless steel workspace with lots of counter space; it includes stovetop, oven, microwave, dishwasher, and fridge with freezer. The dining table is for 6. There is a small laundry/utility room, with washing machine.


The apartment has newly laid hardwood “Doussier” floors and is furnished in an interesting mix of classic and modern styles. Bathrooms are decorated with Stucco Veneziano and have all new fixtures. Thick walls and double-glazing ensure quiet, and thermal insulation. There is central heating, air conditioning, Wireless Internet Access, Digital TV, satellite hook-up and DVD. Kitchenware and linen are supplied. Maid service is available on request.

An independent and fully equipped 1 bedroom apartment (sleeps 2), also owned by us and named 'Gea', faces 'Achille' on the same 3rd floor landing, and can be rented together with it, to accommodate a larger group of 7 persons. (See listing #302215.) Please see our website for details. Our Skype buddynames: 'florenceapts' and 'emylina'.




Keywords: apartment, flat, elegant, renovated, central, comfortable
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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/27/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    No dangerous fires or windows! Lots of space to run around and practically no neighbours!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Again, we must ensure other guest's comfort......moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, but everything is either brand new or antique and valuable, also we must respect other guest's allergic issues....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3

    ...moreless

  • Attached Unit

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Is by default located in the master bedroom, however it can be divided into two single beds when necessary., Twin or Single Beds (3) The twin bedroom has two single beds that can be (comfortably) connected into a king bed when necessary. The third single bed is located in a third bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) Available on request without additional fees....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    A 26' LCD flat-screen, with Digital Italian TV, is installed, also transmitting international channels such as BBC-World and France 24....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Downtown

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Every room is equipped with an independent, quiet, high-efficient unit controllable through a remote....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    An independent high-speed ADSL connection is provided. LAN-cable sockets are available around the apartment....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    For stays of up to one month one set per person per week is provided. When weekly cleaning is requested (at €10 per hour) the maid will take care of changing linens....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided:

    For stays of up to one month one set per person per week is provided. When weekly cleaning is requested (at €10 per hour) the maid will take care of changing linens....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Is located in the service-laundry room, away from bed and living rooms to ensure a quiet atmosphere....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    A wireless access point is centrally positioned so that signal can reach efficiently every room. The password will be given at check-in....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    You will find everything you need, altogether with a 5-fire stove and an accurate-temperature electric oven....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Built-in Whirlpool with lots of programs, including delayed-wash and half-wash....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    A large, eat-in, sun-filled kitchen, with original wood-beamed ceiling, fuses old florentine tradition with a high-tech 'Arclinea' steel pro-kitchen with lots of space for preparing and cooking....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Siemens large sized, installed at eye-level, power up to 1000W....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    GE, with large freezer. We couldn't bring in the room anything bigger!...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2017
4 night min stay
$156
$1,022 $3,443
High season
May 1 - Jul 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$178
$1,130 $3,873
High season
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$178
$1,130 $3,873
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$167
$1,076 $3,712
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Final Cleaning $107.58
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $215.17

Notes:

Utilities:

-- Stays of up to 30 days: All utilities included in price.

-- Monthly rate: All utilities calculated and charged at end of stay.

-- Tourist Tax: Euro 2,50/per guest (over 12yrs) /per day (max 7 days) paid at departure.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
FLR, Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Stazione Santa Maria Novella

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: When Emily Rosner took a semester off from her studies at New York University to travel around Europe, she had no idea that she'd end up meeting the man who would become her husband, Maurizio. In 1970 when she arrived, Florence had an exciting atmosphere with the numerous anti-war movements that students were organizing. It was far different from suburban Long Island, where Emily was from. She soon found herself a part of a group of 20 or more students that would meet every night and discuss politics over dinner. Among them was Maurizio. As do many expats who arrive in Florence without a plan, Emily went out looking for work, first finding a job at a disco, and then at a leather shop in Santa Croce.... ----- Article from 'The Florentine' - Oct 22nd, 2009 The rest is history! Maurizio and I got married and had two boys, Jacopo and Arturo. In the beginning, I taught English and developed audio/visual courses to teach English to children. We opened our bookshop in 1979, and it has become a watering hole for the entire Florentine expat community, a must-stop for English-speaking tourists, and an important textbook supplier for foreign study programs. After being in Florence for most of my adult life, I still find time to appreciate the city. I often stop while riding my bike across Ponte alla Carraia, taking a moment to enjoy one of the most splendid views of the river and the city. When I am walking around the city center, I make a concerted effort to look up and notice the details of the buildings. Florence never ceases to surprise me, in all of its beauty!

Why the Owner Chose Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence, Italy:
In 2007, we decided to move to a hill overlooking the city. This was our home for more than 20 years!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The area is extremely central and lively, restaurants, bars and shops! It is also located in an extremely central position, just minutes away from all major attractions...


Contact us

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/27/2016

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Photos

  • This is the living room: there's a beautiful wood-burning fireplace!

    This is the living room: there's a beautiful wood-burning fireplace!

  • A fully equipped high-tech kitchen...

    A fully equipped high-tech kitchen...

  • The master bedroom suite...

    The master bedroom suite...

  • ...master suite bathroom

    ...master suite bathroom

  • Boudoir

    Boudoir

  • This is the TV-room, the couch is also a comfy single bed for the 5th guest

    This is the TV-room, the couch is also a comfy single bed for the 5th guest

  • The Queen of the neighborhood, Santa Croce

    The Queen of the neighborhood, Santa Croce

  • Also nearby is the old fish market, nowadays a flea market, very cute...

    Also nearby is the old fish market, nowadays a flea market, very cute...

  • Warm and cozy in winter...

    Warm and cozy in winter...

  • Shiny...

    Shiny...

  • ...with its WC and...

    ...with its WC and...

  • The twin beds can be attached to make a king size bed

    The twin beds can be attached to make a king size bed

  • Guest and Twin Bathroom, a walk-in shower is hidden behind the marble slab...

    Guest and Twin Bathroom, a walk-in shower is hidden behind the marble slab...

  • Last but not least, the entry hall

    Last but not least, the entry hall

  • Just around the corner, the Arco di San Piero

    Just around the corner, the Arco di San Piero

  • The Synagogue is also in the neighborhood, amid its spectacular garden

    The Synagogue is also in the neighborhood, amid its spectacular garden

VRBO #295869

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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