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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,345 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

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

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

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!

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1986

Why The Owner chose Basilica of Santa Croce

In 2007, we decided to move to a hill overlooking the city. This was our home for more than 20 years!

What makes this apartment unique

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...

Amenities

Basilica of Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

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Lovely Flat, a Stone's Throw from the Duomo!
average rating of 4.9104476 based on 67 reviews
5

We loved Achille

  • 5 of 5

The perfect space to base our tour of Florence from. Close to everything we wanted to see, and a comfortable and stylish place to relax between adventures. We look forward to our next stay. Our host was informative and helpful, beyond our expectations. We were very impressed and look forward to our next visit to Florence

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mr.& Mrs. Key!
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Tabernash, CO
5

A week in Florence

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable. Quiet. Close to all the sights. Everything worked especially the A/C. It was hot while we were there and effective A/C was greatly appreciated. Would stay there again. Only caution would be for those who cannot walk 4 flights of stairs.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

Could not have asked for a better place to stay. The apartment was spacious, clean, well maintained and perfectly located in the heart of Florence. Emily was a gracious host and provided great insight to the attractions and nearby restaurants. This was our first visit and we intend to stay here again if available.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edinburgh
5

Great location and spacious apartment. Host Emily was so helpful. Definitely a hidden gem!!

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment- would recommend to all! Only slight downside is the 3 flights of stairs up but it’s good exercise to work off all that lovely food. The host Emily was great - we were well looked after and definitely will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent location and accommodations in the heart of Florence.

  • 5 of 5

This property was beautifully kept and a perfect location with just a short walk to the Duomo. There was plenty of room in the apartment for a quiet and cool retreat from the city heat. The property owner was wonderful and very responsive to work with. She had excellent restaurant and tour recommendations. I plan on returning to this property in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palos Verdes Estates, CA
5

Lovely flat close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Santa Croce! This flat is just a short walk from many of Florence's featured attractions. The Duomo is just down the street, there are great restaurants in the neighborhood and the train station is close as well. All the rooms, including the kitchen, are spacious and well designed. It was quiet, comfortable and well appointed. The only negative for some is that there is no elevator, so if you have a hard time with stairs, this third floor flat will not work for you.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
FLR, Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

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 3,00/per guest (over 12yrs) /per day (max 7 days) paid at departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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