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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 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 a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

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 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...

Map

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

Amenities

Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • 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 -
(52 traveler reviews)

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Lovely Flat, a Stone's Throw from the Duomo!
average rating of 4.9038463 based on 52 reviews
5

Fabulous Firenze

  • 5 of 5

The location and layout of the apartment is EXCELLENT. It is beautifully furnished and the kitchen is truly the heart of this home away from home. The apartment has plenty of storage so you can un pack your suitcase and live like a local. We spent 3 weeks in this apartment and enjoyed every minute. It is minutes from every location in Florence and a 15 minute walk to the train station. I highly reccommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, M&B. I'm so glad you enjoyed staying in "Achille". Will look forward to your return!
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it was great to be so close to the Duomo and all the activities surrounding it.

  • 5 of 5

Emily was wonderful to work with. She gave us a very thorough walk-through of the property when we first arrived. Even though it was outside her normal time frame. we would definitely rent the property again. It was very comfortable and homey.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, easy check in and check out. Fantastic flat. Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Mr. B. Hoping to have you again soon!
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5

Spacious and welcoming apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

Achille is a great apartment in easy walking distance to Duomo, great restaurants, shopping, and other highlights of Florence. Emily left great notes and Christina was very helpful getting us settled in and out.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mr. W. Looking forward to your next visit!
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accurately described

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was centrally located, comfortable, clean and spacious. Emily was

of great help and very easy to work with. We would recommend this unit if visiting Florence.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect place to stay....

  • 5 of 5

Emily's description is completely accurate. This property is a true gem. You can see the Duomo from the front steps of the building. The location is perfect. The apartment is in excellent condition. It was a real treat for our family of 5 to stay here. I'd book again in heartbeat! Thank you, Emily!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ms.K.F., thank you so much!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning $117.77
Refundable damage deposit $235.54

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 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.