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Central VERY QUIET New Bright Larg Elegant 3 Bedr with elevator AIRCO near Duomo

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 8, with elevator and dryer

Located in the count Franchini Stappo Palace, this spacious three bedroom apartment is in a heritage property and in a fantastic, lively and central -yet quiet- location. It is next to the beautiful Piazza d'Azeglio (one of the very few playgrounds for children in the green), and a short walk (12-15 minutes, 0,7 mile) from the Duomo, Santa Croce, the Synagogue, the Accademia (where the David is!) and Uffizi and popular shopping and restaurant area of Sant'Ambrogio. Michelangelo Buonarroti himself use to live very close to this area and his house is still there. The important archaeological museum with Etruscan objects is only 4 blocks away.

It is a very Florentine part of the town; where real upper class Florentines still live.

The day market of Sant'Ambrogio, -still very genuine place unspoiled by the tourist mob- where you can find any sort of delicious food is a few hundred metres away. Twenty metres away you have one of the few organic food shops and restaurants of Florence. If you do not feel like cooking, this is an area with plenty of charming little restaurants of all sorts. The world-renown Gelateria Veneta and Vivoli (ice cream shops) are only e few block away.

Possibility to rent a private parking for 25€/day.

Twenty metres away you have one of the few organic food shops of Florence. If you do not feel like cooking, this is an area with plenty of charming little restaurants of all sorts. The world-renown Gelateria Veneta and Vivoli (ice cream shop) are only e few block away.

Shops of all sorts are only a minute away and on the last week-end of each month the Flea Market is 250 metres away. Yet, the area is very quiet. And if you want to climb on the hill of Piazzale Michelangelo is a 20 minutes walk to get on the top.

Confortable and cosy: The Ugolino golf club with its beautiful swimming pool and tennis is only 15 km (8 miles) away.

The property is very nicely decorated with a lot of art throughout and has three bedrooms all with high end comfortable beds and mattresses, two baths with showers and a large living room. The kitchen is large and fully equipped with fridge, freezer, stove, oven, dishwasher and wash and dry (!) machine. The apartment also has hi speed Internet for your convenience. It is located at the third floor and it is served by a brand new luxury hydraulic elevator.

This is perfect for a group of people traveling together or for a family looking for room to spread out.

An important factor leading to chose this property is that this property is always maintained up to a 'as new' conditions. As a matter of fact, the owner is very attentive to all details; regular in depth professional cleaning, frequent periodical renovations and interventions make this property always IDENTICAL to the photos you see on this site and appliances and fornitures are in excellent status.

Fast Internet Connection wi fi - AC - Washing machine - TV - Fridge and freezer - Gas Stove - Oven - Dish Washer.

More Details

Owner
Guido
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Guido

Former EU officer now retired to manage family properties.

Speaks fluent English and French and, of course, Italian.

Guido purchased this apartment in 1850

Why Guido chose Florence

This property is always maintained up to a 'as new' conditions. As a matter of fact, the owner is very attentive to all details; regular in depth professional cleaning, periodical frequent renovations and interventions make this property always IDENTICAL to the photos you see on this site and appliances and fornitures are in excellent status. It is a family property built in 1850 and in the family since then.

This property give the opportunity to live in an antic building with all contemporary comforts amongst which a brand new elevator. (please don't ask if there is central heating. OF COURSE there is central heating and AIR CONDITIONING and all others facilities!)

Family property since 4 generations (150 years)

What makes this apartment unique

Very confortable high quality apartment in antique historic buiding with elevator (which is rare to find in antiques buildings) and cloths dryer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Guido,

Thank you so much for your gracious hospitality . The apartment was beautiful, artistic and truly florentine. The neighborhood was fun to explore and close to everything, as you said. We had such a nice time and wish you and your family well.

Mille Grazie,
May 2017
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Amenities

Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , devon & devon luxury faucets
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , brand new luxury faucets
  • All brand new shower rooms with high quality tiles and faucets (Devon & Devon). Both shower rooms with window!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , crib on demand
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 comfortable sofa bed
  • All bedrooms with best quality beds and mattresses, full independent air conditioning except drawing room with sofa bed which get very cooled by the powerful 3 others airco units
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes:
NO SMOKING APARTMENT. NO PETS APARTMENT. Children welcomed, Minimum age 25 unless accompanied by adults

Reviews

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Central VERY QUIET New Bright Larg Elegant 3 Bedr with elevator AIRCO near Duomo
average rating of 4.911392 based on 81 reviews
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5

Great apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for five nights at this apartment and loved it. The apartment was cozy, clean and accommodated eight people including three children. The apartment is situated in a very nice residential area with a park/playground within a two minute walking distance. Walking to the Duomo and many other attractions was easy. We would like to thank Guido for providing this apartment for our family. Guido is always easy to contact.

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

You won't be disappointed

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a great place to stay in Florence, this is it! It is within easy walking distance to everything (or a quick cab ride, if you're tired from all of the walking) and in a quiet part of town. Walking up the stairs was not a big deal and it was nice to come "home" to air conditioning and a quiet apartment. We are a family of 5 (3 teenagers) and there was more than enough space to spread out. We discovered the cute little restaurant around the corner (to the left if you're facing the building) and ended up going back multiple times. Guido could not have been more responsive or helpful! We were 100% satisfied.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Jene, many sincere thanks fio this very nice review. Just allow me to add that there is an elevator (as shown in the photos) to the unit so the stairs are just an option but not a must. thanks again and kind regards
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5

Nice apartment and nice hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoy the stay in Guido and Elena's property very much, Elena is very helpful answering all kinds of questions we have. The location is great, it's away from downtown Florence, but it's very close to several bus stops that can take us to anywhere around Florence, even if we decided to walk it's only take 20 mins to walk to downtown. It's a residential area so you can find great food and nice groceries around, and even very good coffee and ice cream. Our family enjoyed the time we spent in the house. The only minor down side that I would say is the living room not equipped with A/C, so it's kind of hot to sleep in that area. Anyway, will definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Kathleen, many thanks for your nice review. Please let me say, for the sake of precision, that to the Duomo, downtown, is 0,7 miles if you take the right road and therefore about 10/15 minutes walking. Concerning the air conditioner in the living room, i must say that the 3 air conditioners in the bedroom are much oversized and when they are on, they are perfectly cooling also the living area. As a matter of fact, none of the previous 72 reviews report a problem. Also i would like to add than you have stayed in july 2017 when the hit was at an exceptional 109 Fahrenheit!!! and you had none the less a confortabke sleeping also in the living area. Thanks again and kind regards
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Nice, comfortable, and secure rental

  • 4 of 5

The property suited the needs of our family perfectly. It is away from the heavy tourist area yet not too far that you can't easily walk to those areas. There was some confusion and communication issues initially but someone was at the apartment when we got to it so it all worked! Very pleased!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Dona, many thanks for your nice review, I am glad you enjoyed the place and the location. Just allow me to explain, for the sake of truth, the only issue with communication we had: it was the fact that you did not notify me about arrival time despite my reiterated requests. It was specified in my confirmation message that you had to inform me about arrival time a few days before checking in. However, the solely information I had from you was at the moment you were at the Florence train station, 10 minutes before arriving at the apartment. I understand that informing me on the arrival time was not a priority for you, but you cannot expect to make a person waiting all day long at the apartment for your arrival. Happily enough, I made it perfectly on time for your arrival and you did not have to wait a single minute. kindest regards
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5

Spacious Apartment in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was great for our family of five. The building was located very near the Piazza Cesare Beccaria which had several nice restaurants. It was within walking distance to several of the museums, including the Uffizi Gallery and the Galleria dell'Accademia.

The apartment was very secure with multiple levels of access required. Although our apartment was on the third floor, there was an elevator which was helpful to transport the luggage.

Overall, it was a great apartment with all the amenities we needed to make our stay comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very much as it is shown in the pictures, quiet, comfortable. It is located in a marvelous corner of Firenze, away from the crowds. The bedding was wonderful . The owner Guido was very helpful . We highly recommend this place for a special stay.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

This spacious three bedroom is in a historical aristocratic palace in a fantastic location - next to the beautiful Piazza d'Azeglio, and a short walk from the Duomo and popular shopping and restaurant areas of Sant'Ambrogio and Piazza Beccaria. Private parking possible at 25 €/day.

The house is in the most beautiful residential area in the historical centre of Florence, known as Piazza D'Azeglio. It is a three minutes walk from Santa Croce Cathedral, the Synagogue, the Duome or Ponte Vecchio. It is a very Florentine part of the town; where real Florentines still live.

The day market of Sant'Ambrogio where you can find any sort of delicious food is a few hundred metres away. Twenty metres away you have one of the few organic food shops of Florence. If you do not feel like cooking, this is an area with plenty of charming little restaurants of all sorts. The world-renown Gelateria Veneta and Vivoli (ice cream shop) are only e few block away. Shops of all sorts are only a minute away.

Other Activities: Shopping, museums.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $141.13

Final cleaning € 100
After sending the advance (secure paying via Paypal) you get from the owner an e-mail acknowledging receipt and giving you checkin instructions
Dates Available: year round, flexible turn over. In august generally minimum stay is 4 nights. however, the owner might accept 3 nights stay under special circumstances.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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