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In the heart of Florence!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 96 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

90 mtsq (around 1.000 sqft), 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms close to the Central Market

The apartment, recentely renovated, is located on the top floor of a typical florentine building, containing six apartments. It comprises 90 mt. sq. (around 1,000 sq. ft.) and it features, a nice and large entry, an equipped kitchen area, a dining-living room, ideal space to relax and enjoy yourself after a day out in the city, and two large separate bedrooms. The first one with a queen size bed and the second one with a queen size and a single bed. Both bedrooms have large windows and wardrobes with ample clothing storage space. For utmost privacy, one of the bedroom has an in-room half bathroom. There is also a master bathroom. The living room has a window that overlooks the Central Market (the Florence most famous food market), the Church of San Lorenzo and the Dome of the Cathedral behind it! The living room has a comfortable sofa where you can rest in front of the TV, after a day exploring the city.

The apt is provided with: TV, washing machine, a NEW DSL wifi connection, a ceiling fan in each room and a new AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM, just installed!

The apartment is easily accessible by car (no resident permits required) and has parking availability at the ground floor garage and at the ample Central Market metered parking in the neighborhood.

More Details

Property Manager
Gabriella
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, italian, greek
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2017

Amenities

Santa Maria Novella Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 96 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 9:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please, remember to turn off the lights anytime you leave the apartment. Electricity is very expensive in Italy.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bidet
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) they can be joint together, if requested, Baby Cribs (1) on demand, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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In the heart of Florence!
average rating of 4.296296 based on 27 reviews
Columbia
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Not as advertised!

  • 1 of 5

We were informed of the "45" steps and no lift, but there needs to be more on the steps in the description. These steps were shear torture. Very narrow, with only about a 6" tread, made from stone and worn in many places so the footing was horrible. The unit was on the 3rd floor so the steps going up went like this; 5-6 step, a landing, 90 degree turn, 5-6 steps, a landing, 90 degree turn, 5-6 steps, floor #1. This is repeated 2 more times to reach the 3rd floor apt. Only a 1/2" diameter steel hand-rail (bent) is all to hold on to, and the stairway itself is probably no more than 30" wide. We had 7 pieces of luggage to try and get up these stairs. The original description stated 2 bed room, 2 baths,2 showers. There were 2 bedrooms, but there was a full bath in the hall with walk in shower, but one bedroom had only a half bath, with only stool and sink. My criteria clearly stated 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths with showers, no smoking, no pets and WiFi. I did not want the hassle of 4 adults trying to be able to use 1 shower. I would not recommend this unit for anyone over 50 years old, even if they are in good physical health. Also, the property manager kept us waiting outside the unit, in the street with all of our luggage for 20-30 min, then it turns out, she hollered at us from the 3rd floor kitchen window, so she was there doing something while we waited in the street. Actually, this unit needs to be taken off the market with VRBO.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gene, I am really sorry to read your review. I know the stairs can be hard, but unfortunately we cannot do anything, except writing about it in the description and helping the guests to carry the luggage upstairs. Also, I am really surprise to read about you waiting downstairs. I arrived at the apt much earlier in order to check that everything was fine and called you a couple of times. Unfortunately your mobile phone was not reachable, but I know that sometimes American mobile phones do not work in Italy. I waited for you at the apt aware that I had previously sent you instructions about how to get to the apt and how to reach me. Also, you were asked to ring the buzzer of the apt, that's why I was waiting for you upstairs. About the bathrooms, I realized that it was stated only in the full description that there is a full and a half bathroom, but in the list of the amenities it actually appeared 2 bathrooms, so I do apologize for this. Veronica
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In the center of Florence

  • 4 of 5

Our stay in Florence at this apartment was only three days / nights. This location has two separate bedrooms., one full and one half bathroom, which is difficult to find at this price. The steps have been mentioned and there are a lot and they are steep, but if you only come in and out once or twice per day, it's not bad. One bed had a very hard mattress and the couch was worn out, but other than that, it worked well for us.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camrose, Alberta, Canada
5

Great location and stay

  • 5 of 5

This was my favorite rental of our holiday. The apartment is located so conveniently to the train station it made it perfect to get there. The instructions given were detailed and easy to follow. Our hostess gave us wonderful information about what to see in Florence including the best gelato shops and after sampling a few she was spot on on her recommendations. We also went to a couple restaurant suggestions and they didn't disappoint either. If we were to go to Florence again we would definitely see if this property was available again. Everything was there to make our stay comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paris, France
5

Charming Apartment and So Helpful!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this charming apartment near the Mercato Centrale. We stayed here two years ago with our young son and liked it so much we came back! The kitchen, dining and living area is light and bright and offers a view of the Mercato Centrale and a hint of the Duomo! You can hear the bells of the Campanile every morning and evening! The bedrooms are very spacious and comfortable, and our 2.5 year old graduated into a twin bed on holiday! He was so excited! The apartment is an easy walk to the Piazza del Duomo, Medici Chapels and the Accademia. You're never too far from a gelateria or a grocery store!

To be honest, this is the standard by which we compare all other rentals on holiday!

I also want to express my deepest gratitude to Veronica! Not only did she meet us for our late check-in, but was helpful in the extreme when our flight was cancelled on our departure day. We were able to return to the apartment and stay an extra night without any worry. Further, Veronica assured us that should our second flight out of Florence be cancelled, that we could return again! Utterly gracious and so willing to make a difficult, stressful situation easy for us. Grazie mille!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Good

  • 4 of 5

Great location. We were met at the apartment and had all our questions answered. Apartment was clean and as represented.

Definitely worth the asked price. Wi-Fi worked well. Be ready to climb a few stairs.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Near the Central Market

  • 4 of 5

We were impressed with the welcome that property manager Veronica gave us, sharing ideas for restaurants, activities, places to see, etc. She was very accommodating of our schedule and did a lot to help us feel welcome, including calling to set up taxi rides for us.

The apartment has spacious bedrooms, and it was nice to have two bathrooms and access to a washing machine. The kitchen and dining room have basic amenities, and the place was very clean.

Being so close to the Central Market made finding an espresso and pastry for breakfast or buying food for a picnic quite easy. There are also several cafes within a couple of blocks. The street below the apartment was a bit noisy in the evenings with people or nearby concerts and in the mornings with deliveries and activities related to the Central Market.

The apartment's location within the city makes walking to most places, including the train and bus stations, quite easy. The stairs (as other travelers have noted) are narrow and many, but we handled them just fine.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
Peretola Airport, Via del Termine, Florence
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Many
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Santa Maria Novella Train Station
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Autostrada A1 e A11
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Many
Car: not necessary

This is a very central location so you can be back 'home' within a matter of minutes from most of the historic center sites. The neighborhood has many convenient shops, small supermarket, groceries, pizzeria, several restaurants, a pharmacy and a bakery with one block.

It's very close to all the major sites. Located near Piazza San Lorenzo, it's an easy walk to the Duomo, the train station, the Medici Chapels, Fortezza da Basso.

In Piazza San Lorenzo, one block further, stands the San Lorenzo Basilica, the first Florentine church. It was consecrated by Saint Ambrose in 393 and would be later be described as “The Medici family's church and mausoleum”. This exuberant square has for centuries been a mixture of sacred and profane: sacred is the superb church named after the patron saint of the Arte dei Fornai (the Bakers Guild), while profane is the colorful little market with its picturesque stands carrying such a variety of goods and thick formation of shops where one can buy just about anything.

The covered area of the Mercato Centrale nearby offers vast varieties of Italian food specialties, cheeses, hand made pasta, artisan olive oils and fresh fruits and vegetables.

Maybe, you'll be eating out at the many nearby excellent restaurants most days. However, the wonderful selection of fresh seasonal ingredients might tempt you to cook at home! So handy if you need a few last-minute items.

On August 10th, St. Lorenzo Day, the square becomes even livelier, as there are both solemn religious functions and street celebrations through popular initiatives.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $82.42

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE POLICY and CITY TAX
CHECK-IN IS UPON APPOINTMENT As soon as you know, please let me know the details about your arrival and departure time. Consider that we could meet at a convenient time from 3 PM to 7 PM. Anyway, we try to be flexible, so please, let us know your needs.
LATE CHECK-IN FEE – NO INFO
 For arrival or departure between 7 and 10 PM we typically charge 25 euro and after 10 PM 50 euro. For any delay you can prevent, I kindly ask you to inform me with a call or text message on my phone mobile. Usually, if I’m not prevented, I can wait only for half an hour and then we will agree a new meeting time. In that case, check-in is considered on-a-call and there will be an extra charge of 25 euro.
Because of some unpleasant situations with some guests, I need to do the clarifications above. Also, I'M NOT LIVING IN THE SAME BUILDING AND NOT EVEN IN THE AREA and I'm managing other apartments too, so I need to get organized. If you come by train or by flight, please, give me you arrival scheduled time. If you are driving, please, share your plans with me and I can help you arranging a parking(not included in the rent). 
CLEANING
 The day of your arrival might be the departure of a previous guests and apt's cleaning could not be finished. In that case, you can leave your luggage, get the keys and come back at an agreed time.
 CANCELLATION POLICY Cancellation up to 30 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. Up to 15 days before your arrival it will be 50 % of the rental. Late cancellations the entire amount will be due. CITY TAX From 1 July 2011 the City of Florence by resolution of the City Council No. 230/33 of 06.20.2011, integrated by resolution No. 21/2012, has established the “'tourist tax”. The tax is applied to non-residents overnight stays in the city of Florence for a maximum of 7 consecutive nights.The tax rate for this tourist structure is 2,5 euro per person per night.

Manager'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.