Historic Palace Wonderful 4 BR, 3 BA, Panoramic Terrace, Views, Charm & Comforts
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This marvellous panoramic and terraced apartment, called 'The Turtles' Dream', comprises four bedrooms, three bathrooms, an amazing sitting room, a most ample dining room / kitchen, a very ample terrace / roof garden with panoramic views of Rome's sights, a second terrace to relax, and it is located in an authentic historical noble palace, in the heart of old Rome.
It is located between the Campo de' Fiori and the Jewish quarters, near Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and the Roman Forum. The palace is situated in Piazza Mattei, where you find the famous Turtle Fountain, which can be seen from all its windows. It is one of Rome's most world-acclaimed, and most charming, visited at all times year-round. You find four copies of it only in the US.
The apartment is situated at the highest floor (with elevator), in the famous palace 'Palazzo Costaguti', which you can find illustrated in all history / architecture books and websites about Rome. This high vantage point makes the property bright, and it enables excellent views from its stunning panoramic terrace and also from its windows.
The terrace, which is actually a roof garden, is 80 Sq. Mt. large (app. 820 Sq. Ft.), it is endowed with a charming table with chairs, an ample and most elegant sitting area in 'rattan' (sofa, armchairs, table), deck chairs and an ample parasol. From it you can have your meals 'al fresco', or sip a glass of wine, while enjoying spectacular view of Rome's sights, domes and of old roofs.
The apartment is 210 Sq. Mt. (app. 2,250 Sq. Ft.) large. It is situated at the 3rd European floor (of an old-fashioned palace, consequently it is equal to a 4th European floor and to a 5th American floor). As mentioned it is endowed with *elevator*. The apartment was just perfectly renovated. Each room is wonderful in its own right, for its beautiful tiles, décor, furniture, paintings of old masters. The property is silent, inviting and bright. There is also a charming second terrace with table, perfect for a glass of wine, hobnobbing, or to relax or write emails.
The sitting room is astonishing. It still preserves the original Renaissance (16th century) coffered wooden ceilings, and each of the 168 'lacunars' or coffered frames has a painting of a different species of bird. Throughout all the walls you find also finest frescoes of peacocks, spaced out with the intriguing coat of arms of the patrician family. The floors are also spectacular. They are made with original 'graniglia' tiles with beautiful design, different every room.
All four double bedrooms (two matrimonial and two twin beds) have a peculiar charm, and from them you enjoy a direct view of the famous fountain in the square below (you can also hear its water gushing if you open the windows).
The dining room is very spacious, and together with the large kitchen it forms one large open-plan space of nearly 36 Sq. Mt. (370 Sq. Ft.).
The property is equipped with all mod cons to ensure a most pleasant stay: air conditioning in all rooms, heating, internet Wi-Fi, complete kitchen equipment incl. American coffee percolator, Italian coffee pots, microwave, dishwasher, iron, iron board, fridge, freezer, toaster, orange squeezer, washing machine, clothes dryer, electronic scales.
Also the owners, descendants of the same noble family owning the palace since 1578, will welcome you. They are most hospitable and kindest persons, who will share with you the history of the palace and of the family.
VISIT THE WEBSITE OF THIS PROPERTY, WITH 120 PHOTOS, MAPS, ILLUSTRATIONS!
You will find more photos (120!) and detailed description (20 pages!) of this wonderful property, together with the floor plan, map, and panoramic photos in our website. Please go to this internet address: WWW.OLDROMERESIDENCE.COM
MOST ATTENTIVE SERVICE:
We provide a property book, regularly updated. It is given to every guest. It is divided in two sections. In the first part you find plentiful and detailed instructions, with many photos, about all aspects of the palace and of the apartment, on how all the appliances work etc. In the second part you find countless tips and suggestions about grocers, supermarkets, shops, cafes, and special places of the area, together with information on transport, sights etc. of the area but also of Rome.
We send the book before their arrival to guests (via a PDF file) , so they can begin studying it, especially the detailed tourist tips, enabling to plan ahead daily activities.
The assistant checking you will be proficient about Rome, Italy, both regarding their culture, history, but also about detailed travel and tourist information.
COMPLIMENTARY STARTERS and FOOD
In high season, if you pay the high season weekly price, upon check-in as a hospitality gesture you will find a bottle of finest Italian wines, mineral water, cereals, fruit, cheese, coffee, milk, tea, biscuits, olive oil, vinegar etc. Practically the kitchen and the fridge will be stored with food.
We also supply special and unobtainable cards through which you can obtain a 10% discount in restaurants of the area.
During the Christmas and New Year holidays we provide a complimentary Christmas tree with lights, an Italian Christmas cake called "Panettone" or "Pandoro", and an Italian bottle of fine champagne for the holidays (called "Spumante").
We anticipate the pleasure of hosting you, and to make your experience of Rome truly memorable!
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- On floor 4
- 2250 sq. ft.
- Elevator : No stairs to climb to reach the apartment.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Children are welcome provided that they are well behaved, respectful of the property and looked after at all times by their parents. A stroller is available for infants, so you don't have to carry it....moreless
- Pets Considered:
- Smoking Allowed:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- The apartment has a SAFE, most secure and walled-in, to protect your valuable belongings. You will be able to operate it by yourself (without depending on receptionists etc.). Also, the terrace is endowed with an independent fridge-freezer and a cupboard containing all normal kitchen equipment: cutlery, dishes, knifes, glasses etc. It will spare you to have to go back and forth to the unit kitchen. In the quarter there are also many facilities: Hammam, massages centre, beauty centres, hair dressers, pedicure, manicure etc. You naturally find a vast choice of restaurants, bars, cafes, grocers, markets, shops. The property is endowed with a very detailed and complete book, with description, photos and illustrations, about all these facilities....moreless
A detailed property booklet is provided with many illustrations and photos. It is divided in 2 sections: 1st with appliances instructions, 2nd with location guide: restaurants, grocers, transport etc...moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
- Monument View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Child's Highchair
The dining room seats 8 persons comfortably as the table is large, and the seats are very comfortable. In addition, also both terraces have a table and chairs to dine out. The panoramic terrace sits 8...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
Italian coffee pots (1large, 1 small) and a quality American coffee percolator are provided. We also provide an Espresso machine with capsules. Quality Italian Coffee powder is provided for free!...moreless
- Dishes & Utensils:
Most complete equipment: ample fridge & freezer, dishwasher, Italian coffee pots, American coffee percolator, tea kettle, microwave oven, mixer-blender, electric orange squeezer, electric scales etc...moreless
Deck / Patio:
(1) Panoramic terrace/roof garden, and with table and chairs for your meals 'al fresco', or to sip a glass of wine amidst Rome views and sights (2) Internal patio, w. table/chairs, to write emails...moreless
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Final cleaning fee $112.23
- Refundable Damage Deposit $448.94
- Ital. State Tourist tax $44.89
- Pet Fee $134.68
VRBO's "standard rate", applies to low season dates, not to future dates. We will publish future rates gradually
A very detailed property book is provided, with instructions with many photos /illustrations. It also provides detailed tourist information about this famous location and Rome.
If you rent min. weekly, upon your arrival a free) chest of food/ wines is provided.
It varies with the season, in general a 35% - 40% deposit is due (by means of a bank wire), the balance is paid upon arrival at the apartment and rental beginning. The security deposit (warranty against damage) of 400/500 Euro for weekly rentals, it is returned at the end of the stay if damages are not caused.
Manager's cancellation policy:
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Car: Not Necessary
This wonderful apartment is located in the heart of Rome, between the Campo de' Fiori and the Jewish Ghetto, and near Piazza Navona. It is situated in the famous historical and noble palace called Palazzo Costaguti, which faces the square called Piazza Mattei, from the name of the opposite aristocratic palace, Palazzo Mattei. The square is famous for its world-acclaimed, wonderful Fontana delle Tartarughe, or Turtles Fountains (1580), considered by most Romans and critics Rome's most beautiful.
The apartment is situated at the higher floor or 'piano nobile' of the fabulous noble 'Palazzo Costaguti' palace, one of Rome's most famous, and it is owned to this day by the aristocratic family. It is a truly a wonderful and most elegant property.
Both the apartment and the noble owner (descendant of a family counting kings, viceroys, saints and cardinals) are very inviting and will make you feel instantly at home - the one you always dreamed of, with the kindest landlord.
Nearby you also find all Rome's sights, churches, monuments, squares, palazzi, fountains, places of interest, historical landmarks, parks, museums, academies, and let's not forget the numberless restaurants, cafes, bars, shops (including those of artisans), artists' clubs, cinemas, and theatres. All these sights and places can be easily reached on foot, and if you don't feel like it, there is a taxi stand nearby, and public transport is efficient, fast and well organized.
In addition to enabling you to see and enjoy all Rome's wonderful sights, the quarter has a very homely feel. There are scores of family-run grocery stores (each with its peculiar specialty), bakers, confectioneries ('pasticcerie'), renowned and inviting restaurants, art and book shops, artisans shops. Shop owners are very welcoming and you will feel immediately part of the local community.
The apartment is situated between three of Rome's most famous central districts, with a completely different personality: 1) Piazza Navona with its elegant square, the marvellous fountains and churches and the chic, Dolce Vita atmosphere; 2) Campo de' Fiori, Rome's liveliest area, with its morning market, its grocery shops, and its bohemian character. 3) The Jewish Ghetto, with its unique ancient charm, its millenary inhabitants and traditions, its historical shops / restaurants / and also with Jewish sights (the main synagogue, Rome's Jewish Museum etc.).
In the end, you couldn't find a more elegant, large and complete property, situated in a most authentic and historical Roman palace, in a uniquely quintessential Rome location.
Year Purchased: 1578
About: [In the photo: owner Dr. Costaguti and his wife]. Our family purchased this famous historical palace during the Renaissance (1578), and we own it to this day, generation after generation. Ours is one of the oldest recorded Italian families; the cardinals and a saint in our family contributed to the construction of St. Peter's Basilica. In a totally different world, today we are solar energy entrepreneurs. Nevertheless, we always dedicated ourselves to the community, and we consider hospitality and culture as a mission. We improved the palace, its courts, its décor and all its units throughout the centuries. We would like you to experience Rome's essence, combining its immense historical and cultural heritage with leisure, yet off the beaten track of stereotypical commercial offers. We are confident that through our hospitality you will experience Rome's legacy and its charm, combined with memorable leisure. We look forward to hosting you! From Dr. Afan De Rivera Costaguti and wife (owners, in the picture).
Why Rione XI Sant'Angelo, Roma, Italy:
Because you simply find everything one could possibly look and love of Rome: - great panoramic views of its sights; - unique central location, nestled between all Rome's sights, which can be easily reached on foot / short bus ride; - a historical palace exuding history and character; - Italian elegance and wonderful décor; - a very ample and comfortable property with high floor ceilings and 4 double bedrooms (you will sleep in real beds) of which 2 are matrimonial and 2 are twin beds; - a wonderful sitting room, with high wooden beamed ceilings, decorated with ancient paintings of 168 species of birds; - an ample and cozy dining room / kitchen, nearly 40 Sq.Mt. large, with two tables and chairs, and excellent cooking equipment; - 3 bathrooms, with wonderful décor and beautiful tiles; - perfect equipment, with all mod cons; - Rome's most historical and charming location, still with the original Romans, and numberless restaurants, cafes, grocers, bistros, confectionery shops, ice cream parlours etc.; - most helpful assistants and hospitable, kind owners.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Anything of this property is unique and unobtainable! Yet above all, you will love it, our hospitality is renowned, and your stay will be memorable!
- Primary: +39 3332420210 From the USA you should dial 01139 333 242 0210
Links to more information:
- CLICK HERE - Complete presentation of this wonderful apartment with 60 photos and a detailed description. Each room and each aspect is shown with many photos and detailed description. You will find also the floor plan, and more info on the palace and the location.
- CLICK HERE - Old Rome sights and domes seen from the Turtles Dream apartment, North-West view: Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Quirinale, Piazza Venezia, Monte Mario and Capitoline Hill view
- CLICK HERE - Old Rome sights and domes seen from the Turtles Dream apartment, South-East view, the Capitoline and Palatine Hills, the Jewish Ghetto
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Panoramic terrace: dine 'al fresco' amidst views of Rome's domes and sights.
View of sitting & dining areas. As you sit you see wonderful Rome views.
Amazing sitting room: beautiful tiles, frescoed walls, wood coffered ceiling.
Opposite sitting room view: Renaissance frescoes, marble tiles, coffered ceiling
Dining room-kitchen is 36 Sq.Mt. or 380 Sq.Ft. Bright, elegant, cozy, functional
Kitchen: airy/elegant/w. views/comfy, bright and most functional. Fully equipped
Windows view, left right: Palazzo Mattei, Turtle Fountain, Church Santa Maria.
Master bedr. from its entry: elegant entry w. mirror/wonderfultiles, chandelier
The 1st twin bedded room: sunny, elegant, panoramic, w. beautiful tiles & mirror
Master bedr. bathroom: spotless, ample, bathtub w. hand-held shower, fine tiles.
Elegant bathroom of the 2 twin bedrooms w. tub/glass shower enclosure/fine tiles
The apartment has elevator, yet climbing the palace grand stairs is intriguing!
Terrace elegant, comfortable sitting area in 'Rattan'. Also parasol & deck chair
Some of many views from the terrace! More in our site www.oldromeresidence.com
From another angle: coffered ceilings w. 168 paintings of birds/peacock frescoes
The wooden coffered ceiling frames with paintings of 168 different bird species.
Opposite pic, w. view of ample dining room. Chandeliers, finest floor, paintings
Dining room: elegant décor and tiles, large table & chairs sitting 8 comfortably
Master bedroom: ample, elegant, bright, views, wonderful tiles, décor, inviting.
2nd matrimonial bedroom: bright, great views, cozy, finest tiles, en-suite bathr
2nd twin bedded room: intriguing, cozy, elegant, cheerful but no less elegant.
Sparkling 2nd matrimonial bedr. bathroom, w. glass shower enclosure/finest tiles
Palace seen from the Turtle Fountain. The apartment takes the entire high floor.
Floor plan/apartment map. The panoramic terrace is not shown (it will be soon).
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016
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