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Perfect Fascinating Frescoes, Terrace, Ac Wifi, Washer Art, Harmony, Quiet Luxe

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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The Tesoro apartment is a treasure of art and harmony in the historic center of Florence one block from Piazza Santa Croce.

We welcome your inquiries and questions and will respond within one business day. The calendar is kept up to date. Please contact us to confirm dates and for quote. 4 night stays are available, please ask for a quote. Call us 888.308.6123 (North America).

Location

The Santa Croce neighborhood is one of the most fascinating and historic in the center of Florence. Piazza Santa Croce is traffic free and hosts events of every kind, including the famous Calcio in Costume (soccer as it was played in ancient times - in medieval costumes). Surrounded by history, the neighborhood has many restaurants and markets.

Building

Located between Piazza Santa Croce and the river, this Renaissance palazzo is built in the style typical of the period. Grey pietra serena (serene stone) outlines the geometry of the facade. The building is beautifully maintained; it is clean and quiet.

Interior Description

Glowing with radiantly colored 15th century frescoes, the entry transports you into another time. You can enjoy these beautifully preserved murals up close from an antique settee.

The spacious living room has a 20th century flair with a sofa, side chairs, chaise longue, a handsome antique sideboard, fireplace and many pieces of art. The exceptional aesthetics of the apartment evidence harmony and a spirit of beauty that can be appreciated at every turn.

A dining table, where you will find your welcome basket of wine and a few essentials, seats four. You can also choose to dine on the terrace, a particular joy during warm weather. The terrace has a wrought iron table and chairs for four. It is right off the large kitchen where there is another table for casual meals. The kitchen is thoroughly modern and offers artistic elements to enjoy.

The terrace and living room overlook the inside of the block with its secluded gardens.

The study is another treasure with every wall and the ceiling covered with 18th century frescoes. Their beautiful clouds and cupids contrast with the vivid colors and themes of the entry frescoes. A leather sofa converts to a single bed. A full bath with shower adjoins the study. A flat-screen television has satellite reception for a few English language shows, a DVD player, and a stereo. We listed this as a second bedroom with VRBO but because it has a sofa bed and not a regular bed, it really shouldn't be so. Unfortunately we cannot change it once it is coded, so apologies. It serves well as a bedroom however, with an ensuite bath.

Tranquility suffuses the master bedroom with its warm yellow-gold walls and polished wood throughout. The decorating language is Japanese with a queen sized bed is on a wooden platform, so is a little lower that the usual. It has a heavy foam mattress. A glass walled room forms a temple to the bath.s The toilet is in a separate room off the bedroom. A sofa and large lounging pillows invite you to recharge in this magical room. The room faces the internal, quiet courtyard.

Guests receive by email complimentary and helpful documents: 1. FAQ About Renting in Italy, 2. Helpful Information About Florence, and, 3. for children, a copy of the Italy Discovery Journal eBook.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1080 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) This is a flat sofa bed (not folding) but because it can be left made up, we are showing it as a regular bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, bidet

    toilet and bidet separate from sink/tub area...moreless

  • Bathroom off study: toilet, shower, bidet

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016
Apr 1 - Jan 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$270
$1,804

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$270
$1,804

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • 4-nite supplement note* $129.24
  • Service Costs per week $168.57
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $561.91
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

* 4 night stay supplement, remove for longer stays. 7% 'tax' represents the HomeAway fee. Local tourist is payable in cash on arrival. For latest information see www.italyperfect.com/tax


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Photos

  • Pretty terrace with garden views.

    Pretty terrace with garden views.

  • Spacious living room filled with light and handsome modern & antique furniture

    Spacious living room filled with light and handsome modern & antique furniture

  • Living room looking towards windows and kitchen on left.

    Living room looking towards windows and kitchen on left.

  • Eat in kitchen is fully equipped. Artful design.

    Eat in kitchen is fully equipped. Artful design.

  • Master bath has a lovely tub. Second bath has a shower.

    Master bath has a lovely tub. Second bath has a shower.

  • Study with sofa bed made up as a bed.

    Study with sofa bed made up as a bed.

  • More detail of frescoes in entry. Breathtaking!

    More detail of frescoes in entry. Breathtaking!

  • Iconic Santa Croce Cathedral in the adjoining piazza.

    Iconic Santa Croce Cathedral in the adjoining piazza.

  • Santa Croce is the "Pantheon" of Florence, including the tomb of Galileo here

    Santa Croce is the "Pantheon" of Florence, including the tomb of Galileo here

  • Pietra serena outlines stark walls of classic Renaissance Pazzi chapel

    Pietra serena outlines stark walls of classic Renaissance Pazzi chapel

  • The original frescoes in the entry are splendid.

    The original frescoes in the entry are splendid.

  • Art and artistic arrangements in spacious living room.

    Art and artistic arrangements in spacious living room.

  • Art from many ages is for your appreciation. Above dining table, classic poster.

    Art from many ages is for your appreciation. Above dining table, classic poster.

  • Master bedroom with platform bed is quiet and calm

    Master bedroom with platform bed is quiet and calm

  • Master bedroom with sofa on far wall.

    Master bedroom with sofa on far wall.

  • Study has sofa bed and full bathroom.

    Study has sofa bed and full bathroom.

  • Detail of original frescoes in study.

    Detail of original frescoes in study.

  • Saint Francis in Renaissance era frescoes.

    Saint Francis in Renaissance era frescoes.

  • Local restaurant where you can eat in or takeaway delicious Tuscan  dishes.

    Local restaurant where you can eat in or takeaway delicious Tuscan dishes.

  • Also in Santa Croce is a marvelous cloister, exterior of Pazzi chapel

    Also in Santa Croce is a marvelous cloister, exterior of Pazzi chapel

VRBO #49502

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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