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Amazing 7 Bedroom Villa 1 Mile From The Heart Of Historic District Of Florence

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Space 10,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

This fantastic 7 bedroom villa is located just a short distance away from world renowned Ponte Vecchio, (old bridge), which represents the very heart of the historic district of the city of Florence. Featuring more than 10,000 square feet of indoor living space as well as a beautiful private garden and gated parking, the villa is an ideal place to enjoy while visiting the area.

The whole villa has recently been extensively and carefully renovated with brand new beds, mattresses, sofas, curtains and carpets of the finest Italian quality, as well as new paint for each room. Several unique pieces of furniture have also been added so to create a very elegant, sophisticated and cozy atmosphere.

The interiors of the villa, all with the characteristic high ceilings, are spread over 4 floors, accessible either through the perfectly working elevator or the beautiful stone stairs.

On the ground floor there is the fully equipped kitchen directly connected to a first dining room, a living room with tv, a laundry room (with washer and dryer) and a powder room.

On the first floor, which is the floor where the main entrance is located, there is two large living rooms, of which one with 42' TV (with Sky satellite channels), the main dining room with a large table, a service kitchen, 2 guest bathrooms and one bedroom.

On the second floor there is the two main Master bedrooms, both with large walk-in closets room and bathroom, as well as powder room and an additional double bedroom.

On the third floor, there is 3 more double bedrooms and one additional bathroom.

All bedrooms are air-conditioned.

Location details: the villa lies on the famous viale Michelangelo and is ideally located to visit the city of Florence, as it is only about a (beautiful) 15/16 minutes walk away (1.2 miles) from the Ponte Vecchio bridge, world renowned Uffizi museum or piazza della Signoria (to name just a few examples), which all represent the very heart of the historic district of the city of Florence.

As an alternative to walking, there is a bus service that works extremely well, with plenty of buses running in and out the historic district of the city every few minutes (the nearest bus stop is located within a 2 minutes walk away from the villa). So either on foot, by bus or by taxi it is very easy to reach the historic center of town, without the need of having a rental car.

The nearest restaurants, breakfast places, pharmacy, grocery stores, etc.. are all within walking distance.

Please not that is not included in the price city tax of € 2.50 per person per night for the first 6 days

More Details

Owner
caterina filocamo
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

Map

Piazza della Signoria
"Piazza della Signoria is the central square in Florence, the seat of civil power and the hea..."
Palazzo Vecchio
"Palazzo Vecchio is located in Piazza della Signoria and is the seat of the Commune. It repre..."
Boboli Gardens
"The Boboli Garden is a historic park in the city of Florence. Born as the grand palace garde..."
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Florence airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Caffe Bargioni
Nearest Ferry
59 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Golf Club Parco di Firenze
Nearest Train
1.7 Miles
Florence Santa Maria Novella train station
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
A1 - Firenze sud exit
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Ristorante Pizzeria La Piperna
Nearest Ski
62 Miles
Abetone
Nearest Beach
72 Miles
Forte dei marmi
Car: not necessary

Amenities

Gavinana Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Powder Room 1 - toilet , bidet
    Powder Room 2 - toilet , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Master Bathroom 2
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub , bidet , Master Bathroom 1
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom 1
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Amazing 7 Bedroom Villa 1 Mile From The Heart Of Historic District Of Florence
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews
5

Beautiful home in a beautiful country

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends shared this wonderful home for three weeks. Loredana (the House Manager) was a true blessing and assisted us with questions. We spent many evenings eating in the downstairs dining room but would gather in the larger living room to play card games and chat. Morning coffee on the front porch was lovely and we used the terrace for afternoon wine and snacks.

There are several floors so the elevator was great for some of my family that aren’t able to walk many stairs.

The kitchen is equipped with basic essentials and a lovely market is just down the road (Grana Market). We ate dinner several times at La Piperna (Antonio) which was wonderful when we chose not to cook.

The house is within walking distance of the city or simply learning the bus schedules and walking up the road worked well too (Bus 12 down, Bus 13 up).

We did use the car service for a day trip to Siena and San Gimignano - well worth the cost and as transportation to the airport since the previous day was a taxi strike day (transportation strikes are common).

Again, beautiful home managed by a beautiful lady.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Tuscany Villa in Florence!

  • 5 of 5

I had the opportunity to stay in this lovely villa with friends as we were celebrating a retirement. Our group consisted of 9 people and we had PLENTY of room in this villa. There are several bedrooms so this can accommodate many individuals. First of all, the location of the villa is perfect for experiencing Florence. There is a beautiful walking path in this area and we were able to reach the Florence city center in 20-25 minutes (walking). The villa is situated in a lovely residential area with restaurants and shopping extremely close. The villa itself is remarkable. All rooms are extremely large in size with beautiful decor, high ceilings and a fully equipped kitchen. There is an elevator in the villa which made this even better as we had individuals who could not necessarily do the steps. The grounds were extremely nice which just enhanced the entire experience. Bathrooms were perfect for our needs as well. The house manager was extremely nice and helpful (Edgar) which we really appreciated. Caterina (villa owner) was helpful as well providing information for a catering service, driver (Tommoso) as well. Since we stayed in the villa between September 30-October 7, there was a bit of an issue with mosquitos (outside) so I recommend bringing bug repellent with you as you WILL want to sit outside and take in the amazing views. All in all, this was a PERFECT vacation for our group and this property certainly made the experience even more special. By the way, online pictures do not give the full brilliance of this villa. Simply amazing property.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janet thank you so much for your feedback Best Regards Caterina Filocamo
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A GRAND VILLA THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT

  • 4 of 5

This would have been a 5-star review but for VRBO making a pig's ear of our booking. They charged us twice by mistake. We were then asked to leave a day earlier than agreed, for - we were told - essential work to be done. The helpful caretaker let slip that new guests were actually arriving, guests who presumably insisted on staying on the date we had reserved. This was for us an expensive change of plan. And it was not honestly conveyed.

But that aside the house is magnificent. The kitchen would delight Nigella and the public rooms would please Pevsner. Decor is rich but restrained. Some goodish pictures line the walls. The tiered garden is delightful.

At the front the Viale Michelangelo below is noisy, so bedrooms at the back are best at night, but the view of the hills from the front is memorable. I advise taking cocktails and dining on the terrace at the front. There is a dumb waiter to take food up to your dining floor from the basement kitchen. There is a spectacular bathroom off the master (and majestic) bedroom but be warned, the bath takes an age to fill; but no matter, there is much to do while the water trickles, there's a library of books to read, a lift to visit other floors (the house is on five I think) and there is a terrace outside and on the right of the house where breakfast can be taken in the sun, leisurely, while the bath gently fills.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Stylish villa in Florence

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this very stylish villa within easy reach of the centre of Florence. The property was extremely spacious with beautifully decorated rooms spread over the 4 floors. The facilities were excellent. Spacious bedrooms and great kitchen. Mr Edgar & Mrs Loredana looked after us extremely well and we're both very helpful. Many thanks

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sean Best Regards Caterina Filocamo
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5

Absolute perfection!

  • 5 of 5

5 stars does not do this place justice. The villa is absolutely incredible. The service was amazing. There are housekeepers cleaning every day. We stayed here with a group of friends before our wedding. Words can't describe how stunning the villa is and how much fun we had. One night we hosted a large dinner at the villa and they accommodated our group without a problem. It was spectacular. Don't bother looking for other places - this is the perfect villa in the perfect location!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Birthday Celebration (December 2016)

  • 5 of 5

Our group included 8 people staying at the Villa to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. I know that all of us enjoyed the experience and I'm sorry that it was only for 6 nights. We found the Villa to be as advertised. It was, in fact, bigger than I had imagined. The group didn't even use some of the rooms on the lower floor. It was clean and well-maintained. (Edgar and Loredana should be commended.) Fortunately, I had included the housekeeper as part of our rental - a wise decision.

During our first night at the Villa, we had a dinner catered by Caterina's husband, Enrico, who also provided our group with a history of the house and neighborhood. Each day we walked to the heart of Florence in 20 minutes and spent most of our time sightseeing and sitting in cafes. Our celebration and visit was a complete success and the Villa played an integral part of that success. Overall, every expectation for our stay was met or exceeded. I would highly recommend this Villa to my friends.

Constructive comment: as one would expect in much older homes, there was the occasional malfunctioning light switch but I understand that an electrician is being scheduled. And while the Villa had a small stereo in the main living room, I was glad that we had packed speakers which allowed us to stream music through the Villa's WiFi and our laptop.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $190.77
Damage Deposit $1,177.58

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.

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