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Romantic Central Apartment With Garden

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Charming 50 sq. meter apartment, opening onto a private 150 square meter walled garden with banana trees, palms and mediterranean plants, in a historical palazzo across the road from the S.Maria Novella Pharmacy. Ideal for couples - honeymoons, anniversaries. There is sleeping space for 4 people but it will be most suitable for 2.

The apartment is composed of a kitchen, ample bedroom with queen size bed, bathroom with shower, sun room with sofa bed, opening onto the garden, a hallway and a large garden room. The garden is exclusively for our guests and there are two tables and chairs for outdoors and a barbecue.

All amenities can be reached on foot - the Duomo is just five minutes away. Many excellent restaurants in the area such as Osteria di Giovanni, Sostanza, Latini, Osteria dei Centopoveri, Bistrot del Mare, il Profeta.

More Details

Owner / Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Owner / Manager

I am Peter, originally from New Zealand, but have been living in Italy for many years. I am a painter and have my studio a few meters away from the holiday apartment.

Why Owner / Manager chose Santa Maria Novella

This apartment and the whole building used to belong to my wife's family and it's been recently declared of cultural interest. This particular apartment was part of a larger one composed of the ground and first floor, and it was lived in by my wife's great-uncle, a painter of French origin, and his wife, Alba, an aristocratic Venetian lady, to whose name we dedicated the home.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment has a unique charme, it's quiet and cozy, and the garden is a delight after the busy streets.


Santa Maria Novella Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Sun room with sofa bed - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom sleeps two in double bed, another two people can sleep either in the sun room on the double sofa bed, or, during warmer months, in two single beds in the garden room
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services


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(2 traveler reviews)

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Romantic Central Apartment With Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Perfectly appointed, beautiful and quiet place near everything.

  • 5 of 5

Alba's Garden is a beautiful respite in the bustling city of Florence. Large and beautiful, with various areas to escape for quiet time, and a lovely garden to enjoy. Julie and Peter were wonderful to work with, and offer many helpful suggestions. They also have a beautiful wine bar a block away. We will definitely stay there again. Thank you, Julie and Peter, for sharing your lovely slice of heaven with us. Best regards, Ryan and Michelle

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great renaissance style apartment in Florence

  • 5 of 5

We found Julie's flat to be in a great location steps from the train station and easy walking distance to all sights and shopping in Florence. It was very secure, clean, amazingly spacious with beautiful garden area, and well equipped with all essential needs, including a fantastic washing machine. Julie was a gracious and pleasant host. This is the place to stay in Florence!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Florence Vespucci airport
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Osteria Pastella
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $246.12
Cleaning $49.22

Rates are subject to change untile reservation is confirmed. Utilities are included within fair usage. Heating in the winter is included up to eight hours a day unless otherwise agreed depending on outside temperature.

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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