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Maison Orange Street View

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

One bedroom apartment with unlimited wifi located in the historical centre

The heart of the apartment is a 14 square meters bedroom equipped with a 160cm wide double bed, a desk, a flat screen tv and a wardrobe. Right next to it, you will find the bathroom (3 square meters) which is equipped with a very large shower, as you can see in the pictures.

All the windows have shutters (so you can completely block out lights) and

all the rooms have big windows with double glazing to maximize isolation. Anyhow, do not forget that we are in the heart of a busy city.

The entire apartment has high ceilings and is equipped with air conditioning (during summer) and heating (from November to mid April, as per local regulations).

The apartment is completed by the dining room and the kitchen, adding 25 square meters of space. Maison Orange is located on the first floor, just 24 steps up from the street level. The building dates back to 16th century, so no, it doesn't have an elevator. :)

[What We Provide]

* Stove

* Microwave, Coffee Maker & Kettle;

* Dishes, Cups, Glasses & Cutlery;

* Fridge;

* Unlimited Wifi Access up to 100mbps;

* Blankets, Linens & Towels;

* Hair Dryer;

* Soap, shower gel, shampoo;

* Washing Machine;

* Iron and Ironing Board.

so on. Basically, you just need to bring your clothes!


We will respect your privacy and we will not access the flat during your stay. In any case we live in Florence, therefore you can easily get in touch with us in case you need help and/or information.

[The Neighborhood]

Maison Orange is located in the very heart of Florence. The area is filled with nice restaurants, trattorias, gelaterias and many other kinds of eateries... When you have all those options at your doorstep, it is very difficult to not go out and taste as much as possible! :)

The Palazzo Vecchio is exactly in front of your window and is home to the famous Salone dei Cinquecento. On top of the Palazzo Vecchio you can see the Torre di Arnolfo, which can now be visited and offers amazing views of Florence and its surroundings.

The bedroom is right in front of Palazzo Vecchio side entrance. Above the entrance, there is a great Medici coat of arms and the words "Cosmvs Medices Floren Dux MDL", basically you will wake up in front of a historical building... one that is over 700 years old.

Distances by foot from major attractions

Ponte Vecchio: 450 m, 6 minutes;

Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens: 900 m, 11 minutes;

Uffizi Gallery: 150 m, 2 minutes;

Palazzo Vecchio: literally across the road;

Duomo, Giotto's belltower and Baptistery: 400 m, 5 minutes;

Accademy: 1.1 km, 13 minutes;

Basilica Santa Maria Novella: 1.0 km, 12 minutes;

Piazzale Michelangelo: 1.4 km, 20 minutes;

Distances from points of interests

Supermarket 5 minutes walk;

Restaurants, Bars, Trattorias, Pizzerias and a few take aways are within 3 minutes walk;

Florence SMN (main train station) 15 minutes walk or 10 by taxi;

FLR Airport is roughly 30 minutes away (by taxi)

The above distances have been calculated using G. Maps.

[Getting Around]

From Maison Orange you can literally walk anywhere and we advise you to do so. The historical centre of Florence is filled with tiny one way streets and pedestrians areas, so it's easy to walk, while driving around the city is not for everybody.

Moreover, parking facilities start at a minimum of 25 Euro per day. For such reasons, we believe that it's better to NOT have a car while in Florence.

[Other Things to Know]

We kindly ask you to respect the following rules:

* Smoking is NOT permitted anywhere indoor;

* Please take care of the property as if it were your own, making sure to drop the keys and dispose of garbage upon check out. Also, please clean cutlery, dishes and so on after each use or at least upon check out;

* In accordance with the Italian Law, each guest must be identified and registered by showing a valid ID (passport or identity card) upon arrival. Therefore visitors not declared upon check in are not permitted. Moreover, guests must be at least 18;

* The city tax is mandatory and it has to be paid cash upon arrival, currently it is 3.00 Euro per person per night. The said tax is regulated by the Comune di Firenze, therefore it might change without notice;

* Early arrivals and late departures are subject to availability and might generate an extra fee;

* Check in after 10pm is possible, anyhow this will generate an extra fee of 20 Euro.

By booking you confirm that you have read and agree to respect the house rules above.

More Details

Property Manager
Natalia and Alex
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Natalia and Alex

We got married on October 2011, I am a Florentine born and raised while Natasha moved here from a small city close to Novosibirsk, Russia.

Natasha likes shopping... I like football, she loves reading and I love music, we both love eating, travelling and watching some TV shows like Big Bang Theory for example.

I'm the tech savvy person and she's the handy person, so the worst mistake you can do is ask Natasha to help you with your smartphone or ask me to help you use the washing machine. :)

For what concerns hosting, we are happy to answer any kind of question about our properties, but we will appreciate if you can verify if the answer is available on the property page first.

Moreover, we both have full time jobs with shifts that change weekly, so there is not a specific day off or time off during the day.

During low season sometimes we can also let you check in early, something that usually can't happen on peak season for obvious reasons.

Natalia and Alex purchased this apartment in 1970


Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Maison Orange Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Maison Orange Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
A damage protection insurance is mandatory and will be requested after booking.


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Maison Orange Street View
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
San Jose, CA, USA

just steps from Uffizi

  • 4 of 5

The private room and bathroom are in the apartment shared with the owners. They are very nice and helpful people, greeted us with drinks and appetizers; provided with a map and recommendations of their favorite places to visit and eat. The apartment is cozy and super clean. It is kind of a first floor but high above ground (no elevator). It is just steps from Uffizi Gallery and close to Dome. Because of this great location it was quite noisy at night and early in the morning (from 5 am) - merchants drugging their carts, people enjoying night life. We also got "lucky" that the road was under construction during our stay.

Recommend this place.

Please keep in mind that the protection insurance is mandatory.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bellingham, Washington

Florence for the independent traveler

  • 4 of 5

Maison Orange was the perfect place to stay for my first visit to Florence. The hosts greeted me the first evening with traditional florentine appetizers, spent time going over the map and they made wonderful recommendations for the best places to eat and shop and have gelato! They provided comfortable and private accommodations .. My private bedroom and bathroom along with shared access to the kitchen and dining room, including laundry facilities.

The location was perfect for exploring all of Florence and had a beautiful view of palazza vecchio. Florence is not a quiet place so there is a lot of street noise but this is easy enough to adapt to. If you're a light sleeper bring ear plugs no matter if you stay here or the five star hotel Bernini down the street. It is a very active city.

As an independent traveler this was the perfect place to venture from. There is every gallery and cathedral and museum within walking distance. Every shopping area and every restaurant are easily accessed on foot. All transportation is readily available including train and taxi service. Ponte Vecchio and the river are just down the street.

The hosts speak excellent English and were so friendly and helpful. They are very caring and considerate. I enjoyed my time all the more for having stayed with them. They were rarely home and very respectful of my privacy. I recommend this home for people who don't require the attention of a hotel.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $36.92

The city tax is not included in the rate and has to be paid cash upon arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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