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Large Upscale Apartment in Florence

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Large 1200 SF condominium located in upscale residential area.

Fully furnished, with upright piano.

An old fashion lift will take you to the 3rd floor, to a very light and bright unit with exposure to East, South and West.

GUEST ACCESS

1 Master Bedroom, 1 Secondary Bedroom,

2 Bathrooms, 1 Extra Large Living Room, 1 Dining Room, 1 Kitchen, 3 Balconies, Storage Room with Washing Machine.

NEIGHBORHOOD

This is a well-established upscale neighborhood with everything at your fingertips:

Shopping, food, restaurants, bars, bakeries, gelato, daily farmers market and transportation to the historic center right in front of the house.

GETTING AROUND

Bus #11 and bus #17 stop in front of the house every 10-15 min during work hours and take you directly to the historic center or to the train station.

Across the street from the train station is the Tourist Information Center.

For those who like to walk, the apartment is only 2 miles from the Duomo.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE

First class gourmet deli across the street offers a variety of readymade dishes daily.

'Giuggiolo' Restaurant within walking distance has a great Tuscan menu and pizza to go.

Rosticceria at the corner of Via Centostelle and Viale Calatafimi.

More Details

Owner
Riccardo Carretti
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2017

Amenities

Campo di Marte Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
General:
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Large Upscale Apartment in Florence
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
5

What a beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

When I first looked at this property, I thought: oh no, must be a scam. It is NOT!! What a bargain! Big rooms, lots of light, everything you need in the kitchen, 3 balconies overlooking the residential neighborhood. And more! I want to go back and stay a month....or two! It is September, warm days and nights, all the windows open, breeze so nice. And to hear the Italian city around us was wonderful: the sound of conversation, the bus stopping at the stop, the people walking their dogs, the birds in the trees. It was wonderful! Thank You, Ricardo and Gianna.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This is a great place for a long term stay in Florence if you want to be out of the city center.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property from March 11 through April 7, 2017. If you want a long term rental in Florence out of the city center but with easy access to all of the sights this is a great choice. While there are a few quirky things about the apartment, its positives far outweigh any negatives. Overall we really liked the property and would stay here again. We were two older retired couples who relied upon public transportation throughout our stay. The bus stop directly in front of the apartment building is a huge plus and gives you easy and inexpensive to all of Florence. We bought passes at the bus office at the train station so we did have to buy a ticket each time we rode the bus, a definite must. Two buses inbound for the city center - the 17 and 11- stop directly in front of the apartment house. Buses are there approximately every 20 minutes throughout the day. Coming back to the apartment the stop is about a block away at the Cento Stelle stop. Very, very convenient.

The apartment's kitchen was equipped with all the pots, pans, and utensils we needed to cook our meals. There are shops - butcher, dairy products, fruit and vegetables, and a mini market - just across the street. For everything else you might need there is a supermarket about a 10 minute walk away. The apartment has a small cart so you don't have to carry all your groceries from the supermarket. Also within a block or two of the apartment is a place to buy pre-prepared meals (Cento Stelle Rotisceria (sp?)), a gelateria, post office, and bar/cafe.

The apartment is very spacious. The two bedrooms are good sized with comfortable beds. There is a dining room off the kitchen for meals and a large living room for relaxing, reading in the evenings.

During our stay we had a plumbing problem and Gianna, the owner's sister who was our point of contact, was very responsive. It is my understanding from her that the owner intends to upgrade the bathroom to address the problem we encountered (we had problems regulating the temperature of the bath water in one bathroom). Also, on several occasions we overloaded the electric circuit requiring getting into the fuse box and resetting the breaker. No big deal.

All in all we really enjoyed our stay in this apartment and would strongly recommend it to anyone interested in staying in Florence but out of the city center. As an aside we speak very little Italian but our lack of language was not a problem here.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Large and spacious apartment

  • 3 of 5

the apartment was well furnished and spacious. The only negative is that when there was a problem (internet not working, no cold water in second bath); the response was that i am supposed to call the internet company and/or call the plumber to get the situation looked into. I understand that i was there during the christmas timeframe, however, all i needed was a courtesy call/note from the owner. This soured the experience for us. However, the apartment overall was comfortable and spacious. The location is far from center of town, and is a short bus ride into city center.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: FOR FUTURE GUESTS Regarding the malfunctioning of the internet and the faucet in the secondary bathroom, I need to clarify the following: 1. We were informed of the problem via a WhatsApp message at 2:30 am, in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve, and I was out of town (!) 2. The internet is down occasionally because of network overload. 3. After inspecting the faucet in the secondary bathroom, it turned out there was nothing wrong with it, both cold and hot water were and are running through just fine. I must conclude that the user was not familiar with that faucet mixer. We do our best to make sure that our guests are taken care of, however we will not be able to offer the same level of service provided by a hotel. Riccardo Carretti Owner
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5

A rental that lives up to its reviews, and we hope to stay again

  • 5 of 5

Host Riccardo and his lovely sister Gianna made our one-month stay most pleasant. The layout is large with a separate dining room, a large living room, a well-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a well-equipped utility room with a washing machine. And an elevator, although we used the stairs.

The neighborhood's bus stop across the street makes it easy to get into the center of Florence. We bought bus passes and used them daily.

The neighborhood has it all, and within two blocks: a rosticceria with delicious and fresh , take-out food, some authentic, non-touristy restaurants, a bakery, a pharmacy, a bank (and ATM), a hair salon, and La Sovigaud owned and operated by Beni who provides superb caffe, first-class cold cuts, cheese, fruit, wine, beer and other potables.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Value for money in good neighbourhood

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this apartment for 8 nights in October 2015.

It was pretty much exactly as advertised - no false claims and no nasty surprises on arrival.

We arrived later than planned due to airline problems but Gianna waited to meet with us and was very pleasant and helpful.

Things that I liked or worked well were:

Very quiet at night, no problems sleeping. I am conscious about this aspect of accommodation so it was great.

Bus stop across the road - very convenient for getting downtown because it's much too far to walk.

Local neighbourhood restaurants we tried had better food at more reasonable prices than eateries in the real tourist areas of the city.

Good water pressure and very easy to control the amount and timing of hot water.

Things that would make it even better:

The shower is quite small and cramped but could be improved a bit with a door instead of the shower-curtain.

A small amount washing-up liquid and laundry detergent for people staying only a week would be really great.

Overall, staying at this apartment was a positive experience and good value for money.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great Location and Amenities

  • 4 of 5

This apartment turned out to be an excellent location for our Florence visit. The apartment is large and spacious, the wireless connection is strong and the availability of a washer is a bonus, no dryer. Both bedrooms are large and comfortable. One of the bathrooms is shower only and one has a large jetted tub with a handheld shower attachment. There is a large living room very comfortably furnished. There are balconies all around but the swarms of mosquitoes made enjoying them impossible. This is a secured building in a residential area so felt very safe. The bus across the street was a great alternative to trying to drive anywhere in the central area and took about 25 minutes from the apartment. It has its last stop right at the central train station which is especially convenient if you are taking the train to other cities. There are about 5 or 6 small stores across the street which include a latteria (milk, butter, yogurt , water), a deli, and a place to buy bus tickets. Also just around the corner is a rosticerria where we were able on a couple of nights to get ready cooked items for dinner - chicken, spaghetti, shish kebabs, wide array of veggies, etc. A nice wine shop with inexpensive high quality wine is close by as well. The apartment location is about a 15 minute drive by car to Fiesole, an old Etruscan/Roman town and no need to go through central Florence to get there. The only problem we had which might have just been the time of year was the mosquitoes. The apartment does not have screen on the windows so if you want to leave them open in the cool evenings you are a serious target for bites. Also we were surprised there were no wine glasses in the apartment considering where we were. We ended up buying some. We found a terrific restaurant on Viale Right about 3 or 4 blocks away (easy walk) called I' Giuggiolo. You definitely should make reservations as it was always packed with local customers, a sign of a good place. Of course, the best thing is you can't beat the price of this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Firenze Campo di Marte
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Campo di Marte Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season 2017
Mar 15 2017 - Nov 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$600
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$85
$500
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Reservations request must be submitted 72 hours prior to arrival date
Booking must be completed 72hr before check-in time.
No smoking.
No pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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