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Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property


In one of the oldest and typical district of Florence, on the other side of the river Arno, this characteristic A/C equipped apartment is the ideal target for true connoisseurs of Old Florence. The privat garden with dining area and tan corner is gorgeous.

The brand new apartment of approximately 60 square meters is composed of a big living room with his lovely kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathrooms, 1 laundry corner. About the 5/6 sleeps, the living room has a convertibile queen size sofabed for two people; the main room has a king size double bed and the 2nd room a queen size double bed. Of course free WIFI and great plasma TV.

Table and chairs for 6 people in the kithchen AND in the garden so you can enjoy your meals in the garden; the bathroom with WC, washbasin and beautiful shower enclosure. The fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher; cafee machine, kettle, owen, microwave; and of course the washing machine so usefull when travelling !

Kind Remind: 60euros cleaning fees and 30euros check IN fees are due in cash upon arrival

DESCRIPTION OF THE AREA: The exact location is 1 minute away from Carmine Square , the heart of the Oltrarno district on the other side of the River and Ponte Vecchio is just 5 minutes away. The Cathedral is 10minutes away and the Boboli Garden with Palazzo Pitti is 5minutes aways. You are a walking distance from all the top spot in Florence, so forget bus and taxi. This is an authentic Florence district, so you are in the middle of supermarket, shops, bakeries, bar, restaurants, ecc ecc and Piazza Santo Spirito one on the most animated square in town is just 5 minutes away.

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018


Santo Spirito Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Perfect for families with children, business trips or to stay with friends. We can offer hours of additional cleaning during the stay. Check In is from 15h00 owards and by appointment only, so provide as soon as you can your arrival details in order to allow us to manage our agenda accordingly. Be aware of the Late arrival fees in case of late check in, thes are due in cash upon arrival - After 20h00 – 30euros - After midnight please ask before booking if we are available with compensation Early check In before 15h00 is possible only if no guests leaving that day, allow 30euros in cash upon arrival About the cleaning fees and the check IN fees, as these are due to our charming cleaning lady and our helpful greeter, in order to avoid ridiculous bank operations, we wish not to include it in the rental quote, so we kindly ask you to provide the 60euros cleaning fees and 30euro check IN fees in cash upon arrival. No Smoking, No Pets


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average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews

Comfortable but noisy

  • 4 of 5

The owner, Umberto, was very helpful when planning the booking. The ‘greeter’, Eleonora, was friendly and informative, although didn’t stay long.

The flat was very well equipped, as described, with everything one could need and plenty of it. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen adequate for ‘holiday’ catering. One minor grumble - the fridge/freezer was not working and although the greeter did know about this, we were not told and nothing had been done to repair it. We found a large puddle and a load of defrosted food waiting for us the first time we used it.

The second bedroom was short on drawers but this did not cause too much hassle.

The garden was pretty but we couldn’t use it in the evenings due to the mosquitoes. We only found out after we arrived that Florence, as well as other places in Italy, suffers from mosquitoes that appear to be particularly vicious. Our party suffered badly from their bites.

The apartment was well situated, within walking distance of all the main attractions and the railway station. There were shops nearby for all the food we needed. It was also close to bus routes (once we had worked out the changes due to roadworks). There are no taxi ranks in Oltrarno however and they can’t be flagged down during the day.

For us, the big problem with this flat was the noise. At home, we live in a very quiet, rural area and are not used to city noises. There are several, very nice, authentic restaurants in the same street but customers sat outside talking late at night and the double glazing and shutters in the apartment did nothing to reduce the noise. At closing time, often well after midnight, empty bottles were then dumped into the bottle bank located right outside the front bedroom and staff would start up their ‘Vespas’ to leave. This was often followed at six o’clock by early morning collection of the bottles which involved emptying the bottle bank into the back of a lorry and then more Vespas going off to work.

The lovely old apartment building had no sound-proofing and the sound of other tenants going up the stone stairs could be heard. The second bedroom suffered from the noise of the tenants above, who happened to be early risers. The wooden ‘ceiling’ of the apartment is in fact the wooden floor of the apartment above! There was also a joinery workshop next door.

We think these problems are probably normal in this part of Florence (Oltrarno) as these apartment buildings are the main type of residence.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pack earplugs; wifi is spotty

  • 3 of 5

The apartment and garden are very charming, indeed. Beautiful garden, especially in Spring. Modern bathroom and kitchen; seems recently renovated in most areas.

Pros: Apartment is clean, modern, well furnished; plenty of towels, dishes, pots/pans, flatware. Good restaurants just doors away, grocery store just 2-3 blocks. Greeter speaks English and is accessible by phone or text.

Cons: no dryer (as stated in listing); washing machine holds only a small load and takes over an hour for a cycle; clothes must be hung to dry (presented a little problem with 3 of us and some rainy afternoons). [This would be true in any apartment in Italy, so plan accordingly.] Nearby restaurants empty all of their garbage and bottles into a big dumpster right outside the front of the apartment around 12:30 a.m. (very noisy for those in the front bedroom). Back bedroom gets a lot of noise from upstairs. Wifi router is in front bedroom, so wifi works perfectly there, spotty in living room, and not at all in the back bedroom or garden (when dropped, we would have to go to the front bedroom to reconnect). Cell phones work only if you stand right next to the front bedroom window or go outside (we had both iPhone & Samsung, on different carriers, and had identical problems). As we found with all of the beds in the apartments and hotels where we stayed in Italy, the beds here are super firm. Shower is very slippery, but we took a mat from the laundry room and placed it in the shower, and that worked.

Needed: Instructions for the oven and microwave (different from same appliances in the US) and instructions for when you accidentally trip the master power breaker switch (which happens if you turn on any two of these at the same time: washing machine, oven, microwave, hair dryer, toaster). The shower appears to also be a sauna, but there are no instructions for use of the control panel or how to make it work. Consider moving wifi router to living room so it works in the entire apartment.

This is a ground floor apartment, but there are 2 steps up to enter, and then a step down to access front bedroom. The garden table and clothes line are 2 tall steps up. Most people won't be bothered, but if you're looking for wheel chair access, or have someone who walks with a cane, be aware of these stairs.

Overall, we figured out ways to make it work, although it was not ideal for any of us. We would not stay here again, based mostly on noise, wifi & phone access.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bellevue, Wa


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spacious apartment with all the amenities one can possibly want at an extremely affordable price. Check in was easy, getting around simple, we loved living in a residential area so we could feel like true Floretians...excellent pizza place literally a block away...sit down restaurants as well but we didn't have a chance to try them..the bedrooms are on either side of the apartment for privacy and there us a lovely garden for dinners or enjoying a glass of local wine...can't say enough about this well thought out, charming, air conditioned apartment! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 days in july

  • 4 of 5

Very pleasant appartment with a good equipment. Quiet area close from the center, we appreciate very much the conditioned air...

Finaly, this appart is a better remind that the city of Firenze...wich do not have the charm of Roma or Venezzia...

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zeist, The Netherlands

Excellent appartment in downtown Florence with nice garden.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very nice. Great living area with two couches, dining table and fully equipped kitchen. Nice bedroom in the front of the apartment and smaller bedroom in the back with doors to the garden. Also great bathroom. We spent some days in April and the garden was fantastic although the temperature was not that high. The apartment is very well designed and spacious. The host (Elly) was fantastic and gave us really good information on the best local restaurants and gelaterias. The apartment is 10-15 minutes walking from downtown. The neighborhood is really Florence without all the tourists.

Be aware of the costs that have to be paid extra. Besides a service cost when making the reservation, also a greeter fee and cleaning costs have to be paid. There was some confusion on these topics when we arrived. The host handled this all very kindly but the owner was not very polite in his wordings in the emails!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Il Guscio
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Car: not necessary

You will find everything you need in the area (supermarket, cinema, bars, restaurants, libraries, galleries, fashion shops, etc.. The street has many many shops, pattiseries, bars, cafe's, bank, restaurants chemists. The area is also very quiet and safe at night and you feel completely comfortable walking around some nights at midnight.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $184.32

KIND REMIND: 50 euros cleaning fees and 30 euro check in fees are due in cash upon arrival and are not included in the rental

Manager'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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