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Perfect Secret Garden in Florence Center Wheelchair Access A/C Washer Free WiFi

Bedrooms 1
Space 725 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A full garden tucked behind a bright and spacious apartment in the city center

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A wall of windows opens the living room onto the garden. A patio with table and chairs open onto the garden with some interesting old features dating from the days when it was the courtyard of a convent, including a dry fountain. The living room has a sofa and an upholstered arm chair.

The apartment is well designed to take advantage of the natural light from the garden. The bedroom is closed off by louvered doors that can rotate for more or less light, as you prefer.

The bedroom has a queen-sized bed and walk-in closet.

The apartment is located at the back of the building. It is accessed off the ground floor corridor of a small apartment building. The position in the building is advantageous since it is quiet in the back and the apartment opens to a very large garden. It`s a special feel to have such a feeling of openness, light and air with large doors open out to the garden that is yours to enjoy.

A long, long hallway opens by degrees to a study area that has a useful and charming antique armoire, a desk and chair. Off the study, is a full bathroom with toilet, shower, sink, bidet.

The open-plan kitchen has an under-counter refrigerator, 2-burner electric stove, dishwasher, microwave, pots, pans, dishes.

Because it is a ground floor apartment, it works for wheelchair access. However it has no special accessibility attributes.

City hospitality tax payable in cash on arrival. See Italy Perfect website for current city tax. We provide extensive information about traveling and renting in Italy.

Maximum stay 14 nights.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017


Santa Maria Novella Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 725 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Local hospitality tax paid in cash on arrival.
  • Late check in with advance arrangement.
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen sized bed.
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Perfect Secret Garden in Florence Center Wheelchair Access A/C Washer Free WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious, immaculate, beautifully furnished and equipped one bedroom apartment with a delightful garden in the midst of the bustle and crowds of Florence. A very short walk to the train station, bus station and city bus stops. Grocery stores nearby and the Central Market only a 10minute walk away. You will be in the middle of it, but shut the door and enter the tranquility of your Secret Garden. Highly recommended! We loved our 8 day stay.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Linda, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team
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Wonderfully Private Garden

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was wonderful - very close to the train station and many of the sites. There were many food stores close by and we had wonderful meals outside in the beautiful garden. The owner lives nearby and said she was available if we had any problems - which we didn't. If we were to return to Florence we would definitely want to return to this place.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Daniel! The Italy Perfect Team
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A very peaceful apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a very peaceful and relaxing place to come to after a hectic day of sightseeing and

Dealing with the crowds of Florence. The garden is beautiful and very nice to sit outside and

Have a glass of wine, dinner, or just enjoy the peacefulness and quiet of a backyard garden.

The apartment has all the amenities, including a clothes washer. It does have a door that is

Difficult to close, which does need some attention. Also the furniture in the living room is on the old side and could use some updating, but this is not distracting from a wonderful apartment in the heart of Florence and within walking distance of most Central sights that one would want to see. I would not hesitate to rent this apartment again the next time I am in Florence. I enjoyed the experience a lot. Italy Perfect has found a great apartment to rent.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: [Thank you Darrell! It is true that you have to be careful with the door to the washing machine. Thank you for explaining that the furniture you are referring to is the carpet. It is not a new carpet but, in Italy, considered a fine antique, a handmade Afghan carpet. The upholstered furniture is all new and has clean slip covers. The wooden pieces are restored antiques. The Italy Perfect Team]
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Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay, we felt right at home!!!! The pictures in the advertisement is spot on, it was exactly as pictured. We liked how it was set a little outside of the main tourist areas of Florence. Sitting in the garden every evening was a wonderful way to talk over the sites of the day and relax. Pat was so helpful and left a ton of information handy for us to reference. I would definitely stay here again!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are pleased you had a wonderful stay! The Italy Perfect Team
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Lovely Visit

  • 5 of 5

Would like for you to know what a lovely visit we had at the apartment Enzo. It was perfect...

A quiet little oasis in the middle of busy Florence. So convenient to the train station and all the sights of Florence...... Wonderful!

We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. The Italy Perfect Team
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A Fabulous Centrally Located Apartment in Florence with a great Garden !!

  • 5 of 5

Great roomy apartment with lots of light from the Garden which is a nice private respite in the

center of busy Florence. Very helpful owner along with great location makes this a perfect

stay. Very clean and in working order. The extra amenities such as coffee, staples were at

hand making the stay hassle free. BTW- Wifi is great!!

P and M


  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The Italy Perfect Team
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $117.65
Additional Guest Fee $15.29 per person per night
Damage Deposit $352.94

Local city tax payable on check in. Please see full information on the property at Maximum 14 night stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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