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Delightful apartment, heart of Florence, walking distance of everything, terrace

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 7: 2 double rooms, 1 mezzanine double, 1 mezzanine single

The apartment is located in one of the most ancient and charming squares in the centre of Florence. Situated in a quiet street near Santa Croce, the apartment is just a five minutes' walk from all the most important attractions the city has to offer: Santa Croce, Piazza Duomo, Galleria degli Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and many more. There's also a great choice of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, delicatessens, a mini market, cinema, theatre and much more, all close by.

Florence Peretola international airport is 20 minutes away by taxi or coach and the Santa Maria Novella train station is just a 10-15 minute walk.

The property is on the first floor (for U.S. guests this is the second floor) of a 13th Century Palazzo, opposite an ancient Roman theatre (the first roman construction in Florence), which is now a beautiful semicircular building. Recently renovated, the apartment now offers all the comforts of modern amenities, together with the warmth of authentic antique furniture and paintings, and a beautiful wood panelled ceiling, decorated with 16th century frescoes.

The apartment comprises a light, airy living room with dining area and a loft area above, which can be used either as a single bedroom or as a studio; a well-equipped kitchen, a bedroom with a King-sized bed; a second bedroom with a King-sized bed and a loft above with 2 single beds and large storage / wardrobe area; and 2 bathrooms, one with a Jacuzzi bath tub and shower and one, ensuite to the second room, with a shower cubicle.

The pretty covered terrace overlooks a small garden and can be enjoyed all year round.

The apartment is light and airy and approx 110 square metres in size.

More Details

Owner
Fiona Robertson
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Fiona Robertson

Florence is our favourite city and we hope to provide you with all the amenities and information that you need to make your stay wonderful and memorable.

Fiona Robertson purchased this apartment in 2015

What makes this apartment unique

The pretty terrace overlooks an enclosed garden and is a real sun-trap - the perfect place for a leisurely morning coffee or early evening drink.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The photos do not exaggerate the beauty and charm of the building and the unit.

The furnishings are amazing (hard to believe it is a rental), it was spotless, spacious and rich in character. It fit our family of five, and could have accommodated even more.

The location is also fantastic. We walked everywhere within minutes. Santa Croce is a stone's throw, as are other major attractions. Nearby we loved the leather school right at Santa Croce in the back of the church, as well as the mosaic museum. If you see GROM, GO! (this was our favourite gelato). .La Giostra restaurant is magical, and just outside the entrance to the building is a fantastic restaurant...I forget the name but turn right it is across from the Japanese place. Reservations required.This is a wonderful apartment. You will not be disappointed.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Mar 2015
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Amenities

Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Situated on a mezzanine level above the master bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 single bed on a mezzanine level above the lounge
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat

Reviews

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Delightful apartment, heart of Florence, walking distance of everything, terrace
average rating of 4.902439 based on 86 reviews
5

Amazing apartment in the heart of Florence

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable and historically wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrea, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Charming and well furnished apartment in a quiet and well situated location

  • 5 of 5

We were met by George (the caretaker) who gave us the keys and showed us where things were. The Apartment exceeded our expectations in many ways. Spotlessly clean, well furnished for cooking and a very comfortable with a spacious layout. A lot of nice touches with attractive furnishings. Dealing with the owners was easy and fast. I highly recommend this charming apartment for your stay in Florence. We were there for 5 days over Christmas and loved every minute. We will be back. Jayne and Jim, Charleston, South Crolina

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Jayne and Jim for your lovely comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and hope to welcome you back again sometime.
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5

The apartment is beautiful, inside and out, full of character

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Florence, with this apartment serving as a beautiful place to base ourselves and come home to each evening. Having walked all over town, I can’t say that we passed anywhere with a better location. It is no more than a short walk from all of the major attractions, and yet is in a secluded enough piazza that you feel an immediate calm when you turn into it from the busier streets around. Inside, the apartment was gorgeous, and immaculately clean. It was decorated with some lovely antique furniture that we felt suited the building wonderfully. Whenever we had any questions, Fiona responded immediately, and was friendly and so helpful. I can’t recommend it highly enough for anyone visiting Florence, and if we come back some day, we will most certainly try and stay in this apartment again. Thank you Fiona.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nicola and Andrew, for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and hope to welcome you back again sometime soon!
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Centrally located, spacious and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights in this rental and found it to be comfortable. The location is great - near restaurants and shopping. Fiona was very quick to reply to our emails. Wifi, TV and a small single unit washing machine/dryer were helpful. The bathrooms/showers were fine. One of the bathrooms was really tiny but my teenage son didn't seem to care. I found the original description of bedrooms a bit confusing so to clarify: 1) private room w/queen bed, simple closet, 2) 1 room with queen bed w/two twin beds in loft above and 1 loft directly above living room area with twin bed. My only complaint was the hallway leading to the apartment is dark so we were always looking for the light switch. The light seems to switch off quickly when not in use. We would consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa for your lovely review, we would love to welcome you back to our apartment and hope you do get the chance to visit again.
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We had a wonderful time in Florence.

  • 4 of 5

The owner was very responsive to questions and concerns, particularly when we expressed our dissatisfaction with the condition of the sofas when we arrived. She said she was aware of their deterioration and had ordered new ones. I only wish we had been told about this situation in advance since it created a negative first impression. All appliances and heat worked flawlessly and the apartment was very quiet excluding Halloween night. It should be noted that the 2nd bathroom is extremely small for an adult of any measurable size. My brother-in-law ended up sharing the main bathroom with us. We didn’t mind but for others it could be an issue.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review Sandra. The new sofas are now in situ and once again, I apologise for their condition. We are glad though that you enjoyed your stay in Florence and in our apartment.
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5

Fantastic apartment in the heart of Florence

  • 5 of 5

This is a superb apartment in a great location and is within a few minutes walk from the wonderful sights that Florence has to offer but in a quiet street, so noise it not an issue. The apartment was very clean, light and airy and has the bonus of a tranquil terrace. It has all the amenities you need - air-con, TV with satellite, well equipped kitchen, internet, clean fluffy towels, crisp clean bedlinen, ironing board, hairdryer etc (a home from home). The owner was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about Florence and its sights, suggestions on which restaurants/bars to visit and other general information including where to park etc. We loved Florence and will go back so would definitely book this apartment again and would have no hesitation in recommending this to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Colin for your lovely review, we hope to welcome you back to Florence again soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Florence Airport, Peretola
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Francesco Vini
Nearest Ferry
95 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf Club Ugolino
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella train station
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Florence South
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Francesco Vini and Kome
Nearest Beach
115 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $61.09

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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