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This was our first experience to use a HomeAway rental. The apartment was absolutely perfect for our needs. There were two senior citizen couples on the trip. The reservation was booked in my name. Our host, Maria, met us at the train station and assisted in hauling our luggage on foot to the apartment. She lives in the same building as we learned. The apartment was exactly as in the photos that were posted on the website. It was immaculately clean and on the third or fourth floor depending on which entrance you used! There was an elevator as well as stairs to access our floor. She had two sets of keys, cooking utensils, dishes, a dishwasher, washing machine, individual temperature controls in each bedroom and living room, great water pressure in sinks and showers, and other necessities. There were two bathrooms back to back and two bedrooms. The beds were extremely comfortable and we fell asleep quickly. The best part of the stay was the attitude of our host. Maria is a very sweet and kind lady who spoke excellent English. She gave us directions to where we wanted to go and suggested places to eat as well. There were books of maps and she had a notebook of recycling and garbage procedures plus other need to know or good to know information. We had an unfortunate incident happen not related to the rental. Maria felt very sorry for us and bought us a cake the night before we left for home. She arranged transportation to the airport for 3:30 AM and was awake to ensure were loaded into the vehicle and on our way. If we return to Rome in the future, we will definitely ask to stay with her. Her kindness and hospitality was way above and beyond what we had expected. We will be grateful to her for many years to come. I highly recommend staying here whenever you need somewhere near the Vatican City or anywhere else in Rome. It is only a ten minute walk to St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square. Often times I am told people take a chance on an overseas rental and are disappointed. We most assuredly were not. Again a big thank you to Maria for giving us a very positive and memorable stay in her country. A Five Star rating without hesitation.