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Maria Silvia

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Maria Silvia

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
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Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2015
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THE TERRACE OF THE LILIES

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment with bedroom, living room, kitchen, two bathrooms, utility room and terrace

Bright and comfortable apartment, renovated, preserving the characteristics of an old historic building. Cotto-bricked floors. rooms with exposed beams, bright living room with marble fireplace peperino, sofa bed and a large dining area, two bathrooms, one with shower room overlooking the Duomo, internet access, air-conditioning; kitchen equipped with fridge freezer, oven and dishwasher, coffee lounge, blender, bathroom with shower and second bathroom with sink and another toilet, linen provided,

The apartment is very quiet and fairly aired, because it is situated near the Arno; in each case is equipped with air conditioning, individually adjustable in each room.

The apartment, recently renovated and refreshed, is located on the third floor of a historic house, built in 1550, called House Acciaioli, with the collaboration of the architect Giorgio Vasari, who had to draw up the stairs.

It has a perfect location for those who want to spend an unforgettable stay in the heart of Florence: from Borgo Santi Apostoli, where it is located, the Via Tornabuoni, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Pitti, the Uffizi, the Cathedral are within walking distance in a few dozen meters.

If you wish, you can provide a booking service for museums and exhibitions.

In the area you will find many typical restaurants where you can indulge in the typical Tuscan cuisine, and some Wine bars and wine shops, where you can taste the best wines of the area.

E 'planned for guests staying at least a week, a welcome dinner in a typical restaurant located in front of the building where the apartment is located.

More Details

Details for The terrace of the lilies 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathrooms

Bright and quiet apartment consists of entrance hall, living room with marble fireplace peperino, sofa bed and dining area, bedroom with views Duono, two bathrooms, one with shower, kitchen, utility room and terrace.
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Maria Silvia (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2015

About Maria Silvia

Born and bred in Florence, where she still lives with a passion for art and culture of the city. She has a degree in Law, a practicing lawyer and, in his spare time, manages this apartment with passion

Maria Silvia purchased this apartment in 1996

What makes this apartment unique

This home is bright and quiet, has a beautiful south-facing terrace where it is possible, even in winter, sunbathe and enjoy the scents of the flowers that bloom throughout the year.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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The terrace of the lilies
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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The terrace of the lilies
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1033085
+39 -055289561
Historic Center Florence
5

A Beautiful Oasis in Florence

  • 5 of 5
We (3 friends from college celebrating a milestone birthday) were so lucky to stay in Maria Silvia's beautiful apartment! Yes there were 98 stairs to be exact but after climbing the 423 steps of the Duomo it was easy. The apartment was very clean and nicely furnished with thoughtful touches throughout. Having a second bathroom was very handy. The pull-out sofa was truly comfortable. We loved having early evening wine on the terrace and saw a gorgeous sunset one night. While you could hear the carts in the morning and late night it was not too disruptive to sleep. The location itself makes everything within walking distance - no need for a car at all unless you are heading out of town for a day trip (which we did to Sienna, San Gimignano and Casa Emma for wine tasting - all fabulous.)
The best part of staying here though was Maria Silvia herself. She treated us like family - giving us maps and tips which made our stay in Florence perfect! She loves her city and is dedicated to making her guests feel at home both in and outside the apartment. All of her recommendations were spot on (Sapori & Dintorni for groceries, La Carraia for gelato, Prosciuttera for lunch.) We also enjoyed dinner at Tratorria Pizzeria Dante just a short walk over the Arno River. Don't miss the incredible art at the Uffizzi and Accademia Galleries, shopping in the leather district, and strolling through the quaint piazzas (especially beautiful at night!) and of course the Duomo for its breathtaking views. I wholeheartedly recommend staying at this property. Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just try to help my guests to experience the most authentic Florence
business
The terrace of the lilies
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1033085
+39 -055289561
Historic Center Florence
5

Exceptional! Exceeded our expectations!!

  • 5 of 5
We are still here and I doubt that we are going to leave. Arrived from Paris by train (through the Swiss Alps) and was able to walk within minutes to the apt. Maria is like family and the location is PERFECT! To have breakfast on the terrace is priceless and to be able to walk to the Uffizi in 3 minutes can't be beat. No car is needed as a fantastic grocery store is within 5 minutes and the selections there can't be beat-from fresh veggies to Vino, cheeses, breads and desserts. I am about ready to dive into the three gelatos that I purchased now. We are runners and a great 7 mile (or longer) run is right out the door as well. This is my first comment after using Homeaway for years, but Maria's place and graciousness is beyond belief!
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My guests are to be found in this apartment the heat of a beautiful home in Florence.
My philosophy is to help guests, who want this, to appreciate, enjoy and live and then have a good memory of the city, of Tuscany and Italy.
So do not hesitate to ask advice on local restaurants, the most romantic walks or museums less well known, and not for this less interesting.
Welcome to Florence.
business
The terrace of the lilies
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1033085
+39 -055289561
Historic Center Florence
Kalispell, MT USA
5

Nice Apartment in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four loved the apartment! It was a great base to see the beautiful sites of Florence. This was our first time traveling internationally and we so appreciated Maria and all her help. We were in close walking distance to everything. Thank you Maria and we definitely recommend your apartment!
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I remember Diana, Antony and their beautiful family. It has been a pleasure to host them.
I love my city and I enjoy recommend alternative routes and places to know and appreciate Florence.
business
The terrace of the lilies
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1033085
+39 -055289561
Historic Center Florence
Cotati,CA
5

Wonderful Introduction to Italy

  • 5 of 5
Maria met us promptly and showed us the apartment. The location was very convenient and near Ponte Vecchio. The grocery store was a 10 min walk away and we were able to cook our own breakfasts & dinners. The city wakes up early as we heard carts being dragged and storefronts opening. That was our cue for some coffee.

This apartment was the largest & the cleanest that we stayed in while in Italy (we hit Rome & Naples too). However, I do have to say that after a long day of walking all over Florence, the last thing I wanted to do was climb the 100 steps up to the apartment. Ugh!! There isn't a lift in the building, so be mindful of that if you have any health issues.

The kitchen had everything we needed except a microwave. So you'll have to reheat things the old fashioned way. We loved this apartment and will certainly ask Maria if we can return.

Thank you Maria for welcoming us into your home. We wish you the best!!
Carmen & Joe
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The terrace of the lilies
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1033085
+39 -055289561
Historic Center Florence
Teasure Island FL
5

A PERFECT CHOICE!!!!

  • 5 of 5
There is not a better location in Florence!!! Not only can you easily walk to any and every where you want to be from this unit, but the unit itself is on a quiet side-street, so you can be away from the crowds of other tourists, and pretend you are a local!

The apartment is spotless, and beautiful. The well appointed kitchen opens up to a large rooftop terrace (as does the living room). The awning on the terrace means you can enjoy it, even in mid day. Absolutely perfect, and adds a ton to quality of life.

The bathrooms are nice, and the bedroom window looks out onto the Duomo - a nice thing to wake up to:)

Maria is incredibly professional, prompt, and accommodating - it was a pleasure meeting and talking with both her and her son upon arrival and departure.

This was my first stay in this apartment, but my 7th trip to Florence. I have finally found my home-base in this wonderful city!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Adam for the review:
I just try to provide my guests my home, that I would live if I were on vacation, with flowers on the terrace and some tour guide, to read the cool of the evening, to discover Florence through alternative routes, enjoying a nice glass of Chianti.
business
The terrace of the lilies
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1033085
+39 -055289561
Historic Center Florence
5

Just Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
My two favourite things about this apartment .... the host Maria Silvia and the terrace. As others have commented, Maria Silvia was very friendly and welcoming and took so much time to help us settle into the apartment (even carrying one of our suitcases up the stairs!) giving great suggestions about places to visit, how to use the public transport and the BEST gelateria, La Carraia (a little bit of a walk when there are others close by, but definitely worth it for taste and cheap too. We went every evening!) The terrace really was lovely - morning coffee or breakfast, lunch or wine in the evening. The apartment is in a convenient location, clean, light filled and spacious and the air conditioning was very much appreciated in the summer heat. The stairs up to the apartment are hard work (we counted 100 from the street), but kept us in shape after all the gelato we ate! Thank you Maria Silvia, we had a wonderful time in Florence.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review,
it was a pleasure to have Louisa and her family as guests, I appreciated their friendliness and their kindness.
Florence is the birthplace of the ice cream and there are excellent homemade ice cream: why not invite you to try the best, if it is so close to the apartment?

Map

Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Due ponti
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Ugolino
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Firenze Impruneta
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Il Boccale
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
95 Kilometres
Versilia
Car: not necessary

In the historical center of Florence, just 50 meters from the Ponte Vecchio, 100 from the elegant Via Tornabuoni, the Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi museum, 200 meters from Piazza Pitti and the Boboli Gardens, less than 400 meters from the station Central; the apartment is ideally placed for visitors to walk to the center of Florence, is perfectly equipped, quiet and comfortable: From the window of the bedroom you can see the dome of the Duomo.

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Rates & Availability

From €62 Per night

Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Tariffa 2
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€62 **
From
€64
Fri,Sat,Sun
€420 **
 
 
Tariffa 3
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€66 **
From
€68
Fri,Sat,Sun
€460 **
 
 
Tariffa 4
Apr 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€78 **
From
€80
Fri,Sat,Sun
€540 **
 
 
Tariffa 5
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€75 **
 
 
Tariffa 8
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
€78 **
From
€80
Fri,Sat,Sun
€540 **
 
 
Tariffa 9
Nov 2 2015 - Dec 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
€67 **
From
€69
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
tariffa 10
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
€100 **
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
€70 **
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €100
imposta di soggiorno € 2 per person per night
pulizie finali €40
Notes Prenotazioni a partire da periodi di tre giorni.
Acconto caparra del 30% alla prenotazione e saldo all'arrivo.
Deposito cauzionale 100 euro per due persone, di 150 per tre o quattro persone.
La casa è accessoriata di biancheria, per la camera e per il bagno.
A richiesta letto aggiuntivo per bambini
Consumi utenze e Internet Wifi compresi nel prezzo.
Pulizie finali non comprese nel prezzo..
bonifico bancario, paypal, contanti
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Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 68 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 2 - toilet
  • A bathroom with sink, toilet, bidet and shower. A bathroom with sink and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 double
  • On request, additional bed for baby
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • 1 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Possibility parking in private garage (10 minutes walk from the house). Possibility bicycle parking in a private garage (2-minute walk from the house) Possibility babysitting For stays of at least one week, welcome dinner in a typical Tuscan trattoria situated in front of the palace. Wi Fi Air conditioning

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