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Florence - Eight Rooms with a View

George Lesser

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights

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George Lesser

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2010
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Florence - Eight Rooms with a View

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, one half-bath - sleeps 5 to 8

In the heart of Renaissance Florence, this large, elegant apartment overlooks the Arno one block downstream from the Excelsior and Grand hotels. The apartment has more than 2,000 square feet of living space. It is on the second floor (American style) of a 19th century palazzo built in the classic Florentine-style. There is an elevator. The view includes the 'Oltrarno' section of the city, with Brunelleschi's Santo Spirito and the Pitti Palace, and beyond are the Belvedere Fortress and the Bellosguardo hill, with ancient villas visited by Dante and Boccaccio, and olive groves, vineyards, and 600-year old cypresses. If you look out the windows to your left, you see the palaces lining the Arno and the Ponte Vecchio. In the midst of this intense little city, the apartment provides an oasis of spacious calm, the ideal refuge from visiting museums and shopping.

For those attending trade shows, conventions, etc., the apartment is about a 15 minute walk from the convention center at the Fortezza da Basso.

Three rooms in the front of the apartment, the living room, dining room, and study, overlook the Arno.

The living room is 24 ft by 16 ft. The dining room is 14 ft by 14 ft. The study is 15 ft by 14 ft. All three rooms have high ceilings, elegant moldings, and period furniture. The dining room table seats 10 adults. There is a queen-size sleep-sofa in the living room and a smaller sleep-sofa in the study. The master bedroom is 17 ft by 16 ft and has a queen-sized bed. The master bathroom, 8 ft by 17 ft, with a tub and a separate, large stall-shower. A second bedroom, 11 ft by 10 ft, has another queen-sized bed, and a door leading onto the covered terrace. There is a small bathroom off this bedroom with a toilet, sink and shower. A third small bedroom is off the master bedroom. There also is a half bath off the entrance foyer.

One of the joys of the apartment is a large (500 square foot), covered terrace, in the back of the apartment, well-furnished for enjoying cocktails or a meal, or just for hanging out on a lazy day.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
George Lesser (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2010

Why George Lesser chose Historic Center

This apartment has been in the family since just after World War II. It is our home in Europe, and we love it dearly. We frequently spend up to two or three months a year here, and hope to make it our full-time home when my wife retires in a couple of years.

What makes this apartment unique

The thing that makes this apartment truly special is its location. All of the wonderful things that Florence has to offer - art, music, shopping, food, wine, and so on - are at the very doorstep. But the apartment is a total escape from the hurly-burly of this intense little city. With its spactious rooms and terrace, and its breathtaking views over the Arno, it really provides a warm and tranquil oasis.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Florence ('Peretola')('FLR')
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Multiple
Nearest Train
750 Metres
Firenze 'SMN'
Nearest Motorway
3 Metres
Lungarno Vespucci
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Multiple
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Viareggio - Forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

All that Florence has to offer - art, culture, fashion, gastronomy - are at the doorstep of this fabulous apartment. You can walk to everything in the center of town in 10 minutes or less, if you don't stop to window shop on the way. Located on the Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci, in one of the most elegant neighborhoods of central Florence, the apartment is within a few minutes walking distance of the Ufizzi and all the other museums, the Duomo and all the other art-filled churches, world famous shops and celebrated restaurants. The Teatro Communale, site of many Maggio Musicale and other events, is a five-minute walk away. The main city park, the Cascine, with tennis courts and swimming pools, is a 10-minute walk away.

Just behind the apartment is the Borg'Ognissanti, one of the most elegant shopping streets in Florence, with stores selling antiques, jewelry, leather, linen, groceries, pastries, plus Botticelli's parish church.

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Rates & Availability

Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Notes

  • 1800 - 1975 euros per week
  • 1800 euros/week January 1 - March 1
    1975 euros/week March 2 - November 1
    1800 euros/week November 2 - February 28, 2014
    1975 euros/week March 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014
    1800 euros/week November 1, 2014 - February 27, 2015

    The apartment rents by the week, Saturday to Saturday. Final cleaning and all utilities except long-distance telephone are included. For each person in a group over five, there is a surcharge of 300 euros per week. There are discounts for rentals of four weeks or more. A 300 euro deposit against damage, telephone charges and unusual cleaning is required for weekly rentals.

    There is an overtime surcharge for of 100 euros for arrivals and departures on Sundays.
  • A 300 euro deposit against damage, telephone charges and unusual cleaning is required for weekly rentals.

    A surcharge of 300 euros per week is added for each person in a group larger than five.

    A surcharge of 100 euros is added for arrivals and departures on Sundays.
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Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Library - 1 twin/ single , Daybed
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
2 queen, 2 twin, 1 sleep sofa. Satellite TV with DVD player. Smoking is allowed only on the terrace.

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