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LUXURY CENTRAL APARTMENT.TERRACE WITH VIEWS OF ALL FLORENCE.ELEVATOR.WI-FI.A/C

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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LUXURY CENTRAL APARTMENT.TERRACE WITH VIEWS OF ALL FLORENCE.ELEVATOR.WI-FI.A/C

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Living-rooms. Terrace. Sleeps 4

Newly-restored really beautiful top floor apartment with elevator. Terrace with amazing panoramic views of all of Florence. Prestigious building in the historic center of Florence. Beautifully furnished and decorated. All modern conveniences: A/C in every room; Wi-Fi and ethernet points throughout; satellite TV, DVD; new fully-equipped kitchen with separate washer and dryer, dishwasher. Jacuzzi. From your bedrooms, you can see the Duomo and look out over some of the famous private gardens in Florence. It is so quiet it is like being in the country but you are in the middle of Florence, within walking distance of all the sights! Ideal for 4 persons. Enjoy a thoroughly Florentine stylish experience!

Centrally located in one of the most charming parts of the historic center of Florence, in the Borgo Pinti area, within 15 minutes walk of most major sights (but there are also buses if you prefer). And the best shopping streets! It is in a delightful city-centre small 'neighborhood' with its own good, reasonably-priced restaurants, coffee-bars and artisan shops. It is near the open-air food market of Sant'Ambrogio and the Piazza dei Ciompi antiques area in Santa Croce. Spa, swimming pool and fitness center are up the street. Rental rates are all-inclusive: all utilities (including central heating or A/C), Wi-Fi, very high-quality linen and towels, final cleaning, taxes. NO extra charges. Discounts: 2 weeks or more.

The apartment is on 2 levels: the dining/living, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and ktichen are all on the same level as the elevator. Upstairs there is the open-space living room and bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, a little 'writer's corner' and stairs to the terrace. Because of the lay-out of the apartment, there is privacy and space to spread out. The apartment has a really spacious feel - over 100 sq. metres/1100 sq. ft. The apartment could comforably take 6 but we have a maximum occupancy of 4 persons to enhance your experience.

• Dining/living room

• Very fully-equipped new kitchen with dishwasher, separate washer and dryer and all electrical appliances including microwave and American coffee-maker.

• 2 very comfortable bedrooms with beamed ceilings. One bedroom has a large double bed with en-suite bathroom. The other bedroom can either be a large double or a twin (2 single beds), and has its own private bathroom literally 2 paces away. Both bedrooms have views of the Duomo and overlook private gardens.

• Open-space living area with a double sofa bed which has a genuinely comfortable mattress. Adjoining bathroom with Jacuzzi with stunnning view of Florence! If a guest does not want to share a bedroom, this area can be used at night as a sleeping area with complete privacy. There is also a 'writer's corner' on this level.

• Panoramic small terrace with amazing views of every monument in Florence: perfect for a drink or snack at the end of the day.

• A/C in every room.

• Wi-Fi and fixed ethernet connections throughout.

• Beamed ceilings, marble bathrooms, beautifully decorated.

The apartment is in a beautiful and impressive building, dating back to the 15th centrury. The apartment has been fully restructured and restored with immense care, using the the finest Tuscan materials, with tiles, beamed ceilings and fine features in wood and wrought iron by master craftsmen. It is beautifully decorated and furnished in an understated way: everything is of the highest quality, with top-class Italian linen, towels etc. It is airy and bright.

When you leave the apartment, all of Florence is at your doorstep!

Parking: An enclosed parking garage with attendants is 3 minutes walk from the apartment. Special rate for our guests. This is a real advantage as otherwise it is impossible to park or bring your car into the historic center. Contact us for details.

Check-in: between 4-8 PM (16.00-20.00). If you would like an earlier check-in, please ask us and we will do our best.

Check-out: between 8-10 AM (8.00-10.00) only. Please note this if you have an early morning departure.

We will go the extra mile to make your stay in Florence unique and enjoyable:

• Make museum and restaurant bookings;

• Give information on day-trips from Florence, tours, and events taking place during your stay in Florence.

• Book visits to Tuscan wineries in Chianti, Montalcino (home of Brunello wine), Montepulciano.

• Organize limo service with driver for your arrival and departure, or for touring the unique Tuscany countryside: Chianti wineries, the Cinque Terre, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa and Lucca. Or visit the famous fashion outlet malls outside Florence.

• Want to do something unique like ballooning over Tuscany, go to a special opera, concert or jazz evening, or find the best place for salsa dancing in Florence - just ask us!

For Mid-Year bookings of less than a week, there may be a final cleaning fee depending on length of stay and number of persons.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014

About Owner

I completely restructured this property. It is in a beautiful historic building (15th century, with 18th century makeover!) and getting permits and doing the restructuring took a lot of time. Then more time in organizing craftsmen, furnishings and drapes (nearly everything was custom made for the apartment). It has been a long process, but I hope you will think it was worth it.

Owner purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Owner chose Historic Center

The building is beautiful, and when I saw the small panoramic terrace with its 360 degree views of Florence I decided to buy within 10 minutes. I was amazed at the peace and quiet in the apartment. The bedrooms overlook private gardens and you can see the Duomo from each bedroom. Truly a room with a view!

What makes this apartment unique

This area is my favorite in Florence. It is central - so you can walk everywhere - and at the same time it has a real 'small neighborhood feel' which is unique in the city centre. In the neighborhood you have restaurants, coffee bars, small shops and pharmacy, and yet you are near the big tourist sights. The Sant' Ambrogio open-air food market is a short walk from the apartment as is the Piazza dei Ciompi Antiques Market. Piazza Santa Croce and its vibrant area is nearby (but not too near!). I am happy to give you tips on restaurants etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Cesare for renting to us your wonderful apartment and most of all your wonderful support and help!!! You are the best!
Jun 2014
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Reviews

5
based on 34 traveler reviews

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Luxury Central Apartment.Terrace with views of all Florence.Elevator.Wi-Fi.A/C
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
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Luxury Central Apartment.Terrace with views of all Florence.Elevator.Wi-Fi.A/C
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343064
Historic Center Florence
Des Moines, IA USA
5

What an outstanding apartment!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay in Florence at this apartment was simply wonderful! The apartment was even more fabulous than described, and all appliances, linens, beds and other comfort measures were top notch. The AC was an appreciated gift at the end of a busy, hot day out and about, and it worked by zone very efficiently and quickly. The washer and dryer also were appreciated and easy to use. The apartment was fastidiously clean, and the welcome amenities were lovely gifts. The terrace was our morning and night gathering place, and the four of us enjoyed the sights, wonderful cooking smells and breezes of Florence.

Cesare and David provided a great deal of helpful information and services. We felt secure knowing that they provided a lifeline if we needed them. They obtained reservations for us at the busiest museums and gave recommendations for all kinds of things, including parking - where they obtained a discount for us - to activities and restaurants. The information sheets in the apartment were very informative and helpful. We were able to navigate the bus lines, including transfers, with no problem, as well as finding different attractions. Cesare and David took the stress out of our visit to Florence!
All four of us loved the apartment and our visit; my husband and I from the USA, and two friends from Holland, one an Italian native. We all felt like we were pampered and had really been on vacation! I must add that I was the happy user of the new, reliable lift. The others took the stairs, which are comfortable with handrails.

Ciao, Cesare and David. Thank you! We are grateful for everything you did for us. Mary and all
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review! You were among the first guests to stay in the apartment and we really value your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we were happy to help with information, reservations etc. It was great to meet you all and hope to see you again, Grazie!
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Luxury Central Apartment.Terrace with views of all Florence.Elevator.Wi-Fi.A/C
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343064
Historic Center Florence
Canada
5

Host with the Most

  • 5 of 5
All we have is praise. The apartment was wonderful with fabulous views​ and great amenities​. But what made the stay unforgettable was our wonderful host, Cesare. ​ He sent us a list of places to eat, buy groceries etc. with detailed descriptions and directions. His choice of restaurants close by were spot on​, for a sampling of incredible authentic Italian cuisine​. ​Cesare assisted us to pre-book events so that we didn't waste a minute of our stay waiting in line​ for tickets. Our fridge was stocked with the essentials and when our hot water wasn’t working he stayed on the phone with us until we got it working again. He was always available by phone and any questions were answered​ promptly​. ​​Everything was done with a sense of humour and a supportive attitude. We can only hope that the next time we’re in Florence ​the flat is available and he will welcome us back.
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can I say but Thank You for this amazing review! Please return soon to Florence.
Grazie!
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Luxury Central Apartment.Terrace with views of all Florence.Elevator.Wi-Fi.A/C
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343064
Historic Center Florence
5

Wonderful apartment, and then some

  • 5 of 5
I agree with all the others who have written about what a lovely apartment this is: well-located, spacious, tasteful, everything spot-on. But the final ingredient that assured our satisfying stay in Florence was Cesare, the owner. He was extremely helpful with suggestions of where to eat, places to see, things to do. We would have seen Florence on our own, of course, but our visit was greatly enriched by Cesare's thoughtfulness and generous spirit.
Many thanks, Cesare.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - grazie! I am delighted you enjoyed the apartment and your stay in Florence. Arrivederci.
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Luxury Central Apartment.Terrace with views of all Florence.Elevator.Wi-Fi.A/C
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343064
Historic Center Florence
5

A pleasant stay at this Florence apartment

  • 5 of 5
Our stay in this Florence apartment with another couple was absolutely perfect. The location is close to the Ambrosia market and sights of Florence. Its location in a residential area of Florence was quiet and we enjoyed the rooftop terrace almost every night. The apartment is appointed with lovely furniture, the convenience of a washer and dryer, kitchen was equipped with all we needed for dinners at home and the views out of the bedroom windows were picture perfect. Cesare and David were most helpful from the beginning of the reservation booking process to a phone call on our arrival to be sure we had all we needed. The bar on the corner served delicious pastries and coffee in the morning and the suggestions for restaurants in the area were all very good. The location is within walking distance from the major sights in Florence and it was so nice to return home each day to a quiet place to rest and enjoy the AC and a cool drink on the terrace.
The property was immaculate and very well maintained and we would not hesitate to rent this apartment or recommend it to any of our friends. We also asked Cesare to arrange for a transfer from the Florence airport on our arrival to the apartment and were very pleased with this service. It was a hot day on our arrival and we didn't have to wait for a taxi, our driver was waiting for us with an air conditioned vehicle and transferred us directly to the apartment. We would highly recommend this service for 50E.
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed and positive review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and liked the area: breakfast in the coffee bar on the corner and the restaurants. I recommend restaurants in different price ranges that I know and go to myself (no commission!). Some are old favorites and others are new and very good. Of the newer ones, I like (a lot!) Frescobaldi Wine Bar, a truly wonderful restaurant, and Il Santo Bevitore, on the other side of the river but worth the walk. Both have very good atmosphere.

It is great you were pleased with the car-service. I will pass it on and I know the driver will be delighted. Thank you - Grazie!
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Luxury Central Apartment.Terrace with views of all Florence.Elevator.Wi-Fi.A/C
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343064
Historic Center Florence
5

5 stars

  • 5 of 5
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Florence this summer...especially because of our stay in this most beautiful apartment. I could say it was a 'Home from Home', but that would be an understatement. The location, facilities and, especially, the attention to detail were all second to none.
I have been to Florence many, many times; know it very well; and really love the city, but this stay was even more special.
I would like to thank the owners for the thought and care they have put into where we stayed, as well as their concern that we were both happy and comfortable while we were there. We were!
We will obviously return. My only worry is that the apartment won't be available when we do!
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxury Central Apartment.Terrace with views of all Florence.Elevator.Wi-Fi.A/C
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343064
Historic Center Florence
Harrisonburg, VA
5

Wonderful apartment!

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from our trip to Italy and one of the highlights was staying at the Belvedere Apartment of David and Cesare! This was second time to stay in one of their properties and they are wonderful host and managers. The apartment is in a residential section of Florence which is very convenient to the center of town. The building is an older one but the apartment is very modern and comfortable. All the amenities for a great stay are provided. Very modern kitchen and bathrooms along with WIFI, TV and air-conditioning. We especially enjoyed English news stations to keep us up to date. Dave and Cesare have a wonderful information sheet and give you excellent ideas for places to eat, etc. We enjoy going to the wonderful markets and fixing some dinners in the apartment. We highly recommend this apartment and would be happy to answer any questions concerning the property. Pat and Glenda Rooney
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome you back to stay again! It was a real vote of confidence on your part to return so many thanks. Very glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to your next visit.
Grazie!

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Florence
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Florence - Firenze SMN
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
A1
Car: not necessary

Florence is one of the most popular destinations in the world and deservedly so. Stunning art and architecture, great food and wine, and the beauty of the surroundings make Florence the ideal city for a short city-break or for a longer stay all year round. Florence is a lively city, with open-air markets and a vibrant street life. The Sant' Ambrogio open-air food market is a short walk from the apartment as is the Piazza dei Ciompi Antiques Market. The world-famous San Lorenzo Market is within easy walking distance of the apartment. There are numerous theatres and music throughout the year.

From Florence, you can easily explore nearby gems like Siena, San Gimignano, the beautiful Chianti wine region, the Cinque Terre, Pisa and Lucca. A trip to Fiesole, in the hills above Florence, is about 20 minutes by bus and goes through amazing scenery. Take advantage of the high-speed rail network to visit Rome (90 minutes) and Venice (2 hours 5 minutes) while using the Florence apartment as your base.

Parking: An enclosed parking garage with attendants is about 3 minutes walk from the apartment. Reduced cost for our guests. Contact us for details.

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Rates & Availability

From €125 Per night

Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
MID-YEAR 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
4 night minimum stay
€125
€795
€2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
MID-YEAR 2015
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 14 2015
4 night minimum stay
€125
€795
€2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON 2015
Mar 15 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
€135
€875
€3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
MID-YEAR 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
€125
€795
€2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
HOLIDAYS
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
€135
€875
€3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
MID-YEAR 2016
Jan 4 2016 - Mar 14 2016
4 night minimum stay
€125
€795
€2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON 2016
Mar 15 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
€135
€875
€3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes All-inclusive rates: utilities, A/C, central heating, Wi-Fi, linen, crib, final cleaning, taxes.

HIGH SEASON
2 PERSONS: €135/nt; €875/wk. 2 wks: €1540. 3 wks: €2100. 4 wks: €2800
3 PERSONS: €150/nt; €980/wk
4 PERSONS: €165/nt; €1085/wk

MID YEAR
2 PERSONS: €125/nt; €795/wk. 2 wks:€1450. 3 wks: €1995. 4 wks: €2660
3 PERSONS: €135/nt; €865/wk
4 PERSONS: €145/nt; €935/wk

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Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , 2 steps away from Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , bidet , Jacuzzi with wonderful view of Florence!
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , en-suite to Bedroom 1
  • Bathrooms are high-quality Italian design, marble and porcelain. They are very well-lighted. One bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub with beautiful views of Florence! All bathrooms have highest quality towels one of the top Italian luxury brands.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Large double bed (Queen - 63 in/160 cm)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King double bed (71 in/180 cm) or twin (2 single beds)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed: mattress 56 in./140 cm. Baby Crib.
  • Bedroom 1 has a large double bed (Queen - 63 in/160 cm) with orthopedic mattress. En-suite bathroom. There is space for a baby crib/cot. Beautiful view of Duomo and gardens. A/C with remote control. Bedroom 2 can either be a King double bed (171 in/180 cm) or twin (2 single beds); orthopaedic mattresses It has its own private bathroom (not en suite but 2 steps away (literally!). Beautiful view of Duomo and gardens. A/C with remote control. Bedroom 3 is the red double sofa bed (56 in./140 cm) in the open-space living area. If desired, a baby crib/cot could also be set up here. There is a bathroom with Jacuzzi a few steps away. Because of the way there apartment is laid, this area has complete privacy if used as a bedroom. A/C with remote control. All bedrooms have highest quality linens by one of the top Italian luxury brands and have individual A/C units with remote control.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
The apartment has Wi-F, Ethernet access points in all rooms, DVD; CD, TV Top-quality Italian linens and towels. And little things like basics on arrival, umbrellas, maps. Bus service to the train station. Parking garage nearby (3 mins.) with special rate for our guests. This is a real advantage as otherwise it is impossible to bring cars into the historic center. We will go the extra mile to make your stay in Florence special and enjoyable. • We can make museum and restaurant bookings for you. • We can give you information on day-trips from Florence, tours, and events taking place during your stay in Florence. • We can organize limo service with driver for your arrival and departure, or for touring the unique Tuscany countryside: Chianti wineries, the Cinque Terre, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca or outlet factory malls. • Want to do something unique like ballooning over Tuscany, go to a special opera, concert or jazz - just ask us!

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