LIMONAIA IN A GARDEN - HISTORIC CENTER OF FLORENCE

Bruce

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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LIMONAIA IN A GARDEN - HISTORIC CENTER OF FLORENCE

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath

Limonaia

Originally a structure to house the lemon trees during the winter.

A full history available here: www.limonaia-capponi.com

A contemporary studio apartment in a historic central Florence Limonaia. Located in a quiet private garden behind one of the city's most important Palazzos. The apartment has a private entrance, is compact with a queen sized sleeping loft that is reached via a short but relatively steep staircase. A fully equipped galley style kitchen, closets and large bathroom with walk in shower and bidet. Our apartment is suitable for a single or a couple. Much reading material, art filled walls, iPod dock, Sky cable TV, DVD player and WI-FI. This a safe and secure location with a daily doorman and the closest neighbor is the Four Seasons Hotel... A mobile phone to use while here can be arranged. We live onsite so if any little situations arise they can be dealt with quickly.

My wife and I are Americans that have lived in Italy for 13 years and travel extensively. We have tried to make our rental exactly what we would expect if we were the guests. For a city center location it is very quiet and peaceful. The complete garden and the benches around the fountain are for use by our guests but there is no outdoor space for dining/Bar-B-Q or sunbathing.

Unfortunately the mariner stairs to the sleeping loft makes this unsuitable for people with limited mobility.

Location: Central Florence, 1 block from Santissima Annunziata, two blocks from Pzz. San Marco and 3 blocks from The Duomo. Easy walk to anywhere.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bruce (Owner)
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About Bruce

I am an American businessman that came to Italy for the summer... that was 12 years ago.

We have fully renovated two historic properties and enjoy all that Italy has to offer.

We live here with our two younger daughters.

Bruce purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Bruce chose Historic Center

Our Limonaia is a one of a kind and we feel privileged to be the first family that calls it home in its 350+ year life and its current custodians.

What makes this apartment unique

Quiet, location, location, location

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Limonaia In A Garden - Historic Center of Florence
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Limonaia In A Garden - Historic Center of Florence
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Historic Center Florence
5

Perfect retreat after long days in Firenze.

  • 5 of 5
We arrived on a rainy day after a long flight and coordinated easily with Bruce. He is very responsive. He provided a warm welcome and orientation to the apartment which included a review of the kitchen which was equipped with essentials such as coffee, a chilled bottle of water and ingredients to whip up a pasta dish. Just enough to take the pressure off of running right back out to shop. The bedding and linens were luxurious and the apartment was clean. We made good use of the tourist info and resources located on the bookshelf -- especially enjoyed borrowing the pocket dictionary! The restaurant suggestions were spot on. There is good reading light next to the bed. we really enjoyed the beautiful and original art work throughout the apartment.
Mostly, we loved the light, the garden views and peaceful retreat into the piazza when we finished our touring in the wonderful city. Thank you Bruce and Family for sharing your little slice of heaven at a very fair price. It is a gem.
Lauren and Joe
Moorestown, New Jersey
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Historic Center Florence
5

Wow, the apartment is gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week staying at this gorgeous apartment while travelling in Italy on our honeymoon. The apartment is in the city centre but situated in the gardens of a palazzo and once you go through the gates into the garden you would think you were in the surburbs somewhere as it is incredibly peaceful. The apartment interior is wonderfully designed and decorated, feeling very modern but also classic. The description on the website was accurate and the apartment was as the pictures showed and incredibly clean and fitted to a high standard. It's location is 20mins walk from the train and bus station or 5 - 10mins on a bus and we found it very easy to walk everywhere. We were welcomed by the owners on arrival with an abundance of information about Florence and local amenities. They were very helpful and responded quickly to our enquiries whilst we were there. We would definitely stay there again with the Duomo 5 mins walk away it felt we were on the doorstep of all the sights. The owners have some recommendations for guests showing local restaurants and sights, we would definitely recommend the Accademia restaurant in the nearby San Marco square, an abolutely delightful evening was spent there. We would happily return to stay at this apartment or reccomend this to any friends/family.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you both as guests. I hope you return to Italy again soon. Bruce
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5

Tranquil, spacious, well-appointed, convenient.

  • 5 of 5
The peace and tranquility of the classic gardens and the elegant yet comfortable surroundings at Limonaia added significantly to the success of our holiday in Florence. I would not hesitate to recommend this property and its charming and helpful owner-in-residence, Bruce. The location is perfect for exploring, and the Duomo at the center of old Florence is just a leisurely ten minutes walk away through a true neighborhood, and all conveniences and shops are even closer-by! Having the opportunity to cook at "home" made the evenings we chose to enjoy Florence's bistros all the more special. We now know that for us no trip to Florence would be complete without a stay at Limonaia.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you as a guest. A new pasta pot is on the way.
Bruce
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Historic Center Florence
NYC
5

exquisite

  • 5 of 5
LImonaia is the perfect romantic, finely appointed, private get away in the center of bustling Florence. Within walking distance to all the beauty of this romantic city. Bruce and family where accomodating, communicative, and easy to do business with. The apartment is a light filled treasure, with a magazine ready interiors decorated impeccably. the bedding was lovely and natural, the bed a nice firm platform. The privacy and lite and silence where greatly appreciated after bustling days of site seeing, a priceless treasure. Easily in the top five accomodations, both private and hotel that I have stayed in in my travels both in western and eastern europe and the americas. Thank you. 5 stars all the way.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a complete pleasure having you as guests. I hope that your Italian adventure was everything you wanted it to be. Bruce
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Seattle, WA
5

Enchanting Palazzo Limonaia with Modern Comfort

  • 5 of 5
As you enter the gated Palazzo Capponi, you pass the fountain, garden benches and clipped boxwood hedges before arriving at the Limonaia or lemon house. The lemon house spans the width of the Capponi garden, and one half of this historic building has been thoughtfully updated to provide an apartment with modern comfort. It is a delightful refuge in the bustling modern day Florence. After trekking around the nearby sites of this ancient city with densely populated cobblestone streets, it is refreshing to step through the gates to a quiet, well landscaped refuge that offers a chance to recharge for the next days adventures. Everything is nearby....restaurants, shopping, all the major sights and transportation. The American owners thoughtfully updated this apartment with modern bathroom, kitchen, a queen bed loft, and comfortable living/eating area. The living area provides you a "room with a view" of the garden and magnificent palazzo. On a two week solo adventure to visit a student and friends, I found comfort with Bruce checking in periodically to see that all was well. The owners were generous with help if needed. I would readily recommend this apartment and hope to return someday soon.
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you,
It was a pleasure having you as a guest.
Bruce
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Historic Center Florence
Florence, Italy
5

Elegant,peaceful,luxurious,easy

  • 5 of 5
Coming back to the apartment one feels like one is entering an oasis with the formal gardens and fountain, just steps away from the fray and excitement of Florence Center. The renovations are classic and tasteful -- the bathroom big and luxurious, with great contemporary fittings, and the line of windows on to the garden letting in magnificent light. A real treasure of a place and a find I hope will not be discovered by too many so that I can always stay here.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2014 SPECIAL
Jan 1 2014 - Jan 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,150
 
 
Winter 2015 Special
Jan 2 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$175
$950
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Notes A 50 Euro cleaning fee per rental/week will be addd.
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Amenities

Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

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