VERY BRIGHT LUXURY SPACIOUS FULL AIR CONDITIONED QUIET GLAMOUR NEAR THE DUOMO

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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VERY BRIGHT LUXURY SPACIOUS FULL AIR CONDITIONED QUIET GLAMOUR NEAR THE DUOMO

Santa Croce - Uffizi Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms 3 shower rooms, 4 toilets, 2 sofabeds, sleeps up to 10 people

This brand new 3 bedrooms very bright large apartment (142 yards, 130 square metres) is fully air conditioned and located in the center of Florence in a 1850 aristocratic building at the second (noble) floor. It has luxury features such as elevator for the main staircase, top end faucets and bathrooms (Devon & Devon), top quality beds and mattresses, very luxury finishing (Oak wood floor, high end kitchen) and NO cheap quality furnitures. This apartment was until very recently the private home of a lady of local aristocracy and has now been completely renovated to add a touch of freshness to the classic style. The 2 large windows of the huge drawing room look into a private garden where several trees are hand in hand with a big magnolia tree which rises amongst eighteen century statues. Please be aware that even if the main staircase has a brand new elevator the apartment it is not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for people with disabilities.

Historic Palace:: This very bright and spacious three bedrooms is articulated on two levels (both with air conditioning) linked by an internal private staircase which grants a quiet sleep even amongst a big group of friends or a large family. It is in a historical aristocratic palace in a fantastic location - next to the beautiful Piazza d'Azeglio (one of the very few playgrounds for children in the green), and a short walk from the Duomo and popular shopping and restaurant areas of Sant'Ambrogio and Piazza Beccaria. Possibility to rent a private parking for 25€/day. The house is in the most beautiful residential area in the historical centre of Florence, known as Piazza D'Azeglio. It is a twelve minutes walk from the Duome, Santa Croce Cathedral, the Synagogue, or Ponte Vecchio. It is a very Florentine part of the town; where real Florentines still live. As a matter of fact this property has been until very recently the private inhabitation of a lady of local aristocracy.

Quite and Yet Lively Surroundings: The day market of Sant'Ambrogio where you can find all sort of delicious food is only a few hundred metres away. Twenty metres away you have one of the few organic food shops of Florence. If you do not feel like cooking, this is an area with plenty of charming little restaurants of all sorts. The world-renown Gelateria Veneta and Vivoli (ice cream shops) are only a few blocks away. Shops of all sorts are only a minute away and on the last week-end of each month the Flea Market is 250 metres away. Yet, the area is very quiet. And if you want to climb on the hill of Piazzale Michelangelo is a 20 minutes walk to get on the top.

Comfortable and Cosy:: It is very nicely and tastefully decorated throughout and has three (king size) bedrooms (all with air conditioning), three baths with showers, 4 toilets, and a huge, high ceilings (4,50 metres!) living room. The kitchen is large and fully equipped with fridge, freezer, stove, oven, dishwasher and washing machine. The apartment also has wi-fi Internet for your convenience. It is located at the second (noble) floor and an elevator has just been installed and ready to use. However, this apartment is set up on two floors and the internal staircase does not have an elevator (see photos below). This is perfect for a group of people traveling together or for a family looking for room to spread out and privacy amogst them. As a matter of fact kitchen and drawing room are separated from the bedrooms by an internal private staircase which assures quite sleeping in every crowded or child-noise situation. Fast Internet wi-fi Connection - Full Air Conditioning - Washing machine - TV - Fridge and freezer - Gas Stove - Oven - Dish Washer.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Guido

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Speaks english, french, italian
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Former European Civil Servant at the European Commission, now retired to manage family properties. Speaks fluent English and French and he is used, from his former work, to deal with people of different cultures.

Guido purchased this apartment in 1850

Family property since 4 generations (150 years)

Historic aristocratic palace in a real florentine area; one of the few spots with an authentic taste of real florentine life unspoiled by the croud.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

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Very Bright Luxury Spacious full air conditioned Quiet Glamour near the Duomo
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 40 reviews
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Very Bright Luxury Spacious full air conditioned Quiet Glamour near the Duomo
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Santa Croce - Uffizi Historic Center
Kansas City,Missouri,USA
5

Florence Magic!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
We rented several VRBO properties on our recent trip to Italy and, although we had only good experiences with all of them, this property was hands down the most comfortable. The kitchen, including all appliances we are used to at home but that are not necessarily standard issue in Eurpe, and the livingroom on the first floor are very spacious with high ceilings and lots of large windows that looked out over a nice garden area directly behind the building allowing for lots of privacy from the surrounding properties.
All bedrooms are large and the beds are comfortable. The 3 1/2 baths make it easy for families to get ready in a most efficient manner.
Although this property is a great value it is made almost priceless by the friendly and very helpful owner, Guido Stappo. He helped us with directions, recommendations for restaurants, taxis, attractions, stores and much more.
In short, this property is located in a quiet residential area but not far from the center city and it's attractions, shopping and transportation. The location allows you walk almost everywhere you want to go and when you get back from a busy dayt of sightseeing and shopping it is great to be able to get on the elevator to reach the apartment!
We heartily recommend a visit to Florence and this property.
Thank you Guido for your help and making our visit to your city so outstanding !
Jo
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Jo,
how very kind if you to take the time to write such a nice and detailed review!
thanks a lot. it has been a pleasure to have all of you here.
best regards
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Very Bright Luxury Spacious full air conditioned Quiet Glamour near the Duomo
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Santa Croce - Uffizi Historic Center
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Great place close to all sight

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Wonderful place a short walk from all of the sights in central Florence. Owner was very accommodating and made us feel like at home.

Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Very Bright Luxury Spacious full air conditioned Quiet Glamour near the Duomo
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Santa Croce - Uffizi Historic Center
5

A glorious five days!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Five of us stayed in this spacious, comfortable apartment. The beds were very comfortable with nice linens as well. We loved coming in after a day of sightseeing to drink a Glass of Tuscan wine before dinner.
The owner, Guido Franchini Stappo, was wonderful. Hè was very helpful and responsive to all of our needs.
The location is ideal. Florence center is very crowded and can be very noisy in the evening
And into the night. Our location was quiet while
Close to the center. It is a 12-15 minute walk to
Most locations. One of the lovely walks is to the St. Ambrose Market which is three blocks from the apartment! Everything a foodie could wish for as well as the celebrated Cebreo Trattoria and Restaurant located diagonally across from the market.
Three bus lines stop right up the street; the 2, 3, 14 and the "hop-on hop -off bus goes right by the apartment!
We would recommend this apartment for it's
Comfort, Location and the owner's great customer service. The TV didn't work, we called Guido, he came to investigate and we had a new TV in less than an hour!
Owner's Response: Dear Carol,
you promised a "glowing review" and you have kept your promiss!
many thanks for this very nice review which, I hope, will help future guests to chose my property.
hope to see you back in the future.
ciao
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Very Bright Luxury Spacious full air conditioned Quiet Glamour near the Duomo
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Santa Croce - Uffizi Historic Center
5

Wonderful experience & highly recommended

Wonderful experience & highly recommended
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
It was everything described and pictured and more. First of all, it was much closer to central Florence than a map would lead you to believe; it was a leisurely 10 minute stroll to the heart of Florence. Secondly, important amenities were close at hand - a great locals restaurant just a minute away, an amazing supermarket within five minutes walk, shopping, ATM and a taxi stand within minutes.

Guido did a wonderful job of orienting us upon arrival and provided us with recommendations for eating, guidance on where local shops were, walking routes, and even how to use SMS for a taxi. It was really helpful having a truly "local" orientation.

Since we were there for 6 days with our daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren, this worked out really well for us since there was a comfortable kitchen and huge family room on the first floor of the apartment (along with 1 and 1/2 baths and the bedrooms and remaining bathrooms on the second floor of the apartment. This allowed the early risers to make breakfast without disturbing others and vice-versa at night. It was also very quiet and in a lovely neighborhood. We rented other apartments in Italy that cost just as much without the convenience and space. Highly recommended
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Rebecca,
many many thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review for my property. It is really helpful!
ciao
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Very Bright Luxury Spacious full air conditioned Quiet Glamour near the Duomo
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Santa Croce - Uffizi Historic Center
San Francisco, CA
5

Great space and location!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
You could not pick a better location. Far enough from the hussle and bustle and cloes enough to get to it in minutes. The three beadroom were very comfortable with beds that let you get a great night sleep. The bathrooms were very european. The common area was very relaxing. We chose to move the furniture in closer to make more of a conversation area. The kitchen was perfect for our week stay, we even cooked dinner in one night.
Guido was great. He met us and gave us a lay of the land and great suggestions for places to eat. Of the ones we tried all were awesome. If we make it back to Florence again we would not hesitate in booking this property.
Owner's Response: Dear Zoel,
Many thanks for taking the time to write this nice review. All the best
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Firenze Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
livorno
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Firenze Sud
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Sant'ambrogio pub
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Golf
8 Metres
Ugolino
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Cesarino
Car: not necessary

Next to the beautiful Piazza d'Azeglio, one of the very few children playgrounds in the green and a short walk (0,6 mile) from the Duomo and popular shopping and restaurant areas of Sant'Ambrogio and Piazza Beccaria.

The house is in the most beautiful residential area in the historical centre of Florence, known as Piazza D'Azeglio. It is a twelve minutes walk from Santa Croce Cathedral, the Synagogue, the Duome or Ponte Vecchio. It is a very Florentine part of the town; where real Florentines still live.

The day market of Sant'Ambrogio where you can find all sort of delicious food is a few hundred metres away. Twenty metres away you have one of the few organic food shops of Florence. If you do not feel like cooking, this is an area with plenty of charming little restaurants of all sorts. The world-renown Gelateria Veneta and Vivoli (ice cream shop) are only e few block away.

Shops of all sorts are only a minute away and on the last week-end of each month the Flea Market is 250 metres away. Yet, the area is very quiet.

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Availability & Rates

Santa Croce - Uffizi 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 Minimum Stay
 
Peak
Apr 1 2014 - Nov 3 2014
€350
€2,450
3 nights
 
 
low season
Nov 4 2014 - Nov 22 2014
€250
3 nights
 
 
thanks giving
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 30 2014
€350
3 nights
 
 
low season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 15 2014
€250
3 nights
 
 
Christmas
Dec 16 2014 - Jan 6 2015
€350
3 nights
 
 
low season
Jan 7 2015 - Mar 31 2015
€250
3 nights
 
 
peak
Apr 1 2015 - Nov 4 2015
€350
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Paypal advance at booking, balance at checkin or the day after
Notes Easter week end peak rate 350 euro night;
in july minimum stay 4 nights; in august minimum stay one week
last minute (3 days in advance) special rate
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Amenities

Santa Croce - Uffizi Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Town ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Elevator
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , devon & devon luxury faucets !
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , devon & devon luxury faucets !
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , devon & devon luxury faucets !
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , devon & devon luxury faucets !
  • All bathrooms whith high quality tiles and tubs ( Devon & Devon brand).
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , crib on demand with air conditioning
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , this bed can be divided in 2 single with air conditioning
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , with air conditioning
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • cycling
Notes:
Maximum stay 4 weeks. children welcomed, minimun age 25 unless accompanied by adults. all bedrooms with air conditioning. no air conditioning in the drawing room and kitchen
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