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Very Bright Luxury Spacious full air conditioned Quiet Glamour near the Duomo

Guido

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Guido

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015
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Very Bright Luxury Spacious full air conditioned Quiet Glamour near the Duomo

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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, located in spacious premises within palazzo Franchini Stappo is a very bright, large, heritage apartment (142 yards, 130 square metres). It is fully air conditioned and located in the center of Florence in a 'Firenze capitale' 1850 aristocratic building at the second ('piano nobile') floor. It has independent central heating as well as 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. It is high speed WIFI covered (Telecom Fibra, the fastest connection available in Italy. 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. As a matter of fact, this apartment is laid out on 2 floors (both with air conditioning): there is a private internal staircase (as shown in the photos) leading to the 3 bedrooms and to 2 of the 3 full bathrooms. One full bathroom is located in the main floor were the drawing room and the kitchen are. Please note that the people sleeping in the second bedroom upstairs will have to, either share one bathroom with the first bedroom, either use the bathroom downstairs. As far as the third bedroom is concerned, it has an en suite bathroom. In addition to the 3 bathrooms, there is a half bathroom in the entrance available for guests.

Historic heritage 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 and much sought after Piazza d'Azeglio (one of the very few playgrounds for children 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. It is possible to rent a private parking in the garden of the palace 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 Duomo, 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 the nights are unmolested by the touristic crowd. And if you want to climb on the hill of Piazzale Michelangelo is a 25 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 (also with air conditioning). The kitchen is large and fully equipped with new and large SMEG fridge, freezer, stove, oven, dishwasher and washing machine. The apartment also has wi-fi Internet on both floors for your convenience. It is located at the second (noble) floor and an elevator has just been installed and ready to use.

This apartment 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.

An important factor leading to chose this property is that this property is always maintained up to a 'as new' conditions. As a matter of fact, the owner is very attentive to all details; regular in depth professional cleaning, frequent periodical renovations and interventions make this property always IDENTICAL to the photos you see on this site and appliances and fornitures are in excellent status.

Fastest Internet wi-fi Connection available in Italy (telecom fibra) - Full Air Conditioning - Central heating- Washing machine - TV - Fridge and freezer - Gas Stove - Oven - Dish Washer.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guido (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015

About Guido

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

Why Guido chose Santa Croce - Uffizi

This property is always maintained up to a 'as new' conditions. As a matter of fact, the owner is very attentive to all details; Regular professional in depth cleaning, periodical frequent renovations and interventions make this property always IDENTICAL, if not better than the photos you see on this site. Appliances and fornitures are always in excellent conditions.

Family heritage property since 4 generations (150 years)

What makes this apartment unique

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

This s the landlord just to inform that the construction of the new elevator is now over and it is working beautifully. However, be aware tat this apartment is not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for people with mobility issues or severe disabilities.
Jun 2013
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 48 traveler reviews

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Very Bright Luxury Spacious full air conditioned Quiet Glamour near the Duomo
average rating of 4.875 based on 50 reviews
5

Excellent Home A Great Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Guido, was incredibly helpful. The location is within easy walking distance to the heart of Firenze. The home is huge, well appointed and clean. The view of the courtyard is a wonderful bonus. You feel like you are living the life.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathleen, thank you very much for this very fast response to my review request. I am very glad you liked the place. best guido
5

Great Place For A Large Group

  • 5 of 5

We selected this rental based on the numerous outstanding reviews it received on this website, and our high expectations were met in every way. This spacious apartment is even nicer than in the photos. It is spotless, extremely comfortable, well appointed and in a lovely neighborhood. It is within walking distance of the Duomo and other major attractions, shopping and restaurants. The large living room was a great space for the six of us to come home to after a long day of sightseeing and talk about our day. We felt like we actually lived in Florence! But the best part was Guido, the owner, who was the perfect host. While booking the apartment and before our trip he answered my emails within 24 hours. He provided us with all the practical information we needed to navigate the city, as well as a list of his favorite restaurants which were all terrific. We had never booked a rental online and were a little apprehensive, but everyone agreed that this was a fantastic experience and we wouldn't hesitate to book this rental again.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Augusta, many sincere thanks for having taken the time to post your review on homeaway. it is greatly appreciated! best guido
5

Great location with plenty of room

  • 5 of 5

This apartment worked very well for our 3 night stay in Florence. We had 3 couples and the apartment has plenty of room and a nice gathering area after our tours with a newly updated kitchen for our breakfasts. The location is only about a 10 minute walk from the main tourist attractions but far enough away that we didn't have to deal with the crowds and noise at night.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this nice review!
5

Two Couple Italy trip

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our Italy trip which included 4 days in Rome 10 days in this apartment and if I could give it more than 5 stars I would. WOW...This apartment is just like the pictures you see. We stayed in a 5 star hotel in Rome at the Spanish Steps and this was better. The place is very clean, air works great in all rooms, lots of room to spread out, everything you need in the kitchen if you want to cook (which you wont), the elevator is great and what can I say about Guido...He was awesome to work with and a great host and I could not thank him enough for all the inside info he gave us. From the time we booked the trip up until the day of arrival Guido was so helpful even with stupid questions I was asking. Tip...If Guido tells you to go to a restaurant go and if he tells you not to go don't go...We learned from experience. The location could not be better as it allowed us to walk everywhere. Make sure you find the pedestrian walk way which is only two blocks away it will make your life easy and make sure you spend time on the other side of the Arno River you will not be disappointed. Just a block away there were banks for ATM, coffee, wine and anything else you will need. If you don't want to walk the bus is across the street but we never used it. We also felt very safe here and were out to dinner every night and walked home. If you want to live like a local and experience everything the locals do this is the place. We also walked down to the Four Seasons for a drink just to compare and after spending $25 per glass of wine and looking at the place this is hands down the best choice. Thanks again Guido. Bob, Shelly, Chuck and Diane..

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bob, Shelley, Chuck and Diane, many sincere thanks for this awfully nice review! You have made my day and I have much appreciated it! Hope the end of your trip was pleasant and glad to ear you are safely returned home. Hope to see you along with your daughters next time. best wishes guido
Buchillon, Vaud,Switzerland
5

Swiss family

  • 5 of 5

Stayed one week in July 2014 in this large period apartment, two parents and 5 young adults. All enjoyed easy walking distance to main points of interest and town centre. Apartment was quiet and airy, overlooking wooded garden, and was well decorated and equipped. Guido gave us a warm and helpful welcome. Much recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this nice review.
5

3 couples - Celebrating 50th Anniversaries

  • 5 of 5

We have now just returned from our 3 week European vacation. 3 couples all celebrating our 50th+ wedding anniversaries. Our vacation started in Rome and ended in Florence with our stay at this great apartment. Everything about it was perfect for us. Bright, clean, just as photos indicated, lots of space for time at the apartment, great drawing room with 15 foot ceilings, Air conditioning worked great for all rooms, lived with the local population, always felt safe, short distance to many must see, walked to them all, groceries and restaurants, GUIDO was helpful in every way possible, arranged taxis as well as lots of suggestions of places and events. Would highly recommend this unit and would definitely stay there on our next vacation to Florence.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Diane, Many sincere thanks for this great review. Thanks for taking the time to specify all the aspect you have liked of the place. I hope I will see you back here one day: take care

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Firenze Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Sant'ambrogio pub
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
livorno
Nearest Golf
8 Metres
Ugolino
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Firenze Sud
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Cesarino
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
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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Rates & Availability

From €220 Per night

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
 
last minute peak
Apr 3 2015 - Apr 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
€250
 
 
peak
Apr 26 2015 - Nov 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
€350
 
 
low season
Nov 5 2015 - Nov 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
€250
 
 
thanks giving
Nov 23 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
€350
 
 
low season
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
€250
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 15 2015 - Jan 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
€350
 
 
low season
Jan 7 2016 - Mar 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
€220
€1,450
 
 
high season
Mar 21 2016 - Nov 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
€350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning €100
Notes in july and august minimum stay 4 nights

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Santa Croce - Uffizi Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis
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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