VERY ELEGANT APARTMENT BY THE VATICAN CITY

Marina Monteverde

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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VERY ELEGANT APARTMENT BY THE VATICAN CITY

Prati (Vatican area) Apartment Rental Photos and Description

All year around rent apartment Rome self catering romantic

Our goal is to make you spend a pleasant stay at our elegant apartment

Our apartment is situated in a resindential and very quite district well connected to the downtown: bus stop 990 is in front of the house, take you in few minutes to Metro Cipro Musei-Vaticani (line A), Vatican City distance only few minutes walking.

Our watchwords are: cleanliness and hospitality.

We look forward to see you in our fantastic apartment.

More information: The apartment's owner are official turistic guide of Rome and Vatican City.

They can give you all the information that you need about your staying in Rome.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Marina Monteverde

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Speaks french, portuguese, italian, spanish, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
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Reviews

Reviews

4.2
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Very elegant apartment by the Vatican City
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews
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Very elegant apartment by the Vatican City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410842
+39 3384488783
Prati (Vatican area) Rome
United States
3

Nice location,

  • 3 of 5
Our group of 5 adults found this to be a comfortable apartment (not "very elegant", although it could be) in a good location. It met our travel needs well, with a nice living area, 3 large bedrooms, good storage, and a decent kitchen area. The terrace was spacious and pleasant throughout the day. There are near-by markets, restaurants, gelateria, and shops. The bus stop was very close, the Vatican and a metro stop about a 15 minute down hill walk. Taxis were plentiful.
While the apartment is spacious and the building secure, we did have several issues. First, we were required to pay a $50 cleaning fee because we were told the last guests "left it messy". This was not part of our contract, but we were not really in a position to argue. We would also suggest getting another cleaning service because the en suite bathroom was dirty, and walking in socks or bare feet showed evidence of really dirty floors. There was no coffee maker, the TV never received a signal (although it did turn on), the internet was via hot spot which failed often and we had to go across the street to the bar to get internet the last 2 days. Several of the windows and doors did not fasten securely, and there were no extra supplies such as towels (1 bath towel only per guest) or cleaning supplies (laundry soap or dish soap). One of the toilet seats was broken and unusable upon our arrival, but that was fixed early the next morning. We were told not to use the air conditioning because it could cause a black out and had to buy our own toilet paper! During the initial tour of the apartment, we were given an alternate contact email, and we tried twice to use it to inform the owner of our concerns but never received a response. One morning, we found a set of keys tucked under the mat, which made us feel unsafe, as anyone could have used them to enter the apartment. With a little more attention, this could be "very elegant" again, as pictured in the description, but we found it less than so on our visit.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Very elegant apartment by the Vatican City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410842
+39 3384488783
Prati (Vatican area) Rome
Leeds
4

Our stay in Rome

  • 4 of 5
I loved my week in Rome, it was an experience I will never forget. The apartment is huge and there is no danger that you will feel cramped. The apartment building is nice enough and is reminiscent of a pre-war era. There are a lot of things that are broken and the apartment is in need of some TLC but as a place to stay that is in a relatively good location you can't go wrong. The kitchen is very small and you will need just one designated chef! The bedrooms are reasonable but if you are in the one nearest the kitchen take ear plugs as the people of Rome are very noisy all the time. The shower and bath in the main bathroom are not great and all the drains in the apartment are slow so you end up stood in a huge puddle. You have to be prepared to do things yourself, e.g. plug the random speakers into the DVD player. Also you have to arrange for the airconditioning before hand, we didn't need it though as the apartment is very cool even in 30 degree heat.

We arrived on a Sunday and absolutely nothing is open. The trains and subway still operate but there is little else going on. We had no shopping and had to walk down to the Vatican to find something that was open. It is about a 20 minute walk to the Vatican down hill which is reasonable or alternatively the 990 bus takes you into the centre of Rome, the bus stop is opposite the apartment and the buses are very regular. There are also subway stations but make sure you take a map as all the streets are very similar in appearance.

Food is very cheap but drinks are expensive so make sure you prepare yourself. You can 'do Rome' on a budget just be sensible and don't necessarily go to the shops directly near the popular places, there are fantastic restaurants in the back streets.

Near the apartment there are the pizza shops that are worth a visit as you can get a slice for 1 Euro. There are little shopping areas all over the place, just be prepared to walk to get there.

The apartment is what it is, its certainly better than staying in a hotel but there are areas that need improving. I don't think you will find anything better for a similar price. You get what you pay for and this apartment offers space and a decent location. We had a fantastic holiday and loved Rome!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Very elegant apartment by the Vatican City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410842
+39 3384488783
Prati (Vatican area) Rome
Vancouver, British Columbia
5

Wonderful week in Rome

  • 5 of 5
Upon our arrival we were met by Marina's daughter Priscilla, who gave us the keys and a quick tour of the apartment. Later that day Marina came by to make sure we had settled in and to take care of any last minute concerns we may have had. I had heard that Rome is full of beautiful women and after meeting Marina and Priscilla I couldn't wait to start exploring.
It was easy to get around. One could either catch the bus across the street to get to the city center, or walk down to the Cipro metro stop, which is about a 10 minute walk. A little more coming back as it's a slight grade uphill. Once we were comfortable with the transportation, getting around was a breeze.
The apartment is in a quiet residential area with Pizza and Pasta restaurants within a block or two. A nice take-out deli with lots of prepared entrees and wine to go, and a Gelateria just down the street. Lots of cafes for breakfast and lunch nearby. We also took advantage of a couple grocery stores and made a couple meals in the apartment. The nicest grocery store was behind a school down by the Cipro metro station. If you want the fancy 4 and 5 star restaurants you'd best dine in downtown Rome.
The apartment itself is large, with an amazingly large terrace where we spent all our nights sipping wine and recounting the days events.
We had no problems with nothing working and if something was not functioning properly it was of little or no consequence. Wifi worked great and did find a couple english speaking channels on the t.v.
Clothes washer came in handy but had to hang dry outside. We always had hot water for showers. The refridgerator is large and the gas top burners worked very well.
The people in the neighborhood and the cafes were very charming and with an obvious language barrier we all managed to figure each other out.
I would definately stay here again and will recommend this property to friends. We were very surprised to see how little we spent on meals and wine in the area. I was warned about the high cost of everything in Rome but found it to be just the opposite. I'm sure you could spend a bundle if you wanted to stay downtown.
Thanks again Marina for the wonderful stay, and for having a couple tall Morettis in the fridge for our arrival.
Ciao,
Rick
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Very elegant apartment by the Vatican City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410842
+39 3384488783
Prati (Vatican area) Rome
Jerusalem, Israel
4

Good but can easily be improved!

  • 4 of 5
In general the apartment is very elegant, spacious and pleasant. The balcony is wonderful and we used it every day for eating and relaxing outside. The kitchen was well equipped and on the whole our stay was comfortable.

However, there were a few things which were not working as they should and should have been fixed beforehand. If you mention a Jacuzzi bath in your site, then it should work properly! In fact, it worked very poorly; the water current was very weak. The water hose in the Jacuzzi was also too short and made the experience of taking a simple shower as a substitute (since the Jacuzzi was performing so poorly) very bizarre: You have to take a shower sitting down in the tub. We are grown-ups, all of us over 60 years of age.
The other bathroom: In the shower, once you are inside the cubicle, there is no place to put the soap and the sponge (or whatever you are using) – you must bend down to the floor.
The living room: The sofa was very uncomfortable!
You did say there was a problem with electricity and warned us against using many appliances simultaneously. But other than that we found that many of the electric sockets did not work. Some of the electricity switches were non-existent (although we could see them hiding deep inside the sockets). Our bedroom was therefore very dark - the ceiling light did not work, one bedside lamp did not work, and the other one had a dark lampshade. Reading in bed was impossible.
It was also not very pleasant to use a single set of towels per person for 7 days. I am sure that if asked beforehand, we would be willing to pay for a change of towels.
We also could have enjoyed a more thorough explanation (even in writing) for the use of the public transportation, other that the one given quickly upon our arrival, and avoid making all the possible mistakes during the first days. We haven't seen the owners, who did seem very nice people, except for the time of our arrival which was at 4:00 in the morning.
Never-the-less, the location was good, the neighborhood very pleasant with restaurants and cafes and shops, and we had a great time - but it could have been OUTSTANDING!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Very elegant apartment by the Vatican City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410842
+39 3384488783
Prati (Vatican area) Rome
5

Magnifique appartement ....

  • 5 of 5
Nous avons été magnifiquement accueillis par Stéfano qui parle Espagnol, Anglais et se débrouille en Français. Nous avons trouvé un superbe appartement parfaitement conforme aux descriptions, impeccablement propre, au quatrième étage avec ascenseur.
Cerise sur le gâteau au pied de l'immeuble un garage qui, pour 50€ la semaine a fait parfaitement son office, la voiture nous étant rendue le Samedi à 6 heures du matin comme convenu, le gérant, adorable, ayant raccourci sa nuit pour nous permettre le départ matinal.
Nous avons utilisé les 3 chambres, notre fils de 23 ans utilisant la petite chambre, avec salle de bain. Deux autres chambres , vastes et confortables, dont une avec 2 lits jumeaux, l'autre avec un lit en 140. Des serviettes de toilettes en quantité largement suffisantes, dans la vaste et confortable salle de bain.
Le salon est immense et donne sur le balcon puis la belle terrasse hyper agréable les jours de soleil. L'appartement est situé dans un quartier résidentiel, la rue Ugo de Carolis étant très peu passante, nous avons bénéficié d'un silence royal, toutes les nuits.

La cuisine est parfaitement équipée, mais nous ne nous en sommes servis que pour les brunches du matin. Le soir nous avons visités les restaurants proches de l'appartement et nous sommes régalés des spécialités Italiennes.
Exactement en face de l'appartement l'arrêt du bus 990 qui nous a amené Place Cavour tous les jours, puis depuis la place Cavour tous les autres bus en correspondance, pour sillonner complètement la ville.

Un grand merci à Stéfano et Marina, nous avons passé une semaine sublime et devons reconnaitre qu'il était hyper agréable de regagner, le soir venu, le confort de l'appartement après avoir arpenté la ville dans tous les sens, les jambes bien lourdes.

Nous recommanderons cet appartement à nos amis ...
  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
FIUMICINO
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
FIUMICINO
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
TERMINI STATION
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
GRA
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
FREGENE
Car: not necessary

Rome city downtown, BUS STOP IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE, VATICAN IS 10 MINUTES WALKING BY THE APARTMENT

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Prati (Vatican area) Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
APRIL-AUGUST
Apr 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€110
From
€120
Fri,Sat,Sun
€750
€1,600
 
 
September-december
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€750
€1,800
 
 
2015
Jan 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
€100
€750
€1,800
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes February Special Offer Only 600€ for week!!!
20% of the all amount to confirm your booking
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Amenities

Amenities

Prati (Vatican area) Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • cycling
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