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Beautiful apartment in Oltrarno quarter at few steps from all historical sites

Laura

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Laura

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015
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Beautiful apartment in Oltrarno quarter at few steps from all historical sites

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Santo Spirito -Palazzo Pitti Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom apt, large living with sofabed, sleeps 4, in the centre of the city

This 50 m² - 540 sq ft - apartment, is part of an old palace of 15.th century.

It was totally renovated and refurbished in February 2008, preserving the ancient wooden ceiling and the original 'terra cotta' floor.

It opens up onto a spacious Living Room furnished with a comfortable double sofa bed, a flat screen satellite TV and DVD player.

Close to the Living Room there is a modern and fully equipped kitchen with a dining table for 4 people, complete with fridge, electric oven, microwave oven, dishwater and a washing machine in the utility room.

The Bedroom includes a king-size bed that can be divided in two single beds.

A little room with a washbasin is located before the bathroom with shower.

The rooms are air conditioned and heated autonomously.

For your usefulness, a wireless unlimited access to internet is available. Warning: the apartment is located on the 2.nd floor without elevator and with steep stairs.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laura (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

About Laura

Ciao from Laura e Fulvio.

Before to be home owners, We are travellers; We love getting to know new places, in trying new foods and learning new customs. We love meeting new people and learning how our cultures are alike and, even better, how they are different.

We are exprienced home exchangers and as our exchange time is limited, We started to let our apartment using the same spirit of home exchange: to give hospitality to a friend.

Laura purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Laura chose Santo Spirito -Palazzo Pitti

This is our only property. We love it, We remodeled it as We have had to live there. We put inside all the things We would like to find when we are abroad in vacation: books and dishes, DVDs and air conditioning, paintings and music.

We choose this apartment to buy some years ago, because it is inside the historical center of Florence but in an area less crowded by tourists and still lived by the Florentines, Oltrarno.

To stroll around Oltrarno old streets wiil give you a unique experience of real Italian life.

What makes this apartment unique

This a building of XV° century, builded to host the workers of Cathedral and Brunelleschi famous Dome.

The original cotto floors and the wooden ceilings give to the apartment a unique charm.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been all over Europe for the last six weeks and this was definitely the best apartment of our trip !

Excellent location and facilities, and very charming.

We will definitely be back

Thank you so much
Oct 2013
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Beautiful apartment in Oltrarno quarter at few steps from all historical sites
average rating of 4.965517 based on 31 reviews
5

Wonderful apartment, wonderful neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is sunny, clean, and quiet, with a very pleasant ambiance. We loved it! And, it was great living in a real Florentine neighborhood rather than a tourist area. The neighborhood is terrific for general ambling, you're close to the Pitti Palace and other attractions, there are superb restaurants (try Santo Bevitore, but be sure to make reservations, and for heavenly baked goods in the morning, just cross the street to Mama's Bakery), and walking to the main sights across the river is easy.

Our hosts were gracious and responsive. The only difficulty, as others have mentioned, is the stairs to the apartment, which aren't for the faint of heart. (Note: after turning the key to the outside door, push hard to open it.)

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Lovely apartment in Florence

  • 5 of 5

Every aspect of dealing with Laura was a pleasure - beginning to end!! The apartment is very well situated, easy walking distance to most interesting things in Florence as well as a myriad of restaurants and stores. My wife and I stayed there for 4 nights (time was the only limiting factor for us as we had other places to go as well). Definitely no need for a car. The apartment is very comfortable. Everything works properly. Nothing is lacking. The flight of stairs is steep - typical of Florentine apartments - no big deal unless one has a physical disability (I believe her own description points this out). The listing is accurate, the property well maintained and I would certainly recommend it to others. I would happily stay there again. Occasional outside noise at night might bother very light sleepers (this never bothered us) not any different from cities the world over. In general however, the street is very quiet and feels both safe and pleasant.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Florence in October

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place to stay while visiting Florence. Everything we wanted to see was in walking distance except for the bus ride we took to Fiesole. It was spacious with a good bed and all we needed in the kitchen. Our only complaint was that it was very noisy at night and we had to use earplugs which only barely helped. Still we enjoyed our week and wore ourselves out seeing the sights. Laura and Fulvio were very accommodating. We ended up arriving sooner than planned and they came right away to let us in. It was nice to have Mom's Bakery across the street where we could wait with our luggage and enjoy a coffee.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear friend, many thanks for your review also if this is my first not 5 stars review. I'm surprised and very sorry for the noise that I don't understand. This is the first time that I have this pointed out. The building is very quiet and the street is a secondary one with no bar or restaurant (or dancing !) around (Mama's Bakery is closed during evening and night). Car traffic is limited to inhabitants. Maybe you met with an unlucky time with some special event. Anyway I'm happy you still enjoyed your holiday and I hope We can meet again in the future, Ciao, Laura
5

Excellent Apartment - Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in an excellent location. It is a short walk to the Piti Palace, the Bridge, and withing walking distance to all the main attractions. We loved it. Shopping for food is a short walk, restaurants, stores, gelato*** etc. Cooking facilities are very good and the place is very clean. The two flights of stairs are a bit steep but added to the character of our stay. Thanks so much for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment just a few minutes walk from all the major sights. Great kitchen to cook in with everything you need. Plenty of shops in the surrounding neighborhood as well as a market in the square close by. It is very quiet with excellent wifi the view from the kitchen window is pure Italy. Laura and her husband are wonderful host who go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. We look forward to staying here again. Also Dr. Kerr and English doctor practicing in Florence saved our trip after my husband came down with a terrible cold. His card was in the book at the apartment along with many helpful tips. As you can see our host have thought of everything a traveler could need. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Lovely stay at this apartment

  • 5 of 5

I agree with all of the positive reviews, this apartment is wonderful! First of all, it is in my favorite neighborhood of Florence, a nice walking distance to all of the major sites and right where I want to be in the evenings.

The apartment itself is just as pictured, decorated very nicely, replete with classic Tuscan touches such as wood ceilings and beautiful flooring. It was equipped with everything I needed for a week and felt like a nice nest to come home to straightaway.

Moreover, the owners are lovely and accommodating people who provide outstanding customer service. I would wholeheartedly recommend this apartment to others, and hope to come back myself very soon. Thank you Laura for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Train
1400 Metres
Florence Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Versilia
Car: not necessary

The apartment is strategically positioned in the historical centre, on the left side of Arno river in the famous quarter 'Oltrarno', ideal to visit Florence by feet, and enjoy the 'real' Firenze.

In Oltrarno there are monuments, gardens, museum, historical palaces unique in the world: Pitti Palace, Santo Spirito Square, Ponte Vecchio (the Old Bridge), Boboli Gardens.

But the wonderful history of Florence lives on in Oltrarno, not only thanks to the so rich historical and artistic heritage, but also in the daily life: in the many restaurants and cafes mantaining the typical athmosphere, in the artisan workshops carrying on a century-old tradition of both spirit and working methods.

At short distance, accessible with a walking promenade, you'll find all the wonderful places that make Florence so famous all over the world: Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria, the Dome and Giotto's tower.

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Rates & Availability

From €90 Per night

Santo Spirito -Palazzo Pitti Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
STD SEASON
Apr 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€105
€590
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €9 per night, per additional guest
 
LOW SEASON
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€90
€490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €9 per night, per additional guest
 
STD SEASON
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€105
€590
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €9 per night, per additional guest
 
LOW SEASON
Nov 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
€90
€490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €9 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€105
€590
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €9 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning €30.00
Notes Progressive DISCOUNT for more then 3 days. PLEASE ASK FOR A QUOTE.
Prices are for a 2 people occupancy; an extra charge of about 10% will be applied for each more people.
Final cleaning 30 Euros,
No other extra charges: heating and A/C, high speed WiFi internet, linen, towels, soap for washing machine and dishwasher ... all. included
DEPOSIT NOT REQUIRED IF YOU PAY AT CHECK IN

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Santo Spirito -Palazzo Pitti Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • A little room with a washbasin is located before the bathroom with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen Bed can be divided in two single beds. A very easy to use and comfortable Double bed in Sofabed is in the living room. All rooms are independent air-conditioned. Linen provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf

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