PRIVATE TERRACE, REAL FLORENCE NEIGHBORHOOD, GREAT VALUE - GREAT RESTAURANTS

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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PRIVATE TERRACE, REAL FLORENCE NEIGHBORHOOD, GREAT VALUE - GREAT RESTAURANTS

Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Fully Equipped, No Steps, Great Dining (Sleeps 4)

Italy Perfect Winner of Trip Advisor-FlipKey's Award of Excellence 2011, 2012, 2013. Conde Nast Traveler Expert Specialist. Travel & Leisure Magazine Italy All-Star 2013. BBB A+

Appreciate real Florentine living in the typical neighborhood of San Frediano with the special feature of a quiet terrace and garden, a rare situation in central Florence.

Location

San Frediano is a village within the city of Florence. Inside the ancient city walls, the neighborhood has served the city with craftsmen for centuries. You'll see examples even on your street. This neighborhood is know for its restaurants. It is a few blocks outside the most popular tourist neighborhoods so you will experience local 'village' life without tour groups passing through. the Quercia building dates from the 1500s.

Exterior

Quercia is located in a narrow building with grey 'pietra serena' stone doorway. On the ground floor and in the back of the building, there are no steps to reach the apartment. Because the apartment is at the back of the building, it is quiet.

Interior

A has a railroad-style layout, a long hall connects the bedrooms to the living/dining room and terrace beyond. Ancient masonry is exposed on part of the hall wall, together with the vaulted brick ceiling in the first bedroom, the typical Tuscan floor tiles and kitchen evoke the echo of centuries of Florentine and Tuscan history.

The heart of the home is a the 'great room' with open kitchen, dining room and modern sofas organized in an L shape, allowing all guests to sit comfortably. Light flows into from the terrace and garden just outside the living room. In warm weather, about 6 months of the year, the terrace forms an outdoor living room. It has table and chairs for dining and even lounge chairs for, well, lounging. And, it has screens, a very unusual thing in Italy.

The living room also has the television with only local Italian channels, wifi router, and air conditioner. The bedrooms are also air conditioned.

Very nice pieces of original, local art are found throughout the apartment.

The compact kitchen has everything needed with full sized refrigerator, gas stove-top, oven, microwave, dishwasher and drip coffee maker.

Moving from the living room towards the entrance you find the master bedroom with queen sized bed, wall of closets and ensuite bath with shower cabinet. The bathroom has heated towel racks, so nice in cool weather.

Between the master bedroom and the twin bedroom, there is an internal patio with a wall of windows that brings in light and good also for bicycle parking. this is where the washing machine is located.

The twin bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom with shower. In this room there can be one bed or a second bed can be pulled out from under the first. New, thick mattresses. The twin bedroom has a high, vaulted masonry ceiling that probably harks to a time when this ground floor was a stable.

Keywords: Apartment, Florence, Firenze, Vacation Rental

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Pat

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This apartment is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love visiting Italy as much as we do. We are sisters Lisa and Pat Byrne who lived in Italy in our youth and now travel there frequently for business and pleasure.

Pat purchased this apartment in 2000
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Private Terrace, Real Florence Neighborhood, Great Value - Great Restaurants
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
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Private Terrace, Real Florence Neighborhood, Great Value - Great Restaurants
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6504vb
(781) 275-1055 (Massachusetts, USA)
Historic Center Florence
San Diego, CA
5

So nice to stay in this apartment

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
This was the second Italy Perfect apartment we stayed in, moving from Venice to Florence. It was so nice to stay in the Quercia apartment. Very happy experience! Apartment was comfortable, homey. Greeter friendly, helpful. All around a great stay. That you Pat at Italy Perfect for your great information and tips!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Private Terrace, Real Florence Neighborhood, Great Value - Great Restaurants
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6504vb
(781) 275-1055 (Massachusetts, USA)
Historic Center Florence
Richmond, VA
5

Location perfect

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
This place was absolutely what we expected. The pictures do it great justice. We found the location perfect and in a quiet area south of the Arno river. Our greeter was very helpful and made the whole experience feel like we where home away. We would stay here again.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! Please visit us again!
business
Private Terrace, Real Florence Neighborhood, Great Value - Great Restaurants
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6504vb
(781) 275-1055 (Massachusetts, USA)
Historic Center Florence
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5

Perfect Place to be Italian "locals" for a few days, yet close to all major attractions.

Perfect Place to be Italian "locals" for a few days, yet close to all major attractions.
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
My husband and I purposefully picked this place because it was ACROSS the river from the tourist areas. We wanted an authentic Italian neighborhood experience where we could walk to the baker, butcher, to get a cappuccino, and eat in local restaurants. We got all that and more. The VRBO photographs of the interior and exterior of this home don't do it justice. It was perfect! Plus, we were more than impressed with the professionalism and 1st class treatment by Veronica and Pat from Italy Perfect. They were both quick to respond with helpful tips for tours, restaurants, etc. We took a cooking class, and tour of the Tuscany Chianti wine region. "Our" home was the perfect jumping off point. We can hardly wait to be back, and highly recommend this place!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You are such an enthusiastic person, we all loved working with you. You truly "got" the experience of living in a real Italian environment and took great advantage. I'm sure you have fun wherever you go. Italy Perfect.
business
Private Terrace, Real Florence Neighborhood, Great Value - Great Restaurants
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6504vb
(781) 275-1055 (Massachusetts, USA)
Historic Center Florence
Houston
5

As Advertised and Better

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We must have investigated 50 properties while searching for the right place to stay and think we are super smart for choosing Quercia. We were visiting our study abroad daughter and she came to stay with us for a while. We all loved the neighborhood, knowing we could have stayed in a real touristy area, we found this was more authentic. The grocery store wasn't full of Americans, the restaurants had locals eating there, the gentleman at the end of the street who keeps an eye on things saluted us on passing. Oh, and the apartment is just fine, just as depicted. We actually had some days warm enough to have lunch on the patio -- in November! We are sending all our friends.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: When we talked about this during your research, I felt sure you would enjoy Quercia. You are so smart ;-) Please come again, Italy Perfect.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Private Terrace, Real Florence Neighborhood, Great Value - Great Restaurants
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6504vb
(781) 275-1055 (Massachusetts, USA)
Historic Center Florence
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Excellent stay

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
A friend and I stayed at the Quercia apartment in Oct/ Nov. It was all that was advertised...charming, relaxing and well appointed. The location is away from the maddening crowds, but within easy distance to all the necessary shops. The walk to and from city center kept us from weight gain despite pasta, wine and gelato over indulgence. The greeter was lovely and helpful. WiFi was a plus. I so appreciate the professionalism of Italy Perfect
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Availability & Rates

Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Holiday
Apr 16 2014 - Apr 30 2014
€1,230
7 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €18 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 16 2014
€148
€955
€3,115
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 16 2014 - Jan 7 2015
€1,230
7 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
€190
€1,230
€3,940
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €18 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

4 night supplement *note €55.00
Service Cost €125.00
Notes Supplement for 4 night stay E55, remove for longer stays. Children count as guests. The official rates are on our website http://www.italyperfect.com/florence-san-frediano-apartment/quercia.html The only valid price is the Euro price displayed on our website.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Second bed can be stowed under the other, trundle
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Two full bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
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