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Perfect Private Terrace Real Florence Neighborhood Great Value Great Restaurants

Pat

Member since: 2000
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Pat

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, italian
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Perfect Private Terrace Real Florence Neighborhood Great Value Great Restaurants

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

Overview

Colognole Rufina 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

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.

Air conditioning in living room and bedrooms.

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pat (Property Manager)
Member since: 2000
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Speaks: english, italian

About Pat

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

Guestbook comments from the manager

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
Oct 2013
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Perfect Private Terrace Real Florence Neighborhood Great Value Great Restaurants
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
New York City
5

Great Choice

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was the perfect choice for our family of 4. Quiet street close to center of city. Super clean, modern, well furnished. Second bedroom a bit small but plenty of room in living room. Great outdoor patio. The local rep Veronica was incredibly helpful and nice.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review! Please visit us again. The Italy Perfect Team
North California
5

Nine Days in Florence

  • 5 of 5

Deciding to spend all of a ten-day holiday in one city led us two old friends to choose an apartment, rather than a hotel, in Florence. What a great decision! This apartment was perfect for two; two bdrms and baths , ground floor and fully equipped with kitchen supplies. A charming garden in the back is delightful - there were mosquitoes though so a glass of wine at dusk was not a great idea. It is so quiet in the neighborhood, not even a Vespa on the street at night. The building, however, is noisy in the evening. The upstairs family is loud, teenagers, I'd guess, and their voices carry! All shuts down, however, at about 9:30. so no big deal for us.

The neighborhood is very authentic and there is an early 14th century city gate just around the corner, along with a good piece of the original city wall. There is a lovely little restaurant at the end of the block - Il Guscio - that became our default feeding-station and groceries are available not too many blocks away. I would choose this site again, in a heartbeat, and I would certainly use ItalyPerfect. The orienting materials that were furnished ahead of the trip were excellent and covered all the bases. Grazie!!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and your enjoyment of the apartment, of Florence and our service. We do advise guests in advance that there are mosquitoes, just bring some repellent. Apartment living can be a big change for guests who aren't used to close neighbors, marble floors that carry sound, but as long as they quiet at night then Italians are very tolerant. [The Italy Perfect Team]
5

We had a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week at the beautiful Quercia apartment last month, and had a wonderful time - thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, please come again! The Italy Perfect Team
5

Perfect hideaway in the city!

  • 5 of 5

No wonder this place won the Award of Excellence for 3 years consecutively. The apartment is nicely situated near restaurants and tourist spots and the descriptions and photos are spot on. It really is wonderful and with the terrace and garden, it's a perfect hideaway in the middle of the city. Everything we needed and could ever ask for was provided. The apartment, though not spacious, is charmingly and comfortably furnished with all the trappings of modern life. It's also very quiet and restful, a rare deal indeed in a spot flocked with tourists. Host is charming as well. Would definitely recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review! We agree, this apartment does deserve the "Award for Excellence"! Please visit us again. The Italy Perfect Team
Los Angeles, California
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

As their name implies, out stay with Italy Perfect was just that. The Quercia apartment was very well appointed, comfortable and spacious (it was just me and my 75 year old) mother. It is a little far from the historical center which was fine with me but meant a bit more walking. Our greeter was on time, professional and sweet. Would definitely use Italy Perfect again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review! So glad you found everything perfect! Please visit us again. The Italy Perfect Team
Portland
5

Great Choice

  • 5 of 5

We loved this apartment! It was even nicer than pictures convey and very well appointed and welcoming! The location is fantastic as it is in a real neighborhood with 2 outstnding restaurants just down the block (Trattoria del'Oro and il Guscio). The outdoor patio was wonderful and provided a quiet oasis after a busy day in a busy town with lots of tourists. Loved this rental experience and would definitely rent again. The only downside would be if you are a large person, the bathrooms may be an issue as they are very small.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! It really is a lovely apartment isn't it! Please visit us again. The Italy Perfect Team

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Rates & Availability

From €148 Per night

Colognole Rufina 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
 
High Season
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
€190
€1,230
€3,940
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €18 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,230
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €18 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Apr 13 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
€190
€1,230
€3,940
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
€148
€955
€3,115
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

4 night supplement *note €55
Service Cost per week €125
Notes Supplement for 4 night stay E55, remove for longer stays. Service fee is per week. 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.

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Amenities

Colognole Rufina Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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 ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing

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