|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
The Quercia apartment in Florence is well located to be convenient to all tourist attractions, yet off the beaten path. It is very well-appointed with nice linens, table service and kitchen tools. A welcome basket was waiting filled with everything we would need for the first 24 hours including coffee, wine, pasta, sauce and cookies. We enjoyed relaxing in the living room and eating our meals outside in the courtyard which was actually a little bigger than it looked in photographs.
We rented bicycles and rode outside the city a couple of times, which was fun. We loved having the interior courtyard to store the bikes in at night.
The surrounding area is a safe, friendly neighborhood. One night on the way back from dinner we came upon a party going on in the street. We stopped to listen to the music and before we knew it we were swept into the middle of the group and we were dancing with everyone else. Another night we happened on a trunk show at a local boutique and were invited in for wine and hors d'œuvres as models and impeccably dressed men and women milled about us.
We got to see all the tourist attractions but we also got to feel like locals. Perfection!
The bounty of suggestions for food, fun and travel tips in the ItalyPerfect information packet were really terrific. We will definitely use ItalyPerfect again and have recommended it to friends.
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.
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!!
My husband and I spent a week at the beautiful Quercia apartment last month, and had a wonderful time - thank you!
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 13 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €18 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest|
|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.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.