PERFECT PRIVATE TERRACE REAL FLORENCE NEIGHBORHOOD GREAT VALUE GREAT RESTAURANTS

Pat

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

Pat

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Speaks english
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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

Overview

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

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

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
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Perfect Private Terrace Real Florence Neighborhood Great Value Great Restaurants
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
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Perfect Private Terrace Real Florence Neighborhood Great Value Great Restaurants
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6504vb
-(781) 275-1055 (Massachusetts, USA)
Historic Center Florence
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
business
Perfect Private Terrace Real Florence Neighborhood Great Value Great Restaurants
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6504vb
-(781) 275-1055 (Massachusetts, USA)
Historic Center Florence
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: 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
business
Perfect Private Terrace Real Florence Neighborhood Great Value Great Restaurants
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6504vb
-(781) 275-1055 (Massachusetts, USA)
Historic Center Florence
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: 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
business
Perfect Private Terrace Real Florence Neighborhood Great Value Great Restaurants
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6504vb
-(781) 275-1055 (Massachusetts, USA)
Historic Center Florence
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5

Warm, welcoming space. Great location!

  • 5 of 5
The location just across the river is excellent. It is quiet and provides a better sense of what it's like to live in Florence. The apartment was clean, modern fully equipped. Special touches like a gift basket and bathroom supplies were provided. The kitchen is very functional and we ate there often. Nice private backyard terrace. Like many apartments in Europe the bathroom was small but this is easily overcome by the other many nice features the apartment had to offer.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review! So glad you enjoyed all that this apartment has to offer. Please visit us again. The Italy Perfect Team
business
Perfect Private Terrace Real Florence Neighborhood Great Value Great Restaurants
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6504vb
-(781) 275-1055 (Massachusetts, USA)
Historic Center Florence
Windsor, Ontario
5

Italy Perfect saves the day!!

  • 5 of 5
I cannot say enough about about our amazing experience with Italy Perfect. First, let me give you the backstory....We used Paris perfect last summer and London Perfect the summer before, so why I decided to try Airbnb for our trip to Florence is beyond me--some friends raved about it, I decided to give it a go and immediately felt I shouldn't have. Long story short always trust your gut because 3 weeks prior to departure our airbnb host backed out and we were left with nowhere to stay in the height of tourist season. I emailed Pat from Italy perfect explaining our situation and within an hour she sent me 5 great alternatives with nice descriptions and advice based on our desires. Quercia was perfect. The owners clearly hold sleep a main priority because between the thick walls, superb air conditioning, white noise machines and thick drapes I can honestly say I have never slept so well in Europe. They have thought of everything, including providing an extra converter and back=up toothbrushes and razors! They recommended a fantastic driver (Marco from tours in Tuscany) who kept in touch with me when our flight was delayed, and the lovely Veronica who greeted us was so kind an welcoming despite our very late arrival. The apartment itself is in a great neighbourhood away from the crowds but still walking distance to all major attractions and we enjoyed being only blocks away from Esselunga, the big grocery store. Although small the flat is very well laid out and comfortable and a great space for our family of 4. It is even prettier & more charming than in the pictures and we would definitely stay there again. Thank you Pat for all your help and advice--you really saved the day!!
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Perfect Private Terrace Real Florence Neighborhood Great Value Great Restaurants
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6504vb
-(781) 275-1055 (Massachusetts, USA)
Historic Center Florence
Windsor, Ontario
5

Italy Perfect saves the day!!

  • 5 of 5
I cannot say enough about about our amazing experience with Italy Perfect. First, let me give you the backstory....We used Paris perfect last summer and London Perfect the summer before, so why I decided to try Airbnb for our trip to Florence is beyond me--some friends raved about it, I decided to give it a go and immediately felt I shouldn't have. Long story short always trust your gut because 3 weeks prior to departure our airbnb host backed out and we were left with nowhere to stay in the height of tourist season. I emailed Pat from Italy perfect explaining our situation and within an hour she sent me 5 great alternatives with nice descriptions and advice based on our desires. Quercia was perfect. The owners clearly hold sleep a main priority because between the thick walls, superb air conditioning, white noise machines and thick drapes I can honestly say I have never slept so well in Europe. They have thought of everything, including providing an extra converter and back=up toothbrushes and razors! They recommended a fantastic driver (Marco from tours in Tuscany) who kept in touch with me when our flight was delayed, and the lovely Veronica who greeted us was so kind an welcoming despite our very late arrival. The apartment itself is in a great neighbourhood away from the crowds but still walking distance to all major attractions and we enjoyed being only blocks away from Esselunga, the big grocery store. Although small the flat is very well laid out and comfortable and a great space for our family of 4. It is even prettier & more charming than in the pictures and we would definitely stay there again. Thank you Pat for all your help and advice--you really saved the day!!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review! We were so glad we were able to "save the day" and your stay in Florence, Jennifer. Please visit us again. The Italy Perfect Team
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Availability & Rates

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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
 
High Season
Sep 23 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
€190
€1,230
€3,940
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €18 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 16 2014 - Jan 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,230
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €18 per night, per additional guest
 
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 €125
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

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:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • 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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