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THE PERFECT FLORENTINE RETREAT, WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE OLD BRIDGE, GARDEN

Laura Martelli

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Laura Martelli

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THE PERFECT FLORENTINE RETREAT, WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE OLD BRIDGE, GARDEN

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room,2 kitchnettes, garden, terrace

The Florentine Retreat is a house of 110 sqm with garden and terrace .It is possible to rent only a suite for two people.

It consists of 2 double bedrooms, a living room, 2 bathrooms with original Amalfi tiles ( with showers), 2 kitchnette: 1 is located in the garden living room with access to the garden, and 1 is located in the Studio and can be used to have meals on the upper Terrace during the warm days.

Free Wifi and parking available.

The prices are for 2 people in one suite.

The apatment is rentable for 1-2-3-4-5-6 guests.

It's possible to add 1 single bed in the living (on request) and one in Studio..

Free Wifi.

The Suite Apartment is located in a Villa , ex Hay Loft of an old tuscan family.

The Villa is now owned by Martelli family and surrounded by gardens in a secluded area but at only 12 minutes from Forte Belvedere and Boboli garden entrance, 20 minutes from the Old Bridge and Piazzale Michelangelo; a fashinating walk in th one of the most intersting antique road of Florence. The composer Tchaikovsky loved Florence and its climate and spent a winter in a house in Via San Leonardo, less than 100 meters away from us.

When you are in this apartment you do not need a car for visiting Firenze ( historical city center is off-limits for cars)

Bus stops at 100 meters.

Anyway we have complimentary parking available.

The owner is glad to help you to book museum tickets

You can also do it by yourself calling the booking office: the Uffizi Gallery is 0039.055.294833; this number is also valid for the other state museums ) or at www.polomusealefiorentino.it.

There are many temporary exhibitions held in Florence throughout the year. Some of great interest include the bi-annual antiques show in October, the Craftsmanship's Exhibition and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino’s season of concerts and operas. In some seasons, it is possible to observe the night sky from the nearby Arcetri's Observatory of Galilei.

A local Open Market every Tuesday morning in Cascine Park,

Fashion Outlet The Mall (Armani, Gucci, Tod's, Ferragamo, Burberry.....) at Incisa Val d'Arno at 15km ( A1 motorway)

The apartment is very close (100m) to Chalet Fontana open for dinner and to Omero Restaurant (10 minutes wolking) considered one of the best in Florence serving tipical tastefull tuscany food. Open daily for lunch and dinner

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Laura Martelli (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, french, italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Laura,

we are leaving today and we would like to tank you again for the perfect hospitality and your precious hints

We hope to come back next spring for a longer stay

Arrivederci

Joan and Bill
Jun 2014
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Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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The Perfect Florentine Retreat, walking distance from The Old Bridge, Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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The Perfect Florentine Retreat, walking distance from The Old Bridge, Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p860874
+39 -0552336583
Historic Center Florence
5

Quaint and Charming!

  • 5 of 5
Laura was an excellent host and her garden apartment was perfect for my husband and I. We wanted to stay somewhere that was walking distance of Florence, but not in the middle of the hustle and bustle. It was about a 30-40 walk into the heart of the city that was beautiful and picturesque along the way. If you don't want to walk you can walk to the bus stop within 1 minute. Laura greeted us with refreshments upon arrival and stocked our kitchen with enough breakfast food for our entire stay. The villa is within a 20 minute walk to the famous scenic view of Florence, Piazzale Michelangelo, and the Medieval Abbazia di San Miniato del Monte where you can hear Gregorian Chants in the evenings around 8/8:30. Laura was very hospitable and willing to help with any of our requests or needs. Mosquitoes were bad in the area while we came and Laura immediately had her grandson put up a mosquito net for us and gave us ventilators to detract them. We had also expressed interest in a cooking class while visiting and Laura arranged for her daughter to come and they showed us how to make an authentic meal and we were able to share the evening with them and talk about history in culture. We were truly blessed to have found her villa, and staying there was one of the highlights of our adventure.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
The Perfect Florentine Retreat, walking distance from The Old Bridge, Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p860874
+39 -0552336583
Historic Center Florence
5

Quaint and Charming!

  • 5 of 5
Laura was an excellent host and her garden apartment was perfect for my husband and I. We wanted to stay somewhere that was walking distance of Florence, but not in the middle of the hustle and bustle. It was about a 30-40 walk into the heart of the city that was beautiful and picturesque along the way. If you don't want to walk you can walk to the bus stop within 1 minute. Laura greeted us with refreshments upon arrival and stocked our kitchen with enough breakfast food for our entire stay. The villa is within a 20 minute walk to the famous scenic view of Florence, Piazzale Michelangelo, and the Medieval Abbazia di San Miniato del Monte where you can hear Gregorian Chants in the evenings around 8/8:30. Laura was very hospitable and willing to help with any of our requests or needs. Mosquitoes were bad in the area while we came and Laura immediately had her grandson put up a mosquito net for us and gave us ventilators to detract them. We had also expressed interest in a cooking class while visiting and Laura arranged for her daughter to come and they showed us how to make an authentic meal and we were able to share the evening with them and talk about history in culture. We were truly blessed to have found her villa, and staying there was one of the highlights of our adventure.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Florentine Retreat, walking distance from The Old Bridge, Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p860874
+39 -0552336583
Historic Center Florence
5

Wonderful stay in Florence

  • 5 of 5
The stay in Florence by Laura's house for one week was a wonderful memery for us. Laura is such a nice lady that she helped us immediately in the first day when we arrived. So we could easily find out the best route for visiting Florence. She was so nice to my kid that we were really moved by her kindness. So, thank you, Laura! We will come back.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Florentine Retreat, walking distance from The Old Bridge, Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p860874
+39 -0552336583
Historic Center Florence
5

Walking Florence, my dream come true!!

  • 5 of 5
Dear Laura thank you very much for your warm welcome and for all reccomendation you gave me.
We really enjoied to stay in your cozy apartment and we considered a privilege to share some time with you.
The apartment is well equipped and the garden a bless in the afternoon after a long day visiting. A nice spot in the center of Florence.
We hope to come back in october in according with the university plans of my daughetr and we hope to stay more then 5 nights as we did last time.
With our dearest regrds, arrivedrci
Diana and Velentine
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Florentine Retreat, walking distance from The Old Bridge, Garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p860874
+39 -0552336583
Historic Center Florence
5

Excellent sejour!

  • 5 of 5
The photos are not enough to know how this house and appartment are. When you get in, you feel the elegance and the charme of that place. The surprise is even more when you meet the lendlady of this house so gentle, so warm acquiring you. Everything's necessary is there, perfectly clean and nice; beautiful objects make everybody who likes the beauty to appreciate the chance to be there.
Laura is a special person charming like her place and if I say she is unforgetable it's not an exageration at all.
I had all information I needed and she came even with more, books and notes.
Shortly, a very nice, quiet, elegant place appreciated even more after hours of visits in old cit and neighbourhoods with a charming garden where one can spend special moment far away from city's agitation.
I recommend this place for all those who like the beauty!

I hope to come back there soon.
THANK YOU dear Laura and be there for me and for others who appreciate you!

Virginia
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Firenze Peretola (Pisa 85 kms)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Chalet Fontana walking distance
Nearest Ferry
129 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Circolo Golf Ugolino
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Firenze - Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A1 - exit Firenze Impruneta (ex Certosa)
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Chalet Fontana walking distance
Nearest Ski
97 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
112 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

The Apartment, 1400m from Old Brige, is located in a beautiful Villa in Via San Leonardo, historic lane connecting the Astronomical Observatory G.Galilei on the hill of Arcetri with Forte Belvedere and Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge).The Villa ,an ancient hay-loft, was renovated by owner and it is surrounded by a garden with vines, wisteria pergolas, laurel hedges and cypress trees.

Via San Leonardo is a narrow road through antique buildings, olive groves and gardens in the protected and silent area landscape, with few inhabitants – villas and farmhouses converted into artists’ studios, that takes about twenty minutes to walk to the Old Bridge. Walking towards the Old Bridge: Chalet Fontana, historic meeting place of writers and artists, the house of Tchaikovskij, the famous painter Ottone Rosai's studio, the Church of San Leonardo in Arcetri of XI century and passing close by Forte Belvedere of XVI century.

From Forte Belvedere a gate leads into Boboli Garden and Pitti Palace, but if you go through the door of old walls, you find Bardini Museum of Macchiaioli, Galileo's home and Ponte Vecchio.

Piazzale Michelangelo is a walking distance with its marvellous view of Firenze

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Rates & Availability

From €80 Per night

Historic Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per person
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
winter holidays
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
€95
From
€100
Sat,Sun
€650
 
 
winter
Jan 8 2015 - Feb 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
€80
€530
€1,400
 
 
high season
Mar 1 2015 - Nov 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
€95
From
€100
Sat,Sun
€650
 
 
autumn
Nov 6 2015 - Dec 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
€80
€530
€1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €200
Notes - Prices refer to 1 full week reservation for two persons.
A 3 nights reservation only will be considered
Long Term Rental are welcome.
The charge for the added person in the living room is 150 € for week
.
-Prices include: accommodation for 2 persons, a welcome basket for your breakfast, electricity, water and gas for the kitchen and bathroom need. Bed linen, towels will be replaced every end
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Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom has original Amalfi style tiles and 1 window to the garden Bath Towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • garden Apartment - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , +sofa +child
    Studio apartment - 1 double , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The Bedroom has a queen size bed, wardrobe, table, chairs for 4. 2 bedside tables, oriental carpets. The bedroom has two windows watching the garden. In the living room there is a single sofa for 1 person, as well as a child bed on request. Bedlinen provided
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
A common laundry area is available for Guest. Free WI FI Parking is available complimentary

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