THE SPANISH STEPS APARTMENT ON VIA DELLA MERCEDE

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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THE SPANISH STEPS APARTMENT ON VIA DELLA MERCEDE

Piazza di Spagna Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

'THE SPANISH STEPS APARTMENT ON VIA DELLA MERCEDE'

COMPLIMENTARY AIRPORT ARRIVAL PICKUP FOR OUR GUESTS!

***Rental for up to four (4) guests; five (5) night minimum rental. No smoking or pets allowed; no children under ten years of age.***

IN THE HEART OF ROME. Located on Via della Mercede, between the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps Apartment is a luxury two bedroom, two bathroom apartment surrounded by fine dining and fabulous shopping and within walking distance of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and many other historic sites and museums, as well as the subway, taxi stands, bus stops, and bike rental. Located in a traditional Roman palazzo, the Spanish Steps Apartment was completely remodeled and furnished in late 2010 and is now available as a self-catering apartment. Please see our website for additional information on the neighborhood and proximity to all Rome has to offer.

ALL THE COMFORT AND AMENITIES OF A LUXURY PRIVATE HOME. The Spanish Steps Apartment is a spacious (1,100+ square feet), elegant and comfortable apartment, consisting of a large and bright living room, separate dining room, large bedroom with new king-size bed, second bedroom with two new twin beds, one bathroom with tub/shower, second bathroom with small glass shower, and fully-equipped kitchen. The large bedroom also has a twin bed in case two people want to share the room but not share the king-size bed. The apartment has double pane windows to keep it quiet and beautiful wood floors, and is decorated with high-end contemporary furniture and art.

Apartment amenities:

Elevator in building

Air conditioning (both bedrooms and living room)

All linens/towels provided

Fully equipped kitchen, including kettle, drip-style and stovetop-espresso coffee-makers, microwave

Laptop with wireless Internet access

Telephone with free local landline calls (cell phone and long-distance calls require calling card)

Safe

Clothes washer/dryer

Satellite television with English-language stations

DVD player with Rome-themed DVDs (Roman Holiday, Gladiator, etc.)

Guide books (lots!), maps, and helpful information packet

iPod/iPod speakers with classical, jazz, blues, and classic rock catalog

iPod Mini loaded with great Rome apps on food, sights, and walking tours of Rome

Alarm clocks (with iPhone recharging docks)

Interior light-blocking shutters and 'white noise' machines for light sleepers

Bathrobes

Hairdryer

Iron and ironing board

Playing cards and games

Umbrellas

Safety measures: smoke/carbon monoxide detector; fire extinguisher; first aid kit

OUR SERVICE STANDS OUT. Upon booking, we will send you a detailed information packet on the neighborhood, walking directions to museums and sights, recommended restaurants, day trips, and much more. We offer one (1) COMPLIMENTARY AIRPORT OR TRAIN STATION ARRIVAL PICK UP FOR OUR GUESTS -- relax and enjoy your welcome to Rome! Welcome beverages and snacks will be waiting for you, too. Our English-speaking property manager will meet you at the apartment at check-in and is available seven days a week. Daily maid service available for an additional charge.

Keywords: Centro Storico , Piazza di Spagna (Rome Historic Center)

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english

About The Owner

I was born and raised here in Rome. In the late 1960's, my father was one of the founders of the American University of Rome (AUR), and, indeed, the apartment was the administrative office and classroom (and impromptu party space) for AUR over a number of years. So, the apartment has been in my family for over 40 years.

Although I now live near Washington, DC, where I am an economist, I come back to Rome as often as possible. Despite all my time here, Rome continues to be a fascinating city that always has more to offer. I hope you find the Eternal City as welcoming and wonderful as I do.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1992

Why The Owner chose Piazza di Spagna

This apartment has been in my family for more than 40 years, was completely remodeled and furnished in late 2010, and is now available for rental as a self-catering apartment. Upon booking, I will send you a detailed information package on the apartment, the neighborhood, restaurants, and sights. We offer complimentary airport arrival pick-up for our guests, and an English-speaking guest services manager will meet you at your arrival. Linens, welcome snacks and beverages, utilities, wifi, taxes, check-in/check-out, and end of stay cleaning are all included in the price. Additional car service or cleaning/linens can be arranged.

What makes this apartment unique

In the heart of Rome's Historic Center, just around the corner from the famous Spanish Steps, this spacious two bedroom, two bathroom apartment is surrounded by fine dining and fabulous shopping. It is within walking distance of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and many other historic sites and museums, and near the subway, taxi stands, bus stops, and bike rental. Located in a traditional Roman palazzo, the apartment was fully renovated in 2010 and is now available for rental (5 night minimum).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Long before our trip, the owner sent us a hugely helpful list of resources and ideas of things to do in Rome; the apartment itself has every guidebook imaginable as well as maps, plus a binder full of tips on places to eat, places to avoid, how to navigate the subway (simple, as it turns out, and just steps away). Al that, combined with the unbeatable location, made us feel we had the inside track on the city. The apartment is very tastefully decorated, both modern and comfortable, as well as being quite large. At the end of a day of walking, it was great to sprawl out in the living room and watch a DVD or listen to music -- there are books to read, movies to watch, an iPod with a good selection of songs. The beds are comfortable and even on New Year's Eve, with fireworks going off all around us, we had no trouble at all sleeping thanks to the white noise machine in the bedroom. There's a lot of storage space and many thoughtful touches (umbrellas; bandaids; lots of soap; laundry detergent). It was like borrowing the home of a thoughtful friend who has great taste and a genuine desire to insure you have a good time. The apartment was the number one reason we had a wonderful time in Rome, and we will be back, Asap. [Posted on flipkey.com January 11, 2014]
Dec 2013
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Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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The Spanish Steps Apartment on Via della Mercede
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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The Spanish Steps Apartment on Via della Mercede
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Piazza di Spagna Rome
Vienna / Austria
5

Perfect location to explore and experience the eternal city

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful elegant and ample apartment. Location in the mid of old Rome - very near to all major sights. Owner is very supportive and forthcoming. I never will take a hotel room in Rome again, as no hotel can be compared to living in this flat. My wife, our (already grown-up) sons and me really enjoyed the stay. I hope to be able to return soon !
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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The Spanish Steps Apartment on Via della Mercede
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Piazza di Spagna Rome
Berlin, Germany
5

A wonderful stay at Spanish Steps Apartment!

  • 5 of 5
We - 3 adults - my parents and me - stayed at the Spanish Apartment for 4 nights at the beginning of July and we loved the place - it is nicely furnished and very clean, extremely comfortable since every little thing was taken care of - there was a computer with Internet, a telephone, even an I pnone, TV, completely equipped kitchen, a lot of information for the stay in Rome. The apartment manager, Rosy, was really nice and helpful. And the location was perfect - it is just in the centre of the Old Town and since there is no metro in this part it was very good to be able to reach the place in less than 20 min walking from every point in town. It was definitely better than a hotel!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review and so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Spanish Steps Apartment on Via della Mercede! The apartment's resident iPod Touch (alas, not an iPhpne) is loaded with music, but next week we are adding an iPad Mini packed with tons of terrific apps on Rome. And, next time make sure to try the Metro -- it's only a few minutes' walk away, is easy to use, and makes getting around Rome even easier.
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The Spanish Steps Apartment on Via della Mercede
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Piazza di Spagna Rome
5

Fantastic location, and very nice apartment!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I took our first trip to Italy with our 14 year old daughter and 11 year old son. The apartment was in a fantastic location, and within walking distance to all of the important historical sites of Rome. Our stay in Rome was the first destination of four in Italy and we were thrilled with the choice we made to stay in this apartment. It was spacious, very clean and well air conditioned...it was very hot in Rome during our stay. We were met at the airport by a driver waiting with our name on a sign and promptly taken away to our apartment where we were met by Rosie and her husband, Rosie was to be our contact during our stay. She told us not to hesitate to call her if we needed anything, but honestly there was really no need as the apartment had everything required.

If / when we return to Rome we will definitely be booking this property again.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Piazza di Spagna Rome
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5

Our week long stay was wonderful in every way!

  • 5 of 5
Let me preface my review by stating that I am in the vacation rental business. I get great joy from making other people's vacation wishes come true when they come to stay at my rental properties. This can also make me a very discerning guest.
I found the Spanish Steps Apartment after combing through many websites. As there were four of us, a middle-aged couple traveling with our teenaged daughter and her friend, we had certain requirements. This was also our third visit to Rome, so I knew what neighborhood we wanted to stay in. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms with air conditioning and wifi in the Campo Marzio.

David was great to deal with. All of my emails were answered promptly and he was happy to extend our stay when my initial booking of 5 days became one week. It's so nice to have a driver waiting for you at the airport after a long, 23 hour journey. We were also able to check in early, as our flight arrived at 7:30 am. Rosie, the property manger was kind and lovely. I had mentioned to David that we would be celebrating my husband's 60th birthday while in Rome and Rosie brought us a bottle of prosecco.

The apartment was exactly as pictured. There is a nice size foyer where you enter the apartment. We loved the light wood floors and the air conditioning in each room. The shutters on the bedroom windows allowed total darkness at night. The kitchen, while small, was well laid out and equipped. It was nice to keep fruits and deli foods in the fridge for snacking. The living room was a great gathering place to chill out during the mid-day heat before we ventured out again.We enjoyed standing and looking out the living room windows to the street below. Having two bathrooms was a must and they were clean and modern. We had thunderstorms during our week long stay and, of course, there were umbrellas for us to use.

The two teenagers loved having their own set of keys to the apartment. The neighborhood felt very safe, day or night. Elen Bar, just up the street, opened early and we enjoyed their fresh made to order fruit and vegetable juices. We also thought the vegetarian lunch buffet at elegant and welcoming Il Margutta RistorArte on via Margutta was an great value for delicious salads, sides and main dishes.

The girls were sad to leave Rome. They let us know they were really going to miss the apartment. It felt like home! I will be recommending it to friends and will certainly book it the next time we are in the wonderful city of Rome! Thank you, David.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Piazza di Spagna Rome
Big Canoe, GA
5

A superb facility.

  • 5 of 5
We’ve all heard about “heightened expectations” and “diminished performance”.
We had heightened expectations but in the case of the Spanish Steps Apartment, the performance exceeded those expectations.
We were there with our 16 year old grandson, and we all had a wonderful experience in a lovely apartment which was extremely well outfitted, well maintained and in a handy location for touring around Rome via foot or taxi. There’s a cab stand quite nearby, and we used that probably more than a native would. We did not use the metro but it too is handy.
The layout of the apartment suited us wonderfully well. The beds were comfortable. The furniture and furnishings were more than our expectations. Air conditioning was wonderful to have a few nights and was quite effective. The neighboring business folk were friendly and worked with us in our pidgin Italian.
An extra bonus which is not common is the owner's travel guide with tips about the neighborhood and travel in Rome generally. You can leave Fodor's and Rick Steves behind, though the house library is full of guide materials.

All in all, we cannot recommend this apartment enough.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Piazza di Spagna Rome
5

Simply amazing!!! Will stay here always

  • 5 of 5
I took my family of four including 2 teenage girls for a 15 day trip to Paris and Italy. We rented 3 apartments in the 3 major cities - Paris, Rome, and Florence (all found thru homeaway.com). Our favorite by far was the Spanish Steps apartment. We loved it and didn't want to leave! It is as advertised and exceeded our expectations. If it is available for dates you are going, BOOK IT!
This is the apartment I would want to own and live in if I were living in Rome.
Here are the highlights:
* Location, location, location - perfectly situated next to Spanish Steps & Trevi fountain. Walking distance to shopping on Corso, 20 minute walk to Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Metro is 5 minute walk if you want to go to Vatican.
* Fabulous condition - Apartment feels like new, A/Cs are great with remote, wood floors, modern bathrooms, kitchen, furniture
* Spacious - bedrooms are big, living room is large, separate dining room which we didn't even use
* Sunlight - Nice light in apartment, windows open to street
* Bathrooms have dual showerheads including overhead, master bath is large
* Laptop & printer in bedroom, wi-fi works fine
* Excellent instructions in apartment
* Wonderful travel books and written notes
Rosie is great property manager who showed us around, got us a taxi for the train station and recommended a wonderful restaurant which was our favorite.
Highly recommend Sofia restaurant which we went to twice, one block away.
The Hosteria pizzeria around the corner had great pizza. Have a great time, already missing being in Rome!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Fiumicino (FCO)
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Termini
Car: not necessary

In the heart of the historic center, between the beautiful Spanish Steps and the famous Trevi fountain, the apartment is within walking distance of many of Rome's most famous sights and surrounded by restaurants and world-class shopping. Walk to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Capitoline museums, and even the Vatican. Excellent access to metro, taxis, and bus stops, and a good supermarket is around the corner. All the wonders of Rome are within easy reach. The area is upscale and safe, perfect for the traditional evening stroll after a fabulous meal, while enjoying an unforgettable gelato!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Piazza di Spagna Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2014 Spring - Fall High Season
Mar 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
$425
$2,800
 
 
2014 Fall Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 13 2014
5 night minimum stay
$385
$2,520
 
 
2014-15 Holiday Season
Dec 14 2014 - Jan 6 2015
5 night minimum stay
$450
$2,975
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$385
$2,520
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Property Damage Protection: $89
All-inclusive rental fee above (check-in/out, cleaning/linens, utilities, tax, one airport arrival pickup, and welcome snacks/beverages) is for a 5-night minimum stay 5 NIGHT MINIMUM AND PRICING ARE FIRM: SORRY, NO EXCEPTIONS.

PAYMENT TERMS: US$500 deposit. 50% due 60 days before check-in; remainder due 21 days before check-in.
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Amenities

Amenities

Piazza di Spagna Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Elevator
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) New in 2010., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds, new in 2010., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a twin bed in the master bedroom in case two people want to share the room but do not want to share the king-size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • churches
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Notes:
Our English-speaking property manager will meet you at the apartment at check-in and is available seven days a week. Upon booking, we will send you a detailed information packet on getting around, walking directions to museums and sights, recommended restaurants, day trips, and much more! We offer one (1) COMPLIMENTARY airport arrival pick up and transfer to the apartment for our guests. Daily maid service available for an additional charge.
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