LUXURY 5 BEDROOM APARTMENT IN AN HISTORICAL FAMILY OWNED PALAZZO.

Rosie Osborne (English) and Pierre-Louis Blond (French)

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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LUXURY 5 BEDROOM APARTMENT IN AN HISTORICAL FAMILY OWNED PALAZZO.

Santa Croce - Uffizi House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms 6 bathrooms Sleeps 11 - historical family owned Palazzo in Florence

We are delighted to offer this exceptional property: a recently restored, luxury five bedroom apartment in an historical family owned Palazzo, right in the heart of Florence. The apartment has been renovated and decorated by an internationally renowned interior designer. From the sofa, there are views of the Church of Santo Stefano through the blooming terrace and on the opposite side, views of the tower of Palazzo Vecchio.

Layout:

Guests arrive at the apartment at street level by entering a graceful XVIIth century hall with its original columns and statues. A beautiful vaulted staircase leads to the upper floors. The apartment is on the terraced fourth floor of the palazzo. Guests can also access the fourth floor by using a newly installed mirror lined elevator. A private garage with storage facilities is at guests’ disposal.

There is an entrance lobby and a large double volume living/dining room with fireplace. French doors lead to a furnished terrace/roof garden. There is also a fully equipped eat-in kitchen, TV and attic kitchen storage.

Suite 1: King size bed, all marble bathroom, walk in shower with Turkish bath, stairs to bathtub in loft, large counter. Door to the terrace.

Suite 2: King size bed, marble bathroom, wall-mounted shower in the tub, stairs to private lofted sitting room with sofa/day bed, 50” TV screen and large counter. Door to the terrace.

Suite 3: Twin beds, en suite marble bathroom, separate shower.

Suite 4: King size bed, marble bathroom, stone sink, separate shower.

Suite 5: (On the upper level) King size bed and en suite shower room with double stone sink.

Guest powder room, laundry cupboard and storage

Points of Interest / Distances:

This gorgeous palazzo is one of the historical Florentine palazzos. It is in a superb location right in the heart of Florence, just a few steps from Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio. Its origins date to the 12th century, but its actual form is mainly derived from a 17th century renovation by the Marchese Anton Maria Bartolommei and designed by architect Ferdinando Tacca, who also signed the stunning entrance.

Provided Services (included):

Our representative who looks after the palazzo in Florence is in charge of assisting guests during their stay at the palazzo. She will take care of any requirement and is also a wonderful cook!

A complimentary buffet breakfast is prepared every morning. Breakfast is usually served from 8:30 to 10:30am. Tableware, cutlery, a toaster & kettle, and other items you need will be provided. These include American and Italian style roast coffee, various teas, warm and hot milk, freshly squeezed orange juice, plain yoghurt, cereals, sliced bread, butter, various homemade jams, fresh fruit, ham, prosciutto di Parma, bacon, local cheeses and eggs.

There is daily room cleaning, bed making, weekly bed and bath linen changing and final cleaning. The included maid service consists of preparing breakfast, bedroom and bathroom cleaning, the making of beds and weekly linen changing.

Extra services (at an additional cost, upon request):

What is exceptional about this apartment is that any kind of service can be provided upon request. Drivers are available to come and pick you up at the palazzo, there are chefs available for cooking and catering, cultural tours lead by a Florentine graduate in history of art, the opportunity to visit extraordinary sites that are usually closed to tourists, day passes to a gym, bike rental and much more.

Maid service

Any further services such as extra linen changing and personal laundry will be charged as extra service at € 15.00 per hour. During your , you will be asked to coordinate with our representative regarding extra maid service for your stay, and to agree on costs and the kind of services you will need.

Cooking service

Our representative is available for cooking and also grocery shopping at € 15.00 per hour.

Equipment in the palazzo

Dishwasher

Washing machines & tumble dryers

Refrigerator, freezer

WI-FI, Sky Satellite TV, DVD Player, Stereo with CD player, Ipod

Adaptors (any type), fans, cots, cribs, high chairs, wheelchairs

Hairdryer and Ortigia bath set in each bathroom

Electricity, air conditioning, house heating and water heating

Hairdryer in each bathroom; cots, cradles, high chairs, wheelchair, can be easily provided

Private garage with storage facilities

Independent central heating

Air conditioning

Wireless internet connection

Complimentary produce from the family’s country estates (seasonal when available):

Wonderful produce from the owner’s Tuscan estates, such as:

Extra virgin oil

Vinegars, seasonal crops from the owner’s vegetable garden and orchard

Various jams (plum, fig, apricot, and quince) and honey

Complimentary basic supplies:

Mineral water (S. Pellegrino sparkling and Panna natural)

Salt, pepper, balsamic and various spices

Various English teas, “Illy” coffee

Paper napkins, paper towel, toilet paper, soap, and candles

Detergent for the dishwasher and washing machine, various cleaning products

Option of food hamper and arrival dinner:

Upon specific request, and supplementary to what the housekeeper will supply for the complimentary breakfast, a special food hamper with supplies as listed below can be provided to cover expected needs for the days following your arrival.

Lemons, seasonal fruits, melons, tomatoes, zucchini, eggplants, peppers, green salad, potatoes. Chicken, T-bone steaks (to be cooked on the barbecue) or beef loin for roast beef. Various soft drinks. The average cost of the food hamper ranges from 25 to 30 € per person (adults and children) and will be charged at actual cost (receipts provided).

Arrival dinner (available upon request):

The housekeeper is available to prepare an arrival dinner composed of Tuscan antipasti, a first course (spaghetti, lasagna or vegetable soup), a second course (chicken or beef) with grilled vegetables and salad, dessert (homemade tart), and fruit. Grace is also available for preparing meals on Sundays. If you really want to relax, you can even plan with her a cooking service and specific menus for your entire stay.

Wine & Spirits:

The cellar is supplied with high quality Tuscan red and white wines, whisky, gin, grappa di Brunello, Martini, vodka and Limoncello. Only actual consumption (the bottles opened) will be charged, at a price comparable to local merchants.

Other services & event organisation:

The housekeeper will be also available for any extra help or requests which may arise before your arrival or during your stay. Such services include, but are not limited to:

Cooking lessons and Italian lessons can be provided in the comfort of the palazzo

Wine tasting with or without dinner

Guided tours around Florence

Local events such as concerts and exhibitions

Shopping, beauty & spa, treatments, massages etc.

Transportation of any kind to any destination with or without driver

Shipping to US or other international points (i.e. items purchased locally, personal belongings etc.)

Entertainment for children and babysitting

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the manager
The experience at the Apartment was unforgettable. The apartment is beautiful, very well located and the service was impeccable. The Christmas tree was beautiful and it was one of our best Christmas's ever and the housekeeper was just amazing. We shall definitely be back.
Dec 2012
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Rosie Osborne (English) and Pierre-Louis Blond (French)

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Luxury Furnished rentals since 1995, with properties in Paris, London, Italy and Bordeaux. Dedicated to service, quality and professionalism.

The premises have been decorated to the highest standards, in a fashionable contemporary style, by an internationally known interior designer. From the sofa, there are views of the Church of Santo Stefano through the blooming terrace and on the opposite side, views of the tower of Palazzo Vecchio.

Stunning decoration and breathtaking architecture in a perfect location. This gorgeous palazzo is one of the historical Florentine palazzos. It is in a superb location right in the heart of Florence, just a few steps from Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio. Its origins date to the 12th century, but its actual form is mainly derived from a 17th century renovation by the Marchese Anton Maria Bartolommei and designed by architect Ferdinando Tacca, who also signed the stunning entrance.

Provided Services (included):

Our representative who looks after the palazzo in Florence is in charge of assisting guests during their stay at the palazzo. She will take care of any requirement and is also a wonderful cook!

A complimentary buffet breakfast is prepared every morning. Breakfast is usually served from 8:30 to 10:30am. Tableware, cutlery, a toaster & kettle, and other items you need will be provided. These include American and Italian style roast coffee, various teas, warm and hot milk, freshly squeezed orange juice, plain yoghurt, cereals, sliced bread, butter, various homemade jams, fresh fruit, ham, prosciutto di Parma, bacon, local cheeses and eggs.

There is daily room cleaning, bed making, weekly bed and bath linen changing and final cleaning. The included maid service consists of preparing breakfast, bedroom and bathroom cleaning, the making of beds and weekly linen changing.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

Luxury 5 bedroom apartment in an historical family owned Palazzo.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Luxury 5 bedroom apartment in an historical family owned Palazzo.
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Santa Croce - Uffizi Historic Center
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THE MOST WONDERFUL RENTAL WE HAVE EVER STAYED IN.

  • 5 of 5
This property is everything and more than the listing promised. It was in an excellent location in an old Palazzo. Despite the antiquity of the building, the apartment itself is furnished with modern touches but with the wonderful Tuscan sensibility throughout. It is the most complete property we have ever been in - the owner thought of everything. Umbrellas, shopping cart, candles, firewood, wonderful Ortigia bath products and the most fully stocked kitchen ever. In addition, every morning the concierge arrived to make a fully cooked breakfast for us. She was available to attend to any of our requests for a car and driver, tours, reservations and tickets. It was like the best of hotel service with all the benefits of private living in a magnificent home. The outdoor terrace was adjacent to a church where there were regular classical music concerts wafting through the terrace doors. It couldn't have been a nicer setting in an excellent location. We would highly recommend this property to anyone, but especially to a larger group of friends or family who can take advantage of the 5 bedrooms and 6 baths. We hope to return there soon!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you very much Judith. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us! Kind regards, Rosie and Pierre-Louis
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Luxury 5 bedroom apartment in an historical family owned Palazzo.
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Santa Croce - Uffizi Historic Center
5

SPLENDID LOCATION AND SERVICE IN HIGH END MODERN.

  • 5 of 5
Listing is completely accurate. Lovely old building with high style Italian Modern interior. Clean, well maintained, with excellent, cheerful service. The location could not be better. Would recommend to any visitor to Florence.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Olivia for the kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you to Italy again one day soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Firenze Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Forte dei Marmi
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Across the street
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Car: not necessary

The Palazzo Florentine is one of the historical Florentine palazzos. It has a superb location right in the heart of Florence, just a few steps from Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio.

•Its origins date to the 12th century but its actual form is mainly derived from a 17th century renovation by the Marchese Anton Maria Bartolommei and designed by architecht Ferdinando Tacca who also signed the stunning entrance. During the war German troops mined and blew up all the surroundings of Ponte Vecchio, including palazzo Bartolommei. The Torre dei Girolami one of the highest towers remaining in Florence, adjacent to the Palazzo and belonging to the same estate, collapsed on it destroying the upper floors. These floors were rebuilt immediately after the war using the debris of the tower.

•For the lofty living room at the top floor Ilaria Miani did a radical restoration of all the superstructures as partitions, false ceilings, layers of paint to highlight the original structure made of bricks and pillars from the tower. From the sofa you have views from S.Stefano church through the blooming terrace, and at on the opposite you can see the tower of Palazzo Vecchio.

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Amenities

Santa Croce - Uffizi House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Elevator ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - all marble bathroom, walk in shower with Turkish bath, stair
    Bathroom 2 - wall mounted shower in the tub
    Bathroom 3 - en suite marble bathroom, separate shower
    Bathroom 4 - marble bathroom, stone sink, separate shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , stairs to private lofted sitting room with sofa/ day bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , en suite marble bathroom, separate shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , marble bathroom, stone sink, separate shower
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , en suite shower room with double stone sink
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , walk in shower with Turkish bath, stair to bathtub in loft
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Notes:
Complimentary produce from the family’s country estates (seasonal when available): Wonderful produce from the owner’s Tuscan estates, such as: Extra virgin oil Vinegars, seasonal crops from the owner’s vegetable garden and orchard Various jams (plum, fig, apricot, and quince) and honey Complimentary basic supplies: Mineral water (S. Pellegrino sparkling and Panna natural) Salt, pepper, balsamic and various spices Various English teas, “Illy” coffee Paper napkins, paper towel, toilet paper, soap, and candles Detergent for the dishwasher and washing machine, various cleaning products Option of food hamper and arrival dinner:

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