We stayed in this apartment in May 2014 and had a wonderful time there. The location is excellent, only steps from the Santa Croce, but still far enough that there was little noise at night. No more than a 5 minute walk to the Duomo, 10 to the Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Vecchio. The best part is that while you are still in the old centre of Florence, you are in the slightly less touristy part. The dining options in the immediate vicinity of the apartment, and also just across the Arno, were spectacular. My wife, two young children (6 and 8) and I were able to walk everywhere. We even were able to walk to the stadio Artemio Franchi for a Fiorentina game! The location of this apartment can't be beat.
The apartment itself is large, comfortable and clean. And the layout, with the bedrooms on either side of the apartment, allows for a lot of privacy. Finally, Maria was a fantastic host. She met us at the apartment and thoroughly explained all aspects of it. She was also available by txt or email at any time if we needed her. All in all, it was a fantastic base to explore Florence. Thank you very much, Maria!!!