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Luisa's Flat, Historic Centre Florence, Oltrarno, San Frediano

Bedrooms 1
Space 409 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cozy apartment in an historical building with a view of the Basilica del Carmine

The apartment looks out over the picturesque Piazza del Carmine, in the neighbourhood of San Frediano, which has always been one of the most characteristic and lively areas of the city.

Cozy and tranquil, the apartment is in a charming historical building with a view of the Basilica of Santa Maria del Carmine and is approximately 38 m2, made up of an ample living area with small breakfast-bar, separate cooking area, a bedroom with double bed and a ceiling with wooden beams, a bathroom with a bath and window looking onto a magnificent Italian garden.

Situated in an excellent position, in just a few minutes on foot you can reach Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Pitti, Santo Spirito, the ‘Duomo’ (cathedral), Piazza della Signoria, and the Central Station ‘Santa Maria Novella’.

The house belonged to an artist for some time and some pictures and objects are still present from that time.

The apartment can sleep up to four people (two in the bedroom and two on a sofa-bed in the lounge) and is equipped with all necessary comforts (internet wi-fi, air conditioning, washing machine, microwave oven, espresso and Americano coffee maker…).

From June 2014 the apartment is air conditioned.

Just a few steps from the apartment you can also find some of the most renowned restaurants in Florence, craft workshops and typical shops.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018


Ponte Vecchio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 409 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sofa bed is placed in the main hall
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Luisa's Flat, Historic Centre Florence, Oltrarno, San Frediano
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for three weeks, the flat was excellent and well located

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This flat is perfectly located as close to train station, grocery store and so many sites; yet very quiet neighborhood. Owner was unable to meet us when we checked in but has a very easy check in system. He gave us perfect directions to his flat. Elena ( hope I remember correctly) greeted us a couple hours later. Extremely pleasant & knowledgeable about the area and sites.

Apt. is very secure, very clean & worked well for the two of us. Kitchen equipped with all the necessary appliances, including an oven & microwave. Bed room has a huge closet which allowed us to hang clothes and tuck suitcases in as well. Overhead fans very efficient for cooling and the washer was great! Took a fair amount of time to wash clothes but so efficent. Clothes came out clean & spun to point took little time to dry.

Only concern was the shower/tub. The ceiling is so low, my 6 ft husband was unable to stand & barely fit into the tub. He made it work and we had a great laugh!

Despite shower/tub situation, we give it 5 stars as owners have worked to accommodate their guests well.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, clean apartment, steps from Brancacci Chapel and countless wonderful shops and restaurants

  • 5 of 5

If you're seeking a Room With A View, this is probably not the place for you (that said, the view from its front window is charming, but in hot weather you'll probably want to keep the window shuttered). If you're planning to spend your time in Florence exploring, and are looking for a quiet, dark place to rest and recover, in immediate proximity to some of the finest food and ambience the city has to offer, look no further. We have no complaints about our stay. Communication with Federico was clear, prompt, and friendly, and everything promised in the listing was provided. It's a perfect little apartment for 1-2 people. We would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très magnifique!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this apartment. The neighborhood is a great place to be based to explore Florence and Chianti, near the main station and about 20 minutes from the highway. A car is not necessary to visit Florence, we rent one to visit Siena and Chianti (there’s a toll parking near the apartment). Location was excellent, wonderful restaurants and other facilities within one block.

The apartment is lovely and clean with a lot of painting (self made by the owner). The kitchen equipment is great, everything is there!!!

We can warmly recommend the apartment and the area.. très magnifique!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice and comfortable place!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a group of 4 people exploring Florence and enjoying this very amazing area when the night come. The owners of the flat are very kind and help us with every needs. Strongly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly recommend this place

  • 5 of 5

Frederick and his girlfriend were wonderful. They provided useful information about local settings and events. The apartment is perfectly located. Close to everything. And for those who enjoy nightlight it is close to interesting hip places. The space is bigger than it looks and was very clean and neat. We didn't cook in but it had everything if we wanted to. Highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot Seung!! I hope to see you again in Florence!
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Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci Firenze
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Le Nuvole
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Santa Maria Novella - Firenze
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Firenze Impruneta
Nearest Restaurant
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
88 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
79 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $61.35
Stay tax $3.07 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

I prezzi includono tutto (eccetto le pulizie finali) e sono validi per il pernottamento di due persone.
Per persone extra (fino a 2): 10€ in più a notte a testa
Tariffe speciali per soggiorni lunghi.
Tourist tax €2,50 per person/night for up to 7 nights max.
This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Caparra/acconto: variabile
Pulizie finali: 30€
Prices are all inclusive (except for final cleaning) for two people.
For extra person charge: 10€ per night

Deposit 100€

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.