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Elegant Refurbished Apartment In Florence, Wifi, A/C, Elevator

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Spacious Apartment

Elegant and comfortable apartment close to the city centre just outside the ztl area, therefore, hassle free if you have a car. We are at a 15 minute walking distance from city centre and 25 minutes walking distance from Duomo, Uffizzi Gallery, Piazza Signoria, Statue of David, Ponte Vecchio etc and great shopping too! You can take the bus if you prefer. It is a pleasant walk with pastry shops and coffee bars along the way. The apartment is spacious, airy and bright. There is a baker, butcher, laundromat, wine-shop, grocery store close by. Very convenient and ideal location far from the noise but at walking distance from all attractions. The beautiful Villa Fabbricotti, Stibbert Park and Museum is right behind us and at walking distance to Giardino del'Orticoltura with its beautiful conservatory.

Our apartment has been newly refurbished. We used high quality fixtures through out. It is elegant and comfortable with up-to-date amenities. Brand new designer bathrooms with new fixtures. The spacious double living room has a large sofa bed and can be closed with sliding doors. This offers complete privacy and is used as the 3rd bedroom. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom. The other bathroom is in the hallway.

The apartment has 2 balconies and has a spacious feeling. Unlimited wifi access, air conditioning, linen and taxes are all included. There are NO hidden costs. It is on the second floor WITH elevator. The size is 115 square meters.

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Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Rita

I designed this apartment for our young family. We had to move due to work reasons unfortunately. We also have a villa with private pool close to beautiful beaches in Southern Tuscany. See property number 833916. Please contact me if you want more information.

Rita purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Rita chose Rifredi (Quartiere 5)

I chose Florence because I truly feel that it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Our location offers absolute convenience and the old neighbourhood feeling. The apartment is close to the city centre yet far from the madding crowd!

What makes this apartment unique

It is bright and spacious, close to everything you might need and at walking distance to the centre. You won't need your car! The Stibbert park is behind our building. There is a parking garage close by. Please contact me for further information.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I had a very pleasant four week stay in this apartment In

January. The apartment is spacious, attractive, and pleasantly warm. There

is baker's shop opposite ,a pleasant park nearby which has an attractive

coffee shop, and which houses a very interesting museum. The bus stop for

the centre of town (number 4)is four hundred yards away, and it takes about

fifteen minutes to get to the city centre.

We were able to gain immediate access to the museums and churches, and this

is a definite advantage in the winter months. Rita, the owner, was

unfailingly helpful, and extremely efficient during the planning

negotiations, and Evelyn, the apartment manager was helpful and very

capable at all times, particularly when we both contracted influenza.. We

can thoroughly recommend this apartment without reservation.
Jan 2015
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Rifredi (Quartiere 5) Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sliding doors offer complete privacy.
  • The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. The second bathroom is in the hallway. The 3rd bedroom which can also be used as a second living room has sliding doors and offers complete privacy. The double sofa bed is very comfortable.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have mosquito nets on most windows. The double living room is very spacious. It has a sliding door whereby one section can be closed off to offer complete privacy. This acts as a 3rd bedroom. If you need any suggestions in organising your stay, restaurants, theatre, museums, day trips etc please feel free to ask.


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A 5-star experience in Florence

  • 5 of 5

Rita's place in Florence, and dealing with Rita were superb.

We are a family of 5 and it met all of our needs thoroughly. The home was spacious, like-new, modern and well lit, with plenty of natural sunshine.

Located about 20 min walk from the centro (Duomo), we preferred it to being directly in the center, particularly, if you have family and are staying for an extended period of time. It provided greater space for 5 and a more authentic interaction with the city and its people. Behind us was a large park and the Museum Stibbert (great for kids); next door were all the conveniences of a supermarket (much better prices than the Centro!), train, cafe/bar, butcher, barber, and a top-notch bakery. Another pleasant surprise was finding a street market across from the apartment, every morning, where we'd purchase fresh fruit, vegetables or gloves for a chilly day.

The home is spotless (clean). The kitchen is abundantly equipped for any meal preparation you could need, and everything works perfectly. The WiFi was the BEST of any place during our trip throughout Italy. Strong and consistent for work and school needs. Communication with Rita was immediate and professional. Richard greeted us at check-in and was available for any needs. Note that this is central Florence and that parking is a bit of a challenge - for the most part, parking in the center is restricted to residents. However, we walked everywhere and never used our car in the city. We stored our car at a well lit, secure, central garage about 10 minute walk away and used it for day trips to Sienna or Pisa, etc... It was less expensive than paying for street parking.

I would highly recommend this property, and would stay again without hesitation.

Rita- thank you for helping my family's stay in Florence be so memorable (and comfortable)!

Deni C. & Family

Toronto, Canada

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! I couldn’t have described our area better. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family. I look forward to welcoming you back. A presto! 😊
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So comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Rita and Richard were so helpful

The house was comfortable and we found everything we needed. Vino sfuso one block away and outdoor market

For fresh produce was amazing

So many day trips are available from this location

Chianti area, Pisa, Lake Como - our favorite


Food is excellent in this area

Local people added to our joy

Thanks so much

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your has been an absolute pleasure hosting all of you. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Like the locals

  • 5 of 5

We took the opportunity to stay in both the vila 'Il Perperoncino' and 'Casa della Gioia'. The owner is so helpful and goes the extra mile for our needs. We arrived in September 2017.

The Florence home is in a great location close to the local life and only an easy short walk to the centre, yet away from the hoards of tourists. We were grateful for the peaceful nights after sightseeing all day. It gave us a true insight into the 'vita Florentina' and would highly recommend this beautiful apartment.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Apartment - Felt Like a Real Florentine

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Rita's apartment over Christmas for nine nights and the space was perfect for our needs - five or six people off and on. The apartment was well equipped, furnished elegantly, bathrooms clean and worked well - and a terrace that we never got to use - but would have been welcomed in spring and summer. Kitchen mostly stocked with dishes, pots and pans, etc. The building was good - a bit noisy but that is to be expected. She was a very engaged host.

There were a couple of glitches in the beginning - the washing/dryer machines in Europe don't completely dry your clothes and we kept saying it didn't work but in the end that was the issue. The apartment has a lot of windows and gets a lot of light but can also be a bit cold. Everything was addressed quickly and professionally.

Neighborhood is like your own little section of Florence, a supermarket, bakery, coffee shop, and outdoor market which stocks some clothing (socks and scarves were welcomed) and a memorable selection of cheeses. People are very friendly.

It's about a 20 minute walk to the center of Florence which the first day or two felt far but after we started eating it was much welcomed.

All in all we were well treated, the apartment was affordable and a great respite and I would go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Un grand bonheur !

  • 5 of 5

Appartement parfait, nous y avons passé un excellent séjour. À deux pas d'un arrêt de bus qui vous amène au centre de Florence et à 5 mn à pied d'une toute petite pizzeria dont la chef a été championne du monde en 2002. Très bonne relation avec Rita et avec Richard qui nous a fait beaucoup rire. Nous reviendrons!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Beautiful apartment!!!

  • 5 of 5

It was a large and beautiful apartment. Richard was so helpful and the apartment clean and nice neighborhood with friendly people. It is a bit out of center of town. Bus is the best access to center Firenze. But quiet neighborhood with a lovely butcher shop, pastry and bread shop and lovely Tabacchi for espresso and great pastry in morning and to get your all day bus pass which worked well. Rita (owner) very nice.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Firenze sud-A1
Car: not necessary

Florence is one of the most stunning and well known cities in the world. It offers great food and wine and has breathtaking history, art and architecture. It is perfect for a short city break or longer stay all year around. The small airport so close to the city and the proximity to the train station is ideal. Shopping is fantastic in this city where most of the world's renowned designers come from! Please don't forget Fiesole which is a jewel with the most amazing views.

Florence is close to Pisa, San Giminiano, Siena, Lucca, the Chianti wine region etc. this makes for perfect day trips. The proximity of the high speed train makes it easy to go to Rome and Venice too.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $49.15
Additional Guest Fee $18.43 per person per night
Damage Deposit $245.76

Your security deposit of 200€ will be refunded within 7 days from checkout. A 25% deposit is required to secure booking. The rest is payable 20 days before arrival. Check-in time is at 4 pm.Check-out is before 10:30 am.For check-in after 8pm there is a surcharge of 30€. All inclusive rate such as A/C, heating, water, linen, wifi, towel. NO hidden cost. There is only a final cleaning charge of 40€

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund