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Overlooking the rooftops of Florence

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 559 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

In a historic building with frescoed apartment overlooking the rooftops of Florence,

In the heart of Florence, a palace from the 1400s welcomes you in a pedestrian-only zone facing the tower of the famous Palazzo Vecchio. With rooftop views and elevator access, a luminous open concept 1-bedroom apartment offers you 560 square feet of relax. Wi-Fi included of course.

A queen bed, which can be divided into two single beds, is separated by a privacy wall into the main living area. A sofa in the living area pulls out into a comforatble full bed. Enjoy the new kitchen with all the comforts of home (dishwasher, oven, gas range, full size fridge/freezer, microwave), spacious bathroom with shower big enough for two, dining room, livingroom, TV and laundry. Our love for our apartment can be seen in the details: preserved original 1700 frescos on the ceiling, beautiful tile, and other things we leave for you to explore.


Owner
Emma Nilsson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian, swedish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

Amenities

Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 559 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Overlooking the rooftops of Florence
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
Irvine, CA
4

Terrific location, but on a noisy street

  • 4 of 5

This quaint apartment is located on the third floor of a beautiful stone-covered building — with impressive street-front doors — halfway down a busy street connecting the Piazza della Signoria (Uffizi and Palazzo Vecchio) and the Basilica di Santa Croce. It's also located on a street with a popular sandwich shop (All'Antico Vinaio), good restaurants and cafes, and a highly-rated gelateria. So in terms of location, it really could not be better. We absolutely loved the convenience of being so close to everything!

However, due to it's ideal location, there was, as a result, a significant amount of street noise late into the evening — not the fault of the apartment or its host, of course, just a fact of the property. If you plan to open the windows, which I would not recommend due to mosquitoes, you will hear lots of chatter, laughter, bottles clinking, and the occasional drunken argument, well into midnight. But if you keep the windows shut tight and turn on the air-conditioning, as we did, you should be fairly well insulated from most of the noise.

The apartment itself was clean and well appointed. The wifi worked great and the air-conditioning was a lifesaver. We didn't really use the kitchen, but I did enjoy the stovetop espresso maker. Note that while there is a washer in the apartment, there is no dryer; you will need to hang dry all of your laundry. And maybe it's just me, but I found the bed linens to be a bit on the rough side. More pillows would have been nice too.

Although we never actually met our host, Emma, her friend Alessandra did a satisfactory job helping us into the apartment and showing us around. I was, however, impressed with Emma's quick response to an issue we had with the apartment. I messaged her in the morning, and her husband had it taken care of by the time we returned later in the afternoon.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

lovely experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely apartment for a week and really enjoyed it. It is large and very clean. The location is wonderful. The street is very lively and has lots of restaurants right out the door.

the major sights are a short walk in any direction. You will feel very secure here which we appreciated. The elevator was great. Emma was very responsive to all of our requests. Don't hesitate to book this apartment.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great property and location

  • 5 of 5

Emma has a well appointed apartment in a great location. She provided good information about the city and assisted with a cab for an early morning flight. Would definitely rent again

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portsmouth, NH
5

Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Emma's apartment for one week in February, 2017. The apartment is adorable and very comfortable and the neighborhood is very lively. Yes the street can be noisy but we did not mind this at all. The location of the apartment is ideal for sightseeing and the neighborhood is full of wonderful shops and restaurants. You can walk anywhere and everywhere from the flat. Emma is a great host and was available to answer any questions we had. She recommended some great restaurants and helped us to arrange a taxi on our departure day. We hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

The apartment is both charming and updated, is in a great location and has a wonderful host.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was just what we were looking for and completely lived up to its description and to our expectations. The location was on a charming street, in a building with great views and character. It was terrific from a logistical point of view, too-walking distance to everything we wanted to see and to restaurants and shops. In a striking, older building, with high ceilings and big windows, it was also completely updated, with modern bath and kitchen fixtures and a very comfortable bed. We felt completely at home during our four day stay and kept marveling at how beautiful our apartment was.

Emma was a fantastic host. She was very welcoming, full of information about Florence and also very friendly and responsive. She always replied to emails and texts rapidly. When our flight to Florence was unexpectedly cancelled, she gave us very helpful advice for rebooking our travel plans and was also very flexible, given that we ended up arriving nine hours later than originally planned. .We truly appreciated that she went the extra mile for us.

We can't say enough about how wonderful this apartment is!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place...great location...great host

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very well located. You can walk to all the major and minor sites in minutes. If you need an afternoon break, your apartment is a short walk from wherever you are. The apartment is comfortable, exceptionally clean and waking up to the beautiful ceilings is a real pleasure. The pictures don't lie. Everything you need is in the apartment and the supermarket is a short block and a half away. You are surrounded by eateries and gelatorias. Emma is more than the perfect host. Her thoughtfulness shows in lots of little as well as big ways. She even arranged our early morning taxi to the airport. We felt that if we really needed assistance we could call on her. This apartment is a great value. We wouldn't hestitate to stay here if we return to Florence. In fact we would search it out. Emma, thank you for providing this home away from home and being so kind!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Ugolino
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Firenze Nord
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi, Versillia, Livorno
Car: not necessary

In a historic building with frescoed apartment overlooking the rooftops of Florence, can accommodate up to 4 people. New renovation, wi-fi, kitchen, living room sofa bed, double bed, perfect location to discover Florence!

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Rates & Availability

Santa Croce Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Tariffa per notte
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$136
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Tariffa per notte
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$120
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Tariffa per notte
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$118
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Tariffa per notte
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$136
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Tariffa per notte
Sep 25 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$136
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Tariffa per notte
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$118
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$104
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pulizia $49.03
Refundable damage deposit $217.89
Stay tax $2.72 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

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