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Member since: 1999
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Speaks: english, italian

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Santa Maria Novella Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

See what the experts say about us! Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Italy Experience Maker award, Travel & Leisure Magazine Italy All-Star award, Better Business Bureau A+ perfect rating, SlowTravel Preferred, Vacation Rental Managers Association professional.

Call us 1.888.308.6123 (North America). We welcome your inquiries and questions and will respond within one business day.

Click the video link to walk through the apartment.

FLORENCE ITALY PERFECT STROZZI APARTMENT

Strozzi Florence apartment is located in the most upscale area of the historic center of Florence. Step out the door of the apartment building and find Via Tornabuoni just half-a-block away, lined with beautiful Renaissance buildings, now filled with wonderful shops, luxury hotels and designer boutiques. Just two blocks to lovely Piazza della Repubblica, 10-minute walk to the Ponte Vecchio and famous Uffizi art museum.

Take a walk through the Strozzi apartment by viewing the video. See link above.

The apartment gets its name from Palazzo Strozzi, one block away, which is widely regarded as the finest example of Renaissance architecture in Florence. The comfortable and conveniently located Florence Strozzi apartment offers an excellent historic location, modern conveniences, hard-to-find center of town quiet for sleeping, and a bevy of wonderful museums, cafés, tempting gourmet food purveyors, restaurants, and shopping at the building's doorstep.

This Florence apartment complements our popular Prisco (VRBO 52284) and Michaela (VRBO 58566) Florence vacation apartments which are located in the same building. It is located on the third floor of a Renaissance building with elevator, off a gracious private hallway. Since it on the back of the building it faces the back of the apartment behind. It's a welcome retreat from the bustling streets of central Florence, providing a glimpse into the daily lives of Florentines who live and work in the historic center.

The apartment faces the internal courtyard of the building and has a sunny terrace off the living. The small terrace doesn’t provide any views other then to the backs of the neighboring apartments, service terraces and laundry lines. The terrace is furnished with a table and 2 chairs providing a sunny, peaceful retreat in the midst of Florence.

The living room sofa bed converts to two twin beds. The French doors opening onto the terrace get good light. There is an efficiency kitchen for preparing simple meals. When the doors to the kitchenette are closed it looks like an antique armoire in the corner of the living room. The kitchenette is adequate for light meal preparation due to limited countertop space.

The bedroom is comfortable with two twin beds which can be made up as a king upon request, and a set of double windows overlooking the internal courtyard. The dressing room area that leads from the bedroom to the bathroom has large, floor-to-ceiling storage closets and a full-length mirror.

The white-tiled bathroom has a good-sized shower, washing machine and French doors that open to a second small internal terrace which is perfect for hanging laundry.

Within the same building are our Prisco VRBO #52284 and Michaela VRBO #58566 vacation rental apartments.

No check in after 7:00 pm. So sorry, no exceptions.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Property manager/Owner (Property Manager)
Member since: 1999
Call Manager
Speaks: english, italian

About Property manager/Owner

This property is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We are based in North America, we can answer your questions in English or Italian.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Property manager/Owner purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Property manager/Owner chose Historic Center

Excellent upscale historic center location, walkable to the sites. Many good restaurants & shops nearby.

What makes this apartment unique

• Cafe La Giacosa across the street, great coffee, wonderful chocolates

• Excellent restaurants down the block

• Proximity to the major sites

• 8 minute walk to the train station

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our stay at the Strozzi was just great. Our hosts met us at the apartment just as arranged and helped us with directions and everything we asked of them. The Strozzi is so beautifully located. We had favourite restaurants, cafes and trattorias within a couple of minutes walk! The apartment is huge. We couldn't believe our luck after small places we had stayed at elsewhere in Europe. We would highly recoomend the apartment and would not hesitate to use Italy Perfect again. Professionalsm is everything when booking a holiday
May 2013
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average rating of 5.0 based on 73 reviews
Brighton, United Kingdom
5

Florence as beautiful as before

  • 5 of 5

After our holiday here last year there was still more to be seen and favourite places to see again - so we returned this April for another great 10 days. Our hosts, Miki and Franco, just as before gave us a warm welcome to their comfortable and very well appointed apartment and were so helpful, it was like coming back home.

For food shopping the Mercato Centrale is very convenient to the apartment. On the ground floor we recommend the fish and chips shop for something completely different, but get there early if you want to eat there as there are only a few seats along the counter. Also look out for the small shop selling their own delicious vintage olive oils, cheeses and excellent Tuscan wines (Agriturismo dall'Annita al Poggio all Lame) - it's opposite the fresh pasta stall.

There's a great antiques and collectables market near Piazza Santa Croce by the Sant'Ambrogio produce market and we found several vintage shops dotted around the city selling period clothes and scarves. There are of course so many wonderful places to eat; Marione next door to the apartment has an excellent Tuscan menu and a great atmosphere and La Spada just up the road serves first class Tuscan take-aways from the little door round the side. And we found a new organic gelato opposite the Pitti Palace. We spent spent several lazy late afternoon hours sitting outside the bar on the north side of the Ponte Vecchio overlooking the river and we would recommend the cafe on the upstairs balcony of the Ufizzi for a coffee and wonderful views of the city.

For beautiful locally made linen and other textiles visit Le Telerie Toscane di Guilia, in a small street, Sdrucciolo de' Pitti, just opposite the Pitti Palace.

As always we were served beautifully by Lisa and Pat Byrne and we recommend them heartily to anyone looking to holiday in a comfortable and well placed apartment in Italy. It was our fourth time with them and there will be a fifth in Rome next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you've once again enjoyed your stay. The Italy Perfect Team
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North Carolina
5

The apartment is in such a great location for sightseeing

  • 5 of 5

We'd just like to say thank you for hosting us in Florence. We had a wonderful time and loved every minute of our visit. The apartment is in such a great location for sightseeing and getting the most out of Florentine culture! All of the amenities made for a very relaxing and comforting experience. Thank you again. We can't wait for our next trip to Florence.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such lovely guests, please do come back again. The Italy Perfect Team
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5

Far too short

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent three days in Florence at the end of October 2015 and stayed at the Strozzi apartment (We paid for four nights but because of a change in our return flight, we were only able to stay for three).

The delightful owners, Miki and Franco greeted us on arrival and spent plenty of time showing us how everything worked. Franco also took me for a walk through the neighbourhood and pointed out places to buy food and restaurants to visit. He sent us to Osteria di Giovanni which he said was in his opinion the best restaurant in Florence - it was superb.

Franco also arranged for a taxi to pick us up at 4:45am for an early flight.

The apartment is somewhat eccentric in its layout but it was nonetheless charming. It is right in the centre of the places that tourist most want to visit - just four or five minutes walk to Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo and slightly farther to the Uffizi.

We would love to return some time.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, please visit us again! The Italy Perfect Team
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United States
5

Excellent apartment

  • 5 of 5

Excellent apartment: location, accomodations, landlord, transportation. Would highly recommend and will certainly stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, please visit us again! The Italy Perfect Team
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5

Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

You just couldn't be more in the middle of the action in Florence. It's an easy ten minute walk from the train station and one step out the door and you're surrounded by cafes, restaurants and very upscale shopping. We spent our days roaming the streets of Florence visiting churches and galleries, sunsets along the river and evenings rooting out great food and wine. Osteria Pastella, a couple blocks up the street is not to be missed. Our favorite was All Antico Vinaio, just down the street past the Uffizi where you can have a great dinner at night or the best sandwiches in Florence during the day.

Miki and Franco were wonderful hosts. They are very thorough with the use of the apartment and building. Italy Perfect is very business-like and provides a lot of information. The apartment is well appointed with two balconies on the courtyard side, a washing machine, king size bed, high ceilings, large bathroom and attractive furnishings--even a kitchen in a cabinet. We only used the kitchen for breakfasts and it was perfectly adequate for that. Some simple cooking would be possible.

Negatives? The Wi-Fi was off and on as was the hot water in the shower. Make sure Franco shows you how to adjust the water pressure. We thought getting charged 8-euros for an extra set of towels for a 5-night stay was a little petty. We didn't have arrival times until a few days before and the rental agent got a little intense about our schedule. All minor as far as we're concerned so we would certainly stay at this apartment if we re-visit Florence.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lincoln, California
5

We enjoyed our week at the Strozzi apartment

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week at the Strozzi apt. Overall we thought the accommodations were very good. Location was very central and within walking distances of most sites. Owners were helpful in showing us the apartment. All the information provided by Italy Perfect was useful. Only negative was the lighting over the stove/sink was minimal and kitchen area was minimal. Tips for future guests would be that there was a good size grocery store right across the Ponte Vecchio. There were no other grocery stores nearby that we could find. Yes, we would recommend Italy Perfect to friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Piazza della Repubblica
Nearest Point of Interest
Ponte Vecchio
Nearest Point of Interest
Uffizi Gallery
Nearest Point of Interest
Duomo
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Mercato Centrale Food Stalls
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Train Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Accademia - The David & Prisoners Statues

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Rates & Availability

Santa Maria Novella Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
$135
$944
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Season
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,259
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$180
$1,259
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

4 nite supplement $45
Refundable damage deposit $562
Greeting & cleaning/week $112

*4 nite stay supplement, remove for longer stays. The prices on this advertisement may differ slightly from the official rates on our website. Not included in the price is utility usage over €3 Euros per day, additional usage paid in cash on departure based on meter readings taken at arrival & departure. Check in is from 5pm to 7pm, by appointment. There is no check in after 7pm, no exceptions. Additional cleaning, linen and towel changes for longer stays are also not included as well as Florence Hospitality tax paid in cash at check in.

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Amenities

Santa Maria Novella Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Shower, toilet, sink, bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds that can be combined to form a queen
  • King size beds (1) Dual-king can be prepared together or as 2 single beds., Baby Cribs (1) On request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed in living room converts to 2 single beds.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Notes:
Hotel-style safe

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