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Perfect Upscale Historic Center-Terrace-AC-Washer-Lift-Quiet-A+ Reviews-Free WFi

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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


Strozzi Florence apartment is located in the most upscale area of the historic center of Florence. Via Tornabuoni, around the corner , lined with beautiful Renaissance buildings, is now filled with wonderful shops, luxury hotels and designer boutiques. Piazza della Repubblica is 2 blocks away and within a 10 minute walk, you will be at the Ponte Vecchio and famous Uffizi art museum.

Strozzi apartment is located on the third floor of a Renaissance building with elevator, off a gracious private hallway. This apartment is quiet, as it is located at the back of the building facing an internal courtyard and the surrounding renaissance style buildings. Your views provide a glimpse into the daily lives of Florentines who live and work in the historic center.

The living room adjoins to a sunny terrace facing the courtyard. While , not having an expansive view, the terrace provides a sunny, peaceful retreat in the center of Florence. The terrace is furnished with a table and 2 chairs.

The living room sofa bed converts to two twin beds.

The French doors open onto the terrace adding light to the apartment.

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. Kitchen has limited counter 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.

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.

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.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa Byrne
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Lisa Byrne

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!

Lisa Byrne purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Lisa Byrne chose Santa Maria Novella

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

What makes this apartment unique

• Excellent restaurants on the block

• Proximity to the major sites

• 8 minute walk to the train station

Guestbook comments from the manager

Once again we stayed at Mikki and Franco's lovely Strozzi apartment in the heart of Florence. As always, Mikki and Franco and their son Marco were gracious and attentive hosts. We brought our adult daughter for her first ever visit to Florence,and like us,she loved the apartment and its perfect location.

Right next door you have a coffee shop,a bakery and our favorite restaurant Trattoria Marione.

We would never stay anywhere else when we visit Florence. Thank you Mikki and Franco for sharing your wonderful place and thanks to Italy Perfect for making travel so easy!
Oct 2017
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Santa Maria Novella Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check in is from 4pm to 7pm, by appointment. No check in after 7pm, sorry no exceptions.
  • Florence hospitality tax paid in cash on arrival.
  • Utilities: Up to €6 Euros/day included, additional usage paid in cash on departure based on meter readings taken at arrival.
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Shower, toilet, sink, bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds that can be combined to form a queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room sofa bed converts to two single beds
  • Baby Cribs (1) On request,
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Hotel-style safe


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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 82 reviews

Fantastic Florence location but some things to consider before booking

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in beautiful Florence, and this apartment is in perfect walking location from all the hot spots. It was roomy, comfortable and met our needs, and the owners are very kind. There are three things to consider, however, before booking this apartment. First, the hot water ran out pretty quickly. There were only two of us but we had to shower very quickly in order to preserve enough hot water for us both. Second, the mosquitos in the apartment were very annoying at night. We had our balcony doors open for only about 30 minutes total in 6 days, but every night we were awakened by that annoying mosquito buzz in our ears, and we woke up with several bites, no matter how many we thought we killed. Third, the balcony photo is deceiving. We were specifically looking for a place with a balcony and thought we had hit the jackpot when we found this place. What you can't clearly see in the photo is that the view is of other buildings very close by. Despite that being our number one criteria, we ended up not using the balcony even once.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're pleased these guests enjoyed their stay and the great location. The water heater is standard Italian apartment-sized & was probably an adjustment for these guests accustomed to big water heaters found in American homes where space is not at premium. We sorry this guest failed to read the ample information about the balcony in our listing before reserving, or to use the anti-mosquito plug-in's that we also provided and for which we provided details in our information packet. The information about the balcony is totally clear in our listing; we state four times that the terrace has no view. It is found in the description, in the photos, in the terrace caption and is really apparent in the video too. Our best advice is to read the property information and look at the photos and videos in advance. Italy Perfect is always “up front’ about any property features that might be of concern to some guests.
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Baton Rouge, LA USA

Charming with a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location with everything one needs to enjoy a stay in Florence.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elizabeth! The Italy Perfect Team
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Fantastic location. Very helpful owners

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic location. Short walk to most historic sights. Clean, completely suppplied, comfortable apartment. Owners extremely nice &.very helpful

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robin! The Italy Perfect Team
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the hosts - Miki, Franco and their son Marco- were so helpful and accommodating.

The building itself is really cool. The entry way is a big archway, the elevator is an old fashioned lift and the archetecture has such character to it. Everything was clean and comfortable.

The location was perfect. I couldn't have asked for better. Just a 5-10 minute walk from the Santa Maria train station. You're just steps from Via Tornabuoni and the Arno river which makes it so easy to cross ponte vecchio and the other bridges for dinner, gelato or just a quick stroll.

Also just minutes from The Duomo, Central Market, museums, panini shops etc.

I couldn't recommend staying here more. I would stay again the next time that I travel to Florence!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, Paige, we are delighted you had a wonderful time! The Italy Perfect Team
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  • 5 of 5

It one of the quiet places we stayed in. A balcony was a pleasant surprise. Very spacious for our items to be spread out. The location was great near the railway station, above a coffee house & bakery. No problem making breakfast. Only a slight annoyance was the kitchen located in a piece of furniture & you needed to open when you wanted to open.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed the comfort and location of the Strozzi apartment. It is accurate that the efficiency kitchenette is as you anticipated, little countertop space, which is why we detail that information so carefully and accurately in the photos and the description. The Italy Perfect Team
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San Francisco

Lovely Hosts and Charming Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is conveniently placed for visitors who want to visit museums, historical sites, and high end shopping. The hosts and their son couldn't be nicer and are very attentive and thorough in their orientation. The apartment, itself, feels like a sanctuary: it's quiet, has air conditioning, has good appliances, and is charmingly decorated. We were first time visitors to Florence and rushing a bit to jam in a lot of experiences, but we always returned to the apartment mid-day to relax and refresh. I should say a bit more about the hosts, who greeted us with bottled water in the refrigerator and a bottle of Tuscan wine on the table, and who offered to drive us to the train station when we were departing. Their hospitality was deeply appreciated. If we ever return to Florence, I would be thrilled if we could stay in this apartment again.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, Frances, we look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect Team
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Nearest Point of Interest
Piazza della Repubblica
Nearest Point of Interest
Ponte Vecchio
Nearest Point of Interest
Uffizi Gallery
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Mercato Centrale Food Stalls
Nearest Point of Interest
Train Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Accademia - The David & Prisoners Statues
Car: not necessary

• Duomo, Piazza della Repubblica - 5 minute walk

• Santa Maria Novella train station, Piazza della Signoria - 9 minute walk

• Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, Accademia - 10 minute walk

• Pitti Palace - 20 minute walk


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Greeting & cleaning/week $117.26
Refundable damage deposit $370.28
Short stay supplement $55.54
Tax Rate 5.0%

*3-4 night short stay supplement, remove for longer stays. Not included in the price is utility usage over €6 Euros per day, additional usage paid in cash on departure based on meter readings taken at arrival & departure. There is no check in after 7pm, no exceptions. Florence Hospitality tax paid in cash at check in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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