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Maia apt: Open the door and Live the Florence HISTORIC CENTER!

Bedrooms 2
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

sleeps 6. 2 Bedrooms. 1 Bathroom.

Enjoy the charms of the Florence Historic centre and the S. Croce lifestyle during your stay. Strategic location: every Florence historic centre site is walkable from the Maia apt (Uffizi, San Marco, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Santa Maria Novella, Piazzale MIchelangelo..). It is a lovely nest just remodeled down to the last details to make your stay comfortable and romantic: oak-beamed, wood ceiling and parquet, chip in making a warm atmosphere

The Space

Central, light and very quiet, the Maia is a charming and lovely vacation rental set on pretty street in Santa Croce area. The apartment consists of: 1 bright living room with sofa-bed; extendable dining table to seat six, TV and fully fitted kitchen ; 1 master bedroom with double bed, TV, chest of drawers, french window; 1 small bathroom with shower; 1 loft bedroom with closet and 2 single bed: one bed upstairs, one high-quality pouf bed (which can accommodate guests of any age) downstairs. Oak-beamed, and parquet in every bedroom.

Guest Access

Dishwasher, electric oven, microwave, fridge with small freezer; toaster, kettle, tableware, hair dryer, children camp bed, hoover. Cotton linen and towels provided. New and silent air conditioning system in every room, free WIFI; 2 TV.

Interaction with Guests

We will be at the apt for the check-in time to meet you and to provide all necessary information about the apt and about the Florence services and activities. You can contact us in every moment for any additional information and need.

The Neighborhood

Enjoy the charms of the Florence Historic center and Santa Croce lifestyle during your stay in Florence. A variety of attractions are only a short walk away. The apartment is located at the second floor of a just refurbished old and typical building, near to the most famous sites: few minutes from Santa Croce church, Dome, Ponte Vecchio, Bargello and Uffizi. Santa Croce is one of the most cool and popular florentine locations. The area is lined with restaurants, cafés, shopping spots (email hidden)ly atmosphere. Stroll down to the Macci’s street in S. Ambrogio area you'll find the lively famous food market with all kind of fresh products. There you will also find a pay and display parking. Do visit the Ciompi square with its antiquities market. Finally, I am a good cooker and food lover, so just ask for restaurant recommendations!

Getting around

Car Not Necessary.

The Florence old town centre is full of pedestrian areas, small and easy to visit walking . Anyway the Maia apt is 205 mt far away from the pay and display parking of S.Ambrogio.

The Maia apt is close enough to walk to all of the sites:

4 minutes from the Santa Croce church

13 minutes from Piazza Signoria and the Uffizi

14 minutes from the Dome

9 minutes from Bargello

15 minutes from Ponte Vecchio

Other Things to Note

Children under 3 years FOR FREE

Chek-in after 3 p.m. and check-out up to 11 a.m.

Note – the apt has two separate bedrooms so it is perfect for families of 4 or for a couple. The additional two sleeping accommodations are in the living room sofa-bed.

The wood staircase in the little loft room is steep.

The building staircase is easy anyway we want to underline that it is a walk up building (NO LIFT)

No housekeeping service during the stay

More Details

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Eugenia

Ciao, sono Eugenia.

I love to meet people from all over the world.

I also love cooking: I’m graduate at the Cordon Bleu cooking school and olive oil taster, for this reasons sometimes I hold cooking courses at home.

When I travel I like to find nice hosts, clean houses, warm atmosphere and it’s exactly what I want to give you! (and…some cooking tips too:))

Eugenia purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Eugenia chose Basilica of Santa Croce

I love it

What makes this apartment unique

you will love it


Basilica of Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The bathroom is small
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , the apt is also 1 children camp bed fitted
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , the single bed set upstairs
  • 1 double sofa-bed in the living room
  • Books
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Cooking classes available


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Maia apt: Open the door and Live the Florence HISTORIC CENTER!
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 57 reviews
Seattle, USA

Perfect place for our stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very comfortable for three people. The location was ideal for walking to all the sights. We really appreciated the personal touches like the bottle of wine and the restaurant recommendations.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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excellent hosts. the location was great, recommendations and communication all 5 star!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Eugenia for going out of your way due to our late arrival. The apartment was fantastic for the 3 of us. Location and your recommendations for places to eat were fabulous. I'd come again! Maybe for a future bike trip that I would love to plan. Many thanks again Lisa, May 2018.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing location, easy walking distance to many fantastic rbakery/cafes & eataurants. Clean, comfoetable apartment. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Awesome Property

  • 5 of 5

The owner is highly communicative and responsive. The property was lovely and more than what we expected.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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McDonough, GA

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a wonderful time in Florence. Eugenia's apartment is in a convenient location. We could walk to all of he sights but were away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas. The apartment is small ( especially the bathroom but we are all very tall 😉) but neat and clean. It is close to the 'leather school' and a wonderful gelato shop. It had all the things we needed for our short stay. I would recommend it to any couple or small family. Thank you Eugenia!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

I had a great two-week stay in this apartment. It's perfect for two people, whether friends or a couple. The loft is totally private and has a cute sitting/dressing area and the rest of the apartment is lovely -- even the dishes are adorable. It is two blocks from Santa Croce and about a 15 minute walk to the Duomo, Uffizi, Bargello, and very close to some wonderful restaurants. Eugenia was really helpful and her suggestions about restaurants, etc., were spot on. The shower is tiny (good luck shaving your legs in there!), but that's a small price to pay for such a delightful place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
6.9 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Firenze sud
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Enoteca Pinchiorri
Nearest Ski
89 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
104 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

cooking courses:

- professional cooking courses at the Cordon Bleu Cooking School (five minutes walking from the apt)

- If you are looking for a more personal and friendly setting then come be a part of our family for a memory your taste buds won't forget :)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $114.39
cleaning $57.2

Children under 3 years FOR FREE
We expect all guests to treat this stunning apartment with love and care.
No loud music / no party. No additional guest allowed to stay unless prior agreement obtained.
NO smoking
Fridge, dishwasher and trash containers must be empty on leaving, airco and lights turned off or charge may apply
An additional damage deposit may be required on my own discretion (group of young people etc..)

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.

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