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Perfect Oltrarno Gem 2 Baths AC Washer Wifi Top Value Low Monthly Rate

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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

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Explore Florence's charming Oltrarno neighborhood. This area abounds with excellent restaurants, cafes and small artisan workrooms. Piazza di Santo Spirito is also nearby which offers many good restaurants and several fresh produce stalls in the mornings.

The apartment is clean and well maintained.

Located off of Via di Santo Spirito the Olivia apartment is in a terrific location in the historic center on the Oltrarno side of the river. So convenient to the sites, the highlights of Florence are all within walking distance.

The apartment is in a 15th century apartment building on a narrow street lined with other historic apartment buildings, artisan workshops, restaurants, small shops.

The apartment is on the 4th floor (5th North American designation) with no elevator. A great way to balance the wonderful food and wine of Florence.

This is a two-level apartment with the living room, kitchen and one bathroom below and the bedroom and a second full bathroom upstairs. The open kitchen which is just through the front door is fully equipped. An handsome expandable antique dining table has seating for four. Tasteful antiques, excellent maintenance and thoughtful touches make this a comfortable, homey apartment. The location is terrific.

The living room is quite spacious with attractive original wood beams on the high ceiling. Two large living room windows admit plenty of light, a nice feature of the apartment because it is high up in the building. The sofa is comfortable and opens to sofa bed that can accommodate two people. An ottoman in the living room converts to a single bed as well.

Next to the charming antique writing desk is the downstairs bathroom. The bathrooms, one downstairs and one upstairs, are nice in the apartment with attractive tiles and fully enclosed showers. The fact that there are two bathrooms makes the living room sofa bed arrangement particularly convenient for guests. The living room TV has satellite so receives some English language news channels.

The bedroom is on the second level, reached by 14 steps up. It is a cozy, pleasant space with skylight, good storage space behind an attractive curtain under the eaves. There are good reading lamps on the night stands on either side of the bed. The bed can be made up as one large bed or two singles. Off the bedroom is a full bathroom with enclosed shower and a separate laundry room.

Guests receive complimentary and helpful documents: 1. FAQ About Renting in Italy, 2. Helpful Information About Florence with our much-appreciated Restaurant list. On request, complimentary children's adventure guide to Italy e-Book.

Keywords: Apartment Florence Santo Spirito

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french, italian

About The Owner

This apartment is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love visiting Italy as much as we do. We are sisters Lisa and Pat Byrne who lived in Italy in our youth and now travel there frequently for business and pleasure.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1800

Guestbook comments from the owner

This apartment was so comfortable and well-equipped that it made a great vacation even better. The kitchen is small but very well organized. The sofa is big enough for two to relax comfortably and the Internet connection super-fast. The mattress is Memory Foam, I think, and better than ours at home. The bed loft ceiling is really low on one side of the bed. It would be a problem if you're both tall. The Oltrarno location is ideal. We enjoyed the many church bells. The 68 stairs up to the apartment aren't easy, but hey! It means pasta and wine without guilt.
Sep 2013
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Perfect Oltrarno Gem 2 Baths AC Washer Wifi Top Value Low Monthly Rate
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Cozy Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Our apartment was 5 flights up with no elevator as mentioned, but only 66 steps so it was okay and we got use to the climb!

There is a small grocery nearby and that is good. We shopped near the Duomo at Etaly too!

I can say for 2 adults it was good but for more it would be crowded with someone on the sofa and dealing with the luggage.

The location was good on the other side of the Arno and we can recommend the restaurant on the corner, il Santo Bevitore! You will see a crowd there every night waiting to get in. We made reservations in advance and it was great!

Some of our other favorite restaurants in Florence that are in walking distance are:


La Bruchetta


Don't miss the newly opened Duomo Museum!

This is the 2nd time we've used Italy Perfect and we will again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My son and I had a great stay at the Olivia apartment. I was concerned about the stairs, but they were not an issue at all, I enjoyed the exercise after all the wonderful food. The area is perfect, very safe and close to all the sites. The a/c, washing machine, coffee maker, comfy beds all made for a perfect stay after long days of sightseeing. The best part was the neighborhood, fabulous restaurants, great gelato and shopping, and just far enough away from all the crowds, yet a great neighborhood feel. I was happy with our choice and would stay there again. Thank you to Lisa and the Italy Perfect team for answering all my questions and help, you were fantastic to work with!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Olivia apartment for 8 nights this September. We just want to thank Angela so much for her generosity, hospitality and her beautiful apartment. The location of this apartment is just perfect. It is an easy walk to all of the major attractions yet away from all the crowds. It's like coming home to an oasis every evening, you really get the feeling of living like a local. There are also a fantastic selection of restaurants, cafe's and gelato shops nearby . We loved the Piazza Della Passera and spent a lot of time in the café and gelato shop there. A meal at 4Leoni was a highlight. There are also numerous boutiques and artesian workshops around the area. We just loved the vibe of this area.

The apartment itself is just lovely. It is really comfortable and well equipped. Angela even presented us with a basket of staples and a bottle of wine when we arrived. Everything was wonderful. The steps were not an issue for us as it was good exercise after our gelato.

Our experience from our initial enquiry with Italy Perfect ran so smoothly and they are very professional. We couldn't be happier with our experience and would definitely recommend the use of their services and Angela's apartment to anyone interested in visiting Florence. We just can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! Please come again. The Italy Perfect Team
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Charming apartment at a very convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We chose Italy Perfect after our superb experience with Paris Perfect and was not disappointed. We stayed a week at the Olivia apartment and enjoyed it and its location in the Oltrarno area very much. Easy walk to everywhere including Trattoria Pandemonio (one of our favorite restaurants in the same area), a grocery store, and Signorvino (a great lunch spot and wine shop). Our host, Angela, was very friendly and helpful. She even arranged for a taxi to pick us in front of the apartment for the airport. The two-bathroom loft apartment is comfortable and roomy. We didn't mind the stairs at all but do find the street noise in the middle of the night a little disturbing at times (there is a restaurant across the small street where people tend to congregate outside after they finish with their meals/drinks). But then again, we were jet lagged and were easily awaken by the slightest sound anyway. All in all we were very pleased and would love to stay there again next time we are in Florence! On a side note, we took the Cinque Terre Trek tour with walkaboutflorence and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 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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Washington DC

Wonderful base for enjoying Florence

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted by this small apartment barely across the Arno. Easy access to all major sites, groceries, restaurants. Very well-equipped. Our hostess was kind and responsive.

The 66 stairs from street to apt were daunting after the red-eye to get there, but easily manageable during the rest of the stay, and being so high up meant a quieter stay.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 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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a comfortable stay in a lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Florence many times before, usually staying in Fiesole..this time decided that we wanted to be walking distance from everything, but not in the middle of the tourist center. Olivia was perfect.. we have always loved the Oltarno.. but it is even better when it is your home base. Good restaurants, an amazing market, quiet, yet close to the center. We were there during the horrible heat wave, and the apartment air conditioning worked wonderfully well. The kitchen was well stocked with basics.. and the host provided a basket with some goodies.. bread, coffee, pasta and a nice bottle of wine.. I think guests leave behind things they purchase but don't use, .. I know that we did.. so no need to buy salt, pepper, oil, vinegar etc. There is a produce market at the square around the corner in the mornings.. and a good bar to get your morning cappuccino after shopping! several good restaurants very close by.. and the new SIGNORVINO wine shop and restaurant is just a short walk past the bridge.. great concept.. good wine, and good food at great prices. The apartment is on the top floor.. quite a climb, but very comfortable, nicely furnished, and quiet.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 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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Rates & Availability

Santo Spirito -Palazzo Pitti Apartment Rental Rates

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Apr 1 2016 - Jan 1 2017
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Greeting, service $101
Refundable damage deposit $335

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Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Folding sofa bed for 2 and hassock-bed for 1.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Double-sized sofa bed and a folding single bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing

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