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Rachel Camarda - American Living in Firenze since 1983

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian

Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Ideal location,Affordable City Center Apt

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Santa Croce Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Charming 1st floor apt., right around the corner from Piazza Della Signoria.

Sleeps up to 3 people- 2 bedrooms,one single and one double or 2 singles, Living/Dining room with kitchenette, parquet floors, TV, Telephone, washing machine, A.C. Wi-Fi internet connection. Economic prices making it possible for all to enjoy Firenze !

Close to the historical St. Ambrogio open air market place,( where the Florentines to their shopping). Fresh vegetables, fruits, cheeses, prosciutto,fish, breads, prepared foods etc. It's a pleasure to shop and makes eating at home a treat!

Fantastic location, quiet, pedestrian only street, Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria, River Arno, etc. all right outside your door! comfortable and charming , AFFORDABLE

Rachel is always available for any help needed while visitng Firenze. She lives just 10 minutes away.

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  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Rachel Camarda - American Living in Firenze since 1983 (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian

About Rachel Camarda - American Living in Firenze since 1983

I am an American, born in Seattle and University of Washington Graduate. I've been living and working in Firenze since 1984 and this city has become my home! I have 2 adult children both attending University of Firenze. I live very close to my rental property and am always available for eventual problems and any advice needed. I am very familiar with the city and am willing to help my renters in any way requested. i.e. Musuem, restaurant and train reservations.

Rachel Camarda - American Living in Firenze since 1983 purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Rachel Camarda - American Living in Firenze since 1983 chose Florence

I bought this small apt in the heart of the city because it was my dream to own and rent to others in order to share my passion and love for 'Bella Firenze'

What makes this apartment unique

The great location of this apt allows for walking distance to all churches, monuments, museums, shopping and everything you'd want to see in Firenze. No costs and hazzles with taxi's and buses. All right outside your door! Great restaurants and coffee bars such as Cibreo, Rivoire,Enoteca Pinchiorri,Tivoli Gelateria and much more

Bedrooms located at the back of the apt for quiet,peaceful sleeping!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I receive immense joy and satisfaction when I can share my knowledge of Firenze and charming, delightful apt with my guests! My enthusiasm for Bella Firenze is endless!
Mar 2012
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based on 23 traveler reviews

Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Ideal location,Affordable City Center Apt
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 reviews

Great apartment!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very cute and clean. Rachel gave us a lot of information about Firenze and she is very kind. The flat is also very close to the most important sights and shops. We can definitely recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent apartment in the historic center of Florence

  • 5 of 5

I was 14 days in Florence for a Dolce Vita language training course. Rachel is a very friendly and helpfull owner. The apartement is cosy, clean and comfortable. All you need is available. I didn´t miss anything. The location is in a side road,- so it was silence at night and I slept well. That even in the heart of Florence. The life starts when you leave the door and walk 2 minutes. Everything was perfect.

My wife and I will certainly come back.

Thanks Rachel for your great support.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, NC

Centrally located charming apartment

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is charming and quite spacious for the two of us and our small dog. There is an additional small bedroom that we did not use. The apartment is centrally located and worked very well for museum and site hopping as well as attending an Italian language school. Rachel was a gracious host and responded promptly to our questions and needs. About halfway into our stay, construction started somewhere in the building. We realize there is no control over when something like that occurs but it was pretty loud from in the morning until about 5pm. The only negative was the noise from various renters in the apartment above us. When they were moving around, it was obvious and was somewhat annoying. Notwithstanding this, we recommend this apartment for other visitors to Florence. Grazie mille Rachel!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! Just to clarify, the noise from overhead, was caused by other tourists visiting Firenze. The contruction was not in my building but rather next door and up 2 stories, Renovation is endless in an ancient city like Firenze. The guests stayed in the apt 30 days in Sept in the heart of the city and there is always lots of life and living going on!! The 2 bedrooms are located at the back of the apt where is it very quiet and peaceful for a good nights sleep!
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San Diego, CA, USA

Comfortable apartment in the heart of historic Florence

  • 5 of 5

My wife, father and I spent a week in this cosy and comfortable apartment. The location is terrific! The Arno river is at the end of the block, with the Ponte Vecchio only a short walk away. The Ufizzi, the Signoria are just as close, with the Duomo only a ten-minute walk away. The apartment is on a very quiet street.

Rachel, the owner, met us promptly after our cab pulled up and gave us a tour of the apartment. It was clear that she put a lot of thought and effort into providing what visitors need, like a shopping cart, umbrellas, and several guides books to the city. As a whole, the apartment reminded me of a well-sorted boat in which everything that was needed was present and in its proper place. We found Rachel very helpful and engaging.

Even in July, built-in air conditioners in the living room and both bedrooms quickly cooled down the apartment when we returned from our adventures each day. The new washing machine was a godsend. The large bed was firm and comfortable, and my father reports that the softer bed in the small bedroom was to his liking. The small bedroom is entered through the larger bedroom. We never felt crowded in the least, although the kitchen is a one-person affair.

The apartment provided us with a perfect base for exploring Florence and we developed an affection for it. It is where I will stay the next time I visit Firenze.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmington, NC USA

Excellent Apartment, Excellent Location, Excellent Owner

  • 5 of 5

We spent 13 wonderful days in Florence. Florence itself is fantastic; Rachel's apartment made it even more so. As stated in the reviews of others, the location was superb. We were in the middle of so many of the tourist attractions, museums, palaces, churches, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. but yet on a very quiet street where we felt far removed from the crowds when we got back to the apartment.

The apartment itself was very spacious and yet cozy. We had come from a small apartment in Rome and were very impressed with all the space we had at Rachel's. It was also very comfortable, well designed, and well equipped. Everything in the apartment was working perfectly and we lacked for nothing. Others have mentioned that the kitchen was small. However, we cooked most of our meals there and did not feel cramped. The espresso machine was a delight--so much so that we have purchased one like it here at home.

Rachel was a great host. She provided us with a lot of information about where to shop and arranged for a taxi for us. She was very friendly and made us feel like we could call on her for help with any of our needs.

There are stairs, but not very many and we, two seniors, had no trouble going up and down several times a day.

We will definitely stay at Rachel's again should we return to Florence. We are also recommending Rachel's apartment to our traveling friends.

Thank you so much Rachel for making our stay wonderful and memorable.

Ferenc and Kathleen

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy apartment is perfectly situated for exploring Firenze. On a quiet side street, it's just around the corner from delicious food, beautiful sites/sights, and all the attractions of the city. The beds were comfortable--and though the twin bed looks small, I slept well every night. It wasn't too short for me (I'm 5'7"). The kitchen is quite small, so if you plan on cooking elaborate meals, you might need to improvise... but, it was perfect for breakfast before heading out. (And anyway, who would want to cook in Florence when you have the most amazing food literally steps away at L'Anticho Vinaio or 5 minutes across the Ponte Vecchio in Oltrarno or in one of the many great restaurants in Santa Croce?) Rachel was a wonderful host. This place provided everything we needed and more for our stay in Florence. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Peretola Florence city center airport
Nearest Barpub
Riviore- Piazza Della Signoria
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
S.M.N. Train station in Firenze
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Al- Firenze - Roma
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Antico Vinaio
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Viareggio- Versilia
Nearest Point of Interest
Ponte Vecchio- River Arno
Nearest Point of Interest
Piazza Della Signoria Uffizi Gallery
Nearest Point of Interest
Museo della Science-Galileo
Nearest Point of Interest
Museum Bargello
Nearest Point of Interest
Palazzo Vecchio

You couldn't find a better location for a visit to Firenze, 1st floor quiet, safe apt just around the corner from Piazza della Signoria, Uffizi Gallery, Bargello, Opera del Duomo, Museum - Gallileo, River Arno and Ponte Vecchio, All Firenze has to offer is right outsdie your door. A 5 minute walk to Santa Croce, the Duomo and all the rest. Wonderful shopping, services, grocery store and even more charming, San. Ambrogio open air market for lovely fresh vegeatable, fish, fruits, breads cheeses and much more . Famous panino and Wine shop right around the corner in Via de Neri. Electric bus around the corner that takes you directly to the staiton for day trips to the countryside, Siena San Gimignano and Lucca


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Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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