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Bedrooms 1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4, 1 Min From Tube, 10 Mins From City Centre, Free Wi-fi, A/C, balcony

Awards: 2014 Winner of TRIP ADVISOR Certificate of Excellence

Treat yourselves to a romantic break - come and see the Eternal City and be sure to have a cosy place to come back to at night. We'd love to welcome you! We are a Scottish Italian family, who meet and greet our guests on arrival and try our best to make you feel at home. We give you ample information on how to get around Rome, which is very easy thanks to the A-line Metro station just outside our front door and many bus stops too. In 10-15 minutes you can reach all the main tourist attractions such as the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museum and the entire historic centre. We also show you how to work the various appliances and have a folder full of tourist information and many guide books which you can consult to organise your stay.

Our apartment (6th floor with elevator; 700 sq ft - 65 mq), is located in the 'Appio Latino' district, along the Via Appia Nuova (one of the best shopping areas in Rome). We're also close to the Old Appian Way archaeological site with its ruins and catacombs. You'll be living in a typical Roman area and will be able to mix with the locals. You certainly won't regret it. The apartment features: spacious bedroom with king size bed and double glazed window doors that open onto the balcony; large living room with 2 couches (one of which a opens out to a comfortable queen size sofa bed); fully equipped kitchen; bathroom with shower; hall with extra wardrobe; balcony where you can sit at the end of the day with a glass of wine watching the world go by. A/C. Free WI-FI.

Supermarkets, cafés, great variety of shops, restaurants, pizzerias, take-aways, ATMs, etc. nearby. Nature lovers might want to visit the 'Valle della Caffarella' park and Villa Lazzaroni (with a children's playground) for a break from city life. We speak English, Italian and French and just a little German and Spanish. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.


Either take the Leonardo Express train to Termini station (tickets cost 14 euros, trains leave every 30 min.) and then the A-line subway (Direzione Anagnina) and get off at Colli Albani or take the FL1 train and get off at the Stazione Tuscolana (tickets cost 11 euros; children under 12 don’t pay; trains leave every 15 min. Outside the Tuscolana station, turn left and walk down to the traffic lights, then up Via Gela to the Pontelungo subway station (not even a five minutes walk). Take the subway (Direzione Anagnina) to the Colli Albani station. The flat is right there.


Take the Co.tral bus to the Anagnina (tickets cost 1,20 euro). At the Anagnina take the subway to the Colli Albani station.


More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian, a little Spanish and German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Irene

Hi, I'm Irene. I inherited this flat from my parents and am very attached to it. I was born and brought up in Scotland and 'brought over' to Italy when my parents retired, but I've been living here a lifetime and now consider Italy as home, although I often think fondly of my childhood in Scotland. It was my sons’ idea that I rent this flat out to tourists. I decided to give it a try and have been happily welcoming people from all over the world since August 2006. I would love to welcome you too.

I speak English, French and Italian and a little German and Spanish.

What makes this apartment unique

The flat has a homely atmosphere and is close to everything: supermarkets, bakeries, restaurants, 'pizzerias and gelaterias', boutiques, banks, open air fruit and vegetable market, etc. The location is fantastic. From the balcony you have a beautiful view of the hills to the south of Rome and the Via Appia Nuova. The underground stop is right at the doorstep, and bus stops too, which means there's no walking to do when you come back at night with weary feet. You will be living in a typically Roman area and be able to mix with the locals. If you get tired of city life and want a breath of fresh air, go and visit the Caffarella Park. It's just short walk away and is the most significant remaining example of ancient countryside in the city. You'll see many monuments from different ages, besides sheep grazing here and there and a good few vegetable gardens.

I look forward to seeing you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can not say enough good things about this place! What made us choose this apartment was the great reviews of the owner, and they were right! Where to start- she's super nice and helpful, had a little treat and some basic supplies waiting for us, and this incredible binder of info she's accumulated- maps, schedules, the works! Not to mention the metro and bus stops are literally outside the front door. The grocery is across the street- next to the tasty bakery. Restaurants all around, and if you need one- McDonald's is a few doors down! We traveled with our 3 & 6 year old daughters and the apartment was just perfect! Well laid out, washing machine and line to dry things on, nice kitchen. So happy! I highly recommend this place to anyone! She even helped us arrange taxi service to and from the apartment!
Apr 2012
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San Giovanni (St. John Lateran) Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Check in from 3 to 9 pm. Possible also from 9 to 10 pm with €30 fee. Check out 10 am.
Location Type:
  • Town ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Main bedroom with king-size bed. Queen size sofa bed in living room.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis
We have been renting out to tourists for over nine years and would love to welcome you too. We can accommodate up to 4 guests: 2 in the bedroom and 2 in the living room where we have a comfortable queen-size sofa bed. Our apartment, with double glazing windows and security door, has a homely atmosphere. Amenities include: A/C, central heating, free, unlimited WI-FI internet, LCD SAT TV (only news channels like CNN and BBC in English), DVD player and library, CD player, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, washing machine, gas cooker with oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, American and Italian coffee machines, toaster, ample cooking utensils, bed linen, blankets and towels. Our private balcony has a beautiful view of the hills to the south of Rome. Nearest subway stop (1 min. walk) : 'Colli Albani'. Buses and taxi stand in front of apartment. Very well linked with Ciampino and Fiumicino airports. On request: airport transfer, cell phone. Smoking only allowed on balcony.


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average rating of 4.8513513 based on 89 reviews

Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this very lovely apartment for 2 months. The neighbourhood was safe,the metro and bus system right outside our door and stores and restaurants very close. The apartment was lovely and so clean and accommodated four adults very nicely.

The best part of our stay was the owner Irene. She was so accommodating and easy to deal with and communication went perfectly. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words, Donna. I'm glad all went well and you enjoyed the apartment and our neighbourhood. It was such a pleasure to have you stay with us and you're welcome back any time. Best wishes to all of you, Irene
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Webster City

Excellent flat, excellent location, excellent host!

  • 5 of 5

Our recent (and first) stay in Rome was amazing! We loved the location of this flat. The sweet decor made us feel at home and the flat itself was very clean and roomy. There are great restaurants, a grocery store, a bank and the metro near by. We thoroughly enjoyed dining with the locals, away from all of the touristy spots. We also enjoyed meeting Irene...she is a sweet soul and was helpful with any questions we had about Rome. We HIGHLY recommend staying here! You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this glorious review, Becky! I'm so glad you and Brady had a good time in Rome and enjoyed our apartment and neighbourhood. I fully understand the fact that you liked to get away from the cramped touristy area after a day of sightseeing to relax in “real Rome” and see how the locals live. It was a real pleasure to meet you and if your travels bring you back this way, you'll be more than welcome here. A big hug, Irene
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Lovely Rome apartment, lovely host

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was 30 meters from the Colli Albani metro so it was well located for our tired feet!! It was a good size, a large double bedroom, and then an easy to fold away sofa in the large lounge room. This was apart from the nice little kitchen and good bathroom. We didn't use the washing machine on the verandah. So, the unit spaciously contained all that my wife, daughter and I could need. Irene was very accommodating, gave us a nice intro to the unit, and if not for the attractions of Rome we would have enjoyed the local area more following Irene's description. This is a unit we would happily stay in again.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a million, Nick, for writing this lovely review and for doing so so quickly! I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your stay in this beautiful city and felt comfortable in our flat. It would be a pleasure to welcome you again if your travels ever bring you back this way. Best wishes. Ciao, Irene
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Ste-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson, Quebec, Canada


  • 5 of 5

The description is perfectly accurate. Everything was perfect, from our arrival with someone meeting us at the airport through Irene, to her explanation of everything to do and what is around the apartment . The location of the appart is sooo convenient, right down for buses, metro and taxi. The appartment is clean, well maintained and very good size for a European home. We could not use the balcony because the weather was not warm enough but it is a bonus if the weather is allowing it. Restaurants and grocery within minutes. Overall excellent! Irene is very helpful and accomodating. Would definetly go back and we do recommend it for a trip in Rome.

Thank you Irene!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing this beautiful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in Rome, appreciated our neighbourhood and were comfortable in our apartment. It was a pleasure to meet you and I would love to welcome you back again. Best wishes, Irene
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The apartment was clean, nicely decorated, well equiped and in a very convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a number of weeks in this apartment and found it very convenient for visiting the major attractions, other parts of Rome and some near by towns, especially in the Albani Hills. There are metro, bus and taxi stations right outside the apartment. There are plenty of local shops, supermarkets, restaurants etc close by. English was spoken, at least to some extent, in nearly all of these places.

The apartment is on the sixth floor, with a lift, so is a bit above the local traffic noise, although not totally quiet, unless you shut the windows. Irene, the owner, has the apartment nicely furnished and decorated, it is very clean and well equipped.

Irene was extremely helpful while planning our stay and while we were there, even organised transport from the airport.

We would certainly recommend this apartment and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this beautiful review, Tony and Barbara. I was very pleased to meet you and have you as our guests for 5 weeks. I'm glad you felt comfortable in the flat and appreciated our neighbourhood and I'm sure you were able to get the feel for the city due to your long stay. If your travels bring you back this way I'd be only too pleased to welcome you again. All the best, Irene
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Very sweet resting place

  • 5 of 5

The apartment couldn't be more convenient IF you want out of the rat race Rome and prefer the suburbs. The metro is literally almost at the door step and takes less than 30 minutes to get to the Vatican. It is also walking distance to the Appian Way and several catacombs and a beautiful huge park.

The hostess makes lots of effort to cover small comforts like having guidebooks, references notebook, maps all available. Plus I LOVE that she had sugar and coffee/filters and salt. Don't know how many pounds of sugar we have abandoned over the years just to have a couple of teaspoons for coffee. The welcome she gave us was felt very warm and sincere and made us happy.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Bill and Eileen, for writing this beautiful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in Rome and were comfortable in our apartment. Our neighbourhood does in fact have a lot to offer and is only a few minutes away from the historic centre by metro. It was a pleasure to meet you and I would love to welcome you back again. Best wishes, Irene
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Acquasanta Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Termini Station
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
GRA - exit 23
Nearest Beach
39 Kilometres
Ostia Lido
Car: not necessary

One of the main assets of the property is that it is right at an A-line Metro stop (Colli Albani). The A-line Metro was built to connect all the main tourist attractions, from the Old Appian Way to the Vatican so our apartment combines the advantages of a convenient price with easy access to the historical center. All the major sights can be reached in a few minutes. Buses also widely available. Supermarket opposite and a great mix of shops, banks, internet cafes, restaurants, pubs, pizzerias all in close proximity. The adjacent Via Appia Nuova is one of Rome's best shopping areas. Guarded garage nearby, on street parking for those of you who plan to hire a car.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Our rates depend on the season, number of guests and length of stay, so, for stays longer than 2 weeks ask us for a quote - we may be able to adjust our pricing. Rates are all-inclusive, covering utilities, bed and bath linen, final cleaning and free unlimited WI-FI. No extra charges except for electricity, which in summer months is metered and charged €0.40 per kWh for air conditioning.
€150 damage deposit to be paid on arrival, refundable on departure provided everything is in order.
Check in is preferably from 3 to 7 pm and check out from 8 to 10 am, but we try our best to be flexible. If we don't have guests leaving our apartment on the day you arrive you are welcome to check in early. There is, however, a €30 fee for check-in after 9 p.m. and the latest check in time is 10 p.m.
Transfer to and from airport can be arranged.
THE RENTAL PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE CITY TAX: €3.50 per person per night for a maximum of 10 nights (not applicable to children under 10), which is payable in cash to the owner on arrival.

IL PREZZO DELLA LOCAZIONE NON COMPRENDE IL CONTRIBUTO DI SOGGIORNO di €3,50/persona/notte, fino a un massimo di 10 giorni. Sono esenti i ragazzi sotto i 10 anni. Il contributo di soggiorno viene pagato in contanti all'arrivo insieme ad un deposito cauzionale di €150.

LE PRIX DE LOCATION NE COMPREND PAS LA TAXE DE SEJOUR (€3,50/personne/ nuit, pour un maximum de 10 jours - les enfants de moins de 10 ans sont exemptés) qui est payable à l'arrivée en espèces. Caution remboursable de €150 à payer en espèces à l'arrivée.

NON ESTA INCLUIDA EN EL PRECIO DEL ALQUILER LA TASA DE ALOJAMIENTO (€3,50/persona/día, para un máximo de 10 días. Están exentos de la tasa los niños menores de 10 años) y será pagada en efectivo a la llegada. Fianza de €150 a pagar en efectivo a la llegada.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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