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Luxury Central Apartment.Terrace with views of all Florence. Lift. Free WiFi. AC

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Living-rooms. Washer. Dryer. Jacuzzi. Free Wifi. A/C

Really beautiful top-floors apartment with elevator. Rooftop Terrace with amazing 360° panoramic views of Florence. Prestigious historic building in the city center. Beautifully furnished and decorated. All modern conveniences: A/C in every room. Free Wi-Fi. Internet points. Sat TV. DVD. New fully-equipped kitchen. Separate washer and dryer. Dishwasher. Jacuzzi. From your bedrooms, you can see the Duomo and look out over some of the famous private gardens in Florence. It is so quiet it is like being in the country but you are in the middle of Florence, within walking distance of all the sights. Ideal for 4 persons (2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms). Enjoy a thoroughly Florentine stylish experience! Excellent discounts for stays of 7 days and longer.

Centrally located in one of the most charming parts of the historic center of Florence, in the Borgo Pinti area, within 15 minutes or so walk of most major sights (but there are also buses if you prefer). And the best shopping streets! It is in a delightful city-centre small 'neighborhood' with its own good, reasonably-priced restaurants, coffee-bars and artisan shops. It is near the open-air food market of Sant'Ambrogio and the Piazza dei Ciompi antiques area in Santa Croce. Spa and swimming pool are up the street. Gym nearby. Rental rates are all-inclusive: all utilities (including central heating or A/C), Wi-Fi, very high-quality linen and towels, final cleaning, Florence City tax. NO extra charges. Discounts: 2 weeks or more. The apartment is in mint condition (completely restructured and restored in mid-2013). Perfect for honeymoons or special occasions.

The apartment is on 2 levels (floors 4 and 5, the top floor): the dining/living, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and ktichen are all on floor 4, the same level as the elevator. Upstairs, floor 5, there is the open-space living room and bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, a little 'writer's corner' and stairs to the terrace. Because of the lay-out of the apartment, there is privacy and space to spread out. The apartment has a really spacious feel - over 100 sq. metres/1100 sq. ft. The apartment could comforably take 6 people but we have a normal maximum occupancy of 4 persons to enhance your experience. Exceptionally we will take 5 guests depending on the composition of the group.

Floor 4:

• Dining/living room

• Very fully-equipped new kitchen with dishwasher, separate washer and dryer and all electrical appliances including microwave and American and Italian coffee-makers.

• 2 very comfortable bedrooms with beamed ceilings. One bedroom has a large double bed with en-suite bathroom. The other bedroom can either be a large double or a twin (2 single beds), and has its own private bathroom literally 2 paces away. Both bedrooms have views of the Duomo and overlook private gardens.

• Floor 5: Open-space living area with a double sofa bed which has a genuinely comfortable mattress. Adjoining bathroom with Jacuzzi with stunnning view of Florence! If a guest does not want to share a bedroom, this area can be used at night as a sleeping area with complete privacy. There is also a 'writer's corner' on this level.

• Panoramic small rooftop terrace with amazing 360 degree views of every monument in Florence: perfect for a drink or snack at the end of the day. Seating for 4, and a canopy for shade.

• A/C in every room.

• Wi-Fi and fixed ethernet connections throughout.

• Beamed ceilings, marble bathrooms, beautifully decorated.

The apartment is in a beautiful and impressive building, dating back to the 15th centrury. The apartment has been fully restructured and restored with immense care, using the the finest Tuscan materials, with tiles, beamed ceilings and fine features in wood and wrought iron by master craftsmen. It is beautifully decorated and furnished in an understated way: everything is of the highest quality, with top-class Italian linen, towels etc. It is airy and bright.

When you leave the apartment, all of Florence is at your doorstep!

Check-in: By appointment, between 4-8 PM (16:00-20:00). If you would like an earlier check-in, please ask us and we will do our best but we cannot guarantee it. If you want to arrive later than 8:00 PM, please contact us BEFORE booking to make sure this is possible. There is also an extra fee for late arrivals.

Check-out: by 10 AM (10.00) at the latest.

Parking: An enclosed parking garage with attendants is less than 1 minute walk from the apartment. This is a real advantage as otherwise it is impossible to park or bring your car into the historic center. Contact us for details.

We will go the extra mile to make your stay in Florence unique and enjoyable:

• Make museum and restaurant bookings;

• Give information on day-trips from Florence, tours, and events taking place during your stay in Florence.

• Book visits to Tuscan wineries in Chianti, Montalcino (home of Brunello wine), Montepulciano etc

• Organize limo service with driver for your arrival and departure, or for touring the unique Tuscany countryside: Chianti or Brunello wineries, the Cinque Terre, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa and Lucca. Or visit the famous fashion outlet malls outside Florence.

• Want to do something unique like ballooning over Tuscany, go to a special opera, concert or jazz evening, or find the best place for salsa dancing in Florence - just ask us!

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Owner

I completely restructured and renovated this property. It is in a beautiful historic building (15th century, with 18th century makeover!) and doing the restructuring took a lot of time organizing the best Florentine craftsmen and artisans for furnishings and drapes (nearly everything was custom made for the apartment). It was a long process, but I hope you will think it was worth it.

Owner purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Owner chose San Lorenzo

The historic building is beautiful, and the small panoramic terrace has extraordinary 360 degree views of Florence. The bedrooms overlook private gardens and you can see the Duomo from each bedroom. The peace and quiet in the apartment is amazing.

What makes this apartment unique

This area is my favorite in Florence. It is central - so you can walk everywhere - and at the same time it has a real 'small neighborhood feel' which is unique in the city centre. In the neighborhood you have restaurants, coffee bars, small shops and pharmacy, and yet you are near the big tourist sights. The Sant' Ambrogio open-air food market is a short walk from the apartment as is the Piazza dei Ciompi Antiques Market. Piazza Santa Croce and its vibrant area is nearby (but not too near!). I provide an information sheet with recommendations for local restaurants etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Cesare for renting to us your wonderful apartment and most of all your wonderful support and help!!! You are the best!
Jun 2014
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Amenities

San Lorenzo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please respect our neighbors in this residential building and keep noise to a minimum.
  • "Quiet time" after 10:00 PM.
  • Please turn off A/C when leaving the apartment during the day. Never touch the radiators: the heating is controlled by thermostat on wall.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , 2 steps away from Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , bidet , Jacuzzi with wonderful view of Florence!
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , en-suite to Bedroom 1
  • Bathrooms are high-quality Italian design, marble and porcelain. They are very well-lighted. One bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub with beautiful views of Florence! All bathrooms have highest quality towels one of the top Italian luxury brands.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Large double bed (Queen - 63 in/160 cm)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King double bed (71 in/180 cm) or twin (2 single beds)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed: mattress 56 in./140 cm. wide. 200 cm long.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 baby crib
  • Bedroom 1 has a large double bed (Queen - 63 in/160 cm) with orthopedic mattress. En-suite bathroom. There is space for a baby crib/cot. Beautiful view of Duomo and gardens. A/C with remote control. Bedroom 2 can either be a King double bed (171 in/180 cm) or twin (2 single beds); orthopaedic mattresses It has its own private bathroom (not en suite but 2 steps away (literally!). Beautiful view of Duomo and gardens. A/C with remote control. Bedroom 3 is the red double sofa bed (56 in./140 cm) in the open-space living area. If desired, a baby crib/cot could also be set up here. There is a bathroom with Jacuzzi a few steps away. Because of the way there apartment is laid, this area has complete privacy if used as a bedroom. A/C with remote control. All bedrooms have highest quality linens by one of the top Italian luxury brands and have individual A/C units with remote control. We provide a baby-crib/cot at no extra charge.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
The apartment has free Wifi, Ethernet access points in all rooms. DVD. CD. TV Top-quality Italian linens and towels. And little things like basics on arrival, umbrellas, maps, guide-books, shopping bags and shopping trolley. Bus service to the train station. Parking garage nearby (1 min.) with special rate for our guests. This is a real advantage as otherwise it is impossible to bring cars into the historic center. We will go the extra mile to make your stay in Florence special and enjoyable. • We can make museum and restaurant bookings for you. • We can give you information on day-trips from Florence, tours, and events taking place during your stay in Florence. • We can organize limo service with driver for your arrival and departure, or for touring the unique Tuscany countryside: Chianti wineries, the Cinque Terre, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca. • Want to do something unique like ballooning over Tuscany, go to a special opera, concert or jazz - just ask us

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Fantastic Apartment in Florence

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks at Cesare's apartment in Florence and can only echo what other people have already written. Cesare has thought of everything. The apartment does not seem like a typical rental as it features high-end amenities throughout. Lots and lots of room with the ability to spread out from the main floor that has a kitchen (including washer and dryer), a dining area with quality dishes and glasses, one bedroom with bathroom, and a second bedroom across from a hall bathroom. The bedrooms are both large and have more than ample storage. The Duomo is visible from both bedrooms. The second level includes a living room, bathroom, and nook with a desk. There are stairs that lead to the terrace above. The terrace offers room for 4 and a 360 degree view of the surrounding area. Beautiful by both day and night. Great air-conditioners. Perhaps the greatest feature of the apartment is Cesare himself. There is a hotline phone in the apartment you can use to reach him with questions about anything Florence. You need tickets to a museum? Cesare can set you up. You need a recommendation for a restaurant? Cesare is the man. Need a taxi to the airport or train station? Cesare always gets you one you can count on. The apartment, located on Borgo Pinti, is just a 10-minute walk to the Florence action center. The Tom Hanks movie Inferno was being filmed during our entire stay in Florence, and they were actually filming on Borgo Pinti one day. All in all, if you are searching for a wonderful apartment for your stay in Florence, you can stop your search now.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the incredible review! As I told you, it was a real pleasure having you and your party stay, and much fun. I am glad that you liked the apartment so well. I think you got the best out of Florence. Thank you for everything. GRAZIE!
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5

Great location: fabulous apt with rooftop terrace with an awesome view of Firenze.

  • 5 of 5

Rooftop terrace with awesome view of Firenze: whole apt. Thoughtfully designed with everything you could possibly need. Cesare was super attentive in his recommendations for trips, cafes etc. All accessories were of really good quality on this lovely apt - definitely home away from home. A quiet place to return to each evening. Thanks Cesare.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay in Florence

  • 5 of 5

Arrived at the apartment to find a greeting committee. The owner, Cesare, David, and Maurzio. Always responsive to our requests. Convenient location for sightseeing, and, close to restaurants. Spacious. Cesare always satisfied our needs. Maurzio was a jewel.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of our best experiences ever!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been renting apartments all over the US, Canada, France and Italy for the past decade or so. Cesare's apartment is one of the absolute best units we have had the pleasure of renting. Location is always a major factor and this place is perfectly situated for visiting Florence. It's spacious with all the amenities we have come to expect. Just as important was the interaction with Cesare. To say he was most accommodating would be an understatement. He helped us make arrangements and was always offering us wonderful suggestions for restaurants and little known sites. We will absolutely stay here again on our next visit. Can't improve perfection! Thanks Cesare!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful apartment and location!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very nice, clean and centrally located. Rooftop terrace is perfect for glass of wine at sunset. Cesare is thoughtful to every detail and most helpful. Would highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

The place was beautiful! Although we didn't meet Caesar, he was in touch with us by phone. He was extremely humble, helpful and friendly

As far as our stay in Florence I would like to offer some helpful tips.

1. Make sure you purchase tickets before boarding a bus. The smoke shop was sold out . We boarded the bus without tickets. We rode 1 stop and got off. We were greeted by 3 transit police. They wanted to see our passports. They made copies and told us there was a 50 euro fine. A pretty expensive bus ride.

2. Don't waste your money by taking a cab from the airport. It was 24 euro. Take the shuttle bus It is a beautiful bus. It it is only 6 euros. Take to the train station. From there take the number 6 bus to the apt. The fee is $1.20 euros. I think it was about 5 stops.

2. We did 2 tours with Viator, which were great. One was the food walking tour and the other was the Tuscany Wine tour. I highly recommend it.

3. Make sure your cell phone has GPS. We forgot our cell home at home. The city maps can be very confusing.

4. For shopping-the central market is awesome. Every vendor will bargain with you. Some of it is junk from China. There is a guy that sells linen clothing. I bought a few pieces which were lovely. He will give you a fair price. Most vendors take cash only. He took credit cards.

5. Try to buy your Euros in the states. It is a much better rate than in Florence.

6. Taxis run on meters and are very expense.

7. If your buying wine, buy at the central market or at Conrads, much cheaper that near the apt

8.Take the number 7 bus up to the top of the mountain. Great view. It you are going to dine buy 2 bus tickets. They are only good for 90 min. The ride is 35 minute

9. Enjoy the balcony at the art. I had my coffee every morning and my glass of wine every evening. It was breathtaking.

10. Enjoy!

Chow

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Il Duomo of Florence
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Uffizi Gallery
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Piazzale Michelangelo
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Accademia Gallery
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Giannini Lorenzo
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Florence
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Florence - Firenze SMN
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
A1
Car: not necessary

Florence is one of the most popular destinations in the world and deservedly so. Stunning art and architecture, great food and wine, and the beauty of the surroundings make Florence the ideal city for a short city-break or for a longer stay all year round. Florence is a lively city, with open-air markets and a vibrant street life. The Sant' Ambrogio open-air food market is a short walk from the apartment as is the Piazza dei Ciompi Antiques Market. The world-famous San Lorenzo Market is within easy walking distance of the apartment. There are numerous theatres and music throughout the year.

From Florence, you can easily explore nearby gems like Siena, San Gimignano, the beautiful Chianti wine region, the Cinque Terre, Pisa and Lucca. A trip to Fiesole, in the hills above Florence, is about 20 minutes by bus and goes through amazing scenery. Take advantage of the high-speed rail network to visit Rome (90 minutes) and Venice (2 hours 5 minutes) while using the Florence apartment as your base.

Parking: An enclosed parking garage with attendants is about 3 minutes walk from the apartment. Reduced cost for our guests. Contact us for details.

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Additional information about rental rates

Rates include: utilities, A/C or central heating (normal consumption), free Wi-Fi, linen, baby crib (cot). Free Weekly cleaning if you stay 2 weeks or more. Cleaning fee: 50 Euro for stays of less than 5 nights in High Season and stays of less than 4 nights in Mid-Year, payable cash in Florence.

Florence City Council tax: 2 Euro 50 cents per person per night. Children under 12 are exempt. It is payable for the first 7 nights only so maximum payable is 17 Euros 50 cents per person no matter how long you stay.

Maid service available (daily or as required): costs extra.

DISCOUNTS: Please contact us BEFORE making a booking as we offer excellent DISCOUNTS on stays of 10 NIGHTS OR MORE which the rate chart does not show or calculate. The discounts are not available after a booking has been made. Send us an inquiry by clicking on the "CONTACT OWNER" button.

HIGH SEASONS DISCOUNTS (2 PERSONS):
1 WEEK: 120 EURO/NIGHT; 2 WEEKS: 110 EUR0/NIGHT; 3 WEEKS OR MORE: 100 EURO/NIGHT

MID-YEAR DISCOUNTS (2 PERSONS):
1 WEEK: 110 EURO/NIGHT; 2 WEEKS: 100 EUR0/NIGHT; 3 WEEKS OR MORE: 90 EURO/NIGHT.

FOR DISCOUNTS FOR 3/4 PERSONS, PLEASE CONTACT US.

Owner'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.