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

79 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Florence Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Living-rooms. Panoramic terrace. Jacuzzi. Sleeps 4/5

Really beautiful top-floors apartment with elevator. Rooftop Terrace with amazing 360° panoramic views of all Florence. Prestigious historic building in the city center. Beautifully furnished and decorated. All modern conveniences: A/C, Wi-Fi and ethernet points in every room; satellite TV, DVD; new fully-equipped kitchen with 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!

Centrally located in one of the most charming parts of the historic center of Florence, in the Borgo Pinti area, within 15 minutes 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, swimming pool and fitness center are up the street. Rental rates are all-inclusive: all utilities (including central heating or A/C), Wi-Fi, very high-quality linen and towels, final cleaning, taxes. NO extra charges. Discounts: 2 weeks or more. The apartment is in mint condition (restructured and restored in 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 maximum occupancy of 4 persons to enhance your experience. Exceptionally we will take 5 guests depending on the consumption of the group.

• 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: 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.

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. Special rate for our guests. 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french

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 Metropolitan City of Florence

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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Luxury Central Apartment. Terrace with views of all Florence. Lift, WiFi, AC
average rating of 4.987342 based on 80 reviews
5

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: Apr 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

Lovely apartment in quiet area and the owner is terrific

  • 5 of 5

We were two active retired couples traveling in Italy for three weeks. This is a lovely apartment on three levels. The first level has the two bedrooms and baths, the kitchen and dining area. The second level has the living room and the top has a small terrace that overlooks a part of the city. It was a fabulous view. It is in a quiet area of the city in the historic district and is about a ten minute walk to a few local eateries and a fifteen to twenty minute walk to the larger piazzas near the Duomo and Uffizi. There is a coffee and pastry shop right next door to the apartment which is very convenient and the Four Seasons Hotel is just down the street. Go there for a glass of wine and walk in their beautiful gardens.The apartment has a lot of stairs if you wish to climb them but if not there is a slow elevator. The apartment was clean and had a good washer and dryer. It was equipped with everything we needed including all the goodies the owner gave to us when we arrived. I cannot rave enough about Cesare, the owner. He was absolutely fabulous. He arranged for the four of us to stop for a delicious lunch in Cortona on our way to Florence and he arranged transportation for us when we left. He gave us so much information about the city and just made our stay in Florence even more special. Thank you Cesare.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful apartment, exceptionally helpful owner!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great apartment with an exceptionally attentive owner. The bedrooms were spacious and the extra full size bathroom was a real plus. The view from the roof top patio was breathtaking! Cesare not only answered our questions promptly but took the time to suggest a tweak to our original itinerary for a day trip. The day in Cortona was beautiful, and would never have happened had it not been for Cesare's help!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magnificent apartment!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was amazing . Everything was so clean and beautiful .. Kitchen had so many fine and elegant gadgets made it fun to stay and cook. The views from the balcony were dramatic in every way !! The neighborhood was lovely with many stores and cafes bear by. Outstanding stay and we were there for 15 nights!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

All we can say is Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Not enough words to say how great the place is so I'll try to keep it short. You are greeted with Maximus at the door, no much English but he shows you everything, super nice fella. As far as the place, great location, great views from the roof top terrace, fully stocked, good beds, the condo is perfect, there is an elevator if you need it but the stairs are a great way to burn off all the amazing food. The most important thing about this place is the owner, Cesare, I can't thank you enough, you were like our concierge and friend. What ever we needed he was a text away or a call. He made us feel so at home and was always able to give great suggestions for everything. We have never had an owner be so available before in all the places we have ever rented. We may be ruined for all future travels as the benchmark is set so high now. If you want real food, and I don't mean the touristy restaurants I'm talking the real deal. Listen to all of his suggestions, hands down our favourite was Accadi. It gets busy so go early for the best service ever and best Italian food I have ever eaten, it's a 2-3 min walk down the street right on Borgo Pinti; If you go during busy times 8-10 it will be slow slow slow, but sit back drink €5 half liters of wine and soak in Italy. For pizza, for us anyway, hands down again another suggestion from Cesare was Il Pizzaiuolo, go off hours or prepare to wait a bit. Just get a beer or wine and you can wait in the piazza outside. So many more great places, (I would avoid La Giostra as it is very average - great atmosphere but food is like old spaghetti factory) Overall, nothing but great things to say about the place and Cesare, I'm sure I have much more to say but that's the nut shell. Everything is 15 mins away tops, walk everywhere. The owners of Cafe Mingo on the corner are fantastic and the cappuccino's are amazing.

Only shame was not being able meet Cesare in person, maybe next time. Cheers!

Jody

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Live in Florence like a local

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I recently stayed in Cesare's wonderful apartment perfectly situated in the heart of Florence, close to all the sites, but just far enough away to be quiet. Marzio was there to greet us and helped us with our bags. (The elevator is very slow so other than taking our bags up and down, we didn't use it.) This 3 level apartment was extremely spacious, yet cozy. There were only 2 of us so we had plenty of space and each of us enjoyed our own spacious bedroom. We loved opening our shutters each morning to the sights and sounds of Florence. The kitchen is small, but very functional. We cooked a wonderful dinner one night and felt like locals. When I texted Cesare that I couldn't find the cheese grater, he called me immediately and told me exactly where to locate it. (He was also very responsive when I texted him after our departure regarding sunglasses we thought we'd left behind.) The terrace is wonderful and we enjoyed wine there in the evening as we took in the spectacular view. We loved how easy it was to walk everywhere and never used public transportation.

My only complaint would be the firm mattresses. (I had the same issue in Rome so clearly this is an Italian thing.) As another reviewer wrote, Cesare may want to get mattress toppers to give guests an option. I also prefer a comforter to coverlets, but again, this may be an American thing. (I hope I don't sound like a diva...it's just a matter of personal preference.)

Overall, I highly recommend this property and look forward to staying there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. it was a pleasure to host you and your daughter. We have mattress toppers and down comforters so next time, please just ask for them.
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Map

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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Rates & Availability

Florence Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
MID-YEAR 2016
Oct 15 2016 - Dec 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
$135
$863
$3,026
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
HOLIDAYS 2016-2017
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$151
$981
$3,363
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
MID-YEAR 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
$135
$863
$3,026
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON 2017
Mar 15 2017 - Jul 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
$151
$981
$3,363
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
AUGUST 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$151
$942
$3,363
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$151
$981
$3,363
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
MID-YEAR 2017
Oct 15 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$140
$902
$3,026
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
HOLIDAYS 2017-2018
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
$157
$1,020
$3,363
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$157
$1,020
$3,363
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

All-inclusive rates: utilities, A/C, central heating, Wi-Fi, linen, baby crib (cot). Final cleaning is included. NO HIDDEN CHARGES. City of Florence tourist tax is extra (see below).
Maid service available: costs extra. Monthly rates=30 nights.
For stays of 3-4 nights in High Season and stays of 3 nights in Mid-Year, there is a cleaning fee ranging from 0 to to 50 Euro depending on the number of persons and nights.

Tourist tax: The tourism tax is imposed by the City of Florence and is paid in cash on arrival at the apartment (you will receive a receipt). The charge is Euro 2,50 per person for up to 7 consecutive nights (so if you stay 2 weeks, you pay only for the first week). Children under 12 are exempt. This is in addition to the rent and is paid to the City. Example: a couple and 2 children under 12 staying 5 nights pay 25 Euro total.

DISCOUNTS: Please contact us BEFORE making a booking as we offer excellent DISCOUNTS on stays of MORE than 1 week and for certain periods of the year. This site cannot calculate the discounts. The discounts are not available after a booking has been made. So do not miss out! Send us an inquiry by clicking on the "send an e-mail" button (VRBO site) or click on "send a message" (Homeaway site.

HIGH SEASON DISCOUNTS

2 PERSONS: 1 week: 125 Euro/night. 2 weeks: 110 Euro/night. 3 weeks: €105/night. 4 weeks: 100/night.
3 AND 4 PERSONS: PLEASE ASK US FOR PRICE QUOTE

MID-YEAR DISCOUNTS:

2 PERSONS: 1 week: 110 Euro/night. 2 weeks: 100 Euro/night. 3 weeks: 95 Euro/night. 4 weeks: 90 Euro/night.
3 AND 4 PERSONS: PLEASE ASK US FOR PRICE QUOTE

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Amenities

Florence Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • 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 4
  • 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 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed: mattress 56 in./140 cm. 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
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 Wi-F, 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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