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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

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 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 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, 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, 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
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 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 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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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(84 traveler reviews)

Luxury Central Apartment. Terrace with views of all Florence. Lift, WiFi, AC
average rating of 4.9880953 based on 85 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

A+++

  • 5 of 5

I travelled with my three teenage children and found the apartment large enough and perfectly located for everything. Casare is a gracious host and always available to meet all our needs. The apartment is extremely clean. Casare even had milk and juice for us upon our arrival. We can't wait to come back to Florence.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location. Perfect host.

  • 5 of 5

My children and I couldn't have wished for a better place to stay. There was plenty of room with two floors, three bathrooms, a terrace, and a well stocked kitchen. The apartment was immaculate. Cesare was thoughtful about every aspect of our visit and checked in on us to make sure we had everything we needed. We walked everywhere and enjoyed our visit immensely. We would stay here again. Don't miss out on this lovely apartment.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous apartment in Firenze!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided to try HomeAway for our recent trip to Italy. After reading the remarkable reviews for this property, we decided to reserve it. Immediately, Cesare was reaching out to us and offering his assistance with anything we may need help with - car rental, directions, museum reservations, etc. After arriving at the apartment, we were delighted to find the accommodations more than adequate. Everything is sparkling clean and in mint condition. My only complaint is that we were so busy touring that we didn't get to spend more time enjoying the apartment - especially the Rooftop Terrace! Thank you Cesare for making our visit so special.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Our Home in Florence - PARADISE!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a month in this marvelous apartment in a terrific neighborhood. We needed a spacious, home-like apartment well-equipped for cooking and with easy access to grocery shopping and public transportation for sightseeing and train travel. The Belvedere was the PERFECT place. The apartment is exactly as shown in the photos, but even better in person. Every inch is spotlessly clean, freshly painted and decorated with art and books and attractive, comfortable furnishings. Bathroom towels are big and plentiful, there are large armoires for storing clothes, great laundry facilities (even with a clothes dryer - very unusual in Italy!), a rolling trolley for grocery shopping, extra umbrellas, and the WIFI is very strong and reliable. We had hot days during our stay and the AC was great. We planned to cook most evening meals in the apartment so the modern kitchen was a real bonus, including a 5-burner gas cooktop and all the cooking pots/pans and serving dishes anyone would need. Cesare has thought of everything a guest might want. There is no noise in the building, neighbors and nearby shop keepers are very cordial, the apartment is in an extremely nice, pedestrian-friendly street with an excellent coffee bar and a lovely public park close by. A Conad grocery store is within easy walking distance and by adding 6 minutes you reach the St. Ambrogio market with an amazing array of fresh Italian produce, meats, cheeses, hand-made pasta and ready to take away meals. By using the Colonna bus stop at the corner with numerous bus lines, you can quickly reach all the historic sights and train station. One of the exceptional aspects of the Belvedere is the owner, Cesare Sesto. His greeter Marzio helped us with our luggage and explained everything in the apartment. Cesare was always responsive to my many questions both months before and during our stay, including travel directions to other towns. He called or emailed me frequently to ensure that everything was to our satisfaction and expressed pleasure in hearing about our Tuscan activities, as well as suggesting other things we we might want to do and see. Because we were there a month, Marzio and his helper came to do a thorough periodic cleaning, change the bed linens and provide fresh towels. This was so nice! To sum up our glowing opinions about the Belvedere and Cesare Sesto, I will simply say this: This is a REALLY FANTASTIC place to stay. Call the owner, Cesare! You will be very happy you did!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thnak you for the amazing review and for being such fantastic guests. Your comprehensive review of the apartment and neighborhood is wonderful and helpful to future guests. 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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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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
MID-YEAR 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
$128
$822
$2,883
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Jun 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
$139
$897
$3,204
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
3 NIGHT STAY
Jun 7 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$139
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$139
$897
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
AUG 31-SEP 2 2017
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$139
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
$139
$897
$3,204
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
3 NIGHT STAY
Sep 28 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$139
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$139
$897
$3,204
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
MID-YEAR 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$128
$822
$2,883
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
HOLIDAYS 2017-2018
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
$144
$934
$3,204
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
MID-YEAR 2018
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
$133
$822
$2,883
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON 2018
Mar 15 2018 - Oct 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$144
$934
$3,204
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
MID-YEAR 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 21 2018
4 night minimum stay
$133
$822
$2,883
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
HOLIDAYS 2018-2019
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 7 2019
5 night minimum stay
$144
$934
$3,204
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$139
$934
$3,204
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

All-inclusive rates: utilities, A/C or central heating, Wi-Fi, linen, baby crib (cot) and final cleaning.
Maid service available (daily or as required): costs extra. Weekly cleaning is free if you stay more than a week.
Florence City "Stay" Tax: 2.50 Euro per person per night for max of 7 nights - children under 12 exempt (e.g, 1 couple and 2 children for 5 nights: 25 Euro total).

DISCOUNTS: Please contact us BEFORE making a booking as we offer excellent DISCOUNTS on stays of MORE than 1 week 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 "send an e-mail" button (VRBO site) or click on "send a message" (Homeaway site.

HIGH SEASONS DISCOUNTS (2 PERSONS):
2 WEEKS: 110 EUR0/NIGHT; 3 WEEKS: 105 EURO/NIGHT; 4 WEEKS OR MORE: 100 EURO/NIGHT

MID-YEAR DISCOUNTS (2 PERSONS):
2 WEEKS: 100 EUR0/NIGHT; 3 WEEKS: 95 EURO/NIGHT; 4 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.
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Amenities

Florence Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
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 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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