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Massimo and staff

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
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'Grande Pepi', Luxury Apartment in Florence Centre!(AC, Wifi,..)

66 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed + king sofa bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)


1) 'GRANDE PEPI' (this listing): 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, livingroom, fully furnished kitchen, entrance (sleeps 6-9), NOW IMPROVED!! MAJOR COMFORT!!;

2) 'PICCOLO PEPI' (listing n°: #339562): 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, livingroom, fully furnished kitchen, entrance (VRBO Listing #339562), (sleeps 4-7), NOW IMPROVED!! MAJOR COMFORT!!;

(these units are ideally for groups because they can be connected).

I recently improved the units to give more comfort to my guests: bought new sofas and other fornitures in florentine style.

"Pepi" apartments are indipendent, but could be connected as a big unit: I rent it singularly or together for big groups.

All the apartments are in the heart of Florence

Linens and towels are provided.

See my other property on VRBO: apartment 'Il Giardino' (listing n°: #284166), in the city of Lucca.

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Keywords: centre, central, santa croce, washing machine, washing machine, dishwasher, air conditioned, airconditioned, microwave, fast internet wifi, group, kids, child, children, train station

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Massimo and staff (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian

About Massimo and staff

Hi every body, my name is Massimo. I rent these beautiful apartments in the hearth of Florence! I love the houses and I love fine furnitures; I furnish these like my home! I hope you like my work!

Here my apartments=


- "Grande Pepi", listing n°: 349077;

- "Piccolo Pepi", listing n°: 339562 ;

1 apartment in LUCCA:

- "Il Giardino", listing n° 284166 284166.

1 apartment in Sardinia.

Why Massimo and staff chose Florence


- it's very beautiful and characteristic, in a noble and ancient palace;

- fully furnished, with all comfort you need;

- luminous and spacious;

- really central, so you don't need car to visit all the art works, shops and restaurants;

- for the care about customers, cleaning and every details.

What makes this apartment unique

- AC in every room,

- heating,

- fast internet WiFi,

- washing machine,

- dryer,

- iron and board,

- tv,

- 2 bathrooms with shower,

- fully furnished kitchen.


based on 66 traveler reviews

'Grande Pepi', Luxury Apartment in Florence Centre!(AC, Wifi,..)
average rating of 4.848485 based on 66 reviews

Great accomodations at bargain price

  • 5 of 5

The location is very central - on a quiet street less than 10 minutes' walking time to the Duomo and just up the street from the Santa Croce church. It is about equidistant from the Santa Maria Novella (main) and Campo di Marte train stations, though with rolling luggage Campo di Marte is an easier walk as the sidewalks are smoother.

Our group of 11 took both the Grande Pepi and Piccolo Pepi apartments. The apartments are entered from the staircase through the same door, but they have separate secure doors from the foyer joining them. Each apartment has one bedroom on the main floor and one or more additional bedrooms upstairs, along with bathrooms on each floor. The bedrooms were all large enough that the bed does not dominate the room, allowing enough room to unpack our luggage. The beds were very comfortable, including the foldout couch (memory foam mattress and pillows). The bathrooms were clean and spacious enough for our group, with the hot water coming quickly. The kitchens were well-equipped, though we did not use them to their full extent.

Other facilities were excellent - the wi-fi was fast and had a strong signal throughout. The washers and dryers (separate machines in Grande Pepi, and one machine doing both functions in Piccolo Pepi) were easy to use, with the instructions (in English) along with detergent next to the machine. We all did at least one load of laundry during our stay. We had no need for the air conditioning, but if it works as well as everything else in the apartment, it would be very, very good.

Most importantly, the owner, Massimo, was an excellent host. From the time of booking until our departure, he was very helpful in making our stay a pleasant one. He arranged to meet us (on our schedule, not his) at the apartment to let us in, showed us around the place, and stocked the place with numerous conveniences - up-to-date tour books; lists of groceries/restaurants, etc. in the area; and electrical adapter plugs (for plugging U.S. plugs into European outlets) among those. He even arranged taxi pickup service for us on our departure day.

Others have written about the stairs up to the apartment. Yes, there are stairs, but each step is only about 10cm (4 inches) high, so it is not like ascending the Duomo's dome. The stairs are also wide, so there is plenty of room to rest luggage during the ascent or descent if you need a rest.

These apartments were the best deals on our trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Roger!!
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Our family (6 person) trip to Florence was wonderful. The booking process was easy. We were greeted at the apartment by Massimo and he was very nice as he showed us the details of the apartment. The apartment was very clean and within a 5 min walk to the "Florence sightseeing" bus stop. He recommended a few places for dining and we had 2 of them. The meals were great! First and foremost, I would stay here again but just so you have the details, there are a few flights of stairs to climb up to get to the apart. It's not that big of a deal since you only have to take luggage up once and down once. Just be prepared. Also, I think the mattresses could have been a little better. I realize that if you are only staying a night or two they are ok but since we walked around the city for 2 days (approx 8 miles per day according to the fitbit) a great night sleep was necessary. I ended up folding additional bedding (left in the closets) for more padding under the sheets of my bed (downstairs big bed) on the second night. Thank you Massimo for being such a wonderful host! This rental property is a good price for what you get. Although we did not use it, there is a second apartment right next door (semi attached) so you could travel well with a big family. (I did not see into that apartment) but Massimo showed us the door and they are right next to each other with a main door that blocks the master staircase up to the apartments. If you were to keep that master door closed and the front doors to each apartment open, it would seem like on giant apartment with plenty of living space. Thank you again Massimo and Staff!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sandie, thank you for this review! I checked immediately the mattress in the bedroom downstairs and, if necessary, I'll change it (the ones in the other bedrooms are new), also in the mean time I chahge all the pillows, putting those in memory foam (I always change something to make my guests feel like at home) :) I'm at disposal for your next time in Italy:)
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Denver, NC

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experiance at the Grand Pepi!

Not so much with the parking garage he recommended, but that's not Massimo's fault!

We will just park some place else next time we stay there - and we will!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I hope to host you again! Unfortunately all the historic centre is limited traffic zone and is possible park only in a garage...and they cost all the same, so I suggested the nearest ;) Hope to see you again! :)
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A Grand Time at the Grand Pepi

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I booked with Massimo we could not have been happier. He walked me through the booking - was prompt and very friendly. The apartment was beautiful. We had 7 adults sleep there comfortably. It was located in the heart of Florence's historic district. We never had to take a taxi - everything was so close! We would most definitely go back. Thank you, Massimo, for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alice! I hope to host you again in my apartment! :)
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Paoli, Pa

spacious apartment with helpful staff

  • 4 of 5

Our stay in "Grande Pepi" was very enjoyable. The apartment was exactly as the online description . The rooms were clean and spacious

with many amenities. We were a family of 5 and had plenty of room. The owner, Massimo, replied to my many inquiries promptly and offered his and his staff's assistance with any questions I had.

The only "negative" was the wifi wasn't reliable but it's my understanding that it's typical of Italy.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Carolyn! I'm sorry for the wifi, the problem was the modem, but the technician came and solve the problem, now it works perfectly!! I'm at disposal for the next time!
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Perfect accomodation for a family

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed with Mario in January 2016, the apartment is charming, modern, clean, very well equipped, very convenient for family stay. Location is great, rather quiet, with grocery shop around the corner, all sights you wish to see in Florence are walking distanced.

Mario is a very welcoming and open host, easy to deal with, flexible with timing with reasonable notice. He made our stay as comfortable and seamless as possible and we would love to stay with him again next time in Florence.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Konstantin, it was a pleasure have you and your family in my apartment! Just a thing: my name is Massimo, not Mario!!!! :D :))) Hope to see you again, ciao!
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Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Car: not necessary

My two apartments (this and #339562) are in Pepi street n°65, very central, good position near to the all art works (car isn't needed), 5 minutes by walk to Santa Croce square and Accademia Museum, for example! Nearby there are market, pharmacy, newstand, bars, restaurants and all shops you need!


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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $22 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

- ask me about long stay: I do discount from week on (if you stay at least a week or more ask me the price);
- city tax is apart (not calculate in the rate) and you have to pay it in cash at your arrival;
- ask me about special price for last minute booking.

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.
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Florence Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • In every bathroom there is the shower and the hair dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Extra single bed - 1 twin/ single
    King sofa-bed - 1 king
    Baby crib - 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds that can stay also united with king linen.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds that can stay also united with king linen.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds that can stay also united with king linen.
  • In every bedrooms there are 2 single beds that can stay separated or united with king linen (as a king size bed). The the sofa beds are king size and with excellent mattresses, so they are absolutely comparable to a normal bed. I can provide a baby crib. The total number of guests that this unit can host is 10, consider the baby crib.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Groceries, shops, markets, reaturants, artworks, hospital, etc...close by. You don't need a car. There are many gyms close by, for the rest ask me!

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