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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,..)

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Basilica of Santa Croce Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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

THE APARTMENTS THAT I RENT IN THE OLD TOWN OF FLORENCE ARE 3:

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
Suitability:
  • 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=

2 in FLORENCE:

- "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

Because:

- 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(69 traveler reviews)
'Grande Pepi', Luxury Apartment in Florence Centre!(AC, Wifi,..)
average rating of 4.8550725 based on 69 reviews
5

Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, our two grown kids, and their significant others spent 3 nights in Florence in Massimo's Grande Pepi apartment. It was our first time in Italy. The apartment is in a great location, and is just as the pictures make it look. We used the kitchen really only for snack type things and making coffee. Florence is a wonderful city, and it is all entirely walkable from the apartment. The apartment is also tucked away down a very quiet street, so there was literally no street noise to contend with. I would rent this apartment again if we are ever able to return to Florence.

While you are there I recommend you check out the Scuola del Cuoio for your leather purchases.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ken! Hope to see you again!
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portland
5

A great accommodation in a great location!!

  • 5 of 5

We has wonderful 4 days in Florence. We were three couples all in our 60s. The apt was very nice..clean, comfortable, fully equipped and well located. Massive went out of his way to make sure we were well settled in and comfortable.

The three bedrooms were good sized sigh very comfortable beds (we had 2 people over 6 ft and they were comfortable in these beds). 2 Bathrooms were very clean and functional. Kitchen, while small was actually well equipped --coffee pot, simple supplies (olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper etc). Air conditioning in every room was perfect for the Season.

Location was great. We could be anywhere in 10-15 min on foot and only 2 min to Santa Croce where there were great places to eat ( trattorias and osterias). There was a fabulous grocery store,

(Conad) within easy walking distance.

One disclosure--it's a 5 flight climb to the apt. It was a good workout and really not a big deal for us but for some this could be a consideration.

We will definitely stay at this apt again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jan! Next time you'll come back I will be at your disposal! :)
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5

Wonderful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of spending time at the Grande Pepi Apartment. The location is fantastic. It is less than a 5 minute walk to Santa Croce and less than 10 minutes to the Duomo and Accademia.

The apartment was spotless. The beds were very good. Thank goodness for the air conditioning since it was hot when were were visiting. We did use the washer and dryer which were really nice. Very nice kitchen with lots of utensils if you need them. The is a grocery store less than 5 minutes walk away. Wifi worked great

The apartment is on a very quiet street. It is one the top floor so if you have problems with stairs this may not be right for you.

Massimo was very receptive and quickly answered all of our questions. He helped with setting up a cab for us to the train station and there are guide books in the apartment if needed.

We would absolutely stay again if we were in Florence

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay Ken and thank you so much for your nice review! It's very detailed and it will be helpful for the other people! :)
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5

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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4

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
5

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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Map

Accademia Gallery
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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Rates & Availability

Basilica of Santa Croce Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$202
$1,236
 
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%

PLEASE LOOK:
- 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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Amenities

Basilica of Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • In every bathroom there is the shower and the hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Notes:
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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