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Your quiet haven at Ponte Vecchio - Views, terraces and luxuriously renovated

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 2-6, 3 Terraces Views over Rooftops of Florence

Situated right next to the buzzing Ponte Vecchio, this newly renovated 1100 sq ft / 101 sq m apartment on the top floor of a Renaissance building will charm you with its exclusive location. Reopened in May after a complete renovation, the layout will blow you away. Luxurious furniture, Carrara marble and the omnipresent sunlight add to the beauty of this quiet and light apartment. Two exclusive terraces offer relaxation and spectacular views over Florence

Location - location - location! The terraces offer spectacular views of Florence and all its sites (Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Michelangelo), offering an additional 860 sq ft / 80 sq m of living space.

Tasteful and inviting furniture that makes you feel right at home. The apartment has two bedrooms and a comfortable pullout couch in the living room to comfortably accommodate 6 guests. Two private marble bathrooms with showers connect to the bedrooms. The third bathroom is accessible from the living room. The open marble kitchen offers utmost independence and beautifully blends into the living space. Large windows allow for amble light and an incomparable setting.

The elevator takes you up to the 6th floor and there's one flight of stairs to reach the 7th floor. Surrounded by luxury boutique hotels, plenty of bars and restaurants are a stone throw away. Parking (Lungarno Garage) is located on the opposite side of Ponte Vechio, about a 5 min walk away. There's a large supermarket right on the other side of Ponte Vecchio.

Please contact us and we will be happy to meet and greet you personally. Certainly we rest at your complete disposal for all questions or suggestions on what to do and see whilst your in beautiful Tuscany.

It feels great to exit this quiet oasis and be immediately emerged in the feel and buzz of historic Florence. Ponte Vecchio is right there and it's up to you if you wish to linger in the quiet and more authentic little streets with its local stores, bars and restaurants, or if you would like to join other visitors on the main streets to see the Duomo, the Piazza Signoria and the Uffizi - all within 5 minutes walking distance. Or you cross Ponte Vecchio and get lost in the Santo Spirito area, where locals like to shop and dine. In all cases, you are a stone throw away from all important masterpieces.

In Florence you will get around by foot, although you may always ask the concierge of one of the three luxury boutique hotels right next to the apartment to call a taxi.

We are at your complete disposal to answer any questions. We have endless tips for the city and its surroundings! Please also let us know if you are interested in Itineraries or a Personal Shopping Experience, as we have a highly recommened Personal Concierge at hand.

More Details

Owner
Karin Honsberg
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Karin Honsberg

With the help of a renown interior designer, my husband and I have lovingly renovated this beautiful and light apartment and we are renting it out to world-wide guests that enjoy traveling in style. Having worked all around the world in the luxury hotel sector, we know what guests expect and need to truly enjoy their stay. My husband is Italian and I am German.

Karin Honsberg purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Karin Honsberg chose Historic Center

It has always been our dream to own a property in Tuscany and especially in Florence. The beauty of this part of the world is overwhelming. We have lived in Florence for over three years, decided to buy our dream apartment next to Ponte Vecchio and have lovingly renovated it. The location is perfect and every part of the city can easily be reached within no time. In May 2013 we started renting it out to trusted guests.

What makes this apartment unique

Location - the three terraces with blooming flowers and a lemon tree, plus views of the whole city - the warm light that falls into the apartment during the day. The apartment is luxuriously furnished, light, quiet and very clean. Its biggest draw is the unbeatable location right next to Ponte Vecchio and its interior design.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We usually have a few helpful suggestions, but in your case you have really thought through everything we needed, from the soft towels to the laundry supplies, to the Nespresso pods etc., those things made it easy to get acclimated. The design & quality of your property is apparent to anyone who has owned or designed a resort property. We hope to stay with you again! If you are ever in Southern California please let us know!
Oct 2016
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Amenities

Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Carrara White Marble, access from Main Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Carrara White Marble, Access from 2nd Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Access from Living Room
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd Bedroom, kitchenette, walk-in closet, marble bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main bedroom, terrace, walk-in closet, marble bathroom
  • The apartment is perfect for 2 to 6 people. Both bedrooms sleep 2 (4 total) and have their own Carrara marble bathroom with shower. 2 more guests may comfortably sleep on the luxurious pull-out couch in the living room (6 guests total).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
Notes:
Please ask us for a perfect Private Concierge Referral (Itineraries, Personal Shopper)

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Your quiet haven at Ponte Vecchio - Views, terraces and luxuriously renovated
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 37 reviews
5

Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay in Karin's home! The location could not have been better, the home is beautifully appointed and well taken care of. This does not feel like a typical vacation rental. Karin is and was great at responding and offering help or suggestions. Our traveling companions got to meet her but we did not unfortunately. According to Il Porcellino, we will be back and will book at Casa Ventura again!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Thought of everything

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Retreat in Florence !!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an 11 night stay in this beautiful sanctuary. The apartment is spacious, beautifully decorated and was a pleasure to return to after our long days out. Karin met us at the apartment upon our arrival and helped us with our bags. She explained all the in and outs of the apartment and if I needed her she was an email away. The location was perfect , a stones throw away from the historical Ponte Vecchio Bridge. So many choices of restaurants, cafes, grocery shopping and stores galore !!!! We explored the city of Florence by foot, finding so many treasures. We booked 2 excursions through Viator , a cooking class and a day trip. Both were great. Florence is magical and Casa Ventura is the castle to return to everyday. I am dreaming of my next visit and I would wholeheartedly recommend Casa Ventura. Regards, Eileen Gibbons

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, modern penthouse with amazing views of Florence.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was amazing and Karin was incredibly accommodating. She even recommended and reserved our delicious New Year's Eve dinner event. It really was an unforgettable experience. The apartment is very clean and there are plenty of amenities. The location is excellent. We are already planning our next trip back.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Daniah, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. It has been a pleasure hosting you and we would be more than happy to welcome you back to Florence anytime.
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5

Above and beyond all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights in the middle of November and couldn't be more satisfied with our experience. We've stayed at quite a few VRBOs and this is definitely one of the best. Everything was as described: great location, perfect amenities, great information and support from the owner. They really thought about all the little details! Would absolutely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Florence apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many apartments and villas throughout Europe, but this may be our favorite. The apartment is beautiful, bright, and airy, with some incredible views of the city. Karin is also such a gracious host, helping us book a spectacular table for our 25th anniversary dinner and a cooking class with a local chef. I highly recommend this property if you're planning a stay in Florence.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Duomo Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nov16-Mar17
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$302
$1,942
 
 
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$593
$3,560
 
 
May-Jul17
May 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$647
$4,315
 
 
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$485
$3,236
 
 
Sep/Oct 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$647
$4,315
 
 
Nov2017-Mar2018
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$410
$2,697
 
 
Apr 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$539
$3,560
 
 
May-Jul2018
May 1 2018 - Jul 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$647
$4,315
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$539
$3,614
 

Additional information about rental rates

End Cleaning Fee $162

Additional Costs:
Cash end-cleaning fee of Euro 150, payable upon arrival.
Tourist Fee for all travellers older than 12 years of Euro 2,50/Day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci Florence Airport:
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Fusion Bar
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Golf Club Ugolino, Impruneta
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella Central Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Fusion Restaurant, Borgo San Jacopo Restaurant
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

It feels great to exit this quiet oasis and be immediately emerged in the feel and buzz of historic Florence. Ponte Vecchio is right there and it's up to you if you wish to linger in the quiet and more authentic little streets with its local stores, bars and restaurants, or if you would like to join other visitors on the main streets to see the Duomo, the Piazza Signoria and the Uffizi - all within 5 minutes walking distance.

Or you cross Ponte Vecchio and get lost in the Santo Spirito area, where locals like to shop and dine. In all cases, you are a stone throw away from all important masterpieces.

In Florence you will get around by foot, although you may always ask the concierge of one of the three luxury boutique hotels right next to the apartment to call a taxi.

We are at your complete disposal to answer any questions. We have endless tips for the city and its surroundings!

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