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Guido

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian

Central VERY QUIET New Bright Larg Elegant 3 Bedr with elevator AIRCO near Duomo

63 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Florence Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 8, with elevator

Located in the count Franchini Stappo Palace, this spacious three bedroom apartment is in a heritage property and in a fantastic, lively and central -yet quiet- location. It is next to the beautiful Piazza d'Azeglio (one of the very few playgrounds for children in the green), and a short walk (12-15 minutes, 0,7 mile) from the Duomo, Santa Croce, the Synagogue, the Accademia (where the David is!) and Uffizi and popular shopping and restaurant area of Sant'Ambrogio. Michelangelo Buonarroti himself use to live very close to this area and his house is still there. The important archaeological museum with Etruscan objects is only 4 blocks away.

It is a very Florentine part of the town; where real upper class Florentines still live.

The day market of Sant'Ambrogio, -still very genuine place unspoiled by the tourist mob- where you can find any sort of delicious food is a few hundred metres away. Twenty metres away you have one of the few organic food shops and restaurants of Florence. If you do not feel like cooking, this is an area with plenty of charming little restaurants of all sorts. The world-renown Gelateria Veneta and Vivoli (ice cream shops) are only e few block away.

Possibility to rent a private parking for 25€/day.

Twenty metres away you have one of the few organic food shops of Florence. If you do not feel like cooking, this is an area with plenty of charming little restaurants of all sorts. The world-renown Gelateria Veneta and Vivoli (ice cream shop) are only e few block away.

Shops of all sorts are only a minute away and on the last week-end of each month the Flea Market is 250 metres away. Yet, the area is very quiet. And if you want to climb on the hill of Piazzale Michelangelo is a 20 minutes walk to get on the top.

Confortable and cosy: The Ugolino golf club with its beautiful swimming pool and tennis is only 15 km (8 miles) away.

The property is very nicely decorated with a lot of art throughout and has three bedrooms all with high end comfortable beds and mattresses, two baths with showers and a large living room. The kitchen is large and fully equipped with fridge, freezer, stove, oven, dishwasher and washing machine. The apartment also has hi speed Internet for your convenience. It is located at the third floor and it is served by a brand new luxury hydraulic elevator.

This is perfect for a group of people traveling together or for a family looking for room to spread out.

An important factor leading to chose this property is that this property is always maintained up to a 'as new' conditions. As a matter of fact, the owner is very attentive to all details; regular in depth professional cleaning, frequent periodical renovations and interventions make this property always IDENTICAL to the photos you see on this site and appliances and fornitures are in excellent status.

Fast Internet Connection wi fi - AC - Washing machine - TV - Fridge and freezer - Gas Stove - Oven - Dish Washer.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guido (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian

About Guido

Former EU officer now retired to manage family properties.

Speaks fluent English and French.

Guido purchased this apartment in 1850

Why Guido chose Florence

This property is always maintained up to a 'as new' conditions. As a matter of fact, the owner is very attentive to all details; regular in depth professional cleaning, periodical frequent renovations and interventions make this property always IDENTICAL to the photos you see on this site and appliances and fornitures are in excellent status. It is a family property built in 1850 and in the family since then.

This property give the opportunity to live in an antic building with all contemporary comforts amongst which a brand new elevator. (please don't ask if there is central heating. OF COURSE there is central heating and AIR CONDITIONING and all others facilities!)

Family property since 4 generations (150 years)

What makes this apartment unique

Very confortable high quality apartment in antique historic buiding with elevator (which is rare to find in antiques buildings)

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the landlord writing just to inform that the new elevator has been installed and stairs are no longer a problem. However, please note that this unit it is NOT wheelchair accessible.
Jun 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 63 traveler reviews

Central VERY QUIET New Bright Larg Elegant 3 Bedr with elevator AIRCO near Duomo
average rating of 4.9365077 based on 64 reviews
5

Perfect Florence apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Florence at Guido's apartment. The location was great and the apartment was lovely and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends. We didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer and Chris, many sincere thanks for this extremely nice review! best wishes
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5

Great place to stay in Florence!! Excellente lugar!!

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment in a good location within walking distance of all important places within the city.

The apartment is very well put together and very comfortable. Good bedding and great towels. The kitchen has eveything you would need.

The building has an elevator that will take you to the door of the apartment. There is both a convinience store and full supermarket within walking distance. Restaurants are very close by as well.

For those travelling with children there is a park 2 blocks from the apartment that can also serve those wanting to do some jogging.

Excelente apartamento en una buena localizacion de la ciudad. Se puede caminar a todos los lugares importantes en 10-15 minutos. El apartamento tiene todo lo que vas a necesitar. Es bien comodo con tres habitaciones. Tiene buenas camas, almohadas y toallas de baño. El edificio tiene elevador que the dejará frente a tu puerta.

Hay un supermercado y una tienda de conveniencia cerca de la propiedad. Tambien lugares donde comer muy cerca.

Para aquellos viajando con niño hay un parque a dos cuadras el que tambien sirve para hacer ejercicios.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Enrique, Many sincere thanks for taking the time to write this very nice review and in two languages. All my best wishes
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5

Great Property - Quiet and perfect for the four of us.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property, and I highly recommend it. The location is quiet and within easy walking distance of restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and the major sights of Florence. The four of us (three adults and one child) were quite comfortable, and the apartment could have easily accommodated two more adults. This is an interior unit, meaning that the views don't offer much, however that did not matter because we were out most of the day sightseeing. It was a great place to come home to and relax in the evenings. The kitchen is well equipped, and we could have easily made all of our meals there, if we chose to do so (hard to do that given the quality of the restaurants in the area). The building is secure, and we never felt uncomfortable leaving valuables in the apartment. Guido is a great landlord - he was always available and had great recommendations for shops, restaurants, etc.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York
5

Perfect, perfect, perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Booking was easy and the owner was excellent in responding to emails throughout the booking process. We never met the owner but were satisfied with our welcome arrangements.

Seven of us stayed here and we chose this apartment as its location outside the tourist area seemed perfect. This was our first time in Firenze and our home for 6 days. This location is very residential with grocery stores and restaurants nearby (COOP--grocery store, was our favorite stop on our way home from our daily travels). There is a bus stop across the street. We never utilized the buses here as we enjoyed the walks to and from the tourist areas. The apartment is a 5-minute walk to Stazione Firenze Campo di Marte. We used this train station often during our stay to get to Pisa, Lucca, Assisi and various destinations. These destinations were a quick trip from Firenze.

The VRBO photos seem to be an adequate representation of the apartment and it was clean and well maintained. The beds in the two main bedrooms were extremely comfortable. The third, smaller bedroom was perfect for my son and my brother. The two main bedrooms each included bathrooms with enclosed showers, with ample hot water. The shower in one bedroom was a little tiny but it wasn't a big deal. I might add, those sleeping outside those 2 main bedrooms did have to enter the bedrooms to access the bathrooms but we were fine with this. The kitchen is large. We used this as our main area to “hang out”. We planned our activities around the kitchen table as the living room was utilized as another bedroom for us. We used the kitchen to make coffee in the morning. All the appliances worked well, including refrigerator, dishwasher and washing machine (which was a nice addition). The kitchen was VERY well equipped with awesome dishes, plenty of quality glassware and flatware. We never actually cooked a meal in the kitchen as eating out was such a wonderful experience.

We spent most of our time outside the apartment as we were taking in as many sights in this beautiful area as we could. The marvelous elevator was an added benefit at the end of a long day!

We found this apartment to be an ideal family location. It was cozy, the amenities were plentiful and we felt it to have a very comfortable, old world ambiance. Overall, the apartment met our needs and I would definitely stay here again. Don't hesitate to book this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Ann? many sincere thanks for this nice and extensive review. I have provided to change the shower which was a little tiny with a new bigger one. you can check this out in the photos. This is the reason why it took me so long to give you a reply and a thanks. Hope to see you back. warm regards
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5

Comfort, Convenience, Charm... with owner onsite!

  • 5 of 5

First of all let me say the owner, Guido, is a very pleasant, responsive and helpful landlord. He lives in the building and when we arrived he took the time to map out directions, locations of points of interest, restaurants, grocery stores, bus stops and walking routes. When the weather turned damp and cool he responded immediately to our request for heat.

Finding an elevator in such an old building was a treat. It was one of the main reasons we booked this apartment and was much appreciated after a long day of touring or when it was time to haul luggage.

Another reason for choosing this apartment was it’s location outside the tourist area.This location is very residential with grocery stores, restaurants, a bus stop across the street and cabs that respond to a text message arriving at the door in minutes. We made enjoyable walks to Academia, the Artviva office for a tour and to restaurants but traveling beyond the Duomo or to the train station (I guess the western end of Florence) we used taxis because of the distance and the rain.

The apartment itself is comfortable. The beds in the two main bedrooms have new memory foam mattresses and are extremely comfortable….I awoke every morning refreshed with no aches or pains. We didn’t use the third small bedroom.

The two main bedrooms each include brand new tiled bathrooms with an enclosed shower, with ample hot water and excellent water pressure.

The kitchen is large and sufficiently equipped. We only used it to make coffee and store refrigerated items so I can’t comment on how functional it is for cooking.

The living room is functional and comfortable. Since most of our time was outside the apartment, we seldom used it and as mentioned in another review the furniture is somewhat dated….think beach-house or hunting cabin…but again, functional and comfortable.

Overall, the apartment met our needs and I would definitely stay here again. Thank you Guido!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: many thanks for this nice review
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5

Perfect for a city break in Florence

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a city break in Florence

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dariana, many thanks fir this nice review. best
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Car: not necessary

This spacious three bedroom is in a historical aristocratic palace in a fantastic location - next to the beautiful Piazza d'Azeglio, and a short walk from the Duomo and popular shopping and restaurant areas of Sant'Ambrogio and Piazza Beccaria. Private parking possible at 25 €/day.

The house is in the most beautiful residential area in the historical centre of Florence, known as Piazza D'Azeglio. It is a three minutes walk from Santa Croce Cathedral, the Synagogue, the Duome or Ponte Vecchio. It is a very Florentine part of the town; where real Florentines still live.

The day market of Sant'Ambrogio where you can find any sort of delicious food is a few hundred metres away. Twenty metres away you have one of the few organic food shops of Florence. If you do not feel like cooking, this is an area with plenty of charming little restaurants of all sorts. The world-renown Gelateria Veneta and Vivoli (ice cream shop) are only e few block away. Shops of all sorts are only a minute away.

Other Activities: Shopping, museums.

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Rates & Availability

Santa Croce - Uffizi Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
last minute summer 2016
Jul 11 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$241
 
 
high season
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
$274
 
 
low season
Nov 4 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$197
$1,371
 
 
thanks giving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$274
 
 
low season
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$197
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$307
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$296
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $110

Final cleaning € 100
After sending the advance (secure paying via Paypal) you get from the owner an e-mail acknowledging receipt and giving you checkin instructions
Dates Available: year round, flexible turn over. In august generally minimum stay is 4 nights. however, the owner might accept 3 nights stay under special circumstances.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Florence Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , devon & devon luxury faucets
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , brand new luxury faucets
  • All brand new shower rooms with high quality tiles and faucets (Devon & Devon). Both shower rooms with window!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , crib on demand
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 comfortable sofa bed
  • All bedrooms with best quality beds and mattresses, full independent air conditioning except drawing room with sofa bed which get very cooled by the powerful 3 others airco units
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes:
NO SMOKING APARTMENT. NO PETS APARTMENT. Children welcomed, Minimum age 25 unless accompanied by adults

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