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Guido

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, italian

Very Bright Luxury Spacious full air conditioned Quiet Glamour near the Duomo

58 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Overview

Florence Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms 3 shower rooms, 4 toilets, 2 sofabeds, sleeps up to 10 people

This brand new 3 bedrooms, located in spacious premises within palazzo Franchini Stappo is a very bright, large, heritage apartment (142 yards, 130 square metres). It is fully air conditioned and located in the center of Florence in a 'Firenze capitale' 1850 aristocratic building at the second ('piano nobile') floor. It has independent central heating as well as luxury features such as elevator for the main staircase, top end faucets and bathrooms (Devon & Devon), top quality beds and mattresses, very luxury finishing (Oak wood floor, high end kitchen) and NO cheap quality furnitures. It is high speed WIFI covered (Telecom Fibra, the fastest connection available in Italy. This apartment was until very recently the private home of a lady of local aristocracy and has now been completely renovated to add a touch of freshness to the classic style. The 2 large windows of the huge drawing room look into a private garden where several trees are hand in hand with a big magnolia tree which rises amongst eighteen century statues. Please be aware that even if the main staircase has a brand new elevator the apartment it is not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for people with disabilities. As a matter of fact, this apartment is laid out on 2 floors (both with air conditioning): there is a private internal staircase (as shown in the photos) leading to the 3 bedrooms and to 2 of the 3 full bathrooms. One full bathroom is located in the main floor were the drawing room and the kitchen are. Please note that the people sleeping in the second bedroom upstairs will have to, either share one bathroom with the first bedroom, either use the bathroom downstairs. As far as the third bedroom is concerned, it has an en suite bathroom. In addition to the 3 bathrooms, there is a half bathroom in the entrance available for guests.

Historic heritage Palace: This very bright and spacious three bedrooms is articulated on two levels (both with air conditioning) linked by an internal private staircase which grants a quiet sleep even amongst a big group of friends or a large family. It is in a historical aristocratic palace in a fantastic location - next to the beautiful and much sought after Piazza d'Azeglio (one of the very few playgrounds for children in the green), and a short walk (0.6 mile) from the Duomo and popular shopping and restaurant areas of Sant'Ambrogio and Piazza Beccaria. It is possible to rent a private parking in the garden of the palace for 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 twelve minutes walk from the Duomo, Santa Croce Cathedral, the Synagogue, or Ponte Vecchio. It is a very Florentine part of the town; where real Florentines still live. As a matter of fact this property has been until very recently the private inhabitation of a lady of local aristocracy.

Quite and Yet Lively Surroundings: The day market of Sant'Ambrogio where you can find all sort of delicious food is only 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 shops) are only a few blocks 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 the nights are unmolested by the touristic crowd. And if you want to climb on the hill of Piazzale Michelangelo is a 25 minutes walk to get on the top.

Comfortable and Cosy:: It is very nicely and tastefully decorated throughout and has three (king size) bedrooms (all with air conditioning), three baths with showers, 4 toilets, and a huge, high ceilings (4,50 metres!) living room (also with air conditioning). The kitchen is large and fully equipped with new and large SMEG fridge, freezer, stove, oven, dishwasher and washing machine. The apartment also has wi-fi Internet on both floors for your convenience. It is located at the second (noble) floor and an elevator has just been installed and ready to use.

This apartment is perfect for a group of people traveling together or for a family looking for room to spread out and privacy amogst them. As a matter of fact kitchen and drawing room are separated from the bedrooms by an internal private staircase which assures quite sleeping in every crowded or child-noise situation.

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.

Fastest Internet wi-fi Connection available in Italy (telecom fibra) - Full Air Conditioning - Central heating- Washing machine - TV - Fridge and freezer - Gas Stove - Oven - Dish Washer.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guido (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, italian

About Guido

Former European Civil Servant at the European Commission, now retired to manage family properties. Speaks fluent English and French and he is used, from his former work, to deal with people of different cultures.

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 professional in depth cleaning, periodical frequent renovations and interventions make this property always IDENTICAL, if not better than the photos you see on this site. Appliances and fornitures are always in excellent conditions.

Family heritage property since 4 generations (150 years)

What makes this apartment unique

Historic aristocratic palace in a real florentine area; one of the few spots with an authentic taste of real florentine life unspoiled by the crowd.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This s the landlord just to inform that the construction of the new elevator is now over and it is working beautifully. However, be aware tat this apartment is not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for people with mobility issues or severe disabilities.
Jun 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 58 traveler reviews

Very Bright Luxury Spacious full air conditioned Quiet Glamour near the Duomo
average rating of 4.87931 based on 60 reviews
5

Clean, comfortable with a great location

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed here from June 26-July 1 2016. We are from the US and are quite picky when it comes to accommodations. There were 5 of us staying here and we were all adults ages 18-65. This property was clean, roomy and comfortable. The main living area and all the bedrooms have air conditioning which was essential when we visited. The temperatures were high 80's to low 90's throughout our stay with pretty high humidity, but we were comfortable in the apartment. The beds were comfortable and it was very quite at night. There were three bathrooms with showers. Two of the bathrooms were pretty small but adequate. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils if you ever want to cook a meal in. There is a microwave, dishwasher and oven/cook top. There is also a cloths washer but no dryer. None of the units we looked at had dryers. WiFi is included and worked well. It is in a good location if you are able to walk 20-30 minutes to the down town area. It is also about 25 minutes to the train station when walking. The owner was attentive if we had questions and was there early when we arrived. He did let us check in a bit early and explained all the workings of the apartment well. We would highly recommend this and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kurt, many sincere thanks for taking the time to write this very nice review. Please just allow me to add one clarification: technically we are in the "down town" area which we call historical center. Walking to the duomo is 0,7 miles and about 15 minutes. 25 minutes are needed only to reach specific areas opposite to where we are. I am also happy to inform you that I have installed a dryer in my other apartment (HomeAway 3472353) and may decide to do equally for this unit. thanks again and best wishes
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5

A lovely quiet place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is very spacious, with high ceilings and big rooms, 4 bathrooms, nice linens and towels, a full kitchen. Bathroom fixtures and appliances- stove, refrigerator, sink, etc. are new. There is a washer but we did not find a dryer.

The neighborhood is lovely, shops and cafes are not far. We took a taxi from SMN train station but walked everywhere else-cultural destinations can be reached with a 15 -20 minute walk.

I would highly recommend staying here as long as you like an area that is residential. It is not touristy.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The apartment was the perfect size for 6 women.

  • 5 of 5

There was that perfect cafe bistro around the corner for the early morning coffee and croissant as well as that late night cocktail with live music and 250 different kinds of rum.

It was a short walk to the market for lucious tomatoes, cheeses and anything else you can think of. The 4 bathrooms provided a spot for all of us to quickly get ready for the days adventures. The place was very secure with a gated entry, coded keypad main door and keyed apartment door. The living room space was huge with big shuttered windows looking out to a rose garden below. The beds including the two sofa beds where our college kids crashed for a couple nights while passing through were very comfortable.

Guido was a gracious host and available when we stumbled over how to work the washing machine or needed clothes pins. Thank you Guido for helping to make our trip fabulous.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Debbie, many sincere thanks for taking the time to write this terrific reviews. All the best
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4

Conveniently close to all things

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is conveniently located, a short 25 minute walk from the train depot in one direction and the Duomo in another direction. Lots of stairs to reach the apartment apartment and then more to second floor. Bathrooms have been remodeled and beds were very comfortable.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vicky, thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am however, a little disappointed by your imprecision in describing the apartment First of all when you say lots of stairs you forget to say that there is a perfectly working new ELEVATOR. I have spent over 80000 euro to install it. do you realize how misleading this affirmation could be for an inattentive potential guest? Second, the Duomo is at 0,7 miles from home wich correspond to 15 minutes walk and NOT 25! everyone can check this on google maps. Last but not least, not a single compliment except the beds. I took care of your lost luggage, I responded immediately to all your requests. You took away the remote control for the parking (worth50euro!) and never send it back and never received a complaint on my side. I am now for once kindly asking you something: I would be very grateful if you could contact VRBO and ask them to cancel your review which is misleading about the stairs. Many thanks and kind regards.
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5

Wonderful apartment in wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 8 nights in mid-March and enjoyed the apartment very much. We were a family of 4 with 2 teenage kids. Another family of 4 joined us for the second half of the week. Beds and pillows were comfortable. Showers good with plenty of hot water and good pressure. Kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to make simple breakfasts at home. Location was terrific! Neighborhood is not at all touristy -- there is a great open air market just a few blocks away -- excellent restaurants -- we walked everywhere in Florence from the apartment -- never even really needed to call for a cab. This was our first time using VRBO and we were completely sold on the experience. We would highly recommend this apartment for a great Florence experience.

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

Lovely and authentic

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay at this lovely home while in Florence. It was well located, not too far from sights, but away from the hustle and bustle. The living space is beautiful and spacious. We found it to be very clean and enjoyable. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Firenze Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Sant'ambrogio pub
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
livorno
Nearest Golf
8 Metres
Ugolino
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Firenze Sud
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Cesarino
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

Next to the beautiful Piazza d'Azeglio, one of the very few children playgrounds in the green and a short walk (0,6 mile) from the Duomo and popular shopping and restaurant areas of Sant'Ambrogio and Piazza Beccaria.

The house is in the most beautiful residential area in the historical centre of Florence, known as Piazza D'Azeglio. It is a twelve 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 all 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 and on the last week-end of each month the Flea Market is 250 metres away. Yet, the area is very quiet.

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Rates & Availability

Santa Croce - Uffizi Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
last minute summer 2016
Jul 5 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$308
 
 
high
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$407
 
 
low season
Nov 4 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$319
 
 
thanks giving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$440
 
 
low season
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$418
 
 
high season
Aug 30 2017 - Aug 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$418
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$407
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $132

in july and august minimum stay 4 nights

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
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • 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
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , devon & devon luxury faucets !
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , devon & devon luxury faucets !
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , devon & devon luxury faucets !
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , devon & devon luxury faucets !
  • All bathrooms whith high quality tiles and tubs ( Devon & Devon brand).
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , with air conditioning
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , crib on demand with air conditioning
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , this bed can be divided in 2 single with air conditioning
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis
Notes:
Maximum stay 4 weeks. children welcomed, minimun age 25 unless accompanied by adults. all bedrooms with air conditioning. no air conditioning in the drawing room and kitchen

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