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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Guido
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

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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Amenities

Basilica of Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(78 traveler reviews)

Very Bright Luxury Spacious full air conditioned Quiet Glamour near the Duomo
average rating of 4.820513 based on 80 reviews
5

Beautiful Florentine Home

  • 5 of 5

Our "girl trip" - which translates into 3 women traveling through Italy - found this wonderful home in florence to be perfect. We absolutely loved how central and spacious this home was for our stay in Florence. This two story spacious place afforded us all to have our own bedroom and bath!!! So unusual in Europe to have SOOOOO much space. Beautifully appointed and ease of checkin and out was terrific. I would absolutely stay here again and highly recommend.

Teah, Cathie & Heather

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Teah, Many thanks for this very nice review. best regards
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5

Excellent location. We were able to walk to all the major galleries, Squares & Churches & Markers.

  • 5 of 5

Elegant, spacious and quiet. Very clean and lots of natural light. All the amenities were most welcome. The meet and greet was excellent. The information left in the apartment was very useful, including number for taxi. Our taxi on departure arrived within 12 mins. There are excellent restaurants nearby. A big thank you to Guido for all the arrangements. SW

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Quiet, huge apt short walk to main sights

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely apt for 5 days. It is in a quiet, residential neighborhood about a 10-min walk to the main sights down a small shop-lined street. In summer when Florence is crowded, this would be a great location a bit away from the crowded tourist areas. Apt is huge and airy, with high ceilings throughout; bedrooms are large with comfortable beds. Well-equipped kitchen. Thoughtful touches from owner like nice hand soap, and extra towels and blankets. Easy to communicate with owner, who stopped by the morning after we checked in to make sure everything was good. Lovely park just a couple of blocks away. We would absolutely stay here if we return to Florence!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Marcus, thank you so much for this very lovely review. best regards
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5

Florence Home Base

  • 5 of 5

Guido has done it again. Two years ago we stayed in his little apartment---same building which his family has owned since 1850- and we loved that one and now we loved this bigger one also.

Spacious, attractively decorated, quiet, elevator ,beds are great, kitchen well appointed and functional, walk to st. ambrosia market ,reg. grocery stores , gelato and two bus stops very close. The layout allows good privacy with three bedrooms up the historic steps to the bedroom level.

We were two couples not related and we would stay here the next time we come to Florence.

Guido, upstairs is attentive

Jim, Nancy, Kathy and John

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jim, Nancy, Kathy and John, many sincere thanks for this nice review. Best regards guido
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5

Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 5 from Germany and the US visiting Florence together. We were very pleased with our choice of this apartment for the following reasons:

- Very clean, spacious and comfortable with good separation of bedrooms - perfect for 3 couples.

- Kitchen is well stocked if you want to cook. Plenty of wine glasses, plates, etc.

- Wonderful neighborhood with excellent restaurant choices, farmers market and supermarket all easily accessible

- All attractions in the city are walking distance from this location - we only took a taxi when we were leaving Florence

Guido is a helpful host and we would happily stay here again on a future trip to Florence.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Jayne, many sincere thanks for this very nice review!
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5

Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights in this spacious apartment together with 2 other couples – we each had our own room and bathroom so we were very comfortable. Apartment is located in a quiet area of Florence yet walking distance to all the sites. We even enjoyed local farmers market that was less than 5 mins walk from the apartment. Would recommend staying here without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Amir, many sincere thanks for your nice review. best regards
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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

Basilica of Santa Croce Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season
May 23 2017 - Jun 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$381
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jun 19 2017 - Jun 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$370
 
 
high season
Jun 23 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$381
 
 
low
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$251
 
 
thanks giving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$381
 
 
low
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$251
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$381
 
 
Low
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$218
 
 
high season
Mar 16 2018 - Nov 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$381
 
 
low 2018
Nov 2 2018 - Nov 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
$261
 
 
thanks giving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$381
 
 
low 2018
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
$251
 
 
Christmas 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$381
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$403
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $130.74

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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