Recently renovated 1 bed, 1 bath garden apartment next to Rome's central park
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About Hal McMillan
Hello, my name is Hal and I own this newly listed apartment. I am an American who has been living in Rome for over 20 years. I grew up in Orange County, California and went to college at USC. While I was a student, I did a semester studing in Europe and just fell in love with the beauty of Rome, it's people, it's culture and all the history this country has to offer. I caught the "travel bug" as a student and have travelled all over the world since then. I love meeting new people and learning about new cultures.
Why Hal McMillan chose Quartiere III Pinciano
I chose this property because of it's close proximity to the antique center while not having to deal with all the antique centers' chaos. If I were describing this apartment to a New Yorker I would say that it's like living on the Upper East Side and having Central Park at your doorstep. Here in this neighborhood, instead have having "Brown Stones" we have one family mansions (now more or less embassies) and instead of "Central Park" we have the park of "Villa Borghese" with our own famous museum and zoo. Just a 25 minute walk across the park and you have reached the antique center.
What makes this Apartment unique
The most unique benefit of this apartment is that it is fully private and quiet. I don't know of any other unit that has it's own private remote control entrance gate with car park, garden and furnished patio. I also live in the same building so you can rest assured that I will always be around for any type of assistance that you might need.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children not allowed
Please, no children under the age of 14 years old.
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
No one likes to be bombarded with rules. Please treat my apartment as you would your own home. Thanks, Hal
Sorry to say, no eating/drinking on any of the furniture or bed. Please use the dining room table. I'm sooo tired of always washing the slip covers!
Absolutely no children under the age of 14
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely spot to return to after busy days touring the sites.
We had a wonderful stay at this lovely apartment near Villa Borghese. After jostling with crowds all day in search of the classic tourist sites, it was relaxing to get back to this elegant neighborhood and sample the local restaurants and take evening strolls in the quiet neighborhood. Hal is the ultimate host, greeting us at the property and taking the time to highlight some of his favorite restaurants, cafes, and tavernas.
Next time we go to Italy, we'll start our vacation in Rome and then head down to the Amalfi Coast to experience the Italian coast.
Thank you Hal for taking such good care of us.
Nancy and David
Hello, I had a great time hosting the two of you and I'm happy that you enjoyed the apartment and all the restaurants nearby.
Home in Rome
Hal made us feel right at home. We felt so comfortable navigating the neighborhood after our tour. We are walkers and walked to most sights. With Hal’s initial help we took tram to Vatican. If I visit again I would stay here. You will not be disappointed. Also the bed was very comfortable. Hal also taught us how to work washing machine and appliances. This is a quite neighborhood and great pLace to relax after a busy day.
I'm glad you enjoyed the walking tour of my neighborhood. It's an authentic upper class Italian area with no tourists. Full of restaurants, caffe shops and great turn of the century architecture.
Hal and property were awesome
Hal gave us a great orientation to the property and the neighborhood’s restaurants, grocery stores and bus stops.
The apartment was super nice and comfortable.
We would come back and stay here if we return to Rome.
Thanks for the review and I really do hope that you come back for another visit.
La Dolce Vita - Heaven in Rome
The Palm House is positively sublime. Where to start? The location is quiet, the apartment beautifully decorated & the terrace like a little oasis - complete with an enormous shade palm. The Borghese Gardens and Gallery are at the end of the street. The owner, Hal, provided us with an incredible neighborhood walking tour upon our arrival. The neighborhood is filled with local restaurants, little cafes for morning cappuccinos with a Maratozza, a wine enoteca, a market, even a small laundry where everything returns pressed, folded and wrapped. And when you're too subdued to walk - breakfast, Spritzs or dinner on the terrace. Heaven! What is doesn't have - crowds of tourists. We will definitely be back. Can't wait!!!!
Wow!! I love this review. LOL Thanks a million for going out of your way to write a full and concise review. The two of you are invited back anytime you like. I'm overjoyed that you enjoyed the apartment and neighborhood soooo much.
Enjoyed the hospitality, location & accommodations
We thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality, location & accommodations during our stay at the Palm House Villa Borghese.
Our host, Hal, was very accessible pre-trip to answer questions and coordinate the check in. He was at the location for check in and assisted with our luggage. We appreciated the tour of the neighborhood and his tips.
The location is in a quieter neighborhood but close to the sights. We would walk through Villa Borghese Park to the sights & city center and it is a short taxi ride on the return. The surrounding neighborhood has everything that you need within walking distance.
For us the draw was the courtyard and it did not disappoint. It is a beautiful patio where we enjoyed our morning coffee/pastries and the afternoon aperitivo. I loved the beauty of the courtyard, particularly the hydrangeas, and the shade from the palm. The interior is spacious and comfortable. We visited in July so the air conditioning was important to us and it worked perfectly making the entire interior comfortable.
Hopefully I’ll be returning to Rome in the future and the Palm House will be my accommodation choice.
Thanks for the great review!!! I'm glad you enjoyed the apartment. Yes, one of the biggest draws to the Palm House is the patio. I'm so glad you were able to utilize it so often and hope you return. All the best, Hal
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Palm House. The apartment is clean, attractive, secure, conveniently located, and more. This property is suberb and an excellent value. Highly recommended.
Well thanks for the fantastic review!!! I'm glad your stay at The Palm House was beyond your expections! I hope to see the two of you in the near future. Take care and have a wonderful summer. Hal