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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Basilica of Santa Croce Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Max Beds: 6, Min Beds: 4, Double Beds: 2, Single Beds: 0, Baths: 2, Reference: 14963

Located in a historic square near many important cultural sites in Florence, this lovely first-floor apartment is a comfortable city retreat for a family with children or teens. Equipped with modern conveniences yet filled with Italian charm, the apartment is within walking distance to the famous Church of Santa Croce, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio and much more.

The apartment is located on the first floor of an historic 13th-century building with a staircase, in front of an ancient Roman theatre (the first Roman construction in Florence). Parking is available about 350 meters from the apartment, in Via Ghibellina, for approximately 35 Euros per day. Please Note: Driving and parking in Florence is very difficult.

(95 m2/ 1,023 ft2)

First Floor: There is an open and airy living room with a sofa, two armchairs, flat-screen TV, DVD player and DVD library. The open dining area has a table for 6, and the kitchen is equipped with a stove, oven, dishwasher, toaster, French press and an Italian stove-top coffee maker. There is a master bedroom with a queen-size canopy bed (160 cm), a Jacuzzi bathtub, double sinks, and an ensuite bathroom with a shower, toilet, bidet and hairdryer. There is also a closet with a washing machine and clothes dryer.

Second Floor: There are two sleeping areas: a bedroom and a loft over the living room. The bedroom has two single beds (90 cm each), and the loft has a queen-size canopy bed (160 cm). There is also a second bathroom with a shower, sink, toilet, bidet and hairdryer.

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

Housekeeping: Upon request in advance, 15 Euros per hour

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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Reviews

4.2/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

CHARMING APARTMENT in Santa Croce with Wifi. We respond 24/7
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews
5

Our experience was EXCELLENT we have already actually recommended this property to 3 different...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Our experience was EXCELLENT we have already actually recommended this property to 3 different friends who expressed an interest in going to Tuscany and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone and everyone.

The location cannot be beat sd you are within a very easy walk (even for my 72 year old mother-in-law!) to basically everything you want to see within historic Florence, and cabs are easy to snag for anywhere you want to get to that's outside of the historic district.

The apartment is beautiful, well-appointed and the kitchen is well-stocked.

Enjoyed Most:

The location. It really is an amazing location to stay in and makes exploring Florence very, very easy.

The apartment is extremely well appointed. There are AC units in the main living area as well as each bedroom so guests can set the AC in each bedroom to the temperature they like. Modern appliances and a well-stocked kitchen had everything we needed for our stay.

Enjoyed Least:

Nothing lovely property, no issues.

Surrounding Area:

Santa Croce is a couple short blocks away. The duomo and the Uffizi Gallery are less than 15 minutes walking away. Great restaurants surround, as do leather good shops and other shopping.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Heart of Florence - yes, you are in the middle of it all.

Tips or Restaurants:

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE TO THE APARTMENT!! Seriously, do not do it!!! We are experienced large city drivers, experienced drivers in various parts of Europe and let's just say after about 1.5 hours we gave up, drove to the airport to return the rental car and caught a cab back to the apartment. It's not about having "better directions" unless you have driven in Florence and know the streets (and which streets are really streets and which are alley-ways) you seriously should not attempt to drive to the apartment. The apartment is located in a small square that is surrounded by very narrow streets. Just get a cab there.

On the street directly behind the apartment are grocers (there are a couple of butchers/meat stores, a fresh veggie/fruit shop with cold milk and yogurt and then sort of like convenience stores with bottled water, shelf-stable milk, etc.).

Directions:

There were not really any directions to the property provided by RentVillas, which I understand having stayed there. It would be difficult to map out directions. A cab from the airport was less than 30 Euros and well worth it.

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  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Excellent. Great location, spacious and comfortable living area. Beds are very good and kitche...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Excellent. Great location, spacious and comfortable living area. Beds are very good and kitchen is well appointed. There is a washer/dryer!

Enjoyed Most:

The great room was spacious and very comfortable. It was a great place to come back to after a busy day of walking through Florence.

Enjoyed Least:

There is a low ceiling in the upstairs bedroom, complicated by an even lower, head-cracking beam. One of our party had trouble remembering to duck, but the beds were good and the room is spacious.

Surrounding Area:

Easy walking access to major attractions and shopping. The landlord provided a good guide to nearby restaurants and there were several maps and recent issue guidebooks we found helpful. If you pass down the left side of the Santa Croce cathedral there is a wonderful school of leather work that has excellent stuff, far better than what is in most of the retail shops. The nearby gelateria was superb!

Tips or Restaurants:

There is a good size grocery store (paper good, alcohol, and full produce, bakery, snacks, etc). Skip the mini-marts and find that.

Directions:

We deferred to the cabbie from SMN terminal. Florence is very walkable but the routes can be confusing. It was worth the relatively cheap cab ride.

Check In Out:

Landlord was great!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Very good location as described. A 10-15 minute walk gets you to a number of great Florence si...

  • 3 of 5

Overall:

Very good location as described. A 10-15 minute walk gets you to a number of great Florence sites. Very convenient for food, restaurants and taxi service.

Enjoyed Most:

The location was great. It was clean and stocked with the few necessities required. It felt very secure.

Enjoyed Least:

We were there during a heat wave and the A/C was barely adequate on the first day. The second living room A/C unit did not cool the second upstairs bedroom (which does not have AC). A fan was provided. After the first day, once the A/C had been on for a while, the apartment cooled off (except for the extra bedroom upstairs). Editor's Note: As of April 2016, the whole apartment is now equipped with A/C.

Surrounding Area:

Florence is a magical city. There is so much to do, see and eat there!

Tips or Restaurants:

Trip Advisor and Yelp are your friend when traveling.

Directions:

No GPS required. We took a taxi from the rental car center.

Check In Out:

I called the key holder when we were arriving, then waited in front of the building for a while. I thought she would meet us in front of the building (the front door is locked). After a while I called her and she said she was in the apartment waiting for us! Not the best communication.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Overall, we enjoyed staying at Guelfo. ...

  • 3 of 5

Overall:

Overall, we enjoyed staying at Guelfo.

Enjoyed Most:

It is in a great location. We LOVED eating at the little restaurant right across the street called Francesco Vini. There was plenty of room in the master bedroom and we were able to keep it nice and cool.

Enjoyed Least:

The summer heat in Florence was at an all-time high, so we found it difficult to adequately cool down the apartment. The washer/dryer in the property was very difficult to figure out how to operate. The English instructions were quite inadequate. Also, we really needed a fan for each bedroom upstairs (only one fan was provided). The guests that did not have a fan were quite uncomfortable at night. There are nice big windows in the living room, but unfortunately, there really is only a view down to the street below.

Surrounding Area:

We most enjoyed the restaurant across the street called Francesco Vini. Had dinner there numerous times. The property is in easy walking distance to many places in central Florence.

Tips or Restaurants:

As I said before, be sure to try the restaurant across the street called Francesco Vini. They provide bath towels, but no wash cloths, so bring them if you want. We had to buy extra toilet paper.

Directions:

Take a taxi...don't even try to find the place on your own!!!

Check In Out:

Check in/Check out was very simple. The owner was so nice and accommodating for our early check in.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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The property is nicely decorated and really has that cozy feeling! Air conditioner was greatly...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

The property is nicely decorated and really has that cozy feeling! Air conditioner was greatly appreciated. Really there is only positives with this property! Should we return to Florence there is no doubt we would rent this apartment again!

Enjoyed Most:

Location and cleanliness.

Surrounding Area:

Location and ease to get into the center of the town.

Nearby Events or Locales:

You could walk to the center of town and to the river. Could not have asked for a better location.

Tips or Restaurants:

There was a fantastic restaurant 10 steps from the front door and very convenient to all popular locations if you don't mind walking a bit! The apartment had everything so no need to bring anything over and above what you would normally travel with.

Directions:

We used a taxi from the train station so no GPS used.

Check In Out:

Check in and Check out was amazing. Owner was truly a nice person and very proud of his apartment as he should be!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Amenities

Basilica of Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed

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