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Laura

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Beautiful apartment in Oltrarno quarter at few steps from all historical sites

40 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom apt, large living with sofabed, sleeps 4, in the centre of the city

This 50 m² - 540 sq ft - apartment, is part of an old palace of 15.th century.

It was totally renovated and refurbished in February 2008, preserving the ancient wooden ceiling and the original 'terra cotta' floor.

It opens up onto a spacious Living Room furnished with a comfortable double sofa bed, a flat screen satellite TV and DVD player.

Close to the Living Room there is a modern and fully equipped kitchen with a dining table for 4 people, complete with fridge, electric oven, microwave oven, dishwater and a washing machine in the utility room.

The Bedroom includes a king-size bed that can be divided in two single beds.

A little room with a washbasin is located before the bathroom with shower.

The rooms are air conditioned and heated autonomously.

For your usefulness, a wireless unlimited access to internet is available. Warning: the apartment is located on the 2.nd floor without elevator and with steep stairs.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laura (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Laura

Ciao from Laura e Fulvio.

Before to be home owners, We are travellers; We love getting to know new places, in trying new foods and learning new customs. We love meeting new people and learning how our cultures are alike and, even better, how they are different.

We are exprienced home exchangers and as our exchange time is limited, We started to let our apartment using the same spirit of home exchange: to give hospitality to a friend.

Laura purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Laura chose Historic Center

This is our only property. We love it, We remodeled it as We have had to live there. We put inside all the things We would like to find when we are abroad in vacation: books and dishes, DVDs and air conditioning, paintings and music.

We choose this apartment to buy some years ago, because it is inside the historical center of Florence but in an area less crowded by tourists and still lived by the Florentines, Oltrarno.

To stroll around Oltrarno old streets wiil give you a unique experience of real Italian life.

What makes this apartment unique

This a building of XV° century, builded to host the workers of Cathedral and Brunelleschi famous Dome.

The original cotto floors and the wooden ceilings give to the apartment a unique charm.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been all over Europe for the last six weeks and this was definitely the best apartment of our trip !

Excellent location and facilities, and very charming.

We will definitely be back

Thank you so much
Oct 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 40 traveler reviews

Beautiful apartment in Oltrarno quarter at few steps from all historical sites
average rating of 4.875 based on 42 reviews
4

Nice, cozy, simple apartment in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying there. The neighborhood is relatively quiet and there are some good restaurants and bakeries a few blocks away; its about at 15 minute walk to the historic center, with some sights much closer by. The kitchen is well equipped, more than we needed actually. The manager was very nice and helpful. I wouldn't try arriving before the check-in time at 3:00 again, since it was hard for her to get there early. There were mosquitos, but that was partly my fault as I made the mistake of opening the windows in the evening once. Its best to open them only in the morning and early afternoon. Its really not necessary to open them at night (at least in early June) as there is air conditioning. As other reviewers note, its two steep floors up with a tiny landing. So if you have a lot of luggage or any difficulty with stairs, it wouldn't work. There is a washing machine for clothing and a dish washer.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Joli, agréable, frais et parfaitement situé!!!

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un magnifique week-end de 4 jours dans cet appartement, qui s'est avéré tout à fait agréable. Le quartier est relativement paisible, la rue est tranquille, l'appartement est parfait et confortable pour deux personnes, la cuisine est bien équipée, tout est propre et impeccable. Si vous aimez être juste à côté de l'action touristique mais au cœur de l'action florentine, c'est l'endroit idéal. Tout est à portée de marche, le train, le petit marché fermier du matin, les restaurants et il n'y a qu'à traverser le pont pour se trouver au cœur du quartier touristique. Merci pour l'accueil et nous y retournerons!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Would stay again.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were very happy with our stay at Laura's apartment. Sibilla arrived at the apartment with the keys a short time after we emailed her that we had arrived and was very helpful. The entire apartment was very clean and fully furnished. We had all the pots, plates, utensils and equipment that we needed for preparing many of our dinners there. The refrigerator and stove are both a good size and in very good shape along with the eat- in kitchen. Nearby Santo Spirito Piazza had a market most mornings where we were able to buy lovely ripe fruits and vegetables and there is a butcher shop around the corner. Almost daily for wonderful and inexpensive pasta lunches we frequented the little cafe on the corner.

It was nice returning to the relative quiet of the Oltrano neighborhood after a day of sightseeing. Very well located. As noted in earlier reviews, the steps to the apartment are steep.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

The apartment was as we expected and a great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and the apartment was spacious enough to get a break at the end of long days walking around Florence with our daughter who is in there for school this year. It was great to stay in a neighborhood area and try different restaurants and at the same time have the ability to cook in the apartment. Our arrival was easy and we were prepared for the steep stairs. Laura also made sure we had all the info we needed with regards to restaurants and taxis etc.

Everything was clean and comfortable. I would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Special apartment in great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This is a large, comfortable apartment. We spent 8 nights here, and appreciated having room for both of us to spread out. It is very well equipped, but also has the patina of history that we love in historic cities.

Can't say enough about the neighborhood. We could easily walk to the central area, but our two favorite restaurants were nearby. Santo Spirito is a treat at all hours.

Thanks, Laura, for making this an easy, interesting stay!

Laura

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Beautiful comfort and a quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Laura's lovely apartment was a great compliment to our stay in Florence. Every comfort was there, with a fully equipped kitchen and an excellent bathroom. The neighborhood was charming with good places to eat and easy walking to all the tourist sights.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Train
1400 Metres
Florence Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Versilia
Car: not necessary

The apartment is strategically positioned in the historical centre, on the left side of Arno river in the famous quarter 'Oltrarno', ideal to visit Florence by feet, and enjoy the 'real' Firenze.

In Oltrarno there are monuments, gardens, museum, historical palaces unique in the world: Pitti Palace, Santo Spirito Square, Ponte Vecchio (the Old Bridge), Boboli Gardens.

But the wonderful history of Florence lives on in Oltrarno, not only thanks to the so rich historical and artistic heritage, but also in the daily life: in the many restaurants and cafes mantaining the typical athmosphere, in the artisan workshops carrying on a century-old tradition of both spirit and working methods.

At short distance, accessible with a walking promenade, you'll find all the wonderful places that make Florence so famous all over the world: Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria, the Dome and Giotto's tower.

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Rates & Availability

Santo Spirito -Palazzo Pitti Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
STD SEASON
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$115
$647
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
LOW SEASON
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$99
$537
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
STD SEASON
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$115
$647
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$115
$647
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $55
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Progressive DISCOUNT for more then 3 days. PLEASE ASK FOR A QUOTE.
Prices are for a 2 people occupancy; an extra charge of about 10% will be applied for each more people.
Final cleaning 30 Euros,
No other extra charges: heating and A/C, high speed WiFi internet, linen, towels, soap for washing machine and dishwasher ... all. included
DEPOSIT NOT REQUIRED IF YOU PAY AT CHECK IN

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • A little room with a washbasin is located before the bathroom with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen Bed can be divided in two single beds. A very easy to use and comfortable Double bed in Sofabed is in the living room. All rooms are independent air-conditioned. Linen provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf

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