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Mario Bevilacqua von Gunderrode

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

15% Off Luxury Apartment Near Duomo Wifi In Historical Medici Palazzo

5 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Fortezza da Basso House Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Newly renovated luxury apartment in Historical Medici's Palazzo. Apartment on 3 levels with very high furniture and finishes. Adjacent to Piazza San Marco and Accademia Museum (where Michelangelo's David is kept). Just 8 min. walking from Duomo (0.4 miles), and 4 minutes walking from San Lorenzo's Market. On a quiet one way street, where traffic is restricted to residents of the historical center only.

We completed the renovation in September 2011. Located on the main floor of the building. Elevator available, security door. The apartment has 1 Bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms, with bathtub and shower. A Sofa Bed in the living room.

Apartment amenities:

Luxury finishes and extremely comfortable, Queen size Bed and large Sofa Bed (where 1 more person cold sleep - no extra charge). The apartment has 2 flat screen TVs (32' and 22'), Complimentary Wireless Internet, Blue Ray Player with Movies, X Box 360 with Gmes, Ipod/Iphone Dock station with Harman-Kardon HiFi. A full kitchen is available at the bottom floor together with all tools, microwave, oven. Espresso Coffee Machine, Washing machine, independent heating and air conditioning are also available and all is included in the cost.

A large park is located 3 minutes walking from the house, perfect for jogging in historical Florence.

Parking is available just half a block away at your charge (Around Euros 45 per day), bike and scooter rental just half a block away.

We would be happy to recommend you the best restaurants and attractions, as well as assist you with any question you might have during your stay.

We will provide linen and towels.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mario Bevilacqua von Gunderrode (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

About Mario Bevilacqua von Gunderrode

Hello,

I'm a 36 years old, Italian man. I am Hotel Manager for a Luxury Resort in Barbados called Sandy Lane and previously I worked and lived in Washington DC for 7 years where I managed the operations of a Luxury Relais & Chateaux Hotel (The Jefferson) located near the White House. My family and I have a passion for fine Hospitality.

We look forward welcoming you and assisting during your stay.

Mario Bevilacqua von Gunderrode purchased this house in 1990

Why Mario Bevilacqua von Gunderrode chose Florence

Living in a Luxury Home built in the 16th century by the Medici Family. Completely renovated and updated with top luxury finishes. In perfect location, with amenities of 5* Hotel.

Reviews

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based on 5 traveler reviews

15% Off Luxury Apartment Near Duomo Wifi In Historical Medici Palazzo
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Beautiful apartment centrally located

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this apartment on the Via Santa Reparta for ten days. We were meet by Paolo (Mario’s brother) when we arrived at the apartment. Paolo showed us around the apartment and explained how things worked. Paolo also lives in the building.

The apartment is clean and more than ample for two people. My wife and I enjoyed making breakfast in the huge and well equipped kitchen. The online pictures are excellent representations of the apartment. It is truly beautiful.

The apartment is well located and within easy walking distance of major sights including San Marcos, the Duomo, San Lorenzo, the Medici Chapel, Central Market, Uffizi, San Croce, Pitti Palace, and the artisian shops in the Oltrarno. In addition, you will find several grocery stores, bakeries, and restaurants around the corner. If you are planning to take the train for side trips, Santa Maria Novella station is within walking distance.

Paolo is a gracious host and helpful in everyway. This is a great place to stay if you are visiting Florence.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Convenient location, spotlessly clean, solicitous landlord -- everything we could have wished for.

  • 5 of 5

From the warm welcome and tour of the apartment, to the same kind attentions paid to making our departure smooth, it was the perfect place to stay. Walking distance to the places we wanted to visit, including the Pitti Palace across the Arno, and just around the corner from Cafe Rainer (best pastries in town) -- the apartment is as described, including many thoughtful touches to make the visitor feel at home. The internet needed a bit of adjustment but the landlord was immediately responsive, and it was fixed, and stayed fixed for the duration of our stay. We would gladly return.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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WOW, like a five star hotel

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay in Firenze! Paolo was incredible, and gave us such a warm welcome and shared with us all that Firenze has to offer. And when our luggage was lost for many days, Paolo stepped in and called the airlines repeatedly and made several trips to the airport on our behalf. Were it not for him, I think we would still be looking for our luggage.

The location of the apartment is perfect, and the apartment is extremely comfortable with all the special touches of a top hotel, and the added bonus of being a historical palazzo allowing you to absorb the history of Firenze right in your own little home. I should add that I have spent over 40 years in the hotel industry with top hotels and resorts, so I have a very high bar for accommodations and service, and this did not disappoint. The kitchen is charming, and Paolo had the kitchen table set with everything we needed for the first night, including a much desired glass of wine. The loft area gave us some separation, and the bathroom is large and spacious. Additionally, as two women, which included an 18 year old, we felt very safe in this apartment, even coming and going in the evenings. We walked everywhere.

This was my very first experience with VRBO, but it won't be my last.

Thank you Paolo, I hope to return again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is so comfortable, and beautifully decorated, and smells so fresh and lovely, we hardly wanted to leave!! We felt like we were living in a palace apartment. The service provided went above and beyond!! Paolo welcomed us and provided all kinds of helpful information about the neighborhood conveniences and city recommendations. The kitchen table was set and ready for us to enjoy a variety of delicious snacks, treats and refreshments. What a surprise, and a very delightful way to start the stay in Florence!!! The living area was so comfortable to hang out and relax, with music and excellent wifi. The lovely kitchen was a nice place to start the day with a fresh cup of espresso from the Nespresso machine. The bathroom was quite large and even had robes. The soft sheets and nice bed make for a great night's sleep. Everything you could want is provided, and plenty of space to make yourself at home while you try to live like a local. The apartment is in a great location, very easy to walk to everything you want to see, but also close to a bus stop. Paolo arranged a taxi for our departure to the airport, which was so helpful. The whole process was easy, starting with booking with Mario. We were searching for nice, clean, comfortable, good location....but we got so much more than that!! Beautiful, luxury, excellent service, with royal treatment..Cannot say enough about how wonderful it was, wish we could have stayed longer!!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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5

Dimora de Barone

  • 5 of 5

This is our fifth apartment rental in Europe through VRBO, and by far has been the most elegant and cozy of all.

Upon our arrival the fresh fruit, wine, champagne and first nights' dinner supplies were a welcome and unexpected treat. In addition, the restaurant recommendations from our hosts were exquisite.

For 14 days we immersed ourselves in the Florence culture our favorite city. The apartment is centrally located and within walking distance to everything.

Steve & Nancy in California

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nabucco
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Firenze Sud
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Tiberio
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Abetone
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Fortezza da Basso House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$245
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$220
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$245
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Renters Insurance $50

Occupants will leave the premises in as good a condition as they found them at check-in, and will be responsible for any damage caused by occupants and their guests. A checklist will be compiled at arrival and signed off at departure as well as local contract. Copy of a document will be required on arrival.

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Amenities

Fortezza da Basso House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bidet
  • 1 Main Bathroom with tub and shower. a second half bathroom near the kitchen
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom is located on the upper floor, open loft.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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