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Magenta Apartment - comfortable flat with private garden

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living room, kitchen, exclusive garden, park available

«Magenta Apartment», at a few steps from the ground floor, faces a private street, very quiet by night. On the rear side of the building, it faces an exclusive garden, a real joy for warm evenings: it will allow you to have a romantic candlelit dinner under a mimosa tree after a daily tour in town. Nothing has changed since the first decades of the last century When our beloved uncle Renzo was living there.

«Magenta Apartment», on the first floor, overlooking a private road, very quiet at night. On the back of the building, overlooking a private garden, a real joy for warm evenings: it will allow you to have a romantic dinner by candlelight under a mimosa and after a daily trip to town. Nothing has changed since the early decades of the last century, when our beloved uncle Renzo was living there.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018


Santa Maria Novella Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Tub with standing shower - Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 queen
    - 2 twin/ single
  • Linen and towels are available into the apartment as the whole housing equipment. Mind we are not a commercial tourist entity: two to the current stupid Italian regulation we are not allowed to give you a direct personal service on the spot During your stay. Weekly maid service may be requested and paid directly by the guests. Sheets and towels are available in the apartment. we are not a tourist commercial entity: due to the current rules we are not allowed to give any direct service "to the person" in place during your stay. In other words you will find everything clean and in order on arrival but do not ask any additional service as we can not offrirverlo.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


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Magenta Apartment - comfortable flat with private garden
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews
San Rafael, Calif, USA

Magenta Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely apartment for 2 weeks and it was really a treat to come back from walking miles in very rainy,cool weather to a warm comfortable home away from home. We loved the location. It was close to the train station and a short walk to the center of Florence. It was quiet and very well maintained. I loved the garden but the weather only permitted one sunny day in the garden.Paolo made the entire transaction easy and I have recommended this apartment to many of my friends.There were many wonderful restaurants near by and a very cute little grocery store not far from the apartment.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2008
  • Stayed: March 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Apartment!!

  • 4 of 5

We would have given the review a four and a half star, the half away from a five star review due to small things. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Firenze. Our landlord Paolo and his assistant Carlotta could not have been more helpful, even though they were in Bologna and we in Firenze. There were faucet leaks in the bathroom and kitchen, but they sent a plumber immediately to rectify the minor problem. A number 17 needs to be placed on the street side to show guests and taxi drivers where we were. A housekeeper was included during our stay, a pleasant surprise to us. We were close to a food market, several outstanding restaurants, a post office, two banks, a tram stop and a bus stop. Everyone in our neighborhood was most helpful to us at every turn. What more could we ask?? There was a huge local market in the park every Tuesday and we were able to purchase any little incidentals we needed. The beds were comfortable, and the entire apartment accommodating. We will recommend the apartment and stay there again if ever we are in Frienze for any length of time. We were there for a month and loved our stay. We got a real feel for the city by being so close to the town center, the train and bus stations, and other accommodating facilities. Thank you, Paolo and Carlotta!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming large apartment in Florence's quiet neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights in Paolo's lovely apartment over the Easter weekend. Our adult son joined us, so 3 adults, and we had pleanty of room. The apartment is exactly as presented in the pictures, very clean, with the lovely, spacious outdoor garden. We were able to enjoy Easter lunch in the garden with the scent of the blooming Calla lillies. The apartment is well appointed with pretty much everything you might need. It is conveniently situated within walking distance of the train station, and about 20 minutes from most major attractions. This meant it was a nice quiet neighbourhood. The area was safe, had many restaurants and little grocery stores. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Paolo's apartment and would highly recommend it to anyone needing a bit of extra room for guests.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit. I am happy you enjoyed your stay in Magenta Apartment. Paolo
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Elegant Ground Floor Apartment

  • 4 of 5

This elegant ground floor apartment with large rooms, high ceilings, and antique furniture is perfect for the long-term visitor who has visited Florence many times before. The location, while still “inside the walls,” is a 30 minute walk from the Centro Storico. The alternatives to walking are taking the local buses (C-2 and C-3 from either of two stops approximately two blocks away) or the radio taxi, ranging from 10 to 15 euro.

The local grocery store has now closed, but there is a wonderful deli (with a limited selection of wine) half a block away. You can buy meat at the local butcher’s shop next door to the deli. The travel agent on Via del Prato is excellent and can arrange your train tickets for destinations throughout Italy.

Staying in this apartment is a little like visiting your elderly great aunt. While the kitchen is chock full of pots and pans, and there is an oven, we still needed to buy a non-stick skillet to use for the stove-top. There was only one wine glass, albeit a very elegant one, so we needed to buy some of those as well. Same for coffee spoons.

The plumbing was last updated more than fifty years ago, so you need to be able to step over the high sides of the tub to use the phone style shower. You need to be familiar with the limits of an on-spot water heater (very hot for 2-3 minutes) and clever at mixing manually to get water that doesn’t scald your body. We took camp-style showers.

Mosquitoes are a manageable problem. Thankfully the landlord provides fans and mosquito repellant devices on request. That said, you need to bring (or buy) your own personal spray repellant and topical antihistamine if you are sensitive.

The landlord isn’t local, but is responsive when problems arise. If necessary, he will send a representative to work out the solutions.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful oasis in a wonderful city

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week with my partner and our 2 children (20 & 22)

The apartment is perfect, everything we expected and much more. The beds are comfortable, linen hotel quality, large bedrooms with fabulously high ceilings and loads of storage. All the rooms are large & spacious, the shower although over the bath was powerful and water is always hot. Kitchen is well equipped, large fridge with freezer. Although we didn’t cook meals, we did prepare breakfast everyday and a couple of lunches – escaping the heat to sit in the shade under the tree in the pretty garden. The interior of the apartment was always cool, the marble floors and shutters helped. My partner is Italian and he had wonderful memories of summers spent at his grandparents’ house. The décor is traditional with beautiful pieces of antique furniture.

Florence is a beautiful city and although the apartment is a 20/25 min walk from most of the major tourist spots, I only saw this as a massive advantage. It felt like you had escaped the crowds & could relax. For a real taste of Italian life, visit the other side of the river, we ate there most nights, lovely little restaurants, basic knowledge of Italian would be an advantage but not essential.

Florence is a wonderful place and Magenta apartment is the icing on a very beautiful cake.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn NY USA

I wish I could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a delightful early April week in Florence with this apartment as a home away from home. The location is good: conveniently close to downtown and the train station, yet far enough from those things that it was quiet and neighborhoody. The apartment felt very Italian and old-fashioned (in a good way) with heavy dark furniture, cold marble floors, thick shutters to keep out noise and heat. We weren't home a lot because there is so much to see in Florence, but by far the most time we spent when at home and awake was in the kitchen, enjoying the prospect of the sunny garden with its beautiful tree. It's great to stay in a rental apartment with well-stocked kitchen equipment, including a truly sharp knife and a proper coffee pot! (moka style) Having a washing machine and a garden to dry the laundry in was also a huge plus -- we were able to travel with very light luggage as a result of being able to wash things easily. (Note, it is a European-style washing machine and takes a lot longer than Americans are used to. The door also won't open right away when the cycle finishes, but that's normal -- it does eventually.)

This is the second apartment I have rented from Paolo (the other in Venice) and I have found him to be kind, responsive and full of integrity.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Paolo
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Nearest Airport
7.2 Kilometres
Aeroporto di Firenze
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Ristorante Baldini
Car: not necessary

We rent this apartment for short tourist stays in Florence. We ask for a minimum stay of five days.

The apartment is located in Florence on a residential complex building dating from the first decades of the past century, close to the railway station of Santa Maria Novella and the city center, between Porta Prato and the Arno River at walking distance from the center - Ideal for visiting the town.

Some pieces of furniture are quite antique and the apartment still has old-fashioned household items.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleninig - pulizia $86.14
Stay tax $3.69 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Min. stay: 3 days. We are used to post a set of keys and detailed instruction directly to the client's address. In this case the balance is due 30 days prior to check in. Anyway may require the balance to be paid in cash on arrival. Further info on our private web site Towels, linen, gas, weekly cleanings, water, electricity, wifi-flat connection are included. Final cleanings computed a part in the quote.
Minimo soggiorno: 3 giorni. Normalmente spediamo le chiavi in anticipo agli ospiti. In questo caso il saldo è dovuto 30 giorni prima dell'arrivo, altrimenti in contante. Nel prezzo sono comprese le pulizie settimanali, elettricità, gas, acqua, wifi illimitato. Le pulizie finali sono preventivate a parte.

It’s our policy to maintain the same prices in all our advertisements.
Prices in this website are lower than those reported in our official private website.
This reduction takes into account the fact you have to pay the Service Fee to book through this website (actually the total will grow as you proceed with the checkout procedure!).
E’ nostro intento mantenere gli stessi prezzi ovvunque sul web. I prezzi su questo sito sono più bassi di quelli del nostro sito privato poichè tengono conto che vi sarà richiesta una quota di servizio.

Payment of tourist tax is not included and will be required to be paid through Credit card (Paypal) after confirmation of the booking. Tourist tax: 3.00 €/person * number of days. This is computed only on the first seven days and it is not applied to children of 11 y.o. or less.

Il pagamento della tassa di soggiorno non è inclusa e dovrà essere saldata tramite carta di credito (Paypal) dopo la conferma della prenotazione. La tassa di soggiorno è così calcolata: 3,00 €/persona * numero di giorni ed è computata sui primi sette giorni. Non è prevista per i minori di 12 anni.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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