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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, italian

Charming and unforgettable setting for an ideal vacation: refined and historic - Scuderia - Former stables of a Renaissance Villa. Sleep 4- Minipool

10 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

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Overview

Historic Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Enjoys the best of 2 worlds: Florence's centre, peace of the Tuscan countryside

It offers 2 different accommodations: the Chapel and the Scuderia derive from the former Chapel and the former riding Stables of the Villa. They are self catering apartments in a unique location.

There are two bus stops in walking distance. A 15 minutes bus ride will take you into the city centre.

Stroll to the 'Ponte a Mensola' quarter, which is only 300 m. away, where you will find a grocery, a breakfast bar, restaurants, a tobacconist, a newsagent, a hairdresser and one of the two bus stops. A very large supermarket, a bank, a post office and a pharmacy are about 1 km away.

The Cathedral, Palazzo Vecchio, all museums are within easy reach, as are the nearby small towns of Fiesole and Settignano. The hill of Settignano, just behind Residenza Strozzi, preserves some of the most attractive Florentine villas.

Wonderful walks lead towards Settignano, Corbignano and, through of wood of cypresses, as so far as Fiesole. It was in these hills designed by man that Giovanni Boccaccio, Desiderio da Settignano, Bernardo and Antonio Rossellino, Michelangelo, Leigh Hunt, Charles Armitage Brown, Janet Ross, Edward Hutton, Mark Twain, Niccolò Tommaseo, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Bernardo Barenson and many others found their inspiration.

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Details for Scuderia - Former stables of a Renaissance Villa. Sleep 4- Minipool 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathrooms

This unique space keeps its original structure and rooms derive from the horse stables. The interior is about 85 mq, very high ceiling and loft. Full kitchen, main bedroom, living room, dining corner, studio equipped with two sofa beds, 2 bathrooms. The Stables is grandly 18th-century, bright and cheery, with parquet flooring and original tiles, each pen, still partitioned with its original railings, now serving a new purpose: one a creamy, wood-paneled bedroom with a giant bed, another a dining room, the third a sitting room with a beautiful antique rug and a chic gray sofa. Upstairs, the old grooms' quarters have become a mezzanine living room with day beds and writing table. Can accommodate up to 4 people. Large garden equipped with tables, chairs and deck chairs, outdoor terrace room. Parking, utilities, Internet wireless access included in the price. Electronic entrance gate. More pictures at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyz3t564fNM&context=C359e3f0ADOEgsToPDskLPmIQIuwwj8Y3m-4op2cgV
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guido (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a wonderful time we have had in the “Stables” . It's such an idiosyncratic and equally comfortable apartment. Guido you have been such a friendly and helpful host. “The Stables” is so well equipped with everything we wanted. What a lovely place to stay it has been. Dinners in the courtyard was truly memorable. Thank you for providing a place to have such a unique stay.
Jun 2010
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Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

Scuderia - Former stables of a Renaissance Villa. Sleep 4- Minipool
average rating of 4.9 based on 13 reviews
5

Perfecto!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I traveled Europe for 5 weeks last month. The only time we stay in one place for more than 2 days was at Scuderia for 8 days. During this time, our three adult children flew in to join us for 4 days, when we renewed our vows in a 1000 year old chapel on a hilltop nearby. This was possible only because Guido helped us secure the date and time at the chapel months in advance. Then the day of the wedding, our photographer did not show up! So Guido and Pia graciously grabbed their camera and took pictures for us, Guido even went to the chapel to take pictures during the ceremony. This man and his lovely wife made our time in Tuscany so special and truly something we will never forget. Thank you both!

Now, the property - We went before the tourist season really began, so we were the only ones there. The property was lovely. Clean, comfortable, and it worked just fine for 5 adults. Although, if the kids stayed any longer than the 4 days, we might of started to feel cramped. It had all the amenities you need, cook ware, plenty of towels, etc. The grounds were so nice to walk, the gardens private and relaxing. Parking was fine, and Guido was there to meet us with the key for the gates so we could come and go as we pleased. The walk to the closest bus stop is about 1/2 mile to go to Florence. (#17 runs all day/night) Just remember where you get off and on. The only time we had trouble getting back to the house, was when the taxi's were trying to find it. For some reason the address never came up correctly. So we started putting in the main cross street at the bottom of the main long drive into our GPS and never had a problem after that.

If you are looking for a quaint, magical, special place to spend your time in Tuscany, do not miss the opportunity to stay here! You will not regret it!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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5

A gem of a property

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed at the Scuderia for four nights in March. We loved the property- indeed it was very picturesque and the view as you peer outside the door is just amazing! My kids thought that living in the stables was very cool and it was definitely a memorable stay. The only thing I want to point out is that the Scuderia has a completely open floor plan. So the main bedroom downstairs is completely visible from the upstairs. It was fine with us but it was a surprise so I thought I'd mention it. Guido was very helpful and he came to pick us up from the bus stop which seemed quite far from the property. We rented a car the next day and that worked out really well as they have free parking. Overall, a great experience. High;y recommend for an off the beaten path kind of experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Beautiful property

  • 4 of 5

The Stables are located on a peaceful and picturesque property. Guido was absolutely lovely, even driving us to a restaurant on our first night when we were feeling a little unorganized and lost. He spent lots of time giving us information about the area and assisting whenever we had questions.

Our children loved the property. They played for hours in the tree house in the olive grove.

Don't expect five star luxury. You will however have a great experience in clean and comfortable surroundings.

The mosquitos are a problem so be prepared and take insect repellent.

If you do not have a car, there is a bit of a walk to the bus stop through a field or down a long driveway and you will need a torch at night.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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5

This was THE spot to stay.

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at about fifty hotels in the last ten years, and I've never had an experience so terrible that I felt compelled to complain online, nor have I been to a hotel that I really felt exceeded my expectations so thoroughly that I was inspired to sing its praises… UNTIL NOW! If you are visiting Florence, and you want to enjoy your stay, you should stay at Residenza Strozzi.

The property has everything I've ever wanted in a home away from home: It's quiet (Something to be valued considering Florence's reputation for night noise), It's air conditioned (something to be valued in Europe),It's beautiful (It's located on a large estate with a villa and an olive grove next door - the stuff of postcards.), and the location is prime for tourism - you're only fifteen minutes away from Florence's city center by bus. Also, If you need a supermarket, pharmacy, or pizza place there's one of each five minutes away too.

Finally, the service rivals anything I've had at a five star hotel: When my wife and I arrived, our host Guido came out to greet us, showed us our rooms (a chic refurbished stable with charming old world decor), and any time we required his assistance he was literally there in a maximum time frame of five minutes offering his assistance and coming up with helpful solutions. His English is almost fluent, and I believe he can also communicate in most other western dialects. I had the terrific luck of getting sick with a gastritis while in Florence, and Guido arranged for a doctor to make a house call to treat me.

In closing, I do not know when I will return to Florence, but I do know where I will be staying: Residenza Strozzi.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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5

OUTSTANDING!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about our stay. Everything was picture perfect. The villa was beautiful and rustic set in a picturesque olive grove with vineyards surrounding it. It is minutes from Florence and close to public transportation. Guido was very helpful and went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and memorable. I highly recommend staying here you will not be dissapointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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5

Peaceful relaxation close to the city center

  • 5 of 5

My twin 16 year olds and I stayed nine days in Florence during a month long self guided tour of Italy, it was fantastic! The stables was a cool and quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of the museums, piazzas, streets and busses of the city. We all enjoyed the spaciousness of the apartment and being able to shop/ cook for ourselves. With a nine day stay this was an ideal place for us to take a couple of days to relax from sightseeing and read, nap, draw, or go for a leisurely walk. I can recommend this apartment with gusto! You can easily get to the city or relax in the country. The apartment was spotless and looked just as it had appeared in the photos. Guido was very helpful to me when I had some problems getting a bank card to work and I am very grateful to him for that. My kids and I took a wonderful bike tour of Chianti wine country with Tuscany Cycle and I can highly recommend that as well. It was a wonderful stay that I will cherish forever.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Vespucci - Florence
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Firenze sud
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Galilei - Pisa
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Campo di Marte Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2
Jun 30 2016 - Sep 23 2016
6 night minimum stay
$132
$790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
3
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
$110
$713
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$110
 

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Historic Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • 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:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Extra bed costs EUR 15/night
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis

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