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The Spanish Steps Apartment on Via della Mercede -- Free airport pickup!!

Centro Storico, Rome, Italy
  • Apartment1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 nights

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4, Walking distance to the top sights

NOT ACCEPTING BOOKINGS AFTER AUGUST 15, 2018. Our building will be undergoing exterior renovations starting in September 2018. We have decided not to take any bookings while the renovations are underway. We’ll be back in 2019, looking better than ever!

'The Spanish Steps Apartment on Via della Mercede'

WE MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU - included in our price:

(1) One airport or train station arrival pick-up and transfer to the apartment

(2) Early check-in (great for guests arriving on an overnight flight!), with welcome beverages and snacks

(3) Mid-stay cleaning/linen change for stays of 8 nights or more

(4) All taxes, end of stay cleaning, utilities, wi-fi, etc. Please note: this does not include fee charged by VRBO/Homeaway.

***Rental for up to four (4) guests; five (5) night minimum rental. No smoking or pets allowed. We do not have equipment for babies or toddlers (you would need to bring your own).***

IN THE HEART OF ROME. Located on Via della Mercede, between the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps Apartment is a luxury two bedroom, two bathroom apartment surrounded by fine dining and fabulous shopping and within walking distance of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and many other historic sites and museums, as well as the subway, taxi stands, bus stops, and bike rental. Located in a traditional Roman palazzo, the Spanish Steps Apartment was completely remodeled and furnished in late 2010 and is now available as a self-catering apartment. Please see our website for additional information on the neighborhood and proximity to all Rome has to offer.

ALL THE COMFORT AND AMENITIES OF A LUXURY PRIVATE HOME. The Spanish Steps Apartment is a spacious (1,100+ square feet), elegant and comfortable apartment, consisting of a large and bright living room, separate dining room, large bedroom with new king-size bed, second bedroom with two new twin beds, one bathroom with tub/shower, second bathroom with small glass shower, and fully-equipped kitchen. The large bedroom also has a twin bed in case two people want to share the room but not share the king-size bed. The apartment has double pane windows to keep it quiet and beautiful wood floors, and is decorated with high-end contemporary furniture and art.

Apartment amenities:

Elevator in building

Air conditioning (both bedrooms and living room)

All linens/towels provided

Fully equipped kitchen, including kettle, drip-style and stovetop-espresso coffee-makers, microwave

Laptop with wireless Internet access

Telephone with free local landline calls (cell phone and long-distance calls require calling card)


Clothes washer/dryer

Satellite television with English-language stations

DVD player with Rome-themed DVDs (Roman Holiday, Gladiator, etc.)

Guide books (lots!), maps, and helpful information packet

iPod/iPod speakers with classical, jazz, blues, and classic rock catalog

iPad Mini loaded with great Rome apps on food, sights, and walking tours of Rome

Alarm clocks (with iPhone recharging docks)

Interior light-blocking shutters and 'white noise' machines for light sleepers



Iron and ironing board

Playing cards and games


Safety measures: smoke/carbon monoxide detector; fire extinguisher; first aid kit

OUR SERVICE STANDS OUT. Upon booking, we will send you a detailed information packet on the neighborhood, walking directions to museums and sights, recommended restaurants, day trips, and much more. An English-speaking greeter will meet you at the apartment at check-in and the property management company is available seven days a week. Daily maid service available for an additional charge.

Keywords: Centro Storico , Piazza di Spagna (Rome Historic Center)


David Colin

Member Since 2011
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Response time:
within a few hours
english, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About David Colin

I was born and raised here in Rome. In the late 1960's, my father was one of the founders of the American University of Rome (AUR), and, indeed, the apartment was the administrative office and classroom (and impromptu party space) for AUR over a number of years. So, the apartment has been in my family for almost 50 years. Although I now live near Washington, DC, where I am an economist, I come back to Rome as often as possible. Despite all my time here, Rome continues to be a fascinating city that always has more to offer. I hope you find the Eternal City as welcoming and wonderful as I do.

David Colin purchased this Apartment in 1992

Why David Colin chose Rione III Colonna

This apartment has been in my family for more than 40 years, was completely remodeled and furnished in late 2010, and is now available for rental as a self-catering apartment. Upon booking, I will send you a detailed information package on the apartment, the neighborhood, restaurants, and sights. We offer one complimentary airport or train station arrival pick-up for our guests, and an English-speaking greeter will meet you at your arrival. Linens, welcome snacks and beverages, utilities, wifi, taxes, check-in/check-out, and end of stay cleaning are all included in the price. Additional car service or cleaning/linens can be arranged.

What makes this Apartment unique

In the heart of Rome's Historic Center, just around the corner from the famous Spanish Steps, this spacious two bedroom, two bathroom apartment is surrounded by fine dining and fabulous shopping. It is within walking distance of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and many other historic sites and museums, and near the subway, taxi stands, bus stops, and bike rental. Located in a traditional Roman palazzo, the apartment was fully renovated in 2010 and is available for rental (5 night minimum).


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • King size beds (1) New in 2010. Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds, new in 2010. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a twin bed in the master bedroom in case two people want to share the room but do not want to share the king-size bed.


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • One bathroom has a tub/shower; the second bathroom has a small glass shower.

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              The heart of the Historic Center, between the Spanish Steps and Trevi, surrounded by fine dining and fabulous shopping. Walking distance of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Vatican, and much more.


                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Laundry Soap
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Air conditioning in both bedrooms and living room.
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Broadband Access
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Combination washer/dryer unit.
                        • Computer Available
                          A Windows laptop computer is available for your use. There is also an iPad Mini loaded with Rome apps.
                        • Elevator
                          Up approximately 20 shallow steps, or take the elevator
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Heating throughout the apartment. Importantly, you have control over it, not the building manager.
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Alarm Clock
                        • Linens Provided
                          All linens and towels provided; bathrobes also provided.
                        • Living Room
                          Spacious living room, great for relaxing with a glass of wine while listening to some music. For a night in, enjoy one of our many Rome-themed DVDs.
                        • Local Maps
                        • Local Restaurant Guide
                        • PC
                        • Telephone
                          Free local land-line calls; cell-phone and long-distance calls require a calling card.
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          You will have use of a combination washer/dryer so you can pack light and have the convenience of washing and drying without having to move your laundry between cycles.
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Complimentary wifi is provided.


                            • Kitchen
                              The kitchen is fully equipped, including a drip coffee maker as well as a stove-top espresso maker. Microwave, 2-burner stove, and oven.
                            • 2 Ring Stove
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Dishes, glassware and utensils for 12.
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Coffee Maker
                              One stove-top espresso maker, one drip coffee maker.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Basic pantry items provided. Terrific supermarket just around the corner if you need anything!
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              Two-burner gas stove.
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Music Library
                                      iPod with music library.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Includes some English-language stations.
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library
                                      DVDs on Rome (Roman Holiday, Gladiator, etc.)


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • live theater
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • synagogues

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • photography
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services


                                                        • Upon booking, we will send you a detailed information packet on getting around, walking directions to museums and sights, recommended restaurants, day trips, and much more. We also have set up a terrific Hospitality app where our guests can access information via their smart phone or tablet. Daily maid service available for an additional charge, paid directly to the property manager. Car service available, paid directly to the car service.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 8:00 AM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          55 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Unparalleled location and amenities

                                                          Olga P.

                                                          I would like to start my review by complementing the apartment owner, David Colin, on his superb management of the property. David responded to my emails within the hour and graciously assisted with any question or request. David’s help had undoubtedly made our stay more enjoyeable.

                                                          The driver and the property greeter were very punctual and courteous.

                                                          The apartment is in a building with an elevator, which is very helpful in getting the luggage upstairs to the second floor. The apartment was very specious which was perfect for my family of four. Everything was very clean and there were plenty of fluffy bath towels for all of us. David even provided bath robes, which isn’t something one sees in HomeAway properties. My husband & I were very greatful for them. We also loved the fact that the apartment came with a washer and a dryer with easy to understand instructions. It was rainy when we were in Rome, so the dryer literally saved us.

                                                          The location is perfect. The building is in the heart of old Rome, all the tourist destinations are within a short walking distance. There are at least 5 restaurants on the block, so we never had to worry about looking for a place to eat, which could be a little stressful when traveling with children.

                                                          Thank you, David, for sharing your awesome apartment with us.

                                                          Perfect apartment in Rome

                                                          A fantastically located apartment, immaculately clean, superbly appointed. The very helpful owner has thought of everything you could wish for during your stay - stocked fridge and larder, personal amenities, guides, books, maps, brollies, bags Rome themed-dvds as well as helpful tech items - and this means you feel instantly like you are getting an "insider experience", as well as making your stay more relaxing and comfortable. Despite it's central location the apartment is quiet and we slept very well. We keep coming back to this apartment as it is so good, we can't recommend it highly enough. It's better than a 5 star hotel experience!

                                                          There should be an option to rate it with 10 stars instead of just 5. Absolutely fantastic!

                                                          Emma L.

                                                          The property is perfect. The location is amazing. It’s spacious. It's immaculately clean. The owners have thought of every detail - a car and driver to pick you up, a greeter who meets you at the apartment, travel books and maps, loads of quality towels, welcome snacks, breakfast foods, water and wine. The entire apartment is comfortable. The Word doc that the owner provides is better than most travel books. We love Rome, have visited many times, and are familiar with quite a few restaurants. David’s recommendations have now become personal favorites.

                                                          Even though it rained on most days it didn’t put a damper on our visit as we could stop by the apt after we had been out for a few hours and refresh because of its central location. We even got to witness a rarity in Rome - SNOW!!

                                                          We plan on returning to this property in the future. It’s by far one of the best private properties we have ever booked. Don’t hesitate book your stay today.

                                                          This apartment is fantastic - inside and outside

                                                          Beth K.

                                                          This apartment is outstanding! The location is central to the Spanish Steps, the Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain! In fact, it is central to all of ancient Rome! Inside, the apartment shines! It is beautifully appointed with all the modern amenities, including soft, plush towels and bath robes. The kitchen and bathrooms are state-of-the-art!

                                                          Perfect Location

                                                          Terry M.Chicago, IL, USA

                                                          We can't say enough about David's apartment, located just steps from everything. The location is the best of the best. The apartment is the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern luxury.

                                                          David was a wonderful host and extremely organized and accommodating.

                                                          It was truly a privilege to stay in the Spanish Steps apartment, and we would love to return.

                                                          Many thanks

                                                          John Miller

                                                          Beautiful apartment

                                                          Evelyn G.

                                                          Our trip was fantastic. The apartment was centrally located and beautifully appointed.


                                                          Centro Storico, Rome, Italy

                                                          In the heart of the historic center, between the beautiful Spanish Steps and the famous Trevi fountain, the apartment is within walking distance of many of Rome's most famous sights and surrounded by restaurants and world-class shopping. Walk to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Capitoline museums, and even the Vatican. Excellent access to metro, taxis, and bus stops, and a good supermarket is around the corner. All the wonders of Rome are within easy reach. The area is upscale and safe, perfect for the traditional evening stroll after a fabulous meal, while enjoying an unforgettable gelato!

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Damage Deposit

                                                          Property Damage Protection: $89 non-refundable fee - OR - Refundable US$500 deposit All-inclusive rental fee (check-in/out, cleaning/linens, utilities, tax, one airport arrival pickup, and welcome snacks/beverages) is for a 5-night minimum stay. 5 NIGHT MINIMUM, AND PRICING ARE FIRM: SORRY, NO EXCEPTIONS -- keep your eyes open for last minute discounts or specials! PAYMENT TERMS: US$500 at booking, remainder due 60 days before check-in.

                                                          55 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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