2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
pay attention to lift doors ! Don\'t use it to carry your laggage witout any person.... you can block it ! The tourist tax dued to the City of Florence is 2 euros a day per person. The apartment is in a trafic limited area.
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Excellent location!. A very nice apartment for 2 couples
We really enjoyed our 8-day stay at this property. You could not ask for a better location! Close to everything!
Almost next door to the Accademia, steps from the Duomo, the centre core, Piazza di San Lorenzo, San Croce and many great restaurants. (you have to try Robiglio, practically just next door, - see review).
It is also a reasonable walking distance to the SMN train station, from where we took many day trips.
Several grocery stores were nearby and the host left a Conad discount card for our use.
The apartment itself was spacious and well-appointed. While the upstairs bedroom requires a climb up a narrow, winding staircase, we had no difficulty in managing the steps.
As mentioned in the listing, the apartment is on the third floor and is also serviced by a small elevator, very helpful when one is saddled with luggage. The kitchen was large, with a nice adjacent sitting room and the bedrooms were spacious. The mattresses were firm but were still reasonably comfortable.
There was a washing machine for our use and plenty of hot water for the four of us. Given the temperatures in Florence at the beginning of September, (30 degrees C), we were grateful that the A/C worked great. Our host was very accommodating. Everything was as advertised in the VRBO listing.
The only negative issue was the poor cleaning upon our arrival. Davita, the owner, explained the problem and I am sure it will be corrected for the next guest.
I highly recommend this flat. The pricing is very reasonable and we enjoyed the apartment and everything Florence had to offer. We would stay here again without hesitation.
Perfect Location/Great owner/Tight Quarters
We stayed five days. Perfect location, and the owner was very nice, and accommodating. Included letting us stay an hour and a half past checkout to accommodate our train schedule. Everything is just a short walk, including Galleria Accademia just around the corner, and several fine restaurants. The structure keeps out the noise from the street very well, and the lift was a very helpful feature.
The downside is that we were six people, and this property is really suited to four, because using the hideabed in the living room means moving the dining room table, and taking the living room out of commission. Second, one of the bedrooms is up a spiral staircase that was narrow and steep and not well suited for seniors or for those with any kind of mobility limitation. The main bathroom downstairs has a tub but no shower curtain, so if a shower is preferred, one's only choice is negotiate that spiral staircase.
We can recommend this place for four people, particularly if you are fit and not so tall so handle the staircase. We don't recommend for seniors. The location cannot be beat, and the owner is very accommodating.
Comfortable, quiet, roomy, excellent location.
Perfectly suited my needs and expectations and considering I was there for ten weeks I felt comfortable the entire time: The bedrooms were spacious and private, the bathrooms easily accessible. The kitchen was a particular plus as I prepared meals regularly: roomy, well laid out, fully stocked with appliances and necessities. Chiara even provided a CONAD card for discounts at the local market. I did have to buy a kitchen knife as those provided weren't very sharp, but then I'm a bit obsessive about such things. The tight spiral staircase leading to the upstairs bedroom took a little getting used to. Comfortable couches in the living room, expandable table and chairs for dining, all in all the general ambiance was comfortable and not cramped. The apartment is on the third floor (fourth floor for us Yanks) and the elevator was adequate, but the stairs (71 steps) provided opportunity to burn off some of the delicious food to be found everywhere. The location is very central, it's one block from the Accademia four blocks from the Duomo and just around the corner from Piazza SS Annunciata so the streets can get busy but in Firenze centrale that's to be expected. The apartment is very quiet. particularly at night, during the day, with the kitchen window open one hears the instrument and vocal rehearsals coming from the adjacent Conservatorio di Musica, an added bonus in my opinion. Chiara is a gracious hostess and put us at ease immediately. The only thing that I would deduct points for is my having to sleep on Winnie the Pooh bed sheets other than that, big thumbs up.
THE Place to Stay!
I stayed in Chiara's apartment for 5 weeks and felt comfortable and "at home" throughout the entire time. The location is PERFECT. It is only a few minutes walk to the Galleria dell'Accademia, the Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, and Ponte Vecchio, as well as to the Santa Maria Nouvella train station, and shopping. Additionally, there are many, many good restaurants close by; and the apartment is just 5 minutes from the Mercato Centrale!
Inside, the apartment is spacious, clean, and well-supplied. During my 5 week stay, my adult children arrived at various times to visit; they were so impressed by our charming "Home away from Home." Chiara lives just next door and she is easily accessible with great recommendations on restaurants, bakeries, and places to see.
The day I sadly had to leave Florence, Chiara graciously called a taxi for me. Then, she carried my heavy suitcase to the elevator, and waited with me until the taxi arrived. I hugged my wonderful hostess and am counting the days until I return to this beautiful Italian residence!
Hi Anne Marie
Thank you for your beautiful words.
We are waiting for you too!!!
Great apartment and great location
We were 2 couples - mature parents and middle age son and wife we chose this because it had 2 king beds and 2 bathrooms. The apartment was charming in a very old building with lots of character. Our apartment was on the 4th and 5th floor. There is an elevator - thankfully! It takes 2 adults or 1 adult plus luggage. No problem there. The bedrooms are very large, the unit is fully equipped. The Accademmia is literally around the corner and the Duomo is less than 5 minute walk. Chiara the host was very helpful. Walk from train station was easy 15 minutes. The day we left was pouring rain so Chiara called a taxi that would accommodate us and all our luggage. Best 20 Euro we spent! I would highly recommend this.
Location, location, location!
My son and I stayed here for a week while exploring Florence. A half block up from the apartment you can see the Duomo if you look to the left and you can see the Accademie if you look to the right! Amazing. The apartment was clean, quiet and had everything a traveler might need. We even shopped at Mercato Centrale and made a wonderful Tuscan dinner one night. Chiara lives next door and was very responsive to questions. She even reserved an early morning taxi for our departure. Eccelente! Grazie, Chiara.
The apartment stay alt walking dista c'è of Duomo, s.s. Annunziata, Ponte Vecchio Uffizi, Accademia , Cappelle Medicee and S.Lorenzo market. Is situated in the most artistic landmark of Florence. The surrounding streets are full of restaurants, wine bar, shops and all the main cultural attraction.