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Guido

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english, french, italian

Sunny luxury (elevator) large quiet elegant WIFI & FULL AC glamour near th Duomo

61 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Basilica of Santa Croce holiday apartment

3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms in the historic center near the Duomo sleeps up to 9 AC

This important brand new 3 bedroom apartment is Located in the 'piano nobile' of count Franchini Stappo's Palace. Built in the 'Firenze capitale' architectural style, this property is very sunny bright and spacious, and, quite an unique feature for an historic building, it has a modern and functional elevator. The apartment (153 yards,140 square meters with 14,7 feet high ceilings) is fully air conditioned and high speed WIFI covered (Telecom Fibra, the fastest connection available in Italy) and located in the center of Florence a short walk from the Duomo at the noble floor of a 1850 aristocratic building. An Elevator has just been installed and it is ready to use. It is very rare to find an historic building in the center of Florence which has an elevator. This apartment has very luxury features such as top end bathrooms (Devon & Devon equipment), top quality beds and mattresses, quarter-sawn white oak floors in a herringbone pattern throughout, high end kitchen, very high ceilings (14,7 feet! 4,50 metres!), Washing macchine and a new DRYER, beautiful rich stuccos and many antique paintings and furnitures ect. NO cheap quality furnitures. As a matter of fact, this apartment was until very recently the private home of a count of local aristocracy and has now been completely renovated to add a touch of freshness to the classic style. The very large windows of the big drawing room and of 2 of the bedrooms look into a nice large historic street with some trees and classic buildings. This very bright sunny and spacious three large bedrooms property is articulated on one level only, it is fully air conditioned (every room can choose its temperature) and has a top speed WIFI. The third bedroom is separate by a corridor which grants a quiet sleep even amongst a group of friends or a large family with children. The house is in the most beautiful safe and sought after residential area in the historical centre of Florence. It is very close to Four Seasons hotel, next to the beautiful Piazza d'Azeglio (one of the very few playgrounds for children in the green), and a short walk from the Duomo, Santa Croce, the Synagogue and the main museums and popular shopping and restaurant areas of Sant'Ambrogio. One of the best ice cream maker is just on block away and the wonderful freshfood farmer market of Sant'Ambrogio just 2 bloks away. There is also an organic food shop and restaurant 50 metres away. It is a very Florentine part of the town, where real Florentines still live. It is possible to rent a private parking for 25€/day in the historic garden downstairs.

An important factor to consider in order to chose this property is that this property is always maintained up to a 'as new' conditions. As a matter of fact, the owner is very attentive to all details; regular in depth professional cleaning, frequent periodical renovations and interventions make this property always IDENTICAL to the photos you see on this site and appliances and fornitures are in excellent status

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guido (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, italian

About Guido

Former European Union official at the European Commission, now retired to manage family properties. Speaks fluent English and French and he is used to deal with people of different cultures.

Guido purchased this apartment in 1850

Why Guido chose Florence

This property is always maintained up to a 'as new' conditions. As a matter of fact, the owner is very attentive to all details; regular in depth professional cleaning, frequent periodical renovations and interventions make this property always IDENTICAL to the photos you see on this site and appliances and fornitures are in excellent status. It is a family property built around 1850 and in the family since then.

This property give the opportunity to live in an antic building with all contemporary comforts amongst which a brand new elevator. (please don't ask if there is central heating. OF COURSE there is central heating and AIR CONDITIONING and all others facilities!)

Family property since 4 generations (150 years)

What makes this apartment unique

It is a great opportunity to live in an autentic historic palace of local aristocracy in a very florentine area known as Piazza d'Azeglio. Unique Bighteness, huges windows and very high ceilings (4,50 Metres!). The property is PERSONALLY and carefully managed by the owner and this guarantee an unique and fast responsiveness to the guests questions and needs. Full appliances dish washer, washing machine abs dryer.

Reviews

4.9
based on 61 traveller reviews

Sunny luxury (elevator) large quiet elegant WIFI & FULL AC glamour near th Duomo
average rating of 4.9016395 based on 61 reviews
5

Excellence at rendez-vous

  • 5 of 5

Elegance, beauty, confort and privilege were at rendez-vous in this wonderful property. The host, Guido, was very kind and reacted within minutes to our emails.

The area is very safe in a high end and historical neighborhood. Shops and restaurants of all kind are conveniently located few minutes from the villa. Major attractions (Ufizi, Academia, Bargelo) are within an easy short walk.

The kitchen is very well appointed and modern. It was easy to prepare meals for the 8 of us.

All the 3 bedrooms are quiet, very large, comfortable and elegantly appointed. The 2 bathrooms are modern and working well. The shower is huge and the bathtub is awesome.

Overall, the apartment looks exactly as it does in the photos and met our high expectations.

I would not hesitate to highly recommend it to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear David, many thanks for you fantastic review kind regards
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5

Magnifique residence nobiliaire à Florence

  • 5 of 5

A peine rentré de mon voyage en Italie, je suis déjà nostalgique de ce très beau apartment!

Les espaces très grands, l'aménagement très fonctionnel, la deco sublime, la qualité excellente ... tout était impeccable! Guido, le propriétaire, nous a accueilli très poliment et il nous a donné plein d'infos précieuses sur les alentours. Il faisait assez froid lors de notre visite à Florence mais le chauffage nous assurait des nuits bien au chaud. Toutes les attractions touristiques étaient à quelques minute à pied, et le quartier est, sans aucun doute, une des meilleures parties de la vieille ville: très proche de musées et des commerces et restaurants cependant très calme et authentique. Certainement je reviendrai et je conseillerai cette magnifique propriété à ma famille et amis.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: merci beaucoup pour cette belle review
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5

Perfect, as always!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time to stay in the same apartment. The first time we stayed, we fell in love with every single detail of the place. The second time, everything was exactly the same as when we left it in 2013. Kudos to Guido for doing such an exemplary job in maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of the apartment.

I think this is one of the few properties (hotels included) where it looks exactly like it does in the photos. Location is top notch too. Away from the ultra touristy part of Florence yet only a few minutes walk will take you directly to the action.

Without doubt my family and I will stay here again next time we visit Florence.

And by the way, we also booked the 2 apartments of Guido's in the same building/palazzo for my enter family and they were all as good as this one. I guess it will all depend on your travel group size.

Thanks for the wonderful stay Guido and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Marco, a HUGE thanks for this excellent review which really made my day!! hope to see you again. worm regards to all the family ciao guido
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5

Wonderful stay in Florence

  • 5 of 5

I spent 3 days in this fabulous apartment. the location is ideal: easy walk distance to the major tourist attractions and yet very quiet. All was outstanding in the apartment and the landlord Guido was kind and helpful. I would recommend this location to friends and family without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Veronica, thanks for this nice review. guido
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Florence magic

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 had a wonderful time in this classy and perfect apartment. The owner, Guido was very helpful in suggesting restaurants and things to do. The beds were of highest standard and the property was clean and flawless in every detail. The kitchen was very well appointed and we were able to prepare our own meals when needed. The area, just outside the touristic mob, is the best we could have expected within walking distance from all the attractions, and yet very elegant, historic and quiet. Supermarkets, a farmer market, pharmacy, bars and restaurants are literarily round the corner.

I will certainly stay in this property again and would not hesitate to recommend it to family and friends. Thank you Guido

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Arthur, many thanks for your kind review. Best regards guido
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This apartment was not what was represented on the website I was extremely disappointed .

  • 1 of 5

The house was not clean and it was very noisy. If I could have I would have left and stayed somewhere else. It was over priced for Joe it was represented

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, many thanks for submitting your review of my property. However, for the sake of clarity and honesty I have to outline and inform other possible future guests that your untruthful review originates form your personal need for "revenge", when I kindly asked you to lower the volume of the music during the party your sons held at the apartment. Your review does not correspond, in any way, neither to the real situation nor to the 57 reviews left by the other guests, 55 of which are 5 stars and 2 are 4 stars. I think therefore, future guests can definitely gather a more precise and realistic idea of the property by reading the reviews of other guests rather than yours. My property, is EXACTLY as represented in the listing and it is IDENTICAL to the photos. I invite possible future guests having doubts to FACETIME me or other video calling to check it out personally. NO ONE has EVER complained about noise (except for other guests during your son’s party) nor about the professional cleaning staff working in this apartment which is, as a matter of fact, always perfectly cleaned and serviced. And everyone can check this out reading the other 65 very positive, if not enthusiastic, reviews. In case of doubts I invite possible future guests to have a look at the 180 reviews my 3 properties have (especially as regards cleaning) I understand that it is not possible to be liked by everyone and I will stay happy being liked by the vast majority of my guests. I am confident everyone will understand that it is not always possible to escape the misjudgment of a “difficult” and dishonest person. This may occur once in a while, after 5 years of very positive feedbacks. kind regards
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
firenze Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Goal Bar Piazza beccaria
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
livorno
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Ugolino Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Firenze sud
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Cearino
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

Next to beatiful Piazza d'Azeglio and a short walk from the Duomo, (0,6 mile) in a very lively and though very quite neigbouroughs, one of the few areas very close to a children playground in the green. Plenty of restaurants, bars, bakeries, fresh food market, supermarkets, traditional ice cream makers. walking distance from all the museums and historic attractions.

Two blocks from the best fresh food market (S. Ambrogio).

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Basilica of Santa Croce, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
low
27 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$273
 
 
Christmas 2015
28 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$359
 
 
Low
3 Jan 2017 - 1 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$359
 
 
High season 2017
2 Mar 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$531
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$502
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$172

After sending the advance you get from the owner an e-mail acknowledging receipt and giving you checkin instructions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Basilica of Santa Croce, Italy

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , very large shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , luxury devon and devon bath (aurora model)
  • The shower in the second bathroom is very large. You can check out on google the luxury tub of the first bathroom. It is the Aurora model of devon and devon (just google Aurora devon and devon)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed , foldable single bed in the drawing room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 child bed , crib on demand child bed on demand
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , crib on demand
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed , 1 child bed , 140 cm width each. child bed on demand
  • The queen beds of the second bedroom are 140 cm wide. There is a foldable single bed which can be placed in the master bedroom suitable for a teenager child. (width 75 centimetres). There is the possibility of having an extra crib on demand or a child bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes:
Renters must be over 25 years old unless accompained by adults. Stricly non smokers no pets