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

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

3 large bedrooms 2 bathrooms in historic center sleeps up to 9 full Air Condit

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 (neo rinascimento fiorentino), 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. A crystal 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 with marble top, very high ceilings (14,7 feet! 4,50 metres!), Washing machine 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 which is suitable for people with reduced mobility, 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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Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french, italian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017

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 1860

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A special thanks his wonderful review to my guest and now fried Andrea S. with my best wishes for a 2017 full of happiness, health and love
Dec 2016
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(65 traveller reviews)

New Sunny luxury (elevator) quiet elegant WIFI & FULL AC glamour near th Duomo
average rating of 4.9076924 based on 66 reviews

Just perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

My extended family and I have spent one glorious week in this gorgeous property. We are all enthusiastic about our stay and could not have made a better choice. Guido was a charming host and was helpful to us in many occasions from replying in no time to our booking request to advising on grocery stores, restaurants and museums once we got there.

The apartment looked just like the pictures and fulfilled completed ours expectations. It was very nicely decorated, thoroughly cleaned, large and elegant . The kitchen and baths had all been refurbished with great taste and a mixture of classical and contemporary style. The location is more than perfect: a very nice neighbourhood and a lovely 10 minutes walk to the Duomo and other museums. It is only two blocks to the local farmer market where you find a large variety of very good food. The apartment was very well heated and our nights were extremely quiet and warm despite freezing temperatures outside. We highly recommend this property and certainly will come back in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ellen, many thanks for this extremely nice review. best regards
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Amazing grace

  • 5 of 5

There are too many positives to list but I will mention some.

The owner is very responsive and professional with communication prior to arrival which was of great help in getting this trip bounded.

The apartment is exactly as shown in the photos but it appears larger and of a higher standing in person than in the pictures.

Windows are huge and ceilings are incredibly high giving the rooms a lot of air and a luxury feeling.

Cleaning was flawless and water pressure was the best we have encountered in Italy.

All the amenities are top notch and the beds are of higher quality and comfort.

Last but not least, the location is simply ideal:

plenty of shops, bars, restaurants, markets, and local suppliers. Close and walking distance from all the majors city attractions but quite and residential.

This property is so good you wouldn't leave to your next destination!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Max, many sincere thanks for this fantastic review. best regards
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Noche vieja en Florencia

  • 5 of 5

Decidimos pasar la noche vieja en Florencia. Fue algo de fenomenal! El apartamento es superlimpio y superlindo. Las habitaciones son muy grandes y luminosas... el dueño de la casa, Guido es muy amable y nos ayudó en todos los modos posibles! Como llegamos antes del check-in nos hizo de igual manera dejar las maletas en el piso para pasear por Florencia tranquilamente y cómodamente. Si volveremos seguro llamaremos a Guido para pasar otros inolvidables días en Florencia en este piso maravilloso.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchissimas gracias por sus hermosas parabras!
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Perfect apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was exactly as listed. It was beautiful and big enough for us. We were a party of 8 and there was enough space for everyone. The ceilings were very high and details to the apartment were impeccable I would not mind staying here again if we return to Florence.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks fir this nice review!
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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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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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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
firenze Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
1926 Via Giovan Battista Niccolini
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Ugolino Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Firenze sud
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
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).


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
3 Jan 2017 - 1 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
last minute Mars April
2 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
High season 2017
1 May 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
5 Nov 2017 - 20 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
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21 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
26 Nov 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
19 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 Jan 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
26 Mar 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
4 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$165

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Town ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • 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
Renters must be over 25 years old unless accompained by adults. Stricly non smokers no pets