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Karin Honsberg

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, german, italian

Your quiet haven at Ponte Vecchio - Views, terraces and luxuriously renovated

32 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Duomo holiday apartment

2 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 2-6, 3 Terraces Views over Rooftops of Florence

Situated right next to the buzzing Ponte Vecchio, this newly renovated 1100 sq ft / 101 sq m apartment on the top floor of a Renaissance building will charm you with its exclusive location. Reopened in May after a complete renovation, the layout will blow you away. Luxurious furniture, Carrara marble and the omnipresent sunlight add to the beauty of this quiet and light apartment. Two exclusive terraces offer relaxation and spectacular views over Florence

Location - location - location! The terraces offer spectacular views of Florence and all its sites (Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Michelangelo), offering an additional 860 sq ft / 80 sq m of living space.

Tasteful and inviting furniture that makes you feel right at home. The apartment has two bedrooms and a comfortable pullout couch in the living room to comfortably accommodate 6 guests. Two private marble bathrooms with showers connect to the bedrooms. The third bathroom is accessible from the living room. The open marble kitchen offers utmost independence and beautifully blends into the living space. Large windows allow for amble light and an incomparable setting.

The elevator takes you up to the 6th floor and there's one flight of stairs to reach the 7th floor. Surrounded by luxury boutique hotels, plenty of bars and restaurants are a stone throw away. Parking (Lungarno Garage) is located on the opposite side of Ponte Vechio, about a 5 min walk away. There's a large supermarket right on the other side of Ponte Vecchio.

Please contact us and we will be happy to meet and greet you personally. Certainly we rest at your complete disposal for all questions or suggestions on what to do and see whilst your in beautiful Tuscany.

It feels great to exit this quiet oasis and be immediately emerged in the feel and buzz of historic Florence. Ponte Vecchio is right there and it's up to you if you wish to linger in the quiet and more authentic little streets with its local stores, bars and restaurants, or if you would like to join other visitors on the main streets to see the Duomo, the Piazza Signoria and the Uffizi - all within 5 minutes walking distance. Or you cross Ponte Vecchio and get lost in the Santo Spirito area, where locals like to shop and dine. In all cases, you are a stone throw away from all important masterpieces.

In Florence you will get around by foot, although you may always ask the concierge of one of the three luxury boutique hotels right next to the apartment to call a taxi.

We are at your complete disposal to answer any questions. We have endless tips for the city and its surroundings! Please also let us know if you are interested in Itineraries or a Personal Shopping Experience, as we have a highly recommened Personal Concierge at hand.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karin Honsberg (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english, german, italian

About Karin Honsberg

With the help of a renown interior designer, my husband and I have lovingly renovated this beautiful and light apartment and we are renting it out to world-wide guests that enjoy traveling in style. Having worked all around the world in the luxury hotel sector, we know what guests expect and need to truly enjoy their stay. My husband is Italian and I am German.

Karin Honsberg purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Karin Honsberg chose Historic Center

It has always been our dream to own a property in Tuscany and especially in Florence. The beauty of this part of the world is overwhelming. We have lived in Florence for over three years, decided to buy our dream apartment next to Ponte Vecchio and have lovingly renovated it. The location is perfect and every part of the city can easily be reached within no time. In May 2013 we started renting it out to trusted guests.

What makes this apartment unique

Location - the three terraces with blooming flowers and a lemon tree, plus views of the whole city - the warm light that falls into the apartment during the day. The apartment is luxuriously furnished, light, quiet and very clean. Its biggest draw is the unbeatable location right next to Ponte Vecchio and its interior design.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We usually have a few helpful suggestions, but in your case you have really thought through everything we needed, from the soft towels to the laundry supplies, to the Nespresso pods etc., those things made it easy to get acclimated. The design & quality of your property is apparent to anyone who has owned or designed a resort property. We hope to stay with you again! If you are ever in Southern California please let us know!
Oct 2016
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Reviews

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based on 32 traveller reviews

Your quiet haven at Ponte Vecchio - Views, terraces and luxuriously renovated
average rating of 4.96875 based on 33 reviews
5

Above and beyond all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights in the middle of November and couldn't be more satisfied with our experience. We've stayed at quite a few VRBOs and this is definitely one of the best. Everything was as described: great location, perfect amenities, great information and support from the owner. They really thought about all the little details! Would absolutely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Florence apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many apartments and villas throughout Europe, but this may be our favorite. The apartment is beautiful, bright, and airy, with some incredible views of the city. Karin is also such a gracious host, helping us book a spectacular table for our 25th anniversary dinner and a cooking class with a local chef. I highly recommend this property if you're planning a stay in Florence.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect apartment in Florence!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Ventura was perfect for our family of four. It was simply more than we anticipated. Everything is as pictured, and the location is unbeatable! Thank you Karin for being such an amazing hostess! Your home is just wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolute Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Ventura is the perfect place to stay while in Florence. It is central to all tourist spots, yet is somehow an island unto itself. Literally steps away from the bustling Ponte Vecchio but the apartment is so quiet you would never know that you are in the thick of things. What you see in the pictures is what you get. Clean, comfortable and all the amenities you could ever ask for. Karin and her husband are wonderful to rent from. I only hope that on my next visit to Florence Case Ventura will be available. Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thought of everything

  • 5 of 5

Karin was the ultimate hostess and communication before and after arrival was great. She met us at a locale where a cab could drop off us, arranged for us to leave our bags before check-in, made sure we knew how to work all the electronics, and outfitted us with umbrellas and guidebooks.

The apartment is beautiful and as pictured. A few things that aren’t mentioned in the description that are luxurious extras—well stocked nespresso caps at the ready to help fight jetlag and switch operated light and noise blackout shades.

The apartment location is tourist perfect and near both a well-known hotel and landmark. This made it easy to get help with directions from Florentines when we got lost (everyday) wandering around the city.

Thanks so much for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Florence apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights in this beautiful apartment. The location and the apartment itself were exceptional. The accommodations were perfect for two couples, each with their own private space. The outdoor terraces and balconies allowed you to enjoy the outdoors in a very private, peaceful setting though you are in the heart of the city. Karen was a gracious host and provided us with information prior to our stay and recommended wonderful restaurants and other local guidance to make our stay relaxing and effortless. We will definitely stay here again when we return to Florence.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci Florence Airport:
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Fusion Bar
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Golf Club Ugolino, Impruneta
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella Central Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Fusion Restaurant, Borgo San Jacopo Restaurant
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

It feels great to exit this quiet oasis and be immediately emerged in the feel and buzz of historic Florence. Ponte Vecchio is right there and it's up to you if you wish to linger in the quiet and more authentic little streets with its local stores, bars and restaurants, or if you would like to join other visitors on the main streets to see the Duomo, the Piazza Signoria and the Uffizi - all within 5 minutes walking distance.

Or you cross Ponte Vecchio and get lost in the Santo Spirito area, where locals like to shop and dine. In all cases, you are a stone throw away from all important masterpieces.

In Florence you will get around by foot, although you may always ask the concierge of one of the three luxury boutique hotels right next to the apartment to call a taxi.

We are at your complete disposal to answer any questions. We have endless tips for the city and its surroundings!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Duomo, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nov16-Mar17
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$397
A$2,550
 
 
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$779
A$4,675
 
 
May-Jul17
1 May 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$850
A$5,666
 
 
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$637
A$4,250
 
 
Sep/Oct 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$850
A$5,666
 
 
Nov2017-Mar2018
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$538
A$3,541
 
 
Apr 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$708
A$4,675
 
 
May-Jul2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$850
A$5,666
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$708
A$4,745
 

Additional information about rental rates

End Cleaning Fee A$212

Additional Costs:
Cash end-cleaning fee of Euro 150, payable upon arrival.
Tourist Fee for all travellers older than 12 years of Euro 2,50/Day

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 Duomo, Italy

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , Carrara White Marble, access from Main Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Carrara White Marble, Access from 2nd Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Access from Living Room
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2nd Bedroom, kitchenette, walk-in closet, marble bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Main bedroom, terrace, walk-in closet, marble bathroom
  • The apartment is perfect for 2 to 6 people. Both bedrooms sleep 2 (4 total) and have their own Carrara marble bathroom with shower. 2 more guests may comfortably sleep on the luxurious pull-out couch in the living room (6 guests total).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
Notes:
Please ask us for a perfect Private Concierge Referral (Itineraries, Personal Shopper)