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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 100 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Karin Honsberg
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, german, italian
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

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 San Giovanni

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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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in San Giovanni, Italy

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 en-suite 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:
  • 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)

Reviews

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5

Beautiful and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was absolutely lovely! It was spotless, comfortable, beautifully appointed and in an incredibly convenient location. We could walk to every attraction! The terrace with views over all of Florence was the icing on the cake! We absolutely loved our stay and would most definitely go back!! Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Why I return to Casa Ventura

  • 5 of 5

When Karin, the owner of Casa Ventura, showed me around the flat on my first visit, I suspected that leaving at the end of my stay would be painful. As is evident from the photos, Karin has decorated the flat in a clean and contemporary style, but it isn't austere and generic, it's warm, comfortable, and has plenty of personality. Both bedrooms are generously proportioned, with beautiful en suite bathrooms. The kitchen is well laid out, and has everything you need to prepare proper meals. In addition to the comfortable eat-in counter in the kitchen, there is also a large terrace with a full-sized table (and an umbrella for shade) to enjoy meals outside.

We so enjoyed being in the flat that we often returned to eat lunch and dinner there. And on our most recent visit, when the skies opened up with rain, we were perfectly content to stay in, make a coffee, and enjoy the flat. Leaving the keys on the hall table and pulling the door closed behind me when I leave is always painful.

Karin's experience managing five star hotels shows: making a reservation is effortless; the flat is immaculate; all the linens are gorgeously crisp; and there is ample light for reading (I've been puzzled by the number of places I've stayed in that lacked proper lighting for reading). Staying in a flat can be a significant expense, and you want to feel confident in your choice. You will not regret choosing Casa Ventura for your holiday--you will find, as we do, that it is an excellent value.

  • Review Submitted: 02/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Superb

  • 5 of 5

Of the many vrbo,s we have stayed in this is at the top of our list. Well appointed,,spotless, gracious hosts, unique in how quiet and private each of the bedrooms were in relation to each other as well as the surroundings, access to all in florence with ease. Karen,s reccomendations for eating, visting and touring the area above and beyond expectations. My only hesitation in writing a review of this sort is selfish in that her place may not be available next time. I would have no hesitation in going to any property of karen.

  • Review Submitted: 25/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect choice - Casa Ventura

  • 5 of 5

We (two couples) loved everything about our stay at Casa Ventura. The location is absolutely perfect; the apartment is modern and very attractive; the hosts are extremely helpful. Florence is an amazing city with so much to do. The apartment was the perfect choice for exploring and savoring the city. We could walk everywhere. There are lots of great restaurants close by and a grocery just over the bridge. The views from the balconies were delightful and my photographer husband got some great pictures. The apartment is very cleverly arranged and makes amazingly good use of all the space. Great experience. Nothing but postive feedback.

  • Review Submitted: 13/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Five Stars

  • 5 of 5

Five Stars! The apartment with its central (and yet quiet) location offers a rare panoramic view, combines privacy and comfort, and matches Florence in beauty, elegance and charm. In short: Just perfect for a wonderful and relaxed week in Florence. We also greatly appreciated Karin´s advice in preparing our journey and look forward to staying again. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 01/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Unsurpassed location and convenience

  • 5 of 5

Casa Ventura, an immaculate apartment in the heart of Florence, is the perfect spot from which to enjoy this amazing city. From the beginning, Karen was extremely helpful. She arranged transportation from the train station and later to the airport. She also connected us with an amazing personal tour guide, and even made dinner reservation upon our request. The apartment is a study of elegant efficiency. All the spaces are perfectly designed to maximize space and utility. Motorized black-out shutters provided privacy and darkness at night, throughout the apartment. The 360 degree views from the top terrace were amazing, and an ideal place to enjoy the sunset! Mere steps from Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi, and Palazo Vecchio, all of Florence is at your fingertips! We loved staying here and hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 28/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: 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

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$232.07

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 cancelled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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