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Very Bright Luxury Spacious full air cond Quiet Glamour near Duomo

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 140 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms 3 shower rooms, 4 toilets, 2 sofabeds, sleeps up to 10 people

This brand new 3 bedrooms, located in spacious premises within palazzo Franchini Stappo is a very bright, large, heritage apartment (142 yards, 130 square metres). It is fully air conditioned and located in the center of Florence in a 'Firenze capitale' 1850 aristocratic building at the second ('piano nobile') floor. It has independent central heating as well as luxury features such as elevator for the main staircase, top end faucets and bathrooms (Devon & Devon), top quality beds and mattresses, very luxury finishing (Oak wood floor, high end kitchen) and NO cheap quality furnitures. It is high speed WIFI covered (Telecom Fibra, the fastest connection available in Italy. This apartment was until very recently the private home of a lady of local aristocracy and has now been completely renovated to add a touch of freshness to the classic style. The 2 large windows of the huge drawing room look into a private garden where several trees are hand in hand with a big magnolia tree which rises amongst eighteen century statues. Please be aware that even if the main staircase has a brand new elevator the apartment it is not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for people with disabilities. As a matter of fact, this apartment is laid out on 2 floors (both with air conditioning): there is a private internal staircase (as shown in the photos) leading to the 3 bedrooms and to 2 of the 3 full bathrooms. One full bathroom is located in the main floor were the drawing room and the kitchen are. Please note that the people sleeping in the second bedroom upstairs will have to, either share one bathroom with the first bedroom, either use the bathroom downstairs. As far as the third bedroom is concerned, it has an en suite bathroom. In addition to the 3 bathrooms, there is a half bathroom in the entrance available for guests.

Historic heritage Palace: This very bright and spacious three bedrooms is articulated on two levels (both with air conditioning) linked by an internal private staircase which grants a quiet sleep even amongst a big group of friends or a large family. It is in a historical aristocratic palace in a fantastic location - next to the beautiful and much sought after Piazza d'Azeglio (one of the very few playgrounds for children in the green), and a short walk (0.6 mile) from the Duomo and popular shopping and restaurant areas of Sant'Ambrogio and Piazza Beccaria. It is possible to rent a private parking in the garden of the palace for 25€/day.

The house is in the most beautiful residential area in the historical centre of Florence, known as Piazza D'Azeglio. It is a twelve minutes walk from the Duomo, Santa Croce Cathedral, the Synagogue, or Ponte Vecchio. It is a very Florentine part of the town; where real Florentines still live. As a matter of fact this property has been until very recently the private inhabitation of a lady of local aristocracy.

Quite and Yet Lively Surroundings: The day market of Sant'Ambrogio where you can find all sort of delicious food is only a few hundred metres away. Twenty metres away you have one of the few organic food shops of Florence. If you do not feel like cooking, this is an area with plenty of charming little restaurants of all sorts. The world-renown Gelateria Veneta and Vivoli (ice cream shops) are only a few blocks away. Shops of all sorts are only a minute away and on the last week-end of each month the Flea Market is 250 metres away. Yet, the area is very quiet and the nights are unmolested by the touristic crowd. And if you want to climb on the hill of Piazzale Michelangelo is a 25 minutes walk to get on the top.

Comfortable and Cosy:: It is very nicely and tastefully decorated throughout and has three (king size) bedrooms (all with air conditioning), three baths with showers, 4 toilets, and a huge, high ceilings (4,50 metres!) living room (also with air conditioning). The kitchen is large and fully equipped with new and large SMEG fridge, freezer, stove, oven, dishwasher and a new washing machine. The apartment also has wi-fi Internet on both floors for your convenience. It is located at the second (noble) floor and an elevator has just been installed and ready to use.

This apartment is perfect for a group of people traveling together or for a family looking for room to spread out and privacy amogst them. As a matter of fact kitchen and drawing room are separated from the bedrooms by an internal private staircase which assures quite sleeping in every crowded or child-noise situation.

An important factor leading 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.

Fastest Internet wi-fi Connection available in Italy (telecom fibra) - Full Air Conditioning - Central heating- Washing machine - TV - Fridge and freezer - Gas Stove - Oven - Dish Washer.

More Details

Owner
Guido
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french, italian
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Guido

Former European Civil Servant at the European Commission, now retired to manage family properties. Speaks fluent English and French and he is used, from his former work, 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 professional in depth cleaning, periodical frequent renovations and interventions make this property always IDENTICAL, if not better than the photos you see on this site. Appliances and fornitures are always in excellent conditions.

Family heritage property since 4 generations (150 years)

What makes this apartment unique

Historic aristocratic palace in a real florentine area; one of the few spots with an authentic taste of real florentine life unspoiled by the crowd.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This s the landlord just to inform that the construction of the new elevator is now over and it is working beautifully. However, be aware tat this apartment is not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for people with mobility issues or severe disabilities.
Jun 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Firenze Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Sant'ambrogio pub
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
livorno
Nearest Golf
8 Metres
Ugolino
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Firenze Sud
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Cesarino
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

Next to the beautiful Piazza d'Azeglio, one of the very few children playgrounds in the green and a short walk (0,6 mile) from the Duomo and popular shopping and restaurant areas of Sant'Ambrogio and Piazza Beccaria.

The house is in the most beautiful residential area in the historical centre of Florence, known as Piazza D'Azeglio. It is a twelve minutes walk from Santa Croce Cathedral, the Synagogue, the Duome or Ponte Vecchio. It is a very Florentine part of the town; where real Florentines still live.

The day market of Sant'Ambrogio where you can find all sort of delicious food is a few hundred metres away. Twenty metres away you have one of the few organic food shops of Florence. If you do not feel like cooking, this is an area with plenty of charming little restaurants of all sorts. The world-renown Gelateria Veneta and Vivoli (ice cream shop) are only e few block away.

Shops of all sorts are only a minute away and on the last week-end of each month the Flea Market is 250 metres away. Yet, the area is very quiet.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , devon & devon luxury faucets !
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , devon & devon luxury faucets !
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , devon & devon luxury faucets !
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , devon & devon luxury faucets !
  • All bathrooms whith high quality tiles and tubs ( Devon & Devon brand).
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , with air conditioning
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , crib on demand with air conditioning
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , this bed can be divided in 2 single with air conditioning
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis
Notes:
Maximum stay 4 weeks. children welcomed. all bedrooms with air conditioning. no air conditioning in the drawing room and kitchen. minimal age for renters 23 years old.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.807229 based on 85 reviews
4

Lots of room and a building characteristic of Florence. Convenient location

  • 4 of 5

A good central location. Rooms were large except for one of the bedrooms. The stairs to the second floor were more than expected and as such made moving luggage up and down a bit difficult. The toilet in the large bathroom on the main floor was difficult to use as there was a new tank and the seat did not stay up on its own. Both showers upstairs would not be suitable for a larger person. Kitchen was well equipped. Internet was spotty at times. Guido was away but Ruth gave us an orientation to the apartment and told us we could call her at any time. An email address for her would have been convenient for us to have as phone plans for Canadians in Europe are expensive.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

Be prepared to walk - this is a lovely property - minimum 30 minute walk to all major attractions.

We rented this property for 6 adults for 9 nights. We had ample space.

AC works well. There is a lift which is a bonus.

Interior stairs are the only access to the bedrooms - 2 bedrooms have attached bathrooms, the occupants of the third bedroom have to navigate the stairs to use their private bathroom.

We were well received and given all that we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Guest, many thanks for you nice review. However, please allow me to correct your estimation of the distance: every one can verify on google map that from my home to the corner of piazza del Duomo and via del Proconsolo the walking distance is EXACTLY 0,7 mile. So unless you got the wrong way, there is no way to walk 30 minutes. Normal walk speed takes at most 15 minutes to the Duomo which is the heart of central florence. Concerning the third bedroom, you also have the possibility to share the first bedroom bathroom which is not ensuite. Then it is not necessary to walk the internal stairs. It is important to know that if you chose to stay in an antique building, with all the charme an beauty of it, you cannot expect to have the contemporary features of newer constructions. warm regards
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5

beautiful apartment close to the things we came to see

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful apartment is roomy (our family of 8 was very comfortable there) with a well-equipped kitchen and 3 and a half baths. The atmosphere of the apartment made us feel as though we were in an authentic Florence home with the very high ceilings and a beautiful garden visible through the living room windows. But at the same time it has been modernized for convenient living. It is close to the things we wanted to see (most within walking distance), and there are many trattorias nearby. Bus stops are also near. Guido and Elena were very friendly and helpful - many emails from Guido, and Elena helped with taxis (our Italian is not very good), and information about bus stops, etc. We highly recommend this apartment

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Joanna, many sincere thanks for this very kind and good review. best regards guido
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FANTASTIC VILLA IN THE HEART OF FLORENE

  • 5 of 5

We were five friends visiting Florence full of anticipation for what we wanted to achieve. We wholeheartedly recommend this exquisite villa to anyone wishing to walk Florence, and visit all the wonderful museums, galleries etc. and be situated in a convenient historic and delightful neighborhood. We highly recommend this villa and Guido who was so helpful in everything we asked or needed.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Janette, many sincere thanks fir this wonderful review. hope to see you again best regards
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4

Santa Croce

  • 4 of 5

Good location. Secure.

Small bathrooms

Excellent manager

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Florentine Home

  • 5 of 5

Our "girl trip" - which translates into 3 women traveling through Italy - found this wonderful home in florence to be perfect. We absolutely loved how central and spacious this home was for our stay in Florence. This two story spacious place afforded us all to have our own bedroom and bath!!! So unusual in Europe to have SOOOOO much space. Beautifully appointed and ease of checkin and out was terrific. I would absolutely stay here again and highly recommend.

Teah, Cathie & Heather

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Teah, Many thanks for this very nice review. best regards
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Santa Croce, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nightly Rate
14 Oct 2017 - 23 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$300
 
 
high season
24 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$525
 
 
Nightly Rate
28 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$338
 
 
Nightly Rate
1 Nov 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$300
 
 
thanks giving
19 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$525
 
 
low
26 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$345
 
 
Nightly Rate
21 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$450
 
 
Low
1 Jan 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$300
 
 
Nightly Rate
16 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$450
 
 
high season
26 Mar 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$525
 
 
low 2018
2 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$360
 
 
thanks giving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$525
 
 
low 2018
25 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$345
 
 
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$525
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$555
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning A$180.08

in july and august minimum stay 4 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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