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ROMANTIC APARTMENT WITH GARDEN 2 MINUTES' WALK FROM PITTI PALACE

Nicky Swallow

Speaks French, Italian, English
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Nicky Swallow

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ROMANTIC APARTMENT WITH GARDEN 2 MINUTES' WALK FROM PITTI PALACE

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Florence Historic Centre - Casa Giardino

Santo Spirito-Piazza Pitti apartment with garden sleeps 2/4

Santo Spirito-Piazza Pitti apartment with garden sleeps 2/4This newly-renovated apartment is located on the first floor of an old building 50 metres from Piazza Pitti. It is about 45 square metres and has the rare feature of a beautiful walled garden which, being at the back of the building, is a haven of peace and birdsong in the centre of the city.

The living room has a mezzanine floor with a double bed. On the lower level is a comfortable sofa bed and seating area, large wardrobe, desk and work area with internet connection and large window overlooking the garden.

The spacious, brand new kitchen has a traditional marble-topped table that seats four comfortably, an armchair corner and a door leading out onto the garden.

The bathroom is done out in pale stone with slate grey tiling on the floor: it is contemporary and chic and really quite large for an apartment of this size. There is a small storage room too.

There are oak floors throughout.

The garden has jasmine and antique roses climbing the walls and fresh herbs for use in your Tuscan cooking: a table and chairs provide a perfect spot for al fresco meals and aperitivi.

Although we are at present renting this apartment out, we have deliberately restored it with a view to using it as our own pied-a-terre in Florence one day, so we have not cut corners!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Nicky Swallow

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2010
Speaks French, Italian, English
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I am English and Luca is Florentine: I have lived in Florence since 1981. We live around the corner from the apartment just off Piazza Santo Spirito and would not want to live anywhere else. We will always be on hand to help out with any practical problems and to make sure you get the most from your stay in this beautiful city.

Nicky Swallow purchased this apartment in 2012

A garden, even a small one, is a dream in the centre of Florence: we couldn't resist!

The location of Casa Giardino is perfect: the Oltrano is the most interesting area of Florence, removed from the worst of the tourist crowds yet within easy walking distance of all the main sights and monuments. The combination of this location and the fact of having a garden to retreat to after a hard days' sightseeing is unique.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Reviews

5
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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Romantic Apartment With Garden 2 Minutes' Walk From Pitti Palace
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Romantic Apartment With Garden 2 Minutes' Walk From Pitti Palace
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p447946
+39 3929668799
Florence Historic Centre Florence
5

PERFECT FLAT FOR A COUPLE IN AN UNBEATABLE SPOT

  • 5 out of 5
We had a perfect week in Nicky's apartment. The location is ideal--100 meters removed from the tourist crush at the Pitti Palace. Walk towards to the Arno and in less than ten minutes you're in the very center of tourist Florence. Walk ten minutes the other way and you're part of a neighborhood of Florentines with few of us tourists in sight. The apartment was clean, the kitchen was lovely and very well equipped. The finishes in the kitchen and bathroom were high quality. the loft bedroom was very comfortable (loved the mattress--looking to buy for our home) and the little "garden" outside was ideal for an afternoon aperitivo. Plenty to see and do within a fifteen minute walk--good food on Piazza Santo Spirito just 5 minute walk away. The wine bar opposite the Pitti Palace was run by serious oenophiles, and very good. The flat is perfect for a couple--would work for a couple and a child (maybe 2). But A bit tight for more than 2 adults. The owner, Nicky, is a travel writer and knows her adopted home town. She was helpful and quite punctual in meeting us. As frequent visitors to Italy we hope stay here again.
  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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Romantic Apartment With Garden 2 Minutes' Walk From Pitti Palace
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p447946
+39 3929668799
Florence Historic Centre Florence
5

A PERFECT FLORENCE FIND

  • 5 out of 5
What a beautiful apartment. Hidden away behind a huge door you will find a wonderful home from home. The owner Nicky was so lovely offering lots of tips and advice about the area. The apartment has everything you might require as Nicky has thought of every eventuality. We ate in about 50 per cent of the time as we loved to visit the very nice supermarkets and choose from the huge array of italian ingredients. On leaving the building each morning it amazed us as to how close we were to several special attractions like the Pitti Palace and yet from inside the apartment it was peaceful and quiet. Wonderful garden courtyard, fabulous bathroom and really comfortable bed for a good nights sleep after all the walking. Foot bath required please!...only joking! Thank you for a delightful stay. We hope to return.
  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Romantic Apartment With Garden 2 Minutes' Walk From Pitti Palace
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p447946
+39 3929668799
Florence Historic Centre Florence
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5

WONDERFUL , WELL EQUIPPED AND BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT!

  • 5 out of 5
The location has to be one of the best for a visit to Florence, within an easy stroll of the major attractions and the Ponte Vecchio, without being at all noisy or busy on the actual doorstep.Quiet enough to appreciate the birdsong in the delightful walled garden, and to get an excellent nights sleep on ultra -comfortable beds after enjoying amazing, friendly Florence. Everything in the flat was in order, convenient and stylishly presented. Heating was very effective and cosy even in february, and the flat had a lovely airy feel, contemporary beautifully Italian. The listing is very accurate in all aspects, and the property extremely clean and well furnished, and the kitchen and shower were wonderful! The owner was absolutely lovely-couldn't do enough for us! I would strongly recommend to my friends (already have-so hurry and book!). Il Duomo was a delight, as was Santa Croce -amazing place- and of course the Uffizzi is full of treasures. Just walking through the nearby streets was in itself fascinating. really enjoyed our stay. Many thanks !
  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Romantic Apartment With Garden 2 Minutes' Walk From Pitti Palace
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p447946
+39 3929668799
Florence Historic Centre Florence
5

CHARMING APARTMENT, PERFECT LOCATION

  • 5 out of 5
This bright, contemporary, newly decorated apartment is ideally located less than 20 minutes walk from pretty much anywhere you would want to go in Florence, with a daily market, excellent bars and cafes, and proper local shops just outside. The kitchen is well-equipped, both beds are very comfortable, there is a good supply of English novels and guidebooks, and best of all, a small garden, very unusual for apartments in Florence. The owner is a fount of all knowledge about the area, and goes out of her way to ensure that you get the most out of your stay. I am recommending this to all my friends, and I know they will thank me for it! Perfect for two, comfortable for three, and very manageable for four people who know each other well.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Romantic Apartment With Garden 2 Minutes' Walk From Pitti Palace
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p447946
+39 3929668799
Florence Historic Centre Florence
5

CHARMING APARTMENT IN A PERFECT LOCATION

  • 5 out of 5
You can walk to almost anywhere in central Florence within 20 minutes from this really well-appointed apartment. Excellent bars and restaurants, a daily market, and a range of local shops for provisions are within a couple of minutes of the front door, and the kitchen contains everything you will need to cook your purchases on those occasions when you don't want to eat out.
The beds are large and very comfortable and the bathroom is newly installed and spacious. There is a good selection of English novels and guidebooks, and a really comprehensive guide to the local amenities in a file by the door. The owner is very knowledgeable about the city and its surroundings, and always ready to help and advise so that you get the most out of your time. We didn't have much use of the garden in a wet February, but it was lovely to have it to look at, and to hear the birdsong mixing with the church bells in the mornings.This apartment combines the ideal base for exploring this fascinating city, with a really comfortable, but stylish, home-from-home. You might find it hard to decide whether to go out or stay in!
  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
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Romantic Apartment With Garden 2 Minutes' Walk From Pitti Palace
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p447946
+39 3929668799
Florence Historic Centre Florence
5

CHARMING AND VERY QUIET APARTEMENT IN FLORENCE

  • 5 out of 5
Perfect choice for our stay in Florence. Best location, a five minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio. Great apartment. Though located in the city center, it is blissfully quiet day and night. Very nicely decorated. The kitchen is very useful
The owner could not have been nicer or more helpful. Very accomodating and had excellent suggestions in the book in the apartement
Book this this place before someone else does!!!
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the positive feedback and we hope to see you back in Florence before too long. 'Insider' information about the place you are staying is a really important part of any holiday and I'm always really happy to help out with that.
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Location

Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Versilia
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Caffè Bianchi
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Ugolino, Grassina
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Mangiatoia
Car: not necessary

Our apartment is located in the Oltrarno area south of the river, a few metres from the Pitti Palace and also very close to lively Piazza Santo Spirito. This is one of the few neighbourhoods in Florence that still has a genuinely local feel. It is only metres from the tourist haunts of the Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti and yet farmers still sell produce daily in the piazza. Five minutes walk brings you to Ponte Santa Trinita across which lies chic Via Tornabuoni, the Duomo, the Uffizi gallery and Palazzo Vecchio. A five minute walk to the east through the newly-pedestrianised Piazza Pitti leads to the Ponte Vecchio. There are lots of bars, restaurants and shops of all types (from bakares to butchers to chic antique stores and quirky independent boutiques) in the area plus some of the city's most interesting sights. The Pitti museums are virtually on the doorstep, the back entrance to the Boboli gardens is just up the road, the delightful Specola museum of natural history is next door and the church of Santo Spirito, Brunelleschi's last work, is 50 metres away. There are banks, a post office, buses to the train station nearby. It's a great area to live in! This exceptional location plus the garden make our flat an ideal place for your Florence holiday.

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Florence Historic Centre, Florence

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High season
1 Apr 2014 - 1 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
€360
for 3 nights
From
€120
From
€120
Fri,Sat,Sun
€700
 
 
Low season
2 Nov 2014 - 21 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
€300
for 3 nights
From
€100
€600
 
 
High season
22 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
5 night minimum stay
€600
for 5 nights
From
€120
€700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Final cleaning charge €50
Central heating will be charged extra where relevant.
A non-returnable deposit of 30% of the total cost is required to secure the booking.

Discounts are offered for rentals longer than 10 days.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Florence Historic Centre in Florence

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Books
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
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