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Elegant Refurbished Apartment In Florence, Wifi, A/C, Elevator

57 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Santa Maria Novella - Casa Della Gioia

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Spacious Apartment

NEW LISTING! Elegant and comfortable apartment close to the city centre just outside the ztl area, therefore, hassle free if you have a car. We are at a 15 minute walking distance from city centre and 25 minutes walking distance from Duomo, Uffizzi Gallery, Piazza Signoria, Statue of David, Ponte Vecchio etc and great shopping too! You can take the bus if you prefer. It is a pleasant walk with pastry shops and coffee bars along the way. The apartment is spacious, airy and bright. There is a baker, butcher, laundromat, wine-shop, grocery store close by. Very convenient and ideal location far from the noise but at walking distance from all attractions. The beautiful Villa Fabbricotti, Stibbert Park and Museum is right behind us and at walking distance to Giardino del'Orticoltura with its beautiful conservatory.

Our apartment has been newly refurbished. We used high quality fixtures through out. It is elegant and comfortable with up-to-date amenities. Brand new designer bathrooms with new fixtures. The spacious double living room has a large sofa bed and can be closed with sliding doors. This offers complete privacy and is used as the 3rd bedroom. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom. The other bathroom is in the hallway.

The apartment has 2 balconies and has a spacious feeling. Unlimited wifi access, air conditioning, linen and taxes are all included. There are NO hidden costs. It is on the second floor WITH elevator. The size is 115 square meters.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 October, 2016

About The Owner

I designed this apartment for our young family. We had to move due to work reasons unfortunately. We also have a villa with private pool close to beautiful beaches in Southern Tuscany. See property number 833916. Please contact me if you want more information.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2010

Why The Owner chose Florence Historic Centre

I chose Florence because I truly feel that it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Our location offers absolute convenience and the old neighbourhood feeling. The apartment is close to the city centre yet far from the madding crowd!

What makes this apartment unique

It is bright and spacious, close to everything you might need and at walking distance to the centre. You won't need your car! The Stibbert park is behind our building. There is a parking garage close by. Please contact me for further information.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I had a very pleasant four week stay in this apartment In

January. The apartment is spacious, attractive, and pleasantly warm. There

is baker's shop opposite ,a pleasant park nearby which has an attractive

coffee shop, and which houses a very interesting museum. The bus stop for

the centre of town (number 4)is four hundred yards away, and it takes about

fifteen minutes to get to the city centre.

We were able to gain immediate access to the museums and churches, and this

is a definite advantage in the winter months. Rita, the owner, was

unfailingly helpful, and extremely efficient during the planning

negotiations, and Evelyn, the apartment manager was helpful and very

capable at all times, particularly when we both contracted influenza.. We

can thoroughly recommend this apartment without reservation.
Jan 2015
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Elegant Refurbished Apartment In Florence, Wifi, A/C, Elevator
average rating of 4.894737 based on 59 reviews
Wayne, PA

Fabulous family time in Florence*****

  • 5 of 5

Our time spent in Florence was truly amazing. Rita greeted us upon arrival offering helpful suggestions which we listened to and enjoyed tremendously. We were there celebrating a sweet sixteen for one of our two daughters and Rita was kind enough to order and have delivered a delicious bday cake. We all also enjoyed a bottle of Champagne compliments of Rita & Giuseppe=)

The home is perfectly open and airy with comfortable furnishings and well stocked for any and all your needs. We enjoyed the bakery and wine sprits shops right across the street, and supermarket around the corner. It is conveniently located and accessible to most everything. We had our daily walk to Celana for gelato each evening too.

Each morning started with a delicious coffee( thanks to Rita) add a baked item from across the street and we then we were good to go. Easy walk to Duomo, & Mercato Centrale where delicious food awaits you, and shopping galore.in the other direction we also enjoyed dinner at Perseus and highly recommend it.

With all if the walking it was always enjoyable to come home and relax in comfort. There was always enough hot water for showers, plenty of room for relaxing and watching US television, and unwinding before retiring to the comfy beds. Our girls had their own privacy in their room (to be teenage girls & have wifi access was big) to catch up back home.

Each morning to open the kitchen balcony door and take in the sunshine and scenery was a blessing.

We enjoyed our stay and would love to return. Rita and Giuseppe are wonderful hosts and we really appreciate them sharing their home with our family. We all agree it was a Fabulous Florence holiday!! Prego =)

Thank you,

Chuck, Janet, Carly, & Ciara

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a fantastic review! It was a pleasure sharing our house with you. We built our apartment for our personal use and love it. Sharing it with guests like you who appreciate it is what we are looking for. Please come back soon! A presto! Rita & Giuseppe
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A great apartment with everything that you need, spacious, comfortable and in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

This property is about a mile outside of the main centre of Florence and is perfect for getting in and out of the city, we walked, but there are buses close by. The main railway station is also just over a mile away too. The apartment has absolutely everything that you need and is spacious throughout. Richard meets and greets guests and has an excellent knowledge of the city, places to go, things to do and, more importantly, he can tell you where to get amazing, real Italian ice cream, (a few minutes walk away). Richard can not do enough to help and is on-call to meet any of your needs. There is a very reasonable super market just around the corner a great bakery across the road and a championship winning pizzeria close by (the bakery and pizzeria were both closed for the holidays when we were there unfortunately!). We had a truely great experience and recommend this as a great base to explore this amazing city.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It was so easy to communicate with you throughout which made organising your stay a breeze. Grazie!
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Apartment was nice and clean and had everything we needed. The air con was a real help.

  • 5 of 5

Dealing with Rita was very straightforward and responses always quick. We were greeted by Richard who was very helpful and gave us a quick guided tour of the area and found us a restaurant on our first night. Richard provided very useful information throughout our stay, ordering us a taxi to the station on our last day.

Florence is a great city and only is about a 20 minute walk from the apartment. If we return to Florence we would certainly consider staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie! You were wonderful guests, we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Torrance, CA

very spacious apartment

  • 4 of 5

Very spacious apartment. 25 min walk to the center. Small grocery store nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lucy. I know you went through a tough time with the strikes. It would have been nice to be informed of your arrival closer to midnight. We are happy that we could accommodate. Ciao!
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the best apartment during our two week stay in Italy.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is very well taken care off and has the advantage of being in a wonderful neighborhood with a large grocery store around the corner. We were away from the typical tourist areas and after a 5min bus ride at the train station which is a great landmark as we walked around the old city. The rooms were spacious and the bathrooms so clean and very new. The kitchen was well stocked and we cooked most evenings. The apartment felt like home with cable tv, free wifi and books to read on the bookcase. Rita and Richard were very helpful and responded very quickly when we had a request. We will stay here again when we come back to Florence. As there were 5 of us we also used the futon bed and it was extremely comfortable and private. Thanks Rita and Richard for making our stay so memorable. Ciao!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie!
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Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

My wife and our two 40ish daughters stayed for eight days. The apartment was very roomy so we could "spread" out. Having two bathrooms was an important plus as we were able to get away faster especially in the mornings. Because I'm a light sleeper I was concerned that there might be street noise from the traffic and trains. I slept like a baby as the apartment is very quiet with the windows closed. It was wonderful to sit on the bedroom balcony with a glass of wine and watch the streets below. Best of all the greeting from Richard was outstanding as he got us oriented to the neighborhood, took us to the nearest ATM and a shop, according to him, with the best gelato in the world. We all agreed he was right about the gelato. The day we left he was there to send us off in a taxi that he arranged. We could not have been happier with our choice of a place to stay. I would recommend the apartment without reservations.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Wayne! Guests like you make it all worthwhile! Come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Firenze sud-A1
Car: not necessary

Florence is one of the most stunning and well known cities in the world. It offers great food and wine and has breathtaking history, art and architecture. It is perfect for a short city break or longer stay all year around. The small airport so close to the city and the proximity to the train station is ideal. Shopping is fantastic in this city where most of the world's renowned designers come from! Please don't forget Fiesole which is a jewel with the most amazing views.

Florence is close to Pisa, San Giminiano, Siena, Lucca, the Chianti wine region etc. this makes for perfect day trips. The proximity of the high speed train makes it easy to go to Rome and Venice too.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria Novella, Florence Historic Centre

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid season
26 Sep 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
High season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £180
Final cleaning £36

Your security deposit of 200€ will be refunded within 7 days from checkout. A 25% deposit is required to secure booking. The rest is payable 2 weeks before arrival. Check-in time is at 4 pm.Check-out is before 10:30 am.For check-in after 8pm there is a surcharge of 30€. All inclusive rate such as A/C, heating, water, linen, wifi, towel. NO hidden cost. There is only a final cleaning charge of 40€

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria Novella in Florence

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 115 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sliding doors offer complete privacy.
  • The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. The second bathroom is in the hallway. The 3rd bedroom which can also be used as a second living room has sliding doors and offers complete privacy. The double sofa bed is very comfortable.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
We have mosquito nets on most windows. The double living room is very spacious. It has a sliding door whereby one section can be closed off to offer complete privacy. This acts as a 3rd bedroom. If you need any suggestions in organising your stay, restaurants, theatre, museums, day trips etc please feel free to ask.

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