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Luxury apartments newly renovated in the heart of Florence with exquisite decorations

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
People
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Santa Maria Novella - Character and modern comforts

Palace located in a main street between the Arno River and Duomo square

The apartment is located in the third and last floor, equipped with a private lift, can accommodate up to 6 people and it develops on more floors: The first floor consist of a living area with chimney of over 60 sq. m and a fully equipped kitchen, the beautiful mezzanine houses one double sofa-bed. While at the last floor there are two finely furnished bedrooms, one double and the other with two single beds, each one with its own bathroom. The finishing is looked after with extreme care and suggests an ancient atmosphere of an antique Florentine dwelling: The living room has a welcoming and refined atmosphere thanks to its antique terracotta floor, a beautiful stone chimney, and a sought after ancient Italian furnishings. The second level is decorated with a vintage wooden floor, a ceiling with wooden beams and stylish paintings.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Gaia Vitolo
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016
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About Gaia Vitolo

We are a family with two children. My job is tailoring and my partner is a painter. After an experience in New York we decided to return to our home town, Bologna, even if the trip and the discovery of new land have never left us.

Gaia Vitolo purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Gaia Vitolo chose Florence Historic Centre

The house was bought by my family because we are in love with the beauties and history of our country and the location of this accommodation are truly irresistible, in the heart of the vibrant city.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment keeps the typical characteristics of a Florentine dwelling, it is extremely quiet and it allows you to rest peacefully after long and intense walks and tours during the day.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

Luxury apartments newly renovated in the heart of Florence with exquisite decorations
average rating of 4.866667 based on 45 reviews
5

Just amazing

  • 5 of 5

There are too many positives to list but will try. The only negative is we could not stay longer. Gaia was responsive and professional with communications prior to arrival, which helped tremendously in pre-planning stages. Since we were moving relatively quickly through different cities, she was very accommodating in where we picked up and left the keys and allowed us to stow luggage while we took an overnight trip to another city. The flat was more beautiful and clean in person as in the pictures on the website and in Architectural Digest. Large windows on the 3rd floor open to hear the birds in the mornings and people shopping on the streets below. When closed, the apartment is completely quiet. The 3 baths w showers had great water pressure. The linens, comfortable beds, and bedding were beautiful. We appreciated the large space to spread out as a family of 5. We needed the amenities - washing machine, all amenities of silverware, pots/pans, everything you can think of was available in the apartments The location...perfect. It truly is situated in the heart of Florence. We walked from the train station each w luggage. One direction led you to the Lungarno only a few blocks away. The other direction led to the heart of high end as well as Italian boutique shopping. We will definitely return as well as look into WPRelais' other properties. There is absolutely no reason to use a hotel or find another apartment. This stay made our trip even more enjoyable in Florence!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Apartment in the best neighborhood in Florence

  • 5 of 5

Gaia's apartment in Florence is gem!!! This is a great apartment in a fantastic neighborhood in Florence. It is in a central location about 10 minutes’ walk from the train. We were 5 adults and the apartment was very spacious and perfect for us. The space was spotless and very well maintained. The 3 bathrooms with showers was great!! The living room and dining areas were very roomy and made the space very comfortable to relax in!

The neighborhood is upscale and has great shopping & restaurants minutes from the house. It is very excess able to the main attractions and all the Florence neighborhoods! We could and did walk everywhere. Stefano the apartment manager was friendly and helpful with information, recommendations or advice as well as arranging transport back to the Airport. He went out of his way to guide us to the very best restaurants we have ever been to with such a variety from the finest unique Florentine fine dining to the typical Tuscan restaurants that featured local cuisine. He is so kind that we felt we had a friend in Florence.

The dining in Florence was incredible and there is a great restaurant right in the building that we spent our last night at. Handmade Pasta with black truffles was as decadent and delicious as it sounds. I can't say enough about the people of Florence and the amazing atmosphere that is welcoming and makes you feel a part of the community during your stay. We took advantage of all the recommendations for local shops etc. in the first couple of days and it made the stay easy to start off with essentials from delightful shop owners who despite the language difference were patient and kind while making sure we could communicate with humor.

While Florence is bustling with tourists the people of Florence are so inclusive and welcoming you feel at home almost immediately. Florence has so many historic and significant sites including big draws like the art museums and Duomo that are must see’s and amazing shopping but spending time in the local churches, cafes, and small family restaurants and Bars is the thing that made our stay so special. Florentines are proud of their city and seem anxious to share it with the world. This is what we liked best about our visit. Gaia's apartment was our home away from home and we enjoyed every minute sipping wine, cheese and Florentine specialties in the spacious but homey living space on the main floor. Thanks for sharing your home, we hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Firenze Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Gaia's beautiful apartment is located close (10 min walk) to Piazza Republica. The apartment is very well equipped with very comfortable beds. Each of the two bedrooms had full "en suite" bathrooms with lots of hot water. The WiFi internet was quite fast, unlike many other places we have stayed. An added plus is the Parione Ristorante on the ground floor (entrance around the corner, early reservations advised) which has delicious and reasonably-priced meals. Gaia very responsive to requests for info. We would readily book again when we have an opportunity to visit Firenze. Occasionally, taxis are very slow to pick-up.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect - Even better in person!

  • 5 of 5

4 nights in Florence. We had 6 adults and this place was perfect. 3 bathrooms really made a HUGE difference, with 5 women and 1 man getting ready all at once. Also the location couldn't have been more perfect. We could not have been more pleased with our stay. Oh and since it was a 2 week trip having a washer was very important and this place had one right in the kitchen. In case I didn't already say it enough, PERFECT. You will not regret this place!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the convenient location...easy walk to all of the major historic sights without being on a loud tourist street.

The apartment was authentic Florence & really added to our Tuscany experience. We felt like we were staying at a favorite Italian Aunt's home.

It should be noted that there are ALOT of stairs. The building has a tiny lift that will fit suitcases or 2 people-- which was the only thing that made staying on the top floor manageable for our older group. Within the apartment: the bedrooms are up narrow stairs with open sides. Of the 4 travelers in our family, we could only maneuver the 2 smallest suitcases up to the bedrooms. Otherwise, the larger ones remained in the living room & we trotted items up to the rooms.

After traveling for a couple weeks, it was wonderful having the clothes washer, drying rack & iron.

Be sure to ask the person giving you the keys how the appliances all work. They are different from the USA & took a lot of fumbling to figure them out.

The Internet was lightning fast.

The beds & furniture was all comfortable & in superior condition.

The cleaning deposit of 150€ was returned quickly afterwards.

We appreciated our stay in this special home!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Trish,Thank You so much for your beautiful and accurate feedback,it was fantastic to host you and your family,it would be a pleasure to host you again All The best Gaia
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5

Spacious and comfortable gem in center of town

  • 5 of 5

The property is in an amazing central location and everything worked well and was comfortable

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stefan,it was lovely to host you and your beautiful family,glad to hear that you've enjoyed your stay! looking forward to host you again,maybe at Poderi Vignalunga next summer as we've discussed
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Florence, Peretola
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Vigna Nuova Street
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Impruneta
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Florence smn
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Del Sole motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Vigna Nuova Street
Nearest Ski
85 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Livorno
Car: not necessary

Vigna Nuova street, one of the main streets of the centre Florence, located in a rich and attractive neighbourhood. This street is really interesting, since it houses various renowned and exclusive boutique brands. In the same street you can find amazing examples of architecture like Palazzo Rucellai designed by the multi-faceted Renaissance figure, Leon Battista Alberti. The same palace that houses the apartments, a beautiful example of noble architecture of the seventeenth century.

Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
december
7 Dec 2016 - 11 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£645
for 3 nights
From
£190
 
 
low season
12 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£354
for 2 nights
From
£139
£911
£2,775
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£708
for 3 nights
From
£211
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £127
pulizie finali £76

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Studio - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Cot available for children
    - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
The station Santa Maria Novella is located 12 minutes by foot and two steps away from the main bus stops. The apartment is in ZTL zone, the closest private garage is"garage inferno"

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