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ELEGANT AND ROMANTIC LOFT IN THE HEART OF FLORENCE NEAR THE OLD BRIDGE!

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment

Overview

About the property

BRAND-NEW LOFT IN OLTRARNO RIVER TO ENJOY THE TRUE AND AUTHENTIC FLORENTINE LIFE

ONLY 2 NIGHTS IN FLORENCE OR MORE!

INCLUDING A SPECIAL GIFTS PACKAGE UPON YOUR ARRIVAL!

Refined and romantic apartment of 55 M2, fully renovated with style and all the amenities, located between Piazza Santo Spirito and Piazza Pitti, with its beautiful Boboli Gardens, is located in a typical Florentine street, just 250 meters from the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Museum. Ideal for guests who want to experience the rhythm of the city's historic center. Located on the first floor, the loft is composed of two double rooms, a brand new fully equipped kitchen, an elegant marble bathroom, a vanity top space next to the main bathroom and a very pleasant and relaxing lounge.

The apartment has all the amenities such as air conditioning, wireless internet, central heating, large screen tv, safe, refrigerator and freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, hair dryer, 4 burner gas stove, iron and ironing board, sheets and towels.

A WELCOME GIFTS PACKAGE is offered to our guests to make their stay even more enjoyable.

More Details

Owner
DOMINIQUE
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2017

About DOMINIQUE

I have travelled quite a lot in my previous carreer. I am very fond of languages. I do speak several ones as I have always lived and worked with different people belonging to different countries and cultures. I, together with my wife Sondra, enjoy this new job taking care at all times of our guests, before their arrival, during their stay if needed, and at their departure. We do feel very committed to them. We have three children. They study at College and at the University. I am also a freelance consultant in a different field but this activity is really the one that gives me more pleasure and satisfaction. That is the reason why we spend all the time and the effort necessary to our guests who deserve the best they can expect from a special place like Florence and from our home.

DOMINIQUE purchased this apartment in 2014

Why DOMINIQUE chose Ponte Vecchio

We are lucky to live in one of the most beautiful towns in the world. For this reason our wish was that our friends and travelers could enjoy a holiday in a Home, accurately restored with refined pieces of furniture that belonged to antique Florentine Homes. The Florence Pitti Loft can boast of being situated in the Heart of the most exclusive area of Florence: L' OLTRARNO, typical historical district of Florence surrounded by PIAZZA PITTI and its BOBOLI GARDENS and PIAZZA SANTO SPIRITO. The Loft is quiet and elegant, on the first floor ( Second for Americans) with all the amenities you can think of, ideal on vacation or on a business trip, near all the best that Florence can offer, making you feel at Home.

What makes this apartment unique

We are always available to help our guests during their saty for anything they may need in order to make their stay the most enjoyable as possible.

Please, make sure your behaviour is exemplary and good-mannered.

Please leave the apartment in good conditions. Thank you.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ponte Vecchio in Centro Storico (Quartiere 1)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14.00 / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Notes:
On request we can reserve a place parcheggioper your car in a secure car 100 meters from the apartment. We are very keen to the fact that our guests find themselves very well during their stay and then devote ourselves willingly to them with all the effort and time required. For any questions you may have, please contact us. We will always be willing to help or advise.

Reviews

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ELEGANT AND ROMANTIC LOFT IN THE HEART OF FLORENCE NEAR THE OLD BRIDGE!
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
5

Excellent apartment in a perfect location with gracious host

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family - my wife and I and two teen daughters. It was our favorite place of our European vacation. Not only because the apartment was enjoyable to stay in, but our host, Dominique was pleasure to meet and talk with. His joy for Firenze and for people was contagious. So welcoming, responsive, and helpful. He makes sure that you're very satisfied.

The apartment is charming, well-appointed, spacious, and quiet. My daughters wanted the loft, while my wife and I stayed in the bedroom on the main floor. Everyone slept very comfortably. The air conditioning was well appreciated as it is quite hot outside in July. We loved being able to come back to a cool space after touring, to make dinner and rest in a serene, pleasant apartment. We made good use of the washing machine and the wifi.

Since this was our first time in Florence, I wasn't sure if staying on the south side of the river was too far. It's actually the perfect location. Whenever you go outside, you're treated to seeing the beautiful Piti Palace. And all of Florence is walk-able (though, from the train station, you will want to take a taxi to the apartment to carry your luggage.)

- Ponte Vechhio is 5 minutes away.

- Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi are 10-15 minute walk.

- The Duomo in Florence is about 20 mins walk.

- The grocery store, bakeries, cafes, and some great leather shops are all within 2 or 3 streets, as well as some ATMs.

During our stay, I had some questions which Dominique quickly answered via WhatsApp, which everyone uses in Europe. He helped us make reservations at a fine but casual restaurant, where we ate delicious pastas and Bistecca Fiorentina (Florentine Steak), a must-have when in Florence.

When we checked out, Dominique offered to serve as our taxi back to the train station. It was such a treat to swap stories with him about Florence and our trip.

When we get back to Firenze, we will be staying here again. Thank you for being such a wonderful host, Dominique!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It has been a great pleasure to host Michael and his family. I really appreciate his comments as I truly enjoyed having them stay in our apartment! This is a very nice and sweet family with whom I really got on well! They took great care of the apartment and I am so grateful to them for that. When we first met I enjoyed spending some time with them giving them insights and suggestions on Florence and I am so happy they followed them and enjoyed them. For me also it was also very nice exchanging with them at the end of their stay their experiences they had had during their stay. Really the kind of family you would like to become friends with! I would definitely recommend them to other hosts and would love to host them again in the future! Thank you Michael and your dear Family for being such wonderful guests!
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5

A Perfect Stay in Florence

  • 5 of 5

This was my first visit to Florence, and I was unfamiliar with the city and neighborhoods. I'm so glad we chose this apartment which is in a lovely section of the city, just across the Ponte Vecchio and right by the Pitti Palace. The location is perfect. There are fewer tourists, but you're so close to the city center.

We were so pleasantly surprised when we walked into this apartment. The photos don't do it justice. It's in a 15th century building (there's a flight of stairs up to the apartment, FYI). Dominique is the quintessential host - he was in touch before our trip, was charming and friendly, and thought of everything. There was a lovely welcome basket with some wine and food for us, and he walked us through all the details of the flat.

The decor is chic and comfortable. It's fully equipped and very spacious. I had the loft, and my friend had the bedroom on the main floor. The apartment is great for a family with 2 kids or 2 couples. There are two bathroom sinks - one just outside (where the washer is) and one in the bathroom, which makes getting ready in the morning easy (shampoo is provided, FYI).

From the apartment, you're just around the corner from Gustapizza, a terrific pizzeria (which he walked us to upon arrival so we could enjoy a delicious lunch), and there's a grocery about 5 minutes away where you can get everything to stock the fridge - including wine. (Dominique gave us directions). He also arranged a dinner for us at a delicious Osteria where we had authentic Florentine steak - delicious!

In short, I would go back to Florence - and to this apartment - in a heartbeat. Dominique is a delightful host - one of the best!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It has been a great pleasure to host Helen and Susan. I really wish to thank Helen so much for her kind comments on the flat and on me. I, very much enjoyed having them stay in the Apartment! So dynamic, Helen and Susan really made the most of their short stay in Florence. They are very nice and smart persons with whom I got on very well! They took great care of the apartment and I am so grateful to them for that. When we met, upon check-in, I enjoyed spending some time with them giving them insights and suggestions on Florence and on our close neighborhood. I am so happy they followed them and enjoyed them. Upon check-out It was also very interesting and so pleasant exchanging with them the experiences they had had during their stay. Really the kind of persons you would like to become friends with! I would definitely recommend them to other hosts and would love to welcome them again in the future! Grazie e arrivederci!
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Ontario, Canada/London, England
5

Dynamic Dominique!

  • 5 of 5

I have never known anyone as willing and helpful as Dominique. Our friends and we were overwhelmed by his kindness and generosity. Oh, and by the way, the apartment is wonderfully convenient by foot to anywhere in central Florence; it was clean, comfortable, charmingly decorated--all you could want for a delightful stay. We all voted to go back again to the Pitti Loft. Thank you, Dominque (and Sondra)!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It has been a real pleasure to host Gail, her husband Bill and their dear and nice friends from London. I really enjoyed spending some time with all of them. I wish to thank Gail for her kind and touching review. I really got on very well with Gail and the rest of the party! They took great care of the apartment and I am also very grateful to them for that. I would definitely recommend them to other hosts and hope to welcome them again in the future!
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Venice, FL
5

This is the perfect location for someone who wants to be close to everything Florence!

  • 5 of 5

The property is on a small street directly across from the Pitti Palace and a 2 minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio. It is on the 1st floor of a 500 year old building that has been tastefully decorated and has all modern appliances. Most important to us was the comfort of the bed. We were very happy with the beds. There is only one bathroom and we were 4 adults but it was not an issue for us. What is really nice is the sink for shaving, tooth brushing, make-up, etc is separated from the toilet and shower room. The best thing about this flat is location. It is close to everything. If you like to walk this is the perfect place! Our host, Dominique Pecchia, was great to work with during our stay. He picked us up at the airport (for a reasonable fee) and gave us a shot tour around town and then helped us get settled into the flat. During our stay he also set up a tour and took us to a winery for lunch and a tour. It was great! We will go back to Florence in the future and we will be staying at the Pitti Flat!

There are so many good restaurants in this area that finding a good meal is so easy!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all I wish to thank them for their nice comments. They are very smart and very pleasant guests! It was so nice to host them! We spent a great time together. I am glad they enjoyed the flat and the neighborhood. I also would like to thank them for having taken great care of the apartment during their stay and for having left it tidy and clean. I sincerely hope our paths will cross again in the future and I would definitely recommend them to other hosts. Best wishes to all of them!
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san diego
5

Very Nice Loft in a Perfect Florence Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Florence and this loft was a big part of it. It's well appointed and the location can't be beat, it's close to everything yet it's quiet and a peaceful. When you step out of the loft make a right, walk 40 yards you're at Piazza Pitti. You can then walk left 200 yards and you're in the middle of shops, restaurants another 200 yards down the street and you're at the old famous bridge Ponte Vecchio. Cross the bridge and now you're really in the heart of Florence. My wife and I walked everywhere and only took a cab from the train station because of our luggage, it's about a 20 minute walk. It is a perfect place to get back to at the end of the night. We even stayed in our last night and enjoyed a wonderful pizza from Gusta Pizza (rated best pizza in Florence and it's only 50 yards from the loft) and a nice Chianti that Dominique had left for us.

What can we say that hasn't already been said already about Dominique by others that have stayed in his loft? Well he is the other big part of why we enjoyed Florence. He is a perfect host, very easy to correspond with before and during the stay. He goes beyond what's expected in trying to make your stay special. We took the wine tour with him and I would definitely recommend you do that if it's offered. It's a private tour of a very nice and old winery that's owned by descendant of the Italian royal family. The wines we tasted were wonderful and I had to order more to go with an excellent lunch at the winery. Dominique drove us there and had all kinds of insights about the region throughout our excursion. He also took us to the American WWII soldiers cemetery and if you're American you should not miss it. Anyway Dominique was such a wonderful host throughout our stay that we invited him & his wife to visit us in Southern California.

Don't hesitate to rent this place for your Florence vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure to have you both stay in our loft. I am very pleased you enjoyed the trip to the Chianti winery as much as I did. Our visit to the Florence American Cemetery and Memorial was an important and memorable moment we spent together. I thank you so much for offering me and my wife to visit you in the USA. I will certainly contact you if one day we plan to go to California. It would be such a pleasure for us to see you again and spend some time with you. Thank you so much also for having left the Loft in perfect conditions. You are the most pleasant guests, a host, like me, would hope to welcome! We have no hesitation in recommending you to other hosts. Best wishes to you Mourad, Brenda and to your dear Family.
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California
5

Beautiful, quiet 2bed/1ba loft in Firenze

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, quiet, well equipped 2bed/1ba in Firenze, this is an ideal place for a small group or family traveling together. The apt loft is 5 mins walk from the famous Point Vecchio bridge in a quiet neighborhood 1 block away from Palazzo Pitti and the famous Gusto Pizza. You're close enough to the must-see sights and sounds of Firenze but not in the middle of the tourist areas.

The apt is a loft so beware of stairs (in bldg and in apt) and that the top bedroom is open and above living room and kitchen area (aka no door to close for privacy). In terms of amenities, the apt loft has it all - clean kitchen, easy to use appliances and all the supplies or entertainment (Smart Samsung TV & fast Wi-Fi) you'll need during your stay. Their is only 1 main a/c unit located in the upstairs loft so be mindful of that if you're staying in the downstairs bedroom.

The host Dominique is friendly, personable and thoughtful. He strives hard to make your trip as fun and enjoyable as possible. He has great recommendations for food in Firenze (gelato, pizza) and local trips to experience Tuscany (like Villa Le Corti for Chianti wine and olive oil). He is easy to communicate with over WhatsApp and email which is great especially if you're coming to Firenze from out of the country.

I highly recommend this loft and hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Rosalie for your review and your appreciative words on the apartment and on me personally! Is was a real pleasure to have you and your friend Andrea stay in our loft. I am also very pleased you enjoyed, as much as I did, the trip I arranged for you to the Chianti winery with wine & olive oil tasting and lunch. I hope we will meet again in the future. Thank you so much for having left the Loft in excellent conditions. You are my ideal guests! We do recommend you without any hesitation to other hosts.
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Location

Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
PERETOLA AIRPORT
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
SANTA MARIA NOVELLA
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A1
Car: not necessary

A Home in the heart of Florence, fully and accuretely restored with refined pieces of furniture that belonged to old Florentine families and their antique Homes. The Florence Pitti Loft can boast of being located in the most exclusive part of Florence l' OLTRARNO, typical historic district of Florence surrounded by Piazza Pitti and the Boboli Gardens, the Ponte Vecchio ( Old Bridge), Piazza Santo Spirito. It is quiet, because facing a pleasant courtyard and not the street, comfortable because situated only on the main floor ( second floor for the americans), with elegant furniture, all modern amenities, ideal for holidays or on business trips, close to the best Florence can offer and finally so pleasant and relaxing to make you feel at Home.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Ponte Vecchio, Florence Area

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
 
SPECIAL FALL & WINTER RATE
1 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£193
for 1 night
From
£149
 
 
WINTER RATE
16 Dec 2017 - 21 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
£219
for 1 night
From
£175
 
 
FAMILY & EXECUTIVE RATE
22 Mar 2018 - 10 Nov 2018
1 night minimum stay
£228
for 1 night
From
£184
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£210
for 1 night
From
£166
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £43.98
Refundable Damage Deposit £175.94
Stay tax £2.20 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Verranno richiesti al check-in € 2,50 al giorno per persona come tassa di soggiorno - i bambini sotto 12 anni sono esenti.
The local tax of € 2,50/day per person is due at check-in. Children under 12 do not pay this tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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