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Luxury Central Apartment. Terrace with views of all Florence. Lift, WiFi, AC

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Living-rooms. Panoramic terrace. Jacuzzi. Sleeps 4/5

Really beautiful top-floors apartment with elevator. Rooftop Terrace with amazing 360° panoramic views of Florence. Prestigious historic building in the city center. Beautifully furnished and decorated. All modern conveniences: A/C, Wi-Fi and ethernet points in every room; Sat TV, DVD; new fully-equipped kitchen with separate washer and dryer, dishwasher. Jacuzzi. From your bedrooms, you can see the Duomo and look out over some of the famous private gardens in Florence. It is so quiet it is like being in the country but you are in the middle of Florence, within walking distance of all the sights. Ideal for 4 persons (2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms). Enjoy a thoroughly Florentine stylish experience!

Centrally located in one of the most charming parts of the historic center of Florence, in the Borgo Pinti area, within 15 minutes or so walk of most major sights (but there are also buses if you prefer). And the best shopping streets! It is in a delightful city-centre small 'neighborhood' with its own good, reasonably-priced restaurants, coffee-bars and artisan shops. It is near the open-air food market of Sant'Ambrogio and the Piazza dei Ciompi antiques area in Santa Croce. Spa and swimming pool are up the street. Gym nearby. Rental rates are all-inclusive: all utilities (including central heating or A/C), Wi-Fi, very high-quality linen and towels, final cleaning, Florence City tax. NO extra charges. Discounts: 2 weeks or more. The apartment is in mint condition (completely restructured and restored in mid-2013). Perfect for honeymoons or special occasions.

The apartment is on 2 levels (floors 4 and 5, the top floor): the dining/living, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and ktichen are all on floor 4, the same level as the elevator. Upstairs, floor 5, there is the open-space living room and bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, a little 'writer's corner' and stairs to the terrace. Because of the lay-out of the apartment, there is privacy and space to spread out. The apartment has a really spacious feel - over 100 sq. metres/1100 sq. ft. The apartment could comforably take 6 people but we have a normal maximum occupancy of 4 persons to enhance your experience. Exceptionally we will take 5 guests depending on the composition of the group.

Floor 4:

• Dining/living room

• Very fully-equipped new kitchen with dishwasher, separate washer and dryer and all electrical appliances including microwave and American and Italian coffee-makers.

• 2 very comfortable bedrooms with beamed ceilings. One bedroom has a large double bed with en-suite bathroom. The other bedroom can either be a large double or a twin (2 single beds), and has its own private bathroom literally 2 paces away. Both bedrooms have views of the Duomo and overlook private gardens.

• Floor 5: Open-space living area with a double sofa bed which has a genuinely comfortable mattress. Adjoining bathroom with Jacuzzi with stunnning view of Florence! If a guest does not want to share a bedroom, this area can be used at night as a sleeping area with complete privacy. There is also a 'writer's corner' on this level.

• Panoramic small rooftop terrace with amazing 360 degree views of every monument in Florence: perfect for a drink or snack at the end of the day. Seating for 4, and a canopy for shade.

• A/C in every room.

• Wi-Fi and fixed ethernet connections throughout.

• Beamed ceilings, marble bathrooms, beautifully decorated.

The apartment is in a beautiful and impressive building, dating back to the 15th centrury. The apartment has been fully restructured and restored with immense care, using the the finest Tuscan materials, with tiles, beamed ceilings and fine features in wood and wrought iron by master craftsmen. It is beautifully decorated and furnished in an understated way: everything is of the highest quality, with top-class Italian linen, towels etc. It is airy and bright.

When you leave the apartment, all of Florence is at your doorstep!

Check-in: By appointment, between 4-8 PM (16:00-20:00). If you would like an earlier check-in, please ask us and we will do our best but we cannot guarantee it. If you want to arrive later than 8:00 PM, please contact us BEFORE booking to make sure this is possible. There is also an extra fee for late arrivals.

Check-out: by 10 AM (10.00) at the latest.

Parking: An enclosed parking garage with attendants is less than 1 minute walk from the apartment. This is a real advantage as otherwise it is impossible to park or bring your car into the historic center. Contact us for details.

We will go the extra mile to make your stay in Florence unique and enjoyable:

• Make museum and restaurant bookings;

• Give information on day-trips from Florence, tours, and events taking place during your stay in Florence.

• Book visits to Tuscan wineries in Chianti, Montalcino (home of Brunello wine), Montepulciano etc

• Organize limo service with driver for your arrival and departure, or for touring the unique Tuscany countryside: Chianti or Brunello wineries, the Cinque Terre, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa and Lucca. Or visit the famous fashion outlet malls outside Florence.

• Want to do something unique like ballooning over Tuscany, go to a special opera, concert or jazz evening, or find the best place for salsa dancing in Florence - just ask us!

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

About Owner

I completely restructured and renovated this property. It is in a beautiful historic building (15th century, with 18th century makeover!) and doing the restructuring took a lot of time organizing the best Florentine craftsmen and artisans for furnishings and drapes (nearly everything was custom made for the apartment). It was a long process, but I hope you will think it was worth it.

Owner purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Owner chose Florence

The historic building is beautiful, and the small panoramic terrace has extraordinary 360 degree views of Florence. The bedrooms overlook private gardens and you can see the Duomo from each bedroom. The peace and quiet in the apartment is amazing.

What makes this apartment unique

This area is my favorite in Florence. It is central - so you can walk everywhere - and at the same time it has a real 'small neighborhood feel' which is unique in the city centre. In the neighborhood you have restaurants, coffee bars, small shops and pharmacy, and yet you are near the big tourist sights. The Sant' Ambrogio open-air food market is a short walk from the apartment as is the Piazza dei Ciompi Antiques Market. Piazza Santa Croce and its vibrant area is nearby (but not too near!). I provide an information sheet with recommendations for local restaurants etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Cesare for renting to us your wonderful apartment and most of all your wonderful support and help!!! You are the best!
Jun 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in San Lorenzo in Centro Storico (Quartiere 1)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , 2 steps away from Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Jacuzzi with wonderful view of Florence!
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en-suite to Bedroom 1
  • Bathrooms are high-quality Italian design, marble and porcelain. They are very well-lighted. One bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub with beautiful views of Florence! All bathrooms have highest quality towels one of the top Italian luxury brands.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Large double bed (Queen - 63 in/160 cm)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , King double bed (71 in/180 cm) or twin (2 single beds)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa bed: mattress 56 in./140 cm. wide. 200 cm long.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 1 has a large double bed (Queen - 63 in/160 cm) with orthopedic mattress. En-suite bathroom. There is space for a baby crib/cot. Beautiful view of Duomo and gardens. A/C with remote control. Bedroom 2 can either be a King double bed (171 in/180 cm) or twin (2 single beds); orthopaedic mattresses It has its own private bathroom (not en suite but 2 steps away (literally!). Beautiful view of Duomo and gardens. A/C with remote control. Bedroom 3 is the red double sofa bed (56 in./140 cm) in the open-space living area. If desired, a baby crib/cot could also be set up here. There is a bathroom with Jacuzzi a few steps away. Because of the way there apartment is laid, this area has complete privacy if used as a bedroom. A/C with remote control. All bedrooms have highest quality linens by one of the top Italian luxury brands and have individual A/C units with remote control. We provide a baby-crib/cot at no extra charge.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
The apartment has Wi-F, Ethernet access points in all rooms, DVD; CD, TV Top-quality Italian linens and towels. And little things like basics on arrival, umbrellas, maps, guide-books, shopping bags and shopping trolley. Bus service to the train station. Parking garage nearby (1 min.) with special rate for our guests. This is a real advantage as otherwise it is impossible to bring cars into the historic center. We will go the extra mile to make your stay in Florence special and enjoyable. • We can make museum and restaurant bookings for you. • We can give you information on day-trips from Florence, tours, and events taking place during your stay in Florence. • We can organize limo service with driver for your arrival and departure, or for touring the unique Tuscany countryside: Chianti wineries, the Cinque Terre, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca. • Want to do something unique like ballooning over Tuscany, go to a special opera, concert or jazz - just ask us

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(94 traveller reviews)

Luxury Central Apartment. Terrace with views of all Florence. Lift, WiFi, AC
average rating of 4.9680853 based on 95 reviews
5

Fantastic Apartment in Florence

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks at Cesare's apartment in Florence and can only echo what other people have already written. Cesare has thought of everything. The apartment does not seem like a typical rental as it features high-end amenities throughout. Lots and lots of room with the ability to spread out from the main floor that has a kitchen (including washer and dryer), a dining area with quality dishes and glasses, one bedroom with bathroom, and a second bedroom across from a hall bathroom. The bedrooms are both large and have more than ample storage. The Duomo is visible from both bedrooms. The second level includes a living room, bathroom, and nook with a desk. There are stairs that lead to the terrace above. The terrace offers room for 4 and a 360 degree view of the surrounding area. Beautiful by both day and night. Great air-conditioners. Perhaps the greatest feature of the apartment is Cesare himself. There is a hotline phone in the apartment you can use to reach him with questions about anything Florence. You need tickets to a museum? Cesare can set you up. You need a recommendation for a restaurant? Cesare is the man. Need a taxi to the airport or train station? Cesare always gets you one you can count on. The apartment, located on Borgo Pinti, is just a 10-minute walk to the Florence action center. The Tom Hanks movie Inferno was being filmed during our entire stay in Florence, and they were actually filming on Borgo Pinti one day. All in all, if you are searching for a wonderful apartment for your stay in Florence, you can stop your search now.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the incredible review! As I told you, it was a real pleasure having you and your party stay, and much fun. I am glad that you liked the apartment so well. I think you got the best out of Florence. Thank you for everything. GRAZIE!
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5

Beautiful apartment in ideal location for sightseeing

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was beautifully decorated, very clean and silent. Very comfortable beds. The terrace views were amazing. The suggested nearby restaurants were very good particularly Vineoteca. It is a perfect location for sightseeing. We had a wonderful time. It is a lovely apartment and we hope to go back. Cesare, you are the most thoughtful host, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great central location with a view

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Florence. The apartment was beautiful, fully equipped, and centrally located. The view from the terrace was incredible and Cesare and David were very helpful in making sure our stay was great. They were attentive, prompt, and very helpful in making reservations and offering suggestions. I will definitely be back one day and highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location ! Great value !

  • 4 of 5

Florence is a great walking city and this apartment is a great home base. On the 4th floor, it has a lovely rooftop terrace. The elevator is small and slow, but you can always climb the stairs. The apartment is updated and comfortable. We really enjoyed it. And Cesare is an outstanding host. Very, very helpful. Two very minor considerations. This is an old building so water has to be pumped up and down. The pumps cycle every 3-4 minutes, so if you are OCD about subtle noises in the night, you may need to bring a fan or device for white noise. We tried using the A/C, but is efficiently silent. If you want to exercise at the Four Seasons hotel down the street, it will cost you 100 euros a day. That said, we loved this apartment and highly recommend it !

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the tip about the gym you visited - we only recommend the Ricciardi gym, one of the best gyms in Florence which is a few doors from the apartment. They speak English and rates are reasonable! They are online but details are also on the information sheet sent to future guests and on the information cards in the apartment. Water: Future guests need not be worried by a continuous water cycle! It sounds like one of your group forgot to close a tap fully so it was leaking/dripping so the system had to work non-stop to top it up. You were four guests using three bathrooms, Jacuzzi and kitchen, so I guess this can happen though fortunately this was the first time. The plumbing system is state of the art, installed 4 years old, and not connected with the plumbing in the rest of the building.
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5

Excellent in every way

  • 5 of 5

The apartment’s location was great for sightseeing. There were three good non-tourist restaurants, a wine-bar and two coffee shops all within 2-3 minutes’ walk. This part of Borgo Pinti is very quiet and the buildings are impressive, like the one we stayed in. We enjoyed the unexpected plus of the quiet public garden in nearby Piazza Azeglio. The reservation process was smooth and the owner was very responsive and provided a wealth of information before our visit. Check-in was smooth. The owner provided guides and maps of Florence and excllent restaurant recommendations – simple places with very good food where the Florentines go. The apartment is exceptionally comfortable and spacious with a very good modern kitchen and we confirm the other reviews. It was spotlessly clean. The terrace views are amazing. Fast Wi-Fi. The owner was always available by phone or mail for our many questions. Excellent value for the money. We would go back.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment, perfect host

  • 5 of 5

The four of us really enjoyed this home away from home in the heart of Florence. Our host was always available by phone and email, and he provided a wealth of information to make our stay in Florence special. The apartment was very comfortable and clean, included a washer, dryer, and dishwasher, and the view of the rooftops was spectacular. Our only regret was that we had such a short stay, we were unable to spend much time relaxing in the upstairs room and balcony. I'm looking forward to a return trip to Florence and a relaxing stay in this very lovely apartment. Cesare was the perfect host.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Florence
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Florence - Firenze SMN
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
A1
Car: not necessary

Florence is one of the most popular destinations in the world and deservedly so. Stunning art and architecture, great food and wine, and the beauty of the surroundings make Florence the ideal city for a short city-break or for a longer stay all year round. Florence is a lively city, with open-air markets and a vibrant street life. The Sant' Ambrogio open-air food market is a short walk from the apartment as is the Piazza dei Ciompi Antiques Market. The world-famous San Lorenzo Market is within easy walking distance of the apartment. There are numerous theatres and music throughout the year.

From Florence, you can easily explore nearby gems like Siena, San Gimignano, the beautiful Chianti wine region, the Cinque Terre, Pisa and Lucca. A trip to Fiesole, in the hills above Florence, is about 20 minutes by bus and goes through amazing scenery. Take advantage of the high-speed rail network to visit Rome (90 minutes) and Venice (2 hours 5 minutes) while using the Florence apartment as your base.

Parking: An enclosed parking garage with attendants is about 3 minutes walk from the apartment. Reduced cost for our guests. Contact us for details.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in San Lorenzo, Florence Area

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
JULY 2017
5 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£371
for 3 nights
From
£109
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
AUGUST 2017
13 Aug 2017 - 17 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£480
for 4 nights
From
£109
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
3 NIGHT STAY
31 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£371
for 3 nights
From
£109
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
SEPTEMBER 2017
28 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£371
for 3 nights
From
£109
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
NOVEMBER 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£101
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
MID-YEAR 2017
13 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£446
for 4 nights
From
£101
£691
£2,316
 
 
HOLIDAYS 2017-2018
22 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£590
for 5 nights
From
£109
£750
£2,569
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
MID-YEAR 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 14 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£446
for 4 nights
From
£101
£691
£2,316
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON 2018
15 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£590
for 5 nights
From
£109
£750
£2,569
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
MID-YEAR 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£446
for 4 nights
From
£101
£691
£2,316
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
HOLIDAYS 2018-2019
22 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£590
for 5 nights
From
£109
£750
£2,569
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£590
for 5 nights
From
£109
£750
£2,569
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning £42.11

All-inclusive rates: utilities, A/C or central heating, Wi-Fi, linen, baby crib (cot) and taxes. Free Weekly cleaning if you stay 2 weeks or more.

Included in the rental price is the Florence City "Stay" Tax of 2.50 Euro per person per night.

Maid service available (daily or as required): costs extra.

DISCOUNTS: Please contact us BEFORE making a booking as we offer excellent DISCOUNTS on stays of 10 NIGHTS OR MORE which the rate chart does not show or calculate. The discounts are not available after a booking has been made. Send us an inquiry by clicking on the "send an e-mail" button (VRBO site) or click on "send a message" (Homeaway site).

HIGH SEASONS DISCOUNTS (2 PERSONS):
2 WEEKS: 110 EUR0/NIGHT; 3 WEEKS: 105 EURO/NIGHT; 4 WEEKS OR MORE: 100 EURO/NIGHT

MID-YEAR DISCOUNTS (2 PERSONS):
2 WEEKS: 100 EUR0/NIGHT; 3 WEEKS: 95 EURO/NIGHT; 4 WEEKS OR MORE: 90 EURO/NIGHT

FOR DISCOUNTS FOR 3/4 PERSONS, PLEASE CONTACT US.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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