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

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 1,076 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Living-rooms. Washer. Dryer. Jacuzzi. Free Wifi. A/C

Really beautiful top-floors apartment with elevator. Rooftop Terrace with amazing panoramic views of Florence. Prestigious historic building in the city center. Beautifully furnished and decorated. All modern conveniences: A/C in every room. Free Wi-Fi. Internet points. Sat TV. DVD. New fully-equipped kitchen. 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! Excellent discounts for stays of 7 days and longer.

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 and will be refurbished again in 2018. 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. High Chair for infants; baby crib/cot.

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 only, between 2-8 PM (14:00-20:00). 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, depending on the time.

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:

• Advise on museums and restaurants;

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

• Advise on 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.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

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 Santissima Annunziata

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 around the Santissima Annunziata around the 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:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please respect your Florentine neighbors in this presigious residential building and keep noise to a minimum.
  • "Quiet time" after 9:00 PM.
  • Please turn off A/C when leaving the apartment during the day. Never touch the radiators: the heating is controlled by thermostat on wall.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
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 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 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Large double bed (63 in/160 cm)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Cot , BABY CRIB
  • 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 upstairs. If desired, a baby crib/cot could also be set up here. There is a full bathroom with Jacuzzi and shower a few steps away fpr exclusive use. 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
  • photography
  • 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 free Wifi, 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 (every 6 mins). Parking garage nearby with special rate for our guests. Otherwise it is impossible to bring cars into the historic center. Limo service with driver for airport or train pickup, or for touring the unique Tuscany countryside: Chianti wineries, the Cinque Terre, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca. We will go the extra mile to make your stay in Florence special and enjoyable. • We can advise on museums and restaurants. • We can give you information on day-trips from Florence, tours, and events taking place during your stay in Florence.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.975 based on 121 reviews
Kansas
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: 24-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 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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Portland, OR
5

Perfect apartment in the middle of Florence

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week at this great apartment. It is near all of the famous Florence sights. Shopping and a large grocery store are all short walks. You’ll enjoy the change of pace where you can walk to stores and sights without having to drive around and deal with traffic. The apartment has beautiful views out the bedroom windows, and the roof top terrace is a wonderful place to see the views in the morning or evening. The apartment was a perfect size for our family of four. Two large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a nice size kitchen with a full-size dishwasher. The kitchen had everything we needed to make meals. You will appreciate the a/c after spending the day outside seeing everything that Florence has to offer. Cesare is a wonderful host that answered all our questions thoroughly and quickly. If this apartment is available, book it now. You won’t be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location, Wonderful apartment, Wonderful host and we had a Wonderful Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

When we book our holiday rentals we take a long time looking over countless properties searching to ensure the right location, fair price and something that offers that little bit extra. We stopped looking when we found Cesare's apartment. We were also impressed by the constant positive feedback for both the apartment & Cesare from previous travellers and after a wonderful long week (8 nights) stay we can confirm that it is all true.

In all our stays, we found Cesare to be one of the most thoughtful and helpful - never once minding the numerous e-mails we sent before arriving to seek out his advice and local knowledge. All were replied to within hours or a day and glady offered his thoughts.- even down to constantly looking for when internal Italian train tickets were released for Florence to ensure we paid the cheapest cost.

The apartment was wonderful - ideally located within walking distance to all the Florence sights or to a bus stop for those further a field. The building itself also lies on a street with a number of good trattoria's we could recommend but it never felt noisy.

It was spacious for us (family of three) and meant we had the luxury of being able to spread out. Two good sized bedrooms - one with an en-suite; a dining & kitchen area together with a lounge. The icing on the cake was the balcony; which was wonderful to sit out on to watch either the sunrise or listen to the nightlife in Florence. You had views of both the Duomo and other historical buildings from different windows.

It was well equipped with all you would need for your stay and an extra nice touch was milk, water and juice to help us hydrate and cool diwn on our arrival.

Whilst Cesare couldn't personally meet us, he ensured a colleague was there to both help with luggage and ensure our taxi was OK. He immediatley phoned us later to provide us with so many helpful tips and places to visit or eat, whilst also phoning later on in the stay to assist with booking a taxi for our departure. As other guests have commented upon (and we would confirm) he constantly went above and beyond to try and ensure his guests had as great stay as possible.

We have no hesitation in recommending this property to other potential guests, friends or family.

Thank you so much Cesare for everything and for letting us use your home.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful accomodations, great location, stellar host!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this home and in Florence. The home is very pretty, very comfortable and has plenty of space to stretch out. Since we were there when it was very hot, we appreciated that the air conditioning could handle the heat - a couple days reached 100F/37C!! Cesare was the ultimate host helping us in so many ways. We enjoyed a few of his restaurant recommendations - Marione, Tibori and Aquacotta were all great. Terrific views from the roof top patio - especially at night. Grazie Cesare!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful! Exactly as described!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment. The location was great, we walked to everything. The rooftop patio was an added bonus! We would love to stay here again one day. Thank you Cesare!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is an amazing apartment. Excellent location in a wonderful neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful apartment in the friendliest neighborhood. Location is perfect to Duomo and Ponte Vechit bridge. Always someone to greet you(Marzio) who is great. Best part is Mr. Sesto. A really wonderful accommodating person, I have stayed here for 4 years. It is like coming home.Air conditioning in EVERY room. Great to have on those hot July days. Well equipped kitchen and washer and dryer too! What a plus!! The apartment is a GEM in the heart of Florence❤️

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: 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 around the Santissima Annunziata,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
MID-YEAR 2018
25 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£470
for 4 nights
From
£107
£728
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
HOLIDAYS 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£506
for 4 nights
From
£115
£790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
MID-YEAR 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 14 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
£470
for 4 nights
From
£107
£728
£2,441
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON 2019
15 Mar 2019 - 20 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
£621
for 5 nights
From
£115
£790
£2,707
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-May
21 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£404
for 3 nights
From
£120
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
June-October 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
5 night minimum stay
£621
for 5 nights
From
£115
£790
£2,707
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
MID-YEAR 2019
1 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
£470
for 4 nights
From
£107
£728
£2,441
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
HOLIDAYS 2019-20
21 Dec 2019 - 6 Jan 2020
4 night minimum stay
£506
for 4 nights
From
£115
£790
£2,707
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£644
for 5 nights
From
£120
£821
£2,707
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Final Cleaning £44.38

DISCOUNTS: Please contact us BEFORE making a long 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 "CONTACT OWNER" button.

Rates include: utilities, A/C or central heating (normal consumption), free Wi-Fi, linen, baby crib (cot).

Florence City Council tax: 3 Euro per person per night. Children under 12 are exempt. It is payable for the first 7 nights only so the maximum payable is 21 Euros per person no matter how long you stay.

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

HIGH SEASONS DISCOUNTS (2 PERSONS):
1 WEEK: 120 EURO/NIGHT; 2 WEEKS: 110 EUR0/NIGHT; 3 WEEKS OR MORE: 100 EURO/NIGHT

MID-YEAR DISCOUNTS (2 PERSONS):
1 WEEK: 110 EURO/NIGHT; 2 WEEKS: 100 EUR0/NIGHT; 3 WEEKS OR MORE: 90 EURO/NIGHT.

FOR DISCOUNTS FOR 3/4 PERSONS, PLEASE CONTACT US

CANCELLATIONS: REFUND OF DESPOSIT IN CASE OF DOCUMENTED ILLNESS EVEN WITHIN THE 60-DAY LIMIT.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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