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Guido

Member since: 2011
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Speaks English, French, Italian

Very Bright Luxury Spacious full air conditioned Quiet Glamour near the Duomo

55 Reviews
People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Florence - Magnolia suite

3 bedrooms 3 shower rooms, 4 toilets, 2 sofabeds, sleeps up to 10 people

This brand new 3 bedrooms, located in spacious premises within palazzo Franchini Stappo is a very bright, large, heritage apartment (142 yards, 130 square metres). It is fully air conditioned and located in the center of Florence in a 'Firenze capitale' 1850 aristocratic building at the second ('piano nobile') floor. It has independent central heating as well as luxury features such as elevator for the main staircase, top end faucets and bathrooms (Devon & Devon), top quality beds and mattresses, very luxury finishing (Oak wood floor, high end kitchen) and NO cheap quality furnitures. It is high speed WIFI covered (Telecom Fibra, the fastest connection available in Italy. This apartment was until very recently the private home of a lady of local aristocracy and has now been completely renovated to add a touch of freshness to the classic style. The 2 large windows of the huge drawing room look into a private garden where several trees are hand in hand with a big magnolia tree which rises amongst eighteen century statues. Please be aware that even if the main staircase has a brand new elevator the apartment it is not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for people with disabilities. As a matter of fact, this apartment is laid out on 2 floors (both with air conditioning): there is a private internal staircase (as shown in the photos) leading to the 3 bedrooms and to 2 of the 3 full bathrooms. One full bathroom is located in the main floor were the drawing room and the kitchen are. Please note that the people sleeping in the second bedroom upstairs will have to, either share one bathroom with the first bedroom, either use the bathroom downstairs. As far as the third bedroom is concerned, it has an en suite bathroom. In addition to the 3 bathrooms, there is a half bathroom in the entrance available for guests.

Historic heritage Palace: This very bright and spacious three bedrooms is articulated on two levels (both with air conditioning) linked by an internal private staircase which grants a quiet sleep even amongst a big group of friends or a large family. It is in a historical aristocratic palace in a fantastic location - next to the beautiful and much sought after Piazza d'Azeglio (one of the very few playgrounds for children in the green), and a short walk (0.6 mile) from the Duomo and popular shopping and restaurant areas of Sant'Ambrogio and Piazza Beccaria. It is possible to rent a private parking in the garden of the palace for 25€/day.

The house is in the most beautiful residential area in the historical centre of Florence, known as Piazza D'Azeglio. It is a twelve minutes walk from the Duomo, Santa Croce Cathedral, the Synagogue, or Ponte Vecchio. It is a very Florentine part of the town; where real Florentines still live. As a matter of fact this property has been until very recently the private inhabitation of a lady of local aristocracy.

Quite and Yet Lively Surroundings: The day market of Sant'Ambrogio where you can find all sort of delicious food is only a few hundred metres away. Twenty metres away you have one of the few organic food shops of Florence. If you do not feel like cooking, this is an area with plenty of charming little restaurants of all sorts. The world-renown Gelateria Veneta and Vivoli (ice cream shops) are only a few blocks away. Shops of all sorts are only a minute away and on the last week-end of each month the Flea Market is 250 metres away. Yet, the area is very quiet and the nights are unmolested by the touristic crowd. And if you want to climb on the hill of Piazzale Michelangelo is a 25 minutes walk to get on the top.

Comfortable and Cosy:: It is very nicely and tastefully decorated throughout and has three (king size) bedrooms (all with air conditioning), three baths with showers, 4 toilets, and a huge, high ceilings (4,50 metres!) living room (also with air conditioning). The kitchen is large and fully equipped with new and large SMEG fridge, freezer, stove, oven, dishwasher and washing machine. The apartment also has wi-fi Internet on both floors for your convenience. It is located at the second (noble) floor and an elevator has just been installed and ready to use.

This apartment is perfect for a group of people traveling together or for a family looking for room to spread out and privacy amogst them. As a matter of fact kitchen and drawing room are separated from the bedrooms by an internal private staircase which assures quite sleeping in every crowded or child-noise situation.

An important factor leading to chose this property is that this property is always maintained up to a 'as new' conditions. As a matter of fact, the owner is very attentive to all details; regular in depth professional cleaning, frequent periodical renovations and interventions make this property always IDENTICAL to the photos you see on this site and appliances and fornitures are in excellent status.

Fastest Internet wi-fi Connection available in Italy (telecom fibra) - Full Air Conditioning - Central heating- Washing machine - TV - Fridge and freezer - Gas Stove - Oven - Dish Washer.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guido (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Italian

About Guido

Former European Civil Servant at the European Commission, now retired to manage family properties. Speaks fluent English and French and he is used, from his former work, to deal with people of different cultures.

Guido purchased this apartment in 1850

Why Guido chose Florence

This property is always maintained up to a 'as new' conditions. As a matter of fact, the owner is very attentive to all details; Regular professional in depth cleaning, periodical frequent renovations and interventions make this property always IDENTICAL, if not better than the photos you see on this site. Appliances and fornitures are always in excellent conditions.

Family heritage property since 4 generations (150 years)

What makes this apartment unique

Historic aristocratic palace in a real florentine area; one of the few spots with an authentic taste of real florentine life unspoiled by the crowd.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This s the landlord just to inform that the construction of the new elevator is now over and it is working beautifully. However, be aware tat this apartment is not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for people with mobility issues or severe disabilities.
Jun 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 55 holidaymaker reviews

Very Bright Luxury Spacious full air conditioned Quiet Glamour near the Duomo
average rating of 4.8727274 based on 57 reviews
4

Conveniently close to all things

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is conveniently located, a short 25 minute walk from the train depot in one direction and the Duomo in another direction. Lots of stairs to reach the apartment apartment and then more to second floor. Bathrooms have been remodeled and beds were very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vicky, thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am however, a little disappointed by your imprecision in describing the apartment First of all when you say lots of stairs you forget to say that there is a perfectly working new ELEVATOR. I have spent over 80000 euro to install it. do you realize how misleading this affirmation could be for an inattentive potential guest? Second, the Duomo is at 0,7 miles from home wich correspond to 15 minutes walk and NOT 25! everyone can check this on google maps. Last but not least, not a single compliment except the beds. I took care of your lost luggage, I responded immediately to all your requests. You took away the remote control for the parking (worth50euro!) and never send it back and never received a complaint on my side. I am now for once kindly asking you something: I would be very grateful if you could contact VRBO and ask them to cancel your review which is misleading about the stairs. Many thanks and kind regards.
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5

Wonderful apartment in wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 8 nights in mid-March and enjoyed the apartment very much. We were a family of 4 with 2 teenage kids. Another family of 4 joined us for the second half of the week. Beds and pillows were comfortable. Showers good with plenty of hot water and good pressure. Kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to make simple breakfasts at home. Location was terrific! Neighborhood is not at all touristy -- there is a great open air market just a few blocks away -- excellent restaurants -- we walked everywhere in Florence from the apartment -- never even really needed to call for a cab. This was our first time using VRBO and we were completely sold on the experience. We would highly recommend this apartment for a great Florence experience.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely and authentic

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay at this lovely home while in Florence. It was well located, not too far from sights, but away from the hustle and bustle. The living space is beautiful and spacious. We found it to be very clean and enjoyable. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Singapore
5

Great location and layout. Fabulous hosts.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is clean, lovely and in good repair. Delightful owner was responsive and helpful. My parents, sister, husband and I stayed here for four nights. The size and number of bedrooms and bathrooms worked out well for us. The spacious living room was a good place to plan our day. We made use of the kitchen for breakfast every day. Everything worked well from the showers to the cooktop to the microwave. We liked that it was close walking distance to grocery store, shops, cafes, etc. The elevator was great for getting our luggage up to the apartment. The inside staircase is long so if you have mobility issues, this will not work well for you. However, it is great for separating the sleeping areas from the living space so people staying up late didn't keep others awake.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Susan, many thanks for this nice review!
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United States
5

Beautiful apartment in great location with fabulous hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a short two days in Florence. Would have loved to stay longer, especially in this apartment. Guido was very responsive via email before our trip. He was vacationing himself when we arrived, so he arranged for his brother to check us in. We couldn't have asked for a nicer, more welcoming arrival. We were a family of 8 traveling together. The apartment is beautiful and huge! More than enough room for us all, comfortable and well appointed and very clean. With a big family it was also great to have three showers and a powder room! The weather was very hot and humid, and the air conditioning was a welcome relief. The kitchen is very well appointed, there is a large dining table and a big comfortable living room. It was so pleasant to come home after a long, hot day walking around the city and sit in the living room with the whole family. We took a taxi from the train station to get to the apartment, and walked everywhere during our stay. The apartment is away from the noisy hustle and bustle and busy tourist streets, but close enough to walk to the main sites. The owners brother spent time pointing out grocery, gelateria, restaurants and other sites on our map. Our whole family loved this apartment! I only wish we could have stayed longer. I don't hesitate to highly recommend this location to anyone traveling with a large family. There is a very steep flight of stairs inside that would be difficult for someone frail or a young child. although the bedrooms are all upstairs, there are two pull out beds downstairs in the living room. There is a small elevator from street level to the apartment entrance.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear California Mom (!), many thanks for your very nice review. best
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5

Incredible stay in the full renaissance style

  • 5 of 5

We got to experience a wonderful stay in Florence, thanks to Guydo and his apartment . 6 of us met in florence coming from different parts of the world. We were graciously guided to the place by the owner over the phone as we had driven down from Milan. Great 2 floor apartment, walking distance to most places, Beautiful back yard view.. a stay to remember , and incredible suggestions and help from our Host.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michel, many sincere thanks for writing such a nice review. guido
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Firenze Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Sant'ambrogio pub
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
livorno
Nearest Golf
8 Metres
Ugolino
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Firenze Sud
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Cesarino
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

Next to the beautiful Piazza d'Azeglio, one of the very few children playgrounds in the green and a short walk (0,6 mile) from the Duomo and popular shopping and restaurant areas of Sant'Ambrogio and Piazza Beccaria.

The house is in the most beautiful residential area in the historical centre of Florence, known as Piazza D'Azeglio. It is a twelve minutes walk from Santa Croce Cathedral, the Synagogue, the Duome or Ponte Vecchio. It is a very Florentine part of the town; where real Florentines still live.

The day market of Sant'Ambrogio where you can find all sort of delicious food is a few hundred metres away. Twenty metres away you have one of the few organic food shops of Florence. If you do not feel like cooking, this is an area with plenty of charming little restaurants of all sorts. The world-renown Gelateria Veneta and Vivoli (ice cream shop) are only e few block away.

Shops of all sorts are only a minute away and on the last week-end of each month the Flea Market is 250 metres away. Yet, the area is very quiet.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Santa Croce, Florence Historic Centre

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
 
April & may LAST MINUTE
22 Feb 2016 - 31 May 2016
2 night minimum stay
£486
for 2 nights
From
£205
 
 
high season
1 Jun 2016 - 3 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
£607
for 2 nights
From
£266
 
 
low season
4 Nov 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
£516
for 2 nights
From
£220
 
 
thanks giving
19 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£987
for 3 nights
From
£304
 
 
low season
27 Nov 2016 - 14 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£645
for 3 nights
From
£190
 
 
Christmas 2015
15 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£941
for 3 nights
From
£288
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£653
for 2 nights
From
£288
 

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning £76

in july and august minimum stay 4 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Florence in Florence Area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , devon & devon luxury faucets !
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , devon & devon luxury faucets !
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , devon & devon luxury faucets !
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , devon & devon luxury faucets !
  • All bathrooms whith high quality tiles and tubs ( Devon & Devon brand).
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with air conditioning
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , crib on demand with air conditioning
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , this bed can be divided in 2 single with air conditioning
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis
Notes:
Maximum stay 4 weeks. children welcomed, minimun age 25 unless accompanied by adults. all bedrooms with air conditioning. no air conditioning in the drawing room and kitchen

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