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Quiet & Charming Florentine 1BD Garden Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

With it's eclectic mix of Art Deco and 20th century furnishings, my apartment near the Botanical Gardens is the perfect place to unwind. The flat's private garden is a great place to relax after a day of sightseeing. Located in a quiet neighborhood just a short walk (20 minutes) from the historical city center sits my charming one bedroom flat. There are also busses going into the historical center a block away. The apartment is located in a small building of four units.

This older and quaint Florentine neighborhood is the perfect place to mingle with the locals. There are a handful of trattorie (restaurants) within walking distance. There is a farmer's market (mercato delle Cure) ten minutes away on foot. It is a great spot to pick up locally grown organic veggies and fruit, not to mention meats, cheeses and fish. It is open daily 8a.m. to 1p.m. The neighborhood has every convenience, including a supermarket, bank, pharmacy, coffee and icream shop. The Florence Horticulture Gardens are just a 5 minute walk, housing the largest tepidarium in Italy (built in the 1880’s), these gardens are open to the public daily. Free entrance. It is a breath of fresh air in the city and has some of the most amazing views of Florence.

A patio set for outdoor dining, and a BBQ, makes for a relaxing in-house dining experience. There is free, unlimited internet (wifi) throughout the apartment, as well as a stereo.

For those renting a car, there is paid parking in a large, covered lot 5 minutes away (Parterre). There is also street parking in front of the building (for those lucky to find a spot). Street cleaning is on the first Monday of every month so cars must not be left on the street between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

There are buses leaving the Parterre area (5 minutes from the apartment) going to and from the historical center (bus C1); Michelangelo Square & SMN Train Station (buses 12 and 13); Fiesole (bus 7 leaving from Pz Libertà.

More Details

Sherri Jennings
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 March, 2018

About Sherri Jennings

My first trip to Florence was back in the late 70's and what was supposed to be a year's sojourn turned into nearly 20. I fell in love with the country, it's history, art and people. Although now based in Los Angeles my home and life in Florence are very close to my heart and I feel lucky to still spend part of the year here. My apartment and it's furnishings reflect the many years I have spent collecting art, antiques and treasures from all over Tuscany. I hope that you will enjoy the home I have made in this amazing city and fall in love with Italy, just as I did so many years ago!

Sherri Jennings purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Sherri Jennings chose Campo di Marte (Quartiere 2)

After a long search for the perfect home I chose this property because of its proximity to the historical city center and the tranquility and conveniences of the neighborhood. While close to the center it still maintains it's local Florentine character. I also wanted a home I could reach by car unlike the historical center that is a restricted area. I fell in love with the garden at first sight and also the exposed rock wall in the entry. My previous house was in Tuscany so having an outdoor area with was important to me. When I saw the olive tree it felt like a little bit of Tuscany in the middle of the city.

What makes this apartment unique

The tranquility of the garden and the neighborhood. Ground floor so no stairs to climb!

Open living floor plan.

Convenient location.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Campo di Marte (Quartiere 2) in Florence

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • ruins
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Owner can arrange private in-house meals or Tuscan cooking courses upon request.


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Quiet & Charming Florentine 1BD Garden Retreat
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Panama and USA

Amazing art, lovely details, fully-equipped kitchen and lovely ourdoor space

  • 5 of 5

We have been traveling in Italy for a little over a month, and this apartment is my favorite so far! The decor, attention to detail, and comfort of the flat are all outstanding. My husband and I both love to walk, and we went everywhere we wanted to go on foot. It only took 15-20 minutes and we were in the heart of the city. Cindy was wonderful! She was very helpful, and when we had questions, she was prompt and made our visit even more wonderful! It is a very quiet and charming neighborhood. The restaurant recommendations and convenience of other places of business (grocery store, pharmacy, etc.) are spot on. Thank you very much for a great experience!


  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment is a dream; there is everything one needs for a perfect visit; adjacent to supermarket, outdoor central market, great gelato, lovely Pane&Olio restaurant, bus stops, places to walk, lovely park - couldn't be a better location.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Brenda! I feel very lucky that you chose my place for your stay in Florence and happy that you enjoyed it as much as I do. You are the perfect guest and it was a joy having you!
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Sherri, your place was wonderful! Plenty of room, clean and the patio was an oasis of cool and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Will stay here again the next time I visit Florence

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it! I hope you can come back sometime soon! Happy 4th!
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Paris, France

Quiet fresh and very well located . Sherry's manager is very helpful.

  • 4 of 5

The perfect place to be!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this apartment twice (2015 and 2016). After visiting first time, we could not resist to go back in 2016. We loved everything about this place. Location is absolutely perfect! Nice quiet street and quiet place. Everything is in walking distance and very safe even coming home late. Sherry is a wonderful host, I don't have words to describe, we felt so welcome and being so far from home, we felt like we came back to our second home. Apartment is very spacious and had everything, and I mean everything for our stay. (Even a bottle of vine!) Place is very well maintained and has a real Florence charm. Little terrace is a heaven! I enjoyed every morning having my coffee outside and listening

Florence!!!! Even seven months later, I am still talking about this place.

Thank-you Sherry and Cindy! Thank-you for your hospitality!

I hope we will be back again.

Lara and Yuri, Canada.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Florence Peretola
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Florence SMN
Nearest Beach
62 Miles
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £24.64
Damage Insurance £41.53

1. No pets or smoking in the apartment please.
2. Please respect the environment by turning off lights when leaving the apartment.
4. Please throw garbage daily. The appropriate recycling bins are located at the beginning of the street and just over the bridge on the main road.
5. Please consider the tranquility of the neighborhood and fellow neighbors during the wee and late hours of the day. Thank you.
6. Guests must communicate their arrival time (give or take one hour) prior to arrival date so owner or representative can be there to greet guests and answer any questions. Arrival times are generally between the hours of 2 and 5 p.m.
7. Check out time is 11:00 a.m.

When leaving the apartment, the keys can be left in the decorative box sitting on the dresser in the hallway near the front door. Please make sure all garbage has been thrown and that apartment door and door(s) leading to private garden and courtyard are locked. Thank you.

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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