About the property
- Apartment1800 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 2)
Newly renovated luxury suite in Historical Medici's House with a very large terrace with luxury outdoor furnishing and Olive trees. Adiacent to Piazza San Marco and Accademia Museum (where Michelangelo's David is kept). Just 8 min. walking from Duomo (0.4 miles), and 4 minutes walking from San Lorenzo's Market.
We completed the renovation in mid September 2012. Located on the first floor of the building. Elevator available, security door. The apartment is around 1800 squared feet, has 1 Bedroom with a large walk-in closet, 2 luxury bathrooms (1 with TV above the tub) with bathtub and shower, plus a 600 squared feet private furnished terrace and a separate kitchen.
Luxury finishes, bright and comfortable, Queen size Bed and Sofa. The apartment has 3 LED screen TVs (42', 27' and 22'), Complimentary Wireless Internet, Cable TV, Blue Ray Player, CD Player. A full kitchen is available together with all tools, microwave, oven. Nespresso Lattissima Coffee Machine, Washing machine, dishwasher, dyer, independent heating and air conditioning are also available and all is included in the cost.
A large park is located 3 minutes walking from the house, perfect for jogging in historical Florence.
Parking is available just half a block away at your charge (around Euro 45 per day), bike and scooter rental just half a block away.
We would be happy to recommend you the best restaurants and attractions, as well as assist you with any question you might have during your stay.
We will provide linen and towels.
To ensure the proper maintenance and cleaning of each apartment, an additional €100.00 final cleaning fee is applied to each bookin. All utilities are included. Please be aware that the 15% discount applies to stays of 7 nights or more and is already built in the pricing when selecting 7 nights or more.
We look forward welcoming you.
Mario Bevilacqua von Gunderrode
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- Apr 29, 2018
About Mario Bevilacqua von Gunderrode
Hello, I'm a 36 years old, Italian man. I'm Hotel Manager a Luxury Resort in Barbados called Sandy Lane and previously I worked and lived in Washington DC for 7 years where I managed the operations of a Luxury Relais & Chateaux Hotel (The Jefferson) located near the White House. My family and I have a passion for fine Hospitality. We look forward welcoming you and assisting during your stay.
Mario Bevilacqua von Gunderrode purchased this Apartment in 1990
Why Mario Bevilacqua von Gunderrode chose San Marco-San Gallo
Perfect location, Luxury Finishes like no other apartments, amenities of a 5* Hotel
What makes this Apartment unique
15% discount for stays of 7 nights or more
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Love this place!
This apartment is spectacular! The patio runs the full width of the apartment and overlooks the private garden. It provides a great opportunity to relax and get away from the tourist crowds while still being outside. The interior of the apartment is equally impressive, with high ceilings, beautiful furnishings, and the most outrageously luxurious bathrooms we have ever seen - especially the pink bathroom. The owner lives nearby, and is a true gentleman. He was very helpful when one of our bags failed to show up when we arrived from Athens, and was readily available by phone or email when we needed to reach him.
Beautiful Property - Excellent Location
This property is everything that you see in the pictures and more. Beautifully decorated, centrally located and, excellent service from the owners!
We will stay here again and have recommended to our friends.
The apartment was exactly as advertised. Certainly no disappointment.
Enjoyed 9 days in the center of Florence where you experience living in an area more than 800 years old. The apartment is centrally located with a Carrie Fore market a block away and is only three blocks from Academia, four blocks from Mercado Centrale, and a 10 minute walk to Pointe Vechio. The apartment is clearly 5 star. You have all the amenities of home while while enjoying evenings with a glass of wine on the terrace at the end of each day in the heart of Florence. Wonderful way to to wind down from busy days visiting museums, the Chianti wine country, selecting restaurants, trying new foods and a side trip to Sienna (1.5 hours away by bus). The owners greeted us on arrival, provided suggestions for outings, and telephone numbers to call for arrangements. Couldn't ask for more.
This was among the best rental I have had with VRBO both stateside and in Europe- the owners have a beautiful apartment, well appointed and were very easy to work with. There is a market and reSturant nearby. The terrace was very relaxing. This is a five star stay!
A jewel in Florence
We stayed in this incredible apartment for 10 nights in early May this year, and to say it exceeded expectations would fail to do the residence, and its hosts, justice. We were warmly welcomed by Paolo, and introduced to its amenities. Our fully equipped kitchen was well-stocked with goodies (wine, fruit, bread, cheese, olive oil, and more, including an incredible dessert bread my husband ate all of!). As others have indicatetd, everything in the apartment from its furnishings and linens, to the books on the shelves, reflects family pride and a refined Italian sensibility, yet we felt entirely comfortable claiming the space as our own. The terrace was perhaps its finest feature. I spent hours there, reading, sipping coffee or wine, listening to the birds chittering away, and delighted by the sprinkles of Italian conversation I could overhear. It became my new happy place and I sent "wish you were here" selfies to everyone I know!
But enough romanticism... here's what you need to know: the apartment is in a quiet, combination studio/residential/university neighbourhood, within 15-20 minutes' walk of the City Centre, and all its museums, galleries, and shopping. There are food and wine shops, along with countless restaurants, within equally easy access. We felt perfectly comfortable at night, though the square at San Marco can be populated with dodgy characters.
Everything you need is in the apartment, even such things as Q-tips and face soap! I suspect some of these items are "leftovers", as I left over the toiletries I did not want to pack, but it is nonetheless a thoughtful gesture to leave them in place. Hairdryers are in each bathroom, but do not count on using your own (North American) "dual voltage" appliances, because Paolo says it might fry the (apartment) circuits.
The bed was very comfortable, the pillows less so; the water pressure & temperature were excellent; and the towels were fluffy & plentiful. We slept with the windows open most nights, but bring or buy bug spray. The mosquitos were vicious. And if you are sensitive to perfumes, you might want to ask Paolo to remove the scent diffusers before your arrival. I found the fragrances quite powerful.
Summing up... brilliant. Were it not for the charms of Florence, we would never have left the apartment.
We stayed in this bright and airy apartment for 5 nights in early August 2014. Every detail in this well appointed accommodation exudes quality and reflects the fine taste, passion, and compassion of the owners- the furniture inside and outside on the beautiful terrace, the fine bed linen and towels, the immaculate cleanliness, the fruits, the Nespresso machine, the sundries,.....
The owner of this apartment is a lovely Italian family whom we had the fortunate pleasure of meeting and having dinner with. Paolo, the son, went out of his way to help us and make our stay a most enjoyable one.
In many years of staying in holiday rentals, this was probably our best stay!
Do yourself a favor and stay in this apartment when visiting Florence. You won't regret it!
Additional pricing information
30 day cancellation notice is required for refund, a 20% fee would be applied to any cancellation made after reservation. This is a non-smoking residence. Smoking allowed on the terrace.