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Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

All Comfort Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Right In The Center

The "palazzo" was built around 1200.The apartment has been completely renovated 3 years ago but it has kept its old flavour and character. It has one living room full of light with big sofas,dining table ,a furnished kitchen with fridge, microwave,dishwasher,washing machine, coffee filter machine, french press and italian coffee machine. There are 2 bedrooms with big beds and 2 complete bathrooms (one is attached to the bedroom and the other one just in front of the second bedroom) , a small balcony, AC in each room, central heating, free wi fi, . It's located on the 2nd floor but there is a lift (which is very unusual in Florence).The decoration is a mix of antique, ethnic and modern pieces; art books.The floor and the ceilings are made of wood with delicate pastel colors. Linens and towels are furnished. I also provide coffee, teas,sugar etc...

You are right in the heart of Santa croce neighbourhood, 5 minutes walk from the main sightseeings. There is a grocery store close by and a street full of coffee shops and nice restaurants.

It is also very quiet . Good nights sleep is secured!

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More Details

Marie Midavaine
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 April, 2018

About Marie Midavaine

I'm French and I have been living in Florence for a very long time (almost 30 years). I travel a lot both for my work and my vacations. I've tried to create a space that I'd myself like to find when I am away from home.I want it very clean because I always walk bare feet, i want it with all the comfort because I don't like washing the dishes, I want it quiet because I am on vacation, I want it nice because my home is nice! I speak French, english, italian and learning spanish because my eldest son leaves in Colombia. I couldn't leave without my yoga and my main interest are the oriental philosophies which have taught me a lot.

Marie Midavaine purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Marie Midavaine chose Basilica of Santa Croce

The apartment is in the heart of the historical center, walking distance from everything:museums, shops etc..It is in a old palace built in 1200 but the apartment has completely renovated in June 2013 .There are 2 bedrooms with big beds, 2 attached bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, living room overlooking a garden.

it's in the medieval part of the city,so quiet that you cannot think you are 5 minutes away only from the pulsing heart of the city.

What makes this apartment unique

I have tried to make the house special, to give it some character, hoping that you'll remember it as a nice place where you've stayed when you were in Florence. There is all comfort: a lift (very rare in the old florentine buildings), wi-fi, TV ,stereo for i pod, A.C and the kitchen has washing machine, fridge, dish washer. You'll find art books from the main museums and I give you all my favourite places in order you can live as locals, avoiding tourist places. For the deco, I have mixed old pieces with new ones, photos from my travels and colors are soft and pastel in order they can meet everybody's taste. On the very small balcony, there are plants...I hope you will enjoy the house!

If you like it, I can help you in the organization of your stay. If you want to do yoga, or have italian cooking class, or organize private tours in the Chianti aerea, or go to a jewelry workshop to learn how to create your own jewels or go for truffle hunting .....just ask me, I will be happy to help you.

The Santa Croce area is very florentine but very touristic at the same time. In some streets you'll find thousand of tourists but then, just across the corner, you'll find the main food market where all locals go. you walk 10 min and you are in a different area with another character...

This area is very convenient because you can walk everywhere and it gives you the opportunity to really feel the flavor of the city.

There are all public transports very near.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Basilica of Santa Croce in Santa Croce

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Soaps, shampoo, shower gel furnished.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    MASTER BEDROOM - 1 Large Double Bed , baby crib and extra single bed available on request
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Peaceful Oasis in the Historical Heart of Florence .. describes this apartment exactly

  • 5 of 5

Communicaton with Marie was easy and timely. Payment was efficient. Entry to this accommodation was as promised with Marie providing explanation of keys, overview of appliances and directions to local grocery shopping, etc. Plenty of reading material was available, on Florence, Tuscany, Italy and beyond. Pictures and description of the apartment are accurate. The WiFi was strong and reliable, appliances worked as intended, bathrooms were clean and hot water was plentiful. Linens were of nice quality, bedding was comfortable. Lighting was good, with plenty of electrical outlets available. The walk in showers and the lift accommodated mobility issues.

The location of the apartment cannot be beat for exploration of historical Florence: within walking distance .. Uffizi, Bargello, Galileo, Palazzo Vecchio, the Doumo, and Santa Croce to name a few. There are 3 bus lines within walking distance to assist in exploring other venues, such as Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens, Museo San Marco, Medici Riccardi, the overlook town of Fiesole and others. The neighborhood purveyors of groceries, gelato, and Italian specialties are all just down the street and around the corner. This apartment is a joyous sunlighted retreat from the hustle and bustle just a street or two away.

Marie assisted us in leaving, arranging for a cab.

Would we return .. in a word .. ABSOLUTELY.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Vickie. It was a pleasure to have you both here . You were perfect guests and I hope to see you again, any time! Gelateria de neri is still there, waiting for you and the weather is fabulous. happy Easter, Marie
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Fabulous apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment had everything we needed and was very comfortable. Perfectly located 2 minutes walk from Palazzio Vecchio and in an interesting neighbourhood. Very quiet for sleeping but vibrant not too far away.

Marie very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edmond, Oklahoma - USA

Great flat in the prefect location

  • 5 of 5

Flat was perfect for our stay. Loved the rustic feel of the decor and close proximity to everything in Florence. Will definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John for your nice review. You are welcome back anytime. Marie
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Excellent in everyway

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for our family. Having a true second bedroom was great. The dishwasher and washing machine were so handy. Great loacation. Marie was the perfect hostess; so very helpful

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, North Carolina

Fantastic apartment in a fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Marie's apartment June 15th-19 and if was great! She greeted us, showed us everything in the apartment, recommended places to eat and where to go to avoid the tourists. The apartment was very clean, comfortable and quiet. It is also so close to everything! We walked to all of the sights. It is in such a great location that we could even come back from time to time to regroup and cool off without it being out of the way. We have talked about wanting to go back to Florence and staying here again because of how great it was!

Thank you Marie for opening your home to us!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment. Centrally located. Great host.

  • 5 of 5

Marie was so knowledgeable about the area and very accomodating with check-in/out, amenities, and general information. The apartment is beautiful and spacious, centrally located to reach the major sights in Florence but equally easy to get outside the "tourist bubble" from this spot. We stayed in this location with a group of four and it was perfect for that. Would definitely stay here again in any case. (Thanks for everything Marie!)

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello James, Thank you so much for your nice review. You were perfect guests and I thank you so much for having chosen my appartment. hope to see you again. You are welcome anytime. Happy Xmas, Marie
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Caffe Cibreo
mercato di Sant'Ambrogio
Basilica of Santa Croce
Caffe' Coquinarius
Il Duomo of Florence
Caffetteria delle Oblate
Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The old city of Florence is there...just go! From all the main museums, to the markets, to the shopping , to the markets...only a small walking distance.If you want to take a rest from all the madonnas and churches you'll see, then you can relax ,sit at a terrace, having a good glass of chianti wine, just enjoy the typical Florentine way of life, the Dolce Vita...I will leave in the house a brochure of my favourite places and restaurants...all the tips in order not to be a foreigner.You can also rent a car in town or go for a tour to visit Tuscany and his beauties: the wineyards,the landscape, the cities of Sienna and Pisa. Your stay will never be too long because there are so many things to do and to see.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £48.28

The Florence city tax is not included in the quote and has to be paid at the time of check in. The city of Florence has established the "city tax" applied to all non residents. It is €2.50 per day and per person for a maximum of 7 nights. Children under 12 don't pay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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