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Charming flat full of light with garden in the centre of Florence

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Located in the historical area of S. Niccolò and easily accessible by car, the flat is cosy and fully equipped. Its position makes it ideal if you walk to the city centre or some of its most panoramic views , such as Piazzale Michelangelo and San Miniato, Forte Belvedere and the Rose Garden.

Situated on the ground floor of a two-storey house with private garden and terrace, it consists of a sitting room, a kitchen , two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a laundry room.

From the huge windows of the two bedrooms you can enjoy the view of the quiet private garden, while from the living room and the kitchen you have a view of the historical city walls.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Sandra

I live in another apartment in the same property

Why Sandra chose Santo Spirito

I like meeting people from different countries and I want to keep this family house.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is part of a bigger property mainly built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Even though it is located in the city centre, it is isolated enough to make you feel far from the madding crowd


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santo Spirito in Centro Storico (Quartiere 1)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Coin Cabine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mezzanine
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 (mezzanine) Bedroom 1 Toilette, Bathtub with shower , Bidet Bathroom 2 Toliette, Shower, Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 Bed size: cm 160 x cm 200 Wardrobe Bedside tables Bedroom 2 Bed size: cm 140x 190 Wardrobe Bedside tables
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(73 traveller reviews)

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Charming flat full of light with garden in the centre of Florence
average rating of 4.890411 based on 73 reviews

Beautiful spot with a 'home away from home' feel.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during early April and found it to be a wonderful base for exploring the beauty and culture of Florence.

The apartment is a lovely spot, sat just outside the city centre but still within walking distance of all the main sights and locations - 10 minutes to Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi and Piazza della Signoria, 15-20 minutes to the Duomo, 25-30 minutes to Santa Maria Novella or Mercato Centrale. It is also in a lively, yet quiet, neighbourhood a stone's throw away from some great places to eat, drink and relax, as well as a short distance from the beautiful views of Piazalle Michaelangelo and San Miniato al Monte church and abbey.

It is a place that will make you feel less like a tourist and more like a local. We settled in quickly thanks to Sandra's warm, welcoming hospitality, the spacious, well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. One the one day of good weather, in an unusually rainy week, we thoroughly enjoyed having lunch out on the terrace balcony, and the garden is beautiful.

The place itself is spacious, with plenty of windows letting in a lot of light but also great blinds for if the sun gets too intense. It was cool when it was warm, warm when it was chilly and had all the space, storage and amenities you might need.

As an unashamed foodie the kitchen was a great asset to this place, with a gas hob with 4 burners, a good oven and many useful tools and instruments provided. Given the quality of Tuscan produce I found myself cooking here more than dining out!

I cannot sing the praises of this place enough, and as with so much of our experience in Florence, the worst part of it was having to leave!

Thank you, Sandra, for a wonderful stay and I hope we can come back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Location; Great Hostess

  • 5 of 5

Sandra. We had a terrific stay at your home. Thank you for your personal welcome to your very nice apartment with a great overview of the features of your home, directions for the city, and an added "treat" of wine. Best of all, we loved the location of your place - so close to the City gate. Other than a 20-Euro taxi to/from the train station, we could easily walk everywhere to the museums and sites. It was perfect! Thank you. Greg and Linda and Mike and Christine.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Greg for your words of appreciation. It was a pleasure to welcome you even though for a very short stay. You were two couples of friendly and respectful guests and are always welcome back.
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Cumming, GA

A wonderful place in Florence

  • 5 of 5

Sandra's place was a perfect setting for our family of 5 in Florence. The apartment is large enough that we could spread out a little and relax. She was having internet issues, but I think those would be remedied when her relative returned from a trip to share the new password. We found a great pizza place within a few blocks and the little bar 1 block away had great pastries for our breakfast each day. The area the apartment is in is very pretty and there is an overlook very close by where you can see the whole city. Sandra was very kind and always available to answer questions. We would stay with her again!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome Laura and her family. They were very friendly and respectful. I definitely recommend them to all hosts. They are always welcome back.
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Cozy and lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time exploring Florence and the surrounding area from this apartment. Located across the river from the Santa Croce church, it was the perfect place to start each day with a short walk to view the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Many nearby restaurants to choose from.

A very clean and comfortable location with a great host who provided an overview of the area. Sandra was very welcoming and my youngest enjoyed meeting her sweet dog. The apartment had all the amenities to cook a good meal as well.

Thank you Sandra for a wonderful Christmas apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome Mike and his beautiful family. They were friendly, relaxed and respectful, and left the apartment in very good order. I definitely recommend them to any host.
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Really lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Sandra was a wonderful host. The apartment is spacious, well furnished and comfortable and the garden is lovely. The location is great, with a good and very frequent bus service to the centre if you don't want to walk. The local area is close to the Arno, and very attractive with good facilities, but not at all noisy. We could not have found a better place to stay for our week in wonderful Florence.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate and Mandy are lovely guests.Friendly and respectful, they left the apartment clean and tidy. Everything was perfect. Highly recommended, I would certainly be glad to host them again.
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St. Petersburg Florida

Perfect Location. Great Space!

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is right at the end of Via dei Bastioni and exactly by San Niccolo. It could not be a better spot for visiting Florence. The apartment is spacious and well-equipped. There were some problems with the Internet that Sandra tried to fix but it is pretty weak. The outdoor space is incredible with a raised patio and her Garden is beautiful. I rated a four instead of a five only because the house is a little bit of dark and chilly plus the internet issues. Sandra did adjust the heat for me and she was so kind and talkative. The bed was very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed Karen' s company and I' m very sorry for the problems with the Internet which, fortunately, the majority of my guests don't have. As for the dark, that was because the blinds of the 4 big windows were left half closed. Usually, the problem is the opposite: if you have the windows wide-open, in summer there is too much sun. In Florence the heating shouldn't be started until the end of October. I started it one hour in the morning and then when you asked me also in the evening . I understand that if you come from a hotter country, you can be cold if you don't have warm clothes. I'm glad you nevertheless enjoyed your stay here. I hope I'll host you again, maybe in a hotter month!
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Firenze o Pisa
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
at 50 metres
Nearest Ferry
95 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Golf Club Ugolino
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Firenze Santa Maria Novella (SMN)
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
at 20 metres
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Viareggio - Marina di Pisa
Car: not necessary

San Niccolò is a typical neighbourhood in Oltrarno with small shops, bars, restaurants and art galleries.

The house is within walking distance of the city centre and also very close to parks and gardens, such as the Rose Garden (just 50 metres) or the Carraia Garden (250 metres), ideal for children, and Piazzale Michelangelo.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Santo Spirito, Florence

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
tariffa 1
18 Apr 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Tariffa 2
22 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Tariffa 3
30 Mar 2019 - 3 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Spese di pulizia £26.33
Stay tax £2.63 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

€ 3,00 x night (up to 7 nights) x person over 12 for Florence Town Administration from 1 January 2018
€ 5,00 x day ( March and November) and € 8,00 x day ( December, January, February) for heating.
Keys are given at check in by owner.

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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