A Monteverde old, close to Trastevere you will find this nice penthouse 85sqm with living room / dining room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and 20sqm terrace. The peaceful area is well connected to Trastevere, the Basilica of San Pietro, in the center. Located on 5th floor of a building in a typical district of the Second World War with two large courtyards with garden, the spacious apartment is very bright and quiet.
- Apartment968 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 - 7 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- english, french, german, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Nov 2018
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Lovely terrace and bright lounge / dining room
We stayed 6 weeks in the apartment. Elena, our host, was really helpful, and easily reached on WhatsApp or by email / text. Her English is excellent, which avoided any communication issues for me as I don't speak Italian. The couple of minor things I asked for, were promptly supplied. The apartment is in a small neighbourhood area, where you really do get to recognise the locals! The terrace gets the morning and early afternoon sun, and we spent most of our time there, when we were in the apartment.
There are several supermarkets in easy walking distance, and local fruit sellers, butchers, chemists, deli's etc supplying everything that you need. The bakers downstairs makes delicious croissants, and their ready-made canneloni and lasagnes are great. But be prepared to get up early, They sell out quickly!
There are plenty of restaurants nearby, from takeaway pizza, to fish and traditional trattoria. Not to mention great gelateria!
It is easy to get into town from the apartment. We mainly used the 44 and 75 buses, which you can get a couple of blocks from the apartment. Quattro Venti train station is a few minutes walk away. We discovered a quick way back from town - a 64 bus which goes past the Vatican, to S Pietro station, where you can hop on a train to QV which only takes 5 minutes. It's far faster than the 982 bus.... (Note - the buses aren't great on a Sunday!) Bus tickets last 100 minutes and cover the local trains, buses and 1 metro connection, so you can change buses easily.
It is only a short walk downhill into Trastevere, or Porta Portese (great Sunday morning market), but you might want to take a bus back - it is up quite a steep hill. There are several nice parks nearby Parc Pamphili is huge, and only a block or two away. We walked for hours in it, and it is a lovely place just to sit on a bench and watch the world go by.
The apartment has free-standing fans in each bedroom, and a portable air-con unit in the lounge (which we needed a bit in our first couple of weeks). The bathroom has also been upgraded, and now has a walk-in shower rather than a bath. Elena left us plenty of bed-linen because she knew we were having visitors during our stay.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Rome!
Trish and Tony were two very pleasant and nice guests! I was happy to have them in my flat, they gave me good advises and suggestions for the apartment, they enjoyed their stay in the flat, which they took very well care of. They tuned in perfectly with the mood of the neighborhood and the city. I would be happy to have many more guests like them!!!
Not what was expected
The home was nice, but we arrived and the temperatures were in the 90's and the home had one fan which was broken. The owner took the broken fan and didn't return until the next afternoon with one fan for an apartment 1000 sq ft. We never slept the first night because it was too hot.The bed broke the following night when we slept and the owner blamed us, the old door gave us a really hard time getting in and again the owner blamed us for the condition. The dishes had to be washed prior to using. I also have homes I rent and would not treat renters this way. We spoke to the owner several times to explain our disappointment but was not receptive. We ended up booking another home to stay in for the rest of our vacation, having to spend another 800 euros.
1) Michelle (and not Constantino Lema) rented the flat with somebody else account on HER name and always wrote about HER stay. Instead of her I found her MINOR daughter and other two 18-year old kids. So she did something incorrect and illegal. I should have not accepted them, because I should have had a written permit of her mother authorizing her to stay in my flat, but I didn't send them away.
2) They started to complain immediately:
- that the door was broken: it wasnot, it works normally, they just had not listened when I explained them how to open it, the fact that it is the original old door doesn't mean that it does not work.
- that all the plugs were broken: their American adaptors were not compatible.
- that the bed broke all alone in the middle of the night (!!!) probabely they sat all three in the same bed. Luckily they broke just a support screw of one slat and I could repair it quickly so I didn't charge them the damage.
- Honestly I can't say anything about the dishes, I did not see them, but the cleaning lady is very accurate and no one ever complained before.
- The not working fan was changed with a working one on the same night as soon as they informed me and not the day after.
- It was clearly written that the flat has no AC, they came in the warmest time of the year and could have chosen another flat with AC.
- They left without informing me and without giving me the opportunity to help them to find another solution and blamed me for the fact that they had to pay a cab and another flat.
- They asked for refund and told me that if I did not refund them they would write a negative review: I partially agreed upon not because they "blackmailed" but because I felt sorry for all the wasted money and though Homeaway told me that I had no obligation to.
I gave Homeaway the authorization to return the money from my account.
And everything is written clearly on the correspondence between me and Michelle on Homeaway.
Never again such guests!!!
Very pleasant apartment, wonderful location
The apartment was quite spacious, comfortable, and had all the basic needs. The terrace was a wonderful addition and was the perfect place to sit in the evening with a glass of wine. The host, Elena, was very friendly and helpful. She even went out and purchased our Roma passes for public transportation when we arrived.
What made this place and stay so wonderful was the location. Monteverde is away from the tourist mob scene but easily accessible by bus or by walking. By being away, it was a real neighborhood. There was a bakery next to the front entryway for bread and pastries; Angelo's for cappuccino on the corner; a couple of nice little restaurants nearby; two nearby supermarkets, shops within a block for homemade pasta, cheeses and sausages, meats, and gelato. You soon felt yourself to be part of the neighborhood. Two street markets were within a couple of blocks, featuring fresh produce, flowers, meats and fish and there were also two very large city parks nearby. You could really experience Roman daily life, especially if you enjoy walking around.
You come away from a stay here with a great appreciation of the Roman lifestyle. The sights of Rome are spectacular but we will always most remember the kindness of the people and the daily flow of life in the neighborhood. Strongly recommend for people wishing to experience what living in Rome is like.
Mooi groot appartement!
Wij hebben een fijne tijd gehad in het appartement. Elena heeft voor heen en terug naar de luchthaven een taxi voor ons gereserveerd. Ze was er zelf niet maar haar zoon heeft ons ingecheckt. Hij heeft ons uitgelegd hoe alles werkte.
Als je door de poort naar binnen gaat kom je op een grote binnenplaats, echt een oase van rust. Het appartement heeft een heerlijk dakterras waar je ‘s ochtends kunt ontbijten.
Er is een lift naar de 5e etage, dus als je slim bent (wij dus niet…) zet je de koffers in de lift en gaat zelf lopen. Er passen maar 2 mensen tegelijk in.
Tip voor Elena: zet nog even op papier welke bus (982 voor Vaticaan, onopvallende paarse halte vlak voor het gebouw rechts, weet alleen niet welke halte je weer uit moet stappen) of tram (3 of 8 op Viale Trastevere) je moet nemen om naar het centrum of het dichtstbijzijnde metrostation (Piramide) te komen. Ook kun je eerst bus 44 nemen om naar de tramhalte te komen. Dat was ons niet duidelijk.
(Bij het metrostation kan je een driedagenkaart kopen waarmee je met de metro, bus en tram kunt reizen. Wij hebben de kaartjes uit de automaat gehaald met contant geld, maar volgens mij kan je ze ook bij het loket kopen en dan kan je pinnen).
Er is een hele goede bakkerij vlak naast de deur voor vers brood en zelfs croissantjes en een soort koffiebroodjes. Verder ‘s avonds heerlijk gegeten bij de restaurants op loopafstand die Elena’s zoon ons heeft aangeraden.
De prijs/kwaliteit verhouding is prima!
Tout simplement excellent !
La propriétaire de la location est très disponible et serviable; elle parle plutôt bien français, ce qui est appréciable !
L'appartement est vraiment grand, avec une terrasse très agréable pour prendre le petit déjeuner ou l'apéro le soir. Il s'agit d'un appartement bien agencé, les deux chambres séparées est un plus. Le salon est spacieux et très agréable. La cuisine et la salle de bain sont bien agencées et fonctionnelles. Le tout est propre et bien tenu.
A proximité: Le fabriquant de pain, pizza, pâtisseries... (sorte d'énorme boulangerie) se trouve juste à côté et l'odeur du pain chaud le matin est un vrai plaisir! Un super marché de taille moyenne est à proximité à des prix raisonnables. Mais vu la très bonne qualité et les prix des plats, nous avons fait resto presque tous les soirs !
Le quartier lui même est calme. Pour ceux qui aime marcher, le quartier sympathique de Trastevere est à 20 minutes; le Vatican est une bonne demi heure de marche. Nous avons beaucoup marché. Près de l'appartement il y a des bus (un ticket = 1,5 euros). Seul bémol, nous n'avons pas réussi à savoir les horaires des bus; il fallait donc parfois, quand on était fatigué de marcher, attendre pas mal de temps.
En résumé, nous recommandons vivement cet appartement. Le rapport qualité/ prix est très bon !
Monteverde older is a neighborhood in Rome at the beginning of the last century. Gives the idea of being in a village, everyone knows each other and is well stocked with all kinds of shops and services: pharmacy, newsagent, grocers, small market, etc. Under the house there is a bakery that produces bread, pizzas and desserts until early afternoon.
Villa Pamhili, the largest park in Rome with well 184 hectares of public green, two ponds and a polo field, is five minutes walk. In five minutes you can also access the Villa Sciarra park and Porta San Pancrazio where the Roman Risorgimento Museum.
Trastevere, an ancient working class neighborhood of Rome, very lively and full of open well into the night delicious local bases, is located one km away, while St. Peter's Square is at 2,5km. But under the house there are bus stops that take you to all these places and others.