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Designer apartment in the heart of Florence

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Santa Maria Novella - Via Faenza apartment

Stylish two bedroom apartment in historical building in the heart of Florence

Amazing designer apartment in the historical centre of Florence. (S.Lorenzo)

The apartment is composed of large master bedroom, kitchen/living area, bathroom with shower and a lounge room that can be used as second bedroom if there are more than 2 of you.

It’s a typical Florentine apartment featuring terracotta floor, high ceilings with exposed timber beams and thick walls.

Great care has been taken in selecting high end modern furniture, every object, artwork or print in the house has a history.

The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, kettle and toaster and everything you need to cook and dine (even though there are so many nice restaurants in the neighbourhood you will probably never cook!)

The master bedroom has an Italian double bed (200x160cm) and air conditioning and it’s overlooking Via Faenza.

The lounge room has a 40 inches tv and a big sofa that can be converted into a bed with a second pull out bed to accommodate up to two additional people.

All windows are equipped with mosquito nets for summer.

The apartment has an unbeatable location, it’s 5 minutes walking from the train station of Santa Maria Novella, and only minutes from some of Florence major attractions: the Mercato Centrale is around the corner, the Duomo is five minutes walking, Ponte Vecchio is 10 minutes walking.

THE NEIGHBOROOOD

If you love being in the middle of the action this apartment is the perfect place for you!

It’s only minutes from the Mercato Centrale di San Lorenzo, an amazing indoor food market where you will find the best fresh produce on the ground floor and food stalls on the first floor where you can have a great lunch with a few glasses of wine.

Around the food market there are lots of stalls selling leather goods, from jackets to bags and wallets (remember to bargain on the price!)

The Basilica di San Lorenzo is just 2 minutes away and the Duomo is five minutes.

You can be at Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi in 10 minutes.

On Via Faenza there are many shops including supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and laundries.

If you sleep in the second bedroom you will wake up to the beautiful smell of buiscuits coming from “Il Cantuccio di San Lorenzo”, a pastry shop baking fresh cantucci every day (a typical Tuscan biscuit) on Via Sant’Antonino.

You can have your morning coffee and breakfast Italian style at Sieni, a pasticceria on Via Sant’Antonino, they make some wonderful pastries and nice cappuccino.

Zanobini is a great shop to buy some good bottles of wine, it’s on Via Sant’Antonino too.

There are plenty of restaurants and wine bar in this neighboroud, you will find some suggestions in our house manual,!

If you arrive by train you can easily walk to the apartment, it’s only 5 minutes walking.

HOUSE RULES

Please respect the apartment as if it was your own, take good care of it during your stay and keep it tidy.

The apartment is in a quiet building with mainly couples living here, please be respectful of the neighbours, do not party, do not be loud.

Smoking is not allowed. Pets are not allowed, sorry 

Please turn off the air conditioning when you go out, the room cools pretty quickly so there is no need to keep it on if you’re not in.

From October 2014 the City of Florence has established a tourist tax also for people staying in private apartments. The tax is applied to non-residents overnight stays and for a maximum of 7 consecutive nights. The tax rate for private apartments is 2,50 Euro per person per night. Tax has to be payed cash at arrival.

Children below 12 years old don't pay the tax.

The tourist tax paid at check in, if the start will advance, will not be refunded. The fee will be calculated on nights and persons declared to the reservation.

A photocopy of the main page of the passport of every guest is also required, please bring it with you at check in!

The check in time is from 15.00 p.m. to 20.00 p.m and the check out is by 11.00 a.m.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Paola Belli
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 November, 2016

About Paola Belli

Hi and welcome to Florence!

This is our apartment in Florence, Stefano and I are both architects and we took great care in selecting beautiful pieces from around the world to furnish our place.

We love design, art, architecture and traveling. We also love food & wine, and what better place then Tuscany to enjoy that!

We currently live and work overseas, Paola is our manager and she will meet you at check in and deal with you before and during your stay. She's very friendly and she's ready with tips about restaurants, museums and everything Florence has to offer.

We love our place and we hope you do too!

Paola Belli purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Paola Belli chose Florence Historic Centre

This apartment has lot of character with its terracotta floor and high ceiling. The exposed timber beams are a typical feature of historical buildings in Florence.

The location is unbeatable, close to the main train station and to the central market where you can find amazing fresh produce.

The area is full of restaurants, shops, wine bars, everything is at the doorstep.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Designer apartment in the heart of Florence
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
5

very comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

Very easy to find this apartment, just a few minutes walk from the train station. The apartment was quite large and comfortably appointed. Paola was an excellent hostess and took the time to point out sites and neighborhood restaurants. The apartment was quiet yet just minutes from all the main tourist spots and cool flea markets. We were very satisfied with our stay- if only it was longer!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Terrific location and great Apartment Manager

  • 5 of 5

Great Florence location for all the reasons cited in previous reviews. On the evening of our second day we noticed that the refrigerator was not cooling and called Paola at 8:30 p.m. She hopped on her motorbike and was there by 9 p.m. We tested all controls, panels, etc.; she called the owner and said she would have a service tech check the fridge the next day. By the time we arrived the next evening, we had a new refrigerator. She absolutely blew us away with her quick and thorough attention and responsiveness to the problem. We would definitely recommend this property for a great stay in Florence. Convenience was incredible.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden gem in the middle of florence

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved this apartment. Its very close to main train station and walking distance to duomo, accademia and Ponte vechio bridge.

Thanks again for a wonderful stay Paola.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent apartment, perfectly located

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful apartment! The location is excellent- my husband and I walked everywhere, including from the train station (a five minute walk away). Apartment was huge, beautifully decorated, spotless and full of "extra" amenities like coffee, portable wi-fi and very, very good local restaurant and bar recommendations. There is a mini market right across the street for buying water and any other basics. Unlike most European beds, this one was a really comfortable proper American queen size (not two twins put together).Shower may be a bit tight if you are larger than average. Property manager was incredibly responsive and very kind- she welcomed us with a bottle of wine. This is a terrific choice for anyone staying in Florence. Definitely book if available!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location & comfortable accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We were met upon arrival with no waiting and Paola had a bottle of wine to welcome us! The apartment was clean with comfortable beds, nice kitchen with coffee maker (bring your own coffee), washer and drying rack and good wifi. The location is within easy walking distance of the train station and central to the historic center which made the stay in Florence easy to see sites, explore restaurants and take a break from the summer crowds. When looking for an apartment for myself and daughter this seemed the best bet and we were not disappointed. Around the corner was a restaurant with gluten free pizza and pasta. The deposit was returned quickly. I recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Florence Apartment

  • 5 of 5

My good friend and I stayed at this apartment and we positively loved it. The location is fantastic -- just a few blocks from S. M. Novella train station, so very easy to get to. The apartment is spacious and the interior design is well done and stylish. Both beds are comfortable and have feather pillows. There's only one AC unit (in the bedroom with the queen bed), but in late May, it was cool enough that we didn't need it. The windows give a lot of airflow through the apartment, so you could easily keep them open at night, but the street noise might be a little loud for some. If the windows are closed, it's very quiet. The portable wifi was a nice benefit! We had trouble with it on day one due a a weather storm before we got there, but Paola had it fixed quickly. I would definitely recommend this apartment, and I can't wait to come back. It's gorgeous.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Location

Nearest Train
300 Metres
Santa maria novella
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Versilia
Car: not necessary

The apartment is only 5 minutes walking from Santa Maria Novella train station and close to all major sights in Florence.

The central market is just around the corner, San Lorenzo Church, the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi are all in walking distance.

The area is very lively with lots of restaurants, wine bars and cafes'.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria Novella, Florence Historic Centre

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£328
for 3 nights
From
£101
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter price
27 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£303
for 3 nights
From
£92
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
New year
30 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£366
for 3 nights
From
£114
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
PITTI
9 Jan 2017 - 13 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£303
for 3 nights
From
£92
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Aprile
1 Apr 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£97
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
pasqua 2016
14 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£348
for 3 nights
From
£108
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
alta stagione
17 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£97
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£272
for 3 nights
From
£82
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £168
Cleaning Fee £25

From October 2014 the City of Florence has established a tourist tax also for people staying in private apartments. The tax is applied to non-residents overnight stays and for a maximum of 7 consecutive nights. The tax rate for private apartments is 2 Euro per person per night. Tax has to be payed cash at arrival.
A photocopy of the main page of the passport of every guest is also required, please bring it with you at check in!

Manager'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.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria Novella in Florence

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced

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