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Perfect Secret Garden in Florence Center Wheelchair Access A/C Washer Free WiFi

Bedrooms 1
Space 725 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A full garden tucked behind a bright and spacious apartment in the city center

See what the experts say about us! Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Italy Experience Maker award, Travel & Leisure Magazine Italy All-Star award, Better Business Bureau A+ perfect rating, SlowTravel Preferred, Vacation Rental Managers Association professional.

We welcome your inquiries and questions and will respond within one business day. The calendar is updated frequently.

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A wall of windows opens the living room onto the garden. A patio with table and chairs open onto the garden with some interesting old features dating from the days when it was the courtyard of a convent, including a dry fountain. The living room has a sofa and an upholstered arm chair.

The apartment is well designed to take advantage of the natural light from the garden. The bedroom is closed off by louvered doors that can rotate for more or less light, as you prefer.

The bedroom has a queen-sized bed and walk-in closet.

The apartment is located at the back of the building. It is accessed off the ground floor corridor of a small apartment building. The position in the building is advantageous since it is quiet in the back and the apartment opens to a very large garden. It`s a special feel to have such a feeling of openness, light and air with large doors open out to the garden that is yours to enjoy.

A long, long hallway opens by degrees to a study area that has a useful and charming antique armoire, a desk and chair. Off the study, is a full bathroom with toilet, shower, sink, bidet.

The open-plan kitchen has an under-counter refrigerator, 2-burner electric stove, dishwasher, microwave, pots, pans, dishes.

Because it is a ground floor apartment, it works for wheelchair access. However it has no special accessibility attributes.

City hospitality tax payable in cash on arrival. See Italy Perfect website for current city tax. We provide extensive information about traveling and renting in Italy.

Maximum stay 14 nights.

More Details

Property Manager
Pat Byrne
Member since: 2000
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Pat Byrne

This apartment is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love visiting Italy as much as we do. We are sisters Lisa and Pat Byrne who lived in Italy in our youth and now travel there frequently for business and pleasure.

We offer only short term rentals that we carefully hand pick for their locations, furnishings, amenities, and that we can personally recommend and would want to stay in ourselves. We travel frequently to inspect, and usually stay in, the rentals we represent. We select vacation rentals that offer charm, good locations, cleanliness, quality furnishings and hospitable welcomes. We count the number of steps up to the property, check the size of the refrigerator, shower, listen for noise, inventory the kitchen equipment and even inspect the mattresses. This is our most important point of differentiation which sets us apart from many other vacation rental firms. Even with careful advance research and personal connections, we still choose to not represent more than 50% of the properties we visit. And, once we agree to represent a property we regularly re-inspect it to ensure our standards are being met.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I recently visited Florence and stayed at the Enzo apartment. It was as advertised and not only met but exceeded all of my expectations. From my arrival, where I was greeted by the owner, Anna, who was extremely nice and helpful to the apartment's fantastic location...near the train station but easily walkable to all of Florence's main attractions. If I am fortunate enough to return to Florence, I would definitely look to stay at the Enzo apartment once again.
Nov 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria Novella in Centro Storico (Quartiere 1)

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 725 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Local hospitality tax paid in cash on arrival.
  • Late check in with advance arrangement.
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Convertible Bed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen size sofa bed sleeps two
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge


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(19 traveller reviews)

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Perfect Secret Garden in Florence Center Wheelchair Access A/C Washer Free WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

I want to live there!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, spacious, elegant, beautiful garden, excellent location. I could not give this a higher recommendation. We stayed there for five nights and loved everything about it. Ana was lovely and let us in early when circumstances caused us to arrive in Florence a few hours before we expected. The apartment is simply very homey with books and music CDs and everything you need. Easy walk to the train station and the bus station. Right around the corner from the car rental places so you can get out of town in a car with no trouble. I made a couple of suggestions to Ana for ways to improve the house. Mainly a small kitchen table would make the kitchen more useful for two people to cook. Otherwise very well-equipped. You go down the long hallway from the street so the apartment is back off the street and noises no problem. It is on the ground level So if you have issues climbing stairs this is perfect. There are just a couple of steps and that it all. When you come home from a day of looking at sites you will sigh with pleasure at the cozy place you are staying.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lyn, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team
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Perfect place to stay (with the perfect secret garden)

  • 5 of 5

Anna met us and gave us a quick tour of her delightful apartment. It is located on a street with a good amount of foot traffic and some good stores. But you won't hear any of the hustle and bustle in the apartment that is located at the end of a long hallway.

The apartment is clean, comfortable and quiet. It is nicely furnished and has an interesting collection of artwork on display.

The promised "secret garden" is accessible from the bedroom or the living area. It is, as promised, quiet and relaxing. You'll hear a bit of noise from the nearby parking garage but that quickly fades into the background. At night it is incredibly peaceful.

The apartment has a large, nicely stocked bathroom. The kitchen is small but functional. The living spaces and the bedroom are perfect for a couple. There is a roll-out bed in the living area that we did not use.

Anna made us very welcome and helped us when my wife thought she had lost some of her jewelry.

The apartment is a stone's throw from the Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station. It is also a short walk away from the Duomo, the Academia and the other destinations. The nearby neighborhood is filled with delightful shops and good restaurants.

I would recommend this apartment for a couple (or perhaps a small family). We felt very comfortable and safe.


  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review, Greg! The Italy Perfect Team
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  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious, immaculate, beautifully furnished and equipped one bedroom apartment with a delightful garden in the midst of the bustle and crowds of Florence. A very short walk to the train station, bus station and city bus stops. Grocery stores nearby and the Central Market only a 10minute walk away. You will be in the middle of it, but shut the door and enter the tranquility of your Secret Garden. Highly recommended! We loved our 8 day stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Linda, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team
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Wonderfully Private Garden

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was wonderful - very close to the train station and many of the sites. There were many food stores close by and we had wonderful meals outside in the beautiful garden. The owner lives nearby and said she was available if we had any problems - which we didn't. If we were to return to Florence we would definitely want to return to this place.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Daniel! The Italy Perfect Team
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A very peaceful apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a very peaceful and relaxing place to come to after a hectic day of sightseeing and

Dealing with the crowds of Florence. The garden is beautiful and very nice to sit outside and

Have a glass of wine, dinner, or just enjoy the peacefulness and quiet of a backyard garden.

The apartment has all the amenities, including a clothes washer. It does have a door that is

Difficult to close, which does need some attention. Also the furniture in the living room is on the old side and could use some updating, but this is not distracting from a wonderful apartment in the heart of Florence and within walking distance of most Central sights that one would want to see. I would not hesitate to rent this apartment again the next time I am in Florence. I enjoyed the experience a lot. Italy Perfect has found a great apartment to rent.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: [Thank you Darrell! It is true that you have to be careful with the door to the washing machine. Thank you for explaining that the furniture you are referring to is the carpet. It is not a new carpet but, in Italy, considered a fine antique, a handmade Afghan carpet. The upholstered furniture is all new and has clean slip covers. The wooden pieces are restored antiques. The Italy Perfect Team]
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Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay, we felt right at home!!!! The pictures in the advertisement is spot on, it was exactly as pictured. We liked how it was set a little outside of the main tourist areas of Florence. Sitting in the garden every evening was a wonderful way to talk over the sites of the day and relax. Pat was so helpful and left a ton of information handy for us to reference. I would definitely stay here again!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are pleased you had a wonderful stay! The Italy Perfect Team
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria Novella, Florence

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £263.32
credit cd process fee £43.89
Greeting & cleaning/week £87.77
hlome away fee £17.55
Tax Rate 5.0%

Local city tax payable in cash on check in. Maximum 14 night stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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