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*Special Offer* Luxury quiet Penthouse 5 mins from St Peter & Metro

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury sunny Penthouse, sleeps 4, close to St Peter, underground, wifi, air cond

Special offers have been applied. Please insert your dates for special offer rates.

This beautiful apartment is in the centre of Rome, very near to St Peters square, the Vatican and Castel St Angelo. It is on the top floor of a period building (with a lift). There is the added security of a caretaker. One double bedroom, sitting room Bathroom with large double shower, kitchen, dining area.

It offers WIFI central heating/air conditioning,TV, DVD and cleaning every 7 days. In the summer months there is a Euro 30 charge for air conditioning.

Service 'Limousine Car' transfer from Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino Airport can be arranged.

There are many trattorie and romantic pizzerie nearby as well as a wide selection of exotic takeaways, shops, markets and supermarkets. Via Cola di Rienzo, one of the most vibrant shopping streets in Rome sells the best in Italian fashion, food, furniture etc and is only 5 minutes walk away.

The accommodation consists of 1 Double room with double bed and fitted cupboards.

Modern kitchen with fridge, gas cooker/oven and washing machine, 1 Bathroom with large shower.

Dining area by kitchen and lounge with 1 double sofa bed and one or two single beds.

The apartment is fully furnished with all reasonable utensils. Towels and linen are provided. Our bed linen is all of pure white cotton.

All roads lead to Rome and you might want to go back time and time again.

The period before Lent is celebrated as Carnevale, which means 'farewell meat' in Latin. At Carnevale time Roman bakers sell special 'frappe' (fried puff pastry cakes) which are delicious.

The streets are full of children in costumes parading with their proud parents, Via Cola di Rienzo is one of the main streets of Prati.

Nearby there are many shops,Theatres, Cinemas, Tennis courts, Pizzerias, Restaurants and Museums.

This area of Rome's main attraction is St. Peters, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chappel, but food is what draws the Romans to Prati.

The apartment is about 60 sqm, on the top floor of a 1920's building. There is a lift and a full time caretaker, it has been fully renovated and includes all needed appliances. The apartment is very bright with stunning views. It has a modern and very spacious living room with a sofa bed that can comfortably sleep two, also a single bed.

The bedroom comes complete with a large cupboard with a large size double bed. High standard bathroom with new large shower and hair-dryer. The apartment is beautifully furnished with antique furniture and paintings and has just been redecorated.

Bedroom and living room both have air conditioning. There is also central heating in all rooms, so that you can be comfortable if it is winter or summer.

The kitchen is completely equipped with a microwave, 4 burner gas range with electric oven, toaster, kettle, fridge, plus all the necessary cooking utensils.

A washing machine, vacuum cleaner, flat iron and ironing board and hair dryer complete the list of amenities.

Our gust are not permitted to use the adjacent outdoor terrace as it is a condominium terrace.

The apartment is in walking distance form the sites of Rome- St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museum with the Sistine Chapel are only 5 minutes walk away - Piazza Navona- Piazza di Spagna- - Castel Sant Angelo, the former tomb of Emperor Hadrian converted by the Popes as their fortress and where Tosca through herself in the river Tiber.

The narrow little roads around St. Peter's, the Borgo area, have a different feel and you can sense the hum of everyday life. Ordinary people live here and go about their daily business like their fellow Romans, who breath less holy air, away from the magnificence of the Vatican. Our electrician is the Pope's electrician.

Prati is a great shopping area for shoes, handbags and clothes in all price ranges and there are many tempting profumerie selling cosmetics and perfumes. A Saturday morning spent window-shopping in Via Cola di Rienzo you are ready for a more self-indulgence and pleasure in the fabulous food stores.

The gastronomia Franchi is right next to the Alladin's cave that is Castroni and nearby supermarket in the basement of COIN store. All these food stores are irresistible. Franchi has a great salumeria counter piled high with every form of temptation, with cheeses from Italy, France, and Great Britten and many different hams and salamis. Deeper into store are prepared dishes like stuffed tomatoes and splendid looking shelled prawns, and Rome's favourite fried nibbles, which are prepared in batches. There is a wonderful selection of wines and many people come here for a gastronomic snack. Castroni sells groceries from all over the world. Across the road there is a covered food market selling fish, meat, fruit and vegetable and not too far away, in Via Germanico, there is the restaurant Girarrosto which serves the best beef in Rome. There are many local pubs, pizzerias, restaurants and all the conveniences of modern living, such as beauty parlours, pharmacies, groceries, coffee shops, laundry shops, internet points , gelaterie (Ice Cream), Shoe Repair, Flower Shops, and the best mini market Coop, just in the next building from ours.

Keywords: Condominium

Location: Rome Rome & Lazio Italy

Nearest Airport : Fiumicino at 20 Kilometres

Nearest Train : Termini at 2 Kilometres

Nearest Beach : beach at 20.0 K

More Details

Owner
Clara Censon
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2017

About Clara Censon

I was born in the apartment below ours. Our daughter lives in the other apartment opposite and it is very convenient to have my space yet so near my dear family as I am married to a wonderful English man and live a lot of the time in the UK. We have a daughter and two sons and 8 grandchildren.

Clara Censon purchased this apartment in 1920

Why Clara Censon chose Rione XIV Borgo

My father bought the apartments in 1920 and left them to the family in his will.

I am glad to have been so lucky to have my place in my city, it makes me feel I am still a Roman.

What makes this apartment unique

Vaticano and Prati. Although this area is dominated by St. Peter's dome, and the attractions of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel, food is what draws Romans to Prati. Two of the city's best food stores, Castroni and Franchi, on the main shopping street via Cola di Rienzo, are where Romans from all over the city stock up on prosciutto, cheese, salame and olive oil. In this distric you can see a great range of Historical ages and architectural style as you move away from the Roman Empire in the historic centre. Before Italy was unified the neighbourhood called Prati was just open fields and meadows (prati), but in 1880 careful planning and construction led to the ordered grid of streets that you see today.

St. Peter's dome acts as a homing beacon when exploring the city. The other main landmark is Castel St. Angelo, started life in AD139 as Hadrian's mausoleum. In its time it has been a palace, a stronghold and a prison. The Castle gets its name from the angel.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a beautiful time during our visit and enjoyed to stay near the Vatican And Angelus Castle. If we ever would travel to Rome, we would like to ask you again to spend this time in your apartment. We also would recommend to our friends to stay in your apartment in Rome.

Our children were very happy in your flat, because of all the modern tectonics and equipment is inside. We enjoyed also our staying, because the views and size of the apartment is grandiose.
Feb 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Rione XIV Borgo in Municipio I

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Respectful of other people, quite residential building minimum noise
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • 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
  • Large walk in double shower, bidet, marble sink. All towels are replaced weekly. Hair dryer, toiletries and robes are included.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Sitting room - 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Sofa bed in the lounge for 2 people. If preferred, there are two single beds and the main bedroom offers a large double bed. Linen (all supplied) are all white cotton, with large towels. Down pillows and duvets. The bedroom comes complete with a large cupboard. High standard bathroom with new large shower and hair-dryer. The apartment is beautifully furnished with antique furniture and paintings. Bedroom and living room both have air conditioning. There is also central heating in all rooms, so that you can be comfortable if it is winter or summer.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The apartment is on the top (seventh) floor of a 1920's building the lift runs to the 6th floor. The remaining flight is accessed by foot. Theatre, Pizzerias, Shopping, Cinemas/Movie Theatres, Restaurants, Museums are all near this area of Rome. The main attraction is St. Peter, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chappel, but food is what draws the Romans to Prati. Stick to Pizza and Pasta and have your coffee standing at the bar counter. Most of what you would like to see is very close to the apartment. We have free high-speed internet connection. Recommended Local Restaurants SORPASSO VIN CAFFE’ in Via Properzio 31, TAVERNA ANGELICA in Borgo, DA ROMOLO Vicolo del Campanile, MAMA', all which is just around the corner. In the centre LA CAMPANA Vicolo della Rana, GUSTO Piazza Augusto Imperatore, PIZZERIA DA BAFFETTO. SERVICES: 'Luxury Car' transfer to Fiumicino Airport and Termini Station. Possibility daily cleaning.

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average rating of 4.80198 based on 103 reviews
5

At home in Prati

  • 5 of 5

I come to Rome twice a year to help with a World War II study trip in Italy for students at the Loyola University of Chicago John Felice Rome Center, so I am familiar with the Eternal City. My wife accompanied me this time and we wanted a nice apartment in Prati. Appartamento Santangelo fit the bill. It was terrific. An unmatched location. Well maintained turn of the century building. Clean. Nice little kitchen, large bathroom and shower. Washing machine. Very reliable Wifi. Comfortable bed. Very nice view to the north. We loved it and would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for appreciating our st Angelo home
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Auburn, CA
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to spend three weeks in Rome, that eternal, vibrant, lovely city. Part of our enjoyment was our apartment; it was just perfect for us. We got off the elevator, walked the last flight and opened the door and there was an 180 degree view of Rome.

The apartment is large; a large living room, a large bedroom, and bathroom. The kitchen is, hmmm, shall we say, cozy, but had every thing you would ever need. It would be hard to fix a large meal there, but why would you? you are in Rome for heaven's sake.

The place was spotless, furniture comfortable, lots of water in the shower. I really can not think anything negative to say. It was great dealing with Clara and her daughter, who lives downstairs. I would recommend this place to anyone. It is only a few blocks to St. Peters, and the Metro is about 10 minutes away; buses just around the corner. After we learned the map a little we walked every night or afternoon, the Tiber is just a few blocks away, and across that is the old city, Trevi fountain, Spanish steps, Piazza Navona, etc. We walked to all of these, it's a long walk, but lots to see while doing it. We even found an English speaking protestant church about a 20 minute walk (a rare find in Rome, as you might expect).

We would return in a flash.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect in all ways

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for another lovely stay in your apartment. Hope to come back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cleveland, OH
5

Close to Vatican, very convenient

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Rome. All of the sights were just 20 minutes away by public bus. Our children had plenty of room to run around in the apartment, and the apartment had everything we needed. The air conditioning was wonderful in the hot afternoons. The only complaint was in the cleaning - we found moldy food in the microwave - which is not really a complaint about the apartment per se but is something for the owner to note about the cleaning service! One sight that I would not miss is the Castel Sant'Angelo, which is an easy walk from this apartment and has a lovely park and museum. The kids enjoyed seeing the armor and other things related to the castle. We all loved the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and other traditional sights as well. We'll be happy to come back if ever we return to Rome!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Retreat near Vatican

  • 5 of 5

I rate this apartment 11 out of 10. Clara could not be a better hostess, especially with the help of her daughter, Francesca, who lives one floor below. Francesca is onsite to help with getting settled in and answering any additional questions that come up later. The apartment is charming, clean, well-stocked with the essentials, and is very comfortable. The elevator (old but really cool) only goes to the floor below but the stairway is easy to manage. It's in a convenient, quiet neighborhood. It's just a short walk to St. Peter's Basilica and easy walk to the Vatican museum. The closest Metro stop is Ottaviano (quieter walk if you find Viale Giulio Cesare then turn right onto Via Silla instead of walking down the busy Via Ottaviano, and you can walk through an open market). You are somewhat close to Piazza Risorgimento for bus connections. Bed is comfortable and the extra bed (cot) in the living is comfortable, and even the sofa is good for sleeping. The shower has great water pressure and the water is always hot. I heard this is a problem in Rome. The TV has tons of international stations but not CNN International. I took my Apple TV and Roku stick and was able to access some American/English shows through the Wi-Fi connection. There is also a DVD player which worked with my American DVDs, and Clara has a pretty good collection of DVDs. Kitchen is small, but sufficient for one's needs. There is a supermarket (Coop) in the next block with a great selection. Clara has a book that gives helpful instructions, including directions on how to work her appliances. She also lists some recommended restaurants that are nearby. We tried a couple of them and the food was excellent. Clara also made arrangements for a driver pickup at the airport, which worked just a promised. So glad we took advantage of this. The cost was 45 Euros one way but I'm usually tired after an overseas flight and don't want to get lost in a new city with luggage upon arrival. This booking was the first time I have used VRBO. I was extremely pleased with Clara's place and consider this the best booking in Europe I have ever had---and I usually use higher-priced booking agencies. I will definitely try VRBO on my next booking. The listing was just a described. Bottom line: I strongly recommend this apartment. You will be please with this choice.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We love the location, just so close to St. Peter Square and all the popular restaurants. The apartment has natural sunlight & great view from the dining room windows. It had everything we needed, including hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, detergent, fabric softener...Even some Italian coffee, sugar... Clara was so great with reservation & her daughter Francesca even helped us book the taxi and checked if we needed anything. Their welcome binder has a lot of good recommendation for restaurants and food markets. The beds are very comfortable...

Clara & Francesca,

Thank you for your hospitality & cute & cozy apartment. If we ever come back to Rome, we will definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Roman Forum
Piazza di Spagna
Ponte Sant'Angelo
Arch of Constantine
Piazza del Campidoglio
Saint Peter's Square
Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Rome Ciampino/Fiumicino
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Anzio
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
5 miles
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Termini
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Ostia
Car: not necessary

We are located next to St Peters, the Vatican, near the river Tiber. The apartment is surrounded by museums and theatres, one can enjoy a variety of activities and shopping, a romantic, exciting, peaceful and luxurious holiday. The apartment is in walking distance form the sites of Rome- Piazza Navona- Piazza di Spagna- The Vatican Museum with the Sistine Chapel and Castel St. Angelo, Emperor Hadrian's mausoleum, converted later as a fortress and a prison and where Tosca through herself in the river Tiber.

The narrow little roads around St. Peter's, the Borgo area, have a different feel and you can sense the hum of everyday life. Ordinary people live here and go about their daily business like their fellow Romans, who breath less holy air, away from the magnificence of the Vatican.Our electrician is the Pope's electrician. Via Cola di Rienzo running all the way from the Vatican to Piazza del Popolo is a great fashionable shopping street for shoes, handbags, jewelery, clothes and more.

Other Activities: Museums, theaters, concerts and fashion retail

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Rione XIV Borgo, Rome Province

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Christmas
6 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£422
for 4 nights
From
£106
£659
 
 
February
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£352
for 4 nights
From
£88
£572
£1,759
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£422
for 4 nights
From
£106
£704
£2,463
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £3.08 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

First £100 Pound Sterlings via HomeAway not refundable deposit. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only.
Additional information about rental rates, low season rates available for January and February.

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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