Santa Croce 1 Charming Apartment in Florence

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Florence, Tuscany, Italy



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 8
Per night €950
Type: Apartment
Description of the Florence vacation apartment rental
A fabulous, quiet and very characteristic street located directly in front of the famous Piazza. This historic palace has only 2 other occupants. The apartment is located on the third floor and have beautiful large windows on both sides, views of the rooftops of Florence, the steeple of the Duomo and the tower of Palazzo Vecchio and everything is within walking distance. . The apartment is large and every detail and care has been taken to bring the original beauty back. Furnished with Tuscan style furniture and all the modern comforts, the Apartment features large living/dining room with full kitchen, stairs up to a double loft bedroom, very high ceilings and 2 large windows, a bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin. Another door leads to a small sitting room with 2 single beds and a loft double bedroom and a full bathroom.

***Flat 50% Discount on Available Weeks***

06-June-10 to 26-June-10
03-July-10 to 07-July-10
10-July-10 to 31-July-10

***Flat 30% Discount on Available Weeks***

1-September-10 to 16-September-10
22-September-10 to 31-December-10

Meaghan Barr

Area Information
Charming spacious apartments in Florence, Italy in the most sought area of the historic city center of Florence, very near to Duomo and Piazza Santa Croce. The apartments are located on the third floor of a 12th century building, completely air conditioned, quiet, tastefully furnished and fully restored to highest standards.

Exit the building you are at the center of the most popular area of the city for its characteristic qualities and history, rich with all types of restaurants, artisans, the famous Vivoli caffe and gelateria (the best in Florence) at 5 meters, butchers, bakers, small good stores, delicatessens, boutiques and all the treasures of the city. The apartment is close to museums, parking, bus stop, train etc. Piazza Santa Croce is famous for its reputation as one of Florence's most beautiful Piazzas. There is also the tombs of the famous artist Michelangelo and the poet Dante in the church, behind which there are also beautiful gardens. The Piazza is surrounded by beautiful buildings dating back to the 12th Century, cafes and restaurants. It is a popular spot for the Florentines to relax in the sun on the stone benches and read a newspaper and for children to run chasing the pigeons across the Piazza. Parking additional across the piazza with electric bike hire

Note***: The Apartment Santa Croce 2 can be rented along with the current apartment as one apartment catering larger groups of 8 - 12.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2016 Dec 31 2016 €950 - - - -
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 7 p.m.
Deposits: Returnable damage deposit 400 Euro (held in credit card Visa and Master ONLY)
Payment Options: Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: The following services will need to be paid for, prior to arrival by credit card along with the final payment: Final cleaning fee 75 Euro (Mandatory) Central heating : 10 euro per day Air conditioning: 9 euro/day Baby Bed and High chair 50 euro per week-Optional Cellular telephone only: 15 euro hire charge-Optional Mid week change of Linen and Towels :Optional 14 euro for sheets per double bed 7 euro for sheets per single bed 5 euro per set of towel Maid Service: 15 Euro/person per hour


Owner Supplied Testimonials

Spacious, adequate privacy for two couples, sleeps up to 11 people in open areas. Kitchen appliances and supplies very good. Excellent location in historic area. Close to everything. Meaghan met us at the apartment even though our plane had been delayed 3 hours. She explained everything clearly and left a number and cell phone in case we needed anything (we didn`t). We stayed 2 weeks and a housekeeper changed the sheets half way through our visit. Florence is expensive so this was a good value, especially when you can share the expense with another couple."


We very much enjoyed our stay in Italy and loved the apartment. We had a great time using the apartment as a base to explore Florence, it was good to have a place to store, prepare and cook food, we really enjoyed going to the markets. The location of the apartment was excellent. I enjoyed walking to a local cafe to pick up a morning cappuccino. I also liked Salumeria Verdi for meats, cheeses etc.

We would love to stay in the apartment again and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others coming to Florence.

Ian and Cathy Churcher


Dear Ranjani

I just want to let all of you know how wonderful our stay in Florence was. Santa Croce 1 and 2 were just perfect for my sister`s and my families. The apartments were lovely, well appointed, comfortable and so well located! St. Croce is such a nice part of the city. We were able to walk anywhere from there. All of you were so helpful as we made our plans. Thank you for looking into someone cooking a meal for us. Meaghan was so sweet to bring us a Poinsettia so that we had some Christmas cheer in the apartment. I will certainly be recommending Florence Villas to all our our friends!

Hope the new year is full of health and joy for you all.
Barbara Bassett


We travelled to Florence for the first time recently for the wedding of our oldest daughter. There were seven in our group and we found that the Santa Croce 1 was perfect for our group. It was very spacious and we especially appreciated having three separate sleeping areas and two bathrooms. On our previous trips to Europe, we have stayed in the homes of family and friends, so this was the first time we had to find our own lodging. I will admit I was a little hesitant to book an apartment over the Internet, having just seen pictures and not really knowing the location. However, we were very happy with the choice. The apartment was very clean, the most important aspect for me, but also very charming, comfortable, and well appointed. The location was perfect - close to everything we wanted to see and an easy walk to all major attractions. My daughter (who was getting married) stayed at another very nice hotel, but when she saw the apartment, she said she would definitely consider staying there if she returned. All in all, it was a great holiday. The weather was unseasonably warm, the wedding was fabulous, and the reception in a beautiful castle - it seemed like a fairy tale! I will fondly remember this vacation and hope to return again someday.

Cindy Speer


The location was fabulous and Meaghan was terrific to deal with. The location made it more than worthwhile. I could see where it would be terrific to have both Sante Croce 1 & 2 so you could open up the doors between them and get some cross ventilation.

I think the thing I would say to "first timer" typical A-type personality Americans - a class in which I place my family - be warned that "early morning in Italy means after 8 a.m. The first 2 days my husband and I were wandering deserted streets at 6 a.m. looking for a cup of coffee! But as we unwound - we "resynchronized" our watches. Florence is a city to wander through at its pace. And we came to love that!

We were traveling with our high school and college aged children and were thrilled with how safe we all felt wandering both in groups and on our own.

I can`t imagine thinking I will not return!

Suzanne Sennett.



Just a quick note "We had a fantastic time in Florence, and for us that all started with our brilliant accommodation. Although we had to negotiate a few stairs, we loved the set-up of the apartment, the decor and arrangement of rooms etc.

I'd highly recommend the apartment for anyone looking for a well located and very well appointed apartment in Florence.

Thanks again for the stay in the Santa Croce apartment. Top notch!

Guy Kemshal-Bell.


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