About This Listing
Lovely one-bedroom apartment with spacious, leafy terrace, perfect for enjoying a quiet aperitif or dinner on a balmy Roman night! Located in the very heart of Rome's historical centre, in a recently refurbished building with elevator.
Lovely one-bedroom apartment just a couple of minutes from the Spanish Steps, on the second floor of a recently refurbished 17th century building with elevator.
There is a spacious living room with two front-aspect French windows overlooking one of the quieter streets in the Spanish Steps area.
The bedroom has a comfortable double bed and ample built-in wardrobe (as well as additional linen and towel storage). It is rear-aspect, leading to a gorgeous leafy terrace that looks onto the internal courtyard. The terrace is furnished with an outdoor dining table and chairs, perfect for enjoying a quiet breakfast or lunch or even hosting a dinner party on a balmy Roman night!
The living room – which includes a small open-plan kitchen – is stylishly furnished with dining table and chairs, a sofa-bed, bookshelves and a piano.
There is one bathroom with shower, and a separate laundry room.
The apartment is in a small building, occupying the entire second floor, and comes with everything you need for a comfortable stay away from home: wifi, air conditioning, washing machine, hair dryer, stereo, sheets and towels (of course), electric kettle, coffee maker, cooking utensils, and various maps and guides to Rome. And because dirt and clutter are my two pet peeves, it's also super tidy and squeaky clean!
The apartment is perfectly located for exploring Rome's historical center: all of the major attractions, including the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Colosseum, Campo de' Fiori, Piazza del Popolo, Villa Borghese, Piazza Venezia, are within easy walking distance. The area is also well served by public transport: the Piazza di Spagna metro station (only three stops from Termini) is less than a five minute walk away, as are numerous buses. And there is a taxi station just around the corner, which is really convenient for getting back to the airport of to Termini if you don't feel like lugging your bags around public transport.
The Spanish Steps area is also great for shopping – with the legendary Via dei Condotti just around the corner – and is filled with countless amazing restaurants, bars and coffee shops. And for those who don't want to eat out for every meal, there are several well-stocked supermarkets within easy walking distance.
Access to all amenities and features, including private terrace and laundry room. Nothing shared or off-limits. Access also to communal storage room, where luggage can be stored past the check-out time.
Interaction with Guests
I am often abroad for work, so you will be met at the apartment on your arrival by the housekeeper, who will give you the keys and explain everything you need to know. Neither I nor the housekeeper come around the property unless there is an emergency, or a guest specifically requests our presence.
The Spanish Steps area is arguably the most central spot in Rome, within walking distance to virtually all the major attractions. It is also a sought-after residential area: clean, safe and surrounded by a wealth of amenities, including several supermarkets and pharmacies and the largest post-office in central Rome. Good restaurants abound here, and the streets located between Piazza di Spagna and Via del Corso are also home to Rome's best designer stores, as well as a vast array of boutiques and high-street brands. In short, there is hardly a better place to stay, especially if you are visiting Rome for the first time!
The flat is very conveniently located, just a 4 minute walk to the metro (Line A), and even closer to numerous public buses. There is also a large taxi station just around the corner from the property. Transit to and from the airport and train station is very easy: details included in the house manual.
Just keep the place in order (i.e. try avoid breaking things, rearranging furniture, staining the bookshelves, things like that), don't make TOO much noise, and please avoid smoking inside – if you're a smoker, there's a great terrace where you can enjoy all the cigarettes you want! And then, of course, the obvious things you'd pay attention to in your own home, like not burning the place down by leaving the gas on in the kitchen, and – though the Spanish Steps area is one of the safest in Rome – not buzzing in anyone you don't know/aren't expecting.
We took this apartment on recommendations of friends who stayed here last year. We meet Jun to give us access to the apartment and he helped us with the facilities. The description of the apartment and photographs were accurate. This was our first experience of Airbnb and it was a very positive one. We were able to prepare really delicious meals for ourselves in the kitchenette even though it is small. The supermarket and other shops are very convenient. The bed was comfortable and when you closed the bedroom door you did not hear any sound from (website hidden) was quick to respond to our emails. I would stay here again because of the location and homely feel; I would definitely recommend it for other couples for a wonderful stay in Rome.
We stayed in TJ's apartment for five nights at the end of April 2015 and it was amazing. The location just can't be beat. We were able to walk to the Spanish Steps in 5 minutes, Trevi Fountain in 5 minutes, Piazza Novona in 10, and even Trevestere and the Vatican in 15. The apartment is spacious and looks out on some cute cafes. It is also very quiet when you close the bedroom door and comfortable. Best of all with TJ was how responsive she was. At one point the hot water in the shower didn't work, and within 5 minutes of me emailing her, she had responded and the water was fixed right away. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place and would certainly stay here again when back in Rome.
We were met by tj's cleaner jun who was really helpful and met us at the door and showed us where everything in the flat was. The flat was really well located and only a few minutes walk from the Spanish Steps. For that reason it was also relatively noisy all day and most of the evening in the living room but that's to be expected in such a central location. The bedroom is at the back of the flat so is quieter and it wasn't a problem sleeping. The only thing I would say is the kitchen could be slighted better equipped but the description of it was entirely accurate. The flat is also a bit older in its fixtures and furnishings than I expected but again the pictures were accurate and it is in an old building as it's in central Rome. If you want somewhere central to the sights though this really is a fantastic location. I can recommend the coffee shop on the corner (out the front door, turn right, couple of doors down). Tj was really helpful and allowed us to check out later on our last day as we had an evening flight. Very helpful host
Un séjour très agréable dans ce charmant appartement situé au coeur de la ville. Confort, culture, clarté, bon goût, nous sommes bien à Rome. Nous reviendrons Via Della Vite!
We loved our time at Tjs. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by her incredibly friendly and helpful housekeeper who was more than accommodating. We loved the apartment- very clean and great location! Also TJ responded to all of my questions very fast and helped a lot!
Really easy to communicate with Tj, it was fast and efficient. The location of the flat is amazing and the it's close to everything. Wonderful place, I would stay there again if I got the chance to.
About the Host, Tj
I'm a writer, filmmaker and university professor (I teach Film Studies). I grew up moving around Europe, went to university in Rome and then did my graduate and postgraduate studies in London. I love watching movies (of course), reading, taking photos, and going on long walks. I'm especially fond of wandering around Rome, and, if I'm lucky, getting lost (best way to discover the city's hidden treasures!) I'm fluent in English and Italian, speak conversational French and Spanish, and if need be, can get by in German!
Super-healthy and delicious vegetarian restaurant on the top floor of this building. Cosy atmosphere and lovely rooftop views.
Fashion-wise, this has to be one of Italy's best-kept secrets. Fausto Santini makes the most incredible shoes and bags and his flagship store is well worth the visit.
One of the only English-language bookstores in Rome. Great for picking up some holiday reading, guidebooks or histories of the Eternal City!
Fantasic coffee and fresh pastries. A great place to have breakfast!
There's two amazing paintings by Caravaggio in this church, an absolute must-see.
A lovely bar for an aperitivo – gets a little crowded on weekend evenings, but otherwise one of the nicer places in the area.
Amazing value restaurant. Excellent food – especially the cheese selection, and the wine – that's unusually fairly priced for the area!