Fantastic for Foodies! Santa Croce

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Ghibellina, Florence, Tuscany 50122, Italy

The Space

Italy is known not only for its art and fashion but also for its food and wine. This beautifully restored space will grant you immediate access to the cities best food market where all the locals shop and where you may occasionally catch the workers practicing their falsetto. Mercato Sant'Ambrogio is where you will find the freshest food in town that you can take back to your home in the city to create a wonderful Tuscan meal.

The apartment in located (email hidden)ly, exciting part of town with famous restaurants and some of the best boutiques around.

This beautiful home is also close to all of the main tourist attractions, like the Uffizi gallery and Palazzo Vecchio and just steps away from Piazza Santa Croce.

It is situated in the back of the building on the second floor so you can close off all the noise of the city when you enter and relax in the peace and quiet of your own home. There is a gorgeous balcony facing the interior courtyard where you can sip a glass of Chianti while planning your next adventure.

The bedroom has a king size bed below and a full size bed in the loft above. Everything you need for a comfortable stay will be provided when you arrive.

As a former tour guide I am always happy to offer tips and suggestions to help you make the most of your visit to Florence.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the apartment. For your convenience our calendar is updated regularly, therefore, the availability that you see here is correct.

PLEASE NOTE: The apartment can accommodate 4 guests however the bed in the loft is a full size bed, therefore, slightly larger than a single bed. Also keep in mind that there are lots of stairs in Italy! Almost everywhere you go will require climbing steps, this apartment is located on the second floor (European) which means four (short) flights! We are always happy to help carry your bags up!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $925 /week
Monthly Price: $2705 /month
Cleaning Fee: $78
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • We had an amazing stay at Sara's place in Santa Croce! Although our flight was delayed and we arrived at nearly midnight, Sara met us at the flat and showed us around. She also left a stack of information about the area, local restaurants, and even how to speak Italian! She had also left us some wine, pasta, and cookies. Dream host!

    We found the flat to be extremely comfortable, in a perfect location in Florence. It really is fantastic for foodies - we ate like kings! The duomo is about a 15min walk from the flat. We loved exploring the little side streets and shops nearby.

    Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer.

    April 2014
  • What a lovely Florence nest! We (2 adults and one child) loved landing here for our 3-night Italian adventure. While we spent our days out exploring, we gathered provisions and cooked our suppers in the kitchen. Everything worked great and we had all the equipment we needed. Once our daughter went to bed (she was so happy to have her own bed with a cool ladder leading up to the loft), we would have our wine on the terrace and watch and listen to the locals living their lives all around this inner courtyard of apartments. The apartment is a great size for 3 people and the bedrooms are cozy and quiet. It was also nice to have a 2-sink vanity outside the WC and shower. Sara was a wonderful hostess and helped us find great things to do that would interest our young daughter (nearby playground and Children's Museum). One note: the nearest parking garage is close but expensive... 147euro for 3 nights. We highly recommend this apartment!

    November 2013
  • We loved our stay at Sara's apartment in Florence. Communication with her was always easy and efficient. She was accommodating to our travel plans and check in times, even when they changed at the very last minute due to missing our train. She is a joy to work with. The location is perfect in our opinion! We had some of our best times in Florence right on the terrace! We walked everywhere in the town from the apartment and we called it 'home' for our entire stay, because it felt like home. The place was clean and had everything we needed to be comfortable. We would definitely stay again, and hope to!

    October 2013
  • Sara was readily available throughout our communication. She was flexible with our early check in, waited for us at the apartment upon our arrival, and provided detailed instructions on the varies aspects of the apartment. She was very friendly and welcoming.

    The apartment is an approximately 10 minute walk to the very center of Florence. Although likely our misunderstanding, we were surprised that the loft is in the same room as the double bed, directly above the double bed. We also had some trouble with the stove hood, which would not stay in place. The internet worked well and a good shower head.

    Overall we enjoyed our stay in Florence and found the apartment comfortable.

    September 2013
  • Stayed at Sara's apartment and she was a wonderful host. Very communicative and provided fast, detailed responses to any questions we had prior to and during our stay. The apartment is just as described and in a great area, with great access to everything. Sara sincerely makes her guests feel welcome and ensures they enjoy their stay. Will not hesitate to return. Thanks for making our trip so enjoyable.

    September 2013
  • My husband and I rented Sara's apartment for three nights and we really enjoyed our stay there. It was really easy to communicate with Sara and she was great about helping us with advice about restaurants, how to book a cab and a few other things. The location of the apartment is fantastic, we walked everywhere. Yes, there are stairs up to the apartment, but they are wide and well lit. Our only regret is that due to the rainy weather, we did not get a chance to sit out on the balcony with a glass of wine. If you want a great apartment in Florence, with a fantastic location and a really helpful host, this is the one to rent!

    September 2013
  • This place is wonderful. It is conveniently located near the heart of Florence. It's clean and well furnished. Sara was a great host and really easy to communicate with. We would definitely stay here again.

    August 2013
  • We had a wonderful time in Florence, and Sara welcomed us with kindness and thoughtfulness. The apartment is well-appointed and clean, a charming Florentine abode.
    We enjoyed staying in the residential neighborhood and experiencing a slice of Florentine life. Surrounded by restaurants, markets and shops, we were able to meet wonderful, friendly people before we joined the throngs of tourists at the museums.
    I wholeheartedly recommend this lovely apartment and its lovely host.

    July 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 8 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2013
    Sara
    Response from Sara:

    The guest had a last minute change in plans that I thought I would be able to accommodate, I prematurely accepted their request to alter their reservation. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond my control I was not able to accept the change and in the end and had to cancel the reservation. This is the very first time I've had to do so in three years as a host on Airbnb.

  • great location. Really enjoyed the balcony. Great stay

    June 2013
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University of California, Santa Barbara, Art Center College of Design
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Hello! in 2001 I moved from L.A. to Italy. I am an artist, accessories designer and blogger in the city of Florence. My Italian husband and are always ready to welcome you and give you all the information you need to make the most of your stay and enjoy this amazing city! We hope you will love your stay here!
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