About This Listing
Perhaps the most romantic & hassle free place you could stay in Rome. See the reviews for confirmation. A roof top terrace over Rome, full comforts and a master bedroom with view of the Aventine hill. Elevator, AC, & all comforts. A caring host.
This is a wonderful, romantic Roman penthouse - conjured up in an ancient building in one of Rome's great piazzas by a top Roman architect. He played with the curves and created a tower penthouse jewel over Rome with a very large eat-out terrace and views of St. Peter's and the roofs of ancient Rome. It has that wow factor that only an ancient Roman place combined with modern interior design can give you.
It has two bedrooms. Plus a snug alcove which can be improvised as a third bedroom. One of the ensuite bathrooms has two entrances so it works fine.
From the master bedroom you have a view of one of the 7 hills of Rome - the very green Aventino (one of the more fashionable and upscale places to live in Rome). The master boasts a large shower, a plasma TV, and original beamed ceilings.
The second bedroom can fit two beds or a double bed as you prefer. There's an ensuite bathroom with a decent shower and easy access to the roof top garden.
Other features offered by Mercanti:
* Full modern kitchen on the bottom floor
* Kitchenette with fridge, toaster, coffee machine etc on the roof top garden.
* Air conditioning & independent heating everywhere
* Huge eat-out, BBQ Terrace with great views of ancient Rome
* Guide available for to tell you about all the monuments you see from your roof!
* Plasma TVs
* Original Wood Rafter Ceilings
* Elevator to the top floor
* Beautifully elegant marble entrance
* View of the green Aventine hills from the master bedroom
* 2nd smaller double bedroom with queen bed (or a single) and own
* Washing machine
* Roman Cotto Floors
Piazza Mercanti is one of the most well-known piazza's in Rome - home of Taverna Mercanti, home to top Italian singer Venditi (he owns the building next door), and the very beautiful Cathedral of Santa Cecilia.
This is the quieter side of Trastevere. Windy cobble stone streets just as the Northern side of Rome's entertainment/ancient slave district, but there are no huge crowds here. Lots of pubs, restaurants etc within a minute walk but you'll have a quieter experience than at my other two places in Rome.
You will feel the very special nature of this place - it is an architect's jewel - overlooking the eternal city.
I offer 3 apartments in Rome - see my other listings. This one is new to airbnb as I just got it back from the long term tenant.
I have tried to put together lots of info for my guests and collected some activities run by friends& friends that I know are A+. From valet parking, to Italian cooking classes chez you, Yoga by a US certified instructor, catered breakfast with local ingredients on your terrace - ready for when you wake up, skip-the-queue Vatican tours, etc. When you book, I send you an informal list of tips about Rome and your planning info.
You are making your vacation better/easier by coming to stay with us - we team with you to help you plan.
Hello! Thanks so much for booking with me. I will do my very best to make sure you LOVE it. Rome always does its best so I know you are going to have a wonderful time.
You'll receive an email from me with everything you need to know and a quick way for you to tell me your requirements. We'll arrange a car service for you, put food in the fridge, make reservations at great restaurants for you etc. Consider us your concierge in Rome!
From Mar 1 - May 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
The reservation was canceled 60 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The reservation was canceled 66 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Good communication, we were met by a knowledgable representative who was very helpfull.
The apartment was all it was made out to be.
The area was excellent, it was our loss that we only got to know it well towards the end of our stay
Perfect location that's 20-30 minutes from everything Rome has to offer. Beautiful penthouse with rooftop deck with a view of St. Peter's Dome, Ancient Rome and Trastavere. I would recommend this place to all. Easy 5 minute walk to Taxi stand and San Michele Restaurant, which is steps from the Apartment had great food and service with a local feel. Jim
This apartment is fantastic! It is very clean, bright, and spacious. The best part is the roof top terrace with beautiful views of the city! Martin and Elizabeth were very helpful and patient with all my questions and gave us some great recommendations of what to do and where to eat. The apt is situated in a quieter and very charming part of Rome. The kitchen is very well stocked with dishes/utensils/basic spices. We has a slight problem with the shower not draining well when we arrived and they sent someone over to fix it right away. It really felt like our home in Rome.
The CasaPicard penthouse on the Piazza Mercanti exceeded our expectations in every way. The incredible terrace has gorgeous views of the entire city and was absolutely magical. The apartment is located in a a charming and tranquil corner of Trastevere, full of excellent restaurants and shops. It is also an easy walk to anywhere you'd like to go in Rome. Martin and his team provided excellent service in everyday, from car service to cooking classes. They will meet your every need, whatever it is, and make sure your stay is unforgettable
Thanks Rita! I am always really happy when our efforts to provide much more than a top place to stay are appreciated. As a superhost its my role to find out who the best providers are for all the services my guests have taught me are the key to really experiencing the Eternal City. I make it easy for people to organize everything - I pass on the knowledge from guest to guest. My Sister acts as local concierge and can plan anything for your trip. I am glad this all worked for you, Rita!
As for the penthouse, it's a magnificent little jewel overlooking Rome. It's quiet, charming, and very well located. Benvenuti!
What can I say? The Penthouse looks just like pictures. There are a lot of stairs and some are a little treacherous, but the beds are super comfy and Elizabeth could not have been a better host. The terrace is amazing, especially when the bells start playing throughout the city. We can't wait to come back.
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About the Host, Martin
I am a tech entrepreneur with a growing team of top developers helping me develop Vreasy - a novel software platform. Thus I rent out the places I bought with the proceeds from my last software company. The $ I make goes straight into salaries for my employees - engineers, web designers and contractors around the world. I also employ several people (hosts, cleaners, maintenance people) to keep everything running smoothly with the apartments. I like to think I contribute to the economy!
Managing these apartments made me discover that I really like seeing Rome through the eyes of my guests and really like the interaction with so many people from different places around the world. I'm joined by my Sister - a US-trained yoga instructor in Rome. She'll act as your Rome insider and advise you on everything there is to do and see. We're pretty organized as we have Vreasy to help us stay on track.
For those of you whose next stop in Europe is Barcelona - come and visit me! I hop inbetween Bcn and Rome. My office is by the beach in the old part of town. If you love flying join my "Barcelona Seaplane Flyers Club " a share-the-gas-expenses only flying club for which I am the pilot. Lets hop over to Menorca or to a mountain lake. A presto! & Nos vemos pronto!