About this listing
L appartamento si trova al terzo piano di una antica torre notificata che si chiama torre de' Barbadori,
L unicita' sta nel fatto che ha la vista sull Arno veramente impagabile, sembra di essere a Venezia,
Infatti non c e ' la strada ma il fiume che scorre sotto le finestre!
Gli ospiti potranno godere di una vista spettacolare sui monumenti piu' caratteristici di Firenze Ponte Vecchio , il Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio direttamente dalla camera da letto,
Il quartiere e ' Oltrarno ricchissimo di storia, negozi caratteristici,ristorantini tipici
Gli ospiti dovranno avere rispetto per la nostra casa e per gli arredi .
We loved our stay in Elizabeth's apartment. There was plenty of room for 7 of us and it is very conveniently located. The apartment was clean and Elizabeth was very helpful.
Our family are travelling for an extended period and this place allowed us to stretch out and relax.
Dear Jacqui, thank you so much for your wonderful review about your stay in our apartment. It was a pleasure for me meeting such a lovely family. It was also such a joy having such nice people as our guests. I sincerely hope that the rest of your trip will go well and I really hope that you will stay with us again the next time that you will be in Florence. Ciao, Elizabeth
Elizabeth was extremely friendly and helpful on our arrival and departure. Her flat is absolutely beautiful - the views of the Arne and the Ponte Vecchia are incomparable! The flat is elegant, beautifully furnished and well appointed. You can walk within minutes to all the main sites of Firenze! Highly recommended.
Dear Debi. It was wonderful having you and your family as our guests during your trip to Florence. I am so glad that your children also decided to join you. It was a pleasure for me meeting you and your lovely family. I so enjoyed having such nice and kind guests . Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our apartment. And thank you so much for highly recommending it to other guests. Hoping to see you soon again in Florence. Ciao, Elizabeth
Pros: Stunning view of the river from one of the rooms.
Cons: In the posting, the Host stated that the entire 3BR apt was offered for rent. When we arrived, we were offered 2 bedrooms. We were told that the 3rd bedroom is being renovated and “it is not for [us] to use”. The 3rd bedroom was filled with random items, was dirty and dusty, and had unsightly spots on the carpet. In lieu of the 3rd bedroom, we were offered a corridor between the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms. The Host merely put two beds in the corridor which contained neither windows, nor any kind of ventilation, nor doors.
Also, in her Airbnb posting, the Hosts stated that there were 1.5 baths in the apartment. Obviously, 1.5 bathrooms means one full bathroom and a half bathroom containing a toilet. In the main bathroom there was a bathtub and a broken bidet but no toilet. There was another bathroom with just a toilet. So the apt does not have 1.5 baths. The tub had no curtains - every time anyone took a shower, the floor was flooded with water. The bidet was missing a faucet and the water was leaking on the floor. On the 1st day of our arrival, no one could take a shower because there was no hot water. The Host came in to resolve the boiler problem but was not able to switch on the boiler. We were able to shower only on the next day.
The Host's description of the apt is meaningless. Therefore, ask all questions you can think of! We had the following issues:
unbearably hot with no AC and just two fans;
check the hot water immediately while the Host is still showing you the apartment;
if you open the windows, the apt will be swarmed with mosquitoes;
the electrical circuit in the apartment will malfunction several times per day. On one occasion we had sparks coming out of an outlet;
the apartment was dirty, unsightly, with large black spots on the old carpet;
the shower did not have curtains. After each shower, the floor was covered with water.
we were given one large towel each, no wash clothes or hand towels were provided;
the bathroom did not have a toilet, but only a leaking bidet;
if you leave a piece of fruit on the kitchen table, the kitchen will immediately be filled with wasps or bees;
None of the windows in the apartment has protective screens.
The Host has access to the apartment through a hidden door in the bedroom overlooking the river. We called her once to take care of one of the numerous problems, and my family was startled when she creepily appeared in the middle of the bedroom (like Harry Potter's Madam Undersecretary Professor Dolores Jane Umbridge.)
Unless you are prepared to live in an uninhabitable, dirty, and malfunctioning apartment filled with insects, I do not recommend renting this accommodation.
Fantastic view of the river, fantastic location walking distance to major sites. Spacious apartment for a family with 3 older teenagers. Located in a couple of towers, minutes from the Ponte Vecchio on the oltrarno side. Note there is no lift and the apartment is older and has the normal Italian limitations. Communication, checking and checkout was perfect and painless.
Elizabeth is a wonderful host. She was responsive from the time we made the reservation until the day we left. Case in point, we had a 0630 fight out and she was up at 0400 to ensure that our cab had arrived.
In real estate, people believe in the maxim "location, location, location". This certainly describes Elizabeth's property in Florence. You are a 1 1/2 blocks from the Ponte Vecchio, you are 1 block from a very nice market and the back bedroom overlooks the Arno River.
Do read her description of the property carefully. It is a four story walk up. If you can go up 71 stairs without issue, great place!
The apartment is in a fantastic position, near to Ponte Vecchio and good local restaurants (take Elizabeth's suggestions here and you won't be disappointed). Close to all the sites we were seeing with a lovely bedroom view over the river. Magic!
The weather was hot but having a bit of a river breeze and fans at night helped to keep us reasonably cool.
Elizabeth was a joy to deal with from beginning to end. We would definitely stay here again and recommend you do also.
Замечательное местоположение. Все достопримечательности рядом. Из окна открывается чудесный вид на золотой мост. Много мест где можно перекусить и совершить шоппинг.
Достаточно старый дом 12 века. Кое-где не хватает ремонта. Не кондиционера, очень жарко. Окна не открыть ночью тк с реки налетают комары итд. Нужно уделить больше внимание уборке, грязные ковры, пятна на ковролине, пыль. Апартаменты располагаются на 3 этаже, досрочно тяжело подниматься с чемоданами.
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