About This Listing
This is a very small and cozy and very colorful studio flat in the heart of Florence literally 70 meters away from Ponte Vecchio located in Via Guicciardini, the main street that leads you from Ponte Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti. It has its own private courtyard where you can park a bicycle and during the evening enjoy the secluded courtyard all to yourself. In the heart of Florence, its often very rare to have your own private outdoor enclosure.
It has all the typical necessities, including air conditioning, heating, TV, and Wifi. Many small studio flats have simple sofa beds that fold out or cheap uncomfortable futons, this flat instead has a real comfortable matrimony bed along with a small kitchen, a dinning area and luckily a normal sized bathroom.
Its situated on ground floor, no 10,000 stairs to go up. Its calm and quiet at night time and even during the day when the street is full of life and excitement, the courtyard is surrounded by huge buildings that seal the noise and believe it or not, it makes a huge difference. Try stepping outside the building at around 4:30-5 am - you will faint by the incredible delicious smell coming out from the Maioli bakery right across the street. I think thats the hour when they prepare the cinnamon rolls, they're still closed at that hour, but you can see one little light on and some incredible scent coming out of from there.
We like to take good care of this place. My husband and I use to live here when we just moved in to the center, thats why its been so personalized and detailed. We only hope that our future tenant/s will equally take good care of it :o)
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Yes, now I do. Many of the previous guests mentioned about spots where you can find wifi, but no worries, I have added free wifi to the apartment.
٩( •̮̮̃•̃)۶ How far is it from the Duomo?
The apt. is located INSIDE the historical district so your main mode of transportation is by foot.
Duomo: 10 min.
Piazza della Republica: 8 min.
Palazzo Vecchio / Piazza della Signoria / Uffizi : 6 min.
Ponte Vecchio: 2 min.
Palazzo Pitti: 2 min.
Boboli Gardens: 2 min.
Piazza Santo Spirtio: 5 min.
** 1-day reservations apply only in certain situations.
I only have 4 rules:
((ONE)) No smoking inside the house, if there is a scent of smoke, I will put on a little hat and play police officer and give you a 50 EUR fine, Im not really kidding.
Im not doing this just to make your life miserable, I just care a lot about the following guests that would be moving in after you, if they're non-smokers....they probably wouldn't like it. Im not a smoker myself and I hate it when I go to a non-smoking hotel room and it smells like cigarettes....I absolutely hate it, not necessarily because of the smell, but more because of the ignorant prick before me that thought it was OK to smoke in a "NON-SMOKING" hotel room.
((TWO)) no cutting directly on the kitchen counter, I know it **already** has some cutting signs on it (because some crazy guy did it one time) but please don't mess it up more than it already is, thank you :)
((THREE)) no parties.
((FOUR)) please do not place your luggage directly on top of the couch OR on the bed. It always leaves the couch dirty or the bed sheets filled with dust and dirt marks. Even though I take them out to be washed, its not a pleasant thing to see. Im sure you wouldn't like it if I went to your home and just barged in my dirty luggage on your beautiful couch...please be thoughtful, thanks!!
((FIVE)) check-ins after 9 pm have an additional charge of €25 euros to pay in cash on arrival
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((SIX)) no hammering, pinning, or taping anything in the colored walls, it would ruin them and unfortunately I don't have the same exact color to repaint it.
The apt is very nice. I really have a good time in Florence. The location is very good and safe. The most important thing is that the host is so nice.
No conocimos a Gaby, pues nos recibio Carlos, pero fue muy amable y nos dio la información que solicitamos.
Incluso se nos permitio guardar el equipaje en el apartamento y recogerlo a ultima hora de la tarde.
Los aspectos positivos del apartamento son la localización, la decoración y la limpieza.
Pero si tienes problemas para dormir quizas buscaria otro apartamento ya que hay una claraboya en el techo por la que entra la luz del dia en cuanto amanece y la puerta de acceso del edificio cierra de una forma bastante ruidosa.
Perfect apartment, great location. Amazingly quiet even though just off a busy pedestrian thoroughfare (it was like stepping into another world!). It is gorgeously decorated, you can tell that the host takes great pride in looking after the apartment. Will definitely stay there again next time we are in Florence!!!
We were very well received by Gaby and her cousin, who was always helpful in helping us to move in and move out (given the road-trip's worth of luggage we had).
The flat has been completely renovated and is very stylish. It is extremely practically placed with a little super market around the corner and then of course Florence old-town just over the bridge with all the main galleries, museums, churches and plazas within walking distance. We stayed over night for the Note Bianco (1 May) and the festivities were something else entirely.
Great for a couple or single traveller who need a cozy place to sleep before going out and exploring Florence.
The pictures and descriptions are accurate. The apartment is very clean and comfy. The apartment is also very conveniently located near the Ponte Vecchio, and is within walking distance to major attractions.
Gaby is a very nice and friendly host. Our train was delayed and Gaby has waited patiently outside the apartment. Gaby also recommended a couple of restaurants and they are all very nice!
I am pleased to have stayed in Gaby's apartment and I definitely will recommend to others.
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About the Host, Gaby
Hi, Im gaby!
Im from Los Angeles, but have been living here in Florence, Italy since 2002. I came to study Industrial Design and graduated in 2008. My husband is Italian and we do construction and renovation for apartments in the center and outskirts of Florence. We also rent apartments to students or tourists for short/long term periods.
We love to travel worldwide and plan our trips all year round from Morocco to Malaysia to the Amazon. In the last few years we've been focusing on South East Asia going on 4-6 week trips backpacking from town to town, village to village, boat to boat. Every summer its a new experience, each time its a new adventure.
In the meantime back at home here in Florence, we work our %!^#$!$%! off 11 months a year just to bring ahead our crazy summer trips. We try our best to create the most amazing, outgoing, happy-go-lucky apartments that would be the most appealing for our clients.
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