‹(•¿•)›Cheerful Apt 70mt PONTE VECH

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Dè Guicciardini, Florence, Tuscany 50125, Italy

The Space

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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FAQ:

٩( •̮̮̃•̃)۶ Do you have wifi?

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.

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***We are also very open to renting this apartment for students who are interesting in staying for longer periods of time 3-12 months. Our monthly rate is the average cost you would find of any regular apartment in Florence (obviously not through Airbnb, but here in the city you would), the only difference is…you get a pretty cool and lively one in the very VERY heart of Florence than just a regular, boring, everyday depressing home maybe not so close to the center or in some dark poorly lit street. Water and electricity bills would not be included. You can contact me for details.

** 1-day reservations apply only in certain situations.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $841 /week
Monthly Price: $1795 /month
Security Deposit: $214
Cleaning Fee: $43
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • Gaby has created a well designed and very comfortable apartment near the center of Florence! It's also very quiet, I have also stayed in another Florence apartment whose windows were right over the street and there was a lot of street noise. This apartment really makes you feel like all of that noise is miles away even though you are only about 20 steps off the street, even while sitting in the private patio. Once you are outside, one minute to the right will present to you the Pitti Palace and Boboli Garden. One minute to the left and you will be crossing the Ponte Vecchio and entering the heart of the city. Staying here provides a great balance of being close to everything while still offering a quiet sanctuary when you're ready to call it a day. Gaby went out of her way to make sure I had a great stay, she was always easy to reach if I had a question and gladly offered advice on the city and stores/shops/markets. I would highly recommend staying here or any of gaby's other apartments!

    November 2013
  • We had a brilliant stay in Florence! The Apartment is in the perfect location, has ample room for 2, quiet, stylish and clean. The private courtyard was great to have coffee, wine, and unwind.

    The best part was Gabriela! From our first inquiry, letting us in early after 14 hours of air travel, to answering her MSG and email promptly, she made the AirBnB experience flawless.

    Thank you again

    October 2013
  • Gaby's apartment could not be more perfect. It was clean, modern and I loved how once you entered the courtyard, the noise of the city was cut off immediately. Location wise, it was a minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio and very central to the main attractions in Florence. Gaby herself was very helpful prior to and during our stay. Thanks again for a great experience - highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Florence!

    October 2013
  • We had such an amazing time at Gaby's apartment, and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in the heart of Florence. Gaby was also such a great host, giving us plenty of suggestions for restaurants and places to see while on our visit. (By the way, Gaby, we went to Hemmingway...it was AMAZING! Had chili hot chocolate and chocolate cocktail and we were NOT disappointed!!!) She left a map and guide books...made us feel like very welcome guests in the city :) Even though we did not need to contact her during our stay, she was available, and made us feel comfortable while away from home.

    We didn't expect to use the patio so much, but ended up being a nice place to hang out with a bottle of wine at the end of the day with some bread and cheese bought at the market. Made us feel like we were at home.

    I would not hesitate to stay here again, or check out her other locations for a different feel when we make it back to Florence again!

    October 2013
  • Beautiful apartment in perfect location! Very clean and easy to access the best restaurants and cafes by walk. Gabi was an excellent host, communication was super easy. We would definitely stay at this apartment again! Thanks gabi!!

    October 2013
  • Gabriella's apartment was perfect for our needs in Florence. This was our first trip to Italy and our third Airbnb stay on our trip. We arrived from the train station via taxi and Gabriella was waiting for us at the door. Her apartment was the perfect respite after 10 days of travel and crowds. After walking around town and having a bite to eat, we really appreciated having our own little patio to enjoy a bottle of wine, some music from my iPhone (and little speaker that I travel with) and my husband relaxed with a cigar. The apartment is just as pictured. Absolutely lovely and efficient! Close enough to everything and far enough away from the crowds so you can enjoy the quiet.

    Gabriella was very helpful with pointing things out on the map for us. It was very easy for us to walk all around town and to the train station the next morning where we met our group to do a Tuscany day tour. Our stay in Florence was only for two nights, but our days were full exploring all the highlights, which were within an easy walk from the apartment.

    Gabriella was a wonderful host and even allowed us to store our luggage at her house on the last day, since we had a late afternoon train to Venice. I highly recommend this cheerful apartment!

    Grazie mille!

    September 2013
  • Gabriela's apartment is the perfect place to stay while in Florence. Great for a couple, super modern, comfortable bed (which is hard to come by), and the small kitchenette has everything you could possibly need. The outdoor space is also nice after a long day of exploring. I'd also recommend staying on Otrarno (the 'other' side of the river) - which is where this apartment is located. You are moments away from all the tourist attractions, but in the evenings, you experience a more authentic version of Florence. Gabriela is incredibly responsive, flexible, and friendly.

    September 2013
  • My wife and I chose Florence as the destination for our honeymoon, and were looking for the perfect place to stay, not too far from the center, where you can retreat from a long day in the city, have a good night's sleep, and to have the possibility to cook for yourself, or visit a local restaurant with authentic Italian food. I am glad to say that Gaby's apartment fulfilled our expectations completely.

    The location is fantastic: in the Oltrarno district, which has the right balance between tourists and locals. Stay in this part of the city for its craftsmanshops, the famous gardens, and some of Florence's best ice cream parlors and restaurants.

    The apartment itself is located close to Ponte Vecchio, on the street from the famous bridge to Palazzo Pitti. All the main tourist attractions of the city are within walking distance. Just cross the Ponte Vecchio (only 2 minutes from the apartment) and you're right in the center of Florence.

    Although the apartment is on a busy street, you don't have to worry about any sound nuisance. The building absorbs practically all the noises from the street. We slept very well. Shower and kitchen were good as well. We fell in love with the apartment for its style: the combination of black, white and red was perfectly done.

    We only saw Gaby upon arrival and departure, but I could tell she was a great host. The apartment was clean and in perfect shape. Furthermore, her English is flawless. She gave a couple of helpful tips for things to do, like the Bardini Garden. In the end, it were the tips we got from her and others that gave us the fondest memories about our honeymoon.

    A little tip for animal lovers: look up from the patio around dusk, and with some luck you could spot small pipistrelle bats flying over. If you're afraid of bats: don't worry, they won't come close. ;) We also spotted a gecko on the wall of the patio. Sometimes you can hear them chirp.

    September 2013
    Gabriela
    Response from Gabriela:

    About the bats, thats really exciting! I never even knew bats existed here in Florence, wow!! Another little animal fact...there use to be this crazy little bird that would come down almost daily and dig for worms. It was cute spotting the little bird doing his daily duty but he would create the biggest of all messes spreading the dirt all over the ground....not a pretty picture especially if you had guests coming in and out of the apartment, so we ended up covering the dirt with little rocks and since then he hasn't come back, too bad for the little bird, but it was cute seeing him until then :)

  • We really enjoyed our stay at Gabriela's apartment! The apartment is about 2 blocks from the Ponte Vecchio and within walking distance of all of the major attractions. There is a grocery store a few blocks away and many of the city's best restaurants are in her neighborhood!

    The apartment was very clean and had everything we needed. The wifi always worked and we never had trouble with it. The kitchen even has dishes, wine glasses, spices, corkscrew, etc. The courtyard was very nice and we sat out there with some wine and desserts some nights. It was also very quiet and we never heard our neighbors or any traffic from the street. Finally, even though it was over 100 degrees Fahrenheit everyday we were in Florence, the apartment was always cool and provided great relief from the heat.

    Gabriela was a great host and was always did a good job of communicating with us. She gave us a very detailed list of restaurants and directions on how to get to different places. We couldn't have asked for a better stay and host!

    August 2013
  • Wonderful place with a very helpful host. What you see on the photo is what you get. Will definitely stay at the same place if I'm going back to Florence.

    July 2013
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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. oh! and one more thing..... .......my husband and i are a little obsessed over collecting mechanical calculators....if you happen to have one, but i mean one of those real rare ones that are very hard to find, you can bring it along and we can give you a discount on your stay (seriously). Our favorite ones are the ones made in Belgium! the "MASTER's" or else the "BRICAL's" from the UK *hint *hint....
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