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.
It's a really cute apartment ! I liked it a lot ! Location is perfect for tourist!
Gaby was very welcoming even after a delayed flight in the evening and was waiting for us when we finally arrived, wet and bedraggled. The apartment is in a great location and extremely easy to walk to all the big ticket items. The apartment has everything you need for a short stay exploring Florence. The bed was extremely comfortable and spacious and I appreciated there were no feather pillows or duvets (allergies). There was plenty of hot water and a great sized bathroom. There is a heated towel rail so you can dry the bathmat and towels. The only thing is if you are a light sleeper or affected by noise bring earplugs, the door to the building is very heavy and most people do not close it quietly so during the night we were woken by the door banging and people going upstairs. However, we had a wonderful time in Florence and having somewhere to wander back after a morning of sightseeing and lunch for a siesta before heading out to see something else was excellent. The Boboli Gardens are literally just up the road and magnificent on a fine day. We wouldn't hesitate to book an apartment with Gaby if we ever get the chance to go back to Florence again.
Firenze la mia città. Pensavo di conoscerla bene ma non è così. Vivendo a Roma da qualche anno, ho deciso di trascorrere un paio di giorni come "turista" e così ho potuto apprezzare questo delizioso appartamento. Caldo, accogliente ed elegante, queste sono le prime impressioni che ho avuto appena ho messo piede al suo interno. Situato a pochi passi da Ponte Vecchio e da tutte le meraviglie che Firenze offre. E che dire di Gaby...una vera Super Host. Grazie GB
One of the best decisions made for my Florence trip was to stay at Gaby's apartment!!! The location of the apartment was perfect, with all the key attractions nearby. The apartment is warm (which was awesome given the zero degree environment!) and cozy with a pretty and private courtyard which I certainly will make use of in a warmer climate. Gaby was a wonderful host who replied my many queries many promptly and was very helpful in providing restaurant suggestions and places to go to. Will highly recommend everyone to stay at Gaby's apartment.
I felt very at home at Gaby's place. She was extremely welcoming and everything was well set up, not to mention its prime location. Definitely a highly recommendable stay!
We enjoyed very much our stay at Gaby's apartment. It's a small but very stylish apartment which the size is perfect for two person. It is located on a nice street with shops and cafe on it, and it is close to attrations too. We walk everywhere from Gaby's apartment.
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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.