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Via della Mercede - Spanish Steps

Entire condominium hosted by David
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
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IN THE HEART OF ROME. On Via della Mercede, between the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, this luxury 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment is surrounded by fine dining, fabulous shopping, and within walking distance of many of Rome's most famous sights.

The space
"The Spanish Steps Apartment on Via della Mercede"

WE MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU - included in our price:
(1) One airport or train station arrival pick-up and transfer to the apartment
(2) Early check-in (great for guests arriving on an overnight flight!)
(3) Mid-stay cleaning/linen change for stays of 8 nights or more
(4) Price is all inclusive: all taxes, end of stay cleaning, utilities, wi-fi, etc.
(5) After your easy arrival, welcome beverages and snacks will be waiting for you!

ALL THE COMFORT AND AMENITIES OF A LUXURY PRIVATE HOME: The Spanish Steps Apartment on Via della Mercede is a spacious (1,100+ square feet), elegant and comfortable apartment, consisting of a large and bright living room, separate dining room, large bedroom with new king-size bed, second bedroom with two new twin beds, one bathroom with tub/shower, second bathroom with small glass shower, and fully-equipped kitchen. The large bedroom also has a twin bed in case two people want to share the room but not share the king-size bed (4 person maximum). The apartment has double pane windows to keep it quiet and beautiful wood floors, and is decorated with high-end contemporary furniture and art.

The apartment is on the first floor (one floor above the ground level). It is up approximately 20 shallow steps, or you may use the small elevator. The palazzo entrance on Via della Mercede is through big double doors; there is also a security gate. The neighborhood is quite safe, with a significant police presence due to the number of government buildings and the fact that it is a high-end tourist area.

The apartment is within walking distance of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and many other historic sites and museums, as well as the subway, taxi stands, bus stops, and bike rental. Located in a traditional Roman palazzo, the apartment was completely remodeled and furnished in late 2010 and is available as a self-catering apartment.

The is my treasured second home, and has been in my family since the 1960's.

Guest access
YOUR HOME IN THE HEART OF ROME: Guests have the use of an entire, large, luxury self-catering apartment, with many amenities:
-Elevator in building
-Air conditioning (both bedrooms and living room)
-All linens/towels provided
-Fully equipped kitchen, including kettle, drip-style and stovetop-espresso coffee-makers, microwave
-Laptop with wireless Internet access
-Telephone with free local landline calls (cell phone and long-distance calls require calling card)
-Safe
-Clothes washer/dryer
-Satellite television with English-language stations
-DVD player with Rome-themed DVDs (Roman Holiday, Gladiator, etc.)
-Guide books (lots!), maps, and helpful information packet
-iPod/iPod speakers with classical, jazz, blues, and classic rock catalog
-iPad Mini loaded with great Rome apps on food, sights, and walking tours of Rome
-Alarm clocks (with iPhone recharging docks)
-Interior light-blocking shutters and 'white noise' machines for light sleepers
-Hairdryer
-Iron and ironing board
-Playing cards and games
-Umbrellas
-Safety measures: smoke/carbon monoxide detector; fire extinguisher; first aid kit

Other things to note
We offer early check-in for our guests -- terrific for those arriving on early morning flights!
Our rental fee includes everything: one complimentary airport or train station pickup, taxes, linens, utilities, wi-fi, and end of stay cleaning fee (one cleaning; additional cleaning(s) included for stays 8 days or longer).
IN THE HEART OF ROME. On Via della Mercede, between the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, this luxury 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment is surrounded by fine dining, fabulous shopping, and within walking distance of many of Rome's most famous sights.

The space
"The Spanish Steps Apartment on Via della Mercede"

WE MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU - included in our price:
(1) One airport or trai…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Elevator
Dryer
Kitchen
Cable TV
Wifi
Washer
Iron
Hangers
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace

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Location

Rome, Lazio, Italy

The Spanish Steps neighborhood is elegant yet friendly. There is shopping and dining galore, and it is home to some of Rome's most wonderful Baroque masterpieces. You can walk to most of Rome's most famous sights, or take a convenient bus.

Hosted by David

Joined in March 2015
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Before me: My father, David T. Colin, had come to Rome in World War II, when he was with American military, the legendary Office of Strategic Services run by "Wild Bill" Donovan. After the war, my father returned to Rome, the city that he had fallen in love with, and purchased the apartment. During the late 1960's, he was one of the founders of the American University of Rome (AUR), and, indeed, the apartment was the administrative office (and impromptu party space) for AUR over a number of years. Early me: I was born and raised here in Rome. As a child, I acted in two horror films here in Italy, credited as David Colin Jr. The first was called "Beyond the Door" (1974) and starred actress Juliet Mills. The second, "Beyond the Door II" (1977), starred the "queen" of Italian horror movies, Daria Nicolodi, and was directed by Mario Bava, an Italian director with a cult following for his long line of horror films. Today's me: Although I now live near Washington, DC, where I am an economist, I come back to Rome as often as possible. Despite all my time here, Rome continues to be a fascinating city that always has more to offer. I hope you find the Eternal City as welcoming and wonderful as I do. That's why my goal as a host is to make it easy for you so that you can live like a local with the comforts you're used to having back home.
Before me: My father, David T. Colin, had come to Rome in World War II, when he was with American military, the legendary Office of Strategic Services run by "Wild Bill" Donovan. A…
During your stay
OUR SERVICE STANDS OUT: Upon booking, we will send you a detailed information packet on the neighborhood, walking directions to museums and sights, recommended restaurants, day trips, and much more (we also have a useful app we can send you!) An English-speaking greeter will meet you at the apartment at check-in and the property management company is available seven days a week. The owner is also available by phone and email at all times.
OUR SERVICE STANDS OUT: Upon booking, we will send you a detailed information packet on the neighborhood, walking directions to museums and sights, recommended restaurants, day tri…
  • Languages: English, Italiano
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $500
Cancellation policy

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