A quiet terrace in Florence Center

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Borgo San Frediano, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

The apartment is located in the historic heart of Florence. The private terrace overlooking a secluded courtyard in the district of San Frediano. Maximum comfort: whenever possible, we'll pick you up at the airport or train station of the city.

The Space

The apartment is located in the historical heartland of Florence. Overlooking a secluded courtyard in the picturesque quarter of San Frediano, the apartment is unusually peaceful for its location. Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Signoria and Duomo are all within five minutes walking distance.
To check the availability of the apartment, please have a look at our regularly updated booking calendar. If you have any further question, do not hesitate to contact us and we will answer as soon as possible (generally within a few hours).

LOCATION
The governing administration of Florence designated San Frediano (the area in which the apartment is located) the perfect location for tourists. For this reason San Frediano was transformed into one of the most beautiful and interesting places of Florence, as the area is home to some of the most important Florentine artisan workshops. Within the area all kinds of amenities are available, ranging from restaurants to artistic and musical events. Culture and entertainment are extremely easy to find!

THE BUILDING
The apartment is located on the second floor of an ancient Florentine building. The walls of the apartment are extremely thick, as in any traditional Florentine building. This guarantee a noise-free and peaceful environment throughout the day. The apartment has an enchanting open-air private terrace (approximately 30sqm) from which you have a beautiful view of the dome of the “Chiesa del Cestello”. Overall building energy class: E

THE INTERIOR
The apartment has been completely renovated and refurbished, and every detail has been carefully considered to make your stay even more enjoyable. The exposed beams on the ceiling and parquet floor transform the apartment into a warm, relaxing and luminous place. The apartment is composed of a main room, small kitchen, bathroom and a private terrace. The main room is fitted with a king-size fold-down bed and a high-quality pouf bed which can accommodate guests of any age. If a further space is required, we also offer a camping bed. The bathroom has been fully refurbished with the best quality materials and decorated to the highest standards. The shower is spacious (120cm x 90cm) and fitted with top quality materials. The apartment is equipped with a dishwasher, fridge, microwave, kettle, iron, hair-dryer, amongst other appliances. The guests have free WI-FI access to the internet, and at their disposal: a TV, a DVD player and a video games console to make the holiday more comfortable. For relaxation, there are several English books and DVDs. For safety purposes, the apartment is equipped with a security door of the latest generation and a wall safe.

PRIVATE TERRACE
At night, the terrace can be easily illuminated by LED lights and/or with a large lamp. Adorned with beautiful plants and flowers, the terrace is probably the apartment's best part. The private terrace is divided in two parts: The first part, raised and fitted with an outdoor lounge which can accommodate 2 or 3 people. The second part has a large table which can accommodate up to 8 people. The astonishing view of the dome of the “Chiesa del Cestello” can be easily enjoyed from the terrace. A magnificently designed outdoor umbrella ensures that guests can enjoy the terrace even during the hottest summer.

SERVICES
To make the holiday even more enjoyable, we take our guests from the airport/station to the apartment whenever possible.

NOTE
The folding bed is quite heavy, and it could be quite difficult to close for a single women and for old people.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $854 /week
Cleaning Fee: $71
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Lou's place was great. it was super clean and had all the kitchen stuff we needed to make tasty meals when we didn't go out. It was really well-located not too far from the train station and close to helpful buslines, but out of the touristy town center. We had great reasonably-priced meals close by at Da Gherardo for pizza down the street and Il Guscio for seafood, which came highly recommended by Lou and prior guests. It was super handy to have phone access for local calls to make reservations for dining and for museum tickets, and Lou's guides for nearby stores and restaurants, plus other tourist info were nice to have.
    In case you can't tell from the photos, it really is a studio with one pull down double bed and one ottoman that turns into a single bed. There was plenty of space for my mom and I, and despite a rainy visit, the deck outside was a nice feature that we appreciated.
    Lou stayed in close communication throughout the process and even picked us up at the train station. I don't hesitate in the slightest to recommend his apartment to others.

    January 2014
  • Lou's place on Borgo San Frediano is a great retreat within the city! We (a couple) adored clean, well-appointed apartment with the perfect sized (and new) kitchen (I wish we had cooked, it was that nice!), huge and excellent bathroom and one-of-a-kind terrace. Lou was very easy to work with and even picked us up at the train station -- saving us the expensive of a cab and trouble of a walk upon arrival (*note - we walked with our bags to the station when leaving and it was very doable, especially after spending time in the city). I can't stress enough the convenience of this apartment's location --- it's only a few minutes from Ponte Vecchio so you are IN the fun of it all in no time BUT you aren't living next to it. The murphy bed is a great idea and works with ease -- and if you love a firm mattress, this will be ideal for you. One of our favorite things in all our Air BnB stays this winter was something Lou did -- he has a laminated packet of maps (and other information about the apartment, etc) that show his place in relation to his recommended restaurants or bakeries or bars. It seems like an obvious thing to do but no one else was this prepared with such well-designed and useful maps. We consulted them all the time and because it had great meals and experiences. We really enjoyed this apartment and would love to go back in the summertime when we can really soak up the sun on that AMAZING terrace!

    January 2014
  • My stay was shorter than expected. The apartment was clean and in a very good location if you are looking for a gritty/artsy somewhat urban vibe in Florence. Lou was a man of integrity.

    October 2013
  • My husband, 1 year old son, and I had a wonderful stay at Borgo San Frediano. The neighborhood is residential and away from all the tourists, and only a 10 minute walk to the city center. There were many pizzerias, gelaterias, grocery stores, restaurants and even a playground for our son in the area. The apartment was clean and modern, but the real draw is the backyard/deck. Lou was easy to contact and very responsive by phone/text/email while we were in Florence. I highly recommend this apartment for a stay in Florence!

    October 2013
  • Our experience with the host began with a very detailed booking email- with useful links and instructions. This set the tone for our fantastic holiday in Florence! Lou met us at the apartment and showed us around the place amd explained how everything worked, where everything was located. Lou had a cot amd high chair available for us to use for our 7 month old son (we didnt ask for it, but he had it there waiting for us). Lou could not have been more helpful or organised- he provides useful instructions and directions for everything you could possibly need to know or do in Florence and within the apartment. Whilst the place is compact it never felt small (even with our luggage and son). The apartment is has been beautifully renovated and has all the ammenities you could need (microwave, dishwasher, sink). The apartment also has a beautiful balcony/terrace/deck which was perfect for enjoying the afternoon sun with some cheese and prosecco.
    The location is close to everything (within easy walking distance) and has plenty of restaurants on the doorstep to choose from- but do yourself a favour and follow Lous recommendations- they are all amazing.
    Lou help with taxi bookings and checked in on us (email) during our stay to ensure everything was going well!
    Lou and the apartment were perfect and when we return we hope to stay there again. Definately recommend it!

    May 2013
  • We loved this flat!!! Lou was a great host. very friendly and helpful. he even picked us up from the airport. the flat was very comfortable, extremely clean, modern and nicely located. we would love to stay at his flat again and would recommend it to anyone!
    Thank you Lou!!

    March 2013
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I'm living in Florence since I was born, I am 40 years old, I'm married and I have two daughters. I started renting for holiday recently and now I like the idea of being able to become a beautiful memory in life of someone else.
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