This wonderful and unique attic apartment with a 100 SQM terrace is really a small villa situated on the top floor of a new building surrounded by the terrace on 3 sides. 9th floor with elevator till the 8th floor. It is located right above the famous Sunday market Porta Portese. The largest flea and antique market in Rome. It is also very conveniently located close to transportation and Trastevere (website hidden) 8 tram which comes very frequently, 1 block away, will take you to the heart of Rome, Largo Torre di Argentina in 15 minutes, a 5 minute walk from Piazza Navona, Campo de Fiori or Pantheon. Several other buses are also very close. Trastevere station is a mere 5 minute walk from the apartment. Trains to airport Fiumicino is 25 minutes.
Testaccio and its farmers market right across the river in a 10 minute walk. Testaccio is famed for its lively nightlife and has a very good contemporary art galley, Macro.
2 airy and bright BDRS, living room with 3 lounge chairs and couch, that opens onto the terrace. Electric piano.
The 2 BDRS are located in the back, both furnished with double bed and closet space. Both opens onto the terrace.
Fully equipped kitchen with oven and microwave that opens onto the dining room with seating for 6. Bathroom with large shower.
The terrace is furnished with lounge chairs, dining table with seating for 6, BBQ equipment. Its an ideal place to have an aperitivo and enjoy the view. On clear days you can even see the Abruzzi mountains. Otherwise you will see the Frascati hills and the surrounding area of Rome. Cathedral San Giovanni di Laterano in the back ground.
Amenities: WIFI internet, SKY satellite TV, washing machine, A/C in living room and main bedroom, flat screen TV in living room, second TV in BDR. Plenty of hot water.
The gardener will come to water the plants occasionally.
Note to tenants: If you have any issues or problems or need any other sort of information regarding transportation or the neighborhood, we are only a phone call away and available 24/7. If any issues just call or write and e-mail and we would work utmost to resolve them.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$14 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$788 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2722 /month|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
First -- it is indeed about a 15-minute tram ride from the center of Rome. We liked this particular aspect as we were far enough away from the touristy and busier areas of the city, but still could get in quite easily on the #8 tram which is very convenient to the apartment. It is also about a 5-minute walk to the Trastevere train station from where you can catch a train to Termini every thirty minutes or so. We often walked from the center of Rome all the way back to the apartment, which takes about 40 minutes and is quite pleasant. You can easily walk to the Trastevere shopping/dining area in about 20 minutes, or across the river to Testaccio in about ten minutes. There is a very new market in Testaccio that we loved visiting. On Sundays, the Porta Portese market is right out the front door and was so much fun to explore.
There were two grocery stores within about one block from the apartment, as well as several cafes for coffee and gelato, and a great little pizza take-out restaurant. There is also a playground directly in front of the apartment building which our son loved. The living room, two bedrooms, kitchen and bath were all spacious enough. In addition, the outside terrace is wonderful for spending time in the sun and eating outdoors. There was plenty of hot water in the shower, the washing machine was easy to use, and there is air conditioning, wi-fi and cable TV with several English channels.
Nina was wonderful to work with. She met us when we arrived from the airport and had even stocked the kitchen with a few supplies so that we did not immediately need to go to the grocery store. She came by every few days to water the plants and feed the pet parakeets (which live outside on the terrace). During our stay the lights in the kitchen stopped working and she had an electrician come to repair them. She was always responsive and helpful. The apartment building has a very nice doorman as well.
There were a few drawbacks that we had not expected, which proved more difficult only because we were traveling with a young child. It is on the 9th floor of the apartment building, but the elevator only goes to the 8th floor. One flight of stairs is no big deal, but can be challenging when lugging a stroller and toddler up and down. The apartment is very bright -- which is quite lovely -- but there are no window coverings to close out the light in the bedrooms. Since we were traveling with our 2-year old son, we taped up some black garbage bags to the windows in his bedroom so the sun would not wake him up at 6am, and for his nap time. We found the biggest drawback to be the kitchen. It is outdoors, on the terrace. While of course it is covered in case of rain, it was extremely hot during our entire stay. It was terribly uncomfortable to be outside cooking in the heat of July in Rome. Even very early in the morning it could already be quite hot, and by the time the sun goes down and it is cool enough outside, it is nearly 10pm. I'm sure in cooler weather the outdoor kitchen is lovely -- it is well stocked with cooking supplies, dishes, spices, and a nice gas range stove. It was just challenging in the heat of the summer.
Overall, Nina was a lovely host and this was a wonderful apartment. We truly enjoyed our stay in Rome and would recommend this apartment.
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Nice place, but very far of the central attractions (15 minutes with the train). The kitchen and the dining table are outside, so it was a little bit cold for April. There was no hot water for the shower and I would not recommend that appartment with a child. In general, we appreciate the view and the cafe down stair.
Great apartment , exactly as described, good location near station and fantastic views from the terrace! All arrangements went as planned and I'd definitely stay here again on my next visit...