The delightful yellow Penthouse

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Guelfa, Florence, Tuscany 50129, Italy
Emilia

Elegant and wide apartment on two levels. Ideal for a romantic holiday for a couple, a family or for a merry band of friends (up to 6 people). A few steps from the magical places of Florence and the train station Santa Maria Novella.

Your host, Emilia
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Elegant and wide apartment on two levels. Ideal for a romantic holiday for a couple, a family or for a merry band of friends (up to 6 people). A few steps from the magical places of Florence and the train station Santa Maria Novella.

The Space

Very nice penthouse in the historic center of Florence, cozy and comfortable.
The apartment, of 120 square meters, is on two levels. The apartment is completely renovated with exposed beams, wooden floors, large windows with double glazing and high quality finishes.
Consists of a large living room, a bedroom, a bathroom with Jacuzzi and a kitchen with all necessary utensils. Upstairs there is a second double bedroom with adjacent walk-in closet, a private bathroom with shower and a living room with double sofa bed.
It's located on the third floor of a small building a few steps from the Basilica of San Lorenzo and the famous market. Walk away in 6 minutes the main train station of Santa Maria Novella, in 3 minutes the Fortezza da Basso home to countless international exhibitions and in about 8 minutes, the Duomo, the Battistero and other magical places of central Florence. It 'served by several lines of urban buses and for those who will join it by car, there are many nearby car parking.
Facilities include air conditioning, washing machine, microwave, Italian coffee maker, american coffee maker, kettle, fridge, freezer, hairdryer, heating, free Wi-Fi internet and digital TV. Music lovers will find an excellent upright piano.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: $28 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $785 /week
Monthly Price: $2733 /month
Security Deposit: $350
Cleaning Fee: $56
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
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  • Emilia is a very charming host. She sent us good directions from the train station and was there to greet us and give us a tour of the apartment. While her Engish and our Italian were both very limited, it was easy to communicate. She told us how to work everything (including how to make Italian coffee). We all had espresso together in her apartment kitchen - which is next door so she is close to offer help if you need anything. She has guidebooks there for your use and a list of restaurants that she reviews with you. The apartment is very nice, clean and stylish. The location is very convient to the train station and with in walking distance to many sites. There are steps involved with no lift - but we knew that when we booked and we were ready for it. The upstairs shower is small, but there is a bath with shower attachement on the first floor. The washer worked well. We did not cook meals, but the kitchen was well stocked. We had a lovely time!!! We had to rush to catch the train so we did not have time to fll out the guest book and sorry Emilia we did not rinse out the coffee pot.., thanks so much for a lovely stay.

    July 2014
    Emilia
    Response from Emilia:

    Alan sei un vero tesoro! Grazie della bellissima recensione!
    Invio ora un caro saluto ed un forte abbraccio a te e a tutta la tua stupenda famiglia. Emilia

    July 2014
  • This flat was a perfect place for our short stay in Florence. Emelia is a charming woman and a very gracious host and was always very responsive and helpful with any questions we had. The apt. was on the top floor so there are a few steps to climb to get there. After climbing to the top of the Duomo these few steps were a walk in the park. The location is just a couple of blocks from the railway terminal so it was very easy to take the train from Rome and wheel our luggage to her place. She was there to greet us and even made an amazing cup of espresso for my wife and I. There was plenty of room for everyone and the place was spotless. There is a great restaurant two blocks away that she recommended called La Cucina del Garga that was fabulous. Truly a taste of authentic Tuscan dining. The flat is only a 15 or 20 minute walk from the major sights which meant you could easily walk home after a day of sightseeing but be away from the noise of the downtown nightlife to enjoy a quiet nights rest. Emilia helped arrange for our taxi to the airport which was a big help since we don't speak Italian. Gracie Emelia!!

    June 2014
    Emilia
    Response from Emilia:

    Grazie John per la tua bellissima recensione. Sei STUPENDO! Un caro saluto a te e alla tua dolcissima moglie. Emilia

    June 2014
  • The stay at Emilia's place has been a wonderful experience. The place was very well maintained, clean and feels extremely homely. Emilia, the host, has been hospitable and helpful. She provided us a 5 star hotel service welcoming us on arrival and introduced us the home facilities.

    Even though I could not speak Italia, Emilia was able to understand when I request for help on my luggage stowage and getting a cab for me.

    The place was 7 mins walk from train terminal, short walk and the neighbour is near to the tourist attractions and restaurants. Thank you Emilia.

    June 2014
    Emilia
    Response from Emilia:

    Chin Guan thank you so much the wonderful comments about the apartment. I hope you can one day return to Florence. You're a really nice guy. I was really happy to meet you! A warm hug from Florence and Emilia.

    June 2014
  • Appartamento meraviglioso, posizione comoda, che altro serve?! Grazie Emilia per la tua gentilezza ed ospitalità!

    May 2014
    Emilia
    Response from Emilia:

    Ciao Chiara, grazie per la recensione sono stata veramente felice di averti conosciuto. Sei adorabile. Emilia

    May 2014
  • The apartment was lovely and clean. Emilia was very nice. We found the shower to be very small, but typical of others we've seen in Europe. There were air conditioning units in both bedrooms, which worked well when needed. We'd recommend this place.

    May 2014
    Emilia
    Response from Emilia:

    Grazie Sarah per la bella recensione. Sono felice che abbiate avuto un soggiorno piacevole nel mio appartamento. Un caro saluto a te e alla tua famiglia. Emilia

    May 2014
  • The apartment is very tastefully decorated and vey clean. Exactly as the pics shown. Emilia was very nice and let us checked in earlier than usual. The location is excellent, which is close to everything, including the historical center, the train station and the Santa Maria Novella market for the "Da Nerbone" Tripe (Lampada) sandwich. Since it’s so close to the most attractions, we went back to the apartment to take naps in between. You can also take the no. 12 and no. 13 bus line from the train station to Piazza Michelangelo to watch sunset. Highly recommended for family and groups.

    May 2014
    Emilia
    Response from Emilia:

    Grazie Renee della bellissima recensione. Sono felice che abbiate avuto un soggiorno piacevole. Visto che amate Firenze ... non bisogna rimanere lontano troppo a lungo. Un aaffettuoso saluto a te e a tuo marito. Emilia

    May 2014
  • My husband, in-laws & I stayed in this apartment in early May. Amazing apartment in a prime location. Very spacious, comfortable beds, but most importantly, we were able to walk everywhere we needed to go. 5 minute walk from the train station as well.

    A few things to note: There are 2 bathrooms - one with a shower stall(very small) and one with just a bathtub. Also, there is no elevator and the apartment is on the 5th floor.

    Emilia was a wonderful host! Very professional. She also helped us print train tickets to our next location and was always available if we had any questions. I would highly recommend this apartment. Thanks for everything Emilia! Laura

    May 2014
    Emilia
    Response from Emilia:

    Grazie Laura della tua recensione molto carina. Solo una piccola precisazione l'appartamento si trova al 3 piano (in realtà 2 e mezzo) e non al 5!
    Buona prosecuzione del viaggio. Emilia

    May 2014
  • Appartamento bellissimo , l'ubicazione della casa e' perfetta per visitare Firenze!!!! Vicinissima al centro ed intorno hai tutto!!!!L'ospitalità di Emilia e' stata meravigliosa ed i suoi consigli preziosissimi!!!!! GRAZIE!!!!!

    May 2014
    Emilia
    Response from Emilia:

    Grazie Angelo della bellissima recensione.
    Un caro saluto ... e bacioni da Firenze!
    Emilia

    May 2014
  • Das Appartement ist sehr schön und zentral gelegen. Es hat uns gut gefallen. Emilia hat uns herzlich empfangen und war bei Fragen immer für uns da - auch, wenn sie nur italienisch spricht.

    May 2014
  • Emilia ist eine offene und hilfsbereite Gastgeberin. In ihrem Appartement haben wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Es ist sehr zentral gelegen, jedoch dadurch nicht unbedingt für Leute geeignet, die es ruhig mögen.
    Sehr nett von Emilia war, dass sie am letzten Tag unsere Koffer so lange in der Wohnung behalten hat, bis wir zum Flughafen fahren mussten.

    April 2014
    Emilia
    Response from Emilia:

    Grazie Monika della tua recensione, spero che ti sia piaciuta Pisa! Un caro saluto. Emilia

    April 2014
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Sono milanese ma vivo da molti anni a Firenze. Ho avuto molte esperienze lavorative in varie città d'Italia come consulente. Ho una meravigliosa figlia che si è da poco laureata in ingegneria, come me. Mi piace tantissimo il mare soprattutto quando l'acqua è calda e piena di pesciolini colorati. Adoro gli animali soprattutto i cagnolini. Vivrei tutto il giorno con la musica in sottofondo, la mia band preferita sono i Muse. I miei amici apprezzano molto le focacce sfornate da me. Viaggiare e conoscere persone e luoghi mi affascina.
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