Historic Pad w/ Terrace in Top Area

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Vicolo della Renella, Rome, Lazio 00153, Italy

The Space


A super central, super clean & well maintained charming tiny 1 bedroom apt with good bathroom and large shower in an ancient Roman building in the historic center.

I used to call it "small" and for Europeans the size of the place will be as expected for an inexpensive one bedroom apartment in Rome's top entertainment location. But for people from the US, used to more space, I put "tiny" so you don't get any unwanted surprises.

[I also offer a place nearby (called Fiamettina) that is a little bigger - see link https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/overview/843804. ]

You choose which of these small and inexpensive places for two suit you best. The MiniRenella Historic pad is small but has a separate bedroom and terrace, the Super Central Fiametta has one larger bedroom, is roomier with better kitchen, and is right near the wonderful Piazza Navona. Both are great and you get the CasaPicard service with both.

The listing you are on now -- The MiniRenella Historic Pad -- boasts a great eat-out terrace with table for 4, a large plasma screen, apple TV, free bikes, and we keep adding whatever we think you'll like. The location is the absolute tops for Rome. Don't believe a word I say -- read the reviews! Note, however that the place is a SMALL apartment (30m2 + 15m2 terrace). You don't get a real living room - but a combination entrance/kitchenette area with a small table and pullout couch. But see what people say...so far everyone says they were very comfortable. Compared to a hotel room - this like a home in Rome.

There's a kitchenette for basic cooking, Very fast free FASTWEB WIFI and all the mod coms we could squeeze in. The bedroom and bathrooms (nice full shower) are good sized but the salon/kitchen is very small -- yet the overall package is delightful - you'll feel like you are in your own little home in Rome. This apartment is actually the separate independent guest wing of a 1200s Nobleman's residence. The other wing is now a huge 3 bedroom loft and can be connected to make a 5 bedroom 4 bathroom mega-pad.

The LOCATION is ideal: walk to everything and in the heart of the restaurant/fun area of Rome. There are zillions of breakfast places & restaurant within 2 minutes walk. This is a surprisingly quiet apartment as it gives onto the inner courtyard in a quiet back street. Our dedicated cleaner will ensure you find it clean & ready for you.

If "cute, inside-outside, historic and with a great location" sounds right try this one -I've kept the price low so more can enjoy it.

We recently added Apple TV and bikes - now we just installed a washing machine. I'm available to advise and answer any questions. We have a staff of two cleaners and two hosts - plus a handy-man - to keep things running well. I really hope you'll like it as much as previous guests say they did.

You'll find me happy to answer all your questions. My team can arrange airport transfers, Roman tours, walks, bikes, vespa excursions and anything else you could ask for.

Enjoy this ancient pad with its modern twist.

ps: if you are up for adventure, I sometimes fly from Barcelona to Rome and back with seaplaneflyers company. It is a free adventure meetup and we just share gasoline. I have a airbnb listing for the plane but that is a different thing... Sounds crazy? well, it's definitely fun - and you'll have a blast in Rome. Just tap into our local knowledge.

Please note that there is a fully refunded EUR100 deposit to be paid before arrival.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $640 /week
Monthly Price: $2630 /month
Security Deposit: $141
Cleaning Fee: $64
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • It's perfectly located in the heart of Trastevere (Old Town) in a beautiful 13th century building. I had some really lovely breakfasts on the spacious terrace. It's a really nice place because even though it's right in the center it's still really quite and calm with the windows facing the yard.
    Really recommend the Picards as hosts and Martin was very engaged in my needs as a visitor.

    October 2013
    Response from Martin:

    Thanks Vincent! The tips you provided will be helping the next guests for months to come!


  • séjour merveilleux en plein cœur du Trastevere. le mini Pad est effectivement très petit; mais sa terrasse permet des petits déjeuners ensoleillés (quand on ne choisit pas de plutôt les prendre à deux pas de là, sur la place Santa Maria face à la basilique). L'emplacement est idéal, et bien qu'en plein coeur de ruelles vivantes, l'appartement est très calme. Le bar à vin/resto en bas de l'appartement propose des plats délicieux et l'équipe est charmante. Et pour cuisiner il est facile de trouver des épiceries fines dans le quartier ou même des spar. Sans parler du marché du campo Dei Fiori, de l'autre côté du Tibre. On peut aussi demander à Martin de remplir le frigo à l'avance : service plus qu'agréable !
    Martin et son équipe sont des hôtes parfaits, et se plient en 4 pour faciliter le séjour. Bref, je conseille.

    October 2013
  • Great location, and plenty of information from the hosts. Trastevere has so many interesting cafes and restaurants , you are spoilt for choice! The flat is small as indicated, I wouldn't suggest more than two people.

    The only down side was the floor needed a mop- as indicated by my grubby feet! This was a very minor downside.

    September 2013
    Response from Martin:

    Thanks Sam for the nice words. Ah...a few folks besides yourself have mistaken the brown wax that protects the ancient cotto floors with "requiring a mop"...but no, the floors are highly clean and treated and sometimes in very hot weather can give that impression on white socks.

    I'm really glad you enjoyed the super vivacious and charming area that we live in. It's like a village from long ago.

  • A wonderful little apartment in vibrant Trastevere. We loved our stay here and appreciated all the assistance that Martin and Elizabeth gave us. A great place to stay and great hosts.

    September 2013
  • Appartement parfait pour un couple, la terrasse est vraiment agréable le matin comme le soir.
    L'emplacement est idéal pour aller diner dans le charmant quartier de Trastevere où l'on trouve les meilleurs restaurants de Rome.

    August 2013
  • Superbe magnifique de 9 nuits dans ce quartier à découvrir absolument ! Appartement propre et plutôt au calme avec tout le nécessaire, très bon accueil et conseils des hôtes. De là, juste à côté du Tibre, nous avons pu explorer toute la ville à pied. Impeccable.

    August 2013
  • 11 jours magnifiques dans un quartier très sympa de Rome. Le Trastevere. A 2 pas de tout, du centre historique. L'appartement d'une propreté irréprochable est petit mais très bien pensé et équipé. Et il y a la clim ce qui n'est pas négligeable au mois d'août. Merci Martin de nous l'avoir proposée sans frais supplémentaires. Dans le quartier, des restaurants à ne plus savoir où aller... des animations dans la rue. J'y retournerai avec plaisir. Notre hôte a été remarquable : nous avons reçu des conseils, des indications très utiles pour notre séjour. Martin, avec sa soeur Elizabeth sont des hôtes très attentionnés. Ils sont toujours prêts à rendre service. Une bouteille d'eau fraîche et une de vin nous attendaient à notre arrivée. Merci c'était un très beau séjour et vous y avez largement participé.

    August 2013
  • This was our second time to Rome, and our first time that we were able to really enjoy it to the max. The apartment is a great little place with the terrace, kitchen, and living area. It was perfect to relax, make coffee, or to sit out and enjoy the courtyard. This apartment is in the best neighborhood, that is always full of people, the best restaurants, and just fun to walk in. We were close to everything and getting around was easy. This was the prefect place to really experience and enjoy Rome.

    July 2013
  • I was a bit delayed into Rome due to a delayed train, but that was no problem for the hosts. I was warmly greated and was introduced to the apartment. It's small, as I knew, but with a perfect balcony and all necessities. Easy to find in Trastevere, extremely central to bus, tram or the historical centre.
    Martin was so helpful and came back quickly with answers to my questions.
    Loved it :)

    June 2013
  • We had a great experience at Martin's flat. Defintely on the smaller side but we spent so little time indoors that it didn't really impact us. Communication was excellent, I recieved responses to any questions I had about the flat or Rome almost immediately. Wouldn't hesitate to stay with them again when I return.

    June 2013
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I am a tech entrepreneur with a growing team of top developers helping me develop Vreasy - a novel software platform. Thus I rent out the places I bought with the proceeds from my last software company. The $ I make goes straight into salaries for my employees - engineers, web designers and contractors around the world. I also employ several people (hosts, cleaners, maintenance people) to keep everything running smoothly with the apartments. I like to think I contribute to the economy! Managing these apartments made me discover that I really like seeing Rome through the eyes of my guests and really like the interaction with so many people from different places around the world. I'm joined by my Sister - a US-trained yoga instructor in Rome. She'll act as your Rome insider and advise you on everything there is to do and see. We're pretty organized as we have Vreasy to help us stay on track. For those of you whose next stop in Europe is Barcelona - come and visit me! I hop inbetween Bcn and Rome. My office is by the beach in the old part of town. If you love flying join my "Barcelona Seaplane Flyers Club " a share-the-gas-expenses only flying club for which I am the pilot. Lets hop over to Menorca or to a mountain lake. A presto! & Nos vemos pronto!
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