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The Historic Nobleman's Loft -4BR!

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4 Bedrooms
6 Beds

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The Historic Nobleman's Loft & Terraces

Welcome to One of Rome's Ultimate Homesteads

Centuries ago, a Roman Nobleman commissioned the building with majestically high wooden rafter ceilings and steps from his personal apartment on the second floor - known as the piano nobile - leading down to the horse stables below (now the wine cellar). The original wooden beams and arches are still there today and the place has a theatrical feel to it - it begs you to invite friends over to share in the feeling of history.

Selected by the airbnb staff who stayed and filmed here for the airbnb hosting in Rome video.

A very large ancient apartment with 4 Bedrooms each with its own bathroom and with 3 eat-out terraces

The two upstairs bedrooms have double beds which CANNOT be separated into two singles. There is a long narrow room downstairs with two beds and a bathroom. It is ideal for two children or one adult. Not for two adults and no good at all for a couple - beds are not side by side. The fourth bedroom is located adjacent to the main apartment, giving a little bit of space from the main living area.
There's also a double sofa-bed in the living room, and cots can be provided to make the total number of beds available 12.

The Renella Nobleman's Loft:

* Near Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere - easily walk to everything in historic Rome - benefit from Rome's most charming restaurant and artisan area. It has been so since 185BC.

* You are surrounded by hundreds of great restaurants and bars - just meters away
from our quiet street. The best bread in Rome is baked 50 feet away.
* Huge 25 foot ceilings of original wood rafters - Roman Arches
* Cotto Floors - the same family in Naples still bakes them!
* Very comfortable living room area w/ large couches, high end music system
* Large Screen Plasma TV for PC hook over Fireplace - also high end stereo for PC hook up. Your PC/Mac/Ipad plugs in right at the couch. There's an ipod dock there too
* Home gym with running and cycling TechnoGym machines. Yoga instructor on call.
* Eat-out Terraces - 1) Stone table with seating for 6+. 2) Tiny terrace off the kitchen for two. A view of the charming inner-courtyard to match the painting on the wall 3) The 4th bedroom's inner courtyard terrace suits four people. Charming.
* Designer Kitchen -washer/dryer/dishwasher/toaster/coffee/German Stove with BBQ
* Air Conditioning in all bedrooms and living areas
*3 bedrooms - all with own ensuite bathroom/shower add the adjacent pad for 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
* Total of real beds (3 queens/double) and several temporary beds available for a max of 12 people.
* WIFI, international TV etc.

* Our family has been in Rome for zonks and can thus recommend all sorts of activities lead by those we know very well: Yoga by a Patricia Walden certified instructor, Italian cooking classes with a well known Italian cooking blogger, fitness in your own home, skip the line Vatican tours etc etc.

We try hard to please. Please see the reviews.

The real difference between this and a hotel is 1) HEAPS more space 2) A REAL kitchen - approved by a top NY chef that visited recently 3) This has been the real home of a Roman for centuries 4) You are the ONLY valued guests - we treat you as such!

The owner Martin will answer your questions before and during your stay. I mean REALLY assist you. If you want blow by blow help as you plan and enjoy Rome, we can be there for you. If you want complete privacy and no communication as you get away form email etc for a while that's great too. See the reviews....

BOOKED UP? Never fear! I have a rival Roman Jewel that is probably free:

Why do I say it's Historic? Well the building probably dates from the 1600s but it was built on top of ruins from far before. Last week, we scratched into the terrace wall and found a Roman Arch buried inside! I posted pics (email hidden)w it is not every day that you have to call in the archeologists when you are making a coffee corner on your terrace! No Wonder Rome's subway has taken decades for a few miles... Please have a look at the pics!

If you are going to Barcelona next, I have a heap of friends with great places so I can refer you if you'd like an insider's opinion.

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The Space
Property type: Apartment
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 6
Check Out: 11:00 AM


Extra people: $52 / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee: $162
Cancellation: Strict


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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 8 - 20, 2015 the minimum stay is 4 nights.

First building on the left side

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June 2015
Response from Martin:

Thanks Kerry. We do our best to make this the top place to stay in Rome. Our job is aided tremendously by the location and character of this ancient loft. Having so many thoughtful and appreciative guests such as you make the hard work very worthwhile.

Apart from CasaPicard, I run Vreasy - a startup company that helps hosts become super hosts. That is why I make it my business to be the best host you'll every have. Even though I give most of the credit for you experience at the loft to my sister, Elizabeth - your local insider in Roma.

A presto a Roma everyone.

June 2015

May 2015
Response from Martin:

Thanks Caroline! My sister and I believe that it's not enough to offer a place to stay. You have to be there just as any concierge of a top hotel would be. Never in the way or too present, but absolutely available when needed.

We try to offer much more than a place to stay and as an engineer, I've started an entire company making this easy for other hosts and property managers. I run vreasy which is a way to be there for your guests. For anyone looking for a 100% hassle free stay - with easy access to everything Rome has to offer - I hope to show you ultimate hospitality .

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About the Host, Martin

Austin, Texas, United States
Member since March 2011
Response rate: 100% (last 10 contacts)
Response time: within an hour


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