Entire home/apt

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing


The space

In the main square of testaccio at the 4th floor overview the park the apartment is composed by a wide living room, a fully equipped kitchen (gas stove with 4 fires and oven) with dining area and a balcony, a large romantic double bedroom, a second room with a comfortable french sofa bed and is own balcony. One bathroom with a marble shower/ bath tub.
The apartment is supercomfy and has a wonderful light.
In the morning the kithchen and dining area are very bright wile in the afternoon the rooms are sunny.
An aperitif on the llittle balcony at sunset is so special!
Testaccio is a very old quarter of Rome with an old fashion atmosphere but really authentic and absolutely not touristy!
most of the people living in testaccio are originally from the quarter! It is also very famous for restaurants, 3 great roman trattoria (Perilli, Felice, bucatino) are 3 minutes away from the flat and the best pizza in Rome (Remo) is just on the square!
On the square you also have a supermarket, a bank, a pharmacy, the best bakery, a local bar with table outside on the park.
with a 5/10 minutes walk you can reach the stole market where you can bay fresh fruit and vegetable fish meet ham and cheese!
Testaccio is also very well connected with the public transportation. from and to the airport you just take a train to Ostiense and a 5 min tram to the apartment. On via marmorata you also have bus and tram connections to all the site seen of Rome. And metro Piramide is a few minutes walk.
Amyway the apartment is only 600 mt to the circus maximus so if you like to walk you can still reach most of the site walking!
It is also very well connected to Ostia (our nearest beach) with the train living from Piramide.
I love my apartment because is a beautiful bright luxury and relaxing place in a worm an traditional neighborhood!

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12AM (midnight)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $17 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $58
Security Deposit: $115
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Check in time is flexible


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2 nights minimum stay

95 Reviews

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Salome User Profile
May 2017
great apartment, great host, absolutely great time in Rome, full of wonderful memories thanks to this beautiful apartment: we walked to all parts of Rome, but city buses are near by to take you to the center as well. The pizza place right next to the apartment is definitely a thing to do.

Lasse User Profile
November 2016
Nice, spacious apartment with irks and quirks in a central and trendy area of Rome. Before arrival communication with Karen was a bit tenuous (either no reply or just with yes or no) which leaves you with a bit of uneasy feelings before arrival. However, on arrival we met Karen, a very nice person, and from there communication improved substantially. Only thing is that there is a mayor constructions site right on top of Karen’s apartment which seems to be ongoing for quite some time more and makes it hardly impossible to use the apartment anytime during the day. Obviously, it’s not Karen’s fault, but I think it would just have been fair to advise us before arrival, especially as we stayed for a complete month and were travelling with our two toddlers who need to take a nap at some point during the day. Shouldn’t be a problem though, if come to Rome just for sightseeing and are out during the day anyway.

Greg User Profile
September 2016
Very well located - good area - can't go wrong. The apartment is clean - light & airy - good size bedrooms. Not to everyone's taste but it is a very good base that can be used as the launch pad to see the rest of Rome. Most things are within walking distance & Rome is such a great walking city. Karen was a tremendous host and we used her airport car service as well - which worked well. Happy to recommend Karen & her apartment - Greg & Laura

Jeanette User ProfileJeanette is a superhost.
September 2016
Karen's apartment is reflected particularly well on her Airbnb page. It is old, however that adds to its charm and authenticity. If you are looking for a five star experience with new fixtures and fittings this will not meet your needs. However, if like us you seek a property with character and warmth, you will love this apartment ideally located in the middle of Testaccio directly opposite one of the two Piazza's in Testaccio that hum with the happy sound of a diverse community from morning until late into the evening. We loved this! For the fit traveler who loves walking, the apartment is also ideally located and accessible on foot along the Tiber River, to all of Rome's amazing and breath-taking sights, monuments and attractions. Or if you want to save the soles of your shoes, hope on the river boat which allows you to hop on hop off or, of course walk to the closest Hop on Hop Off Bus stop. All really accessible form Amazing Testaccio. Our day started with a wonderful cappuccino at either Mercato Testaccio or the cafe opposite the local Basilica and ended with us returning to our neighborhood for dinner in one of the local, however renowned Pizzeria's/Tratatoria's. Remo on the square for brilliant pizza and fun friendly service and La Bucatina, literally around the corner, which you will read about in many reviews and blogs on Rome and Testaccio in particular. Karen also arranged for a driver to collect us from Fumicino Airport and pick up the keys for us. At 45 euro one way this saved us a great deal of hassle at a very reasonable price. Karen then re-booked the service for our return flight. Staying at Karen's apartment gave us a unique opportunity to experience Italian inner-city living at it's best! One small mention in relation to the bed in the second bedroom. It was described as a "bed" and looked like a double bed in the photos. It is actually a fold out futon bed which for one night would be OK but over 8 nights it was less that suitable for our adult son. The layout of the apartment however is fabulous and even more spacious than we had hoped for. The two small balconies are also a bonus and we enjoyed Prosecco, Birra and Vino Rosato on them on a nightly basis! Thank you Karen for sharing your very special pad in Testaccio. We are planning a return visit already!

Joanna User Profile
September 2016
Karen was a perfect host who arranged our transfer from the airport and met us at the apartment which was very good of her as it was 01.30. It was just as well as there was no electricity working in the apartment when she let us in, she tried everything to sort it out but was unable too, fortunately it wasn't a problem as we just wanted to sleep. Karen called in an electrician first thing in the morning who sorted the problem. We loved Karen's apartment but it is very rustic, its light,airy and spacious, it could do with updating but we were very comfortable. It is perfectly situated for the city approximately 30 mins walk to the colleseum. The piazza that the apartment is on is very lively and has everything you need. We loved our stay and would go back again. Grazi

Jeanne User Profile
August 2016
The appartment was really nice, cosy and clean. It was even bigger than what it seemed on the photos ! We didn't meet Karen but she was really helpful whenever we had a question. Testaccio is very calm and not so far from the touristic places, there is good places to eat and have a drink next to the flat. I would definitly recommend Karen's appartment, we loved it !

Stella User Profile
August 2016
The apt. is very nice and cosy. The balconys are excellent and the beds very good. The neigboorhood is lively and filled with locals and good shops and restaurants.

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Rome, Italy · Joined in December 2012
Karen User Profile

Ciao! I'm a roman actress director and writer. I love human beings and
I can not leave without books friends and of course food!
I like to host with aibnb and I try to make the travel experience of my guest authentic!

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