Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Monterone, Rome, Lazio 00186, Italy
Your host, Marlène
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Situated on the ground floor of a 16th century palace - the Palazzo Andosilla, a building classified as 'historical'. This apartment is 40m2, and an authentic little nest in the heart of the centre of Rome in which all its ancient charm still resides. From there you will be able to visit and admire all the beauty of 'the eternal city', which always has a little something right around the corner for you to discover.

The flat, although it has been renovated, still retains all its antique charm. It is ideal for 2 or 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children/adolescents.
It comprises of a romantic bedroom, a small living room with a sofa-bed (size is 1 and a half people, which would have to be folded up every morning to allow for passage in the living room), a fully equipped kitchen, shower and toilets. The apartment naturally remains very cool during summer, but benefits from a very good autonomous heating system for the winter.

You will be able to taste the best coffee in Rome (on Piazza di Sant' Eustachio, literally down the street). In a neighbourhood full of local restaurants, authentic Roman ice cream shops, bars and boutiques, all of which contained within amazing historical Roman streets and alleys. A few minutes away from the apartment is 'Campo de Fiori': by day it is a beautiful and colourful market, by night the piazza turns into a highly frequented spot for night-life and entertainment, it is a highly known place of rendezvous for the young, under the statue of Giordano Bruno.
From a cultural stand point, you will live halfway between the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, a couple of streets away from the palaces of political life (Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Montecitorio, and Palazzo Chigi) and a 5-10 minute walk to the most fascinating 'piazzas' of Rome, the most beautiful historical monuments, and the principal museums of the city. In fact, all the main attractions the city has to offer are walking distance away from the flat such as, Piazza Venezia and the Victorian Museum; the Capitol and its museums; the Trevi Fountain; the galleries and many shops of Via del Corso (the main shopping street which connects Piazza Venezia with Piazza del Popolo). For the ones in love, it is also easy to access the esplanade of the Quirinale and to admire the beautiful expositions of grand renown which are hosted in it (the 'Scuderie del Quirinale)

To move around, there is nothing simpler: The apartment is literally 1 minute away from Largo di Torre Argentina, a piazza in which numerous buses stop which can take you to nearly all directions. On that piazza there also is the Tram 8 which crosses the Tevere river to take you to Trastevere (allowing you to stroll around other beautiful neighbourhoods of Rome which are not the centre itself, or simply to take a walk down the river banks). The connections between the flat and the main rail station (Termini), and therefore with the various airports, are optimal.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $28 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $814 /week
Monthly Price: $2736 /month
Security Deposit: $281
Cleaning Fee: $42
Cancellation: Moderate
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  • We stayed in the Cosy Nest for one week in July. While we really enjoyed our time in Rome (a beautiful and vibrant city), I'd like to give some balanced feedback about the unit itself to help manage people's expectations.

    - Location. Absolutely incredible, central, walkable location.
    - Value. A Hotel in the same area would be double the price, and likely even more.
    - Uniqueness. The apartment is one of a kind, and will be a novel and cool experience.
    - Amenities and Supplies. The unit was very well stocked with essentials, guidebooks, maps, etc.
    - Helpful host. Marlene was very welcoming and available to assist, and goes so far as to provide a cell phone for her guests to use.

    - Noise. Earplugs are a must as there are several birds nests in the courtyard. Unfortunately windows must be kept open for temperature control.
    - Space. The unit is under 250 sq. feet, counting hallway, stairway, and bathroom. There are multiple areas where people 6 feet and over will be stooped.
    - Cleanliness. The unit was quite clean, but certainly not spotless. Peach pit and crumbs on floor from previous guests, no big deal. The bedding and furnishings have seen heavy use, but were clean and comfortable. The rear of this first floor unit backs onto the building's (screened off) garbage room, which may be off-putting for some people.

    Adjust your expectations accordingly and this unit will not disappoint. Overall, it is comfortable, safe, and in an awesome location. It is very suitable for a weekend or more, but perhaps 7 days is too long. Enjoy!

    July 2014
  • Appartement extrêmement bien placé au cœur des incontournables de la ville éternelle. Logement très soigné et sécurisé. Marlène nous a très bien accueilli en nous informant sur les solutions disponibles entre l’aéroport et l’appartement (à l’arrivé ainsi que pour le départ). Ses conseils sur la ville nous ont été aussi très précieux. En gros on vous recommande chaudement Marlène !!
    Cédric et Cynthia

    June 2014
  • We had a great time in Rome. It was our favorite city on our trip. Having this apartment in the location where it is at makes a big difference in your experience. You can walk most places and easily catch a bus nearby. Marlene was amazing and very accommodating. The apartment was very clean. She even left us a phone in case we needed to make local calls. I highly recommend this apartment!

    June 2014
  • Nous avons passé 3 jours dans le "cosy nest" de Marlène.
    L'appartement est idéalement situé au calme, fonctionnel .Nous avons pu a pied avoir accès à tout les sites.
    Marlène est une personne très aimable, chaleureuse et sa disponibilité est totale.
    Une personne avec un grand coeur.
    Nous reviendrons à Rome et il est clair que ce sera chez Marlène !

    June 2014
  • Marlene is a very nice person, careful and helpful. When she wasn't able to come and bring the keys, she sent her daughter. She's always available via phone and mail. Speaks many languages. A very pleasant woman. Merci Marlene!

    June 2014
  • Our stay at Cozy Nest in the Heart of Rome was truly wonderful. The apartment, while small, was very comfortable for my friend, my granddaughter and myself. It was clean, well equipped for our needs and unique.
    "In the Heart of Rome" couldn't be a more accurate description! We, literally, could walk to almost every historic site we wanted to see. We were within a block of the Pantheon, a short walk to the Colosseum and Forum. The bus line taking us a few short stops to the Vatican is one block away.
    Marlene was a gracious, extremely helpful, attentive host offering directions and recommendations.
    I would strongly recommend this property to anyone visiting Rome.

    June 2014
  • Nous avons passé une merveilleuse semaine à Rome, l'emplacement du logement chez Marlène est idéal, nous avons pu a pied avoir accès à tout les sites. L'accueil chaleureux et les conseils judicieux de Marlène sont précieux. Nous conseillons ce logement pour des gens qui comme nous, ne parlent ni l'italien ni l'anglais, Marlène d'origine française est très à l'écoute de nos désirs et l'échange est chaleureux. Suz

    May 2014
  • Marlene is an amazing host! Everything was exactly as described and marlene was so easy to communicate with. Any question we had she was available to answer and the location was unbeatable - a must stay for Rome and I will highly recommend to all.

    May 2014
  • Very cosy place. Perfectly situated in the historical centre. Perfect follow up of the host. Good communication and very nice to foresee coffee and biscuits. Very quiet to sleep as well.

    May 2014
  • This is a wonderful little apartment right in the heart of Rome's historic district. Marlène is an excellent, generous host. The apartment was exactly as expected and she met us there to show us around the place. She also gave us useful tips for visiting, stocked the fridge with milk and juice, and provided us with a cellphone that we could use to call restaurants or text her with any problems. She was very apologetic about some unexpected construction in the courtyard (which was not a bother at all) and arranged for house cleaner to come in the middle of our trip to make up for it (which was lovely). The apartment is very conveniently located. We never had to walk more than a few blocks to catch a bus, and several sights are within walking distance. I'll definitely stay here again if I'm ever back in Rome and recommend it to anyone who visits!

    May 2014
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My first profession was as a nurse in tropical medicine and public health, then I also became a sociologist. With these skills I travelled a lot, working in many countries, in the humanitarian field and research. After 16 years spent out of Europe (Africa, former USSR, Middle East, Central Asia), my 3 teenagers/kids and me decided to settle in Rome. We immediately fell in love with the 'Eternal City', its beauty, the cradle of our culture, and its sort of permanent chaos... then we bought our little apartment in the heart of the historical centre, and, as my kids are starting to travel again, I am pleased to rent our little 'nest' through Airbnb keeping in touch with people from each part of the world. I am now working as a freelance sociologist and translator.
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