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Romantic apartment with private garden

Winter Garden
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Very good
12 reviews
Winter Garden
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S.M. Novella Square, nearby
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Florence, Tuscany
"Alba's Garden" used to be the studio of a Florentine artist of the early 1900s.
His wife Alba, a venetian lady, created the garden, with its high palm trees and evergreens.
The apartment is situated in a 16th Century palazzo which used to be a convent; its walls are thick and guarantee a pleasant temperature even during the hot Florentine summer.
The apartment itself is 50 square meters, but the garden room provides an extra 25 square meters of space. The garden is more than 100 square meters.
The prominent features are the frescoed ceilings, the lovely antique glass doors, and the enclosed mediterranean garden, with tall palms, banana trees, an oleander and an orange tree. Almost all trees and shrubs are evergreen, so the garden is enjoyable in any season.
Access is from an internal private courtyard away from the street...
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About the Owner, Peter Thomas F
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jun 2012
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Based on 24 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL248197 by: Holiday Lettings
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4.5 of 5 bubbles Very good - based on 12 reviews
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Eduardo R
Phoenix, AZ
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We really enjoyed our stay here. Very charming and spacious place with updated kitchen and bath. Easy walking distance to all the sights. Made breakfast every day, very easy with the four burner gas stove and full-sized refrigerator. Several small grocery places on Via della Scala but we found a full service Conrad market at Via del Melarancio, 9/red, 50123, which kept us supplied. To get to the apartment we just walked from the S.M....

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Rochdale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Charming is an understatement. The apartment is an absolute delight. It is full of period charm but also has all the facilities you need. The garden is beautiful and a perfect retreat from the noise and bustle of the city. It's location is fantastic. Just 5 minutes walk (if that) from the train station and all the sights are within easy walking distance. There are also plenty of local restaurants and shops including a supermarket...

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Monique F
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

it was comfortable,in the center and clean .the garden is simply beautiful and it was wonderful eating and relaxing in the beautiful sun.we simply loved it .

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Amenities
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Suitability
  • Pets Allowed:
    No
  • Smoking Allowed:
    No
  • Kid Friendly:
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
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$129
€120
$806
€750
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Nov 1, 2016 -
Dec 22, 2016
Winter 2016
3 nights
$91
€85
$591
€550
$1,612
€1,500
Dec 23, 2016 -
Dec 29, 2016
Holidays 2016
3 nights
$124
€115
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Dec 30, 2016 -
Jan 2, 2017
new years eve
3 nights
$150
€140
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Fees
  • Cleaning: $48 / stay - Fee
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20% of total charge will be required to secure booking. Payments and reimbursements handled by the site
Special rates for more than 2 weeks.
TOURIST TAX 1,5 euro per person a night for a maximum of 7 nights to be collected separately upon arrival
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Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Vespucci Airport: 2.5 mi
Railway: Santa Maria Novella: 0.2 mi
Five minutes walk from the station; very convenient if you arrive by train.<BR>For guests who arrive by car: please be aware that the apartment is in a restricted-traffic zone, surveilled by cameras, and parking on the street is reserved for residents. Tourists may enter anyway, if they park in one of the garages in the area. No parking on the street for non -residents. For details check out the website of the Comune di Firenze, in the section "mobility- driving in Florence". <BR>it's very easy to rent a car for drives in the Tuscan countryside, there are many car hire companies nearby.
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