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The perfect Florentine retreat: to bedroom villa

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Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Florentine Retreat is a house of 100 sqm with garden and terrace

It consists in 2 double bedrooms, a living room, 2 bathrooms with original Amalfi tiles ( with showers) and 2 kitchnettes: one is located in the living room of Garden Appartament that has indipendent access from the garden, and the other is located in the Studio.

Garden and terrace are equipped for eating outside. Free Wifi and parking available.

The Florentine Retreat is a portion of a Villa , ex Hay Loft of an Old Tuscan Family and surrounded by gardens in a secluded area at only 12 minutes from Forte Belvedere and Boboli Garden entrance, 20 minutes walking from the Old Bridge and Piazzale Michelangelo.

Via San Leonardo is a old road and a pleasant walk in the one of the most interesting antique area of Florence.

The composer Tchaikovskij loved Florence and Florentine climate and spent a winter in a house in Via San Leonardo, less than 100 meters away from us. The famous italian painter of post-macchiaioli, Ottone Rosai had his studio here.

From here you do not need a car for visiting Florence ( historical city center is off-limits for car).

Bus stops are at 100 meters. Parking is free in the garden .

The owner lives in the other portion of the Villa and is glad to help you with maps and informations and to book museum tickets.

The Villa is very close (100 m.) to the historic Chalet Fontana, caffé restaurant recently restored with great charme; excellent cuisine, splendid park. .

La terrazza del Principe is at 250 m from house, restourant and pizzeria, very beautuful panorama

At the top of Arcetri's . hill at 600 m. there are the ancient restorant-trattoria Omero, serving typical tasteful tuscany food , expensive.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Versilia 100 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Firenze Peretola) or Pisa(Galilei) at 82 kms 6 km, Nearest railway: Firenze Santa Maria Novella 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Garden Bedroom 16 sqm

The Bedroom has a queen size bed (160 x 195), wardrobe ,2 bedsides , oriental carpets.

The bedroom has two windows watching the garden.

Bedlinen provided.)

Air Conditioning (payable by consuption)

Garden Bathroom

Bathroom has original Amalfi style tiles and 1 window to the garden, shower

Bath Towels provided.

Garden Living and Kitchnette

The Living leads to the garden and has an antique table for 4 persons.

The Kitchen corner is equipped with a 3 stove, sink, electrical oven, fridge and utensiles

In the living room it is possible add a single bed for 1 person, as well as a child bed in the bedroom on request.

Bedroom Studio 40 sqm

A flight step (only 10 steps) takes you to the Studio bedroom

The Bedroom has a French style bed 140 x 200

a wide library

a table for 8 persons

a sofa comfy for1 and 2 armchairs

side beds

a french door leads to the private terrace

Bedlinen provided

Air Conditioning ( payable by consumption)

Bathroom Studio

It has Amalfi style tiles and Devon & Devon

large shower and a nice large window

inside there is a wardrobe

Bath towels provided

Kitchenette Studio

The Kitchenette is in a separate little room and has a sink and 2 stove and fridge. Utensils provided

Further details outdoors

The Villa is surrounded by a private garden, shared with the owner. A portion of this garden, in front of the Garden livingroom is private for the Garden apt. guests, with a table, chairs and sunlounger.

A common laundry area is available in the garage.

Parking available

Further details

The Florentine Retreat can be rented in full for 4 up to 6 people (price on request) or by only 2 persons using only the lower Garden rooms or the Studio suite (price is shown as per 2 persons)

For extra people sharing the sofabed is requested an extra of Euro 25,00 per night/person or Euro 150,00 per week/person.

The Florentine Retreat is a perfect choice for 2 couples travelling together with privacy. They can share the garden and have privacy since each part of the house is autonomous (ensuite bathroom and kitchnette)

Long Term rental welcome

It Is possible to smoke in the garden or terrace.

The Tuscany region

Tuscany is a well known Region for Art and Culture


Via San Leonardo, historic lane connecting the Astronomical Observatory G.Galilei on the hill of Arcetri with Forte Belvedere and Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge)

Via San Leonardo is a narrow fashinating road through antique buildings, olive groves and gardens in the protected and silent area landscape, with few inhabitants, villas and farmhouses converted into artists' studios, that takes about twenty minutes walking to the historic center.

Towards the Old Bridge you pass by Chalet Fontana very good restaurant , historic meeting place of writers and artists, the house of Chaikovskij, the famous painter Ottone Rosai's studio, the Church of San Leonardo in Arcetri of XI Century and passing close by Forte Belvedere of XVI Century.

From Forte Belvedere a gate leads into Boboli Garden and Pitti Palace, but if you go through the door of old walls, you find Villa Bardini Museum of Macchiaioli, Roberto Capucci Fashion Art museum, Annigoni's Collection, after you find Galileo's home arriving at Ponte Vecchio.

Piazzale Michelangelo with its famous and marvellous view of Firenze is at only 20 min walk, as well the romanich church of San Miniato.

The area offer many beautiful and interesting walks.

The Arcetri Astronomical Center is closeby and you can enjoi a visit in a clear summer night.

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Review 1-10 of 18

2 Jan 2015


"Le typique accueil florentin !"

Mme Martelli a tres bien arrangé le studio, avec goût et le confort aussi.Lieu calme et agréable. Accueil chaleureux et discrétion tout au long de notre sejour florentin.À recommander … More

Cari Blandine e Frédéric, vi ringrazio molto delle vostre gentili e gratificante parole su me e sulla mia casa, mi ha fatto molto piacere sapere di aver contribuito a rendere il vostro soggiorno a Firenze un ricordo piacevole da ricordare nonostante le temperature polari. Sarete sempre i benvenuti e avrete un trattamento da amici.Grazie ancora e auguri di felicità. Vi abbracciamo Laura e Lucia

16 Dec 2014


"Sublime Florentine property with hospitality to match!"

This is one of those unique properties that have an abundance of character combined with exceptional hospitality. My wife and I had the pleasure of staying here in mid August this year and we cannot w… More

12 Nov 2014


"A perfect experience"

This was the first place we stayed while in Italy and it truly spoilt us for the rest of our trip. The hostess was delightful, and extremely accommodating, we were left feeling like we had a home from… More

28 Oct 2014


"A hidden haven of style and tranquility in walking distance of Boboli Gardens and Piazza Michaelangelo"

My friends booked this accommodation so I cannot claim any credit for finding this gem of a villa just 20 minutes walk from the Ponte Vecchio and Town centre. I stayed in the upstairs apartment whils… More

27 Sep 2014


"A perfect location for visiting Florence and the countryside"

Located just outside town, this charming cottage has two apartments and we rented them both. Laura is the perfect hostess, charming and helpful. Having both apartments gave us lots of options. The upper unit has a lovely large dinging table which accommodated the four of us for evening meals after long days of sightseeing. We had a car to travel out to the countryside and chose to take a taxi into town when visiting Florence (about 10 €) but there is a bus also available. Laura introduced us to a fabulous restaurant nearby with lovely views when dining outside, our visit to Florence could not have been better. Thank you Laura.

7 Sep 2014


"Relaxing, peaceful,, and a nice walk to the city"

We had a wonderful stay. The walk to the city was an easy and lovely 20 monutes. The walk back, though 10 min longer and much of it uphill, was still lovely. Plus, the fort, whiich is on the way, has a bar with a great view.

19 Jul 2014


"Fabulous apartment, beautiful location, very friendly host"

We stayed here for a week in May. We loved the apartment, it was clean, spacious, with a little terrace where we were able to sit and have our meals (there is also a large dining table inside). It was very peaceful. The apartment is situated in a quiet location about a 15-20 minute walk from the centre of Florence. There are also regular buses within a very short walk. Lucia was very helpful, a great host. We found the hob for cooking confusing to use so didn't do as much self catering as we intended, but this was only a very small minus and we would have no hesitation in recommending the Perfect Florentine Retreat. We spent around 25 days travelling in Italy and this apartment and Florence and the surrounding area were one of the highlights of our trip. We would certainly stay here again, we loved it.

9 Jul 2014


"Highly recommend"

Laura is a gem. Extremely helpful and knowledgable. Generous with her time. Room was clean and comfortable and as charming as promised. Be aware that it is a 15-20 min walk to Ponte Vecchio, all uphil… More

29 Jun 2014


"Wonderful stay and excellent excellent hospitality"

My wife and I along with our adult daughter stayed for 4 nights. The owner has two in suit apartments to rent. Our daughter stayed in the garden apartment while my wife and I took the studio bedroom apartment. The accommodations were wonderful. It is a beautiful location just outside the city. Laura was very hospitable, and she has a very nice family.

If you are arriving by plane or train and are planning to only tour around Florence, you may want to consider taking a taxi to and from this accommodation rather than renting a car. It is a very short walk to the bus stop which allows easy access to the city. And, walking down the road to the city is very enjoyable as well. We purchased the Firenze card which provided us access to all the major sites and bus transportation.

If we travel to Florence again, we will be sure to stay at The Perfect Florentine Retreat.

30 May 2014


"It truly is a perfect Florentine retreat"

Two of us recently stayed for 6 nights in the Garden Apartment. Everything was perfect for us. A great location, calm and tranquil away from the tourists but behind the Boboli Gardens and Pitti Palace. Only a 20 minute walk to all the sites in the centre of Florence with the bus stop only a minute away, The apartment is beautifully appointed and is like staying in a villa in the country. Laura is a gracious and a most helpful host and went out of her way for us. We will be recommending this to all our friends, and will definitely stay here the next time we come to Florence. There is also another apartment with a beautiful rooftop terrace which also looks fantastic. Grazie Laura.

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      • 2 Years listed

      80% Response rate

      Calendar last updated:02 Jun 2015

      Based in Italy

      Languages spoken
      • English
      • Italian
      +39 33915 54334

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