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Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The second floor contains the living/dining room, a small kitchen, a normal sized bathroom (shower only) and 2 bedrooms. (One large bedroom (Green room) with a 160cm wide bed, the other (blue room) with brand new bed (140cm wide)). New Flat Screen 32" TV!
On the third floor is another small bedroom (9 sq metres total but with a 160cm wide sofa-bed) and hallway (for storage of your personal belongings).
From the third floor you can access the very extraordinary, plant-covered terrace (70 square metres) with table, 6 chairs, gigantic umbrella and barbecue. (you can even see the umbrella on Google Earth!) The terrace furniture has recently been replaced with all wood furniture. There is also a sundeck (not shown) on top of the small bedroom (accessible by ladder), with 2 lounge chairs.
The two floors are connected by a spiral staircase.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ostia 15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Fiumicino & Leonardo da Vinci, Nearest railway: Termini 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Free wifi and internet access with ethernet cable. Hair dryer. Free local phone calls (Italy, non-cell phone).
|Further details outdoors|
The street is very quite, and the terrace is quite beautiful, full of plants. Hardly any cars on this street at all (2 per hour?)
Sound proof windows.
The terrace is equipped with an automatic watering system, so you don't need to worry about that!
This apartment sleeps 6 people, but as there is only 1 bathroom, organising showers for 6 in the morning can be time-consuming. (But definitely possible). Therefore, I always say that it's best suited for 3-5 guests.
Also, there is a winding staircase connecting the 2 floors (which some parents do not like for small children or pets).
The Lazio region
In the heart of Rome, the eternal city.
Lazio is a rich in culture and history region full of architectural pearls, museums and remains of the ancient Roman civilisation. The name of the region originates from the ancient civilisation of Latins.
The largest and the most known communes are Rome, Latina, Aprilia, Fiumicino, Tivoli or Viterbio - all worth of visiting and spending some time in.
Perfectly located in the centre of Rome. About a 5 minute walk to the Roman Forum, and 5 minutes to the Colosseum.
The apartment is also a 5 minute walk to the Metro Station Cavour (but Rome is a walking city), and 5 minutes to the Via Nationale (where buses can take you directly to the Vatican).
The apartment is in the Monti neighbourhood. It is not the Spanish steps area but about 15 minute walk (but then that area is full of expensive shops and tourists). The Monti area is the up and coming area in Rome. Trendy, centrally located, it's Rome's hidden gem. It has tons of restaurants and specialty stores that still give you this Roman, traditional feel.
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24 Apr 2014
"Perfect location to see everything in Rome"
The lovely colourful and characterful apartment is situated in a typical authentic Roman street. It is a 2 minute walk to the Colliseum and forum and two metro stops. Nearby are good restaurants, bar… More
4 Nov 2013
"Fantastic location and quirky appartment :-)!!"
We (a family of 5 adults) spent nearly a week at the flat in Rome and had a fab time. The roof terrace is amazing and creates extra space and great times after a busy day. The flat is so close and in walking distance to most main attractions and to great shops and restaurants including the nearby square where the locals hang out. It felt like being in a friend's home which was good for us but some people might prefer a hotel. We would highly recommend the flat and visit again.
Really glad you enjoyed the flat and your stay in Rome. Hope to have you back again soon. Best wishes to you and your family.
8 Aug 2013
"Quirky, fun, live like an Italian family , great location"
We have just returned from a glorious if hot week at this apartment, I booked it because of the outdoor space, but it was SO hot we didn't use it very much, some of the furniture is very tired up on the patio, and access up the narrow and long spiral staircase is difficult, but our family loved it. The apartment worked great for us, 6 in total but we longed for Air Con ! the fans were essential and the washing machine was fabulous given the heat, we were able to wash things through and they dried in a few minutes ! I would book to stay again, but not in high summer without AirCon though. the area around the apartment is quiet and not touristy but easily within walking distance of some fabulous restaurants and bars, the forum and Colosseum are so close by and the metro is handy too.
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in my flat. I'm sorry about the weather, but August can be very hot (as I had warned prior to booking). I'm surprised that you did not use the terrace in the evenings as it is very cool up there (even in summer), and it is mostly covered by a pergola with plants. There is also a large umbrella that completely covers the table if set right. Many guests say that they dine 'al fresco' like in a Roman restaurant up there.
As for the furniture on the enormous terrace, there are 2 metal chairs and matching table (funky design and not tired), and the rest is white plastic. There are 6 chairs (3 new and 3 older, but I would not call them 'tired' or broken. There is also one white plastic Lounge Chair, with a brand new cover from Ikea to make it comfortable. All 6 chairs have seat cushions as well. There is also a table cloth for the table, if you feel that you need one.
As for the the spiral staircase, the flat is a duplex, and it is the only way to reach the upper level. It is a normal width, and not long. It is just one level up!
30 May 2013
"A funky home from home in the middle of Rome"
We all loved the apartment (especially the kids - 9 and 12) fantastic location, quirky décor, wonderful roof terrace and Steve the owner couldn't have been more helpful. You can walk to everything from here - and the local restaurants are fantastic in the evening. The kids adored sharing the room on the roof - and despite being so central it's really quiet at night. If you want to stay close to the action - and pretend for a while that you live in Rome - then this is the place for you.
5 May 2013
"Location Location Location (and awesome terrace)"
We ate outside on the gorgeous terrace under the fairy lights each evening we were there. Extremely conviniently located, surrounded by some excellent restaurants, a piazza and delis and grocers very … More
3 May 2012
"Quirky Roman Homestay"
Chose that title because this apartment is not a lifeless commercial tourist rental. It feels as if you are in someone's home and of course you are! The host lives there (although not while you… More
22 Jun 2011
"Funky apartment with roof terrace, great location, suited family of 4."
The best things about this apartment are its location, its roof terrace and the fact that it is someone's much-loved home, rather than a bland, Ikea-style rental. The flat is a very short walk fr… More
4 Jun 2011
"Excellent location, easy access to restaurants and Metro"
This was a great apartment by and large for us, a family of five, children 14, 11 and 9. It was very central to Metro and restaurants, two minutes from the Roman Forum and five from the Colesseum. We managed pretty well self-catering.
Just a few suggestions.
We coped OK with the heat in late May, early June ( up to late 80s F) but would have found it very uncomfortable in July/August in the high summer. There are 2 fans but no air-conditioning and cooking for 5 was very hot indeed!
Likewise, the heat influenced our ability to sleep comfortably as the windows had to be wide open and it was very noisy! Mototcycles, people's high spirits and bells (lovely as they were) made an easy night's sleep quite difficult.
We found shopping a trifle trying; When you've been out all day and are hot and tired with 3 children, you want a place where you can shop for milk, bread, cereal and wine! All in the same shop.
We found ourselves buying milk in one shop,but no bread,, cereal but no milk in another and finding no wine in another place. All this is fine if you have the time and patience and no children, but we could have done with a bit more info on nearby 'supermarkets' which were still open at 6pm. (some were, some weren't). There is a Spar quite a way away, which we found but we searched for this; this is the sort of info you need with a largish family).
Lastly, we struggled to find a taxi company to take us to the airport. We needed a large taxi, we were refused normal sized ones(even if we were willing to squeeze). We had our laptop luckliy and found one which was open and fuctioning (many weren't) that way; but with no point of reference like a rep or advice from anyone, we found that hard, so a few taxi company numbers would have been useful.
Having said all that, the holiday accommodation was certainly authentic. We sat on the lovely balcony surrounded by bougainvillea hearing the distant tinkling of a child practising the piano and listening to the church bells.
If you want an authentic 'Roman Holiday', this is it.
If you want a sanitised version with all the comforts then go for a hotel.
Certainly we would do this again and we have learned more about
living in Rome than any other type of holiday and so have the children.
Thanks for the suggestions as to how to improve the Guide Book that I've prepared. I've now added a map of the neighbourhood with all the details on the local markets and food shops. In addition, I've added details for Taxi company that you can reserve in advance for any number of people (same price as a regular taxi).
As for the fans, there is one fan for every bedroom (meaning 3 fans for 3 bedrooms, not 2) Yes, Rome can be hot in June/July/August so if you're used to A/C, then this apartment is not for you. As for the noise, it's not really noisy, as the street has hardly any cars/motorcycles on it day or night (perhaps 1 per hour in the evening).
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