Overlooking the spectacular façade of the church of San Gaetano.
- Name: Beatrice
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Price: €4480/week, €8400/month long term
We would recommend this apartment without reservation - it was wonderful.
Close to famous sites and fantastic shopping, a warm welcome awaits you in this large, dignified and very comfortable abode, located on the elegant Piazza Antinori.
This elegant apartment can be a highlight of your stay in the center of Florence. It reflects the wonderful architecture of the only baroque church in Florence. High and bright, it has a comfortable living room area and good sized bedrooms suites.
The location is excellent, right on the elegant Piazza Antinori, just a short distance away from the Arno river. There is bound to be some traffic noise in this bustling district, but your 3rd floor location will mitigate that. And, after all, you are in a city. This also means that there is a shop for each and everything you need or want in the neighborhood. On the piazza is the San Gaetano church that is an unusual baroque style for Florence with predominately renaissance and older Romanesque style for its churches. This quarter of Florence has been home to important Florentine families since the mid 1600s.
The building has retained a clean and simple aspect that is reminiscent of the Renaissance period when it was first built. Renovated over the centuries, the building acquired its present appearance in the mid 1700s. The palazzo has a doorman during business hours and several other vacation rentals, which you can view by clicking the green Units tab above, so a good place for a family get-together in the center of Florence.
Enter the apartment through a very attractive entrance hall. There is a dining table here as well as a smaller one in the living room area.
A large and very elegant living room with big windows and comfortable seating for all from which one can enjoy the spectacular view of the Church façade of San Gaetano. Decorated in warm colors that reflect the elegant 18th century coffered ceiling, it welcomes your family and friends.
The apartment has an armored door, independent heating, air conditioning, bell and buzzer, telephone (hi speed internet), satellite TV (LCD), a fully equipped kitchen with 4-burner gas stove, oven, fridge/freezer and crockery.
Walking back through the entrance, to the left is a very pretty bathroom and straight ahead is the first of the two bedrooms, with twin beds that can be set up as one. A corridor leads to the spacious master bedroom, with a queen bed and quality furniture. Two sets of linen and towels are provided.
The large en-suite master bathroom has a shower over tub and is separated from the sink area by a door.
Property and area amenities
|Bedrooms||Master bedroom with dual king that can be prepared as two singles on request. Second bedroom has two singles that can be prepared together.|
|Bathrooms||Master bedroom is en-suite with step-in shower. Second bathroom with tub.|
|Floor||3rd European, 4th North American|
|Mobility||Elevator is small. Elevator door width is 50cm. Two steps from the street to the elevator. The beds have a thick mattress on frame, no box spring, the standard in Italy.|
|Size||1400 sq ft, 130 m2|
|Outlook||Views of the Duomo, bell tower, Church façade of San Gaetano|
|Kitchen||Fully equipped kitchen with view. 4-burner gas stove, Electric oven, Fridge/freezer, Crockery, Four ring gas cooker, Fridge/freezer, American coffee maker, Toaster, Dishwasher|
|Laundry||Washer/dryer. Iron & ironing board. There is a little stairway in the laundry closet leads to a closet with the water heater.|
|Heating||Yes. The date of the heat being turned on/off is controlled by the government. Normally turned on by November 15th and off by April 15th with exceptions possible for extreme weather. It is hard to estimate utility costs since it will largely depend on your habits and the weather but based on historical usage you might want to budget for studios and one-bedroom apartments €10/day, for 2-3 BR €15-30/day. To track your usage, the manager can come to the apartment every 3 or 4 days to take a meter reading and give you an estimate of usage so that there are no surprises at check out.|
|Utilities||All included for stays of one week. For stays greater than 1 week, utilities are paid as consumed.|
|Transport||Public transportation nearby|
|Crib||Yes, on request, high chair, too|
|Neighborhood||This is the Duomo neighborhood|
|Entertainment||Satellite TV (LCD), CD player, DVD player|
|Telephone||Yes, landline telephone that is rather expensive, like hotel charges. Your first use generates a charge of about €10 that includes some minutes. The cost of your calls depends on where you are calling, local calls are not expensive. If you need it, having a landline phone in the apartment is a real convenience.|
|Internet||High Speed Internet|
|Linens||Two sets of linen included. One set of towels (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small) per person. Extra upon request and at an additional fee. See price web page.|
|Family||Good for families|
|Cleaning||Final cleaning included for 1 week stay. For stays greater than 1 week see price web page More frequent service available for additional charge upon request. See price web page.|
|Parking||It is difficult to impossible to drive in the center of this city. No on-street parking is available for visitors. You may rent from the owner, a parking space in the garage under the train station.|
|Security Deposit||Paid on arrival. See price web page for details.|
|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
Prices in Euros
3 to 4 Weeks
for 3+ Months
Minimum price is for 1 week.
The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi. Utilities and final cleaning included for stays of one week.
- -- Security deposit: €500 Euros paid in cash or by credit card on arrival. Returned on check-out less charges.
- -- Utilities: All included for stays of one week. For stays greater than 1 week, utilities are paid as consumed.
- -- Taxes: Florence City Hospitality Tax, see www.italyperfect.com/tax for current rate, plus €2 Euros for official stamp tax.
- -- Telephone charges as used.
- -- Final Cleaning: Included for stays of one week. For stays greater than 1 week €180 Euros.
- -- Cleaning: Maid service of 3 hours including towel and linen change is €75 Euros and €100 Euros for Saturday. Additional hours €25.
- -- Extra towels (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small) left in apartment €5/set.
- -- Extra sheet sets left in apartment €10/bed.
- -- Welcome or anytime lunch or dinner prepared by cook. From €50pp (according to Menu) plus cost of food. Minimum 2 guests.
- -- Pre-arrival grocery shopping: €25 Euros plus cost of groceries.
- -- Welcome basket from €25 Euros (flowers or chocolate or wine) or all three for €55 Euros.
- -- Laundry service and ironing in apartment €25/hr. External services (dry cleaner - ticket reservation) €25.
- -- Transfer service - Florence train station: car €55 or van €65. Florence airport: car €55 or van €65. Pisa airport: car €200 or van €250.
Arrivals can be at any time M-F 9-6 by appointment. If the apartment is occupied the night before your arrival it will not be ready until the afternoon but you may leave your luggage. Evening, weekend & holiday arrivals (Epiphany, April 25, May 1, June 2, June 24, Aug. 15, Nov. 1, Dec. 8) pay €50 fee directly to your greeter. High holiday (Christmas Day, Dec. 26 Jan 1, Easter, Easter Monday) arrivals pay €100 to greeter.
Our Guest Reviews
Beatrice in Florence
The Beatrice apartment was just perfect for our
purposes as far as size and location in Florence.
Being in Piazza Antinori is a slight remove from the
more congested, touristy part of Florence.
It is very much as presented in the pictures on the
Italy Perfect site. It is well maintained and was
very clean. There is a concierge who was helpful
in calling a taxi for us a couple of times and Cristiana,
the greeter, gave us a thorough orientation upon
Our daughter and her husband stayed in the nearby Helvetia & Bristol hotel which was a great choice.
I would certainly recommend Italy Perfect to friends
and would use the company again.
[Thank you so much, we are pleased you enjoyed staying at the Beatrice! The Italy Perfect Team]
Perfect month in Italy
From day one of making the reservation, the management warmly welcomed us to Florence and the support staff address all our needs throughout our 36-day stay. My 17-year-old son, 81-year-old mother, husband of 38 years and I enjoyed this apartment's many features. Its perfect location near Santa Maria Novella train station granted us access to not only all the walkable Florence sites but also towns near to (and far from) Florence (Pisa, Lucca, Venice, Cinque Terre). We loved looking out our windows at the activities on the street below us-- parades, tourists, musicians, dancers. None of these sounds made it to the bedrooms, so we slept peacefully each night, occasionally awakened by the cooing of morning birds. We appreciated the air conditioning a few times and found the washer/dryer helpful. The quiet elevator accommodated all four of us easily, and we loved Massimo who greeted us with his friendly words and smile each time we entered or left the building for our morning pastry runs, afternoon grocery stops and sight-seeing, or evening walks for gelato and people-watching. Because of this apartment rental, we did indeed spend an Italy Perfect month with Florence as our base.
[Thank you so much! We are delighted you enjoyed staying at the Beatrice! The Italy Perfect Team]
Beautiful Beatrice Apartment
We were delighted with the Beatrice apartment in Florence - it is exactly as represented in the photographs. The apartment is very large, with plenty of closet space, and is well-appointed and extremely comfortable. The central location near all major sights and museums is incredibly convenient and the building is secure. Cristiana was exceptionally helpful in arranging transportation and day trips, and responded immediately to any questions we had. We would recommend this apartment without reservation - it was wonderful.
[We are delighted that you had a wonderful stay! The Italy Perfect Team]
Thank you - everything was perfect!
Thank you so much for helping with the apartment arrangements and with every aspect of support for our recent trip. We were very happy with the apartment and Cristiana was superb in helping us set up tours and transportation. I would recommend you to anyone who is considering renting an apartment in Italy.
Again, thank you very, very much!
ITALY PERFECT was a great company to deal with. All information we needed to rent and arrive at the apartment were e-mailed to us. They even had additional pictures taken for us so we could decide on the apartment. Highly recommended.
We took a chance on this apartment as it just came on the rental market with no reviews.
Glad we did so as this place is fantastic!!
Very spacious apartment. Luxurious furnishings and decor. Incredible view of church across the street. Apartment looks just like the online pictures.
Small but well equipped kitchen. Two large bathrooms with strong showers.
Lots of storage space. Great laundry room washer and dryer and drying rack.
Air conditioner if needed in every room.
Large TV with access to English channels. Good WiFi in Living areas
Friendly doorman and office staff in case you need them.
Location is on expensive street with only pedestrian traffic. Safe and convenient to all other areas of Florence including Duomo, Central Market, Train Station, Uffizi, Pone Vecchio, etc.
Very quiet day and night.
Grocery stores were also close by as were some good restaurants.
WIFI was only available in the living room areas. No wifi in bedrooms.
You pay extra for utilities used so must be careful to turn things off (air con, heat, lights, etc) when not in use.
[Thank you so much Chris! Please come again. The Italy Perfect Team]
Accommodation within Multi-Unit Property
Map and Location
|Duomo Cathedral, Piazza della Repubblica - 5 min walk|
|Train station - 7 min walk|
|Piazza Signoria, Accademia - 8 min walk|
|Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi - 10 min walk|