Luminous and Spacious
- Name: Merlo
- Sleeps: 4 + 1
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Price: €3070/week, 3 nights minimum
Gracious, spacious and bright, the elegant and comfortable Merlo blends old and new world charms, with charming private garden views from the inviting living room.
Bright, spacious two bedroom apartment plus loft apartment in center of Florence.
Since the 1300s, before the Renaissance, this neighborhood around Via Tornabuoni has been part of the center of commerce and activity in Florence. Narrow, wandering streets depart from the grid-pattern of the ancient Roman colony a few streets away toward the Duomo, the iconic Cathedral of Florence, city of flowers.
The palazzo, a handsome building from the early 1300s, was built by a Florentine merchant who grew wealthy from the spice trade. It would have housed his offices and, on the upper floors, his family. In the 1800s, many painters` atleliers were established in the building which is probably the reason many of the apartments have large windows for natural light. The famous painter Ingres once had a studio here.
The Merlo apartment is very spacious, about 1200 square feet. The apartment entrance opens to a front hall that provides central access to the entire apartment. To the left is the spacious wood-beamed, vaulted ceiling living/dining room with a large sofa and additional comfortable upholstered seating. The dining table has seating for six. The living room has two large windows with pleasant views of a private garden down below, this is quite a special feature to be able to see how the nobility of Florence once lived in their private palazzo`s and gardens. It is a comfortable room, perfect for kicking back and relaxing after a day out exploring the many wonders of Florence.
There is a fully equipped, practical kitchen with four burner stove, oven, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, pots, pans, dishes.
The master bedroom is nice and bright with a very tall window looking onto Via delle Belle Donne. The window brings lots of light into the bedroom which has a queen sized bed, built-in closets, as well as an ensuite bathroom with tub and detachable shower sprayer. The second bedroom has a queen sized bed. The bathroom across the hall has a shower stall. From the front hall, up 11 stairs is the loft area with wood beam ceilings a sofa bed and small built-in closet. Hardwood floors are throughout this apartment.
The apartment has an armored door, independent heating, air conditioning, telephone, WiFi, satellite TV.
Additional Services Available: Italy Perfect would be happy to assist in arranging additional services to provide ease as well as enrich your stay in Florence. The following services can be coordinated, paid locally:
- Pre-arrival grocery shopping
- Welcome or daily lunch/dinner prepared by a cook.
- Customized tours, excursions and/or cooking classes
- Mid-stay maid and laundry services
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Property and area amenities
|Sleeps||4 + 2|
|Bedrooms||Master bedroom with dual-king. Second bedroom with queen. Loft area has double sofa bed.|
|Bathrooms||1 en-suite bathroom with tub and shower over. 2nd bath with step in shower.|
|Floor||3rd Floor European, 4th Floor North American|
|Mobility||Elevator to apartment; 4 steps into apartment, and 11 steps to loft area|
|Size||130 sqm; 1,400 sqft.|
|Outlook||View of Florence Rooftops|
|Dining||Dining table sits 5|
|Kitchen||Spacious kitchen 4 burner gas stove, oven, refrigerator with freezer compartment, American drip coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher, microwave.|
|Laundry||Washer/dryer, iron and ironing board.|
|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 less than 2 weeks. For stays greater than 2 weeks, utilities are paid as consumed.|
|Transport||Buses and taxis nearby.|
|Crib||Crib, baby cot, and high chair on request.|
|Neighborhood||Historic and shopping center of Florence.|
|Entertainment||TV receives a few English-language news channels. Italian DVD player on request.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Cleaning||Final cleaning included for 1 week or 2 week stay. For stays greater than 2 weeks see price web page More frequent service available for additional charge upon request. See price web page.|
|Cook||Can be arranged|
|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.|
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|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
Year Round Price
Minimum price is for 3 nights.
The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi. Utilities and final cleaning included for stays less than two weeks.
- -- Security deposit: €500 Euros paid in cash or by credit card on arrival. Returned on check-out less charges.
- -- Utilities: All included for stays less than 2 weeks. For stays of 15+ nights, utilities are paid as consumed.
- -- Florence City Hospitality Tax, see www.italyperfect.com/tax for current rate.
- -- Telephone charges as used.
- -- Final Cleaning: Included for stays less than 2 weeks. For stays of 15+ nights €160 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.
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- Excellent location, you couldn`t be more central
- Quality apartment
- Local staff is friendly and helpful
- Apartment is very spacious and bright
- Views of the private garden down below are very pleasant
Our Guest Reviews
The Merlo apartment was centrally located, walking distance to train station. No need to take a taxi if you have carry on luggage. Spacious for a family of four. Many local restaurants that you can easily reach from apartment. Would recommend Italy Perfect to family and friends.
[Thank you for your kind review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Merlo! The Italy Perfect Team
Apartment Served Well and Great Location
The apartment is in a perfect location, convenient to everything, but on a quiet little street, near great restaurants.
The light in the apartment is fantastic, with afternoon sun filling the bedrooms and a light filled living room with soaring ceiling
and huge window. After 30 days, it was hard to leave.
Italy Perfect made the whole experience so easy and someone was always available to answer questions.
Lovely and quiet
The unit has been lovely and quiet. Thank you again for all your help. For me Florence has been amazing.
Just a quick note to say thanks so much. The apt was great and worked out really well - was super cute and the location was ideal. Was happy to have AC as it was hot in Florence. I am thrilled to have learned about your company and will use and recommend you again.
Ciao for now
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Map and Location
|Florence Duomo Cathedral 7 min walk|
|Piazza della Signoria 8 min walk|
|Piazza Repubblica 5 min walk|
|Ponte Vecchio 8 min walk|
|San Lorenzo Market 7 min walk|
|Porcellino Market 6 min walk|
|Accademia 12 min walk|
|Uffizi Galleries 9 min walk|
|Bargello Museum 10 min walk|