This is a charming place, very quiet even if very close to Ponte Vecchio.
We loved our stay in Casetta Bonsi! This is a charming place, very quiet even if very close to Ponte Vecchio. The owner Maurizio was very welcoming and helpful with his suggestions. The house is beautifully decorated and rich of history. Our daily breakfast on the terrace was a real pleasure!
Home away from home
This was the second time we've stayed at Casetta Bonsi. This time for 4 wks! We loved living like a local. Shopping at the markets, eating at the fabulous cafes in the Oltrarno, day trips to other towns by train... an easy 20min walk.
Maurizio is the perfect host. Always available to answer any query & give advise when needed. We adored the little patio & spent time there every day having a coffee in the morning or a drink in the evening. We really felt at home.
[Thank you Anna! We are happy you enjoyed your stay at Casetta Bonsi. So pleased you enjoyed living like a local! The Italy Perfect Team]
Wonderful, convenient location
Casetta was everything we hoped it would be: fantastic location, cozy and quiet and sooo cute! It was our dream vacation. Thanks Italy Perfect for everything.
My favorite Florence place
This was my third stay at Casetta and each time I fall in love with this charming small house and with Florence again and again! Thank you for the terrific welcome and the wonderful stay. Can't wait to return again.
Not 5 Star and Not Recommended
This place is well located for eating, drinking and sightseeing. The place itself is what it is; it’s old and it’s in Italy! The kitchen is hopeless so it’s lucky there are places nearby to eat. Cleanliness is an issue. Don’t walk around the place in bare feet unless you like the underside of your feet turning black. Also, if dust is your thing, there’s lots in the upholstery as well as plenty under any low to the floor piece of furniture. We would go out for the day and be fine only to return later in the day and instantly have a sneezing session and a blocked nose until we left again. The AC works OK but life would be simpler if the owner (aka Scrooge) would provide a remote for both the upstairs and downstairs units rather than trusting you with only one. Don’t bother with the TV. It’s painfully small and mostly shows snow. The Wi-Fi works, but it’s slow and takes frequent rest breaks. Check-in is painful as MM collects the cleaning fee and the city tax and then shows you around and takes you through his ‘suggestions and recommendations’, which are thoughtfully provided as a printed document and which would rival the rules in place when Italy was run by Mussolini! Should you be staying more than 7 nights, as we were, make sure you make arrangements at check-in with MM about the linen and towels change to which you are entitled. Otherwise, as happened with us, it won’t happen. MM understands every one of the provisions in the letting agreement that puts money in his pocket but none of those that provide something to you. During the check-in process you need to pay full attention to the butane and electricity meter readings that MM takes (or has taken). You will need these at check-out so you can do your own sums against the check-out meter readings, unless of course you enjoy being ripped off. At check-out, if MM produces a small solar powered calculator from the Venetian cupboard, you need to pay very close attention to his calculations. This calculator is as old as MM and simply doesn’t work properly. He had us down for 100 kWh more than the 79 kWh we had used. At 55-euro cents a kWh (which where we come from, we call gouging) it would have been bye-bye to 55 euros. And let me tell you, it took 20 minutes of stressful arguing with MM before he finally got the calculation correct. Then followed another argument about the 20 euros change he needed to give me from the cash payment I had just made to him. Scrooge himself would have been proud.
We had such a great time and loved our stay at Casetta Bonsi. Booking process was easy, Lisa provided many good tips and Maurizio who greeted us was very informative and helpful. Loved the great location, we will be back again!
Another Memorable Stay
Had stayed in the Casetta back in 2006 and always remembered how nice it was, so for our 50th anniversary trip this year we opted for a longer stay of 18 nights. We were certainly not disappointed. Casetta Bonsi is one of the nicest properties we've ever stayed at in all of our years of travel around the world. The Oltrarno location is terrific - a couple of blocks from the Ponte Vecchio but a world away from the bustle (and noise) of central Florence. Being able to come "home" every afternoon after a day out and about was a real treat. The little house contains every amenity, making it an extremely comfortable nest for an extended stay. My wife prompts me to mention that the washing machine was extremely efficient - the best she experienced during our recent 5 week stay in Tuscany.
Maurizio (owner and greeter) was a pleasure to deal with ... just a true gentleman in every respect.
In summary, we cannot recommend Casetta Bonsi highly enough.
[We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to working with you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
Casetta Bonsi, Florence
Our host was extremely punctual, welcoming and wonderful. As most have said about Casetta Bonsi, you could not ask for a more convenient location to explore Florence - close to everything, but far enough from the crowds to enjoy quiet glasses of wine on the terrace. Italy perfect indeed.
Great location, beautiful home and lovely host.
Perfect Florence Apartment
We loved our stay at Casetta Bonsi. Maurizio was very thorough when we arrived and gave us all the information we needed to have a wonderful stay. Very clean, beautiful furniture and plenty of room for the two of us. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was a great size with storage. This is our second time in Florence and we like this side of the Arno river because it is quiet and away from all the crowds. A grocery store is just down the way and the Open Bar for cappuccinos is close too. When we return, we will definitely return to Casetta Bonsi!
[We are so glad to hear about your perfect stay! We look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect Team]