Rome: Sabini Sistina
Premier Location, Modern Comforts
- Name: Sabini Sistina
- Sleeps: 4 + 2
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Price: From €1750 Euros/week, 4 nite min
Our very own ‘pied-a-terre’ in Rome
A bright and fully equipped modern apartment right in the heart of the most popular neighborhood in Rome.
The Sabini Sistina apartment is located on Via Capo le Case in Rome`s desirable Spanish Steps area, a neighborhood known for its old world charm, elegance and proximity to the sites. On the street and around the corner are some of Rome`s most elegant and expensive boutique hotels. The Sabini Sistina apartment is a great value in comparison.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sabini and strongly recommend this place to anyone who wants spacious, comfortable, clean and convenient place to stay in Rome. Service was excellent and we had no problems at all during our stay. The location is fantastic with major attractions is walking distance, along with abundant restaurants, gelato shops and stores..
Mention the street name, Capo le Case, to a Roman and you`ll get a nod of affirmation that this is indeed one of the finest streets of historic Rome. It offers an admirable location for exploring the Eternal City. Sightsee, museum-hop, dine, relax at one of the cafes on the block or walk the cities fascinating maze of streets with the Sabini apartment as your home away from home.
On the street are cafes, restaurants and shops. Within a two block walk is a good supermarket.
There are many interesting sights in this immediate area that are easy to visit, great for curiosity lovers. Please see the paragraph after the detailed apartment description below.
Just returned from a dream vacation to Rome. We had such an incredible apartment that suited all of our needs for our family of 5. The location couldn't be better. All the main attractions are within walking distance. The bus stop was 3 minutes away but we enjoyed walking to the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, and Greggory's Jazz Bar, etc.
Sleek clean lines and complete amenities make this a comfortable and organized apartment. It has two rare features very hard to find in most Rome vacation apartments: a clothes dryer (in addition to a washer) and central air conditioning. Add to that a terrace for an exceptional apartment.
From the time you close the main door below, and the time you stepped inside Sabini Apartment ( one floor up)you feel secured and assured of a quiet and restful retreat. The apartment is well appointed.
Off the apartment entry foyer is an attractive and well-lit hallway. It`s a well-planned design that makes the most of the long corridor, with the bedrooms, bathrooms, terrace off to one side, railroad style. Proceed through into the sleek modern kitchen fitted within the corridor. It maximizes the use of space with a wall of mirrors to one side opposite the kitchen counter-top. The open plan kitchen leads to the living room, a good layout so families and friends can enjoy socializing between the living/dining area and the kitchen, which are all connected.
At the end of the corridor is the large and sunny living room/dining room. It has two windows that overlook the street below, the windows are large and fill the room with light. Italian-chic modern L-shaped sofa, a matching armchair and modern lamp make up the living room area which also features a flat-screen TV. The sofa converts to a comfortable queen size bed or 2 single beds. Everything is well organized and carefully thought out for guests` comfort, with minimal clutter and distractions.
The family room was great to unwind after a busy day and we enjoyed shopping and cooking meals.
The dining area is bright with a handsome table that seats 6. The same modern, monochromatic tone is carried through in this area, accented with a fine, beautifully framed antique painting on the wall. Italians have such a flair for mixing modern with traditional.
The electronics here are complete with two large plasma screen televisions with Satellite reception, iPod/iPhone dock, PS3 game console with some games, wifi as well as direct cable internet and a wifi printer.
A thoughtful set of Rome guidebooks has been provided for use by guests.
The kitchen is a model of precise planning and quality finishes. The shimmer of stainless steel countertops, neatly organized glassware and dishes are reflected in the wall-to-wall mirror on the opposite wall. It`s a clever use of the corridor that leads to the living room. The uncluttered harmony seen in the living room is carried through in a pleasing way here too. The kitchen has a 4-burner induction stove top, convection oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, drip and Italian coffee pots.
Backtracking down the corridor is the master bedroom, with ample closet space and a window out to the attractive terrace. The bedroom has a large queen sized bed (63x79", 160x200cm), another rarity in Italian vacation rental properties. The apartment is so well organized and functional, there is even a plasma screen TV in this bedroom as well.
There is a split bathroom off the corridor, just before the terrace. On one side is a small but standard European sized enclosed shower and sink. On the other side is a toilet, bidet and sink.
An important feature is that the bedrooms are positioned in the middle of the apartment, each with a window that opens to the terrace. Because they are not near the street, they offer a tranquility not possible with street-facing views.
In the middle of the apartment is a quiet internal terrace with a table and 3 chairs, a shady retreat for sipping your morning espresso or enjoying a glass of wine at night during hot summer weather.
The second bedroom, also off the corridor, by the entry foyer. It has a clever bed that can be a single bed, or through the magic of remarkable Italian furniture design, can covert to a bunk bed. If not in use, the single bed can also be converted to a sofa for reading and relaxing. It is in ingenious system that makes the most of the the compact space. En suite bathroom has a small enclosed shower, sink and toilet.
You should feel very comfortable renting from this company. I couldn't have had a better time in Rome. We will definitely stay at the Sabini apartment again if I am ever lucky enough to go back to Rome.
Neighborhood sights and curiosities. Wandering this neighborhood is fun for curiosity seekers, art lovers and people watchers. The "Monster House" at Via Gregoriana 28 has windows and doors that are the mouths of monsters! The Spanish Steps are a great place to linger, appreciate the little art scene at the top, sit on the steps and watch, literally, the world go by. This is "fashion central" for Rome so if you stay a while you will see celebrities (really), gorgeously fashionable people, stunning models and fashion victims of all kinds.
The opposite, it seems, is a reminder of mortality at the "Church of the Bones" right off Piazza Barberini where the bones of humble Capuchin monks have been used to decorate the chapels. In Piazza Barberini, find the celebrated Triton Fountain by the master sculptor Bernini and the small jewel of the Fountain of the Bees; the bee was the symbol of the Barberini family. Bernini lived in this neighborhood and the interesting little church Sant`Andrea delle Fratte holds two Angel sculptures by him that were considered too beautiful for their intended location on the Bridge of Angels in front of Castel Sant`Angelo. The church has further charms: a lovely cloister with orange trees, its own saint and its own miracle. Then, topping the church you see the exterior walls of the cupola designed by Bernini`s arch-rival Borromini in the baroque style in which the walls undulate like fabric. As you leave the church, look to the right down Via della Mercede to see a nice plaque to Bernini. Buy English-language newspapers from the news kiosk in front of the church.
Walk down via della Mercede to find Piazza di San Silvestro a welcoming outdoor "living room". Facing the piazza is a little church of San Silvestro that has the relic of the head of St. John the Baptist; wander into the courtyard for a few minutes to enjoy the collection of ancient Roman artifacts. Fun to watch wedding parties. English Mass on Sundays. Walk one block from Piazza di San Silvestro towards the Via del Corso you can enter the soaring interior of the Galleria Alberto Sordi, a shopping mall in Art Nouveau style built in 1914. Now, this is what a shopping mall should look like!
This lovely building faces Piazza Colonna, a monumental piazza that presents the marble column of Marcus Aurelius that has stood here since 193CE. This neighborhood allows you to experience some of the many fascinating layers of history and time that are typical of the Eternal City.
If you are looking for a deluxe home away from home, this is the place for you. A two-minute walk to the Spanish Steps and completely renovated in a contemporary style to a very high standard, it just doesn’t get any better than this. We had a wonderful stay here; the apartment is laid out beautifully, the beds extremely comfortable and the owner has ensured your every need is taken care of! There are plenty of maps, books, shopping and restaurant recommendations all within a 10-minute (walking) radius. We felt like locals with our very own ‘pied-a-terre’ in Rome and can’t wait to go back.
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Property and area amenities
|Sleeps||4 + 2|
|Bedrooms||2: one with large queen sized bed (63x79 inches, 200x160cm) and the other with two single bunk beds, living room sofa makes queen-sized sofa bed (90 x 86 inches)|
|Bathrooms||2: both with showers. The showers are standard European sizes for small apartments, so small.|
|Floor||1st European designation, 2nd North American designation|
|Mobility||4 steps in lobby to elevator. Elevator is small, will fit a wheelchair if collapsed.|
|Size||900 sq ft, 84 m2|
|Outlook||Living room overlooks Via Capo le Case, bedrooms open onto internal terrace|
|Dining||Dining table seats 6, cafe table on terrace|
|Kitchen||Four-burner induction electric stove, dishwasher, combination oven (conventional/microwave), refrigerator, freezer, fridge cantine for wines, toaster, kettle, drip and Italian coffee pots, dishes, glasses, mugs, cutlery, tablecloths and napkins, pots and pans.|
|Laundry||Washer and tumble dryer. Iron and ironing board.|
|Utilities||Included up to 15 Kwh/day|
|Transport||Subway station and Taxi rank at the Spanish Steps, less than 5 minute walk.|
|Crib||No, safety rails available for bunk beds.|
|Entertainment||Plasma satellite TVs in living room & master bedroom receive many English language channels. Italian DVD player. iPod dock for music and telephone.|
|Internet||WiFi and wired lan. Wifi printer|
|Family||Suitable for families|
|Cleaning||Final cleaning included|
|Parking||It is difficult to impossible to drive in the center of this city. No on-street parking is available for visitors. If you need to have a car, please ask us where the closest paid parking garage is located. Parking in garages can be relatively expensive. Parking nearby about E20/day. Parking Ludovisi, Via Ludovisi, 60 00187 Roma +39 06 474 0632|
|Safety||Smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector. Hotel-style safe.|
|Screens||The apartment has screens as well as repellent devices.|
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|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
|Prices in Euros||4 Nights||5 Nights||6 Nights||7 Nights||28 Nights|
Mar 1 - Aug 1
Aug 31 -Nov 1
Dec 20 - Jan 6
Jan 6 - Mar 1
Aug 1 -Aug 31
Nov 1 - Dec 20
There is a 4 night minimum price with a 5 night minimum during holiday weeks. The holiday weeks are Easter, Christmas from December 21/22/23 and New Year`s week from December 27/28/29 to departure 5 nights later. Maximum of 6 guests.
The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, utility allowance, final cleaning, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi.
Not included are utilities consumed above the allowance of 15Kwh/day (that guests seldom exceed) charged at rate of €.35/Kwh. Please go to www.italyperfect.com/tax for information on local hospitality tax paid in cash at check in. Extras available: sheet set €20 Euros/set, towel set (1 bath + 1 hand) €10 Euros/set and additional cleanings with linen and towel change for 4 guests €80 Euros or for up to 6 €120 Euros each occurrence.
To guarantee check in before 5pm or to check out after 10am, you may reserve the night before or the night after your stay, if available, for ½ the nightly price calculated against the price for the number of nights you are staying in the property. Early Check In from 9:00 am. Late Check Out until 5:00 pm. We cannot guarantee you will be able to check in early or check out late if you do not reserve these extra nights. If you don`t pay for an early arrival (before 5pm) and wish to get in before 5pm, then call your greeter from your point of arrival and if you can get in earlier, s/he will let you know if you can come ahead. It is not possible to drop luggage before your check in time.
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• Wonderful area, loads of charm and sites at your doorstep
• Thoughtfully designed. Clean, neat, modern and functional.
• Terrace is a nice bonus, shady too for cool in the summer.
• Has a clothes dryer, central A/C. If these are on your "must have" list, don`t hesitate, book this apartment.
• Living room gets some street noise when windows are open. Closed, excellent sound proofing. This is, after all, the center or Rome, a lively and bustling city. Bedrooms are very quiet.
• Showers are small, one more so than the other. They are standard European sizes that fit in small apartments in old buildings in ancient cities. Master bath setup is adequate but a bit awkward.
Our Guest Reviews
This is an easy to live-in apartment. It is well located and quiet. Yes, I would recommend this apartment and Italy Perfect to a friend.
[Thank you for your good review! The Italy Perfect Team]
First trip to Rome
What an amazing experience for our first time to Rome!
Our Airbnb was in a supreme location.. All the comforts of home in the apartment made our stay a most enjoyable one.. Gianluca is a very friendly host and was a great help with any advice we needed
I am a very picky Canadian girl and want the best for my family
I will make sure to let all my friends and family know that this is definitely the place to stay.. Grazie mille!!
[We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing stay! We look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
Great apartment & location
We enjoyed our stay. It was perfect for our family of 4. It was great location close to many restaurants, shopping, Trevi fountain, Spanish Steps and much more. Italy perfect was great....someone was there to greet us, walked us through the apartment, gave tips and helped with transportation coordination to and from the airport. We use Italy Perfect and would stay at the Sabini property again.
[We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]
We Stayed for 2 Months and Didn't Want to Leave
We absolutely have nothing but raves for this apartment and the manager, Gianluca. Italy Perfect helped arrange our ride to and from the airport. The driver was waiting for us and couldn't have been nicer. When we arrived at the apartment, Gianluca was already there to help us with our bags (the elevator was a blessing) and to show us what we needed to know about the apartment. The apartment itself was spotless and had everything we needed for our stay, including a wireless printer,which was essential since we stayed for over 2 months. From the online description, and because we are used to a larger living space, my husband and I were concerned that the apartment might be too small for our extended 9-week stay. Our concerns were unnecessary. The living room/dining area were generously sized and the kitchen was brand new. We actually ate lunch out everyday and cooked dinner at home with the exception of just 7 nights in total. We had fun at the green markets and the Roman supermarkets and the apartment's well-equipped kitchen made food prep easy. The master bedroom was comfortable and large enough. The second bedroom is really only large enough for one person, but we used it for our college age daughter who visited for 5 days and to store clothing. It was great to have the extra bathroom as well. The master bathroom is small, but it's divided into two rooms, so we found it was just fine. Gianluca was very responsive to all of our questions and just a delight to work with. We had no issues with the apartment, but had questions with calling cabs and finding office supplies, which he solved for us immediately. I highly recommend the Sabini Apartment. The location couldn't have been better. We walked everywhere. It's safe and we made many friends with the shopkeepers and hair salon stylists across the street. Any questions, just ask.
[We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to working with you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
Good location and nice Apartment
We were met early morning by the property manage Gianluca who proceeded to review all of the workings of the apartment. Kitchen is practically brand new and all of the necessary utensils and dishes were in good condition. Bathrooms are sparkling clean. Showers are smallish but typical of Italian apartments. Master bedroom bed is comfortable and there is sufficient closet space for two people although clothes hanging area is too high for anyone shorter than 5’-11”. Washer and dryer (yes, a separate dryer!) worked perfectly. The weather was unusually damp and cool while we were there and we used the heating which worked perfectly. The building is on an uphill incline - a bit tiring for us (mid 70’s) but after a few days we got used to it. As a side note , the area described as a outdoor patio is very small, gets no sunlight, and is probably best for smokers who want to grab a quick smoke without leaving the apartment. Gianluca is a tremendous asset as he was quickly available to help with minor problems or to provide local information. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely rent again when in Rome.
Central location with all the comforts needed! Short walk to all sorts of sites, and longer stroll to less crowded great dining options...but don’t miss great nicer restaurant just across the street. Very friendly coffee place also just across the street. What more could you want?
What a wonderful time we had at this beautiful apartment.
Stay here — you won’t be disappointed
We have been staying in various rentals of this type for 8 of the last 12 months. This one rates in the top three. It was well located, perfectly stocked, immaculate, included thoughtful touches (books, maps, coffee maker that was easy to use, user manuals for appliances, shelving in bathroom for personal items, etc.). Unlike many places, the seating was comfortable and all of the furnishings were comfortable and not third or fourth hand. The greeter was perfect in explaining everything about the apartment and cheerfully returned to help with a wifi problem. We loved your place and would recommend it. Thanks for the thoughtful touches throughout. We never review places we have stayed, it is our pleasure to do so this time.
Spacious and Centrally Located
Great apartment that fit our family of 5 very comfortably. Great location near the Spanish Steps, restaurants, park, and other attractions.
Sabini apartment in Rome
We had a wonderful experience while staying here- excellent service and beautiful apartment. Italy Perfect was highly organized and quickly responsive. The apartment was incredibly convenient location for traveling through the city with small children.
All in all a fantastic experience and we highly recommend!
[Thank you Jason! The Italy Perfect Team]
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Map and Location
|Spanish Steps - 3 min walk|
|Trevi Fountain - 5 min walk|
|Via Veneto - 6 min walk|
|Capitoline Hill/Piazza Venezia - 17 min walk|
|Pantheon - 13 min walk|
|Coliseum - 28 min walk|
|Piazza Navona - 19 min walk|
|Campo de Fiori - 22 min walk|
|St. Peters Basilica, Vatican Museums 13 minute taxi ride or 20 minute subway or bus|