About the Homestay
We love our house because its inside is completely decorated in walnut, sailing style. This gives it a muffled atmosphere, warm and relaxing, ideal for resting after a long day of tour around the city. The house is recommended to those people who appreciate a less chaotic environment, partially surrounded by the green hills, but only 20 minutes far away from the downtown and from the historical and cultural attractions of the wonderful city of Florence!
The house, designed in the 80s by a visionary architect, is all decorated in walnut, very cozy and welcoming. The kitchen overlooks the Tuscan hills and from the balcony you can appreciate the tranquility of nature. The room is suitable for couples, friends or single travelers. We live with our 4 Turkish cats. All of them are very docile (but lively), friendly and accustomed to the company. We love very much our pets, that's why we take special care of them and, at the same time, we care about keeping the apartment always clean.
Please, refrain from booking if you’re allergic or you don't like animals: our pets love socializing with the guests!
In addition to your room, you can use the shared bathroom and the kitchen in the morning for your a quick breakfast (please note that cooking is not allowed nor using the kitchen for any other meals in addition to breakfast between 08.30 and 10.30 AM).
It is not allowed to use the washing machine, but not too far from the house there is a laundromat.
House linens and towels are provided.
Body cleaning products are not provided.
You can park your car for free along the edge of the road which is just in front of the house. If there won’t be any parking available, we will show you another free area 3-4 min walking distance from the apartment.
During your stay we will always be available and ready to provide you all the information and support you may need. In addition, upon your request, we will give you some suggestion about how to live the city at best.
We work mainly from home and we are pretty silent, so you know where to find us if you need our help!
Advanced payment required via bank transfer or Paypal up to 15 days before check-in
Amiamo molto la nostra casa perchè è tutta arredata in legno di noce, stile barca a vela. Questo le conferisce un'atmosfera ovattata, calda e rilassante, ideale per riposarsi dopo delle lunghe giornate in giro per la città. La casa è consigliabile a chi apprezza e desidera un ambiente meno caotico, parzialmente immerso nel verde e a soli 20 minuti dal centro città e dalle principali attrazioni storico-culturali della splendida Firenze.
L'appartamento, in cui io e mio marito viviamo, si trova al 1° piano di una villetta che dista 4-5 minuti a piedi dalla fermata del tram Arcipressi e 14 min in tram dal centro città e dalla Stazione dei treni Santa Maria Novella. A 100 m dall'appartamento c'è una fermata del bus n. 6 che copre tutto il centro di Firenze.
La casa, progettato negli anni '80 da un architetto visionario, è tutto arredata in legno di noce, molto intima e accogliente. La cucina affaccia sulle colline toscane e dal balcone si può apprezzare la quiete della natura mentre si sorseggia un caffè.
La camera è adatto a coppie o a chi preferisce viaggiare da solo o con un amico/a. E' dotata di un comodo letto matrimoniale, di ampi armadi e cassetti per riporre gli abiti, di un ventilatore e di una scrivania per utilizzare il laptop in comodità.
In casa vivono le nostre 4 gattine turche, molto docili (anche se vivaci!), amichevoli e abituate alla compagnia. Amiamo molto gli animali e per questo ci prendiamo particolare cura di loro e, allo stesso tempo, ci teniamo a mantenere l'appartamento sempre pulito.
Per favore, non prenotate se siete allergici agli animali o non li amate: loro amano socializzare con gli ospiti!
ACCESSO AGLI OSPITI
Oltre alla tua camera, potrai usufruire del bagno in comune e della cucina al mattino per una veloce colazione (ti prego di notare che non è consentito cucinare nè utilizzare la cucina per altri pasti al di fuori della colazione tra le 08.30 e le 10.30)
Non è consentito l'uso della lavatrice, ma non lontano da casa c'è una lavanderia a gettoni.
Troverai la camera fornita di lenzuola e asciugamani.
I prodotti per la pulizia personale non sono inclusi.
Nella strada antistante alla casa è possibile parcheggiare l'auto gratuitamente lungo il bordo della strada. Qualora non ci dovesse essere posto, sapremo indicarti un’altra area per parcheggiare gratuitamente a 3-4 min a piedi dall'appartamento.
INTERAZIONE CON GLI OSPITI
Durante il tuo soggiorno saremo sempre reperibile e sarà un piacere aiutarti ad orientarti in città, se ne avrai bisogno, e a darti dei consigli su come muoverti agevolmente.
Lavoriamo principalmente da casa e siamo piuttosto silenziosi, quindi sai dove trovarci se hai bisogno di noi!
E' richiesto pagamento anticipato tramite Paypal o bonifico bancario 15 giorni prima della data di check-in
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The house is located 4-5 minute walking distance from the tramway station “Arcipressi” and 14 min far by tramway from the city center and from Santa Maria Novella train station. 100m far away from the apartment there is a bus stop: the bus nr.6 will bring you all over through the city center.
The street where the apartment is located is full of two floors villas. One side of the house overlooks the street (quite busy at peak times), while the other side overlooks the private gardens and the hills of Bellosguardo, Marignolle and Scandicci. A few minutes walk from the house you will find all the main services you may need: bar for your breakfast, tobacconist, newsstand, pizzeria with a Neapolitan pizza maker, supermarket, bakery. Not far from the house there is Scandicci, The Don Gnocchi Rehabilitation center and the Torregalli Hospital.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Use of Kitchen
The rules of the house are those of "common sense": we kindly ask to our guests to keep the common areas tidy and clean (especially the bathroom), to wash their dishes if they actually use them and to be silent during the night.
Please be green and respect the environment: try to avoid unnecessary waste of water and turn off the lights and all the electronic devices at night and when you go out.
Check in time must be agreed latest 24 hours before your arrival. If not, the check in time required can be modified by the host.
Please note that the use of the kitchen is only limited to a quick breakfast between 08.30 and 10.30 (no lunch no dinner) and that cooking is not allowed.
The usage of the washing machine is not allowed.
We kindly ask you to remove your shoes before stepping into the house.
It is not allowed to bring other people or guests at home in addition to those who have made the reservation.
Personal products such as shower gel, shampoo, toothpaste are not provided
Thank you :-)
Smoking is only allowed on the balcony.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
It was a fantastic stay with Claudia, she and her husband are more than hosts to us. They both are very friendly and we never felt like guests in her house. The room given to us was very nice, clean and big. Though bathroom was shred it was ultimately clean and decorated nicely. Claudia has given us tasty breakfast too, which we enjoyed . She has also suggested us "must visit" places nearby which was worth visiting. Which made our trip memorable in true sense :) . Thank you so much Claudia for your hospitality and guidance for visiting unexplored places in Italy. We would definitely like to stay with you again and recommend all to take this fantastic experience once and make your trip memorable. Love , Sonali .
Foi muito bom. Claudia e seu marido são excelentes anfitriões. Ah! As gatinhas também são o charme da casa
Claudia and Gökhan were the perfect hosts! They are incredibly friendly, hospitable and knowledgeable of what to see/eat/do in Florence. The room provided is extremely large and comfortable, and the apartment itself is located in a great neighborhood, with an amazing local restaurant just around the corner, and a 10-minute tram to the city center a 5-minute walk away. I have already recommended this homestay to all my friends and family—anyone traveling in Florence and looking for a home-away-from-home, do yourself a favor and stay here!
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.