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Summer Discount for Trastevere:: Live Rome like a Roman in Rome

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The apartment, a two-flight walk-up, is located in the heart of
Trastevere at Piazza S. Egidio, just one block from Piazza Santa
Maria in Trastevere and two blocks from the Tiber. It is a three-
room apartment, roughly 700 square feet (60 square meters),with a
large bedroom (double bed) and plenty of closet space, a spacious
eat-in kitchen and a living room which looks out on the piazza. The
bathroom is modern and tiled and has a shower, not a tub. There are
ceiling fans in all three rooms and A/C is available in the four
summer months. IF POSSIBLE, SUNDAY ARRIVALS SHOULD BE AVOIDED AS SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS NEED TO BE MADE.
Fully equipped with all kitchen appliances, computer, dsl connection, wireless, and soft, comfy terrycloth robes, the apartment is designed for one person or for two people who share a bed. In special
circumstances the living room couch can be used for sleeping
arrangments for an additional person (athough this means the bed
would have to be made up each day). There is a small additional charge
for using the couch as a bed.
The apartment is on the second floor (European-style) of this 17th
century building
. There is no elevator. The apartment has lovely wood, beamed ceilings in all three rooms and, occupied until recently by its
owner, is very cozy and warmly furnished. The kitchen is wood and
granite and there are two ovens, a  brand-new six-burner gas range, a refrigerator, a  double sink, a microwave and other appliances. There is no
dishwasher or washing machine but there is a coin-operated
laundromat within walking distance. Laundry service available at a minimum charge.
The bedroom is extremely quiet. The entire apartment is quiet during
the day. In the evenings the living room side is less quiet because
there is a café below, some peddlars and lots of people walking
about an enjoying the scene since Trastevere is a sort of Roman
Montmartre and is quite lively. During the day the cafe is a nice
place for a light lunch and of course Santa Maria is great for
coffee in the morning, and people-watching.

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apartment rental amenities

The kitchen is really fully-equipped, with all possible appliances, dishes,
pots and pans, glasses and gadgets. There is a TV with satellite so
you can get CNN , a DVD, should you want to rent some, and a VCR (but it does not take films sold in the U.S.) There is a stereo system, lots of tapes, and many, many books including a broad selection of guidebooks and books on Rome and Italy. Air conditioning is available during the summer and there is an
independent heating system for the winter months.

activities and attractions in Rome Lazio

Trastevere is one of the oldest and most interesting areas of Rome.
By day, it is like a village where everyone seems to know one
another and have the time to schmooz and pass the time of day. There
are many important artistic venues, such as the Basilica of Santa
Maria, churches such as S. Francesco in Ripa and Santa Cecilia, and
museums such as the Villa Farnesina. The apartment is also walking
distance from Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Navona and Largo Argentina.
And the neighborhood is well connected by bus to all of downtown
Rome. At night, Trastevere shows an entirely different face. Home to
some of the city's most popular restaurants and pizzerie, it is also
full of small clubs, boutiques and "gelaterie" and is, therefore, a
magnet for Italian and foreign evening revelers.

vacation rental rates

2010. The minimum time period for rental is a week although five-day stays are possible at the owner's discretion.  Basic rates are:
$1100 (U.S.) a week for stays of up to two weeks with reductions offered for
stays of three to four weeks or in discounted periods. In the summer, when air conditioning is available the rates may be increased by $50 to $100 a week.  In the winter a week discounting can bring the weekly cost down to $850.
Rates include:

  1. a weekly cleaning for those who stay more than nine days
  2. local telephone calls and all utilities.
  3. Wireless and a computer with dsl connection.

Remember that discounts are often available - especially in winter and in August - and that the owner can be flexible.  Discounts are available at certain times of the year (mostly, but not exclusively) January and  August) and also depending on the length of stay. A security deposit against significant damages is required. An extra cost of $15 a day is incurred in the case of a third occupant unless it is an infant.

Along with its attractive furnishings, new, firm mattress, and extremely well-appointed kitchen, the apartment also offers several hundred books in English, a broad selection of guidebooks and maps, and a new TV with Sky Italia satellite that gives you access to dozens of Italian and foreign channels. There is also a VCR (with a small collection of films) and a CD-cassette player with radio. There is no washing machine, but there is a coin-operated laundromat a few blocks away. Unlike most apartments, in this one, a LAPTOP with XP and a DSL connection is available at NO CHARGE for getting on the internet, reading your web mail and surfing. a week for unlimited access. There is wireless if you are brining your own device. On arrival, you will find juice, bottled water, and a bottle of wine waiting for you. Generally, basic household supplies are included as well as food basics such as olive oil, cofffee, salt and  sugar.

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Top things to do in Rome
  • See the sights of what was ancient Rome
  • Walk through Rome's medieval sreets
  • Goggle at its Renaissance monuments
  • Eat out at the city's best restaurants
  • Shop at name brand stores
Top things to do on a budget
  • Walk, walk and walk
  • Eat take-out and street food
  • Cook at the apartment
  • Take city buses instead of tour buses
  • Weekend picnics in Villa Doria Pamphili
Top things to do with a family
  • See the Museum of Roman Civilization
  • Bike-riding in Villa Borghese
  • A day at the beach
  • Pony rides and Punch and Judy on the Janiculum Hill
  • Visit the Childrens Museum at Villa Torlonia
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Trastevere Treasure!

Review submitted: June 13, 2014   Date of arrival: May 24, 2014

This apartment exceeded our expectations in every category. The location, the comfort, the spaciousness, the ambience! The owner has created a very special retreat, right on an exciting piazza but so comfortable you hardly want to leave. When you do venture forth, you will easily walk to great restaurants, interesting sights, good local shops & transportation if needed. The owner was easy to deal with, prompt in all transactions & most informative. She arranged for the excellent driver
Roberto to meet us at the airport & let us into the apartment. We definitely want to stay at this Trastevere Treasure again!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

We lived like a local!

Review submitted: June 11, 2014   Date of arrival: May 24, 2014

There is always a degree of anxiety renting a place to stay that is not 'normal' accommodation such as a hotel. After an exchange of emails with the owner we decided to rent the apartment so we could experience an authentic Rome lifestyle for a few days. Sari (the owner) recommended her preferred limo driver pick us up from the airport and that was the first of many pleasant surprises. We were driven to the apartment by a driver that not only knew exactly where to go but also helped us with our baggage and as we found out later was cheaper than a taxi! We were met by the person who services the apartment and shown where everything is (ask to see the wall safe...it would be impossible to find it without knowing exactly where it is). The apartment has a very welcoming feel and is very comfortable. The piazza where the apartment is located is surrounded by many eateries. The local supermarket is a short walk away and public transport even closer. I totally recommend this wonderful apartment to people wishing to experience a different tourist adventure. As an authentic apartment it is on the 3rd floor with no lift but we enjoyed the exercise of the stairs. Thank you for letting us stay there.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, sight seeing, tourists without a car

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

A perfect base for exploring Rome February 2014

Review submitted: March 24, 2014   Date of arrival: February 22, 2014

This charming, comfortable one bedroom in Trastevere is perfect for a couple's base in Rome. My husband and I loved the beamed ceilings, the flower boxes, the new, up to date kitchen and bathroom, the quiet bedroom (all the more wonderful as the living room fronts on lively Piazza Sant' Egidio, which is alive with people till late at night). Every wonder of the historic center of Rome was a short walk or bus ride away. We loved stocking our kitchen from the local outdoor market, the local awesome cheese shop, and the local awesome bakeries and wine shops. The kitchen is new, and well equipped for meals at home. And when we ate out, great restaurants were a very short walk away--and a cozy café for morning coffee is right outside the front door. On our one rainy day, we braved the downpours in the morning but loved being able to relax in our own place in the afternoon. So much nicer than a cramped hotel room.

The owner is American and available, accessible, and knowledgeable. She recommended the excellent Roberto to pick us up from and deliver us to the airport. This was our first foray into apartment rental and she could not have made is easier. Highly recommended.

Recommended for: age 55+, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 2 / 2

 

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