- Room Type:Entire Apartment
- Max Guests:2
- Min Stay:7
- Pets Allowed:No
- music library
- cd player
- video library
- broadband access
- linens provided
- air conditioning
- wireless internet
- washing machine
- cooking utensils
- deck / patio
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- sight seeing
Beautiful 1 Bedroom with Private Garden
This 1 bedroom semi-attached apartment near Vatican City with private garden is an easy commute to any of the major sights. There are a smattering of choice restaurants in the area, as well as fantastic markets and shopping to rival the Spanish St …
My wife and I visited Rome in February 2012 for a week and could not be happier with the apartment. Cristina was extremely friendly and helpful and everything was even better than expected based on the description and pictures. Without doubt staying there was one of our best decisions and made the trip extra special.
The private entrance, comfortable & contemporary furnishings, bathroom, bedroom, oversized sofa’s, reliable internet and garden patio were all huge plusses vs. any hotel. And having a well equipped kitchen was wonderful as we enjoyed cooking a few meals and eating in with one of our daughters currently living in Rome. The location was perfect for us as the Prati neighborhood is very nice and bit more relaxed than Trastevere and Navona. Access to all the major sites is very easy via bus, walking, or the Metro which we caught almost every day only 2 blocks from the apartment at the Cipro station.
We were a little cautious in regards to markets and restaurants in the area based on some reviews, but there was no need. We loved the variety of markets from small to the Carrefour market near the Cipro Station to Mercato Trionfale an easy walk from the apartment, and someplace you have to visit.
We ate all over Rome, but our favorites restaurants were Nuraghe Sardo and La Fiorentina, both close to the apartment. Food and service were great, but the friendliness, personal touch and ease of conversation with the staff meant the most. On the top of the list though is Nuraghe Sardo. The owner and staff treated us like royalty, talked and joked with us each time we were there and the Sardinian fare was the best food we had. Our only negative experience was at Sagra del Vino where we were obviously not welcome and quickly departed the nearly empty restaurant after being told by an unfriendly owner that it’d be a 3 hour wait. Our favorite place for gelato was down the hill from the apartment on Via di San Thommaso d’Aquina at Via Trionfale, and our favorite café for cappuccino and a snack (almost every morning) was right next to the Cipro Metro station on Via Rialto.
All in all this was our best European vacation, made so in large part by the apartment. It was such a joy to come back to every evening and we could not more highly recommend a stay at Casa Dossi. We’ll be back!
What can I say? Excellent location, close to bus and metro, shops, restaurants and the Vatican. Private entrance is a plus. Private garden is heavenly! The apartment is exactly as described...only better. I found the apartment clean and well stocked with kitchen utensils and toiletries. I've stayed here twice before and plan to return again in May 2012. It has always been a pleasure to rent with Christina..hassle free!
An absolutely lovely, modern, bright, clean apartment that made my month in Rome truly memorable. Christina was always quick to respond to my e-mails & very personable when contacted by phone. The welcome package sent prior to arrival was full of useful information and exact directions on how to find the apartment. What a great help in planning my stay. Trionfale market was amazing and close. After going to the same vendors a few times, you are remembered & greeted warmly. The kichen was well-equipped to prepare full meals and having an oven not just a stovetop was nice. I really liked the way the apartment was furnished and the sliding glass doors that could separate the areas. The little details helped to make it feel like my home away from home: the blanket and pillows on the couch, the two nightstands each with a reading light in the bedroom, the glass display case, the stereo with the ability to play my iPod and even the iron and ironing board. The garden was a nice place to have lunch and enjoy the sun in the early afternoon. Having internet access and a washing machine available was great. There are many guidebooks available as well as novels. There are bus stops on the same block as the apartment and the Cipro metro stop is only two blocks away so it is really easy to travel around Rome. A few blocks further is the Appiano train station which is on the local line to Bracciano and Viterbo-both good day trips from Rome. I can recommend Ristorante Micci and Pizzarium that are close to the apartment. Also, Trattoria da Luigi in piazza Sforza Cesarini near Chiesa Nuova is a favourite. Two great meat and cheese shops nearby are La Tradizione on via Cipro and Paciotti on via Marcantonio Bragadin. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this wonderful apartment to anyone who wants a real taste of Rome.
This is our first experience using VRBO and we highly recommend it to anyone asking. Christina's apt is absolutely gorgeous and the garden patio very condusive for intimate meals. The location is excellent as it is away from the noise of the nightlife in Rome. Our 4-days in Rome were everything that we thought they would be and so much more! We will be back for sure!
Our first experience with VRBO and it was great!
This apartment is so lovely and comfortable! We couldn't have even imagined the wonderful space that was all ours for the four nights we stayed in October, 2010. The start of our 2 week vacation in Italy was perfect staying here. The photos are accurate, the apartment was clean and well maintained. It was decorated very nicely and was very very comfortable. The owner was extremely helpful in sending much information through email to help us get acquainted with the apartment and neighborhood before we even got there. I spoke with the owner several times before we
arrived in Rome and always had a positive interaction.The welcome packet that was sent was very helpful.
We absolutely loved Rome and could have stayed there longer. The market was awesome. We bought wine and produce, cheese and bread and enjoyed them in the apartment.
We felt very safe in the apartment and felt that everything we needed was provided. It is so helpful to have a few of the staples such as vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. We loved the coffee maker that was provided and bought one as a great memory of Rome.
I really can't say enough how wonderful our first VRBO experience has been. Thank you again and we hope to stay again! Yes, we have recommended it to our friends.
We've stayed at this flat twice in the past three years and intend to return next fall. The flat is attractive, comfortable and well equipped, and the patio/garden is a joy. Close to the Metro, a few stops from the center of the city, and a short distance from one of the best markets, this may be one of the best rentals we have ever had.
Absolutely adorable little house with a garden in the middle of Rome. Very clean and modern, tasteful and well appointed. Our week on Medaglia D'Oro was simply a pleasure. We walked over to Trionfale almost every day and picked up a wide assortment of fresh foods, local specialties(hint: go to a butcher, point at a sausage and say 'cingiale'). A one block walk to the subway, and you are anywhere in Rome you want to be.
We still talk about how mch we miss sitting out in the garden drinking wine and eating lunch in the afternoon.
I rented this apartment for an extended stay in Rome, and I highly recommend it. It has been recently renovated, and is well-maintained both inside and out. Of special note is the beautiful private garden, which truly sets it apart from other rentals in Rome. You can walk to the Vatican from the apartment in about 10 minutes, and it is right by a Metro stop (Cipro) that makes it very easy to get to historic sights in the center of the city. The apartment is also located right next to one of the most vibrant marketplaces in the city (on Via Andrea Doria), and I highly recommend you buy some of the wonderful fresh food there and make use of the apartment's brand-new kitchen. If cooking isn't your thing, however, there are many very fine (and non-touristy) restaurants close by. Finally, the apartment manager is very nice and helpful. If you're looking for a laid-back and relaxing time in Rome, this is the apartment for you!
Normally I don't bother to write reviews, but this place was absolutely sensational! The owner is completely involved (in a good way) and the local mgmt team was responsive, courteous, and the person I dealt with spoke excellent English. The house was entirely remodeled in 2007, and is completely beautiful! The sliding doors were such a nice touch. My favorite area was the private garden - such a luxury! The central location allowed us to get around to all the sites very easily. Also, while the ad says it sleeps 2, there is a large, comfortable pullout that also sleeps 2. Since my return, I have recommended this place to my family and friends - it is a total winner!!!
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