(Closed) Renting a vacation apartment in Italy? Success stories?

posted 5 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We stayed everywhere from the Fairmont in Monte Carlo to tiny B&B’s, including an apartment in Milan for 3 nights.  It was really nice and worked really well for the weekend we were there.  I think my husband found it on booking.com. 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My husband and I used vrbo.com to rent an apartment in Rome and it was amazing!  Check out Residence Poitou and it is steps away from Campo dei Fiori…incredible location!  A fantastic restaurant right around the corner, bakeries, bars, ets…it was just the best.  Alessandro was our host and he was wonderful…here is the apartment:

 

http://www.vrbo.com/271515

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We haven’t gone yet – but we’re staying in Rome for 4 nights in April and renting an apartment through Airbnb.com. 4 nights for a little over $500. The one we chose has about 90 reviews and they’re all amazing and the photos are all Airbnb verified, so we’re pretty confident in it. πŸ™‚ I can PM you a link to the apt if you’d like!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

All of my friends that have taken European vacations have used Airbnb at some point in their trips, so I guess I just followed the herd mentality! :p I was a little hesitant at first, but I made sure to pick places that had great reviews and photos that were airbnb verified (I guess they send photographers out to capture the photos so you know they’re the real deal). And you really can’t argue with the price savings; hotels in the same area were going for $200/night and not that great looking.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Oh, especially in Italy an apartment is the way to go if you’re staying for a few days.  Step out in the morning and follow your nose to breakfast!  There are bakeries on every block and for 3 Euro you can try one of everything.  In Germany a B&B is it because you get the big spread for breakfast, but not a country that will put nutella in anything and serve it fresh all morning. 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@claireos:  Sorry about that!  I fixed the link!  We rented an apartment in Paris as well πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My husband and I spent 5 weeks in Europe on our honeymoon. Our friend joined us for the Italian part so we rented this apartment in Rome. It was perfect and very affordable! Both of the guys are over 6’2 and bed length wasn’t a problem for either of them. Having tons on shopping and resturants right outside our door was great. I think they have one bedrooms as well.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@claireos:  Glad you like it!  The location was seriously the best ever.  And if I can recommend one thing (if you love food) try an Eating Italy Food Tour.  It’s in the Testaccio neighborhood and it was SO much fun.  We did it the first day and used what we learned the entire trip πŸ™‚  Enjoy Roma!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I spent 3.5 months in Italy for study abroad and we used Roman Reference to find an apartment. I can definitely recommend it. I’ve found the apartment we stayed in while there.

http://www.romanreference.com/en/rome/apartment/167

It was fantastic. Its on the top floor {amazing view!}. The only downside is that it doesn’t have an elevator. But it is in the Colosseum neighborhood, literally blocks from the Colosseum!. There is a fantastic gelato shop right next door. You’re within blocks from Termini train station. There is great shopping a few clocks away and there is a market across the street.

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