Know a Rome Apt for mid- July, 2 b-room?

Hello,
I will travel mid-July to Rome with my husband, floor-sleeping 8 year old, and 86 yo father(very mobile) who needs his own room. Any suggestions for a 2+ room, reasonably priced, centrally located, apartment/home. I've stayed in many of Rick's recommended hotels, but we'll be traveling 4-7 weeks so are looking for less expense, ideally kitchen inclusive digs. Thanks for taking the time!

Posted by Eileen
Texan in CA
3578 posts

Have you checked all of the rental sites, such as VRBO, yet? What is the top end of your budget?

Posted by gerri
lexington, il
348 posts

Try cross-pollinate.com, sleepinitaly.com and flipkey.com

Posted by Lisa
North Bend, WA, USA
55 posts

Hi Janet, I'm not sure if they have a 2 bedroom, but in 2011 I stayed at Navona Garden Suites and I know they had apartments as well as rooms. It was a few blocks from Piazza Navona in the Centro Storico. I was very pleased with the location and people there. Good luck!

Posted by Janet
Seattle, WA, USA
4 posts

Thank you all for the new ideas. I'll definitely look into these recommendations. As for budget, my dad had yet to answer his part, but we're hoping for 1600 euros per week at most, but we're just learning what we need to adjust in the budget. Less money spent means longer travel and increased adventures. How unrealistic is this budget for clean, central location, air conditioned basic place, (ideally with Internet?!)?

Posted by Carolyn
Aberdeen, Washington, United States
9 posts

I have used www.vbro.com several times - both for US and Europe. I have a reservation for a studio in June for two weeks in Rome for $525 per week. I like to use the properties that are listed "by the owner" as the rates are usually lower - no middle man. Having an apartment is an ideal way to enjoy your travels while saving $$ - I usually don't ever use the stove or really cook but it sure is nice to have coffee with fresh croissants in the morning, a full meal out at lunch and maybe deli style in the evening, of course with wine!! Laundry facilities are most helpful too.

Posted by Carolyn
Aberdeen, Washington, United States
9 posts

I have used www.vbro.com several times - both for US and Europe. I have a reservation for a studio in June for two weeks in Rome for $525 per week. I like to use the properties that are listed "by the owner" as the rates are usually lower - no middle man. Having an apartment is an ideal way to enjoy your travels while saving $$ - I usually don't ever use the stove or really cook but it sure is nice to have coffee with fresh croissants in the morning, a full meal out at lunch and maybe deli style in the evening, of course with wine!! Laundry facilities are most helpful too.

Posted by Jim
Crystal Lake, IL, United States
29 posts

Janet, We just stayed at an apartment in Rome last week and it was great..It may not be exactly what you need.. but might be worth a look. It has one bedroom (1 double bed and 1 single bed. The couch in the living area is a hide-a-bed (double).. Has a small kitchen with coffee maker, stove, fridge, etc. Nice bathroom with plenty of hot water and a small clothes washer (no dryer). It's located about a 20 min. walk from the colosseum (so it's off central location a bit), but is only about a 5 min. walk to the San Giovanni Metro station. After dinner and walking around in Rome in the evenings we usually taxied it back to the apartment - cost approx. 11-14 Euro from the main "tourist" areas. The apartment is just steps to gelato, caffe bar, ATM, restaurants, etc. The owner, Giuseppe is a very nice person and very helpful.. He'll meet you at the apartment, will arrange a car pickup at the airport if needed and has fresh fruit, bottled water and juice ready for you. He very helpful with restaurant recommendations, etc. I would recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Rome and it's very reasonably priced... Just not in the dead center of the city... https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/370972 Jim