View from bathroomView from studio terrace
View from the Top
View from the Top
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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This small penthouse studio in the heart of the historical center of Rome offers, along with its tiny kitchen and full bathroom, the city's most spectacular views from its own attached terrace and two others reachable by a short passageway. Guests staying at least a week will be offered an orientation lunch or dinner [good Roman food!]
prepared by the owner, a historian who lives next door. He will give you the lowdown on the hi-jinks of near neighbors in this history-drenched quarter, whose inhabitants have included Michelangelo and Cellini, emperors and popes, and a sprinkling of some of the better Borgias.
Additional space available on request here
[see View from the Top Annex:]
Excellent guide service available by reservation.
Private low-cost airport transport available by reservation.

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in time is 1PM - 8PM
Check out by 10AM

Quiet place for quiet lovers - a maximum of two! - of the historical and artistic attractions of Rome.


4 nights minimum stay

103 Reviews

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Gouldlynl User Profile
August 2016
Barry was a fantastic host. We had no problems getting settled in. Barry told us about everything we needed to know to enjoy our stay at the apartment. There was a great information sheet in the apartment should we have forgotten any of the things Barry told us. Barry had created a list of recommended eating places which was a nice touch. This apartment is in a fantastic location, it had everything we needed for our stay. We would love to stay here again.

Sinead User Profile
May 2015
Best place to stay in Rome! Not only was Barry the perfect host you could possibly ask for, the views you get from this apartment are amazing. The apartment has an extremely comfy bed that made it quite hard to get up and explore, plus a very good sized bathroom. The terraces were the best part however with your own private one straight outside and then the rooftop one that looks out over all of Rome. Barry was so attentive for anything we asked for which made the stay very easy and I would recommend this place to everyone.

Tina User Profile
October 2017
If you are going to Rome, do yourself a favor and stay here. The view from the top of the building is probably one of the best you will find anywhere in the city. The space is amazingly well thought out and the additional outdoor space is just perfect. If you are lucky enough to stay for the week, you also get the best meal of all that you will get in Rome. It almost makes the rest of the food seem just average. We could keep going with how wonderful the stay and the host was, but eventually we'll just run out of superlatives and it won't make the point for us. It comes down to this: If the rental is available, take it. You will not find better. Thanks again for the most memorable trip of our lives!

Inger User Profile
September 2017
This was our second stay at Barry's place, and definitely not the last! The views, the cozy apartment, the location, and Barry's friendly nature is all part of this. We can't imagine staying anywhere else when going to Rome. Thank you again, Barry:)

Laurence User Profile
September 2017
This apartment has a perfect location for anyone who wants to visit Rome by foot. Couple minutes distance walking from Vatican city and other main attractions. Although it is a small apartment (it is as describe, info provided is accurate), the multiple terrasses from where you can admire the great view are totally worth it. Barry has left us a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine in the fridge, which we had the pleasure to enjoy for the apero on the roof top! We definitely recommend this place and would book again. Communication with the host was perfect at every level.

Tara & Greg User Profile
August 2017
What magical, surreal experience we had staying at Barry's place. Warning! Don't stay here if you don't have at least an extra hour to spare each morning and each night to sit on the balcony and enjoy the enchanting view. Despite your best effort, Rome-from-above will keep you glued to the very comfortable patio chairs. Staying at Barry's transformed our 3 days in Rome from a whirlwind, jam-packed tour to a relaxing break in the middle of our European galavant. Experiencing Rome on the patio was honestly and truly one of our favourite parts of our few days in the city. Barry was a wealth of knowledge and went above and beyond to be helpful. Even though he was doing some travelling himself after meeting us at the apartment, he was very available by phone to answer any questions we had. The apartment is extremely well situated and central. The building is secure and the room has everything you need, including a large, clean bathroom. Despite the fact that it might win a prize for world's teeniest kitchen, you'll find all the necessary tools you'll need, provided you're not planning on cooking a big meal. Oh! And the bed! While Europe is known for a great number of wonderful things, comfortable beds is not one of (URL HIDDEN) what a treat the plush mattress was after many weeks of less-than-luxury beds. It was truly hard to leave after 3 amazing days. We fell in love with Roma and can't wait to return. When we do, we'll definitely be staying at Barry's.

Natalie User Profile
August 2017
A beautiful oasis in the middle of Rome! As described, the apartment is a small studio, with a tiny kitchenette and a great terrace surrounded by plants. In fact, more than one terrace and a breathtaking view. We were fortunate enough to experience a partial eclipse of the moon while enjoying a glass of white wine with our host and his friend. Barry was always available for questions, he made a point of helping us discover the not so traveled attractions of this great city. Everything in the apartment worked perfectly fine, it is well situated for walking or taking the bus to almost any area of Rome. We had a great stay and if in Rome again, will surely be back at Barry's.

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Rome, ItalyJoined in March 2013
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