Put me out of my misery!

Jan 29th, 2013, 06:06 AM
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Put me out of my misery!

Summary:
1. Family of six
2. First trip overseas
3. Going to Italy
4. Mom (me) scours for apartment options in Rome
5. Mom's new boyfriend, according to dad, is her Apple
5. Mom losing her mind trying to decide best location for first timers
6. Please advise

Option 1
http://www.vrbo.com/371978

Option 2
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/438019

Option 3
That Option 1 & 2 should be thrown out and mom continues her affair with Apple
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Jan 29th, 2013, 06:16 AM
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The first one says "children not allowed" er, does your family include children?
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Jan 29th, 2013, 06:20 AM
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well they are both nice, but I like the second one better, the terrrase on the first one is very nice, but I find some of the rooms look a bit drabby dark...
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Jan 29th, 2013, 06:24 AM
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justinparis! I didn't even see that about the kids. But, in my initial correspondence with the owner, I did tell her I had four boys and gave her their ages. So, apparently she doesn't mind?
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Jan 29th, 2013, 06:27 AM
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I like the Via Giulia location. The other apartment just gives a big area, not really the street. I would be wary about the actual location.
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Jan 29th, 2013, 07:10 AM
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Kybourbon - the owner did email me address: Via Domenico Alberto Azuni 9

Here is another option that I thought wasn't an option. I have told the owner we cannot afford it without a deep discount - she is interested in negotiating with me. Thus... I am even MORE confused!
http://www.vrbo.com/170537

The house even has it's own website - http://www.domuscolosseo.com/
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Jan 29th, 2013, 08:06 AM
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I am a sucker for a terrace, so I would go for either Option 1 or Option 3. Be aware of the extra electricity charge.
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Jan 29th, 2013, 06:34 PM
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Terraces seem popular! But to all I would ask whether we would likely use a terrace during our trip which is from Feb. 22 - Mar. 4. Thoughts?
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Jan 29th, 2013, 06:44 PM
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That time of year unlikely to use the terrace. And how old are the kids - can they be left along on a terrace?

I would confirm with the first that 4 kids are allowed - they may have antiques that are not up to little kids. (A friend of mine has not been able to trade her apartment for this reason - won;t allow kids under 12).

The second one is confusing - don;t understand how both the Tiber and the Borghese can be right outside the door. I would get an exact location on a map - since they are obviusly doing some exaggeration.
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Jan 29th, 2013, 06:47 PM
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Just noticed something on option 2, if you click on amenties it says smoking allowed, so you may not like the smell of the place!

The last one you posted didn't include enough pictures of the interior for me, lots of pictures of the views though,, are they resting on that ? I do like that it has double sinks in one of the bathrooms though.
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Jan 29th, 2013, 07:51 PM
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I LOVE the look of the option 2 and 3.

Can't wait to see where you decide!
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