We stayed in Casa Trastevere because of the wonderful things we had heard about the owner, Marta, the unique Trastevere location and size and comfort of the apartment.
Rome is one of the greatest cities in the world, but its main drawback is that it is almost always full of tourists. Trastevere is a lovely part of Rome full of great restaurants and picturesque scenery where Italian families and young people live and work. It's authentic Rome without the tourists and all of the unpleasantness that comes with that.
When we arrived (family with 2 children ages 12 & 14) Marta met us at the apartment which is nicely located on a quiet street. She is warm and sweet and was eager to help us find a good restaurants. She also gave us a nice itinerary and oriented us with the public transportation system. She gave us her cell phone number in case we needed anything.
The apartment is large, comfortable and clean. The bathrooms are modern and very nice with plenty of hot water and pressure. The beds were comfortable and everything was fresh and clean.
The area is fabulous for excellent dining without the tourist glitz and prices. The streets are narrow and winding and filled with interesting shops and scenery.
The apartment is located near the Vatican and one can easily walk across one of the many bridges to the center of Rome. We are active and used to walking, so it was not a problem for us to walk any where in Rome although public transportation is convienent as well.
I would stay at Casa Trastevere again and recommend it to my friends looking for a nice, quiet, spacious apartment in an authentic Italian neighborhood.