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The romantic bedroom aglow at sunset

The romantic bedroom aglow at sunset A glimpse of San Giorgio from the bedroom at sunset The airy bedroom has a canopy bed, reading lights, and lots of storage The desk in the bedroom The comfortable, spacious living room is full of natural light The fully-equipped open kitchen faces the living room The kitchen, small bedroom and bathroom have rooftop and park views View of the quiet park (closed at night) and across the lagoon to the Lido The small bedroom can be used as a single or as an office The little loft is a cozy reading nook (but note the ceiling is only about 5'5') Bathroom with shower over tub Sunset as seen from the loft Full moon over San Giorgio We're one building back from the waterfront walk which runs to St. Mark's Square And we're close to Via Garibaldi, which has all the services you'll need

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Venice apartment description

“If you read a lot, nothing is as great as you’ve imagined. Venice is—Venice is better.”
~ Fran Lebowitz


After a long day of exploring in Venice, imagine what a pleasure it will be to return home to your own apartment in Castello, La Serenissima’s most authentic neighborhood. You’ll get a taste of the real Venice while enjoying a can’t-miss location.

The apartment is one building back from the Riva dei Sette Martiri, a wide, sunny walkway that runs along the waterfront all the way to St. Mark’s Square, just 10 minutes from your door, but a world away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist track. It's a short, picturesque walk to Venice’s major sights, as well as some of the city’s lesser-known charms, and close to both the Arsenale and Giardini vaporetto stops.

Our quiet, light-filled apartment has a comfortable and efficient floor plan. The apartment is about 600 square feet.

The spacious “matrimoniale” bedroom features a romantic canopy bed, a desk, and lots of storage for your clothes. There’s a small room that can be used as an office or a small single bedroom, and a little loft, accessed by a spiral staircase, with a desk, some games, and bookshelves full of guidebooks and novels… a perfect nook to hide out and read.

The airy open kitchen and living room area are perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine while your dinner simmers on the stove. The kitchen has good pans and knives, a four-burner stove, refrigerator and freezer, microwave, and a dishwasher. Everything you need to prepare meals is at hand, once you're done shopping for fresh fish and produce, either at the famous Rialto market or the local markets on nearby Via Garibaldi, where you'll find all the local shops and services you need. The living room couch also folds out to a double bed, so the apartment could sleep up to five, though it’s really better suited to no more than four. There is one bathroom with a shower over the tub.

The top-floor flat is up 58 steps, with no elevator, and boasts lovely views from every window. On one side, you overlook a quiet, green park and see all the way to the Lido. Watch boats plying the waters by the bell tower and cathedral on San Giorgio Maggiore and glimpse Santa Maria della Salute, visible in the distance from the bedroom and the loft.

No need to be out of touch (unless you want to be!): There is a telephone (you’ll need a calling card for long-distance calls). And there is high-speed wifi in the too (though you need to bring your own computer).

We've also taken care to make sure the apartment has little extras to make your stay comfortable. There are several pairs of rubber boots for those pesky high water days, a wheeled shopping cart so you can shop like a local, and good reading lights by the bed.

We are happy to arrange longer or shorter stays, however please note that we have a three-night minimum stay requirement and we do not make exceptions to this. We can not rent for two nights. There is no Saturday-to-Saturday stay requirement. Please contact us for availability and visit our website for additional photos and information. You will get a faster response from emailing than calling.

Marcel Proust wrote “When I went to Venice, my dream became my address.” So why not find yourself at home in Venice?



Keywords: Apartment

Property Type

  • On floor 5
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 5 story
  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Thank you for respecting our non-smoking home....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

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              • Bedroom 1: The bed is what Italians call a 'matrimoniale' bed, 160 cm. wide, about two inches wider than a standard US queen. Bedroom 2: This room has one single bed. We also have a pack-and-play style crib available on request. The living room has a sleeper sofa for visitors which can sleep two (but the apartment is better suited for no more than four people)....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

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              • Microwave
              • Stove
              • Freezer
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Child's Highchair
              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Iron & Board
              • Hair Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • Housekeeping is limited to the final cleaning at the end of your stay; daily housekeeping is not available....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Television

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    There is a land line in the apartment - you'll need a calling card for long-distance calls....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    There is wifi but you need to bring your own computer....moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Broadband Access

                  Location & View

                      • Water View
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Great time in Venice

                        Great time in Venice

                        • Guest Don (Pacific Palisades, CA )
                        • Date of stay 02/28/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/14/14
                        We arrived the last weekend of Carnivale (not planned) and found the apartment a wonderful respite from the overcrowded chaos. The location is ideal as it is very quiet yet not far from the town center. The apartment has all the required amenities and the owner has left detailed instructions that make everything easy. We particularly appreciated the linens and ample closet space. From the beginning the owner was pleasant and efficient and did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. We have no hesitation in recommending this apartment to anyone.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children.

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                      • Very pleasant home away from home

                        Very pleasant home away from home

                        • Guest Josh and Christy (Canton, GA)
                        • Date of stay 01/18/14
                        • Review Submitted 01/28/14
                        This apartment was so very clean and modern with a great little library full of books to help you on your vacation in Venice! The owner has really gone out of her way to explain everything in detail, making the experience as carefree as possible. There is a great little washer in the apartment, which was nice. The bed is very comfortable, and the sofa bed is GREAT (for a sofa bed!) There is a little room with a twin bed that is great for one person. The stairs are tricky and exhausting with luggage in tow, but it is definitely worth it. There are lots of outlet adapters, which was nice....also lots of storage for clothing and other things. There is an iron and hair dryer, which I used frequently. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

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                      • Escape the Crowds

                        Escape the Crowds

                        • Guest Alexis (Melbourne)
                        • Date of stay 09/09/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/18/13
                        We loved staying in Castello away from the busy tourist areas but only a 10 minute walk from San Marco Piazza or 2 minutes from the vaporetto stop. Local shops are a few steps away and restaurants and bars frequented by the locals. The owner provides detailed information before your arrival and a handbook in the apartment with all the information you could need. The apartment is very clean and well equipped, the bed was very comfortable. A lovely apartment, you need a certain amount of fitness is needed to navigate the steps to the top floor. We would recommend the apartment for a relaxing holiday in Venice.

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                      • Romantic Get Away In Venice

                        Romantic Get Away In Venice

                        • Guest Richard and Cheryl F. (Everett, Washington)
                        • Date of stay 08/14/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/17/13
                        Our week stay in this lovely apartment was definitely all we had imagined and hoped for. It was very warm that week in Venice and the A/C was such a blessing to come home to after a long day of sight seeing! The location was perfect....we could walk to the water front in minutes, see the cruise ships from the bedroom and living room windows as the passed by. Amazing views from the bedroom...loved it!! All the comforts of home in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Thank you so much for making this available to travelers! We especially enjoyed our dinner at the restaurant just at the end of your alley! Very nice people and the food was awesome! I do admit the stairs were a work out but it was worth it once you got to the top! We bought the water bus pass for the week and used it all the time! Thank you for added convenience of having the internet and a washing machine, and the shopping cart! You have really made this apartment a "home away from home". Thanks so much! We hope to return someday!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.

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                      • Another world

                        Another world

                        • Guest Casey (Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia)
                        • Date of stay 04/07/12
                        • Review Submitted 03/18/13
                        There was no undue hype in Linda's listing description -- -- her dream is a reality (and the stairs surmountable) enhanced by personal touches and by her careful instructions and helpful suggestions. However nothing had quite prepared me for the magic of the location. To fit into our itinerary(rather than by choice), we were in Venice at Easter time (which I guess is the most crowded time of the year with holidaymakers from Italy as well as from around the world). In the Square, and along the tourist paths, we went with the flow, carried along by the crowd. But on the short walk walk from the Square to the apartment ,crossing the second bridge was like stepping into another world--- peopled by Venetians who actually live in an unhurried environment of suburban eateries, fish market, produce market ,small shops, small "supermarket", post office and parks. The apartment is within walking distance of the Biennale site, doubtless frantic during the season, but during our visit a quiet site for a peaceful walk ,away from the crush. I dream of returning one day. Highly recommended.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                      • Family travelers

                        Family travelers

                        • Guest Margaret (Ann Arbor, Marinaro)
                        • Date of stay 12/27/12
                        • Review Submitted 01/26/13
                        My husband, daughter, ten years old, and I stayed for a week plus after Christmas. It was a great apartment and Linda was easy and accommodating to work with in organizing. The apartment is in a great location, just an half block from the canal. Buy a week pass for the vaporetto and it is smooth sailing down the grand canal or to the islands. We have stayed at many VRBOs and continue to be happy by the individual owners care to make their place special. Linda is no exception. It is a very roomy spot, great location, wonderful main bedroom and just like the images. We were lucky enough to see new years fireworks over the grand canal from the turret room window. the steps were no big deal, my husband was recovering from a broken leg and did just fine. Ideal location if going to the biennale, and an easy stroll to San Marcos or quickly take the vaporetto. Venice is amazing in the winter. Quiet enough to enjoy the local markets and gain entrance to the major museums without the huge lines. We loved the entire stay.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers.

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                      • Venice was a dream in this cozy apartment

                        Venice was a dream in this cozy apartment

                        • Guest M c (San Luis Obispo, ca USA)
                        • Date of stay 12/18/12
                        • Review Submitted 01/26/13
                        Our family of four stayed in this cozy apartment for our first ever visit to Venice. We were very happy with the location. Plenty of shops nearby, a 10min walk to St. Mark's along the beautiful waterfront. The bed was very comfortable, and the kitchen was more than what we needed. There is a flight of stairs up, but the view was very nice, and it was quiet, safe and private. The owner was easy to contact, professional, and had plenty of instructions to welcome you in. Overall a pleasant surprise.

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

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                      • Venice

                        Venice

                        • Guest MS (San Diego)
                        • Date of stay 06/27/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/27/12
                        We enjoyed our stay in Venice. It was summer and quite hot, but this flat is air conditioned, so coming back after sightseeing was heavenly. We did have some power issues, but they were resolved once we understood we could not run everything at once. The owner was so helpful with each and every thing, even kept in touch via e-mail while we were staying in the flat. We particularly liked the location, which was far enough away from the tourists that we felt like locals. Garibaldi Street was such a treat and right off the alley from our flat -- shops, restaurants, fruit stands, etc. The apartment is comfortable, clean and uncluttered and our owner has supplied guests with endless instructions, every little thing has been covered.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

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                      • NICE COMFY LITTLE PLACE WITH THE BEST LOCATION YOU COULD EVER DREAM OF

                        NICE COMFY LITTLE PLACE WITH THE BEST LOCATION YOU COULD EVER DREAM OF

                        • Guest Jon Michael (Guadalajara, Mexico)
                        • Date of stay 05/20/12
                        • Review Submitted 06/12/12
                        My wife and I stayed here in mid May of 2012 and I have to admit, location is the name of this place. If you don't mind climbing a few flights at the end of the day (which I don't mind), this place is your best bet. Of all my options, this was the sure thing. Linda is a breeze to deal with. Everything is close by...even the vapporetto! I would stay here again and again! No issues, simply a priviledged place. Photos make it justice and the place was in top notch condition. I would recommend it; eyes closed... The plus...Linda's guide to Venice. Worth reading and following. Made a big difference during our stay. Thanks for sharing!!! Will be back!

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.

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                      • Let the magic begin!

                        Let the magic begin!

                        • Guest Vermont travelers (Vermont USA)
                        • Date of stay 04/17/12
                        • Review Submitted 05/22/12
                        My wife and I spent a week in this beautiful apartment. A truly lovely place and a perfect location. The Castello area is non-touristy and quiet; a typical Venetian neighborhood. An easy walk from the Giardini vaporetto stop. The apt. is exactly like the pictures on the website. (Don't be intimidated by the 58 steps)! It was spacious, spotlessly clean, comfortable, with many lovely touches. There are views of the water from the bedroom, dining room table, and loft. The kitchen was fully equipped. The washing machine was easy to use. The outside clothesline was welcomed. The living room was comfortable. The lighting in living room, dining/kitchen, bedrooms was great. The large bedroom had huge closets, writing desk, bedside lamps, and a very comfortable queen-plus size bed. Setting up our laptop was easy. The neighborhood is quiet during the day and at night. Via Garibaldi (around the corner or down the narrow alley) has restaurants; bakeries; fresh fruit & veggie vendors; cheese, fish & meat shops; the vino sfuso store [buy bulk wines in your containers at incredibly low prices!]; post office; and a beautiful park (easy to get to the vaporetto stop without going over any bridges); ATMs almost next door - each worked with our ATM card (though it will help to know a little Italian). Working with Linda, the owner, was an absolute pleasure. She responded quickly to every email. Her information packet was complete. The information binder in the apt. is comprehensive in every way possible. Linda really knows this apt. backwards and forwards. She was able to address a small problem we had with the water heater with a quick, superbly detailed response that instantly addressed the issue. Linda's restaurant recommendations were right on! Take time to get lost in Venice - it is the best way to see this magical city! Get off the tourist track and explore. Definitely buy tickets for the Doge's Palace and the Clock Tower tours. Get vaporetto tickets ahead of time (on-line purchasing is easy & getting your tickets in Venice is easy). Go to the Rialto fish, vegetable & fruit markets, marvel at the variety and buy some. Eat at restaurants that aren't on the main tourist routes. Visit Murano. See the art in the churches. Visit San Marco's basilica. Go to San Giorgio Maggiore and take the elevator up the bell tower - there is no line and the views are great. Go to the Jewish Ghetto; take the tour from the museum. Stroll at night. This apartment and Venice = La Serenissima!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                       
                      Rates start at €120 a night.
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                      Last updated: 04/16/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About the owner: We fell in love with Venice many years ago, and long dreamed of living here.

                      Why the Owner Chose Venice:
                      Charles Dickens summed it up well: 'Nothing in the world that you ever heard of Venice is equal to the magnificent and stupendous reality.' Owning a home here was the realization of our dream.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      Our neighborhood is non-touristy, so you can sample Venetian life. Walk along the waterfront, stroll through the gardens, or stop at one of the terrific local stores for fresh product, handmade pasta, or some of the best gelato in town -- all without battling crowds. We consistently hear from people who have stayed in our apartment how much they love the neighborhood.


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                      Photos

                      • The romantic bedroom aglow at sunset

                        The romantic bedroom aglow at sunset

                      • The airy bedroom has a canopy bed, reading lights, and lots of storage

                        The airy bedroom has a canopy bed, reading lights, and lots of storage

                      • The comfortable, spacious living room is full of natural light

                        The comfortable, spacious living room is full of natural light

                      • The kitchen, small bedroom and bathroom have rooftop and park views

                        The kitchen, small bedroom and bathroom have rooftop and park views

                      • The small bedroom can be used as a single or as an office

                        The small bedroom can be used as a single or as an office

                      • Bathroom with shower over tub

                        Bathroom with shower over tub

                      • Sunset as seen from the loft

                        Sunset as seen from the loft

                      • We're one building back from the waterfront walk which runs to St. Mark's Square

                        We're one building back from the waterfront walk which runs to St. Mark's Square

                      • A glimpse of San Giorgio from the bedroom at sunset

                        A glimpse of San Giorgio from the bedroom at sunset

                      • The desk in the bedroom

                        The desk in the bedroom

                      • The fully-equipped open kitchen faces the living room

                        The fully-equipped open kitchen faces the living room

                      • View of the quiet park (closed at night) and across the lagoon to the Lido

                        View of the quiet park (closed at night) and across the lagoon to the Lido

                      • The little loft is a cozy reading nook (but note the ceiling is only about 5'5')

                        The little loft is a cozy reading nook (but note the ceiling is only about 5'5')

                      • Full moon over San Giorgio

                        Full moon over San Giorgio

                      • And we're close to Via Garibaldi, which has all the services you'll need

                        And we're close to Via Garibaldi, which has all the services you'll need

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