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Live the Dream in Your Own Venetian Apartment

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Last updated: 12/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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).

Please note that we have a three-night minimum stay requirement and we do not make exceptions.

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



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Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only:

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

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

                Unfortunately the stairs of this old building are not wheelchair accessible....moreless

              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

              Other Amenities

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

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location Type

                      • Water View

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Telephone:

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

                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wireless Internet:

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

                          Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included
                               

                              Reviews

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Christmas/New Years
                              Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              €145
                              €925

                              Rates are based on 3 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                              Winter 2015
                              Jan 5 - Feb 6, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              €110
                              €750

                              Rates are based on 3 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                              Carnival 2015
                              Feb 7 - Feb 18, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              €145
                              €925

                              Rates are based on 3 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                              Late Winter 2015
                              Feb 19 - Feb 28, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              €110
                              €750

                              Rates are based on 3 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                              Spring 2015
                              Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              €135
                              €925

                              Rates are based on 3 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                              High season 2015
                              Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              €145
                              €925

                              Rates are based on 3 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                              Biennale opening
                              May 1 - May 11, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              €175
                              €1,200

                              Rates are based on 3 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                              High season
                              May 12 - Nov 2, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              €145
                              €925

                              Rates are based on 3 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest


                              Additional information about rental rates

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                              • Taxes Included

                              Notes:

                              Rates include the final cleaning. Ask about discounts on stays longer than one week.


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                              Last updated: 12/14/2014
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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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                              Speaks: english, italian

                               

                              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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                              This listing was first published here in 2006.

                              Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

                              €110 - €175 per night (EUR)
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                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

                              View calendar: Updated 12/14/14
                              Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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                              Speaks: english, italian
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