Wonderful Views of Canals, Gondolas, San Marco Domes - Terrace
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Enjoy a delightful, sun-filled rooftop apartment in the most desirable area of Venice. The interior is classy and the altana terrace, up a few steps from the living room, is glorious. From that perch take in the domes of San Marco, the rooftops of the city. If that weren't enough, just below are two canals where gondolas glide to and fro. You won't regret the hours you can spend just watching the pace of life on Venetian canals.
The 'Serenata' apartment is steps from Piazza San Marco, world-famous Saint Marks Piazza, with the eponymous Basilica. The large piazza flows with life with locals meet and greet as well as with rivers of tourists. You can pause to enjoy classical music and a very special cup of coffee in one of the outdoor cafés. Wander along canal side streets, over a few bridges and there you are.
This location is so central, you can easily reach all the wonders of Venice, returning during the day to drop packages and rest your feet.
The building is on a quiet calle or Venetian street. The main door is locked for security. The lobby is large and clean. At this level is a shared laundry room. Serenata is on the 5th Floor (American designation), 4th Italian and an elevator rises all the way.
Experience happy first impressions as you step into the large, light filled living room. Windows overlook canals. There is lots of room in the living room with a sofa bed for one and love seat as well as some really pretty pieces of furniture. A statue of a moor shows the way to the steps to the terrace. Fine design sense pulls all these interesting things together.
The television receives Italian channels, no satellite reception.
In the opposite direction is a large dining space next to the kitchen. The owner is an enthusiastic cook and has made sure that when she spends a weekend in Venice, everything she needs is present in the kitchen.
A short hallway leads to the bedroom with the ensuite bathroom on the immediate right. The bathroom has just been redone all in white tiled curves. A corner shower has glass doors.
The bedroom is not large but has a wall of closets so it is totally functional. The bedroom and bathroom fit under eves, so have a slanted wall, but the eves aren't so deep that you have to duck to move around.
- 800 sq. ft.
- Elevator : Elevator, lift
- On floor 5
- 5 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Washing Machine:
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Views of the Domes of St. Mark's and views of canals and gondolas.
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Water View
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
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Central LocationGuest comment entered by owner
We had a lovely time at la Serenata. Just steps from San Marco, the location was central to all the major sights. A gondola stop was just below and provided much entertainment from the terrace. Everything was provided, even dishwashing and laundry soap. Having a dedicated washing machine was a bonus; no waiting for others to finish a load. The Co-op was handy for groceries, but the Rialto market was also only a short walk. Here one finds the freshest fish, seafood, fruit and vegetables in the city. We would certainly recommend the apartment, nonetheless our summer stay was made less comfortable by the extreme heat in the bathroom and its lack of a ceiling fan. We're sure this isn't a problem at other times of the year. Buon Viaggio!
- Guest Chris and Mimi, Toronto Canada
- Date of stay 08/01/13
- Review Submitted 10/25/13
Loved our stayGuest comment entered by owner
Loved our stay
First, let me say that my wife Susan and I thoroughly loved our stay in Venice, and that our apartment contributed very much to the enjoyment. The apartment was wonderful. The somewhat eclectic furnishing style struck, for us, the perfect balance of modern with traditional Venetian richness, all enhanced by a bohemian undercurrent. This combination set a perfect mood for our stay. The kitchen was well equipped with utensils and cookware to prepare just about any likely meal or snack. The size, location and layout of the apartment provided the perfect “base camp” for exploration, and then for respite and recovery after the day’s adventures. We will be very pleased to recommend La Serenata to our friends.
- Guest Bruce E.
- Date of stay 09/11/13
- Review Submitted 10/25/13
Worth every penny!Guest comment entered by owner
Worth every penny!
Just finished our first Adult Only trip and the Serenata apartment in Venice was perfect! Our greeter was friendly and very knowledgeable...the location was convenient...and the terrace was fabulous! Enjoyed "Pasta To Go" which is right around the corner on the terrace many nights and the large restaurant (Pomodorro) downstairs has a great happy hour with free appetizers every night from 5p-8p. The pictures do not do it justice. If it was closer we would be there every weekend! The Lido is a must especially on those hot muggy days. Thank you so much for such fabulous accommodations and hospitality! Sincerely, Bill & Dee
- Guest Bill & Dee, Reno, Nevada USA
- Date of stay 09/01/13
- Review Submitted 09/30/13
perfect Venice apartmentGuest comment entered by owner
perfect Venice apartment
My wife and I found this the perfect place for our two-week Venice visit. Great central location; close to several main vaporeto stops. Quiet except for lovely gondolier serenades; Wonderful terrace where we ate dinner on most evenings. Well equipped kitchen. Nearby supermarket; If you don't want to cook nearby restaurants from inexpensive to deluxe. Spacious bathroom; Friendly helpful greeter. Although the apartment technically sleeps four (2 on a convertible in the L.R.) the entrance to the bath is through the bedroom, so it is ok for a family but trickier for two couples. We seldom used the Air Conditioning because the apt. has great cross ventilation. Highly recommended!
- Guest jterry, Providence
- Date of stay 07/12/13
- Review Submitted 09/13/13
Loved itGuest comment entered by owner
This was our second time staying in stay at Serenata and we loved it, the rooftop terrace is the best. the apartment was great as expected and Paola goes above and beyond her call of duty. Venice is a very special place for us as is the apartment. We'll be back...
- Guest Mark & Frances
- Date of stay 12/27/12
- Review Submitted 01/21/13
Wondeful LocationGuest comment entered by owner
We spent 4 days in Venice in late October. This apartment is located close to all major sites and made a great home base for our visit. Like others, we enjoyed the terrace and the major gondola activity below! Apartment is well stocked, bathroom & shower great and nice to be able to do some laundry. Only complaint, bed is basically on floor, so for us over 60's folks a little uncomfortable. We would recommend this location to friends for future trips. Pao, hostess, was extremely helpful, especially on our last day when San marco was flooded and our departure plans needed to change,
- Guest Gary, Florida
- Date of stay 10/23/12
- Review Submitted 11/12/12
My dream came trueGuest comment entered by owner
My dream came true
We had wonderful time in Venice. My dream came true. The apartment was very nice. It was a pleasure to have a breakfast on the terrace. Paola is wonderful person and showed us everything we need. Even better, she took us to the groceries store. Venice was exactly what I expected and more. I will keep marvelous souvenirs.
- Guest Josiane
- Date of stay 06/29/12
- Review Submitted 07/15/12
You really can't have a better location in Venice.Guest comment entered by owner
You really can't have a better location in Venice.
This is a charming one-bedroom apartment behind the St. Mark's Basilica. You really can't have a better location in Venice. The apartment has a spacious living room with chairs and a very comfortable sleeper couch. There is a dining table and seating for 2 in the kitchen. The kitchen also has a dishwasher which is great. There is a washing machine on the first floor for the unit. The highlight of the apartment is the terrace. Up a few steps from the living room is a charming terrace with seating for 4 overlooking the rooftops and the church and belltower. Just below the terrace gondolas go by. Absolutely charming. The greeter was great and recommended her local water taxi (Maximo) who we used and received a discount. I highly recommend this apartment.
- Guest Barbara D., New Jersey
- Date of stay 06/08/12
- Review Submitted 06/27/12
Perfect location for Wonderful holidayGuest comment entered by owner
Perfect location for Wonderful holiday
This is a well appointed apartment in a very central location. The rooftop deck was a great place to have breakfast or an evening drink watching the gondolas, water taxis and working boats on the canals below. Being at the intersection of three canals meant there was always something happening and the sound entering the apartment from the water enables you to experience the day to day life. The apartment is very comfortable. Locality is ideal, and getting lost along the streets of Venice is what makes a holiday here so unique. We would book this property again and recommend it to friends who are planning to visit.
- Guest Robert, NSW Australia
- Date of stay 06/01/12
- Review Submitted 06/22/12
Fantastic apartment - gondolier singing belowGuest comment entered by owner
Fantastic apartment - gondolier singing below
Thank you. We had a wonderful time in your apartment. Our greeter gave us all information on the apt plus walked with me to the food store. Amazingly, I found my way back! The apartment was spacious light and airy and with a large terrace with flowers. There was plenty of room to spread out. We could hear the gondoliers singing as they went by. There were many staples such as oil, vinegar, salt, pepper with which to cook in addition to kitchen equipment . We spent many days wondering the alleys of Venice and loved it! This is a perfect location for your first trip to Venice. We did not do a gondola ride this time , as we waited until the end of our stay but the weather got worse. Now we have to return, what a problem! Wonderful location and apartment. I found this apt through Italy Perfect and would recommend checking their site for apts. I did not use them for Florence, Italy, and was very disappointed with my apt although it was in a fantastic area.
- Guest Karen S from Pine Beach, New Jersey
- Date of stay 05/01/12
- Review Submitted 06/15/12
1-2 Guests €1025/4 nights .. €1170/5 nights .. €1320/6 nights .. €1470/week 3-4 Guests €1130/4 nights .. €1290/5 nights .. €1450/6 nights .. €1620/week 4 nights minimum; you may stay less but the minimum price is for four nights. 1 week holiday minimum. The prices include booking fee, credit card fees, wire fees, keyholder fee, final cleaning, utilities and taxes. Security deposit €500
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: This apartment is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love visiting Italy as much as we do. We are sisters Lisa and Pat Byrne who lived in Italy in our youth and now travel there frequently for business and pleasure.
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Watch the Gondolas Glide by from the Terrace and Windows
Behind the Living Room is the Dining Room and Kitchen
Complete Cook's Kitchen
Bathroom Beautifully done in White
Terrace View of Venetian Rooftops
The Terrace Overlooks Pink Palaces and a Gondola Stop
Palazzo across the canal from Serenata
Neighbors gather in Venitian campo.
Spacious Light Suffused Living Room
The Altana Terrace is Accessed from the Living Room
Welcoming Bedroom Has Good Light and Storage
Corner Shower in Fresh Bathroom
Terrace View of Saint Mark's Distinctive Byzantine Domes
It's mesmerizing to enjoy watching the gondolas glide along the canals
Quiet Calle (Venetian Street) Leads to Bridge over Canal
Shopkeepers in Venice prepare for the day.
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This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Tuesday, December 17, 2013
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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