Superb Location - Apartment with Large Balcony in Dorsoduro
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Venice apartment description
In Dorsoduro, a most desirable and central neighborhood for Venetians and tourists alike, is a three-story house with garden, courtyard, and three small apartments. These flats are walking distance from major attractions and water transportation but away from the crowds and heavy foot traffic. Within five minutes are the daily fish and farmers' markets, restaurants from pizza to fancy, the best ice cream, two supermarkets, bread store, bakeries, fax and copy facilities, internet cafe, art, antiques, old lace...
The bright, airy, first-floor apartment is rented throughout the year (from 4 to 60 days) except for when it becomes a hideaway for the owners. It consists of living/dining room, large double bedroom, full kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower, dressing room with built-in closet. One of the nicest features is the balcony which, to the owners, is like a second living room. There one can visit with friends, play cards, read, do computer work, eat most meals (weather permitting), and enjoy the garden.
Additional attractions are the original design by a talented student of Italy's premier architect, Carlos Scarpa, original art, exposed beams, marble floors, and ample storage space. This flat is perfect for two but can accommodate four.
Two similar flats, the garden and upper apartments, are also available on a limited basis. For more information please contact the owner via the email listed below.
- 45 m²
- On floor 1
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4
- Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Fitness Center
- Gambling Casinos
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
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We are from Canada and we stayed here for 5 nights, the first week of October 2013. Annamarie, the owner lives in San Francisco, so it was easy to make the deposit and final payment by mailing a US cheque. She was prompt in answering all my emails. Her property manager, Giuseppe, was not able to meet us at the apartment so after arriving by train we went to Piazza Roma a short walk from the train station. to pick up the key at the 'Left Luggage". I was a bit concerned about getting the key, but as Annamarie had said it would be there with our name on it, which it was and there was no problem picking it up. Giuseppe, whose English is very good lives close by and did come to see us after we arrived and was available when ever we needed something. Annamarie had given us very good instruction and a map on how to get to the apartment by walking and by the Vaporetto. By Vaporetto, it was 35 minutes, and walking was 15, so we opted to walk. With walking, you need to cross 7 bridges so you need to lift your luggage as the bridges do not have any ramps, they are all stairs. If we were to do it again, we would take the Vaporetto as the stop is a straight walk to the apartment. The apartment is in a great location with easy access to the Grande Canal. We did get a 3 day Vaporetto pass, but enjoyed walking everywhere. The apartment is equipped with everything you need. The two negatives for us was that the VRBO listing says the apartment has Wifi, which it does not. From time to time we were able to get on to someone else's unsecured Wifi.with our laptop, but never with our iPad and the other was the mosquitoes. I had read most of the other reviews and had not read anything about mosquitoes, but they were in the apartment for the 5 nights we were here. There is a mosquito net above the bed that you can put down that would probably help with this.
- Guest Brenda (Camrose, Alberta, canada)
- Date of stay 09/30/13
- Review Submitted 10/04/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Stayed one week in July. My partner and I liked our top floor apartment. AC worked very well. The balcony was nice, with a view down to the garden and over to Santa Maria del Carmelo. Location is superb, off the tourist mill, but all the conveniences are right there, restaurants, cafes, gelato; turn right or left and a water bus is close by. The apartment made for a charming, homey stay in a most wonderful city. Book it.
- Guest DB (Tacoma, WA)
- Date of stay 07/10/12
- Review Submitted 08/23/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Sunny, cozy place to call home
Sunny, cozy place to call home
I don't know if I love this apartment (top floor) or the owners more but this place it truly a wonderful place to live while visiting Venice. The location is great since Dorsoduro is one of the quieter neighborhoods in Venice. The apartment is cozy and decorated with character. Kitchen is well stocked with equipment, and a full market is located nearby. Patio has a great view and at times I could even get wifi from there. I spent many an evening on the patio relaxing, reading, blogging, and drawing. Nearby was my favorite gelato vendor, Gelateria il Doge. I was traveling solo, and had such a lovely time here.
- Guest Vivian (Foster City, California)
- Date of stay 05/31/12
- Review Submitted 07/12/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.
Wonderful private terrace and very comfy beds
Wonderful private terrace and very comfy beds
My two friends and I stayed in the second-floor apartment while we were in Venice for a conference. We were very happy with our accommodations. The best part was the private terrace. The kitchen was well equipped, and we were able to access free internet at all times. The apartment was very well located in the Dorsoduro - close to several reasonably-priced restaurants and shops and the world's best (IMO) ice-cream shop in San Margherita. We needed to travel to the Giudecca daily for the conference and it took only 7 minutes to walk to the Zattere vaporetto stop and even less time to walk to the nearest stop on the Grande Canal. The manager, Guiseppe, was very helpful. I hope I have the opportunity to stay here again.
- Guest Liana (Peterborough, Ontario, Canada)
- Date of stay 04/23/12
- Review Submitted 04/30/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children.
We stayed here a week and had a wonderful time. The apartment was perfect with one exception: we were not able to get reliable wireless internet. The location was perfect with several excellent, moderately priced restaurants very close by. A great bakery and supermarket were also convenient, and all the sites were within walking distance. The apartment was good-sized, clean, quiet, and the manager was very helpful and easy to reach. We would definitely stay here again if we were not planning to need the internet.
- Guest Janice (Minneapolis, MN)
- Date of stay 03/31/12
- Review Submitted 04/27/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing.
My wife and I stayed four nights in the top floor apartment and really enjoyed it. The apartment is actually on two floors with the bedroom up a very narrow spiral staircase which might be difficult to negotiate for anyone with mobility issues. Overall the property is very well located on a narrow pedestrian street and just a short walk to markets, shops and restaurants. Just a short (10/15 minute) walk to St. Mark's square and offers good access to the vaporetto (water bus) and the entire city. The property manager lives very nearby and was very helpful by providing information about the area. The rooftop terrace is quite private and we used it everynight to stargaze and sip a glass of wine.. Perfect!
- Guest Tom (Edmonton, Canada)
- Date of stay 09/06/11
- Review Submitted 10/17/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.
We loved Venice! It is such a fascinating city. I walked it from one end to the other and top to bottom. And what a treat to have the apartment for the week. It was so much more enjoyable than being in a hotel. My sister said it was like having wandered into a cottage in some fairy tale. We really enjoyed the terrace and seeing the green in all the backyards which is a little hard to find in the cities. I hope to go again someday.
- Guest connie 3 (Alexandria, Va)
- Date of stay 06/04/08
- Review Submitted 06/04/08
We stayed for two weeks at this delightful accomodation. We walked the length and breadth of Venice and found Dorsoduro to be the best for access and convenience. Everything that you need is just minutes away. The apartments have everything that you need for short or long stays and are charming and comfortable. We would whole heartedly recommend this accomodation.
- Guest Rosemary Groves (Pitt Meadows, BC, Canada)
- Date of stay 06/23/07
- Review Submitted 06/23/07
The charming second floor apartment with its rooftop patio was perfect! We enjoyed sitting on the roof with coffee or wine any time of day or night. The courtyard view was refreshing after a day of walking and water buses in Venice. The Dorsoduro location is excellent because it balances quiet and privacy with easy access to gondola, vaporetto, water taxi, shopping and restaurants. There are several very good restaurants right off nearby Campo San Barnaba. After walking every neighborhood in Venice, this was my favorite. I hope to return next year.
- Guest Denise Pasetta (Grass Valley, CA)
- Date of stay 05/11/06
- Review Submitted 05/11/06
Our family has used these apartments 3 times over the past several years and have never been disappointed. The location is great, the apartments not fancyk but comfortable (good beds and bathroom) and have all you need to make simple meals. We love the location because it more neighborhoody when we're they we feel almost like we're Venetians.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/02/06
- Review Submitted 05/02/06
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Mar 10 - Jul 9, 2014
4 night min stay
Jul 10 - Aug 15, 2014
4 night min stay
Aug 16 - Nov 9, 2014
4 night min stay
Nov 10 - Mar 9, 2015
4 night min stay
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- Nearest Airport: Marco Polo International, Airport at 24 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Ca' Rezzonico Vaporetto Stop at 230 Metres
- Nearest Train: Santa Lucia Train Station- by foot at 1.1 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: Bridge to the mainland at 0.9 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Lido at 6.5 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: various bars on Calle Lunga at 60 Metres
- Nearest Golf: On the Lido at 7.5 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Osteria San Barnaba at 50 Metres
Year Purchased: 1962
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The Balcony is one of the Best Features
The Upper Two Stories of our House taken fom the Courtyard
A Well Illuminated Living Room
The Kitchen is Tiny but Functional
Bathroom Corner with view into the Dressing Room
One Double bed or two Singles
Looking Down on the Garden
Our Garden Wall as Seen from Calle Lunga
The Entrance to the Garden Apartment
Looking up the Circular Staircase
Hall Showing Original Woodwork
Beautiful Woodwork of the Dressing Room Closet
The Door to the Balcony
This View is from the top floor. Currently our large tree blocks part of the view from the first floor. The tree will be trimmed in June, 2014.
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