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Beautiful "Gaffaro" Apartment in Dorsoduro with Canal View

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View from Gaffaro apartment bathroom w/shower bedroom kitchen kitchen living room dining area bedroom canal view 1 gaffaro apartment facade bathroom little market nearby in S.Margherita square view from a window Regata Storica welcome hamper New bridge on the Grand Canal, 5 minutes from the apt kitchen dining from the kitchen dining area dining area kitchen from the dining area dining area leaving area with view

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Venice apartment description

This charming second-floor apartment was completely restored and refurbished in 2004. Features Italian marble floors, hand-cut mosaic detail in the bathroom, Venetian chandeliers.

Master bedroom with full-size double bed, parquet flooring, fitted wardrobe, Venetian chandelier. Sofa bed in living room pulls out to double bed.
The kitchen is fully fitted and is divided from the living room by a worktop and breakfast bar. Living room has sofa and dining table for 6.

Our apartment is located in the university district and just two bridges from Campo Santa Margherita which is noted on Public Places "60 of the Worlds Greatest Places" list and it is the largest square in Venice and a popular hangout for Venetians young and not so young. It has a great choice of restaurants and cafés and a vegetable and fish market. You can sit in the sun and enjoy a coffee or a cocktail and watch the world go by. There are supermarkets, bakeries and patisseries in the vicinity also. The Gaffaro apartment (named after the bridge it overlooks) is conveniently located for your arrival and departure as it is a short walk from the train station and the bus station at Piazzale Roma. You can walk to Rialto in 15 minutes and get to St.Mark's square in 20 minutes by taking the vaporetto at San Toma'.

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Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            kitchen in oak with black marble surface and breakfast desk with stools...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided
          • Air Conditioning

          Entertainment

          • Stereo
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Television

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet

          Location & View

              • Waterfront:

                The windows of the living room and kitchen overlook an intersection of two canals...moreless

              Activities

              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
               

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              • Beautiful pied-à-terre to visit Venice

                Beautiful pied-à-terre to visit Venice

                • Guest JoJosOttawa (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada )
                • Date of stay 04/05/14
                • Review Submitted 04/11/14
                My husband and I stayed in this apartment for only three days but could have stayed much, much longer! Loved the location, right on a canal, with a pretty view from the window. Very modern apartment, beautiful kitchen, nice shower, comfortable bed, excellent and responsive service and advice from Sebastiano. The apartment was spotless. The location in Dorsoduro is about five minutes walk from the train station. (Tip: get a porter if you have heavy bags, because you have to go over 2-3 bridges with stairs to get there.) We walked everywhere or used the vaporetto. We noticed some areas were very busy and crowded ex. San Marco Piazza, so we really appreciated the quiet location of this apartment. Just the lovely sounds of people talking as they walked by, and a few boats leisurely going by on the canal...loved sitting at that window watching the world go by...loved Venezia....we highly recommend this property.

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

                Owner response: Dear friends, thanks for this review. I hope to meet you again in Venice. Ciao and take care. Sebastiano

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              • What More Could You Want?

                What More Could You Want?

                • Guest Christine E.
                • Date of stay 10/02/13
                • Review Submitted 11/15/13
                All the positive reviews led us to this property and we're glad they did! This was the perfect home away during our several days in Venice for several reasons. First, Sebastiano is the perfect host -- friendly and informative from the moment we met him at the apartment to get settled. His suggestions for restaurants, a favorite bakery and walking routes were perfect. He also quickly responded to a couple questions we had during our stay. Second, the apartment itself is extremely attractive and comfy -- spotless, well-designed and filled with Sebastiano's careful attention to details. The kitchen is fantastic. We always like to alternate restaurants with cooking at home -- particularly when there are great local products --- and this kitchen had everything and more than we have at home. My spouse came down with a bad cold at the start of the stay and couldn't do much touring at all. Anywhere else, that would have been a huge disappointment. But the superb canal views, people-watching, all the comforts and nearby stores and pharmacies compensated a good deal. As he quips, if one has to nurse a cold while in Venice, this is the place to do it! Finally, the location itself is ideal. We loved the feel of being in a semi-residential area but still easily walkable to the major venues. Besides, much of the Venice's charm (for us) is in roaming the meandering streets, passageways and bridges apart from the crowds so this spot was perfect. What more can we say? We loved our time here and plan to return. Thanks, Sebastiano.

                Owner response: Dear Christine and David, thank you very much for your review. Ciao, Sebastiano

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              • dorsoduro with canal view

                dorsoduro with canal view

                • Guest Anonymous
                • Date of stay 08/10/13
                • Review Submitted 10/13/13
                What a great location in Venice. The apartment was lovely and clean. The owner was always on hand via email or text when we were travelling and it was one of the most memorable locations in our trip.

                Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

                Owner response: Dear Susan, thank you very much for this review. see you soon and take care. Sebastiano

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              • Wonderful Apartment in a Perfect Location!

                Wonderful Apartment in a Perfect Location!

                • Guest Lynn Bemis (Simi Valley, California)
                • Date of stay 04/07/13
                • Review Submitted 09/16/13
                My husband and I had a fantastic time at the "Gaffaro" apt. The apartment was beautiful with all the comforts of home. Everything in the apartment was very clean, modern and beautiful. Even the bathroom had heated floors!! The kitchen was perfect for us. It had all the pots,pans, dishes, etc. that we needed. It was nice to come home in the evening, cook a nice dinner, and have a glass of the local wine!! The apartment also had a washing machine and a drying rack!! Very nice!! We especially liked to sit in the morning with our coffee and look out the window overlooking the beautiful canal. What a beautiful view! The bedroom was a good size with lots of closet space to hang your clothes! The bed is very comfortable! When we arrived at the apt., we were met by Sebastiano's sister who was very friendly and helpful. She told us where the local supermarket was (5 min.).. as well as favorite restaurants to go to! Although we did not meet Sebastiano, he was always available by email. Thank you, Sebastiano, for the delicious wine!! What a delight to find such a wonderful welcome gift!! The location of the apartment is perfect! We walked everywhere. Sebastiano had books, maps and other information at the apartment to help with all the sights to see in Venice! Very helpful!! Our favorite piazza to go for an afternoon "spritz" was the Piazza Santa Margherita! (ten minute walk). You are close to the train station (5 min.) St. Mark's square is a good walk (30 min) but the walk is so delightful walking thru all the little streets...that you lose all track of time....just enjoying the sights! Sebastiano made it very easy for us to rent his apartment...if we had any questions before we arrived...he answered promptly by email. We would definitely recommend this apartment to our friends and relatives! We plan to go back to the "Gaffaro" apartment on our next visit to Venice!!

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

                Owner response: Dear Lynn, thank you very much for your nice review. I hope to meet you for your next visit to Venice. Regards, Sebastiano

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              • Perfection!

                Perfection!

                • Guest Sandra L.
                • Date of stay 05/08/13
                • Review Submitted 07/16/13
                This apartment was absolutely perfect for us in starting off our trip to Italy right. It was our first time in the country and it doesn't get much more enchanting than Venice and this apartment. Sebastiano was a wonderful help in taking so much time to explain things to us so that we would enjoy our stay fully. He was also a lifesaver in helping me claim my baggage that was delivered 3 days late! Thank you, Sebastiano! The view is really incredible in this apartment - and the location was great! It felt like it was nicely removed from the overly-touristy areas. I hope I'm able to return to Venice again in the future. I would love to return to Sebastiano's apartment! I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone and everyone!

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

                Owner response: Dear Sandra, thank you very much for you review. I hope to see you again in Venice. Ciao, Sebastiano

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              • Excellent in Every Way

                Excellent in Every Way

                • Guest John Kucich (Princeton, NJ)
                • Date of stay 06/02/13
                • Review Submitted 07/07/13
                My wife and I (middle-aged US academics) stayed in the Gaffaro Apt for nearly two weeks in June and absolutely loved it. The location was great: 5 minutes walk from the bus station and Piazzale Roma, yet just far enough off the major pedestrian routes through Dorsoduro that it's very quiet. Even though the apt. overlooks the intersection of three canals (great view!), it's relatively quiet during the day and not at all noisy at night. If you close the windows and shutters you don't hear a thing. The apt. itself is thoroughly and tastefully renovated--the owners lived in the apt. and did the renovations originally for themselves, and possibly as a result they did a fabulous job. The kitchen is modern and well equipped, the AC/heat well designed, the furnishings comfortable, everything clean and in tip-top working order. The floors have radiant heat. Chandeliers are all Murano glass. You can really settle in here, if you want--we cooked in the apt. most of the time. Sebastiano is extremely helpful. He's brief and efficient over email, but he spent an hour with us on arrival (late on a Sunday evening) advising us about restaurants, markets, and various other things. We had some special needs about the billing, and he went out of his way to take care of them. While we were in Venice, we visited several friends' rented apartments (we were all there for a conference) and the Gaffaro was hands-down the best. We'd love to come back to Venice, and if we do, we'll stay here again. If you rent here or elsewhere in Dorsoduro, be sure to take advantage of Campo Santa Margherita. Great people-watching, great market, a Punto with an excellent deli upstairs, and a shop that sells wine from big casks--they'll fill a 1.5 liter plastic bottle for about 3 euros, and the wines we sampled were all very good quality table wines--much better than what you'd get at a grocery store for 5 times the price. And the leather goods store just below the apt. is the real deal. I'd strongly recommend you stay at Gaffaro. We've done many VRBO European rentals, and this one was the very best. We remember it fondly, and, in fact, we stayed on in Italy and Croatia for another 3 weeks and we kept saying to one another about subsequent hotels and rentals: "This place is nice, but it just isn't the Gaffaro."

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                Owner response: wow!.... this is a very nice review, thank you very much. I hope to meet you again. Ciao, Sebastiano

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              • Wonderful apartment in Dorsodoro.

                Wonderful apartment in Dorsodoro.

                • Guest Richard (Bloomington, IN USA)
                • Date of stay 05/11/13
                • Review Submitted 06/09/13
                We rented Sebastiano's apartment for a week this May (2013). We've rented several apartments in Venice, but this was the nicest. It's modern, elegantly decorated, and beautifully located with a view over a bridge where 2 canals meet. I spent hours watching people approach the bridge, pause to take pictures of each other, admire the view. . .it was like watching movie set in Venice! And there's an excellent library of books in English if you get tired of looking out the window. Sebastiano is an attentive owner who takes care of everything. We hope to come back next year--we already are nostalgic for our beautiful week in his apartment.

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

                Owner response: Dear friends, thank you very much for your review. Hope to see you again. Ciao and take care, Sebastiano

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              • Great location!

                Great location!

                • Guest Stephanie (Wichita, KS)
                • Date of stay 01/31/13
                • Review Submitted 05/23/13
                This comfortable apartment sits on the top floor of the building. It is very close to Piazzale Roma (the vaporetto stop) and the train station so it was very easy to get around. We enjoyed walking around the neighborhood - we saw more locals than tourists! Sebastiano was very helpful, especially when our flights were delayed...and then our luggage was lost! He has a mobile phone that was extremely useful and he kept in touch with us until our luggage finally arrived. Overall this was a nice little apartment that was suitable for our needs. It's not too big, but we were never inside anyway, we were exploring! I'd recommend it to anyone (just remember it's two flights of stairs to walk up!) and hope to visit again.

                Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

                Owner response: Dear Friends, thank you very much for your review. I hope to see you again in Venice. Ciao and take care, Sebastiano

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              • Convenience, Comfort, and Charm

                Convenience, Comfort, and Charm

                • Guest Danny B. (-)
                • Date of stay 02/22/13
                • Review Submitted 03/24/13
                Since you will fall in love with Venice, this wonderful apartment makes a convenient and comfortable location to consummate your love affair with La Serenissima. We arrived by cruise ship, viewing a light sprinkling of snow on the rooftops of the city. The Gaffaro apartment was a short (10 minutes or less) walk from the 'people mover'. We were met by Sebastiano (owner - native son of Venice), and welcomed into the warm apartment. Sebastiano was very generous with his time in showing us the apartment and in giving us suggestions to make our week special. We have stayed in about a dozen VRBO properties over the past decade, and can honestly say that Sebastiano was the friendliest and most patient host that we've met. The apartment has a very modern kitchen, fully equipped for cooking (why one would cook when in Italy is beyond me, but you do have the option!). The bed was very comfortable, our adult daughter traveled with us and slept well on the sleeper sofa. The bath is quite modern and spotlessly clean. You can pack light, because you have a washing machine in the apartment. What makes this apartment extra special is it's location. Look at the pictures on the VRBO page. Yes, you have a view of 2 canals and 3 bridges. Imagine sipping a glass of wine, while gazing out the windows. Where else in the world will you see mail delivered by boat, see a water ambulance, a police boat, watch a UPS boat loaded with packages, see trash collected by barge, expensive yachts, water taxis, and did we mention gondolas. We saw couples passing by on gondolas every day. There is a church a few hundred yards away with bells that sound like wind chimes. While the canals in front of the apartment are very busy, and while the apartment is very convenient for the train and ship terminals, the street itself is very quiet. It is not on a major walk-way for tourists. You are surrounded by locals. There are cafes, shops, piazzas, historic sights, and canal after canal within a few minutes walk of the Gaffaro. We enjoy walking and found that we could reach any location in the city within an hour. If you don't enjoy walking, there are water busses and taxis everywhere. We will add our recommendation to the millions of others that have fallen under Venice's charms, walk out your front door and get lost. It's easy to do, will probably happen anyway, and it just might become your favorite memory. Venice was friendly, quiet, and felt very safe. We love 'off-season' travel.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

                Owner response: Dear Dannie and Elaine, there are not enought words to thank you for this fantastic review. See you soon and take care, Sebastiano

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              • Perfect Venice Apartment

                Perfect Venice Apartment

                • Guest James and Deena (Houston, TX)
                • Date of stay 06/26/12
                • Review Submitted 01/26/13
                My husband, 2 sixteen year old girls and I stayed at this wonderful apartment for 4 nights in June 2012. We couldn't have found a better apartment anywhere and Sebastiano was the perfect host. He is VERY helpful when you arrive, giving great recommendations along with maps of the area. The location is great and very easy to get to when disembarking at the train station. We gave the bedroom to the teenagers and my husband and I used the sleeper sofa in the living room so we wouldn't miss the wonderful views at the end of the evening and again first thing in the morning. This is a true taste of the Venician lifestyle as the mail boats and grocery produce boats come by in the morning. At night, the water taxis glide by and you can listen to their conversations as they pass. Sebastiano's kitchen is a true gourmet kitchen with everything one could want. The washing machine in the bathroom was greatly appreciated as this was our last leg of a 3 city journey which originated in Rome and Florence. We felt like locals (if for a few brief days) when we hung our laundry outside of the bedroom window. This apartment is located on the top foor of a building with only 2 or 3 other apartments. We never heard or saw anyone else when we were there, it was as if we had the whole building to ourselves! It is so easy to walk over to the vaporettos and go anywhere in Venice. I highly suggest using the vaporettos, this is the perfect way to see all of the neighborhoods from the canals. As you can see from all of the other reviews, this property is the perfect vacation spot while in Venice. I wouldn't hesitate to book this apartment again, because if you don't grab it...someone else definitely will!

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                Owner response: Dear Deena, thank you for the nice review. I'm happy you felt like venetian during your holiday! I hope to see you again. Ciao, Sebastiano

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              high season 2014
              Mar 29 - Sep 28, 2014
              5 night min stay
              €165
              €990 €2,600
              mid season 2014
              Sep 29 - Nov 9, 2014
              5 night min stay
              €155
              €930
              low season 2014
              Nov 10 - Dec 19, 2014
              3 night min stay
              €135
              €810 €2,100
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              Year Purchased: 2001

              About the owner: my name is Sebastiano Zafalon,I'm 37 and I'm the owner of the apartment #227717. I'm Venetian and still live in Venice.

              Why the Owner Chose Venice:
              Me and my wife lived in this wonderful apartment untill 2008, than moved to a bigger place. I grew up in this area and think is one of the best areas to stay in Venice, close to everything you need during your holiday.


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                View from Gaffaro apartment

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              • little market nearby in S.Margherita square

                little market nearby in S.Margherita square

              • Regata Storica

                Regata Storica

              • New bridge on the Grand Canal, 5 minutes from the apt

                New bridge on the Grand Canal, 5 minutes from the apt

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                dining from the kitchen

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                dining area

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              VRBO #227717

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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

              €135 - €165 per night (EUR)
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