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Lovingly Restored Canal-Side Apartment with Panoramic Roof Terrace - Dorsoduro

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Savor unbeatable views as twilight descends over the city!

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Last updated: 07/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Venice house description

Available for weekly rents, or by the night for a minimum of 3 nights.

Created as a private retreat, The Venetian Terrace, Dorsoduro is ideally suited to one or more couples wishing to immerse themselves in a precious slice of authentic Venetian life! Nestled on the top two floors of a quaint waterside building adjacent to Veronese's masterpiece, the Chiesa San Sebastiano, our comfortable personal holiday home lends itself to very special celebrations or simply provides for a memorable holiday in this most glorious of cities!

As one of only 2 units in a detached, ancient fisherman's house, we are exposed to sunlight on all 4 sides, a rarity in Venice, and aren't privy to ambient neighbor noise, thus ensuring a very relaxing environment at all times.

A much-prized altana makes for a wonderful alternative to days spent traversing the city along charming canals and narrow alleyways, and provides for unique and spectacular rooftop views over the city's skyline. Whether used to greet the morning with a special breakfast or to toast the end of a magical day with an aperitivo, this Venetian symbol features prolifically in paintings by Canaletto and Guardi!

Inside, Murano glass chandeliers suspended from ancient beams highlight polished terrazzo floors, windows are swathed in sumptuous velvets and silks, and beds are piled high with embroidered linens; all exist harmoniously alongside a well-appointed kitchen, a sparkling bathroom with a very large walk-in shower area, and countless other modern conveniences for maximum comfort and pleasure.

Please visit the link to our own personal website further down this page for additional information on our home, and we would be delighted to be able to accommodate you during your visit to 'La Serenissima'!



Property Type

  • House
  • 915 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                We regret that due to safety issues with the altana, our home may not be suitable for families with young children. Please contact us for further details....moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

                ...moreless

              • Grohe Rainshower Head as well as Adjustable Hand or Body Spray. Kroin Body Wash Dispenser. Heated Towel Rack. Separate Heating System Radiator. Polished Terrazzo Floor Throughout....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Video Library
              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Festivals

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Photography
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Antiquing

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Town:

                A delightful, non-touristy area of Venice, devoid of the crowds and home to Venetian families, small schools, friendly family restaurants, and local food stores. ...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Our building fronts the canal and offers marvelous views of traditional everyday life on the water from both the living room windows and the altana, high above the rooftops....moreless

              • Water View:

                Fascinating insight on to daily Venetian life from the 2 living room, and the bathroom, windows....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Situated directly on the canal....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Golf

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Separate dining room that seats up to 4 ...moreless

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Washing Machine
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Mosquito Magnet
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Parking:

                        No Parking, but Land Taxi Drop off within 2 minute walk of the apartment with no bridges to cross. Water Taxi to Front Door....moreless

                      • Internet:

                        Wireless and Direct Connect Outlets in Living Room and Both Bedrooms...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Wireless and Direct Connect Outlets in Living Room and Both Bedrooms...moreless

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        System with Units in Living Room and Both Bedrooms...moreless

                      • Heating:

                        Central Boiler with Radiators in all Rooms and Hot Water on Demand...moreless

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove
                          • Stove:

                            4-burner gas stovetop....moreless

                          • Coffee Maker:

                            Stainless steel Bialetti for ease of cleaning...moreless

                          • Toaster:

                            Classic design stainless steel Dualit toaster, still made in UK...moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            Ginori Ceramic Dishes for Everyday Use and also additional High Quality China for Special Occasions at Home!...moreless

                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            HIgh Quality and all stainless steel....moreless

                          Outside

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Venetian Rooftop Altana with 360 Degree Views...moreless

                          • Balcony:

                            Venetian Rooftop Altana with 360 Degree Views...moreless

                          • Terrace
                          • Boat Dock
                           

                          Reviews

                          Write a review 4.9
                          from 15 traveler reviews
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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer 2014
                          Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          €225
                          €1,300
                          Autumn 2014
                          Nov 1 - Dec 20, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          €195
                          €1,100
                          Christmas in Venice
                          Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €220
                          €1,275
                          Romantic Venice 2015
                          Jan 5 - Feb 6, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €165
                          €900
                          Carnevale 2015
                          Feb 7 - Feb 18, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €220
                          €1,275
                          Late Winter 2015
                          Feb 19 - Feb 28, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €165
                          €900
                          Springtime 2015
                          Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €195
                          €1,100
                          Summer 2015
                          Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €225
                          €1,300
                          Autumn 2015
                          Nov 1 - Dec 20, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €195
                          €1,100
                          Christmas in Venice
                          Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2016
                          3 night min stay
                          €220
                          €1,275

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Rates subject to change without notice.

                          Visit www.thevenetianterrace.com for full details, fees, other options, payment and cancellation terms.

                          Prices shown for 1-2 guests; add €20 per night per additional guest.

                          Prices include final cleaning, all bed & bath linens, utilities and wi-fi.

                          'Meet and Greet' service 35 euros (55 euros after 8 pm) payable directly to Venice management upon arrival.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 07/26/2014
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                          Location

                          15 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Marco Polo
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Stazione Marittima
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Santa Lucia
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Piazzale Roma
                          4 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Lido
                          50 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Blu Bar across the bridge from San Sebastiano.
                          30 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ski
                          Cadora
                          4 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Lido
                          25 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Campo San Sebastian

                          Perhaps the most alluring of the six sestieri in Venice, Dorsoduro is much sought after by both homeowners and visitors alike, most notably for its truly authentic ambience.

                          Crowned by the magnificent dome of Santa Maria della Salute at the head of the Grand Canal, the area contains some of the most picturesque canals and campi in the entire city, and offers a wonderful respite after a day of visiting some of Venice's most famous attractions.

                          Filled with a variety of local shops and intimate bars, where you can enjoy a frothy cappuccino and warm brioche alongside our neighbours, and offering a wide array of family-owned restaurants for memorable dining, this desirable part of the city imparts a personal glimpse of everyday Venetian life.

                          Carefree children play in the local squares, lovers linger over drinks at nearby outdoor cafes, and daily market stalls simply overflow with an abundance of seasonal produce.

                          For a true flavour of Venice, this area has it all!

                          We heartily recommend a visit soon

                          Other Activities: practice Italian while shopping at the local markets for daily essentials

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2011

                          About the owner: We are a British/American couple who met and married in Florence 32 years ago! Mark is an architect who worked for several years in Italy - instrumental in designing our 'new' apartment - and who now operates his own practice in Northern California. Deborah is a retired professional ballet dancer with English National Ballet and then subsequently taught in London, Florence, and the USA. Our love affair with Italy, and Venice in particular, has endured for decades, and now that we have created our own 'little jewel' in this intoxicating city we are delighted to make our apartment available to like-minded individuals and couples when we are not in residence.

                          Why the Owner Chose Venice:
                          Dorsoduro, in which our apartment is located, has always been highly desired for its truly authentic Venetian ambience, and has attracted writers, painters and artists to its unique charms throughout the centuries. We finally chose our home in this area, after viewing countless others throughout the city, as it met all the special features that we were searching for: a beautiful canal-side location, the distinct possibility of adding an altana (an outdoor room high above the city) to provide far-reaching views over the rooftops, but most important of all we are in a detached building with only 1 other neighbor downstairs..... a very rare advantage in Venice, where the majority of other apartments are in multi-story complexes, share many communal walls and can thus be dark and somewhat noisy. Additionally, our apartment is located well-above acqua alta levels, making it a safe refuge during high tides! Our good fortune is that we are open to sunlight on all 4 sides, have commanding views of at least half a dozen nearby churches from our altana, can spend hours watching all manner of watercraft glide by, and yet fall asleep to the serene sounds of the canal lapping below! To find our 'perfect' home took several years of searching, but we are thrilled with what we have been able to accomplish! As rental apartments become more prevalent within Venice, our rather unique situation has made us realize just how blessed we are to have chosen our home where we did, the vision we had to turn it into something charming and personal, and the pleasure it will provide for years to come!

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Along with our aforementioned location and special building, creating a truly comfortable and welcoming home was of great importance to us. Books on a wide variety of subjects fill our large library, Italian-themed films and music CDs are provided for further enjoyment, and an extremely comfortable sofa and chairs are all conducive to an evening spent snuggling at home! Our ability to provide an altana - a much prized addition - offers guests a once-in-a-lifetime personal opportunity to view the city from a vantage point very few people ever have the chance to experience. Based on a 4-post design frequently seen in paintings by Canaletto and Guardi, it is a magical location, particularly at certain times of the day, when the church bells in the tower behind the apartment peel. Alternatively, it makes for an intimate space in which to enjoy a personal breakfast at sunrise, or for a quiet 'aperitivo' before heading out to dine at one of our nearby excellent family restaurants. With all there is to see in Venice, we have placed great importance on providing the best, most comfortable, mattresses to ensure a good night's sleep at the end of each day! Our bed heads were specifically designed to represent a gondola seat, and with their undulating style guests are able to fully open the windows above for maximum air-flow; additionally, all bedspreads were created and personally made by the owners. Century-old family-painted watercolors grace the master-bedroom walls, oil paintings by a favorite uncle (now deceased) are given pride of place in several rooms, and along with all our other much-cherished furniture, we can now surround ourselves in an environment born out of love and wonderful memories! As some of our first guests are now returning to our special home for another visit we realize that not only does 'The Venetian Terrace, Dorsoduro' mean so much to us, but it has also captivated the hearts of many new friends we have made along the way!


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                          Speaks: english, italian, french

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                          Photos

                          • Savor unbeatable views as twilight descends over the city!

                            Savor unbeatable views as twilight descends over the city!

                          • Open the living room windows to this authentic Venetian view!

                            Open the living room windows to this authentic Venetian view!

                          • Delicious 'dolci' in the intimate dining room!

                            Delicious 'dolci' in the intimate dining room!

                          • The master bedroom wooden terrace; a private breakfast amongst the rooftops!

                            The master bedroom wooden terrace; a private breakfast amongst the rooftops!

                          • Soft silks and velvets in the twin bedroom.

                            Soft silks and velvets in the twin bedroom.

                          • Our kitchen, overlooking the convent next door, features all modern conveniences

                            Our kitchen, overlooking the convent next door, features all modern conveniences

                          • A tranquil retreat among the rooftops....

                            A tranquil retreat among the rooftops....

                          • View from the internal stairway; winter sunshine illuminates Chiesa A. Raffaele.

                            View from the internal stairway; winter sunshine illuminates Chiesa A. Raffaele.

                          • Antique table vanity, white hand-made cotto tiles, and a large gold-leaf mirror.

                            Antique table vanity, white hand-made cotto tiles, and a large gold-leaf mirror.

                          • Entry level floor plan with furnishings shown.

                            Entry level floor plan with furnishings shown.

                          • Our delightful local greengrocer across the canal.

                            Our delightful local greengrocer across the canal.

                          • Campo Santa Margherita, the hub of daily life, is 2 minutes' walk away.

                            Campo Santa Margherita, the hub of daily life, is 2 minutes' walk away.

                          • Bright, canal-facing living area; a comfortable retreat at the end of each day!

                            Bright, canal-facing living area; a comfortable retreat at the end of each day!

                          • Period Murano chandeliers and polished terrazzo floors throughout our home.

                            Period Murano chandeliers and polished terrazzo floors throughout our home.

                          • The peaceful master bedroom bathed in light and decorated with old family art.

                            The peaceful master bedroom bathed in light and decorated with old family art.

                          • Early morning view from the altana..........

                            Early morning view from the altana..........

                          • The bedroom glows in warm afternoon sunshine!

                            The bedroom glows in warm afternoon sunshine!

                          • The perfect place to prepare Venetian cuisine!

                            The perfect place to prepare Venetian cuisine!

                          • .... as hushed canal waters lap gently below!

                            .... as hushed canal waters lap gently below!

                          • An unearthed original window, marble countertops and a special Grohe Rainshower.

                            An unearthed original window, marble countertops and a special Grohe Rainshower.

                          • Our peaceful corner of authentic Venice!

                            Our peaceful corner of authentic Venice!

                          • The upper level bedroom with access to the altana.

                            The upper level bedroom with access to the altana.

                          • Local fish sellers.  Dinner fresh from the Adriatic!

                            Local fish sellers. Dinner fresh from the Adriatic!

                          • The epitome of 'our' special city! St. Mark's Square, only 20 minutes by foot.

                            The epitome of 'our' special city! St. Mark's Square, only 20 minutes by foot.

                          €165 - €225 per night (EUR)
                          15

                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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