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Enjoy the sunshine in the courtyard

Enjoy the sunshine in the courtyard Venetian bedroom with antique furniture Sun streaming into the bedroom Original oil paiting of Grand Canal Elegant & luxurious lounge Dining area Entrance to our apartment Just outside the kitchen Gorgeous plants Sunny private courtyard Stylish kitchen leading onto cortyard Tools to hand in the kitchen One of the apartment's oil paintings Shower room The layout of our apartment & courtyard The apartment entrance and canal The Zattere near our apartment One of our local grocers in San Barnaba Nearby Gesuiti on the Zattere waterfront Admiring the view! Salute in the snow Early morning from Accademia Bridge Sunrise on the Grand Canal

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

Venice apartment description

We are delighted to announce that Ca' Masena, our beautiful restored courtyard apartment has been selected for Alastair Sawday's Special Places website. They 'reject the bland, the corporate and the impersonal' & 'select only the most special places and owners'. You’ll find it literally moments from Zattere with its stunning views across the water to Giudecca Island. The furnishings enhance the apartment’s character combinig classical style with contemporary comfort. Exposed beams & subtle terrazzo flooring give a traditional Venetian finish while the Italian chandeliers, original oil paintings and textiles add more than a hint of luxury. The apartment's spacious lounge has sofa beds & comfortable seats. There is a home cinema system with ipod dock & WiFi access is available throughout. The double bedroom looks out onto the delightful paved courtyard which can be reached through a well-appointed kitchen. Enjoy your breakfast in the sun while planning another wonderful day in Venice.


Ca'Masena: Our apartment is ideal as a romantic retreat for couples or small families.Both the living and dining area seats up to six people, so enjoy dinner parties with friends. For times of relaxation play music from our selection of CDs. There is a home cinema system with an internet linked TV, a Blue Ray/DVD player, 5.1 surround sound & ipod dock. WiFi access is available throughout. Watch films from our selection of DVDs or television...that is if you can tear yourself away from the delights of the city! We have aimed to create a luxurious setting in which to enjoy your stay.There are two comfortable sofa beds in the sitting room. One is a double bed while the other is a single bed. You will find many extra items for your use, which include worldwide electrical adaptors; umbrellas; guidebooks. There is a selection of literature,cook books and CDs for your enjoyment. Our pretty courtyard is filled with terracotta pots where we have jasmine, oleanders and even a lemon tree growing! There is also a pot of herbs growing near the kitchen door which you can use for your cooking. Included in your stay are towels and bed linen and all utilities as well as unlimited internet use.

Shopping: We are just around the corner from one of the few Venetian supermarkets, 2 minutes walk away. Buying food couldn't be easier. Or be more adventurous and go to the famous floating barge crammed with fruit and vegetables just off San Barnaba. There is the daily food market in nearby Campo Santa Margherita and various other small food outlets scattered around where you can buy meats, cheese etc. This will be a more interesting although challenging shopping experience than the supermarket! You will find many antique and gift shops in Dorsoduro, notably around San Barnaba and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum/Salute area.

Location: You could not be in a better location as we are situated in one of the most desirable parts of Venice by the Zattere promenade where you can take your strolls along with the Venetians. The water bus stops 'San Basilio' and 'Zattere' are only a few minutes away, from which you can start your journeys for outings further afield, including perhaps a day trip to the outer islands. This area is the centre of the Arts in Venice and is richly populated with Museums, Galleries, Churches and Historic buildings.

We are sure that our Venetian retreat will provide you with a truly pleasurable experience.

5 STAR TRIPADVISOR RATINGS ON LINK BELOW in addition to the reviews written on this website:

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ALASTAIR SAWDAY LINK:

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 65 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • This is an unusually spacious bedroom, with beautiful Venetian bedroom furniture, antique chairs, silk curtains and damask bedspread. This room also has wifi access with plenty of storage space....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • The lounge has 2 sofa beds, one double and the other single, providing additional sleeping for 3 people. The dining table has seating for six people Our delightful private courtyard has garden furniture which can seat up to 6....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Music Library
              • Television
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Books For Adults
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Books

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Luxury

              Car

                  • Not Necessary

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Marina
                  • Live Theater
                  • Churches
                  • Museums
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Cinemas
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing

                  local services and businesses

                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Groceries
                  • Babysitter
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Downtown
                  • Waterfront

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Snorkeling
                  • Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Swimming

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Heating
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Mosquito Magnet
                          • Internet
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Wireless Internet

                          Kitchen

                          • Grill
                          • Microwave
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Oven
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchenette
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Stove

                          Outside

                              • Patio

                              property descriptor

                                  • Terraced
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  • Ca'Masena an excellent stay in Venice.

                                    Ca'Masena an excellent stay in Venice.

                                    • Guest Alyss D.
                                    • Date of stay 08/17/13
                                    • Review Submitted 09/03/13
                                    Ca'Masena is very well situated, being near a vaporetto stop and within walking distance of the main sites. It is well equipped and proved admirably cool and quiet for a stay in Venice in the heat of August. The owner provided very good customer service and I would not hesitate to recommend this property to a friend.

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                                  • Away from the crowds

                                    Away from the crowds

                                    • Guest Deb T.
                                    • Date of stay 08/10/13
                                    • Review Submitted 08/25/13
                                    The apartment was set in dorsoduro which is the quieter part of Venice but near enough to the main areas. It had very good restraunts nesrby as well as a supermarket and a very convenient water bus stop. The apartment was spacious with the added bonus of a court yard which is great for eating out and relaxing, you wouldn't believe you were so near the tourist areas.Overall an ideal place to stay.

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                                  • The best place in Venice

                                    The best place in Venice

                                    • Guest Christine W.
                                    • Date of stay 06/08/13
                                    • Review Submitted 08/07/13
                                    Recently my husband and I have spent for the second time a fortnight in Ca’ Masena. And just like the first time, the year before, we were again very enthusiastic about our stay in this apartment. Because Venice has become for us a favourite holyday destination we have been in other apartments too but we think Ca’ Masena is absolutely the best place to stay. Probably that is thanks to the good, comfortable setting and the very favourable location of this apartment. Ca’ Masena is tastefully decorated, with love and care, and has all mod cons. Another big plus is that it is situated on the ground flour and moreover that it has a nice garden with terrace. This gives you the nice opportunity to start the day with breakfast outside in your own garden and later on, after a long and tiring day, to sit and relax there. The location of the apartment is ideal for a visit to Venice: it is only a few meters to the Zattere promenade along the Giudecca Canal, in the pleasant area Dorsoduro. Therefore many places of interest are within walking distance, such as the Gallerie dell’ Accademia, Ca’ Rezzonico, Guggenheim, etc.. Also the direct proximity of two vaporetto (boat) stops is very convenient. From there you can reach all the Venice sights in an easy and quick way; also the supermarket (Billa) is only on a minute walking distance. Furthermore it is a wonderful place to have a quiet walk in the evening and to enjoy the Venetian evening views. The contact with Suzette, the owner, is always very pleasant; she is highly helpful and kind. She has also cared for extensive and clear information about practical matters in the apartment and also for information about Venice, like travel guides and literature about the city, etc.. In short: we cannot imagine a better place to stay in Venice than Ca’ Masena and warmly recommend it to everybody.

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                                  • Excellent location!

                                    Excellent location!

                                    • Guest Holley B.
                                    • Date of stay 05/03/13
                                    • Review Submitted 06/01/13
                                    We decided to book an apartment rather than staying in a hotel so that we could experience Venice in a more authentic way and what a lovely experience it was! The water bus from the airport drops you off a few minutes walk from the apartment (Zattere stop) and we were met by the 'apartment manager' (a company who look after the house and meet guests on arrival, check you have towels etc.) who showed us the apartment and all of its amenities. The apartment was very Venitian, down a little alley, with water at the end - just what we wanted! There are some lovely restaurants within a short walk of the apartment and a shop about 2mins walk away - ideal for buying some wine! The apartment has everything you need and gives you the space that you wouldn't have in a hotel. We were able to walk to all the main sights from the apartment and didn't need to get any water buses, however, on the second day we decided to do island-hopping and a day pass on the buses was ideal! The courtyard in the apartment was lovely for having breakfast in the morning and was even more special to us as that's where I was proposed to on the first morning - a VERY big shock after 11years! Lovely break away. Would definitely go back to Venice and would definitely stay at Ca' Masena again!

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                                  • We will be back!!!

                                    We will be back!!!

                                    • Guest Louise (Seattle)
                                    • Date of stay 05/17/13
                                    • Review Submitted 05/26/13
                                    I am writing this review of Ca' Masena while lounging in its sundrenched courtyard, the sounds of church bells and a neighbor's beautiful opera music in the background. The apartment is located down a long narrow stone alley, the entry of which opens up to a magical Disneyland-like scene: the vast Zattere promenade that looks across to Guidecca Island. With few tourists, the area is instead full of children on their way to school, Italians on their way to work, trash-collection boats and laundry boats and water taxis gliding this way and that. At once you feel you're experiencing the "real" Venice. It's close (fifteen-minute walk) yet feels so far from the hoards of tourists centered around Rialto and San Marco and even the Academia area. There is an abundance of wonderful restaurants, cafes, and trattorias within walking distance as well as a grocery store right next door to the alley. The apartment is spacious, comfortable, and beautifully appointed, with this lovely courtyard just off the kitchen. The ambience is "old world charm" (wood beams, beautiful bedroom satin linens, chandeliers, oil paintings of Venice created by the owner's husband, velvet couches and pillows) juxtaposed with "modern" (chic, stainless steel appliances and fixtures, air conditioning, surround sound, iPod cradle , attractive dinner and kitchenware, large flat-screen TV, WiFi, nice selection of CDs and videos.) We didn't use the dishwasher or washing machine but appreciated that they were available. We also were pleased with the large selection of Venice guide books and maps available for guests to use while there. Communication with Suzette, the owner, was outstanding, starting with the first communication, then booking and arrival processes, and an email checking in while we were there. The apartment is exactly as presented on line, and our expectations were not only met but exceeded. We eagerly anticipate our return to Ca' Masena.

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                                  • A sweet charming apartment with all you need

                                    A sweet charming apartment with all you need

                                    • Guest Dave B.
                                    • Date of stay 04/15/13
                                    • Review Submitted 04/28/13
                                    This is a lovely apartment in a non touristy part of Venice with all you need. It is simply and charmingly decorated and furnished and very well equipped. There is the most lovely area to sit out that gets the morning sun - just right for a slow start to the day. The main Zattere frontage is literally at the end of the alleyway - 25 metres from front door. The San Basilico and Zaterre Valoporeto stops are also very close so really easy to get to centre (or 30mins walk or so). Great eating places very nearby and some useful recommendations (or warnings!) are given by the owners in a comprehensive info pack. For 2 people there is loads of room - for more than that I would feel it might feel a little cramp but that would depend on personal needs. I would certainly go back anytime.

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                                  • Optimum location on the Zattere

                                    Optimum location on the Zattere

                                    • Guest Bonnie W.
                                    • Date of stay 08/31/12
                                    • Review Submitted 11/26/12
                                    The apartment is located in a narrow alley opening onto the Zattere, offering a broad spacious boardwalk for waterfront walking and dining, with a Billa grocery market, bank, ATM machine, and two water bus stops within just a few steps. It is located within easy walking distance of the Accademia Gallery, Peggy Guggenheim, St. Mark's, the fashion and arts & crafts shopping districts, and excellent restaurants. I can't imagine a better location. Another plus is that the apartment is on ground floor - no stairs to climb, which I didn't fully appreciate until I stayed in other apartments later in my visit. The apartment itself includes a spacious bedroom and living area, with a well equipped kitchen opening onto the courtyard. Everything looked newly redecorated, very clean, very open feeling. The bathroom is modern but small, as Italian bathrooms are. One warning is that the shower is tiny, with a small opening, so overly round visitors might have a bit of difficulty. But water pressure and heat are excellent. Suzette provides all the information you need to plan your trip in advance, ensuring that you know exactly how to find the apartment and directing you to links to help you locate tour guides, water bus lines, and all the details that a first time visitor must learn through trial and error. In the living room she provides a notebook with similar information, including a list of recommended economical restaurants, most within very easy walking distance. NO ONE else in my visit to four other apartments and two hotels provided the detail of information that Suzette did.

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                                  • Lovely apartment in a beautiful area of Venice.

                                    Lovely apartment in a beautiful area of Venice.

                                    • Guest Ciara C.
                                    • Date of stay 08/05/12
                                    • Review Submitted 08/28/12
                                    The apartment was just as lovely as the photographs, it was spotlessly clean and with all the mod cons. Everything worked brilliantly, especially the air con which is a real bonus in the August heat! The courtyard was lovely and we enjoyed our breakfast al fresco every morning. The beds were very comfortable and our 9 year old daughter loved sleeping on the chair bed in the sitting room. The apartment is in the lovely area of Zattere which has lots of lovely restaurants and ice cream shops! It is also very handy for the water bus. The owner Suzette provided brilliant customer service from start to finish and I would definitely recommend a stay at Ca Masena! Hopefully we will back one day!

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                                  • A wonderful find in Venice!

                                    A wonderful find in Venice!

                                    • Guest Claire O.
                                    • Date of stay 07/21/12
                                    • Review Submitted 07/31/12
                                    Ca Masena is an absolutely ideal base for a trip to Venice. The apartment itself is furnished beautifully,with everything a couple or family would need. Contact arrangements were very straightforward by email. We had a 4 night stay and the location, only 2 minutes away from a vaporetto stop, supermarket and bancomat, with great views of the Guidecca Canal, made it very convenient. The private courtyard was a lovely place to eat breakfast and there were a number of good restaurants on the waterfront. We would certainly stay here again.

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                                  • Ca' Masena apartment, Venice

                                    Ca' Masena apartment, Venice

                                    • Guest Hazel C.
                                    • Date of stay 06/20/12
                                    • Review Submitted 07/09/12
                                    My husband and I stayed at Ca' Masena for 7 nights in June on our first trip to Venice. We'd read up carefully on the most recommended areas to stay which resulted in us going for Dorsoduro - a fantastic sestiere with a real local feel. We decided on Ca' Masena given its proximity to the Zattere and therefore excellent transport links but also based on the excellent reviews it had received from previous travellers - and it did not disappoint. The apartment is ground floor on a dead end lane between the Zattere and a small canal at the other end so it was very peaceful. The apartment was very clean and spacious and had everything you could possibly need for your trip - we particularly welcomed being able to use the small but perfectly formed kitchen and utensils, washing machine and having a good hairdryer that was not in the bathroom! Additionally, the courtyard was perfect for relaxing in over breakfast or pre-dinner drinks. The owner was in Venice when we arrived so it was a pleasure to have her meet us from the airport ferry and she was particularly friendly whilst giving us a thorough induction to the apartment. Pre-arrival arrangements and communication were regular and smooth which meant we encountered no problems whatsoever throughout our time in Venice. The apartment is approximately a 5 minute walk from Zattere vaparetto stop and a 1 minute walk from San Basilio vaparetto stop and the local, well stocked Billa supermarket - an excellent location. There are many different restaurants on the doorstep to choose from and we were only five minutes' walk from one of our favourite locations at San Trovaso (itself only a few minutes' walk from Accademia). In summary, I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to anyone who wants to be close enough to the action but far enough away from touristy areas. We will definitely return to Ca' Masena when we can.

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Summer 2014
                                  Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                                  3 night min stay
                                  £195
                                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                                  £1,195
                                  Autumn 2014
                                  Oct 1 - Nov 15, 2014
                                  3 night min stay
                                  £175
                                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                                  £1,015
                                  Winter 2014
                                  Nov 16 - Dec 20, 2014
                                  3 night min stay
                                  £145
                                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                                  £895
                                  Christmas 2014
                                  Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  £195
                                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                                  £1,195
                                  New Year 2015
                                  Jan 5 - Feb 6, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  £140
                                  £850

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                                  Notes:

                                  The above rates quoted above are for parties of 2-4 guests. There is an additional cost of £10/€10 per night for a 5th guest.

                                  The rates are inclusive of final cleaning, linen & utilities. Minimum 3 night stay - although a 2 night stay may occasionally be possible but with a chargeable £60/€65 linen and cleaning fee.The 'Meet and Greet' service is payable locally €35 to our Venice representative.

                                  Rates are quoted in Sterling, but you can also pay in Euros (subject to the current currency exchange rate)

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                                  Location

                                  • Nearest Airport: Marco Polo at 8 Kilometres
                                  • Nearest Ferry: Stazione Marittima at 100 Metres
                                  • Nearest Train: Santa Lucia at 1.3 Kilometres
                                  • Nearest Motorway: Piazzale Roma at 1 Kilometres
                                  • Nearest Beach: Lido at 4 Kilometres
                                  • Nearest Barpub: Zatterre at 30 Metres
                                  • Nearest Ski: Cadora at 30 Kilometres
                                  • Nearest Golf: Lido at 4 Kilometres
                                  • Nearest Restaurant: Zattere at 30 Metres
                                   

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                                  Photos

                                  • Enjoy the sunshine in the courtyard

                                    Enjoy the sunshine in the courtyard

                                  • Sun streaming into the bedroom

                                    Sun streaming into the bedroom

                                  • Elegant & luxurious lounge

                                    Elegant & luxurious lounge

                                  • Dining area

                                    Dining area

                                  • Just outside the kitchen

                                    Just outside the kitchen

                                  • Sunny private courtyard

                                    Sunny private courtyard

                                  • Tools to hand in the kitchen

                                    Tools to hand in the kitchen

                                  • Shower room

                                    Shower room

                                  • The apartment entrance and canal

                                    The apartment entrance and canal

                                  • One of our local grocers in San Barnaba

                                    One of our local grocers in San Barnaba

                                  • Admiring the view!

                                    Admiring the view!

                                  • Early morning from Accademia Bridge

                                    Early morning from Accademia Bridge

                                  • Venetian bedroom with antique furniture

                                    Venetian bedroom with antique furniture

                                  • Original oil paiting of Grand Canal

                                    Original oil paiting of Grand Canal

                                  • Entrance to our apartment

                                    Entrance to our apartment

                                  • Gorgeous plants

                                    Gorgeous plants

                                  • Stylish kitchen leading onto cortyard

                                    Stylish kitchen leading onto cortyard

                                  • One of the apartment's oil paintings

                                    One of the apartment's oil paintings

                                  • The layout of our apartment & courtyard

                                    The layout of our apartment & courtyard

                                  • The Zattere near our apartment

                                    The Zattere near our apartment

                                  • Nearby Gesuiti on the Zattere waterfront

                                    Nearby Gesuiti on the Zattere waterfront

                                  • Salute in the snow

                                    Salute in the snow

                                  • Sunrise on the Grand Canal

                                    Sunrise on the Grand Canal

                                  £115 - £195 per night (GBP)
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                                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 5

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                                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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