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Recent Venice property reviews

  • Just what we were looking for!

    "Staying in this apt makes you feel like you are truly one of the locals. It is a great location and the views are amazing. I would highly recommend it and would love to go back and stay longer."
    Guest: Deb Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: September 25, 2013
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  • Excellent location and excellent landlord

    "My wife and I stayed for a week in Paolo's apartment in Venice. The apartment is on the 2d floor(to an Italian it is the 1st floor). Bottom line is that it was only up one flight of stairs to get to get there. The apartment overlooks a very small Venetian canal where small power boats with outboards are tied up next to the sidewalk(fondamenta). During the week that we were there I never saw or heard any boat moving on the canal. The place was exceptionally quiet, which is a definite priority for us. The apt is a short walk from the train station where you arrive in Venice, hence easily accessible even if you are rolling 2 heavy suitcases as we were. There are outdoor fresh am produce and seafood markets on the next canal over if you are so inclined. Our cooking in the apartment was minimal so we didn't take advantage of these markets. The variety of seafood available at the outdoor seafood market was beyond outstanding. There is a vaporetto stop conveniently also on the next canal over, which in light of Venice's sometimes/oftentimes confusing street arrangement was nice. We bought a 7 day vaporetto pass which allows you to hop on and off the vaps at will. This turned out to be an excellent decision. There is also a true supermarket pretty nearby and definitely findable. We used this resource several times for essentials such as tp and wine. The apt is in an old ethnic part of the city, which is a boon for several nearby uncrowded(with the exception of Friday night dinner time) good restaurants. The Cannaregio district seems to be totally residential. We saw no other tourists on our canal or in our building. The apartment is not luxurious, but is very comfortable. Everything in the apartment worked. The front door locks required some jiggling on occasion to open. The main bed(sofa bed), although comfortable enough, could be improved by replacing it with a regular bed that doesn't stick out on the bottom. Paolo was very responsive within hours to any email I sent him. Wireless connection was seamless. Bottom line - great quiet apartment off the beaten tourist track."
    Guest: Mike Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: October 28, 2013
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  • Home away from home

    "We had a great stay in Antonio’s apartment. He met us at the water bus stop, helped us with our luggage, pointed out everything we might want to know about the surrounding area on a map, and even left us a bottle of wine. He was also available to answer questions by phone or email throughout our stay. The apartment itself had everything we needed, from hot water to paper towels to a lot of blankets (although it wasn’t cold). The location couldn’t have been better: it’s just off of the small Campo San Barnaba in the Dorsoduro district, with several restaurants (and a gelateria) just a 30-second walk away. There were enough people around for us to feel safe at night, but it’s not on the beaten tourist track and was perfect when we needed a break from the crowds. We would definitely stay there again. Thanks Antonio!"
    Guest: Celine Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 19, 2014
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  • Large and clean apartment in a quiet neighbourhood

    "I would echo all the positive comments below about the apartment and the owner Caterina. The apartment is located in a apartment complex with security at the gate, so you feel very secure and the garden is nice to come home to with birds chirping and cats sleeping under the tree. I was not able to get the wifi password initially but Cateria was able to quickly get it to me which is very much appreciated. Only note is that as this is on an island, you do have to take boat rides (~10 minutes) every day to main island for all the sights and shops, so if you get sea sickness quickly, this may not be where you want to stay. For the rest of us, I would highly recommend this place for your stay in Venice."
    Guest: Fred Date of Stay: March 2011 Review Submitted: April 8, 2011
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Venice Travel Tips

Getting to Venice Vacation Rentals

Venice is a well-known European vacation destination located on the northwestern coast of Italy. Known for its waterways and magnificent architecture, it is a city that is easily accessible by land, air and sea. The Marco Polo International Airport is located approximately four miles outside the city center. The airport hosts most major European airlines as well as other international airlines on regularly scheduled daily flights. There are also several low-cost regional European airlines that have frequent flights into Venice.

If traveling from North America or other parts of the world, you may need to route via Rome, Milan, Frankfurt, London or one of the other major European hubs. If you are already in Europe, you may consider driving or traveling by train to Venice. There is good road access with a number of main highways and arterial roads. There is an extensive rail network that links Venice with the rest of Italy and Europe. High-speed intercity trains are a convenient way to travel and often more affordable than flying. Venice is a major European cruise port. Many cruise ships start and end their itineraries in Venice. Others simply stop off for a few days before moving down the coast to other Mediterranean destinations. Smaller private yachts often dock in Venice; if you have your own tender, you can independently explore some of the canals.

Benefits of Staying in Venice Apartments

Venice is the type of city you want to be able to explore at your own pace. There are so many different places of interest, including beautiful churches, canal-side cafés, museums and art galleries. Staying in a vacation home allows you to get a glimpse of the real Venice. Tucked away in side streets, above bakeries or bookshops, the apartments are often quite compact but still comfortable. Furnished in elegant Italian style, it’s like having your own private hotel suite, except it’s more affordable and has a kitchen so you can do your own catering. Shop for groceries at the local store and get freshly baked bread, cheeses and cold meats from the local deli. By the end of your stay, you may never want to leave.

Venice Travel Attractions

It’s difficult to take in all of Venice’s attractions unless you plan an extended stay in the city. There are a number of historic landmarks that are must-sees and some Venetian activities you must do. Most people associate Venice with romantic gondola rides through the canals. While they may seem a little touristy and they are quite expensive, they are still worth every cent, especially if you have that special person sitting next to you. The Piazza San Marco is a place where locals and tourists gather en mass during the warmer summer months. There are a number of expensive cafés and restaurants where you can enjoy a cup of coffee. The Basilica Di San Marco is a cathedral located just off the square and a magnificent example of Byzantine architecture. It is a place that houses many religious relics plundered during the Crusades. The Grande Canal is Venice’s main waterway. There are ferries and cruises that can take you up its 2.5-mile length. The ferries stop at various points on either side of the canal. There are a number of bridges that cross the canal. The most famous is the Ponte di Rialto which dates back to 1591. For more than two centuries, it was the only pedestrian bridge across the canal. This area houses many shops and food stores, and is great for browsing.

Visitors to Italy Vacation Apartments in Venice

Venice has a romantic reputation because of its beautiful architecture and rich cultural heritage. In truth, anyone who enjoys European history will love Venice. It is a destination that gets very busy in the peak summer months of June and July. If you don’t like crowds, plan your travels in spring or autumn.

Choose from our Venice vacation apartments and make your Italy vacation dream a reality. Go to the opera, take a gondola ride and experience Venice just steps from your holiday apartment rental or villa. Find Venice tours and Venice things to do from VRBO has an extensive selection of Italy villas and vacation rentals, you're sure to find the perfect accommodations for your dream Italy vacation.

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