Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Show moreless regions

This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Venice reviews

  • Stayed in Venice after our Cruise

    "The owner Giorgio was wonderful waiting for our water taxi to arrive and helping us to get into the apartment. Also helped us with our questions about Venice. The day we left he called the water taxi for us and helped us leave the apartment. We enjoyed staying at Zattere Luxury Terraces Apartment. When I booked this apartment, I liked each couple had their own bedroom and washroom. Every morning we would have breakfast on the kitchen terrace and enjoy the view. It was nice to live with the Venetians, shopping at their markets, walking around and the delicious food at all the restaurants."
    Guest: Margaret M. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 4, 2014
    View listing
  • Good location, amazing value

    "My wife, four children and I stayed at Casa Stella for four nights and loved it. We would recommend this apartment to almost anyone (I agree with other comments that the stairs may be difficult for those with limited mobility). Venice can be quite expensive but Casa Stella made our trip much more reasonable. Carla, the owner, was fantastic to deal with, replied to our emails quickly and had Ms. Tanya meet us at the train station to take us to the apartment when we arrived. We are sorry we didn't get to meet Carla face to face, she seems delightful. The apartment was located in a quiet neighbourhood, which was important to us, but not far from anything. And there were no surprises, everything in the apartment worked and we had hot water and wifi the entire time. We all had a wonderful time in Venice largely thanks to Casa Stella."
    Guest: Family traveller Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 10, 2014
    View listing
  • EXCELLENT!!

    "My family and I stayed in this apartment in Venice at the end of a one month trip to Italy (4 of us). I have to say that it was PERFECT and in a great location! It was close to everything, yet on a quiet street. Kitchen was fully equipped, stores nearby for groceries (we didn't cook much!) and air conditioning. There is a restaurant nearby, with the windows open you could hear the noise, but when we closed the windows, it was super quiet. So no issues there! We had our 2 kids with us,they slept on the sofabed in the living room. It was more than big enough, and our 20 year old is over 6 feet tall. Judit was so nice and kept in touch with us from the time we got to Italy till our stay. Angela, who met us at the boat stop, was super nice as well. All in all, a great stay and we were very happy! I'm glad we did this instead of staying in a cramped hotel room. Thanks, Judit and Angela, for everything! We'll be back for sure!"
    Guest: Leeia B. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 31, 2014
    View listing
  • Great Location

    "My husband and I booked this suite for 3 nights in July. Our stay was perfectly comfortable. They sent out a detailed email with all instructions to reach the place conveniently which I really appreciated. When we were there, no one was living upstairs so we had the lower floor all to ourselves which was great. The highlight of this rental definitely is the private dock on the Grand Canal. It surely cant get better than that. It was the perfect spot for lazy mornings with coffee and breakfast and again in the evening for drinks and watching life on the grand canal go by. The location is great and we pretty much walked everywhere."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 24, 2014
    View listing

Venice Travel Tips

Getting to Venice

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 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. VRBO has an extensive selection of Italy villas and vacation rentals, you're sure to find the perfect accommodations for your dream Italy vacation.

Sponsored Advertisement