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Dream of Venice: Live the Dream in Your Own Venetian Apartment

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Dream of Venice

“If you read a lot, nothing is as great as you’ve imagined. Venice is—Venice is better.”
~ Fran Lebowitz

After a long day of exploring in Venice, imagine what a pleasure it will be to return home to your own apartment in Castello, La Serenissima’s most authentic neighborhood. You’ll get a taste of the real Venice while enjoying a can’t-miss location.

Our comfortable apartment provides the perfect home base for exploring the city, and a welcome respite from the crowds. It’s well stocked with everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

But don't just take our word for it. Here are some comments from recent guests:

“Thank you so much for providing us with a perfectly wonderful place to stay!”

“Our stay was amazing! The flat was wonderfully cozy, and in a wonderful location.”

“We enjoyed staying here tremendously! The location could not be better.”

“Thank you for all your help and advice. It is lovely to feel so at home when in fact we are on the other side of the world.”


The apartment is one building back from the Riva dei Sette Martiri, a wide, sunny walkway that runs along the waterfront all the way to St. Mark’s Square, just 10 minutes from your door, but a world away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist track. It's a short, picturesque walk to Venice’s major sights, as well as some of the city’s lesser-known charms, and close to both the Arsenale and Giardini vaporetto stops.

Our quiet, light-filled apartment has a comfortable and efficient floor plan. The apartment is about 600 square feet. The spacious “matrimoniale” bedroom features a romantic canopy bed, a desk, and lots of storage for your clothes. There’s a small room that can be used as an office or a small single bedroom, and a little loft, accessed by a spiral staircase, with a desk, some games, and bookshelves full of guidebooks and novels… a perfect nook to hide out and read.

The airy open kitchen and living room area are perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine while your dinner simmers on the stove. The kitchen has good pans and knives, a four-burner stove, refrigerator and freezer, microwave, and a dishwasher. Everything you need to prepare meals is at hand, once you're done shopping for fresh fish and produce, either at the famous Rialto market or the local markets on nearby Via Garibaldi, where you'll find all the local shops and services you need. The living room couch also folds out to a double bed, so the apartment can sleep four. There is one bathroom with a shower over the tub.

The top-floor flat is up 58 steps, with no elevator, and boasts lovely views from every window. We have wifi and a land line.

Please note that we have a three-night minimum stay requirement and we do not make exceptions.

Marcel Proust wrote “When I went to Venice, my dream became my address.” So why not find yourself at home in Venice?
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(415) 322-8776 (California, USA)

Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 5
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Thank you for respecting our non-smoking home....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Unfortunately the stairs of this old building are not wheelchair accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 1: The bed is what Italians call a 'matrimoniale' bed, 160 cm. wide, about two inches wider than a standard US queen. Bedroom 2: This room has one single bed. We also have a pack-and-play style crib available on request. The living room has a sleeper sofa for visitors which can sleep two, but the apartment is better suited for no more than four people. Alternately, the loft is a good sleeping option for families with two kids, as long as they're not too young to negotiate the small spiral stairway....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Housekeeping is limited to the final cleaning at the end of your stay; daily housekeeping is not available....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Television

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Location Type

  • Water View

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone:

    There is a land line in the apartment - you'll need a calling card for long-distance calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    There is wifi but you need to bring your own computer....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn
Nov 8 - Dec 16, 2016
3 night min stay
$129
Christmas and New Year's
Dec 17 - Jan 3, 2017
4 night min stay
$145
Winter
Jan 4 - Mar 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$124
March
Mar 2 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$145
Spring break & Easter
Apr 1 - Apr 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$151
Biennale opening
May 8 - May 19, 2017
4 night min stay
$215
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$145

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:


Notes:

There is an additional cleaning fee of 50 euros for two people, 60 euros for three or four people.

Ask about discounts on stays longer than one week.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We fell in love with Venice many years ago, and long dreamed of living here.

Why the Owner Chose Castello, Venice, Italy:
Charles Dickens summed it up well: 'Nothing in the world that you ever heard of Venice is equal to the magnificent and stupendous reality.' Owning a home here was the realization of our dream.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Our neighborhood is non-touristy, so you can sample Venetian life. Walk along the waterfront, stroll through the gardens, or stop at one of the terrific local stores for fresh product, handmade pasta, or some of the best gelato in town -- all without battling crowds. We consistently hear from people who have stayed in our apartment how much they love the neighborhood.


Contact us

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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Photos

  • The romantic bedroom aglow at sunset

    The romantic bedroom aglow at sunset

  • The airy bedroom has a canopy bed, reading lights, and lots of storage

    The airy bedroom has a canopy bed, reading lights, and lots of storage

  • The comfortable, spacious living room is full of natural light

    The comfortable, spacious living room is full of natural light

  • The kitchen, small bedroom and bathroom have rooftop and park views

    The kitchen, small bedroom and bathroom have rooftop and park views

  • The small bedroom can be used as a single or as an office

    The small bedroom can be used as a single or as an office

  • Bathroom with shower over tub

    Bathroom with shower over tub

  • Sunset as seen from the loft

    Sunset as seen from the loft

  • We're one building back from the waterfront walk which runs to St. Mark's Square

    We're one building back from the waterfront walk which runs to St. Mark's Square

  • Walking along the Riva dei Sette Martiri

    Walking along the Riva dei Sette Martiri

  • The Grand Canal

    The Grand Canal

  • Nearby Burano is a photographer's delight

    Nearby Burano is a photographer's delight

  • A glimpse of San Giorgio over the rooftops, taken from the bedroom at sunset

    A glimpse of San Giorgio over the rooftops, taken from the bedroom at sunset

  • The desk in the bedroom

    The desk in the bedroom

  • The fully-equipped open kitchen faces the living room

    The fully-equipped open kitchen faces the living room

  • View of the quiet park (closed at night) and across the lagoon to the Lido

    View of the quiet park (closed at night) and across the lagoon to the Lido

  • The little loft is a cozy reading nook (but note the ceiling is only about 5'5')

    The little loft is a cozy reading nook (but note the ceiling is only about 5'5')

  • Full moon over San Giorgio, photo taken from loft

    Full moon over San Giorgio, photo taken from loft

  • And we're close to Via Garibaldi, which has all the services you'll need

    And we're close to Via Garibaldi, which has all the services you'll need

  • Beautiful Venice

    Beautiful Venice

  • Beautiful Venice as seen from the vaporetto

    Beautiful Venice as seen from the vaporetto

  • View from Rialto Bridge

    View from Rialto Bridge

  • Beautiful Venice as seen from the vaporetto

    Beautiful Venice as seen from the vaporetto

VRBO #108514

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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