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Venetian Honeymoon Suite Right on the Grand Canal

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Description of bedroom suite: Bedroom with bathroom on the ground (Canal) floor, with two double windows directly onto the Grand Canal; the wavelets lap six feet beneath the windows! Outside the very private, locked bedroom suite there is a foyer area where guests may sit and even leave luggage--next to which a Canal door opens onto a dock on the Grand Canal. At the back, a garden/courtyard and a large entrance hallway are at the disposal of guests. Please note that when owners or their friends are staying in the separate upstairs apartment (they are not always there), they will use the foyer for access to the dock and boat, and the back garden/courtyard as well. Television, wireless internet, refrigerator, microwave, electric kettle are available. There is no kitchen however or real kitchen facilities.

Description of site: the apartment is located in a Palazzo in the most exclusive area of Venice in San Marco, and faces onto the Grand Canal. A very popular family cafe-restaurant is one minute from the front gate of the Palazzo where an excellent breakfast as well as the other meals are available. While it is very practical for all communications, located two minutes between two Vaporetto stops (Sant'Angelo and San Samuele) and one minute from a traghetto stop (to cross the Canal), within three minutes to the elegant San Stefano square and ten minutes walk to the Rialto, it is well out of the tourist flow and very quiet and peaceful.

NB All correspondence regarding rental must take place through listed email address for your own security!

Keywords: apartment - suite

More Details

Owner
Marie-Helene
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, greek
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Marie-Helene

I am a novelist, half a dozen books, travelling between Paris, Venice and Panama. I also show my graphic work throughout Europe.

Marie-Helene purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Marie-Helene chose Venice

I spend not just 'vacations' here but throughout the year. Venice is one of the few cities which can really be called 'unique'; beauty walks with you throughout the city. Peace, beauty, delight.

What makes this apartment unique

From our windows I watch Venice sail down the Grand Canal; I can hop over to almost any part of the town by boat when I so wish, as well as get out to the delightful little islands which pepper the laguna. Peaceful in the midst of a much-visited place, because our house is out of the tourist paths but in the center of everything at the same time!

Amenities

San Polo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bath/ shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Notes:
for arrivals after 10pm an extra charge of 10 Euros and after midnight an extra charge of 20 Euros to be paid direct to caretaker.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

Venetian Honeymoon Suite Right on the Grand Canal
average rating of 4.730159 based on 63 reviews
4

Exactly as described

  • 4 of 5

The downstate honeymoon suite as the owners call it is exactly as described. It is a compact private room with a nice size bathroom. The water pressure isn't great but there's plenty of hot water. It's reasonably clean but its carpeted and the walls have a fabric covering so probably hard to do a good sanitizing. It's pretty humid in Venice and as such a bit damp. There's a portable air conditioner that works to dehumidify though its pretty noisy. The unit has access to an outdoor garden area and a sitting area with couches that is shared walk through space for the other unit.

Unfortunately the owners were not home during our visit. They seem to be very nice people based on other reviews and the communications we had via emails.The refrigerator did not work during our stay which was an inconvenience but I'm told that has been rectified. If you are arriving by train with lots of luggage, the number 2 vaporetto san Samuel stop is the best as there's no bridges between the vaporetto station and the apartment. The number 1 vaporetto stop s angelo is a bit closer but there are stairs to deal with at two bridges. We used the alilaguna to get to the airport. It onlt cost 30 euro vs about 120 euro by water taxi. This unit is good value for the money and location.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was sorry for this inconvenience in their stay. The air conditioner was reinstalled before their arrival and unfortunately the refrigerator plug was put in the socket that only works when the lights are on. Our caretaker tried to rearrange the plugs but didn't really understand the system and only told me about the problem the next day. Luckily it's all back working perfectly. My apologies go out to these quests.
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5

Beautiful step out to the Grand Canal

  • 5 of 5

This cute little place is right on the Grand Canal. It is very charming and in a great location with walking distance to many sites. We were able to sit on the deck and watch the boats and gondolas go by. The wifi was very weak and didn't really work but the place itself is great. Thankfully they also had an umbrella there for us to use!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A delightful couple i was sorry not to see them more. So glad they enjoyed their stay and so sorry the weather was rather cool. I forgot to tell them to turn the computer off and on to get a good connection but maybe that wasn't the problem. It is true the Wifi is rather weak in the bedroom but there is no problem in the foyer, or on the front deck and and garden area. Perhaps they were using the Venice connect which is a system that covers the whole of Venice for free and can be used in cafes. We have our own internet for the suite as the Venice one does get overloaded.
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

The dock is what made us chose this place and it was truly amazing! You can see Rialto Bridge off in the distance from the dock (which I don't think you can really tell from the photos). The caretakers that let us into the suite were great and met us at the vaporetto stop even when we arrived later in the afternoon. There was a small leak in the bathroom that couldn't be fixed - so the owner called up and apologized and let us move to the adjoining apartment upstairs - very friendly and accommodating!

Couple of things - one of the previous reviewers talked about the apartment being musty and moldy. This is not accurate. I have a pretty severe mold allergy and was worried about this, but I had zero issues during my stay. It was a little dusty - but nothing that you wouldn't expect from an older home.

As I mentioned before - the apartment upstairs wasn't rented at the time we were renting the honeymoon suite. I'm not positive, but it seemed like if both units were rented at the same time that the renters of the upstairs apartment would have to walk through the couch portion of the honeymoon suite to get to their apartment - just something to be aware of that I don't think I realized from the overview.

Even with that I would still 100% recommend this place! Fantastic memories made sitting on the dock late into the night with my wife and a few bottles of wine.. Unbelievably romantic!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy our guests enjoyed their stay. I was very happy that the upstairs apartment was empty and i could move our guest when we discovered the small leak. Our wonderful plumber- builder told us-- as often happens in Venice --that the salt in the walls had eaten holes in the pipes. Lucky for us the plumber was able to strip it all out, buy new fittings and completely renovate the bathroom before our next quest arrived. Pretty well a miracle and it looks great. It is true that if we are in Venice we would have to walk through the area outside the honeymoon suite where there is a foyer sitting area to get to our boat but we only pass by the foyer to go up stairs to our apartment.
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5

Location Plus

  • 5 of 5

My Daughter and I just stayed at this wonderful spot on the grand canal. Karen and Alain were wonderful hosts but the best part was the location. We would grab a bite to eat every morning and sit in the quiet square as it came to life. In the evening we enjoyed our light meal with wine on the dock seats watching the traffic go by. People must have thought we were famous, so many pictures were taken of us!

Heather & Lauren

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A delightful mother and daughter and it was a pleasure having them as guests and we are happy that they enjoyed their stay..
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5

Wonderful location in the heart of Venice.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here on recommendation from my dad, who stayed here during his trip to Venice, so I knew it would be excellent. Getting around anywhere in Venice, especially if it is your first time here can be daunting but the hosts provide excellent communication and help. Their instructions, map and very helpful suggestions made my stay much more enjoyable. Being right on the grand canal and having your own private little dock is an amazing experience. I must say it is a great place to enjoy some cheese and wine. Sitting in bed at night, with the window open and the grand canal just feet away is something I will always remember. While one side is on the grand canal, the back entrance allows very quick walking access to some of the nicest areas of Venice. I have to imagine this rental fills up fast so I suggest you book it if available. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful lovely couple. It was a pleasure havig them as guests. I hope they come back...
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5

honeymoon suite

  • 5 of 5

Everything is so perfect. thank you for your emails -- truly everything is so nice. We don't;t need heater or mosquito machine or any special concerns. Venice is amazing and Dioni and his wife have been super responsive and nice. I love being surrounded by water. As a lifelong surfer I am absolutely enchanted by Venice and your studio on the Grand Canal. If you are concerned with our satisfaction then please know we are beyond satisfied. Many thanks _ Eric

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
san marco
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
lido
Nearest Point of Interest
Honeymoon Suite

The bedroom suite--it consists of a bedroom + bathroom-- view from 2 large windows and through two large glass doors, is the dock in the front of the suite which is on the Grand Canal; this is a highly valued feature on the Grand Canal, perfect for having an evening cocktail or water taxi pick-up! The dock is of course exclusive to our property!

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Rates & Availability

San Polo Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$229
$1,307
$3,268
 

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To stay one night the charge is slightly higher --230 euros as a posed to 210 Payment by Paypal and accepted credit cards only

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