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Charming Independent House in the Artist's Quarter - Ac, Wi-fi, Sat-tv, Full op.

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedr, 1 Livingr, 1 Kich, 1 Bathr, (Sleeps 4+1), Wifi, Ac,, Full opt

This 'apartment' is really an independent house (dates from the 17th century), with separate entrance. Its exterior and interior were recently restored, with care taken to conserve its original characteristics. The home is sited in a corner of Campo San Barnaba, one of the most suggestive and picturesque place of Venice, in the artist quarter, near Accademia.

Our apartment is really one minute from the vaporetto stop of Cà Rezzonico (sited in the 'centre' of Canal Grande in front of Palazzo Grassi, near the Accademia bridge), from which you can reach both Rialto and San Marco in around five minutes. The quarter offers cultural activities and characteristic spots that also stay open late in the evening. At the same time, it is a tranquil and relaxing place, without the usual bustle of tourists.

The house, very nice as I told above, and well lighted, consists of two floors. The first floor includes the entrance, the kitchen/dining area and a bathroom with shower. The second floor offers a living room with a comfortable double bed sofa and television with a satellite connection and a master sleeping room (with one double bed and one single small for child, so there are five bed places). The house has an independent heating system for winter and an air conditioning system for summer.

The kitchen is well equipped with new appliance: gas stove, a large refrigerator, a microwave oven and grill, dishwasher, and washing machine. In the living room and in the bedroom there are two large closet, a work desk.

The house has it's own telephone and an ADSL (high speed) internet line with a Wi-fi router.

Keywords: Independent House

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 2, 2017

About The Owner

Is nice to stay in Venice to study

The Owner purchased this house in 2001

Why The Owner chose Dorsoduro

Quiet and relaxing place few walking minutes far from all the most interest places of the city.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks very much for visiting my web page, i hope you'll enjoy your trip to our wonderfull city.
Mar 2003
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Dorsoduro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Shower is very comfortable.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Sofa Bed - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , I can also provide a baby crib
  • King size beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Hairdryer, iron and ironboard


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Charming Independent House in the Artist's Quarter - Ac, Wi-fi, Sat-tv, Full op.
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 73 reviews

Great location, clean, cool, very well equity!

  • 5 of 5

Antonio showed us the way to the property & from there it was so easy to navigate all around Venice! The apt was perfect for 3 people- felt safe & secure, loads of cafes & grocery, etc, right in the adjacent squares. Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal location for exploring Venice

  • 5 of 5

A quieter part of Venice with less tourists than San Marco , the property is ideally located within easy reach of the water bus, but walking is no problem to Rialto bridge or St Marks square just don't forget to take a map! The property has air conditioning so was ideal to pop back to now and again to cool down. A useful range of cooking appliances and utensils, so self catering not a problem. A Conad supermarket is only a short walk away with excellent prices and a good range of food. This property is ideal for a couple with the option of a sofa to make into another bed. The only thing missing was a few wine glasses! Antonio met us at the water bus and took us to the property and was very helpful ,an excellent host. To summarise a quaint Venetian property in a good location,highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delighted first time vacation renters

  • 5 of 5

Our gracious host Antonio and his team have created a comfortable apartment in a terrific location. All the neccesities are provided. Groceries, cafe's, wine bars, and excellent restaurants are within several blocks. Many artists have their studios here so the shopping for locally made goods is wonderful. No hesitation in recommending this rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Recommended small apartment in Dorsoduro

  • 4 of 5

The location of this apartment is fabulous. As others have said, it's minutes away from Ca' Rezzonico vaporetto stop, within easy walking distance of most everything, near a lively campo yet still quiet. Communication from Mirco was clear and responsive, the apartment was as advertised, and it was equipped with many attentive details. The man who met us at the boat was very nice, but didn't know too much about the neighborhood. However, if you look in the information booklet in the apartment, you'll find suggestions for restaurants, bakeries, grocery store, etc. provided by the owner.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Apartment in Excellent Location

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I traveled to Venice for our honeymoon, and were looking for a centrally located apartment for our home base. The apartment is wonderfully located, just steps away from the Campo San Barnaba, about a 2 minute walk to the Ca' Rezzonico vaporetto stop, and 10 minutes to the Accademia Bridge. While close to many restaurants and shops, the apartment is quiet because it is tucked down a small alley.

We were met at the vaporetto stop by a nice woman named Elena, and escorted to the apartment. She did a great job explaining how things worked, and where they could be found. We felt the property was very much as advertised. The kitchen was well if sparsely furnished for cooking, and had everything we needed for making breakfasts and lunches.

Our only complaint about the apartment was that in order to make a king-sized bed they pushed together two twin-sized bed frames. We have stayed at hotels where this was done before, but usually the mattresses are secured together in such a way that they do not separate. Unfortunately, in this case the mattresses would work themselves apart, and if we wanted to hold each other during the night, one of us ended up sleeping in the crack. Perhaps a mattress topper with a snugly fitting mattress pad could solve the problem?

Oh, and to address a recent previous review I read about bed bugs. There are not bed bugs, the linens were very clean. There are mosquitoes. Although we were there the first week in November, it hadn't yet been cold enough to freeze them. For those that do not know the history of Venice, it is built upon an estuary, or marsh. Therefor it is to be expected that when you stay in a place without window screens, like this one, there will be the occasional mosquito. We each received a couple of bites on our exposed bits while sleeping, but nothing a little cortizone cream didn't fix.

Overall, we had a very nice stay, and would recommend the property to others.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely location, missing some comforts

  • 3 of 5

We were totally pleased with the location of the house and with the greeting at the vaporetto stop Ca Rezzonico by Elena who came instead of Mirco. She was a little unfamiliar with the house but showed us around. Around the corner from Campo San Barnaba there were ample options for groceries and restaurants within short distance. We especially liked the floating vegetable market. As far as the house was concerned, it is very charming and has been renovated since it is quite old. The small kitchen and small bathroom are on the main level and the sitting room and bedroom are on the second floor up stone steps with a very sturdy hand rail. Probably this suits one couple with children better than two couples. It was convenient to have good Wifi, a washing machine and a large fridge with a four burner gas stove top (no oven). We had everything we needed to prepare meals. The kitchen is very small and so only one of us could cook and the table that seats 4 people is also small. We had to juggle with use of the space and it would be very tight for 4 adults.

Upstairs we found the rooms were tastefully decorated and we chose not to have the windows open to invite mosquitos; however we did have some buzzing about every night. They were not the most problematic however. Each night we were bitten under the covers by something that we could not identify. Because we had made the booking with Antonio we communicated with him and he did point out there is a mosquito killing machine that we used on our last night. We did not notice any mosquitos that night.

Unfortunately, we continued to suffer numerous bites and left each with over 2 dozen very itchy red raised bites; at a local pharmacy we were advised to apply cortisone cream. We carefully checked the pillows and bedding but could not see any evidence of bed bugs; however several days since leaving Venice, we are continuing to experience quite a bit of discomfort from these bites. We thought it would be important to mention, in case anyone else experiences a similar problem.

Had we not had insect bites, we would have had a much more pleasant time overall. We did experience the homeless man sleeping on the steps several nights - roughly 3 of 6 nights and communicated with Antonio about this. The neighbours are well aware and I think they communicated with him each morning; only on one morning was he shouting loudly. He was gone by the time we left the house each day.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70.42

Rates are ALL INCLUSIVE (except tourist tax) : cleaning, linens, towels, gas, electricity, water, air conditioning, heating, internet wi-fi high speed, satellite television.
LONG STAY always discounted (more than 7 nights).
VENICE TOURIST TAX: 2,5 € per person per day (up to 5 days) - collected at arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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