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Modern Apartment in XV Th Century Building Close to St. Mark

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

In the historical centre of Venice CONTARINI BILOCALE is located just five minutes away from St Marc’s square, Hotel Danieli, Palazzo Ducale, Ponte dei Sospiri, Libreria Marciana and many other famous Venetian buildings of architectural interest. Walking distance to the public boats stops, taxi and shuttle to the airport.

The apartment is part of a 15th century building set on an important Venetian canal named “Rio de la Pietà” and overlooking the wonderful Greek’s Church cupola. The apartment, recently renovated, is equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, telephone, air conditioning etc.

All kinds of shops are in the immediate vicinity of the apartments: wine library, bakery, greengrocer, macaroni-maker, pastry shop, cafés, restaurants, laundry, chemist, pizza take away and two supermarkets. Such a comfortable situation is not common in Venice.

The apartment is split into two floors: a large living room, the kitchen, the master bedroom (the king's size bed can be changed into twin beds) and the bathroom with bathtub are downstairs; the upstairs roomy double bed loft is looking the lower floor and it’s enriched by a large window overlooking the wonderful Greek’s Church cupola.

CONTARINI BILOCALE has been reviewed in “The Guardian”, 10th September 2005.

Keywords: Apartment

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Mario

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Mario purchased this apartment in 1950

Why Mario chose Castello

My family has always had this property.

What makes this apartment unique

You feel the 'venetian rhythm' in a place close to the central St Mark's Square.


Castello Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , On request the bed can be divided in two single beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), single sofa bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
Check in until 10 PM. A guide service receive our guests at one of the main boat stop in venice center and accompany them to the apartment. The service is included in the price for arriving at the apartment until 7 PM, while it is due an extra of eur. 50 for arriving at the apartment between 7 PM to 10 PM (it is not for us but for the guide who works during not working time and it has to be payed directly to the guide).


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Modern Apartment in XV Th Century Building Close to St. Mark
average rating of 4.7674417 based on 86 reviews

Bright, quiet, clean, charming, central, comfortable. Shower should be a bit better.

  • 4 of 5

A charming apartment. Bright, clean, comfortable. Great location - central, but quiet. Mario was easy to deal with. Arrival was very smooth - Paola met us and led us to the flat. Only (minor) improvement could be a better shower, but that was a small niggle.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice place. Super clean. Great location on a back street with several good restaurants.

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely stay here again. Already told a friend traveling to Venice after Christmas to stay here. Mario was very easy to work with. The guide, Selena , met us at the airport and rode with us to the apartment. She was very helpful and recommended several good restaurants. Can’t say enough about how great the apartment is. Very clean, great location.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Venice loft!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location- fantastic restaurants near by. Bed in loft could be improved upon. Thanks so much for the wonderful experience. : )

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment in an excellent location.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for two weeks in June, 2018. It is a gorgeous, clean and updated apartment with a Venetian feel and amazing rooftop views. We were very comfortable with the great A/C and with having the kitchen and washing machine (3 people). The location is excellent. It is off the beaten path (ie: quiet) yet a short walk to the most central vaporetto stop (Zaccharia) and St. Mark’s square. The apartment sits on a street near several good restaurants (Trattoria de Denis was our favorite), bakeries, gelato shops, grocery stores and boutiques. You are near a beautiful canal, though you can’t see it from the room, but the rooftop views are just as beautiful. My only concern with our stay was the lack of responsiveness from the owner. We also did not get a cleaning with a two week stay (and no response when I emailed a request). Even with these issues, the apartment is nice enough that I would recommend it. Keep in mind that there are quite a few stairs as the apartment is on the top floor. This was okay with us (we wanted to work off the gelato) and allowed for the beautiful vaulted ceilings and views, but keep in mind if you have trouble with stairs. The shower, as other reviews have mentioned, was fine for us and it’s typical in Europe to have a handheld shower in a tub. The guide who met us and showed us to the apartment was very nice as well. The apartment is a good value and a good way to feel part of the neighborhood while staying in Venice.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great stay for second time

  • 5 of 5

superb location and very quiet nice and good space appartement only small issue there is no shower only bathtub and no curtain. Would love to gave a curtain there so one can shower standing😃

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property / hassle free

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 9 days recently. The whole arrangement was very satisfactory. Terrific location in San Zaccaria area (close to San Marcos) - very quiet. Spacious - one cleaning service mid-way through (which was perfect).

It was ideal for us, but if you cannot climb 3 floors then re-consider. Also there was only 1 bathroom which is probably ok for upto 4 folks.

Our welcoming guide was also fantastic - she picked us up at the Ospedele Vaporetto (instead of San Zaccharia as it was quite late) and showed us all the inns-and-outs.

Would stay there again in Venice

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $176.68

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.