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

Bedrooms 2
Space 120 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 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
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 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
  • 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 4.7875 based on 80 reviews

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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Lovely light clean appt close to all attractions yet quiet at night. Hosts really friendly and help.

  • 5 of 5

Venice lived up to our expectations and having a lovely appt to stay in only added to the expereince. Hosts met us off ferry and took us to appt so not at all stressful. Being so close to all attractions really helped us and well worth the money just one tip go off beaten track for food snacks as so expensive in main areas and use trip adviser for more affordable meals out you won't be disappointed !!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, light and spacious apartment in an excellent area.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is beautiful. Open the shutters and light floods in. The apartment is very well laid out, with a huge L shaped sofa, enormous glass dining table, comfortable beds and ample storage space. The kitchen is a joy to cook in and there’s a dishwasher too. There is a lovely bathroom which also contains the washing machine. If it gets too hot, there is excellent air conditioning. Towels and bedlinen are changed at the end of the first week if your stay is longer than 7 days.

The area it is in has wonderful craft shops, restaurants, and a nearby supermarket. I recommend the short walk to Campo Santa Maria Formosa where you find a local fruit and veg stall and just off the campo, the awesome butchers Brodo and Brace in Calle lunga Santa Maria Formosa. Food is much cheaper than in uk and the quality is superb. Enjoy local produce, local wines, cheeses, hams and bread.

You are a short walk from San Zaccaria Vaporetto stops (water bus), Biennale exhibition, and San Marco so it is in a perfect location.

The owner is very kind and speaks excellent english.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in the center of Venice!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this well equipped apartment in the center of Venice. Very close to St. Mark's, Grand Canal, etc. Our family of 4 had everything that we needed. This is a well equipped apartment.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great visit

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect little apartment for my family and me for a week long stay in Venice. Yes, there are five flights of stairs but once you get your luggage up there it is really fine - helps work off the wonderful pizza that is available just down the stairs at the Kebab/Pizza place. We loved the street - from cappuccino to croissants, the pharmacy, the small grocery, the lovely restaurants (try all of them if you can) - we could have lived just on our small street and never ventured further. The location was great - off the most traveled path of tourists but literally a 3 minute walk to the San Zaccaria vaporetto station (with no bridges - key info for those hauling bags). July was hot but the a/c in the apartment worked very well. Mario and Silvia helped us with anything we needed, even just questions. I highly recommend this apartment and will reserve it again on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place

  • 4 of 5

Well located and accurately described. Very nice apt but need to go up stairs with luggage which isn't easy and doesn't include a shower.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $183.28

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.

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