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Charming property in central historical Venice

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,615 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Property has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, kitchen, sleeps five

In central historical Venice, a few steps from St. Mark’s Square, the very center of the town. The apartment is on the first floor of a XVI century palace with private water entrance. It's very comfortable in size (around 1615 sqft).

It has three bedrooms (a master bedroom and two large single rooms), a fully equipped kitchen, a large living room with a new big sofa and two armchairs. It has two bathrooms (the master one with the bath and shower, the second one with the shower). It is furnished with antique Venetian style furniture.

The apartment looks out on one side on to a small courtyard with a Romanesque well-head and the extraordinary view of St. Mark’s bell tower and on the other on to three typical inner canals and a stone bridge right in front of the living room window.

More Details

Carlo Vianello
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks, once again, for the use of your fabulous apartment right in the centre of Venice - we found it to contain everything we could have possibly wanted. As promised, the apartment gave us great access to all the usual tourist hot spots (right on the doorstep) as well as being only a pleasant stroll away from the quieter but equally attractive areas of Venice. In fact the apartment is so well positioned that we stayed indoors one day and did our entire sightseeing from the windows - watching the tourists and various boats and gondolas pass by! Your advice on transportation from the airport to the apartment was also much appreciated and we found it very straightforward - virtually door to door.

It would be great to return one day - and perhaps see Venice at carnival time.

Kind regards,

Richard, Andrea, James and Charlotte
Aug 2010
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San Marco Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1615 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
the owner is a licensed city guide in Venice and can propose the guests personalized guided walking tours


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Charming property in central historical Venice
average rating of 4.6511626 based on 46 reviews

Amazing location and views

  • 5 of 5

Spacious apartment, everything you need, great location, amazing views of gondolas going past your windows all day long.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely go back!

The apartment is spacious with some of the best canal views we have experienced in Venice. Very clean and tidy with everything you would expect in a traditional Venetian apartment but with air conditioning.

Half way between the Rialto and San Marco, just off one of the streets joining the two. Far enough away to be lovely and quiet.

Carlo the owner was very friendly, meeting us at the taxi stop and taking his time showing us the apartment, main shops and restaurants on the 2 minute route to the apartment. We couldn't have asked for more.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Los Angeles, ca

Erratic and disrespectful treatment from host

  • 1 of 5

Carlos was extremely rude on any occasion that there was interaction with him.

Upon arrival, we had some challenges locating the apartment (Google Maps does not work

well in Venice). Carlos was unresponsive at first, and referred us to his brother who was dismissive and unable to help us. When we finally got in touch he literally erupted in anger that there were 4 people plus an infant for the booking, despite the fact that was what we had reserved and agreed upon in our booking. He later came back to apologize, but what an unpleasant way to start a vacation :(

Also - if you are from America, beware. He clearly has a negative and hostile perception towards Americans. Here are a few quotes he said:

"My chairs are getting ruined because overweight Americans keep on sitting in them"

"You guys (referencing Americans) are disrespectful, that is how you are"

Upon check out, we cleaned the apartment thoroughly and left it in better condition that was found. My friend and her family (who is 4 months pregnant and has a 3 y/o child) was verbally attacked by Carlos when he came upon check out. Again, he was inexplicably hostile. the things he was upset about:

1. A desk fan not being put in the correct place

2. A spare mattress for an infant, not being put in the correct place (my friends forgot where it went)

Please keep in mind, before leaving we wiped down all the counters, washed all the dishes, stripped down the beds and tidied up.

When Carlos arrived for check out, for the second time, he erupted in anger to my friends, and in front of their 3 year old child and used profanity. My friend, who is 4 months pregnant had to leave the situation with her child bc of how upsetting it was.

Upon check out, we cleaned the apartment and left it better than it was found.

It is sad that we paid money (also a cleaning fee which is included in the cost) and traveled half way around the world to be harassed by a renter who we are giving money to. I would not recommend this place if you are American or visiting Venice from out of town, because Carlos's behavior may ruin your vacation like it did to us. We are very respectful adults and my friends and I are shocked by the hostile treatment received.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fayetteville, AR

A Very Authentic Venetian Experience!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time in Venice. The location of this apartment was ideal for sightseeing and accessibility. And to be able to relax in the lovely sunlit living room while enjoying the gondoliers outside was delightful. We learned during our 10 days in Italy, that there are some cultural adjustments involved in travelling to this country. Air conditioning is something that Americans are quite used to, but in Venice is not a guarantee. Since Venice was our last stop in Italy, we had already adjusted to open windows and lovely breezes as a different way of life - part of the delightful uniqueness of this country. But we did run the AC at night and it was quite sufficient. We did not notice any unusual odors from the carpet as mentioned in a previous review. And I am usually quite sensitive to things like that! We also really enjoyed a tour of the less frequented areas of Venice with Monica. It was wonderful and she is a very knowledgeable guide with great personal narratives. The only thing we would change about our visit to Venice would be the overwhelming amount of tourists in certain areas - but then that is something most Venetians would change as well! That is one reason we found Carlo and Monica to be the perfect hosts as they helped us navigate the crowds and find the true Venice. And the help with our airport taxi was very valuable. I agree with something Carlo said below - this is the perfect apartment for travelers, and adventurers, but perhaps not for tourists hoping to find America in Venice. My only reason for 4 stars vs. 5 is that I reserve 5 stars for very very few stops along the way. Ciao!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gaithersburg, MD

Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

Five stars because the great location doesn't get any better. If location is what you need, this VRBO will definitely suit you. It also boasts a wonderful and spacious living room with a lovely view of the canal. The 2nd and 3rd bedroom was fine for children through adults. The master bath is shared with bedroom 2 but is spacious, though in need of bleach. The master bedroom's carpet needs to be changed. It smells and is unsightly. Having said this, if I were going to Venice again, I would stay here for the location, view and living room. It gave us a sense of Venice we would not have felt in a regular hotel.

FYI - May - September ask the owner to turn the AC on just in case you need it during your stay.

Though there is a clothes washer, there is no dryer. A drying rack does the trick in a pinch.

Overall a good trip and great stay, with the issues all being minor compared to the phenomenal location.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Classic Venetian apartment directly on canals and perfect centralized location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very spacious and beautifully furnished in a classic old world style with many large windows opening to picture perfect canal views. Learning your way through the narrow Venetian streets is challenging, but when you know your way it is a mere 5-minute walk to San Marco square in one direction, and the same to Bridge Reale in the other direction. The bathrooms, beds and furnishings were all excellent. Luca met us at the water bus station despite our late evening arrival and led us to the apartment while kindly helping to carry our luggage. Monica is the perfect personal tour guide. We took her 3-hour Venice major attractions walking tour on day 1 and her 3-hour authentic local neighborhoods walking tour on day 2. She is extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to experience her beloved Venice with!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Marco Polo Venice Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Lido di Venezia
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Santa Lucia Venice Train Station
Car: not necessary

Venice is full of famous, instantly recognisable attractions, the main attractions here is the city itself. This is the city built on water, divided by canals, bridges and without a vehicle in sight. A great place to start your journey is in the San Marco district where is located our property and home to the city's best known square, Piazza San Marco, and two of its best known attractions, Basilica di San Marco and Palazzo Ducale.

While this is a city made for walking, you won't mind putting your strollers to the test as Venice is a melange of Byzantine, Goth and Renaissance architecture, making it particularly memorable for those of you who appreciate art and beauty. Add to this the fact that it was the unrivalled trade centre between Europe and the Orient for over four hundred years which has also led to a fascinating mix of cultures and traditions.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $246.85
final cleaning fee $98.74

Late arrival fee is 50,00 euros and is applied from 7.00 pm till 10.00 pm. Sorry but check in is not possible after 10.00 pm so check carefully your scheduled arrival time in Venice! Check -out is by 10.00 am.with a safe deposit available where to leave luggage for later departures. Heating from November 1st to April 15th and when required by the client will be calculated apart on consumption.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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