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Modern Studio in 15th Century Building Close to St Mark

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2), Minimum stay 3 nights

In the historical centre of Venice CONTARINI STUDIO 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, 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.

CONTARINI STUDIO is a modern 50 sqm open space equipped with kitchen, large living room, king-size bed and shower bathroom.

CONTARINI STUDIO has been reviewed in different magazines, as: “Elle Decoration”, Jennuary 2002, “Travel + Leisure”, March 2002, “The Guardian”, 21st Jennuary 2006, “The Indipendent”, 25th February 2006.

Keywords: apartment, studio, loft

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

Why Mario chose Venice

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 West Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is provided with washbasin, bidet, wc, shower box and hair dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1), sofa bed for further 2 people if necessary
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
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).


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Modern Studio in 15th Century Building Close to St Mark
average rating of 4.8679247 based on 53 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great experience, very nice, very comfortable place, clean and convenient!

The apartment has everything you may need while you are away from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment in great location in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Mario's apartment. It was only a few minutes walk from the boat stop and St Marks square but far enough away from the crazy crowds there to be quiet and calm. We had our best meal at Osteria Oliva Nera, which was around the corner from Mario's street. (Get reservations).

Marco was great to deal with and Silvia greeted us at the boat and escorted us to the apartment. She explained everything we needed to know and gave us tips of things to do and see.

The apartment was very roomy, the bed very comfortable and the kitchen had everything you need, including a clothes washer.

Lots of steps! But once you've carried the suitcase up the first time, it's a breeze. Nice lighted staircase with huge skylight at top. We would definitely stay here again if visiting Venice again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Venezia Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Paola was a great guide! However, I think a simple map would have got us to the apartment. She met us as arranged; provided a mini tour of neighbourhood streets; walked through flat to explain details & answer any questions. Mario's place was ideally located and was VERY clean & renovated nicely (exactly as seen in pics). We really enjoyed coming 'home' to this place! Bed was very comfy after a long walking day! I would not hesitate to re-book in the future or refer to family & friends! Venezia was everything we expected and Mario's flat did NOT disappoint these Canadians!

Thanks eh!!

Kim & Landon

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment, but oh, those steps.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely modern apartment in a very old building. Definitely as advertised. (Thanks, Silvia, for arranging the taxi to the airport!) Good location, close to St. Mark's, grocery store, good restaurants. Well equipped, everything necessary for a short stay, including coffee, sugar, salt., etc. Air conditioning a real plus as Venice is hot in July. My fault for not reading the description more closely, but the climb of 61 steps from the street, especially with a heavy suitcase, was very difficult for these 82 year old legs. Wonderful for the younger set, but seniors should take note. If not for the steps, I would give it 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment is at the top of three flights of stairs in an ancient building down a tiny alley. It is romantic and stylish with atmospheric views over the the street below at the front and rooftops at the back. We appreciated the provision of tea, coffee, sugar and oil and vinegar. The location is perfect, actually very quiet although so close to shops, restaurants, St Mark's and the hubbub. Mario and Paola, our guide were extremely pleasant and professional. We hope to return to this magical city soon and we would certainly stay here again. Many thanks.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Very Nice!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! Especially the location!. All was clean and new!

Thanks! We will come back!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Car: not necessary

The apartment is centrally located, walking distance from main Venetian attractions. If you will not need specific far attractions once you arrive at the apartment you will not need to use any transportation.

The apartment is on the way which runs from St. Mark Square to the Biennale Pavilions.

Art, restaurants, coffe shop and supermarkets are close to the apartment's ground door.


Rates & Availability

Castello West Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
hight / 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
winter 2017
Nov 5 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $176.66

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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