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Zattere Luxury Apartment with Spectacular Views on Giudecca canal.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,690 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Apartment, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Only 10 minutes from St. Mark's Square but far away from the tourist' crowd

It is not a tourist apartment but a family luxury home that is currently leased for short periods.

It does not represent a less expensive alternative to a large suite in a luxury hotel but an opportunity to spoil yourself, surrounded by the beauty of art and nature.

Definitely, an excellent solution for a memorable stay in Venice.

This 250 sqm, luxury apartment is located on the third floor, accessible by elevator of the House Gardella at Zattere. Famous Milanese architect Ignazio Gardella, designed in the late 50s, the building: a rare example of successful acclimatization of modern architecture in the historic heart of the city.

It has been defined from the well-known art historian Giulio Carlo Argan 'The Ca' d'Oro of the modern architecture, a masterpiece of stylistic virtuosity'.

Concierge service 10 hours a day.

Breathtaking views of the Giudecca Canal as you were on a cruising ship deck and the Venetian roofs. From the front terrace, you can watch every day fantastic sunrises and sunsets

Ordinary and extraordinary maintenance operations ended in 2015.

Some apartment's title reviews :

Perfect !

Great place !

Fantastic apartment in a magnificent location;

A delightful stay on the Zattere;

First visit was terrific, second stay even better;

The perfect location:

Excellent apartment and owner;

A tranquil haven in lovely Dorsoduro;

More than you can imagine;

Best apt. in Venice;

Faboulous vacation;

Oustanding place to stay.

Great week in Venice !

Perfect, what more can we say ?

Best apartment in Venice;

A wonderful apartment in a wonderful city.

Guests wrote in the reviews:

'We are travelling Europe for a year and have dealt with many owners. Giorgio is the best'.

'The owner (Giorgio) was extremely helpful, from the first enquiry, right up to the last day of our stay. He was a very gracious host, and went out of his way to help us during our stay'.

'Giorgio was very helpful and attentive and provided a lot of tips with regards to restaurants, transportation and any other questions'

'He is a true Italian gentleman'.

Please, before contact me check carefully all the renting rates.

It will not be replied to requests:

- For less than three days or for periods that are not available in the published availability calendar.

- Not in line with the published rates.

Located in one of the best district of Venice, Dorsoduro, directly accessible from Fondamenta Zattere, on the sunny side of the Giudecca Canal

Exceptional for location, brightness, view, designers and decorators, comfort (2 elevators at the floor), services, finishes and equipment, modular use (two different areas). Definitely an excellent solution for a memorable stay in Venice.

30 METERS from the water bus stop Santo Spirito.

Supermarket walking distance open 7/7 from 8am to 10pm

Only for the Zattere luxury apartment’s guests, special discount for breakfast (30 %) and dinner (5%) at the restaurant La Piscina. 150 hundreds meters on the right along the Zattere. Right after the second bridge, You will see a beautiful platform on the water from where You have fantastic views on the Giudecca canal. You will find at the apartment the promo voucher You have to exhibit when You arrive. Reservation appreciated.

Suitable for couples, families, adults and children but also for the elderly, disabled and wheel chair accessible.

Very bright, quiet, spacious balconies, breath-taking views and fabulous south-facing terrace on the Giudecca Canal, just in front of Redentore church, Molino Stucky, in a perfect position for enjoying the colourful Redentore (Redeemer) fireworks (third Sunday on July).

Discounts proportional to the length of stay.

Fee associated to the number of occupants.

One of the very few apartments available for short rentals in Venice, suitable to host, in luxurious environments and contexts, up to 9 people.

If you do not need this much room, ask about renting part of the apartment. VRBO # 359466 or VRBO #393970

Contact the owner via email for more information.

# 393970 WATER FRONT AREA (140 sqm/ 1506 sq.ft.) (PICTURES FROM 2 to 10)

Ordinary and extraordinary maintenance operations ended in 2015.

Fully equipped and furnished with antique furniture and luxury fittings.

Fully air-conditioned.

Most parquet floors (wood)

1 large bedroom with king-size bed - balcony with exceptional waterfront views of the Giudecca Canal.

1 bedroom with 1Kink size bed /twin.

Available a double very comfortable queen size thick spring mattress sofa bed in this room).

Large living - dining room overlooking bright on the Zattere.

All beds are equipped with new mattresses, very comfortable.

No 2 bathrooms, a large shower.

Full size kitchen equipped with all appliances.

Cloakroom with washing machine and dryer.

#359466 TERRACES AREA (130 sqm./1400 sq.ft. - Four large terraces) (PICTURES 11 TO 16).

Ordinary and extraordinary maintenance operations ended in 2015.

Fully equipped and furnished.

Mostly marble floors.

2 bedrooms with 3 full bathroom and 4 terraces.

The terrace beside the kitchen is perfect for dinner up to 4 people.

Large living - dining room with light view on Venetian roofs and Zattere.

All beds are equipped with new mattresses, very comfortable. .

Kitchen equipped with all appliances, including washing, dryer and dishwashing machine.

Strictly no smoking except on the balconies.

Position: Zattere, next to the Church of the Holy Spirit, easily accessible by public transport and water taxis.

Transports: 30 meters from ACTV Lines stop 6 and in high season 5.1 and 5.2 for Biennale/Giardini (6 minutes), Lido (10 minutes), Piazzale Roma (15 minutes), Railway Station (17 minutes).

5 minutes walk from the Salute (3 minutes from San Marco stop), Accademia and Zattere stops: lines 1, 2, N, 51, 52 (also for Giudecca).

Alilaguna for Marco Polo Airport and Fusina at 5 minutes walk.

No 1 gondola ferries - 2 euro per person - from Calle Traghetto five minutes from the apartment.

Keywords: Flat, luxury, view,apartment, luxurious, luxury, quiet, safe, 5 bed, 5 bath, modern, chic, boutique, boutique venice, Venice, central, Zattere, Dorsoduro, clean, spotless, secure, child, children, no smoking, non smoking, no-smoking, non-smoking

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About The Owner

I was born in Venice about 50 years ago. I have traveled in many countries but I am always happy to return to Venice, in particular to the Zattere area, because I love to live in this marvellous town, surrounded by water. I really miss it when I stay away for long periods. I have many passions: sailing, music, wine and good food. I also love photography: I am not a professional photographer but I have always loved to take pictures since I was a kid. You can have a look to my photo web site (check the URL link to Giorgio Cichellero address).

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1958

Why The Owner chose Dorsoduro

This apartment is my family house since we bought it in 1958. I prepared with great care and love because I have memories of my childhood and in the near future I will return to live there. Benefit as long as it will still be rentable.

This is the part of Venice that I love even more because although this area is only 10 minutes from Piazza San Marco, which is always full of tourists, Zattere are quieter and always giving different emotions, depending on the day’ time. This area is always full of light, sun, water, colours and joggers. You can see the sunrise early in the morning and the evening sunset. Often, in front of the apartment, behind the Church of the Redeemer, you can observe, and be fascinated, from the rising moon. You can have the best time in Venice on every season of the year. Have a coffee, a delicious ice cream, an aperitif (spritz), an appetizer (cicchetto) or a full meal (from pizza to the top quality fish restaurants in town).

It is also well Just relax walking alongside the Giudecca Canal. You will never forget these emotions You will never forget Zattere.

Possibility to book, in advance, an excellent Venetian cook, with many years of experience. She will accompany you in the morning to the wonderful fish, meat and vegetables market, Rialto, where you can choose together the best ingredients. The lady then will prepare for you excellent meals at home and will rearrange after dinner. Rates depending to the number of guests . Excellent solution which will allow You to eat better than in the resturants, to invent your menu and spend less

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment was prepared with great care and love because one in the near future I will return to live there. Benefit as long as it will still be rentable. If you stay in our apartment, you can have the best time in Venice on every season of the year. Just walk out on the Zattere quay, have a coffee, a glass of wine or a dinner (from pizza to the top quality fish restaurants in town). Do relax walking alongside the Giudecca Canal. 'Sitting in the morning sun. You will be sitting when the evening comes. Watching the ships roll in And I watch 'em roll away again.' You will never forget these emotions. You will never forget Zattere. High-level restaurant overlooking the Giudecca canal, among the most beautiful in Venice. Nearby: Guggenheim Museum, Museum Pinault Punta della Dogana, Accademia Galleries. Well-equipped gym - Technogym - 100 meters from the apartment and last but not least a supermarket. We can organize - with at least 15 days’ notice - for the apartment guests (we speak Italian, English and French): boat excursions to Venice and its Lagoon, market tours, private cooking lessons, short courses and wine tastings. For the tenants of the apartment discounts in well-known restaurants in town and out of Venice. For the evening of the Redentore (Redeemer, third Sunday of July) it's possible - and suggested - to arrange in advance dinner of typical Venetian dishes for the evening For the apartments guests, at discounted prices, are available some seats at La Fenice Theatre in Venice for all the operas and concerts in the program. Please email the owner in advance for information. Extra 10% discount on rates for all repeaters guests. Spend some nights in a place You will never forget.

If you do not need this much room, ask about renting part of the apartment. VRBO # 359466 or VRBO #393970

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family of four stayed in this apartment for 3 nights in June. It was a gorgeous apartment set in a very nice location -- the views from the windows were magnificent. Soon after we arrived, we opened all the curtains wide so that we'd always have that amazing view from the living and master bedrooms. The location, we came to realize, is're in a quieter area but still in the middle of things. There's never that throng of tourists milling about around the apartment, but in a few minutes, you're at the Guggenheim or Academia. Also, the vaporetto stop is right outside the door and we used that many times. Giorgio is a great host and was there to greet us and give us all the information we needed. There were no issues at all with the apartment -- everything was in good working order. The apartment is very spacious and the kitchen and bathrooms are well appointed. The washer AND dryer are a huge plus, since every other apartment we've stayed in in Italy had only a washer. I think the only negative I could say is to point out that there is only one shower in the apartment (downstairs -- if you rent the additional rooms upstairs, you'll get more) so for four people, that took some wrangling. It is a classic apartment in an old building (but then, this is Venice) so if new, modern decor is your thing, then this may not be for you. Overall, a really beautiful apartment which added to the authenticity of this beautiful city. We felt so lucky to come home to such a historic building and felt so much more a part of the city while staying there. I would highly recommend to others.
Jun 2015
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Dorsoduro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation Policy: see the rental agreement.
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
  • King size beds (3) Very comfortable large beds (200 x 180) all with new mattresses. Combined cotton linen (all very new)., Twin or Single Beds (3) Very comfortable beds (200 x 90) all with new mattresses. Combined cotton linen (all very new)., Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Very comfortable large bed (200 x 160) with new mattresses. Combined cotton linen (all very new).
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Motorboat
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We can arrange market tours, cooking classes, wine tasting. or special guided tours to discover Venice off of the beaten track.


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Zattere Luxury Apartment with Spectacular Views on Giudecca canal.
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This is a wonderful apartment, and Giorgio was the perfect host. Absolutely couldn't be improved

  • 5 of 5

The place is beautiful, the location is terrific, we had plenty of space for our large group (11 people) and Giorgio was a very good host. We would happily recommend this place to anyone when staying in Venice. It was the perfect experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Fabulous stay in Venice

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was everything we hoped it would be... we were 2 families and had more or less separate quarters with a huge joint lounge/ dining area, Giorgio couldn’t have been more helpful organizing transport for us and generally being there whenever we needed help with something such as tours or restaurants!

Highly recommended this appartment

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Fantastic luxury apartment, perfect location, great water views

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed staying in Giorgio's apartment. It was large, luxurious and beautiful, and right on the Guidecca canal. There's constant boat traffic to watch and great views across the canal - even better than the pictures. The Spirito Santo stop is right in front, with one stop to St Mark's and easy access to/from the train station. Walking to the grand canal and throughout Dorsoduro is easy and pleasant. The apartment is very luxurious and the AC works great-even in mid-summer heat. There's an extra sleeping area so our teenage son and daughter could have their own space, washer/dryer, nice kitchen, large dining area with fantastic views, and balcony off the master over the water. Giorgio was a pleasure to work with-he met us on arrival and departure, showed us everything, and was extremely friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the stay immensely and highly recommend the apartment.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Perfect location, lovely apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Three generations, all nine of us, enjoyed our stay immensely. Giorgio arranged our water taxis both to the apartment and the end of our stay. He was was delightful and helpful in every way. The apartment is spacious and beautifully appointed, reminiscent of old Venice but with modern bathrooms, kitchens and two washing machines that were in constant use with three teenage grandaughters. We all agreed that this is where we will stay on any return visits. The views were fabulous and after a tiring day it was wonderful to sit on the balcony and drink a lovely glass or two of wine. Dorsodoro is a great area, near to everything away from the crowds.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Perfect stay in Venice for a group of friends

  • 5 of 5

This apartment caught my eye when I started to search for somewhere for a group of 6 of us to stay to celebrate my birthday. Once I had seen the main bedroom with the balcony and the views over the Guidecca canal, I stopped looking for anywhere else.The reality was even better than the description. The layout of bedrooms and bathrooms was perfect for a group and everything worked well. The apartment is a nice mix of traditional and modern - great walk-in shower and comfortable beds

Giorgio was very helpful in dealing with our various arrival and departure times and helped me plan ahead by recommending restaurants for dinner. Even in early March they were busy so it was well worth it to book ahead.

The location is very good, within easy reach of Vaparetto stops and the Alilaguna stop for direct airport access. There is plenty to see and do within walking distance, we probably could have managed without using public transport if I didn't have a bad knee !

I would love to come back to this wonderful apartment.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Head of family

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and homey. Can accommodate a large # of people with enough bedrooms for privacy. Large living area for all to gather and 2 kitchens to allow cooking if need be. Can't say enough good things about the owner, really made it enjoyable. Great view of the grand canal and many entrees to water taxi's to get all over the city. we had eight people and were very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Venice Airport Marco Polo
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
La Calcina
Nearest Ferry
30 Metres
Spirito Santo water bus stop
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Lido di Venezia Alberoni
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Lucia Venice Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Ristorante Lineadombra
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Cortina d'Ampezzo
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Lido di Venezia
Nearest Point of Interest
Punta della Dogana
Nearest Point of Interest
Peggy Guggenheim Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
St. Mark Square
Nearest Point of Interest
Redentore Church
Nearest Point of Interest
Molino Stucky
Nearest Point of Interest
Accademia Galleries
Nearest Point of Interest
San Giorgio Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Madonna della Salute Church
Nearest Point of Interest
Fondazione Vedova
Nearest Point of Interest
Anglican Church
Nearest Point of Interest
Water bus stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Redentore Fireworks platforms
Nearest Point of Interest
Actv Zattere stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Alilaguna Zattere stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Line 1 actv for S. Mark Square
Car: not necessary

Dorsoduro district is the perfect location for Art lovers. From the "Gallerie dell'Accademia" with their masterpieces of Venetian paintings up to the 18th century (La Tempesta- Giorgione) to the Modern & Contemporary art with the Guggenheim Museum and the new Punta della Dogana Collection by F. Pinault, Dorsoduro offers a wide choise for the more demanding. Around the museums lots of private Art galleries and art shops. Although Dorsoduro is central it keeps a Venetian atmosphere with its local markets, and small pubs in Santa Margherita.

A must the visit of the "squero" San Trovaso a small gondola boatyard that first opened in the 17th century, followed by a nice glass of wine and a cicchetto at Schiavi. Glimpses of the real Venice beyond the tourist veneer are easier to find than you would expect in this area. Do not miss the visit of some churches: La Salute, San Nicolò dei Mendicoli, Carmini and Gesuati and last but not least San Sebastiano with paintings from Veronese. If you want to have some relax on a sunny day just walk on the Zattere quay, take a gianduiotto or have a nice lunch along in one of the many restaurant facing the Canal: this is what Venetians do on a sunny Sunday!

In Venice, as in all the other towns, there are taxis and buses.

The only difference is that they move on the water, not on the ground.

The water taxi is a private boat. It can accommodate till 10-11 people, according to the amount of luggage.

You have to reserve to go from one place to another, at every hour of day and night. It is faster and naturally more expensive than water bus. Rates start from 60 Euros.

The water bus is anyhow quite expensive. The ticket costs 7.50 euros per person. I would suggest You, if You are planning to use water bus whilst You are in Venice, to buy a water bus pass, to avoid queues and save money.

From the Venice airport Marco Polo You can get a water taxi which is much faster and takes You, in around 30 minutes, in front of the building, at the water bus stop Spirito Santo. The rate is 110 euros until 4 people.

You can also get a water bus, Alilaguna boat, which is much slower and takes You, in around 90 minutes, to the water bus stop Alilaguna at Zattere.

From there You have to walk 200 meters to reach the water bus stop Spirito Santo.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $245.76
Check in after 8.00 pm $61.44
Delayed checkin per hour $24.58

Prices - according to period- people number: Euro 550-750/night
(3 nights minimum) Euro 3.500-4.600/week. All rates are net of fee payments.
Payment accepted: bank wire, credit cards through Pay Pal, cash.
Security Deposit: 950 EUROS given back at the end of stay.
Rates reductions for more days stays. 10 % extra discount for previous guests
The reservation is confirmed only with the payment.

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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