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Unique apartment in historic, picturesque 15th Century Palazzetto

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8

This charming , exclusive apartment with all windows facing south overlooking a wide canal, is in a romantic, newly restored, typically Venetian Gothic palazzetto, just behind the famous Ca'd'Oro of which it is a copy in miniature. It is around the corner from the famous 18th Century Jesuit church with Domenico Rossi's extravagant interior of folds of damask rendered in coloured marble. Here you have the advantages of living in a historical listed building in the true Venice of the Venetians, and the use of a canoe for the unique experience of seeing Venice from the water.

From the apartment which is on the piano nobile up 20 steps you can take breakfast on the balcony overlooking the canal.

The central location of the apartment means that all Venetian amenities, theatres, swimming pool on the Guidecca, water sports on the Lido and all islands, Murano, Torcello etc are easily and cheaply accessible by vaporetto from the Fondamenta Nuova or the Ca'd'Oro vaporetto stop on the Gran Canal. Full instruction leaflet provided with tips and restaurant suggestions etc.

We also mention our other family property which is in Rome page 270 on this Holiday rental site; we would love you to come there as well!

Golf info.: There is the Venice Golf Club (Circolo Golf de Venezia Lido [Alberoni]) on telephone no. +39 41 731015 where the '39' is the country code for Italy. The price is 15€, per person per day at weekends and 10,€during the week. It is helpful if you bring your handicap certificate. The course is closed on Mondays.

Recent guests (July 2004) have said it is the best golf course and most pleasant clubhouse they have ever been to in Italy.

More Details

Member since: 1997
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can´t begin to describe how pleasantly we were surprised when we unlocked the door Such a fantastic, beautifully furnished, large , centrally located flat.(piano nobile).if only one of us had been a pianist ...Ailsa Williams, Kew

We arrived back last night after ten perfect before we loved the flat (the attic) and hope to return there soon, Brian Harvey, Stafford.

'We very much enjoyed our stay with you again this summer 'John Mortimer, Suffolk

We found it all very comfortable and felt we had only touched on all there is to see and hope to return sometime

Laverton, Dorset.
Nov 2007
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Cannaregio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , bathroom 1
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , bathroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - shower , bidet
  • KITCHEN NOTES 2006/7 Since there is no special field for kitchen notes we would like to add this information regarding kitchen in Venice As from Summer 2006 we are introducing a so called breakfast kitchen on the piano nobile to replace that we have had so far. A breakfast kitchen will be equipped with crockery, plates and glasses for making a breakfast to provide sufficient sustenance for sightseeing and swimming etc; light family soup- pasta- salad suppers; drinks for our living in guests- but not for conjuring up gastronomic creations for large numbers. This decision has been taken on the one hand because frequent excessively dirty kitchens have meant more cleaning hours, and that expense in turn has had to be born by guests, most of whom sensibly do not come on holiday to cook anyway. It is also because occasionally guests have complained of arriving to a house 'which smells'.--- contd below
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • 2 doubles (one French double), 1 twins, 1 single. 1 cot is available.
  • Books for Kids
  • Piano
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Extensive library, use of a canoe for sightseeing by canal. This costs 150GBP per stay KITCHEN 2006 -- contd from above The world has changed. In thirty years happy marriage my husband never even discovered where the kitchen was. Now, the hobby of cookery has become all pervading. TV cooks occupy 70% of prime time viewing . Umpteen schools, courses, demonstrations, columns, books, videos, you name it compete for your attention on an hourly basis. So we thought we would be different. Two saucepans, one frying pan and there you are: freed for the duration of your holiday with us from slavery over a hot cooker.


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Unique apartment in historic, picturesque 15th Century Palazzetto
average rating of 4.818182 based on 34 reviews

one of the most beautiful houses in Venice

  • 5 of 5

perfect choice we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is very kind, delighted you enjoyed yourselves . Thanks you for leaving everything so impeccable. Please come again!
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Enjoying the real Venice

  • 4 of 5

The Attic apartment was the venue for a week, staying with our daughter and making full use of the two generous, comfortable bedrooms and living area. It is a fine historic building, sensitively restored and providing excellent facilities including a small kitchen and bathroom and generous wardrobe and storage space. The apartment was very well presented with good quality bedding, towels etc. The location is a particular plus point - being very near the Fondamenta Nuove, the first water-bus stop in Venice from Marco Polo airport and also convenient for trips to Murano, Burano etc. It is also an easy, short walk through to the shops and cafes on the Strada Nova and to the Grand Canal. Santa Caterina, however, is a quiet, residential oasis, away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded popular main tourist attractions and yet only about 20 minutes walk from St Mark's. Nearby is the stunning church of the Gesuiti. There is a good Co-op store and excellent restaurants including Ristorante Contemporaneo Ogio in Campo dei Gesuiti but our favourite, in Calle Priuli, was Al Fontego Dei Pescatori - the best sea bass ever! Altogether a fine place to stay and highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is very kind We must return the complments: these guests were a real pleasure to have
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A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife, teenage kids, & I stayed in the gorgeous Piano Nobile for a week in August and we loved it. Loads of space for all of us. Beautiful, simple, & tastefully decorated & furnished to provide the experience of an elegant Venetian life. The view of the canals & the surrounding neighbourhood from the balcony is just stunning. It's also quiet; well away from the hurly-burly of Rialto & San Marco's, but still withing easy walking distance. An interesting collection of old & new books in the library shelves, and a baby grand piano (I Iearned to play - very badly - Eric Satie's Trois Gymnopaedie whilst the family slept). This is a perfect Venetian home, created by a kind and generous hostess who dealt with all communications in a straightforward, honest, and very amusing manner. I hope that we can visit again & soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is very kind. As ever it worked both ways : these were charming easy Scottish guests appreciative of Venice and of the house which they left imp-ecc-able (Many thanks!) The good news is, that they have said they would like to come back We can´t wait to have them
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

We have just stayed in the Piano nobile apartment of this charming palazzo for the thrid time and I cannot imagine a nicer way of spending 10 days in Venice. One is away from the terrible flow of people between the station and St Mark's; the view is perfect as one sits on the balcony watching the occasional barge, taxi or gondola rounding the bend from one canal to the other to the accompaniment of cries of "Oee!"; the rooms are spacious and pleasingly furnished; there is an excellent vegetable and street fruit stall nearby, a fisherman not too far away who comes with his daily catch and quite a reasonable little supermarket. The apartment has everything one needs: you just have to watch out not to knock your shins on the low, square glass tables in the sitting room!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We just love having this group and hope they will come again´n´again´n´again, they are always so happy with everything and that is of course what matters to us most
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5 1
Vienne, France

carnaval 2011, excellent séjour!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons loué l'appartement attic,pendant le carnaval, à 3, les 2 parents et une fille de 15 ans.

Nous avons trouvé l'appartement confortable, très propre, avec tout le nécessaire sur place pour passer un séjour agréable. Avec en plus le charme d'un palazzetto vénitien du XVe siècle, la vue en direct sur le petit canal sans cesse renouvelée et la délicate attention du prosecco-chocolat à l'arrivée!

Nous avons apprécié le calme reposant, à l'écart des flux touristiques amenés par le carnaval mais à proximité raisonnable des festivités.

Sur le plan pratique, il y a un petit supermarché à deux pas et plusieurs restaurants sympathiques et bon marché à proximité (la pizzeria la perla et surtout l'osteria Alla Vedova).

Une bonne adresse qui donne envie de revenir et que nous recommandons sans réserve!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2011
  • Stayed: March 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous voudrions remercier ces invités particulièrement sensibles pour leur gentillesse. Nous avons été ravis de pouvoir les accueillir chez nous, nous sentons qu´ils ont apprécié la maison, son esthétique, son charme, et son atmosphère qui sort de l´ordinaire - au fond, c´est surtout cela que nous offrons Nous espérons de les revoir souvent
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Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.

Palazzetto, Cannaregio, La Serenissima.

  • 5 of 5

There was space, elegance, an outlook and wine on the table, provided by the owners – all the things we need and love. Regardless of how much has been written and said about it, nothing and nobody can prepare one for Venice. The crowds I can bear, though I wish that people would dress with respect for so beautiful and fantastical a place. I have never left any other city so filled with regret, and eager to return – I hope to this winning Palazzetto.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These had to be among the most civilised guests we had, so appreciative of what Venice and our house conveys many thanks indeed , a presto we hope
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres

Venice needs little introduction- among the guidebooks guests have recommended the new edition of Baedeker is high on the list

Ski: Guest Book 'Thank you so much also for the complimentary wine and chocolate. We loved the apartment it was soothing for both senses and soul ' (Vasel Hannover August 2007, attic)'Nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre séjour,Venise bien sûr,mais aussi le mezzanino, qui est d´un calme extraordinaire . Votre idée d´accueillir avec du vin et une bouteille de friandises est excellente'( Durand, Grenoble June 2007 mezzanino) 'Nachdem wir die Tage im sonnigen Venedig und in Ihrem wunderschönen Palazzetto sehr genossen haben...(Hirche, Hamburg piano nobile 2007) 'We were able to enjoy several really beautiful days in your apartment and will certainly be coming to visit you in your Roman property' (no 270, IHR) (Wagnsonner Vienna September 2007) 'We had a wonderful time in your palazzo, thanks for letting me come again and for allowing the use of your lovely homes. I should like to come to Rome in May next year and return to Venice in July’ (Lister, Newcastle 2006


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

PLEASE NOTE THESE PRICES ARE PER NIGHT AS STATED BASED ON OCCUPANCY BY FOUR PERSONS They are only indicative and may vary, depending on how many people come ,in what season and for how long -please contact us for details. To sum up, they come to between 35€ and 60€ per person per night. For instance if there is a gap in the bookings exactly when you want to come, it can be less expensive, as can last minute bookings Please note this owner does not accept the On-line Payments option you will need to pay the owner directly.

Payment to be made exclusively by bank transfer to our Euro company account in Vienna or to our sterling company account at Barclays in London. We do NOT accept credit cards

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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