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Delicious Apartment 3 Minutes Walking from St. Mark's Square

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)



This recently renovated apartment is located in the heart of the historic center of Venice, halfway between the Rialto bridge (a six minute walk) and St. Mark’s Square (a three minute walk). It is very calm because it looks on to a private courtyard and it is accessible only through another quiet venetian private yard.

In the apartment there is a double bedroom with an armoire and a chiffonier.

The dining room has a lovely early twentieth century inlaid table that seats four, an antique wood and glass china cabinet, a full size sofa-bed and television. The private bathroom is decorated in fine pink marble from Portugal, complete with a bathtub and a hairdryer. The beautiful kitchen has black African granite counters with walls in red marble from Verona. It is equipped with a refrigerator and freezer-cell, a four-burner gas stove, an oven and a microwave.

The four rooms are connected by a foyer allowing separate access to each room making this ideal for two couples. Everyone can have the perfect autonomy and freedom. With the exposed wooden beam ceiling and hardwood/brick flooring this apartment captures the beauty of historical Venice.

Independent heating and air conditioning system.

We usually do discounts for childrens under 16.


Within a radius of fifty meters (really!) you will find: a supermarket, a fruit and vegetable store, a bakery, a dairy, a butcher, a pizza take-away, a wine shop, an electrical appliance store, an internet café, various restaurants, pizzerias and bars, as well as many different kinds of stores. Moreover, in just five minutes by foot you will find two banks, the postal-office and many others typical places where you can eat wonderful fish or just drink a typical cocktail. With everything just at your doorstep you will think you are in the comforts of your own home. As the apartment is located right in the center of the city near the most beautiful monuments, quite a lively area, you can easily reach every other interesting point in the city in just thirty minutes by foot. In addition, it is situated only six minutes away from the two most important vaporetto (water bus) stops in the city (Rialto and San Zaccaria). However, remember that in Venice it is best to travel by foot or with the Venetians on the vaporetto, because the water taxis are very expensive.


If you arrive from the bus station or the car parks (Piazzale Roma stop), or from the train station of Venice “Santa Lucia” (Ferrovia stop), take the vaporetto number 2 (which costs 7 Euro per person) for about fifteen minutes until you reach the Rialto stop. Then it is just six minutes by foot to reach the apartment. You can also take a water taxi which costs about 50-60 Euro per trip.

If you arrive from the airport, take the bus to Venice (a twenty minute ride). Once you arrive in Piazzale Roma, take the vaporetto number 2 as mentioned above. You can also take a water taxi direct from the airport which costs about 80-100 Euro per trip.

If you arrive by car you must leave it in the car park. In Venice it costs between 24 to 30 Euro per day (if there is space). In Mestre it costs 8 Euro per day at the car park in front of the train station; then you just take the train to “Venezia Santa Lucia” (which costs 1,50 Euro) and take the vaporetto number 2 as mentioned above.

If you are already in Venice you can easily reach the apartment by foot.

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Francesco and Nina
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian, slovene
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2018

About Francesco and Nina

I was born in Venice, and I spent all of my life here, in the historical center of this amazing city.

With my beautiful wife Nina we'll make all our best to make you feel comfortable.

We rent few apartments of our family with great passion, offering and expecting the utmost seriousness.

We rent these apartments from many years also on other very known sites with great satisfaction of our guests, and we are in the official accommodation guide of the city of Venice.

We live few minutes from the apartments, so we can help you easly for any kind of trouble.

If you want to spend some relaxing days here, in the real center of the city, in a calm and quite place, we're expecting you!

Greetings from Venice,

Francesco and Nina.

P.S. Our foto was taken in St.Mark's Square the 31th October 2012, during an high water event.

Francesco and Nina purchased this apartment in 1950

Why Francesco and Nina chose Castello

My Grandfather bought it a lot of years ago because Venice is Venice... !

What makes this apartment unique

You will feel at home... Venice is a little big city, you'll find anything you need in few minutes walking.


Castello Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Late Check-in, always to be agreed in advance to the reservation, if accepted: after 20.00 extra fee of 30 Euro; after 23.00 extra fee of 50 Euro.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Convertible bed - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) 63x75 inches (i.e. 160x190 cm), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 63x75 inches (i.e. 160x190 cm)
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Compact but superbly placed!

  • 4 of 5

Quite a small, traditional apartment, but comfortable enought for two. Great support from Nina, both on arrival and later in the week when our gas lighter needed replacing.

The real strength of this apartment is its location. Five minutes from St Marks, six from the Rialto puts it just off a main tourist route, but good restaurants easily reached if you are prepared to walk a couple of streets away. Locally there is a takeaway fresh pasta place a minute away, a lively chicceti bar even closer and, just past it, a super tiramisu shop if you need desert! Supermarket also very handy.

The location enabled us to visit much of Venice on foot or by vaporetto during the week. Recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lilia T.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the apartment for 4 days, and we got in love with it. Great location in the middle of everything- this is the main quality- it got you chance to came there at middle of the

day , get same rest, and than continue to explore later in the evening. The apartment is small, but it got

everything what needed, well equipped kitchen, good bedroom and bathroom. The host- Ninochka

explained us everything there and was very nice. Supermarket ready gives the additional points.

We certainly recommend this apartment to family of 2-3 people.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reno, Nevada

Close to everything

  • 5 of 5

The location was outstanding. We received very detailed instructions on how to find it, and we walked straight to it. It was quiet, clean, and comfortable. Nina and Francesco were very kind and knowledgeable about the area and made great suggestions about what to do and where to eat. It was close to St Marks and close to the Rialto bridge - which made it close to everything! It was nice that there was a grocery store very close as well. Venice is better than we had imagined. No cars, and you could walk or take the water bus everywhere. The shops and restaurants were very fun and all that we experienced were excellent. We can't wait to go back. We would certainly stay in this apartment again next time!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Venetian

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to comment on the directions I received via email from Nina. Frankly, I got lost and it was the start of a beautiful love affair with Venice. If you don't want to get as lost, keep reading. Where she says, go 'over the statute', draw a straight line from where you enter the piazza and find the portal to the next part of the directions on the opposite wall (there was a green neon sign above it when I was there). Do NOT go down either of the walkways at the very end of the square or you will wander around for 45 minutes like I did. Nina's word 'subway' means the mini walkway-bridges over the water. Besides the rocky start, the rest of the stay was fabulous! I loved the location of the place - so close to Rialto and St Mark's but just far enough away that you almost feel like one of the locals. The bed was comfy, the kitchen included olive oil and balsamic vinegar on the counter - a true sign that you're in Italia! All the rest of the quirks to this place are part of it's charm. I'm still trying to decide what "DO NOT BLINK THE GATE" means on the sign on the back of the alleyway gate. (don't change it Nina - it's part of the mystery of Venice!) Which brings me to the lovely landlady Nina. So supportive and thorough. She made it easy to imagine that my first vrbo experience wasn't going to be my last!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in a great central location, but very quiet, as it faces an inner courtyard. Everything worked as it should, including the air conditioner (also very quiet), and wifi. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
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Seattle, WA

Charming pied a terre in Venezia

  • 4 of 5

This clean, well-appointed one bedroom apartment is ideally located. It is less than five minutes to the Rialto Bridge and to St. Marks Square. A great grocery store is one minute away. Our hosts were attentive and helpful. We stayed a full week and were very comfortable. The kitchen, though small, was well-equipped, and allowed us to buy locally at the fish and vegetable markets and cook at home. A small drawback was the occasional rattling of pots and dishes from the restaurant that shared a nonaccessible courtyard, but it closed at a reasonable hour. We highly recommend this charming place.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Venice Marco Polo (VCE)
Nearest Barpub
Same street of the apartment, open up to midnight
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Venice Tronchetto 'Isola Nuova'
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Venice Golf Club 'Circolo Golf Venezia'
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Venice Santa Lucia main train station
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
A57 Mestre
Nearest Restaurant
Same street of the apartment, open up to midnight
Nearest Ski
95 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lido of Venice
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $235.57
Standard Cleaning Fee $47.11

Few days before your arrival the rest of the total amount will be charged to your credit card, and a
guarantee deposit of 200 Euro for any kind of damage will be pre charged.
Also, when you will arrive you will pay the turistic tax in cash: at this moment it's of 1,50 euro per day per person for the first 5 days, but it can be modified by the autorities at the date of your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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