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Charming canal view apart few steps from San Marco Square, quiet hidden corner

San Marco, Venice, Italy
  • Apartment839 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights

Hearth of Venice, canal view, qietness, comfort: perfect for easy sight-seeing

An initial Message instead of a direct booking Request would be appreciated as it would allow to introduce themselves and receive complete informations (full brochure) with no pressure.

Charming private apartment in the hearth of Venice, finely furnished, quiet and comfortable. Encased by canals and a private courtyard (magnificent Corte Zorzi) allowing access to the building, Astarte apart is absolutely quiet as it is sheltered by any possible hustle and bustle of tourists.

Anyway the area is not a massive touristic path, it is an hidden corner just behind Saint_Mark’s square.

Typical “battuto veneziano” floors, ceiling beams and Murano glass chandliers, within a magnificent canal view over a secondary canal where just gondolas are allowed to navigate, bring guests in a real and agreeable venetian atmosphere.

Astarte equipment allow guests to prepare any meal for an easy self-catering.

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english, french, spanish, italian, Venetian dialect
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • In the twin bedroom the second bed is a chest bed (extracted by the main single bed). Two real beds, no campbeds.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

        Location Type

          • Downtown
          • Near The Ocean
          • Town
          • Waterfront


              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Luxury
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        24H dedicated Internet Wi-Fi
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                        Charming canal view from every window
                      • Parking
                        Public parking available in PIazzale Roma or Tronchetto
                      • Towels Provided
                        Towels changed every 3 nights
                      • Washing Machine


                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Moka coffee maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Audio Tape Player
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Radio
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television


                                      • Boat


                                          • Groups
                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • Singles


                                              • churches
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • restaurants
                                              • synagogues
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • swimming


                                                              • Due to its position, quietness (sheltered by Corte Zorzi and canals) and canal view, Astarte is the perfect getaway for sight-seeing. Bed linen and towels are supplied by the Owner Linen are weekly changed. Towels are 3 days changed.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                54 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Better than it looks in the pictures

                                                                James H.

                                                                Great location in Venice.

                                                                We stayed here with our two kids (ages 8 and 10) and had a great time. We decided on a VRBO rather than hotel to avoid being crammed into a small room together.

                                                                The photos make the apartment appear shabby and I wasn't expecting much; it was actually much nicer and more updated than we expected. There is just some old furniture that makes it all appear older. It is very spacious, with a modern kitchen and comfortable beds (Trundle beds in kids' room).

                                                                We chose this place based on its proximity to San Marco (stone's throw), two bedrooms, and view. Having windows overlooking the canal was great. Despite proximity to the crowds and bustle of San Marco, it is in a very quiet location on a little private square. Thee is no street noise and the building is very quiet with friendly neighbors.

                                                                I found the booking to be disjointed. You have to pay with Paypal (unlike most VRBO places which accept credit cards). We made a Paypal deposit, then payed the rest in cash at arrival. You talk to numerous people who have some hand in the management (Andrea, Roberto, and Matilda for us) but they are all very responsive and helpful. I thought we were meeting Roberto at the Rialto vaporetto stop and we were texting with him that morning, but Matilda was the one who met us and led us to the apartment. She was a very helpful guide. We had no problems with the place at all except for the Wifi went down, which Roberto got fixed right away.

                                                                Overall, I would highly recommend this apartment for a stay in Venice. Some of the negative reviews seem ridiculous after staying here.

                                                                Great Location

                                                                John T.

                                                                Enjoyed our stay immensely. Owner was easy to work with and Mathilde met us at the vaporetto stop just as promised to escort us to the apartment. Clean, comfortable, and right on the water - couldn't ask for anything more!

                                                                Nice apartment in a great location. Very close to St. Mark’s Square.

                                                                Heather S.

                                                                Our interactions with the owner and getting on and off the island were wonderful. Matilde gave us great restaurant recommendations and was very welcoming. Roberto was easy to communicate with and responsive, which was helpful as it was our first time there.

                                                                Canal views and great location

                                                                Lisa H.Lawrenceville, GA

                                                                This apartment was very comfortable (especially the beds!) and the location is hard to beat as it is just steps from Piazza San Marco and the Grand Canal. Matilda was very friendly and helpful. I hope to return one day!

                                                                Well featured property in great location

                                                                Jacqui W.

                                                                All communication was prompt and friendly. Met & escorted to property by Matilda, who was warm, friendly & informative. The property was as described, clean, roomy, beds comfortable & backing on to the canal. We loved the location, as a family of four with two young children it was great to have such a conveniently located apartment so little legs could rest before heading out again. The patisserie near by was amazing & the gelato bar outside the apartment was definitely a highlight for our children !!!

                                                                Good location- and that's alll.

                                                                Paulette S.

                                                                The apartment was clean and the location ideal. Mathilda was very pleasant and tried to be helpful. She arranged the vaporetto for our departure. Unfortunately, after that the best I can say is it was "bare bones". The furniture is very outdated and beds were very uncomfortable. The frame of the double bed kept moving from side to side and we needed to put a cushion in the footboard area to keep the pillows on the bed. There are MANY, STEEP steps so beware if you have limitations or heavy luggage. There was barely enough toilet paper, for two couples, no paper towels and only one small trash bag. We won't stay there again.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Dear Guest, thank u for your kind Review. Guests are very different from each other that's why Reviews cannot be all equally positive.

                                                                Anyway who reads can easily deduce guest's typology by what they report and consequently give the right weight to. In your case a capital letters written compliant about the few apart easy stairs when it is clearly marked it is an (European) 1st floor, the most comfortable access u can find in Venice where a ground floor (US 1st floor) is not suitable because of humidity and "high water" sounds a bit specious. Maybe your "nescience" about the difference between US and European 1st floor could explain it. Maybe the frame of the double bed moved (just with u) because of high wight it had to substain. Other generic compliants are outline. Finally I personally do not find a clear reasons explaining your severe judgement.

                                                                Thank u for your appreciation about cleanliness, location and good service.

                                                                Andrea, Astarte Owner & Manager


                                                                San Marco, Venice, Italy

                                                                Hearth of Venice, few meters from St. Marc square, perfect for an easy sight-seeing. A private internal XVI Cent. Venetian courtyard (Corte Zorzi) allow access to the building and also shelter the apart from any possible tourist’s hustle and bustle. In fact the apart is absolutely quiet. Charming view on the nice canal behind its windows (Canale Orseolo) where just gondolas are allowded to navigate all day long (gondolas deposit and main departure area is 50 meters far). Other Activities: cultural site

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Additional Guest Fee
                                                                $0 - $12

                                                                Prices are just indicatory: they strongly depend on Tenancy and specific Year's period. Prices are for 1/2 guests. Prices can change due to specific periods (ex. Carnival, Easter, Christmas/New Year etc...) or during specific events. Confirmatory deposit must be accomplished by bank transfer/paypal. Balance by cash or credit card. Warranty deposit accomplished by credit card inprint (no money cha

                                                                54 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.6/5
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