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luxurious penthouse with 3 terraces in important historical palazzo

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 double bedrooms, 1 dressing room , 2 bathrooms

Luxurious, spacious penthouse  with 3 terraces in an important  historic palazzo of the 12th century, built by spice-and silk traders from the orient. The interior design reflects  the period and origin of the Palazzo and is adapted to modern lifestyle in a unique way; the apartment is a true oasis  in Cannaregio - a very special  part of  Venice  where you can still find typical Venetian atmosphere and scenes, away from  mass tourism but  close to all the main attractions and surrounded by numerous Restaurants and wine bars. There are spectacular views from all three terraces over the roofs of Venice as far as the Campanile of San Marco, and the panoramic window overlooking Murano, which is akin to a Canaletto seascape painting, changing colors according to light and weather. On all the terraces you can relax and breath the fresh sea air, accompanied by the sound of sea gulls.  The first is dedicated to relaxing, with a sun bed and deck chairs; the second has a modern barbecue and eating area, while the third is ideal for breakfast or evening cocktails.

The  penthouse apartment itself of approx.170 sq m occupies the whole of the third and top floor as a single unit and is accessed by an elevator. It is luxuriously furnished in mainly oriental style with precious art work. Ancient beamed ceilings, which are  illuminated  by spot lights, are visible throughout the apartment and create a very special atmosphere. There is  one  large living room with dining area, from where you enter a fully equipped small kitchen under the eves;  opposite,  again under the eves, there is a relaxation/television room with a pull out double bed couch (adaptable into a 140 cm wide bed )… Also off the living room is another bedroom (160 cm bed width) with an own terrace; and finally, a shower / bathroom in beautiful Venetian style mosaic. Whereas the master double bedroom (160cm large bed) with its own  terrace, facing west, is a separate unit and has a luxurious en-suite marble bathroom with mosaic inlays and a jacuzzi whirl-pool and shower. It is accessed through a studio/dressing room with  2 single pull out beds and has another terrace, facing east. There is  Wi-Fi, satellite television, washing machine and a dual mode air conditioning/heating system, as well as underfloor-and central heating throughout the whole apartment.

although it would sleep 7 guests , we only accept max 6

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About The Owner

designer , art collector

Why The Owner chose Cannaregio

historical background of the Palazzo and it's interesting surrounding in this very special area of Cannaregio

What makes this apartment unique

the unique views , the serenity of this place, a true oasis where you can recharge your batteries

Guestbook comments from the manager

Mark and I certainly enjoyed our stay in your lovely apartment. Besides being the nicest we have stayed in our visits to several European conferences, it was a most convenient location.
Jun 2012
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Cannaregio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Bathrooms luxuriously equipped, Venetian Orsoni mosaic work as well as marble
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The sofa bed consists of 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , bed size 160 cm large
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , bed 160 large
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , bed of sofa 140 large
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
Direct access to apartment by elevator.


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luxurious penthouse with 3 terraces in important historical palazzo
average rating of 4.8591547 based on 73 reviews

A beautiful apartment in a lovely peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Alexandra’s apartment. We met on the first day when we picked up the keys and she was so welcoming. The apartment is beautiful with the most amazing views (on a clear day we could see the snow capped mountains!). It is an old and traditional building which adds to it’s character.

It is within easy walking distance of most places, Rialto bridge is about 10 mins walk. There are also some lovely bars and cafes nearby and a great restaurant and bar that regularly plays live music.

We all loved our stay in Venice and would absolutely choose to stay in Alexandra’s apartment again

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Leben im Palazzo/ Life in a palazzo

  • 5 of 5

This appartement is lovely, spaceous with beautifull views to church, town, and lagune

It was very cosy and warm heatet, just 1 room had no heating .The facilities in the bathroom had a little problems with water, but Alexandra always helped fast in this the situation, we could reach her whenever we wanted. We would recommend to have the same blankets for the beds in every room, the room with the sofa and bed-sofa had just a thin cover, and we had to use a extra wool blanket, in 1 room was no heating !

The kitchen was small because of the roof, but we managed to cook great meals. The neighbourhood is beautiful, very calm and we could walk to other interesting places of the town in 15-20 minutes. We loved the spirituality of this appartement with his antique asiatic statues and art.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester New York

Singular residence with unforgettable views

  • 5 of 5

This is a unique, spectacular residence. It is very spacious and will transport you to a different era. The decor is fascinating and the host is delightful and responsive. The shower is the only weakness but easily outweighed by the many other strengths such as the terraces, vistas, jacuzzi, and lighting.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sierra Vista AZ

Wonderful flat, great location!

  • 5 of 5

This flat was perfect for us, myself, husband, one of our sons, our daughter, and her husband and 2 kids. Quite large and in a nice quiet location on a busy Island! We were there for the Marathon and enjoyed the city, but as it was a crowded weekend we were always happy to cross the last couple of bridges in the quietness of the neighborhood. Thankful for a washer and dryer to clean our running clothes. A few of the instructions on items need updating, but we were able to figure things out. Did bump our heads in the kitchen a couple times as it is a top floor flat with sloping ceilings. Ana the caretaker did not speak English, but she was able to show us everything and show us the write up for that item/area - worked for us. Views were beautiful from the top floor. We did use the elevator for our luggage which was very nice - we actually prefer walking up flights of stairs, but not with luggage! Communications with Alexandra were always easy and she responded quickly. Thank you for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marche, Italy

Fab location, fab views, loved it...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Alexandra's lovely apartment. Lovely quiet part of town for great sleep and getting a little away from the crowds but just round the corner from loads of lively bars and restaurants. The main living room is huge and has great views across the lagoon and the rooftops. Yes the kitchen is small and has low ceilings but you soon get used to it and it's a small price to pay for how gorgeous a place it is. Really comfy beds too. We loved all the Buddhas! In over 30 visits to Venice this was the first time I found a place with a lift - much appreciated after a few hours trekking around town. Thanks Alexandra we hope to return...

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here a number of times in the past few years and have developed a relationship with the owner so we really feel at home here and have fallen in love with the area. The apartment is in a historic building so has many quirks that might be expected in such an old building in Venice. But being on the fourth floor with balconies overlooking the Laguna and the city, having plenty of space and an elevator to boot it really is an amazing place to stay and hope we will be able to return many more times.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Venezia Tessera
Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
Madonna dell' Orto
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Venezia Santa Lucia
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres

Cannaregio is an insider area of Venice loved by locals. It's great to discover a neighbourhood largely unchanged by the city's tourist hordes. Its bars, restaurants and shops are great places to taste local life attractions in the nearby surroundings, which is largely unchanged by the city's tourist hordes. Its bars, restaurants and shops are great places to taste local life. Cultural attractions: Tintoretto house, Madonna dell' Orto Church, where Tintoretto is buried. Campo dei Mori with the interesting story of the 3 traders coming from the Orient in the 12th century. Many Restaurants and bars along the Fondamenta della Misericordia. Little stores and supermarkets nearby...vaporetto station only 5 min away from the apartment in the historical palazzo.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $79.69

. Laundry, end cleaning and utilities included for 2 pax
Eur 20 for each extra guest
. Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's
. Monthly rates on request.
. Last minute offers available.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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