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Lovely quiet little apartment near the Arsenale.

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Only ten minutes walk from St. Mark's, the apartment is located at the ground floor but safe from high water danger (mt.1,52 above sea level) and has its own entrance. Simply but pleasantly furnished. The windows overlooking channel, a "riva" and a little inner courtyard provide enough light and create a lovely atmosphere. You enter directly into the living room, where there are 2 sofa beds, TV, radio and CD player. Communicating is the kitchen/dining room, with adequate kitchenware and cookware; there is a microwave oven. You access then to the bedroom with lovely window overlooking the canal and door window leaning to a lovely private courtyard. In the first part of the bathroom a washing machine; bathroom, with sink, bidet and shower, is comfortable, ventilated and lighted by two little windows overlooking the channel

Alfio Donati
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2018


Venice-Murano-Burano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • All'arrivo gli ospiti devono pagare la tassa di soggiorno: adulti: 2 euro al giorni; bambini tra i 10 e i 16 anni: 1 euro; fino a 10 anni nulla.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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Lovely quiet little apartment near the Arsenale.
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 38 reviews

Nice little apartment

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice stay here over all. It is not fancy but who can complain about a clean little apartment on a canal!? It took a day but I figured out there are places to buy food and drink near the neighborhood church, San Martino. Comfortable beds and nice quiet place with plenty of room. My only advice is to make sure you verify check out time on your departure date with the owner the day before you arrive. In my case all was resolved but his cleaning staff arrived two hours early. A quick email to Alfio confirming the check out time is all that would have been needed. He’s very nice. The neighborhood is dreamy!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Felt like a local in Venice

  • 4 of 5

Castello was a great little apartment. Really easy to cook and do a load of washing. Right next to a canal which was lovely. It was very nice and quiet as it is about 10 min walk from the main attractions of Venice and restaurants. Felt like one of the locals in this area.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

It was an incredible experience to have our own apartment in such a quiet neighbourhood in such a historic and beautiful city! The apartment was a lot bigger than expected and very well equipped. We cooked a few meals with ease and were able to get some laundry done. Having the canal right there is pretty unreal, and we had a few singing gondoliers go passed. The location is great and easy to find from the Arsenale water taxi station using Alfio's drawn map. Our short interaction with Valentina was great and very easy, and communication with Alfio was awesome and extremely helpful. The apartment was as described if not better and if I ever went back to Venice I would certainly try to book with Alfio again!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy you appreciated the apartment and I hope to have you as guests again. Thank you and best regards, Alfio
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Great apartment

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was fantastically stocked and very spacious. It could sleep 6 tightly. The location was great, it was fantastic being on the island and watching as the other tourists board the ferry every night to return back to the mainland. The apartment was so well stocked that we managed to make a 3 course meal one night, it has every kitchen appliance you can think of, including a juicer and a garlic press. My only complaint with the apartment was the owner's attitude. We had problems one day figuring out how to light the stove (turns out we accidentally turned the switch off) but when I called Alfio for help he was extremely rude and yelled at me through the phone. He was not helpful and it came as quite a shock as he had always seemed pleasant through emails.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m sorry you took for rudeness my difficulty to understand what was the problem; I was outside among people speaking and I’m not so sure with spoken English. You cannot say that I didn’t help you, since immediately I sent Mrs. Valentina to resolve the little problem (and this was of course also a cost for me). Anyway I apologize if you felt my attitude, also unintentionally, rude. Kind regards, Alfio Donati
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"We had a lovely time sta...

  • 5 of 5

"We had a lovely time staying in the appartment. It was very comfortable and well equiped, close to local shops and 'off the beaten track'. It was great having the canal next to us - we even had a Gondola go past!. A peaceful neighbourhood yet within easy walking distance of all the major attractions and vaporetto services."

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2006
  • Stayed: August 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Une perfection !

  • 5 of 5

Vraiment un endroit où on se sent bien, décoré avec goût, on sent que le propriétaire a réfléchi intelligemment à l'atmosphère, c'est idéal pour un séjour à Venise. Entre autres, par exemple, des CD de Beethoven joué par Richter, Bach par Gould, de belles affiches, Klee, Vedova, des détails qui comptent. La vue sur un petit canal et le mur de l'Arsenal, la petite cour privée, dès qu'on arrive, on a envie de revenir car ce n'est pas une location banale. Mais pas en été quand il fait chaud ! (même s'il y a l'air conditionné, vraiment indispensable).

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Venice Marco Polo
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Venice Lido Alberoni
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Lucia station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Venice Lido
Car: not necessary

..From vaporetto (sea bus) stop ARSENALE 10 minutes walk. Few meters from San Martino church, along the big wall of the Arsenale..............................................


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

pulizia $57.79
Pet Fee $0

Le tariffe si riferiscono a 1-2 persone; per ogni persona in più euro 10,00 per notte. Euro 50,00 per spese di pulizia-

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.