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Perfect Private Canal Views Balcony AC Dorsoduro 5 Min 2 Bridge Charm Quiet WiFi

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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

See what the experts say about us! Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Italy Experience Maker award, Travel & Leisure Magazine Italy All-Star award, Better Business Bureau A+ perfect rating, SlowTravel Preferred, Vacation Rental Managers Association professional.

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Welcome to a light-filled apartment overlooking a small canal with a view also of the Grand Canal of Venice. The Dorsoduro neighborhood is central Venice but away from the throngs of visitors around famous places like St Mark's piazza.

“The apartment has plenty of space. We enjoyed having breakfasts and a lunch on the balcony with views of activity on the canals.”

Two large windows and French doors in the living/dining room bring in lots of light. A small balcony is up two steps; it overlooks Ca' Rezzonico palace, a small canal and across the neighboring rooftop, the Grand Canal.

“The apartment has lots of space, good lighting, is well equipped, is comfortable for sitting, has a little balcony (up 4 steps) with a peek at the Grand Canal.”

Enjoy your private view of the Ca' Rezzonico palace with its collection of sculpted heads above and below each window. The daily rhythm of the city can be traced by the sights and sounds of Venice observed from your apartment. Church bells across the city toll the daylight hours. A few boats pass below your balcony and windows, their type changes with the time of the day.

An L-shaped sofa is a comfy spot and can easily seat three. The sofa opens to form a double sized bed. Truly beautiful woods are featured in the parquet floor, bookshelves and dining table. A flat-panel TV with satellite reception brings in a few English-language stations.

“The apartment was lovely, very comfortable, and had everything we needed and then some.”

The kitchen and bedroom are down six steps from the living/dining room. Small but efficient, the kitchen really has everything you need for real cooking, if you wish. Four burner gas stove, oven, under-counter refrigerator with small freezer compartment, dishwasher and washing machine. There is an Italian coffee maker and a French press. The pots and pans are plentiful as well as cooking utensils. Dishes and serving pieces are in an armoire near the dining table.

The bedroom and the kitchen are under the eves. The ceiling on the far side of the bed is almost 6 feet. The bed consists of joined single beds, so slightly wider than a North American queen. At the far side, there are built in closets. Also in the bedroom is an armoire and a small desk. A sky light can be opened/closed and a sliding panel can eliminate sunlight.

“The beds including the sofa bed is comfortable and the bedding and linen very adequate.”

Across the living room from the kitchen/bedroom steps is a large bathroom. The large window has the usual palace view. There is a large tub with shower, toilet, bidet and sink. The drying rack for laundry and iron and ironing board are also stowed here.

The Dorsoduro neighborhood is real Venice. Sure, plenty of tourists as there have been for millenia, but also all the locals who shop for their veggies around the corner at the greengrocer's boat docked at the Campo San Barnaba, sip their beverages in the Bar Ai Artisti in the Campo and buy their groceries at the Billa market with its views across the Giudecca canal. Wonderful is the slight separation from the really busy San Marco and Castello districts but they are still in easy reach. You can cross the Grand Canal at the end of the calle (walking street) on the traghetto (ferry) or walk 5 minutes one way to the Accademia bridge or 10 minutes the other direction to the Rialto bridge. Riding the water-busses is easy, one stops at the same place as the traghetto, Ca' Rezzonico, or the walk to the Piazzale Roma for a car park or the train station takes only 15 minutes.

“There is a waterbus stop just seconds from the apartment - no cars anywhere, just the gondolas below going past the apartment!”

Guests receive complimentary and helpful documents: 1. FAQ About Renting in Italy, 2. Helpful Information About Venice. On request, complimentary children's adventure guide to Italy e-Book. We accept Visa, Mastercard, cash, check, wires. Call 888.308.6123 for a quote.


Keywords: Vacation Apartment in Venice Holiday Flat Dorsoduro, luxury venetian apartment

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Pat Byrne
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Pat Byrne

This apartment is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love visiting Italy as much as we do. We are sisters Lisa and Pat Byrne who lived in Italy in our youth and now travel there frequently for business and pleasure.

We offer only short term rentals that we carefully hand pick for their locations, furnishings, amenities, and that we can personally recommend and would want to stay in ourselves. We travel frequently to inspect, and usually stay in, the rentals we represent. We select vacation rentals that offer charm, good locations, cleanliness, quality furnishings and hospitable welcomes. We count the number of steps up to the property, check the size of the refrigerator, shower, listen for noise, inventory the kitchen equipment and even inspect the mattresses. This is our most important point of differentiation which sets us apart from many other vacation rental firms. Even with careful advance research and personal connections, we still choose to not represent more than 50% of the properties we visit.

Pat Byrne purchased this apartment in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

Character apartment in great location for the best of Venice

Two of us (an older couple) stayed at Marino for a week at the end of November. The apartment was charming and comfortable, benefitting particularly from a spacious lounge/ dining area with a view to the Grand Canal a short distance away and a small terrace which would be great for sitting out in the warmer weather. The kitchen was compact but entirely serviceable and we were able to prepare two or three nice meals there. The bedroom similarly was "bijoux" but comfortable and had adequate storage space for two people. As is to be expected in Venice, there were plumbing problems occasionally with for instance low water pressure which meant we had to wait for hot water a couple of times. But what the heck: holidays are for chilling and being able to relax about such minor setbacks!

What really set Marino apart was the excellent location. Dorsoduro really is a wonderful part of "La Serenissima": full of charm itself but just far enough away from the main tourist areas to get away from the crowds and be able to get a feel for "the real Venice". That said, within 15-20 minutes easy walking you can get to San Marco and areas like the Rialto. The vaporetto stop at Ca' Rezzonico on the Grand Canal is only a few yards away if you want to use that, but we found that Marino was so well situated that we simply walked everywhere, enjoying the fact that we happened on areas that we might not otherwise have seen. As has often been said, getting lost in Venice is one of the joys of life, and there is a definite limit to how badly lost you can get.

All-in-all Marino Apartment gave us a wonderful base for our time in Venice and Dorsoduro was a gem of an area. Highly recommended.
Nov 2017
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Dorsoduro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Local hospitality tax paid in cash on arrival.
  • Late arrivals after 8pm must be arranged in advance and there is a late arrival fee.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower over tub, sink, toilet, bidet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 singles joined together slightly wider than a U.S. queen
    Convertible - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double sofa bed
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services


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average rating of 4.8157897 based on 76 reviews

An absolutely great week in a very special appartment

  • 5 of 5

Very professional handling of the reservation. Competent greeter. The appartment is in good shape, spacious livingroom, the bedroom small but everything well kept. The balcony holds two people and a bottle of prosecco - who wants more... The view is lovely. We certainly will come back!

We are frequent visitors of Venice and can say that we know quite a lot of this lovely town. We judge the location of the appartment as absolutely perfect for people who do not want to follow the main stream of mass-tourism and still the next water-bus station is a mere 20 meters from the doorstep. So is the famous museum Cà Rezzonico.

The Dorsoduro quarter is probably the most "Italian" quarter in Venice. Great for shopping at the vegetable boat right on the Campo San Barnabo, authentic with charming coffee-bars, real Italian stores and a fishmonger every morning nearby.

The appartment is wonderful to experiment Italian living, but still only a stone's throw away from all the main attractions of the city.

And if your Italian is not good enough: most everybody speaks at least a bit of English :-)

We enjoyed it very much!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Martin, we are delighted you had such a wonderful time and look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect Team
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Lovely apartment, great neighbourhood

  • 4 of 5

Let me get the negatives, which are quite minor, over with quickly: 1. The sloping ceiling of the kitchen begins to hit your head when you are little more than half way in; whoever took that somewhat deceptive picture (facing the other way) was already crouching. We have a comical picture of one of us scrunched on the floor trying to use the clothes washer at the far end. And the ceiling over the far side of the bed is indeed less than 6 feet, so if that's how tall you are you'll find it awkward using the closet there. 2. The kitchen is really, really small from any point of view, so all the dishes are upstairs in the living room. If you bring some down with the intention of leaving them in the kitchen, you'll have no counter space. 3. Italy Perfect rather overwhelmed us with impersonal emails, for example telling me again and again that I had to give a cash security deposit to the greeter, when I had already paid it.

These things being said, this place is, in fact, wonderful. That little slice of the Grand Canal seems bigger in actuality than the pictures, and is a huge selling point, as is the authentic neighbourhood. You'll feel like a real Venetian when you go early in the morning to throw your garbage into the correct container on the waiting barge. Having the vaporetto stop mere steps away is a big plus. Also, Venice was colder than anticipated in the last week of October, and we much appreciated being able to turn on the heat pump. Giovanna, our greeter, could not have been nicer or more helpful. Don't hesitate: book this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you found wonderful the apartment, your hostess, views of the Grand Canal and Venice. And thank you for the "don't hesitate to book this place." Very glad you read in the description and photos that the ceilings in the kitchen and bedroom slope down. Yes, the kitchen is small, as described and depicted. For meal prep there is a little folding counter on the wall opposite the sink. It is true our automated system sends out 2 emails that ask for arrival information and note that if not already paid as yours was, a deposit is due on check in.
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good location, some hiccups

  • 3 of 5

My husband, my daughter (age 22), and I stayed here for four nights in early June. The location is great, close to vaporetto stop, convenient to many sights, but not overrun with tourists. Several nice restaurants in neighborhood. Apartment is nice, small kitchen, and sofa bed in living room for my daughter. The only issue was that our luggage was delayed, and Lost and Found at the Venice airport refuses to call an US phone number, and so we were dependent on home contact to determine if and when our luggage might be delivered. I spent the first 36 hours in apartment waiting for luggage. A better system is needed, one option is to arrange for luggage delivery to hotel (Palazzo Stern) next door.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you found the apartment and location very nice, real Venice, not real touristy. We are happy that the manager was able to serve as your communications center receiving and making many calls and emails for you about your luggage. She was not able to provide the 24x7, front desk type service that you expected and requested, but in the end, your luggage arrived! The best system of all is, as we suggest to all our Venice guests, pack light, carry-ons only. Also, in Italy, tips are moderate but appreciated when people who help you and go above and beyond, as would have been appropriate for the manager.
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Decorah, Iowa USA

Just a wonderful apartment!!

  • 4 of 5

What you see on the photos is exactly what you get. The apartment is just fabulous...lots of light, the little balcony is so beautiful, the whole place is incredibly clean, great little kitchen, bed very comfortable, very quiet, lovely furnishings - everything you could want. It was HOT when we stayed there, but the air conditioner worked very well and with fans in the lower bedroom, we slept well. Only two problems, but they have nothing to do with the apartment. Mosquitoes...but that is just Venice. Nobody has screens on the windows and in the summer with all of that water, you just have them. Water pressure? But again, that is just Venice. You have the same problem everywhere. Location was great and neighborhood was super....not a lot of tourists and lots of good restaurants very near plus Punto...a great little supermarket very near. They have everything you might need. We had a marvelous time. Staff met us right at the vaparetto stop and were very helpful in orienting us to the apartment. Just a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you found the apartment fabulous, that it was clean, comfortable, quiet and the air conditioning was adequate in the hot weather. We, too, love that location and neighborhood. So glad you more than overcame the common issues with Venice. The Italy Perfect Team
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Somerville, MA

Location, sunny, spacious

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location! A quiet neighborhood with lots of charm also within easy walking distance of the Peggy Guggenheim museum, Accademia, San Sebastián cathedral, southern waterfront, and lots of wonderful restaurants. If you're not a walker it's about 1/2 block to the Vapperato.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious Venice Apartment

  • 5 of 5

The Marino Apartment was so spacious and in a great location. The bathroom is large and the bed was comfortable. The bookshelves were well-stocked in case you decide to stay in on a rainy day. Compo Santa Margherita, just over the bridge from our apartment's San Barnaba Compo, has plenty of restaurants, a gelato shop, farmacia and other shops. Once we got our bearings, things were easy to get to and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Check out the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, which is about a 10 minute walk from the apartment. The great thing about the apartment is that there is a desk with maps and other info that you will definitely use. Evelyn, our greeter, was very accommodating and helpful as well.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peggy! The Italy Perfect Team
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Car: not necessary

• Ca Rezzonico Vaporetto (water bus) stop - 2 minute walk

• Piazza San Marco - 20 min walk

• Rialto Bridge - 18 min walk

• Train Station - 17 min walk

• Accademia Museum - 5 min walk

• Peggy Guggenheim Collection - 9 min walk

• Frari Church - 7 min walk

• Grocery store - 7 min walk


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $369.19
Greeting & cleaning/week $147.67
Tax Rate 5.0%

Three night stays are possible, please ask for a quote.

The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, utility allowance (which guests seldom exceed), final cleaning, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi.

Not included in the price is the local hospitality tax paid in cash upon arrival and utility usage over €10 Euros per day (charged at €.5/Kwh) deducted from security deposit on departure.

We provide our guests with a guide to traveling and renting in Italy as well as our personal guide to local shopping, restaurants and services.

Check in is normally from 5-8pm. To guarantee check in before 5pm or to check out after 10am, you may reserve the night before or the night after your stay, if available, for ½ the nightly price calculated against the price for the number of nights you are staying in the property. Sometimes, if the housekeeper is in the apartment cleaning when you reach Venice, then you may be able to arrive and leave your luggage. This possibility is a day to day situation, so when you call your greeter from your point of arrival, then she'll tell you if you can go to drop your bags. If not possible, there are convenient locations to check luggage described in the Venice information we provide. Check in between 8-10pm requires €50 paid in cash to greeter. Check in between 10pm and midnight must be confirmed in advance and €75 Euro payment in cash to greeter. Early Check In from 9am. Late Check Out until 5pm. We cannot guarantee you will be able to check in early or check out late if you do not reserve these extra nights.

Default bed makeup for 2 guests is the bed in the bedroom. If you are two and would also like the sofa bed made up, there is a housekeeping charge of €35.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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