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Giulia

Speaks French, Italian, Spanish, English
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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THE HOUSE OF THE SUN

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An incredible view of the Campo dei Frari with canal view

When I saw this apartment it was “love at first sight”. Then, little by little, I discovered its secrets; the interior feels a part of the Campo dei Frari. The sunlight, the colours at sunset, the sounds of the people, the gondoliers‘ chatting and the music of the street performers keep you company, but they are never too invasive, and at night it is tranquil. You have the impression of being in the middle of a Goldoni play as privileged spectators.

The décor is chosen with care, I wanted it to mirror Venice: the skyline of the 1700 roofs along the Grand Canal has been painted on the furniture; the Murano chandelier has been transformed into a floor lamp; a coffee table has images of water reflections; and the walls covered by unique photographs, taken by the official photographer of the Venice film festival: Andrea Vezzù; they link everything together.

Looking at the light reflecting from the stones of the Frari, one is taken back to the time when this large space was donated to the Franciscan friars for them to build their monastery.

The large seven south facing windows fill the apartment with light and give you a unique view of the Campo dei Frari and the church, with its wonderful altar piece of The Assumption by Titian. The north facing windows overlook the small and picturesque Campo Zen.

At one time the house was owned by a German inventor of games, then it was occupied by a French writer, who lived here for more than 10 years. Maybe it is their positive presence which still gives the apartment its unique atmosphere.

The location between Accademia and Rialto is perfect to reach all of the places of interest, either on foot or by vaporetto (water bus). The vaporetto stop of St Tomà is two minutes walk, from here you can reach anywhere in Venice, the lagoon and the islands. Nearby there is also the St Tomà traghetto that will give you a gondola ride across the Grand Canal for a more 2 euro. The area is full of excellent restaurants but if you want to do some self catering, there is a supermarket less than 100 yards away. Many places are an easy walk: the famous Scuola San Rocco, with its Tintoretto paintings, is less than two minute’s walk; San Marco 15 minutes; the railway and bus stations 10 minutes.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Giulia

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Speaks French, Italian, Spanish, English
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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5
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

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THE HOUSE OF THE SUN
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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THE HOUSE OF THE SUN
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1111068
+39 3355388651
San Polo Venice city centre
San Francisco, CA, USA
5

Let The Sun Shine

  • 5 out of 5
Our ten day stay in this beautiful well equipped appartment was the highlight of a 6 week trip through Europe. Close to transport yet within easy walking distance of all the charms of Venice. Comfortable beds and everything you could need for an enjoyable stay. With a glorious view out over the Campo Frari and all the sights and sounds of this beautiful city at your doorstep. Many good restaurants within a short walk and a mini supermarket around the corner for all the essentials. Giulia was friendly and helpful and thoughtfully explained the working of the apartment. The apartment was well stocked with maps and guidebooks. Our two favorite restaurants were Il Refolo and Improntacafe both within 5 minutes walk of the apartment, don't forget to take a map for Il Refolo.
I would highly recommend this wonderful apartment to anyone thinking of spending some time in this beautiful city.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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THE HOUSE OF THE SUN
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1111068
+39 3355388651
San Polo Venice city centre
5

Bright, happy and well equipped apartment

  • 5 out of 5
We were a family of 4 (two young girls aged 6 & 7) found Giulia's apartment to be large, bright, happy, and wanton for nothing. When renting an apartment you always wonder if you need to bring your on salt and pepper, coffee, things like this. But we were so grateful to see simple and very thoughtful things to make our stay bliss.

There is plenty to do right in the area and you don't have to walk far for anything. The Basilica Frari was stunning. Do yourself a favour and go over and take a tour of it. It is beautiful. The pizzeria around the corner did great takeout. The Trattoria San Toma was also a good place to dine out in the piazza San Toma. Then there is Ada. Don't be afraid to get this lovely private chef in and have her take you to the Rialto fish market. My Italian is sparse but she toured us completely in Italian, then came at night to prepare this lovely meal. All recommended by Giulia. She basically planned our 6 days in Venice.

Thank you Giulia! Your apartment is one of the best we've ever stayed in. And your hospitality is rare. Keep up the wonderful work!
  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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THE HOUSE OF THE SUN
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1111068
+39 3355388651
San Polo Venice city centre
5

Fabulous Venetian Experience!

  • 5 out of 5
We were two couples renting this lovely apartment for 6 nights at the end of April. What a fabulous stay it turned out to be! We have been to Venice several times before and have stayed in hotels, B&B's and other apartments but we can honestly say that this is the best Venetian experience we have ever had. Truly memorable, thanks in no small part to our wonderful host Giulia who really does go above and beyond to share her passion for this magical city.

Firstly the apartment itself. It's bright, spacious, lovingly decorated by Giulia herself, and sparkling clean. The kitchen is well equipped, the beds comfortable and the bathrooms both in good condition. Its huge, expansive windows overlook the magnificent Frari Church and campo and a small canal. This location is perfect for exploring Venice on foot or by vaporetto, with the nearest stop - San Toma - only a few minutes away. There are a number of quality shops very close by and yet, at the same time, you are only a 10 minute walk from the Rialto market. In short, you are close enough to many of the main attractions but far enough away to escape the crowds. In our view, perfect!

And then there is Giulia! She is the most gracious and responsive host you could wish for. When we told her that on previous visits we had not been able to find food in Venice to compare with other areas of Italy, she was ready for the challenge! Firstly she recommended a number of places she enjoys - ranging from special places for an aperitif at sunset to local trattoria which served excellent cicchetti and local produce. Secondly she introduced us to Signora Ada, a wonderfully kind and thoughtful lady who, for many years, was chef at Alla Vedova (Ca'Doro). By arrangement, Signora Ada met us at the Rialto market, shopped with us and then came to the apartment to cook for us. Wonderful! If you get the chance, we would highly recommend checking to see whether she is available. You won't regret it!

Giulia is an amazing ambassador for the city and a knowledgeable, generous and hospitable host who left us with a special insight into the Venice she clearly loves.

Thank you for the memories. The House of the Sun will never be forgotten.
  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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THE HOUSE OF THE SUN
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1111068
+39 3355388651
San Polo Venice city centre
Solana Beach, CA
5

Family from San Diego, CA

  • 5 out of 5
My family recently returned from staying in this apartment. It is centrally located in the San Palo neighborhood and affords easy access to all of Venice's sights. The apartment is clean and tastefully furnished. The owner, Giulia, is extremely helpful and a wonderful host. The apartment is light and the sounds from the square below complement ones Venice experience. I would definitely return to this apartment if our family's travels take us again to Venice. Superb!
  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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THE HOUSE OF THE SUN
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1111068
+39 3355388651
San Polo Venice city centre
5

A Venetian Gem

  • 5 out of 5
Overlooking the famous Basilica dei Frari and its adjoining Campo, this spacious gem of an apartment is filled with light and the love of its owner, Giulia, whose tasteful interior design combines old Venetian charm with smart contemporary sensibility and artwork.

My wife, my son, and I stayed here for 10 days this past summer and it's absolutely where we'll stay again in future visits to Venice. Tucked away in a charming spot in the San Polo neighborhood, apart from the hustle and bustle of the tourist trade, but close enough to stroll or boat wherever you're going swiftly,
you feel as if you're a local resident, not merely a visitor.

A master bedroom, living room, and dining room, equally ample, all offer full views of the Campo and you can perch comfortably in the open air above it all in the living room window seats. A second bedroom, kitchen, and two bathrooms complete the bright, airy space.

Local markets and specialty food vendors allow for fresh breakfasts at home or afternoon respites of wine and cheese. And if you have friends in town, invite them over. There's plenty of room.

An added treat – the Grom gelato shop is literally fifteen seconds from the front door when the heat or your sweet tooth calls for it, day or night. You can even see how long the line is long from your window perch.

The Rialto Market and Bridge are an easy stroll in one direction; the Campo Santa Margherita in another. The San Toma vaporetto stop is a five minute walk at most. It's a perfect spot to wander off from and back to at day's end.

Giulia is lovely and greeted us at our dock when we landed, orienting us to the apartment, as well as the local haunts, restaurants, and places of historical note. She has put a great deal of care and detail into her property and the results show. Cheerful by day, enchanting by night, this is truly a wonderful spot to stay in Venice. Highly recommended!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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THE HOUSE OF THE SUN
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1111068
+39 3355388651
San Polo Venice city centre
5

Stunning Property and Magical Time

  • 5 out of 5
My husband Eddie and I stayed at this wonderful apartment for 8 nights. This was our first time in Venice and it was outstanding. Our hostess Giulia was a wonderful resource for everything - travel ideas and wonderful hospitality.

This apartment is right on a canal where you can easily catch a gondola! Also, the view of the church is right out your windows. The windows in the living room were wonderful to open and catch the breeze. It was a wonderful place to enjoy a glass of wine.

Additionally, the apartment is very large and has all the modern appliances. The grocery store, restaurants, cafes and shops are all within short walking distances.

We highly recommend this beautiful apartment! Caio! Laurie and Eddie Beard
  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Marco Polo Airport - Venice
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Station Venice
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A 4
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Lido di Venezia
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Cortina
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Golf of Lido
Car: not necessary

visit the secret itineraries in the Doge's Palace and have a unforgetable immagine of the Basilica San Marco illuminated from inside (by 11:30 to 12:30) is a must. For the sports people I suggest a row in a typical venetian rowing boat with Jane. Other way to know the spirit of our place is to partecipate to a traditional fishing in the lagoon. If you intend to move out of Venice for few hours, i suggest to visit Valsanzibio, one of the best european garden.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
high season
5 Apr 2014 - 4 Nov 2014
4 night minimum stay
€1,200
for 4 nights
From
€300
€2,000
 
 
low season
5 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
for 7 nights
€1,200
 
 
High Season
20 Dec 2014 - 6 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
for 7 nights
€2,000
 
 
low season
7 Jan 2015 - 6 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
for 7 nights
€1,200
 
 
high season
7 Feb 2015 - 18 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
for 7 nights
€2,000
 
 
low season
19 Feb 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
for 7 nights
€1,200
 
 
high season
28 Mar 2015 - 8 Nov 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,200
for 4 nights
From
€300
€2,000
 
 
low season
9 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
for 7 nights
€1,200
 
 
high season
20 Dec 2015 - 6 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
for 7 nights
€2,000
 
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in San Polo in Venice city centre

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms have a large window with a beautiful view
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • All beds : Extra Lg (each one cm 180 x 200) Double Bed the 2nd bedroom has a window with a beautiful view over a small square and a beautiful palace. In one of two living there are 2 Sofa bed / Futon, the mattresses are large and comfortable as a normal bed L
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Boat
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
it is possible to partecipate at the visit of the Rialto market together a polite lady that for a 40 years worked as chief of the most famous venician's osterie. So you can have the opportunity to chose the menu for the dinner (fish, meat and vegetable). After the morning visit at the market, in the late afternoon the lady will stay in the apartment to prepare the food and it is possible to partecipate to a lesson in cooking school.
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