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Giulia

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Bedrooms 2
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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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THE HOUSE OF THE SUN

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in San Polo - FRARI

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

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5
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

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THE HOUSE OF THE SUN
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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THE HOUSE OF THE SUN
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1111068
+39 -3355388651
San Polo Venice city centre
5

Perfect even on a rainy week

  • 5 out of 5
We spent one week at the House of the Sun and even though we did not see the sun except for very brief moments, we had an excellent time. It was 3 of us from the same family and we were very comfortable in the space. Good beds and spacious bedrooms. Plenty of sitting space. Books to read...
Even 2 tvs in case we did not agree on what channel to watch the news on !
It was my 7 or 8th trip to Venice but I never get tired of if. First time however that I had daily rain on top of my daily pasta. It was very magic to see the high water (cheap boots are for sale everywhere) and at the same time to get a reality check: it is not easy to live in Venice and to try to keep it up.
There is plenty of light in the apartment and with the large windows opening on a big square, the sky is the limit. We enjoyed the church bells very much too.
Kitchen is great with enough glasses and silverware, nice dishes, ustensiles that work and good pots and pans.
2 bathrooms in perfect working condition. Crisp linen.
A grocery store just steps aways with a take away section and good wines.
Enough cafes and restaurants nearby.
Vaporetto San Toma is a few zigzags away with lines 1 and 2 (2 very fast to go to San Marco or train/bus station).
Apartment is fairly near everything but also remote enough to avoid crowds of day trippers.
I do not have one single negative comment to report about the apartment/stay.
Giulia was present and ponctual at every step of the transactions and a pleasure to meet in person with her true elegant Italian look.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, 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
Grenoble, France
5

Un excellent pied-à-terre à Venise

  • 5 out of 5
Cet appartement est un choix parfait pour un séjour à Venise. Il est parfaitement situé au cœur de la ville, au bord d’un canal avec une superbe vue sur la Basilique Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Il est à proximité des principales attractions, le pont du Rialto n’est qu’à 10 minutes de marche tandis que la place Saint Marc n’est qu’à une vingtaine de minutes.
L’accueil par la propriétaire est très sympathique. En plus de la visite de la maison, elle fait profiter de son expérience et de ses bonnes adresses dans la ville.
L’appartement est très grand, lumineux et très calme. Il est situé au deuxième étage (sans ascenseur…) d’un bâtiment ancien disposant d’une belle entrée spacieuse.
L’intérieur est équipé de manière très moderne. Il est bien décoré, équipé et est parfaitement propre.
En outre, les deux télévisions offrent un choix assez important de programmes et le wifi est très rapide.
Cet appartement est donc bien supérieur en tous points aux chambres d’hôtel de Venise, très chères et bien souvent très petites.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  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

Spacious apartment in a lovely location

  • 5 out of 5
This tastefully decorated and very well maintained apartment is the perfect base to relax, windows open on the square, sit on the window ledge cushions and chill. It's also near enough, but not too close, to the buzz of venice. There are great restaurants just around the corner and a handy supermarket 2 minutes away. The owner is very helpful and took great care to ensure we were happy. Truly my best stay in venice. Makes me smile just thinking of it.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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
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

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Marco Polo Airport - Venice
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
close to home
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Golf of Lido
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Station Venice
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A 4
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Cortina
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Lido di Venezia
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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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in San Polo, Venice city centre

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
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
 
 
low season
7 Jan 2016 - 29 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
for 7 nights
€1,200
 
 
high season
30 Jan 2016 - 11 Feb 2016
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
for 7 nights
€2,000
 
 
low season
12 Feb 2016 - 18 Mar 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
for 7 nights
€1,200
 
 
high season
19 Mar 2016 - 10 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
€1,200
for 4 nights
From
€300
€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:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 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:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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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