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LOVINGLY RESTORED CANAL-SIDE APARTMENT WITH PANORAMIC ROOF TERRACE - DORSODURO

Deborah and Mark Rusconi

Speaks english, italian, french
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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LOVINGLY RESTORED CANAL-SIDE APARTMENT WITH PANORAMIC ROOF TERRACE - DORSODURO

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Dorsoduro - The Venetian Terrace Dorsoduro

Light-filled, water front aerie. Sleeps up to 4 adults.

Available for weekly rents, or by the night for a minimum of 3 nights.

Created as a private retreat, The Venetian Terrace, Dorsoduro is ideally suited to one or more couples wishing to immerse themselves in a precious slice of authentic Venetian life! Nestled on the top two floors of a quaint waterside building adjacent to Veronese's masterpiece, the Chiesa San Sebastiano, our comfortable personal holiday home lends itself to very special celebrations or simply provides for a memorable holiday in this most glorious of cities!

As one of only 2 units in a detached, ancient fisherman's house, we are exposed to sunlight on all 4 sides, a rarity in Venice, and aren't privy to ambient neighbor noise, thus ensuring a very relaxing environment at all times.

A much-prized altana makes for a wonderful alternative to days spent traversing the city along charming canals and narrow alleyways, and provides for unique and spectacular rooftop views over the city's skyline. Whether used to greet the morning with a special breakfast or to toast the end of a magical day with an aperitivo, this Venetian symbol features prolifically in paintings by Canaletto and Guardi!

Inside, Murano glass chandeliers suspended from ancient beams highlight polished terrazzo floors, windows are swathed in sumptuous velvets and silks, and beds are piled high with embroidered linens; all exist harmoniously alongside a well-appointed kitchen, a sparkling bathroom with a very large walk-in shower area, and countless other modern conveniences for maximum comfort and pleasure.

Please visit the link to our own personal website further down this page for additional information on our home, and we would be delighted to be able to accommodate you during your visit to 'La Serenissima'!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
............ we had a lovely holiday. It was great to see Venice from outside the main tourist areas. Whilst St. Mark's and the Rialto were definitely worth a visit, we did find ourselves more and more returning happily to the Dorsoduro area for the odd meal out, for ice-creams at Gelateria Nico, for the cooling breeze from the Zattere, for the sound of Italian voices......... and for the fish market. Came quickly to the conclusion that the final recommendation on dining well in Venice in your folder is the best - buy good fresh local food (especially the fish from the local market), cook it simply and enjoy with a nice glass of chilled wine!



So, thank you - you gave us a very memorable holiday.
Jul 2013
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Deborah and Mark Rusconi

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We are a British/American couple who met and married in Florence 32 years ago!

Mark is an architect who worked for several years in Italy - instrumental in designing our 'new' apartment - and who now operates his own practice in Northern California.

Deborah is a retired professional ballet dancer with English National Ballet and then subsequently taught in London, Florence, and the USA.

Our love affair with Italy, and Venice in particular, has endured for decades, and now that we have created our own 'little jewel' in this intoxicating city we are delighted to make our apartment available to like-minded individuals and couples when we are not in residence.

Deborah and Mark Rusconi purchased this house in 2011

Dorsoduro, in which our apartment is located, has always been highly desired for its truly authentic Venetian ambience, and has attracted writers, painters and artists to its unique charms throughout the centuries.

We finally chose our home in this area, after viewing countless others throughout the city, as it met all the special features that we were searching for: a beautiful canal-side location, the distinct possibility of adding an altana (an outdoor room high above the city) to provide far-reaching views over the rooftops, but most important of all we are in a detached building with only 1 other neighbor downstairs..... a very rare advantage in Venice, where the majority of other apartments are in multi-story complexes, share many communal walls and can thus be dark and somewhat noisy. Additionally, our apartment is located well-above acqua alta levels, making it a safe refuge during high tides!

Our good fortune is that we are open to sunlight on all 4 sides, have commanding views of at least half a dozen nearby churches from our altana, can spend hours watching all manner of watercraft glide by, and yet fall asleep to the serene sounds of the canal lapping below!

To find our 'perfect' home took several years of searching, but we are thrilled with what we have been able to accomplish! As rental apartments become more prevalent within Venice, our rather unique situation has made us realize just how blessed we are to have chosen our home where we did, the vision we had to turn it into something charming and personal, and the pleasure it will provide for years to come!

Along with our aforementioned location and special building, creating a truly comfortable and welcoming home was of great importance to us.

Books on a wide variety of subjects fill our large library, Italian-themed films and music CDs are provided for further enjoyment, and an extremely comfortable sofa and chairs are all conducive to an evening spent snuggling at home!

Our ability to provide an altana - a much prized addition - offers guests a once-in-a-lifetime personal opportunity to view the city from a vantage point very few people ever have the chance to experience. Based on a 4-post design frequently seen in paintings by Canaletto and Guardi, it is a magical location, particularly at certain times of the day, when the church bells in the tower behind the apartment peel. Alternatively, it makes for an intimate space in which to enjoy a personal breakfast at sunrise, or for a quiet 'aperitivo' before heading out to dine at one of our nearby excellent family restaurants.

With all there is to see in Venice, we have placed great importance on providing the best, most comfortable, mattresses to ensure a good night's sleep at the end of each day! Our bed heads were specifically designed to represent a gondola seat, and with their undulating style guests are able to fully open the windows above for maximum air-flow; additionally, all bedspreads were created and personally made by the owners.

Century-old family-painted watercolors grace the master-bedroom walls, oil paintings by a favorite uncle (now deceased) are given pride of place in several rooms, and along with all our other much-cherished furniture, we can now surround ourselves in an environment born out of love and wonderful memories!

As some of our first guests are now returning to our special home for another visit we realize that not only does 'The Venetian Terrace, Dorsoduro' mean so much to us, but it has also captivated the hearts of many new friends we have made along the way!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

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Lovingly restored canal-side apartment with panoramic roof terrace - Dorsoduro
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
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Lovingly restored canal-side apartment with panoramic roof terrace - Dorsoduro
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p365199
+1 9165725761
Dorsoduro Venice city centre
5

Wonderful Venice

  • 5 out of 5
We rented the apartment for 3 nights during our vacation. I can't really call it an apartment as it is more of a home. We rented apartments during our vacation in other cities and this one was the most comfortable. The home is just as described and is maybe even a little better then the pictures. The home is in a perfect location and is no more then 100 yards from where the taxi's can drop you off. I suggest bringing a map to show the taxi driver the drop off location, this made it much easier to explain to our driver. We arrived at about midnight on a Thursday evening and the people that let us in were right on time. The apartment is an easy walk from the meeting point, over maybe one bridge as i remember, very easy. The home is on the second floor. The home is fully furnished, with WiFi, TV, fully stocked kitchen and bathroom. Everything is provided and all the furnishings, appliances etc. are of very high quality. There are tour books and maps a plenty of Venice also provided. We could not have been happier or more pleased. The location is ideal, close to food stores, coffee houses and some restaurants. It is very easy to get anywhere in Venice from the home. The home is also away from the main tourist areas just enough so it is very quiet at night. It was a special treat to sit on the deck and watch the world go by while enjoying a glass of wine in the evening and coffee in the morning. Don't forget to water the plants on the terrace during your stay. The deck is very small but was a wonderful addition to our stay. It is obvious the owners take great pride (as well they should) in this home and it really shows. There are notes on everything explaining how each item works. Hooking up to the WiFi was easy and the connection not slow at all. I could go on and on, but I'll end with this: If we are staying in Venice again (and we will) we would not think or dream of staying anywhere else other then our now second home away from home. Well done Deborah and Mark!!
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ron,

We are thrilled to learn that you consider our home to be your second home, now! It is waiting for you whenever you decide to return to Venice!!!!

Thank you, also, for watering the plants so that subsequent visitors can enjoy them throughout the summer. Whilst we adore our apartment, it is ultimately our wonderful guests whose care and appreciation help it remain in great shape in our absence. We feel truly blessed to have 'met' so many wonderful people over the past couple of years...........

Our very, very best wishes to you and we look forward to hosting you again in the not too distant future.

Deborah and Mark
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Lovingly restored canal-side apartment with panoramic roof terrace - Dorsoduro
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p365199
+1 9165725761
Dorsoduro Venice city centre
Sausalito, California
5

A Week In The Dorsoduro

  • 5 out of 5
A week in Venice was a dream come true. A week in the Venetian Terrace made our visit even more spectacular. Thank you Deborah and Mark for making your beautiful home available to us. Staying at The Venetian Terrace made us feel like true Venetians. We love your city, we love your home. We hope to return. All Our Best, Ray and Tim
  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Tim and Ray,

Thank you both so much! It was such a pleasure to host you for your week's stay, and absolutely wonderful to hear that you fell in love with both our city and our apartment......

We look forward to welcoming you 'home' again some time in the not too distant future!!!

Best wishes,

Deborah and Mark
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Lovingly restored canal-side apartment with panoramic roof terrace - Dorsoduro
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p365199
+1 9165725761
Dorsoduro Venice city centre
5

Superb!

  • 5 out of 5
Heading home tomorrow from this wonderful city and apartment. Perfect location near everything but far enough away from the main honey pots to relax. Loved the altana and the burble of the boats from the canal below. 2 mins from San basilo vaporetto stop and many local shops, cafes and restaurants. Accommodation comfortable and practical but with an authentic feel and individual flair. Will hopefully return for future visits.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and lovely email; it was our very great pleasure to host you for your week's stay in Venice and to know that you enjoyed 'living' in our much adored part of Venice! We would be thrilled to welcome you back at any time of your choosing! Kindest regards, Deborah and Mark
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Lovingly restored canal-side apartment with panoramic roof terrace - Dorsoduro
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p365199
+1 9165725761
Dorsoduro Venice city centre
Great Rissington, UK
5

Beautiful apartment tucked away in a quiet corner

  • 5 out of 5
A super place to stay, 5 to 10 minutes walk from most main attractions, but tucked away in a quiet locals area on a quiet canal. Furnishings and decor very typically Italian. Everything was as described, well-thought out with good attention to detail. Lovely authentic restaurants available close by, away from the main hubbub. Was a real oasis of calm to retire to in the evenings, with the terrace providing a perfect place to sip a G&T and watch the sun go down over the Venetian rooftops before strolling out for dinner. We would certainly recommend staying here for anyone who loves Venice but also wants to get away from the crowds and touristy restaurants.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, thank you so much! You have beautifully described our home and the authenticity we tried to create when we purchased and renovated the apartment. We feel truly fortunate to have found a location that offers a glimpse into the lives of everyday Venetians, and are thrilled to learn that you were able to participate in it during your stay, too. We would love to welcome you back again at any time........... Our very best wishes, Deborah and Mark
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Lovingly restored canal-side apartment with panoramic roof terrace - Dorsoduro
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p365199
+1 9165725761
Dorsoduro Venice city centre
United States
5

Perfect location and size for multi-generations.

  • 5 out of 5
my husband and I brought our 8 yr old grandson for his first trip to Europe. It was perfect! A wonderful residential neighborhood, WITH a great gelato place just close enough, two stories (three if you count the roof deck) to give separation and privacy, a very workable kitchen and plenty of space to relax between forays to explore the city. The apt is very well-equipped and comfortable; the owners informative and easy to work with. Highly recommend it!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write. We are thrilled to know that your stay was comfortable and enjoyable for everyone, and should you ever plan on a return trip to Venice we would be delighted to extend a warm welcome once more! Our very best wishes to you all.
business
Lovingly restored canal-side apartment with panoramic roof terrace - Dorsoduro
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p365199
+1 9165725761
Dorsoduro Venice city centre
5

A rare find

  • 5 out of 5
Mark and Deborah have truly thought of every convenience for their guests: from hot water bottles, down comforters, CDs, DVDs, books, galoshes, umbrellas, and a thoroughly stocked kitchen. The bedroom upstairs is more beautiful, and comfortable than described. We had a wonderful time in Venice and highly recommend this apartment. It is a true home away from home. Fantastic, Deborah, and Mark...great renovations, terrace, wonderful job, we loved it.
Thank you,
Kathleen W, Don M
  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to hear that you spent a marvelous time in Venice, and to learn that we played a small part in your memorable vacation! The weather in the city this past winter has been particularly frigid so we are really pleased knowing that the 'little extras' made for a welcoming, warm and comfortable retreat at the end of each day. Any time that you wish to return, please know that our home is 'your home', too! Thank you for being such lovely guests and for taking the time to write; we join in wishing you both, "Buona Pasqua"............ Tanti Auguri da Deborah e Mark
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Marco Polo
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Stazione Marittima
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Lucia
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Piazzale Roma
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Lido
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Blu Bar across the bridge from San Sebastiano.
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Cadora
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Lido
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Campo San Sebastian

Perhaps the most alluring of the six sestieri in Venice, Dorsoduro is much sought after by both homeowners and visitors alike, most notably for its truly authentic ambience.

Crowned by the magnificent dome of Santa Maria della Salute at the head of the Grand Canal, the area contains some of the most picturesque canals and campi in the entire city, and offers a wonderful respite after a day of visiting some of Venice's most famous attractions.

Filled with a variety of local shops and intimate bars, where you can enjoy a frothy cappuccino and warm brioche alongside our neighbours, and offering a wide array of family-owned restaurants for memorable dining, this desirable part of the city imparts a personal glimpse of everyday Venetian life.

Carefree children play in the local squares, lovers linger over drinks at nearby outdoor cafes, and daily market stalls simply overflow with an abundance of seasonal produce.

For a true flavour of Venice, this area has it all!

We heartily recommend a visit soon

Other Activities: practice Italian while shopping at the local markets for daily essentials

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Dorsoduro, Venice city centre

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Summer 2014
1 Apr 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
€675
for 3 nights
From
€225
€1,300
 
 
Autumn 2014
1 Nov 2014 - 20 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
€585
for 3 nights
From
€195
€1,100
 
 
Christmas in Venice
21 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
€660
for 3 nights
From
€220
€1,275
 
 
Romantic Venice 2015
5 Jan 2015 - 6 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
€495
for 3 nights
From
€165
€900
 
 
Carnevale 2015
7 Feb 2015 - 18 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
€660
for 3 nights
From
€220
€1,275
 
 
Late Winter 2015
19 Feb 2015 - 28 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
€495
for 3 nights
From
€165
€900
 
 
Springtime 2015
1 Mar 2015 - 31 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
€585
for 3 nights
From
€195
€1,100
 
 
Summer 2015
1 Apr 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
€675
for 3 nights
From
€225
€1,300
 
 
Autumn 2015
1 Nov 2015 - 20 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
€585
for 3 nights
From
€195
€1,100
 
 
Christmas in Venice
21 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
€660
for 3 nights
From
€220
€1,275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates subject to change without notice.

Visit www.thevenetianterrace.com for full details, fees, other options, payment and cancellation terms.

Prices shown for 1-2 guests; add €20 per night per additional guest.

Prices include final cleaning, all bed & bath linens, utilities and wi-fi.

'Meet and Greet' service 35 euros (55 euros after 8 pm) payable directly to Venice management upon arrival.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dorsoduro in Venice city centre

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 915 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • town ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Grohe Rainshower Head as well as Adjustable Hand or Body Spray. Kroin Body Wash Dispenser. Heated Towel Rack. Separate Heating System Radiator. Polished Terrazzo Floor Throughout.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Boat Dock
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • antique hunting
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • golf
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