|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
This apartment is a second and last floor with no long stairs, high ceilings with beams, and lovely views from living room and bedrooms overlooking a lovely Canal (San Sebastiano) in the Dorsoduro area. The closest Vaporetto stop is San Basilio (with no bridge between the apartment and the stop).It faces the San Sebastiano Canal, close to the Zattere and the Church of San Sebastiano.
It has a large living open space area with a kitchen and a dining area and two bedrooms overlooking the canal; one with a double and one with two twins. There are 2 bathrooms that have been especially designed for the apartment with coloured glass mosaic (one has a tub and the second a shower). It is full of light with great views and has been completely restored.
The apartment has air conditioning in the living area and in the master bedroom, while a ceiling fan is located in the second bedroom.
Not a day goes by when I don’t think of our extended stay here this summer. It was all we’d hoped for and more.
Exactly as shown in the pictures (with the addition of a TV!), immaculately clean and with good linens and towels, Filippo has done a masterly job of designing and equipping the apartment for super-comfortable and easy living. All our questions and arrangements for our stay were handled promptly and with a helpful, easy charm. Airy and spacious, light floods the bedrooms and bathrooms in the morning while the bedrooms and main room enjoy the afternoon and evening sun. The large windows with low sills in the main room have great views of the canal and all its bustling activity. The neighbourhood is lively (but not crowded) by day yet very peaceful by night – for us it was the perfect combination. Lie in late and listen to Venice waking up or take a siesta as the bells gently chime and the sun on the canal flickers on the bedroom ceiling. Bliss!
We cooked and ate with ease and found the basics left for us – tea, coffee, sugar, soaps, shower gels, loo rolls etc. handy for settling in before we managed to get to the shops on arrival. Minutes to some great restaurants and even less to Billa supermarket (open 7 days a week) and to a friendly greengrocer, bakery and wine shop (take your empty plastic bottles to be filled with Prosecco and some lovely reds for very few euros).
Not an area of gondola traffic jams, this is a Venice of dialect and of families taking to their boats for a day at the beach, delivery boats (delivering everything!) and of water taxis delivering awe-struck visitors. And so much to do right on the doorstep – we strolled along the Zattere waterfront with its stunning vistas, benches, restaurants, joggers and gelateria and visited the very local churches of San Nicolo dei Mendicoli – (featured in the film ‘Don’t Look Now’), Angelo Raffaele (in the novel ‘Miss Garnet’s Angel’) and San Sebastiano, which has more important works by Veronese than anywhere else in the world. 5-10 minutes gentle walk and we were at Ca’ Rezzonico on the Grand Canal (Museum of 18th Century Art) and about 10 will bring you to the the Accademia Gallery/Bridge with its iconic views (or longer if you stop for a spritz or an ice cream en route!)
Our last day was indeed a sad one and, needless to say, we would return in a heartbeat!
Rented this 2b/2b apartment for our family of 4. It was lovely and spacious. The Internet was great ( critical for us). It was just as billed and exactly represented in the pictures. The grocery store is a short block away and they even provide a rolling shopping bag, which helped, because we ate in for 2 of 3 meals per day. The kitchen was fully functional, though no real oven ( nice gas stove, and microwave). Loved the neighborhood, quiet in general: dorsoduro is definitely off the main paths for tourists. There were restaurants and the zattere was a nice place to walk. We did walk everywhere since the island is just not that big. Valentina met us and she gave me a perfect map of Venice, and marked restaurants and grocery locations. I was very prepared with my own travel maps, apps, books, but this map was all I needed for us to navigate, as it had all the boat stops noted, too. We had two 95 degree days, and the air conditioning saved us.
Used Rick Steve's books and audio files.
I would highly recommend this apartment for Venice.
A well equipped and very comfortable apartment. There was plenty of space for four people. The staff were helpful on our arrival and prompt for our departure. I would recommend the apartment to our friends. A great location away from the Grand Canal but within easy access of everything.
The property is better than the photos can depict. Great customer service. It was great to have someone waiting for us with a smile at the vaperetto stop. Cute location, convenient to all our needs. During our stay it got up to 100 degrees, and the second bedroom didn't have air conditioning. The fan worked fine for the children. The AC worked very well in the common room and the master bedroom. We would stay there again, if in Venice. Loved the restaurant recommendations and a grocery store is very near by. Fast internet. Charming!
We really enjoyed our stay in this apt .it was very clean with everything you would need The apt was in a great area with lots of local restaurants close by and a large supermarket Loved the views over the canal with the local transport going by.it was only a 20 min walk to the centre of Venice.it didn't feel like the centre of Venice full of tourists but a quiet backwater but still with enough facilities. We stayed 3 nights and never used any of the transport we walked everywhere!! Apart from the airport waterbus which we caught locally .The apt is up a couple of flights of stairs only difficult with a large suitcase otherwise fine. All furniture very well kept and exceptionally clean .I would just say the shower cubicle in second bathroom is a little tired and needs updating but I'm fussy and it didn't spoil our stay. We had a great time in this apt so much nicer than a hotel. Felt like home
We had a great stay in this apartment recently with 2 children aged 14yrs and 12yrs.
The apartment is lovely and exactly as drescribed. It is well positioned in a quiet area overlooking a canal but very walkable to all the main areas and only a couple of hundred metres to a water bus. There are lovely places to eat naerby and a supermarket.
Filippo provided excellent customer service being esp helpful when our departure was delayed due to volcanic ash stopping all flights for 6 days.
He arranged our transfer from the airport direct to the apartment and was easily contactable and responds quickly to any enquiries about the apartment.
We have no hestitation in recommending this apartment and would return ourselves if visiting Venice in the furture
The apartment is located in the Dorsoduro area, very close to the San Sebastiano Church. This Sestriere is one of the most beautiful areas where you can find the Accademia, the Guggenheim Museum, the beautiful Zattere with the spectacular views on the Island of Giudecca, the Carmini Church and so much more.
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