In the historical center of Venice, close to San Marco Square and the Biennale Garden, inside the magical web of streets that connect Riva degli Schiavoni to Arsenal, you find 'Al Pestrin', your home in Venice. It is equipped with internet wi-fi. It has a fully equipped kitchen, living room with sofa/bed and pouf/bed, bathroom with tub, washer and dryer, double bedroom, single bedroom with extra bed. Al Pestrin is well served by supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, shops, banks, baccari (the typical Venetian bars) etc. It is a delightful apartment, bright because it is the 3 rd floor (no elevator), and from its windows you can enjoy a splendid view of the altane, terraces built wooden blinds on the roofs.
Apartment with 3 bedrooms and 5 beds, WIFI gratis, in the oldest district
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- Calendar last updated:
- 11 Nov 2018
About Claudia Bacchi
I have a degree in Architecture. My profession is journalist. I love to travel.
Why Claudia Bacchi chose Castello
It was the apartment in which my husband lived before marriage.
What makes this Apartment unique
It 's very bright and very close to Piazza San Marco and the Biennale Gardens. In the morning and in the evening, you can watch the magnificent spectacle of sunrise and sunset along the Riva degli Schiavoni, with the sun rising from the east and sets in the west reflecting on the water of the lagoon.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Venice apartment - Super clean, wonderful location, spacious, and well equipped kitchen
We really enjoyed staying at this property. It is on the 4th floor so be prepared to get some stair-stepping exercise. It was very clean, large for a European apartment, in a great location, and had a well-equipped kitchen. There are a few problems that kept it from being a 5 star apartment. We were staying for 10 days so expected that certain items would be supplied - only one roll of toilet paper, no dish soap, no clothes soap, no sheets on the twin bed in the second bedroom, and the pillows on both need to be replaced.The second bedroom had one bed and then in the living room there was a foldup bed which served as an hassock. Putting that in the second bedroom would have been tight, but possible. It was noisy the first couple nights (we used our earplugs) because of the restaurants below the apartment and some arguing couple in the adjourning building. On the positive side it is close to a fantastic restaurant, Fantasia, and a wonderful bakery. A small grocery is near, and the larger grocery, although hard to find initially was excellent. It is very close to the Arsenale vaporetto stop, but off the main tourist area with two quiet campos near. Air conditioning worked well and was needed the first couple days we were there the end of Sept. The owner is not on site which was not a problem as she had someone a few doors down give us the keys. The owner was not responsive to e-mails we sent through the Homeaway site asking questions several weeks before our trip. We finally had to call her and her English on the phone was limited. She did not answer an e-mail I sent in reply to the large informational sheet she finally did send by e-mail. I would have liked better communication with her earlier in the planning stage of our trip.
I would recommend this to one couple and maybe a couple with one child. How can anyone complain about the opportunity to spend 10 days in Venice? JC in Santa Fe, NM
Well positioned apartment, quiet but close to the Piazza San Marco
The apartment was clean and a reasonable size with a comfortable double bed in the main bedroom. It was well-equipped, although surprisingly there were no wine glasses (at least none we could find). There are 48 steps to climb, so not suitable for anyone with mobility problems.
It was an easy walk down to Piazza San Marco and the busy tourist areas. However, walking in the opposite direction, towards the gardens, it was much quieter and there were a number of restaurants and snack bars offering more traditional Venetian food. (Try salvmeria in the Via Garibaldi.)
We had a few niggles. There was no washing up liquid provided, which we would have expected, and a rather meagre supply of loo paper. So be warned! Bath towels were on the small side and not at all soft. The single bed in the second bedroom was not very comfortable and on a slight slant (because the floors are not absolutely horizontal).
However, that said, it was a good place to stay and reasonably priced.
Location is fabulous. Great neighborhood ! Apt a bit sparse . No dish soap or face or bath soap. No garbage bags. Hot water kettle was dirty and had nothing to clean it with. Tv remote needs new batteries
Sono dispiaciuta e mi scuso per alcune mancanze lamentate. Come scrivo sempre ai miei ospiti prima che arrivino, io sono sempre disponibile a soddisfare qualsiasi richiesta, quindi è sufficiente telefonarmi o inviarmi un messaggio ed intervengo immediatamente per adeguare il servizio alle richieste, rimediare alle sviste e garantire ai miei ospiti il massimo confort possibile.
Very spacious apartment.
I loved this location! We had trouble getting there at first because there are more streets in venice with the same name. The vrbo directions were wrong. Claudia was very responsive and helpful. She did send very detailed info prior to my arrival but i was already traveling Europe for 2 weeks and didn't see it. Dont use the vrbo directions!
The apartment is close enough to San Marcos with plenty of food options along the way. The vaparettos were close by to go to murano and beuno.
There are lots of stairs, but I enjoyed the exercise. Claudia's neighbor that helps with the check in process is super sweet. With the shutters closed, the room is nice and dark if you're not an early riser.
My only complaints are that there was no bath soap for us and only 1 roll of toilet paper for 6 people for 3 nights.
We hope to stay again in the near future!
The apartment is comfortable and spacious.
We were surprised that there was no soap in the bathroom.The quality of the towels could use improvement.
It is close to many attractions but in a fairly quiet neighbourhood.
If you have a heavy bag you will have to carry it up several floors!
The area was charming and filled with marvelous restaurants that we haven't discovered on previous visits.......while there were the usual tourist places one only had to look to find where the locals had cappuccini and where they shopped for meat and produce.......the apartment was bright and spacious and had all the cooking utensils needed if you wanted to shop at the butcher downstairs (who had delicious EVERYTHING).........the bed was comfortable and living area perfect.......the wifi always worked and sofa was comfortable.........drying racks for clothes after a morning run down to St. Elena island along Schiavioni..........plenty of towels and linens and Nadia greeted us with warmth and efficiency.......
Central but quiet, because in a street outside the noisy of domestic tourists, the apartment is located in one of the oldest area of Venice, where you meet venetians more than tourists. If you walk along Riva degli Schiavoni, fantastic when the lagoon is illuminated by the morning sun, and go to the Gardens of the Biennale, encounters the picturesque Via Garibaldi, very Venetian and unknown to the mass tourism, , which is typical for its restorants, its local market and the oldest fish shops. I advise you to have breakfast there in one of its many cafes. However, if you go to Piazza San Marco (you reach really in 10 minutes), you immerse yourself in the best-known Venice which needs no introduction. If you try an alternative way to visit the city, you can miss you inside the labyrinth of quiet and peaceful calli (streets) wandering aimlessly: every corner reserves a surprise. If you fear this adventurous lightness, you can follow your guide. Fortunately, no guide will protect you from the possibility of losing you, and if it happens, you should support it.
In the pictures: the house and some views of the neighborhood.
Additional pricing information
L'arrivo tra le 16 alle 20 in appartamento è compreso nel prezzo. L'arrivo tra le 20 e le 24 ha un costo aggiuntivo di euro 25. Check-in sospeso dalle ore 24 alle 7 del giorno successivo. The arrival between 16 to 20 in the apartment is included in the price. The arrival between 20 and 24 has an additional cost of € 25. Check-in is suspended from 24 pm to 7 am.