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THE HOUSE OF THE SUN

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

An incredible view of the Campo dei Frari with canal view

The first time, when I opened the entrance door I was overwhelmed by a view that I had not expected: in front of me the Gothic church of the Frari and the campo surrounded by beautiful buildings. I was a spectator of a magnificent picture!

The dining room and one of the two bedrooms enjoy the same spectacular views with a slightly different perspective by 7 windows. Also the back of the flat enjoys a good view of a wide and airy campiello and you can see the internal courtyard of palazzo Zen.

The apartment is overlooking a canal and it is in the Frari area. This area is well provided with shops, a supermarket, bakery, patisseries and ice cream parlours, chemists too should you need it. In the neighbourhood you will find many bars, restaurants and the big open air Rialto market is only 10 minutes walk away, I suggest you should go even if you do not intend to buy anything.

A few metres from the flats you have the vaporetto (water bus) landing stage from where you can reach any place in town, but nearby there is also the gondola traghetto (shuttle) that allows you to cross the Grand Canal with only two euros and in ten minutes you can reach San Marco Square.

On foot you can reach the Accademia art gallery or the railway station in 15 minutes. Campo Santa Margherita is where the youth of Venice gather and it is easy to reach.

As you can understand the Frari area is at the very centre of the Venice tourist landmarks, but unlike other places does not suffer the same chaotic human traffic.

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.

A famous French writer lived in this apartment for over ten years. She told me that unwillingly she had to go back to Paris because her job is to write books about people, but she liked living in this flat so much that she never went out and lost touch with the people. She preferred to watch from the large windows everything that was happening in the campo, "like being at the theatre".

Before her the flat was occupied by a German gentleman who invented table games.

I have noticed that those who come here say that they feel well in this place, I like to think that it is a reflection of the positive energy of the people who lived here before.

Interior design is one of my passions and in this case I had to make sure that the external view was predominant.

As time goes by I have become more and more tired of the fake style of the 1700s you see everywhere, I wanted to do something different but still using Venetian features.

I wanted to give a new life to pieces of furniture that had already a story of their own.

The French lady had left me sone Murano chandeliers and two pieces of furniture in wood as dark as the doors. I started to paint the walls and the doors white and to stencil the two pieces of furniture with the skyline of Venice Grand Canal in 1700s.

I transformed the chandeliers into upright lamps.I reupholstered the settees like the old fashioned mattresses, in fine natural linen, brightened by orange cushions.

I enlarged a photo that I had taken of water reflections and put it under glass and there it was, transformed in a small table between the settees. I bleached an old Persian rug and dyed it into a pink salmon colour, I also put a few pieces of antiques here and there to give warmth to the ambience.

I built the two sitting room lamps like two clouds of white material and for a more intimate light there are the Murano lamps. On the walls covered by unique photographs, taken by the official photographer of the Venice film festival: Andrea Vezzù; they link everything together.

I like to sit on the small terrace sipping prosecco and watching the sunset through the old glass windows of the church. I can understand the French writer, this flat charms you and you do not feel like going out.

The light is incredible in this flat, a very difficult feature to find in Venice where the houses are close to each other and you can hardly ever see the sun.

The flat is south facing and this is why the large red canvas blinds are indispensable.

Every room has air conditioning.

The kitchen has a large fridge and it is well equipped (also for cooking lessons).

At home you’ll find guides with recommended shops, bars and restaurants.

If the chef is available, previous arrangement, it is possible to follow cooking lessons.

The final cleaning and wireless connection is included.

More Details

Owner
Giulia
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in San Polo in Venice-Murano-Burano

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 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
  • 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.

Reviews

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THE HOUSE OF THE SUN
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews
5

The best way to experience Venice... live there like a Venetian.

  • 5 of 5

There are so many wonderful things to say about Giulia's apartment in Campo Frari but the two biggest are that the location is perfect (just off the beaten path but only minutes from everything) and the apartment is beautiful (huge, well appointed, quiet, great for sleeping and with fabulous _quiet_ air conditioning). We spent 2 weeks in Italy and a week in Paris and this place was the only one where we wanted to stay longer. I originally was reluctant about visiting Venice in the summertime due to the legendary crowds but found that if you stay in the right place (this apartment) it's not a problem at all! My wife and I are now looking for a reason to go back and spend more time there... the House of the Sun is just that comfortable. Bravo Giulia and graze mille for such a fabulous experience!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment in Venice

  • 5 of 5

This apartment has a wonderful view of the canal and Frari church. We all enjoyed sitting in the window seat and admiring the view of the canal and gondolas below. The apartment is spacious, clean, has lovely furnishings, and a helpful personal guidebook. The location is very convenient to a walk everywhere, and is close to a Vaporetto stop for easy access to all of Venice. The grocery store is close by, along with restaurants and a gelato shop. Giulia and her friend were very helpful in meeting us at our taxi and showing us all the ins and outs of the apartment, and were quick to respond to our questions.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Real Gem of an Apartment in a superb location.

  • 5 of 5

The communication with Giulia ahead of the stay, and the warm greeting by her colleague Nikolas really set us up for a fantastic 4 days in an apartment that was quite superb. Our favourite activity was simply sitting on the balcony watching and listening to the sights and sounds of Venezia. Can't wait to do this again! Thank You Giulia.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice nice nice !!!

  • 5 of 5

Venecia es una ciudad increíble, y quedarnos en el departamento de Giulia, hizo que nuestra estadía fuera aun mejor !. El departamento esta súper bien ubicado ( a 10/15 minutos de San Marco ), el barrio es lindisimo y estuvimos felices de habernos quedado acá y conocer "otra" Venecia. El departamento tiene todo lo que uno puede necesitar para sentirse comido y aun mas. Giulia es muy amable, y esta muy bien predispuesta para que uno pueda disfrutar de la estadía a pleno. Su guía con recomendaciones es muy útil y ha hecho todo y mas para que todo fuera increíble. No duden en elegir este departamento para su estadía ya que será un plus ! Gracias Giulia !

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful stay in this apartment, with my mum and my 11 year old daughter and I was at my happiest just sitting in the window watching the world go by in the Campo below. Giulia is lovely and helpful and we booked Ada to cook for us one evening which was an incredible experience. I wouldn't hesitate to come back or recommend this apartment, although I'd also like it to be my little secret!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spectacular!!!

  • 5 of 5

INCREDIBLE apartment - and wonderful hostess. Our 30th Anniversary trip to Venice followed by a stay in the Prosecco region is over. A magical time for us - and our children (26 and 27). We will return ..... THank you, Guilia!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in San Polo, Venice

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
16 Mar 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 4 nights
From
£268
£1,786
 
 
Low Season
10 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 7 nights
£1,071
 
 
High Season
22 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 4 nights
From
£268
£1,786
 
 
Low Season
7 Jan 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 7 nights
£1,071
 
 
High Season
23 Feb 2019 - 8 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 4 nights
From
£268
£1,786
 
 
Low Season
9 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 7 nights
£1,071
 
 
High Season
22 Dec 2019 - 10 Jan 2020
4 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 4 nights
From
£268
£1,786
 
 
Low Season
11 Jan 2020 - 14 Feb 2020
7 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 7 nights
£1,071
 
 
High Season
15 Feb 2020 - 26 Feb 2020
4 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 4 nights
From
£268
£1,786
 
 
Low Season
27 Feb 2020 - 13 Mar 2020
7 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 7 nights
£1,071
 
 
High Season
14 Mar 2020 - 14 Nov 2020
4 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 4 nights
From
£268
£1,786
 
 
Low Season
15 Nov 2020 - 18 Dec 2020
7 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 7 nights
£1,071
 
 
High Season
19 Dec 2020 - 9 Jan 2021
4 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 4 nights
From
£268
£1,786
 
 
Low Season
10 Jan 2021 - 5 Feb 2021
7 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 7 nights
£1,071
 
 
High Season
6 Feb 2021 - 18 Feb 2021
4 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 4 nights
From
£268
£1,786
 
 
Low Season
19 Feb 2021 - 19 Mar 2021
7 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 7 nights
£1,071
 
 
High Season
20 Mar 2021 - 12 Nov 2021
4 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 4 nights
From
£268
£1,786
 
 
Low Season
13 Nov 2021 - 22 Dec 2021
7 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 7 nights
£1,071
 
 
High Season
23 Dec 2021 - 9 Jan 2022
4 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 4 nights
From
£268
£1,786
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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