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Romantic hideaway in heart of Venice near all attractions.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 355 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Pretty ground floor studio apartment in Dorsoduro. Can sleep four if needed.

The apartment is about 33 square metres, comprising a main studio / living area and a bathroom (shower, lavatory, bidet, wash basin). The main studio room is divided between a living and bed areas, the two parts separated by an Indian style wooden screen.

The main room also contains an kitchen corner which is well equipped for your needs. There is also a washing machine, tv and wi-fi ADSL internet access. This is free.

Nicholas Blair-Fish
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2018

About Nicholas Blair-Fish

I originally came to Venice around twelve years ago. I had always loved this city of light and water and art. My original interest in coming here was painting but I have also grown to love the peaceful nature of Venice with the absence of cars and as you can see from the photo I spend a lot of time on the water.

Nicholas Blair-Fish purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Nicholas Blair-Fish chose Dorsoduro

I've lived in Venice a number of years and bought this apartment at the end of 2014. I am a painter and this corner of San Trovaso and Rio Oggnisanti is one of my favourite spots, so I know it well. When I heard that this little apartment was for sale I thought it too good an opportunity to miss, particularly as it is in such a tremendous location for visitors to Venice. Dorsoduro - meaning 'hard back' in Italian and which refers to the relative hardness of the land in this part of the city - has always been popular with visitors to Venice and generally, being higher, is less prone to 'aqua alta' (high water) - the occasional flooding unique to Venice!!

What makes this apartment unique

Slightly on the edge of the overcrowded tourist centre of Venice, Dorsoduro is both central and more peaceful.. At the same time it is very close to many of the best known attractions, namely the principal art museum the Accademia, also the Guggenheim and the new Dogana museum. Also a short walk away is the fantastic baroque church Santa Maria della Salute. In the immediate vicinity are well-known bars, cafés and restaurants and the San Trovaso parish.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 355 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Fully equipped bathroom with shower, lavatory, bidet and wash basin.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Double bedroom in large studio apartment. Also sofabed which can sleep two more.
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming


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(7 traveller reviews)

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Romantic hideaway in heart of Venice near all attractions.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Cozy and neat.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our 1 week stay. The woman who greeted us was great. She speaks English very well. The apartment is adequate for a 1 week stay for a couple. Coffee was left behind by the previous tenant, and we returned the favor. The location is excellent especially if you want to avoid the tourist masses of the city center. We plan on staying there again in the spring.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, nicely appointed, good location

  • 4 of 5

A lovely cozy little place just off the southern promenade of Venice, close to restaurants and a gelateria. Romantic bedroom with pretty comfy bed, small kitchen with the essentials, and a little sitting area. Clean. Washing machine available. Checkin/welcome with city advice was a nice touch.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great small apartment in a good location.

  • 5 of 5

So close to everything you'd want in Dosoduro. Early morning and evenings blissful.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Triple A location

  • 5 of 5

Just the best, located in a small passage right across from the gondola wharf and around the corner of the gelateria Nico with the best ice cream - though it was a bit cold outside still, but that's no problem with the heating in the flat. Meet and greet at the vaporetto stop Zattere (100 meters away from the flat) worked out fine when arriving from Treviso airport (by Barzi bus to Tronchetto & Vaporetto to Zattere in about an hour). Next time there will be a Scart cable for the new flat screen TV too - but with the fabulous sights in Venice there's no need to sit in front of a TV (and the Accademia with the painted vedutas is just 300 meters away). Aqua alta shouldn't be a problem either as the step into the flat is a bit higher than the nearby canal.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very cozy, clean and had all the facilities needed. It is very artistic and elegant! The location was ideal as we were staying at the heart of Dorsoduro district. The Academia water bus stop was 7min by foot and the Cambo Margerita square 10 min. We had a very pleasant stay!! Staying at this apartment you just feel one of the permanent citizens of Venice!!

Mrs Margaret, the lovely lady who came and met us and showed us the flat was very helpful and polite!

Thank you Nick for everything!! We had a great time in Venice!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The flat was in the heart of Dorsoduro area on the island of Venice! It was very cozy , clean with all the appropriate facilities.

The location of the appartment is ideal, 7min from Academia waterbus stop. (one of the most known stops in the Gran Canal), 10 min from Cambo Margherita (a student's square with lots of bars and restaurants).

Mrs Margaret, the lovely lady who met us and showed us the apartment was so helpful and polite!

Everything was perfect!! Thank you Nick!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Venice Marco Polo
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Al Squero
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Venice station Santa Lucia
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Ponte di Liberta
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
San Trovaso
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Venice Lido
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Dorsoduro, 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
Special offer summer
10 Aug 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Final Cleaning £40
Meet and Greet £30
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Stay tax £1.00 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

It is possible to stay for one or two nights sometimes. Ask the owner for information and the price. You are responsible for all bank charges. If you like, you can by prior arrangement pay in cash on arrival but the deposit must be paid by bank transfer either in sterling or euros. If you pay via PayPal there is a 5% supplement. The security deposit of £200 is payable on arrival and will be returned on check-out. The City of Venice also charges a Tourist tax which is payable on arrival. Details can be seen on my website.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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