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Ancient Private House with a Secret Garden

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Floors, 7 Rooms, 8 Beds in 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms and Big Beautiful Garden

*Perfect location during Fall and Winter season*

The House is in the fascinating island of Giudecca.San Marco square is at 12 minutes and the house sleeps properly 8 people. Perfect for friends or families. The neighorhood is composed by old rich venetians and young artists´ studiums. The garden is a piece of beauty.

The Space:

This place is a secret private house in the center of Giudecca, between Palazzo Stucky (Hilton Hotel) and Harry's Dolci Restaurant.

From Giudecca Palanca boat stop (boat service every ten minutes, 24h/24h), turn right, cross Ponte di Sant'Eufemia, get inside of a typical venetian palace, cross the huge entrance hall, reach the first garden with the big Magnolia tree, at the end the garden there is a little and hidden door between palmas and roses. That door opens Secret Venetian House. Cross the private garden smelling roses, jasmines, flowers, spice plants. No noises, no people, just perfumes and relax.

The house is beautiful, with sculptures and original paintings of venetian artists: Fireplace in the living room, tv, music, three sofas, paintings, one amazing double bedroom at the second floor with private bathroom, one double bedroom (guests bedroom) and one quadruple bedroom (kids bedroom) at the first floor in the night area of the house with their own bathroom.

Possibility to eat in the table inside of the house or under the gazebo in the garden.

Enjoy the garden in Venice, specially in the morning with a typical italian breakfast. It will be a rare beautiful experience.

Guest Access:

You will have access to the whole house and the whole garden. No limits or restrictions are provided.

What you see is what you get!

The house will be cleaned by a cleaning team before your arrival and after your departure.

A cleaner lady is available daily on request.

I will be available for every questions before and after your stay.

I will constatly reachable by phone for the whole period of your stay.

Neighborhood's Overview:

very silent, very artistic and very bohemian style place. It is incredible that every places in Venice Center is reachable in max 15 mins!

Supermarket Coop (9 - 19) and Original very old Fishermen Fish shop (phone number hidden)) are in Fondamenta of Giudecca, 3 minutes by walk.

Very Good restaurants and pizzeria are available in 5 minutes by walk. I personally reccomand the Pizzeria Do Mori, The Hilton Restaurant and the Very Glamour Italian Restaurant from Cipriani: Harry's Dolci (my favourite!).

SkyLine Hilton Luxury Top Bar on the Top of the Molino Stucky Palace at 3 minutes by walk could be a great option to have a drink viewing Venice from the highest point of the city.

San Giorgio island and its beautiful expositions in Fondazione Cini of Art and Architecture are reachable by walk or by ferry in few minutes.

San Marco Square reachable in 8 minutes by Ferry from Palanca Ferry Stop to San Zaccaria Ferry Stop (numbers 4.2 or 2).

Santa Lucia Train Station reachable in 15/20 minutes by Ferry from Palanca Ferry Stop to Santa Lucia Train Station Ferry Stop (numbers 2 or 4.1).

Tronchetto Parking Area or Piazzale Roma Parking Area reachable in 15 minutes by Ferry from Palanca Ferry Stop to Tronchetto Ferry Stop or Piazzale Roma Ferry Stop (numbers 2 or 4.1).

Airport Rechable in 45 minutes by Ferry or by Ferry and Bus.

More Details

Ciro Daragiati
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

About Ciro Daragiati

I am a Aerospace Engineer working and traveling almost everywhere in the world but always happy to come back to my real own city: Venice!

Ciro Daragiati purchased this house in 1950

Why Ciro Daragiati chose Giudecca

I recommend Giudecca because it is the real Venice, with not tourists and just few minutes far from everywhere in in the City.

I recommend my place in Giudecca because it is the most relaxing and beautiful place in the city.

What makes this house unique

There is nothing comparable with this house. It has been published in several magazines concerning gardens and houses in Europe.

You will enjoy a breakfast in the garden having relax smelling parfums for plants and flowers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely house with a beautiful garden. We spent three unforgetable days with our adult children. We choose to have lunch in restaurants while visiting Venice, Murano and Burano. All these locations were easy to reach by the normal busboats. We enjoyed the calm breakfasts and evening dinners at home in the garden and enjoyed the very tastefully decorated house far away from the crowds. Lovely experience on a lovely quite island. A stroll over the island after dinner is a must if you stay there. Walking along the water in the evening one has a very beautiful view of Venice. What a luxury to have all this space in such a busy touristic place as Venice. It felt very much at home away from home. The bottle of Prosecco and the big fruitplatter which our host had ready for us as a welcome surprise were highly appreciated. I hope we will have the opportunity to stay in this lovely house on another occasion in future.
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Giudecca in Venice-Murano-Burano

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 floor with own Private Bathroom
    Guests Double Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Night Area 1st Floor
    Quadruple - 2 Single Bed , 2 bunk beds
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Ancient Private House with a Secret Garden
average rating of 4.5 based on 20 reviews

Family Friendly Home in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Our Family happily stayed at this residence for nearly a week. It was great to have a location that was away from the daunting crowds on the main island, but also in close proximity a number of nice restaurants, cafes, art galleries and more. The house was very comfortable for our whole family and the large, enclosed grassy backyard was truly lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

Beautiful yard and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Thank you, Ciro!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perth, Western Australia

A lovely apartment, huge garden, some minor issues

  • 3 of 5

Great place but the bedding smelled a bit and the apartment in general was not very clean. With some fresh sheets and bedding and a good cleaner, it would be spectacular

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and friendly home on the Giudecca

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house with another family and first of all the location was perfect ! The house is right on the Giudecca canal with a magnificent view of St Marc which is opposite and it is just one stop away by boat from the main island ! Very convenient and easy ! There are lots of little shops and cafes about 30 metres from the house so you can load up the fridge easily with local and fresh products. The atmosphere on the Giudecca is really nice and most importantly you are away from the crowd ! The garden of the house is really nice, we came in winter so did not use it much but having a garden in Venice is quite something and we will try to go back in spring or summer ! We felt really at home in this property and we will definitively return. Ciro who is in charge and the owner are very nice and accommodating. Some of the furniture and decoration is a bit dated but we found that it was charming and it felt like we were staying at some friends' place. It looks better than on the pictures which is not always the case...! The only thing I would suggest to the owner is not to have so many cutlery, plates, glasses etc… to give a good clean to the cupboards and make it a bit more practical in the kitchen ! Apart from that 10/10 !

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little Oasis in the sea of Venice

  • 4 of 5

Amidst all the hussle and bustle of the beautiful city of Venice we found the Old Venetian House to be the perfect oasis where we could relax and enjoy the surroundings.

The location is perfect a short boat ride to the main city and there are plenty of local restaurants and shops to satisfy anyone's tastes.

The space was well laid out although seemed over cluttered with possessions of the owner. Whilst clean it was in need of some TLC and would benefit from a general redecoration.

The rooms were ok but we had no hanging space and the drawers were full again of the owners clothes which we found quite odd.

Overall we found it well presented and the owner very helpful. Ciro was always available if we needed anything and was very flexible with our leaving time.

I would recommend this place and would return if we visit the island again

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secret garden, a perfect haven in the city

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and perfect garden

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
International Airport Venice Marco Polo
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Hilton SkyLine in Molino Stucky
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Giudecca Palanca (ferry numbers 2, 4.1, 4.2)
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Autostrada A4
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Harry's Dolci Cipriani Restaurant
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Lido of Venice
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Giudecca, Venice area

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £46 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £78.88 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £438.2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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