A south-facing 100 sq/mtrs canal side apartment on the Dorsoduro, which is one of the quietest and most sought-after areas of Venice. The apartment lies 2 minutes from the delightful Zattere and 1 minute from charming Campo Santa Margherita. It is close to all the major sights, but away from the main tourist traps, making a stay here restful even in the busiest months. The whole interior has recently been restored (2007). Rooms are bright and spacious and most have moulded plaster ceilings with old Murano chandeliers; floors are of travertine limestone, carrara marble or ceramic sandstone. 2 of the 3 bedrooms look out over the canal and the living room has a very large comfortable sofa bed. The apartment has a separate well-equipped kitchen. Other features include wi-fi internet, flat-screen TV, DVD player and stereo, film library and a comprehensive selection of Venetian-themed books. The apartment is beautifully furnished throughout with a mixture of contemporary and antique styles.
- Apartment1076 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 nights
Luxury self-catering apartment with wifi in the Dorsoduro
- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Oct 2018
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
We really enjoyed our stay here and the neighborhood was nice and quiet.
We are a family of 5 and found that there was plenty of room here. The rooms were comfortable and worked great for our needs. The neighborhood was nice and quiet since it is not located in one of the noisier areas. The family room was nice and big and there is a great collection of books, including some of the classics. Everything worked great and it was nice being able to cook our own meals.
Great location but needs some updating
I really wanted to like this home. The host was wonderful and the check in process was great as well as we were given so much information on things to do and see. The location is also quite nice, but the air conditioners do not really do anything and it was so hot and humid that everything just felt wet and smelled musty. I know Venice is an old city with old buildings, but we stopped at a friends' rental who was also there and that place was not musty. Everything just felt old and a bit dirty and the humidity did not help. And we were not allowed to run the air conditioners overnight, yet being on the first floor we were not comfortable leaving windows open in our children's rooms. We enjoyed out time in Venice and appreciated the location very much. Thank you for providing us a place to stay.
True charm of Venice!
David was an amazing host, answered questions quickly and provided a lovely home with all the amenities. The flat was in a beautiful neighborhood and right on a canal! The flat was decorated nicely with antiques and the kitchen was well equipped. We fell in love with Venice and it's rich history. Thank you for sharing your lovely home.
Atmospheric and well located but lots of small minuses
Pros: Comfortable beds, two of three bedrooms had good space, quiet location, has washing machine, appliances in good shape, okay for three people, comfortable sofa in lounge, lots of instructions for everything; plenty of towels; generally clean; plenty of spices
Cons: Front door screeched against floor, and even then didn't open fully; cramped space might be hard to negotiate for four, much less six people; wifi very spotty even when sitting right by the router; fans couldn't put a dent in the heat (late My was broiling), very, very noisy but sporadic AC didn't cool but helped with humidity; no matter how patient and careful, per instructions, just couldn't open some screens (which meant outside shutters couldn't be opened, keeping the flat dark, and not allowing for some cross breezes); dark woodwork, which was interesting, seemed designed for much larger space, so just added to gloom in the small flat; third bedroom had almost no room to get around (so was ok for one only, despite having double bed; one 20-something daughter okay with it, the other found it too 'creepy' to enter); the greeter was a totally unnecessary expense from our viewpoint (though a pleasant woman), a lock box for keys would have sufficed, given the long instructions sent well in advance of our trip; low flush broken on toilet/full flush was finicky; shower ran more like a faucet, was hard to regulate temperature, and was very narrow; ice cube trays only partially filled on arrival, and one was dirty
Overall was a good place to stay for our three-days in Venice, but too many, admittedly small problems and inconveniences kept our attention focused on them instead of the comfortable beds, getting to use the washing machine, and otherwise having a very happy, first visit to Venice. If the myriad, small problems were fixed, our rating would definitely be higher.
Perfect Venice apartment for two for a week in March
This apartment was just as lovely as we hoped and we found all the information supplied by the owner so useful. The apartment was very well equipped and quick to warm up on cold March days. It was an incredibly quiet area to live in but lots of character and great shops/bars nearby.
Once the heating was dealt with, which was done extremely quickly, myself, husband, son and his partner thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay. Very authentic Venetian apartment with gondolas passing the windows. Very quiet area within easy walking distance to local waterbus stop at San Basilio and supermarket. Don't forget to explore the local area by foot. A very enjoyable trip all round.
Immediately outside the apartment is the church of San Sebastiano, whose celebrated interior was the 24-year-long project of local artist Veronese. Close by you'll also find the Academia and Guggenheim galleries, the Frari, the Scuola Grande di San Rocco and the Scuola Grande dei Carmini. The famous Ca' Rezzonico (including its useful vaporetto and traghetto stops) on the Grand Canal is a 2 minute walk away. 20 minutes on foot will take you to both San Marco and the Rialto.
Additional pricing information
Prices include the new Venice tourist as well as final cleaning, laundry and all bills. The only added charge is a 'meet and greet ' fee payable locally €35.00 (€55.00 for arrivals after 8pm) Prices quoted above are for parties of 1 - 5 guests. 5 guests maximum including adults and children. Christmas, New Year and Carnival will be charged as High Season. Minimum 3 night stay - although a 2 night stay may sometimes be possible - please enquire.