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House with character in a historic palace at Rialto, heart of Venice

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Central, bright, quite, 2 double rooms, 2 bathroom, view of campiello and calle

Ideally located. A stone's throw from the Rialto Bridge and a fifteen minute walk from San Marco, the Residenza Valier is located in the most central part of Venice in an excellent location for visiting the most beautiful places in the city and living the atmosphere of Venice, with its characteristic restaurants and picturesque wine bars, especially in the evenings. 90 square meters apartment: 2 beautiful double rooms (possible to request separate single beds), a third pull out bed in one room, available sleeping sofa in the living room and a baby bed. TV and internet wireless in both the rooms. Large living room with new kitchen corner, double sink, fridge with freezer, plus a storage closet with dishes, pots and pans. Two bathrooms, one close to the first double room with shower, the second close to the second double room and the living room with bath tub and washing machine.

Sabina Ragaini
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Sabina Ragaini

My name is Sabina, I have a University Degree in Italian Modern Literature and one in Oriental Languages (Chinese). I lived in Venice since twenty years. I settled down after travelling in Asia as a student and a journalist. I love Venice's human dimension and its exstraordinary beauty.

Why Sabina Ragaini chose San Polo

The Residenza Valier is located in the heart of one of the most famous and fascinating cities of the world, surrounded by buildings that date back to the distant history of the Maritime Republic, and it offers the refinement and the charm of a historic Venetian Town House combined with the comforts and convenience of accommodation furnished in contemporary style to make your holiday a wonderful experience. I was fascinated by this characteristic when I decided to buy it.

What makes this apartment unique

Located in the heart of Venice, in a very lively area, popular with Venetians for its famous market and picturesque “bacari” (wine bars), Residenza Valier is, however, very quiet. The main entrance to the building, which once belonged to the Valier family, leads to a historical setting with a large entrance hall and an imposing flight of stairs with original 16th century features. The entrance to the Residenza Valier is at the top of the stairs.

The apartment has been renovated recently bringing to light the beautiful wood beams, and the space has been divided in a way that not only gives privacy to guests – there are two spacious double bedrooms - but has permitted the construction of two bathrooms, a rare thing in Venice, one for each room.

The living area is comfortable, with a modern American-style kitchen and an inner corner with a fridge, a large sink and pantry. From the living room you can admire the little square below and the roofs of neighbouring houses. From the bedrooms you can see the wide street that runs along one side of the building and have a glimpse of Campo San Silvestro with its large church.

The whole apartment is very bright with the sun lighting up the rooms in the afternoon, making the place very warm and pleasant. Due to this Residenza Valier has none of the damp that often affects houses in the old part of the city. The decor is modern and is influenced by our passion for the East, reminiscent of the travels of Marco Polo. Of course you cannot miss that little touch of Venice in the selection of prints that decorate the walls.

Its strategic location, close to the most interesting places of art and means of water transport, and the combination of the ancient and modern contribute to Residenza Valier’s unique characteristics, offering guests the opportunity to spend a pleasant stay in Venice whether they come as tourists or on business.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Shower bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both the bathroom has got WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Each room has got a cupboard, three cabinets, where to put your clothes and two drawers; two nightstands and a bench where to put your suitcase or other things.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing


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House with character in a historic palace at Rialto, heart of Venice
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews

Great location, fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment, Great location. Apartment is clean, well air conditioned, and really cute. We received great restaurant recommendations from our host, thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and would come again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robyn, thank you for your comments! I really hope you will be back again and hope next time we will have the chance to drink a glass of wine together! Thank you for the respectful way you treated my apartment. I sincerely appreciate! Best Wishes, Sabina
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  • 5 of 5

We were so fortunate to have found this gem of a place. Location couldn't have been better. Sabina met us and took us to her lovely place. Perfect size and all needed amenities were supplied. Balcony overlooking courtyard where we could hear the church bells tolling. You will not be disappointed if you want a centrally located home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jacqueline, thank you very much for your words. I am happy you appreciated Residenza Valier's central location and in the same time the fact that the place is very quite. In fact this is quite rare in central Venice. Hope you will go back to Venice for another visit and be again our guests. Have a nice Summer! Sabina
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Excellent host, accommodations and location.

  • 5 of 5

Sabina was exceptional in her desire to see that we had an excellent stay!! She met us where we were (lost), saw us to her place, showed us her beautiful, exceptionally clean and well equipped apartment. She provided recommendations to enjoy the city, manage the public transit, where to eat and what to see. The apartment is located in the heart of Venice, and yet is in a quiet building. We highly recommend this location!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, it was such a great pleasure to meet you. You are really a nice family, communicative and gentle. It would be great if all the guests could be kind and cooperative like you are! I am happy you had a good time in Venice and sincerely hope we can meet again. I would be very glad if you could be back to Residenza Valier in the future. My very best wishes for a good life! Sabina
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Awesome location -- minutes from Rialto bridge

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting Venice in May, stayed in this apartment for 3 nights. Location could not be better -- Grand canal and Rialto bridge just right around the corner, San Silvestro church -- literally 5 steps. Even though it is located in very popular district, we didn't hear any noise, it was nice and quiet and we could rest after long day of walking. You don't need a vaporetto pass (unless you want to experience vaporetto ride) because you can walk everywhere from here! Special thanks to Sabina: she really worked with us and helped a lot to get our luggage to us, it was left behind in Milan. She communicated with airlines every day and even stayed home to wait for delivery of our bags so we could go out and enjoy Venice and Burano island! We can't express our gratitude to her!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Svetlana, thank you so much for your comment. I am very happy finally your luggage arrived and you could proceed with your journey without problem. I really hope you will be back to Residenza Valier. It was a great pleasure to know you and your friends. You were a kind and very respectful guests which I sincerely appreciate. My Best Wishes, Sabina
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Lovely Place

  • 5 of 5

This place is ideally located with easy access to vaporetto stops and the Rialto Bridge. It was quiet, clean and comfortable. Sabina could not have been more helpful, before and during our stay. We would stay again, in a heartbeat and recommend it to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your words,it is great to know your Holidays was good And we could offer a good staying in Residenza Valier. Hope to see you again very very soon!
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Very nice & central apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was at a central location. 2 minutes walk to Rialto bridge. All places you will want to visit is within 10-minute walking distance. Owner was kind enough to provide us all the information prior to our arrival, and she also met us very early in the morning on the last day as our flight was at an early time. I will strongly suggest this apartment to anybody willing to feel how it's like to stay & live in Venice. When you look out in the morning, you will either see the people going to work, or people hanging their laundry to the ropes stretched between the buildings :)

If you're the type of person to have your breakfast in your house, you will find Rialto market in close distance where you can pick up anything you like, and get your bread (you should try the one with green olives inside!) from Farini on your way back home. If you don't want to do these, Farini and other few bakery stores very close to this apartment, and will also give you all the nice things for the breakfast!

Only down side is the water pressure. I don't know if this is specific to the flat or it's a common thing in Venice. Water pressure was not upto my expectations. The pressure was low although I used it at different times during the day. If other faucets are used at the same time, it gets even worse.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ali, thank you very much for your comment. It was a pleasure to have you and your in our apartment. I am happy you appreciated the location and the amenities of the central area of Venice. I am very sorry for the water's pressure. It is actually a quite unusual problem. It very rarely happens that pressure is so low in Residenza Valier. Probably many people were in the Valier Palace when you were staying and also in the close by area and that causes the problem you had with the water. I am really very sorry about that, there was nothing I could do. Luckily it is not at all a frequent problem. I sincerely apologize. Hope you will be again our guests. Regards, Sabina
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Car: not necessary

A minute walk from San Silvestro Public Boat stop, and five from Rialto's.

By plane: from Marco Polo airport by bus (ATVO) to Piazzale Roma and then by waterbus Line 1 or by motorboat taxi to S. Silvestro. As an alternative, the Alilaguna Arancio motorboat line from the airport to the Rialto.

Train: from the Santa Lucia train station, by waterbus Line 1 (San Silvestro stop), by motorboat taxi, or a 20 minute walk following the signs to Rialto.

By car: park the car in Piazzale Roma or Tronchetto and take the waterbus Line 1 to S. Silvestro. Or you can use the car parks in Via Righi, which cost less, and get to Piazzale Roma by bus. From San Silvestro's stop don't need to cross any bridge to reach the Residenza Valier, which can be quite helpful if you are travelling with heavy luggage.

Lots of nice restaurants, bars and shops are close by. We suggest: a visit to Rialto fish and vegetable Market in the morning (close on Sunday and Monday); an aperitif in Campo dell'Erberia before dinner time when also Venetian people drink an ombra or a sprix after work; a dinner in one of the amazing restaurants of Rialto place (we may book for you on request); a gondola ride form a close by dock to admire Venice form the channels in its natural dimension. For nay necessities I will be ready to help you to enjoy this marvelous town.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in San Polo, Venice

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £176.93
Stay tax £2.65 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.


L’occupazione della Residenza Valier deve essere quella dichiarata al momento della prenotazione. Non sono previsti altri ospiti durante il vostro soggiorno, nel caso un altro ospite volesse aggiungersi la sua presenza dovrà essere tempestivamente dichiarata alla proprietaria ed è previsto per lui/lei un contributo giornaliero da stabilirsi.
Nel prezzo non è compresa la colazione, che potrete preparare a casa senza problemi.
Sono comprese lenzuola e asciugamani puliti.
La Residenza Valier fornirà la biancheria pulita al vostro arrivo, necessaria per i giorni della vostra vacanza; non è previsto alcun cambio durante il vostro soggiorno.
La Residenza Valier al vostro arrivo sarà pulita ed in ordine, vi preghiamo di lasciarla nello stesso stato alla vostra partenza. Alla vostra partenza non dovrà esserci spazzatura di alcun genere all’interno dell’appartamento, il frigorifero dovrà essere vuoto e non vi dovranno essere piatti o stoviglie da lavare.
In caso contrario tratteremo 30 euro dal deposito per la pulizia.
Al vostro arrivo vi sarò richiesto un deposito di 200 euro solo a titolo di cauzione. Questi 200 euro vi saranno restituiti alla partenza dopo la resa dei due paia di chiavi e dopo aver effettuato un controllo dell'appartamento ed essersi sincerati che nulla di serio sia stato danneggiato o sia mancante.

Check in : a partire dalle 15.00 entro le 20.00.
Dopo le 20.00 ed entro le 23.00 è prevista una tassa aggiuntiva di 30 euro, dopo le 23.00 la tassa sarà di 50 euro.
Check out: entro le 10.30 del mattino.

IMPORTANTE: Quando l'offerta della Residenza Valier è indicata per due persone solamente (in bassa stagione) gli ospiti avranno a disposizione una stanza matrimoniale e un bagno mentre la seconda stanza e il bagno saranno chiusi. Se vorranno utilizzare due stanze dovranno fare la richiesta per 4 persone con il relativo pagamento aggiuntivo. Grazie

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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