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Ground Floor Garden Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A 70 m² comfortable one bedroomed apartment for two people.

Open the front door and leave the trolley full of the wonderful food you have just bought while you relax in the garden, or stroll up to the Fondamenta to have a drink in one of the bars and enjoy the view over the water. You can decide whether to cook in, using the well equipped kitchen or eat at one of the local restaurants.

Central Heating: There is independent central heating in the apartment.

In the sitting room (drawers in built in unit) there are two books of instructions. One for inside the apartment and the other covers local shops, water buses, restaurants etc.

This apartment is not suitable for young children.

More Details

Mrs Johanna Olby
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, A little Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Mrs Johanna Olby

We have been married for 41 years and first went to Venice together over 30 years ago. I had visited the city in the 1960's and always wanted to return. Bruce retired, several years ago, from chemistry research and I have been a volunteer for Westminster Abbey for 30 years. I design the kneelers and see them through until they are finished and in situ. My time with the Abbey will be sadly coming to an end within the next year.

Why Mrs Johanna Olby chose Cannaregio

Having a garden is a bonus. Having the boat stop close by has proved to be invaluable.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There is an extractor fan and an illuminated mirror over the basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The bed is 180 x 200cm or can be two singles. Unless advised otherwise I shall assume that you would a like double bed. There are bed side tables, trouser press, double wardrobe and a chest of drawers. There are two ceiling lights and two wall bedside lights. Bathroom scales. There are spare blankets and pillows. Hairdryer. Sewing kit with selection of cottons etc. First Aid Kit and a torch. There is a full length mirror. Wooden blinds that fold back.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
As we stay here for several months of the year it is well equipped. We do have a wardrobe and drawers that are locked for our own use. In the hall there is a bookcase with books for reading or exchanging. We leave basic food, oil, vinegar, pasta and also cleaning items. We ask that if you finish something that you replace it for the next guests. In the kitchen there is a small electric oven and full size gas oven. If you arrive early or leave late then we are happy for you to leave your suitcases in the entrance (please ask whether this would be possible) but please do not use the facilities if the apartment has been cleaned. There are umbrellas in the apartment and two extra sets of keys for your use when in residence. There are electric blinds in the sitting room and kitchen. The garden is 40sq metres and although partially overlooked it is for your sole use. There is a telephone for incoming calls and for making local calls.


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Ground Floor Garden Apartment
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

A wonderful place to stay in Venice

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this apartment many times and would not consider anywhere else. Johanna has thought of everything needed to make guests feel comfortable and at home. The flat is spacious and well-appointed, it is conveniently located just steps from the lagoon, there are nice places to eat nearby and good local shops. This is a lovely quiet, 'ordinary' part of Venice - no shops full of tourist tat, no crowds, just daily Venetian life going on all around. One could not ask for more! We’re already planning for next year!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Venice Visit

  • 5 of 5

This is our fifth stay in this apartment, which says it all! Perfect location, beautiful home from home, everything that you need for a great trip

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A quality home-from-home in an excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

We thought the apartment was good value, spacious, homely, and well equipped with both essentials and extras, such as the veritable library of books and information on Venice and the region. Above all we thought the location was a real asset. A few steps from the F.Nove boat stop (handy if you have luggage) and (for us) it was good that it was well off the tourist trail. Although on a map it may seem a fair distance from where one might first want to explore, in practice the distances are relatively short. It also felt like 'an escape' from the more confined spaces closer to the city centre, and with a bracing walk along the Fondamente always available close at hand.

You have worked hard to provide your guests with a wealth of information about both the apartment and the city. The information you provided before our trip was also thorough and helpful.

The kitchen already had some essentials and the loose rule that your guests can use/replace/replenish items is perfectly fine. We had fun working out how the light switches work (never come across sequential approach to lights turning on!) and - you won't believe this - it was two days before we discovered where the washing machine was! We didn't use it, as it happens, but it was always tucked behind the kitchen door, unless you shut the door when in the kitchen. Although it was never warm enough to sit in the garden, having a garden is pretty unique.

We felt that we were privileged to be in your home where guests are trusted and given a cornucopia of information to help them discover Venice, regardless of what their main interests might be.

Were we happy the attributes, cost and location of the accommodation? Definitely.

Bottom line: would we recommend your Venice apartment? Definitely.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Receiving so lovely comments makes all the hard work worth while, thank you. Johanna
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  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd holiday in this apartment, and we are always pleased to return.

It is one of the best foreign apartments that we have used.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome you back again and thank you for your comments. It was a lovely surprise yesterday to arrive and find the chocolates you left for us, they are very nice.
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  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect - away from the San Marco crowds, but just steps from the vaporetto stop, and a few minutes walk from San Marco or Rialto Bridge. The flat is spacious and comfortable and has everything you would need, even your initial supply of salt, pepper, vinegar, oil, and spices. It combines Venetian apartment living with a small garden (or backyard, or patio, as we would say in California), with a nice dining table and chairs, where we ate most of our home-cooked meals. Within less than 5 minutes walk are bakeries, greengrocers, fishmongers, and many other small shops where we bought fresh food every day. The coop supermarket is also only about 10 minutes away. Johanna has tons of useful information before you go and also in the apartment, with reliable information about everything (Of course, in Venice you get briefly lost at least once a day during the first couple of weeks). Johanna even called us after our arrival to make sure everything was O.K. One of the benefits of not staying at hotels is that you experience Venetian day-to-day life, including children playing soccer in the church squares. We have already looked a few times at the reservation calendar, as we want to return in 2017.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have done our best to make sure it has many of the comforts of a home and we are pleased that you enjoyed them. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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A second visit even better than the first one

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time we have ever returned to a rental property (apart from our own) and we didn't hesitate once we had decided where we would like to spend our special 45th Wedding Anniversary - Johanna sends out extensive information before your arrival and there is lots of information in the apartment she is so helpful that it eases the way for even the most reluctant or hesitant traveller to find their way from the airport and then to the apartment and most importantly around Venice.

If you want to be in a central location within a reasonable walking distance of all the main tourist areas plus easy access to shops, restaurants etc. then this is the place to stay all of them are a comfortable distance from the apartment.

All the home comforts are available and lots of lovely places to eat which have been recommended by Johanna.

Very much a home from home !!

Thanks again Johanna for all of your help and advice you make the whole trip an even more pleasurable one.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gill, thank you for your very kind comments. I do really enjoy trying to make sure guests have a special stay in Venice and I know from experience that being given some information can make the holiday so much more rewarding. I loved the photo's you sent me as I could picture you sitting on the terrace at Alvise's enjoying dinner - and wishing that it was me.
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Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Fondamenta Nuove
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Fondamenta Nuove
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

We have owned this apartment for 21 years and it is ideally situated for the Airport water bus and water buses to the islands, station and other parts of Venice.

The Alilaguna boat from the airport stops on the Fondamenta, over a bridge and then two minutes from the apartment. Boats from the Station and Pizzale Roma stop on the Fondamenta.

The apartment has basic food shopping, milk, bread, fish and wine close by. Two supermarkets 5 minutes away.

Several bars and restaurants on the Fondamenta Nuove and others within 3-4 minutes.

Rialto is 7 minutes away on foot and St. Marks a few minutes longer.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £300

There are no extra charges.
A security deposit of £300 is required.
Payment by Sterling Cheque or Bank Transfer in Sterling or credit card through Homeaway.

Deposit of 25% on booking and the balance to be paid 8 weeks before date booked.
Check out 10.00 a.m.
I usually phone you within 48 hours after your arrival and hopefully can answer any questions you m

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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