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Great view on the canal 5 minutes from S. Marco Square

Bedrooms 1
Space 925 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Enjoy your stay in Venice living like a Venetian in a 16th Monastery

Located five minutes from S. Marco Square, this apartment in Venice is a delightful and extremely comfortable ground floor apartment classified as first class by the Venice's Tourist Office. It is situated in a XVI Century Franciscan Monastery in the old district of 'Castello' and recently renewed. It is a well kept elegant apartment composed of double bedroom with king size bed, a large lounge/living room with kitchenette and bathroom with shower. The lounge is spacious and perfect for entertaining or relaxation, with framed wooden beams that make it truly unique. The apartment is very authentic and from its windows you can admire the real Venetian life and the 'Gondolas' going up and down along the canal. The kitchenette is very functional and well equipped. The apartment it's equipped with a washing-dryer machine.

More information: The apartment it is located in the 'Castello' district, the best position in Venice. From here you can go everywhere in just 10 minutes walk: S.Marco Square, Rialto's Bridge and Market, Biennale Art exhibition, 'Chiesa della Salute' Church, Arsenale, etc.. Moreover you can reach the famous beach 'Lido di Venezia' in just 15 minutes by boat.

If your trip in Italy includes a stop in Rome, do not hesitate to ask since I have an amazing apartment there.

More Details

About Us

Guido Rufo
Via S. Martino e Solferino, 47
35122 Padova
VAT Reg No04599560283

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 925 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14.00 / Check-out: 11.00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bagno 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • The apartment is furnished in Venetian style
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Golf Clubs
  • Sailboat
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

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Great view on the canal 5 minutes from S. Marco Square
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in a superb quiet location, with very few tourists yet very close to 'everything'. We very much enjoyed walking to and from the apartment.

Communication was excellent. We were welcomed at the Vaporetto by Adrianna, a lovely lady who walked us to the apartment. Adriana also took the time to give us great tips on what to see in Venice.

We loved the small cafés close by and the windows opening on the canal.

We found the place immaculate with everything we needed. The bed was very comfortable. We would definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope you will come back in Venice. Grazie Paola.Adriana e Guido
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Beautifully decorated apartment in Venice

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment. Nearby market, several restaurants. Not too far to walk to St. Mark's Square. Quiet and very nice. Washer/dryer was appreciated. Wonderful stay in Venice. Initial contact did not speak any English which was a slight problem for us as we needed some help when we got to Venice but we were able to figure out what we needed later.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The apartment is exactly as presented on Home Away. We enjoyed it & the neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

The best surprise is 'no surprise'. This property is exactly as presented on HomeAway.

The management was very helpful; we elected to take a water taxi from the airport rather than the Alilaguna Blue line. Management (Paula) identified a drop off close to the apartment (Fundamenta Furlani) where the greeter, Laura, was waiting for us. This was an especially nice touch, as we had to walk only a couple of minutes (and over one small bridge) to be 'home'.

The apartment is exactly as shown on HomeAway. It is clean, commodious, and a totally great place for a sojourn in Venice. It is very quiet, both day and night. Occasionally, a small boat motored quietly by on the canal just outside our window, but these were never a disturbance, and in fact added to our sense of being part of Venice.

If there was a (minor) negative, it was the décor -- which is clearly Venetian. We are both architects with modernist leanings. But there were no surprises in this regard. The décor is exactly as shown on the website, and was certainly not an issue for us, at all.

The facilities (bathroom, kitchen, bed, etc.) were clean and perfectly serviceable. We only prepared breakfasts during our stay as there are too many good restaurants nearby to be cooking at home. But it would be possible to fix complete dinners here quite easily. There is a surprisingly large, well stocked market just a 3 minute walk from the apartment.

We very much enjoyed the immediate neighborhood. Much of it is labyrinthine, a medieval maze to be solved. We enjoyed exploring different routes, complete with many "Oop! Wrong way! Gotta go back". After just two days, however, we were easily navigating our way to the Grand Canal, to San Marco, to Celestia and to Zaccharia as if we were natives, all of which made it all the more enjoyable.

For dining, we can heartily recommend Trattoria da Jonny -- one minute from the apartment door, just over the short footbridge outside our living room window. There are several others nearby, of course, as you walk to Stagione Arsenale or towards San Marco.

The weather was exceedingly hot while we were in Venice... upper 90s most days and dropping only to 75 overnight. So we were pleased that the owner had provided a portable air conditioner, which worked remarkably well, and kept us comfortable throughout our visit.

In short, we very much enjoyed our stay in Venice, in the apartment, and in the neighborhood. We expect you will as well.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Buongiorno Guy, grazie per il vostro commento, è stato un piacere ospitarvi. Guido - Paola - Laura
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Quiet and convenient

  • 4 of 5

Very well located by an canal in a convenient but quiet location. The apartment was well equiped and in a neighbourhood frequented by locals with few tourists. There was plenty of space and it was decorated in a fanciful manner. Not far from St Mark's Square and we were able to walk to most places of interest.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Apartment!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I toured Italy for a few weeks and rented several apartments. Guy's apartment was one of our favorites! He was away when we arrived so he sent his representative, Michela. She was very friendly, receptive and thorough. The apartment was beautiful! It was clean, well equipped and just as described. I highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful flat in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend this property more highly. Everything you require for a self catering holiday in Venice is provided in a central location. We were met by the friendly local representative of the owner, who guided us to the property and gave tips on local amenities. If we needed help during our stay, she lived close at hand and told us to contact her (this was not required).

The large flat is in a picturesque location by a canal in a local residential area only 6 mins walk from San Marco. Lots of good local shops, cafe and restaurants are within 3 minutes walk. Very quiet, very few tourists.

There were 4 in our party. The large spare bed is at the opposite end of the property from the bedroom and bathroom, so this was not a problem.

This was our second 1 week stay in Venice; if we come back we will stay at this property again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Tessera 'Marco Polo' Airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Dae Tose
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
S. Zaccaria or Arsenale
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lido Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Venezia S.Lucia rail station
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Restaurant Jonny
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Lido di Venezia beach
Car: not necessary

Located in the old district 'Castello' in the heart of Venice, this is the best Venice's area. From here you can reach easily in 10 minutes walk everywhere: S. Marco Square, the Rialto Bridge and Market, the Biennale Art Exhibition, the Arsenale, the 'Chiesa della Salute' Church, the Guggenheim Museum, etc.. The beach, the famous Lido di Venezia, can be reached in 10 minutes by boat.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Castello, Venice

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Supplemento di 10,00 € per persona per notte per ogni ospite dopo i primi due
E' richiesto un supplemento di € 50,00 per check-in dopo le ore 22:00

Manager'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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