About the property
- Apartment1291 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Picturesque apartment in strategic location with canal view
A large and bright apartment located in a strategic position for getting around the historic center. The Gran Canal is very close and you can cross it using a gondola ferry service for a mere 2 Euro. The vaporetto (water bus) stop that allows you to reach any destination in the lagoon is also only a few steps away.
The flat is close to a very useful baker for the daily bread, milk and croissant while the supermarket is about 200 mt away. It is an area rich in bars and restaurants, but despite being an area of great artistic interest is not too crowded.
The apartment was restored for the owners, who used to live here, with high specification and great comfort. There are two balconies on the canal from where you can see the Gran Canal and the house which was once Lord Byron’s, it is a very picturesque corner. The sitting room benefits from original beams, has comfortable divans and in the morning the sun light floods in. The kitchen has a large fridge and it is well equipped (also for cooking lessons).
The walls are decorated with special pigments used in the old days, white malt and black Venetian stucco or red for the ceiling in the dining room. Dark tanganica wood for the drawing room floor. Floor carpets are in red brick colour. The two bedrooms look out onto the pictoresque campiello San Toma' from where you can see the ancient Frari belltower. They are full of light and facing south west and have air conditioning.
The drawing room is a special room that changes according to the time of the day, in the morning it gets the sun that creates interesting shadows in between the white stone columns of the balconies, it lightens the garden in front and brings great energy. In the afternoon, during the warmer months, it is very nice to enjoy the evening breeze sipping an aperitif on the balcony. In the evening, the special lightings and the different types of wood whose hues vary from honey to dark brown create a warm and pleasant ambience where you can relax.
The location is perfect for enjoying Venice, everything is nearby: St. Marc’s cathedral, Rialto, Piazzale Roma and the station are only 10/15 minutes on foot.
The famous Rialto market is only 10 minutes walk away.
There are lots of bars and restaurants in the vicinity.
The gothic Frari church and San Rocco with the spectacular Tintoretto paintings are only 100 mt away and you also have the choice of a lot of museums in the proximity: Accademia, Ca Rezzonico, Guggenheim Collection, Palazzo Grassi, casa Goldoni .
Campo (square) Santa Margherita , the centre of the Venetian night life, is only 10 minutes away on foot. The most renowned restaurant in town ”Da Fiore” is about 300 mt from the apartment.
Rialto fish market is an experience not to be missed especially on a Saturday morning.
Walking from Rialto to La Salute church you can discover the best art and craft shops.
At home you’ll find guides with recommended shops, bars and restaurants.
If the owner is available, previous arrangement, it is possible to follow free cooking lessons.
The final cleaning and wireless connection is included.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Exceptional Apartment and Hostess in the heart of Venice
The apartment is centrally located on a small canal that feeds into the Grand Canal. From the living room balcony you can view the Grand Canal and see the traghetto ferry passengers across the Grand Canal. The apartment is very close and convenient to the San Tomas vaporetto dock, restaurants, and a small market for coffee, water, wine, etc. There are quiet store fronts and cafes in the immediate neighborhood without all the touristy souvenir shops. The apartment has plenty of light, a fully stocked kitchen and very comfortable living room couches for laying back and resting/napping. We were four guests and did not feel cramped. The bedding and sheets were extra comfortable. The apartment was very secure. The Hostess Guilia took great care to prepare an extensive guide of restaurants with reviews. She introduced us to a lovely woman named Ada, who made a wonderful meal for us with fish and produce I selected with her that morning at the Rialto Market. The photographs in the description are accurate. No fussing from the neighbors. Highly recommend this flat for future travelers.
Beautiful apartment in a perfect location. Warm and helpful host.
This apartment is a wonderful place to stay in Venice. It is a beautiful and efficient design. It actually has windows on three sides of the building. The photos tell the story - spacious, comfortable and modern.
It is located about midway along the Grand Canal, making it quite central. The San Toma vaporetto stop is a few minutes walk away. Vaporettos stop here going either direction. Even closer is the traghetto crossing. You can see it from one of the two (!) window balconies. It gets you across the canal to where it’s a 15 min walk to St Marks’ Square. (The traghetto is like a crosswalk, it goes back and forth all day at the same place. Costs 2 euros.) Good grocery shopping is a 4 min walk (Conad). The apartment is also only a 12 min walk from/to the bus terminal (where you’ll most likely arrive from the airport). The train station is the same distance.
Giulia was a warm and helpful host. All of the payment and arrival/departure details were smoothly handled.
Our favorite things in Venice:
-Torcello (by vaporetto across the lagoon, ancient townsite, beautiful old churches)
-The Academia art gallery
-The Jewish Ghetto tour
-The Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni and the San Giovanni di Malta church behind it. (obscure but interesting history)
-Taking the vaporetto all the way around Venice.
-The view from the Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore. (Cross from the S.Zaccaria stop.)
-Buy a multi-day vaporetto pass!
-Venice is a wonderful medieval warren but can be a challenge to navigate. Learn how to use the GPS on your phone. Make Google Maps Directions your friend.
Stunning Location , Beautifully designed.
Wonderfully easy communication from the onset with host Giulia who met us at San Toma stop .Easy from Airport to find.Apartment itself architecturally designed with fabulously comfortable beds.Two balconies looking on to grand canal traghetto stop also .
Found Giulia a wonderfully informative host and availed of Ms Ada who came to house to cook for us a stunning venetian four course meal.Altogether best all around stay for us over many stays in Europe
A fantastic 4 night stay in this great apartment, right in the centre of Venice. Gregorio (Giulia's son) met us at San toma stop and only about a min walk, gave us a tour and all the information that you would ever need in a well laid out pack. loved are stay walking around different area each day or even just chilling with a glass of wine on the balcony. No question would stay there again.
Wonderful stay in this apartment
We cannot say enough good things about our month in this apartment and about the owner, Giulia. We anticipated a great time in Venice, but thanks to Giulia, it was much better than expected. The apartment is gorgeous and large and was cleaned weekly during our stay. The location at the San Toma vaporetto stop puts everything in Venice within easy reach. We took as many of Giulia's recommendations as time allowed, from restaurants and cicchetti bars to shopping and side trips. Torcello was as charming as she said it would be. And we took advantage of having a Venetian dinner cooked for us in the apartment by Ada. That and a visit to Giulia's house for coffee and prosecco were unforgettable. Giulia gave us every reason to come back soon. We heartily recommend her apartment at San Toma.
Wonderful Venice Apartment
Fabulous apartment in a wonderful location. We arrived late at night and the owner Giulia met us and directed us to the apartment with all it's awesome amenities. She took time to go over nearby restaurants, places of interest, tickets for the bus service and so much more. The apartment was located within walking distance of the Rialto bridge, San Marco square and anywhere else we wanted to go. The apartment was beautifully decorated, clean and well kept. We signed up also to have Ms. Ada (as recommended by Giulia) cook us an authentic Venetian meal at the apartment one night. What a fabulous experience. We went to the Rialto market with Ms. Ada in the morning, bought some fish and vegetables and she came back later and prepared us a 4 course Venetian meal with so many wonderful new foods to try. Definitley more than worth the fee she charges for the experience. Giulia also invited us to tea one of the evenings but our schedule didn't allow that experience. We would recommend Giulia's apartment if you are thinking of vacationing in Venice. She made our visit there splendid
Additional pricing information
* Security deposit 500 Euro. House cleaning at the end of the stay included