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Your home in the Venice few tourists see - authentic Cannaregio

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, sleeps 4 people

Completely renovated and redesigned, only the outside walls have remained unchanged : we have created a modern, tasteful, spacious interior and exposed the old beams in the living area. We have installed two completely new bath and shower rooms. The fitted kitchen is fully equipped (including dishwasher & washing machine). The windows of this 4th floor apartment look out over the most romantic views possible to San Marco in one direction and to the Lagoon, which can be clearly seen behind the church of Madonna dell'Orto in the other. The sleeping accommodation comprises a double room and another room with two single beds for maximum flexibility; these areas are finished in striking blue and red against the white walls. The sitting room (in one large space with the kitchen) has a dining area, and is finished in yellow and grey, with white walls and black beams. When you are in the apartment, it is a wrench to leave; to return after a day out in the city is a pleasure to look forward to!

We have a series of stand fans for you to use in summer and which you can move from room to room as you require.

More Details

Anthony P. Swallow
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2018

About Anthony P. Swallow

We are lovers of languages, history and geography. Venice comprises more than a lifetime of cultural riches and so we kept finding ourselves coming back again and again. Eventually we gave in and bought our own property! Now we would now like to share it with you.....

Why Anthony P. Swallow chose Cannaregio

Our home is in Cannaregio, which means not in a touristy area, so we feel like proper Venetian residents when we are there. The apartment is bright and airy with a magnificent view; and it is situated on a fondamenta which has amenities for everyone (restaurants, bars, shops.....)

What makes this apartment unique

Quiet with fantastic view onto Tintoretto's house, the famous Moors on Campo dei Mori, the local canals and over the rooftops as far as San Marco (and also way, way over the lagoon onto the snow-capped mountains when weather conditions permit).

Guestbook comments from the owner

'The apartment was beautiful, nice and bright and airy, spacious, lovely and clean and very comfortable. It had everything we could possibly need, which made our stay very pleasant. It was nice too, doing our own thing, rather than staying in a hotel, we felt like 'locals' especially when in true Italian style we hung the washing out through the window!!' (from an English guest, July 2004) ' Had a wonderful stay in Venice - thank you so much - all instructions and directions worked perfectly! and the apartment so spacious. We so enjoyed staying in that area - quiet and yet shops and restaurants so convenient.' (from a Welsh visitor, May 2006) 'I wanted to thank you for the use of your Canareggio apartment. The location was excellent and the apartment itself wonderful. The views and the light were amazing.' (from a British guest, April 2007)
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cannaregio in Venice-Murano-Burano

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , next to double room.
    Second bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , next to twin-bedded room
  • so each bedroom has its own bathroom or shower room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • = 1 double bedroom and 1 twin-bedded room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
Venice is a very special place, and its beauty is all its own. The most suitable visitors will be those who appreciate quiet, serene holidays and will not be looking for the high life, but will enjoy the apartment and the city for qualities other than those offered by most other destinations. We are ready to consider long lets, and are also not against (well-behaved!) pets. In addition, we will put a cot at the disposal of parents with small children, if this is asked well in advance. The access to the apartment is on foot only, and there are 5 flights of stairs up to the flat's front door. A pushchair could be left in the downstairs hall. Wi-Fi now fully installed and ready for you to use, free of charge of course. Stereo system with CD player, radio and iPod dock. Bring your iPod and play your own music as you relax, have a drink or eat. There are STAND FANS to cool you in summer time.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Your home in the Venice few tourists see - authentic Cannaregio
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 25 reviews
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Spacious apartment with good views

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this apartment... very spacious and plenty of room for the two kids too. Just loved the views and being able to see some of the street life from the window, as well as over other areas of Venice.

Everything we needed was here and more. There's pretty much utensils and items for just about anything you would need... and not just a standard set of 4 or 6 each... there were plenty of cups/plates etc, which means you don't have to washout cups every two minutes. It was nice to sit around the kitchen table for meals and relax in the lounge area and still have space. Every other time we've been in Venice we've stayed in a hotel or pensione and been limited to a tiny box like room with no space. Anthony and Michel's place certainly made up for that.

Just a nice touch too to hear from the owner after checkin to make sure everything is going ok. Comprehensive instructions and details about local shops really helped us settle in quickly, get groceries and set up. And with two little kids that's no mean feat.

We didn't mind walking up the stairs, and nor did the four-year-old kids... they just thought it was a fun game! And a couple of mossies floating around which didn't bother us too much either. That's about as negative we get, because the positives really outweigh everything else. We's love to come back and stay... and will be keeping this place at the top of our list. Recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are very pleased to know that everything we try and do for our guests turns out to please :) We take a lot of care over staying in personal touch with our visitors, giving them tips both before they arrive and also answering any questions during the stay itself. Shopping tips, cultural visits, walks to markets, unusual things to do, restaurants, ice-cream parlours - you name it, we can usually help! Anyone reading this is more than welcome to come and try our hospitality for themselves, and use our space for the duration of their holiday. We look forward to hearing from you: we'll take great care of you and your family's requirements!
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Good value and well located

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here 4 nights with husband and two older children. The apartment is well located close to vibrant shopping streets, but quiet at night. Very close to some lovely bars and restaurants. Nicely furnished, although parents with screen-addicted children be aware - No TV. Was fine by us - we read books, listened to music and - oh yeah - visited the bars and lovely restaurants. Note - the four flights of stairs with no lift can be a bit of a pain with groceries when you're pushing 50 and have (apparently) spent far to much time visiting bars and restaurants. Overall, very good value.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vibrant shopping streets and great restaurants as well as the very quiet location all seemed to us to constitute an excellent reason for buying the apartment! Yes, it's on the fourth floor - but that also was a conscious choice as we wanted the light airy feel, the superlative views and no-one walking above our heads! By the way, we are in our 60s and leap up the stairs like gazelles - you soon get used to it :) Finally, no TV is also a conscious choice : but there is free wifi so bring your own tablet and watch whatever you want to your heart's content.
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A wonderful place to stay in Venice

  • 5 of 5

This apartment locates in a quiet neighborhood but it is only 10-min walk to Rialto bridge. Anthony is a very responsive owner. He replies the email promptly. Just right before we departed to Europe, Anthony noticed us that a wireless internet access was installed. This let us stay communicated with friends.

The instruction given by Anthony is perfect. The direction to the apartment is the most accurate route direction I've ever seen. We use the direction to the apartment without making any wrong turns.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We are delighted that it all worked out for you. All guests can rest assured that we will do everything we possibly can to make sure everyone feels at home and their stay is free of problems. As you see, we have wifi access now (FREE OF CHARGE) - all part of our policy of continual improvement. Please come and sample our hospitality for yourselves!
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The perfect Venetian retreat

  • 5 of 5

This clean, simply furnished and well equipped apartment was the perfect base for our week in Venice. In this quiet part of Venice, where the local shops were used by locals and reasonably priced, our self catering was easy and enjoyable. Peter and Michel ensured that we enjoyed every moment of our week with quick and informative responses that allayed any worries!

So long as you are ready to hideaway or explore Venice with its neighbouring islands, this apartment is excellent. Walking is a must whilst the stairs to the top floor add to the charm!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Again, thank you to our reviewers who have given us five stars for our personal attention to their questions, and liked our apartment for the same reasons as we do ourselves : it's in the perfect situation to experience the Real Venice, living life much as Venetians themselves do. The stairs to the top floor of our 'palazzo' ensure that the apartment is ideally quiet and has great views over Cannaregio. Please come and discover it all for yourselves :)
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maldon, essex

a perfect place to stay in Venice

  • 5 of 5

Anthony was a great owner, always responded to any queries quickly. This is a large apartment and was just as described, if not better, the views from the all windows were great. Anthony keeps the flat spotless, plenty of restaurants close by. We travelled through Europe for 3 weeks and this was the best apartment we stay in.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We are so glad that our policy of immediate replies has pleased our guests - and we are sure it will please all future ones too. No-one wants to wait around to make their holiday plans, and we do always try to reply to all queries straightaway, and in any case within 24 hours. The cleanliness of the apartment is also for us a fixed "given" : we would not rent out our apartment unless it was spotless, and we have a lovely friend who cleans for us : you will probably meet her when you stay with us :) That we were these reviewers' best European accommodation is very nice to hear : we want to keep up our excellence and wish to share it with new guests too. So please come and try us out : we'll be delighted to hear from you :)
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Lovely apartment, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay in this lovely apartment was perfect.

At the enquiry stage and throughout the booking process the owners could not have been more helpful. Most questions we had were answered by the very detailed information sheets they sent us, but they patiently answered our remaining queries cheerfully and with humour.

When we arrived at the apartment, everything was as we had been given to expect. All we could possibly want was provided, and the absence of a TV set was a positive bonus for us. Our 11 and 13-year-old children would not have been able to resist the TV if one were there, but since there wasn't one they had the opportunity to rediscover the simple pleasure of a game of cards, and spent time reading and drawing.

The location, for us, was unbeatable. A lovely, quiet neighbourhood, only 5 or 10 minutes’ walk from the hustle and bustle of the more frequented areas, but right off the beaten tourist track so that we really felt a part of the local Cannaregio community for our 8-night stay. And the views from the apartment are simply delightful - you look down on the neighbouring canals, and across the red-tiled rooftops to the various campanile, including St Mark's, that are visible from the apartment.

We would certainly recommend this apartment as an ideal base from which to explore the city - we're missing it already!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: March 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Venezia Marco Polo
Nearest Barpub
virtually on doorstep
Nearest Ferry
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Venezia Santa Lucia
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A4 (Mestre)
Nearest Restaurant
virtually on doorstep
Nearest Beach
5.5 Kilometres
Venice Lido
Car: not necessary

Cannaregio is the city's most northerly 'sestiere' stretching from the train station in the west to the 'Arsenale' in the east. The northern quays look out towards the islands in the lagoon. To the south the Canal Grande bounds the 'sestiere'. It is a quiet area, one of the most unspoilt by tourists, criss-crossed by canals, characterised by small shops, simple bars and artisans' workshops. The apartment is situated on a small canal near the Campo dei Mori, one of the prettiest quarters. There are excellent restaurants frequented by Venetians on the Fondamenta della Misericordia, a step away from our quiet alleyway. While not being at all 'touristy', the apartment is situated so that Rialto is about 10 minutes walk away, and San Marco about 20 minutes. San Zaccaria (for a convenient direct boat to the Lido Beach) is about 25 minutes away on foot - the walk is fantastic, and, like us, you will probably take much longer because of all the marvellous sights en route!

Other Activities: The Lido beach is a 40-min-boat ride away.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are for occupancy by 3/4 people. FOR 1 OR 2 PEOPLE, TAKE OFF 20% !!!
1 week = 7 nights
No arrival on Saturdays if the preceeding guest is leaving on that same day (cleaning problems). Please contact us to ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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