Private Canal Views
- Name: Marino
- Sleeps: 2 + 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Price: From €1265/week, 4 nites minimum
This apartment was so special and well appointed; it was such an enjoyment to stay.
A light-filled apartment overlooking a small canal with a view also of the Grand Canal of Venice. The Dorsoduro neighborhood quickly becomes home away from the shoulder-to-shoulder throngs around magnet places like St Mark`s piazza.
The apartment has plenty of space. We enjoyed having breakfasts and a lunch on the balcony with views of activity on the canals.
The Dorsoduro neighborhood is real Venice. Sure, plenty of tourists as there have been for millenia, but also all the locals who shop for their veggies around the corner at the greengrocer`s boat docked at the Campo San Barnaba, sip their beverages in the Bar Ai Artisti in the Campo and buy their groceries at the Billa market with its views across the Giudecca canal. Wonderful is the slight separation from the really busy San Marco and Castello districts but they are still in easy reach. You can cross the Grand Canal at the end of the calle (walking street) on the traghetto (ferry) or walk 5 minutes one way to the Accademia bridge or 10 minutes the other direction to the Rialto bridge. Riding the water-busses is easy, one stops at the same place as the traghetto, Ca` Rezzonico, or the walk to the Piazzale Roma for a car park or the train station takes only 15 minutes.
There is a waterbus stop just seconds from the apartment - no cars anywhere, just the gondolas below going past the apartment!
The bulding dates from mideaval times and is on the calle (pedestrian street) that leads from the Ca` Rezzonico vaporetto stop to Campo San Barnaba, a nice campo (square) to enjoy with a beverage in the Bar Ai Artisti. The entrance hall is clean and cool. A neighbor`s private garden opens into the hall bringing in light. A small elevator rises to the second to the top floor where this apartment is located.
The apartment was lovely, very comfortable, and had everything we needed and then some.
Two large windows and French doors in the living/dining room bring in lots of light. A small balcony is up two steps; it overlooks Ca` Rezzonico palace, a small canal and across the neighboring rooftop, the Grand Canal.
The apartment has lots of space, good lighting, is well equipped, is comfortable for sitting, has a little balcony (up 4 steps) with a peek at the Grand Canal.
You can spend a lot of time enjoying your private view of the palace with its collection of sculpted heads above and below each window. The daily rhythm of the city can be traced by the sights and sounds of Venice observed from your apartment. Church bells across the city toll the daylight hours. Early morning delivery boats service the businesses up and down the canals, the rumble of powerful marine engines mark the passing of the vaporetti at the nearby stop, water taxis and private motor boats make watery sounds in their infrequent passage and the occasional gondola is seen below.
An L-shaped sofa is a comfy spot and can seat three. The sofa opens to form a double sized bed. Truly beautiful woods are featured in the parquet floor, bookshelves and dining table. A flat-panel TV with satellite reception brings in a few English-language stations. Interesting and varied original artwork can be found throughout. The owner`s father`s art can be seen on the walls and in a book on the shelves.
The kitchen and bedroom are down six steps from the living/dining room. Small but efficient, the kitchen really has everything you need for real cooking, if you wish. Four burner gas stove, oven, under-counter refrigerator with small freezer compartment, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. There is an Italian coffee maker and a French press. The pots and pans are plentiful as well as cooking utensils. Dishes and serving pieces are in an armoire near the dining table.
The bedroom and the kitchen are under the eves. The ceiling on the far side of the bed is almost 6 feet. The bed consists of joined single beds, so slightly wider than a North American queen. At the far side, there are built in closets. Also in the bedroom is an armoire and a small desk. A sky light can be opened/closed and a sliding panel can eliminate sunlight. The air conditioner from the living room is positioned so the cool air flows to the bedroom. There are two fans, too.
Across the living room from the kitchen/bedroom steps is a large bathroom. The large window has the usual palace view. There is a large tub with shower, toilet, bidet and sink. The drying rack for laundry and iron and ironing board are also stowed here.
We wonder about how this unusual layout that spans two buildings came about!
The beds including the sofa bed is comfortable and the bedding and linen very adequate.
Property and area amenities
|Sleeps||2 + 2|
|Bedrooms||1 with dual queen bed (2 single beds joined together), slightly wider than a U.S. queen|
|Bathrooms||1 bathroom with tub with shower over, toilet, bidet, sink|
|Floor||3rd European Designation 4th North American Designation|
|Mobility||6 internal steps between bedroom level and bathroom level. Venice itself is challenging if you have mobility problems.|
|Size||About 800 sq ft.|
|Outlook||Small balcony with views.|
|Dining||Dining table seats 6.|
|Kitchen||Four burner gas stovetop, oven, microwave, dishwasher, under counter refrigerator with small freezer compartment, washing machine, Italian coffee maker, drip coffee maker and French press. Pots, pans and utensils.|
|Laundry||Washing machine, drying rack, iron and ironing board.|
|Air Conditioning||Yes, works well. Works only as air conditioner; does not have a heat function. One unit handles the living room and bedroom, so bedroom door must be left open for the flow. Fans also for bedroom.|
|Heating||Central heat controlled by guest in the apartment.|
|Utilities||10kwh/day included, additional paid by guests.|
|Transport||Vaporetto stop very close.|
|Entertainment||Flat panel TV with Satellite reception for a few English-language channels.|
|Telephone||Yes, landline phone - local service only.|
|Family||Fine, but steps and balcony could be a concern for toddlers.|
|Cleaning||Final cleaning included in price.|
|Security Deposit||€300 Euros or $400 USD cash security deposit paid at check in|
|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
|Prices in Euros||4 Nights||5 Nights||6 Nights||7 Nights||4 Weeks|
Nov 1 - Feb 14
Dec 15- Jan 6
The price includes booking fee, credit card fee, greeting fee, keyholder fee, WiFi/internet, final cleaning, linens, towels, and utilities.
Not included is a security deposit of €300 payable in cash at check in, refunded less expenses on-site after departure inspection and utilities used over the 10Kwh/day allowance. Please go to www.italyperfect.com/tax for information on local hospitality tax paid in cash at check in.
Check in is normally from 5-8pm. To guarantee check in before 5pm or to check out after 10am, you may reserve the night before or the night after your stay, if available, for ½ the nightly price calculated against the price for the number of nights you are staying in the property. Sometimes, if the housekeeper is in the apartment cleaning when you reach Venice, then you may be able to arrive and leave your luggage. This possibility is a day to day situation, so when you call your greeter from your point of arrival, then she'll tell you if you can go to drop your bags. If not possible, there are convenient locations to check luggage described in the Venice information we provide. Check in between 8-10pm requires €50 paid in cash to greeter. Check in between 10pm and midnight must be confirmed in advance and €75 Euro payment in cash to greeter. Early Check In from 9am. Late Check Out until 5pm. We cannot guarantee you will be able to check in early or check out late if you do not reserve these extra nights.
Default bed makeup for 2 guests is the bed in the bedroom. If you are two and would also like the sofa bed made up, there is a housekeeping charge of €35.
- We love this neighborhood.
- The apartment is bright, really pleasant and comfortable.
- Quiet, too.
- It could take a couple of days to get used to having to go up and down the six steps between the kitchen and the dining area.
- Air conditioner in living room also handles bedroom.
- The separation of the bedroom and bathroom including steps could be a problem for people who have to go in the night,
Guest Book Testimonials
It's location is absolutely perfect
Just a short note to say thank you for all your help and that we just loved staying in the apartment in Venice. It's location is absolutely perfect and it was all we had hoped for.
Paola is a wonderful greeter and was full of great local knowledge. She was a pleasure to have met.
We certainly plan to be back in touch with you again. I see from the website that your company also rents in Paris and London too....We will keep that in mind.
Spacious Venice Apartment
The Marino Apartment was so spacious and in a great location. The bathroom is large and the bed was comfortable. The bookshelves were well-stocked in case you decide to stay in on a rainy day. Compo Santa Margherita, just over the bridge from our apartment's San Barnaba Compo, has plenty of restaurants, a gelato shop, farmacia and other shops. Once we got our bearings, things were easy to get to and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Check out the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, which is about a 10 minute walk from the apartment. The great thing about the apartment is that there is a desk with maps and other info that you will definitely use. Evelyn, our greeter, was very accommodating and helpful as well.
[Thank you Peg and Tony, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]
Great Apartment & Location
The Marino is the second time we rented from Italy Perfect. The apartment was very clean and appointed with everything one would need. We stayed five nights so we never cooked dinner at the apartment but the kitchen was well equipped with anything one would need.
The location could not be better. We were seconds away from the #1 Water Bus. Taking a Water Bus ride in the late evening was spectacular. And we were able to walk to all the sights of Venice. We felt very safe in the apartment and walking at night.
We adapted to the layout (steps & bathroom location) of the apartment quickly. I always pack a small flashlight when we travel. This came in handy when we had to get up during the night. Also, the elevator was American style. Just insert your key and press a button to your floor. No elevator door problems like some European elevators.
Having our morning coffee and pastries on the small balcony will be missed. As will Venice. Thanks Pat for all your help and information you provided. We would recommend Italy Perfect to anyone traveling to Italy.
I found the Marino apartment ideal for my needs.
The Marino apartment is in a very handy location for the visitor to Venice. Close to water transport and some of the major must see places. It is in a residential area and away from most of the tourist crowds.
The apartment itself has some peculiarities in set out, but these were all adequately explained in the website. So there were no problems in getting used to it.
I found the Marino apartment ideal for my needs.
Italy Perfect did everything to a high standard and I am happy to recommend it to friends.
This was a very nice property. Well located. Nice furnishings. The greeter was extremely helpful. Would definitely stay here again!
We stayed in the Marino apartment for six days in May. The accommodations were lovely, and Evelyn was wonderful. [Thank you! The Italy Perfect Team]
Money Well Spent
After paying relatively little for a modest, poorly lighted apartment in Florence in 2015, my wife and I decided to spend some serious money for an apartment we could truly enjoy; so we picked Marino and did not regret it. We were delighted with the view out the eastern window (with balcony), which reaches as far as the Campanile in Piazza San Marco and includes a glance at the nearby meeting of the San Barnabà and Grand Canals. It was fun to gaze down from a side window, opposite a wall of the Ca'Rezzonico, and watch passing boats in the San Barnabà, some laden with supplies for restaurants and stores of various sorts. With the shutters open, light streams into Marino, and there is plenty of artificial lighting, too.
We were impressed with such mundane things as the unusually large supply of flatware and dishware, and also pleased that the microwave worked. Moreover, there are a dishwasher and clothes washer, but we didn't use them, partly in order not to exceed our quota of electricity--this being electric-power-starved Italy.
The living area of the apartment is spacious for two people, and the large sofa apparently can serve as a bed for additional guests. The bathroom, unfortunately located at the far end of the apartment from the bedroom (which is down six steps), is fairly large, modern, and clean. In general, Marino is a well-maintained, attractive apartment, and we enjoyed nearby Campo San Barnabà, especially for the frequent presence of street musicians, including a classical cellist, an expierienced jazz saxophonist (from Argentina by way of Vienna), and a skilled Gypsy-jazz trio. The GROM gelateria in Campo S. Barnabà deserves its reputation for addictive cones.
For those who intend to prepare at least a few meals in the apartment, a grocery store is a short walk away.
Although Marino is a relatively long walk from the Piazza San Marco area of Venice, it is near such major Dorsoduro venues as the Accademia Gallery and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. For those who prefer to take the vaporetto up and down the Grand Canal, a stop is located 30 yards from the front door of the apartment building. A restaurant worth trying is La Rivista, in the lower level of the Ca'Pisani Hotel, around the corner from the Accademia. The chef does serious work, and the staff speaks English.
An added reward: the Italy Perfect website provides as much information as you can possibly absorb about visiting Italy, and Venice in particular.
In short, we would be happy to again spend a week or two (or three or four) at Marino.
[Thank you, we would be delighted to welcome you back! The Italy Perfect Team]
Had a fantastic week in Venice. Thanks for all your help. It was a flawless visit. Evelyn was an angel. Apt was perfect for us. Cannot beat the location.
Best Venice Experience
Why is this the best way and place to experience Venice? Well, number one, it couldn't possibly be closer to the vaporetto stop! And, number two, it is a perfect, spacious apartment 3 floors up with an elevator to get there. And, from the small balcony or the large windows, one can see our own little side canal, as well as a glimpse of the Grand Canal at the vap stop. Additionally, it's in Dosoduro. No need to deal with the noise and crowds of the San Marco area when you can be in this perfect neighborhood with lots to do, and plenty of places to eat. And, you can get to San Marco and all that in just a few minutes. Oh, and the grocery store is 3 minutes walk.
What else? Well, as with our dealings with ItalyPerfect (Lisa and Pat) when we went to Florence (Bardi), no questions go unanswered. They provide so much information, and are so pleasant to deal with. Forget the expensive hotel when you can get 3 times the space for less!
[Thank you so much, we are glowing with your high praise! The Italy Perfect Team]
Very much enjoyed
We very much enjoyed our stay at the apartment, and would recommend it -- and would try to come back to you for other locations -- as clearly yours is a top-flight operation and we were most grateful for your help, the written materials, and Evelyn's thoroughness.
[Thank you! The Italy Perfect Team]
Map and Location
|Ca Rezzonico Vaporetto (water bus) stop - 2 minute walk|
|Piazza San Marco - 20 min walk|
|Rialto Bridge - 18 min walk|
|Train Station - 17 min walk|
|Accademia Museum - 5 min walk|
|Peggy Guggenheim Collection - 9 min walk|
|Frari Church - 7 min walk|
|Grocery store - 7 min walk|