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San Marco

Sleeps 2 + 1

1 Bedroom(s), 1 Bath(s)

€ 1470/week, 3 nts minimum

Italy Perfect ClassificationTerrace + Canal Views
Venice, Marino
"This apartment was so special and well appointed; it was such an enjoyment to stay. "
Private Canal Views
Marino
Location
Dorsoduro
Price
Sleeps
2 + 2
Bedroom(s)
1
Bath(s)
1
Price
From €1255/week, 4 nites minimum
Italy Perfect Classification Bright Apartment Great Neighborhood
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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.

Location

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.

Exterior

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.

Interior

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.

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.

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.

 

Detailed Features for Italy Vacation Rental

Location Dorsoduro
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
Elevator Yes
Accessible & Ample 6 internal steps between bedroom level and bathroom level. Venice itself is challenging if you have mobility problems.
Size About 800 sq ft.
Balconies, Terraces, Views Small balcony with views.
Hair Dryer Yes
Dining Dining table seats 6.
Kitchen Equipment 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.
Heat Central heat controlled by guest in the apartment.
Utilities 10kwh/day included, additional paid by guests.
Transportation Vaporetto stop very close.
Parking No
Crib No
Neighborhood Dorsoduro, great.
Entertainment Flat panel TV with Satellite reception for a few English-language channels.
Telephone Yes, landline phone - local service only.
Internet Wifi
Linens Included
Pets No
Smoking No
Family Suitability 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

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Price Information

 

Prices in Euros 4 Nights5 Nights6 Nights7 Nights4 Weeks

High Season
Feb 15 - Nov 1
Dec 15- Jan 6

1-2 Guests€1010€1060€1250€1390€4170
3-4 Guests€1270€1390€1650€1835 
Low Season
Nov 1 - Feb 14
Excluding
Dec 15- Jan 6
1-2 Guests€930€960€1130€1255€3780
3-4 Guests€1175€1270€1505€1670 

 

Stay Restrictions

There is a 4 night minimum stay with 7 night minimum during holiday weeks. The holiday weeks are Easter, Christmas from December 21/22/23 and New Year`s from December 27/28/29 arrival to departure 7 nights later.

The price includes booking fee, credit card fee, greeting fee, keyholder fee, WiFi/internet,final cleaning, linens, towels, and 10Kwh/day utilities allowance.

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.

Early Check In or Late Check Out. To 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. 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.

Short Description

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.

Reviews and Customer Testimonials for Italy Vacation Rental

Our Review
  • 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.
  • 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
Perfect for our Honeymoon Jul 2014

This place is conveniently located near a vaporreto stop (water bus). Also very near to shops and dinning. The stay here was perfect, the place had handy books to help us communicate and lots of maps to guide us. Cute little balcony with view of the grand canal. We loved our stay here.

Celila, California

Bright, sunny in an amazing location Jul 2014

Overall, our experience here was lovely. This apartment was bright, sunny, located in an amazing location of Venice. The building was located on a beautiful quiet street along the canel and next to a terffic piazza. The dorsoduro area is the place to stay. If we had any suggestions to the owner, it would be step it up regarding the sleeping accomodations. The mattress on the pull out couch has seen much better days and even the bed in the 'master' bedroom too was pretty uncomfortable.

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in this nice apartment in a great location. We are sorry about your experience with the mattresses. The mattress on the sofa bed has been used less than 6 times and, as with all sofa bed mattresses is thin enough to fold and stow, so best for children. The mattress in the bedroom is of good quality and, as is typical in Italy, is on a frame rather than a box spring, so we think the concern may be for large builds. The Italy Perfect Team.

Colleen, Brooklyn

Six days in Venice Jul 2014

Our 6 day stay at the Marino apartment was pleasant. The location is very convenient. We were only half a block from the Grand Canal and the #1 vaporetto; one block from Campo San Barnaba and Grom's gelato; shops were about 2 blocks away (food, produce, wine, bakery). 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. It does have a weird configuration which took some time getting used to. The bathroom and living area are on one level while down 6 steps are the kitchen and bedroom. One certainly had to think ahead. One piece of advice is to keep the windows closed in the morning. The work barges use the side canal and churn things up which makes a nasty smell. By midday the smell is gone. One tip. If you are buying a Museum Pass, the Ca' Rezzonico is a good place to get it since it is next door and not crowded.

Thanks so much for your business and you rlocal tips. Good ideas. That issue with the barges churning up a smell is a new one to us, we haven't experienced it nor has the traffic been that great, maybe this is new route for them. Thanks again! Italy Perfect Team

Ellen, Seattle, WA

Dorsodouro Retreat from which to explore Venice Jun 2014

We spent a celebratory week in Venice in early summer, based in this upper floor apartment in Dorsodouro. The apartment was perfectly clean, fitted out well, and maintained to a very high standard. The slightly quirky floorplan (bedroom and bathroom at opposite ends of the space, and on slightly different levels) wasn't a noticeable fact of life by Day 2. The apartment had beautiful, intimate views of the Grand Canal and Ca' Rezzonico. Dorsodouro has a relatively high ratio of locals to tourists, and so we found that while we enjoyed the famous sites in other sestiers of the city, we absorbed most of the vibe from Dorsodouro and the nearby San Toma half of San Polo. We can recommend the small osteria not quite to the southern end of Calle Centopiere, GROM for gelati, the boat on Rio di San Barnaba for fruit and veg, Majer on Rio Terra Canal, and VizioVertu on Calle Campanile Castello for chocolates. Highly recommended accommodation.

Ashley, Australia

You'll love this apartment Jun 2014
My husband and I spent seven magical nights in this apartment. The door to the apartment complex is a mere 30 footsteps from the Grand Canal, and the main windows look across a narrow side canal to the imposing and romantic Ca 'Rezzonico Palazzo. I don't think you could find a better location. There are still locals living in the Dorsoduro area, and you will see them (always well dressed) walking to the local shops or going to school. We spoke several times to a man walking his Belgian Shepherd dog, as we were going to our favourite café to enjoy a quick cup of coffee each morning. The "Marino" apartment is as described. You'll love it - you'll view Campanile di San Marco, Venice's tallest bell tower from the balcony, the vaporetto (ferries) travelling along the Grand Canal and tiny boats negotiating the narrow side canal. All the contents of the apartment are of good quality - the furniture, flooring, art works, dinner set, cutlery, etc. The only thing I would add is a large mirror - there's already one in the bathroom, but another would be helpful.

Joan & David, Australia

Perfect place for a Venice stay Jun 2014

The perfect weather and great apartment contributed to a wonderful 4-day, first visit to Venice in late May 2014 . The Marino apartment is just off the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro neighborhood and literally steps away from the Ca Rezzonico vaporetto stop, which turned out to be a great advantage. Just outside the main tourist area to avoid the cruise ship crowds but within easy walking or vaporetto ride distance to San Marco square and other destinations. The apartment has a good lay-out and spacious living area with relaxing leather, sectional sofa that was perfect for the afternoon siesta. We enjoyed sitting out on the tiny terrace, just big enough for two chairs and a small table to hold our wine and cheese. The electronic mosquito repeller in the apartment came in handy when leaving the windows open, as well as the two fans. The small elevator was helpful in moving luggage. I highly recommend this beautiful as well as functional place to stay.

Steve, Little Rock, AR

Attractive conveniently located apartment May 2014

Marino is a very attractive, airy, light apartment with a partial view of beautiful canals. It is very well located next to the Vaporetto, it is fully updated, with a very nice bathroom, large living/ dining area, a small kitchen, and small bedroom. It is very well maintained. I would definitely wish to return to this rental.

Helen, Westchester, New York

Loved everything about it May 2014

From the ease of booking, to Evelyn meeting us at the vaporetto stop to escort us the few short feet to the apartment, everything was great. The location of this apartment is superb. We walked almost everywhere in Venice. Great coffee shop for your espresso in the morning just out the front door and to the right few steps. Bed was comfortable, apartment was a great size. The views were stunning. I would recommend this apartment to a friend or family, for sure.

Amanda, Scottsdale, AZ

Perfect Stay Jan 2014

The apartment is, as others have said, bigger than the pictures appear to show. The area of Dorsoduro is perfect for those who want to be away from the tourist traps, but within easy reach of all that Venice offers. Evelyn, the greeter, did a fantastic job and everything was taken care of. Recommend unreservedly.

Michael, Australia

Venice Perfect Nov 2013

This was the perfect spot to explore Venice and the apartment is bigger and nicer than appears in the photos. The apartment is well equipped with all you would need for an extended stay. Although the water taxi stop is less than 5 minutes walk to the apartment and very convenient getting from and to the airport, we found walking and exploring most of Venice wonderful and very doable. We used the water taxi for a day trip to Murano. Our host was very helpful and directions as to use of the apartment and local interest was much appreciated. I would recommend this apartment to all. Thanks you

LLara, Maryland, USA

Balcony with a View Nov 2013

We have rented many apartments in Italy but this was our first time with Italy Perfect. By far they were the easiest to work with. Follow their instructions and you will have no problems. The Marino apartment is in a great location in Venice. Grand Canal view and there is another canal view. The balcony is wonderful. The layout is quirky but the bathroom and living space are large. Very nice. The bedroom had no windows, just a skylight that you needed a ladder to access. We were told it was heavy to open and expensive if it broke. There were fans. It was OK but I felt like I was in a boat stateroom. The kitchen was functional. Hot water was no problem and no problems with electricity. Having a washing machine was very helpful. There is an elevator in the building which helps with luggage and groceries. A few notes are the apartment is on the #1 vaparroto line which is the slowest through Venice. We would go to Accademia and pick up the #2 which is a lot faster, but limited stops. Evelyn was our greeter and very nice She met us and gave us a tour through the apartment. Be sure before you call Evelyn to meet you, you will be there at the exact time that was communicated. I would recommend Italy Perfect especially if it is your first time because they are so thorough and very easy to work with.

Deborah Sticinski , Park City, UT

Marino Nov 2013

Overall we found the Marino apartment to be an excellent choice. Our greeter met us the Vaporetto and walked us to the apartment only a few short steps away. She was extremely helpful throughout our stay. The location and surrounding area was perfect. Walking distance to St. Marks, Rialto Bridge and plenty of great restaurants nearby. I would recommend Italy Perfect to anyone looking for a great place to stay while in Venice.

Barb, Michigan

Our best stay in Venice Oct 2013

Our best stay in Venice, ever! Wonderful apartment, excellent location (right around the corner from the vaporetto stop), great neighborhood, helpful personal assistance and terrific suggestions for places to eat. All of these qualities added up to making this our favorite visit to one of our favorite cities in the world.

Michael K., Palo Alto, California

Lovely and bright Oct 2013

We had a wonderful week at Marino and already look forward to returning again.  The flat is lovely - comfortable, bright, and terrifically located.  And Evelyn's assistance contributed to our enjoyment.

I will be in contact the next time we visit Italy.

Marjorie A.

A perfect apartment for attending la Biennale 2013 Oct 2013

We came to Venice to see la Biennale Art Festival and Marino is located in a perfect neighborhood away from the crowds and noise. The apartment is beautifully appointed in a secure building. We felt very safe there. After a long, exhausting day of visiting the Biennale sites we came back to our neighborhood and had dinner in some of the wonderful little restaurants near Marino. Our very favorites are: al Vecio Marangon (very friendly, specializing in small plates);Ai Artisti (a little gem specializing in fish); La Bitta; Do Farai. We enjoyed having breakfast in the apartment as it was very easy to get what was needed at the supermarket & fruit & veggie barge nearby. Cappucino can be purchased at the Campo Barnaba a few steps down the block. The kitchen is quite small and not conducive to cooking anything elaborate. We also found the bedroom to be quite small & stuffy so we slept on the sofa in the living room which was very comfortable and worked out well in terms of access to the bathroom (from the bedroom there are 4 steps up then across the LR to the bathroom). Our greeter told us to use the AC to circulate air into the bedroom but we were also informed we would have to pay an additional charge if we exceeded the allotted electricity allowance. Italy Perfect is first class in terms of attention to detail and our greeter provided all the information we needed to acclimate to the apartment & neighborhood. We did love the apartment very much-it met our needs in every way. We would definitely recommend Italy Perfect to friends and have already done so.

Linda, New York City

A great stay Oct 2013

We loved staying in this apartment for a week. The living room is very comfortable with a good sofa and interesting books. The furniture is all very tasteful and real, not IKEA as in some vacation rentals. The little terrace is a perfect place to have a coffee or cocktail and watch the traffic on the Grand Canal. We look forward to staying here again.

Cassandra, Los Olivos, CA

Great location and service! Aug 2013

☆☆☆☆ The apartment is in an amazing location just steps from the vaporetto stop! It had everything I needed, AC and an american style coffee maker :). I was in Venice for a few days to visit the Biennale and the greeter was amazing in helping me find my bearings. She even texted me when she found out about a free entrance promotion at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, which was a blast. The Campo San Baraba is right around the corner and is a great place to have a relaxing dinner and people-watch; and just over the bridge from San Barnaba is the lively Campo Santa Margherita, full of bars, restaurants and young people mingling. TIP: If you are going to be in Venice for a few days and plan on seeing sights, get yourself a multi-day pass for the vaporetto, because it is so easy to get to and from the apartment.

Michael, Boston, MA, USA

Terrific! Jul 2013

We had a great experience in Venice. The accommodations were lovely -- clean, bright, convenient. Our greeter, Evelyn, was super helpful and responded promptly when we had questions. Her food and shopping recommendations were excellent. The location of the apartment could not be better -- it was wonderful to stay in a neighborhood away from the tourist destinations. We definitely will stay here when we return to Venice.

Linda, North Carolina, USA

Wonderful stay Jul 2013
Wonderful stays in both Venice and Florence.  Some plumbing issues in Venice caused by neighbors doing work on their apartment, but Evelyn addressed it immediately – she was great!

Gail, Shreveport, Louisiana

10 out of 10 Jun 2013

Would like to say to all that our visit in Venice was definitely made more enjoyable by the great accommodations.  Always being hesitant about what is on the internet  and what is reality, it certainly was pleasant to have everything as shown or stated.  From first being met by Evelyn, on time I may add,  to the actual apartment including and importantly the cleanliness fully exceeding our expectations.  Nothing but a 10 out of 10 on our scale which we consider to be the most important and not an easy accomplishment.  The convenient apartment location with the boat stop made getting to and from the airport and the great sites in Venice truly enjoyable and hassle free.  Evelyn’s initial help in advising what is in the immediate vicinity of the apartment allowed us to get set up with the essentials and then settle into a most wonderful time.  Although not our first vacation time in Venice it surely was the best.  Already planning our next trip and will include Italy Perfect in those plans as a known entity that we can fully trust.

Larry and Lisa , Lafayette, Louisiana

The apartment was perfect Jun 2013

We enjoyed our stay in your apartment Marino, Venice. The apartment was perfect, all the equipment too and it was a pleasure to reach the apartment from the vaparetto station. Our greeter Evelyn had a lot of good information for us, so that we’ve been able to find the supermarket and nice restaurant without problems. A perfect service! Thank you very much.

Bettina, Germany

delightful apartment Jun 2013

We had a splendid time here, mainly because of the great location. Charming view and nicely furnished (if slightly awkward layout). Easy access to everything with the vaporetto stop so close by. We loved it and would return.

Nancy , Manhattan

Marino Appartment Jun 2013

A spacious apartment in an excellent location - everything you need in the nearby squares: fresh fruit/veg/fish markets as well as the fruit & veg barge moored in nearby canal. There is a waterbus stop just seconds from the apartment - no cars anywhere, just the gondolas below going past the apartment!

Have never had a "greeter" before - excellent idea and Evelyn explained everything we needed to know about the apartment and more and would have been available to help us if we needed it.

Only one thing to add, please can we have a mirror in the bedroom?

Thanks for a wonderful time, we'll be back!

Val & Ken, Brighton uk

Marino apartment Venice May 2013

We stayed in the Marino apartment, Venice for 6 days in April. We loved our stay here: the location so near the Ca Rezzonico vaporetto stop was outstanding. It is quite accessible to the tourist sites yet in a relatively relatively quiet area..

The layout of the apartment though quirky, was as explained in the the website and not unexpected for Venice. It worked well, especially the large living room where we were able to enjoy many candlelit dinners. The kitchen, though compact is very workable. All appliances are modern and work efficiently. The beds including the sofa bed is comfortable and the bedding and linen very adequate.

We enjoyed walking in the nearby piazzas Santa Barnaba and Santa f, having an evening drink and watching the passagiata. We haunted the fruit barge, especially for magnificent strawberries. There are excellent shops here, for example GROM for gelati and signor Blum for beautiful artisan toys.

We would heartily recommend Italy Perfect to anyone looking for a quality apartment in Venice. We always received prompt and helpful replies to any queries and we were able to add two guests with no fuss at all. The material provided on Venice was extremely helpful and much appreciated. Evelyn our greeter was also excellent giving us some very useful tips when we arrived.

Nola and Ross Bremner, Victoria Australia

My Stay in Venice Feb 2013

The Venice apartment was exquisite. It is nicely decorated, large and modern. It is conveniently located near the water bus. The neighborhood is quiet and fun to explore. I will definitely stay here on my next trip to Venice.

Mike Bories, San Francisco

Just Lovely Dec 2012

The Marino apartment was just lovely.  It was quite large for a European apartment and the bathroom especially was very spacious.  From the gorgeous wood floors to all of the beautiful furniture everything was attractive and comfortable.  I loved the cozy bedroom with the skylight.  I could hear rain and see the moonlight streaming through at night.  The skylights in both the kitchen and bathroom brought so much light into the apartment.  I have never stayed in another vacation rental with better lighting.  From the wall lights to the lamps there was really good light for reading from many different areas of the apartment.  The small balcony overlooking the San Barnaba canal was dreamy and as there were quite a few sunny days even in December, I enjoyed going out frequently and getting a glimpse of the Grand Canal, but even better was watching the little boats go by underneath me on the San Barnaba canal.  Being steps away from the Ca'Rezzonico vaporetto stop was a real bonus.  How nice to come home after a long day of wandering and being so close to my own front door!

There were plenty of good restaurants nearby.  The Dorsoduro neighborhood was charming and didn't have the hoards of tourists tromping about like I saw in some of the other districts.

And let me not fail to mention how comfortable the couch was where I took my nap each day!  Also, there were plenty of extra blankets, pillows, and big thirsty towels.  Maps and books were provided.  The greeter Evelyn was really nice and welcomed me so warmly.  She also helped me figure out how to get to the airport on the day of my departure when fog prevented me from using a water taxi.  Everything went off without a hitch.

When I return to Venice I hope this apartment will be available because if it is I wouldn't hesitate to stay in it again!  My 2 weeks in Venice were only enhanced by this lovely, comfortable space.

Mary Ann M, Los Angeles

Roomy apartment in good location Nov 2012

We can't thank Evelyn enough for the extra effort and consideration she afforded us on our arrival in Venice. Lisa from Italy Perfect was also most helpful and we warmly recommend this company and its greeters to other travellers in Italy. This comfortable apartment is in a good location for making your way all across Venice. There is a vaporetto stop just metres from the apartment, but there are also so many interesting places within walking distance - wandering along the Zattere in the early morning, walking down to sit on the steps of the Santa Maria della Salute church or on the Punta della Dogana to look out over the view, sipping spritz's in the bustling Campo san Margherita of an evening, sitting in the quiet of the garden of Ca Rezzonico or looking through its grand collections just moments from the apartment, gazing at the modern artworks in the Peggy Guggenheim and the grandeur of the Teatro la Fenice or stopping after a day's sightseeing at the GROM geletaria in the piazza just up from the apartment. There is also a 'Simply' supermarket within easy walking distance where we could stock up on anything we needed, and the fresh fruit and veg boat on the canal near the apartment was visited daily. The apartment itself is roomy and well appointed and the artworks most interesting. The kitchen had all we needed and we used the washing machine which was efficient - you just have to watch your head under the sloping ceiling.It was wonderful to wake up, open the doors to the balcony and welcome in the light, sights and sounds of Venice. We quickly got used to the layout of the apartment, its steps and the location of the bathroom. The only small thing we might recommend is a mirror on the bedroom/kitchen level - perhaps even in the cupboard outside the kitchen. It was a quiet apartment complex in a convenient location that felt very safe and we would happily return. Two sightseeing ventures we enjoyed were: visiting San Giorgio Maggiore church and going up the bell tower (lift access) for the amazing view over Venice and the Veneto & going out to Torcello Island for lunch and a tour of the ancient cathedral.

Greg and Kate, Brisbane

Life in the Dorsoduro Neighborhood Oct 2012

Great location. Lovely neighborhood. Apartment clean and spacious. Strange layout with the bathroom being so far (and six steps up) from the bedroom. Should point that out to people as it could be an issue for some. [Yes, it is in the description you read and in the photos, too.]

Some time difficulty getting to the apartment from the airport due to the crowds of people trying to board the Alilaguna. Seriously, hoards of pushy, rude travelers and if you don't return in kind you will NEVER get on. Note this was only true for the trip from the airport, and not for the regular vaporettos that we rode on a daily basis. Evelyn was not happy to have waited so long, but certainly had we had the ability to call her again we would have. [They guests did not bother to call the greeter to tell her they were delayed, despite being asked to have the courtesy to phone the greeter if significantly delayed.]

Apartment was great, location great. Loved the churchbells. Lots to explore on foot, good restaurants nearby. Kitchen very small but useful for simple meals. Did not use the washing machine.

We loved the neighborhood and would use this apartment again. While the tourist spots were mobbed with people, the neighborhoods have so much to offer that make for a delightful experience.

Patricia, Huntington Beach, CA

Marino Apartment Oct 2012

We loved our stay at the Marino apartment. Our greeter, Evelyn, was very knowledgable and flexible with timing. We appreciated her changing our agreed check out timing. The apartment was lovely, very comfortable, and had everything we needed and then some. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Loved the location too!

Pam Ferguson, Austin, Texas, USA

Marino apartment in Venice Sep 2012

The Marino apartment in the Drosoduro area of Venice was both convenient to all the sites and a welcome respite from the tour crowds. The beautiful views from the apartment and the convenience of close-by restaurants and access to the water taxis was excellent. If you're looking for a Venetian experience of beauty and comfort as well as the neighborhood feel, definitely stay here.

Thomas Telhiard, Baton Rouge LA

A Perfect Location Sep 2012

Our 5 nights at Marino allowed us to see and walk all over Venice. This apartment is close to all the sights but is away from all the tourists. We loved being in a residential area where we could experience life like the Venetians. We were just 30 yards from the Vaporetta stop on the Main Canal, but we preferred to walk all over Venice. On the first day we took a walking tour with The Venice Experience and we got to see places the average tourist would not see. In the evenings we would sit in the local campos, Campo San Barnabas or Campo Santa Margherita and watch the world go by. This is when the locals come out for a Spritz. ( local drink) or prosecca and visit with friends while the kids play. This apt is near the place where Audry Hepburn made the movie Summertime, where she falls in love with the local Antique dealer. The apt has a huge living dining room with a small patio,just enough for two chairs where u can sit outside. Kitchen and bedroom are under sloping roof but have sun roof window. We were in Italy for the heat wave ,so needed the ac. There is no ac in the bedroom so we slept on the sleeper sofa and were comfortable..Evelyn,our greeter was very friendly and gave us some recommendations for restaurants which we enjoyed. The little fish restaurant straight down the apt street on the other side of the campo was great and reasonable. Recommended by a local. Ostaria Al 4 Feri. We had a night at the Opera Concerto near the Rialto Bridge. I would return to this apartment when I come back to Venice. Thanks for a great Venice Experience.

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Marino apartment and your time in Venice. The air conditioner is located in the living room next to the short hall that leads to the bedroom. It works very well but in the exceptional heat of 2012 the Marino apartment, like homes acrsss Italy, was not as cool as one would wish. There is a fan that can be positioned to direct the air conditioning into the bedroom. The Italy Perfect Team

Danny & Marie, Hitchcock, Texas

Marino Jul 2012

The apartment has plenty of space. We enjoyed having breakfasts and a lunch on the balcony with views of activity on the canals. An improvement would be to have 2 chairs and a small table for the balcony.

The key holder was very helpful with our arrival and departure logistics. She gave us good information regarding our specific plans. She was accessible to our emails as we had some general questions our first day in town.

The apartment location is superb being steps from the Alilaguna stop to and from the airport. We had easy access to main walking routes. The nearby square and surrounding area had everything we needed.

Johanne, Calgary, Canada

We were very pleased with the accommodations Jul 2012

We were very pleased with the accommodations and the neighborhood. It was very quiet yet close to everything we wanted to see. The two museums very close were ones we had not heard of but were very interesting. The restaurant just a short distance west of the location thru the arches on the south side of the little square was excellent and very reasonable. The water bus stop was just a short distance from the front door. There was an elevator so you didn't have to climb a lot of stares. I would recommend this apartment to a friend or anyone. Great apartment, fantastic location, good neighborhood. I would like to go back some time.

Marino Apartment Guest Photo of Grand Canal from Accademia Marino Guest Photo of Grand Canal in Venice

Bill & Judy S., Illinois - USA

Loved Marino! Jul 2012

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Marino apartment in Venice. The location was fantastic...we were just a short walk from major sites but had the pleasure of living in a less touristy neighborhood. We tried several of the Campo San Barbara restaurants and enjoyed them. The apartment is beautifully appointed, very clean, light and airy. Watching the traffic on the Grand Canal and the small canal that runs along side the apartment was a treat. We especially enjoyed all the working boats and barges that came in the morning, delivering supplies all over Venice. Would definitely stay here again. In fact, I wish we had stayed longer than we did.

Nancy Thomson, California

LOVELY APARTMENT Jun 2012

We had the pleasure of staying in the lovely apartment in Dorsoduro 5 days. The apartment was very nicely appointed with comfortable furniture and outstanding artwork. The location was wonderful - about 50 steps from the airport waterbus and about 100 steps the other direction to Campo San Barnaba where tables and chairs were set up during the day and people were relaxing with a drink or light meal. Interesting gift shops were perhaps another 100 steps from the square. We loved that Dorsoduro was so, well, civilized - much better than the San Marco region with hundreds of tourists. Evelyn, the greeter was terrific. She met us at the bus stop, escorted us to the apartment, spent time making sure we understood how everything worked, and even gave us tips on restaurants and walks we could take. Evelyn spoke excellent English, was smart, funny and very helpful. This was our first time to Venice and we couldn't have hoped for a better experience than we had.

The Westfalls, June 6, 2012

Marina apartment Venice May 2012

We arrived and Evelyn, the greeter, met us at the vaporetto stop as we came in a water taxi from the airport. She was professional, competent and helpful, a tremendous asset to Italy Perfect.

The apartment is wonderfully located near San Barnaba and the Ca'Rezzonico vaporetto stop, with shops, restaurants, the famous produce barge and a quirky little supermarket in Campo Santa Margherita nearaby.

It has a pretty little balcony with a view of the Grand Canal. The living roo is attractively furnished with good natural light and the bedroom is pleasant, if tricky to get to the far side of the bed because of the sloping ceilings.

We asked for the sofabed to be ready and a very heavy coffee table had to be moved for the duration of our stay to effect this request.

The kitchen was furnished completely, if a bit awkward to work in because the sloping ceilings meant you had to be four feet tall or kneeling to use the washing machine, which was tucked under the eaves.

The building has a functioning elevator and quiet neighbors.

Maintenance issue: the brass bannister going downstairs to the kitchen and bedroom almost totally detached at the top, although neither of us put undue stress on it. Evelyn was unable to get a repairman in to fix it during our stay. [It has been fixed. Evelyn]

Heather Hanley and Natalie Hardy, San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico

Charming Apr 2012

Despite the wet weather, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Venice this past April. After each day of walking and sightseeing, it was always very comforting to return to our cozy little apartment. So much nicer than staying in a hotel! The accommodations are excellent - perfect for a romantic getaway for two. We would definitely book the Marino apartment again.

JA & JB, Geneva, Switzerland

Awesome Jan 2012

From the minute we met Evelyn and went to our beautiful condo, we knew it would be a most memorable and wonderful trip. First, Evelyn was awesome. She met us, as we planned at the vaparetto stop, which is about 50 wonderful steps from the front door of our condo!!! How convenient and easy to find and never really worry about getting "lost"! It was beautiful and spotless inside, and had so much beautiful light and room - not cluttered with lots of furniture, but just enough to be just perfect. Our bedroom was cozy, with a skylight and the bathroom was huge. The main room, living room was spacious and bright and we could see a little canal right out of our huge windows, with the people going by with supplies to the various places in our area. There is a wonderful little balcony on one side gave us a view of the Grand Canal ( we saw the New Year's Eve fireworks from there!) and the vaparettos driving by. It was so funny, because when we walked in, all I could say was that it is Just like the pictures! No disappointments, just beautiful.

One restaurant that we didn't get to go to because it was closed was Ristorante da Rafaele, which is on the ponte delle ostreghe, because it was closed from November to February. We have beautiful memories of another time in Venice at that restaurant, and I was sorry that we didn't get to go back. Next time!

The area we were in was just the best! Wonderful restaurants and a great little grocery store just a little ways from the square. We ate in a couple of times, which i didn't think we would do, but it was so fun!! It was about 5 minutes from the Academia Bridge, and probably 20 minutes to St. Marks. We seldom took the vaparetto, and I suggest that maybe you shouldn't get the two or three day pass until you get settled and decide what you are going to do, and when you want to do it, because you hardly ever need to use the vaparettos, unless you're going to the islands. You really want to walk everywhere. You miss too much of the life of Venice if you don't walk! You could just get a one day pass to see the islands and other places that you might need to go to by boat. One of the places we especially were interested in, because we had never been there was the island of San Michele, the Cemetery Island; it was really beautiful and touching and interesting. It gave you such a sense of wonder to see all the dates and pictures on the gravesites.

We were so lucky to have all of the great advice when we first arrived, from Evelyn, and she was so helpful telling us about all the places that were so near. She was wonderful, and I felt that if we had ever needed to talk to her or ask her something, she would have been more than happy to help us. As it was, we found that discovering things was the best part of the adventure.

Our apartment was just beautiful, spacious, yet cozy, and we couldn't ask for a more perfect stay in Venice. I would most definately recommend Italy Perfect to a friend.

Madeleine and Ray

Madeleine, Florida

Very Good Stay Dec 2011

We thought the location of Marino was excellent! We walked everywhere! Our greeter was wonderful, very helpful, and spoke perfect English. The apartment was fine. The bathroom-to-bedroom walk was a little far - upstairs and across the entire apartment. We were glad the bathroom was large and had a nice clothes-drying rack. The kitchen was adequate for our short stay - we only did breakfast. It would have been difficult to do much more. [So glad you enjoyed your stay. The kitchen is small but complete and fuly equipped. You can feed a family from there; you just have to get used to space issues like Italian cooks do!]

Laurel Coccio, New York State, USA

Cozy and Comfortable Nov 2011

We had such a great time in Venice and we loved this rental. It was a great location, and very short walk to get to the bus station. We enjoyed all of the museums and Saint Mark's Square. Being able to walk around and having the market and restaurants in a convenient place according to where we stayed helped us a lot. Everyone was so friendly and the greeter that we had, Evelyn, was very helpful and she answered all of our questions that we threw her way. We would love to go back and visit again sometime! We would recommend this location to those who are looking for a nice cozy and comfortable place with a wonderful view!! :)

Sara, Minnesota

Very nice visit in Venice Oct 2011

Just wanted to drop a line to say thanks. We had a very nice visit in Venice.

Amira & Joe, California

We would definitely stay there again Oct 2011

I wanted to make sure you knew we really enjoyed our stay at the Marino flat. This apartment was so special and well appointed it was such an enjoyment to stay at and your help getting booked and set up with the water taxi and such was so much appreciated. Evelyn was also so helpful and such a pleasure to work with on check in. Having a good host to check you in is so important for these apartment rentals for us Americans coming to Venice for the first time. This place was just perfect.

If this place is available next time we can get to Venice we would definitely stay there again. Being next to ca’Rezzonica was perfect and the interior was top quality all the way.

MJ, Hawaii

A perfect romantic vacation Oct 2011

We were promptly greeted by Evelyn and escorted to our apartment. The home was beautiful with all the amenities we needed for a no hassle week long stay in Italy. Evelyn even had fresh flowers (which happened to be my favorite) arranged for us when we arrived. She was also very helpful, going over the map with us to give us an idea of the area. It was a perfect location for walking around as well as for catching the water bus. We do not watch a lot of television, so a radio would have been nice to listen to, but other than that I could not have asked for another thing. We made breakfast and dinner at the house a few times, and we had everything we needed. Thank you!

David C, Kentudy

We had a wonderful time in Venice and the apartment was PERFECT! Sep 2011

The flat was great! The location could not have been more convenient and the layout was so accommodating. We had plenty of space and we felt like true Venetians!

We would definitely stay here again and your attentive service was much appreciated! Thanks so much for everything.

Tracy B, KY

Once in a lifetime romatic holiday. Sep 2011

This was a wonderful apartment rental. My husband and I had been planning to come to Venice for years and this apartment was just what we were looking for. Right off of the main canal next to the Ca' Rezonico which was one of the great palazzos that has been turned into a museum so you have beautiful facades across from your room as well as a very handy water bus stop to get to where ever you are going. The apartment was so magical with top quality furnishings. Everything was beautiful and the lady that checked us in was so helpful you really felt taken care of. You are close to all the popular attractions but also far enough away that you feel part of the authentic Venice experience. We really enjoyed the small restaurants up the street from the apartment.

M Johannes, Hawaii

Map, Distances and Weather for Italy Vacation Rental

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Distance To
  • 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
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