Private Canal Views
- Name: Marino
- Sleeps: 2 + 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Price: From €1255/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 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.
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.
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. 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.
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
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 (that guests seldom exceed).
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
Location was Perfect
The Marino property was exactly what we were looking for. The location was perfect with the surrounding area offering good restaurants and easy access to the water taxi. Evelyn was awesome in meeting us and filling us in on all the aspects of the apartment as well as things to do/see. Italy Perfect was great to work with and provided all the information we needed for a memorable vacation. We would certainly recommend the apartment and Italy Perfect to anyone wanting to enjoy Venice!
[We are all so glad you enjoyed your stay, the location and our service. The Italy Perfect Team]
We spent nine wonderful days at the Moreno Apartment in Venice this June. The apartment was great and Italy Perfect was easy to work with. Italy Perfect provides a lot of helpful suggestions about your trip. Make sure you buy an Alilaguna boat ticket from the airport to the boat stop at CA Rezzzonico.
It's easy to get around Venice. We bought a week pass on the Vaporetto. That was the smart thing to do.
The apartment is IN THE IDEAL LOCATION. First you are 20 yards from the vaporetto stop of Ca Rezzonico. Think of vaporetto stops like subway stops. It is so convenient to be dropped literary at the foot of the apartment.
The apartment itself is very relaxing. It is big by European standards. The living area is quite comfortable. The kitchen is small but we seldom used it. The bedroom is alright, the bed nothing special but ok.
The bathroom is spacious and across the living room. The water pressure is minimal, but apparently that is all over Venice.
We had no trouble with utility charges. We used the fan at night and the AC only to cool the apartment down when we would arrive.
The views from the windows and balcony were very special.
Dorsoduro is the perfect part of Venice to be in. It is much more quiet than the touristy areas. We avoided St. Marks square except at night.
In Dorsoduro there are nice small places to eat and shop just down the alley to the San Barnaba square.
The apartment is an easy walk to the Academy.
We spent the entire trip looking at art and it was wonderful.
Pat is easy to work with and Evelyn the greeter is very nice and helpful.
In all, it was a great trip.
We hope to return the the same apartment in the future as we love the apartment, Venice and the Biennnale.
[We love it all, too, together with you our lovely guests. The Italy Perfect Team]
Venice - Perfect Location
This apartment could not have been in a more perfect location. One minute from the vaporetto and two wonderful squares were minutes away. There were very few tourist, only locals. Had great restaurants around the squares and little walk ways leading out from them.
The apartment was very nice and looks just like the pictures. Everything was provided for and our greeter, Evelyn, was prompt in meeting us and explaining all that we needed to know. We were very comfortable staying there and would definitely recommend this apartment.
[Thank you, Mary! The Italy Perfect Team]
The 2 best things about this rental: Evelyn, who helped and went out of her way to help us; she even showed up when I had to go to ER for a slight problem. The location was superb, next to CA Resonico vaporetto stop. The downsides were the floor plan, as the bathroom is on the other side of the flat from the bedroom. The kitchen is little more than a nook, but okay for fixing light meals. The flat was clean and well maintained, and we enjoyed ourselves.
[Thank you so much for enjoying Venice and for compliments on the manager and the apartment. You are correct about the quirky layout in an ancient building, fortunately you knew that in advance and the apartment is bright and nice. And, yes the kitchen is small but it is a full room and complete with everything an Italian mama -- who is used to small city apartments -- could serve her whole family from! The Italy Perfect Team]
What a great place to stay in Venice!
We have stayed in Venice before, but the location of this apartment was amazing. We were able to walk everywhere and got lost but could always find a boat!
The apartment had everything we needed and we felt comfortable there!
We hope to return soon!
Italy Perfect gave us so much valuable information! Thank you
[Thank you, Irene. Getting lost is one of the pleasures of Venice! We look forward to your return. The Italy Perfect Team.]
Great location in a bright and light apartment.
Our apartment in Venice was wonderful from the greeting at the boat dock to the few steps to the building of our apartment (with a lift). The large living/dining room with the large windows and the view to the canal was lovely. The tiny kitchen was perfect for morning breakfast and the skylights in the kitchen and bedroom let ample light in those rooms as well. Always nice to have a washer – but you do need to duck down to use it – the kitchen has a slanted ceiling.
The decorating was nice, the location so easy to walk everywhere and we would stay again. Great place for couples.
When we left the caretaker came and greeting us on time – returning our deposit to us. Do remember to bring cash for deposits in Italy. We found the same thing in Rome that caught us off guard…because it was not done that way in other rentals we have had in Europe. Just a heads up no problem at all.
All the information sent to us my Italy Perfect was very helpful – we found some great places to visit and eat (places with few tourists and mostly Italians). Thanks so much!
[Thank you so much, Linda! Italy Perfect Team]
fantastic apartment close to everything
Thank you so much for all the helpful information and great restaurants , the apartment is so close to the water taxi and not far from anywhere, was clean and comfortable with plenty of room for us three, it was a joy to stay and everything was there that we needed. We did not find the noise previously state to be any problem,we used the shutters at night. It was a delight seeing and hearing the boats going past and was close to Rialto markets and the square was only a short boat ride ( Vaporeto) away, the San Margatia restaurant was a great close place to eat with great tasting food.we would not hesitate to stay here again if coming to Venice
BB & C
[Thank you so much for so thoroughly enjoying Venice. We, too love, the swish of the boats going by and the more distant occasional rumble of the vaporetti. That’s how you know you are in Venice! The Italy Perfect team.]
Venice--the last stop in our excellent adventure
Venice was the last stay in our Italian adventure. Our cousin and son had already gone home, so it was just the two of us in Venice. We had visited Venice a number of times before, staying around St. Marco, so it was fun to take an apartment in an area away from the tourist crowds. Everything went like clockwork from the start. The greeter was prompt, friendly and very helpful. The apartment is in a terrific location, right next to the Ca Rezzonico vaporetto stop. We loved being in the Dorsoduro neighborhood with its museums, churches, little shops and many restaurants: the Taverna San Trovaso near the Accademia was a particular favorite.
Otherwise, it was great fun walking around and figuring how to access and visit other sestieri in Venice. By the end of the week we were quite proud when we could make our way all around the City without a map.
The quirkiness of the apartment was definitely part of the charm. Being able to walk to the outside door with the wrought iron animal knocker, use a key and slip in from the calle felt like a privilege and made us feel part of the neighborhood. We loved hearing the boat traffic right under the windows. What a treat to look out above the rooftops in the morning to check out the weather and to see the Grand Canal. The bed was very comfortable, although we would suggest having a reading lamp and chair in the living room located a bit away from the TV.
By the way, the Alilaguna boat which goes to the airport also stops at the Ca Rezzonico vaporetto stop; so transit in and out of the City could not be more convenient. I would be happy to recommend this apartment to our friends. Thank you Italy Perfect for your expertise, patience and help planning our trip.
[Thank you, Sheila, for your kind review and your helpful suggestions. Come again! The Italy Perfect Team]
Finding and checking into the apartment was very easy. The owner was wonderfully nice and helpful and the entire process was quick. You can't beat the location, one building back from the Grand Canal at about the midway point. We found walking most everywhere was a reasonable option. The living area of the apartment was huge and nicely furnished. Unfortunately, the layout of the rest of the apartment was a bit strange with the only bathroom/water closet on one side of the living area and the bedroom on the opposite side of the living area. The kitchen was between the bedroom and the living area, doing anything in the kitchen is sure to wake up anyone still asleep. Not horrible, just a bit odd. As much as we loved the location and the hospitality of the owner, we would probably explore other options when returning to Venice. Neighbors in the building had a dog that not only barked but left feces on the landing that remained for 2-3 days.
[So glad you enjoyed the location and the bright and airy apartment. As for the dog everyone is so upset to hear about it, embarrassment all around. When the manager approached the dog's owner she said she remembers the dog escaping during that time then running back in. Obviously, he left a "souvenir" on the staircase. Because she always takes the elevator she didn't see it to clean it up. We are very sorry; she is going to guard against escapes and take more care. The apartment owner just spent 4 nights in the apartment and didn't hear any barking, so that seems to be under control. The Italy Perfect Team]
We loved our accommodations!
We loved our accommodations in Venice. The location was quiet, away from the crowds, but not a far walk to the sites. Restaurants were nearby and very good! The apartment had everything one needs to prepare meals, get a comfortable sleep, wash clothes, etc. and right on a canal with a lovely view! The living area was large, light and comfortable. A real plus was the owner, a delightful, patient lady! I would say the only drawback was the location of the bathroom from the bedroom which meant going up and down stairs. I would recommend Italy Perfect without hesitation.
[Thank you so much, Marsha. 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|
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