Private Canal Views
- Name: Marino
- Sleeps: 2 + 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Price: SALE! From €1140-€1590/week
This apartment was so special and well appointed; it was such an enjoyment to stay.
10% Discount on open dates in March 2018.
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|
10% Discount on open dates in March 2018.
|Prices in Euros||3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||6 Nights||7 Nights|
Apr 1 - Nov 1 Dec 16 - Jan 6
Easter 4 nite min
|3-4 Guests||€ 750||€960||€1170||€1380||€1590|
Nov 2 - Mar 31
|1-2 Guests||€ 560||€ 700||€ 850||€ 990||€1140|
|3-4 Guests||€ 590||€ 740||€ 900||€1050||€1210|
The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, utility allowance (which guests seldom exceed), final cleaning, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi.
Not included in the price is a security deposit of €300 paid in cash on arrival, if not already paid or authorized, and local hospitality tax paid in cash upon arrival. Utility usage over €10 Euros per day (charged at €.5/Kwh) deducted form deposit on departure. 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
Character apartment in great location for the best of Venice
Two of us (an older couple) stayed at Marino for a week at the end of November. The apartment was charming and comfortable, benefitting particularly from a spacious lounge/ dining area with a view to the Grand Canal a short distance away and a small terrace which would be great for sitting out in the warmer weather. The kitchen was compact but entirely serviceable and we were able to prepare two or three nice meals there. The bedroom similarly was "bijoux" but comfortable and had adequate storage space for two people. As is to be expected in Venice, there were plumbing problems occasionally with for instance low water pressure which meant we had to wait for hot water a couple of times. But what the heck: holidays are for chilling and being able to relax about such minor setbacks!
What really set Marino apart was the excellent location. Dorsoduro really is a wonderful part of "La Serenissima": full of charm itself but just far enough away from the main tourist areas to get away from the crowds and be able to get a feel for "the real Venice". That said, within 15-20 minutes easy walking you can get to San Marco and areas like the Rialto. The vaporetto stop at Ca' Rezzonico on the Grand Canal is only a few yards away if you want to use that, but we found that Marino was so well situated that we simply walked everywhere, enjoying the fact that we happened on areas that we might not otherwise have seen. As has often been said, getting lost in Venice is one of the joys of life, and there is a definite limit to how badly lost you can get.
Highlights for us included taking a private water taxi in from Marco Polo airport: pricey, but what style! We used "Venice Quality Transfers" who were just great. Aside from the obvious "must do" attractions we particularly enjoyed the Guggenheim which is a short walk from Marino. Beautifully curated and presented, the collection there is superb (if you like more contemporary art of course!) and in our humble opinion it put the Accademia to shame as far as user experience is concerned. For avoidance of doubt, the latter is still very much worth seeing (Titians and Tiepolos galore of course) but the works are not presented with particular flair and the audio guide, we felt, was very poor. On the must-do sights just one tip: try to get to St Mark's Square with first light in the morning if you can. No crowd, and more importantly the light on the Palace, Basilica and across the lagoon can be just sublime at that time. Drinking-wise, "Bar Ai Artisti"(on the local square) was full of local colour and very hospitable. Eating-wise the similarly named but quite distinct "Enoteca Ai Artisti" (Fondamenta Tolleta, 5 minute walk) was superb. On the pricey side, but not outrageous for Venice and most memorable for the twist on traditional fare provided by their Japanese head chef Masahiro Homma. (Popular, so booking probably highly advisable especially at busy times). Finally (at the other end of the scale), experience-wise "Corner Pub" (Calle della Chiesa) was hard to beat: bursting at the seams with students and other locals, good cheap beer and great sandwiches. Very friendly indeed.
All-in-all Marino Apartment gave us a wonderful base for our time in Venice and Dorsoduro was a gem of an area. Highly recommended.
[Thank you David, we are happy you enjoyed your stay at the Marino and the Dorsoduro area! The Italy Perfect Team]
Lovely apartment, great neighbourhood
This place is, in fact, wonderful. That little slice of the Grand Canal seems bigger in actuality than the pictures, and is a huge selling point, as is the authentic neighbourhood. You'll feel like a real Venetian when you go early in the morning to throw your garbage into the correct container on the waiting barge. Having the vaporetto stop mere steps away is a big plus. Also, Venice was colder than anticipated in the last week of October, and we much appreciated being able to turn on the heat pump. Giovanna, our greeter, could not have been nicer or more helpful. Don't hesitate: book this place.
We loved the apartment & neighborhood
This apartment was actually nicer "in person" than in the photos. Spacious, bright, immaculate and well-maintained. We loved the little terrace with views of the Grand Canal & the Ca' Rezzonico next door - big enough for a cafe table and two chairs. The kitchen was well equipped and the bed was comfortable. We enjoyed living the Dorsoduro neighborhood - a pleasant mix of locals, tourists, university students, adorable dogs, and kids. It's both residential & centrally located - the further you walk away from the Grand Canal, the more "neighborhoody" it gets. We loved starting our days with cappucino & warm brioche at the friendly Cafe Ai Artisti, just up the block. Anything you might need is within a few minutes walk from the apartment - groceries, a pharmacy, a barge selling vegetables & fruit, a couple of bakeries (don't miss Pasticceria Dal Nono Colussi), restaurants and cafes. There is a vaporetto stop right outside the building.
Again, a Wonderful Stay
This is our third time renting the apartment and we were not disappointed. The location is perfect. We were there during a full moon and to sit on a balcony overlooking the Grand Canal was very special. There is a dishwasher and washer. There is a great bathroom. This is a great choice for a place in Venice. We would highly recommend this property and will stay there again
[Thank you Debbie and Don, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
Marino Apartment, Venice
The Marino apartment is bright, beautifully decorated, and has a wonderful little terrace with a fine view of the Grand Canal and the bell tower of San Marco. The location is excellent—just a few steps from a vaporetto stop and close to all kinds of food shopping, cafes, and restaurants. Although centrally located, the apartment is very quiet. Wifi and all appliances worked well. Finally, I cannot praise Giovanna, my greeter, highly enough. She was reliable, conscientious, and always responsive. Thanks also to ItalyPerfect for the useful material on places to eat and things to do in Venice!
[We are delighted you enjoyed staying at the Marino! The Italy Perfect Team]
Just a wonderful apartment!!
What you see on the photos is exactly what you get. The apartment is just fabulous...lots of light, the little balcony is so beautiful, the whole place is incredibly clean, great little kitchen, bed very comfortable, very quiet, lovely furnishings - everything you could want. It was HOT when we stayed there, but the air conditioner worked very well and with fans in the lower bedroom, we slept well. Only two problems, but they have nothing to do with the apartment. Mosquitoes...but that is just Venice. Nobody has screens on the windows and in the summer with all of that water, you just have them. Water pressure? But again, that is just Venice. You have the same problem everywhere. Location was great and neighborhood was super....not a lot of tourists and lots of good restaurants very near plus Punto...a great little supermarket very near. They have everything you might need. We had a marvelous time. Staff met us right at the vaparetto stop and were very helpful in orienting us to the apartment. Just a great experience.
[So happy you found the apartment fabulous, that it was clean, comfortable, quiet and the air conditioning was adequate in the hot weather. We, too, love that location and neighborhood. So glad you more than overcame the common issues with Venice. The Italy Perfect Team]
The apartment was in the Dorsoduro district off a very nice plaza. It was quiet but with plenty of restaurants and bakery right around the corner. We were close enough to a vaporetta stop to make it convenient to reach any areas of the city.. the apartment was sunny spacious and very comfortable. It was the perfect stay for our 4 days.
[We are pleased you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]
Great location close to water transportation.
Sweet balcony and very comfortable accommodation.
Greeter was very nice and helpful.
We would recommend Italy Perfect.
[Thank you so much! The Italy Perfect Team]
Anniversary in Dorsiduro
When we decided to spend our 50th wedding anniversary in Venice, we began to scan the web for apartments in which to stay. ItalyPerfect seemed to have the perfect venue in Dorsiduro. We had rented apartments in several other areas of Venice on previous trips, but had not stayed there. Our phone discussion with ItalyPerfect clinched the deal.
The location turned out to be great. There was a vaporetto stop within steps. There was also a nearby square containing various stores and restaurants where we often enjoyed an afternoon glass of wine at the outdoor tables. The area is a real neighborhood and contains many wonderful shops, as well as great little restaurants. Two of them, Al Vecio Marangon and Taverna San Trovasa were especially good. In addition, grocery stores and bakeries were close by and allowed easy provisioning for the apartment. The Accademia bridge is nearby, allowing easy access to remainder of the city.
The apartment itself was terrific. The large living room/ dining room looked out over tiled roofs and onto the Grand Canal. The kitchen, although small, was adequate, and the bathroom had a good shower and bath with plenty of hot water. Our arrival there from the airport was made easy by our host who also thoughtfully brought us a bottle of prosecco to celebrate our anniversary.
Overall, our experience with ItalyPerfect was very positive. They delivered on everything as advertised. Our only caveat was on our last day, as we were leaving, we went to deposit our garbage in the manner we were directed by our host. We encountered an apartment owner from the building who insisted that we take the bags down the block to deposit it on the garbage boat in the square. I did not think this appropriate and did not do it. I was later chastised by our host (by email) despite the fact that I was following her directions. This needs to be fixed.
[We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, the great location and the bottle of Prosecco we provided to celebrate your anniversary. We are sorry that you encountered an issue with the trash disposal and appreciate your bringing it to our attention. We have improved the written trash disposal instructions so that future guests aren’t confused about where to dispose of their trash. Thank you very much for your valued business.]
Comfort, convenience and culture
Our 4 days in Venice were well served with this lovely apartment. Three of us enjoyed the stay together. The apartment has a large main room, with a big table for meals and for planning our excursions. It is well lit with windows along the side of a canal, and a little terrace with a view of the Grand Canal. Beds are comfortable (the pullout sofa was surprisingly so) and kitchen just right for a short visit and basic food prep.
The location offered many conveniences and delightful immersion in the cultural offerings that drew us to Venice in the first place. I'll come back as soon as I can!
[Thank you Rebecca, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back! 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|