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.
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|
SALE! 10% Discount on stays of 5+ nights on open dates through Feb 2019, when booked in December
|Prices in Euros||3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||6 Nights||7 Nights|
HolidaysDec 16 - Jan 6 2019
Apr 18- Apr 24 2019
Apr 1 - Nov 1 2019
|1-2 Guests||€ 720||€ 920||€1120||€1320||€1520|
|3-4 Guests||€ 750||€ 960||€1170||€1380||€1590|
Nov 2 - Mar 31 2019
|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,
Our Guest Reviews
Lovely apartment in a great location!
This is a lovely apartment in a great location. The Italy Perfect did a terrific job of communicating from start to finish. The Marino apartment was light filled, spacious and comfortable - a welcome landing spot after a long day of sightseeing. We loved being in Dorsoduro and would not hesitate to stay here again. The area is charming and we found great meals within a 10 minute stroll. Also Ai Artisti in San Barnaba for coffee and fabulous (to die for) croissants to start the day, and Il Doge gelato in Campo San Margherita to end the day. Thank you Italy Perfect - can’t wait to return !
MARINO APARTMENT VENICE
This apartment is very well situated...and is steps from a vaporetto stop and a short walk to the Ponte dell' Academia, making all of Venice very accessible.
Our greeter, Giovanna, was lovely..Prompt and very helpful.
We look forward to using Italy Perfect again.
[Thank you Kathy! The Italy Perfect Team]
Charming Venice apartment on a little canal
This was a lovely apartment in a convenient location near a vaporetto stop. Bars, restaurants, markets, etc. are all nearby. The layout is a bit odd with the bathroom a distance from the very tiny bedroom and the kitchen down some stairs and very tiny as well. The great room is full of light and has lovely views and tiny balcony you can sit on.
The downsides were we could not get the TV to work (maybe it didn't carry an English language station) and we both woke up with bug bites. Not sure what they were. Nonetheless I might rent this again. The greeter was helpful and Italy Perfect was great to deal with.
[Thank you so much for enjoying the lovely apartment as well as our service. Sorry that you didn’t see the layout, photos and size information on our website so you were prepared for a small city apartment in an old building. The manager checked and the television was working with Italian channels and there are 1 or 2 English channels, that’s all. Maybe there was a temporary outage, we wish you had called the manager so she could have checked and fixed if necessary. She checked about the bugs and a full inspection revealed that they were the tiny mosquitoes that occur in Venice. It is a shame you didn’t use the mosquito repellent device that is right there in the bedroom. Thanks again. The Italy Perfect Team]
Our apartment was perfect; great location, lots of room, everything worked, balcony overlooking the canal was ideal and in the heart of everything. Visited fish and vegetable market past Rialto Bridge and had amazing seafood home cooked dinner of Adriatic mussels and shrimp one night!! Greeter Giovanna was wonderful. So convenient being right next to the Ca Rezzonica Vaporetto stop; we went everywhere using our 3 day pass. The Dorsorduro District is a great starting point for exploring all of Venice. Advice: Ride the Vaporettos everywhere especially at night, eat only at the small little restaurants hidden in the back alleys and never at the cafes in the main plazas (use these for a cappuccino and people watching only); go to a concert, visit Murano, Burano and Lido; never ever go to Rialto Bridge or St Marks during mid-day due to overwhelming crowds (beautiful in early morning and evening), get lost and walk slow.......and take a gondola ride in early morning through back canals. Thank you so much for such a beautiful experience. Would recommend Italy Perfect for sure!!
[Thank you William, we are delighted you enjoyed staying at the Marino and exploring Venice! The Italy Perfect Team]
Marvelous Marino Apartment
We spent three wonderful nights at the Marino apartment. It was the first time we stayed within Venice. After three weeks in other parts of Italy and Europe, Venice ended up being our favorite part of our journey. We can attribute this in part to the wonderful Marino apartment!
Giovanni met us at the vaporetto stop and took us on a very short walk to the apartment, showed us all of the appliances, etc. She was very helpful in getting us oriented, recommending restaurants, etc. Was a nice surprise to have a bottle of wine/water in the fridge.
The apartment was owned by a former artist and his art is hanging throughout. Loved the two automated Velux skylights.
Spent most of our time sitting on the little balcony watching the boats go by on the Grand Canal. Great there were mosquito coils; although mosquitos were not much of a problem for us.
We shopped at the Super Conrad (huge!) near the S. Basilio stop. Sat in St Marks and drank sparkling wine at Florians; watched the gondola bustling while sipping sparkling at Hotel Monaco; walked everywhere...did not take a vaporetto again until we left. Great time to go as the crowds are not as great. Nice to be there in the evening when crowds are gone.
We drove to Venice and parked at the Tronchetto parking garage at the further part from the entrance and took the #2 vaperetto and changed to the #1 vaperetto at St Toma. Parking was easy and 23€/day.
We loved the apartment and Venice and hope to return soon!
Thank you for a wonderful stay.
[Thank you Jacqi, we are happy you enjoyed staying at the Marino! The Italy Perfect Team]
The Perfect Location
We were absolutely delighted with the location of your Marino Apartment...about 50 feet (and no steps!) from the vaporetto stop on the Grand Canal and about 150 feet from Campo San Barnaba in the Dorsoduro. The neighborhood was relatively quiet with lovely restaurants, a nice respite from a very crowded Venice. The small balcony offered a view of the Grand Canal where we were able to watch the annual Regatta Storica, a special treat. If we return to Venice, we hope you will still represent Marino apartment.
[Thank you Lauren, we are delighted you enjoyed staying at the Marino and look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
Felt like being part of the neighborhood
My daughter and I stayed at this convenient apartment. The bus stop is right around the corner (N0, 1) . Clean and bright, would stay there again.
Superb accommodations and charming hospitality
I can't say enough about the superb accommodations and charming hospitality provided by ItalyPerfect, Pat and Giovanna. Pat stayed in touch and spent an hour on the phone with us a week beforehand, giving us tips and answering questions about all manner of things. Giovanna made our arrival and departure seamless. Of course, the location, views and apartment decor were impeccable. But we also REALLY appreciated the comfortable bed and pillows, a strong shower, the elevator, air conditioning, and the detailed instructions on everything from making calls to operating appliances to getting around Venice. A five-star experience all around!
You will love this spot!
We wanted an apartment in the Dorsoduro neighborhood, because it is a wonderful area and away from the really hectic tourist haunts. We were completely satisfied with the entire experience...close to a water taxi stop, wonderful restaurants lining the side streets nearby, and an easy walk/boat ride to the beautiful Piazza San Marco Piazza and many other beautiful landmarks. The apartment itself is well-stocked and comfortable. It is a little quirky, but we found it very charming. You cannot beat the beauty all around you. We also took a 4 hour walk with a guide, Rita Sartori, (on Italy Perfect website). Amazing experiences & we are so happy we discovered Italy Perfect.
[Thank you Nancy and Tom, we are pleased you enjoyed the location and look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
We did a lot of research before choosing this beautiful apartment. The location, balcony and the pictures of the apartment swung it for us.
On arrival we were met by Giovanna who was so kind, helpful and patient especially as we arrived later than planned due to our flight being delayed. She took us to the apartment which was seconds from the Vaparetto stop Ca' Rezzonnico. The photos on the website give you a flavour of the apartment but its not until you enter the apartment itself do you realise how special it is.
It is well stocked with everything you could possibly need, it was clean and fresh and a sheer delight and obviously someone has put a lot of thought and effort into catering for their guests. The view from the balcony was just stunning - the canal is much closer that it appears in the photos.
The location is brilliant - I recommend purchasing a VENEZIA UNICA card - we bought ours from their website - we plumped for the Gold City Pass which included a 3 day travel Card and Fast Track to the Doges Palace, Jewish Museum and other sites.
The surrounding area is just glorious especially the Campo Santa Margherita with its bars and restaurants which in the night turns into a family friendly oasis.
We would heartily recommend this apartment for your Venice stay for a short or long break and we look forward to one day returning.
[Thank you so much William for your positive and detailed review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay in Venice! 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|