This place is a perfect hotel alternative for visitors to venice who prefer a cozy atmosphere instead of an impersonal hotel room. The apartment is well maintained, tastefully furnished, quiet and only a few minutes walk to the beach and amenities of venice and santa monica. As a solo female traveller, I also felt very safe. Although I never saw the hosts for more than a few minutes, they were most courteous and left maps and visitor information in the apartment for me. Furnishings were very comfortable -- the bedding was divine! I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to anyone staying in Venice.