Pietro & Ketty in Venice

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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THE 'FAMILY' APARTMENT

San Polo Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1-2 - 3 - 6 bedrooms, 1- 2 - 5 bathrooms, sleep 1-14

Ca’ Badoer dei barbacani is a private 'palazzetto' located at the very heart of Venice. It offers a few self-catering apartments for rent on a weekly basis. The apartments are on the second 'piano nobile' and floors above, and enjoy open views - some over Church and canal. The interiors preserve a typically Venetian period feel, but combine this with modern comfort, first of all the use of a LIFT (elevator): 'no stairs to climb’. Some apartments have air conditioning, some satellite TVs, all have full equipment, linen, and weekly cleaning. The location, well known for the splendid Church of the Frari, is quiet and yet within walking distance of the Rialto and St. Mark’s. There are many local shops and restaurants, and close by at San Toma’ is the stop for public water-transport on the Grand Canal. The accommodation can also be rented as whole to suit a party of up to 14 people. For further details on the Whole Accommodation please click on 'full sized photographs' here below.

Special features and view: A long history! The palazzetto still preserves some original features belonging to a 10th/11th century house, then home to a branch of the Badoer, one of the most distinguished Venetian families. Re-designed by the Badoers towards the end of the 15th century, the medieval projecting pinions, or 'barbacani', have since become its identifying characteristic. In 1500 the house appeared in the “Bird’s eye view map of Venice” by Jacopo De Barbari. Overall, it stayed in the ownership of the Badoers for almost a millennium, till the end of the 19th Century.

Being a taller building than the surrounding houses, it enjoys plenty of light as well as far reaching views, going as far as the domes of the Salute and the Alps on a clear day. The view of the canal dei Frari and canal San Stin joining together under the bridge and also that of the Frari bell-tower in the moonlight are truly romantic sights.

Shopping and transport: The location is near the Church of the Frari, a well-known landmark to the “conoscenti”. The area is quiet, yet central; within easy reach of the Rialto, the Accademia and Saint Mark’s on foot, and quicker still by “vaporetto” from S. Toma’. Locally, cafes, restaurants, shops and markets are all close at hand, and so are two Universities, the State Archives of the “Serenissima” , patronised by international scholars, concert halls (concerts held in the Frari Church, as well as the two “Scuole” of S. Rocco and of St John the Evangelist), ... and paintings galore: the Frari Titians, the Tintorettos at San Rocco are just round the corner. Understandably, the local population are mostly professionals or academic-related. On the other hand, our visitors enjoy sight seeing - whether on foot, by gondola or by water-bus - shopping for designer fashion & antiques, visiting museums, attending concerts, gondola regattas, bathing at the Lido, painting or just writing books on Venice.

Sports: In Venice local rowing clubs and sailing clubs, such as the 'Compagnia della Vela', have a distinguished history. More water-sports, as well as golf, tennis and riding are available at the island of the Lido, where also bicycles can be hired. The beach at the Lido can be reached by direct water-bus service from San Toma’ in 3/4 hour. To secure a good beach cabin for the day, or half-day, an early morning start by water-bus is advisable. Early morning travel is not so crowded and the journey along the Grand Canal, then across the Lagoon to the Lido is an event in itself. The return journey in the evening, facing the sun setting behind the domes of Venice and the waters of the Lagoon come ablaze with colours is also something not to be missed.

More Details

Details for The 'Family' apartment 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 1 Bathroom

Accessible by a lift (elevator), the Family apartment for 4/5 has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Being a part of the second 'piano nobile' with its tall South facing windows and high ceilings, it conveys a pleasant feel of space and brightness. The reception room with balcony enjoys the view of the Church and canal. The view of the bell-tower is also enjoyed from both bedrooms, even when one lies in bed. The traditional kitchen/breakfast room is full of sunshine in the morning and has a marble top table and an ancient fireplace canopy.
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pietro & Ketty in Venice (Owner)
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Bedrooms 2
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The 'Family' apartment
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137?uni_id=15471
San Polo Venice city center
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Comments from Owner Guestbook

2005; 'I don't know if you remember us, but we rented the ATTIC on FEB26-MAR05 and had a truly wonderful time! Thanks SOOO much for everything!! If you're interested in seeing some of the pictures we took while we were in Venezia, please visit this link'....

26 March - 1 April 2005 THE WHOLE ACCOMMODATION: 'Just a note to tell you that the apartments lived up to all our expectations and more! I loved every moment of my eight days in Venice, as did my colleagues. We are all suffering Venice withdrawal'.
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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The 'Family' apartment
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137?uni_id=15471
San Polo Venice city center
4

Beautiful old place in a great part of Venice

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I stayed a week in the family apartment and enjoyed the old feel of this place and the location was excellent. The Frari church gongs you awake every morning at 8 am, which I loved, and you are across from the Venetial Archives, which means total privacy and no noise from other apartments. The location is excellent, as it is away from the tourist masses, but close to a vaporetto line that you can take anywhere. We also liked getting lost around the neighborhood. Lots of bars, restaurants, and cafes to choose from every day, and we enjoyed a concert at the Frari church on our last night.

I wish they had not divided the bedroom into two bedrooms, though I understand it helps to sleep more people. The second bedroom we did not use, but it had a very musty strange smell that would have made it impossible for me to sleep in. The main bedroom was fine, but the cut off of the wall made it less inviting than if it were one grand bedroom like original. The old paintings and drawings and furniture really made it feel like we were living in the old Venice. We appreciated the little balcony and had some drinks there, and the kitchen was grand and full of sunlight, well equipped, and with a dishwasher and clothes washer which we used and enjoyed.

The bathroom was one negative as you must sit down in the bath and use a hand shower to wash - slightly claustrophobic. The big annoyance was the toiletseat would not stay up - so it would hit you as you sat on the seat and slam down every time you got up. We wanted to tape it up! The clothesline is in the ceiling of the bathroom - which I thought was very handy.

It was hot and muggy in Venice, and there are mosquitos, so every night we slept with a fan on us and the air conditioning pointed towards the room (though it doesn't work very well except when you are right up next to it.) Mostly we just kept the windows wide open for the breeze and slept without clothes or blankets, but that is just summer in Italy.

The owners were very professional and very easy to deal with - we appreciated using our credit card (all of our other apartments in Italy demanded cash) and they were always on call for help if needed.

All in all, a very ancient place to stay, and charming, but a little too musty smelling for the second bedroom, and an uncomfortable bathroom experience. But you will feel like you are living the ancient Venice!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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San Polo Venice city center
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Comments on the Family Apartment

  • 5 of 5
We have been staying for at least 2 consecutive weeks in the Family Apartment every year now for over 20 years and would not dream of basing ourselves anywhere else in Venice. We love the beautiful house and have invariably found the Family Apartment delightful, comfortable and truly distinctive - full of traditional charm and in an exceptionally quiet and beautiful setting with wonderful views of one of the finest monuments in Venice: the Frari. The apartment is ideal for either a working/academic holiday like ours, or a straightforward family holiday. The owners are delightful and enormously helpful, the facilities super-clean and very good indeed (nice big kitchen with washing machine, dish-washer etc; big sitting-room v nicely furnished etc), elegant, but with a lovely family feel to the whole place - we have consistently recommended the apartment to our friends and family. There is good access to a nearby major water-bus stop (St Toma), short walks to useful shops and cafes, and the location is only 20 to 25 minutes walk to the Accademia, & under 20 mins by water-bus both to the railway station and to S. Marco (St Marks Square). Very highly recommended and very good value - it's easy to end up somewhere noisy and inconveniently situated in Venice, and this place is absolutely the opposite!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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San Polo Venice city center
Santa Rosa, California
5

Old, authentic, clean & lots of amenities

Old, authentic, clean & lots of amenities
  • 5 of 5
Stayed in the linked apartment (family + studio). The house manager was very gracious and met us late as our travels took longer than expected. The apartment was CLEAN and had free wireless internet, lots of towels, washer and dryer, microwave, dishwasher, coffee and espresso machines. If you are used to fancy hotels, this may not be the place for you - we like nice hotels; but loved the character and uniqueness of this place. The layout was a little different, the floors were not level, and my kids describe it as "haunted".
We booked our gondola ride on the bridge that you can see from the front of the apartment - it was only 80 Euros for a night time trip and went all the way to the grand canal.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
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The 'Family' apartment
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137?uni_id=15471
San Polo Venice city center
5

week-end à VENISE

  • 5 of 5
Très bel appartement bien situé, à proximité de la Gare et dans un quartier sympathique. Il ne présente que des avantages, il est spacieux, agréable, bien agencé, bien décoré. Je conseille cet appartement qui a contribué à la qualité de notre séjour à VENISE.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Venice 'Marco Polo' Airport at Tessera
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Venezia - Zattere
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Venezia - Santa Lucia
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Venezia - Mestre - cavalcavia
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Lido di Venezia
Car: not necessary

The old city of Venice lies peacefully in the middle of a Lagoon. It is made of hundreds of small islands connected together by arched bridges with steps, where cars can't go. A 3 Km long causeway connects the city to the mainland. At the Venice end of the causeway are several multistorey garages. At this point, both motoring and rail travel end and only pedestrians or boats can enter the city.

Other Activities: Sight-seeing (architectural beauty, romantic landscapes), shopping (fashion - antiques), visiting art galleries, concerts, gondola regattas, cuisine.

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Availability & Rates

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San Polo Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Apr 19 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
€150
€1,050
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
€120
€840
 
 
Hhigh Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
€150
€1,050
 
 
Low season
Jan 7 2015 - Feb 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
€120
€840
 
 
High Season Carnival
Feb 7 2015 - Feb 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
€150
€1,050
 
 
Low Season
Feb 18 2015 - Apr 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
€120
€840
 
 
High Season
Apr 3 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
€150
€1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.
Notes Rental prices include final/weekly cleaning and rental/washing of household linen (sheets, towels, tablecloths, napkins, floorcloths, tee-towels etc).
Rental payments are in Euros. In the case of weekly rentals, the BOOKING DEPOSIT is equal to one third of the total rental cost;
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Amenities

Amenities

San Polo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
  • The apartment can be 'linked' to the 'South Studio' by opening a double door to have a total of 2 bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1 double, 2 twins, 1 sofa-bed. The apartment can be 'linked' to the 'South Studio' by opening a double door to have a total of 8 beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • tennis
Notes:
The Family apartment is fully equipped and well stocked. The reception hall has a sitting area and a dining area. But meals can also be had in the large kitchen. On the typically Venetian balcony is room for two chairs to enjoy the view 'al fresco'. All beds have sprung mattresses. The master bedroom has twin beds that may convert to a double. The smaller bedroom has Georgian twin beds in a line. The bathroom has a bath with hand shower. Facilities also include: intercom, electric kettle, toaster, 3 Moka espresso of various sizes, electric oven & microwave, a 4-burner gas cooking hob, 2 table-top fans, iron & ironing board, 'Sheila Maid' clothes airer, hair dryer; china, silver, glasses, pots & pans, tablecloths and napkins, tee-towels, floor cloths, bath towels and bed sheets.
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