Family trip to Lido
The listing description for the property was initially abit confusing as it doesnt clearly differentiate between the ground floor flat and the top floor flat. We stayed in the ground floor flat. Maybe each flat should be given numbers or names to distinguish them in the listing? The facilities were as described, although none of the photos we could download are of the ground floor flat. The property was absolutely spotlessly clean with plentiful bedding, towels and linen, loads of storage space, lots of continuous hot water. The charm of the property is that it is harks back to a bygone era - this isnt 'interior designed', it is abit 'crumbly' with signs of damp in places, with an eclectic mix of antique furniture, items collected by the owners and kitsch. But it's style suits the character of Lido. A couple of small things would have helped - more bins - we only found one in the kitchen - one in each room wouldve been better, more prominent instructions about living in the House eg how to turn the oven on, how to dispose of rubbish (we found the scrap of paper eventually on the last day hidden in a cupboard) etc. Infact we never found out how to get reception on any of the 5 TVs, after a day or so of outrage from the kids they found better things to do and we sat in the sunny corner garden outside and drank wine, so it didnt matter! Loads of mosquito deterrent devices in the House - and we needed them even in mid May!! The villa is really well placed for everything, very easy walking distance to boats, buses, restaurants, bars and of course the beach. The BlueMoon beach was good, near - opposite end of main street, clean, 15 Euros for 2 sunbeds, nice loos and unlimited showers. House is in Perfect location, very quiet neighbourhood. We ate twice at the Golden Island round the corner with fantastic views of Venice, drinking prosecco and eating great fritto misto. Good pizza at the Rozy on the main drag. The icecreams everywhere are great especially Mileti's, near to the Billa supermarket - all within 5 minutes walk from the house. The price of the boat to St Mark's was abit of a shock at 13 Euros return. If you dont mind walking get a cheaper boat to St Elena and walk along the front past lovely gardens (with a good children's playground). The Hosteria Ombra near San Pietro did a brilliant fixed price menu and felt local and non-touristy. But on the whole Venice is very expensive so bring plenty of money - afterall this is one of the wonders of the world!!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Yes! The furnishings match the Liberty style of Lido, of our villa and reflex the fact that we are keen-on collecting vintage items.
Yes! There are two apartments that have same size (about 140 sq. meters) and same lay-out (three big bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, bathroom, livingroom) composing the villa and we do our best to satisfy the diferent needs of our guests.....
elderly guests and/or small children: the downstairs apartment (only one step up and the small garden).
Families, two or three couples: the upstairs "more elegant" apartment (about 30 steps and a nice terrace to enjoy a drink or the sun sitting in a lounge-chair in the open air).
Sorry, on the arrival of this lovely family I was a bit late and their rush to go for lunch did not give me the possibilty to give them the few, normal, simple info (TV, garbage, oven, supermaket, local travel pass, etc.) that I always give to my guests.... I think this is the reason of the evaluation: only 4 out of 5.
In the end I have to say that in an "expensive" Venice an inexpensive, big, perfectly located apartment helps to make you enjoy your holiday... this is what all our guests say.
Helpful votes: 9/9
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