|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Our beautifully appointed romantic and very comfortable apartment in the Dorsoduro area of Venice offers an intimate and perfect location from which to explore this magical city. It boasts a stunning panoramic roof terrace, overlooking the Giudecca, with a table and chairs as well as deck chairs to relax on. The rooms are bright and airy with windows on both sides of the building offering lovely views to gardens below, which is unusual for Venetian apartments. The accommodation comprises a double bedroom with very comfortable king size bed and fitted wardrobes. Bathroom with shower, loo, bidet and large wash hand basin. Fully equipped kitchen. Large sitting / dining room with sofa bed, Wi-Fi internet, SKY satellite TV, I-pod speaker dock, DVD player and music system with CD. The apartment has air conditioning and full central heating. There is a washing machine, iron and hair dryer.
Our apartment is available for weekly rents or by the night for a minimum of 3 nights.
Guided Tours: Depending on availability we can arrange guided tours of Venice with an English speaking guide Please contact me for details.
Arguably, Dorsoduro is the best place to live when in Venice. It is easy to reach from the mainland and anywhere else, and it is easy to find for newcomers. You will have no fear of claustrophobia – the open sea, i.e. the Giudecca canal, is close, and yet nothing is far away. Much better than San Marco, in fact.
Helen´s apartment is small, but extremely well planned (by Mara, the neighbour as it is, who is also an architect). The real wonder is the terrace on the roof, which enables you to admire the city from above, the innumerable churches (and church bells!) and ships and gondolas passing by.
The Zattere prospect is close, with a wide selection of restaurants, of which especially the Riviera is to be recommended. There is even a supermarket if you should need such a one.
Terrific. Wonderful. Could not have been better!! Exceeded each and every one of our expectations.
Woke up to sunshine – cannot beat warm, not humid, crisp, sunny weather in Venice in August. Lucky us.
The apartment is light and bright, windows on two sides, breezy, comfortable, clean, cared-for, and well equipped. Bed was firm and comfortable in a “cozy” bedroom where it just fit. Windowed bathroom is narrow but adequate, sink wide, stall shower with seat – perfect. Kitchen is “compact”, fully functional and equipped. Altana is up fourteen stairs and has a table, chairs, an umbrella, and two beach chairs. Living room and dining room were well laid out and furnished comfortably. Two ceiling AC units are excellent, quiet. Has tv and stereo that we didn’t use; wi-fi internet connection worked well. About the forty odd stairs to the apartment – agree – if you can walk Venice you can walk the stairs.
Surprises: Went to the supermarket [a huge advantage] less than a city block away. Waited and chatted with the elderly women until it opened at 8:30. Then got lost and befuddled at the produce section - weighing and tagging groceries. Returned with fresh bread etc., made coffee, and we sat in the sunshine on the roof and enjoyed the 360 degree views. [There are on a few rooftop terraces is Venice. We used it daily.] Yes, the church bells do chime every half hour. Washing machine is on the roof – never used it. Sixty years ago we had a pulley system for clothes drying out of the kitchen window. Venice residential areas have the same arrangement today. I found myself leaning out with wet things and clothespins. The new material dried in a flash. Several different coffee brewers, learned to use them all. The Ristorante Riviera is wonderful, rated in the top 10 in several guide books. They are right. Got everywhere by vaporetto. The week long pass was easy to purchase on line and activate once we got there. Remember, the boats go both clock and counter clockwise making trips to most anywhere easily accessible.
Complaints: none. Really, none. OK, one small issue. Coming back at night, the lobby of the building is dark. If there is a light switch on that level, I didn’t find it. But my cell phone has a flashlight. No problem. We have already recommended this find to our friends.
There simply aren't enough positive adjectives in the world to describe this apartment! Lovely, charming, beautiful, comfortable, clean, bright, and perfect are a good start.
We stayed for three nights and June and really wish we had stayed longer. The location was in a quiet area of Venice, very close to a grocery store and restaurants. The water taxi stop is just steps away but we walked everywhere. San Marco is about a 20 minute walk and easy to find especially if you pick up a map. The nearby grocery store was well stocked and the produce we purchased there was fresh and delicious.
The rooftop terrace was a delight. We happened to be up there at noon and it seemed that all the bells in the city were ringing at the same time!
The kitchen is spacious enough to prepare meals and had everything we needed. The bed was comfortable but bring a sleep mask if light bothers you....you need to keep the bedroom door open if you are using the air conditioner and the morning sun is nice and bright. There are shutters on most of the windows but the light at the top of the stairs to the terrace is a glass door.
There is a little book in the apartment full of helpful information. My husband was sick when we arrived and we were very grateful to find that there was a pharmacy nearby.
The stairs to the apartment ended up not being as much of a challenge as we feared. They are narrow but were not a problem. If possible, bring only your carry-on luggage. We visited four cities in Italy and every single time we saw someone struggling with a big bag, we were reminded of how grateful were to have packed light.
To get to the apartment, we took a land taxi which dropped us off less than a 10 minute walk to the front door.
Our hostess answered emails promptly and helped us with any questions we had. The wonderful lady who met us when we arrived was a delight and showed us around the apartment even though it was pretty late when we got there!
As for Venice, we are in love! What a fantastic city. Be sure to plan some time to just wander. Around every corner, down every alley, there is something beautiful to see. Get advance "skip the line" tickets for St. Mark's. Once inside, pay the extra euros for the other areas, we felt it was worth it. We also got an advance ticket to the Doge's Palace but that was unnecessary. There wasn't a line when we arrived in the afternoon.
Hopefully, we'll be back in Venice and in this apartment again very soon!
My husband and I stayed in this wonderful apartment for 5 days. It is in a very quiet section of Venice, but close to everything. The apartment is well set up with everything you could need. The best part is the rooftop terrace. We had breakfast and evening wine up there daily. We will be back for sure!
We have stayed in Venice several times before and this is the best apartment we have been to. It is exactly as the photos and beautifully clean, with good linen as well as a lovely roof terrace.
It is only a moment from the San Basilio vaporetto stop and the Billa supermarkket but completely peaceful, which was very relaxing for us. It is no more than a 10 minute walk to the Accademia bridge where alternative vaporetto routes are available. There is a lovely cafe selling excellent croissants a few minutes away from the apartment on the Fondamenta San Basilio which was open by 7.30 each morning, except Sunday. The Billa supermarket is open at 8.30 until after 10 pm everyday including Sunday.
The apartment is beautifully laid out to maximise the space. We were lucky enough to have excellent weather and had lunch on the terrace most days. There is a staircase up to the terrace with handrail 2/3 of the way but we soon got used to it. Once up there it is lovely with a great table and chairs, cushions etc. We had no need of the parasol but there is one if needed.
We had really excellent week and hope to return one day.
My wife and I stayed for four days in this lovely apartment. It is very comfortable, cleverly designed and attractively furnished, and the situation could not have been more convenient, with vaporetto, post office and supermarket close by. The listing was accurate and informative, and Helen couldn't have been more helpful and efficient. We very much hope to return.
This is a fabulous apartment - bright and sunny - with the huge bonus of its own terrace where we enjoyed sipping prosecco and stunning views. The apartment is in a great location right by the San Basilio waterbus stop, but actually it is just as easy to walk everywhere and Helen and Jamie have provided a library of guidebooks to dip into. This part of Venice is peaceful and attractive - a haven from the crowds of St Mark's and the Rialto, but near enough to walk to a lot of the attractions. It is equipped to a very high standard and with the Billa supermarket just around the corner, buying food provisions couldn't have been easier!
Our apartment is located in the Dorsoduro area of Venice beside The Zattere. The nearest waterbus stop is San Basilio which is 1 minute walk away. Piazzale Roma (bus station) and Venice train station are 20 minutes walk or 15 minutes by the No. 2 waterbus. St Marks square is 20 minutes walk and the Accademia is only 10 minutes with the Peggy Gugenheim just close by as well. There are many restaurants nearby along the Zattere, our favourite being the Ristorante Riviera is just 1 minute outside the flat. 10 minutes walk is the lively Campo Santa Margherita where there are many restaurants and bars as well as daily fruit and vegetable stalls and some excellent fish stalls. Conveniently there is an excellent and well stocked supermarket called Billa just 1 minute walk away. Beside the supermarket there is a post office and also cash machine.
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3 night minimum stay
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|Notes||Please note these rates are quoted for 2 people sharing. If the sofabed is required then there is an additional charge of £20 (GB pounds) per night or £100 (GB pounds) per week.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.