Charming View, Excellent Location
Submitted: November 18, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
We loved our stay in Venice and really enjoyed the apartment. The location is so convenient to the vaporetto, and there are a multitude of excellent restaurants and cafes nearby. The apartment is within walking distance of a large grocery store and close to the grocery boat. There was an excellent Leonardo da Vinci exhibit nearby when we stayed. It was easy to access the major tourist attractions and shopping. The apartment is nicely decorated and furnished with everything you need. The balcony was a real joy to sit on in the evening and watch the canal traffic while sipping a glass of wine. The drawbacks to the apartment are when it is really hot out, the air conditioning does not reach the bedroom so you must sleep on the convertable sofa in the living room and electricity is an extra fee. The extra fee for electricity is stated in the rental contract. It is impossible to leave the skylights open at night because there are no screens and the apartment fills with mosquitos. Also, the part of the kitchen that is under the eaves means if you want to do any laundry you have to get on your hands and knees to load the washing machine. We were charged a 75 euro late arrival fee even after several phone calls to the greeter about the timing of our arrival which was around 8:30 p.m.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in this excellent location. We are happy the apartment and little balcony were enjoyable. Just to clarify on the electricity, the rent includes a baseline amount of electricity; you pay over that amount and, yes, when running a/c you can go over. That is normal in Italy where electricity is the most expensive in Europe, as explained in the documentation we provided. There is a fan to help move the a/c to the bedroom, but we agree being in the living room will be the coolest place when it is quite hot. So sorry you had to pay for a late arrival. It was organized for 6pm as you requested in the arrival information you completed, so the greeter put that time aside for you. Having waited 2.5 hours and having gone past the 5-8pm usual check in time, the late fee was due as in the terms. And, sorry for the mosquitoes. It is a fact of life everywhere in Italy and there are no screens anywhere in Italy. There is a mosquito repellant appliance in the apartment for guests to use. There is a rather complete explanation of this situation in the documentation provided.
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