Destination guide

Romance in vacation home rentals in Venice

Widely regarded as one of the most romantic cities in the world, Venice is often high on the bucket list of dream vacations. Get your Italian adventure off to the very best start by booking a centrally located Venice vacation rental. Glide down the Grand Canal in a traditional Venetian gondola, feed the pigeons in St. Mark's Square, or just admire the endless Renaissance and Gothic palaces which line its famous waterways. After ticking off all the must-see attractions, relax in a local bacari and enjoy aperitivo Venetian style.

History

Historic sites near vacation homes in Venice

Venice is a history and culture lover’s dream. Vacation homes are available near places like Doge’s Palace, an ornate Gothic palace with duke’s rooms, prison, and armory tours, and the Bridge of Sighs, an iconic arched bridge named for the sighs of prisoners who crossed it to the prison. You could also explore Torcello, a small island with a seventh-century Church of Santa Maria Assunta & Attila’s throne.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near vacation rentals in Venice

St. Mark's Square is one of the most famous sights in Venice. Known locally as La Piazza, it's dominated by the ornate, domed St. Mark's Church which dominates the square's eastern flanks. Its most famous—and photographed—attraction is the Campanile, a huge red-brick clock tower which overlooks the square. For a different Venice vibe, head over to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, a modern art museum housed in a stunning 18th-century palace. It features a wealth of European and American artworks.

Activities

What to do near vacation homes in Venice

Known as Queen of the Seas, Venice is a cluster of 118 small islands linked by more than 400 bridges. Divided in two by the Grand Canal, this romantic city-on-water is perfect for just wandering around and soaking up the atmosphere. Maybe stop off for lunch at an old bacari, the charming Venetian wine bars which scatter throughout the city. Take a gondola ride through the waterways, or imbibe some Italian culture in the many art galleries dotted across the islands. As the sun sets over the Grand Canal, kick back with a spritz or two with the locals.

Weather

Local weather in Venice for your stay in vacation homes

Venice is a year-round destination. Naturally, the busiest time of year is the warm, summer months, when the peak crowds enjoy endless blue skies and consistent 80 degree temperatures. But the shoulder seasons of spring and fall are usually much nicer times to visit. The crowds have lessened (slightly) and the days are still warm enough to sit outside bars in short sleeves. But for the widest choice of Venice vacation rentals, visit in the wetter months, between November and March, but pack layers and an umbrella or two.

Natural features

When life Po Delta lemons, make lemonade

Overlooking Italy's Adriatic Coast, Venice is a cluster of some 118 islands crisscrossed with canals in northern Italy. The watery nature of Venice means it's not particularly green or conducive to hiking. For the nearest trails, you need to venture an hour or so south to the Po Delta Veneto Regional Park, a beautiful coastal nature reserve which has several trails through salt marshes and wetlands. A magnet for nature fans, it attracts over 370 different species of birdlife, including great crested grebes, cormorants, and herons.

How to get there

How to get to and around Venice

The nearest airport is in Venice (VCE-Marco Polo), located 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Treviso (TSF), which is 16.5 mi (26.6 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Venice Santa Lucia Station, Porto Marghera Station and Venice-Mestre Station are the main stations that serve the city. Catch a ride on the metro at Mestre Centro B1 for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in Venice

Couples can find an array of unique attractions in Venice. Vacation rentals put you in reach of romantic locations like Murano, an island with interesting glass art in studios and demonstrations, and Teatro la Fenice, a grand opera house with operas, ballets, and concerts. You'll also like Museo Correr, an opulent museum with Venetian artworks and antiquities dating back to the 13th century.

Can I find a vacation rental around Venice?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,700 vacation rentals near Venice. From 2,825 Condos/Apartments to 594 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Venice for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Venice?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Venice:

  • San Marco: 1,513 vacation rentals
  • Cannaregio: 1,498 vacation rentals
  • Dorsoduro: 1,424 vacation rentals
  • Castello: 1,273 vacation rentals
  • Santa Croce: 1,347 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Venice?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Venice. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Venice-Mestre Station: 3,294 vacation rentals
  • St. Mark's Square: 3,198 vacation rentals
  • Rialto Bridge: 3,208 vacation rentals
  • Venice Santa Lucia Station: 3,207 vacation rentals
  • Forte Bazzera: 3,185 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Venice listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Venice?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,825 Condos/Apartments in Venice. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Venice include:

  • Houses: 594 rentals available
  • Villas: 81 rentals available
  • Cottages: 27 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Venice?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 478 vacation rentals with pool available in Venice. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.