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A memorable apartment with an astonishing 'altana' roof terrace

San Marco, Venice, Italy
  • Apartment538 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 5 nights

Sleeps 8, 3 double beds and 3 single beds

Expertly renovated with great finesse and a quiet patrician elegance, Ca' Del Mercante offers internet, air-conditioning throughout and accommodates up to five guests in comfort on the third floor, served by lift. It comprises a large and wonderfully bright and airy L-shaped main sitting/ dining room with no fewer than five windows over the Grand Canal offering superb vistas of such well-known Venetian landmarks as the Church of the Frari, the 'Traghetto' at San Toma, Ca' Foscari and so much more besides. The room's warm, highly polished wooden flooring and ample sofas welcome guests to the comforts of home after an action-packed day of sightseeing or a fun-filled diary of social engagements, while stylish touches such as gilded antique mirrors, oriental rugs, graceful wall sconces and exquisite period furniture uphold the wonderful over-riding aura of restrained good taste.

The dining area is furnished with seating for six while the relatively simple yet fully-fitted kitchen is well-equipped with everything necessary for easy self-catering.

There are two highly appealing bedrooms on this level - a very comfortable master bedroom overlooking the Grand Canal and with a double bed (this can be made into twins - simply ask when booking) and an up-to-date en suite bathroom with bathtub and shower over, plus a second bedroom also with fabulous Grand Canal views and a very romantic antique 'French' size bed offering plenty of room for one. Also on this floor are two further bathrooms, one with a bathtub and the other with a shower and a washing machine for added convenience.

A wooden staircase leads up to the third bedroom - a snug and peaceful 'top of the house' retreat with characterful twin beds which can also be made into a double (please ask when booking) and from which a further very short wooden staircase allows guests access to what must be one of the most wonderful and highly-prized features of the entire property - an amazing furnished 'altana' roof terrace with breathtaking views to capture the imagination at every turn, drawing the eye from the Campanile at St.Mark's to the Teatro La Fenice, from the tilting tower of Santo Stefano to the domes of Santa Maria Della Salute and from the atrium of Palazzo Grassi to San Polo, over partial glimpses of the Grand Canal.

Check-in and Check-out procedures

Upon your arrival, one of our representatives will meet you at the vaporetto stop (or water taxi disembarkation point) closest to the apartment (as agreed during our prior correspondence with you) and accompany you to the property. All the information relating to your apartment such as heating, use of the kitchen and, where available, air-conditioning and internet etc. will be provided together with a welcome information file and a 24 hr emergency contact no. It is at this point that payment for the Security Deposit is taken by our representative - for further details of methods of payment etc. please see the ‘Property Rates’ section above. Standard check-in time is between 3.00 pm. and 7.30 pm. daily. (It may be possible to arrange different check-in times upon request at the time of booking. Please note that arrivals between 7.30 pm. and midnight incur a late arrival fee of €50, payable in cash upon arrival.) We kindly ask you to check out by 11.00 am in order that we may prepare the apartment for its next guests.

Property Manager

Annalisa & Daniela

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english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, tub, bidet
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Downtown
            • Rural


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Elevator
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Dishwasher
                        • Microwave


                            • Dining Area


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television


                                    • Terrace


                                        • not suitable for children


                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • walking


                                                    • Located on the 3rd floor with lift.

                                                      6 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Large, Comfortable Apartment on the Grand Canal

                                                      Kaye P.

                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We loved the ambiance of the old building and the location was perfect....away from crowds but close to shopping, restaurants, markets and transportation.

                                                      A true Venetian experience.

                                                      AntProvidence, RI USA

                                                      Ca del Mercante was stunning! The location couldn’t have been better in the San Marco neighborhood. Filled with small galleries, shops, restaurants and an Almentari ( deli / convienience store) for great local cheeses, and sandwiches. A five minute to the Accademia Bridge and and about 10 – 12 minutes to Piazza San Marco. The apartment has amazing views on the Grand Canal, it's well maintained and a fantastic rooftop Altana to have Happy Hour every day with the sun setting and the church bells chiming. There was ample room for our group of seven, with comfortable beds and 3 bathrooms. Views on Venice were very easy to work with and responded to our emails quickly with any questions we had. The building even has a resident cat named George. For a great dinner Ristorante l' Opera, Campo San Angelo is a 5 minute walk with reasonably priced food and with excellent service form Aketa the head server. Make reservations to sit outside. We ate there three times it was that good.

                                                      Wonderful appartment and great service

                                                      Max L.

                                                      Very nice welcoming, service and the appartment is wonderful with stunning views over the grand canal, great scenic sunsets in the living room. Very comfortable and luxurious amenities. And a little terrace / altana (no canal views but great for watching the famous fireworks). Very agreable service and welcoming from the team.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Many thanks for your feed-back, I’m delighted to hear that everything was to your liking (the altana is indeed a special touch!).

                                                      Having you as guests was a real pleasure and we very much hope to see you again soon.


                                                      Filippo and the ViewsOnVenice team

                                                      This was a wonderful experience.

                                                      Stephen R.

                                                      The Views on Venice team is wonderful...every aspect of our visit was perfect. The apartment is terrific, and the location is impossible to beat. Annalisa and Daniela are awesome. Kate and I give this our strongest recommendation.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      That’s really great to hear and makes all our efforts worthwhile!

                                                      With thanks for your kind words and for choosing VOV – do come back to Venice again soon!


                                                      Filippo, Views on Venice

                                                      Excellent location, needs some updating

                                                      laura f.

                                                      The apartment has an amazing location. It's on a quite street, however, you can walk to all the major sites as it is close to the Academia Bridge and San Marco square. It is very spacious and comfortable- with 6 people we never felt crowded.

                                                      I do have several issues with the place. The bedding and linens need to be updated. The mattresses are extremely old and the bedding and towels provided were not very nice. In fact the sheets and coverlets seemed dirty. If the owners would invest in a few updates the place could be fantastic.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Ciao Laura f.

                                                      Thank you so much for writing in and for your useful suggestions. Please be assured that we welcome all feedback both positive and less so and, in response to your comments and after discussing the situation with my colleagues, have arranged for the linens, bedding and mattresses to be replaced as a matter of priority so that they meet the high standards our customers quite rightly demand. I’m so sorry this doesn’t come in time for your stay but please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you ever plan on visiting Venice in the future as I’d be delighted to be given the opportunity of welcoming you back to one of our apartments and showing you VOV at its best.

                                                      On a more positive note, I’m so glad you were comfortable at Ca’ Del Mercante and that you enjoyed its handy central location – surely one of the finest in Venice!

                                                      Sending you all good wishes from myself and the team, and with my thanks again.

                                                      Filippo, Views on Venice

                                                      Habiter à Venise

                                                      Thierry G.75011, IDF

                                                      1/ Quartier parfait, élégant, pas trop touristique, quelques belles boutiques, une placette sympa avec épicerie et Ostéria, au calme, le tout à 3 min du Palazzo Grassi, à 5 min de San Angelo et d'A Beccafico.

                                                      2/ Grand appartement au dernier étage d'un vieux palais vénitien avec son immense hall donnant sur le canal. Copro très calme, ascenceur d'époque. La vue est splendide, l'appartement est facile, chaleureux et très confortable avec ses trois chambres (la chambre avec terrasse à déconseiller aux enfants) et un immense salon. Il s'agit d'une habitation avec ses objets, ses tableaux, pas d'un appartement de "loc" impersonnel.

                                                      3/ Agence Views on Venice prévenante et à l'écoute en cas de pépin, résa du bateau-taxi parfaite, petit panier d'arrivée avec les biscottes de Venise, huile d'olive, lait, confiture, café... exemple de l'acceuil à l'italienne que les loueurs du sud de la France devrait suivre !!

                                                      Conclusion : je recommande.

                                                      Baci a tutti, ThG*


                                                      San Marco, Venice, Italy

                                                      A memorable apartment with an astonishing 'altana' roof terrace, enviably situated on the top floor of the 15th Century Palazzo Mocenigo 'Ca' Vecchia' on the Grand Canal - the oldest palazzo within the legendary family of ancient Venetian palaces along this stretch collectively known as 'Palazzo Mocenigo' and sharing its prestigious canal side setting with its 'next door neighbor' property, the one-time Venetian bolthole of 'mad, bad and dangerous to know' British romantic poet and literary figure, Lord Byron (1788-1824). A rare opportunity to experience the endless pleasures of Venice from one of the most distinguished and hauntingly atmospheric locations in the entire city.


                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                      Please be aware that the council tourist tax is not included in our rates. We kindly ask you to pay it in cash upon arrival. For further information you can click on the following link: http://www.comune.venezia.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/EN/IDPagina/48002?514c5fcf2468f Rental deposit: 40% Security deposit: € 700.00 Please note that shorter stays e.g. 3/5 nights, are more expensive per night than weekly or longer stays due to the fixed costs of final cleaning, check-in etc. Nightly rates start to decrease for stays of 8 nights and over, with longer stays (more than 2 weeks) being even better value - for stays exceeding 2 weeks.

                                                      All views on Venice rates, irrespective of length of stay, are fully inclusive of all utilities.* - gas, electricity, bed linen, towels, final cleaning, welcome on arrival and check-in up until 7.30 p.m.** , as are air-conditioning and internet access if available at your chosen apartment. There are no hidden charges. Rentals of over 7 nights also include a weekly bed linen and towel change during your stay. * Telephone charges, where applicable, are extra. **Arrivals between 7.30 p.m. and midnight incur a late arrival fee of €50, payable in cash upon arrival.ve in cash (euros) upon arrival at the apartment.

                                                      The Rental Deposit (40% of the rental) will be debited from your credit card when you finalize your booking with us, while the balance will be debited by you through our credit card payment gateway at least 20 days prior to your arrival. Note that if paying by bank transfer, an extra €20 administrative fee will be charged to each transaction (i.e. deposit and final payment). The Security Deposit (the amount specified alongside the apartment rate) is required against any breakage or damages to the apartment or to its furniture and equipment caused by the client during the rental period. This is payable to Views on Venice upon presentation of your credit card upon arrival at the apartment prior to occupancy. Credit card details will be automatically recorded and subsequently canceled by Views on Venice on the day of departure should no breakage or damages to the apartment or its furniture and equipment have occurred during the rental period.

                                                      Non-contractual booking deposit: 40.00% rent

                                                      Contractual booking deposit: 40.00% rent

                                                      Damage deposit: EUR700.00

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