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.