A two-family villa in an elegant, central, quiet street of Lido.
Lido, The Golden Island, with its Liberty villas, the sandy beaches, the Congress house, is a few minutes ride by vaporetto (our water bus) from St. Mark's and historic Venice.
Lido is linked to the airport by shuttle boat, to the train station by vaporetto and by ferry (every 50 minutes - Euro 15/20) you can get to the apartment by car.
The apartment is (135 M2 = 1200 sq. ft.), sunny, centrally located, and fully equipped.
3 double bedrooms, a double sofa bed in the spacious living room, eat-in kitchen, bathroom with hydro massage tub air conditioners satellite TV all modern appliances, one has a terrace and the other a small garden.
In Venice and its lagoon there is a lot to see and to do but... day trips to Verona, Lake Garda, The Alps, Florence, etc. are possible.
Maps, info and assistance provided.
All my guests have written enthusiastically about the apartment and its location, I'm sure you'll agree.
The listing description for the property was initially abit confusing as it doesnt clearly differentiate between the ground floor flat and the top floor flat. We stayed in the ground floor flat. Maybe each flat should be given numbers or names to distinguish them in the listing? The facilities were as described, although none of the photos we could download are of the ground floor flat. The property was absolutely spotlessly clean with plentiful bedding, towels and linen, loads of storage space, lots of continuous hot water. The charm of the property is that it is harks back to a bygone era - this isnt 'interior designed', it is abit 'crumbly' with signs of damp in places, with an eclectic mix of antique furniture, items collected by the owners and kitsch. But it's style suits the character of Lido. A couple of small things would have helped - more bins - we only found one in the kitchen - one in each room wouldve been better, more prominent instructions about living in the House eg how to turn the oven on, how to dispose of rubbish (we found the scrap of paper eventually on the last day hidden in a cupboard) etc. Infact we never found out how to get reception on any of the 5 TVs, after a day or so of outrage from the kids they found better things to do and we sat in the sunny corner garden outside and drank wine, so it didnt matter! Loads of mosquito deterrent devices in the House - and we needed them even in mid May!! The villa is really well placed for everything, very easy walking distance to boats, buses, restaurants, bars and of course the beach. The BlueMoon beach was good, near - opposite end of main street, clean, 15 Euros for 2 sunbeds, nice loos and unlimited showers. House is in Perfect location, very quiet neighbourhood. We ate twice at the Golden Island round the corner with fantastic views of Venice, drinking prosecco and eating great fritto misto. Good pizza at the Rozy on the main drag. The icecreams everywhere are great especially Mileti's, near to the Billa supermarket - all within 5 minutes walk from the house. The price of the boat to St Mark's was abit of a shock at 13 Euros return. If you dont mind walking get a cheaper boat to St Elena and walk along the front past lovely gardens (with a good children's playground). The Hosteria Ombra near San Pietro did a brilliant fixed price menu and felt local and non-touristy. But on the whole Venice is very expensive so bring plenty of money - afterall this is one of the wonders of the world!!
We really liked the location of the property. The apartment was clean and spacious for us, a family of 6 (4 children aged 1, 3, 8 and 10). It was close to the beach, park, shops and restaurants. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We stayed here in August and were plagued by moskitos, so bring protection. Also I would recommend bringing some DVDs or CDs as there is a CD player as well as a DVD player, but no CDs or DVDs to play other than Italian. No need to bring too many guide books as there are quite a few left by other people in the flat. The hydro massage tub as is advertised did not work, so I would not choose the property for this criteria...
Staying on the Lido means that you have at your fingertips - art treasures, romantic scenery, small winding mysterious alleys, the grand canal and its magnificent palaces, history, the oldest Jewish ghetto, beach, shopping, gondola rides.
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Other Activities: Sightseeing (Center, Islads) Visiting (museums, art galleries) International Film Festival Carnival Regatta Storica Day trips: Florence, Alps, Verona