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Luxury ground floor apartment for couple or family in historic centre

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

One bedroom apartment with courtyard garden close to all attractions.

Ruga Bella is a lovely ground floor apartment with its own entrance from an off-street courtyard. It boasts a large double bedroom with bathroom leading off. the bathroom has a good-sized power shower, lavatory, bidet and wash basin unit. There is also a washing machine. The kitchen has everything you would need including fridge/freezer, oven/stove, dishwaser and microwave. There is a family breakfast table in the kitchen. The sitting room with sofabed leads off the other side of the kitchen and includes a large TV and dining table as well as comfortable chairs. There is air-conditioning and free WiFi for guests. The garden is accessed from the main bedroom and is private for the sole use of guests in the apartment. It is possible to sleep four but as the bathroom via the main bedroom the apartment is really suitable for couples or families not two independent couples.

Nicholas Blair-Fish
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Nicholas Blair-Fish

I originally came to Venice around twelve years ago. I had always loved this city of light and water and art. My original interest in coming here was painting which I try to do as much as possible, but I have also grown to love the peaceful nature of Venice with the absence of cars and as you can see from the photo I spend a lot of time on the water.

Nicholas Blair-Fish purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Nicholas Blair-Fish chose Santa Croce

I've lived in Venice a number of years and bought this apartment two years ago. It has taken a long time to renovate the apartment, partly because the planning regulations here become ever more onerous. For example we had to reduce the size of the bedroom by a few inches becuase the volume of the room was marginally greater than that allowed in proportion to the surface area of the window space!! Complicated or what? No tiny attic window here! Also we restored the flat from basically the bare bricks so it was bound to take some time. In the end, I think we have produced a really nice one-bedroom flat without compromising on space and trying to squeeze in extra bedrooms. We hope you like it too.

What makes this apartment unique

What attracted me to this flat is that it is very self contained with its own front door and little courtyard garden to the side. There is only one immediate neighbour (upstairs) with a separate entrace so one is more or less as private as it is possible to be in a medieval city where everyone lives cheek by jowel. Added to that the location is wonderful, right next to Campo San Giacomo which in my view is the prettiest square in Venice, full of life and most importantly with bars, restaurants and even a Coop supermarket virtually on your doorstep. From my point of view it's always important to be near to water as I go about by boat mostly and there is a canal about 30m from the flat across which is the 'campo'. From here it is about 10 minutes' walk to Rialto which is the true geographic centre and oldest part of Venice.


Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Large bathroom with power shower, lavatory, bidet and marble basin unit, hair dryer. Also washing machine.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Main bedroom - 1 king
  • Large bedroom with four-poster 180cm wide double bed. Also wardrobe, dressing table & mirror and tv.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Luxury ground floor apartment for couple or family in historic centre
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Отличная квартира

  • 5 of 5

Жили в Ruga Bella в сентябре 2015г. Отличная квартира. На кухне вся необходимая техника. есть утюг, фен. Роскошная кровать (если кто меня понимает). Отличная возможность приготовить себе еду и позавтракать/пообедать на свежем воздухе в собственном садике. Месторасположение очень хорошее: 5-7 минут до железнодорожного вокзала, 15-20 до Сан Марко это если идти по указателям. Если просто бродить, то все время получается так, что выходишь к этой квартире. Всем рекомендую. Для 2х пар будет не удобно, так как во второй комнате нет своего туалета и душа, но для 3-4 родственников будет замечательно.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb Apartment In Great Location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Venice at this apartment. We were greeted at the bus station by the lovely Margaret who guided us to the apartment and made sure we had everything we needed. Apartment is in a great location with two supermarkets and plenty of restaurants right around the corner. All linen etc is provided. The owner Nick was also extremely helpful and can't do enough to make your stay enjoyable. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Au calme près de la gare

  • 4 of 5

Très bon appartement, il y a tout ce qu'il faut pour une petite famille. Un peu sombre, mais c'est presque normal au rez-de-chaussée à Venise. Cela pourra même être un avantage quand il fait chaud. L’accueil a été super bien organisé.

Merci à Nicolas et à Ala pour tout.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Venice Marco Polo
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Venice Santa Lucia
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Il Refolo
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Venice Lido


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $276.97
Final cleaning $69.24
Meet and greet $27.7
Stay tax $1.38 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

It is possible to stay for one or two nights sometimes. Ask the owner for information and the price. You are responsible for all bank charges. If you like, you can by prior arrangement pay in cash on arrival but the deposit must be paid by bank transfer either in sterling or euros. If you pay via PayPal there is a 5% supplement. The security deposit of £200 is payable on arrival and will be returned on check-out. The City of Venice also charges a Tourist tax which is payable on arrival. Details can be seen on my website.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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