|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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VENICE ITALY PERFECT SERENATA APARTMENT
Enjoy a delightful, sun-filled rooftop apartment in the most desirable area of Venice. The interior is classy and the altana terrace, up a few steps from the living room, is glorious. From that perch take in the domes of San Marco, the rooftops of the city. If that weren't enough, just below are two canals where gondolas glide to and fro. You won't regret the hours you can spend just watching the pace of life on Venetian canals.
The 'Serenata' apartment is steps from Piazza San Marco, world-famous Saint Marks Piazza, with the eponymous Basilica. The large piazza flows with life with locals meet and greet as well as with rivers of tourists. You can pause to enjoy classical music and a very special cup of coffee in one of the outdoor cafés. Wander along canal side streets, over a few bridges and there you are.
This location is so central, you can easily reach all the wonders of Venice, returning during the day to drop packages and rest your feet.
The building is on a quiet calle or Venetian street. The main door is locked for security. The lobby is large and clean. At this level is a shared laundry room. Serenata is on the 5th Floor (American designation), 4th Italian and an elevator rises all the way.
Experience happy first impressions as you step into the large, light filled living room. Windows overlook canals. There is lots of room in the living room with a sofa bed for one and love seat as well as some really pretty pieces of furniture. A statue of a moor shows the way to the steps to the terrace. Fine design sense pulls all these interesting things together.
The television receives Italian channels, no satellite reception.
In the opposite direction is a large dining space next to the kitchen. The owner is an enthusiastic cook and has made sure that when she spends a weekend in Venice, everything she needs is present in the kitchen.
A short hallway leads to the bedroom with the ensuite bathroom on the immediate right. The bathroom has just been redone all in white tiled curves. A corner shower has glass doors.
The bedroom is not large but has a wall of closets so it is totally functional. The bedroom and bathroom fit under eves, so have a slanted wall, but the eves aren't so deep that you have to duck to move around.
Guests receive complimentary and helpful documents: 1. FAQ About Renting in Italy, 2. Helpful Information About Venice. On request, complimentary children's adventure guide to Italy e-Book.
Keywords: Venice Apartment, luxury apartment, canal view
This apartment is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love visiting Italy as much as we do. We are sisters Lisa and Pat Byrne who lived in Italy in our youth and now travel there frequently for business and pleasure.
The Owner purchased this apartment in 2007
We had a lovely time at la Serenata. Just steps from San Marco, the location was central to all the major sights. A gondola stop was just below and provided much entertainment from the terrace. Everything was provided, even dishwashing and laundry soap. Having a dedicated washing machine was a bonus; no waiting for others to finish a load. The Co-op was handy for groceries, but the Rialto market was also only a short walk. Here one finds the freshest fish, seafood, fruit and vegetables in the city. We would certainly recommend the apartment, nonetheless our summer stay was made less comfortable by the extreme heat in the bathroom and its lack of a ceiling fan. We're sure this isn't a problem at other times of the year. Buon Viaggio!
We enjoyed our stay! The apartment is spacious and the rooftop deck is delightful. The location is very close to St. Marks SQ and the water taxis. Paola found us and made sure we understood everything about the apartment. The building shut off the electricity for several hours for one day but we were out exploring an island so it didn't impact our visit. We would gladly stay here again!
The apartment is beautiful, immaculate, perfectly located, and well-stocked. Prepare for a lengthy check-in process with very detailed instructions. As a result of the excellent apartment overview by our greeter, Paola, we experienced no issues or questions during our stay. We were grateful for the attention to detail and all of her tips and tricks. The documents you receive prior to check-in may seem a little overwhelming, but do yourself a favor and at least review them prior to your arrival. They may very well save you time and money on your vacation. Upon check-in, Paola was an excellent Venetian resource for nearby shops and services. Unfortunately it was so hot and humid in Venice during our stay that we were unable to leave the windows open in the apartment during the daytime to enjoy the view and the ambience of the canals. The AC had not been turned on by building management yet, so we had to leave the windows shuttered when the sun was up. The portable fan helped make the apartment bearable, and we weren't there very much during the daytime anyway. We hope this apartment stays on the rental market for a long time so we can visit again someday (next time NOT in Mid-June). We would definitely recommend this apartment to our friends. We feel that Italy Perfect goes above and beyond in all areas to ensure the best experience for their guests!
Good location, really cute apartment right on the corner of 2 canals. Gondola and taxi stop across the bridge is within steps. Close to Piazza san Marco. Air conditioning is very weak, but got the job done to make it livable. The room we were in had it's own roof top terrace where you could sit and watch all the action of the canal.
It took us an extra half hour to find the apartment (the water taxi stop was closer than we expected), but our greeter waited for us and gave us a fantastic intro to the neighborhood including a good wine bar just a few steps away. The apartment is much larger than we expected. The kitchen is *fully* equipped. The decor includes gorgeous funky antiques. (I'd never put them in a rental, but they were great.) The location was ideal. Venice isn't a large city and you can walk most places, but this is only a few blocks from St, Marks and the major vaporetto stops. The highlight might be the deck off the living room that overlooks a small but busy canal intersection. Great for coffee in the morning or a bottle of Amarone in the evening. We were super impressed with all the helpful info we received from Italy Perfect. Lots of pages, so save it on your iPad. (There's also a copy in the apartment.) The washing machine off the lobby is perhaps the only weak spot, but we didn't need to use it anyway. Bottom line: if we return to Venice, we'll ask for Serenata again.
The best review I can give is to not think twice, book this apartment. It was the perfect week, in the perfect location in an apartment beyond belief. You are close to everything. The apartment is comfortable, with lots of light coming in from windows that overlook the canals. Constant gondola's going by, music playing, boats coming in with supplies. The terrace is amazing. Views of St. Marks' cathedral and roof tops. My only recommendation would to add a colander to the kitchen, as a lot of pasta is cooked in Italy!
We greatly enjoyed the Serenata. The view of the canal below from the windows and the deck was constantly entertaining. Not only the gondolas passing by, but the barges delivering goods early in the morning and even the trash collection barges were fascinating.
The location is perfect. Close to San Marco, but also easy to skirt the crowds. To get around, you need a good large scale map, rather than the tiny scale one's generally available. I recommend MapEasy's Guide map To Venice, which is available on line or from Barnes and Noble in the US.
The apartment was clean and quiet and had everything we needed. We cooked a lot and the kitchen was a little small for serious cooking, but it can be done. There are sufficient dishes and pans, although it could use a good sharp knife or two. Also, if you are a serious tea drinker, there is no tea kettle, tea strainer or tea pot.
Our only discomfort was the temperature. It turned cold (in April) and the heat is apparently doled out by the building and had been turned off for the summer. We put the one extra comforter on the bed, which is in the plastic bag in the closet, but were still cold. We finally discovered that there is a space heater in a box in the storage closet off the bedroom, which solved the problem.
All in all, a great trip. Too short! We would certainly stay in this apartment again.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$337|
|Greeting & cleaning/week||$112|
|3 & 4 nite supplement*||$146|
*4 night stay supplement, remove for longer stays. Local hospitality tax payable in cash on arrival. For latest information: www.italyperfect.com/tax.