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Perfect Wonderful Terrace Views of Canals, Gondolas, San Marco Domes, AC, WiFi

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

See what the experts say about us! Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Italy Experience Maker award, Travel & Leisure Magazine Italy All-Star award, Better Business Bureau A+ perfect rating, SlowTravel Preferred, Vacation Rental Managers Association professional.

We welcome your inquiries and questions and will respond within one business day. The calendar is updated frequently. Call us 888.308.6123 (North America).


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.

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.

Check in must be before 8pm.

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

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Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About The Owner

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Jul 2013
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San Marco Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check in must be before 8pm.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double sized, one adult or two children
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Views of the Domes of St. Mark's and views of canals and gondolas.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Perfect Wonderful Terrace Views of Canals, Gondolas, San Marco Domes, AC, WiFi
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 45 reviews
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

Far Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

It is not often that a real product exceeds what is portrayed in ads, but that is the case with the Serenata apartment in Venice.

From the moment the apartment door opened to sunshine flooded rooms, my husband and I were in love. The sunny rooftop terrace offered views over the confluence of three canals, serenading gondoliers and views in the distance of St. Mark's and the Campanile. What a perfect setting for morning coffee or a late afternoon wine. The kitchen was supplied with every utensil and appliance needed - even sharp knives, absolutely unheard of in any rental unit! We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Realto Market and cooking some meals while watching the canal life below. Sheer bliss!

The Serenata is located within a few minutes walk of the activity, shopping, touring and dining of St. Mark's Square. Vaporetto stops are also nearby. One does not have to journey far to find an excellent ristorante; the recommendations provided are excellent. How wonderful it was to wander into the piazza after dark to enjoy the cafe and orchestra scene. Despite its proximity to a main tourist area, the calle and apartment were quiet. The best of both worlds.

We arrived in Venice by water taxi from the airport. Paola spoke to our taxi driver who brought us within steps of the apartment. Our tour of the apartment was thorough and welcome. We experienced no issues during our stay. What impressed us most was that when my husband and I asked Paola about grocery shopping, she personally took us to a grocery store and then to her favourite cheese shop where she introduced us to the owner. Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty!

We love Venice; this was our second trip. When we return, the Serenata will be our home again. We cannot recommend this rental highly enough!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jim and Daf, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team
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Ashland, Oregon

Wonderful apartment, great service

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Serenata. We were greeted by Paola, who was beyond nice and helpful, giving us a detailed introduction to the apartment and a list of some of her favorite restaurants, which were supplemented by the superb recommendations by Pat at Italy Perfect. The location was wonderful, right off St. Mark's Square, yet peaceful. The apartment itself was beautiful and the deck from which we could watch gondoliers going down our canal was our favorite attraction.

Paola also provided us with the name of a water taxi driver, who met us at the Banco San Marco a few steps away, to catch our very early flight home.

A wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Matt, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Serenata was perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Italy Perfect provided us with all details necessary for the smooth rental of this one bedroom apartment. They also sent by email detailed list of recommended restaurants in the neighbourhood, as well as necessary tips for a smooth visit in Venice. Our greeter met us promptly at the pre-arranged stop on the canal, and proceeded to the visit of the unit. The Serenata unit seems to have been recently renovated, as the floors appeared brand new. The bathroom has 2 sinks which we really appreciated. And an important details for the ladies....a great hair dryer is supplied, not a flimsy one! Pictures on line are true to reality. It is very well situated, 2 streets behind St Marks Square, yet it is super quiet. We loved this little find and highly recommend this unit as well as doing business with Italy Perfect!!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. The Italy Perfect Team
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. The Italy Perfect Team
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, we are pleased that you had a wonderful stay! The Italy Perfect Team.
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ejin venice

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

San Marco Apartment Rental Rates

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April Sale
Mar 5 2017 - Apr 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

3 & 4 nite supplement* $142.24
Greeting & cleaning/week $109.41
Refundable damage deposit $328.24

*4 night stay supplement, remove for longer stays. Local hospitality tax payable in cash on arrival. Check in is between 5pm & 8pm. No check-ins after 8 pm, no exceptions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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