Beautiful palace from the XVI century, remodeled by famous venetian architect Giulio Lattuada, this property retains all character and original venetian materials, floors, walls, stuccos and fixtures, yet mixes cutting edge furniture and contemporary art pieces.
Fully air-conditioned, three large bedrooms, two bathrooms, impressive living room and dining area overlooking the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge.
The apartment is superb in every way. But especially because of its view of the Grand Canal. In the morning, make your espresso early (just coffee to Italians) and drink it as you watch Venice wake up, the delivery boats arrive and unload onto handcarts, and head down the Sottoportego Remer. From your window, greet the happy people who gather each night for happy hour at Taverna del Remer at 5:30. (The noise was joyous to us, and never kept any of us awake.) Or join them for a spritz con Aperol. The nineteenth century writer and editor William Dean Howells (I wrote my thesis on him) was Lincoln's consul in Venice. He moved to a place on the Grand Canal, and had this to say: "I count as lost the half year in Venice before I took a house on the Grand Canal. There alone can existence have the perfect local flavor." Watching the vaperetti go by, the police boats speeding past, the gondolas maneuvering expertly among the larger craft -- do not deny yourself this experience!!
As for the practicalities, it is up a flight of stairs, but other than that (and perhaps the absence of a microwave) there are no drawbacks. Close to Realto, Realto Mercato, a ten minute walk to Piazza San Marco. Roomy, comfortable, a great kitchen, two big bathrooms, a small library/study. All I can say is "Go for it!" You will not be disappointed. We spent two weeks there with another couple, friends from college days. And with three bedrooms, three couples could share it for less than a hotel on the Grand Canal. A real gem.
The apartment is beautiful and is in a great location for sight seeing. The rooms are very spacious and the apartment is equipped with everything that you need. My only complaint, which is mentioned in some other reviews, is the noise level at night. I don't believe it was from the restaurant next door, but rather with the adjacent apartments that share the courtyard. Unfortunately the bedrooms look onto this courtyard, and despite closing all of the windows and putting on fans, I was unable to fall asleep for many hours both nights that we stayed at the apartment. If you can fall asleep under any conditions (my husband), the apartment will be perfect. If, however, you are a light sleep like myself, it may be problematic.
Our family of 5 just returned from a short visit to Venice, which was fantastic, and this apartment was ideal. The apartment itself is just as advertised - it was very spacious, by European standards, was tidy and has an excellent layout for a family of our size. The great room was perfect for lounging, the dining nook overlooks the grand canal which we utilized everyday for breakfast, coffee and even while getting ready to explore Venice. Bedrooms were a good size and the master has tons of closet storage - an added bonus we did not expect. AC worked well and there is a cothes washer on site which worked well. The kitchen was excellent and everything was in good working order. The bathrooms were spacious and there was plenty of hot water for our family of 5 - bonus. The location couldn't be better - it is a short 5-minute walk from the Rialto bridge. We explored almost the entirety of Venice on foot and I believe this location is ideally suited to do so. Finally, we had a great experience renting from Stephanie and especially appreciated the help we received from her colleague Bernadette (a.k.a Adair). Bernadette met us at the Rialto stop, walked us to the apartment, oriented us to the apartment, shared her insight on Venice and even arranged a private tour with a friend of hers and organized our return water-taxi to the airport on Sunday. This is a great team and I would not hesitate renting from them again. Things to note; 1. The apartment is on the second floor - no elevator so not good for anyone who would have trouble climbing a flight of stairs. 2. There is an excellent restaurant just below the apartment and they hosted events on the Friday/Saturday night that we were there. These parties took place in the courtyard that the apartment overlooks - there was some low level, conversation noise from them until about 930 PMish ... which we found charming but may annoy someone that is looking for a very quiet location. We highly recommend the restaurant for dinner. 3. Bottom line - our family rents frequently from VRBO and this apartment goes into our top 3 most favorite locations ... we loved it and highly recommend it.
The location of this apartment is fantastic, on the grand canal and steps from the Rialto bridge. We had 4 adults and 2 children, and everyone had plenty of space in the apartment. Very spacious with a perfect view of the grand canal. It has very nice bathrooms, a functional kitchen and air-conditioning for the warm Venice days. My family loved this apartment and it was our favorite of our entire trip.our train left a few hours after checkout and they were nice enough to let us store luggage while walked around town.
The interaction with Stephanie was east and pleasant! They even leave various suggestions for food and such in the apartment. We opted for this hotel over the Hilton and would absolutely stay here again. We would highly recommend this apartment!
This was our most expensive condo during our trip but very worth it. From the moment our water taxi dropped us off at the dock in front of our apartment we felt at home. (I would highly recommend the water taxi over the public boat which drops you off across the canal & requires a walk to the apartment.) Adair met us on the dock & was full of useful information about the condo, what to do, where to eat & how to get around Venice. She is originally from the US so there were no language issues. This is a large apartment & remodeled by a renown architectual firm. They combined the historic with the modern in a way that seemed natural & interesting throughout. We did find the beds a bit hard & it helped to bring my own pillow. We ate our breakfasts & read books at the dining table watching the activities on the canal. It is mesmerizing. The pub/restaurant (Taverna al Remer) downstairs is enchanting inside & the food is good. Happy hour is from 5-7 & includes a nice free buffet. Many young adults are there during that time but leave when happy hour finishes. We were warmly welcomed especially when they found out we were staying next door. Several nights the restaurant had private parties in the courtyard that went on until 1:00am & this was very loud. The location is right in the center of Venice within minutes of the Rialto Bridge but down a narrow corridor so it feels more private. Our time at the condo was wonderful & I can’t recommend this unit highly enough.
Took our two kids with us to Venice and were so very lucky we booked this place. The modern furnishings in this beautiful, old building provide a wonderful juxtaposition. We took a private boat to the mole out front from the airport and arrived via the Grand Canal! They were waiting for us upon arrival and gave us some great tips. I really can't say enough about the interior. It was spacious, classic, contemporary, and everything you want for a vacation. I highly recommend this apartment to anyone!,,,