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Beautiful Gaffaro Apartment in Dorsoduro with Canal View

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 4

This charming second-floor apartment was completely restored and refurbished in 2004. Features Italian marble floors, hand-cut mosaic detail in the bathroom, Venetian chandeliers.

Master bedroom with full-size double bed, parquet flooring, fitted wardrobe, Venetian chandelier. Sofa bed in living room pulls out to double bed.

The kitchen is fully fitted and is divided from the living room by a worktop and breakfast bar. Living room has sofa and dining table for 6.

It has air conditioning, floor heating and internet wi-fi.

Our apartment is located in the university district and just two bridges from Campo Santa Margherita which is noted on Public Places ''60 of the Worlds Greatest Places'' list and it is the largest square in Venice and a popular hangout for Venetians young and not so young. It has a great choice of restaurants and cafes and a vegetable and fish market. You can sit in the sun and enjoy a coffee or a cocktail and watch the world go by.

The Gaffaro apartment (named after the bridge it overlooks) is conveniently located for your arrival and departure as it is a short walk from the train station and the bus station at Piazzale Roma. You can walk to Rialto in 15 minutes and get to St. Mark's square in 20 minutes by taking the vaporetto at San Toma'.

More Details

Sebastiano Zafalon
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Sebastiano Zafalon

I'm a venetian that still leaves and works in Venice, with a wife and three kids.

Sebastiano Zafalon purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Sebastiano Zafalon chose Santa Croce

Me and my wife lived in this apartment untill 2008, so we made it as we liked and everything has been recently renovated. It is in a central and residential area of Venice, Dorsoduro, where you can find all the shops for your needs, from the organic products to the baker, butcher, pharmacy, etc...

What makes this apartment unique

The view! from the three windows in the living room/kitchen you can enjoy the view of three canals passing by the apartment with all sorts of boats, private/gondolas with singer/working boats. You don't even need to go out, just by a bottle of cool Prosecco and enjoy Venice from you holiday home!


Santa Croce Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Kitchen in oak with black marble surface and breakfast desk with stools. air conditioning system is new, it has been chenged the 11/JUly/2011


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful Gaffaro Apartment in Dorsoduro with Canal View
average rating of 4.9390244 based on 82 reviews

Wonderful apartment in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

What a great find! We had a wonderful six night stay. The apartment was very conveniently located to all transportation - bus, train, vaporetto - close enough, but far enough from the crowds. We enjoyed the serenity of our morning coffee and evening drinks while watching the world walk or float by. The apartment had more than ample space for the two of us and was very clean and comfortable. Sebastiano was very friendly and accommodating, taking time out from his vacation to meet us at the apartment to ensure we were settled after our plane was delayed. Having a home base like this, that was truly a home, made our experience in Venice that much more magical. We would stay there again in a minute. Believe the reviews!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cathy and John, thank you very much for your nice review. Hope to see you soon. Ciao and take care, Sebastiano
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Toronto Ontario Canada

Location cannot be beat!

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not lie and those that Sebastiano has chosen to show his apartment only begin to describe how perfect it is for a trip to Venice ...for first timers or seasoned travellers. This apartment is very well equipped, comfortable, modern and spotless. Sebastiano takes pride in this apartment, describing everything clearly when we arrived so that we felt secure and assured that everything was in order. He is an ideal person to tell you about Venice and his neighbourhood which is in such an ideal spot that you can either walk to Campo Margherita for fish, and fresh vegetables or with a few minutes walk, take the Vaporetto at Piazetta Roma to all destinations. But it is the view of the canals outside the large and multiple windows that is the special experience you want in Venice. This was our sixth visit to Venice and in this apartment, we felt like we finally saw real Venetians working , meeting each other, going to school and college and just like all of us tourists, enjoying their beautiful city.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very convenient location for airport and waterbus transportation. Relatively quiet neighborhood. Clean and comfortable accommodations. Well-equipped Kitchen. Recommend grocery shopping at the Coop at Piazzale Roma rather than Sebastiano's recommendation. Excellent briefing on arrival from Sebastiano, except his restaurant recommendation of nearby restaurant ( Osteria Ae Cravate) was not good; skip it.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laurence, thanks for your review. I hope to see you again. Ciao, Sebastiano
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Yorba Linda

Needs an overhaul

  • 2 of 5

Gosh, I really hate writing a bad review but I think in service to others looking for a great experience in Venice I have to share that this apartment needs some serious changes. Maybe next time I will only trust verified reviews because in looking at the reviews there was a comment that someone found the sofa bed super comfortable. Impossible! The mattress had springs in it and was terribly uncomfortable. Sebastian did bring over a cot and blow up mattress but then the living room -which does have a nice view--no longer was a living room which it would have been if the couch could have been used. The shower had virtually no hot water- if one turned it to a warm temperature the water pressure became so low that I could not even rinse my hair of shampoo. This seems a long term issue since the notes in the apartment let guests know that the water heater is on. At my request Sebastian did refund a night's stay out of the 4 nights we stayed but while I appreciate the gesture I really wish I could have enjoyed a nice apartment when staying in Venice. The location and view were good so if you are just two staying in the bedroom and don't mind sponge baths, then go for it.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lynn I am sorry you had such a bad experience. I take your complains as suggestions to improve the service. Regards Sebastiano
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Great little place in Venice!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stayed at the apartment. I bit further from all the bussle and hassle but still, walkable, comfy and quaint. The owner, Sebastiano, was a great host and met us at the apartment giving us a warm welcome a lots of tips on where to spend time sightseeing and eat. Definitely, we will return here and recommend our friends here.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Sebastiano was very gracious, and the apartment is in a great location away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to everything! The apartment has everything you need to enjoy a perfect holiday! Sebastianio was very helpful communicating with us when our luggage was lost. We enjoyed our stay and would love to return someday!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review!!! Ciao and Take care, Sebastiano
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Campo Santa Margherita
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Ponte della Costituzione
Ponte degli Scalzi
Pasticceria Tonolo
Gelateria Nico
Bacareto Da Lele
Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio
Blues Café -- CLOSED
Ristorante Ribot
Museo del Settecento Veneziano - Cà Rezzonico
Chiesa di San Nicola da Tolentino
Osteria Al Ponte La Patatina
Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Venice Marco Polo
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Cafè noir
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Venice Lido golf club
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Venice Santa Lucia
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Ae Cravate restaurant
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Alleghe/Falcade ski resort
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Venice Lido Beach
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: shopping




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $49.22

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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