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Luxury, sunny 1 bedroom apartment with large panoramic roof terrace.

Bedrooms 1
Space 731 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Recently refurbished, very comfortable with air conditioning, satelite Sky TV

Our beautifully appointed romantic and very comfortable apartment in the Dorsoduro area of Venice offers an intimate and perfect location from which to explore this magical city. It boasts a stunning panoramic roof terrace, overlooking the Giudecca, with a table and chairs as well as deck chairs to relax on. The rooms are bright and airy with windows on both sides of the building offering lovely views to gardens below, which is unusual for Venetian apartments. The accommodation comprises a double bedroom with very comfortable king size bed and fitted wardrobes. Bathroom with shower, loo, bidet and large wash hand basin. Fully equipped kitchen. Large sitting / dining room with sofa bed, Wi-Fi internet, SKY satellite TV, I-pod speaker dock, DVD player and music system with CD. The apartment has air conditioning and full central heating. There is a washing machine, iron and hair dryer.

Our apartment is available for weekly rents or by the night for a minimum of 3 nights.

Guided Tours: Depending on availability we can arrange guided tours of Venice with an English speaking guide Please contact me for details.

More Details

Helen Buchanan-Smith
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Arguably, Dorsoduro is the best place to live when in Venice. It is easy to reach from the mainland and anywhere else, and it is easy to find for newcomers. You will have no fear of claustrophobia – the open sea, i.e. the Giudecca canal, is close, and yet nothing is far away. Much better than San Marco, in fact.

Helen´s apartment is small, but extremely well planned (by Mara, the neighbour as it is, who is also an architect). The real wonder is the terrace on the roof, which enables you to admire the city from above, the innumerable churches (and church bells!) and ships and gondolas passing by.

The Zattere prospect is close, with a wide selection of restaurants, of which especially the Riviera is to be recommended. There is even a supermarket if you should need such a one.
Apr 2013
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Dorsoduro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 731 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury, sunny 1 bedroom apartment with large panoramic roof terrace.
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 44 reviews

Warm and comfortable and ideally situated.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this appartment for 5 nights over New Year.

Having arrived from Florence by train we took a water taxi to the appartment which I highly recommend as it is the only way to arrive: breath taking!

The appartment is very well located, with easy access to water buses , Conad supermarket, restaurants and within easy walking distance to all key sights in Venice. There are stairs upto the appartment, which are narrow in places, but this was not an issue for us, as it meant the appartment was high above the rooftops with great views of the city.

We were met by Mara on arrival who was very welcoming and so helpful.

The appartment was well presented with light decor and furnishings.The double bed (not king size) was comfortable with good quality linen, and the bedroom had plenty of storage space.

The kitchen was well equipped, but we were surprised there was no microwave.

As it was winter when we visited we did not enjoy the benefit of the roof top terrace which provided an additional dining /relaxing area for warmer nights, and very private. A washing machine is also located on the roof terrace which was greatly appreciated by us, although there was no evidence of a drying rack within the appartment only an external line out of one of the window, which , with the wintery conditions, made drying a little difficult.

Despite the cold weather the appartment was very warm and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Yes yes yes!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment and excellent locale!!! Quiet, well appointed spot near water buses, steps from great grocery store, easy walking to major sights, good eateries. Great communication with owner, Helen, and Mara was tremendously gracious letting us in late. Only complaint for a late October visit was the mosquitos. Would highly recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Great place great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the convenient location. Home was clean and everything worked. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An ideal location for our singing course on Dorsodura

  • 4 of 5

A lovely little flat in a most convenient location, close to the Giudecca canal and the water bus, as well as to a well-stocked supermarket. Calm and quiet at night and lovely to sit out in the evenings on the roof terrace - too hot to sit up there in the daytime in August. The lounge is spacious and nicely furnished, the other rooms are all small, the kitchen particularly so, but quite adequate for cooking simple meals. No microwave or dishwasher. We would certainly recommend this flat and stay again if the occasion arose.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We have just spent three nights in this lovely apartment, and it wasn't long enough. The location is great: quiet, but not too quiet, within easy walking distance of Accademia and close to vaporetti stops. Its proximity to a good supermarket makes self-catering extremely easy.

It's a wonderful base and very, very comfortable. We particularly appreciated the range of guides and books and DVDs, nearly all Venice related. (On our outward journey we discovered that we had both read - many years ago - 'Miss Garnet's Angel'. How lovely to discover there were two copies on the bookshelf and that the church in the novel is just around the corner!) Bedding, towels, furnishings, kitchen equipment, artwork on the walls - all lovely. The best aspect of the flat, however, has to be the roof terrace. It's very special. We had breakfast up there; we had evening drinks up there, and we returned mid-day for a brief pause from our explorations. Views of canals, sunsets, flowers, swallows, bells and the scent of jasmine... It doesn't get much better than this!

I can't think of why I would choose to stay anywhere else in Venice.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Apartment in Venice

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was spotlessly clean. The location was terrific. The only issue was that we had to climb 3 flights of stairs with heavy suitcases. The stairs were rather narrow.

The host was not there to welcome us which we knew in advance. The fellow who greeted us only provided the very minimum service to us. He was not welcoming. He did not welcome any questions and was quick to leave after showing us the rooms, the terrace and hand us the keys!

In contrast our host in Florence was exceedingly welcoming and more than happy to spend time helping us get aquatinted.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Our apartment is located in the Dorsoduro area of Venice beside The Zattere. The nearest waterbus stop is San Basilio which is 1 minute walk away. Piazzale Roma (bus station) and Venice train station are 20 minutes walk or 15 minutes by the No. 2 waterbus. St Marks square is 20 minutes walk and the Accademia is only 10 minutes with the Peggy Gugenheim just close by as well. There are many restaurants nearby along the Zattere, our favourite being the Ristorante Riviera is just 1 minute outside the flat. 10 minutes walk is the lively Campo Santa Margherita where there are many restaurants and bars as well as daily fruit and vegetable stalls and some excellent fish stalls. Conveniently there is an excellent and well stocked supermarket called Billa just 1 minute walk away. Beside the supermarket there is a post office and also cash machine.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please note these rates are quoted for 2 people sharing. If the sofabed is required then there is an additional charge of £20 (GB pounds) per night or £100 (GB pounds) per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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