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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 day
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Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

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


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Luxury, sunny 1 bedroom apartment with large panoramic roof terrace.
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 39 reviews


  • 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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  • 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: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cosy apartment in Dorsoduro

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for three nights in August 2016. It was nicely located from Zattere with a supermarket a two minute walk away. There were lots of stairs to get up to the apartment initially but this is common in Venice. It was very homely and perfectly sized for two. The terrace is fantastic, with sun throughout the day and fantastic views. This is the highlight of the apartment. Good communications throughout. Would consider staying again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly located, beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a week in this amazing apartment for my partners 30th Birthday and had an incredible stay.

The apartment is exactly as described and excellently appointed, although the photographs of the roof terrace do not do it justice! We spent every spare second up there with a bottle of prosecco watching the sun set over the Venetian rooftops.

Incredible stay with very accommodating hosts, we would absolutely recommend and are already planning when we can go back!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this fabulous apartment. It is elegantly furnished (for once the advertised pictures do not do it justice!) With windows on both sides, it is airy and full of light. And then there is the rooftop altana! Amazing views over the roofs of Venice. This is not one of the typical crows nest platforms but a true terrace outfitted with a dining table, deck chairs, and sun umbrella. Even though it was cool in April when we stayed, we still spent many an evening on the terrace watching the sunset...magical.

We also really loved the location of the property. Just on the edge of the fondamente Zattere, it was off the major tourist track, close to the laid back campo santa margharita and real neighborhood stores, cafes, markets, and restaurants. The owners were easy to deal with and the on site caretakers, Mara and her husband were very helpful and lovely to us.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best of Venice

  • 5 of 5

We cannot thank you enough for making your apartment available to us. We absolutely loved it.

You did an outstanding job of designing and furnishing the apartment. Every detail was attended to. The apartment is functional and comfortable. The use of limited space made the apartment feel bigger. I love the staircase which gave a much greater sense of openness. The terrace is indeed a gem although it was too

cold for us to use it as much as we would have liked. The location is

extraordinary. Close to everything, yet a real feel of living in a

Venetian neighborhood.

The DVDs with their emphasis on Venice were an awesome touch. Even

Casanova which was pretty terrible was a delight when sitting in


Thank you

Andrew and Maria Isabel (Ecuador)

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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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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