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Ca' Venexiana Dorsoduro, a blissful two-bedroom with private canalside courtyard

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

a charming and splendid retreat with canal views fully outfitted kitchen & bath

Imagine yourself amidst picturesque canals and charming campielli in the popular sestriere of Dorsoduro, a picture perfect place nestled away from the tourist crowds yet minutes from the major sites. Recently renovated and beautifully adorned, Ca' Venexiana is a treasure box in this treasured city, offering an unforgettable setting in which to experience the magic of La Serenissima.

At Ca' Venexiana, we are completely enclosed, away from the noise of the city's foot traffic on the calles and bordered on two sides by quiet canals. All of our windows face onto water to ensure your utmost privacy. Our garden courtyard is completely private (for our guests' use only) and opens onto a lovely canal for pleasant viewing of the passing gondolas. Any other traffic on our canals is restricted to gondolas and local small boats, sheltering us from the noise of daily delivery barges or trash boats. Ca' Venexiana is a true hidden paradise.

Decorated to a high standard and filled with personal touches both inside and out, we believe you will find everything you could want for a comfortable stay. Inside you will find a splendid retreat-sumptuously decorated-where you can truly live "la vita di Venezia," an experience no hotel can offer. Within minutes of our doorstep, you will find the popular and enjoyable Campo San Margherita, Campo San Barnaba, and the Zattere, all perfect and unique spots for basking in the Venetian atmosphere.

At Ca' Venexiana you will also find the 'little things' most easily overlooked when traveling­ - electrical adapters, a personal computer for guests' use, umbrellas, A library of books, guidebooks and maps, and even rainboots! We keep a selection of excellent cookbooks on hand, as well as seasonal herbs growing on our canalside courtyard. We strongly suggest visiting the local markets (daily fish, fruit and vegetable markets are located within two minutes of our door!) Our chef-inspired, fully-equipped kitchen has every modern convenience, ready for you to try your hand at some authentic Italian dishes.

We look forward to sharing our home, our neighborhood, and our beautiful city...with you.

The property also has its own boat mooring (9 m.)

Visit our website for full details.

NORTHEAST ITALY/VENETO REGION: Venice, the queen of the Adriatic, has been attracting visitors for centuries for good reason. Museums, artwork, history, churches, hospitality...Piazza San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs, Rialto, palazzos on the Grand Canal...she is a treasure box waiting to be explored. From Venice, you can easily venture outward to her neighboring islands (Lido, Murano, Burano, Torchello...) and the northeastern mainland of Italy which offers such jewels as Padova and Verona. Ferry service is available for neighbouring Croatia and the Istrian coast.

Ca' Venexiana is located in sestiere Dorsoduro, long preferred by artists and writers alike for its peace, beauty, and inspiration. Amenities are all very close by. A fine selection of open-air markets and groceries can be found moments from our doorstep, while numerous restaurants, bars, and cafes (as well as the best gelaterias in Venice) are ready to welcome you.

ARRIVING IN VENICE: by airplane into Venice Marco Polo or Treviso airports. By train into Venezia Santa Lucia station. Arrival by car or bus terminates at Piazzale Roma (or train to Venice Santa Lucia)-both are a 15 minute walk to the apartment. Or, you can take the vaporetto from Piazzale Roma or Ferovia to either the San Basilio, Zattere, or Ca' Rezzonico stops. All three stops are within 5 minutes walk of Ca' Venexiana.

VENICE THOUGHOUT THE YEAR: Venice through the seasons...

The city of Venice offers a year-round season of events that are sure to intrigue and please you. These are some (but certainly not all!) of the events going on in Venice during the coming year...

January / Capodanno

February / Carnevale

March / Venice International Boat Show

1 May / Festa della Sensa

May / Vogalonga

July / Festa del Redentore

August-September / Venice Film Festival

September / Regata Storica

October / Venice Marathon

November / Festa della Madonna della Salute

December / Natale

Prices shown are for occupancy of 1-2 guests.

•For additional guests, please add €10 per night per guest.

Prices include:

•Final cleaning (with weekly cleaning/linen change for stays longer than one week)

•Bed and bath linens

•All utilities and internet usage

•City of Venice 'tourist' tax

Depending upon the time of year and our availability, a 2 night stay may be possible, and would include an additional €25 housekeeping charge.

Stays of longer than two weeks will be provided at a discounted rate.

For dates beyond those shown, please inquire.

Please note: should you find your preferred dates booked, or if you are traveling with another party and wish to be located near to one another, we do recommend several neighboring properties. Please inquire.

Rates are subject to change without notice

Our rates are quoted in the euro, however we offer you the unique option of paying for your stay in a variety of currencies; by bank transfer, you have the option of paying in either the euro, pound sterling or U.S. dollar (subject to the current currency exchange), other currencies can be paid through Pay Pal. Bank check/cheque also possible.

Upon your arrival in Venice, our representative will meet you and direct you personally to our flat. They will show you in and answer any questions you might have about Ca' Venexiana and the city of Venice.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

Why Jackie chose Venice city center

I fell in love with the private courtyard that opens on to a quiet canal, where gondolas glide by all day. Every window has a canal view and the apartment is utterly private and safe.

What makes this apartment unique

Because we are sited on the crossing of two quiet canals, there is never the intrusion of foot traffic passing by the windows.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved Ca'Venexiana and thought it was the perfect location! We wanted something away from the crowds, yet convenient and comfortable. Your home is lovely! The way you've decorated it and the fact that it doesn't want for anything makes it a wonderful home away from home.

Congratulations on your perfect jewel in Venice!
Jun 2011
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Dorsoduro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large walk-in power shower
  • Our luxury bathroom is tiled in Italian porcelain with a large, walk-in power shower. A heated towel bar and hair dryer are provided. All bath linen is provided with your booking. Iron/ironing board, and laundry drying rack provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , opens to X-large double bed w/full mattress
  • Bedrooms are finely appointed with super quality bedding and mattresses with memory foam, plush linens with plenty of extra pillows and blankets. The master bedroom offers a romantic retreat with an antique style cherrywood bed, draped in shades of gold and burgundy. We also have an infant's portable cot/crib, as well as a toddler-sized camp bed (ages 2-6), and an inflatable Aerobed. Both bedrooms offer wonderful canal views and mosquito screens in the summer.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ca' Venexiana is comprised of a living room, a full kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms and quiet courtyard. It is set on the ground floor with no worry of acqua alta (high water) as entry is accessed by way of a small set of stairs, keeping our flat 1+ meter above ground level. Filled with washes of natural light & views that are simply charming. Among our many amenities, you'll find TV(Digital), DVD, video games, stereo (iPod connection), unlimited wi-fi/broadband internet access with our computer (or yours), and a library of interesting books, music, movies. At Ca' Venexiana you will find the 'little things' most easily forgotten about when traveling—electrical adapters, umbrellas. Our kitchen is fully-equipped; we strongly suggest visiting the local markets and trying your hand at some Italian dishes (we have a selection of cookbooks on hand). Enjoy your meal outside on our wonderful secluded courtyard, giving a wave to a passing gondolier while churchbells echo in the distance


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Ca' Venexiana Dorsoduro, a blissful two-bedroom with private canalside courtyard
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
hampshire, uk/Maine USA

an unbeatable apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This is the type of apartment that makes you write a review to tell the world how nice it is.

I have stayed in many apartments across Europe, and this type of apartment is really the future: the hotels will be a thing of the past !

The amenities of the apartment are unbelievable. We travelled with children, and they even found a gamecube to play , lots of Tv channels, internet for us!

The information was incredible : books, guides, a book with all the apartment information...

there were umbrellas, hats, and even something to cover my shoulders in churches!!!

I hate it when I arrive at one apartment and there is no cleaning stuff. Here you find everything: detergent, dishwasher tablets, bin bags... you don't have that feeling that you have to spend a fortune in the supermarket to be confortable (as we had to do in our previous holiday home in Tuscany).

The apartment also has all the basics for cooking : olive oil, vinegar, salt spices, coffee, tea, sugar,.

For me there are 2 types of apartments: the very basic ones and the ones where you feel you have borrowed someone else's home. This is how you feel at Ca Venexiana, at home.

I must also said that it has been tatesfully decorated to the last detail. Even the table lamps had amercian sockets, this means that someone who is capable of crossing the Atlantic with lamps to decorate is putting loads of attention to the last detail, or at least that was my conclusion!

In fact I must say the the photos of the advert are the worst part of it, as the reality is far better.

The views to the canal were amazing, just sitting outside having a coffee feels a real venetian experience.

The location is also very convenient. You are close to atractions but not in the middle of the tourist center. It is a pleasure to walk along the streets of Dorsoduro. We really enjoyed Venice and the city impressed us very much.

There was a waterbus stop, a supermarket, restaurants and shops very near.

Congratulations for the great job done in this apartment!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you so much! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay so much and hope you return again and again...your experience is exactly what we were hoping to provide with Ca' Venexiana. A comfortable and elegant home away from home for visitors to this beautiful city.
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wonderful comfortable stay in an apartment full of character in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a true Venetian experience and this apartment's location and character delivered this for us.You can walk to the main sites from here or you are located between two water bus stops both within a few minutes walk of the front door.Jackie's very helpful electronic map highlights a number of good local restaurants and bars as well as others in the city and is a great aid to planning where to to eat and drink whether locally or further afield.We never needed to venture to far at night as we found the local bars and restaurants ,all within 5 minutes walk ,perfect for us and as we didn't get to sample them all have resolved to return in the near future. Dorsoduro is a really authentic Venetian neighborhood that has all you might require to enjoy your stay in Venice and the apartment is located in a very quiet and safe area, we will return.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Ciao!
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Charming Venice apartment in Dorsoduro

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Ca Venexiana for 4 nights and really enjoyed it! We loved being in the Dorsoduro neighborhood away from the summer crowds in St. Marks. Despite being off the beaten path, it's a short walk to many restaurants and Vaporetto stops that transport you easily to the tourist destinations. The apartment itself has two comfortable bedrooms, a small kitchen and cheerful living room, but the star of the apartment is the beautiful patio. When you open the big wooden doors, it looks out on a peaceful part of the canal. The owner is easy to work with and offers lots of great suggestions for local restaurants, activities, markets and wine shops. This is a great home base for a trip to Venice that makes you feel less like a tourist and more like a resident.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille! Thank you for your kind words!
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What a Lovely Apartment

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Ca Venexiana for three nights with family and it was wonderful. We were met at the Vaporetto station by one of the caretakers who walked us to the apartment. He took the time to point out the local grocery store as well as some restaurants and made recommendations on things to do. The apartment was very clean and had everything you could want and more. The best part, the small patio which overlooks one of the canals. In fact, there were canal views from both bedrooms and the kitchen. It was such a delight sitting outside, enjoying a glass of wine, and watching the boats and gondolas go by. The beds were quite comfortable as well and there was AC and wifi which was great.

The apartment is a bit out of the way, located in the Dorsoduro, however, it's only about a 20 minute walk to St. Mark's and to tell you the truth, it was nice being in a quiet section of the city. We will absolutely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mille grazie! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us...and we would be happy to welcome you back any time ;-). Ciao ciao!
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Very quaint and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to say what a wonderful place this is! It was a little cold when we stayed there so we didn't get to enjoy the courtyard as much as we would have liked, but the place is so quaint and beautiful! The pictures are a true depiction of the actual place (sometimes the pictures on Homeaway aren't exactly what they seem!) but this one was. The lady that met us at the water taxi stop was very nice (Sarah!). We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay and if we get back to Venice we will try to stay here again! Jeanne and Danny Rodriguez

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Grazie mille...I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Ca' Venexiana. We would be very happy to welcome you back when next you find yourself in Venice. Best wishes!
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Wonderful, cozy apartment with every amenity

  • 5 of 5

Three of us stayed here for a wonderful week. The apartment is so comfortable and pretty. The terrace is so great -- really the reason I booked it, knowing my Mom would love it, and she did. So many things added to make our stay perfect: an espresso maker, a computer, lots of current converters, and even extra-large umbrellas. We communicated with the owner twice during our stay, and she responded quickly. And the location is wonderful -- Dorsoduro is active and lively, but away from the crazy crowds. I would absolutely recommend booking this beautiful apartment!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us in Venice. It is truly our home away from home and we strive to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Best wishes!
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Venice Marco Polo
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Stazione Marittima
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Lucia
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Piazzale Roma
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
al Profeta
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Ca' Venexiana is very well located for visiting this beautiful city. Vaporetto stops San Basilio and Ca' Rezzonico are each a few minutes walk from the apartment; Alilaguna water bus service from Marco Polo airport has a stop less than 5 minutes away. Piazzale Roma (the traffic terminus) and Stazione Santa Lucia/Ferrovia (train terminal) are within a 15-20 minute walk. From the airports (Treviso or Marco Polo), you can take the airport bus or land taxi to Piazzale Roma; from Marco Polo, also water busses and soon a tram will run from the airport. For those arriving by larger watercraft (such as the ferry from Croatia, Greece or points beyond), the terminal, Stazione Marittima, is 3- 5 minutes from our apartment. Private water taxis can also bring you nearest the apartment (although please bear in mind this option is the costliest.) If you are arriving by way of your own watercraft, we offer a private mooring (9 meters in length) directly alongside our courtyard

Other Activities: antique markets, sightseeing, gondola rides, guided tours

Golf: There is a lovely golf course on the Lido in Venice, comprised of 18th holes located in the Alberoni area, near the mouth of port of Malamocco. The course is approximately 100 hectares, offering natural features similar to many Scottish links, where sand and wind provide a game equal to that of the best British tradition. World famous professionals have played this course, among them Arnold Palmer (who still holds a 5 below par record). Along the course, you'll find a vast array of trees that flank the fairways and make the game even more difficult; pines, weeping willows, poplars and mulberry, while wildlife abounds. The course is green and playable all year round. Circolo Venice Golf Club is believed one of the best and most challenging Italian courses.

Ski: Several ski areas are within a 1.5 - 2 hr ride from Venice, including world famous Cortina D'Ampezzo, also Asiago, Lavarone, Sauze d’Oulx. Skiing is possible from October to April.


Rates & Availability

Dorsoduro Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Nov 16 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Holidays 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 26 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Carnevale 2018
Jan 27 2018 - Feb 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Early Spring 2018
Feb 14 2018 - Mar 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring 2018
Mar 16 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates shown are HomeAway "online booking" rates; contact the property owner or see the Ca' Venexiana website for booking prices and policies when booking directly with the property owner.

Prices include:
•"Meet and Greet" service
•Final cleaning (with weekly cleaning/linen change for stays longer than one week)
•Bed and bath linens
•All utilities and internet usage
•City of Venice 'tourist' tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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