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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! There is a flat-screen computer for our guests' use, a vast selection of DVDs as well as complimentary Netflix for evenings in. 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 the Ca' Venexiana website for full details (look for us on Google!)

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:

•City of Venice 'tourist' tax

•Meet & Greet upon arrival into Venice

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

•Bed and bath linens

•All utilities (electric, gas, water, trash and unlimited internet usage)

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

Why Jackie chose Dorsoduro

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:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • €25 administration fee applies to all cancellations
  • All bookings require a signed and accepted booking contract
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


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Ca' Venexiana Dorsoduro, a blissful two-bedroom with private canalside courtyard
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Grazie Mille Ca'Venexiana (A Thousand Thank You's)

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many lovely flats in Europe, but this one was the icing on the cake. It was large, beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. There are 2 large bedrooms, a generous bathroom with a great shower, an eat-in kitchen with every kitchen accessory and appliance you would ever need and a living room that was cozy and restful to spend time in, with lots of reading materials available. The apartment was extreme quiet and its location in the Dorsoduro area situated on a canal was just perfect. The area was not touristy and provided easy access to shops, restaurants and the Grand Canal (Vaporetto). Jackie is a wonderful host. She was always available for questions, kept in touch during our visit and arranged a wonderful greeter to welcome us (Giulia). In the flat, there is an unbelievable book full of information and suggestions of what to do/see, where to go and how everything in the apartment works. This flat is a real gem. We will definitely return! Thank you Jackie for lending us this piece of heaven.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review! Thank you! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will return again. We enjoyed very much welcoming you and your family to our home. Ciao ciao!
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Very nice property, clean and very well furnished!

  • 5 of 5

This was a very nice apartment in Venice, not far from the water buses. Had some great restaurants in the neighborhood. The patio was a nice area to sit and have a drink. The unit was very well furnished, had a very nice bathroom and kitchen. We would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in the Dorsoduro

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I spent 3 nights at this lovely apartment in the Dorsoduro region of Venice. The apartment is located in a neighborhood away from the busiest (and noisiest) areas of Venice, but within easy walking distance of the major sights, including the Grand Canal. It is also near good cafes and restaurants. The apartment itself is clean, well stocked, comfortable, and very nicely furnished. The owner is easy to work with, and provides lots of information about how to enjoy Venice. She also arranges for you to be met by a greeter who shows you the way to the apartment (a boon when you arrive jetlagged and have to deal with Venice's alleyways!). Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope we can welcome you again some day.
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Beautiful Apartment in Perfect Canalside Location

  • 5 of 5

My family visited Venice recently and stayed at Ca'Venexiana in the Dorsoduro neighborhood of Venice. We can't say enough great things about the apartment, the location and our hosts. The apartment is right on a quiet canal and all the bedrooms window's open overlooking the canal. There's also a wonderful patio on the canal that was perfect for breakfast or late afternoon drinks. It's in a quieter part of town but still easy walking distance to St. Marks with lots to do right in Dorsoduro. In fact, Barnaba Square and Santa Margharita Square, which are very close have many great restaurants, cafe's, gelateria, etc. We were greeted by Giulia who was very kind and had great suggestions for us during our visit. We couldn't have asked anything more from Ca'Venexiana and our hosts. It was a perfect Venice vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie! I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and I hope we can welcome you to the Ca' again in the future. All best, Jackie
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Amazing home in Venezia

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with Venezia and Ca' Venexiana during our first trip! The location is amazing - at the corner of two canals with water views from both bedrooms and the courtyard - actually more than just views, you could practically step out onto a gondola if you wanted to! And the easy access to shopping, food, and the relaxed atmosphere of Dorsoduro is just a few steps out the front door.

The home itself is kept in perfect condition and it's just like visiting a dear friend's house. The details and decorations are wonderful and all of the amenities that you need already there. It's clear that the owner takes pride in the home and that she must spend time here too!

We can't stop talking about our time in Venice and are already looking forward to a future trip (and we will be sure to stay here again.)

Grazie Mille.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille mille! So pleased to know you enjoyed your stay with us and that our beautiful city enchanted you so wonderfully. It is our pleasure to share our happy little corner and would be delighted to welcome you back any time. All the best to you!
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i Can't Get Enough

  • 5 of 5

My fourth time in Venice and my third stay in Jackies lovely apartment. While the kitchen and bathroom are very modern, the rest of the apartment feels like you have stepped back in time. Rich fabrics hark back to the Venice of old. The lovely outdoor porch on the canal is a wonderful place to sit. There are only a few steps up to the door so you don't have too far to carry in groceries. Nice, well supplied, and clean.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your wonderful review. We are so happy to welcome you back each time you come to visit Venezia. The Ca' is your home away from home as long as you wish to know her.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates shown are HomeAway rates; visit the Ca' Venexiana web site (we are on Google!) to contact the property owner directly for further rate options.

A stay with us means you rental costs are all inclusive - there are no "hidden" fees at the Ca' - our prices always include:

• City of Venice 'tourist' tax (a per person/per night tax legally required by the city)
• "Meet and Greet" service upon arrival
• Housekeeping (with weekly cleaning/linen change for stays longer than one week)
• Bed and bath linens
• All utilities (electric, gas, water, trash, and unlimited internet usage)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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