|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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St Mark Residence is a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom comfortable apartment beside the World Famous St Mark's Square.We are on the Merceria dell'Oralagio with a balcony in the heart of Venice.
Recently refurbished, it affords the visitor tranquility in the very centre of this exciting and unique city. Listen to Vivaldi as you sip prosecco on the terrace under the watchful eye of St Mark on the glorious domes of the Basilica and relax at the end of a perfect day of sightseeing and exploring the dazzling array of unique attractions that is magical Venice. Enjoy the orchestras in the St Mark's Piazza at nighttime en route to a romantic stroll along the waterfront and gaze at the Laguna.
The two bathrooms allow two couples to share and a fifth guest can be accommodated behind a screen in the living room. Enjoy the many restaurants and bars in the heart of Venice and if you feel like eating in, the compact kitchen (newly installed in 2012) will allow you serve the lovely local produce found in the local shops and markets. Avail of the balcony and eat outside and watch the gunmetal Moors on the Clock Tower keeping time as they have done for centuries! The Merceria dell'Oralagio, our street is an amazing mixture of designer shops, with eyecatching displays showcasing beautiful Italian crafts like the
locally produce Murano Glass. It is the main entrance to the world renowned St Mark's Square and yet has the advantage of peaceful evenings and the chance to enjoy this World Heritage, Unesco protected site leisurely when all the other tourists have left!
Art classes, Italian classes, cultural tours and sightseeing tours are among the many organised trips you can
avail of in Venice where approximately 20 million visitors come annually to marvel at the magic that is Venice.
You can negotiate La Serenissima yourself using an array of useful guidebooks written by others who have
visited and loved Venice before you. The rail links are very good and you can also explore other beautiful Italian
cities like Verona, Padua, Florence, Rome and many many more from here. Venice however has enough beauty
and wonder to keep the average person exploring them for many years and you will find yourself drawn back to
her again and again.
We bought this apartment in 2008 and refurbished it in 2009. Every year since then we have updated or upgraded some aspect of the
apartment. In 2010 we installed a new boiler, in 2012 a new
kitchen and in 2013 WIFI and new airconditioning. We absolutely love spending time here and love the fact that we are
so close to virtually every attraction in Venice. St Mark's Square at nighttime when the main body of tourists have gone home, exhibits a sort of magical surreal quality, its perfect beauty complemented by the various orchestras with musicians from all over the world. I cannot imagine anyone tiring of this unique setting.
Mrs Leonora O'Sullivan purchased this apartment in 2008
The chance of having an apartment so close to the unique World Heritage, Unesco site of St Mark's Square in Venice was a very
special opportunity for us and very rare (we bought it from an Italian business person who, in turn had received it as a family inheritance). It is also comfortable and pleasant to spend time in.
Proximity to St Mark's Square and ease of access to all other
Great location for everything in Venice. We arrived by plane, took the water bus and were met and taken to the appartment. Everything was clean and met our expectations. The patio was an added plus. We had a great stay here.
No question this place is centrally located and quiet. It was also very clean. Note you do have to pay additional for a cleaning fee which does not include taking out your trash. You are expected to take out your own trash and if you are leaving on the weekend, to find some place to deposit it. It seems strange to me that a cleaning service cannot remove a normal amount of trash from the apartment.
Our greeter stayed for about 30 seconds and was in a hurry to go (note you have to pay an additional 100 euro for the greeter). He didn't stay to assist with the wifi or the AC and both turned out to be big issues. We were there in July, which is super hot in Venice and the AC in the main room did not work (it did work in the bedrooms) but one of them made a big buzzing sound ever 30 mins or so, which woke up the kids. Also, the wifi did not work and we were told to "be patient" with it. After waiting a day for it, my husband was able to get it to work but instructions had not been provided. It was very stressful to be in a stifling hot apartment without wifi which I had counted on for running my business while traveling.
The stairs are not a problem if you are reasonably active but note that Venice is very hot in the summer and you will be sweating when you reach the top!
The host was reasonably responsive via email but did not send anyone over to check the AC or wifi. She did refund some of our monies, which we appreciated, but will note that this occurred only after a reminder more than 30 days after we left (in fairness, she stated there had been a family emergency).
We had a wonderful experience in Venice driven by the convenience and central location of this apartment. Lorena was wonderful to work with and very responsive. While it's a few stairs up, that is so counterbalanced by it accessibility to St. Marks and everything else. Very quiet at night. We would stay here again in a flash. Thank you Lorena!
Great apartment for four (two couples or family), Lorena was pleasant, Denis the greeter was efficent. Irene informative. All were very quick to respond to our needs. Had a great stay, walked almost all of Venice for all the sights. Apartment had everything we needed, grocery store was 8 min walk.
The apartment is perfectly located...we could watch the New Years fireworks from the terrace (well above the huge crowd of people we could see on the square below). We did not mind the stairs (exercise was needed after eating at all the great restaurants Leonora suggested). Rooms are well-sized and the bathrooms are modern (plus there are 2 of them!) I highly recommend Leonora's apartment.
This flat is spacious and well equiped, with good quality linen , furnture and beds.There is a small but very well equiped kitchen where we prepared breakfast, to eat on the charming roof terrace. Fantastic view of St Marco's roof and clock bell. The flat was spotlessly clean, with super bathrooms. There is no TV, or DVD etc -not necessary, as the flat is so centrally located you will be out exploring beautiful Venice! It is on the fifth floor, with stairs, which we found ok and we are in our 60's. Made us work off all the delicious food we had consumed! Great stay!
Venice, unique City of Water lies in North Eastern Italy. Piazza San Marco a World Heritage Unesco site is less than 30 seconds from our apartment. We are on the Merceria dell'Oralagio We can see the imposing Campanile and the fascinating Torrel del Orologio from our apartment and
enjoy the benign gaze of St Mark on the Byzantium Domes of his Cathedral when we sit on our balcony. We can sometimes hear the orchestras in St Mark's at nighttime and love the fact that we are so central, the beautiful laguna is only the other side of San Marco from us and it is magic to walk there late at night.The
Laguna with all its beauty and mysteries await you and the famous Lido is only a short waterbus (vaporetto) ride away. All the islands of the Laguna are so easily explored and you can get
a vaporetto from within a few minutes of our apartment. We are within walking distance( 5 minutes on foot) of The Rialto famous for its wonderful markets and the majestic Grand Canal.
Other Activities: Guided tours and lectures on Venice and the
surrounding Veneto region. Day trips to Verona, Padua and
and the Brenta Canal. Wine and Language tours and courses. The train station is easily accessible and the train system in Italy is both reasonable and efficient so you can visit a multitude of wonderful cities and sights.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$218|
There is a meet and greet/cleaning charge of 100 euros payable to the agent in Venice. This applies to arrivals up till 20.00, after that a special arrangement and extra charge will apply.Linen and towels are included as well as kitchen equipment and all you need for
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