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luxurious penthouse with 3 terraces in important historical palazzo

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

3 double bedrooms, 1 dressing room , 2 bathrooms

Luxurious, spacious penthouse  with 3 terraces in an important  historic palazzo of the 12th century, built by spice-and silk traders from the orient. The interior design reflects  the period and origin of the Palazzo and is adapted to modern lifestyle in a unique way; the apartment is a true oasis  in Cannaregio - a very special  part of  Venice  where you can still find typical Venetian atmosphere and scenes, away from  mass tourism but  close to all the main attractions and surrounded by numerous Restaurants and wine bars. There are spectacular views from all three terraces over the roofs of Venice as far as the Campanile of San Marco, and the panoramic window overlooking Murano, which is akin to a Canaletto seascape painting, changing colors according to light and weather. On all the terraces you can relax and breath the fresh sea air, accompanied by the sound of sea gulls.  The first is dedicated to relaxing, with a sun bed and deck chairs; the second has a modern barbecue and eating area, while the third is ideal for breakfast or evening cocktails.

The  penthouse apartment itself of approx.170 sq m occupies the whole of the third and top floor as a single unit and is accessed by an elevator. It is luxuriously furnished in mainly oriental style with precious art work. Ancient beamed ceilings, which are  illuminated  by spot lights, are visible throughout the apartment and create a very special atmosphere. There is  one  large living room with dining area, from where you enter a fully equipped small kitchen under the eves;  opposite,  again under the eves, there is a relaxation/television room with a pull out double bed couch (adaptable into a 140 cm wide bed )… Also off the living room is another bedroom (160 cm bed width) with an own terrace; and finally, a shower / bathroom in beautiful Venetian style mosaic. Whereas the master double bedroom (160cm large bed) with its own  terrace, facing west, is a separate unit and has a luxurious en-suite marble bathroom with mosaic inlays and a jacuzzi whirl-pool and shower. It is accessed through a studio/dressing room with  2 single pull out beds and has another terrace, facing east. There is  Wi-Fi, satellite television, washing machine and a dual mode air conditioning/heating system, as well as underfloor-and central heating throughout the whole apartment.

although it would sleep 7 guests , we only accept 5

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

About The Owner

designer , art collector

Why The Owner chose Venice city center

historical background of the Palazzo and it's interesting surrounding in this very special area of Cannaregio

What makes this apartment unique

the unique views , the serenity of this place, a true oasis where you can recharge your batteries

Guestbook comments from the manager

Mark and I certainly enjoyed our stay in your lovely apartment. Besides being the nicest we have stayed in our visits to several European conferences, it was a most convenient location.
Jun 2012
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Cannaregio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Bathrooms luxuriously equipped, Venetian Orsoni mosaic work as well as marble
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The sofa bed consists of 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , bed size 160 cm large
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , bed 160 large
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , bed of sofa 140 large
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
Direct access to apartment by elevator.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

luxurious penthouse with 3 terraces in important historical palazzo
average rating of 4.885246 based on 63 reviews

What a fantastic apartment in Venice

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several apartments in Venice over the last 10 years, but now this is the one we return to.

The ease of getting to the apartment from the airport and the lift gets us off to a great start. Then the views from the balconies, the location, the decor, all fantastic.

Look at the pictures, that's how it is !

Alexandra (the owner ) has always replied efficiently and courteously to any queries we have had.

What a fantastic apartment in Venice

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Richard! It's always a pleasure having you!!
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Most elegant apartment we have ever visited

  • 5 of 5

We booked this apartment 6 month before our trip because once we found it online, we just knew we had to stay here. Before entering I said if it is just half as beautiful as I expect, I will be happy. It was actually everything that I hoped/dreamed it would be.

The apartment is so huge, comfortable and inviting. The pictures speak for themselves. So I will move on to some of the other advantages of this apartment.

The location was perfect. Close enough to everything, but far enough away from the more commercial parts of the city it did not feel touristy. Instead of shop after shop of merchandise there are shops of the artisans all around. Within a 5 min walk we visited a beadmaker who's work has been featured in the New York Times, a mosaic artist and a dressmaker with the most exquisite dresses for Carnival. All took so much time to talk to us about their work.

It is also a very short walk to one of the vaporetto stops. There are wonderful restaurants and a very hip/fun wine bar close by.

The host was so welcoming and she provided a wealth of information about our stay and provided very detailed directions on how to arrive. Not to mention the details of the history of the building. I could go on and on.

Let's just say, we would not stay anywhere else if in Venice again.


  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa. It's such a pleasure to have guests, who appreciate our special apartment. Hope you will come back again!
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Stunning penthouse-apartmen in a fantastic palazzo

  • 5 of 5

My family have stayed in this beautiful apartment three times now and it is the best apartment in Venice. It has accommodation for 6, 3 balconies with superb views of the Venice skyline. It is the penthouse of an ancient and imposing Palazzo Mastelli with lovely garden scrubs and trees at the entrance and even has a magnificent entrance hall both from the canal and the street. It is on the third floor with a lift so ideal for us slightly older folk. Located near Madonna Dell' Orto church the apartment is well appointed especially having air conditioning and a beautiful living room of immense size. The spectacular window view to Murano and the church are unique I think. So for a family holiday in residential Cannaregio but minutes from the Grand Canal you will find this apartment superb - and the host is gracious and excellent at giving you information and ensuring you have the holiday of lifetime.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you are enjoyng your Venice home over and over again! We are doing our best to make you feel comfortable in doing continuous improvements. Thank you for being such wonderful guests and leaving our penthouse in such an impeccable state, that Ana, would be jobless, if all our guests were like you! warm regards!!
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A Beautifull apartment

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful apartment with good access,close to restaurants and convienient for shops, made the more special by Alexandra's prompt and friendly helpfulness, both through the booking process + on our arrival.

The photos show the oriental themed decor, but not it's spaciouness. We were 2 couples, and each felt we had loads of persnal space, with balconies as well.

The reliable elevator, wifi laundry + aircon made our 8 night stay a holiday to remember.

We would recomend you try to include Torcello, and "Row Venice".

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, quiet and spacious!!

  • 5 of 5

An enchanting apartment with spacious living areas for a group. Close to the vaporetta and restaurants yet very quiet! Very highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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séjour superbe !

  • 5 of 5

Très bel appartement, où nous avons passé en famille (6 personnes dont 4 enfants ado) un super séjour.

L'appartement est surprenant et décoré magnifiquement avec des oeuvres d'art Thai, et a tout le confort nécessaire, salles de bain, cuisine équipée. Il est pourvu de plusieurs terrasses offrant des belles vues sur les toits de Venise.

Il est très agréable de rester dans le quartier au nord de Venise pour fuir le tourisme de masse, et il est très facile de se rendre sur les principaux sites à pied.

Autre facilité sympa en été : prendre le vaporetto à 2 min et accès direct au Lido pour baignades et plages (ce que nous avons avons fait une journée).

Je recommande grandement cette location pour un séjour court ou long à Venise.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Venezia Tessera
Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
Madonna dell' Orto
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Venezia Santa Lucia
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres

Cannaregio is an insider area of Venice loved by locals. It's great to discover a neighbourhood largely unchanged by the city's tourist hordes. Its bars, restaurants and shops are great places to taste local life attractions in the nearby surroundings, which is largely unchanged by the city's tourist hordes. Its bars, restaurants and shops are great places to taste local life. Cultural attractions: Tintoretto house, Madonna dell' Orto Church, where Tintoretto is buried. Campo dei Mori with the interesting story of the 3 traders coming from the Orient in the 12th century. Many Restaurants and bars along the Fondamenta della Misericordia. Little stores and supermarkets nearby...vaporetto station only 5 min away from the apartment in the historical palazzo.


Rates & Availability

Cannaregio Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Easter/ Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
main season Biennale
May 6 2017 - Sep 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 15 2017 - Oct 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 6 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

end cleaning $77.33

. Laundry, end cleaning and utilities included for 2 pax
Eur 20 for each extra guest
. Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's
. Monthly rates on request.
. Last minute offers available.

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