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luca

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Amazing view on the canal, luxury restored apartment

123 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Venice city center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Luminous, elegant apartment with 2 balconies over the canal

'The Italian Job' movie has been shooted on the canal downstairs here. Very luminous and airy. The elegance of the venitian mosaic floor, the Murano glass chandeliers, the antique furniture and fabrics is joined with the modernity and functionality of the kitchen and bathrooms. The apartment was restored while the building was left in its original state. The front door opens into a grand entrance that is surrounded by four bedrooms (one master, one double and one queen with an attached studio and sofa bed), living room, kitchen and two bathrooms, one with a bathtub and one with a shower. From the balconies, you can enjoy the view of the gondolas gliding by. Air conditioned, timed with magnetic card to be paid separately, based on usage. Third level, 6 flights of stairs. No elevator!!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
luca (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 123 traveler reviews

Amazing view on the canal, luxury restored apartment
average rating of 4.886179 based on 123 reviews
Lynnwood, WA USA
5

Luca a 5 star host

  • 5 of 5

On arriving in Venice at the train station, our party of six was graciously met and greeted by our VRBO host, Luca. He had advised us of and arranged for the porter service to take our bags over the bridges and up the stairs to our apartment for the next three days. He personally guided us to his family’s beautiful apartment pointing out different things along the way. Its close proximity to the train station in a quiet neighborhood was a tremendous bonus. When we arrived at our destination, Luca spent time giving us recommendations for our stay and of course, how everything worked in the apartment. We were so pleased with the amount of time he dedicated to us.

Among his helpful hints for our stay was how to use the water busses for our trips to Murano and Burano and simply a nice way to tour the beautiful waterways of Venice. We purchased the 2-day pass which we used several times. The hop on hop off features of the water bus made it possible to visit many parts of Venice without walking the entire time.

A big bonus for our apartment location was the nice grocery store just below us. It provided anything we needed for our kitchen.

Although we walked great distances to try some recommended restaurants, Luca gave us the names of several that were very close to the apartment and that were equally as good. Thank goodness we walked a lot because the eating was so amazing.

We had concerns about our very early departure time at the end of our stay and Luca kindly made water taxi arrangements for our trip to the airport. We so appreciated his help with this unfamiliar mode of transportation.

As we traveled through Italy on our two week vacation, we saw and stayed in many amazing places, but I can honestly say that Luca provided us with the warmest welcome and the most helpful guidance for our stay in Venice. Our thanks to Luca and may his future guests find their stay as pleasurable as we did.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Location was great! We were very near the main train station and water bus station that you could easily go anywhere in the city. The six flights if stairs are real; don't take that lightly when deciding on this apartment. Luca was great and showed us everything in the apartment. We had some issues with the Air Conditioner when we were there but Luca came right over and helped. Turns out you can't have all the rooms super cold all the time, something people from the US are used to in the summer months.

Apartment is right on the canal and you can stand on the balcony and look out but not any sitting space. There is a grocery store right below the apartment which was great for getting essentials. Overall a wonderful stay, just be prepared for the stairs and semi-air conditioning.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to enyoy Venice - almost like living there

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is located in a central, yet quiet neighborhood. The convenience of the canal level grocery store makes it even more like home away from home.

Do not worry about the stairs; yes there are a lot of them, but in our group (1 grandparent, 2 adults, and 2 teen age), the youngest did not beat the oldest up the stairs by much.

The apartment is huge -- large well furnished bedrooms, living/dining room, big entry area, and two baths. Very comfortable.

Another wonderful aspect is the light -- lots of sun enters all rooms.

If I (or we) ever venture back to Venice, this is definitely the place we will stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon
5

Spacious, beautiful and so very central!

  • 5 of 5

The Venetian flat was beautiful, spacious and bright. We were a party of 3 adults, 3 teenagers and we all had enough room. The flat has all you need for your stay in terms of household supplies (washing machine detergent, toilet paper, hand soap, dishwashing soap). There is also a few cooking staples (salt, pepper, sugar, tea, etc). If staying an extended time, the market below is convenient for extra toilet paper, food staples and the like.

Luca is a gracious host and met us right out front when we disembarked from the private water taxi right below the flat. His love for the flat is obvious as he gives you a tour and explains its history. The booking was extremely easy and Luca responds quickly to all emails. There is a binder full of useful information when you arrive.

The flat is very close to all Venice’s wonderful sites. We left via Santa Lucia train station, and it was a very short distance from the flat. We would definitely stay at Luca’s amazing home again. Thank you Luca!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York
5

Venice, Vacation, Perfection

  • 5 of 5

My family of 7 adults stayed in this wonderful apartment and couldn't have been happier. The apartment is absolutely beautiful, spacious, impeccably clean and well appointed. Luca was a gracious host and met us at the train station and took us straight to the apartment. It was such a wonderful welcome and we appreciated this. He took time showing us the apartment and explaining how everything worked. He went over things to do in Venice and explained how to get places and gave us personal tips that only a local would know. He was very concerned about our comfort and made sure we had everything we needed. He created a binder/guide full of tips and tidbits that was a valuable asset for us as tourists. We referred to this binder throughout our stay. The apartment is exactly as depicted on this site and in a perfect location being so near the train station, yet walking distance to anything. It is in a far less crowded area than other parts of the city. You can walk and tour in those areas then come “home” to your peaceful area at night.

I will mention that there are MANY flights of stairs to get to and from this apartment, so please keep this in mind.

I was a little apprehensive about the booking process but please don’t be. Luca is a very genuine person and he makes it so easy by keeping in touch and confirming all the arrangements. You will love this apartment and Venice. We truly had a wonderful time here and would like to stay here when we come to Venezia next time:)

Thanks, Luca!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Apartment, Attentive Owner!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (5) stayed in this apartment and couldn't have been happier. The apartment is beautiful, clean and well appointed. Lucca was a gracious host, helping me to arrange a private tour to Burano and through the grand canal. The apartment is exactly as depicted on this site and in a perfect location near the train station, yet walking distance to anything. Far less crowded than other parts of the city. Be sure to visit the wine store and purchase a bottle of Tommasi wine!

It's only fair to warn that there are MANY flights of stairs to get to and from this apartment, so you should be in good health. If you travel when it is warm, I suggest using the air conditioning as opposed to leaving the windows open. There are biting insects in the Venice night.

You will love this apartment and Venice. We truly had a wonderful time here.

Thanks, Lucca!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Luxury apartment in the historical center in a good position to visit the city. Complete restoration in 2009 with two balconies over looking the canal. A few minutes from the train station and Piazzale Roma (bus terminal). Close to the Grand Canal, Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio, the Frari Church, the School of San Rocco and Rialto Bridge. The apartment is in Santa Croce, an interesting area of Venice with 'bacari' and small typical restaurants. Air conditioning

Other Activities: cultural activities

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Rates & Availability

Santa Croce Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Movie festival
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$384
 
 
Movie festival
Sep 9 2016 - Sep 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
$384
 
 
Venice marathon
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$384
 
 
Christmas time
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$384
 
 
Carnival
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
Carnival
Feb 24 2017 - Feb 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
Easter
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
2017
Apr 18 2017 - May 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$342
 
 
Biennale opening
May 10 2017 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
2017
May 16 2017 - Aug 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$342
 
 
Movie festival
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
2017
Aug 29 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$342
 
 
Movie festival
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
2017
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$342
 
 
Christmas time
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$326
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

acconto 30% al momento della prenotazione non rimborsabile in caso di recesso
300€ di deposito cauzionale da versare all'arrivo in contanti
50€ extra per check-in notturno tra le ore 19.00 e le 7.00;
aria condizionata a pagamento su consumo regolato da temporizzatore;

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Amenities

Venice city center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Full and recent restoration, luminous.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Luminous, spacious, warm and cozy with comfortable beds and cabinets. Air conditioned
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Notes:
Close to the train station (500 m) and bus station (500 m). Air conditioning

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