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Amazing view on the canal, luxury restored apartment

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Santa Croce 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

Owner
luca
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(126 traveler reviews)

Amazing view on the canal, luxury restored apartment
average rating of 4.857143 based on 126 reviews
5

Views, history and hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Your stay begins at the main Venezia train station where you are greeted by a friendly face. In our case, Luca was sick but still sent a friend to meet us and communicated so we were aware of the change. Venice is an absolute maze so this gesture was greatly appreciated!

You arrive after a short walk to one of the many beautiful canals and after a few flights (suck it up it's well worth it) you're home. A beautiful renovation, everything is as advertised. When you get in, Luca spends the sincere time to walk you through where to go, places nearby that are off the tourist path.

We can't thank you enough for sharing your family home with us and so many others from all around the world!

Look no further if you are planning a stay in Venice. It's where you need to be, a comfy home at a close stroll to everything you need to see.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Luca is a wonderful host, courteous and helpful. He responded to all my emails and texts very promptly, which was reassuring as this was my first time booking accommodation this way, in Italy. The apartment is exactly as you see it in the photographs. It is spacious, clean and very comfortable. The three flights of stairs up to it were managed by us well, four ladies in their 50's and 60's!! There is an excellent shop just underneath the apartment selling everything you need for self catering. There are several restaurants nearby should you prefer to eat out, which we did and enjoyed. The train station is just a few minutes walk away, as is the bus station and the vaporetto stop which enables you to travel down the Grand Canal or out to the islands (Murano, Burano and Torcello) Venice is much easier to walk around than we envisaged ( first visit to the city) and the apartment is not too far from the main attractions, but away from the hustle and bustle of all the tourists. I highly recommend the apartment if you want comfort, space and a taste of Venetian life.

Thank you Luca, we enjoyed everything about our stay in Venice.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maria and peter

  • 1 of 5

Our trip to Venice was marred by our extremely rude and offensive host Luca. We have thought long and hard before writing this review but feel it necessary to let other guests know of our upsetting experience upon arrival in Venice. Luca had agreed to meet us at the train station in the evening of our arrival as we were coming from Monterosso. We agreed to Luca's extra charge of 50 euros for this service due to our late arrival - 7.15pm. Unfortunately our train was delayed and we arrived approximately one hour late. We texted Luca when we knew of this delay but for some reason he didn't receive our txt. We also sent him an email with the same information. In the meantime he sent us the following txt while we were still on the train " Ohhhhh!!!!! God!!!! When you mailed me?? I can't believe it. I'm out of me for the anger! This is not respect at all!!!". When we met Luca at the station we apologised for our delay and showed him our text but he was very angry and complained how he had waited such a long time and that his guests usually come in the morning. He did not acknowledge our attempts to let him know of our later arrival. He was extremely discourteous and very angry. My children were very worried. The walk to our apartment was done in complete uncomfortable silence. He showed us around the apartment in a very angry way. It was a very unpleasant start to our time in Venice. I understand that it must be annoying when guests are late especially when, despite our attempts to communicate he is unaware of the reason but we would have appreciated being given the benefit of the doubt when we arrived. It wasn't our fault we were late after all.

Despite this, the apartment was beautiful and well appointed. We found the location very convenient for all of the tours and activities we undertook during our 3 days in Venice.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Luca has turned into a werewolf and with long sharped teeth ate children and grandma"... considering the night time in which the guests arrived it could be! THE FACT As always I decided to welcome guests at the station to make things easier for them, extra charge about late arrival was well known to them since the initial booking. I went to the train platform in time, making sure not to miss the appointment and holding a sign to be recognized. At train arrival I waited until the last passenger came but, when the whole platform was empty, I started to be concerned. I went out of the station, thinking that they had not seen me (it happened with other guests in the past) but no one was either there. Remembering to have given the address of the apartment, and thinking that they could have taken their way home, i went downstairs the apartment. I was waiting downstairs, stopping families with luggages, but nothing... then, discouraged I went back to the office and I wrote them an email + sms text, asking where they were. Only then, magically, a few minutes later I received a reply which said that they had missed a train (not that the train was late). They not just arrived late at night and long overdue, but they had not even notify me. I leave the reader to judge if this is respectful. COMMENT More than one hundred 5 star reviews says something about the way guests are welcomed. This happens not because it’s a duty, but a sincere pleasure. In years and years of apartment managing I had the honor to know people from all around the world, the vast majority of whom such great people. With some of them I have established a friendship and we’re still in touch periodically. Very rarely was very rude people, but that's life …and statistics. Dealing with bad manners is always awkward and leaves a bad taste in the mouth, but is not possible accept everything, and i’m sorry if i have been not able to welcome these guests with a smile. It would be enough if they have notified me in time about the long delay, avoiding me a crazy hour looking for them. Would have been enough a sorry, for me to wait more than an hour... for the person who welcomes and opens the door of a family house (in their shoes I would have felt very bad and I would have apologized). Instead they not showed any embarrassment and this review they have written proves it and has a lot to say about any sense of regret. There are things that money can't buy, and politeness is one those.
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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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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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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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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:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas time
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Carnival
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$386
 
 
Carnival
Feb 24 2017 - Feb 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$386
 
 
Easter
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$386
 
 
2017
Apr 18 2017 - May 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$335
 
 
Biennale opening
May 10 2017 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$386
 
 
2017
May 16 2017 - Aug 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$335
 
 
Movie festival
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$386
 
 
2017
Aug 29 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$335
 
 
Movie festival
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$386
 
 
2017
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$335
 
 
Christmas time
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$386
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$318
 

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

Santa Croce 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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