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'VENICE Center' 'NEW' Luxury and Romantic Apartment/Flat - Venezia - - BIGHOUSE 2

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property


In the heart of Venice, between Rialto and San Marco.

- The apartment is on the first floor with exclusive entry.

- Restoration carried out between 2012 and 2013

- It has ten beautiful arched windows with balcony.

- 2 bathrooms with large shower lined with Bisazza mosaic.

- 2 large rooms with big beds with tv, sofà, desk and bathroom.

- P.S. In one of these rooms (the suite) there is a


- Satellite TV, Hi-ADSL - Wireless free

- Living room with armchairs and sofas prestige.

- A full kitchen and equipped.

- Close and convenient to all amenities and places of interest.

- All linen for the kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms.

- Complete supply of table linen, bed linen and towels.

- In each room is equipped with heating and air conditioning. Completely independent.!

- It also has small first things you need: salt, pepper, coffee, pasta, vinegar, oil wipes, toilet paper, - detergent, garbage bags, etc. ... and some surprise welcome!

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2017


A true original Veneziano!

BIGHOUSE purchased this apartment in 2013


Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Marco Polo (Tessera)
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
San Marco (ZACCARIA) e Rialto
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Lido di Venezia
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Lucia
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Asiago - Cortina - Dolomiti
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Lido di Venezia

A) - If you arrive by train (station Saint Lucia), you have to take the Vaporetto to Rialto (Line 2) which runs every 10 minutes in front of the station (left). The Vaporetto travel the magnificent Grand Canal and just 10 minutes to get to Rialto. A Rialto, get off and I'll be there to accompany you in an apartment with a short 5-minute walk.

B) - If you arrive in CAR to the station in Piazza Roma (near the station) you first need to park their cars in the municipal parking fee which is just to the right of the entrance in the Piazza (cost approximately € 24.00 per 24 h), or park a few kilometers before, near the airport, for example, there are large parking lots that cost a lot less convenient

Then you take the bus to Venice that will take you to Piazza Roma.

Then take the vaporetto to Rialto line 2, which is close to the new Calatrava bridge and then as in A).

C) - If you arrive by plane (the airport Marco Polo Airport is about 7 km from Venice city), there you have to take the bus (or a taxi) and you'll bring to the station of Piazzale Roma and then business as point B. Or, if you prefer, you can take a boat from the airport or taxi line that takes you through the Laguna, (5 km about 30 minute) directly to Rialto or San Marco, near the apartment. I'll wait for you at the Rialto stop or if you prefer, San Marco (Zaccaria)

D) - If you do not have a lot of luggage, you can get WALKING from stations (train and car) and follow the signs to Rialto..

Piazza San Marco, Rialto, Biennale, Teatro La Fenice, Museo di Ca' Rezzonico, Palazzo Grassi, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Isole, Lido di Venezia, Etc...

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Castello Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful apartment, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Ornello met us at the valporetto stop and even helped us with our luggage to the apartment. Upon arrival, there was bottled water, a bowl filled with every kind of fruit you can imagine and a delightful assortment of Italian candy as well as basic groceries for a few days. The location was superb, right in between Rialto Bridge and San Marco Square, a close walk to both. The apartment is even nicer than the pictures, beds comfortable and exquisite bathrooms. We were there over the Christmas holiday and enjoyed the market and festive food. On my next visit to Venice, we are staying here again!! Grazie, Ornello for a wonderful visit to Venice.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, it was a real pleasure to meet you. I await you again soon. Ornello
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San Francisco

Great Place and One Happy Owner

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived in Venice, Ornello met us off the vaporetto and gave us a very quick overview of the neighborhood and we then followed him towards his apartment into the labyrinth. When we arrived, he was so proud of the improvements he had made to the apartment and we knew he had really thought out the details. The apartment was nicely furnished and had beautiful bathrooms. With close proximity to the Rialto Bridge and the Piazza San Marco, yet tucked away off a small side street, this was a great location. Orrello left a beautiful tray of fruit, chocolates and wine for us to enjoy upon our arrival. I would have loved to share my wine with this man because he has such a great personality. We were there during the aquero alto (the high tide) and there is a lot of flooding in Venice. In the closet there were boots to wade through the water and an umbrella in the event of rain. Nothing was amiss. The kitchen is well equipped and the only thing missing was a can opener which we left for future guests. You get a lot of value when you stay at Casa Grande. Feeling very fortunate.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great renovated apartment in the heart of Venice

  • 5 of 5

Our family (2 aduts and 2 kids) stayed in the apartment for 5 days in July and we loved it. Everything in the apartment was new and clean and it was obvious that the renovation was done with high quality products. It has a nice modern feel with a bit of old world style mixed in (ceilings and bedroom furniture). The bedrooms are large with beautiful antique furniture (although the walk-in closet in one of the bedrooms needs a closet organizer to replace the temporary clothes hanger). Both full bathrooms are very nicely finished with walk-in showers and beautiful mosaic tiles; very nice feature. It has beautiful hardwood floors throughout and the many large arched windows are also a very nice feature.

We found the location to be very convenient, within a 3 min walk to the Rialto Bridge and San Marco Square. The neighbourhood around Santa Maria di Formosa is very nice; enough going on, but quiet enough to escape from the crowds. Everything is close by; groceries, restaurants, shops etc. There is a nice restaurant on the ground floor of the building with an outdoor patio at the back just around the corner from the apartment entrance (literally 10 feet away) that we went to a few times and really enjoyed.

The owners were very nice and easy to deal with, no issues booking or meeting them (at Rialto Vaporetto) to show us to the apartment. It helped that my wife spoke Italian though.

Overall, I highly recommend this apartment for either couples or young families as the price, quality, location and nearby amenities were ideal for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Palo Alto, California

Great deal, comfortable apartment, near everything

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 7-year-old son and I stayed in this lovely apartment for 3 nights in early July. This is a very comfortable, newly renovated apartment in an old building, with a combination of classic and modern touches. We really felt that we had our own home in Venice, so much better than the small, cramped and noisy hotel rooms that cost more. The location is excellent, a 5 minute walk to San Marco, 10 minutes to Rialto, and two InCoop supermarkets nearby (with quite reasonable prices for a tourist city). The kitchen is modern and well equipped, with a gas stove, modern microwave/oven, full refrigerator and dishwasher. (Yes, you can drink the water.) Many useful food items were there for us to use as stated in the listing. It is comfortably air conditioned. Both bedrooms are large and attractive, each with a very modern bathroom with a large walk-in shower in each -- excellent for couples with 1-2 children or for one or two couples. The cable TV and wireless internet worked very well (although channels in English or French are mostly news). Our young son was very comfortable in the apartment and happily watched cartoons in Italian. The owner, Ornello, is a friendly and very helpful Venetian who met us the first day, showed us the apartment before we paid him, and answered many questions. Nothing in crowded Venice is totally soundproofed (one of the café/bars nearby plays music which was slightly audible at night, a few footsteps overhead, etc.) but this apartment is as quiet as anything you will find so centrally-located. A great headquarters for a visit to Venice.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ein Traum

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren zu viert über ein Wochenende in dieser Ferienwohnung und waren

total begeistert. Die Ausstattung des Appartements zeigt vom guten Geschmack

des Eigentümers. Hier wohnt man besser als in des meisten 5-Sterne Hotels.

Die Lage der Wohnung ist perfekt ......alle, wirklich alle Sehenswürdigkeiten sind

in wenigen Minuten erreichbar, Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind an jeder Ecke zu finden und abends findet man rundherum nette Restaurants (keine Touristenfallen). Hier verkehren auch Einheimische ganz gerne. Der Eigentümer Ornello und seine charmante Frau Mina sind mit ihrer freundschaftlichen Art das Tüpfelchen auf dem i.

Wir haben uns in diese Wohnung richtiggehend verliebt und werden in Zukunft sicher wieder bei unseren venezianischen Freunden buchen. Kann man blind weiterempfehlen. Franz & Cathérine

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wir waren zu viert für ein Wochenende in diesem traumhaft schönem Appartement.

Die Lage der Wohnung ist sensationell. Alle Sehenswürdigkeiten innerhalb weniger

Minuten und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten bzw. Restaurants (keine Tourismusfallen)

nur wenige Schritte entfernt. Die Wohnung selbst ist sehr edel eingerichtet.

Der Besitzer Ornello und seine Frau Mina sind zu richtigen Freunden geworden.

Diese Ferienwohnung kann man zu 100% weiter empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I nostri amici Franz & Catherine sono davvero speciali! E' stato un vero piacere ospitarli a casa nostra. Da molti anni amano l'Italia, in particolare; Jesolo e Venezia. Speriamo che un giorno, vengano a stare qui. Ornello e Mina
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