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The house of dolls of San Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

Small but extremely cute studio flat

The studio flat is small but imaginative and has all the commodities for a comfortable stay, being furnished with care and affection, it is decorated with typical Venetian and ethnic furniture, because Venice is a mixture of cultures... and the small studio flat wants to abide to this splendid tradition. The locality is in the most typical and enchanting 'sestriere' (one of the six areas in which old cities were divided in the past) of Venice...Castle...The church of San Giovanni e Paolo getting lost in the 'calli' (typical Venetian road), is all an unforgettable experience!

Alessia Manente
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

About Alessia Manente

I am a woman fond of culture, music and travel...I like to meet new people from other countries.

Why Alessia Manente chose Venice city center

The house of dolls is a warm and cosy hut to get to know Venice and gather your own dreams and impressions like in the small house we used to play when we were kids, one step away from the greatest monumental field of Venice, Campo San Giovanni e Paolo.


Castello Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 20 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Two Japanese style bed like futon, very comfortable and can be used as single beds, a double or as cushy armchairs
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

The house of dolls of San Giovanni e Paolo, Venice
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews
Montreal, Canada


  • 5 of 5

Although not for this particular property (the one we stayed in is not currently listed), this review is for Alessia, the owner. Alessia is extremely kind, helpful, flexible, accommodating, and fun! She helped with the luggage AND our cat. She indicated many important local features (from nearby restaurants, caffes, supermarkets to exhibits, churches, bookstores, etc) and gave us many insights. For our next trip here (we come frequently), we will be contacting Alessia. She is truly the best hostess who assures that the flat is in perfect shape and that her guests' needs and expectations are met. You will definitely be in good hands with Alessia!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille...i hope to see you again ...Alessia
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cosy studio in a nice location

  • 5 of 5

The studio is in a nice location (you get a local feeling but still only 10 minutes to St Marco). The studio has plenty of electric outlets to charge all your iphones, ipads, laptops, cameras at the same time. The most important thing is that Alessia (the landlady) is such a nice and helpful person. If you need a friend in Venice, she will be the one. She met me at the ferry stop to go to the studio, helped me with getting a SIM card, and being very flexible with my travel dates. She showed me the way to St Marco, the supermarket nearby, and a nice pizza place just around the corner from the studio. I wish to go back to the studio next time when I visit Venice. Thank you Alessia.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: have been very nice guest...ciao Alessia
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Enjoyable stay!

  • 4 of 5

Small studio central located in a quiet narrow street next to "Campo San Giovanni e Paolo". Just a walking distance to everywhere. If you prefer to use public transportation, "Ospedale" water bus stop is just 5 minutes away from the house. The owner of the studio (Alessia) picked us up and brought us to the appartment. She is very friendly! She showed us the surroundings, supermarkets, recommended places where to eat, etc.

Although it has no microwave or internet, the studio has everything you may need for a short stay in Venice: big fridge, washing machine, towels, bed sheets, hairdryer and also a vacuum cleaner.

Thank you Alessia!! We had a pleasant stay in your studio :-)

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Un studio très bien situé

  • 5 of 5

Un petit mot sur la propriétaire, Alessia, qui nous a accueillis au débarcadère de l'Ospedale: c'est une femme charmante qui vous donnera de bonnes informations et de bons conseils; polyglotte, elle parle le français et l'anglais ce qui facilite la communication!

Le studio est bien aménagé et contient le nécessaire à un séjour où par définition on est souvent dehors. L'appartement est bien situé, proche des commerces (Coop) et en définitive proche de San Marco (une bonne dizaine de minutes). C'est un premier étage d'un immeuble typiquement vénitien, dans une toute petite rue très étroite, ce qui enlève un peu de lumière mais encore une fois on n'est pas à Venise pour rester enfermé...

Attention à bien repérer les lieux car Venise est un vrai labyrinthe et le premier soir, retrouver l'appartement n'a pas été très facile, d'autant que la rue n'était pas portée sur notre plan!

En conclusion, un rapport qualité/prix imbattable pour profiter de Venise!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Très bon accueil, le logement est très bien situé, super quartier calme (sauf quelques fêtards !) et proche de tout. Le logement correspond à la description, très propre, lits faits et draps fournis.

Alessia est fantastique ! Contact très agréable, réponses rapides, personne très serviable et disponible... Elle est venue nous attendre à l'arrivée du Vaporetto pour nous accompagner au studio, nous a donné plein d'infos pratiques sur les choses à faire et à voir, elle est très réglo et digne de confiance. Merci

Bon voyage !

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille ! I really hope to see you again ! Alessia
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comfortable apartment, super nice landlord

  • 4 of 5

Perfectly central located in a small quite street adjacent to the beautiful Campo San Giovanni e Paolo. The water bus stop Ospedale is 5 min from the house. Alessia picked up us and brought us to the apartment and show us the surroundings and the next supermarket. She is extremely nice and friendly! The apartment is clean and very well equipped with everything what one might need: iron, wash machine, kitchen stuff, cutlery, towels, bed sheets, blankets, hairdryer, TV, fridge, huge bed, cleaning products and even some food. There is no microwave and no wifi, but we did not miss them.

The bad is clean and new. The shower works perfectly and we did not have any issues with warm water.

Because of the location (in a very narrow street) and the old building, the apartment is very dark during the day and accumulates a lot of humidity (It sometimes smells a bit). We just solve the problem opening the windows when we were back from visiting the city.

I perfectly recommend the apartment for other couples!! We had a very pleasant stay in venice!! Thanks Alessia!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille ! The houses of Venice need particular care..the best way is to open the Windows to let them particular with humid weather..and during week- end when Venetian love cooking fried typical Sarde in Saor..i hope to see you again
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Steam ferry stop and hospital 10 minutes by foot


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