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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

Charming apartment with roof terrace in Campo dei Frari (Free Wi Fi)

60 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights


San Polo Apartment Rental Photos and Description

90sq m, downtown (centre), 4 rooms, 2 bathrooms, roof terrace 'altana', WiFi

This is a light and airy apartment in a fabulous position, just in the lovely and central Frari's area, in San Polo, five minutes walk from the Rialto Bridge, Rail and bus stations. The apartment is on two floors (duplex) and has been newly and carefully restored with old fashion furniture. It is third floor (no lift) and has wonderful views of the Frari's church. It has original features, beamed ceilings and Venetian flooring. 90 square metres. It is composed of 1 double bedroom, two bathrooms, a mansard, a living/dining area, 1 study, a fully fitted kitchen and a roof terrace, washing machine, dishwasher, 1 TV, free WiFi.

Position, Rooms and Mansard: POSITION

This is a bright apartment (90 square meters), recently restored with exposed beams and floor antique Venetian, located on the third floor of a 1700’s building , in the splendid Campo dei Frari, at the centre of Venice.


On the third floor you find:

- Entrance with two closets and open door with intercom;

- Kitchen (dishwasher, stove with oven, washing machine, microwave oven,

refrigerator, freezer);

- A single bedroom (bookcases,1800’s sofa bed, table and chair) with a small safe;

- A double bedroom (closet, bookcases, a double bed for a couple or two people);

- A living room / dining room (two sofas, a 1800’s comò', table with 4 chairs,

satellite TV, DVD - CD, radio, free WiFi);

- A white bathroom (sink, toilet, bidet, large shower, window).


From the third floor, with a wooden stairway (with hand-rail) you go up to the attic where there are located:

- A sofa bed;

- The second TV;

- A window;

- A blue bathroom (sink, toilet, shower).


From the mansard you go up, with a wooden stairway (with hand-rail), to the typical Venetian terrace (altana) from which you can enjoy a splendid view of Venice.

The terrace is equipped with five chairs and a table for breakfast and relax.

The apartment is furnished with antique furniture and has been restored even in the common areas (roof, walls, stairs).


We meet our guests personally, at San Tomà boat stop which is very near the apartment (located in Campo dei Frari).

We provide of Venice guides and maps and all the informations helpful about the city.

We make available many sets of keys.


Campo dei Frari is located near the train station (Saint Lucia), Terminal buses and cars (Piazzale Roma), the Rialto Bridge, the Piazza San Marco (10 - 15-minute walk) and is served by the public service ACTV boats (No. 1, No. 2) with a stopover in San Tomà (15 - 20 minutes).

The apartment is very quite, just a few minutes from supermarkets, Internet Point, pubs, restaurants, shops,


The rate is all inclusive: indipendent heating, linen and towels provided (high quality), gas, water, electricity, final cleaning.

The rate is for 2 people (weekly). For a lower number of guests, the rate can be reduced.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
The owner (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian


based on 60 traveler reviews

Charming apartment with roof terrace in Campo dei Frari (Free Wi Fi)
average rating of 4.866667 based on 60 reviews
Hamilton, Scotland

Serendipity - Part 0

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Frari apartment for 7 nights in October 2009 having already stayed there for 7 nights in October 2008. (This being our fourth visit to Venice.)

Obviously the fact that we returned to apartment shows how much we enjoyed our first stay and this time we did not even consider trying for any other apartment when we knew it was available. Mainly two reasons we chose to return to the apartment -

Firstly, Gabriella. Her hospitality is way above anything else we have encountered on vacation. For example, this time on arrival we were due to meet her at San Toma vaporetto stop at midnight, enough of an inconvenience in itself. She quite readily agreed to this. Unfortunately due to a flight delay it was at least 2 am when we eventually arrived there. However, Gabriella, gracious and unfazed as ever, still met us to escort us to the apartment. In the apartment waiting for us there were refreshments and food in a basket and in the fridge. Did we enjoy the chilled bottle of Prosecco and nourishment? It seemed like a feast after our journey. And we continued to enjoy the provisions throughout the rest of the week.

She kept in touch throughout our stay, checking on how we were doing and offering advice if needed in her helpful, unobtrusive manner. Even small but nevertheless important details - for example, one morning when it was raining, she texted to let us know where an umbrella was stored. From experience of renting apartments, you can sometimes feel isolated and wonder where you can get assistance if required. Gabriella gave us a feeling of security we have not had other places. (Extra sets of keys were provided without asking – other times we have been given only 1 set.)

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much indeed. I hope to see you again.
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A very special place!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great and very special place to stay and we enjoyed it very much; it is perfectly located and has everything you need and so much more (the roof-terrace is a dream).

We had a very warm and friendly welcome, the appartement was very clean and was exactly like advertised.

We can recommend it and hope to come back again in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your beautiful review, very important for me and for the guests. I am very happy that you have been well at home and you wish to come back for your holiday. It was fine to meet you and I hope to see you again. "Abbracci" to you and to your wife ciao Gabriella
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Fabulous Venice "Pied -a-terre"

  • 5 of 5

Have just spent a wonderful festive break in this lovely apartment. We were very kindly met at the San Toma vapporetto stop by Gabriella and taken to the very comfortable,warm and well appointed apartment.We could not have asked for a better location and I loved getting up every morning to look out the window at Frari Cathedral.My top tips would be visit Pasticceria Tonolo which is just round the corner for morning espresso and brioche,I loved taking the San Toma traghetto

back and fore across the Grand Canal,Fortuny museum was fascinating and I learned such a lot, visit the Klimt in the Ca'Pesaro and have coffee on the grand canal terrace,take a lovely walk down to the Punta della Dogona via Peggy Guggenheim's wee pad and stop in at the Corner Pub for a warm welcome and a hot Wine or Aperol spritz.We had a wonderful time and I loved staying in your apartment.Grazie Mille Gabriella!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alison, thank you very much for your fantastic review and the beautiful present about Venice wich I put in the home book collection, for me and for the pleasure of our guests in Venice! I am very pleased to meet you and I hope to see you again. Ciao ciao Gabriella
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Fantastic place to stay in venice

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 7 nights and were delighted with the quality of the apartment and the location, as well as how helpful and welcoming Gabriella was. The apartment is beautifully finished with character and restored with lovely traditional beams etc. There is more than enough space for 2 (you could probably comfortably fit at least 4!) with a fantastic roof terrace that was great to sit out and eat on in the evening. The apartment held all we could need for cooking for ourselves at home as well as guide books and umbrellas etc. for visiting. The location was great, right next to the church with the second tallest tower in Venice so easy to find your way back to. Gabriella was extremely helpful, she helped get us to the Frari church, met us and took us to the apartment and talked through everything. Furthermore, when we queried something a few days later she couldn't have been more helpful in coming back to see us to resolve it. We would definitely stay again and would highly recommend it to anyone else, fantastic value for money on top of everything else, thank you Gabriella!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review so beautiful and precise; I am very happy to know that it was possible to make confortabile your holiday in Venice ! It is my wish to use our professionalism to solve the problems to my guests and to offer the apartment the best I can. Thank you very much also because you took care of the apartment well as yours! Grazie grazie and I hope to see you again. Ciao ciao Gabriella
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Hamburg, Germany

an absolute treasure

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is an absolute treasure. I’ve have stayed here several times, the last time in June this year. It is perfect for 2 or 3 people, with plenty of room, 2 (small) bathrooms and everything provided that one needs, including guide books, an ironing board, an umbrella, several sets of keys and even the welcoming prosecco. It is traditionally Venetian and very beautiful (And comfortable too). It is also very clean and well-maintained, so that you feel it is taken care of like a family home. The stairs to the roof terrace look a little daunting at first sight but it’s surprisingly easy to get used to them and the terrace itself with its stupendous views is worth the initial effort.

Gabriella is a generous and unobtrusively helpful host, always ready to answer questions and help solve problems.

The apartment is situated in one of the pleasantest areas of Venice. While all the famous sights are easily accessible on foot or by water-bus, it offers many corners of peace and quiet as well as a lively student quarter a few streets away and many good inexpensive restaurants and bars. It is literally next door to the Frari church and very near to the Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

It is a a short walk away from the Rialto bridge, perhaps twenty minutes to the Academia. The water-bus stop San Toma on the Grand Canal really is just a couple of minutes’ walk away - with no bridges - a great boon with luggage – on a direct route to Saint Mark’s Square, the Biennale park and the Lido with its beaches and walks. (Single journeys on the water-bus are expensive. It is definitely worth buying an actv tourist ticket for up to 7 days).

A wonderful place to stay in a wonderful city!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! I am very pleased to see you every year and to know that you feel as at home: the apartment as a family home!!!! It is our diligence and committment to offer the best I can to my guests and I am very happy when I receive a good feedback. Thank you also for all your important informations which can be very interesting for the persons in Venice for the first time. Grazie e a presto Gabriella
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very nice holiday

  • 5 of 5

the flat is very well, tasteful inventur, clean and what you need to live is near by.

The apartment is near by the city . Very quiet position in front of a church.

You can call the owner by problems every our the day .

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
S. Lucia
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Piazzale Roma
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

San Polo Apartment Rental Rates

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6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $11

Booking deposit € 100.
1 week = 6 nights and 7 days.
All inclusive (gas, water, electricity, heating, towels, tourism tax, linens and final cleaning).
The rate (€ 750,00) is for 2 people and 1 week. For a lower number of guests, the rate can be reduced.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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San Polo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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