This apartment is light and airy with an uplifting atmosphere because of the architectural features and fabulous water views from all rooms. It was built on a former gondola boatyard and has the footprint of the old boathouse but is absolutely up to date with the most modern, quality materials. It is beautifully appointed with Italian designer furniture, much better than the average apartment with double height fronted Shuco glass windows. There is a small private patio at the front and a larger, interesting area by the water to have a drink, sunbathe or watch the boats go by or have a chat with our friendly neighbours if they are at home. This larger area is private too, just for the few owners and guests and it has a private dock for taxis or rented private boats (ask owner about this). The private roof terrace has panoramic views and is reached from steep stairs from inside the duplex apartment. The main living area is on the ground floor with a large balcony bedroom upstairs. 2 bathrooms and showers, one upstairs and one downstairs. Travertine marble flooring or natural oak throughout with underfloor heating if needed. Fully equipped Smeg kitchen with dishwasher, washer/dryer, hob and oven. HD TV, DVD, CD player, stereo system. Very good WIFI and air conditioning. Mosquito screens on all windows as there are mosquitos in Venice with so much water. Don't underestimate how nice it is to relax in the sun by the water in a very restful setting after the crowds at San Marco or Rialto. You can have the door and all of the windows open in complete safety in this unique, little community with it's south facing microclimate. Some windows can be left open at night for fresh air in complete security which is much better than having the air conditioning on all night and the mosquitos can be kept out. When you come home after sight seeing, you will enjoy the peace and quiet at the apartment or really appreciate the local, less touristy community with many bars and trattoria. The bars, trattoria and restaurants on the Giudecca Fondamenta absolutely have the best, expansive views in Venice of the famous Piazza, Doge's Palace, the Salute, San Giorgio, etc which is immediately across the water. Our local area has the most interesting entertainment on the wide Giudecca Canal where the boat traffic is most diverse with even the large cruise ships being escorted out by the tugboats as they tower over all of the buildings. It is quite a spectacle and you will have an expansive view, not a narrow view as on the small canals. The Fondamenta also has spectacular views of the sunset. Just down my street there is the famous Orient Express Cipriani Hotel where you can have a drink or an exceptional meal. Also the Bauer Palazzo next door has a beautiful garden to stroll in after lunch or dinner. Harry's Dolci, Elton John's house is very nearby also on Giudecca. At the other end of the price category, we have excellent take out pizza very nearby and the restaurants on Giudecca are a little cheaper than the rest of Venice. If you want to cook, there is the excellent local fish market (10 minutes walk) and food shops (5 - 10 minute walk). The apartment has a very convenient location, just one vaporetto stop to San Marco or San Giorgio island for the Craft Biennale. It is also very convenient for the Art and Architectural Biennale, only a few vaporetto stops without changing boats. The Lido for the famous Film Festival, cycling and the famous beach also has a direct boat and is a short ride. The best place in Venice for superb photographic exhibitions is at the nearest vaporetto stop Zitelle. I have a local manager in Venice and she can arrange private taxis and airport pick up. She will also help you if you have any problems. The apartment is a quiet, tranquil escape from the crowds but so well located for Art, Architecture and Music at the new auditorium on San Giorgio. There are absolutely no bridges or steps to worry about with suitcases when arriving or leaving Venice to the airport or train station with public water bus. Minimum 3 nights, not suitable for small children, no pets allowed. Strictly no smoking. Everyone loves the quality and location of this unique apartment. Many people tell me that one of the best things about Venice was enjoying the apartment. It is a joy to be in.
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There is a hair dryer in the apartment.