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Luxury canal-side apartment in heart of Dorsoduro

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment

Ca' Leonessa is a recently (2010) restored luxury apartment located in the heart of Venice. It is a short walk from the bus and railway stations. Due to its superb location all the sites of Venice are either within walking distance or a couple of stops on the vaporetto. In the furnishing of the apartment the prime consideration has been to create a comfortable and welcoming oasis for you after a busy days sight seeing in magical Venice.

The living room (which overlooks the canal and the Campo San Barnaba) features two Natuzzi sofa's (one double sofa bed) a Linn sound system and HD television with DVD/CD player.

Both bedrooms are bright and airy with comfortable beds and have plenty of hanging/storage space in the bespoke wardrobes. Bedroom 1 has a luxurious double bed with fine linens and traditional Venetian fabrics. Bedroom 2 has two single beds. Both bathrooms are fully tiled with power showers.

The kitchen has been hand built and features dining for 6.

More Details

Jonathan Lloyd
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We returned to Cologne after 3 wonderful days in Venice and we are sure, that we will return some time or other.

During our first stay in Venice years ago, we checked in in a hotel near Piazza San Marco - very expensive, very loud and without any atmosphere.

What a difference. Ca 'Leonessa is a luxurious flat in a wonderful part of the city - and very near to the Canale Grande and the other places of interest.

The meeting with the local guide was uncomplicated.

In the past we have rented flats in several cities (Barcelona, Rome, Vienna); but I can express, that we never had such a comfortable and well-positioned flat.

So I can recommend your flat one hundred percent to all my friends who will plan a visit to Venice.

(Rainer, Cologne)
Sep 2011
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Marco Polo
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Campo San Barnaba
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Stazione Marittima
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Lucia
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Piazzale Roma
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Campo San Barnaba
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Your first glimpse of Venice, the pearl of the Adriatic, is of a magnificent vision of a city rising from the waters of the lagoon. The unique light has fascinated artists and travellers for centuries. As perhaps the greatest trading state Venice has absorbed different cultures like no other City. Its unrivalled blend of cultures is evidenced in the truly magnificent array of architectural styles from Byzantine through to Renaissance elegance and even the neo Fascist architecture of the railway station.

The Grand Canal runs through the centre of the city with its numerous smaller canals and 400 plus bridges link the city and its succession of palazzi.

From the first refugees arriving to the rise of the great Venetian empire of the 13th century and the later Napoleonic invasion, Venice has it all.


Dorsoduro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Both bathrooms are fully tiled with local tiles in earthy/neutral tones. There are power showers in both.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Both bedrooms are bright and airy with comfortable beds and have plenty of hanging/storage space in the bespoke wardrobes. One bedroom has a luxuriously appointed double bed with fine linens and traditional Venetian fabrics. The second bedroom has two single beds again with beautiful traditional Venetian fabrics. There is also a double sofa bed in the Living room
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Among the many other amenities on offer we have provided unlimited broadband/wifi; Wii system with a selection of games/activities; a collection of DVD's, CD's and books (including various cook books and guide books on Venice). Our apartment is great for all groups from parents with children, groups of friends or a romantic hideaway for a couple. Included with your stay are bed linen and bath towels, all utilities, internet use and weekly cleaning as well as final cleaning on your departure. Added extras include electrical adaptors (UK and USA); umbrellas; guidebooks; maps and rain boots.


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Luxury canal-side apartment in heart of Dorsoduro
average rating of 4.7792206 based on 79 reviews

Molto Bene!

  • 5 of 5

We were pleased to have such a charming, clean, and conveniently located apartment. Staying in Dorsoduro Siestre was a grand idea . . . More locals than tourists, allowing us to witness first hand the activity of the neighborhood. The apartment's location is close to a vaparetto stop on the Grrand Canal and is easy walking distance to most major attractions.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was clean and in a great location. Away from the crowds but close enough to walk everywhere

  • 5 of 5

This is my third visit to Venezia and every time I fall in love with its charm and warm & welcoming residents.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location

  • 3 of 5

The best thing about this property is definitely the location. It's not in the touristy part of the city but is close enough to everything including nice restaurants, cafes, attractions, etc. We are a family of 4 (2 adult children 22 and 19) and stayed 3 nights. There was enough space for the 4 of us as there's a master bedroom with double bed and another bedroom with twin beds and also 2 bathrooms. Having said that, the bathroom off the bedroom with the twin beds gave off foul sewer gases into the bedroom and the door had to be kept closed the 3 days we were there. We couldn't use this bathroom as the one time we flushed the toilet the entire apartment was full of intense foul sewer gases. It was a real shame as one of the reasons we booked this property was because it had the extra bathroom which we really needed with 4 adults. The apt has air conditioning but doesn't work very well. It was over 33 degrees everyday and it was extremely hot and very uncomfortable sleeping at night. We found the master bed to be uncomfortable and woke up with sore backs every morning. One of the twin beds has a slat missing and the mattress gave way while our son was sitting on it! As a previous reviewer commented the apt is surface cleaned but needs a good scrubbing. For example, the fridge was not cleaned well and there were small hairs in the bathroom drawers. We also found some of the dishes in the cupboards were dirty and the only dish cloth in the kitchen was clearly not washed. There are many steps in the apt which you have to watch out for. I stubbed my big toe on one of them and it's still numb a week after! There's a good collection of movies and music and a nice sound system. There's also a WI but unfortunately it didn't work. The washing machine was a plus and a clothes rack to hang clothes. The website says there's a patio with 4 chairs but it's really a small unkempt courtyard which we decided not to use. Communication with the owner and greeter was prompt and very pleasant. Giulia the greeter was very pleasant and helpful during our stay. In summary, location is clearly the reason to stay here. We loved Venice and would love to come back to the city but unfortunately, we would not return to this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was lovely. It's very special to have your own front door onto a canal in Venice! Overall the apartment was very clean and everything worked. The kitchen and bathrooms were modern and well fitted out. The sitting room was comfortable with 2 windows overlooking the canal. The bedrooms have ample closet space but the double in the master bedroom is small. The apartment accommodated our family of 4 very well.

The apartment is on a canal directly off the Grand Canal with easy access to Piazza San Marco via the Accedemia bridge. The area bustles with locals and tourists during the day (not in an overcrowded way) and at night Campo Santa Margherita at the back of the apartment is full of restaurants and bars with many locals in evidence. There is a supermarket and several coffee shops directly around the corner from the apartment, plus a fast food pasta restaurant directly opposite.

For sightseeing head a few streets back into the Dorsodura neighborhood; the crowds thin out and you can enjoy wandering the quieter canals and streets. We found a mask shop with the owner sitting outside working on the papier mache bases for the beautiful masks inside.

We took a private water taxi (e120) from the airport directly to Campo San Barnaba, which includes a long section through the Grand Canal, so we didn't have to bother about paying for another sightseeing ride on the canal.

NOTE: We were in the apartment in August so it was hot. The a/c units are in the two hallways outside the bedrooms so it was necessary for us (who like cooler bedrooms) to sleep with the bedroom doors open to get cool air in during the night.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 4 with a 19 and 20 year old. It was easy to get the water bus from the airport to the local stop, then literally a 3 minute walk to the apartment. ...The apartment was everything we had hoped for, with lively restaurants and a supermarket all within a 2 minute walk and the fruit barge just across the way. St Marks was a little further at around a 15 minute walk, but included crossing various canals and various squares and so the walk was never an issue. All in all would highly recommend and would use again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Family of 4 / five countries. This was, The Best Apartment we stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

Venice was the best... and alot of it had to do with this apartment. Not the crazy busy neighborhoods, but close to everything we needed. Explored the island and took the tours. At the end of the day great beds and plenty of entertainment in the house. Movies, games, laundry machine, and restaurants outside the door. Canal infront of apartment for ambience. Now remember there hasn't been a new residence built in Venice for along time, so expect old world charm. Clean and comfortable. Our kids said they will be coming back here and staying in this unit. Thanks for sharing Jon. It was hard to leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.