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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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

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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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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 4.775281 based on 91 reviews
Sandy, Utah, USA

Beautiful apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Clean, stylish and well furnished. Was close to restaurants, groceries and a farm fresh produce market. 2 blocks from water bus stop. About a half hour walk to St marks square. Only issue was a bit of a sewer smell on arrival, but I think it was only because the traps had dried out. After we used the shower, it went away. Apartment managers were helpful and accommodating. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic apartment in great easy to find location

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment very easy to find ,just a very short walk from Vaporetto stop so very easy to get around and see all the sites

This apartment has every thing you could need and lots of shops , bars and restaurants locally .

This is a lovely apartment in a great location and I highly recommend it .

Hopefully will return to Venice and I would definitely stay here again .

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Perfect Location in the heart of Venice - Excellent Apartment and a home from home.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this fabulous canal side apartment. The apartment was in the perfect location - 3 mins from a Vaporetti stop and 2 mins away from a fabulous ‘everything freshly baked’ bakery. Also a couple of minutes from a decent supermarket and lots of nice restaurants and bars in the vicinity. We went in January so Venice was cold but the apartment was lovely and cosy warm every evening. Lots of DVD’s to watch if you want to put your feet up at the end of a long day sightseeing. Check in was flawless with Giulia giving us lots of information about the apartment, the local area and things to do. Beds were very comfortable and everything in the kitchen functioned well. There are 2 bathrooms both with hairdryers and showers were always lovely and hot. We are a family of 3 and my daughter absolutely loved this apartment. Would thoroughly recommend it and I can never understand why anybody would want to stay in a hotel. We hope to return to Venice in the future and would definitely come back to this apartment. Perfect in every way and thoroughly recommended. *****😁

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Fantastic location and great apartment.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment has everything you could possibly need.There are shops around the corner for all your supplies.Loved it.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Excellent location and great apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the Academia area several times and know it well. This was our first time staying at this apartment and would highly recommend it. The meet and greet was right on time and easy to communicate with. Very clean, thanks to all.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Newton, MA USA

Great Location in Venice!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in Venice. This was a great place to stay with the family.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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