About the property
- Apartment753 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
A 70 m² comfortable one bedroomed apartment for two people.
Open the front door and leave the trolley full of the wonderful food you have just bought while you relax in the garden, or stroll up to the Fondamenta to have a drink in one of the bars and enjoy the view over the water. You can decide whether to cook in, using the well equipped kitchen or eat at one of the local restaurants.
Central Heating: There is independent central heating in the apartment.
In the sitting room (drawers in built in unit) there are two books of instructions. One for inside the apartment and the other covers local shops, water buses, restaurants etc.
This apartment is not suitable for young children.
Mrs Johanna Olby
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- english, A little Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 16, 2018
About Mrs Johanna Olby
We have been married for 41 years and first went to Venice together over 30 years ago. I had visited the city in the 1960's and always wanted to return. Bruce retired, several years ago, from chemistry research and I have been a volunteer for Westminster Abbey for 30 years. I design the kneelers and see them through until they are finished and in situ. My time with the Abbey will be sadly coming to an end within the next year.
Why Mrs Johanna Olby chose Cannaregio
Having a garden is a bonus. Having the boat stop close by has proved to be invaluable.
Local Services & Businesses
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A quality home-from-home in an excellent location.
We thought the apartment was good value, spacious, homely, and well equipped with both essentials and extras, such as the veritable library of books and information on Venice and the region. Above all we thought the location was a real asset. A few steps from the F.Nove boat stop (handy if you have luggage) and (for us) it was good that it was well off the tourist trail. Although on a map it may seem a fair distance from where one might first want to explore, in practice the distances are relatively short. It also felt like 'an escape' from the more confined spaces closer to the city centre, and with a bracing walk along the Fondamente always available close at hand.
You have worked hard to provide your guests with a wealth of information about both the apartment and the city. The information you provided before our trip was also thorough and helpful.
The kitchen already had some essentials and the loose rule that your guests can use/replace/replenish items is perfectly fine. We had fun working out how the light switches work (never come across sequential approach to lights turning on!) and - you won't believe this - it was two days before we discovered where the washing machine was! We didn't use it, as it happens, but it was always tucked behind the kitchen door, unless you shut the door when in the kitchen. Although it was never warm enough to sit in the garden, having a garden is pretty unique.
We felt that we were privileged to be in your home where guests are trusted and given a cornucopia of information to help them discover Venice, regardless of what their main interests might be.
Were we happy the attributes, cost and location of the accommodation? Definitely.
Bottom line: would we recommend your Venice apartment? Definitely.
Receiving so lovely comments makes all the hard work worth while, thank you.
This was our 3rd holiday in this apartment, and we are always pleased to return.
It is one of the best foreign apartments that we have used.
It was a pleasure to welcome you back again and thank you for your comments. It was a lovely surprise yesterday to arrive and find the chocolates you left for us, they are very nice.
The location is perfect - away from the San Marco crowds, but just steps from the vaporetto stop, and a few minutes walk from San Marco or Rialto Bridge. The flat is spacious and comfortable and has everything you would need, even your initial supply of salt, pepper, vinegar, oil, and spices. It combines Venetian apartment living with a small garden (or backyard, or patio, as we would say in California), with a nice dining table and chairs, where we ate most of our home-cooked meals. Within less than 5 minutes walk are bakeries, greengrocers, fishmongers, and many other small shops where we bought fresh food every day. The coop supermarket is also only about 10 minutes away. Johanna has tons of useful information before you go and also in the apartment, with reliable information about everything (Of course, in Venice you get briefly lost at least once a day during the first couple of weeks). Johanna even called us after our arrival to make sure everything was O.K. One of the benefits of not staying at hotels is that you experience Venetian day-to-day life, including children playing soccer in the church squares. We have already looked a few times at the reservation calendar, as we want to return in 2017.
We have done our best to make sure it has many of the comforts of a home and we are pleased that you enjoyed them. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
A second visit even better than the first one
This is the first time we have ever returned to a rental property (apart from our own) and we didn't hesitate once we had decided where we would like to spend our special 45th Wedding Anniversary - Johanna sends out extensive information before your arrival and there is lots of information in the apartment she is so helpful that it eases the way for even the most reluctant or hesitant traveller to find their way from the airport and then to the apartment and most importantly around Venice.
If you want to be in a central location within a reasonable walking distance of all the main tourist areas plus easy access to shops, restaurants etc. then this is the place to stay all of them are a comfortable distance from the apartment.
All the home comforts are available and lots of lovely places to eat which have been recommended by Johanna.
Very much a home from home !!
Thanks again Johanna for all of your help and advice you make the whole trip an even more pleasurable one.
Gill, thank you for your very kind comments. I do really enjoy trying to make sure guests have a special stay in Venice and I know from experience that being given some information can make the holiday so much more rewarding. I loved the photo's you sent me as I could picture you sitting on the terrace at Alvise's enjoying dinner - and wishing that it was me.
perfect home away from home
This is an ideal property to enjoy all that Venice has to offer while avoiding the maddening crowds. The apartment has everything you need for a comfortable stay and the outdoor sitting area is a real bonus. The location is ideal and it afforded us the luxury of shopping at the local market for both food and wine. The vaperetto was just a block away for those times when our feet were just too tired to walk another mile. Walking to the St Mark's Square and Rialto was easy. We traveled through small neighborhoods walking with children on their way to school and discovered beautiful sights that were incredibly memorable.
Johanna was a pleasure to deal with and even contacted us after our arrival to answer any questions.
You won't find a better spot in Venice to call home.
Thank you for your comments and I really enjoy helping guests to make the most of their holiday. When we bought the flat, all those years ago, we did not realise just how lucky we were. Having the boat stop so close has made such a difference as the years roll by - especially after a trip to the supermarket!
Comfortable and Charming
Lovely place to stay in a quiet part of Venice close to public transportation, restaurants and shops.
Clearly it was well cared for and the owner couldn't have been better about communicating prior
to and during our stay. Information was provided on the flat, the surrounding area and Venice in general. The owner even called shortly after our arrival to check and make sure all was well, any questions Inhad were answered promptly and the owner was both patient and kind with my queries.
We loved the location and proximity to conveniences as well as the fact that it was not in the busy part of the city.
I would definitely recommend this property to a friend or relative for a holiday stay.
I really appreciated the photographs you sent of Venice. You clearly have an eye for the unusual and if I do use one to make a needlepoint picture then I will send you a photograph.
We have owned this apartment for 21 years and it is ideally situated for the Airport water bus and water buses to the islands, station and other parts of Venice. The Alilaguna boat from the airport stops on the Fondamenta, over a bridge and then two minutes from the apartment. Boats from the Station and Pizzale Roma stop on the Fondamenta. The apartment has basic food shopping, milk, bread, fish and wine close by. Two supermarkets 5 minutes away. Several bars and restaurants on the Fondamenta Nuove and others within 3-4 minutes. Rialto is 7 minutes away on foot and St. Marks a few minutes longer.
Additional information about rental rates
There are no extra charges. A security deposit of £300 is required. Payment by Sterling Cheque or Bank Transfer in Sterling or credit card through Homeaway. Deposit of 25% on booking and the balance to be paid 8 weeks before date booked. Check out 10.00 a.m. I usually phone you within 48 hours after your arrival and hopefully can answer any questions you m