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Perfect Private Canal Views Balcony AC Dorsoduro 5 Min 2 Bridge Charm Quiet WiFi

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4); 4-night quote

See what the experts say about us! Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Italy Experience Maker award, Travel & Leisure Magazine Italy All-Star award, Better Business Bureau A+ perfect rating, SlowTravel Preferred, Vacation Rental Managers Association professional.

We welcome your inquiries and questions and will respond within one business day. The calendar is updated frequently. Call us 888.308.6123 (North America).

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Welcome to a light-filled apartment overlooking a small canal with a view also of the Grand Canal of Venice. The Dorsoduro neighborhood is central Venice but away from the throngs of visitors around famous places like St Mark's piazza.

“The apartment has plenty of space. We enjoyed having breakfasts and a lunch on the balcony with views of activity on the canals.”

Two large windows and French doors in the living/dining room bring in lots of light. A small balcony is up two steps; it overlooks Ca' Rezzonico palace, a small canal and across the neighboring rooftop, the Grand Canal.

“The apartment has lots of space, good lighting, is well equipped, is comfortable for sitting, has a little balcony (up 4 steps) with a peek at the Grand Canal.”

Enjoy your private view of the Ca' Rezzonico palace with its collection of sculpted heads above and below each window. The daily rhythm of the city can be traced by the sights and sounds of Venice observed from your apartment. Church bells across the city toll the daylight hours. A few boats pass below your balcony and windows, their type changes with the time of the day.

An L-shaped sofa is a comfy spot and can easily seat three. The sofa opens to form a double sized bed. Truly beautiful woods are featured in the parquet floor, bookshelves and dining table. A flat-panel TV with satellite reception brings in a few English-language stations.

“The apartment was lovely, very comfortable, and had everything we needed and then some.”

The kitchen and bedroom are down six steps from the living/dining room. Small but efficient, the kitchen really has everything you need for real cooking, if you wish. Four burner gas stove, oven, under-counter refrigerator with small freezer compartment, dishwasher and washing machine. There is an Italian coffee maker and a French press. The pots and pans are plentiful as well as cooking utensils. Dishes and serving pieces are in an armoire near the dining table.

The bedroom and the kitchen are under the eves. The ceiling on the far side of the bed is almost 6 feet. The bed consists of joined single beds, so slightly wider than a North American queen. At the far side, there are built in closets. Also in the bedroom is an armoire and a small desk. A sky light can be opened/closed and a sliding panel can eliminate sunlight.

“The beds including the sofa bed is comfortable and the bedding and linen very adequate.”

Across the living room from the kitchen/bedroom steps is a large bathroom. The large window has the usual palace view. There is a large tub with shower, toilet, bidet and sink. The drying rack for laundry and iron and ironing board are also stowed here.

The Dorsoduro neighborhood is real Venice. Sure, plenty of tourists as there have been for millenia, but also all the locals who shop for their veggies around the corner at the greengrocer's boat docked at the Campo San Barnaba, sip their beverages in the Bar Ai Artisti in the Campo and buy their groceries at the Billa market with its views across the Giudecca canal. Wonderful is the slight separation from the really busy San Marco and Castello districts but they are still in easy reach. You can cross the Grand Canal at the end of the calle (walking street) on the traghetto (ferry) or walk 5 minutes one way to the Accademia bridge or 10 minutes the other direction to the Rialto bridge. Riding the water-busses is easy, one stops at the same place as the traghetto, Ca' Rezzonico, or the walk to the Piazzale Roma for a car park or the train station takes only 15 minutes.

“There is a waterbus stop just seconds from the apartment - no cars anywhere, just the gondolas below going past the apartment!”

Guests receive complimentary and helpful documents: 1. FAQ About Renting in Italy, 2. Helpful Information About Venice. On request, complimentary children's adventure guide to Italy e-Book. We accept Visa, Mastercard, cash, check, wires. Call 888.308.6123 for a quote.


Keywords: Vacation Apartment in Venice Holiday Flat Dorsoduro, luxury venetian apartment

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Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About The Owner

This apartment is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love visiting Italy as much as we do. We are sisters Lisa and Pat Byrne who lived in Italy in our youth and now travel there frequently for business and pleasure.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was the perfect spot to explore Venice and the apartment is bigger and nicer than appears in the photos. The apartment is well equipped with all you would need for an extended stay. Although the water taxi stop is less than 5 minutes walk to the apartment and very convenient getting from and to the airport, we found walking and exploring most of Venice wonderful and very doable. We used the water taxi for a day trip to Murano. Our host was very helpful and directions as to use of the apartment and local interest was much appreciated. I would recommend this apartment to all. Thank you
Nov 2013
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Dorsoduro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Local hospitality tax paid in cash on arrival.
  • Late arrivals after 8pm must be arranged in advance and there is a late arrival fee.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower over tub, sink, toilet, bidet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double size sofa bed
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing


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An absolutely great week in a very special appartment

  • 5 of 5

Very professional handling of the reservation. Competent greeter. The appartment is in good shape, spacious livingroom, the bedroom small but everything well kept. The balcony holds two people and a bottle of prosecco - who wants more... The view is lovely. We certainly will come back!

We are frequent visitors of Venice and can say that we know quite a lot of this lovely town. We judge the location of the appartment as absolutely perfect for people who do not want to follow the main stream of mass-tourism and still the next water-bus station is a mere 20 meters from the doorstep. So is the famous museum Cà Rezzonico.

The Dorsoduro quarter is probably the most "Italian" quarter in Venice. Great for shopping at the vegetable boat right on the Campo San Barnabo, authentic with charming coffee-bars, real Italian stores and a fishmonger every morning nearby.

The appartment is wonderful to experiment Italian living, but still only a stone's throw away from all the main attractions of the city.

And if your Italian is not good enough: most everybody speaks at least a bit of English :-)

We enjoyed it very much!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Martin, we are delighted you had such a wonderful time and look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect Team
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good location, some hiccups

  • 3 of 5

My husband, my daughter (age 22), and I stayed here for four nights in early June. The location is great, close to vaporetto stop, convenient to many sights, but not overrun with tourists. Several nice restaurants in neighborhood. Apartment is nice, small kitchen, and sofa bed in living room for my daughter. The only issue was that our luggage was delayed, and Lost and Found at the Venice airport refuses to call an US phone number, and so we were dependent on home contact to determine if and when our luggage might be delivered. I spent the first 36 hours in apartment waiting for luggage. A better system is needed, one option is to arrange for luggage delivery to hotel (Palazzo Stern) next door.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you found the apartment and location very nice, real Venice, not real touristy. We are happy that the manager was able to serve as your communications center receiving and making many calls and emails for you about your luggage. She was not able to provide the 24x7, front desk type service that you expected and requested, but in the end, your luggage arrived! The best system of all is, as we suggest to all our Venice guests, pack light, carry-ons only. Also, in Italy, tips are moderate but appreciated when people who help you and go above and beyond, as would have been appropriate for the manager.
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Decorah, Iowa USA

Just a wonderful apartment!!

  • 4 of 5

What you see on the photos is exactly what you get. The apartment is just fabulous...lots of light, the little balcony is so beautiful, the whole place is incredibly clean, great little kitchen, bed very comfortable, very quiet, lovely furnishings - everything you could want. It was HOT when we stayed there, but the air conditioner worked very well and with fans in the lower bedroom, we slept well. Only two problems, but they have nothing to do with the apartment. Mosquitoes...but that is just Venice. Nobody has screens on the windows and in the summer with all of that water, you just have them. Water pressure? But again, that is just Venice. You have the same problem everywhere. Location was great and neighborhood was super....not a lot of tourists and lots of good restaurants very near plus Punto...a great little supermarket very near. They have everything you might need. We had a marvelous time. Staff met us right at the vaparetto stop and were very helpful in orienting us to the apartment. Just a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you found the apartment fabulous, that it was clean, comfortable, quiet and the air conditioning was adequate in the hot weather. We, too, love that location and neighborhood. So glad you more than overcame the common issues with Venice. The Italy Perfect Team
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Somerville, MA

Location, sunny, spacious

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location! A quiet neighborhood with lots of charm also within easy walking distance of the Peggy Guggenheim museum, Accademia, San Sebastián cathedral, southern waterfront, and lots of wonderful restaurants. If you're not a walker it's about 1/2 block to the Vapperato.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious Venice Apartment

  • 5 of 5

The Marino Apartment was so spacious and in a great location. The bathroom is large and the bed was comfortable. The bookshelves were well-stocked in case you decide to stay in on a rainy day. Compo Santa Margherita, just over the bridge from our apartment's San Barnaba Compo, has plenty of restaurants, a gelato shop, farmacia and other shops. Once we got our bearings, things were easy to get to and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Check out the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, which is about a 10 minute walk from the apartment. The great thing about the apartment is that there is a desk with maps and other info that you will definitely use. Evelyn, our greeter, was very accommodating and helpful as well.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peggy! The Italy Perfect Team
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Canberra Australia

I found the Marino apartment ideal for my needs

  • 5 of 5

The Marino apartment is in a very handy location for the visitor to Venice. Close to water transport and some of the major must see places. It is in a residential area and away from most of the tourist crowds.

The apartment itself has some peculiarities in set out, but these were all adequately explained in the website. So there were no problems in getting used to it.

I found the Marino apartment ideal for my needs.

Italy Perfect did everything to a high standard and I am happy to recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we are pleased you had a wonderful stay. The Italy Perfect Team
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $119.5
Additional Guest Fee $59.75 per person per night
Damage Deposit $358.51

The price includes booking fee, credit card fee, greeting fee, keyholder fee, WiFi/internet, final cleaning, linens, towels, and a generous 10 Kwh/day utility allowance (that guests seldom exceed).

Not included is a security deposit of €300 payable in cash at check in, refunded less expenses on-site after departure inspection and utilities used over the 10Kwh/day allowance. Please go to for information on local hospitality tax paid in cash at check in.

Check in is normally from 5-8pm. To guarantee check in before 5pm or to check out after 10am, you may reserve the night before or the night after your stay, if available, for ½ the nightly price calculated against the price for the number of nights you are staying in the property. Sometimes, if the housekeeper is in the apartment cleaning when you reach Venice, then you may be able to arrive and leave your luggage. This possibility is a day to day situation, so when you call your greeter from your point of arrival, then she'll tell you if you can go to drop your bags. If not possible, there are convenient locations to check luggage described in the Venice information we provide. Check in between 8-10pm requires €50 paid in cash to greeter. Check in between 10pm and midnight must be confirmed in advance and €75 Euro payment in cash to greeter. Early Check In from 9am. Late Check Out until 5pm. We cannot guarantee you will be able to check in early or check out late if you do not reserve these extra nights.

Default bed makeup for 2 guests is the bed in the bedroom. If you are two and would also like the sofa bed made up, there is a housekeeping charge of €35.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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