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

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning


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:
May 22, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Perfect Private Canal Views Balcony AC Dorsoduro 5 Min to Bridge Charm Quiet
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 70 reviews

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
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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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Money Well Spent

  • 5 of 5

After paying relatively little for a modest, poorly lighted apartment in Florence in 2015, my wife and I decided to spend some serious money for an apartment we could truly enjoy; so we picked Marino and did not regret it. We were delighted with the view out the eastern window (with balcony), which reaches as far as the Campanile in Piazza San Marco and includes a glance at the nearby meeting of the San Barnabà and Grand Canals. It was fun to gaze down from a side window, opposite a wall of the Ca'Rezzonico, and watch passing boats in the San Barnabà, some laden with supplies for restaurants and stores of various sorts. With the shutters open, light streams into Marino, and there is plenty of artificial lighting, too.

We were impressed with such mundane things as the unusually large supply of flatware and dishware, and also pleased that the microwave worked. Moreover, there are a dishwasher and clothes washer, but we didn't use them, partly in order not to exceed our quota of electricity--this being electric-power-starved Italy.

The living area of the apartment is spacious for two people, and the large sofa apparently can serve as a bed for additional guests. The bathroom, unfortunately located at the far end of the apartment from the bedroom (which is down six steps), is fairly large, modern, and clean. In general, Marino is a well-maintained, attractive apartment. The GROM gelateria in Campo S. Barnabà deserves its reputation for addictive cones .For those who intend to prepare at least a few meals in the apartment, a grocery store is a short walk away. Although Marino is a relatively long walk from the Piazza San Marco area of Venice, it is near such major Dorsoduro venues as the Accademia Gallery and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. For those who prefer to take the vaporetto up and down the Grand Canal, a stop is located 30 yards from the front door of the apartment building. A restaurant worth trying is La Rivista, in the lower level of the Ca'Pisani Hotel, around the corner from the Accademia. The chef does serious work, and the staff speaks English. An added reward: the Italy Perfect website provides as much information as you can possibly absorb about visiting Italy, and Venice in particular. In short, we would be happy to again spend a week or two (or three or four) at Marino.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team
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Lake Meade, Pa

Best Venice Experience

  • 5 of 5

Why is this the best way and place to experience Venice? Well, number one, it couldn't possibly be closer to the vaporetto stop! And, number two, it is a perfect, spacious apartment 3 floors up with an elevator to get there. And, from the small balcony or the large windows, one can see our own little side canal, as well as a glimpse of the Grand Canal at the vap stop. Additionally, it's in Dosoduro. No need to deal with the noise and crowds of the San Marco area when you can be in this perfect neighborhood with lots to do, and plenty of places to eat. And, you can get to San Marco and all that in just a few minutes. Oh, and the grocery store is 3 minutes' walk.

What else? Well, as with our dealings with Italy Perfect (Lisa and Pat) when we went to Florence (Bardi), no questions go unanswered. They provide so much information, and are so pleasant to deal with. Forget the expensive hotel when you can get 3 times the space for less!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A terrific location, a fine apartment.

  • 4 of 5

This apartment was accurately described, is well managed, and is a terrific base for a stay in Venice.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. The Italy Perfect Team
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Rates & Availability

Dorsoduro Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $44 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $54 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $54 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $326.84
Greeting & cleaning/week $108.95

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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