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stylish apartment with stunning private courtyard in Dorsoduro

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

On a quiet calle close to Campo Santa Margherita. Aircon and Central Heating

The house is on two levels with an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area on the ground floor. This opens onto a private courtyard which can be used for al fresco dining, maybe a glass of Prosecco before dinner or just enjoying Venice outdoors. There are two matching sofas in the lounge area, one of which converts into a double sofa bed. There is a separate bathroom with wash basin and WC.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one with double bed, the other with twin beds. There is a bathroom with shower, bidet and WC. The house has been renovated recently with attractive cherry wood flooring. All of the beds, sofas, garden furniture and kitchen equipment are brand new.

The house is located in picturesque Dorsoduro, just off the Campo Santa Margherita. It is an easy 5 minute walk to Piazzale Roma and the railway station. Despite experiencing more of the 'real Venice', access to the main tourist attractions, such as San Marco, is easy and fast, giving the best of both worlds

There is a flat screen TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs available. Please feel free to bring your own DVDs if you want to watch these at the house. Similarly, there is a CD player and radio for your use. The house has it's own WiFi connection.

More Details

Josh Herlihy
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Josh Herlihy

We love Italy and as we move towards retirement, we wanted to spend as much time as we can in one of our favourite countries. Venice has always captivated and intrigued. Each time we visit, there is something new to see and experience. The place itelf is simply amazing1

Josh Herlihy purchased this house in 2006

Why Josh Herlihy chose Venice city center

Easy! Starting with Venice, then Dorsoduro which in our view is the best of the 6 'sestiers' of Venice in terms of being 'Real Venice', the bars and restaurants, the architecture and the convenient links to transport, particularly Piazzale Roma buses, taxis and the magical St Lucia railway station.

What makes this house unique

The private courtyard was the clincher for us. We spent 18 months finding the right property. My friend and Estate Agent, Andrea, called me one day to say, he knew he had found the special place that we had been looking for. He was right!


Dorsoduro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • On the first floor there is a bathroom with shower, bidet and WC. On the ground floor there is a separate WC with wash basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , cot available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double sofa bed
  • The house is on two levels, with two bedrooms upstairs, one large double and one twin. Downstairs there is a double sofa bed in the lounge area.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

stylish apartment with stunning private courtyard in Dorsoduro
average rating of 4.6346154 based on 52 reviews

Peaceful and relaxing atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed here twice before. Location is ideal. Apartment on 2 floors allows space and privacy. Courtyard is great. You have to sort your rubbish out and take it to the depot which is close by. Not really a problem.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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A beautiful corner of Dorsoduro

  • 5 of 5

This was my third stay at Ca Dei Guardiani and each time has been a real pleasure. It's so rare to find a house to rent in Venice at such a reasonable price - and to find a place with its own garden space is nothing short of remarkable. Despite a bit of bad weather on one day, we managed to spend a good amount of time in the garden during our stay and eating out there is a real pleasure.

The house is very clean, user-friendly, well maintained and well equipped - since our first visit 4 years ago a new kitchen was added as well as lovely, comfortable sofas in the lounge area.

The British-based owner is helpfulness itself and the Venetian company who manage the property provide an excellent service - they contacted us prior to our visit to ensure we knew exactly what to do on arrival, kept in touch as we traveled from airport to the nearest vaporetto stop (which is only a short walk to the property) and were friendly and helpful.

There are lots of cafes and restaurants nearby (there's a decent restaurant about 80 metres away from the front door) and a decent supermarket close to the vaporetto stop provides anything you might need. Venice speaks for itself - nowhere is too far away, especially if you take advantage of the vaporetto passes (good value if you make sure to use them every day).

If like me you find hotels uncomfortable, dislike being forced to eat out every day (and in Venice, that can be a costly hobby) and like having a more real experience of life in Venice - I can't recommend this place highly enough.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific Apartment in an Amazing Location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 (Mom & Dad and our 4 kids, ages 21, 14, 13, 10) spent a wonderful month traveling throughout Italy in July 2016. We used VRBO to rent apartments in Milan, Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Sorrento, and Rome. We spent 5 nights at this amazing apartment and everything about it exceed our expectations!

This apartment provided an amazing home base from which to explore all of Venice. It's location was PERFECT for our family! It is located in the quiet, residential Dorsoduro area of Venice. It was a short walk to the water taxi stop, a terrific grocery store, and many wonderful local restaurants.

What was most fun was walking down the quiet streets and canals as we made our way to the more "touristy" parts of Venice each day. We enjoyed seeing the schools, the neighbors' wash hung out to dry on window clotheslines, the neighborhood pets, and all the little things that make up every day life in Venice. We loved all the things we stumbled upon during our explorations-be it fun stores & food vendors or beautiful churches tucked into quiet neighborhoods. We loved visiting all the amazing sites in Venice but treasured coming home each day to the quiet charm of the Dorsoduro streets/canals and the comfort of this lovely/modern apartment.

The owner was attentive and patient with our many emails/questions. Check-in was a breeze and the apartment was a comfortable retreat after a long day of enjoying Venice. We particularly liked the courtyard, where we ate many of our meals.

If we are blessed to visit Venice again, we would definitely want to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was very clean and looked like it does on the web site. Very nice.

  • 5 of 5

Our overall experience was very good from first booking the property to receiving info along the way.

Meeting our associate to receiving our key and going to the property and reviewing items of interest was very good.

The property was conveniently located within walking distance to many attractions, restaurants and boats for sight seeing and airport transfer.

If going to Venice, we recommend this property for your stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent. well equiped. excellent communication with owner. very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Accomodation was excellent, very well equipped with frige freezer and washing machine. Air con was very welcome, dont think could have coped without it in the hot weather of August. Great to have a very comfortable bed and the fact it was King size made it more comfortable given the hot conditions. Also the sofas were v comfortable and the bed sofa great too. It was lovely to have the cool, shady patio to sit in after strolling aroun venice in the heat. Josh the owver was very prompt and efficient with communication and the Irene who arranged to meet on arrival was also very reliable, efficient and helpful. Very convenient, in a lovely quieter area, by a small canal. A great stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, quiet apartment in great area with fabulous private terrace

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed staying in this Dorseduro apartment. It was my first time to Venice so it was lovely to escape the crowds when I went home after a day of sightseeing. There were some great wine bars and restaurants in the local area where you could sit right next to the canal. The vaporetto stop was only a five minute walk away.

The apartment had all mod cons and the extra toilet was handy. I must also comment on how wonderfully comfortable the beds were. We loved sitting on our spacious terrace of an evening having gin and tonics!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Venice Marco Polo
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Kilometres
Stazione Maritima
Nearest Train
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Milan Veice Autostrada
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The Veneto has all year round attractions from the winter skiing in the Dolomites to the hot and balmy days of summer. Venice is the ideal base from which to explore the region, served by excellent road, rail and maritime links. Nearby are the attractions of the Eugenean Hills, The Veneto wine country, historic cities of Padua, Vicenza, Verona and Trieste. In the middle of all this is the jewel that is Venice, La Serenissima.

Twelve million visitors a year, can't be all wrong, Venice is the most magical city on earth. Whether you want to visit the major tourist attractions or just wander the streets and canals getting lost along the way, there are so many ways of visiting the city. If you’ve already been to St. Marks and fed the pigeons, maybe you are looking to experience a more authentic, less touristy side of Venice?

Dorsoduro is known as the hipper “sestier”, less crowded, but still packed with history and culture, with beautiful churches as well as great bars and restaurants


Rates & Availability

Dorsoduro House Rental Rates

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Mar 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

housekeeping $109.96

Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
Discounts may be available for longer periods, please ask the owners.
An additional charge of £10 per person per night may be made for parties greater than 4
Prices exclude linen/towel hire, cleaning on departure and meet/greet services. These are payable locally at 85 Euros per stay

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