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Traditional apartments in medieval 'palazzetto' - The 'West Studio' apartment

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
1-2 - 3 - 6 bedrooms, 1- 2 - 5 bathrooms, sleep 1-14

Ca’ Badoer dei barbacani is a private 'palazzetto' located at the very heart of Venice. It offers a few self-catering apartments for rent on a weekly basis. The apartments are on the second 'piano nobile' and floors above, and enjoy open views - some over Church and canal. The interiors preserve a typically Venetian period feel, but combine this with modern comfort, first of all the use of a LIFT (elevator): 'no stairs to climb’. Some apartments have air conditioning, some satellite TVs, all have full equipment, linen, and weekly cleaning. The location, well known for the splendid Church of the Frari, is quiet and yet within walking distance of the Rialto and St. Mark’s. There are many local shops and restaurants, and close by at San Toma’ is the stop for public water-transport on the Grand Canal. The accommodation can also be rented as whole to suit a party of up to 14 people. For further details on the Whole Accommodation please click on 'full sized photographs' here below.

Special features and view: A long history! The palazzetto still preserves some original features belonging to a 10th/11th century house, then home to a branch of the Badoer, one of the most distinguished Venetian families. Re-designed by the Badoers towards the end of the 15th century, the medieval projecting pinions, or 'barbacani', have since become its identifying characteristic. In 1500 the house appeared in the “Bird’s eye view map of Venice” by Jacopo De Barbari. Overall, it stayed in the ownership of the Badoers for almost a millennium, till the end of the 19th Century.

Being a taller building than the surrounding houses, it enjoys plenty of light as well as far reaching views, going as far as the domes of the Salute and the Alps on a clear day. The view of the canal dei Frari and canal San Stin joining together under the bridge and also that of the Frari bell-tower in the moonlight are truly romantic sights.

Shopping and transport: The location is near the Church of the Frari, a well-known landmark to the “conoscenti”. The area is quiet, yet central; within easy reach of the Rialto, the Accademia and Saint Mark’s on foot, and quicker still by “vaporetto” from S. Toma’. Locally, cafes, restaurants, shops and markets are all close at hand, and so are two Universities, the State Archives of the “Serenissima” , patronised by international scholars, concert halls (concerts held in the Frari Church, as well as the two “Scuole” of S. Rocco and of St John the Evangelist), ... and paintings galore: the Frari Titians, the Tintorettos at San Rocco are just round the corner. Understandably, the local population are mostly professionals or academic-related. On the other hand, our visitors enjoy sight seeing - whether on foot, by gondola or by water-bus - shopping for designer fashion & antiques, visiting museums, attending concerts, gondola regattas, bathing at the Lido, painting or just writing books on Venice.

Sports: In Venice local rowing clubs and sailing clubs, such as the 'Compagnia della Vela', have a distinguished history. More water-sports, as well as golf, tennis and riding are available at the island of the Lido, where also bicycles can be hired. The beach at the Lido can be reached by direct water-bus service from San Toma’ in 3/4 hour. To secure a good beach cabin for the day, or half-day, an early morning start by water-bus is advisable. Early morning travel is not so crowded and the journey along the Grand Canal, then across the Lagoon to the Lido is an event in itself. The return journey in the evening, facing the sun setting behind the domes of Venice and the waters of the Lagoon come ablaze with colours is also something not to be missed.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment The 'West Studio' apartment, Studio, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

The lift takes you to the third floor where you enter an original old Venetian style apartment with windows facing west. The main room is fully furnished with two beds and a chair bed. Full option kitchen with gas cooker and fridge, clothes washer, bathroom with shower cubicle, whb, and a small terrace. Telephone, WiFi, satellite television and central heating.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, Italian

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

5

Excellent and elegant

  • 5 of 5

This place is just amazing! Perfect location. Easy booking and payment process. A touch of old and new. The West Studio has everything we needed. The bathroom was clean and modern. Ketty was very nice and helpful. She waited for us and gave us good information to enjoy Venice and just very accomodating! Would definitely stay at this place again! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A gem in the city!

  • 5 of 5

The property is charming and excellently placed. All the facilities are available to cook your own meals (supermarket very close by) or, if you want to eat locally, there are a couple of excellent restaurants very close by. The shower room is particularly well appointed. We were so impressed by the service from start to finish. Booking was simple, directions to the property were clear and easy to follow. There was a lot of helpful additional info given too - like how to get from the airport and how long it would take, where to eat, what to see etc - invaluable. In the studio were lots of guide books and info too!

We had three of us staying in single beds. They were very comfortable and the studio was spacious - English news channel available on the TV. The studio was very clean and better than described on the listing. There was a lovely little balcony in the kitchen to stand on and take in the sounds of the city. The Frari church was worth a visit for sure and the Ice Cream from the shop 'Grom" was yummy! 10 mins walk from Bus terminus and station and just a couple of mins from St Toma vaporetto stop - so well placed. We also loved the walk from the apartment to the Rialto - best shopping in Venice!

Would recommend

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Venice 'Marco Polo' Airport at Tessera at 10 Miles Nearest Ferry : Venezia - Zattere at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Venezia - Santa Lucia at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Venezia - Mestre - cavalcavia at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lido di Venezia at 2 Kilometres Car: not necessary

The old city of Venice lies peacefully in the middle of a Lagoon. It is made of hundreds of small islands connected together by arched bridges with steps, where cars can't go. A 3 Km long causeway connects the city to the mainland. At the Venice end of the causeway are several multistorey garages. At this point, both motoring and rail travel end and only pedestrians or boats can enter the city.

Other Activities: Sight-seeing (architectural beauty, romantic landscapes), shopping (fashion - antiques), visiting art galleries, concerts, gondola regattas, cuisine.

Availability

Rental rates

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Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£135
for 2 nights
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£67
£471
 
 
High Season
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£168
for 2 nights
From
£84
£589
 
 
Low Season
7 Jan 2017 - 22 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£151
for 2 nights
From
£76
£530
 
 
High Season Carnival
23 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
£101
for 1 night
From
£101
£706
 
 
Low Season
1 Mar 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£151
for 2 nights
From
£76
£530
 
 
High Season
15 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£101
for 1 night
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£101
£706
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£101
for 1 night
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£101
£706
 

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon

Meals

  • Self-catering

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