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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.
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.
West studio, winter 2017
Good location: this is historical center of the town but without crowds. Restaurants and bars for locals, supermarkets nearby, short way to Roma square (railway station, buses and trams to suburbs, last point for cars with expensive parking). Be pretty sure about understanding the way. We asked for help for the first time. Even with thorough explanation, even with google in mobile… It’s easy to lost and better to do it without luggage. Just 20-30 min of pleasant walk along the channels, medieval narrow streets and bridges to Rialto and St’ Marco. Roofs and gondolas with snow are unforgettable!
Elevator in the building.
If you need visa: very good documentation from the owner. Rare case for accommodation like this. It was for the first time in my ownersdirect history.
Extremely good and even unexpected facilities in the kitchen. Dishwasher included. I won’t list all small things for the guest comfort – just believe.
The most pleasant: very stylish bathroom – good work of designer. Compliments to the owner!
Very nice place and close to the Grand Canal. Enjoyed walking around - Venice is beautiful. Would return.
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!
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!