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Spacious canal-side apartment in the heart of Venice



Updated: 21-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Luxury self-catering apartment with wifi in the Dorsoduro

A south-facing 100 sq/mtrs canal side apartment on the Dorsoduro, which is one of the quietest and most sought-after areas of Venice. The apartment lies 2 minutes from the delightful Zattere and 1 minute from charming Campo Santa Margherita. It is close to all the major sights, but away from the main tourist traps, making a stay here restful even in the busiest months. The whole interior has recently been restored (2007). Rooms are bright and spacious and most have moulded plaster ceilings with old Murano chandeliers; floors are of travertine limestone, carrara marble or ceramic sandstone. 2 of the 3 bedrooms look out over the canal and the living room has a very large comfortable sofa bed. The apartment has a separate well-equipped kitchen. Other features include wi-fi internet, flat-screen TV, DVD player and stereo, film library and a comprehensive selection of Venetian-themed books. The apartment is beautifully furnished throughout with a mixture of contemporary and antique styles.

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About the Owner

David Willis
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

25 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this canal side apartment in a quiet lovely apt in Venice. The apartment was quiet and beyond charming. Perfectly set up for a family wth 3 kids. Loved our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Antique furniture, pictures, mirrors and books put together in a very stylish way

  • 5 of 5

Well situated for art history destinations in Dorsoduro, yet quiet neighbourhood. David, the owner, very friendly, efficient and helpful. It is David's own holiday home with plenty of the items which make the apartment a home rather than simply a functional rental property.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Venetian Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Six twenty-something women stayed in the apartment for a weekend (Fri-Mon) and can't rate it highly enough! The apartment is in a great location. It was easy to get to from the bus station where you arrive from the airport. The apartment was decorated just as the pictures. A really homey quirky place with everything you need. We especially enjoyed the hifi speaker system which you can just plug a phone/iPad into and get Spotify through the wifi. The Kitchen and Bathroom are both fairly modern and the rest of the house is more traditionally decorated. It's a really quiet neighbourhood, you can just hear church bells and the hum of boats as they pass by. The apartment is close to water bus stops and we got the boat across to the Sky Bar at the Hilton one night which is a 10min walk around the corner. Lots of really nice restaurants and bars nearby which are much cheaper than the more touristy St Marc's Sq. There's towels and hairdryers there, extra pilllows and blankets if you're cold - although the heating system seems great and always hot water. It's a really great apartment with lots of room and we never felt cramped even though there was 6 adults. Have told lots of people about it already and will hopefully be back one day! Thanks David!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. I'm really pleased you have a great time. See you again soon I hope. All the best, David.
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Quiet, central location, good amenities, great to see gondolas outside your window.

  • 4 of 5

All main sites walkable, close to various water bus stops. Lovely reasonable restaurants at Zattere, to watch the sunset. Owner very helpful and lots of useful information in the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quiet, situated conveniently near the waterbus, restaurants and shop but totally private. Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time in Venice. David, your apartment is exactly what we needed! Quiet, conveniently situated and we loved sitting next to the canal. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Venice Flat

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week with our family of 6 (4 kids age 10-18). The property was great. It sits right on the canal and you can watch gondolas go by regularly. It is also very quiet and private. The flat was clean, comfortable, and every thing was in working order. David has stocked it with everything you might need down to post cards and spare light bulbs. He has a dvd collection that was great for our kids. There are excellent restaurants just a few steps away and a Conad grocery store just a 5 minute walk away. We liked to go to the Rialto fish market in the morning to get fish to cook for supper. The kitchen was very functional and had many spices. We would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Venice Marco Polo at 8 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 150 Metres Nearest Train : Venice St Lucia at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 150 Metres Nearest Beach : at 6 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Immediately outside the apartment is the church of San Sebastiano, whose celebrated interior was the 24-year-long project of local artist Veronese. Close by you'll also find the Academia and Guggenheim galleries, the Frari, the Scuola Grande di San Rocco and the Scuola Grande dei Carmini. The famous Ca' Rezzonico (including its useful vaporetto and traghetto stops) on the Grand Canal is a 2 minute walk away. 20 minutes on foot will take you to both San Marco and the Rialto.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
14 Mar 2017 - 14 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season
15 Nov 2017 - 14 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
15 Mar 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
16 Nov 2018 - 15 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Prices include the new Venice tourist as well as final cleaning, laundry and all bills.
The only added charge is a 'meet and greet ' fee payable locally €35.00 (€55.00 for arrivals after 8pm)

Prices quoted above are for parties of 1 - 6 guests. 6 guests maximum including adults and children.

Christmas, New Year and Carnival will be charged as High Season.

Minimum 3 night stay - although a 2 night stay may sometimes be possible - please enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 21-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • waterfront


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced

Floor Area

  • 100 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • double bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome

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