Lovely flat with balcony on the Merceria dell' Oralagio sleeps 5
St Mark Residence is a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom comfortable apartment beside the World Famous St Mark's Square.We are on the Merceria dell'Oralagio with a balcony in the heart of Venice.
Recently refurbished, it affords the visitor tranquility in the very centre of this exciting and unique city. Listen to Vivaldi as you sip prosecco on the terrace under the watchful eye of St Mark on the glorious domes of the Basilica and relax at the end of a perfect day of sightseeing and exploring the dazzling array of unique attractions that is magical Venice. Enjoy the orchestras in the St Mark's Piazza at nighttime en route to a romantic stroll along the waterfront and gaze at the Laguna.
The two bathrooms allow two couples to share and a fifth guest can be accommodated behind a screen in the living room. Enjoy the many restaurants and bars in the heart of Venice and if you feel like eating in, the compact kitchen (newly installed in 2012) will allow you serve the lovely local produce found in the local shops and markets. Avail of the balcony and eat outside and watch the gunmetal Moors on the Clock Tower keeping time as they have done for centuries! The Merceria dell'Oralagio, our street is an amazing mixture of designer shops, with eyecatching displays showcasing beautiful Italian crafts like the
locally produce Murano Glass. It is the main entrance to the world renowned St Mark's Square and yet has the advantage of peaceful evenings and the chance to enjoy this World Heritage, Unesco protected site leisurely when all the other tourists have left!
Art classes, Italian classes, cultural tours and sightseeing tours are among the many organised trips you can
avail of in Venice where approximately 20 million visitors come annually to marvel at the magic that is Venice.
You can negotiate La Serenissima yourself using an array of useful guidebooks written by others who have
visited and loved Venice before you. The rail links are very good and you can also explore other beautiful Italian
cities like Verona, Padua, Florence, Rome and many many more from here. Venice however has enough beauty
and wonder to keep the average person exploring them for many years and you will find yourself drawn back to
her again and again.
Top Traveller Review
It was a wonderful place to stay in Venice.
About the Owner
We bought this apartment in 2008 and refurbished it in 2009. Every year since then we have updated or upgraded some aspect of the
apartment. In 2010 we installed a new boiler, in 2012 a new
kitchen and in 2013 WIFI and new airconditioning. We absolutely love spending time here and love the fact that we are
so close to virtually every attraction in Venice. St Mark's Square at nighttime when the main body of tourists have gone home, exhibits a sort of magical surreal quality, its perfect beauty complemented by the various orchestras with musicians from all over the world. I cannot imagine anyone tiring of this unique setting.
4.9 based on 25 holidaymaker reviews
It was a wonderful place to stay in Venice.
We really liked this apartment. Our greeter was great. We found him easily and he was on time. He explained everything about the apartment to us. Didn't mind the stairs at all. We loved being right off of St. Mark's Square. I arrived on my birthday and there was a bottle of wine and a thoughtful note on the table. Thank you for making my birthday special.
Will stay here again
Beautiful apartment adjacent to St Mark's square. We had seen the pictures on this listing, but we were still thrilled and flabbergasted at how perfect the location of this apartment is. With everything in Venice within walking distance, it is literally at your fingertips. We intentionally spent time on the balcony as part of our sight-seeing experience. We had no problem with the WiFi or air conditioning. Both took just a bit of time to warm up and come on. This is a 700 yr old building in Venice after all. The walk up to the 4th floor was part of the adventure, because of course, without it you can't have the balcony and the view!
Great Location in Venice
Great location for everything in Venice. We arrived by plane, took the water bus and were met and taken to the appartment. Everything was clean and met our expectations. The patio was an added plus. We had a great stay here.
Centrally located, responsive host, but definitely had some issues
No question this place is centrally located and quiet. It was also very clean. Note you do have to pay additional for a cleaning fee which does not include taking out your trash. You are expected to take out your own trash and if you are leaving on the weekend, to find some place to deposit it. It seems strange to me that a cleaning service cannot remove a normal amount of trash from the apartment.
Our greeter stayed for about 30 seconds and was in a hurry to go (note you have to pay an additional 100 euro for the greeter). He didn't stay to assist with the wifi or the AC and both turned out to be big issues. We were there in July, which is super hot in Venice and the AC in the main room did not work (it did work in the bedrooms) but one of them made a big buzzing sound ever 30 mins or so, which woke up the kids. Also, the wifi did not work and we were told to "be patient" with it. After waiting a day for it, my husband was able to get it to work but instructions had not been provided. It was very stressful to be in a stifling hot apartment without wifi which I had counted on for running my business while traveling.
The stairs are not a problem if you are reasonably active but note that Venice is very hot in the summer and you will be sweating when you reach the top!
The host was reasonably responsive via email but did not send anyone over to check the AC or wifi. She did refund some of our monies, which we appreciated, but will note that this occurred only after a reminder more than 30 days after we left (in fairness, she stated there had been a family emergency).
Fantastic Location - Great Apartment
We had a wonderful experience in Venice driven by the convenience and central location of this apartment. Lorena was wonderful to work with and very responsive. While it's a few stairs up, that is so counterbalanced by it accessibility to St. Marks and everything else. Very quiet at night. We would stay here again in a flash. Thank you Lorena!
Great location - 50m from St Marks Square
Great apartment for four (two couples or family), Lorena was pleasant, Denis the greeter was efficent. Irene informative. All were very quick to respond to our needs. Had a great stay, walked almost all of Venice for all the sights. Apartment had everything we needed, grocery store was 8 min walk.
From the Owner
“The chance of having an apartment so close to the unique World Heritage, Unesco site of St Mark's Square in Venice was a very special opportunity for us and very rare (we bought it from an Italian business person who, in turn had received it as a family inheritance). It is also comfortable and pleasant to spend time in.”
Activity and Interests
Venice, unique City of Water lies in North Eastern Italy. Piazza San Marco a World Heritage Unesco site is less than 30 seconds from our apartment. We are on the Merceria dell'Oralagio We can see the imposing Campanile and the fascinating Torrel del Orologio from our apartment and
enjoy the benign gaze of St Mark on the Byzantium Domes of his Cathedral when we sit on our balcony. We can sometimes hear the orchestras in St Mark's at nighttime and love the fact that we are so central, the beautiful laguna is only the other side of San Marco from us and it is magic to walk there late at night.The
Laguna with all its beauty and mysteries await you and the famous Lido is only a short waterbus (vaporetto) ride away. All the islands of the Laguna are so easily explored and you can get
a vaporetto from within a few minutes of our apartment. We are within walking distance( 5 minutes on foot) of The Rialto famous for its wonderful markets and the majestic Grand Canal.
Other Activities: Guided tours and lectures on Venice and the
surrounding Veneto region. Day trips to Verona, Padua and
and the Brenta Canal. Wine and Language tours and courses. The train station is easily accessible and the train system in Italy is both reasonable and efficient so you can visit a multitude of wonderful cities and sights.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£168|
There is a meet and greet/cleaning charge of 100 euros payable to the agent in Venice. This applies to arrivals up till 20.00, after that a special arrangement and extra charge will apply.Linen and towels are included as well as kitchen equipment and all you need for
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Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Proximity to St Mark's Square and ease of access to all other Venetian attractions.”
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning ...
- Alarm Clock
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking ...
- Sofa Bed
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker ...
- Cooking Utensils ...
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Dishwasher ...
- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Hob ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
- CD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome ...
- pets not allowed
- smoking allowed ...
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
- city centre
- near the sea
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- winery tours
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain climbing
- 80 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Both bathrooms are smart modern ones with attractive Italian Mosaic tiling.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
- There is one en-suite bedroom with a large double bed and one twin bedded bedroom with a bathroom beside it.The twin bedroom has a full sized pull-out poofletto Both bedrooms have ample storage and access to both bathrooms.
- Balcony ...
- 5 garden chairs
- St Mark residence, a two bedroomed apartment with balcony in the heart of Venice offers you the opportunity to stay in an unbeatable central location adjacent to St Mark's Square.You can enjoy a glass of prosecco on the balcony with St Mark looking down on you from the Basilica The gunmetal men on the Clock Tower will obligingly mark the time for you and at night or early in the morning you can have the Piazza San Marco virtually to yourself. The hustle and bustle of people leaving St Mark's takes place in the busy Mercerie full of designer shops below the apartment yet in the morning all you will hear will be the birds and the chiming of clocks. The warren of streets, canals and vaporetto stops that make up Venice are so easy to navigate when every sign directs you to St Marks, so you will never get lost. Its the perfect place to explore this magical, unique city and we hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do. Smoking on balcony. Children over 9 allowed