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Historic Picturesque 15th Century Palazzetto



Updated: 10-Dec-2016
Apartment in Venice, Veneto, Italy - Romantic, Typically Venetian Residence, Quiet yet Central

The windows of this unusual fifteenth century palazzetto all face south over a crossroads of canals, just behind the famous Ca'd'Oro on the Grand Canal, of which it is a copy in miniature. The palazzo is situated in a quiet but central area of the city just round the corner from Tintoretto's house, and from the 18th century Jesuit church with Domenico Rossi's famous interior with its sumptuous folds of damask rendered in grey-green and white marble. This house is by no means the richest or the most magnificent building in Venice but it must be one of the most graceful in the world. The balcony is planted with varieties of flowers drawn from the sculptures in St Stephan's cathedral in Vienna which was finished in the same year - well before Columbus even thought of setting off for America. Plumbing and electricity however is updated and the appartment has been completely renovated.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We only administer our own family properties and try to keep the atmosphere as comfortable and personal as possible, leaving our own possessions, books pictures etc for guests to enjoy, but at the same time also providing ample, adequately equipped space for guests to live in, wardrobes, storage, garden etc. Our tastes are simple: we do not attempt or pretend to run Grand Hotels with fitted carpets, Jamie Oliver kitchens, or marble bathrooms with power showers whence the water issues from gilded taps in the shape of swans.

We find that more and more guests love this atmosphere and we now have a 35% rate of return visits. We are delighted abut this because it make the whole enterprise more family than hard business.

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Dutch

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The palazzo is situated in a quiet area of the city but is surprisingly central. A 15 minutes stroll takes one to the Rialto and the whole area is vibrant, welcoming and full of hidden delights. The residence is beautifully maintained, well furnished (in keeping with the history of the building) and offers elegant, comfortable, well equipped accommodation for up to 5 people. Stairs from the inner courtyard would make access difficult for the disabled. House keeping is par excellence and the 'extra' touches like the welcoming postcards and bottle of wine set the scene for what can only be a memorable stay. Booking the palazzo could not be easier as the owner oversees all the paperwork personally and one is guided through the process step by step with great humour!"

"Notre séjour à Venise a été excellent La qualité du “palazetto” y est pour beaucoup L’emplacement, le charme et l’exposition sud nous ont beaucoup plus. Bref, une expérience à revivre une autre année
Dec 2008
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Just Right

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location; peaceful neighbourhood but near enough to the centre of everything. We took the apartment for a girls weekend but it would also be suitable for a family. It was very clean, spacious & well appointed. The meet & greet service was excellent. Nothing to fault!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is very kind We do do our best and are delighted when we succeed . Come again! Second time guests with us are given reductions!
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From the Owner

It was not bought, it was bequeathed. We love the aera as, although very central- seven minutes from Rialto bridge which is the point of the compass centre of the old town, it is definitely the Venice of the Venetians, well away from the touristy Disneyland which much of Venice in particular St Mark´s, has become.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Many watercolourists, film directors and photographers have come to stay, hot on the heels of Ruskin and Turner, in our (very non touristy) area with its northern light. We supply a canoe for messing about in boats, and seeing Venice as it was built to be seen, from the water. Courses in Venetian art and history are two a penny, usually excellent, always very accessible from our house, please see Internet.


Half an hour by Vaporetto (water bus) down the Grand Canal, across the lagoon to the Lido beach. Swimming pools on the Giudecca or just near us at Sant´Alvise.


Venice Marco Polo Airport - conveniently the boat comes straight across the lagoon to almost exactly outside our house. Treviso Airport for cheaper flights, access by bus to Piazzale Roma, and the last point you can reach in a car. Then vaporetto down the Grand Canal to our stop the Ca´d´ Oro. Car hire pointless, unless you choose an amphibious vehicle there are no roads in Venice, only canals. Parking at the entrance to the city prohibitive (far more expensive per day).


Too many to list main points of interest, Verona (Romeo and Juliet) Vicenza (Palladio) Padua (Giotto) etc. The islands are just across the lagoon from our house and easily reached by public (inexpensive) as opposed to tourist (iniquitously over priced) boats. On Murano you can still visit the glass factories and the Museum of Glass, often neglected but definite favourites with the children.

Further Details:

Venice needs no introduction, Billa supermarket near us is open seven days a week; various banks and cash points, iden, list of restaurants supplied on booking, good guide book much recommended, we use Bedaekers.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
30 Jun 2016 - 27 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Our Terms and Conditions are identical to those of the Landmark Trust. We require a deposit of a third of the cost of your holiday at the time of booking. Should you cancel more than ninety days before start date you lose the deposit. If you cancel 89/60days before the start of your holiday, you lose 50% of the total rental. If you cancel 59/30days before the start of your holiday, you lose 75% of the total rental. The total rental to be paid 90 days before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Absolutely flexible compatibly with other bookings. Arrival time 3pm, if the apartment is ready before that, of course, one can take possession. Departure time of necessity strict at 10.am to fit in with staff schedules. N.B Minimum stay three nights

Notes on prices:
Our prices are per person per day, based on occupancy by four persons, but they are only indicative: we do have reductions please enquire.It much depends on when you come, and how many of you there are . In a general way depending on length of occupancy , number of persons and season it comes to anything between 35€ to 60€ per person per night
Please note :minimum stay three nights .

Payment to be made exclusively by bank transfer either to the company EURO account in Viennan, or the company sterling account at Barclays , London whichever you prefer We do NOT accept credit cards

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 10-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

The palazzetto overlooks a busy, wide canal. From the balcony and from all the windows you have a front seat view of local life: the comings and goings of the boats, the fruit boat, the delivery boats, - even the rubbish collecting boat is picturesque. The balcony itself is planted with the same flowers and herbs as those you find sculpted in any Gothic cathedral. The house was being built around the same time as St Stephans, in Vienna, and was finished just before Christopher Columbus set off for America If he returned today he would not find the facade changed at all. Inside our furnishings and wall hangings have been left for visitors to enjoy. Here, you could not be anywhere else than in Venice.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath, WC, bidet and twin sinks. Shower room with WC, bidet and sink.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 two single beds, original William Morris willow pattern paper. Bedroom 2 double bed walls covered in Venetian red Fortuny cotton and velvet curtains. Gothic windows Bedroom 3 a single bed, beige blue Fortuny material, Gothic window.


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  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Notes on accommodation: Fans for each room supplied in summer, heating regulated by the guests, thermostats in the apartment. Children should be warned about climbing or trying to, on the balcony. Outside: Pretty but delicate wrought iron balcony, please see photograph of south facade, for seeing the world (boats) go by which is a performance in itself. Utility Room: Iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed bath and kitchen linen supplied, thorough spring clean before arrival and after departure of each guest, for longer stays we arrange weekly change of laundry and quick clean round included in the price. Other: Interesting typically Venetian entrance hall and marble floor.

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