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Well Furnished And Well Modernised Apartment In Picturesque Setting.



Updated: 09-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

About the property

Apartment in Venice, Italy - Entrance through tree and shrub filled courtyard garden, oak, magnolia, wistaria, fig, pomegranate

The Palazzo Manolesso is in the small Campo do Pozzi 50 yards from the magnificent entrance to the Venice Arsenal. The main features of the apartment are its spacious double living room overlooking garden and canal, comfortable bedrooms and well equipped bathrooms with constant, independent hot water and a spacious kitchen which gets the morning sun from 2 outside windows and is a delight to eat in.

One of the many joys of Venice is the plethora of small food stalls and shops. Masses of fresh vegetables all year round, brilliant fish markets (Via Garibaldi and near Rialto), wine from the barrel in the local cafe and in the wine shop in Salizada S Francesco nearby. Copy of Elizabeth David's Italian Cooking on shelf in kitchen as well as Ada Boni's classic but more elaborate Il Talismano della Felicita.

One of many excellent things about this apt is its location off the main tourist track while still only 10 mins walk from St Mark's. Also ideal for the Biennale.

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About the Owner

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
9 May, 2017

About The Owner

We live in Ireland and have 4 children, all now grown up. I am retired from the Diplomatic Service. We both have a long connection with Italy. Where we live in Ireland is remote and rural. Venice provides an ideal balance. We recently got the apartment back from an English lady who rented it for 3 years. She cleared and replanted the courtyard garden which was previously in a dreadful mess, filled with builders' rubbish and overgrown with brambles which obscured the oak, magnolia and fig trees. We now intend to spend at least 2 months a year in Venice.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2001

Why The Owner chose Venice

We have always liked the Castello district of Venice, away from the crowds around St Mark's, and with less dense building which gives the area a lighter and more relaxed atmosphere.

What makes this apartment unique

We love staying in the apartment because it is so convenient in every way, attractive and comfortable to live in and surrounded by things to see and do. For example it is very close to the Arsenal and to the Venice Biennale which takes place every year from June to November, one year devoted to Art and the next year devoted to Architecture.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'The apartment was perfect in every way, just what we had in mind and the location couldn't have been any better'
Dec 2015
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Guestbook comments from the owner

'The apartment was perfect in every way, just what we had in mind and the location couldn't have been any better'
Dec 2015
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6 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Excellent !!!

  • 5 of 5

If you require a comfortable, spacious, well equipped apartment in a quiet location, yet within easy reach of all the sights of Venice you could not do much better than this. I could go on about how good the apartment was, but there is no need to. It is as described on the website and there was nothing to fault it. The owner was very good to deal with, very attentive and responded quickly to all queries prior to our arrival. There was no need to contact him once we arrived; everything we needed was provided (and lots more). There was a small supermarket nearby, which stocked all the provisions we needed. There are an abundance of cafes, bars and restaurants nearby, so no problem finding a place to suit your needs for eating and drinking. Bear in mind that there is a long steep stairs up to the apartment (no lift), so perhaps not suitable for the infirm. Carrying heavy suitcases up the stairs will burn off a few calories. I have no hesitation in recommending this apartment to anyone visiting Venice.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, that's a very decent review, thank you Brendan.
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Beautiful Venice!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful week in Venice. The apartment was lovely; clean, spacious, well-equipped and comfortable. It was located in an excellent position, within walking distance of shops, tourist areas and the vaporetto. Our best local find was the café on the corner of the Arsenale campo - great for a morning cappuccino or a tasty lunch. Other must see places are Ca' Rezzonico, Madonna Dell'Orto, the view from the Accademia Bridge and the beautiful island of Burano.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gloriously spacious and light

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is on the second floor overlooking a shady, peaceful garden and a quiet canal - the breeze would be very cooling in the summer heat. The space is most wonderful - the sitting room is effectively two large inter-connecting rooms, both bedrooms are a good size and you can sit at least 8 around the table in the kitchen. Two proper bathrooms are also a real bonus. We had mountains of luggage and didn't trip over any of it (doesn't often happen in our lives). And I suppose it's worth saying what others have already said, that it is a few minutes from St Mark's Square (and all its attendant crowd horrors) and IF you can find your way it is a glorious walk to almost anything you might want to see. The flat has some lovely furniture and fascinating books, many especially about the City. This is quite definitely a home and allows visitors a glimpse into life in Venice. And the bar in the tiny square is always open and friendly - what more can one ask for?

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I couldn't have described the flat and its location better myself
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Carnival in Venice

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in this lovely unique Appartment and enjoyed every moment. The kids (9 and 5) were excited about the location and the huge space we had in "our palazzo", so they could run around and just be happy. They were amazed about friendly neighbours ("Bon giorno, bambini!") and after a day or so greeted back when leaving a place ("Grazie, ciao!").

The appartment is really spacious and we loved the special things of furniture and decoration, but also the well stocked bookshelfs. I was unfortunately ill and had to stay half a day in bed but was highly erntertained by Aubrey Herberts biography... Everything interesting on the main island is in walking distance, the children loved to climb up all the bridges and also to go onto the vaporetto. We made it to Torcello and Burano and into hundreds of beautiful churches. We highly recommend the quirky natural history museum and to exam the big white lion in front of the arsenale - there are runes made by vikings, who came to Greek (where this lion was stolen by Venetians hundreds of years later), visible on th right flank...

It was nice to experience the first days of the Venetian carnival, - masks and costumes and posing people on every palazzo corner! But still - the area near the arsenale is very quiet and undisturbed and just two steps away from the main tourists routes and that makes it a perfekt place to stay in Venice. We'd love to come back! Doerte and family

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious and Gracious Venice Apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our 13 year old daughter and myself spent a wonderful week in Venice at this property. We were there to visit the Biennale and the apartment is located in easy walking distance of both the Arsenale and the Giardani yet away from the hordes that can make the center of Venice so exhausting.

The apartment itself was clean, spacious and quiet with beautiful proportions. The main bedroom is large and the bed comfortable, the smaller bedroom with 2 single beds is fine and both have canal views. The lounge and dining areas are spacious and gracious with lovely canal and garden views along with a selection of books and strong wifi.

The kitchen is great, well stocked with basic condiments, cooking implements and table ware, a good oven and stove top - most nights we used the well thumbed copy of Elizabeth Davids Italian cook book and in combination with the lovely produce for sale close by, my cooking has never tasted quite so good and the 4 euro liters of wine from the bar across the square were quite drinkable too! We gave a dinner one night and everyone commented on how lovely the apartment was.

Moreover the owner was easy to deal with from start to finish and I have no hesitation in highly recommending this charming apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What more can I say! It is a pleasure when our guests appreciate what we think is a particularly attractive and comfortable apartment in Venice, at any time of the year.
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'Real' Venice

  • 4 of 5

Situated a short walk for the Arsenale vaporetto stop, this apartment is well situated for all Venice's main tourist attractions. Although no more than 15 minutes walk to St Mark's Square, it is in a quiet residential area, allowing visitors a sense of what it must be like to live in this beautiful and unique city. The apartment is situated on a quiet, small canal and is comfortable and well equipped - ideal for my husband and I and our son and daughter in their early 20s. The owner was courteous and helpful both before our stay and during it when we had a minor problem with the wi-fi connection. Keys are supplied before you travel so there are no worries about having to collect them on arrival. There are a couple of supermarkets within easy walking distance and plenty of restaurants - the best ones are well away from the main tourist areas. It was particularly hot when we stayed and air-conditioning would have been a plus, but this is a minor quibble. We had a fabulous and very memorable week's holiday, though this was not really long enough to do justice to the wealth of art, architecture and history Venice has to offer. We hope to return to Venice one day and would gladly stay in this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I thank the Millers for their very fair review. They obviously appreciated the attractions of a flat in this part of Venice, not fashionable, not too close to St Mark's and, in general, off the main tourist tracks. That is why we bought it and we hope that that is why people want to stay there.
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From the Owner

We have always liked the Castello district of Venice, away from the crowds around St Mark's, and with less dense building which gives the area a lighter and more relaxed atmosphere.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Venice has become an all year round destination. After Christmas and the New Year the city becomes relatively empty of tourists in January, with mist and cold but also some brilliant sunny days. Then comes carnival, the biggest festival of the year and is a spectacular event with the streets thronged with elaborately masked and dressed up participants. After a few quiet weeks the city comes back to life at Easter with usually glorious spring and early summer weather.

At the beginning of June the vast Biennale exhibition starts (in 2014 it will be the turn of architecture), running until late November. This takes place in the Giardini and in the enormous. refurbished shipbuilding sheds of the Arsenal dating back to the days when the Venetian navy dominated the Mediterranean.

In the hot summer months the Lido is only 3 stops away by water bus.

September and October are 2 of the best months in Venice while Nov and Dec are for those who like dark, misty, romantic Venice.


Lots of beaches on the Lido, both paying and public. A good way of getting around is to hire a bicycle. There are also buses which go from one end to the other of the Lido island.

In July and August the Lido is the place to be.


Venice is served by 2 airports, Marco Polo and Treviso (used by Ryanair). From Marco Polo the Alilaguna ferry takes 50 minutes to the Arsenale stop (at night it may be necessary to go to San Zaccaria, which is a bit further away from Campo do Pozzi but easily walkable). From Treviso there is a bus to the Piazzale Roma car park at the edge of the city near the train station.

Arrrival by train is an attractive and convenient alternative. Or there is a car park at Piazzale Roma (not cheap).


Nowhere in Venice is very far by foot. And walking is one of its main pleasures. The efficient and punctual water bus system is also a good way to see the city, though many of the lines do not operate late in the evening.

It is best to travel light to Venice because there is always a bit of a walk on arrival and it is not convenient to be lugging a very heavy suitcase.

Further Details:

There are lovely excursions to be made to the other islands in the lagoon, for example Murano, Burano and Torcello with its 10th century cathedral. The ferries go from Fondamente Nuove which is 2 stops away from the Celestia stop which is close to Campo do Pozzi, in the opposite direction from the Arsenale.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season 2017
25 Feb 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
6 Nov 2017 - 24 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings are confirmed on receipt of a 50% deposit with the balance payable 3 weeks before arrival. The keys are normally sent through the post but if necessary, by arrangement, they can be collected locally Detailed arrival instructions are sent with the keys on receipt of the final payment.

Changeover Day:
We prefer to rent the apartment by the week, with Wednesday the changeover day, but shorter stays are usually possible, minimum 3 nights. Guests are asked not to arrive before 3.30 pm and to be out of the apartment by 9.30 am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Price £1000 per week from late Feb to early Nov. Shorter stays possible (£200 per night, minimum 3 nights). Cheaper from Nov - Feb. We usually spend part of March and part of October in Venice ourselves but otherwise the apartment is available in principle for renting.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 09-May-2017


From the Owner

We love staying in the apartment because it is so convenient in every way, attractive and comfortable to live in and surrounded by things to see and do. For example it is very close to the Arsenal and to the Venice Biennale which takes place every year from June to November, one year devoted to Art and the next year devoted to Architecture.

Property Type

  • apartment


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


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


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 with bath, basin, bidet, shower and wc. Bathroom 2 (newly made) with shower, basin, W.C. and washing machine.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 dbl bedrooms plus double sofa bed in living rm Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size double bed, bedside tables and lamps, ample hanging space for clothes. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds, bedside table and lamp. Double sofa bed in the second part of the living room which can be curtained off.


  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Notes on accommodation: This is a most comfortable apartment for 2 or 4 people. The bedrooms face over the canal and have high ceilings and shutters. Extra guests can be put up on the large sofa bed in the second half of the living room. When required the sofa bed will be opened and made up before arrival. Outside: The courtyard garden and water gate (see photos) provide a special treat in Venice where green spaces are in short supply. Some years ago the garden was cleared and replanted by an English lady who lived in the apartment for 3 years, with help from neighbours in the palazzo. At the time of writing (April 2015) the garden is, however, full of builders' materials and scaffolding on account of work being done on the palazzo. It should be back to normal within a few months. Utility Room: There is storage space for suitcases in the lobby leading to the 2 bedrooms, with iron and iron boarding board and a large fan for use if needed in the hot weather Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels included in the rental. Apartment thoroughly cleaned and towels and linen changed before each arrival. No extra charges. Other: None