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Bedrooms 3
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


About the property

Hearth of Venice, view over canals, terrace, 3 rooms, 2 bathroms

The apartment is located in the heart of Venice, between Rialto bridge and San Marco. There are two supermarkets just two minutes from the apartment (in Venice are rare).

The apartment is on the second floor and consists of a lobby, drawing room with two comfortable sofas and TV( the two windows of this room overlook the canal ), kitchen - dining room with a view over the bridges and the canal also when you sit at the table, one bedroom with a mullioned lancet window on the canal, a second bedroom with two single bed overlooking the Paradise arch, two bathrooms with shower and mansard room with terrace on the third floor (duplex flat).

The area is quiet and there are plenty of shops nearby in the 'calle' (street): supermarket, baker, pharmacy, antique bookshop, news-stand, restaurants, confectionery, the best ice- cream shop etc.

F.A.Q. : terrace, 2nd floor, luminous, air conditioning, internet access free, washing machine, dishwasher, microwaves, Satellite TV, a full kitchen and equipped, all linen for the kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms, complete supply of table linen, bed linen and towels.

'This romantic corner of Venice with the Arch of Paradise was the source of inspiration for many poets, writers and photographers as Carl Spitzweg in 1832, John Ruskin, Frank Brangwyin in 1910, James Fergusson, the Alinari brothers (important Italian photographers ), The children-book writer Pinin Carpi wrote a book entitled 'Il ponte del Paradiso' ,

Why should you choose this apartment?: I am aware that it is not easy to rent a house in Venice where the market offers a great choice of apartments for rental.

I can say that my decision to buy this apartment in spite of its higher price in respect to other flats of the same size was due to the fact that I found it had some very special and unique features:

1) the fantastic view from all the windows over the canal . You see a canal crossing where the gondolas seem to slip under the building and you feel like living on a bridge in a romantic atmosphere.

2.)f the central location a a at five minute-walk from Sa Marco square and Rialto bridge

3) the terrace

4) the apartment is on the second floor and has a magnificent view.

5) the charming history of the calle and the Paradiso arch.

6) the 'calle del Paradiso' is very quiet and it is close to ' salizzada San Lio 'where you find all kind of shops

I would also like to say that the renovation was completed in 2015 and that the apartment was completely equipped with new furniture.

A deposit is not requested: we don't ask you to pay for a deposit at your arrival since we have never had any problems with our guests.

I am an architect and I put a great deal of passion in carrying out the restoration works. I saved all the original characteristics and I tried to recuperate as much as possible from the old decoration. For example the 'seminato ' floor - a kind of Venetian mosaic - was recreated according to the original pattern (but now it is perfectly even, a very rare thing in Venice!), the ceiling rafts are the old ones and have been perfectly restored, the bedrooms parquet floors are made of elm- wood.,

It was a great pleasure for me to restore this apartment and I would like to rent it out to people who will appreciate it and think of it as their home in Venice.

More Details

Carmen & Laura
Member since: 2000
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
21 November, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Castello in Venice-Murano-Burano

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.898305 based on 59 reviews

Great location and apartment

  • 5 of 5

The views of the canal from the master bedroom, living room, and kitchen were picturesque. The apartment was clean and in a great location. We would stay here again and recommend it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The apartment was perfect for the 2 couples. It was clean and spacious. Location was perfect. Would

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, clean with a great view. It was perfect for 2 couples. It was decorated so as to make it feel like home. Would differently recommend it

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal, high class location for exploring Venice

  • 5 of 5

Situated just across the Ponte dei Paridiso and within five minutes walk from San Marco is the very quiet apartment. On the second floor it commands views of two canals and the lovely Venetian architecture in its terracotta, yellow and green colours. The apartment is well appointed with all that you could need and just right for a family or in our case, two couples when the two showers and toilets are essential. The cooking facilities are fine, and as a chef, I was at home with the gas hob and we had a couple of meals out on the terrace. There is a local grocery and market for all your needs. It is also central so five minutes from the grand canal and San Marco so just ideal.

Tips: at the airport buy a return Alilaguna boat which saves a bit and at the grand canal, buy a Vaporetto carnet for however many days you need it. That is essential to get around although You can walk most of Venice but will need the vaporetto to get to the islands and specific grand canal locations. Restaurants, we started a 'pile' of cards of those we liked. Seek out the Ostereias, as they are the most authentic of the area and well priced. If you don't enjoy, it's your own fault. A perfect location in a fabulous city. Clive Marshall.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fine apartment in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is well equipped and perfect for either a family or a couple who simply want space. It has a wonderful view of a canal that constantly entertains as you watch. It is an easy walk to San Marco and there are a number of nearby supermarkets. A great find.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holidaying in a film set!

  • 5 of 5

4 of us ladies had a wonderful stay in beautiful Venice. The apartment was perfect for us, so charming and situated right in the centre of so much to see and do. We barely scratched the surface of activities in 4 days, even though the weather was so hot; having a lovely cool base to return too kept us fresh (thank you air conditioning!)

It was a little gruelling dragging our cases to the apartment when we arrived, but it was over 30 degrees and it was so worth it when we got there. If you can stretch to it the water taxis might save you the effort, but the public transport (water 'buses') are excellent and frequent too.

We weren't going to do the clichéd touristy thing, but went with it and so enjoyed a gondola trip around the quieter canals, and even recommend a pricey round of nighttime cocktails in St Marco's listening to a jazz quartet...magical!

We thoroughly recommend this pretty apartment, and would certainly return again to continue exploring Venice.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment with a fantastic location to enjoy beautiful Venice

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a perfect location to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere and unique character of Venice. Watching the gondalas going past your window is the highlight of the apartment. You have everything you need in this well thought out apartment. Would highly recommend this location. Thank you for a wonderful stay

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

The flat is strategically located near the museums and the theaters, at less than a 5 minute-walk from both San Marco square and Rialto bridge, close to Campo Santa Maria Formosa.

The area is one of the oldest in Venice and is full of history.

'This romantic corner of Venice with the Arch of Paradise inspired many artists, writers and photographers..

The view over the canal crossing is breathtaking from all the five windows of the apartment in all seasons and also in rainy weather,

For centuries gondolas and boats carrying all kind of goods have been passing quietly on the canals steered by the skilful boatsmen of Venice. It is the same life of old Venice going on.

The watertaxi from the airport can stop close to the apartment door, while line 1 or 2 of water bus from Roma square or Railway station stops at Rialto bridge from where you can easily wallk to the flat.

The 'calle del Paradiso' is very quiet and is close to 'salizzada San Lio' where all kind of shops and two supermarkets can be found,


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Castello, Venice

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low season
10 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
high season
22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
low season
8 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
high season
3 Feb 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
high season
16 Mar 2018 - 10 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

All charges-included :bed and bath linen provided, air conditioned / heating, electricity, gas, taxes .
The costs of final cleaning is 70 euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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