A memorable apartment with an astonishing 'altana' roof terrace, enviably situated on the top floor of the 15th Century Palazzo Mocenigo 'Ca' Vecchia' on the Grand Canal - the oldest palazzo within the legendary family of ancient Venetian palaces along this stretch collectively known as 'Palazzo Mocenigo' and sharing its prestigious canal side setting with its 'next door neighbour' property, the one-time Venetian bolthole of 'mad, bad and dangerous to know' British romantic poet and literary figure, Lord Byron (1788-1824). A rare opportunity to experience the endless pleasures of Venice from one of the most distinguished and hauntingly atmospheric locations in the entire city.
Expertly renovated with great finesse and a quiet patrician elegance, Ca' Del Mercante offers air-conditioning throughout and accommodates up to five guests in comfort on the third floor, served by lift. It comprises a large and wonderfully bright and airy L-shaped main sitting/ dining room with no fewer than five windows over the Grand Canal offering superb vistas of such well-known Venetian landmarks as the Church of the Frari, the 'Traghetto' at San Toma, Ca' Foscari and so much more besides. The room's warm, highly polished wooden flooring and ample sofas welcome guests to the comforts of home after an action-packed day of sightseeing or a fun-filled diary of social engagements, while stylish touches such as gilded antique mirrors, oriental rugs, graceful wall sconces and exquisite period furniture uphold the wonderful over-riding aura of restrained good taste.
The dining area is furnished with seating for six (pictures coming soon) while the relatively simple yet fully-fitted kitchen is well-equipped with everything necessary for easy self-catering.
There are two highly appealing bedrooms on this level - a very comfortable master bedroom overlooking the Grand Canal and with a double bed (this can be made into twins - simply ask when booking) and an up-to-date en suite bathroom with bathtub and shower over, plus a second bedroom also with fabulous Grand Canal views and a very romantic antique 'French' size bed offering plenty of room for one. Also on this floor are two further bathrooms, one with a bathtub and the other with a shower and a washing machine for added convenience.
A wooden staircase leads up to the third bedroom - a snug and peaceful 'top of the house' retreat with a characterful twin beds which can also be made into a double (please ask when booking) and from which a further very short wooden staircase allows guests access to what must be one of the most wonderful and highly-prized features of the entire property - an amazing 'altana' roof terrace with breathtaking views to capture the imagination at every turn, drawing the eye from the Campanile at St.Mark's to the Teatro La Fenice, from the tilting tower of Santo Stefano to the domes of Santa Maria Della Salute and from the atrium of Palazzo Grassi to San Polo, over partial glimpses of the Grand Canal.
Rental price includes GAS, ELECTRICITY, LINEN and FINAL CLEANING
A 'top tier' property - and in more ways than one, offering great comfort, superb views and a truly memorable Venetian experience within the august surroundings of one of Venice's most notable addresses.
Close to Campo Santo Stefano, the Accademia Bridge/ Academy of Fine Arts and less than two minutes walk to the Palazzo Grassi Museum of Modern Art in an exclusive area known for its antique shops and galleries.
Everyday needs are met by a grocery/ delicatessen, wine shop, restaurants, wine bars and cafes, while two nearby vaporetto stops (San Samuele - Line 2 and Sant' Angelo - Line 1) and two 'Traghetto' services allow for easy travel around the city (the latter ferrying passengers by gondola across the Grand Canal - one service operating between San Samuele to Ca' Rezzonico and the Museum of 18th Century Art in the district of Dorsoduro and the other operating between Calle Del Tragheto near Sant' Angelo and San Toma in the district of San Polo).*
Moments to the gallery of interior designer Chiarastella Cattana - a discreetly sophisticated showroom of fine and distinctively woven textiles and furnishings and, for scent-lovers, steps away from the Venice outlet of the famous Florentine ‘Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella’ – one of the oldest pharmacies in the world and one time fragrance maker to Catherine de’ Medici.
Left on 04/09/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 9, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
Après une première expérience réussie en 2012, nous avons loué de nouveau fin mars 2014 Ca' del Mercante pour une semaine tout aussi plaisante.
Tout d'abord le personnel de Views on Venice est aimable, attentionné et disponible.
L'appartement est conforme à la présentation du site de l'agence, propre, agréable, calme, bien situé sur le Grand Canal près du pont de l'Académie, darrêts de vaporetto et d'un traghetto.
Ca' del Mercante est vraiment un lieu révé pour un séjour d'une famille de 4 à 6 personnes.
Left on 11/26/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | BReviewed Nov 26, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
This luxury palace is everything that anyone could wish for while staying in Venice. The flat is in a historic , Grand Canal facing, building that the former King of Italy resided in at one point. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two stories, full kitchen, and great classical Venetian decor. A historic tiny, cage wire, otis type of elevator, not some ugly modern thing. That's part of the charm. If you want some bland modern place, with no character, this is not the place for you.
Spacious with all the amenities, fast wi-fi, a/c, cable, wodden shutters on the windows (use them, they are very effective with keeping out light and noise, which is part of being on the Grand Canal) kitchen, roof-top balcony and amazing views over the Grand Canal, as well as a smaller canal. The water pressure is great and there is a huge quiet garden, along with direct access to a dock that both gondolas and water taxis can drop you off at. The delivery boats dock there every morning. The vaparotto stop, is literally, a short 3 minute walk. Centrally located next a grocery store, square, restaurants and anything else you need.
Regarding the rental company, Views on Venice, they were good. There were a few minor maintenance items that needed to be addressed, but that's something a quick call to Views on Venice rectified. Yes, the place was a bit musty and needed to be aired out, but it's to be expected in an ancient grand palace. The only suggestion would be that Views on Venice check the upkeep air out and set the temperature to a comfortable setting, prior to guests arriving. Otherwise a great experience and amazing place. If you want to spurge and go all out, this is the place. This is my new Venice home.
"Ca Mercante is a fabulous apartment with views to die for of the"
Left on 09/28/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 28, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
We have been clients of Views on Venice for the past 8 years and find the entire staff to be helpful and most efficient.
Requirements asked for before arrival are always in place, questions answered promptly .
This apartment takes your breath away when you first enter it ! A massive sitting and dining area with 5 huge windows overlooking the Grand Canal. I would have only 2 unfavourable comments : the kitchen is very small and fridge rather small for food for 5 adults and the upper bedroom has a steep wooden staircase leading to it - this could prove a problem with anyone with mobility issues.
The location at San Samuele vaporetto stop is ideal for going anywhere for sightseeing, and the area has a lovely 'feel' to it - not as touristy as some spots.
There are ample shops for food - essentials and delicacies. We found a very tempting
Pasticceria just off the Santo Stefano square. Excellent places to eat both snacks and full meals plus delicious ice cream in the square!
We simply love Venice and just have to return every year. The apartment is the icing on the cake!
"Our experience was wonderful - relaxing, fun, tasty, and we can'"
Left on 06/07/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | The LammeysReviewed Jun 7, 2012Stayed May 2012
We were very apprehensive, as we had never heard of 'Views on Venice' before and this was the first time we booked a stay on-line. Our agent Rachele, met us at our stop, showed us around the apartment and the local area, and made many suggestions on sites and eating establishments. We can't say enough about how personable and helpful she was. The apartment was beautiful and very comfortable, as well as, being nicely situated with ease of access to everything.
Left on 06/04/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 4, 2012Stayed May 2012
The apartment was spacious and comfortable with everything needed for cooking in. The decor is lovely and the windows all open onto the Grand Canal. Every morning we started the day by hanging out of the window watching the canal come to life. Then having breakfast on the roof terrace, looking over the roofs of Venice. Rachele was very welcoming. She met us at the vaporetto and we got prompt and helpful responses to our queries. The location is very central and convenient for walking or taking the vaporetto all over Venice. Self catering allowed us the brilliant experience of shopping at the Rialto Market. Freshest fish ever. All in all perfect
Left on 06/30/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | The Varga Family VacationReviewed Jun 30, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
We had a great time at Ca del Mercante. Centrally located, very close to the vaporeto stop. Near exquisite restaurants. Tastefully decorated. Nice neighbours. Quiet. With a view of the grand canal. The best of everything. I would come back again. Read more
Thank you so much Varga Family! - I'm really delighted that everything worked out so well for you at our very special Ca' Del Mercante. Hoping you can come again soon and with our very best to all of you there in Pasadena.
Filippo, Views on Venice
"Fantastic apartment and great service"
Left on 06/30/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Philip MReviewed Jun 30, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
We'd used Views on Venice for rental propery before and once again I was impressed with their service and professionalism. And they still have the best properties in Venice to choose from! Apartment had a great position and was tastefully decorated. The arrival/key collection and departure went smoothly too. This is now the third time We've used them and I'll definately use then again! Read more
Ciao Philip M
Thanks so much for your wonderful review - it makes everything so worthwhile to know that you had a great experience and that we'll be seeing you again. We would, of course, be delighted to welcome you back at anytime - Venice will be waiting for you! With the very best wishes of everyone here in the team.
Filippo, Views on Venice
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