This beautiful apartment is located in a quiet spot of the San Marco District only one minute walk to the San Samuele Vaporetto stop (next to Palazzo Grassi) and 3 minutes walk to the Sant' Angelo stop, where the Alilaguna ferry from the airport stops. The apartment is also close to Campo Santo Stefano where there are great bars, restaurants and shops for sophisticated palates. The Accademia Bridge that takes you over to Dorsoduro District is just a minute away.
The unit is located on the second noble floor of an ancient Venetian palazzo situated in a typical "corte" (small square). The house is characterised by a remarkable "trifora" (multiple arched window) made of white Istria stone that you can see from the comfortable living area as well as having a lovely view on Venetian roofs and chimneys of the fifteenth century.
The welcoming and versatile living room is truly the heart of the apartment. It can be transformed in a terrace-like area by opening up all windows looking onto the court and letting a nice breeze to come in. Then it can convert in a comfortable entertainment room with a 40 inches flat-screen TV with Blue Ray DVD player and Bose sound system, or it can turn into a cosy night area with its 100% dark making curtains with relaxing lighting for the evening or night. The two sofas have a 20 cm high mattress that is truly comfortable for sleeping, hence there are 2 extra sleeping spaces, if needed (prepared only on request).
The main bedroom with king size double bed is spacious and full of natural light. It is decorated with a floral wall that creates a warm and hospital ambience. There is a good size extra bed in this room as well, in case a child wishes to sleep with their parents in the same room.
Great care has been applied in decorating and furnishing the apartment, as can surely be seen by the well maintained antique furniture, the traditional Venetian Terrazzo flooring and the beautiful wooden beams! Comfort is guaranteed by an efficient air conditioning and heating system, Wi-Fi internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher and every other basic modern amenity.
There is also a marvellous panoramic roof-top terrace on the 4th floor, accessible via the communal staircase, with view over Venetian roofs, the San Marco bell tower and on days with a clear sky you can also see the far away Dolomites! The terrace is shared with the other people in the building but is truly rarely used by anyone.
Additional amenities include: iron & ironing board, autonomous heating, smoking not permitted, central location, hairdryer, panoramic view.TripAdvisor property ID 2373330...Read more
Left on 04/08/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 8, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
Beautiful apartment,warm,(Venice was freezing!),clean and with everything we could possibly need in the kitchen. Good food nearby and a couple of small shops to get bread for breakfast etc.Access to many main sites and Vaperetto stops within easy walking distance .We would definitely use this company again if returning to Venice.
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Left on 02/27/2013 for a stay in October 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 27, 2013Stayed Oct 2012
Our 10 days were wonderful for us: we cooked breakfast and many dinners, exhausted after our journeys through all of the City. We really used the kitchen, following forays to the Rialto Market for such great food. The location was superb-San Stefano had all we needed in a short walk-coffee; meals; shopping; concerts; palazzo art exhibitions; Accademia bridge and the vaporetto stop are close by too.
We appreciated the superb coffee table books, written by scholars, describing different aspects of the magical city (we've bought 3 of the 4 since returning home). Also enjoyed the dozen opera Dvd's. The apt. is spacious, and amenities great.
Truly Venice's rep (Letitia?) was not very helpful or emotionally engaged, but the owner's partner was-saw him twice during our stay.
For us elderly types, the three floors to climb at the end of the day were challenging; and despite late October, mosquitoes were present, only a bother to my light-sleeping spouse. We simply had to keep the windows open during the day, to take in beautiful weather and the sounds of the neighborhood; then paid at night with the 1 or 2 buzzers that we never quite eliminated (screens are non-existent in Venice, I guess). Also of note for light sleepers, school is in session 6 days/week across the alley, so 'reveille' was 7:45 am.
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