This is a smart, three-bedroomed, well-appointed house in a tranquil part of the Dorsoduro. It is a traditional Venetian house that has been completely restored and renovated in a contemporary style. There is an enormous, private terrace that receives sun all day long. The house sleeps up to 5/6 people. The area is just off the beaten tourist track and is populated by Venetian locals . We are surrounded, however, by historical churches which contain some of the finest works of art in Venice.
1 – 2 guests for three nights’ minimum stay:
Daily Charge: £165
Weekly Charge: £1,050
Monthly (28 days) Charge: £4,100
Daily Charge: £28 extra, each per night
This is possible since there is a small self-contained space, with a bathroom, on the ground floor. However, prior arrangements must be made.
The large entrance hall is decorated with contemporary art.
There are mackintoshes and umbrellas for you to use in inclement weather. The library is in the entrance hall. Many books which specialize in Italian art history – and especially Venetian art. There are novels and non-fiction books too and all the guidebooks on Venice you need.
The living room is very large, open and airy. There is air conditioning and central heating. It is furnished in a tasteful, modern style. There is a compact disc player, a wide selection of classical music to play and free WiFi. The dining table pulls out and can seat up to six people.
Bedroom One: This is a large double, en-suite room with plenty of storage. There is air conditioning and central heating. Bath and hand towels, face cloths, shampoos, soaps, toilet rolls, hairdryer etc. are provided. There is a bath (big enough for two), a shower and a bidet.
Bedroom Two: This is also a double room. There is air conditioning and central heating. The bathroom is outside the door. There is a walk-in shower, toilet and bidet.
Bedroom Three (Small Apartment): This is downstairs and comprises a small self-contained apartment. There is a pullout sofa bed that comfortably sleeps one or two if necessary. The bathroom has a sink, toilet and shower. There is air conditioning and central heating. A ‘cupboard kitchen’ with a fridge and small freezer and a microwave. There is also a wardrobe.
This space is only available by prior arrangement.
Kitchen: The kitchen is well-appointed. All you need for cooking and tableware is here. There is a gas hob, electric over, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, toaster and washing machine. There are clothes horses for drying laundry, an iron and an ironing board.
The Terraces: There are two terraces. The lower, smaller one is just outside the kitchen. There is a tap and hose and stairs lead to the upper large terrace. There are sun loungers, a large umbrella and a dinning table that seats 6-8. There is also a tap and hose for watering the plants.
Zugang für Gäste
The house is completely available however the lower apartment is only available by prior arrangement.
Interaktion mit Gästen
I don’t live in Venice so can't meet you. However Lilia, my friend, will look after all your needs. She is available, should you need her, by text and phone throughout your visit. I can be contacted by phone, text or email.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Check-in and check-out are flexible and to be agreed especially if you are arriving late. Details of flights, trains etc. will be required.
Lilia, my local Venetian friend, will meet you personally, accompany you to the house (since it is easy to get lost in Venice), and show you around (10 Euro in cash). After 21.00 this service costs 35 Euro in cash. You can also be greeted at the airport, and taken to Venice by private car, at a cost of 60 Euro in cash from San Marco Airport and 75 Euro, in cash, from Treviso Airport). You will be expected to provide ID in the form of a passport ahead of arrival.
You will be provided with one set of house keys. If you leave the keys inside the apartment, there is a charge of 50 Euro, in cash, to call someone out to open the door. Between 22.00 and 08.00, the charge is 85 Euro, in cash. If you lose the keys, we have to change the locks and this will cost you 250 Euro, in cash.
A cold bottle of Prosecco will be waiting for you in the fridge on arrival.
We want you to use the facilities and enjoy your stay. Just treat the place – with respect and consideration – as though it was your home
Please water the plants on the terrace.
This is a non-smoking house. Smoking, however, is permitted on the terrace, but all cigarette waste should be cleared away.
Small dogs are allowed to stay. There is a charge of 5 Euro each pet per night. We ask only that they don't sleep on the beds or the furniture. There is a pet shop close by on Fondamenta Barbarigo.
My name is Gerard and, along with Davie, bought this house four years ago. We are both from the UK. Davie works with computers and I am an art historian, writer and artist. I taught the history of painting, sculpture and architecture for thirty years and decided that was quite enough. The Italian Renaissance was my specialty – so the idea of buying a house in one of the historical, cultural capitals of the world was not a difficult decision to make. I love the opera and classical music and Venice is full of both. My favourite things to do here are to run in the early morning, (before the tourists are up) and wander the streets in the late evening, (when the tourists are in bed). I try really hard to get lost when I’m out walking and consciously take wrong turnings to see where I end up. It’s the best way to discover the city. My golden rule is never to pass a church if the door is open; there is always some new painting or sculpture to discover inside.