Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 3550: Italy-Accom, Da Ponte
2bed/1bath apartment in Santa Croce, Venice
May, 2008, 4 nights
Apartment was is a small street off of a small campo, but seemingly on the "pathway" to the Rialto. Close to the San Silvestro vaporetto stop. Plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. The only downside was noise. the restaurants had noise until fairly late and the street cleaning started fairly early. Not that loud, but noticeable.
A coop market, a caffe, couple restaurants and a ATM right in the campo outside the apartment. Five minute walk to Rialto markets and bridge.
The apartment was on the top floor, up four steep flights of marble stairs. It was fairly modern, updated, with a small but usable kitchen. Both bedrooms were good size with windows on the campo. There was a tiny balcony, big enough to dry your clothes. Washer worked well, TV provided, couch and chairs.
You can view the apartment directly: Da Ponte.
No garden, pool or other outside area.
Everything was clean and ready. Plenty of room for our party of two couples and one child. The kitchen table pulled out to become very large if needed.
Two queen beds were comfortable. Plenty of linens and blankets. Bathroom had a moderate-sized shower, no tub.
Kitchen had a range, and we used the cook-top and small oven. French press and moka pot, but no toaster. Pots and pans were fine, but no cheese grater.
Problems or Bonuses
Everything seemed as advertised.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
Italy-accom.com worked out well. They were very responsive during out search (and we booked a Rome apartment with them as well), but a little less responsive to questions after we booked. We were emailed detailed instructions on how to get the keys, and everything was easy to follow. We paid €180 deposit and then €600 on arrival for the four nights.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
I would stay again. It is not that close to St. Marks, but in a central location in San Polo. Convenient to almost everywhere, including walking to the train station.
Things to do in this area
The caffe right downstairs from the apartment was fine for coffee and pastries. Campo San Polo is close by where our three-year old could kick his ball around with other kids and mom and dad could get a beer. Rialto markets were an easy walk and the vaporetto stop was nearby. We really enjoyed Venice and this apartment.
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