Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 3654: Visit Venice, Casa Tre Archi
2bed/1bath apartment in Cannaregio, Venice
June 2008, 1 week
We loved the location -- a residential neighborhood away from the main tourist streets, but within walking distance of anywhere in the city. Two water-bus stops are very close by, and restaurants and markets are just steps away. The canal is busy during the day with lots of boats bringing goods into the city, which provides a great view of real life in Venice.
Restaurants, bars, open-air markets, gelato shops are all just a few minutes walk away. Grocery stores are perhaps 10 or 15 minutes walk away.
The apartment is on the top floor of a small building. There's one bedroom with a king-size bed, one bedroom with two twin beds (that can be connected to make a single larger bed), bathroom, kitchen, and a lovely living room with windows that look out on the Cannaregio canal. There is a lot of boat traffic on the canal during the day, which creates some noise, but the neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful at night.
No outside sitting area.
The apartment was spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished, with plenty of seating for four of us, both for dining and lounging.
The beds were very comfortable. Both bedrooms are air-conditioned, which we enjoyed very much, as Venice was very hot and muggy the week we were there. The bathroom was fine.
The kitchen was small, but was very well-equipped with plenty of cooking utensils, silverware, plates and glassware. Everything in the kitchen, including the appliances, was very good quality. There wasn't a lot of counter space, but enough for preparing simple meals.
Problems or Bonuses
We were pleasantly surprised by the library provided for guests -- lots of guidebooks on Venice, books on Venice history, art and architecture, a restaurant guide, and much more.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
The owners live in England, and our communications both before and after the rental were helpful and completely professional. There is no on site person, but we had no need of one. The owners are available by phone if needed (and a phone is provided in the apartment.) Cost for our week (June 21-28 2008) was £890, plus a fee for for paying with a check in US dollars.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
We would gladly stay there again, and would recommend Casa Tre Archi to anyone.
Things to do in this area
One of my favorite shops in the neighborhood was the vino sfuso (wine on tap) store. Bring in an empty plastic liter water bottle, and they fill it up with decent-quality wine at a very low price.
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