Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 3791: VeniceApartments.org, Sandrelli
2bed/2bath apartment in Castello, Venice
Aug. 17-19, 2008, 3 days
Located off a small street near Campo Bandiera in the Arsenale area, about a 7-8 minute walk to San Marco. The area was generally quiet, although night life occasionally was noisy.
Directly above a Chinese restaurant, with several other restaurants in the immediate area. A good bakery was very close by, and a couple medium-sized grocery stores were fairly nearby.
The layout worked out very well for my wife and me plus our two kids. The kids had their own bedroom with two twin beds. There was also a sofa bed in the living room, if needed. The second bathroom downstairs was nice to have. Getting to the apartment requires climbing a fairly steep set of stairs, plus another to get to the upstairs bedrooms and living room.
Sandrelli shares the building with another apartment called Grandi, which is also rented by this agency.
The apartment was very clean and well furnished, exactly as pictured on the agency's site. About the only complaint is the "60 grit" towels - I guess they want to make sure nobody steals them!
There was a portable air conditioning unit in the living room, but we didn't use it.
The master bed was quite comfortable. The bathrooms were clean.
We didn't use the kitchen too much, but found it fine for our needs.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
The agency office is quite near the bus and car parking lot, and not too far (~250 m) from the train station. You pick up your key at the agency rather than meeting someone at the apartment. We arrived on a Sunday, and they had our key in a lock box outside of the office since the office was closed. No extra fees for Sunday or after hours key pick up, which was nice. However, we did have to head back to the office on Monday morning to pay.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
We were very pleased with Sandrelli and definitely recommend it. It's located in a nice area of Venice, not too far from San Marco and the Arsenale boat stop, although quite a way from Rialto and some of the other attractions.
Things to do in this area
Get a good map, and walk all around!
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