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Review 5749: Owner, #133919

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Review by jgk from FL who is a SlowTrav Contributor

1bed/1bath apartment in San Polo, Venice


When

June 2014, 1 month

Location

We loved this location, just steps off of Campo San Polo. Easy walk to just about anywhere. San Stae was the closest vaporetto stop but also quite close to San Toma.

Nearby Amenities

There are grocery stores surrounding the apartment, the closest is a small Coop but there's a larger Coop at San Giacomo del Orio. And then there's the Rialto Market, about 10 minutes away.

The House/Apartment

The building is mostly architects offices so there's no noise at all at night. But they do start around 7:30 each morning loading their boat, right outside the bedroom window, which means lots of banging and loud voices.

Garden

No outside seating.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

The place was very clean and the owner provides a once a week cleaner. Furniture was all very comfortable and in good condition. Only three chairs in the dining room. The photos on VRBO are quite accurate.

Bedrooms/Bathrooms

Bed was good, not fantastic. The art on the bedroom wall is a little strange. You can see it on the VRBO site. Bathroom was small but worked well. Shower was a tiny bit bigger than the normal minute Italian shower.

Kitchen

Kitchen was really good especially considering the small space. It needs better lighting but it works. I didn't use the oven and I brought my own chef's knife.

Problems or Bonuses

Bad surprise: The owner didn't want us to use the air conditioning (a/c) and practically begged us not to use it. I see he has added to his website a 5/day charge for it. Because of that, I wouldn't ever stay there again. Not because you "need" a/c (the place stayed fairly cool and we were lucky with the weather) but because how he handled the issue. Not pleasant at all.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

We paid 2,500 euros for the month. We really didn't connect with the owner at all. He speaks some English and German but his communication skills are lacking.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

We would not stay here again because of our feelings about the owner.

Things to do in this area

Too many to list!

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