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Review 96: Venice Rentals, Santa Maria Formosa 


Review by Allen from MN

2bed apartment, Venice


March 6-April 6, 2001, 1 month


We stayed for a month (March 6-April 6, 2001) in an apartment in Venice that we got through Venice Rentals. It was in Santa Maria Formosa and can be viewed, along with their other rentals, on their web site. Although the decor (1950's motel) left something to be desired, the apartment was spacious, clean and quiet, the beds comfortable, and the kitchen usable. A woman came and changed our sheets and towels once a week. The price was also right for us and there were, as advertised, no extra costs.

We were satisfied with the service of Denise and Maurizio too, who run Venice Rentals. When I e-mailed them to tell them the kitchen lacked a good bread knife (!) and a cheese grater (!!), we found one of each in a bag hanging from our front door handle when we returned to the apartment that evening.

The location of this particular apartment would leave a lot to be desired for somebody who wanted a view, for the windows all looked out on the walls of nearby -- very, very nearby -- buildings so that, to tell what the weather's like, you have to stick your head out of a window and look up. These were not negatives for us, however, since we don't spend any more time in our apartment or room in Venice than we have to and we love Campo Santa Maria Formosa, which was only 30 seconds away, and Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, only two minutes away in the other direction. (And we think the best gondola ride in Venice can be had from Santa Maria Formosa.)

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