Casa Castello, Venice
Apartment with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom in Venice, Italy
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From £784 per week
15th century palazzo. Unrivalled views from our sun terrace overlooking Salute Church, St.Marks and lagoon. 10 minutes walk from St.Mark's Square. Every facility. Wi-Fi included. Air-con available.
The apartment is situated in the district of Castello both in the midst of the Venetian community but also close to the major cultural and historical centre. Built around 1450, in the middle of a lively street of shops and restaurants, this is a charming and characterful third floor apartment ten minutes walk from St Marks Square. Unusually it has an altana/roof terrace giving fabulous panoramic views over the whole of Venice even to the snow capped Dolomites.
The apartment is easily accessible on foot over only one or two bridges from either the Arsenale or Giardini water stop.
Three minutes from the waterstop for Lido beaches, it is one hour from Marco Polo airport and 30 minutes from the bus and train stations by waterbus.
The area around Via Garibaldi
The apartment is in the centre of possibly the last indigenous Venetian community. This part of Castello, based around the Via Garibaldi, is full of shops, restaurants and services. There are also the two magnificent churches of San Francesco and San Giuseppe (where a doge is buried) and close to the top end of Via Garibaldi the former Cathedral of San Pietro.
Some of the best Venetian food can be found in several of the local restaurants whilst the quality of fresh produce in the shops is of the highest – and reasonably priced.
Description of the apartment
The front door of the apartment is on the third floor of the palazzo. You then climb a stone staircase into the beamed living room / dining room with windows at each end offering lagoon views. There is a small well equipped kitchen (oven, dishwasher, fridge). Just off the living room is a utility area (with washing machine) leading to the entrance to the bathroom with full length bath and a shower attachment.
The master bedroom with king size bed is on the same floor. The sofa bed is in the living area.
The roof terrace is reached via a galleried staircase (unsuitable for toddlers and infirm) and through a French door.
The apartment is very quiet and cosy making it a good all year round residence, even in the winter.
The rate for 2016 (excluding the Villarenters charges) for 7 nights is £750 (£900 during Christmas and New Year period). We rent out for minimum of five nights.
For arrivals after 22.00 there is a charge of 50 Euro payable directly to the caretaker.
Air conditioning is optional. It is charged at 10 euros per each booked night and paid on arrival directly to the caretaker.
The apartment is mentioned in THE TIMES Saturday 26 November 2011:
"EUROPE'S BEST CITY APARTMENTS
The X-factor with this apartment is its small roof terrace, which has fantastic views across the rooftops to St Mark's Square, only ten minutes' walk away. The whole apartment, which is part of a building dating back to 1450, has a wonderfully historical feel with a beamed living/dining room. Located in the unspoilt district of Castello, the apartment has an excellent choice of shops and restaurants near by."
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17 out of 17 people recommend staying here
We rented this apartment for one week as a family with two 15 year old boys.
The roof-top terrasse is absolutely wonderful and offers fascinating views of the Canale Grande and the Dodges Palace during day and night.
We had gorgeous weather, only sunshine and no rain, so we used the terrace for every meal.
The apartment is very nicely furnished with pictures of Venice on the walls, once you have entered youll feel at home immediately.
It is not very large though, the living room has a width of about 1,80m and streches from one side of the appartement to the other There are two sofas but they are not opposite to each other. The flatscreen TV is very small. The 2nd bedroom is directly under the roof top and it is only possible to stand upright in its center, there are no beds just matresses on the floor. The staircase to the second floor is very steep
There is NO possibility to take a proper shower in the bathroom.
The contact person in Venice who gave us the keys to the apartment was very friendly, helpful and answered the phone immediately, but unfortunately she didnt speek English, so the communication was in Italian (mine isnt very good but it was sufficient to agree upon the meeting time at the Arsenale waterstop)
We wouldt recommend this apartment for:
1. families with smaller children (up to 7 years)
2. people taller than 1,85 m
3. people who like to cook (kitchen is very small, pans are in bad condition)
4. people who like to take a shower (there is only a bathtub in the bathroom)
The location in the CASTELLO is perfect, restaurants, shops, a park and the vaporetto stop ARSENALE are nearby.
Due to the perfect weather, we enjoyed our stay in the apartment very much and can recommend it to everyone to whom the above mentioned 4 points dont matter.
We rented the apartment as a couple, with a last-minute shorter visit by our adult daughter and partner. The outstanding feature of the apartment is the fantastic view from the altana and we spent happy hours out there, particularly enjoying the stunning sunsets. The apartment is comfortably furnished and we really appreciated the reproduction artworks, books and DVDs reflecting wonderful aspects of Venice. Weve stayed near Via Garibaldi before and recommend it as a great spot to find local shops and reasonably priced restaurants away from the madding crowds. There are two vaporetto stops nearby. We took a great trip to Chioggia one day, via the Lido and Pelestrina, all on our ACTV travel tickets - details in the apartment visitors book. Regarding the accommodation, it is fair that the owners make quite clear in their description that there is limited height in the bedroom in the roof as it could be a bit awkward for the less agile to get in and out of bed under the eaves.
We had an absolutely lovely short break in the apartment the location was superb with all the main attractions within easy walking distance. The weather wasnt overly kind which meant we couldnt spend time enjoying the fantastic view from the roof terrace. We shall certainly being booking again in the future!
This was our first visit to Venice and we felt very lucky to have found this delightful apartment. The location was ideal, the immediate area being traditional and out of the main tourist zone but within easy walking distance of St Marks Square etc. The vaporetti stop was only a few minutes away, so giving easy access to anywhere a bit further away. The apartment was very comfortable, homely and well equipped but much as we loved it, we would not recommend it for four adults due to the second bedroom being "in the eaves" and with very limited headroom. We would certainly thoroughly recommend it for two and would love to say there again if we return to Venice.
Just got back from 5 nights at Casa Castello with our toddler. A lovely flat in a wonderful location, a few minutes walk from the Arsenale waterstop and about 100 metres or less from the waterfront, with vaporetti, ferries and cruise ships passing by and lots of lovely cafes and restaurants. The flat is very comfortable and well equipped with lots of character - lots of interesting books on Venice and lovely prints. The views from the roof terrace are absolutely amazing - out over the lagoon and the churches and spires of Venice. The roof terrace is a lovely place to sit and relax. A central but peaceful location, busy but without the intense crowds of St Marks. Theres a lovely park on the waterfront near the flat which was nice for our toddler to run around in. The stairs up to the other bedroom are quite steep, but fine for older children, maybe just not toddlers. We loved this flat, and would definitely return.
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 24 December 2016 - 9 January 2017: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
- 12 January - 28 February 2017: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
- 24 December 2017 - 9 January 2018: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
- 12 January - 28 February 2018: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
- 24 December 2018 - 9 January 2019: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
- 12 January - 28 February 2019: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
Long stay discounts
- Receive 25% off if the booking is for 4 weeks or more.
- Receive 10% off if the booking is for 2 weeks or more.
If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.
Air conditioning 10 euros per each booked night
10 euros per each booked night, paid locally
1 bedroom, Sleeps 4:
- 1 king size bed
There is also 1 double sofa bed in in the living room
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC
DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WI-FI, TV Languages in English, Italian
Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Air conditioning throughout property, Central heating, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans
Balcony or terrace, Sea view
At the top of the apartment is a large roof terrace from which it is possible to eat, drink, sunbathe and study the beautiful panorama. This includes the churches of San Georgio Maggiore and Salute, the Ducale Palace and even, on clear days, the snow-clad Dolomites.
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