Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Cà Marcello, Venice, Veneto 30172, Italy
Your host, Tom
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The Space

Lovely boutique apartment, 40 square meters (430 square feet), consisting of:
- Large bedroom (fits max 3 people, one new Ikea double bed and one comfortable single sofa bed)
- Living room with kitchen corner (fits max 2 people, one new comfortable Ikea double sofa bed)
- Corridor
- Large and comfortable bathroom

Our flat is located in Venezia Mestre, the mainland of Venice, not in the Historical Center, the famous part with canals and gondolas.
To go to Venice Historical Center you need to take the bus or train and takes exactly 10 minutes. Buses run all day and all night, so there is no limit of transport, you can get home comfortably at any time, even in the middle of the night.

The apartment is furnished with:
- Clean bed sheets, pillowcases, blankets and towels for the number of people you booked for
- Shower gel, shampoo and toilet paper
- Soap and softener for washing machine
- Some complimentary wine and food

Check-in time is generally between 2pm and 6pm.
Check-out time is generally 12 (noon).
If your arrival/departure times doesn't match with our check-in and check-out times, let us know, we are very flexible and we can offer some solutions for a little extra (read below).

Cleaning fee + Daily rental of the flat

The cleaning fee it's not just about cleaning, it includes all the costs of the preparation of the apartment before your stay: cleaning, providing clean bedsheets and towels, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, meetup and check-in process, ...

For each person after the 2nd there is an extra fee automatically calculated by Airbnb.
If it's just 2 people but they will not share the main double bed, you should put 3 people for the accurate calculation.

Tourist Tax for the City of Venice is 1,50 euro per night per person (max 5 nights per person, children up to 10yo are exempt) and should be payed cash on arrival

EXTRA FEES ON REQUEST (to be payed cash on arrival):
- Check-in before 2pm, if available: 20 euro
- Check-out after 12 (noon), if available: 20 euro
- Check-in after 6pm: 10 euro
- Check-in after 10pm: 20 euro
- Luggage deposit on the day of arrival or of departure: 10 euro for any number of luggage
- Safe parking lot for your car (on request): 10 euro/day

Guest Access

- WiFi and Cable Internet
- Fully furnished kitchen with gas stove, microwave/combi oven, fridge, freezer
- Washing machine and drying rack
- Hair dryer
- Iron and small ironing board

As per Italian law regarding rental apartments, there is NO BREAKFAST PROVIDED and no cleaning services during your stay. It's a fully self-catering and autonomous apartment. Anyway we provide some complimentary food in the flat and there are cheap supermarkets, bars and restaurants around.

Interaction with Guests

Enjoy it like your own flat in Venice!
You can invite who you like, cook for yourself, wash clothes, make dinners, parties, watch television, use the Internet; everything in full privacy! Like a hotel room but much better! Especially for big groups of friends or families with children.

In case of any problem, just let us know at the contact numbers and addresses provided, we live nearby and we will be quick in addressing any problem or any need you have during your stay.
If you want to share a dinner or social activities, get to meet some locals; you are welcome to join us!

We will really make our best to make you feel comfortable and provide all things you might need to live in Venice for few days/ all fresh information about clubs, restaurants, events, exhibitions and meeting points.

The Neighborhood

In the immediate proximity there is
- A minimarket
- A pizzeria with wood oven (Delicious! The original way to make pizza!)
- Tobacco shop and several bars

In the surroundings of the flat there are very cheap and good supermarkets and any kind of shops, also ethnic (Indian, Chinese, Bangladeshi, African, Russian, Romanian, etc) plus normal and cheap Italian restaurants (much better quality and lower prices compared to the tourist area)

We are constantly updated on all necessary information about the city: transport, attractions, events, shows, concerts, open air cinema, nightlife, etc
Our goal is to give you the most updated and fresh information to enjoy your time in Venice, that is not necessary an expensive city if you have the right information!

For example, you can
- Use the Internet, kitchen, washing machine FOR FREE!
- See one of the few original gondolas remained in Venice FOR FREE!!!
- Try the gondola for ONLY 2 EURO!!! Yes, TWO EURO!!!
- Taste a slice of the probably best pizza in the world for 2,5 EURO!
- Drink the best Spritz (venetian drink) or Prosecco with free snacks buffet for 2.5 EURO or with free food (pasta, risotto) buffet for 7 EURO!
- Eat the tastiest Tramezzino (famous venetian sandwich) for 1.50 EURO!
- Taste the best icecream of Venice, a huge scoop for 1.50 EURO!
- Enjoy lots of free concerts, dance parties, events.. FOR FREE!!!
- Spend a lovely day in nearby Padova or Treviso for 6 EURO return ticket
- Spend a whole day on 5 or more islands of the Venetian lagoon and hopping on and off waterbuses for just 18 EURO
- Spend three days in all islands of the Venetian lagoon and beach hopping on and off waterbuses for 24 euro (if you are younger than 30yo)

Are you ready to have a wonderful Venetian experience? Come and stay with us! :)))

Getting around

The flat is in a strategic position:
- 2 minutes walking to Ve. MESTRE train station (every single train with destination or departure Venice stop there)
- 1 minute walking to the ATVO bus terminal for the VCE airport (Venice Marco Polo) and TSF airport (Venice Treviso)

Buses to/from Venice Historical Center (island part) run all day (every 2-5 minutes) and all night (every 20 minutes), one ride costs just 1.30 euro and it takes just 10 minutes to get there.
It's also possible to get to Venice Old Town by train (less frequent, 1,25 euro).

Car parking:
- Cheap parking area on the street in the surroundings
- We have one safe private parking space for one car (10 euro extra/day)

Other Things to Note

In your first message (or anyway not later than 3 days before your arrival), you should provide us:
- your arrival train/flight number and the arrival time
- your mobile number where you can receive sms
- total number of people
- which beds and sofabeds you would like to be prepared for you of the ones that are available in the apartment

As soon as the booking will be completed, you will receive an email by Airbnb with all data of your booking, the exact address and all information for a smooth check-in, including the directions to our meeting points from the nearest train station and from the airports and our phone number.
We strongly advice to print that email or screenshot it on your phone/tablet.

The apartment is unattended so you have to let us know your arrival time and have an agreement regarding the official meeting points. You can't just show up at the apartment because nobody will be there. If you have a phone that is able to send sms/text messages or whatsapp it will be very helpful.

On the arrival we will:
- Wait you at the meeting point at the agreed time
- Show you the flat and all amenities
- Give you first hand information about Venice and touristic spots
- Provide keys of the flat, one information booklet with maps and info about the city and the flat (in English)
- Give you contact details in case of any need

Arrival time will be based on your train/flight arrival time and will be agreed with you, by Airbnb message or SMS/whatsapp. It will be automatically updated in case of delay of the train/flight.
The arrival from the airports and the train station is very easy and we provide you detailed instructions.
From the airport or the train station you are required to proceed directly to the agreed meeting point, we will be waiting for you.

- dates of interest
- arrival date/time (train/bus/flight/ship) and the train/flight number
- full names / age / gender / nationality of all guests
- which languages you speak
- if you will have a mobile phone with you on your trip

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $28 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $561 /week
Monthly Price: $2242 /month
Cleaning Fee: $42
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The stay at Tom's place was great. He kept in touch throughout, when needed. I really liked that I had a text message from him when we landed. He picked my girlfriend and I up from the bus stop. He gave us great inside info about places we otherwise wouldn't have gone to.
    The appartment was loaded with supplies ranging from shower gel to wine.
    The appartment was spacious and clean. It was real easy to travel to and from venice (only about 10 minutes with the bus). We didn't spent much time in mestre, but the bus stop and station are very close to the appartment and there was a nice pizza place around the corner.

    In all a great place to stay!

    June 2014
  • Wonderful and positive experience with Tom! He answers all my queries efficiently and makes sure that our stay is a comfortable one. His apartment is amazing -has everything that we need for our stay in Venice. Good location of you like some place away from the bustling city centre but still accessible to get to places. Tom is a really nice guy, who wouldn't mind spending time with his new friends so that their stay would be a memorable one. Thank you Tom! We really love Venice, thanks to your help!

    June 2014
  • Anfitriones excelentes más no podemos exigir. El piso formidable, la ubicación formidable. Todo excelente. Felicitaciones a los anfitriones porque son exquisitamente amables.

    June 2014
  • This is a great apartment if you are looking to stay just outside of the centre of Venice. It has everything you need for a very comfortable stay: kitchen, dining table, couch, TV, large bathroom.
    Tom met us on the bus stop to greet us and walked us to the apartment. He told us all about the apartment, pointed out points of interest on the map and was very friendly and helpful.
    Though it is outside of the Center of Venice, the bus stop is only a few minutes away and takes about 10 minutes to get in to the action.
    We prefer to sleep with open windows and it was little bit noise on the nights and early morning.
    I would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone travelling to Venice :-)

    May 2014
  • This is a very good option for visiting Venice without all the hassle, and cost of being in the historic centre. The flat is clean, quiet and comfortable, and Tom was very helpful in helping plan out a day of touring around Venice. There was even food and wine to meet me!
    The neighborhood is not very scenic at all but is in a great location to catch a bus or train out to the historic center and is very easy to get to from the airport or train station.
    Very good value, thank you Tom.

    May 2014
  • The apartment is spacious and clean. It's located right next to the train station. Da Michele across the street serves the best pizza in Venice. Tom was very helpful, spending the time to explain everything to us during check in. He even picked us up from the airport. The bottle of wine and cold beer waiting in the fridge, together with other snacks, added a nice touch. I would definitely recommend Tom and his apartment to future travellers.

    May 2014
  • Удобная и красивая квартира. Рядом остановка автобуса и вокзал. До островной Венеции 10 минут на автобусе. Том - замечательный и гостеприимный хозяин, интересный собеседник. Прекрасно говорит по русски.
    Спасибо за прекрасные дни в Венеции!

    May 2014
  • Apartment is mestre is convenient for travel to Venice.Tom is excellent guy and very helpful. His all information with MAP was really helpful for our Venice visit.
    He has provided lot of stuff in Kitchen , very generous of him.You will find lot of helpful stuff like Power Converter , Umbrella etc for handy use. Apartment with lift in Mestre is really worth for short (website hidden) is surrounded by nice Restaurant and near to Bus station for easy travel.

    May 2014
  • An absolute amazing experience! This was my first Airbnb experience and it was unforgettable.

    Although we never had a chance to meet Tom (busy exploring Venice from dawn til dusk), his friend Aizuura came to meet us late at night when we arrived (and got a bit lost because our SIM card didn't work to notify Tom that we had arrived. Tom constantly kept in touch and made sure we were alright, which we really appreciated.

    The house is in a fantastic location and after one trip to and from Venice we knew both bus stops (hint: the one up the hill, not at the train station has two buses that go to Venice as opposed to one at the station) and easily got to and from Venice (only 10 minutes by bus). Tickets are available at the bus ticket stand just 2 minutes outside the apartment on the way to the train station and only cost just over 1 euro.

    Tom left us a very VERY helpful booklet (about 20 pages!) with everything we needed to know about the apartment, Venice, and some handy recommendations. The pizza place just outside the apartment was excellent (2 euro for a huge slice) and they spoke excellent English.

    He left some pasta, salad and a nice bottle of Italian wine for us when we arrived which was very thoughtful. The apartment has every utensil you need for cooking at home which was a nice touch.

    The apartment is spacious and comfortable with two separate rooms. The shower and washing machine were fine (except we seem to have recurring bad luck with European washers where they lock and refuse to open for several hours... maybe we're doing something wrong!). Extra blankets and towels were there if we needed.

    All in all, a perfect stay. We initially thought it would be inconvenient to not be on the main island of Venice but in the end it was perfectly fine.

    Highly recommended!!

    May 2014
  • Perfect appartment, 10 min to Venice by bus, buses go every 2 or 3 minutes. Appartement comes with everything you need, even adapter, food in the fridge, hair-dryer, map, umbrella, washing-mashine, bath-tube etc etc. Very clean, very spacious. Very friendly and concerned owner of the appartment. Highly recommended !

    May 2014
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36yo photographer (Tom Prospero ph) and IT consultant starting new businesses in Internet while dealing with old ones offline shares a big apartment with nice students and expatriates likes to meet people, share dinners and laughs speaks in Italian, English, Russian, Spanish and is studying French and German on fаcеbооk you can find me searching for "Tom Venice Tom Prospero ph" Likes to do --------------- Portraits, Photography, Glamour and Art, Business management, Personal Consulting, Massage, Falling Asleep While Cuddling, Sleeping, Cazzeggiare, Cantare a squarciagola in macchina, Coccole, Fare l'amore, Reggicalze, Estate, Bacio Sotto La Pioggia, Piumone, Smiling, I love summer, Swimming, Carnevale di Venezia, Vespa, Sauna, Playboy, Forte Marghera, It's my time - Benetton Global Casting, Spiaggia di notte, Festin bueo, Grattini, in pigiama tutta la domenica, il Mare, Victoria's Secret, Suicide Girls Music, art, artists, shows, books he likes ------------------------------------------------------- Reggeaton, Contemporary R&B, Italian Pop, Acid jazz, Disco, Reggae, Silk road projects, Pitura Freska, Patrizia Laquidara, Paola Cortellesi, Beyoncé, Daft Punk, Elio e le Storie Tese, Björk, Jamiroquai, Shakira, Atlas Shrugged, Il corpo delle donne, Amelie, Eyes Wide Shut, Into the Wild, A Clockwork Orange, Report, The essence of decadence, Soul & Dance, Veneziacomix, Chyngyz Aitmatov, Ferzan Ozpetek, Paolo Bitta, The Little Prince, Luciana Littizzetto, Silvano Agosti, Fabio Volo, David DeAngelo, Quelo, Andrea Camilleri, Le Iene, Woody Allen, Angel Chen, Romina Mondello, Ausra Osipaviciute Photography, Alberto Sordi, Ayn Rand, Michelle Hunziker, Roberto Benigni Websites he likes ------------------------- Fаcеbооk, World Nomads, (website hidden), Gооgle, My Personality, Techlovers, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Al Vapore Bar e Musica, Passive-Aggressive Notes, Chatroulette Food and drinks he likes ---------------------------------- Vegetables, Italian cusine, Chinese cusine, Sachertorte, Baci Perugina fan club, Ice cream / Gelato, Pizza, Vino, Erdbeere, Spritz, Patatine Fritte, Il tramezzino, Tiramisù, Acqua pubblica, Olive Ascolane, Mozzarella, Maionese, Cappuccino, Cornetto caldo di notte......., Salame di cioccolato, Pasta, Mojito Inspirational people for him -------------------------------------- Dalai Lama, Albert Einstein, Marco Travaglio, Osho, Massimo Cacciari, Margherita Hack, Giacomo Leopardi, The Volcanic Ash Cloud!, Paolo Attivissimo, Cheburashka, Grande Capo Estiqaatsi, Greenpeace International, Barack Obama, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
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