charming retreat in Venice

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Fondamenta San Biagio, Venice, Veneto 30133, Italy

The Space

The apartment is located at' Molino Stucky, an historical building beautifully restored in 2005, where also lies the HILTON HOTEL. The apartment is 700sf (65sm) and 'consists of a large bright living room with sofa bed, chase lounge, 40"plasma TV with DVD/MP3 player, radio(Teac),a safe, Internet WiFi and a very well equipped kitchen, 2 full size bathrooms with all the comforts. The housing is overlooking the canal and lying in bed one can see, on Sunday, the big cruise ships, but without suffering any noise. The apt is on the 5th floor, in result of which there is plenty of light. The bed linen and towels are provided. The proximity to the Hilton Hotel gives you different possibilities within: a very good restaurant called AROMI and a great SPA with GYM. Moreover, from the top floor of the Hilton, as well as the stunning views of the canal, one can enjoy a "bellini"cocktail from the renown SKYLINE BAR which is accessible to non-guest of the hotel, and boast various events depending the season. In addition, about 300 m. from the apt. resides the famous HARRY'S BAR.
"The discovery of delicious restaurants on "Foundations"(Venetian name that indicates the way), will be very exciting. I can recommend few, less obvious and superior, always in the same island, reachable by foot through street and bridges, within 10min . "
Finally, for ease of movement, a free shuttle service its provided between the Molino Stucky and St. Mark's Square every 20 minutes.
L'appartamento e' situato all' interno del MOLINO STUCKY, edificio magnificamente restaurato nel 2005, nel quale risiede anche l'HILTON HOTEL. L'abitazione di circa 65mq e' composta da un ampio soggiorno luminoso con divano letto, chase lounge, TV al plasma con DVD/MP3 player, radio, internet WiFi e una cucina accessoriata di tutto, 2 bagni dotati di tutti i comforts e di ampia dimensione. L'affaccio dell'alloggio è sul canale e stando a letto si vedono passare, la domenica, le grandi navi da crociera, ma senza subire rumori. Essendo al 5 piano è straordinariamente luminoso. La biancheria da letto e bagno è fornita. La vicinanza con l'hotel Hilton consente di avere diverse tipologie di ristoranti sotto case una SPA eccezionale. Inoltre, dall'ultimo piano dell'Hilton, oltre la splendida vista, e' disponibile un lounge bar con DJ, accessibile ai non residenti dell'albergo, con eventi di vario tipo. Inoltre, a 300 m.lo splendido Harry's Bar, e imbarcadero per qualsiasi destinazione, isole comprese.
" La scoperta di deliziosi ristorantini sulle Fondamenta (nome veneziano che indica la via), sarà molto stimolante. Posso consigliarne altri, meno evidenti e di categoria superiore, sempre sull'isola stessa, raggiungibili a piedi attraversando calle e ponti, nel giro di 10minuti."
Infine, per facilitare gli spostamenti c'e' a disposizione un servizio shuttle gratuito tra il Molino Stucky e piazza San Marco, ogni 20 minuti circa.

Interaction with Guests


Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $43 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1637 /week
Monthly Price: $4982 /month
Security Deposit: $427
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • April 2014 - we had a wonderful time, great weather and apartment exactly as described. It is a lovely retreat from the crowds of Venice to return to Guidecca island to the comfortable apartment where you can watch the boats go by from the window. Good advice forwarded in advance from the owner re arrival details. We were met as agreed and shown round the apartment which was very clean and well maintained with a chilled bottle of Prosecco and milk awaiting us. The block itself is quiet and conveniently located next to the Hilton. Palanca is the nearest vaporetto stop, about a 7 minute walk away from the apartment. We would happily stay there again.

    April 2014
  • We absolutely LOVED Ivana's Venice apartment. Check in was simple (even though we were a bit late - no problem for Angelita, who patiently waited for us, with pleasant demeanor - bless her heart), the apartment was impeccably clean, warm, and inviting. The windows in the living room and bedroom were my favorite part of the apartment. It was so nice in the evening, just before dark, to open the windows, listen to the ships passing by and the waves. A perfect way to end the day and settle into a peaceful night after a busy day of touring Venice.
    Wonderful kitchen - well equipped. Bathrooms were spotless and a hair dryer was provided which was very much appreciated. Great water pressure in the showers. The bed was comfortable.
    Ivana is well-organized and explained everything very well, even offering recommendations for restaurants, etc.
    Ivana was so kind to allow us to store our luggage in the apartment, after checkout, on our last day there, because our train didn't leave until late that evening. It allowed us to enjoy one last full day of Venice, without worrying about carting luggage everywhere.
    A wonderful stay in Venice. Thank you Ivana.

    November 2013
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ivana's "Charming Retreat". The quiet location off the beaten path suited us perfectly. Access to the peak tourist locations is easy via the Hilton shuttle or the public water bus. Best of all is returning to the quiet residential area and enjoying the various bars, restaurants, and shops filled with local residents and their families. The apartment itself is lovely....quiet, charming, and well equipped. Thank-you, Ivana!

    October 2013
  • Beautiful, elegant comfortable apartment, with a wonderful feel. Serene with the ships & cruise liners slowly drifting past. Away from the chaos of the main island. Was perfect for us. Free Hilton shuttle vaporetto, running frequently was ideal, stopping at the quieter Zanette stop, then a short walk into San Marco & the Rialto bridge, Rialto market etc and also a direct stop at San Marco if you prefer. Easy handover of keys on arrival and departure. Ivana is very organised having sent through exactly what you need when you first arrive at a new location, where to buy groceries, suggested dining options, which we found to be wonderful, and the vaporetto timetable. The complimentary Prosecco a lovely thoughtful touch. Highly recommend a stay here. Thank you Ivana.

    October 2013
  • Lovely apartment with a beautiful view of Venice (and giant cruise ships!). It was nice to be slightly away from the crowds on the mainland, the hilton shuttle and the vaporetto were easy to use. Ivana also gave us great help with finding the apartment after arriving late at the airport and also with great recommendations for dining on Giudecca and in Venice. We'd love to return!

    October 2013
  • She is very well organised, the place was fantastic - thanks for everything . She has A taste ! I will certainly wish to stay once more.
    She was so kind ; we'll never forget her gesture ' the chilled prosecco' at the fridge upon our arrival just on time the sun set in Venice . It was a very good welcoming ! Thanks a lot.

    September 2013
  • The location is fantastic and we loved being away from the crush of the crowds. The Hilton water shuttle was easy and free. The location allowed quiet dinners along the canal. We ate at a different Resturant on the canal each evening and they were all very good. What a joy to enjoy a glass of wine, as the sunset lighting reflected on the buildings across the canal. If TV is important to you, note that there was no BBC channel.

    September 2013
  • Ivana's place was beautiful. it is quite, wonderful views and very well appointed. It is very close to the water taxi services which are required to get around. I recommend you get to know the water taxi schedules prior to you arrival to ease your movements around the area. It's not a big deal just may help a bit. We would recommend to anyone visiting Venice who wants to enjoy the area and have a bit of elegance to stay here.

    September 2013
  • This is an incredible apartment situated on the island of Guidecca it is a 5 star residence in Venice, out of the noisy tourist locations yet still in a great location to get to all the best spots the views of the ships entering and leaving port from the apartment are amazing.

    September 2013
  • Great apartment. Very easy to get to initially upon arrival (does take nearly 2hr by public water bus from airport, so long, but easy, trip). When you see all the other tourists dragging luggage through the tangle of streets in Venice, you appreciate the easy arrival! Location was great overall -- the free hilton shuttle to the main part of Venice runs 1-2 times per hour depending on the location and runs for decent hours so that for most of the trip, I didn't need to use the expensive public transport system (only did when going to outer islands and when I needed to be at the train station too early for hilton shuttle). Also very safe location since right next to Hilton on waterfront -- no wandering around dark narrow streets if coming back late at night. Apartment itself was also great. Lots of space, comfy bed, nice bathrooms (although a tad musty smelling, and no bathtub if you care about that). Having a kitchen and laundry is a life-saver on a long trip, and it's near a grocery store. It is along a canal with a lot of boat traffic, which you can hear a bit even with the window closed, but it was not loud or bothersome (might have been a bit with the window open though). Price was no more than for a regular hotel room, and you get far more for the money in the apartment!! I highly recommend and would absolutely stay here again if I go back to Venice.

    September 2013
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