About This Listing
Light-filled, very pleasant room on a canal in private home behind Campo Santa Margherita in the sestiere of Dorsoduro.
Minimum stay is three nights.
Apartment is convenient to Piazzale Roma, train station, the Maritime Station at San Basilio, and all waterbus lines. It is within short walking distance of the splendid Zattere quay on the Canal of the Giudecca, the Punta della Dogana, the Guggenheim and Pinault Collections, the Accademia Museum, Ca' Rezzonico, the Scuola Grande dei Carmini and that of San Rocco, the Church of the Frari, and Ca' Foscari and IUAV universities.
Great outdoor cafes, snack bars, pizzerias and restaurants are in the immediate vicinity.
Room includes queen-sized bed, linens, ceiling fan and wireless internet access. Room is bright in the morning, guests sensitive to noise might be disturbed by periods of boat traffic on the canal; an eye mask and ear plugs will be provided on request. Guest's bathroom is not en suite. No air conditioning or tv. A laundromat and a dry cleaners are nearby.
Single occupancy is preferred, though I occasionally accept low-key, considerate couples (surcharge for two is 15 euros / night).
I'd like to know about you before I accept your booking - please have a profile, post a photo, allow airbnb to verify your phone number and email, & /or send me some information when you submit your request.
Guests are invited to borrow books from my library. I only ask that they not be removed from my home and that they be returned before leaving.
Interaction with Guests
I will gladly share my knowledge of and love for Venice, encouraging (and providing the necessary info for) guests to move off the beaten path into the lagoon. I am present when guests need me, otherwise I keep a very low profile. Guests can (and should) count on me for assistance as they would a member of their extended family.
Guests are asked to be mature, discreet, considerate, trustworthy, and tidy. No visitors are allowed. Accommodation does not include breakfast or use of kitchen. Guests may not eat meals in their room (but there are fabulous cafes, snack bars, and restaurants in the immediate vicinity). A carafe of fresh filtered water is placed at your bedside. I will be happy to provide a selection of teas and a thermos with hot water.
I cannot store luggage before check-in or after check-out. I will however refer you to excellent, trustworthy facilities in Piazzale Roma or at the Santa Lucia train station.
Please respect check-in and check-out times.
10 stars!!! I had the *most* wonderful time in Venice thanks to Debra. I showed up with no plan for what to do (coming off a work-related week in France) and she made everything so easy and magical including very clear directions and prior communication, a gorgeous, meticulously clean beautiful room and bathroom, plus serious quality time to make recommendations on what to see and where to eat. Venice is a maze with an intimidating amount of things to do (and swarmed by tourists in the summer) so her advice was invaluable. Debra is seriously 'in the know' and generous with her wisdom. I felt like she was invested in making sure that I was taken care of and having a great time. This was my favorite place to stay in my Europe adventure so far--good for you if you get the opportunity to stay here!
The host canceled this reservation 74 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
I arrived in terrible weather and Debra made a point of staying in contact with me as I navigated from the train station to her flat. She made sure I was set up in my room and then made a dinner reservation for me at a lovely restaurant nearby before she headed out for the evening. I didn't see much of her after that, but she continued to be available by email or text. When I asked for some suggestions she took the time to email me a very interesting itinerary. The room felt very clean, safe and serene and the bathroom was perfect.
I really liked staying at this place. The room is comfortable and artfully decorated. The view over a canal creates an authentic Venice feeling. Finding the place was very easy thanks to the excellent maps provided by email prior to my arrival. The neighbourhood is not very touristy, but still lively thanks to it’s vicinity to the university. It’s one of the nicest parts of this extremely touristic town. Debra is a wonderful and very helpful host. She doesn’t just know the city very well in terms of sights, but is also well informed about local politics and urban development and therefore a source of information for everyone whose interest reaches beyond tourism alone. I would come back any time!
Debra communicated to me when I arrived at Lisbon by sending her detailed map to her house 2 weeks ahead of time: The map is very clear and detailed. It made huge difference!!
Debra's guest room indeed is very lovely and elegant! Two windows invites the guest to look at the water flowing outside. Inside, elegant books standing on the solid bookshelf! Make yourself at home like a scholar! Surprise, I found the books like: Chaos, and the new kind of science! Debra is a real Scholar her self!
Debra made me feel at home by giving me the detailed instruction and information. Walter at counter to drink and the fan is very cool to sleep. Overall I am very happy to stay at Debra's home! I will definitely go back to Debra's home if she allow/invite me to!!! Thank you Debra!
A charming and gracious host. Interesting conversations about Venice and about the ways of the world. Fabulous directions from the train station to the apartment. Excellent tips about places to visit and places to eat. A lovely room in a part of the city that's a great place to stay because it's not as full of tourists as many other places in Venice. Work out the vaporettos, however, and it's easy to get anywhere you're likely to want to get. An exceptionally pleasant visit. I couldn't recommend Debra anymore highly.
Debra was a wonderful, friendly and accommodating host! Her directions to her flat were perfect - the location is very good, quiet but also very close to a cool square with lots of vibrant, affordable bars and restaurants. The room and bed are excellent!