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.
I had a great time in Venice despite it being the hottest and most humid weekend ever. This may have been entirely been due to Debra's kind advice and tips for surviving and enjoying Venice in the summer. I arrived with very loose plans for my days in Venice. Debra gave excellent suggestions on walks, trips, restaurants and sights all off the beaten track and only as a local would know. She even suggested a quiet location, to enjoy the midnight fireworks for the Redontore festival surrounded by locals.
Her apartment is just as described. Clean and modern, but with all the atmosphere of a home on the canals of Venice. It is conveniently located near a square popular with tourists and young people. Although, within less than 5 minutes walk on either direction, it is possible to find great and authentic local food, not catering to tourists. Also, being located away from the tourist trap that is St Mark's square is certainly a good thing. I slept very well at Debra's, despite the heat the ceiling fan does wonders and a stand fan is available on request (which I didn't need). Also windows overlook canals, which is quite pleasant, and not noisy.
The room at Debra's apartment is absolutely fantastic, it has plenty of room and a large bed as well. It's right on the canal so u can see the boats pass! The apartment is also located in a fantastic area with lots of restaurants and cafes just steps from the door.
As far as Debra goes, she's a wonderful host. I came to Venice with a cold and a broken toe, and Debra was so nice and hospitable and helped me out. Would definitely recommend staying at her flat!
Debra is a very friendly and assisting host. The room, with canal view, is nice, clean and comfortable. And you have a bathroom to yourself.
The directions to her apartment are very good, so it is really easy to find. And, next to Campo Santo Margherita, it is an excellent location for exploring Venice.
I enjoyed my stay very much; thanks Debra !
Debra was a wonderful host. It was easy to get to her place – he provided very detailed directions. The room is wonderful – bigger than it looks in the photos with large windows overlooking the canal. And she provided me with all sorts of information on things to see and how to get around. Highly recommended!
Debra's space was great. You get a room and bathroom to yourself, which is great for privacy. She provided great directions and even better recommendations for food/drinks and sites. Her space was just off a common town park, making it easy to find if you got lost. She put out a jar of water everyday which was great after a long day of exploring. As long as you respect her house rules, you'll have a great stay. Thanks again Debra!
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.