About this listing
Our comfortable, bright and wide apartment will make you feel at home right when you step in it! It comfortably fits 2 and is located in a very quiet but lively area. The apartment is fully equipped and it's very close to all the public lines stop.
This home has just been restored (finished in May 2015) and it has independent entrance. It is ideal for a couple but we can also fit a 3rd person in a foldable bed. The house is located in the most beautiful island of Venice: Murano. This home is composed of independent entrance with a walk in closet downstairs. Upstairs there is a wide 2 window bedroom with a king size bed and a spacious wardrobe, a fully equipped kitchen (with dishes, glasses for water, red wine and champagne flutes, mugs, different size cooking pots, refrigerator, oven, microwave, kettle, toaster and orange juicer). A very comfortable 2 seat coach where to relax watching the 32 inches led TV, a table for your Italian meals. The bathroom tiles are mixed with handmade glass mosaics and even the door is a unique piece representing the art of the island, totally handmade.
VERY IMPORTANT: Bedroom is equipped with bed linen and the bathroom with towels for all of the guests and toilet paper. In the kitchen you will find tablechothes, napkins, placemats, dishes, glasses and cutlery.
Moreover you will find books, wifi, Murano glass art works, air conditioning and anything you might need.
As travel agent my wife proposes tour of Venice and private transfers by private limo and/or private water taxi from any arrival terminals (Train Station Santa Lucia, Marco Polo Airport, Canova Airport, Cruise Terminal or Piazzale Roma). An English speaking assistant will meet you at the arrival terminal and will take care of your transfer to the apartment.
This apartment is in a strategical position: only 25 minutes from the airport, 20 minutes from the train station, only 7 minutes from Venice and 20 minutes to Saint Mark Square by line 7!
It is a perfect location to enjoy the original Venetian life but staying away from the noise and the crowd of the tourist areas.
In the neighborhood there is anything you need: restaurants, bars, shops, supermarket, bank, pharmacy, water bus stop are reachable in 2-3 minutes.
It's my pleasure to give you tips and suggestions about things to see and places to visit here in Venice! See you soon!
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE A WELCOME KIT WITH:
- Typical Venetian welcome Cocktail
- Map of Venice and Murano
- Free entrance at the Murano Glass Factory
- "Skip the line" and 20% discount voucher for the Glass Factory Show Room
-Pick up at the Boat stop in MURANO COLONNA or MURANO FARO
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- CITY TAX 1.5 euros per person per day
Guests will have access to the whole house as they will rent it all. No one else will be in the apartment during their stay.
Interaction with Guests
I always answer to my guests almost in real time (according to the time zone/jet lag) and I always try my best to personally meet all of the guests. If I can't (because of working time) my dad meets all of the guests instead. He lives 2 minutes away from the apartment and he is always at disposal in case guests need assistance.
Murano is one of the "most Venetian" places of the city, away from the noise and crowd of the city center but still easily accessible to all of the main sightseeings of Venice.
You don't have to worry because Murano is not far from the city center. It is located 10 minutes away from Venice by water bus and the area is extremely safe, day and night time too.
Other Things to Note
I am the manager of a big glass factory in Murano, where, for FREE, I will be glad to welcome you and show you a private demonstration and explanation of how the famous glass is made. Here you can find original Murano Art glass that can be shipped to your house everywhere in the world. As you will be my guests I will offer a 20% discount (you'll find the 20% off gold and skip the line card in the apartment).
Also my father is a Glass Master and a qualified teacher, with him you can attend a glass course to be introduced into the lamp working art. Contact me for info.
Check in from 14h00
Check out until 11h00
Smoking is not allowed in the house
Pets are not allowed in the house, even if we love them!
Thanks Nicola for a great stay!
The studio was lovely and freshly renewed, perfect for our 2-nights stay in Venice as a couple!
We were greeted with a welcome Prosecco and received a nice goodbye present typical from the Murano island :)
Nicola handled the pre/during/after stay in a very professional and timely manner. I strongly recommend this place for any future travellers.
Nicola and Paolo were the perfect hosts! They made us feel at home throughout our stay. Nicola welcomed us at the train station and arranged for a water taxi to take us from Venice to their place in Murano, which made things really easy. Paolo greeted us in Murano and walked us to the apartment and showed us around. The apartment was exactly as pictured- clean, pretty, perfect for our 2 night stay in Murano. The location was perfect- restaurants, water taxi, shops all in walking distance. Nicola was available to answer all of our questions while we were there and took us on a tour at their family glass factory. Paola met us at the apartment to check out, which was really easy and surprised us with gifts. We would highly recommend staying at this apartment!! It exceeded our expectations.
Nicola and Paolo were great hosts. They were very patient and helpful when my friend and I got lost before check-in. Nicola helped us find our way to his place. The pictures do not do this place justice as it is even better in person! It was a great location in Murano, very close to restaurants and away from all the tourists in Venice central. Nicola provided a very thorough book of recommendations of places to go around Murano and Venice. Also his glass factory was fascinating and it's definitely worth the tour. I would highly recommend for people to stay here, especially if you want to get away from the crowd and be just one water bus away from everything.
Nicola was a perfect host. He was extremely easy to contact and the apartment was phenomenal. We were apprehensive about staying on Murano instead of something closer to the sights in Venice, but the vaporetto stops are steps away and Murano was so peaceful in contrast to hectic main islands. We even had the best food on our trip in Murano & Burano and I would recommend Nicola's apartment to any friend visiting Venice.
Le logement correspond tout à fait à la description, nous avons été accueillies a l'arrivée du vaporetto par le père de Nicola, Paolo, malgré l'heure tardive, très sympathique. Petit Appartement récent dans une ruelle (typique), propre, agréable, la climatisation fonctionne très bien. Nous n'avons pas rencontré Nicola, mais il était disponible par téléphone.
Loger à Murano est une belle expérience, c'est un peu la campagne après la ville, pas toujours beaucoup de restaurants ouverts le soir, mais nous avons toujours bien mangé. Le trajet entre Murano et la Place San Marco est de 1/2 heure avec le direct qui fonctionne entre 10h30 et 17h, sinon c'est plus long, à prendre en considération.
Nicola is one of the greatest hosts I have encountered on Airbnb. He offered to meet us at the train station, which he did, as well as arranged for a water taxi to carry us to the location, where we were greeted by Paolo, Nicola's associate.
Nicola made everything so smooth and easy. He had a great little book of locations we should visit, maps for the local area, food recommendations and invited us to his glass blowing factory, where we were given a private tour and explained at length the process.
The apartment itself is located on a quiet island, away from the hustle of Venice. It was amazingly quiet at night when you would return from the days adventures. The apartment is clean and well maintained and appointed. Everything you could need. The extra efforts Nicola makes just shows that he enjoys doing this. We were greeted with a Bellini cocktail and when we departed were given a lovely keychain.
The bed is very comfortable... so much so that we overslept one of our days there!
I would recommend Nicola a thousand times over and truly hope to return to the island and stay again! Do yourself a favor, stay at this quiet oasis.
Nicola was a very prompt organised host, he arranged for his dad Paulo to meet us for an early check in which was very helpful despite us being late! He was very prompt with communication pre arrival and Paulo was very obliging giving us tips on where to visit in Murano for good food and drinks. The apartment was comfortable and clean with all necessary amentities and kitchenware. The apartment is right next to a boat stop so easy to get to Venice (about 15 minutes) and a lovely scenic ride along the way. Murano is super quiet and a nice break away from the hustle and bustle of Venice with a great supermarket a 5 minute walk from the house. Nicola was also kind enough to leave us with a small token of Murano Island (2 glass key chains) to take home. Great games cupboard too! Thanks Nicola and Paulo we had a lovley time!
About the Host, Nicola
My name is Nicola and I was born and raised in Venice.
I love my city, that's the reason why I want you to discover it like a real native. My apartment is in a very "venetian" part of the city, a district where locals are living. Cà Romeo was my home until few months ago, that's why it is fully equipped with anything you might need, forniture was chosen by me, it was restored less than 2 years ago and that's why you will stay in a "home", not in a house filled in with as many beds as possible, just to make money.
I love sport, soccer is my favourite (well, as 99% of Italians), I have a lot of friends, movies are what relaxes me, I love eating and I love my cat, that makes me feel happy everytime I go back home.
My girlfriend is a Travel Director and she made me love travelling. She didn't live in Venice, that's the reason why I left my home. Now we live 30 minutes away from Venice.