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Paolo was a superb host. He called before we arrived to ensure that we would know to take a water taxi to the place, and spoke to the driver en route to ensure our timely arrival. He showed us around the neighborhood, and when it was time for us to depart he arranged our transportation back to the airport. This is very helpful in Venice. He was just great!
Response from Paolo:
Hi Peter, we are happy of your stay here
Be sure that next time you come you will find a washer/dryer
We just finished three days at Paulo and Renatra's (website hidden). It was a perfect experience. We were able to take a private water taxi literally to the door of their apartment, missing all lines and crowds. The apartment is beautiful. It is like brand new inside an amazing old building on the a canal, away from the huge crowds and noise, but an easy walk or water taxi to anywhere you could want to go. Paulo and Renata could not have been nicer or more helpful. When we arrived, Paulo personally took us on a tour of his neighborhood to make sure we could find the grocery, best restaurants, etc. Staying at this beautiful apartment was clearly nicer than any hotel we could have stayed at, with all the comforts of home in venice. We feel so lucky to have been able to stay there.
Response from Paolo:
Dear Joe, I Thank you a lot for your review and be sure that when we come
To Colorado we will contact you
Hope to meet you again
Ciao Paolo e Renata
If you’ve looked at the other reviews, you already know how wonderful this place is. About the only thing better than the apartment is getting to meet Paolo and his lovely wife. If you’re planning a trip to Venice and Paolo’s place is available, do yourself a big favor and book it. You won’t be disappointed.
So, This is my 3rd time in Venice. The last time we stayed at Gritti Palace, the most expensive hotel in Venice. I have to say Paolo's home was WAY better than the hotel. Several things make his home a more inviting and comfortable experience:
1) the house is in a more residential neighborhood, quiet and less touristy.
2) the restaurants around the house are fantastic. There is grocery store nearby as well.
3) you see gondolas and boats go by as you sit in the living room.
4) only a 10-15 min walk to Rialto bridge.
5) the home is newly renovated and I must say to a designers delight and with modern amenities and beautiful surroundings. The attention to detail and to your comfort are as good as if not better than a 5/6 star hotel. From the kitchen (tea, coffee, pasta, etc available in the kitchen)
6) Paolo checked us out and even went to the train station with us.
I would not stay anywhere else if i came back to Venice. Thanks Paolo
We had a great stay at this new like, clean and comfortable appartment! The appartment is very elegant furnished and gives you all the comfort (similar too a 5-star hotel). It has enough space for 4 Persons. The main advantages of this appartment are:
(1) new like and very clean
(2) modern, stylish furniture with lovely details, well-planned apartment
(3) nice kitchen (includig a a gas cooker, a nespresso-machine, a fridge, some foodstuff inculdig a welcome-present, etc.)
(4) outstanding two bathrooms (inculding nice showers and good ventilation)
(5) private garden seating area with table and 4 chairs
(6) comfortable beds
(7) freely programmable, powerful air condition in all rooms
(8) the appartment is safe (new windows with window shutters and bars, massive front-door)
(9) quiet but central located (two minutes away from vaporetto-station)
(10) good infrastructure around (supermarket, bakery, restaurants, etc.)
In addition to the perfect appartment, Paolo is a pleasant, trustworthy and kind host. He provided us with all information we need, showed us the appartment and the area around and gave us valuable tips.He was accessible all the time via e-mail (before the travel), via mobile phone (during the travel)and he was 100%-reliable and 100% on time all appointments we had.
Paolo is a dedicated host and we can highly recommend his lovely appartment to everyone who intend to visit venice.
To name this place a 5-star hotel would mean to underestimate it. No hotel would give you such comfort, privacy and safe feeling. The apartment is exquisite and is equipped with everything one would need during the stay, everything is to the highest standard. Paolo and his sister were really wonderful, punctual and welcoming both at check-in and check-out. Very highly recommended indeed. It was a charming get-away for our family, thank you very much for such an opportunity, Paolo and Barbara, hope to see you again soon!
We had a wonderful time in Venice and the apartment greatly contributed to that. A wonderful place to come 'home' to after a day in the busier parts of Venice. Close to the Vaparetto stop yet also in walking distance to e.g. the Rialto bridge. Each day we had breakfast in the patio garden which was a great start of the day and after a day full of impressions there are great beds to sleep in (not unimportant!). I can't really think of anything negative and will surely recommend Paolo's apartment to all my friends and will definitely select it again the next time I'll visit Venice.
WOW!! What can I say in this review that has not already been said? Incantevole Venezia is nothing short of a little slice of pure heaven in the mot serene and peaceful area of Venice. There are not enough stars to give this absolutely gorgeous residence and to one of the most genuinely amazing human beings I have ever met.....Paolo!! Words cannot describe how impressed I was with Paolo. From the moment we met at the train station, where he met my 81 year old mother and I upon our arrival and insisted on helping with just about every piece of luggage...and we had alot!.....to the moment he said goodbye to us at the water taxi in front of the house.....Paolo was the kindest, gentlest, generous and most gracious and humble man I have ever met. I was truly made to feel like a family member staying at his magnificent home. As others have stated, Paolo not only met us at the train, escorted and assisted us to get settled in the apartment, he then took us to the piazza nearby to show us around this wonderful area. He went to the supermarket with us and afterwards, we shared a coffee at the lovely and delicious bakery in the square. On the day we were leaving, he shared a light lunch there with my mom and I as well. No matter how much I insisted on paying for our lunch, Paolo would not allow me to treat him to lunch. He was a true gentleman and the most incredible host imaginable. I hope to repay his kindness one day should he ever visit NY! My house is your house Paolo...please come! And the house!! What can I say that has not been said? The pictures on the website make the apartment look luxurious, upscale, clean, and comfortable. The pictures do not do the apartment justice....It is even more stunning in person. Paola and Renata have put so much love and thought into renovating and designing this home and it shows in each and every and square inch and detail of the house. The beds were amazingly comfortable, the showers were great, the kitchen ingeniously designed to provide a complete and fully stocked kitchen in such a unique way. I loved having my breakfast in the lovely garden listening to the birds and the sweet and gentle sounds of residential life in Venice. Watching the gondolas glide softly by the window was surrealistic. I was so happy to be away from the chaos of the touristy areas. I so enjoyed visiting them and sightseeing, but I was overjoyed to be staying in Nirvana instead! I relished in a morning walk, getting lost among the streets and canals in this lovely neighborhood. My only regret is that I did not plan to stay longer in Venice and at Paolo's spectacular home. If you are planning a trip to Venice and were blessed to find Incantevole Venezia available....book it immediately without a second...
Response from Paolo:
Hi dear Michele,
You are great
See you in NY or again here (special price for you)
P.S. Sorry no keys found
Paolo's apartment was lovely, quiet, perfectly located on a canal with gondoliers occasionally floating by the living room window. We are now spoiled for any other venue in Venice. Paolo himself was friendly and helpful. Met us at the nearby train and walked us to the apartment and also walked us to the piazza and the nearby vaporetto stop so we would be oriented to the neighborhood before he left us. A five star experience we hope to repeat in the future. Thank you, Paolo!
We had a wonderful stay in this absolutely perfect apartment. Our host Paolo was very kind and showed us everthing we need with great patience; he made us feel like home from the start. The apartment itself is, well, just the best place we have ever experienced!! Very well designed, very clean, very quiet, with all ameneties available. The main sights are 20-30 mins easy walking, or just take a Vaporetto (Biasio) and you can go wherever you want. Plenty of nice and cosy restaurants on walking distance, supermarket nearby. The house itself is on a very tranquil spot, with its own canal (San Zandegola) just running across. To make a long story short, this place was just perfect; we can highly recommend it to anyone visiting Venice! We can only give 5 stars, but this place and its host deserve more.