Sono Sara, abito a Venezia e lavoro come videomaker. Il mio profilo è anche attivo su Airbnb
Sara's flat is lovely, the balcony is amazing, the bed is comfortable, and with a little bit of playing around we got the heat up perfectly. My wife and I stayed in Sara's flat for New Year and had a great time - the location is easy to get to with a water bus stop right behind it, and the area of Venice is away from the main tourist area so you get a feel for what life is actually like there. There are stores and cafes within easy walking distance, and since Venice is very small and no matter where you stay you are close to the "action," the main tourist attractions were only about a ten minute walk from the apartment. For us, it was the perfect location, if you want to stay directly on St. Mark's or something like that then you'll need a hotel. I was glad we had GPS on our phone though, Venice is very hard to figure out! Sara met us at the water bus when we arrived and walked us to the apartment, and she left us a bottle of wine and some treats to welcome us. She was easy to deal with, very quickly responsive, and a good host. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to you as well.
Sara was an excellent host- I had an extremely pleasant stay in her lovely flat! She was very good with directions and we had lots of communication before the visit. The flat was clean and tidy with a massive balcony!
We booked for a week-long stay at this place but were extremely disappointed when we saw it. We paid over Euro 1000 but, in our view, this place is not worth even half of that. The only seating available is fold away dining chairs or a bed-settee. The living area is bare (there is no TV) and the kitchen corner and bathroom are very small.
We decided we could not stay for a week in this place so we rang around and found another place in the same area of Venice for Euro 700 with much more space and much better furnished. We then cancelled our booking.
The strict cancellation rules meant that we lost nearly Euro 700 of our payment. We did try and use the disputes procedure to reclaim some of our money but our claim was rejected.
The issue is that , by the nature of the service, you can always have a mismatch between a guest’s expectations and the host’s accommodation. It seems that we have paid dearly for trusting the system on this occasion.
The other point is that, after a start like this, you dont want to spend a lot of precious holiday time in dealing with the dispute. So, we decided to deal with it after we returned. We would not say that any information on the listing is incorrect, just that the accommodation is not worth what we paid for it.
We have been regular Airbnb users for the last couple of years but this experience will make us think very carefully before using it again.
The place could be much nicer if it was clean and functionnal (have to fight a lot for hot water in the bathroom, but give up for the kitchen). It's very overestimated.
We had a great time at the Sara's apartment.
The apartment is beautiful, comfortable, well-equipped and the terrace is great!
The location is excellent, it is far away from the tourist crowds, but only 10-15 minutes walk to San Marco.
I would highly recommend the apartment!
Sara and her apartment are just great! She informed us about everything in advance and even came to get us from the vaporetto, the venetian boatbus. Her lovely apartment is clean, decorated with style and has a marvelous 'lounge' balcony! It's in the center of the Venice but away from the crowd, experience the real Italian taste.
Don't forget to visit trattoria 'Bacarando Ai Corazzieri' on a Thursday evening, live music while tasting their delicious dishes. Just two passes away from Sara's apartment.
Go for it!
If you want to get away from the tourist crowds, but still be located close enough to walk everywhere, then this is the perfect place. Sara's flat has everything you need for a fun stay. My boyfriend and I stayed 8 nights and had everything we needed. We cooked some meals and had coffee outside on the HUGE balcony overlooking the quiet neighborhood every morning. You really get a sense of what it is like to live in Venice by staying for so many days and in such a great locale - which is exactly what we wanted.
Sara was not able to meet with us in person, but her good friend Mimi met us at the vaporetto stop and brought us to the apartment. Sara always responded to my inquiries right away and was in touch with us the entire time. Although we did not get to meet her, Sara was a great host!
If I were to visit Venice again (which I hope I do!) and Sara's flat were available, I would definitely stay here again.
Sara was great. We emailed back and forth on a few times and arrival times and ways of gettings to the apartment. Sara came to meet us at the stop we talked about, since Venice is so complicated to navigate through, and was super nice and helpful with a few tips on restaurants and locals around town.
There was a problem with the heater and Sara immediately came by to take a look and solved the problem.
The apartment itself it beautiful, comfortable, and the terrace is great :)
We were so lucky to find such a bright, airy and clean apartment. It had everything we needed and the location is excellent - only 10 minutes walk to San Marco yet still so quiet and peaceful. Sara was an excellent host, helping us find local restaurant gems and giving us advice on how to get around. I thoroughly recommend staying here. It was an wonderful experience!
My brother & I wanted to stay in Castello near the Arsenale for easy access to Biennale. This flat is the perfect location for that and easy to get to a variety of vaporetto stops—Arsenale, Celestia, S Zaccaria, Ospedale. Easy distances the other direction too towards San Marco and beyond. Very quiet at night, in a real neighborhood. Well-ventilated. Bright and sunny in morning. Nice terrace and views, bathroom, kitchen, rooms nicely laid out. Wi-fi worked perfectly. Beds comfortable. Space to move around. All-round happy, comfortable experience.
Sara foi uma excelente hospede . Super animada , recomendo a
Super sympathetic, fun and responsible. Already part of the family!