Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
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This apartment is offered by Italy Perfect. We are a family business with a mission! We want you to love visiting Italy as much as we do. We are sisters Lisa and Pat Byrne who lived in Italy in our youth and now travel there frequently for business and pleasure. We offer only short term rentals that we carefully hand pick for their locations, furnishings, amenities, and that we can personally recommend and would want to stay in ourselves. We travel frequently to inspect, and usually stay in, the rentals we represent. We select vacation rentals that offer charm, good locations, cleanliness, quality furnishings and hospitable welcomes. We count the number of steps up to the property, check the size of the refrigerator, shower, listen for noise, inventory the kitchen equipment and even inspect the mattresses. This is our most important point of differentiation which sets us apart from many other vacation rental firms. Even with careful advance research and personal connections, we still choose to not represent more than 50% of the properties we visit.
Owner purchased this Apartment in 2007
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A comfortable, spacious, well-furnished apartment
Serenata apartment in Venice
We had six enjoyable, comfortable nights in the Serenata apartment. Everything was as advertised or better. We greatly enjoyed the terrace/deck that gave us a wonderfully entertaining view of two busy canals below. The apartment is in a modern, clean building in a bustling neighborhood. There is easy access to a grocery store and many cafes and restaurants.
Despite its location near Piazza San Marco, the apartment is very quiet. We heard no noise once we closed the windows and the door to the deck.
We were greeted by Paola. She was most hospitable and welcoming and gave us a thorough tour through the apartment, explaining everything in detail. She then took us on a walk to the supermarket and pointed out shops and restaurants. We had called her the day before we arrived and she gave us clear and explicit instructions as to where to meet her. She was prompt and did not keep us waiting. We couldn't have had a more worry-free arrival and departure. There was no uncertainty; Paola was right there when she said she'd be.
Part of staying in Venice is the experience of wandering the streets and alleys and getting lost. That was mostly a pleasant experience, but we learned not to trust Google Maps to get us to our destination. It's a good idea to have a paper map to compare with what's on your phone.
We would wholeheartedly recommend this apartment, and we are grateful to Paola for her gracious welcome and her thorough explanations of the apartment and the neighborhood.
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team
Far Exceeded Expectations!
It is not often that a real product exceeds what is portrayed in ads, but that is the case with the Serenata apartment in Venice.
From the moment the apartment door opened to sunshine flooded rooms, my husband and I were in love. The sunny rooftop terrace offered views over the confluence of three canals, serenading gondoliers and views in the distance of St. Mark's and the Campanile. What a perfect setting for morning coffee or a late afternoon wine. The kitchen was supplied with every utensil and appliance needed - even sharp knives, absolutely unheard of in any rental unit! We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Realto Market and cooking some meals while watching the canal life below. Sheer bliss!
The Serenata is located within a few minutes walk of the activity, shopping, touring and dining of St. Mark's Square. Vaporetto stops are also nearby. One does not have to journey far to find an excellent ristorante; the recommendations provided are excellent. How wonderful it was to wander into the piazza after dark to enjoy the cafe and orchestra scene. Despite its proximity to a main tourist area, the calle and apartment were quiet. The best of both worlds.
We arrived in Venice by water taxi from the airport. Paola spoke to our taxi driver who brought us within steps of the apartment. Our tour of the apartment was thorough and welcome. We experienced no issues during our stay. What impressed us most was that when my husband and I asked Paola about grocery shopping, she personally took us to a grocery store and then to her favourite cheese shop where she introduced us to the owner. Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty!
We love Venice; this was our second trip. When we return, the Serenata will be our home again. We cannot recommend this rental highly enough!
Thank you so much Jim and Daf, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team
Wonderful apartment, great service
We loved our stay at the Serenata. We were greeted by Paola, who was beyond nice and helpful, giving us a detailed introduction to the apartment and a list of some of her favorite restaurants, which were supplemented by the superb recommendations by Pat at Italy Perfect. The location was wonderful, right off St. Mark's Square, yet peaceful. The apartment itself was beautiful and the deck from which we could watch gondoliers going down our canal was our favorite attraction.
Paola also provided us with the name of a water taxi driver, who met us at the Banco San Marco a few steps away, to catch our very early flight home.
A wonderful experience.
Thank you Matt, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team
Serenata was perfect in every way!
Italy Perfect provided us with all details necessary for the smooth rental of this one bedroom apartment. They also sent by email detailed list of recommended restaurants in the neighbourhood, as well as necessary tips for a smooth visit in Venice. Our greeter met us promptly at the pre-arranged stop on the canal, and proceeded to the visit of the unit. The Serenata unit seems to have been recently renovated, as the floors appeared brand new. The bathroom has 2 sinks which we really appreciated. And an important details for the ladies....a great hair dryer is supplied, not a flimsy one! Pictures on line are true to reality. It is very well situated, 2 streets behind St Marks Square, yet it is super quiet. We loved this little find and highly recommend this unit as well as doing business with Italy Perfect!!
Thank you so much for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. The Italy Perfect Team
We enjoyed our stay! The apartment is spacious and the rooftop deck is delightful. The location is very close to St. Marks SQ and the water taxis. Paola found us and made sure we understood everything about the apartment. The building shut off the electricity for several hours for one day but we were out exploring an island so it didn't impact our visit. We would gladly stay here again!
Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. The Italy Perfect Team
Good location, really cute apartment right on the corner of 2 canals. Gondola and taxi stop across the bridge is within steps. Close to Piazza san Marco. Air conditioning is very weak, but got the job done to make it livable. The room we were in had it's own roof top terrace where you could sit and watch all the action of the canal.
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. The Italy Perfect Team