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Sep 16th, 2009, 10:29 AM
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This is opposite the busiest most traffic-ridden section of the canal, with pile-ups of vaporetti and taxis waiting to dock at the train train. I'd prefer the location of Property 84460 to this one.
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Sep 16th, 2009, 01:02 PM
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Thanks again for your responses. Bardo the person at Ca Badoer did not get back to me about pushing the two singles together. From the pictures I saw, it did not seem like the singles were pushed together, and the double bed is indeed an issue for us.

Given the feedback from, I think we would not go with this flat. There's another one that I have found. This one is coming to 90 euros/night + something for kitchen cleaning ( what that means, I couldn't understand).
(It is the Rosso apartment that he is offering)

He is also asking for 300 euros as security deposit, which we are not very sure about. What would you suggest, should we go ahead with this?

Please let me know what you people think about this flat.
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Sep 16th, 2009, 02:10 PM
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Btw this apartment he says is usually 220 euros/night, but he is offering us a special rate as a last minute discount.
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Sep 16th, 2009, 03:15 PM
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We stayed here last May and loved it. They have three apartments and the studio size apartment is right on the grand canal.
The owner was wonderful.
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Sep 16th, 2009, 03:55 PM
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The Rosso apartment is in an excellent location - 500 ft to Rialto Bridge and 1200 ft. to San Marco. It is also about 300 ft. to the Rialto vaporetto stop. I would grab it - the apartment I first mentioned earlier (Rosa di Venezia) actually requires full payment in advance (and still sells out up to a year in advance).
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Sep 17th, 2009, 01:35 AM
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Macdogmom I did write to the Corte Tiepolo people, however they are booked during the period of our stay. The apartments do look lovely.

Bardo your positive feedback on the location does really help. Also your example of Rosa di Venezia is a valid one. However a lot of people on this forum have lived in the Rosa di Venezia apartment, so that in a way is very reassuring.

Moreover the pdf document on the regulation section of the Rosso Apartment website really has loads of regulation. They have listed out how much they are going to charge for everything that just might go wrong. I am a little worried about that.

In Rome the apartment that we had rented had to be opened by pulling the door towards oneself, and keeping it like that when you insert the key. Now the landlady didn't specifically tell us that and we had couldn't open the door the first time. However when we called her up, she was extremely apologetic and immediately sent someone to help us out. Now if you look at the regulation document for this apartment they say they will charge 40 euros extra if someone has to come and help us out for something that "they"do not deem important. So many rules and regulations have me a little worried.

As I am new to renting apartments, I am not sure if this is how it usually is and I am over reacting. Maybe I should just go ahead and book. I would really like to know, how the rest of you feel about it.
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Sep 17th, 2009, 03:51 AM
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I would just put together a email asking about anything you think might be confusing (e.g. "How exactly do I operate the washer?", "How exactly do I open the door?"). There ARE some renters that ask landlords to send someone over (and they need to pay someone to do so) to help with things like how to use the coffee maker, how to operate the dry clothes dryer, etc. It sounds like this landlord has had to pay people to go and deal with things that were not "broken". If there is no hot water or such, then that is of course the landlord's responsibility.

Again, I think a simple email to ask questions about operating things in the apartment and to clear up the word "important" will put you at ease.
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Sep 17th, 2009, 04:29 AM
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Bardo I think what you have pointed out is fair enough. I just called the person up and he seemed quite nice. My fears have been put to rest to quite some extent.

I have just asked him for his bank account etc. to transfer the deposit. He even agreed to accept a cheque for the security deposit of 300 euros, which is much simpler for us. We are going ahead with this booking.

Thanks for all your help.
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Sep 17th, 2009, 05:09 AM
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Haver a great trip.

Please report back and give us all your first-hand report on the apartment...
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