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Venice--Have you taken your adult children? Where did you stay?

Old Aug 20th, 2004, 03:59 PM
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Venice--Have you taken your adult children? Where did you stay?

Family of 5 going next June for 4 nights after Rome. (I chucked Amalfi coast due to my vertigo) I have spent hours and hours going over websites and listings by Veniceby.com and tripadvisor, as well as Fodors.

Am confused about the area that is best for us. Don't want to be in an area with hordes of tourists but still want to be within walking distance of some major sites if possible. Seems like the Dorsoduro, Castello, Rialto and parts of San Marco will be good for us---but having never experienced Venice I really don't know.

We also need 2 bathrooms, so most 'family rooms' are OUT. Therefore, I am mostly looking at apartments and the double/triple combo, but roomy. Also would like a nice full breakfast served on a terrace or pleasant breakfast room. Of course, views and balconies are all a plus, but secondary.

Soooooo.....if any of you out there in Fodor's Land have had the same requirements that I have and successfully booked in Venice--please, please give your recommendation.

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Old Aug 20th, 2004, 06:51 PM
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try venice rentals...we are renting from them in 3 weeks (yeah!!!).. they have several apartments available, including some 3 bedrooms.

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Old Aug 23rd, 2004, 02:43 PM
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Anne,

Venice Rentals was one of the first ones I tried, but you cannot view the apartments on line and the ones they 'chose' for me were not impressive. The furnishings looked thrown together and some of the apartments looked barely furnished. Our budget isn't that small, either.

If anyone has stayed at a nice apartment with two bathrooms that will sleep 5 I would be very appreciative of having the name.

Thanks,
Kathy
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Old Aug 23rd, 2004, 02:48 PM
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Venice Palazzetto booked through http://www.rentinvenice.com/

I haven't stayed there yet, but will be staying there in Nov. The website is pretty decent though and the reviews seemed good too. I'll let you know when I get back

PS: Sleeps 6, 2 baths
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Old Aug 23rd, 2004, 03:33 PM
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http://www.inveniceapartments.com/en...ments_list.htm

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www.ca-satriano.com/www/page.html
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Old Aug 23rd, 2004, 06:22 PM
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Hi, I just returned from 2 weeks in Europe and stayed in Venice for 3 nights with my husband and 3 kids. We stayed at the Westin Europa&Regina with 2 connecting rooms at a fairly (for Venice) reasonable rate of $279 (included great breakfast on their terrace on the Grand Canal.) The rooms did not have views but the hotel was lovely and even in the San Marco area, very quiet and close to a vaparetto stop. Whereever you decide to stay, research carefully, as some hotels can be very dumpy and in June be certain that the a/c works. I would definately check out the Westin by calling their US number and asking for their best rates, deals etc. good luck.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2004, 06:47 PM
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Some possibilities:
http://www.palazzettodaschio.it/rentsuk.html

http://www.venice-apartments.com/
(Notice this is different from venice rentals)

http://viatraveldesign.com

You may have a problem with renting for only 4 nights, but it's worth checking out.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2004, 08:03 PM
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i stayed a week in dorsodurso last march and it was fantastic....we stayed in an apartment about a block or less from peggy guggenheim museum right on a canal...the building is a family owned palazzo....there are 4 apartments and the contessa lives in one of her own...it is very well equipted...i think some may have 2 baths... the web site is: www.palazzettodaschio.it

it is not fancy in the hotel sense, but is very comfortable...our bed was exceptional...the contessa is very helpful and almost always available for help....there are washing machines and dishwashers, a small stove and small fridge (apartment size)....there are more dishes and pans than you can shake a stick at...we had four rooms plus an alcove with 2 beds which we did not use---we had the mezzaine floor overlooking the garden

the location is fantastic and there are lots of restaurants near by....you can walk to san marco in 15-20 minutes, less if you take a boat near-by...nearest stop is salute on the grand canal...5 minutes....

10 minute walk to a great little grocery store which is well stocked, less to small convenience stores or delis....bars and coffe near-by....
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Old Aug 24th, 2004, 04:02 PM
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Many thanks for all your replies, especially about the Palazzetto da Schio. The mezzanine apartment that would fit us is already booked! but there is a third floor apartment that will suit us. How bad is it to climb up to the third floor? I realize that is actually 4th floor to those who live in the U.S.

I would love a terrace, though. If anyone has stayed at a two bathrrom/two bedroom apartment with a garden, terrace or the like in a very convenient location I would love to have the details.

Thanks, Kathy
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Old Aug 24th, 2004, 06:37 PM
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Venice Rentals has several with terraces and 2 vedrooms, 2 baths. The tough part is the 2 bathrooms, but they can be found.

In Castello:
http://venice-rentals.com/venice/v128.html

http://venice-rentals.com/venice/v151.html

http://venice-rentals.com/venice/v217.htm (no terrace but incredible views)

In Dorsoduro:
http://venice-rentals.com/venice/v130.html

In Santa Croce:
http://venice-rentals.com/venice/v139.html
(has a garden and a separate shower room/toilet)

In Giudecca:
http://venice-rentals.com/venice/v227.html
(this is a stunning place, but not central)

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I know you asked for "bedrooms", not "vedrooms". They've got those, too.
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Check out Locanda Sturion. It's a small hotel near the Rialto Bridge, with a nice triple and even bigger quadruple room overlooking the Grand Canal. The charming breakfast room also faces the Grand Canal. We loved the location, on the quieter side of the bridge but within walking distance of everything. It is on the third floor, with no elevator, so take that into account.
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Old Aug 25th, 2004, 07:43 PM
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Thanks all. Shellio--thanks for all the sites and research. I looked at all the apartments in your second email but it seemed like they are all for a one week rental only. Since my original request and thread has morphed into a request for a two/three bedroom, two bath apartment I am going to start another thread with my specific request. Again, many thanks.

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