A great location (5 mni walk from Rialto bridge) but set in a residential area so quiet but still with lots of lovey restuarants. The welcome from Nicolette and Emanualle (the owners) was so warm, passing on lots of local knowledge and great hints and tips (we followed most of them). The apartment is very spacious, clean and comfortable and has everything you could hope for. Having the two terraces makes a huge difference as you can sit out and enjoy the weather. We went to the fish market (Rialto) and bought the best tuna we have ever tasted and cooked in one evening (the kitchen has everything including a bottle chiller in the freezer), enjoying the terrace off the dining room to its full effect.
I booked through Truly Venice who were fantastic. Our prearranged private water taxi was waiting for us and dropped us litterally at the door. Everytime I contacted the company they responded quickly and were happy to arrange a taxi back to the airport for us, which duly turned up on time.
Unfortunately not all the bedrooms have aircon but the hallway does so leaving the door open solved that problem.
I would highly recommend Ca Pesaro Terrace and Truly Venice.
This apartment is located in a trendy neighborhood of Santa Croce with bakeries, shops, ice cream and even a supermarket within 2-5 minutes walking distance. The San Stae vaporetto stop is only 1 minute away; the Rialto Bridge is a 10 minute walk (although I recommend using GPS the first few times because streets in Venice do not go in straight lines and there are lots of turns! But this makes walking (and getting lost) all the more fun (just allow plenty of time for your first few trips if you have a deadline).
The apartment is very large and includes all the amenities you need (washer, dishwasher, AC, satellite TV) although you will not have much time for those because you will want to be exploring all the time. There is a little restaurant around the corner (Muro's) which serves the BEST truffle oil and ham pizza in town. We ate there twice.
Our only disappointment was the top terrace view. The photo makes it appear as part of the apartment--it is NOT! The terrace is a full flight of stairs above the main apartment and serving a meal up there(as shown in the photo) would be quite daunting. Also it's covered in pigeon droppings. We only went up there to have a look but could not use it for sitting or eating. I was initially quite disappointed but the other aspects of this spacious apartment and its location made up for it.
Nicolette and Emanuele’s apartment is a fabulous place to stay in Venice. The San Stae vaporetto stop is steps from the front door; 3 museums are right at the stop. It is ten minutes to walk to the train station or 20 to San Marco Piazza. If you want to get away from crowds, there are wonderful restaurants right here. We used all three terraces: one for morning, one for early evening, and another for night. The apartment is so spacious, beautifully designed, and fully equipped. Our family alternated cooking dinner in and enjoying the restaurants Lele recommended. His recommendations for where the Venetians eat made a big difference in our experience. We all wish we could stay longer and would love to come again.
We loved our stay at Ca Pesaro. The owner was very welcoming and knowledgable about the local area. The apartment was clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. The kitchen is small but was all we needed. The two bathrooms were compact but well equipped and stylish. There is an upstairs verandah, suitable for those with a head for heights. I found the balcony a more relaxing place to sit. The flat is in a quiet spot not too far from the Rialto Bridge. I wish we had been able to stay a couple of nights longer.
We stayed our last week in Italy in this incredible apartment. The description says it is about 1600 square feet, but I think it must be larger. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath. 3 fantastic terraces. The rooftop terrace with a 360 degree view, from the Campanile and St. Mark's Basilica in the distance, to the Grand Canal, to the many church spires--no words. We had some friends over for wine at sunset--they were part of a tour group, staying 2 days in Venice in a small hotel room. They could not believe the space and kept asking how we found this. And, as amazing as the apartment was, that is not even the most important part--the owners Nicoletta and Emanuele treat you as family. They met us at the San Stae vaporetto and then spent over an hour with us, showing us the flat and going over their recommendations for restaurants to make our stay fantastic. They have prepared maps and booklets of recommendations. They clearly love their building and we felt honored that they let us stay here. When we trekked in to busier sections--Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marcos--we always felt glad to come home to this quiet apartment. It is right by the San Stae vaporetto stop so it is easy to get to places. We bought a 7 day pass and just jumped on and off. There are great restaurants right in the area--listen to Emanuele and Nicoletta. I loved walking the streets, crossing bridges and canals, going out in the morning for espresso and croissants. This is a special place. Thank you Nicoletta and Emanuele. Perhaps we will be able to return someday.
Surprisingly spacious, exceptionally clean, friendly and helpful owners. Out of the crazy tourist path, yet just a stone's throw from a vaporetto stop. The outdoor terraces (3!!) were a treat and we used them all! 3 good-sized bedrooms, 2 full baths, large living areas - attention to detail by the owners is easy to see. Wish we were back having a spritz on the roof! Won't stay anywhere else!! Ciao Ciao!
Family of six. Warm welcome from owners. Apartment set as double and two twins. Very good order. New bathrooms. Fourth floor with lift.
Area out of main drag and with good selection places to eat nearby, bakery on doorstep, large coop just a five minute walk.
Rialto Bridge / Market is ten minute walk and St Mark's twenty.
We didn't use the roof top terrace much (just for occasional drinks) as the main living area with terrace is so pleasant and right next to kitchen.