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Ca' Masena in Dorsoduro

from £131 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5 Score from 34 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

from £131 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Relaxing times in our sunny courtyard

Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 5

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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

We are delighted to announce that Ca' Masena, our beautiful restored private courtyard apartment has been selected for inclusion on Alastair Sawday's Special Places website. They "reject the bland, the corporate and the impersonal" and "select only the most special places and owners". It is situated just off the Zattere with its stunning views across the water to Giudecca Island. The furnishings enhance the apartment's character and combine classical style with contemporary comfort. The exposed beams and subtle terrazzo flooring give a traditional Venetian finish, while the Italian chandeliers, original oil paintings and carefully selected textiles add more than a hint of luxury.

The apartment has a spacious lounge with sofa beds and comfortably seats up to 6 people. Our dining area can also seat six, so enjoy dinner parties with friends! There is a home cinema system with an internet linked TV, a Blue Ray/DVD player, 5.1 surround sound & ipod dock.We have a selection of CDs , DVDs so that you may enjoy watching films or listening to music.

The cookbooks are a welcome help as you plan your menus, city guides & Venetian themed books are aids to plan your day. General literature about Venice is also provided. WiFi access is available throughout. The unusually large double bedroom looks out onto the delightful paved courtyard which can be reached through a well-appointed kitchen. Enjoy your breakfast in the sun while planning another wonderful day in Venice.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lido 4 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Marco Polo 8 km, Nearest railway: Santa Lucia 1.3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The large lounge has a sofas and an armchair providing comfortable seating for 6 people. The sofas convert into beds, one double & the other a single. In the dining area the table matches tastefully designed upholstered chairs providing a romantic environment.

Round the corner is our compact but fully equipped contemporary kitchen which leads out onto the delightful private courtyard. Here also are table & chairs, where you can eat 'al fresco' when you wish. Be spoiled for choice and decide where you prefer to relax and eat after the pleasurable exertions of the day!

The unusually large bedroom is furnished with authentic Venetian furniture, which comprises a large wardrobe, bedside cabinets & matching dresser. The bed has a high quality mattress and is covered with a beautiful damask fabric. The antique chairs, Italian wall lighting & original oil paintings further add to the sense of luxury in the apartment.

Further details outdoors

Ca'Masena is situated in Dorsoduro one of the most desirable areas in Venice, and is only a couple of minutes walk away from the San Basilio & Zattere boat stops on the waterfront. We are a 2 minute walk away from the supermarket. It is within easy reach of other transport links such as Piazzale Roma and Ferrovia.

Stroll along the Zattere with its amazing views across to Giudecca Island and Palladio's wonderful Redentore church. Keep going and you will reach La Salute which marks the point where the Grand Canal meets the Bacino di San Marco, from which you can see the whole expanse of the lagoon. You will not forget such a moment in a hurry! Also local to us is the Guggenheim and Punta della Dogana Art Museums both near the Accademia Bridge.

Not far away is Campo Barnaba, with its famous floating vegetable 'shop', and a bit further on Campo Santa Margherita, one of the liveliest squares in Venice with cafes, restaurants and a daily food market.

Dorsoduro, the heart of the Arts for Venice indeed has it all!

Further details

The rental rates include bed linens and towels, and final cleaning for two people. There will be an additional charge of £10 per person for additional guests. For stays over one week linens and towels will be replaced and the apartment will be fully cleaned. This service can be provided more often for an additional charge.

After full payment we will send you our 'Travel Information Leaflet' which will provide you with all the information you need to reach us, whatever the method of travel you have chosen. Also when you arrive in the apartment you will find our Welcome Handbook which has all contact details for emergencies, general information on the apartment, and good tips such as advice on restaurants etc.

You will find many extra items for your use, which include worldwide electrical adaptors; umbrellas; guidebooks. There is a selection of cook books and literature, DVDs & CDs for your enjoyment.

You will also find further details of our apartment on Sawdays "Specia Places in Italy

About this location

The Veneto region

Throughout history Venice has been a magnet for visitors of all kinds, from the early medieval merchants on whose fortunes this fabulous city was built, to the more recent artists and 'mere' tourists. The latter who have come in search of landmarks such as Piazza San Marco,the Bridge of Sighs, Rialto, museums, & the grand palazzos on the Grand Canal, have not been disappointed! In addition to the manifold delights of Venice, a day's trip to the neighbouring islands (Murano, Burano, Torchello...) is a must if you are here for more than a few days.

There are of course the attractions of the Veneto within easy traveling distance. From Santa Lucia, the railway station you have access to the nearby historic cities of Padua, Vicenza and Verona, which include Palladian Villas. There is also the ferry service nearby which can transport to neighbouring Croatia and the Istrian coast.


At the end of our lane is the magnificent Zattere promenade, where you can go for your evening stroll (passeggiata) along with the Venetians. Close by you will find the Accademia, Guggenheim and Punta della Dogana (Francois Pinault collection) galleries. La Salute (church) at the end of the Zattere marks the spot where the Grand Canal meets the Bacino di San Marco and there is a marvellous view to be had from this point.

Throughout the year there are the various pageants & festivals, one of the most famous being Carnavale in February. During May there is the Festa della Sensa to enjoy, while one of the most spectacular events happens in July with the Festa del Redentore, when a temporary bridge of barges is built across the Giudecca Canal. Of course there is always the annual Venice Festival and every two years the much to see and do yet so little time!

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10 Nov 2014


"Be at home in the beautiful city of Venice"

Ca'Masena is a comfortable ground floor apartment located in a super convenient place in Venice. You're just a few steps away from the San Basilio vaporetto stop, close to a grocery store a… More

31 Oct 2014


"Well appointed in great location"

We stayed a leisurely six nights in Ca'masena.
Well placed for Vaporetto, good supermarket (for Venice) some very decent local restaurants.
Excellent weather was also laid on, which helps.
Efficient 'Meet and greet', at the adjacent friendly Trattoria.
Should there be rain, the apartment has good TV etc.
Very quiet situation, and easy walking to the noisy bustle of tourist Venice.
Vaporetto pass highly recommended.

However, good for two adults, but folding sofa/chair etc is for children/family.

2 Oct 2014


"Live like a Venetian!"

In June I traveled to Venice to research a book and Ca' Masena was perfect for our needs. It was in the Dorsoduro section, which I love (less packed with tourists); was on the ground floor (so e… More

29 Sep 2014


"Perfect rental in Dorsoduro!"

We rented this apartment for 4 nights and were very pleased with our choice. The pictures and description were accurate and even exceeded our expectations. The location was fantastic and it was exce… More

18 Sep 2014


"Good location"

Just returned from a 4 day stay at the Ca' Masena in Dorsoduro in Venice. The location was very good and area nice and peaceful but only minutes away from some nice Restaurants and bars. Very goo… More

Dear Martin

I am disappointed to hear that you were not satisfied with the Venice Team over your 15 minute wait for the Meet & Greet. Also if you had contacted me during your stay I would have got them over again to clean things to your satisfaction and would have been happy to do so. Regarding the Meet & Greet, sometimes they can be a bit late in the busy season if a previous guest has not arrived on time this will then disturb their remaining time schedule. I have written to them and lodged your comments. By the way there is a toaster in the shelf in the kitchen cupboard. I'm sorry you didn't see it.

With best wishes

Suzette Colson

16 Aug 2014


"A haven of peace, yet close to the action"

This lovely apartment is tucked away down a narrow alley just off the beautiful Zattere in the quiet, sophisticated and architecturally stunning area of Dorsoduro. The booking process was straightforward, Suzette was helpful and informative throughout the process and the arrival was a dream. We were met from our water taxi [well worth the money if there's more than 3 of you transferring from Marco Polo airport] just a few steps away from the apartment by the representative from the property managing agency and given lots of information about the property and the area. We are a family of 5, with three adult daughters, so we expected the accommodation to be something of a squash, but we were, in fact, all very comfortable, as the sofa beds in the generous living area tuck away nicely when not in use, and there is plenty of space, with a good kitchen and bathroom and a lovely terrace. The location is fantastic: you are within walking distance of all the tourist hotspots, yet in a relatively quiet, peaceful district full of lovely bars and restaurants. We will definitely return.

11 Aug 2014


"A true Venetian Expereience, but this time a good one!"

We have stayed in Venice many time with good and bad experiences from hotels and self-catering. This was a good experience.
This time the apartment was all that it was advertised, great location, excellent restaurants nearby, close to water bus stops, a blues singer to meet and greet and a classic Venetian apartment in all its glory with a garden!!
Recommended to anyone wanting a true Venice experience

19 May 2014


"Perfect place"

Ca'Masena is a comfortable and tastefully furnished appartment enhanced by Richard's paintings. It is so conveniently located to explore the delights of Venice on foot or by Vaporetti. Highly reccommended!

16 May 2014


"More than just a great location"

The apartment is at the end of a small calle just off the Zattere in the Dorsoduro district. This means that as you step out from the calle you get wonderful views across to the Guidecca and as you walk along the beautiful Zattere the pleasure of bright sunlight for much of the day. With vaporetto stops nearby getting around is very easy and many must do sights such as the Galleria Accademia and the Peggy Guggenheim gallery are an easy walk away( as are several lesser known churches worth visiting) . Great bars and restaurants are also minutes away. However this pretty apartment is more than just a great location. The small kitchen area is very well equipped, the beds are very comfortable and the living room spacious and elegant. The courtyard is lovely. The nearby supermarket has everything you might need and there is a a lovely fruit and vegetable shop round the corner. The meet and greet service was excellent. We would recommend this apartment unreservedly. We stayed for a week.

24 Apr 2014


"Everything you need in a brilliant location"

My wife and I stayed at Ca' Masena with our 2 children. The appartment was perfect very comfortable. Bedroom, dining area, kitchen and bathroom all really good. Great Wifi connection and washing machine and garden for sorting laundry and supermarket just round the corner. Was a short walk to the centre of Venice and even nearer to San Margareta, where the restaurants were much nice and much better value. would definitely stay here again.

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