Ca' Masena in Dorsoduro
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 5
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), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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|
|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!
The rental rates include bed linens and towels, and final cleaning. 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.
Our personal website gives additional information on Ca' Masena:
Link for the apartment on ALASTAIR SAWDAY'S 'Special Places in Italy':
The North East Italy 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 biennial...so much to see and do yet so little time!
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3 Sep 2013
"Ca'Masena met all our requirements for a stay in Venice."
Ca'Masena is well situated near a vaporetto stop and within walking distance of the main sites. - Also, a few steps away from a small supermarket and restaurants on the Zattare. It was delightfully cool and quiet which was important when staying in Venice in August.
25 Aug 2013
We stayed at Masena for a week and found it to be a grest base to explore Venice. The main rooms were large and the court yard was a great bonus.It was in a quiet location but had plenty of restaurants nearby as well as a well stocked supermarket. St Marks was relatively near and the stop for the water bus was nearby as well. Overall a great experience in Venice.
6 Aug 2013
"De ideale plek om te verblijven"
Recently my husband and I have spent for the second time a fortnight in Ca' Masena. And just like the first time, the year before, we were again very enthusiastic about our stay in this apartment… More
1 Jun 2013
We decided to book an apartment rather than staying in a hotel so that we could experience Venice in a more authentic way and what a lovely experience it was! The water bus from the airport drops you off a few minutes walk from the apartment (Zattere stop) and we were met by the 'apartment manager' (a company who look after the house and meet guests on arrival, check you have towels etc.) who showed us the apartment and all of its amenities. The apartment was very Venitian, down a little alley, with water at the end - just what we wanted!
There are some lovely restaurants within a short walk of the apartment and a shop about 2mins walk away - ideal for buying some wine!
The apartment has everything you need and gives you the space that you wouldn't have in a hotel.
We were able to walk to all the main sights from the apartment and didn't need to get any water buses, however, on the second day we decided to do island-hopping and a day pass on the buses was ideal!
The courtyard in the apartment was lovely for having breakfast in the morning and was even more special to us as that's where I was proposed to on the first morning - a VERY big shock after 11years!
Lovely break away. Would definitely go back to Venice and would definitely stay at Ca' Masena again!
26 May 2013
"We'll be back!!!"
I am writing this review of Ca' Masena while lounging in its sundrenched courtyard, the sounds of church bells and a neighbor's beautiful opera music in the background. The apartment is loca… More
28 Apr 2013
"A charming, sweet apartment with all you need!""
This is a lovely apartment in a non touristy part of Venice with all you need. It is simply and charmingly decorated and furnished and very well equipped. There is the most lovely area to sit out that gets the morning sun - just right for a slow start to the day. The main Zattere frontage is literally at the end of the alleyway - 25 metres from front door. The San Basilico and Zaterre Valoporeto stops are also very close so really easy to get to centre (or 30mins walk or so). Great eating places very nearby and some useful recommendations (or warnings!) are given by the owners in a comprehensive info pack.
For 2 people there is loads of room - for more than that I would feel it might feel a little cramp but that would depend on personal needs. I would certainly go back anytime.
26 Apr 2013
"The Ideal place to stay in Venice"
The apartment is lovely with the advantages of being located in the most Venitian part of Venice it is decorated with original painting (by richard Colson) of various Venitian scenes adding atmosphere. It has a lovely private outside area and although it is situated within walking distance of fantastic restaurants Dusodoro is a quaint and quiet area. The bus stop is literally 2 mins walk from the apartment, as is the supermarket.
We had a wonderful time here mixing eating out and home cooking with locally sauced goods cooked in the adequate kitchen. We had romantic meals in and romantic meals out! We wandered around discovering bars and lovely people. Visiting all the tourist sights but seeing much more. there is information in the apartment that provides tips on how to see the real Venice. Super time.
16 Apr 2013
"Ticked all the boxes"
This apartment could not have been better located as it was right next door to a big supermarket and very handy for restaurants and waterbus stops. The accommodation was ideal and had an outside terrace which was an added bonus. Would certainly recommend it for a short break.
11 Oct 2012
"Venice, we love you."
Ca' Masena is located down a narrow lane close to a canal. While it doesn't have a view of the water it does have a very nice courtyard that gets the morning sun and its a nice place to sit for your morning espresso. The amenities in the apartment are excellent and the kitchen is sufficient for food preparation and cooking.
It is very quiet and is excellent for the mature traveler as there are no stairs. The location of the apartment, very close to the supermarket, (which is hard to see as you walk past, it's so well disguised), and to the Vaporetto makes it the idea place to stay, eat, drink and explore.
1 Oct 2012
"Location Location Location"
From the moment I enquired about this apartment to the moment we left Venice we couldn't have been happier. The communication and advice from Suzette, the owner, was second to none from my very … More
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