Ca' Masena in Dorsoduro
About the home
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 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Lido, 4km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|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 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and 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':
Our rates are quoted in Sterling, but you do have the choice of paying us in Euro (subject to the current currency exchange rate). Additional information about rental rates. The rates are inclusive of final cleaning, linen and utilities
The above rates quoted above are for parties of 2-4 guests. There is an additional cost of £8 per night for a 5th guest. Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion
Upon your arrival our representative will meet you at the predetermined location you have agreed upon and will personally be take you to our apartment. They will show you around explaining how things work and answer any queries you may have.
The charge for this 'Meet and Greet' is payable locally €35 to our representative (€55 for arrivals after 8pm). The English speaking management company is nearby are they are available throughout your stay should you encounter any problems or emergencies.
Minimum 3 night stay - although a 2 night stay may occasionally be possible but an additional £58/65 linen and cleaning fee will be charged.
Discounts available for stays of two weeks or more.
The North East Italy / 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.
The Venice, Veneto / Dorsoduro area
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!
How to get there
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Getting to Ca' Masena
The budget flights with BA, Easyjet and BMI use Marco Polo Airport. To travel by waterbus use the Alilaguna waterbus shuttle service connecting the airport to Venice. The Zattere boat stop is only a few minutes from the apartment. The waterbus journey takes about 45 mins. Alternatively you can use the ATVO coach service with a journey time of approximately approximately 30 minutes)
Water taxi: this is the fastest, most convenient but also most expensive method of transport. The water taxi will take you almost to the doorstep of Ca' Masena.
Ryan Air flights arrive at Treviso airport. The ATVO buses are most commonly used & the least expensive method of transport. The journey time is about 50 minutes.
From Piazzale Roma (coach terminal)
Catch either the No 2 (in the direction of the Zattere) or 61 and get off at the San Basilio boat stop, 2 minutes away from our apartment.
From the railway station (S. Lucia)
We are about a 10-12 minute walk from Pizzale Roma (the coach terminus) & approximately a 20 minute walk from Santa Lucia (the train station). Of course you can take the vaporetto to us from either of these two termini.
San Basilio 2 minutes
Zattere 5 minutes
(Vaporetto Routes 5.1 & 5.2, 61 for the Zattere. No 2 stops at San Basilio. The airport waterbus (blue line), Alilaguna, takes you to the Zattere)
Activities near Venice, Veneto
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
28 Apr 2013
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 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
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.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Carnevale 2013||2 Feb 13||14 Feb 13||£ 925||£ 155||£ 155||3 Nights|
|Spring 2013||14 Feb 13||1 Apr 13||£ 895||£ 140||£ 140||3 Nights|
|Summer 2013||1 Apr 13||1 Oct 13||£ 1015||£ 175||£ 175||3 Nights|
|Autumn 2013||1 Oct 13||16 Nov 13||£ 965||£ 160||£ 160||3 Nights|
|Winter 2013||16 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 795||£ 130||£ 130||3 Nights|
|Christmas||21 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 1065||£ 175||£ 175||3 Nights|
|New Year 2014||5 Jan 14||22 Feb 14||£ 775||£ 125||£ 125||3 Nights|
|Carnevale 2014||22 Feb 14||5 Mar 14||£ 1065||£ 175||£ 175||3 Nights|
|Spring 2014||5 Mar 14||1 Apr 14||£ 965||£ 160||£ 160||3 Nights|
|Summer 2014||1 Apr 14||30 Sep 14||£ 1065||£ 175||£ 175||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (Sterling) or the Euro (subject to the current currency exchange rate) whichever is convenient. In the case of a Euro payment the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates.
Payments can be made electronically in either currencies. Cheques & PayPal are payable in Sterling. Please note that if you are paying from outside the Eurozone and the UK, an additional £16/Euro20 is payable per bank transaction to cover the charges that we incur to receive such international payments. For payments made by PayPal there is a 5.5% charge.The rates are inclusive of final cleaning, linen and utilities
The above rates quoted above are for parties of 2-4 guests. There is an additional cost of £8 per night for a 5th guest.
Minimum 3 night stay - although a 2 night stay may occasionally be possible but an additional £45 linen and cleaning fee will be charged.
Stays of longer than two weeks will be provided at a discounted rate. Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretionEnquire now
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