“Staying at Ca'Leonessa made our stay in Venice perfect” This apartment is a hidden secret and located perfectly on a picturesque canal in a quiet district of Venice where you are able to blend into the local life very easily. It has been recently renovated and is very stylish with every amenity possible from free high speed wifi to dishwasher and full laundry facilities. Jon is the consummate host, freely and promptly answering by email any queries you might have, and the booking and payment process was simple and speedy. We especially loved catching a water taxi fom the airport to within metres of the door, to be met by our local host with keys and full instructions on all we needed. Ca'Leonessa is everything it claims to be on its website and more. It is the best value for money accommodation we have enjoyed in a long time.
Such a lovely apartment in a really fab area. Only 15 mins walk to st Marks Square but area is great with everything you need and some lovely restaurants which are not too expensive for Venice. Took a private water taxi to arrive and that was excellent and only took about 20 minutes. Going home we took the Aliguna ferrry from Ca Rezzonica (just a few mins walk from the apartment) direct to the airport. This took about 40 minutes and cost £15 euros per person. Buy tickets in advance. No need to change just direct to the airport. Jonathan was a pleasure to deal with and answered all my queries promptly before going. We also did the 3 islands trip going to Murano, Burano and Portcelli Only costs 20 euros and booked in St Marks Square where the boat departs from. Would definataely recommend and will return again. …
A good place to stay
We have a nice time staying at the property. It is very clean and well kept. It is centrally located without being too central. A very convenient place to stay. …
Charming Venice apart-hotel
Beautifully renovated property with stunning views in the midst of Venice, worth the price-premium.
The appartments consists of various connecting rooms, all with own bathroom and some with own kitchen, which can be rented stand-alone or in combination. All rooms overlook the very lively Canal between Guidecca and Dorsudoro, and has the Zattere boat pier in front, however without being noisy. The appartment is beautifully renovated and comfortably furnished. The (small) roof terrace is an extra feature, although not suitable for more than 4-5 persons or extensive dining. The location is excellent, the center of Venice is easily accesible by foot (10 minutes) or by boat, straight from the Zattere pier. We enjoyed the relative quietness of the location and the Dorsudoro neighbourhood, versus (too) busy center locations. Many good restaurants and cosy shops and galleries in the direct environment. Service from the rental firm and staff is excellent and helpfull. Very much recommended to everyone prepared to spent a worthwhile premium. …
Redentore views Venice apart
The apartment completely exceeded our expectations
The apartment is located 100 metres from where the water taxi's and water buses dock so was ideal. The owners arranged for a lady to meet us and show us around the apartment. The view to the front is great for people watching and with a small balcony area on the roof it's perfect for an early morning coffee. The facilities and layout were perfect for our stay. The rooms could be self contained if required. The apartment looks to have just been refurbished and the quality of workmanship is obviously to a very high standard. The Zattere area is just a short walk from the majority of the main places to see and was quiet in the evening. There is a small supermarket 250 metres from the apartment which was handy for essentials and was open until 11pm. This was our fist trip to Venice and this apartment gave us the perfect base. The pictures don't do it justice. The owner/rep was available for any queries we had which was nice. Very happy with our choice and wouldn't hesitate to recommend. …
Academy-Apartment San Vio
Nice little apartment in a convenient place
this name of the small, cosy apartment is quite o.k., since you just need a five minutes' walk from the museum and the bridge to reach this hideaway near the lower end of the Canal Grande, Guggenheim Museum and Salute Church. It may not be easy to find, but the kind owner Mattia will guide you to his two-storied flat in the first floor plus the elegant modern attic of an old house adjoining a nice, green back yard garden in sight of the Salute cupola.
The flat has its own, separate entrance door from the narrow lane. Inside, you will find the work of a tasteful modern architect using very good, brand-new craftsmanship. Modern, rich and solid equipment is being combined with some nice traditional furniture, originally intended to host good friends only. Coming up the narrow spiral staircase, we found a hospitable welcome set of biscuits and wine for the first night as well as tea and coffee with toast and jam for the first breakfast.
For us, having lived in venetian flats at least ten times, the local situation of Accademia was among the most convenient concerning waterbus stops (Grand Canal and Zattere) and outdoor breakfast and other meals. So the four of us did not miss, during our ten day stay (May/June 2015), a dishwasher (not fitting in the small kitchen, which was otherwise perfectly equipped), enjoying all the more, at hot times, the air condition (installed in all rooms and well functioning).
Very comfortable beds, quality bedclothes and towels, enough hangers, faultless showers, design cutlery, helpful literature, easy W-LAN and TV rounded up our positive impression. If there were any problems, the friendly owner could be contacted easily downstairs, where he runs his engineering office; we had, however, no reason to resort to his assistance. The high standard of this enjoyable little flat will certainly induce us to come back again. …
RESIDENZADD3467 -CENTRAL APARTMENT WITH CANAL VIEW
Outstanding Venice Apartment
We chose this apartment to stay in a quiet quarter, in walking distance of stations. The area was new to us. The apartment was extremely comfortable and well appointed. Liaison with the owner prior to arrival was good; we found the apartment easily and the owner was there to welcome us. The light kitchen and living room looked out on a quiet canal. Published photos were accurate. Easy walking to a supermarket, and waterbus as well as to small shops. We would certainly consider staying here again. …