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CASA DEA MIRA – Home 30769 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

CASA DEA MIRA – Home 30769

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

Description from owner


Located in the heart of Venice, in Castello near historical San Pietro island, the artistic area of Arsenale and the Venice Biennale Exhibition,

The comfortable CASA DEA MIRA is relaxing and gives you the chance to breathe the spirit of this ancient town.

From this quiet and relaxing place, where usually it is difficult to meet lots of tourists, you can reach St. Mark's Square in 15 minutes and as you walk there you will see some of the best views of Venice!!

Nearby, in the lively Via Garibaldi, with its restaurants shops and bars, you will become part of the real Venetian life.

Our cozy and welcoming apartment is all renovated and offers accommodation for a maximum of six people with the following facilities:

- two bedrooms one with double-bed and the other two single-beds (cot and chair for baby available)

- comfortable bathroom with hydro-massage shower included, hair-dryer, hair-straightener

- well equipped kitchen with oven, fridge,

Located in the heart of Venice, in Castello near historical San Pietro island, the artistic area of Arsenale and the Venice Biennale Exhibition,

The comfortable CASA DEA MIRA is relaxing and gives you the chance to breathe the spirit of this ancient town.

From this quiet and relaxing place, where usually it is difficult to meet lots of tourists, you can reach St. Mark's Square in 15 minutes and as you walk there you will see some of the best views of Venice!!

Nearby, in the lively Via Garibaldi, with its restaurants shops and bars, you will become part of the real Venetian life.

Our cozy and welcoming apartment is all renovated and offers accommodation for a maximum of six people with the following facilities:

- two bedrooms one with double-bed and the other two single-beds (cot and chair for baby available)

- comfortable bathroom with hydro-massage shower included, hair-dryer, hair-straightener

- well equipped kitchen with oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, coffe-maker, kettle.

- air conditioning

- bed linen and towels provided free of charge

- washing machine, iron and board

- lounge area with double sofa-bed, internet wi-fi connection, television and radio/music-player.

- four deck-chairs to sit outside in the "campiello" and have a relaxing time with the view of San Pietro Cathedral.

Nearby there are two parks, Giardini and Sant'Elena, where children can play and you can have a wonderful view of the lagoon.

CASA DEA MIRA was built in the 1820s in old Venetian architecture. The house was meant for Venetian sailors. The location was perfect for them to reach the ships and travel away from the family and when back, to go out in the lagoon to fish. The women and the elders lived quietly in this area, sitting outside their own houses, mending nets and creating nice necklaces with the glass pearls coming from Murano. The children were all together playing out in the "campo", with their very few toys. This was the real heart of Venice, in contrast with the last rich show of power of the Serenissima.

If you need a relaxing and unique holiday in Venice you shouldn't miss a stay here!

Further details outdoors

The house is provided of four "deck-chairs" to sit outside, in the campiello, and enjoy the view of San Pietro church on the other side of the canal. Just in front of the church there is a nice garden where you can also seat on benches under the shade of the trees.
We also have a sun/ umbrella to use at the free beach in Lido of Venice, just 20 minutes away.

Location description from owner

The Veneto region

Veneto region is well known for the opportunity to enjoy at the same time nature and culture. The most attractive things you can find are the Dolomites Mountains and the Adriatic Sea and it is very interesting to live here during the Winter aswell in the Summer. Surely the best time to visit Venice and North East of Italy is from march to the end of october if you want just to visit them, but if you would like to ski, the time to be here is from december till the end of february. Put together the visit of Venice and a tour of this region is a wonderful opportunity to mix different experiences and have an unforgettable holiday.

There is a wide range of things to do in this area such as visit beautiful towns like Verona, Treviso, Vicenza, Padova, Asolo, Soave, the Riviera del Brenta's villas, and many many little towns well known for their Roman and Medieval remains. In each town you can have a huge range of activities, think one and you will find it!

From a culinary point of view the region is appreciated throughout Italy for the great food that is served with our best wines!




In Venice, in the ancient Tintoretto's workshop, a laboratory conventional etching, lithography, watercolor, sculpture, artists' books…

The printing of Tintoretto has always been a meeting place
and a place of ideas: anime-artists of the printing, during
the years, have sponsored exhibitions and cultural initiatives, have
initiated additional courses and have established relationships with
schools and foreign artists.
We cite as examples of our fervor "les Editions du
Dromadaire "and shows" Notebook for Travel ":
-In 2000 nate sono "Editions of Dromedary", publishing house
for children created by Florence and Pierre Faval Hornain.
The public Dromadaire small accordion books from
original designs with the intent to reveal the poetic world that
its root word in the language of colors and sizes
craft of the book and publishes books and images
limited editions made with the techniques of printing
-"Notebook on a trip" is an initiative now in its fifth
edition: Each year ten artists, different training, technique
and backgrounds are invited to complete a diary of sketches,
thoughts and materials that may be a witness of their reflection
creative from the time when the notebook is entrusted to them until
appointment with the exhibition, it becomes an occasion for
understanding and comparison between the artists and their retinues.

Traditionally held between July and September and include courses in printmaking, drawing and watercolor;
in addition to these arts are sometimes included sculpture, other forms of painting, bookbinding.
Courses are 5 days for a total of thirty hours of class, are held from Monday to Friday,
pm 10.00 at 17.00, hour break around 13.00:
lunches in the studio, teachers, students of varying ages and backgrounds and the artist-chef.
The cost includes materials available for lessons and lunch.

Veiling, shades, stains.
Study of color. Outdoors

There are in Venice also a huge range of cultural visits to museums, churches and archaeological sites and many events organized by artists and the local Council including the renowned Venice Film Festival and summer-long Biennale Arts Festival.

With the Lido Beach nearby and remarkable cultural opportunities, Venice offers:

JANUARY: Venice is foggy, misterious, romantic and empty... for couples who do not want to be in the crowd.
FEBRUARY: As January but with at least 10 days dedicated to the famous Venice Carnival
MARCH: The right time to visit permanent galleries and museums, out of the usual crowd and a warmer climate.
APRIL: The city is enlivened by Easter and the spring
MAY: Good time for one-day excursions and to follow or participate to a boat race called Vogalonga.
JUNE: The beach season opens and in this period there are many feasts sprung around the town.
JULY: Two very popular festival are taking place, the Redentore Feast and the Heineken music Jammin' Festival
AUGUST: Usually families with children decide to come and live for a while the venetian life.
SEPTEMBER: Historical Regatta, Cinema Festival and Venice Biennale are the attraction for all kind of people.
OCTOBER: A more livable town and possibility to follow or to take part to the Venice Marathon.
NOVEMBER: Venice becomes an attraction for those who prefer peace and quiet.
DECEMBER: Christmas time is giving to Venice a particular party atmosphere.


- San Pietro Cattedrale
- Giardini Pubblici, the great Napoleonic park, now housing the various pavillions of the Biennale d'Arte
- Arsenale, the 12th century boatyards where the fleets of Venice were built.
- Riva Degli Schiavoni
- Scuola Dalmata dei San Giorgio e Grifone, renowned for the paintings by Vittore Carpaccio
- San Zaccaria Gothic church

Venice sprung from a myriad of isles lying in the centre of the Venetian Lagoon. It was an inhospitable environment made up of low seabeds, land just above the surface and narrow sandy islands buffering the lagoon from the Adriatic sea.
From the very start, Venetians have had to cope with a series of problems inextricably linked to Venice's particular environmental situation: namely, the scarcity of fresh water, the absence of arable land and the difficulty of obtaining raw materials. Surrounded by water and with the neraby mainland often under the control of powers that were hostile, Venetians were compelled to exploit to the utmost their one and only resource: the sea.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
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About the owner

Paola B.
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15 Apr 2017
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Languages spoken: English, French, Italian

This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 18 Jun 2007. Located in City of Venice, it has 55 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £594 to £712.

The Owner has a response rate of 65% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 Apr 2017.


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“Great apartment, good location”

Reviewed 20 Sep 2013

Stayed in Casa dea Mira sharing with a friend. The apartment was clean, and had everything as described on website. It is a 5/10min walk from Via Garibaldi and located in a quiet residential area. The owner Paola met us at the vaporetti stop and accompanied us to the apartment which was very helpful. When visiting Venice would definitely consider staying here again.

“Very enjoyable +”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2013

We four Aussies loved Venice and this apartment. It is located in a quaint area in Castella away from the madding crowd. There is a local bar/café and supermarket and you are only five minutes walk from Via Garibaldi, a local pedestrian street full of shops and restaurants. We arrived by train and the main vaporetto (waterbus) stop is right outside. We bought our vaporetto tickets to cover our four days and thirty minutes later we were met at Giardini by our host Paola and escorted to the apt. which is clean and comfortable and had all the amenities that we required. Although you were away from the crowd, you were only a few minutes away from two vaporetto stops which gave you easy access to not only the centre of Venice but also the local islands of Murano, Burano and Lido. We left Venice via Marco Polo airport and this was made easy by catching a special vaporetto from Garibaldi which is about 15 minutes walk from the apt. (note - separate ticket required - E15 pp.)


Reviewed 21 Jul 2013

Lovely spotlessly clean apartment in a great and peaceful location. The owner was very friendly and could not do enough for you. We loved it. Close to everything that was wonderful about Venice.

“Excellent location, sweet apartment”

Reviewed 29 May 2013

This apartment has a very cottagy feel to it and was just what we wanted. About 15 mins walk from St. Marks Square or 5-7 mins to the Vaporetta stop Giardini. Far from the madding crowd, the local via Garibaldi was filled with locals and very vibrant. Withn walking distance of Osteria Garanghelo (very friendly service) and Trattoria dai Tosi (grumply young guy to start with who then warmed up both times;) - both of which are recommended in tripadvisor). The flat is simple, with plenty of character and comfortable, beds comfortable and nice modern bathroom. (Kitchen could do with a microwave!). Due to its proximity to the canal opp. the San Pedro Cathedral, we were able to take a water taxi more or less directly to our front door, which saved an awful lot of lugging cases up and down bridges. And there really is no better or more exciting way to enter Venice if you can spare the cash! This flat would have been given 5 stars if Paola, the owner, hadn't failed to tell us that the place was a complete building site for the duration of our stay (directly above us AND next door!!), which made for a noisy stay and no lie-ins !! Otherwise, highly recommended.

“Everything you could want from a stay in Venice”

Reviewed 21 Jan 2013

Paola's home is a beautiful place to stay! It looks exactly as it appears in her pictures except even more cozy and inviting. I went to Europe with 3 friends in early January and we traveled to London and Barcelona before ending our trip in Venice. Venice was our favorite destination because of everything the magical city has to offer, but it was also our favorite because of the wonderful home we could go back to after a day of exploring. Two of the nights we bought groceries at a nearby market and made ourselves dinner. We made great memories these nights as we were able to feel fully emersed in Venetian life as if we truly lived there under the wood beam ceiling. Paola was able to meet us right off of the Alilaguna and was extremely helpful and kind. It was overall a wonderful experience and one I would not hesitate to repeat or recommend to friends and relatives. If you are going to Venice and would like to experience the REAL Venice, stay at Casa Dea Mira and let yourself live like a Venetian.

Owner's reply: Dear guests, your comments are so nice!! Thank you very much! Kindest regards, Paola

“A great base for exploring Venice.”

Reviewed 2 Dec 2012

Casa Dea Mira is located in Castello, which seems a quiet part of the city with few tourists and plenty of local street-life, all of it safe and civilised. Part of our reason for visiting was to see the Architecture Biennale, and Casa Dea Mira is perfectly located for this, being only a few minutes' walk away, while the rest of the city is easily reached on foot or by water-taxi. There are plenty of shops nearby as well restaurants, bars and a post office. The property is very comfortable and well-presented, located on the ground floor off a narrow alleyway and next to a canal. It is rather dark, partly because we found it necessary to keep the curtains drawn for privacy; this affected us slightly as we visited in winter, though it would probably be an advantage in summer. The heating worked well and there was an air-conditoiner too. The kitchen, though very small, was quite well-equipped for a holiday home. The bathroom was very pleasant with a good shower. The main bedroom was cozy and had plenty of storage space; we didn't use the second bedroom though it looked a good deal smaller. The lounge and dining area was very comfortable with a T.V and music system. Unfortunately we weren't able to get the internet to work on either of our devices (iPhone and BlackBerry) which was a shame, and there was no facility for playing DVDs. Overall though, a very nice place to stay and highly recommended.

“Well equipped and in a wonderful location.”

Reviewed 3 Nov 2012

This is an amazing place to stay. We were met by Paola who was very friendly and helpful, she showed us how everything worked and pointed out useful things like the nearest supermarket. This accommodation is very well equipped, there were enough pans and utensils to cook proper food, and enough crockery to serve it on. The place was clean and tidy and very comfortable. The children really loved their room, with its high and low beds. The shower room is very spacious unlike many other Venice hotels, and the whole apartment was warm and cosy even when there was a storm outside. It is idealy located, with a wonderful view over a canal with all the boats. It is a short walk from San Pietro, which is just over the bridge. You are also a very short walk from a supermarket, but also several bakers, a butcher, the fruit and vegetable boat (there is also a vegetable stall that stays open late in Via Garibaldi). It is very easy to get to either the San Pietro or Arsenale vaparetto stops. It is probably worth taking/buying wellies as at Acqua Alta you might have to wade out of the appartment!

Owner's reply: Dear guests, thank you so much for your nice review!! It is very appreciated! I really hope to host you next time you are going to visit Venice again! Kind regards, Paola

“Great Apartment, Perfectly wonderful stay in Venice!”

Reviewed 1 Nov 2011

Paola, the owner was so gracious and helpful. The apartment was perfect for our needs, a great location away from the hustle and crowds of Venice but just a short walk to St Marks. The nearby supermarket and the gardens of the Giardini were a welcome bonus. We had a wonderful stress-free experience and we would definitely stay there again.

Owner's reply: Dear guests, thank you so much for your comments: if you decide to come back here I would be very pleased to host you again!

“Very disappointing, dirty and badly equipped”

Reviewed 25 Sep 2011

At first, the apartment looked ok. Unfortunately we soon discovered how dirty it actually was. All of the cutlery and cooking utensils were filthy with bits of stuck-on food, as if they hadn't been washed at all. All the plates were cracked and chipped, glasses were dirty, pots and pans dirty. We had to wash everything before we could use it. The kitchen was also very poorly equipped, everything was of very poor quality and there just weren't enough plates, bowls etc. The shower was full of dead flies and didn't look like it had had a thorough clean for ages. There was no toilet paper, surely a necessity! As the local shop was closed, we were forced to contact the owner's husband to bring us some. The single beds weren't made up when we arrived, the owner's husband had to go off and return with sheets and towels. We were then left to make the beds. The single beds were in a very poor condition and were dirty, not what we expect our children to have to sleep on. A heavy door fell off the cupboard in the children's bedroom - fortunately no-one was injured. The whole apartment was in need of a good clean - perhaps there wouldn't have been a fly and ant invasion if it was cleaner. Fortunately, we had only booked to stay for 3 nights. We have emailed the owner about these problems but have not received a reply.

“Absolute Bliss!!!”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2011

After a chaotic stay in Rome, we arrived late at night to meet Paola waiting for us at the Water Taxi Stop. She was lovely and very welcoming. As for Ca' Dea Mira, it was perfect!! Very clean and modern inside, but lots of original character and charm. You can step out of the front door and within five steps, you can sit by the edge of the canal. It is great for families and couples, and within walking distances to most of the majoy sights. We loved Venice and loved Ca' Dea mira and would definitely hope to return. If you buy a three day ticket for the Vaparetto/water taxi, you can practically go anywhere around Venice and the Lido.... a great experience for all. As Ca Dea Mira is in a quieter part of mainland Venice, you can benefit from better priced restaurants and eaterys and also you are not over run with the crowds. We visited the Biennale Art Exhibition..... and although we love art and are quite open minded.... it was not quite what we expected... a bit political and a bit wierd to be honest!!! Spend your money elsewhere like renting a bike for the whole day on the Lido!

Owner's reply: Dear guests, thank you very much for your useful and kind review: if you decide to visit Venice again please write me!

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