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“The absolute best place to stay in Venice”
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A summer breakfast overlooking the rooftops and spires of Venice! Our rooftop master bedroom, bathed in light and adorned with century-old family painted watercolors.
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Savor unforgettable views as twilight descends!
A summer breakfast overlooking the rooftops and spires of Venice!
Our rooftop master bedroom, bathed in light and adorned with century-old family painted watercolors.
Our tranquil master bedroom, nestled under the eaves and promising a peaceful night's sleep.
Light-filled, comfortable and welcoming; our living area overlooks the canal below.
Open the living room windows to this picturesque Venetian sight!
Period Murano glass chandeliers and newly-laid, polished terrazzo floors.
Delicious Venetian 'dolci' from a local bakery, round out a dinner 'a casa'!
Our new kitchen features all modern conveniences, as well as family art!
The perfect place to try your hand at preparing some traditional Venetian cuisine!
Marble from Burano, a large walk-in shower with Grohe fittings and an unearthed original window!
A large, antique gold-leaf mirror and mahogany wooden demi-lune vanity blend with modern fixtures.
Soft silks and velvets and original framed theatrical costume designs from the mid-20th. century.
The twin bedroom glows in afternoon sunshine!
As dusk falls, exit the altana door with an aperitivo... a very special place to greet the evening!
A bright winter's day, punctuated by blue skies and great views over the city's rooftops a
Hushed canal waters lap gently outside, promising an uninterrupted night's sleep!
Open the bedroom windows and marvel at the Chiesa dell'Angelo Raffaele in early morning sunshine
A harmonious blend of modern and antique lighting and furniture inherited from our beloved families.
Main level floor plan.
Upper level floor plan, with access to the altana.
Our delightful greengrocer just across the canal!
Local fish sellers; dinner fresh from the Adriatic!
Campo Santa Margherita, the hub of daily life in our neighborhood, is just 3 minutes' walk away
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Veneto

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dcypher20...
Aptos, California
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The absolute best place to stay in Venice”
Reviewed 6 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

My husband and I have stayed in the Venetian Terrace Dorsoduro three different times now, since the apartment became a vacation rental. We absolutely love it, which is why we keep going back. It is in a wonderful neighborhood, close to vaparetto stop, great restaurants and grocery as well as green grocer. Each time we visit numerous improvements have been made, and we thought it was perfect to start with! The altana is beautiful, the rooms comfortable and elegant but they don't feel stuffy. We feel completely at home in this apartment and would recommend it to anyone interested in staying outside the hectic and noisy tourist center. What a beautiful place. Thank you to the Rusconis for taking such great care year after year of their jewel!

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Liked best: the neighborhood and ease of the apartment's location and the washing machine!
Liked least: I cannot think of anything we did not love
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Jul 2016
Thank you so much, once again, for being absolutely lovely guests; we are always thrilled to welcome you to our home! Looking forward to having you back to stay in the not too distant future, too, to discover more of our amazing city............ With our very best wishes to you both, Deborah and Mark
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gonavy201...
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“I need an operetta to sing its praises”
Reviewed 5 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

In order of experiences;
Only a twenty minute, forty seven euro taxi ride to within 75 yards of the apartment. There are no bridges to lug your suitcases over, and no clumsy crowded boat rides. Don't waste time when in Venice, save on frustration, money and especially time by staying here.
Our initial impression of the apartment was "nice", then "ooh", then "wow", and finally "OH-MY-GOODNESS!!".
A two bedroom apartment on two levels with a good sized living room and competent kitchen. The smaller bedroom has two single beds. We used it as our dressing room in order to not carry the bags up an additional flight of stairs, but it would be fabulous for your kids or parent, or another couple.
The master bedroom on the top floor has a king sized bed and armoires for storage.
BUT THE MAIN ATTRCTION IS THE ROOFTOP TERRACE/ALTANNA. You are directly looking down on a small canal which is fairly busy and offers plenty of entertainment as you watch the occasional person walk on the Fondamenta ( sidewalk) across this is a VERY quiet neighborhood. We had our coffee up there in the mornings and watched sunsets at night.
You are just 100 yards and one short bridge from the San Basilio vaporhetto stop so you can get anywhere from there. I really recommend on your very first morning that you walk another
Two hundreds yards up the Fondamenta to the Zattere stop and ride to the church of San Giorio Maggiore and take the six euro ride to the top of the tower for a stunning introduction to Venice and surroundings. No line at all.
Honestly, we were very footsore after two weeks in Northern Italy so figure out the vaporhetto bus system early and use google maps to navigate the warren of "streets" in Venice
An aside, we had a terrific experience with Row Venice. We were taught to row our own gondola". see my review

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Liked best: The rooftop terrace
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
6 Jun 2016
Our heartfelt thanks for this awesome review of our home and neighborhood! It is deeply gratifying to learn just how much pleasure your few days spent in the city gave you. Please, do consider coming back again in the not too distant future to discover much more of our magnificent 'La Serenissima'...... you will receive a very warm welcome, indeed! Very best wishes to you both, Deborah and Mark
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EmilyShro...
Ludlow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous Apartment”
Reviewed 2 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

I stayed in this lovely apartment with a friend whilst visiting my son who was on an art course and living in Venice. We could not have been happier. The apartment was in a lovely quiet location and was extremely warm and comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped and we really enjoyed shopping locally and cooking in the flat. The best thing was the lovely roof terrace which sadly we did not use because of the rain, but it is a wonderful excuse to return. Thank you Mark and Deborah for all your help too. I cannot recommend this flat more highly.

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Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
6 Jun 2016
We very much appreciate having had the opportunity to host you for your visit to Venice; we only wish we could have done something to improve the elements during your time here!!!! Knowing that our home was able to provide you with a warm, personal refuge, though, is immensely gratifying. We would be absolutely thrilled to host you again whenever you wish to discover more of our magnificent city and we hope to hear back from you in the not too distant future! Our heartfelt thanks for being such gracious guests, and with all good wishes, Deborah and Mark
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DavidMS19...
Berkeley, California
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Breakfast with a canal view”
Reviewed 21 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

We had a wonderful experience in Venice and much of it had to do with the Dorsoduro apartment. It was a very large apartment - so large that the second bedroom with twin beds went unused by us - so it would truly be a deal for those with three or four people. The neighborhood was very nice and convenient and it really helped once we figured out that we were much closer to the train station than we realized as taking the vaporetto over made it seem much more distant. Deborah checked in with us to make sure that everything was okay and they were very helpful when we had struggled understanding the shower on the first morning. They had many helpful materials and guidebooks and we took advantage of a few and enjoyed the nearby Piazza Santa Margarita. But the absolutely best part of the apartment for us was the roof deck which overlooked the canal. Each morning we went upstairs and enjoyed our breakfast as the water taxis went by. And in the afternoon we enjoyed a glass of wine. I posted sufficient photos that a friend of mine already asked about the address for his next visit to Venice. We would definitely stay here again.

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Liked best: The rooftop deck
Liked least: A couple of struggles with the shower
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
22 Nov 2015
Grazie Mille, David, it was such a pleasure to offer you the use of our home for your recent visit to Venice. We look forward to having you back to stay again in the not too distant future, and also extend a warm welcome to any of your friends who wish to come and share in the wonders of La Serenissima! Very best wishes, Deborah and Mark
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LJVelleco
Marblehead, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect apartment, perfect vacation”
Reviewed 12 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

My husband and I have been to Venice many times but have never rented. We always stay in Dorsoduro so when I found The Venetian Terrace I knew it was the place for us. This is by far the best rental we have ever had in all of Italy. The renovation was very thoughtfully done. There is nothing missing here. And the flat is comfortable - which is not always the case with rentals in Italy. You immediately feel at home. The location is most convenient in a beautiful area. I would suggest taking a land taxi from the airport as it brings you to a spot that is only a few minutes walk to the flat. If stairs are not an issue for you, I would not hesitate to rent The Venetian Terrace. The owners are extremely accommodating and everything went smoothly.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Nov 2015
Thank you so much for your absolutely lovely review! It was such a pleasure to host you during your week in Venice and we sincerely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back next time. Our very, very best wishes to you both.............. Deborah and Mark
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Paris1221
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Perfect Venetian holiday.”
Reviewed 20 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The Venetian Terrace far exceeded our expectations. The website and the details promised didn't even do it justice (and that was pretty amazing sounding). Every detail is thought of in this place! It's like you have stepped back in time with all of the beautiful architecture and design, yet there is all the modern details that made the stay perfect like the oven, washer, all the kitchen supplies, comfortable beds, amazing shower, etc. The owners went above and beyond in making this home perfection!! The location is also pretty nice. Two blocks from a major waterbus stop, port to take a land taxi, close to a big grocery store, and of course in the heart of Venice with great restaurants and little markets. Would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone!! Truly the most beautiful place I have ever stayed!

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Liked best: The entire apartment
Liked least: The extra 35$ meet and greet- did not go as planned, apparently not the normal person to handles the property
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
21 Apr 2015
How absolutely lovely to know that we were able to play a small part in your very memorable vacation to Venice! Your kind words really made our day....... Please know that we would be thrilled to offer you the use of our home again, any time that you wish! Kindest regards to all, Deborah and Mark Rusconi
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Mike H
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Calm, clean and great views from the altana”
Reviewed 15 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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This neighborhood is great! There's no impenetrable crowds; just local people going about their business. There's great place for ciccetti, a rustic local osteria with traditional Venetian seafood, natural gelato, a gourmet food store for dining in the apartment, a greengrocer selling all kinds of fresh produce, a fishmonger in a nearby square... in short, you can move in and live like a local.

The apartment is ultra clean, the kitchen equipped well enough that I could actually make restaurant quality food (ok, I was trained as a chef), the altana deck on the roof is great for an afternoon spritz - and you can watch people and boats pass below in the canal... Sunrise photography from the altana works great, too.

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Liked best: Ultra clean apartment in a great location
Liked least: nothing!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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