My family of four enjoyed our recent stay in Anna and Donato's apartment in Santa Croce with its comfortable bedrooms and charming fully renovated kitchen, views into neighboring gardens and tucked away in a quiet residential area of Venice. Just a few minutes walk from the Rialto markets and bridge, and like other reviewers noted, close to several good restaurants, small shops, and many cafes. Large updated bathroom for the family with a washer was great. There is a smaller second bathroom too. My favorite times were spent in the kitchen making Italian coffee for the first time, enjoying Anna's homemade gallette, and cooling down with the A/C! Venice has so many tourists, esp. in the summer, so you will be happy to stay in quieter area while still being close to shopping and sites. Graced with the warm hospitality and kindness of Anna and Donato, this apartment was a great choice for our first-time visit to Venice. Grazie Anna!
A beautiful apartment furnished with antiques handed down from generations in the owner's family. A lovely quiet location with lots of shops, bakery and restaurants within a 5 minutes walk. As lovely as the apartment was, Anna, (owner) was an absolute delight and made our trip so memorable! She met us at the vaporetto stop and guided us to the apartment giving us some of the history of the area along the way. Awaiting us at the apartment was some of her homemade tiramisu along with some bread and milk to get us started. The night before we left she met us for a tour of some of the 'backstage' of Venice (as she called it) and lead us through some incredible places and sights - ending the evening with a 'spritz' on a little bridge! Anna was an absolute delight and certainly made our visit to Venice special!
A well presented apartment. Anna was welcoming and informative on local amenities , everything worked , c omfy beds and well equipped kitchen. I recommend this as a base for exploring Venice and as A retreat from the nearby hustle and bustle.
More written instructions would be good, we arrived after a long journey and found it hard to take in all the useful things Anna was willing to share . But overall this was a very good experience
We had a really great stay. The apartment is in a really interesting area full of lovely restaurants, near bakeries, supermarket and the fish market. Anna is the perfect host and showed us places Venetians go to which made it all so much more special. Touches like quite a few basics in the kitchen were very welcome. Thank you Anna for your kindness. We will be back.
Anna is very helpful and gave us detail information before we arrive Venice. The apartment was perfect for 4 of us and she walked around with us to the restaurants which provide delicious food in a very good price.
We all have an unforgettable trip in Venice and wish to thank Anna for making our stay so comfortable.
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Anna made sure that we were escorted to the apartment on the day of our arrival.( a short walk from the vaporetto to the apartment) She was so incredibly gracious and welcoming!! She provided us with helpful tips on restaurants and things to do in Venice. The apartment itself was clean, tidy, quiet and in a great location relative to sightseeing. The beds were very comfortable for me and my teenage daughter. There was a market around the corner where we bought supplies for breakfast, enjoyed having our breakfast and coffee every morning in the apartment. We absolutely loved staying in this apartment and would not hesitate to stay there again. For the record I will just add that the WiFi in the apartment was spotty.
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We (3 young/ senior) girls loved our stay at La Gondoliera where we really did live like locals,right down to hanging our washing outside the windows!!!
Location was perfect as was the apartment,however, the steep stairs to access the apartment which is on the first floor might be a challenge for the physically impaired , but then trasversing Venice is all about crossing steps up and over the canal bridges.
I cannot praise Anna highly enough..she was a fabulous hostess in all regards,from when I made the first enquiry eighteen months prior to arrival until our departure!
Thanks Anna you rock!!!