The tour guide said it was 20 metres from the Vaporetto - we took that with a pinch of salt and ended up walking past it in the dark - it is actually literally 20m from the stop!
And what a lovely place, secure entry into a rose filled garden with secluded seating areas to sit and enjoy an Espresso in the morning before heading out to explore belle Venezia.
Being so close to the Vaporetto stop means that much of the rest of the area is very accessible, we came as a family of 4 and saw most of the big sights and also spent a day at the Lido, which was lovely, though of course very hot this time of year. Thankfully however getting home to the apartment was a treat, it was cool (great air conditioning) and the powerful shower and handy washing machine quickly washed away the sand accumulated after a hard days castle construction.
The apartment itself (we stayed in Loft Rosso) is spacious and well appointed and could comfortably sleep a family of 6 if your kids can share spacious double sofa beds. We had ample room with our two sons (ages 11 and 4) and didn't bother folding down the beds most nights as the sofas are massive. It is also well stocked, we found coffee, washing up liquid, ice bags and such like all in stock on arrival.
Our host was very welcoming, even offering us some beer when we arrived back late after a day of sightseeing. He also advised us of locations of good shops, the bakers, close pizza restaurant and timing for the Vaporetto.
All in all a great find and I would thoroughly recommend it if you are looking for a retreat a little of the beaten track to enjoy some chill out time after a day on the beach or sightseeing.
The only areas I would suggest to improve would be to fit "black-out" blinds on the high windows as it gets bright in the apartment quite early (though with young kids not such an issue!) and also supply some wine glasses.
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