This is an old family home that is in the process of being tastefully renovated. We liked the location because we could walk easily to both the major sights and also the less-frequented parts of the island. Our bedroom windows opened onto a side canal and it was nice to have the garden with cat even though it was a little cool to eat outside. Our host was helpful and the breakfasts were good. We were a bit put off by the crowded carnival atmosphere of Venice near all of the famous sights - if we come again we will stay far away from St. Mark's and the grand canal and enjoy the beauties of the quieter areas and outlying islands, or else come in the off season.