Guest comments

holiday apartment in Venice...

Many many comments from all my Guests...

I'm pleased and really enjoying to welcome you all in my apartment!

...feel the venetian atmosphere in my Venice family home
with all antiques furnitures...
and enjoy the fresh and quiet shade in an old Venice garden...
out of tourist crowd...


Guest December 2016 / January 2017

Margherita, Venice was great, very very sunny and we did indeed have a great time in your apartment! Such a good place! Thank you for your help and making everything really easy for us! Hope to come again another time! Very kind regards & all the best for you! Sandra

Guest from October 2016

Venice Luxury Apartment "Thank you so much, I'm very happy about your villa rental site. The toolbar makes it so easy to access and update my site details. I am very satisfied and will recommend to anyone I know who wants to advertise their rental property."  the Zattere Dordsoduro area is wonderful and the apt is gorgeous !

Thank you so much Mary

Guest from August 2016

Good morning Margherita, we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Venice. Your apartment is perfect.

Thanks again for allowing us the use of the apartment. Have a nice day.


Guest April 21th to 27th 2014

We love staying in your apartment! Can't believe we have been here nearly a week - how time flies! We've had wonderful tours, lots of fabulous dinners and lots and lots of walking. I'm sorry we have not had the chance to meet you, but maybe next time. We will leave the apartment by 8 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday) to catch train to Florence. We will strip beds, wash dishes, clean out refrigerator and put out trash. This has been such a lovely week. Thank you again for all your help, Sue 




Margherita, We just left Venice and had a wonderful time. The home was lovely and the meal Miss Maria prepared was perfect. We had a great holiday and want to thank you for sharing your home with us. We will certainly recommend you place to anyone we know visiting Venice.





Hi Margherita just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed staying at your apartment last week we had a wonderful time absorbing all the wonderful art and culture of the magical city. The location was perfect and so peaceful. The apartment had every thing we needed and was very comfortable we could not have wanted for more. Maria greeted us so thank you so much. We still have plenty more to do in Venice so we may be in touch again.

With regards

Christine Webb


RENTAL JANUARY 2012 Our family of six adults enjoyed this apartment during our week's stay in January 2012. Warmly and efficiently greeted upon our early morning arrival from the U.S., we found transportation from the airport easy by water taxi, which dropped us off just steps from the apartment. The vaporetto stop is also close by.(Accademia Stop)
The location is perfect. It is away from the tourist bustle, yet a comfortable walk to St. Mark's square and all the tourist sites. The vaporetto is also convenient to tourist highlights, although we most often chose to walk to them in order to discover Venice's often hidden magic.
The apartment itself is beautifully furnished with antiques, the kitchen is modern and well equipped, and the bathrooms modern and stocked with amenities. Beds are comfortable and pillows top quality.

The small garden at the entrance and the other small and private garden add to the apartment's charm. The desk is stocked with helpful tour guides and written suggestions from the owner.
There is a supermarket nearby, but most often we chose to take the vaporetto to the old fish market Rialto, which also has stalls for fruit, vegetables, meat, and chicken, etc. It is delightfully colorful and the quality is high. There is also a farmer's market and small food shops in nearby Campo Margherita or a smaller one just behind home.

We warmly suggest this place!!!

Comment Rental July 2011

This apartment located at the Zattere in the Dorsoduro is in a prime spot if you want access to all the famous places in Venice, but also want a quiet area that is away from the hustle and bustle of thousands of tourists. We loved being able to walk to any of the famous sights while having fun exploring canals and communities (be prepared to get lost!). Close by are vaporetto stations which will take you to neighboring islands such as Lido, Murano, Burano and others. Also convenient is a local, small supermarket, "Billa," which is very convenient in stocking the apartment for meals when you just want to lay back, stay home to eat and feel like a local! We found the apartment spacious and charming. When we did run into a problem, Margherita was as close as a phone call away and quickly responded to our concerns. We were especially pleased with the bedrooms and baths and the convenience of having a washer and dryer. Also important to us was the availability of WiFi which allowed us to keep in touch with family. The apartment has all the conveniences a family would need for a short or long stay in Venice. Our trip to Venice was most memorable, and we hope to have the good fortune to return to this apartment and the Dorsoduro in the near future. Gerry


Comment from April 26th to May 2th

Still reliving our wonderful Venetian holiday in your beautiful apartment- a very special place with many memories we will treasure forever. I will send you some pictures of the wedding and champagne reception in the garden. Look forward to returning in the near future..Lysa

Comment from April 26th to May 3th 2011

Hi Margherita
We had a truely magical wedding in Venice. The appartment was ideal to host the reception, and Maria totally excelled our expectations in the wonderful buffet and the family meal she cooked on the Thursday night.
I will send you a few pictures of the party,although pictures can never capture the atmosphere of the occasion. Maria and her team became like family and joined in the celebrations.
The setting on the canal is fantastic and convenient to the Accademia bridge and the Vaporetto.



Comment from December 24th to 28th 2010

We stayed in this lovely apartment over Christmas - two couples, three teenagers and grandma. Though the weather was awful - high water, nonstop rain - the apartment was warm and cozy. Using the garden was out of the question, but still wonderful to look out on and dream of sitting out there in better weather. Everything worked (except for the wireless internet hook-up, which we could never figure out) and the location was terrific. We cooked two big meals and all of us easily sat around the table for them and for big breakfasts. We highly recommend it. Thanks, Margherita.

Comment from 26th october to 4th November 2010

Hi Margherita
Everything is great - thank you. The apartment is wonderful, and we are all enjoying our stay. Niall and I were married yesterday, in beautiful sunshine and had a wonderful day.
Best wishes

Comment from December 28th to January 2th 2011

We are leaving yet!
It was a wonderfull stay in your appartment.
We had a party for the 80 's birthday from my father.
He was so happy!
Thank you for all.
Perhaps in 10 year, for his 90' s birthday!!!!!
Best regards

COMMENT from September 2th to 9th  2010 

We recently stayed at this spacious lovely home during our wedding and honeymoon in Venice.We had 8 people in our group staying in the home and had more than adequate room. It is quite larger than the pics on the website make it appear. The style and art work in the home are so beautiful and the outside garden is magnificent!
We stayed in September, and what perfect weather we had!
If you do not ask the cook to make you a meal for at least one night of your stay, you will seriously regret it. It was the best meal we had in our entire stay of Venice.
Maria is a wonderful host/cook!
We were there for the annual boat regatta race which was wonderful.....and went to Lido Beach during a film festival.
We had many exciting memories during our stay.....but the house and it's perfect location to everything made our whole stay fabulous!
It was also wonderful to have internet access the entire stay.
We very much hope to be back some day.
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Mosteller

COMMENT from July 10th to 17th  2010                                                                                 

Hello Margherita,Everything was wonderful. Thank you so very much....your apartment was wonderful as was Venice.
We hope to return again.

COMMENT from July 17th to 21th 2010                                                                                      Thank You Margherita
The house was lovely and we had a wonderful time.It was a very special experience to have all of our family together.

Best Wishes,Nancy

COMMENT  from July 2th to 10th 2010
Dear Margherita,
We had a wonderfull week in Venice. It is a beautifull city and the appartment was wonderfull. And good weather to top it!,
Thanks again,
regards, Ellis

COMMENT from May 26th to June 2th 2010                                                                               Dear Margherita,we liked it very much to stay in your house in Venice! The atmosphere and the ambience is very authentic, the appartment has an excellent layout,the garden is beautiful and the location in Dorsoduro is great.Thank you very much - we hope to come again.Best wishes, Marion

COMMENT from May 6th to 13th 2010                                                                     We have great memories of our time in Venice.Mike

COMMENT from December 2009 to January 3th 2010                                                            Buon giorno Margherita,tanti auguri per un felice anno nuovo.Abbiamo passato giorni indimenticabili nel Suo appartamento che é veramente bellissimo.Torneremo volentieri la prossima volta che siamo in un gruppo di 6 o 7 persone.Tanti saluti.Minou

COMMENT from March 3th to 10th 2007
Hi Margherita
Just to say we had a really wonderful holiday in Venice the apartment was beautiful,
well equiped and everything we had hoped for and more.
I do hope
that we will be able to return again.
Many thanks . Christine Croft

COMMENT May 5th to 18th 2007
Buona Sera Margherita....
We just wanted to tell you how delighted we were to stay in your beautiful apartment. The accommodations exceeded our expectations and the location was perfect. Our neighbors in the house were very pleasant as was everybody we met in Venice. We will be recommending to our family and friends and if you would like to use us as references for future visitors we will be glad to help. Our vacation was made even more memorable by your graciousness and kindness. I'm sorry we did not get to meet you in person. Perhaps another time.

COMMENT from August 3th to 12th 2007:
Hi Margherita,
We thoroughly enjoyed renting your apartment in Venice.
Good location, nice garden, very well equipped.
Thanks again,

COMMENT September 10th for 8 Months 2006/07
We had the great good luck to be able to live in this apartment for over 8 months! We recommend it to anyone who wants have the feeling of "living" in Venice even if you only stay a few days.
The apartment is the ground floor of a two-family house that has been in this family for generations. It was renovated as a weekend house for the owners, therefore, it is very much a family home, with modern bathrooms and kitchen. It is furnished not with Ikea junk (like most rental apartments in Venice), but instead with old pieces of furniture and nice art. The result is an elegant but homey apartment.
The large living room, sala and master bedroom have large windows on the small walled garden. The garden is furnished for outdoor eating and has an ancient well.
The apartment is one dead-end block off the Zattere, the main walking street along the Giudecca Canal--the widest and most beautiful canal in Venice. The Zattere is one of the few places in Venice where one can actually stroll along a canal--as well as find a grocery store and other necessities of life. Real Venetians live here. It is removed from the tourist hub bub, but is still only a short walk and one vaporetto stop from the Piazza San Marco.
The apartment is well ventilated and has a modern heating and cooling system, so it does not feel humid or musty. This can be a problem in Venice. It is also high enough off the canal so high water does not reach the apartment.
One advantage for us was the fact that the owners speak excellent English. Although we are working on our Italian, it was wonderful to speak to someone who could really understand and answer your questions, especially for such a long stay like ours.
The apartment was perfect for us and I still feel it was a privilege to stay there. Perhaps it will work for you too. In any event, have a wonderful time in Venice.Oregon, USA

COMMENT from September 14th to 24th 2007:
Dear Margherita
We're back from Venice as I am sure you realise, and what a wonderful
holiday we have had. Your flat is really one of the best,
so beautifully furnished, and with plenty of space,
and the courtyard which is so pleasant
to cool down in after a heavy day among the crowds of tourists.
We are also agreed that it is in by far the best place in Venice.
So wonderful to go out in the morning and see the sun over Giudecca; and equally lovely to wander down the Zattere in the evening in the peace and quiet.
We really enjoyed ourselves,
and I would be most interested to hear about
your Paris flat for another year.

COMMENT from October 1st to November 10th 2007
Thanks so much for the use of your apartment!
it has been perfect and we have really enjoyed our stay in Venice. Feel free to use us as a reference for prospective renters.
It would be our pleasure.
Lynn & Jeff

COMMENT from November 18th to 26th 2007
Thank you very much!!
We returned home last evening from a wonderful 2 weeks...and staying at your lovely place with the entire family was wonderful!!
Venice was very good to us wonderful weather and lots of fun.

COMMENT from June 3th to August 3th 2007
Dear Margherita,
We were fortunate enough to stay in your apartment for 1 month in the summer of 2007. We also spent three months in Venice later that same year, in another apartment - because yours was not free - and so we have a real familiarity with the city and a basis for comparing your apartment with other locations. Yours wins hands down!
The location in eastern Dorsoduro is the best in the city: it is quiet, and one appreciates the rarity of quietness in Venice when one spends time there; also it is right next to the Zattere, on the open water, looking out toward Giudecca.
Walking along the Zattere and inhaling the fresh marine air gives a sense of openness and exhilaration that is hard to find in this crowded city. And in case visitors who don't know the city think that it is too far away because it is not right next to St Mark's Square, they should know that Venice is very small, and that your apartment has ready access to everything.
I also enjoyed meeting you, and appreciated your helpfulness with everything that arose, as well as your care in creating a book of directions and to-do's that made finding things - like the supermarket - much easier. Not all Venetian landlords are as charming or considerate!

COMMENT from March 1st to 8th 2008
Hi Margherita!
We enjoy a lot our stay in Venezia. Everything is perfect!

dear Margherita
sometimes we were 6, sometimes 4 and a litlle time just 2, but whatever the apartment was perfect! The combination of beautiful traditional style with absolutely up to date facilities was exactly what we had wanted. In fact your place is very like our house in France in that respect - even down to the double doors! We felt totally at home and hope to have the chance to come back one of these days.As I said before all is absolutely first rate and quite exceptional ...We loved every second!
Many thanks, Trevor

Siamo molto contento del nostro soggiorno.
Abbiamo raccomandato il vostro appartamento ai nostri amici e conoscenze.

Dear Margherita
We have been having a spectacular time in Venice and in your apartment!

COMMENT FROM JULY 14th to 20th 2008

The place has been great and I would like to stay here next time I am in Venice. I wanted to thank you for a lovely stay at your home.
We all had a wonderful time ! Michael C.


Dear Margarita,
Just a quick email to say how much we liked your apartment - next time
we are in Venice we will certainly try to stay there again.
Yours, Michael T.

Buongiorno Sig.a Margherita
è andato tutto a meraviglia !!
La sua casa è splendida e ho davvero tanta tanta voglia di tornare.
Grazie ancora e a presto! Rossana L.

COMMENT FROM JANUARY 2th to 7th 2009
we had a great time. Thanks very much and happy New Year.
Regards Sarah

COMMENT FROM MAY 16th to 24th 2009

The apartment was ideal for our purposes.Spacious and cool in a very warm environment.We wanted to be on the Zattere this time, and had a dog with us.Above all we chose it because it seemed beautifully decorated and laid out.It fully lived up to our expectations.Because we know Venice very well, we tend to spend more time in the apartment and garden than most visitors would.We have in the past rented apartments in Castello and Cannareggio, often in winter.We would certainly consider renting your apartment again.
All the best. Harold.



We're here, met yesterday by Maria. Your apartment is absolutely GORGEOUS and we're so happy to be here for a week. Your have beautiful antiques and we are being very careful guests!Many, many thanks, Margherita, for letting us stay in your lovely apartment.
All the best,


Margherita, We had a wonderful time in Venice. The apartment was perfect for the six of us -- lots of room for privacy but the beautiful living room for gathering together at the end of the day. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit! Nancy


Susan Pignotti : ciao Margerita we had a wonderful time in Venice and felt so at home in your apartment. It was everything we could have hoped for. Thank you for all your assistance. Hope you are well and I hope your son gets home soon for the holidays. Hopefully we will be back some day to Venice or Paris which I also love.

Again, thank you so much. Susan


From April 14th to 21th 2010

I do want to say that WE LOVE THE HOUSE! So beautiful, such a great
location, just lovely. We'll write any recommendations you like. This is the
best place I've ever stayed in Italy, or on VRBO. Complimenti!

Thank you for a really great vacation, hope to return soon (ash cloud or no!),


Rental from August 1st to 8th  

Bonjour Margherita
Tres belle semaine a Venise et dans votre maison
A tres bientot!