Tiffany Canal View Apartment, Dorsoduro, VeniceI found this apartment by searching the internet. It was listed on homeaway.com http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1033852 had reviews on that site as well as on tripadvisor.com. It's a two bedroom, two bath renovated in a modern style. Cost was a reasonable 200Euro/night. I communicated with the Juiceglam team and they answered my questions to my satisfaction. The deposit was paid by paypal. The greeting team contacted me to make arrangements for our arrival and we agreed on a time and place (St. Toma vaporetto stop). I emailed them on the day of arrival confirming that we'd be there as planned.
Location: The apartment was closer to San Polo than what I think of as Dorsoduro (the Accademia area). Campo Santa Margarita was close and we got groceries and supplies at the market there. San Toma vaporetto stop was only one bridge away which was great when we were hauling luggage!
The apartment was clean, modern, attractive, and large. They kept the exposed beams but painted them white. It had pretty glass chandeliers (a little dusty). The bedrooms were comfortable with firm king sized beds, small bedside tables and a free standing wardrobe. There were no drawers or luggage racks.
The kitchen was very cool and had everything we needed for a short stay (including a dishwasher that we didn't even use). It would have been nice if they provided starter sized dish washing detergent, paper towels, garbage bags, toilet paper. We had to buy all those items on day 1. They did have sufficient bath/hand soaps and shower gel. The sofa was comfortable. The dining table was big for the space with 6 chairs.
I did not like that there were no hooks to hang wet towels in the bathrooms or anywhere else. A hook or two in the bathroom, one or two in the bedroom, one in the kitchen: inexpensive fix that would keep the towels clean and dry! Thankfully the washer and dryer (two separate units on the ground floor; kinda like we Americans are used to) worked well.
The ensuite bathroom was tiny so hubby used the hall bath which was much larger. B-i-l didn't mind! The bedroom with the ensuite bathroom also had a tiny balcony overlooking a canal but it wasn't big enough to sit outside with a glass of wine. It was more decorative. The AC was loud but kept things cool.
The biggest aggravation was that the wifi did not work. We called the management office and were told the maintenance person would check it out. He came to the apartment when we were out and said it was working fine. But I could never connect my iphone or ipad. From the nearby bar with free wifi, where I had no problem connecting, I emailed them screen captures of the log in pages but they never responded to my emails. I know they received the emails because the maintenance person came back to repair the toilet seat, again while we were out.
I'm rating the apartment a 5 out of 5 even with the lack of communication from management about the wifi. It's a great space in a great, quiet location, at a good price in a wonderful city. If they fix the wifi and add some hooks, it would be perfect!
|Large dining table with six chairs|
|Bedroom with ensuite bath and small balcony|
|View from balcony-Left|
|View from balcony-Right|