SANTA CROCE GIARDINO DUE FEEDBACK

This is a very nice little apartment, everything is perfectly in order, and the owner, is very engaged to make the tenant happy and satisfied. And I like very much the location : still very Venetian and “normal”!
A.H.

We thoroughly enjoyed our second time in this pleasant apartment. We were given a warm welcome by the owners who clearly do everything to make sure their guests have a pleasant stay. Both the apartment and garden are beautiful and carefully renovated and maintained. We love the quiet sestiere of Santa Croce, especially walks along the beautiful Rio Marin. There are many small osterie in the area offering very good food and of course we stopped at our favourite pasticceria every day. We love walking, but the vaporetto stop is very close to the apartment. And of course the best time to take a ride towards San Marco along the Canal Grande is in the evening when all the lights come out.

R.P.

Beautiful apartment in excellent location away from crowds and not far from vaporetto stop. Garden was lovely to sit and have breakfast and lunch. I would thoroughly recommend this apartment for two persons.

P.S.

I have been staying in this lovely house this week — still as lovely as ever with a divine walled garden —   the owners have really thought of everything and the apartment i have been staying in has been a perfect bolthole…….plus  the wifi works perfectly!  I have been fascinated to rediscover the lovely small shops in the area, and the quiet canal side dining is superb.  It’s the oldest sestiere of Venice where the University of Venice was founded….. completely charming and lovely

A.D.

Excellent. We have been there three years running now and have no complaints at all. We like the location of the place, not too far from (but not to close to) the station and with a convenient vaporetto stop and its local character, with some good restaurants nearby.

M.D.

Excellent location: very easy access to all parts of Venice, but also quiet and away from the crowds. Apartment was just right for two people; very clean, excellently furnished and comfortable. A first class small apartment that lived up to the website description in every way. Faultless. We had a super holiday.

J.F.

We had a wonderful time staying in v191… the attractive and super-clean appartment is in a quiet area, just off the beaten tourist track, with a magical garden to relax in. We loved being in this area full of friendly Venetian families. We would definitely recommend Venetian Apartments agency and hope to return some day… Thank you to all the nice people who advised us and helped us on arrival!

C.H.

The apartment was very clean and the kitchen had everything needed. The garden was a delight. The linen provided was wonderful – table cloths etc. The bedroom was a good size and quiet. The area is one of the best to stay in because it is quiet and a very short walk from a square used by Venetians – in the evening you can sit and watch all the families out playing and chatting. The furniture is of a superior kind usually found in rented apartments but we have always used this agency when we have stayed in Venice and never been let down. The area is very safe and the apartment has good security. This apartment has been furnished and designed with no expense spared and is ideal for two people.

Y.W.

All week we have been congratulating ourselves on having chosen such a lovely apartment, so well situated. We have had a wonderful holiday and go gome with many happy memories. Thank you very much.

C.S.

We had a fantastic holiday, and the apartment was wonderful in every respect. Would recommend it to anyone!

C.S.

The Santa Croce Giardino 2 apartment is immaculate, well equipped and ideal in every way. The garden is outstandingly beautiful and has given us much pleasure during our week here. Nicoletta is charming and has ensured our comfortable stay. We shall warmly recommend your apartment to friends.

J.S.L.

My husband and I really enjoyed staying in Santa Croce Giardino II – Venice‏. The apartment was spotlessly clean, nicely furnished and well equipped. Nicoletta was very helpful and it was lovely to sit and enjoy breakfast in the garden – a little oasis in Venice.

L.F.

The apartment and the area were exactly what we had hoped for – your company’s description being spot-on! The weather was glorious (how did you manage that?) – we came home with a tan and even nursing a few mosquito bites. Just like the summer! The owner and her housekeeper, were both very kind and helpful, making our stay completely stress free! We would not hesitate to use your company again and will be singing your praises to anyone we know that is thinking of a stay in that magical City.

S. & H.W.

We had a wonderful time in your lovely apartment. The location was so convenient and the keyholder filled us in on where all the local resources were. Such a lovely and helpful young woman, we really enjoyed meeting her. The garden was amazing. At the end of the afternoon it was such a treat to relax in beautiful surroundings while we planned dinner. We also enjoyed making friends with the two cats in the window across the way. Everything was a delight! Thank you so much for everything. Be assured I will be recommending you at every chance.

M.T.

Just a note to say we had a wonderful time at Santa Croce Giardino. The apartments were stunning and beautifully prepared, well equipped and clean and the garden was absolutely superb. The maid was very helpful and friendly (despite our language difficulties) and we met the owner who persuaded us to explore the Italian mountains. It was just so good to live like residents in such a quiet and family oriented corner of Venice away from other tourists. We loved seeing all the children and families playing on the local piazza. And we were thrilled by the people passing who sighed “Wow!” when they passed, as they saw our garden when we opened the garden door. We shall be visiting Venice again and hopefully taking another of you fabulous apartments. Thank you.

F.L.

We stayed in Santa Croce Giardino Due in October and we were very happy with our choice of accommodation. The apartment is beautifully renovated and well equipped. It was also just the right size for a family of three. We met the friendly keyholder upon arrival as agreed and she explained us the details about the flat and also showed us the lovely walled garden. We soon found our way to the nearby Campo San Giacomo dell’ Orio and to the small but very well stocked local Coop store. We like cooking Italian food and wherever in Italy we go we are always curious to see what the locals buy! Grocery bags filled with bread and cheeses, prosciutto, fresh fruit and vegetables and pasta we made our way back to the flat for lunch. We then enjoyed coffee in the sun in the lush garden. The hydrangeas and the camellia were still blooming in late October. A lovely start for the holiday. Later we also found a good family run osteria right off Calle Orsetti and a nice cafe, a bar and even a tea room along the nearby Rio Marin. While exploring Venice we came to appreciate the location of this flat. The closest vaporetto stop at Riva di Biasio on Canal Grande is just round the corner making it very easy to access different parts of town. Naturally, the vaporetto ride along Canal Grande is an interesting experience in itself and especially beautiful in the evening. The flat is also within convenient walking distance from the lovely and spacious Campo di San Polo and from there it is easy to continue walking either towards the busy Rialto area or towards the magnificent Basilica dei Frari and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. This part of Santa Croce is a perfect area for anyone appreciating a quiet and easy location for exploring and enjoying Venice. On our day of departure, we had a nice chat with the owner of the apartment who, upon hearing that we were going to leave by train, told us that the trains were on strike on that day. He then very kindly offered to help in case we’d be unable to leave and in need of accommodation for another day. In the end, we did catch our train as planned but would like to thank him very much anyway. We’d also like to thank the staff in the office who handled all correspondence prior to our trip in a very friendly and professional manner. Looking at the map of Venice now while writing this I notice that I have circled the location of the flat on Calle Orsetti and written ‘home’ next to it. We clearly must return!

R.P.

We have arrived back in England after our wonderful stay in Venice and just wanted to let you know that the time in the apartment made the trip all the more special. The apartment was beautiful, everything about it was perfect. We enjoyed cooking our meals there and loved sitting in the peaceful garden. It was lovely to recieve the card from the owner and gifts, the thought was very much appreciated. Thank you and the apartment will come highly recommended to others.

K. & J.A.

We were very pleased with the apartment and your service. In particular the apartment was spotless and cleverly decorated, it was as advertised or better and all involved were very friendly, helpful and efficient. I don’t say that lightly as it is rare to experience all three of these.

J.E.

We have arrived back in England after our wonderful stay in Venice and just wanted to let you know that the time in your apartment made the trip all the more special. The apartment was beautiful, everything about it was perfect. We enjoyed cooking our meals there and loved sitting in the peaceful garden. Thank you and your apartment will come highly recommended to others.

K. & J.H

I just wanted to write a quick note telling you how much my husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Santa Croce apartment. We were met by the owner’s assistant, which was much appreciated.  The apartment was spacious, open, clean, and nicely furnished. We had breakfast every morning in the lovely garden. And we enjoyed being away from the crowds, but able to walk and partake in the action if desired. The bottle of Prosecco that met us on arrival was also a great touch!

C.S.

We had a lovely time in Venice and this beautiful apartment. We enjoyed cooking and cleaning here and having a temporary home to come back to, especially after long days spent exploring the city. For this short time we have felt like more than just visitors. We felt like we were really living here thanks to how nicely the apartment was ready for us. The beds were comfortable, the living and dining areas were great, and we loved hanging our laundry out to dry. We hope you’ll let us come back again. Please also give your representative our thanks. We appreciated her patience with us on our first day. Thank you both for everything. We will look back on this time with warm memories. As we leave, we’ll enjoy looking out all the windows one last time. It’s been nice to hear the birds in the morning and see the park. Thank you.

M.G.

I want to tell you how very impressed indeed my partner and I were with our two-week stay at v191 Santa Croce Giardino II. The owners have a beautiful property, lovingly restored and maintained, in a perfect location for escaping the tourist crush and being part of a real Venetian neighborhood. The garden is complete magic — I don’t think the website photographs do it justice. We will never forget sitting out among its old and interesting plants listening to the local church bells. Cooking in from the nearby grocery store and the Rialto markets was a special pleasure. We would give this property our highest recommendation and we hope to return someday.

R.W.

We had a great time in Venice and loved the apartment. Please thank the owner for the presents and tell her how much we enjoyed the property. Thanks again to you all at Venetian Apartments.

C.M.

Thank you for leaving the Prosecco and the immaculate apartment- we had such a good time – lovely memories of enchanting Venice.

R.J.

Just returned from Venice and once again it was magical. The apartment was lovely as we have come to expect from the owner! Venice itself was magnificent and hot! The week flew by and we are already discussing next year’s trip! Many thanks once again for all your help.

G.L.

My family greatly enjoyed our stay in the lovely house in Venice taking all three apartments (v139, v191, v220) – much the nicest we have ever rented. We were impressed with the fact that the flats were so well furnished and equipped – and also immaculately clean, so thanks to your representative for that. We all, especially the children, loved having such a large and beautiful garden.

A.O.

I am writing to say how much we enjoyed our stay in Venice recently in Santa Croce. The apartment was well appointed and in a most convenient place within easy walking distance of the bus and train stations, vaporetto stop and supermarket. Early evening was lovely sitting in the local square and watching the children playing and mums and grandparents chatting. The garden was beautiful. We enjoyed a delicious meal in Osteria Alla Zucca which was just around the corner from the supermarket. Thanks again for your help and attention. If we are lucky enough to travel to Venice again we will use your company again and would recommend you to friends and family.

P & S.L.

We have just returned from a week’s stay in Santa Croce Giardino II and wanted you to know how absolutely delighted we were. It is a beautiful, well appointed apartment in a lovely quieter part of Venice which we fell in love with. It is well situated for vaporetto stops and a handy supermarket around the corner plus a short walk to the Rialto bridge and its fruit, vegetable and fish markets. The garden was so welcome after a day’s exploring and it was great to sit in it listening to the sound of church bells drinking a nice glass of Prosecco. The owner kindly left us gifts of Prosecco, biscuits and a lovely Murano glass wine stopper, and she and the maid were extremely helpful. We felt more like locals than tourists and will certainly go back again to the same apartment. Hesitate to recommend it too much in case too many other people get to know and we can’t book it ourselves again!! Many thanks for everything you organised: the apartment, and taxis were first class.

R. & L.K

I am going through my notes, photos, postcards, and memorabilia from our trip to Venice. We very much enjoyed your little apartment and will recommend it whenever the opportunity arises. We we were thankful for the bit of calming green that your beautiful garden provided after a weary day of wandering around the streets of Venice. We did not actually have much time for sitting in the garden, but were cheered with its beauty when we looked out our windows. We were pleased with the location and the convenience of the COOP store in the Campo. We also enjoyed hearing all the church bells. The people at Venetian Apartments were very helpful and the information they provided was well presented and very useful.

P.W.

We have had a lovely time: Giardino II was just right for my wife and myself. Santa Croce is a heaven after the hurly burly of some parts of Venice, and we are told this is a quiet time! There was no need to seek your assistance, everything is easy and approprate in such a well equipped flat. Thank you for your good wishes which we reciprocate. Now we return to the hills of a wet and windy Wales and our memories of a beautiful city.

D.S.

We have just returned from our stay in Venice and would like to thank you for what turned out to be a most successful stay.  Apart from the weather being sunny all the time the apartment proved very clean  and conveniently situated.

P. & A.B

This is just a quick e-mail to say thank you, again, for another lovely stay in Venice courtesy of Venetian Apartments. We stayed in the Santa Croce apartments in April, myself and my fiancee, her sister, parents and grandparents. We all loved all of the apartments, all of which were, as ever, impeccable. Do pass on our heartfelt thanks to all at Venetian Apartments and to the owner herself. We will of course be using you again next year!

O.D.

Just a quick email to thank you for staying in your beautiful apartments. They were all really lovely and very comfortable. This helped to make our stay in Venice even more special. Hope to visit Venice again in the not too distant future.

D.W.

All eight of us enjoyed staying in your apartments (v191, v139 and v220) enormously. We were touched and delighted by the presents which greeted us (Prosecco was such a good choice – it is a great favourite of ours), and we loved the apartments and their decor. Your representative was very kind and helpful, and she provided me with some challenging vocabulary exercises as she explained the whereabouts of fridges, washing machines and central heating controls!

Our planes, taxis, arrivals and departures all went perfectly smoothly, and we were immediately able to relax in our comfortable apartments. We all had an extremely happy week, and I was asked to write on behalf of the whole party.

G.K.

Please thank the owner for the lovely gifts, they made us feel very welcome! We have had a fantastic week in beautiful Venice and in your apartment and hope to return soon.

H.E.

Again I write to thank you for helping to make our holiday in Venice so comfortable and enjoyable by allowing us to rent the appartment Santa Croce Giardino II.  We had a wonderful time exploring Venice again and even managed once to return to the apartment from deepest Dorsoduro without looking at the map!! We found all the favourite shops again, usually by accident, braved the Rialto markets for food shopping, joined in the Salute festivities and explored the Lido and other islands we had not seen three years ago AND visited the newly restored Fenice Opera House (breathtaking!). But there is still more to do and see there and I think more visits will be necessary!!

The apartment is very well appointed and perfectly situated for all our needs. We regard the no.1 Vaporetto as our personal taxi service!  Thank you again for your kind hospitality.

J.&J.E.

We have spent a wonderul time in your beautiful city. Thank you so much for the use of your comfortable and well-appointed flat and tranquil garden. Thank you too for the welcoming presents: they were much appreciated.

J.S.

It was a pleasure to meet the owner and her husband last week in Venice. I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed staying at the apartment, and appreciated the care they have taken in making it a comfortable and practical holiday home.

We found the Santa Croce area ideally placed to explore Venice, and enjoyed living in a part of the city which still feels Italian rather than ‘touristy’.

Thank you for the welcoming Prosecco and biscuits, which were very much appreciated as we arrived in pouring rain, feeling damp and tired.

We left many places unvisited. I now have a very good reason to return to Venice again soon. I hope we shall be able to stay again at Santa Croce Giardino.

A.H.

My partner and I have just returned from Venice, where we were accomodated in Santa Croce Giardino Due (V191).

May I say thank you; to you, to everyone at Venetian Apartments and to the owner of the apartment. The apartment was SUPERB. I cannot emphasise this strongly enough! The owner had left a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge, a Murano glass pen and some traditional butter biscuits for our arrival. Very welcoming… the apartment was spotlessly clean, the furnishings lovely and the garden a delight.

Thank you so much – please pass on my thanks to the owner and to her cleaner. It is the first time we have used you but I do not believe it will be the last…

O.D.

I just wanted to say thank you for letting us use your lovely apartment last week. It was perfect and we had a wonderful time.

F.T.

We wanted to thank you for the rental of your wonderful apartmet. We had a memorable week, made more so by staying here and enjoing a local atmosphere – the other tourists missed out! The owners were very helpful and kind, we did not want the week to end. Maybe one day we will be able to return, and have recommended this apartment to friends. A big thank you.

B. & J.B

Just wanted to add my kudos to this terrific apartment. It was even better than described! The location is very quiet and we were able to walk to every sestiere. We met the owners and they are a delightful and most welcoming couple. I would recommend it without reservation!

J.W.

We had a delightful time here in Venice and your apartment is perfect. You have thought of everything. It was a pleasure to meet you both. Thank you for everything.

I.W.

I am back to work in London today & our vacation seems like a dream. We had a wonderful holiday & were delighted with the apartment which was everything we had hoped for. Nicoletta worked very hard to ensure that everything was perfect.

We hope to return ………………………………………..

M.& S.A.

My family and I want to thank you for providing such wonderful accomodation for us during our stay in Venice. The flats were perfect in that our whole family could be together. The owner has done a terrific job of decorating and furnishing the apartments and everything was absolutely delightful. We intend to book all three apartments (v139. v191, v220) in May of next year as well.

J. & D.T

Thank you so much for helping to make our trip Venice so enjoyable! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in La Serenissima and have already decided that another visit HAS to be planned for next year! We were very comfortable in your charming appartment and liked the sestiere very much. The greatest fun was had in getting very lost, despite maps, and then recognising a small calle or campo and getting on track again! And thanks to aqua alta we now have very smart new rubber boots (known as ‘ Wellingtons’ in England); none of our English friends have ever seen Venetian high water so we feel very pleased to have experienced it!! All in all, our holiday was the most wonderful trip and we left your beautiful city feeling very sad to be going. But most of all we would like you to know how much we enjoyed “living” in your delightful apartment and hope to come again.

J. & J.E

Thank you so much for your kind welcome to the lovely apartment. Thank you, also, for being so understanding about the change in arrival date. The apartment is beautiful and Venice is enchanting!

E.H.

We have very much enjoyed our two weeks stay in your beautifully designed apartment and its lovely garden. We have had a wonderful time exploring Venice too. It has been an interesting but also relaxing holiday. We certainly hope to return to Venice and would very much like to stay here again.

G.W. and

We’ve just returned from a wonderful week in Venice. We had a warm welcome from the owner (and some wonderful gifts!). The apartment is delightful – huge garden, wonderful ‘Venetian’ decor, and the neighborhood is perfect – makes you feel a bit more like a ‘local’ and isn’t overrun with other tourists!

Kudos to you and your excellent website – the apartment was exactly as we’d envisioned from the photos, maps and other’s feedback. And your documentation was incredible! We stayed at two other rentals during our vacation (Barcelona and southern France) which were great, but none were as flawless and thorough as your website and booking process!

We are definitely planning to return to Venice and will recommend your site to all our friends.

H.S.

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