Reviews – Ca’ Alba
My best friend and I found out we were going to the Venice Film Festival last minute and needed a place to stay when we landed from Los Angeles, CA, USA. We decided if we were going all that way, we should spend a few extra days to explore. We didn't want to bother with a water taxi from the Lido everyday, so we decided to stay in San Marco - but the hotel prices were ridiculously high thanks to the Film Festival and the Regatta - which is why we started searching airbnb and how we found this lovely location. The team member that met us as we exited the water ferry from the airport was wonderful. He guided us straight to the apartment, which was a less then 5 min walk. The Ca'Alba property is even greater in person then in the photos. It's 2 floors, which I missed in the description, but was a pleasant surprise when we arrived. We were the first guests to stay at this location, and all the appliances were brand new, so a couple things were unplugged and valves weren't opened yet - but once we figured that out - everything worked wonderfully. There is plenty of closet space, 2 bathrooms, a large bedroom upstairs and a murphy bed behind the couch, downstairs. The air conditioning was a huge bonus with the end of summer humidity. The apartment is fairly quiet at night and pleasantly full of life during the day. It's centrally located which was perfect for walking around and seeing all the sites, getting food or going to the markets. As I mentioned, it's very close to the water ferry and taxi services, so that was convenient as well. We loved coming back to our Italian apartment each night and being able to make our own breakfast each morning. The trash separation was a little complex to get used to since it's very different for us tourists, I sorta wished it was posted on the bins or the wall for ease. Oh and the neighbor lady isn't thrilled to have people staying in this unit now - but she only snapped at us once when we accidentally hit her hallway light instead of our own. She made sure to label them by the time we returned and we never made that mistake again - or heard from her again either. The hosts were very thorough in their communication and if you follow what they send, everything runs very smoothly. They have a great team working with them at the company that runs this property - which is more like a professional rental, then a private airbnb - but I am ok with that. I would gladly return to this property or any others that they run.
Excellent all around.
What a gem. Location wise you could not get better with the exception of a canal view. The house is spread over two floors with two bathrooms, a kitchen and a large hallway space. Everything was clean and it was clear the flat had only recently been renovated. We couldn't really fault it and would absolutely stay here again. Only tip would be to bring some earplugs as the bells in St Mark's Square do ring very loud - what a nice problem to have though!
Tolle zentrale Lage (3 Minuten zum Markusplatz, 2 Minuten zur Vaporetto-Station) und sehr schöne Innenausstattung. Supermarkt ca. 5 Minuten entfernt, gute Restaurants in der nächsten Querstraße. Diese Wohnung ist definitiv zu empfehlen!