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Magazzini del Sale Apartment
This apartment is located in one of the most laid back, quietest areas of Venice - Dorsoduro - near the amazing Peggy Guggenheim museum and the Accademia bridge. From here it's easy to get around and visit all the major sites of Venice on foot.

Located inside the courtyard of a building (with an old well) it's composed of an open living room/kitchen area, a bedroom with a small double bed and a bathroom with shower and some extra closet space. The ceilings are all exposed beams and typical of traditional Venetian constructions.
  • ground floor
  • air-conditioning
  • independent heating
  • small kitchenette
  • cable/satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • hair dryer
  • linen and towels provided
Sheng-Fei Huang on Jun 2015:

living room
Tak on Apr 2015:

The area is nice and the apartment is well equipped.
Advise people to take the water bus both in and out. It took us one hour to find the place and an hour to get back to the train station when we left.
So far so good!
Jan on Sep 2014:

Apartment is spacious, clean, and comfortable. I loved the charming atmosphere and the quiet but convenient location. The property manager met us on time and escorted us to the apartment. She was available but we didn't need anything. She provided helpful information at check in.
Nothing. It was ideal for our purpose.
Excellent service. I would definitely use Cross-Pollinate again.
Angela on Jun 2014:
The location was perfect. It was central to everything we wanted to see. It was close to 4 Vaporetto stops. The apartment was nice and just like the pictures showed.
Walter on Oct 2013:

Roberta was very helpful, met us at the vaporetto upon arrival. The location is very charming and well located. The apartment is spacious and clean. Great kitchen area. Would definitely rent again.
The double bed is too small for two. With the low ceilings, may not be too comfy for you tall ones.
Great service! Make accommodation arranging simple.
Kristina on Sep 2013:

My husband and I stayed in this apartment for five nights. It was absolutely perfect. We were met by Roberta when we got off of the boat and she was very nice and helpful. The apartment had everything we needed and the little courtyard is so nice the sit and enjoy coffee in the mornings. It is also within a short walking distance to everything you would want to do and see in Venice, but a little away from all of the touristy noise. We loved it!!
So happy to have found this website!
Michael on Jun 2013:

Close to most attractions in Venice. Spacious, clean and private. Free Wi-Fi
The hot water tank is miniscule. We managed about 5 minutes of hot water before it emptied. The courtyard is nice, but dark. Bring a flashlight if you return home in the evening. Being a ground-level apartment, the entire place was a bit dank (to be expected in Venice) Open the windows as soon as you get there.
Great! Roberta met us at the boat dock and walked us to the apartment.
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4.6 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 4 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, by credit card with 5% surcharge
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 2 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 7 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 small double (120 cm) or 1 small double (120 cm) & 1 small double sofabed
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, check-out time is 10 am, apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, city tourist tax €1.50-2.50 per person per night, depending on season (not included in price), fee for check-in after 10 pm is €30
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 Magazzini del Sale Apartment