An increasing number of visitors prefer to stay in apartments or home rentals when visiting Venice. The benefits are obvious: more space, independence, the flexibility of doing what you want when you want, to buy and cook your own food and really feel part of the city and, for many people, the attraction of far lower prices.
There are a number of both Venetian and international companies offering places in Venice, as well as numerous private owners letting their own holiday flats out while they’re away from the city. If you’re considering the rental option, there are a few points worth noting:
Here are a few companies that offer rentals in Venice
Ca’Badoer dei Barbacani offers five holiday apartments that are accessible by elevator on the top two floors of this wonderful old 15th century palazzo, just a stone’s throw from the Frari. The apartments sleep from two to six people; some interconnect, making larger numbers feasible. Each apartment has its own character. Some have views towards the Frari, the Alps or over the rooftops, while others have balconies. All are well-equipped with numerous extras, and offer excellent value for money.
This Internet umbrella company, Holiday Rentals, acts on behalf of holiday home owners all over the world. The site is easy to navigate, and you’ll find plenty on offers in Venice. Once you’ve made up your mind, links will lead you directly to the owner, with whom you can then make a reservation.
Venice Rentals is a long-established British company that has over 100 apartments for rent in central Venice and on the Giudecca. It specializes in beautiful, historic and luxuriously appointed palazzo and apartments. So if you’re looking for a palace on the Grand Canal, this is the place to start your search. All the apartments, which vary considerably in size and décor, are fully equipped for rental
This Venice Company offers a dozen or so apartments scattered around the city. These sleep between two and six people, and come with adequate kitchens, and bathrooms, microwave and television, although the décor varies considerably from apartment to apartment. A deposit is required, and there is a charge for the end-of-stay cleaning.
Another rental company based in Venice, Views on Venice offers a huge range of apartments, many of luxury standards.