2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, sleeps 4 people
Anthony P. Swallow
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About Anthony P. Swallow
We are lovers of languages, history and geography. Venice comprises more than a lifetime of cultural riches and so we kept finding ourselves coming back again and again. Eventually we gave in and bought our own property! Now we would now like to share it with you.....
Why Anthony P. Swallow chose Cannaregio
Our home is in Cannaregio, which means not in a touristy area, so we feel like proper Venetian residents when we are there. The apartment is bright and airy with a magnificent view; and it is situated on a fondamenta which has amenities for everyone (restaurants, bars, shops.....)
What makes this Apartment unique
Quiet with fantastic view onto Tintoretto's house, the famous Moors on Campo dei Mori, the local canals and over the rooftops as far as San Marco (and also way, way over the lagoon onto the snow-capped mountains when weather conditions permit).
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Amazing apartment, spacious with all the charm
This apartment is amazing. Not only is it spacious, but it has everything you we would ever need in a modern home. For a historical building, it has 2 large bathrooms and 2 large bedrooms. That's almost unheard of in any urban city. The views are breath taking. You can even see St. Marks Campanile as well as charming canals. The neighborhood is great. I try to stay in this area each time I visit because it is close to everything, but quiet as Venice can get loud with mobs of people/visitors and daily life. I think the apartment is a great deal. I've visited Venice before and never found a better value than his apartment. Lastly, Anthony is fast with communication and really easy to work with. He's the most professional and efficient host I've met. I know Anthony's place is super popular so book a reservation if you can. You'll be so glad you did.
Thank you so much for this great review!! I always try to do my utmost to help all visitors and respond to their unique needs. This seems to be paying off, as we are nearly fully booked for 2019, as you say! If you'd like to come again, we'd be more than pleased (preferential rates for all returning visitors, by the way :) ) and to everyone else - write to me to try and get a booking. I'll do my very best for you! Thanks again, André :)
Spacious apartment with good views
We had a lovely stay in this apartment... very spacious and plenty of room for the two kids too. Just loved the views and being able to see some of the street life from the window, as well as over other areas of Venice.
Everything we needed was here and more. There's pretty much utensils and items for just about anything you would need... and not just a standard set of 4 or 6 each... there were plenty of cups/plates etc, which means you don't have to washout cups every two minutes. It was nice to sit around the kitchen table for meals and relax in the lounge area and still have space. Every other time we've been in Venice we've stayed in a hotel or pensione and been limited to a tiny box like room with no space. Anthony and Michel's place certainly made up for that.
Just a nice touch too to hear from the owner after checkin to make sure everything is going ok. Comprehensive instructions and details about local shops really helped us settle in quickly, get groceries and set up. And with two little kids that's no mean feat.
We didn't mind walking up the stairs, and nor did the four-year-old kids... they just thought it was a fun game! And a couple of mossies floating around which didn't bother us too much either. That's about as negative we get, because the positives really outweigh everything else. We's love to come back and stay... and will be keeping this place at the top of our list. Recommend it.
Thank you so much! We are very pleased to know that everything we try and do for our guests turns out to please :) We take a lot of care over staying in personal touch with our visitors, giving them tips both before they arrive and also answering any questions during the stay itself. Shopping tips, cultural visits, walks to markets, unusual things to do, restaurants, ice-cream parlours - you name it, we can usually help!
Anyone reading this is more than welcome to come and try our hospitality for themselves, and use our space for the duration of their holiday. We look forward to hearing from you: we'll take great care of you and your family's requirements!
Good value and well located
Stayed here 4 nights with husband and two older children. The apartment is well located close to vibrant shopping streets, but quiet at night. Very close to some lovely bars and restaurants. Nicely furnished, although parents with screen-addicted children be aware - No TV. Was fine by us - we read books, listened to music and - oh yeah - visited the bars and lovely restaurants. Note - the four flights of stairs with no lift can be a bit of a pain with groceries when you're pushing 50 and have (apparently) spent far to much time visiting bars and restaurants. Overall, very good value.
Vibrant shopping streets and great restaurants as well as the very quiet location all seemed to us to constitute an excellent reason for buying the apartment! Yes, it's on the fourth floor - but that also was a conscious choice as we wanted the light airy feel, the superlative views and no-one walking above our heads! By the way, we are in our 60s and leap up the stairs like gazelles - you soon get used to it :)
Finally, no TV is also a conscious choice : but there is free wifi so bring your own tablet and watch whatever you want to your heart's content.
A wonderful place to stay in Venice
This apartment locates in a quiet neighborhood but it is only 10-min walk to Rialto bridge. Anthony is a very responsive owner. He replies the email promptly. Just right before we departed to Europe, Anthony noticed us that a wireless internet access was installed. This let us stay communicated with friends.
The instruction given by Anthony is perfect. The direction to the apartment is the most accurate route direction I've ever seen. We use the direction to the apartment without making any wrong turns.
Thanks! We are delighted that it all worked out for you. All guests can rest assured that we will do everything we possibly can to make sure everyone feels at home and their stay is free of problems.
As you see, we have wifi access now (FREE OF CHARGE) - all part of our policy of continual improvement.
Please come and sample our hospitality for yourselves!
The perfect Venetian retreat
This clean, simply furnished and well equipped apartment was the perfect base for our week in Venice. In this quiet part of Venice, where the local shops were used by locals and reasonably priced, our self catering was easy and enjoyable. Peter and Michel ensured that we enjoyed every moment of our week with quick and informative responses that allayed any worries!
So long as you are ready to hideaway or explore Venice with its neighbouring islands, this apartment is excellent. Walking is a must whilst the stairs to the top floor add to the charm!
Again, thank you to our reviewers who have given us five stars for our personal attention to their questions, and liked our apartment for the same reasons as we do ourselves : it's in the perfect situation to experience the Real Venice, living life much as Venetians themselves do. The stairs to the top floor of our 'palazzo' ensure that the apartment is ideally quiet and has great views over Cannaregio. Please come and discover it all for yourselves :)
a perfect place to stay in Venice
Anthony was a great owner, always responded to any queries quickly. This is a large apartment and was just as described, if not better, the views from the all windows were great. Anthony keeps the flat spotless, plenty of restaurants close by. We travelled through Europe for 3 weeks and this was the best apartment we stay in.
Thanks so much! We are so glad that our policy of immediate replies has pleased our guests - and we are sure it will please all future ones too. No-one wants to wait around to make their holiday plans, and we do always try to reply to all queries straightaway, and in any case within 24 hours.
The cleanliness of the apartment is also for us a fixed "given" : we would not rent out our apartment unless it was spotless, and we have a lovely friend who cleans for us : you will probably meet her when you stay with us :)
That we were these reviewers' best European accommodation is very nice to hear : we want to keep up our excellence and wish to share it with new guests too. So please come and try us out : we'll be delighted to hear from you :)
Cannaregio is the city's most northerly 'sestiere' stretching from the train station in the west to the 'Arsenale' in the east. The northern quays look out towards the islands in the lagoon. To the south the Canal Grande bounds the 'sestiere'. It is a quiet area, one of the most unspoilt by tourists, criss-crossed by canals, characterised by small shops, simple bars and artisans' workshops. The apartment is situated on a small canal near the Campo dei Mori, one of the prettiest quarters. There are excellent restaurants frequented by Venetians on the Fondamenta della Misericordia, a step away from our quiet alleyway. While not being at all 'touristy', the apartment is situated so that Rialto is about 10 minutes walk away, and San Marco about 20 minutes. San Zaccaria (for a convenient direct boat to the Lido Beach) is about 25 minutes away on foot - the walk is fantastic, and, like us, you will probably take much longer because of all the marvellous sights en route!
Other Activities: The Lido beach is a 40-min-boat ride away.