Our family of three recently went to Venice for the first time and stayed at the Residence Ca’ degli Antichi Giardini for three nights. We rented a two bedroom apartment, which had a queen bed in one room and a twin bed in the other. Everything seemed brand new, including the appliances, painting, window shutters, etc. They offer two and three bedroom apartments, some that are split level and some with a canal view. We got the most basic two bedroom apartment they offer.
Below is a photo of the larger bedroom. I’m not sure if the bed was a queen or the European king size… hard to tell.
And here is the smaller room that our son stayed in. The TV was actually bigger in the smaller room. :)
Samy met as at the apartment to give us the keys and gave us a tour around the apartment and a map of Venice. He sat down with my husband for a few minutes and showed him how to walk to all the places we wanted to go. He gave us his cell phone number in case we needed any more help over the weekend. A very nice gesture!
There were a set of towels for each of us (bath towel, hand towel, and wash cloth) and a few bottles of shampoo.
While we were signing papers in the kitchen, my son was in the bathroom telling us he was so excited that there was a kid-sized sink… Then I went in there and saw him washing his hands in the bidet (yuck!)
There are also lots of wine glasses in case you want to throw a party ;)
Along with all the stuff to make coffee, there is a nice stove-top coffee percolator.
There was a patio outside the living room, but we didn’t spend any time out there because it was raining on and off.
Since we came by train, it was a relatively short walk (about 10-15 minutes depending on if you have a backpack wearing 4 year old in your group). They offer check-in as late as 8pm which was nice because our train arrived in the evening. There is a locked gate to get inside the property, and then another locked door to go through to enter the building. Our apartment was on the bottom floor so we only had to go a few feet from the entrance to get to our room. We liked the fact that we needed 3 different keys to get in our room – a nice safety feature!
You can find more info and book your stay at the Residence Ca’ degli Antichi Giardini at their website.