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This property in Venice is a must stay. It's relatively easy to get around Venice so staying (in the middle) is not needed. There is another place at the end of the island (much further away- for the same price)-that we considered. BEST decision ever was to stay at Simone's place.
Every question was answered by email promptly and with great detail. When we arrived, he met us on the bridge just outside of the train station to walk us to his place. It was a little flooded in front of his door so he took us to coffee (and paid) saying "oh the water will be down in an hour-and it was! He took time to explain Everything-from getting around to the museums and churches and restaurants. He is a true Venetian and lives nearby still. Talking with him-you can tell he LOVES his city.
---The apartment-Is exactly as advertised. The kitchen was well appointed and easy to use the stove, microwave, etc. He even had a few things of food for us to use while there if we wanted. The bathroom had the washing machine (no dryer)-hang to dry only (wrack provided) was easy to use. The shower had Lots of hot water (awesome)!
The only -ugh- part was the bed was hard--but with the extra comforters provided-we put those down and it was better.
The apartment is about a 10 minute walk from the train station and about a 20 minute walk to St. Mark's Basilica. The grocery store (lots nearby-but the better one) was only a 5 minute walk. The apartment is on the corner of the main walking direction from the train to St. Mark's Square and sitting at the window watching "other tourists" stop to look at the maps was fun.
We would Highly recommend this place- for ...
Thank you Simone for providing this great apartment to share Venice with others.