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Casa Alma: Peaceful place ideal for the Biennale
Casa Alma: Peaceful place ideal for the Biennale
5 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
5 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
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This recently renovated, elegant ground & first floor apartment is part of a converted glass factory: situated in a quiet area of Castello, just outside the walls of the Arsenale, it's the ideal apartment for the Biennale of Art or Architecture.

The space

This newly renovated, elegant ground & first floor apartment is part of a converted glass factory: situated in a quiet area of Castello, just outside the walls of the Arsenale, it's the ideal apartment for the Biennale of Art or Architecture.

The flat is ideal for families, friends and couples visiting Venice, or for longer stays by researchers, academics and professionals. The space is designed to be flexible and can accommodate up to 5 guests. Children are welcome, dogs are allowed, but the flat is definitely no smoking.

Guest access

The entrance opens to a double height , fully equipped kitchen / living room open to the roof beams above . Traditional decoration of unique pieces such as Murano glass candlesticks rod, re- lined Venetian Ottoman , etched mirrors and floor Terrazzo contrast with the contemporary kitchen , paintings and modern appliances.

Interaction with guests

Check-in service is included till 8pm: someone (usually a family member ) will welcome you to the apartment . We will also help you organize your arrival , providing information on transport and get to the apartment from various arrival points . If you have special needs, please contact us.
For check-ins between 8pm and 12pm, there could be a surcharge of €40.

Other things to note

There is a compulsory tourist tax to pay in cash on arrival.
It's €1.50 per person per day, up to the maximum of 5 days.

This helps maintain the city's monuments and artistic heritage.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Pets Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Wireless Internet
Extra people £14 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £36
Security Deposit £272
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 couch
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is 2PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Checkout is before 11.00am
Check-in is between 2pm -8pm
For check- in after 20.00 € 40 surcharge.

There are only a few. You can take the fold-down chair and tables into Calle Celsi and sit outside the apartment to relax, read or eat. Please respect the neighbours and the fact that it is a quiet area.
Smoking and lighting candles are not allowed inside the apartment.

Guests are strongly encouraged separate the rubbish and to recycle using the allocated containers. Instructions are in the apartment.
Please hang the rubbish outside in the allocated hooks otherwise the seagulls will eat it.

Take care of our home as it were yours! !! ☺

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
3 nights minimum stay

78 Reviews

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Kate User Profile
September 2017
Casa Alma was perfect! It's in a great location, away from the hordes but an easy walk to everything. It was particularly perfect for seeing the biennale (highly recommended!) The apartment has everything you could possibly need. Thank you Marika and Karin for introducing us to Venice!

Je-Uk User Profile
October 2016
Perfect location for visiting Venice Biennale! There are lots of nice bars, cafes and restaurants nearby. The house was lovely to de-wind and relax in after a day out and about in the city. Marika provided lots of tips and useful information about getting to the flat and tasty restaurants/bars. We weren't able to meet in person but her friend, Stefania, gave us a warm welcome. Would highly recommend for families or couples
Marika User Profile
Response from Marika:
Thank you very much, Je-Uk. You are welcome back anytime. Take care :) Marika
October 2016

Julie User Profile
August 2016
Great apartment, perfect for the biennale, very helpful reception.
Marika User Profile
Response from Marika:
Thank you. You are welcome back anytime :)
August 2016

Shidi User Profile
July 2016
Great location for biennale. Well renovated house. The host is very friendly and helpful. Positive experience.

Ezra User Profile
June 2016
I had the perfect stay at Casa Alma - I have absolutely nothing negative to say! The only issue I had was that I had to leave... Both Marika and Karin were beyond helpful. The flat is beautiful - the way it is decorated, the amenities, the beautiful modern bathrooms, the crockery - everything was in perfect taste. Spotlessly clean. The location was also quite good. Around a 7 minute walk to the nearest vaporetto stop (Arsenale), but I hardly used it because it is a joy to walk in Venice. Also a few minutes walk to my favourite restaurant in Venice, Osteria Oliva Nera.
Marika User Profile
Response from Marika:
Thank you Ezra. It such a nice reward to have lovely reviews. Thank you again. Hope you will come back! Ciao Marika
June 2016

Michael User Profile
May 2016
We had a wonderful time staying at Casa Alma over a long weekend, Marika had sent all the necessary information and instructions beforehand, so that it was very easy to find the way to the apartment. Marika's mother was there to help us with our arrival. The apartment is lovely, spacious and well equipped with a lot of attention to detail. The location is great, quiet, but also close to local restaurants. We would definitely choose to stay at Casa Alma again. Perfect!
Marika User Profile
Response from Marika:
Thank you Michael, we hope to see you again. Ciao!
May 2016

Miranda User Profile
April 2016
I booked my parents s trip to Venice as a gift, including s stay at Casa Alma, and they were absolutely delighted with the apartment and the whole experience. They said that the apartment was lovely, incredibly clean, in a lovely quiet area, and that every small detail had been thought of. Marika was a pleasure to deal with and incredibly helpful throughout the booking process - thanks so much. I would recommend to everyone.
Marika User Profile
Response from Marika:
Dear Miranda, thank you for your kind words. We are very happy that your parents were very pleased with Casa Alma. You are welcome back anytime. :)
April 2016

Venice, ItalyJoined in April 2015
Marika User Profile

We wish you a happy, relaxed and productive stay at Casa Alma and Scala Mata. I teach Italian and Spanish in the UK and I'm a translator. My husband Alan is a visual artist, arts manager, university lecturer and a Brit!. We met in Kerala, India and we've travelled a lot for work; living in Amsterdam, Cairo, Cardiff and a heap of other places. Now we live and work in Venice and in Dorset, England. We have two children, Alvise and Molly and a sprawling, multi-lingual, extended family living near Venice, so if we can't meet you personally, we'll try to make sure one of the tribe will! Our motto? Seize the day.

Ciao siamo Alan e Marika, artista / arts manager inglese / insegnante di italiano e traduttrice: ci siamo conosciuti in India, abbiamo vissuto ad Amsterdam e ora viviamo tra Venezia, città che adoriamo, e il Dorset, in Inghilterra. Abbiamo due figli adolescenti, Alvise e Molly. Che dire? Ci piace viaggiare, l'arte, la cucina italiana, leggere e... intraprendere nuove avventure come questa. Faremo il possibile perchè abbiate un soggiorno indimenticabile. Il nostro motto? Carpe Diem.

Languages: English, Español, Italiano
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Response time: within an hour

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