Comments from our guests:

"We returned to Cologne after 3 wonderful days in Venice and we are sure, that we will return some time or other. During our first stay in Venice years ago, we checked in in a hotel near Piazza San Marco - very expensive, very loud and without any atmosphere. What a difference. Ca 'Leonessa is a luxurious flat in a wonderful part of the city - and very near to the Canale Grande and the other places of interest. The meeting with the local guide was uncomplicated. In the past we have rented flats in several cities (Barcelona, Rome, Vienna); but I can express, that we never had such a comfortable and well-positioned flat. So I can recommend your flat one hundred percent to all my friends who will plan a visit to Venice." (Rainer, Cologne)

"It was a delight to experience such a well appointed, tastefully decorated apartment when we arrived. The location is perfect, within a few minutes walk to grocery stores, restaurants, bakery and wine stores. In addition, there is the famed fruit stall on the boat right across the river from the apartment. Also, short walk to the vaporetto stop, we can easily get to all the main attractions and the neighboring islands like Murano and Burano. With the well equipped kitchen, we were able to live a life of a Venetian for a week by buying fresh seafood , produce from the famous Rialto market and cook ourselves. The A/C is especially much appreciated after walking outside during the hot and humid weather. Other accessories like DVDs collection and the WII station keep us entertained into the wee hours before we were up again to explore the neighborhoods. I would love to come back in the future and do not hesitate to recommend to anyone. " (Richard, Canada)

"Beginning with my first contact with the owner, I was impressed with Ca Leonessa. He was easily available by e-mail, always responsive and clearly wanted to provide quality service. Advanced payment was easily taken care of through Paypal. We frequently rent apartments in Italy and find many are not what they promise through description and photos. Ca' Leonessa more than lives up to its promise. Rather than list it all here, it is easier just to say to read what it says on its site. It is all true. (Our son loved having the Wii.) We were concerned about noise at night as the nearby bridge is a major cross over and there is a jazz place across the canal. However, the double paned windows did the job and all was quiet. They and the air conditioning allowed for a good night's sleep. The location is excellent, including just a short walk to the vaporetto stop. There are some quite good restaurants nearby; although, we found our favourites were further away - particularly Osteria Carampane. We loved the showers, the top-quality cooking ware, having a clothes washer, the view of the famous vegetable boat, comfortable couches, good beds. We will return." (Jane, USA)

"We stayed in this apartment in July 2011 and found it very comfortable and convenient. It is clean, quiet and modern. It is a good size and well laid out for family use. The twin bedroom is separated from the main living area by the kitchen, entrance hall and a bathroom, making it a quiet spot for children to sleep while adults are using the living area. The amenities are also perfect for a family: a well equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, laundry facilities, lots of books/DVDs/CDs as well as internet access. We loved the location. It was outside the main tourist area and had a nice residential feel but the surrounding squares and streets were still lively. There are a number of good restaurants, bakeries, food markets and other shops very close by. It is a short walk to several Vaporetto stops making it quick and easy to get places. The owner is very considerate and helpful. Booking is easy and any questions are quickly answered. He has also provided a comprehensive manual on the apartment and the area which we found very helpful for its insider's insights. This is someone who cares about his guests and truly wants them to enjoy their stay. Our only regret is we weren't able to stay longer. We would definitely return." (Joanne and family, Toronto, Canada)

"My family and I stayed at this lovely place in Venice. We were so impressed with the convenient location and the beautiful accommodation. This place is beautifully decorated and the amenities are perfect. Very clean and roomy. We loved the beautiful views of the canals through our windows and enjoyed the fresh fruit and vegetables market right outside our place. Everything was perfect. Thank you for making this such a wonderful memory and pleasant stay for our family!" (Joy and Steve, Fort Worth, Texas, USA)

"I got interested in this apartment months ago because of its location in Dorsoduro. From the beginning I found Jon most helpful. (In my experience of renting apartments, I find a helpful owner and a good location are pre-requisites for proceeding.) This proved to be very true on this occasion. I agree with all the other comments as to the beauty, comfort and quality of the interior. In addition, I could sit all day looking out at the activity on the little canal outside. But I didn't because there was so much to do and so many churches to pop into and stumble on great art. We loved the promenade on Dorsoduro, the little San Barnaba square beside the apartment, the gentle bell that tolled nearby and the trek back from Accademia vaporetto station late at night from conference functions on the Lido. The only mistake we made was not buying a 7-day vaporetto pass at the outset. It costs 50 euro but we spent a lot more buying piecemeal over a 6-day stay. We would love to return and we recommend the apartment, its owner and its location unreservedly." (Ros, Oxford, England)

"It is a really lovely apartment and we were so impressed, you have fitted it out to such a high spec (we especially loved the Fortuny lighting!) and the area was perfect! The gentleman who met us on our arrival was very helpful and told us how we had made an excellent choice as he loved the apartment also. The apartment had everything we could have asked for and more, and although we were there for a week we didn't take full advantage of the kitchen and living room as we were out and about discovering the city. I have already been recommending your apartment to friends and family. It was our first visit to Venice and the city was just as magical as we had imagined and staying at Ca' Leonessa was part of the whole experience - I will definitely be returning! " Rebecca (Scotland)

"The apartment was spotless and had all the facilities anyone could ask for. My son and his girlfriend appreciated all the hi tec facilities. It's in a great location as we particularly enjoyed the Zattere area but it's easy to walk anywhere from the apartment. The greeting service was fine and informative."  Mr and Mrs R (England)

"I would like to say we were very impressed by your truly delightful flat in Venezia. It was very comfortable indeed and very well appointed. The quality of the fixtures and furniture was very much appreciated indeed, especially the comfortable beds and bedding, the leather sofas, the Bose Ipod dock and the Le Crueset pans & good knives. We did cook and it was a dream to have good equipment to use."  Lyn & Christine (England)

"The apartment was just perfect, an ideal location for our visit and beautifully decorated and furnished. The range of DVDs was very thoughtful. We were all very impressed with the accommodation and will have no reservations in recommending it to others. I certainly hope to visit Venice again, it is a wonderful city."  Jane (England)

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