Villa Allettante

A totally unique, stand alone, 7 bedroom, historic palazzo, just completely renovated by one of Italy’s top designers, is done in a contemporary style. World class in every sense. A one of a kind property in Venice.

A charming four story Venetian Palazzo with a water front and private deck. The renovation was a couple years ago by a renowned designer and features a contemporary take on tradional Venetian design.  Three kitchens, gym with small pool & hot tub. Three living areas on the first floor and on the loft. Five dining areas. Electricity, air conditioning, house heating and Wi-Fi broadband access are included. Rarely does one have the opportunity to rent a whole palazzzo as one unit. The building is all yours!

Depicted by Canaletto and Guardi, Villa Allettante stands beside a 16th century church designed by Palladio and a 15th century bell tower by Codussi. With stunning views in every direction and private deck on the canal for your private water taxis.  Villa Allettante is a very special discovery. The church of San Pietro in Castello was for more than 500 years, up until 1807, the patriarchal church of Venice and seat of the religious authority in the adjacent Palazzo del Patriarca. It is located between the two major exhibition centers in Venice, Giardini della Biennale and Arsenale. This is the perfect destination for those who wish to discover the “real Venice” and escape the crowds of tourists. From this palazzo guests have the privileged opportunity to be taken to the secret hidden gems inside Venice as well as beyond to the islands and the nearby hinterland.  You can opt for two private water taxis, so guests one can move in comfort and style! At Villa Allettante you can eat or have drinks outside on the campo (means square in Venetian) in front of the church, on the private deck on the water, on the first floor terrace, on the loft or on the altana (wooden terrace above the roof) overlooking Venice. Inside, can only be described as “as an amazing!”  Successful and well known interior designer, Ilaria has created another gem. Not only has this palazzo been cleverly and thoughtfully restored in keeping with its tradition but it has also been furnished and decorated with absolutely exquisite style. Nothing has been left wanting. Spacious bedrooms with fabulous modern en suite bathrooms, kitchens on each level (total of 3) with the principal one on the ground floor equipt for catering for anything from cookery classes to large events, to die for ‘altanas’ (decks & terraces) where one can relax with a chilled prosecco and watch the movement of boats on the canals.  With their fabulous connections, the owners of this palazzo can give guests the opportunity to visit the most exclusive and private palazzi, dine in the very best hidden away restaurants and meet all manner of interesting artists and writers. Once you have been to Villa Allettante it is guaranteed you will not want to leave! The luxurious yet homely and warm surroundings, the views from the decks, the delicious meals and the magic of staying in this palazzo cannot be matched anywhere in the world!

Electricity, air conditioning, house heating and Wi-Fi broadband access are included.

Property can sleep up to 16, including a spacious loft for 4 teenagers.

This property can be rented for as little as four nights, and additional discounts are available for rentals of two or three weeks. Please email, or call us.

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7 bedrooms/9 bathrooms  (3 double bedrooms + 2 twin bedrooms + 1 double + a single bed) 4 single beds in the loft   10,000 sq. ft.

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    Walking Distance to San Marco
    Indoor Pool
    Indoor hot tub

Ground Floor

Main entrance leads to the stairs and lift. On the right small entrance hall, hallway and main kitchen. Stairs (four steps) lead to the cavanna (ancient boat shelter) a 1000 sq feet vaulted room that can be used for dining in 50 people, conferences, meetings, dancing, music, cinema etc. The room is also accessible from the main entrance. Beyond the cavanna gym with shower in small bathroom, heated pool/hot tub. Doors open to tiny garden and boat yard.

First Floor

Through staircase (or lift) you will reach the 2nd kitchen, dining room, 2 living rooms, 2 bedrooms each with en suite. Lift arrives directly on dining/living. Three doors lead to large terrace overlooking the water.

Second Floor

Master bedroom with water views, a large tub and a balcony overlooking the Palladian church, second bedroom has a Turkish bath, two more bedrooms, each with en suite accommodation. Loft: reachable by stairs or lift it has a third kitchen with eating on counter, living spaces, bathroom, and living area with four sofa beds for sleeping up to 4 teenagers or a couple. Stairs lead to 150 sq. feet roof terrace from which you can enjoy stunning views over Venice, having dinner or drinks.


The adjacent boatyard has been acquired. Its 4,000 sq. feet covered space and 1,000 sq. feet large quay make it an ideal space for exhibitions, large parties and events.


Any type of staff and service can be provided at a very reasonable extra charge; maids, cooks, waiters, butler.


Damage deposit of $3,500 to be held against valid credit card.


Property is located within a 15 minute walk from San Marco in central Venice and near a public vaporetto should you not want to walk. At the same time it is in a non-touristy area of the city, populated primarily by locals, a haven from the tourist hordes.


Most of the year


55% to confirm property, final payment 90 days prior to check-in.  Damage deposit & policy vary based on property.
We accept: Visa, Mastercard & American Express


Rates for 2021 & 2022 Available upon request. Quoted in US Currency. Final payment based on prevailing Euro Currency.

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