Apartment Lara

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Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 6


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Enjoy a bird’s eye view vacation when you stay in the south-facing Apartment Lara, located in a former eighteenth-century palazzo on the Grand Canal, overlooking historic Venice on the northeast coast of Italy. This luxurious apartment has five spacious ensuite bedrooms and can accommodate up to nine guests in some comfort and a lot of style, perfect for a family or friends get-together. This third-floor penthouse is arranged over two floors with elevator access and two alfresco terraces.

The sweeping views take in the daily activities of the Grand Canal and look over the city’s rooftops to the bell tower of St Mark’s and beyond to the Dolomite Mountains. The property has been lovingly restored to the very highest specifications, using only the finest furnishings and fabrics to create an exquisite interior designed apartment. As a nod to modernity, Apartment Lara has complimentary air conditioning, central heating, and Wi-Fi throughout.

Enter the property through the impressive hall, with its stone sculptures and ancient well, then take the lift to the third floor, where you will find a light and airy holiday home with stunning views from the Renaissance-style windows. The spacious sitting room has inviting, large comfy sofas, eclectic art adorns the walls, and floor-to-ceiling doors open onto the terrace, which runs the length of the front of the palace.

The terrace is a living space in itself, with sun loungers and shady parasols, an alfresco eight-seater dining set, and panoramic views of Venice. The adjacent formal dining room has an eight-seater table with a beautiful credenza displaying a set of porcelain dishes and crystal glasses, perfect for serious indoor entertaining.

The fully fitted kitchen is equipped with Miele appliances and that most essential of all, a professional wine fridge. There is a smaller secondary kitchen, a seating area and study, and a laundry room to complete the living space.

The Master Bedroom is at the front of the apartment, with a super king-size bed, dressed in the finest Frette linens, with an ensuite Bisazza tiled, travertine marble bathroom, with a bathtub and shower and double vanity unit. Doors from the bedroom give exclusive terrace access with breath-taking Venice views. There are six steps down to the Green Bedroom, which has a romantic king-size four-poster bed, hand painted walls, Porte Italia custom-designed furniture, an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in rain shower, and views of the Frari church.

Take six steps up to the Pink Bedroom, with a single four-foot size bed, hand painted furniture, an ensuite rain shower bathroom, and French doors that open onto a decked terrace with a wooden table and chairs. The Farfalle Bedroom is hand painted with delicate butterflies fluttering by, a king-size four-poster bed, and an ensuite bathroom with a bathtub and hand-held shower. The cosy Ivory Bedroom has a double bed and a large ensuite marble shower room with a double vanity unit.

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What you should know…

  • There is an escalator to take you up to the top floor, then there is a further nine steps to the apartment itself
  • Two of the bedrooms have either six steps up or six steps down to access them
  • Originally two separate apartments, the property can be a nine-person residency, or you can just rent the main front apartment with two terraces that sleep five

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Coffee Machine Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Smart TV TV Lift Heating

 The Apartment

Two storey 5 bedroom penthouse apartment in a former eighteenth century palace on the Grand Canal:

Interior Grounds

- Sitting room with sofas, original art, and doors that open onto the terrace
- Fully equipped kitchen featuring Miele appliances, a large fridge, and a proessional wine fridge
- Dining room with eight seater table, and credenza with china and glassware
- Master Bedroom: Super king size bed, ensuite bathroom (shower/bath tub), double vanity units, access to terrace
- Green Bedroom: King size bed, ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower
- Pink Bedroom: French bed (120x190), ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower, decked terrace
- Farfalle Bedroom: King-size bed, ensuite bathroom with tub and hand shower, double hand basins
- Ivory Bedroom: King-size bed, ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower,  double hand basins

Exterior Grounds
- Furnished terrace with sun loungers, parasols, and eight seater dining set

Additional Facilities
- Internal elevator
- Iconic views of Venice and the Grand Canal
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Wi-Fi
- Smart TV
- Hairdryer
- Washing machine and dryer
- Iron


About the surrounding area of Apartment Lara
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Apartment Lara is housed in a recently restored, south-facing, eighteenth-century palace on the Grand Canal. The apartment is located in the San Polo quarter of Venice, with rooftop views of the bell tower of St Mark’s Cathedral and near the Frari and Carmini churches and the Sculoa di San Rocco. The international Marco Polo airport is a forty-minute private water taxi journey away or seventy-five minutes by the public vaporetto.

The apartment is ideally located within walking distance of most of the major sights of Venice. One of the joys of a holiday here is walking over many of the four hundred bridges and some of the one hundred and eighteen canals, as the architecture reveals the city’s colourful history. It’s a twenty-minute walk to the impressive St Mark’s Square and the eleventh-century Basilica, where mass is still held today. Visit the Byzantine Doge’s Palace, climb the clocktower, which you can see from the apartment, and cross the Bridge of Sighs. On the other side of St Mark’s Square is the Correr Museum, highlighting the history of Venice in its royal rooms and library.

Take time out to stroll around the square and window shop in the jewellery stores before sitting down for tea in Florian’s whilst the orchestra plays your favourite tunes. Don’t miss a visit to the Napoleonic Accademia Gallery to view classical Renaissance Venetian art and see the seventeenth-century Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, with its iconic cupola and twelve paintings by Titian. Please make time to visit the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, a homage to twentieth-century modern art housed in her original palazzo home.

Take a three-island tour to see the glassblowers at work on Murano, the colourful houses and lacemakers of Burano, and the seventh-century cathedral on Torcello, with its Byzantine art. Cross the Adriatic Sea to the Lido, famous for its grand hotels and long sandy beaches, and for those who like to chance their luck, there’s a casino too. Venice is a food lovers paradise; sample the local dish of Baccala Mantecato, a salted cod dish best served with a glass of chilled white wine.

A walk to St Mark’s Square will take you through the back streets with shops selling the best quality hand-crafted leather goods, silk scarves, and cashmere sweaters. The fashionistas will love that many of Italy’s most famous designers have their brand label stores on the main street leading directly to the square. For the romantics, get into a gondola and cruise the canals, or simply take one to cross the water from one side to the other. In the evening, enjoy a stroll to Harry’s Bar for a Bellini before a night at the opera at the famous Fenice Theatre, then dine in a local restaurant, serving traditional Venetian dishes overlooking the Grand Canal under a Tiepolo blue sky. If you are lucky enough to be there during Carnival time, wear a mysterious mask, and join in the fun and frolics of this fabulous festival.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Venice Marco Polo Airport

(16 km)

Nearest Ferry Port S. Toma

(150 m)

Nearest Supermarket CONAD City

(150 m)

Nearest Train Station Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia

(1 km)


Venice, a captivating city situated in the northeastern part of Italy, is a place like no other. Often referred to as the "City of Canals," Venice is renowned for its unique and mesmerising beauty. Built on a network of one-hundred-and-eighteen small islands connected by a labyrinth of canals, this enchanting city offers an array of attractions and experiences that make it a must-visit destination for travellers from around the world.


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

A vacation in Venice is magical for children of all ages. This beautiful apartment has most of the major sights within walking distance. Kids love a ride down the Grand Canal on the local vaporetto water bus, climb aboard for a cruise down the main waterway of Venice and see the history in the magnificent palaces that line the route. Get off at St Mark’s Square, and visit the Doge’s Palace, where they can’t fail to be impressed by the Golden Staircase that leads to the fourteenth-century Great Hall and the twenty-two-metre painting by Titian. Cross the Bridge of Sighs and explore the dark dungeons where the Dukes held their prisons. Play a game of Hunt the Winged Lion, the symbol of the city, and to be found on buildings all over Venice.

Go for a gondola ride, and get off at Zattere, where they can enjoy an ice cream at the famous Gelateria Nico. Take a picnic to the Giardini Pubblica, where a children’s playground and a grotto are located. Shop for masks for carnival time, or your kids can make their own at Ca’ Macaria. Take a trip to Murano, where they can watch the glass blowers make incredible pieces they’ll want to take home. Cross the sea to the Lido, famous for its sandy beaches, where they can build castles and swim in the sea even out of season.

Go out of town to Villa Pisani, and travel down the Brenta Canal that connects Venice to Padua, where they can lose themselves in the fantastic maze and the double staircase that goes to the top of the tower.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Lift


At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit Oliver’s Travels to charge €2500 to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full site inspection.
Arrival time 16:00
Departure time 10:00
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 3 nights. All other durations on request.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Tax There is a city tax due to be paid locally which is not included in the rental rate. The amount will be confirmed by your onsite representative when you arrive.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Cots and High chairs are available on request.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 27th 2024 - Feb 28th 2024 £7,833 £10,444 £13,055 £18,272
Feb 28th 2024 - Aug 30th 2025 £8,160 £10,880 £13,599 £19,033

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 27th 2024 - Feb 28th 2024 €8,517 €11,356 €14,195 €19,866
Feb 28th 2024 - Aug 30th 2025 €8,872 €11,829 €14,786 €20,694

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 27th 2024 - Feb 28th 2024 $9,239 $12,318 $15,398 $21,550
Feb 28th 2024 - Aug 30th 2025 $9,624 $12,832 $16,039 $22,448

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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