This is a nice spacious apartment on the water in Murano. Not only do you get the apartment, but a very nice outside area complete with table/umbrella which looks out onto the water just feet away. We enjoyed breakfast at this table both days. The owner is an artist whose works are on display throughout the house, with a work in the nearby museum of glass as well. We arrived at 1:30 in the morning and the owner stayed up to meet us. I guess he didn't have a choice, but it was still very nice of him.
The only negative thing about the apartment is that the air conditioning is not very effective. It's in the kitchen/living area and takes a while to cool the adjoining bedroom, which will never get truly cool.
You would pay much more for an apartment of this size and quality in the heart of Venice. We appreciated getting away from the Venice crowds each day, and it's only a 15 minute boat ride away.
We had the good fortune to stay here for our end of vacation visit to Venice. The apartment is very spacious, very clean and full of the most wonderful art. The garden is a nice plus ,a good place to sit at the end of the day with a glass of wine listening to the boats going up and down the canal.
Murano makes a nice contrast to the hustle and bustle of Venice. It was so nice to return there after a days sightseeing . There a plenty of nice restaurants within easy walking distance of the house. Or if you prefer to do your own thing in Giampaolo's well appointed kitchen there is an excellent Co op supermarket close by.
I would highly recommend this apartment, you won't be disappointed.
This apartment was lovely and clean, spacious and comfortable.
We received good directions from Giampaolo who allowed us to check in a bit early as we had an early flight.
If you use both bedrooms those staying in the twin room must go through the main bedroom to acess the kitchen/dining/sitting area.
We were very happy with our accommodation and really enjoyed sitting in the garden having a sundownder and watching the activity on the water.
Giampaolo's art hangs on the walls and is in the garden - this is something very special.
I would love to stay in this apartment again.
On the island of Murano famous for its glass. Only a few minutes walk from a local vaporetto stop and a short trip across to Venice or any of the other islands and locations. It was lovely to come home at the end of a busy day in Venice to the peace of Murano in the evening. There are a handful of local restaurants for the evening and lots in the daytime. Although you can stay late in venice and still get home. Local shop for any required provisions.Very well appointed and clean accommodation and charming host who lives onsite. We didn't need anything, but felt that any needs we had had would have been met.
Having stayed in central Venice for the last two years we thougt we'd try Murano and an apartment. Garden House met all our expectations and more. Breakfast in the garden in the shade of the trees; quiet evenings after the day trippers had gone; easy wheelchair access - important for me and bridge-free access from the local vaporetto stop. Add to that a cool, tastefully furnished apartment with everything on hand that we needed ( except drinking glasses - in Murano!); a welcoming, friendly host who left us to our own devices but was on hand if we needed help and the unexpected pleasure of being surrounded in every room by Giampaolo's paintings. This was the best stay we'd had in Venice. After the first day we were saying 'we'll come back'.