Venice has a lot to offer in terms of beauty and history. It is the capital of the Veneto Region of Northern Italy, and it comprises of 117 small islands separated by a network of canals. It is not the largest city in Veneto, but it is one of the top tourist destinations in Italy. With all the canal networks and the series of bridges, boats are the main mode of transportation on the island. In addition to being the main mode of transportation, you can also use them as your vacation rental so that you have a floating house that you can use for touring the city at your convenience. And with that said, here are our top picks for those who would like to rent a boat in Venice, Italy.
Enjoy the pleasures of spending your nights aboard a classy boat in the middle of the Venetian Lagoon Park. The boat is anchored in a quiet, safe and controlled area. It is just a few steps away from amenities and attractions such as the beaches of Cavallino, Venice, and Jesolo. In addition to being in a great location, the boat has every amenity of comfort and convenience you will need for a comfortable stay on top of the Venetian waters. It features a kitchen with a refrigerator and a sink. The sitting area has a dinette with two sofas each facing one another – they can be easily converted into beds to increase the sleeping capacity inside the boat. The interiors feature fine wood which adds to the elegance and the comfort inside. The cockpit is spacious, and this makes it possible for you to join the captain and walk around while you admire the views while sailing. It also comes with a large deck that’s ideal for sunbathing or enjoying dinner under the stars on those magical clear nights. With prior arrangements, you can plan cruises so that you spend on different locations during your stay.
Dormire a bordo di “dada”Cavallino Treporti, Veneto, Italy
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Host:the host is also super friendly and helps with any concernmassimo is very kind and hospitable
Scherazade is a 37-foot (11.28m) sailing boat currently moored in the heart of the Venice lagoon. Its location makes it easy to access most attractions in the area, with places such as Murano, Burano and natural attractions within the surrounding being just a few minutes from the boat. This boat has a total of three bedrooms and one shared bath, giving it the capacity to comfortably accommodate up to six guests. The living area is spacious, with a sectional and a table that can be used for dining, and there is also a small kitchen area with a sink as well as a few utensils, mainly glasses, for enjoying wine. The boat is in a great location to allow for easy access to the Marina, where you will find a variety of amenities to let you enjoy the authentic Venetian traditions, including food and entertainment.
Venice boat & breakfastCavallino Treporti, Venezia, Veneto, Italy
Top guest reviewsthe marina amenities are super comfortable no trade-offs there and you sleep on a real boat wowbut any other time would be more comfortable i assumeit is very cleanthe boat is very clean the marina is in a nice location and is very clean as wellthe accommodation was comfortable clean and i can recommend it to anybodyi made use of the ablutions at the marina which was spotless comfortable and so accessablethe boat is nice clean and in good condition
Host:ernesto is a very good host and his boat is beautifulernesto was a great host and provided us with a good breakfasternesto is a great host and very accommodatingernesto is an excellent host helpful and gave us advice as soon as we askedhe was really helpfulRead more reviewsthe boat is in a fun location quite near a beautiful beachernesto was nice to pick me up at the bus stop/water bus dock
Spending your nights in this houseboat not only guarantees you a comfortable stay but it also comes with a few luxuries you won’t find with most of the options. This is where you get to relax, enjoy free food, drinks & Wi-Fi on board, and even call for an in-room massage to help you sleep better. The boat features 10 individually decorated rooms. Every cabin is carpeted and has a fan and heating for your comfort. The bathrooms are clean, spacious and come with complimentary toiletries. On dining, the boat has a houseboat restaurant with a nice menu featuring local delicacies, and for every guest, there will be a complimentary buffet breakfast served every morning between 8:30 am to 10 am. In addition to the complimentary breakfast, guests will also enjoy hot drinks, fruits, pastries, yogurt, and various juices while on board. If you are traveling for business or you want to catch up with work, the boat not only offers complimentary Wi-Fi but also has a computer station, complete with a work chair and desk.
Venezia Boat & Breakfast Caicco FreedomVenice, IT
Parloroca boat features two comfortable bedrooms with each having its own bathroom. There is a shared small kitchen with the necessary appliances and utensils for a comfortable stay. And next to the kitchen is a small space that can be used as living and dining areas. The cockpit is spacious enough, featuring a dining table, as well as a forepart where you can enjoy nice sessions of sunbathing.
Paloroca Boat & Breakfast Venice
Renting Sarah Sun Island for your stay in Venice is bound to give you an unforgettable experience on the island. The yacht is docked in a very quiet environment – far away from the noise generated by the water bus, but in proximity to St Mark’s Square which allows for easy access. The boat has a panoramic bridge from where you can marvel at the beautiful views of Venice as you enjoy a glass of wine. The rooms in the boat are elegantly decorated, featuring wooden cabins, and each with a private bathroom. All guests are entitled to breakfast every morning, usually served on the deck or in the dining room. For those who would love to go for some sightseeing, lagoon cruises are available twice a week, though at an extra charge. The warmth, comfort, and elegance exuded by this boat will give you reasons to come back to Venice just to spend a few more days onboard.
Wake up to beautiful views aboard this newly renovated 6-meter (19.6-foot) sailboat. It is bright and welcoming, and it has very beautiful views of Lido and the lagoon. The boat is conveniently located in proximity to the beach, and nearby attractions and amenities such as Piazza San Marco, and Marina de Liogrando which are less than 30 minutes away. With a total of three beds and a half bath, the boat can comfortably sleep up to four guests. The interior is well-furnished, with comfortable beds and a decent sitting area. The deck may not be the largest of all the boat in the dock, but it is spacious enough to allow you enough room for relaxation while you enjoy the nice views all around.
Asd offre ai soci vacanza sportiva su barca BREZZAVenice, Venezia, Italy
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Host:bruno is a great hostbruno is a great host who gave us a great homemade winebruno was very kind and helpfulhe was very helpful and made a great job fulfilling our needsbruno is a great host and it's fun meeting the neighbours doing the same thingRead more reviewslocation-wise it is a gorgeous waterbus ride away (750€) from the tourist areas or an easy 30-40 minute walk along the grand canalmy girlfriend and i stayed 3 nights in total perfect quiet location the sureal moments we had
Bianca is a bright sailboat docked in Puntasabioni. The boat is relatively small, though big enough to accommodate up to four guests. It is newly refurbished, and its location guarantees great views of the lagoon, both from inside and outside. Sleeping in it will give you the feeling of sleeping in a nest.
Asd offre ai soci vacanzasportiva con barca BIANCAVenice, Venezia, Italy
Top guest reviewsthere is a small fan heater inside bianca that makes the place approachable for cold nights tooyou can have a nice breakfast at the harbour café/bar before you explore the citythe sailboat is comfortable and it was great to enjoy the view in the eveningbruno made sure we were ok and left us a heater to warm up the boatthe bed was comfortable and we slept well all 4 nightsthe bathrooms were extremely clean and with hot waterthe toilets and the shower were clean and directly beside the boatwe had a great time on bruno's boat it was really clean and cosywe had a really nice stay the boat wasn't that clean (exterior) but didn't bother uswe were kept safe and dry even during the thunderstorms
Host:bruno is a great hostbruno was an amazing hostbruno was a kind and welcoming hostbruno was very helpful and gave us precise directions to get therebruno is the best host you can think ofRead more reviewsvery comfortable location between center and lidoan enjoyable walk to the city centeryou can't go wrong really for the location and pricethe location is great and venice is an amazing cityit's a truly special place and beautiful location
Memorable nights in Venice
Venice has a lot to offer. It is a city that has been around for centuries, and the network of canals and how the locals have managed to adapt and leave with them is a fascination to many. It has been the shooting location for many movies, especially those that border on love and romance. Also, it has a variety of attraction, ranging from museums, art galleries, theatres, and beaches. This is a destination that exists in many people’s travel bucket lists, and it is only fair that when you visit, you get to experience the boat rentals. Hopefully, the above options will offer a good variety for travelers who will prefer to rent a boat in Venice.
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