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Italy, Veneto, Private Island ~ 9 Bedrooms ~ 9 Bathrooms ~ Sleeps 14 to 15



Stylish luxury on an exquisite private island in the heart of the magical Venetian Lagoon. Location and Surrounding Area.  Gelsomino is much more than a holiday home. It is a 360° sensory experience of peace and relaxation set only half an hour in a private boat from the hustle and bustle of central Venice. The island offers a whole host of flora and fauna, including a family of wild peacocks and fish pools and organic vegetable gardens and orchards.

The Venetian Lagoon has been an inspiration to poets, writers and artists for centuries. The Island was first inhabited in the fifth century and over the centuries has hosted many illustrious visitors. More recently, the island has been a source of creative input for the Austrian film maker Martin Potocnik, the Irish painter John Kelly, the contemporary artist Roger de Montebello and the celebrated author of books on Venetian music and culture, Allison Zurfluh. There are 118 different islands scattered across the Venetian Lagoon so why not take the private boat and spend a day or two exploring them?

Burano Island lies closest to Gelsomino and features picture-postcard, colourful houses, speciality lace and stunning Byzantine mosaics in the first century Santa Maria Assunta cathedral. Murano island, famous for its hand-blown glass is only a short boat ride away. Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote in the northern area of the Lagoon and you can still find traces of his inspiration in the migrating birds that circle over the water.

Magical Venice is famous for its epic grandeur. A visitor can spend weeks exploring the picturesque canals, gondolas, art, historical palazzi and narrow backstreets and still come away with a sense of not having seen everything there is to see. The oldest church in Venice, the magnificent Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari, features a Titian altarpiece. Titian is interred here in the Frari, as locals call the Basilica and Donatello's first documented work in Venice, his sculpture of St. John the Baptist is found in the first south choir chapel.

The Island is 20 minutes by boat from the city of Venice and Venice international airport is less than 10 km from the city centre.

The Property.

The villa itself is a masterpiece of stylish design and offers luxurious accommodation for up to 15 guests. There are two master bedrooms, five double bedrooms and two single bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own spacious en suite bathroom and all of the bed and bath linen are of the highest quality. The living accommodation features space in abundance with an open plan ground floor hosting a variety of relaxing spots for cozy conversations. The kitchen is of professional standard and the dining room comfortably accommodates all 15 guests.

It's is highly likely that you will spend most of your time out on the patios and terraces, either kicking back with a glass of wine or dining under the stars. The terrace even has an open fireplace to set a romantic mood. Perhaps the highlight of the villa is the magnificent rooftop terrace, a typical Venetian altana with stunning views over the island and out acroos the lagoon. Feel your worries slip away as you sit and watch the twinkling lights in the distance. The villa has its own enormous swimming pool. It is set in immaculate grounds and comes complete with plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas.


ADSL Wi-Fi Internet
Air Conditioning
Concierge service
Daily cleaning
Ocean Views
Open fireplace
Satellite TV
Swimming Pool
Washing machine



Venice city center 20 minutes by boat, Venice international airport less than 10 km from the city centre

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