We have had good luck staying at Airbnb apartments. Having booked a cruise out of Venice, we decided to go five days early and do some sight seeing. We arrived in Venice on Tuesday afternoon and left on the cruise on Saturday. It was fortunate we came early because Saturday was socked in by foul weather and other people had a lot of trouble getting to the cruise ship.
We stayed at:
The apartment had two bedrooms, a living room with a fold out couch, a kitchen and two bathrooms. It was a very nice apartment and it was fairly easy to walk around Venice but the lay out there is very confusing. We used the nav a lot until we learned our way around. The apartment was at the intersection of two canals. It was fun to watch the boats from the living room windows.
It was a good area to stage our visit to Venice
Mark, Wink and Meg