We just came back from an amazing stay at Aqua Apartments. I cannot recommend this lovely destination enough! Gorgeous and modern facilities, amazing location. Great communication before and during stay with lovely owners and staff. I highly HIGHLY recommend taking the water taxi direct from hotel, pricey - but SO worth every penny! You can probably pass on car to "pier" as it truly is a mere 10 minute walk thru airport (where there are people movers) and it's very well signed and easy to find. Even easy to navigate with children and luggage. Location is perfect to use as home base to explore Venice. 10-15 minute walk to St. Mark's Sq and major sights. Awesome restaurants and convenient shopping within 2 minute walk, and a Gondola stop within 1 minute walk. The common area of Aqua Apartments is amazing, grab a bottle of wine and some snacks and just relax right on the canal. You truly will feel like a "local" and not a tourist.
We found our spot for any time we return to Venice. I cannot recommend this location enough. Truly, truly fabulous.
Practical things to know: plenty of room for 5 people (2 adults, 3 kids). Awesome to have a working washer/dryer. We didn't cook but kitchen was well stocked with the basics. Nespresso machine was much appreciated! AC was GREAT, given our horrible experience in Paris with AC, we did not take that for granted! The apartment is gorgeous, but live-able, you can truly relax...even with kids!