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Italian private ISLAND listed on Airbnb – stays from £32 a night


Looking for a secluded spot to holiday amid the coronavirus pandemic?

Then this stunning 50-acre private island in Venice might fit the bill, with the entire plot available to rent from just £32 per person, per night.

Island Falconera, which is located close to the town of Cavallino-Treporti in the Venetian Lagoon, features a rustic farmhouse which can sleep up to 16 people.

Island Falconera is a 50-acre private island close to the town of Cavallino-Treporti in the Venetian Lagoon

Island Falconera is a 50-acre private island close to the town of Cavallino-Treporti in the Venetian Lagoon

Aerial photos show how the island is covered with mature trees and has plenty of outdoor space to explore

Aerial photos show how the island is covered with mature trees and has plenty of outdoor space to explore

Another shot of the family-run island with the mainland visible beyond. Honey and oysters are cultivated on the island

Another shot of the family-run island with the mainland visible beyond. Honey and oysters are cultivated on the island

Aerial photos show how the charming home listed on Airbnb is set amid mature trees, with plenty of outdoor space to explore. 

Anna Sarzetto, who transformed her grandmother’s home into the holiday rental with the help of her family, recently started a farm on the island with artichokes, tomatoes and chicken’s eggs among the harvest. 

The Sarzettos also cultivate honey and oysters and catch seafood from the lagoon, so guests can enjoy the true Venetian experience.

Anna told MailOnline Travel: ‘All of our products are biological and we have won a prize for our honey because of its unique flavour. The taste comes from plants that only live in the lagoon.’

Airbnb host Anna Sarzetto transformed her grandmother's home into the holiday rental with the help of her family

Airbnb host Anna Sarzetto transformed her grandmother’s home into the holiday rental with the help of her family

For entertaining, there is a large dining room in the farmhouse complete with a traditional beamed ceiling

For entertaining, there is a large dining room in the farmhouse complete with a traditional beamed ceiling

On the accommodation front, there are seven bedrooms in total and three bathrooms

On the accommodation front, there are seven bedrooms in total and three bathrooms

For solo travellers or couples, stays on the island cost from £71 per night

For solo travellers or couples, stays on the island cost from £71 per night

The Sarzettos started to rent the island three years ago and they have received guests 'from everywhere'. They say: 'It's like travelling the world from your home'

The Sarzettos started to rent the island three years ago and they have received guests ‘from everywhere’. They say: ‘It’s like travelling the world from your home’

Another attraction of the island are pink flamingos, which can often be seen wading in the surrounding waters

Another attraction of the island are pink flamingos, which can often be seen wading in the surrounding waters

The keen agriculturist added that another attraction of the island are pink flamingos, which can often be seen wading in the surrounding waters. Spring and autumn are the best seasons for spotting the birds.

When it comes to accommodation, there are seven bedrooms and three bathrooms.

For entertaining, there is a large dining room in the farmhouse complete with a traditional beamed ceiling.

For the summer months, there is a barbecue in the garden and for the cooler winter months, there is an indoor fireplace.

The island can be accessed via an eight-minute boat ride from Cavallino-Treporti and the transfer must be pre-arranged with the Airbnb host in advance.

To rent the entire property for 16 people, it costs £509 per night. For solo travellers or couples, stays on the island start from £71 per night.

The Sarzettos cultivate honey and oysters and catch seafood from the lagoon, so guests can enjoy the true Venetian experience

The Sarzettos cultivate honey and oysters and catch seafood from the lagoon, so guests can enjoy the true Venetian experience

Host Anna told MailOnline Travel: 'All of our products are biological and we have won a prize for our honey because of its unique flavour. The taste comes from plants that only live in the Lagoon!'

Host Anna told MailOnline Travel: ‘All of our products are biological and we have won a prize for our honey because of its unique flavour. The taste comes from plants that only live in the Lagoon!’

The island can be accessed via an eight-minute boat ride from Cavallino-Treporti and the transfer must be pre-arranged with the Airbnb host in advance

The island can be accessed via an eight-minute boat ride from Cavallino-Treporti and the transfer must be pre-arranged with the Airbnb host in advance

A view of the boathouse on the island where guests are dropped off and get their transfer to the mainland

A view of the boathouse on the island where guests are dropped off and get their transfer to the mainland 

The Sarzettos put the rent they receive towards ongoing efforts to install barriers to protect the island from the high tides

The Sarzettos put the rent they receive towards ongoing efforts to install barriers to protect the island from the high tides

The Sarzettos put the cash they receive from Airbnb guests towards ongoing efforts to protect the island from high tides and increasing water levels.

Anna added: ‘We started to rent the island three years ago and everyone who stays is helping to save the island.

‘Most of our guests come from northern Europe and Italy, but we have had guests from everywhere.

‘It’s like travelling the world from your home. We have met so many people with different stories. They teach me to see the island from many points of view.

‘For me and my boyfriend this is not a job but a dream come true.’

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