We, a family with 3 children found the perfect place for our stay in Cristina's cozy and well-equipped house end of August/beginning of September. The third bedroom with one single bed was perfect to place the baby bed of our 2 year old son in it. The garden is spacious and surrounded by a hedge that provides enough "sight protection". During summertime, when life is mostly spent outside the house, this is a real nice place to be. Also the surroundings in the residence is well maintained, the pool is nice (of course, during noon time and early afternoon it is requested not to swim as usual in Italy), and it provides enough space around to relax. If you play tennis, there is even a tennis court one can use.
The house is very close to the shops and restaurants near by - a bakery for the rolls in the morning, a butcher, 2 supermarkets, a shoe shop, a household shop, etc. There is also a merchant for fresh fruit and vegetable at the entrance of Duna Verde. Wednesday was market day in Duna Verde during the time we were there. So we went only 2 times to Caorle for the "big shopping", everything else can be found on site at reasonable prices.
The beach is really close, at walking distance (approx. 200 m) - most areas are managed by commercial "stabilimenti" lending umbrellas and sun loungers (see e.g. (URL HIDDEN) but there are also some smaller "free beach" areas which may become somewhat crowded during high season, but we always found a place for ourselves at the end of season. Each stabilimento also provides an outside coffee bar where you can buy snacks, ice cream etc. And the rolling ice vendor also passes the beach at least twice a day.
There is air conditioning in the house but we did not have to make use of it - Cristina already explained at our arrival that the house is well ventilated by the windows and this turned out to be true, at least at this time of the year.
Communication with Cristina was very nice since the first contact and she waited for us upon arrival providing us with a perfect tour around the house and providing valuable information for our stay. Many thanks to Cristina for letting us stay in her nice "seaside villa" in Duna Verde!