Unbelievably friendly and warm staff who gladly gave expert travel advice and recommendations that only a Roman would normally be privy to. - Loic Diels
I LOVE this website and will gladly recommend it to anyone headed this way. Nothing disappointed us! - Mary-Iris Taylor
I have been using Cross-Pollinate for about 10 years now. The service is consistently great and I can always find just the kind of apartment we like, at the right price. - Hirani Himona
A really great idea - with a network of hand picked little rooms/guesthouses. If only we could have this in more city destinations! - Zoe Buck
I love Cross-Pollinate and every time we go to a new city I look to see whether they have some accommodations over there. - Arantza Aldea
The two places I have stayed at from Cross-Pollinate have been among the best across Europe. Highly recommended. - Nicholas Burn
Thanks a lot to Cross-Pollinate for the opportunity to experience a city as an insider! We really enjoyed our stay in Rome and Venice and look forward to more. - Tatiana Marchenko
Cross-Pollinate was very helpful when the owner of the B&B wanted to charge us for the baby under 2 y o. It would have been difficult without them since the owners did not speak any english. - Yulia Pichugina
This was our only stay with a C-P apartment and we were very pleased with the entire process. Will look to use them again on our next Europe trip! - Anthony Giglio
Great web site and quick response from the team a CP made the whole experience easy and hassle free. I have already recommended CP to quite of few of my airline industry colleagues and I'm sure they will make use of their excellent service. - Shane Pickles
Cross-Pollinate was extremely helpful! They found us a place to stay in our price range when many other places of business couldn't help us. - Sarah Seminutin
Cross-Pollinate was very easy to use, and it is so much better to stay in places like these than big corporate hotels; you get a much better feel for the place. - Kaspar Deane
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Cross-Pollinate was fantastic and easy to use. We used Cross-Pollinate to book a room in Florence (the second leg of our trip), which was everything I thought it would be. We have recommended Cross-Pollinate to our friends. - Barbara Carlin
Cross-Pollinate are great - the descriptions are accurate and they are very responsive to questions. - Dominique Bayne
Cross Pollinate was just the best. I had tried a couple of places before coming upon them. As soon as I sent the first email I stopped looking for any more websites. I just wish they expanded to every city in Europe. Their knowledge, helpfulness, etc. was second to none. - Caroline Collis
Natalie's Barceloneta Flat
This comfortable, sunny 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment is located just blocks from the beach -- and in fact you'll get a good glimpse of the beach and the water from the bedroom window! Barceloneta is an interesting neighborhood: the nearby boardwalk and beach is filled with tourists when the weather is nice, yet if you walk away from the beach and deeper into the neighborhood, it has a completely different feel to it: more residential and less touristy. The location is perfect for those who wish to spend some time at the beach soaking up the sun or having evening drinks by the water (Barcelona's reputedly best paella is also just blocks away at the restaurant Can Majou!), yet it's also easy to get around the rest of the city as well to visit all the tourist sights. The closest metro is Barceloneta and from there it's just a short ride to get to the Old City, or you can walk in about 20 minutes or so. The apartment is on the 3rd floor of a small residential building -- the first in the neighborhood to have an elevator installed in the building, so you get the charm of an older neighborhood with the comfort of modern conveniences. The owner, Natalie, is a friendly young American from Chicago whose father is from Barcelona. She lives in her place most of the year and rents it out while she's away, so it has a homey, lived-in feel but is also comfortable and suitable for guests. The flat is equipped with air-conditioning, WiFi, washing machine, and cable TV. The bedroom has a double-sized bed and a spacious ensuite bathroom. There is a small balcony off the bedroom overlooking the street and with a sea view; the balcony is quite small so you can't really sit out on it, but it's nice for pulling up a chair and taking in the sea breeze. The sofa in the living room turns into a sofabed that can sleep a third person. There's also a fully equipped kitchen so guests can cook meals at home if they wish to save some money.
  • with elevator
  • full kitchen
  • washing machine
  • air-conditioning
  • independent heating
  • private balcony
  • WiFi
  • cable/satellite TV
  • 3rd floor
Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 2 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, bank transfer
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 7 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 double (140 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: smoking permitted on balcony only
Spoken Language(s):
Rates and Availability
 Natalie's Barceloneta Flat
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