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
Very straight forward. Well done. Definitely would use it again. Love these type of alternatives to hotels! - John White
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
Balcon Ensoleile
This gorgeous flat is very lived in and has everything you need for a comfortable, homey stay. It's bright and airy and super well designed, with a balcony that looks out over the rooftops of Paris.
  • 5th floor
  • with elevator
  • full kitchen
  • American coffee machine
  • dishwasher
  • toaster
  • WiFi
  • DVD/CD player
  • CD player
  • linen and towels provided
  • private balcony
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • washing machine/dryer
Tom & Andy on Apr 2019:

Wonderful location. Easy walking distance to many sites of interest, and just a few blocks from a great street market (about 5 blocks long) of shops (meat, fish, produce, pastry, cafes, restaurants, etc.). Apartment was spacious, and it was nice to have a full kitchen, washer & dryer, and balcony. We would definitely stay here again, and recommend it to our friends.
We like Cross-Pollinate much better than Air BnB or VRBO because the pricing is very clear (no additional fees for admin, service, and cleaning which appear when you proceed to finalize a booking). Cross-Pollinate web site is very easy to use, and the C-P staff was very responsive by email when we had questions or needed help with anything. We will definitely book with Cross-Pollinate again, and recommend C-P to our friends.
Karen on Nov 2018:

Apartment is nice and just as pictured. The neighborhood is great with all the conveniences and easy access to the metro. The old wood floors creak with every step so if you’re traveling with a light sleeper, then this is not the place for you. You will also want a white noise machine to drown out the sounds from the street below.
Have small shampoos available.
We had a great experience and will use again.
ANJA / SEPTEMBER 2018 on Sep 2018:
Wunderschönes Appartement, super betreuter Empfang, ganz gechillter Checkout, sehr geschmackvolle Einrichtung, die Küche ist gut ausgestattet, tolle Essens-, Ausgeh- und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in nächster Nähe, Metrostation direkt um die Ecke, zudem liegt die Wohnung sehr zentral zu Les Halles und Pompidou, auch die Seine ist nicht weit. Wir kommen gerne wieder. Merci beaucoup.
CARL / AUGUST 2018 on Aug 2018:
« Excellent location, especially if you are booked on an Open Tour Bus as you are minutes from one of the main routes. Also close to 2 separate Metro lines as well as the Hard Rock Cafe. There's a short walk to a pedestrianised area where there are plenty of places to eat and drink in an extremely pleasant atmosphere. All of this as well as being able to come back to an apartment with balcony and sit back with a glass of wine. »
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4.8 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 4 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 2 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 14 days before arrival
Occupancy: quad
Bed options: 1 queen and 1 queen foldout
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, check-out time is 10 am, apartment will be clean by 3 pm on day of check-in, fee for check-in after 9 pm is €30
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 Balcon Ensoleile
Gare du Nord
Gare Montparnasse
Gare de Lyon
Centre Pompidou
Tour Eiffel
Basilique du Sacre Coeur
Place de la Bastille
Arc de Triomphe