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
CLOSED - Appartamento Undici
This is a great little apartment, just recently renovated and located right in the heart of Trastevere. Back in the day it was originally a stable, and then a craftsman's laboratory for centuries.

There's a separate entrance for the apartment, set on the ground floor of an historic building, while the owners live on the last floor in the same building next door and are always there for you. It's small so it's best for couples, but it can sleep up to four people, with a comfortable sofa-bed in the livingroom/kitchen area.

Trastevere is a lively and busy place, a short distant from the city centre (walking distance) with good public transport/taxi connection to most of the rest of the city. It's a beautiful and characteristic quarter. There are plenty of restaurants and bars of any price level around. The area is inviting for strolling and walking and having some particular views on Rome. A downside surely is the noise, especially on week-ends. The bedroom of the apartment faces the courtyard, but you might still hear something, especially in the living room area where the sofa-bed is.

Guests have been enthusiastic about this place for the super nice owner, the location and the great price!
  • ground floor
  • fan
  • air-conditioning
  • small kitchenette
  • WiFi
  • hair dryer
  • linen and towels provided
West family on Nov 2016:

Wonderful location. Could walk to many areas and the tram worked well for further destinations. Great to become so aware of the Tiber River. Kitchen area very clean and equipment adequate. Modern flat stove top and fridge. Seb came in once (with agreed upon time) to clean up and change our sheets since we are here 2.5 weeks. Very large compared to hotel rooms. I was glad that hand soap and dish soap were provided. Forgot to say great fast wifi!
Another cushion or two on the sofa. A picture on the wall facing the sofa would add to the ambiance, instead of the bare wall. Kitchen could use a second chopping board.
Very helpful. I would (and have) recommend Cross-Pollinate.
on Oct 2016:

Cannot beat the location - Location is great in Trastevere area and easy walking distance to most attractions and landmarks plus numerous eateries; Sebastian the apartment owner was very friendly and most helpful answering our many questions. Apartment is conveniently located on the ground floor, much more spacious than we expected and bigger than shown in the photos, secure, homely and comfortable.
I liked the advice, tips communication from Steve before, during and after our rental experience and would not hesitate to recommend the service to other travellers.
Helen Keane on Sep 2016:

Location was brilliant. Sebastian was helpful and friendly and relaxed. Despite being right on the street it was not too noisy as the bedroom is at the back. A fun location!
Bed lights could be better located for reading in bed! But usually too tired to read for long anyway.
Has always been good with friendly owners.
Ric Thompson on Jul 2016:
Great location. Much bigger than expected, very comfortable compared to many of the small places we stayed at during our European vacation.
Kimberly Adkison on Jun 2016:

A comfortable apartment with the basic amenities needed in a good location. Sebastian was very helpful, friendly and accommodating. It is great to have a kitchen and lounging area when traveling and a place to rest, relax, and unwind that is more comfortable than a hotel room. And such a great value! Would definitely say here again.
Only two issues we had was there wasn't a cutting board, and the internet kept going out. Sebastian worked to get us reconnected, but unfortunately it didn't solve the problem. A new wireless router is what was necessary. We didn't mention the cutting board to Sebastian because it wasn't that big of deal, but I'm sure he would have found one for us if we'd asked.
Cross-Pollinate provided helpful contact and location information. After we'd made our reservations we decided to extend our stay and both Sebastian and Cross-Pollinate made that an easy transaction. Would definitely use Cross-Pollinate again!
on Mar 2016:

Loved the location. Owner was fantastic.
Cross-Pollinate is always dependable and responsive. Love working with them.
Michelle Longino on Oct 2015:
Apartment is right in the heart of Trastevere, AND the bedroom is back toward the center courtyard of the building so that it was very quiet at night. Sebastian was very helpful and accommodating to me. I was a solo traveler; he gave me some great dining recommendations nearby. I traversed a lot of Rome, but it was so nice to have such a helpful owner on site. It's also a great price/value for the size, comfort, cleanliness, location.
on Sep 2015:

Safe and easy to access from airport. Kind, helpful owner. High ceilings, comfy, large bed. Modern, well equipped kitchen. Location excellent for eating or just beyond is authentic Italian life. Great shower and bathroom. Cleanliness. View to garden area ( no access ) very calming. Hubby is 6ft 3 and felt this apartment was a good size.
There is a comfy queen sofa bed at the front of the apartment. It can get very noisy in that part of the apartment until the wee hours ( we were fine at the back ) so take this into consideration.
As long term Cross-Pollinate bookers, excellent service.
Sue Martyn on Apr 2014:

The photos do not do this cute apartment justice - plenty of space for 2 people, comfortable beds, kitchenette useful. Great location within Trastevere, atmosphere galore and easy reach of many restaurants/bars. Walking distance to all sights. Owner Seabastian very helpful.
Nothing - it's perfect for a Roman holiday.
Found this service very reliable - thank you!
H on Nov 2013:
Great apartment--pleasant, comfortable, perfect location. Plenty of room for two people, with one sleeping in the bedroom and one in the living room. The kitchen is perfect for preparing simple meals.
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4.9 / 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: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 1 queen & 1 queen sofabed
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, city tourist tax included in price, luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out
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 CLOSED - Appartamento Undici