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
Studio Mozart
Studio Mozart is a cute one-bedroom apartment in the heart of Venice, perfect for people wanting the privacy and independence of an apartment, without the necessity for a full kitchen, but for a great price!

The studio has a corner equipped with tea- and coffee-making facilities and stocked for your immediate needs, a fridge and microwave (no stove or sink though). There's a bedroom, a living room area and a bathroom. The apartment is elegantly furnished and in a nice overall setting (you'll find anything you'll need in the immediate surroundings).

It's managed by a Venetian couple who know how to make their guests feel special and welcome (they even provide a little hotel-like welcome basket with shampoo, soaps, etc so you know you're on vacation).
  • linen and towels provided
  • microwave
  • tea/coffee-making facilities
  • flatscreen TV
  • no cooking facilities
  • hair dryer
  • mini-fridge
  • independent heating
  • air-conditioning
  • private balcony
  • 2nd floor
  • no elevator
  • WiFi
Matt on Jul 2019:
The host clearly communicated with us in advance and met us at the Rialto Bridge water taxi stop, then escorted us to the lovely apartment, pointing out great places for breakfast, dinner, vino and chocolate. Perfect location off the main tourist paths but close to everything. Highly recommend this property.
Stan & Cindy Rodes on Oct 2016:

Great location near the Rialto Bridge but far enough off the beaten path to be in a genuine neighborhood. Comfortable and clean apartment. Mr. Zennaro was a great host and we managed despite the language barrier.
Clearer direction on how the heat works. The control in the entry did not seem to do anything. We ended up adjusting each unit up and down as needed.
The Cross-Pollinate folks were amazing. Quick replies. Courteous. Helpful.
Sam on Sep 2016:

The place was larger than we expected and everything was in good shape. A very nice place in a good area.
Using cross-pollinate was super easy and straight forward.
Gillian Longworth McGuire on Jun 2015:
The location, the air conditioning, the wifi and the very helpful staff who gave me useful information about some complicated island logistics and pointed out a terrific tavola calda nearby.
Erica Firpo on May 2015:

The location is perfect- easy to get walk to every location, close to a vaporetto stop for a boat trip and very easy to find your way home at night when Venice seems to change. The apartment itself is very clean and charming, and has a lot of beautiful light throughout the day.
Wifi. It is available not always strong.
Very easy to use. Great communication-- I really felt there was great personal involvement on behalf of the Cross Pollinate staff.
Grahame Perry on Jun 2014:

The location is great. The apartment was clean, very cute, nice sized and decorated and equipped. Nice sized and equipped bathroom and the owner was helpful and friendly. This was a great value and didn't feel like a value price accommodation. I would definitely stay here again.
I was a little hesitant about meeting at the vaporeto stop but everything worked well. The language was a little challenging but I spoke Spanish and the owner Italian and things worked out ok.
anonymous on Jun 2013:

Great location, attractive apartment, very good price. We liked being part of a real neighborhood.
The person who was to meet us was very late (about an hour after the planned time) and didn\'t speak English making it very difficult to orient ourselves to the apartment. After he left, we could not find any way to turn on the air conditioner- we were left with the option of leaving the windows open and being bitten by mosquitoes (over 10 bites each the first night) or keeping the windows shut and roasting all night. Also the bathroom had a moldy smell.
We found this very effective and prompt
Admin on 18. Jun 2013:
I'm sorry you weren't able to work the AC - there's a remote control on the wall. I'm sure if you would have asked them (or us) for assistance, we could have sorted that for you.
anonymous on May 2013:

Everything was great, they even gave us travel sized soap, which we were not expecting!
We had emailed to change the meeting time but they did not recall that the time had changed and had come to meet us at the wrong time. They were not at the meetup place at the updated time.
This has been a great program. We have used two different rentals through it and both have been wonderful.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 2 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 2 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 30 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 singles
Policies & Extra Charges: must call owner upon arrival for check-in, non-smoking, apartment will be clean by 3 pm on day of check-in, check-out time is 11 am, luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out, city tourist tax €1.50 per person per night (not included in price), fee for check-in after midnight is €30
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