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
Ca' Frari 2
First and foremost, the location here is the best! Situated right in front of the gorgeous Chiesa dei Frari, this is a part of Venice that's difficult not to love-- super-central but nonetheless a bit off the beaten track, you'll be pretty much anywhere you'd want to go in 15 minutes.

In the immediate surroundings, you have great cafes, bookshops, a supermarket, and the whole area of the neighborhoods San Polo/Santa Croce is famous for its food. Within a minute you'll be on the square in front of the church and from there you can take a stroll along the canal, to just take in the beauty of this city and let the sun shine on your face, or walk to one of the many interesting eateries of this town.

The apartment itself is situated on the first floor (with 8 easy steps to reach it) and accessed from a quiet courtyard. Furnished quite simply and rather basic, it's composed of a kitchen/living room area with sofa bed and one bedroom with queen bed, and a bathroom.

Davide, the owner, lives just around the corner and is determined to make your stay at Ca' Frari a pleasant one. He's Venetian-born and very proud of his city.
  • 1st floor
  • flatscreen TV
  • air-conditioning
  • full kitchen
  • hair dryer
  • independent heating
  • linen and towels provided
  • no elevator
  • WiFi
Dorothy on Apr 2017:
Davide was a welcoming, communicative and accommodating host when we booked his apartment 24 hours before our stay. This was our second stay in Venice this winter and we purposefully picked the location of his apartment for ease of access from the train station and because we love the local vibe in this neighborhood. Turns out it was very easy to access the airport as well, by bus from piazza Roma, only a few Minutes walk away. We very much appreciated that there was coffee and fresh milk in the kitchen, as well as some pastry snacks.
Jackie on Apr 2017:
It was in a nice area. Provided map with useful information. Very nice apartment with lots of space. Clear with instructions.
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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 (150 cm) or 1 queen bed & 1 double sofabed
Policies & Extra Charges: city tourist tax €3.00 per person per night (not included in price), check-out time is 12 pm (noon), apartment will be clean by 3 pm on day of check-in, fee for check-in after 9 pm is €30, luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out, must call owner upon arrival for check-in, non-smoking
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