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
Little Cottage
The Little Cottage is a rarity in that it's surrounded by green and yet in the center of the city. From the outside it looks like a classic Florentine building, but once inside, you enter a quiet, tree filled courtyard with the little cottage on one end, on the ground floor.

It's warm and inviting and a great place to come back to after a day of sightseeing.

Downstairs is a living room with kitchenette and a double sofa bed. There's a stylish new bathroom with shower and upstairs, in the loft, is the sleeping area.

As for the area, it's about a block away from the Accademia museum, and a very short walk to the Duomo and Uffizi. Florence is very compact so you'll be able to get around the enter center of foot within 30 minutes, but be able to get away from the throngs of tourists (especially in the summer months) and have a quiet respite to relax in.
Amenities
  • air-conditioning
  • ground floor
  • linen and towels provided
  • kitchenette
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • microwave
  • tea kettle
Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (studio with loft / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 4 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, Visa, Mastercard
Minimum stay: no minimum stay
Cancellations allowed up to: 14 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 1 queen bed & 1 double sofabed
Policies & Extra Charges: city tourist tax €3 per person per night (not included in price), fee for check-in after 8 pm is €30, apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, check-out time is 10 am, cleaning fee of €50 is not included in the price
Spoken Language(s):
Rates and Availability
Location
 Little Cottage
A
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
B
Duomo
C
Uffizi
D
Boboli Gardens
E
Ponte Vecchio
F
Piazza della Signoria
G
Galleria dell’Accademia
H
Pitti Palace
I
Piazza Santo Spirito
J
Mercato Centrale