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
Earl's Court Garden Flat
This 3 bedroom apartment is about 85 sq meters (915 square ft). The property itself is a recently modernized lower ground floor flat. Windows are all double glazed. As soon as you enter you find the first single room on your right and the first double bedroom, with an ensuite bathroom with shower, on your left. Next to the double bedroom there is the second bathroom, with both bath and shower available.

As you continue on the left you have the open space living room with a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, dining table and chairs, a big sofa and a plasma TV. This space is very bright as it faces a spacious (70 square meters) and intimate garden, where guests can relax and eat, even at night as there are outdoor electrical sockets and lights. The third double bedroom, which was converted from a wine cellar, is also facing the living room.

As for location, it's on Warwick Road, Earl's Court, in the historic London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

Earls Court Road offers all manner of shops; restaurants and bars in abundance. A short walk takes you to the heart of Kensington, quintessential London, where you have everything you could ask for out of London.

Numerous public transport options are available - primary among which is Earl's Court Underground station, less than 2 minutes walk from the front door.

From there you are within easy reach of the entire London Underground network, including direct trains to:
• Victoria, Kings Cross, Leicester Square & Covent Garden (SHOPS & THEATRES),
• Monument & Tower Hill (LONDON'S BUSINESS CENTRE),
• Westminster (BIG BEN),
• Knightsbridge (HARRODS)
• Wimbledon (HOME OF TENNIS).
• South Kensington (BARS AND CLUBS)

Also important to note are direct (no changes) trains from Earls Court to LONDON HEATHROW airport, allowing you to keep your airport transfers quick and simple without the need for taxis. (Time 35 mins, cost £3 off peak). There is also a direct Easybus service every 20 or 30 mins from West Brompton to GATWICK AIRPORT (Time 1 hour, cost £2)

If you prefer, there are also many bus routes available just metres from the flat, or the ever-present London black-cabs. Also just a minute away is a docking station for the London Transport Bicycle Hire Scheme, providing simple pay-as-you go bicycle rental.

One last benefit of the location is the proximity of the famous Earls Court Exhibition Centre. Less than a minute's walk from the flat, the Centre is home to dozens of fantastic events throughout the year - The Ideal Home Show, The Ski & Snowboard Show, The Cycle Show, The National Wedding Show, The Restaurant Show and many, many more. If you're planning on attending an Earl's Court show, or one of the many corporate conferences held there, the flat couldn't be any more convenient.

The area is well lit and well covered by CCTV. Walking alone late at night is commonplace.
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • full kitchen
  • washing machine
  • private garden
  • linen and towels provided
  • ground floor
  • double glazed windows
Kamen Moutafov on Jul 2015:

Great location & apartment. William (the house keeper) was super helpful.
Taking credit cards without a huge surcharge (5% in our case) would be very convenient. Would be great to have dishwasher and extra towels.
Great experience overall.
Cindy Ogburn Donnelly on May 2014:

The location was just perfect for us. William was really helpful (he gets 5 stars!) and he checked on us just the right amount. We loved the convenience of the tube, the neighborhood, and convenience of the grocery store. We loved the garden, the washer and the kitchen! We would definitely stay here again with 4 or more people, and would definitely rent from Alex again. Great idea to have second key in lock box with combination!
Our son was tall, and the small single bed was not very comfortable for him, also the sofa bed wasn't very comfortable. The rest of us were quite comfortable. I think it was mostly just his size. This was a VERY minor issue.
I really felt comfortable with giving my credit card information to a reputable source and the only problem I had was with no notification for the final payment. I would prefer that it be automatically deducted at the 1 week prior mark. That seemed to me the most seamless transition of funds. Alex was so nice about the mix-up and Steve with Cross-Pollinate got everything straightened out for us. Thank you! I would definitely use Cross-Pollinate again! Rick Steves book recommended you!
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms), sleeps max. 7 people
Payment accepted: by paypal or by credit card (with 5% surcharge) at the cancellation date cutoff
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 7 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (150 cm) or 1 queen and 1 French double (120cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: check-out time is 11 am, apartment will be clean by 3 pm on day of check-in, smoking permitted in garden only, cleaning fee of £60 is not included in the price
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 Earl's Court Garden Flat
Paddington Station
Victoria Station
St. Paul's Cathedral
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London
Big Ben
London Bridge
The British Museum
National Gallery
London Eye
Waterloo Station
Kings Road
Picadilly Circus
Tate Modern