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
Apartment Bohème
Entirely renovated and owned by a young woman, Sylvia, who has started a small family run vacation-rental business in 2012 and is as eager to do as great a job as possible. Between herself and her parents, who live just one street over, they own 3 apartments in the neighborhood and have converted them into vacation rentals with brand new, super-clean furnishings. Maintenance-wise it's in the best of hands - her father's, who is a handyman.

Decor is very clean and simple, with some playful, colorful touches with designer furniture. The windows lead to an inner courtyard so it's very calm and quiet. There's a small bathroom, a living/entrance area with kitchenette and double sleeper sofa as well as the tiny toilet (in a separate little closet as is common in Paris). Down a set of winding stairs is the bedroom with attached bathroom. This bedroom has no window and is below street level, but it's not unpleasant! Very cozy and cavelike.

The neighborhood is just at the bottom of Montmartre (a couple flights of stairs to climb and you're there!). It's a nice mix of residential and Parisian, almost "elegant" but also still multicultural and not too touristed. Naturally, you have lots of cafe's, eateries, and bakeries, one of which, on rue Ordener 159, has won the award for 'Best Baguette" for 5 years in a row. There is also a marketplace area with open air market for fruits, veggies, cheese, fish, etc. A nice little park and playground are also only a few minutes by foot, on Square Clignancourt. The closest metro line, Jules Jouffrin stop, line 12, is a short walk away, making it easy to get to other parts of the city.

No pets, please!
  • ground floor
  • LCD TV (flat screen)
  • linen and towels provided
  • full kitchen
  • WiFi
  • washing machine
  • double glazed windows
  • toaster oven
  • cable/satellite TV
  • independent heating
Cassandra Cline on Jun 2018:

The excellent location. Easy to access any part of Paris on the subway. Also, the Montmarte area offers the village feel with great restaurants, cafe, bars and walks.
The stairs in the apartment are super steep, being vigilant is necessary especially if you need to use the toilet upstairs during the night.
Cross-Pollinate is my go to accommodations expert and I have always been pleased. Communication with Steve when necessary has been immediate and helpful. I appreciate their service and will always use them.
jacqui_olivas@yahoo.com on Jul 2013:

Great location. Sylvia (the apartment manager) was very nice and helpful.
There was about 1/4 roll left of toilet paper and no back stock.
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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, bank transfer, by Paypal (guest pays the fees)
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 5 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 60 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 double (140 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, apartment will be clean by 3 pm on day of check-in, check-out time is 10 am, fee for check-in after 8 pm is €50 , cleaning fee of €50 is not included in the price, city tourist tax included in price
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 Apartment Bohème