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
Pont aux Choux Studio
Yes, I’m a small apartment, but my guests say I’m a jewel! Maybe it's because of the perfect location, in the lovely Marais district, not far from Place de Vosges. Or maybe it's because I’m on the 6th floor WITH an elevator and I have a beautiful view of the rooftops of Paris!

True - it's a small studio, but it's sunny and bright, and has charming wooden floors and an old fireplace, as well as a little balcony where you can enjoy your morning coffee over Paris…

The owner of the studio is a designer and did a good job organizing the small space. The single area converts from a bedroom into a dining room or an office or living room.

The famous Marais district is in the 3th and 4th arrondissement, between the wonderful Place des Vosges, the Republique square and the Hotel the Ville, Paris' City Hall.
The Marais is known to be a trendy area with a number of shops and restaurant which make its day and night life very intense. Nevertheless it is an authentical place where Parisian people enjoy to live. It has traditionally been the Juif district and, more recently, has also been adopted by the gay community.

A number of museums, art galleries and historic sites find also their place in this area where the atmosphere is definitely a bit special and where is absolutely recommended to stay or at least to go for a visit.
  • cable/satellite TV
  • 6th floor
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • kitchenette
  • linen and towels provided
  • phone with free calls to international landlines
  • private balcony
  • WiFi
  • with elevator
Annie on Aug 2016:

The neighborhood, the incredibly beautiful view over the rooftops, large window and tiny balcony, the shower. Also, the comfortable Murphy bed and the great response from the property managers in all ways.
Adding cabinets over the sink to increase storage, and supplying more utensils and pots. The floor and other areas could be cleaner. What can't be improved, but I want to mention, is that while the studio is listed as tiny, one doesn't understand that the floor space is so limited that if the bed is down you cannot walk around the bed and must step or crawl over it. Also, all belongings must be put away at all times or another person may stumble over them. It is important to be nimble in this studio.
Steve at Cross-Pollinate was very helpful, considerate, and responsive.
Kelly on Jul 2015:
Great location. The balcony and view are great. It's cute. Very small, but better than a hotel room, for sure.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (studio / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 2 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, bank transfer, Visa, Mastercard, by Paypal (guest pays the fees)
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 7 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 60 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 double (140 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: damage deposit of €300 requested by paypal to owner, non-smoking, apartment will be clean by 3 pm on day of check-in, check-out time is 10:30 am, between October and May, for stays over 5 days, electricity is paid separately
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 Pont aux Choux Studio