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
Appartamento Sardegna
This apartment is an upscale neighborhood off of the Via Veneto, home to most of Rome's 5 star hotels and made famous by Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" - this is where the famous and fabulous would hang out and get accosted by the paparazzi.

It's within walking distance to the Spanish Steps and just across from the entrance to the Villa Borghese - a large park built on the grounds of the Borghese papal family and also the location to the amazing Galleria Borghese, arguably one of the greatest collections of classic art around.

The apartment is split on two levels and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, both with shower, one on the ground floor of the apartment and one up the stairs in a loft. There's also a double fold-out sofa bed in the living room, sleeping a total of 6 people.

Also, as it's on the ground floor, the windows are frosted for privacy, and only face the ground level of the courtyard - so there isn't any view.

In the surrounding area are a bunch of traditional cafes, pubs and typical restaurants good, genuine food.
  • ground floor
  • full kitchen
  • TV
  • air-conditioning
  • microwave
  • linen and towels provided
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o. (€ 5.00)
  • WiFi
Andrea on Oct 2016:

Location was very nice. Not in congested area.
The shower backed up into the sink. The owners had it quickly taken care of ur it did create a mess. Also we ordered a crib and it was not there on arrival. The pictures portray a newer apartment then what we encountered
Gehan on Aug 2016:

The ability to have an extended number of family members under the same roof with no compromise on facilities nor location
The issue we had with electricity overload so we experienced a power cut and had to reset the system again. We were unable to use the cooker at the same time as having the aircondition on.
Excellent service, fast response, very friendly and professional staff locally as well as via email.
Scott Yee on May 2015:

This apartment was perfect for a large family group such as ours, with lots of space, excellent facilities and of course a very strong wifi signal. The apartment was very clean and its location made it perfect for exploring the city on foot, we did not end to use the metro however the Barberini station is just a short walk away. The owner was very helpful in getting us settled and made sure that we had all the information wet needed on local amenities such as supermarkets, transport and restaurants. A very enjoyable stay,
Nothing, I think that the apartment was fantastic.
Cross-Pollinate made the whole booking process so easy, they were able to accomodate a few needs of ours such as paying in advance which really helped us greatly. I would definitely recommend them to family and friends looking for holiday accomodation.
Marsha DuPre on Jun 2014:

A clean, spacious, well located apartment.
A notebook for the apartment with information on the grocery store location and the washing machine would have been helpful.
I found Cross-Pollinate easy to use and helpful. I would use it again.
Jan and Wiliam McKay on Apr 2014:

Location, Beds were comfortable. Liked upstairs twin bed for spreading out extra packed things.
The smell of cigarette smoke was very strong especially in the downstairs bedroom. The washing machine should be replaced. It left clothes dripping wet. Larger hot water heater or another source for more Hot water needed as it ran out all too often. More towel racks in bathrooms, more shelf space for toiletries.
have used CP often and will continue to when we travel in Italy again.
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4.3 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms), sleeps max. 6 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 14 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 queens
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, city tourist tax €3.50 per person per night (not included in price), fee for check-in after 7pm and Sundays & holidays €25, check-out time is 10:30 am, apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in
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 Appartamento Sardegna