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
Sunny Venice Apartment
There's the Venice of narrow streets and dark courtyards, and then there's the other Venice, of large and ample piazzas, bright light and some green areas.

Sunny Venice is situated in a neighborhood that represents the latter, in a quiet street off Campo Santo Stefano, less than 10 minutes and a few bridges to cross from San Marco Basilica and other sights such as the Rialto Bridge or the Accademia dell Belle Arti.

A spacious ground floor, two-level apartment facing a courtyard, Sunny gets a good amount of daylight. Upon entering there's the kitchen, a small washroom and a living room/common area with a bunch of sofas and windows leading to the courtyards, great for just throwing yourself on one of the sofas after such a long day of walking! And if you're too tired to move you can even sleep there -- these are sofabeds.

Otherwise, a flight of stairs lead to the second level, with two nice bedrooms and a bathroom (with bathtub).

The apartment is well-maintained and has recently been renovated. The owners, a young couple, live outside of Venice and have three vacation homes to manage in the city and and two young kids to manage at home, so if Roberto seems gruff at times, it's just because he's always on the run! (But will take time to properly check you in, of course, and in case of need, they can always be there within one hour.)

Luggage can sometimes be stored before check-in -- please inquire with your exact dates for details.

Since the owners have to come in to the city to meet you for check-in, please make sure to be careful while communicating your time of arrival. Please keep them updated of any changes.
  • 1st floor
  • linen and towels provided
  • full kitchen
  • microwave
  • washing machine
  • fan
  • air-conditioning in bedroom only
  • whirlpool bath
  • WiFi at extra charge (€ 3.00)
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o.
Ruth Raymond on Jul 2013:

Terrific location. Easy to get around -- a nearby vaporetto stop and a short walk from San Marco -- and very quiet and peaceful. Friendly/helpful owner.
Fans are needed in both upstairs rooms. I had to carry the fan up the stairs every night. Not a very big deal but it would have been great to have a fan already there.
It worked out great. Have recommended the service to my friends!
Nancy on May 2012:

It was very clean, very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. The owner was willing to open a second bedroom at a nominal charge so that my daughter and I did not have to share a bed. The courtyard view was charming and the upstairs was lovely and airy. The owner was very helpful with suggestions of restaurants and grocery stores. I would definitely stay there again.
Stronger light bulbs in the lamps would have been nice for working at night. The bathtub surround did not seem well installed.
The phone number for the owner was wrong, and no one answered any of the Cross-Pollinate numbers. If the owner had not texted my cell-phone, we would not have had a way to get in touch with him. However, they were very helpful in setting up the rental and answered many many questions. I would definitely rent through them again.
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Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms), sleeps max. 7 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, bank transfer, Visa, by Paypal (guest pays the fees)
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 30 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: must call owner upon arrival for check-in, check-out time is 10 am, linens and towels changed once a week, apartment will be clean by 12pm (noon) on day of check-in, fee for check-in after 8 pm is €50 , non-smoking, city tourist tax €4 per person per night (not included in price)
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 Sunny Venice Apartment