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
Lucky Venice Apartment
Lucky Venice is situated in the city's most sought-after spot: it's basically just behind Saint Mark's square, but tucked away in a quiet street without tourists.

There's really no need to describe the area in detail: you're super-central, with pretty much anything you could want or need within easy each.

Lucky is a well-maintained two-bedroom apartment with a large and inviting living room for relaxing, and a good-sized kitchenette cut off from the living room. As in many Venetian homes you won't get a huge amount of light, but to make up for it, it's very calm.

It's owned by Roberto and Laura, a nice young couple living outside of Venice with three vacation homes to manage in the city, and two young kids to manage at home.

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.
  • linen and towels provided
  • 1st floor
  • microwave
  • dishwasher
  • Italian coffee maker
  • air-conditioning
  • hair dryer
  • WiFi at extra charge (€ 3.00)
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o.
  • washing machine
Carol Stone on Sep 2015:

The helpfulness of Laura, the lovely apartment, the excellent location.
Would be nice if there was a rack to hang clothes in the small bedroom in the Lucky Venice apartment. An inconvenience to have to go into the other bedroom for clothes.
I used Cross-Pollinate because of Rick Steve's recommendation. The experience was excellent and the apartment was a delight.
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Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 6 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 double (140 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: must call owner upon arrival for check-in, linens and towels changed once a week, check-out time is 10 am, luggage can be left after check-out, 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 up to €3 per adult, depending on season, per night (not included in price)
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 Lucky Venice Apartment
Stazione Santa Lucia
Piazzale Roma
Piazza San Marco
Ponte di Rialto
Peggy Guggenheim Museum