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
Ca' del Petalo Apartment
This luxury and elegant apartment is located in sestiere Dorsoduro, calle drio gli incurabili, a stone's throw from both Accademia and Zattere, the sunny quay on the Giudecca Canal, a typical Venetian Sunday stroll, but also a short walk from Salute church and the new Punta della Dogana Contemporary Art Museum. A lovely area, quiet, sunny, offering plenty of art galeries, cafés, museums... in the immediate neighbourhood, Guggenheim collection will be a must among your visits. If you cross Accademia bridge, you can reach Saint Mark's square on foot in 15 minutes.

The flat, a charming duplex, is 90 sqm in surface, it sleeps 2/4 and it's located on the on the 2nd and 3rd floor of a well mantained building.
It's composed of: charming entrance, a spacious living room, a fully equipped kitchen with dining table, master bedroom with large en-suite bathroom with tub, laundry room and, on the upper floor, a small mansard room with a sofa-bed and spacious bathroom with shower.
Wooden beams and mansard ceiling in most of the rooms, windows on both sides of the apartment, pleasant garden view (even if not the building's), absolute quiet.

Completely restored in 2008, elegant furniture and fittings, antiques and works of art enrich this beautiful and charming property. Strictly non-smoking and not suitable for children under 10 years of age.

Discounts available for stays of over 5 nights. Please inquire.
  • 2nd and 3rd floor
  • air-conditioning
  • dishwasher
  • eat-in kitchen
  • full kitchen
  • microwave
  • linen and towels provided
  • no elevator
  • washing machine/dryer
  • oven
Mary Sabolsi on Jun 2019:

Absolutely gorgeous apartment in a beautiful non-touristy location about 15 minute walk from the Accademia bridge. Great restaurants nearby. Quiet and less touristy location. Beautifully appointed.
There was a mix-up with our reservation through Cross-Pollinate, either on their end or the owner’s end - unclear. The owner put us in Ca’Del Petalo instead. Turned out to be a much nicer apartment in a better location.
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Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms), sleeps max. 4 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, Visa, Mastercard
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 180 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 1 queen bed & 1 double sofabed
Policies & Extra Charges: city tourist tax €1.50-2.50 per person per night, depending on season (not included in price), fee for check-in after 8 pm is €50 , fee for check-in after midnight is €70, no children under 10 years old, non-smoking
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 Ca' del Petalo Apartment
Stazione Santa Lucia
Piazzale Roma
Piazza San Marco
Ponte di Rialto
Peggy Guggenheim Museum