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
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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
Canal Grande Apartment
This spacious apartment, with a unique view, is located in Sestiere Cannaregio, a few minutes on foot from Rialto bridge, close to San Giovanni Grisostomo church and the Ca' d'Oro. A hidden campo in a central location, where Venetians meet for the apéritif and for shopping. Rialto Market is just on the other side of the Grand Canal, Saint Mark's square lies at 10 minutes on foot. You'll have the chance to admire, directly from your living room, the astonishing sight of the Grand Canal with its boats and gondolas, Rialto Bridge and Rialto Market!

The flat is 200 sqm in surface, it sleeps 7 and it's located on the 1st floor of a well maintained historical building, with entrance from a court on the Grand Canal.

It's composed of: spacious entrance and corridor, living room and dining room overlooking the Grand Canal and Rialto bridge, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with tub; 2 double bedrooms, single bedroom, well equipped kitchen, bathroom with tub. All bedrooms can be prepared with queen bed or twin beds.

A typical Venetian home, with nice terrazzo floors and an astonishing view.

Discount for stays over 5 nights. Please inquire.
  • canal view
  • 1st floor
  • dishwasher
  • flatscreen TV
  • linen and towels provided
  • no elevator
  • oven
  • washing machine
  • WiFi
  • private terrace
  • hair dryer
  • iron
Peter Davis on Sep 2016:

Magnificent views from balconies, palatial scope of property, location, lists of restaurants
Would have appreciated listing saying there was an iron and hairdryer as I took my own and need not have
Excellent response to queries by Cross-Pollinate and agency in Venice
Admin on 02. Oct 2016:
Thanks for pointing out the iron and hairdryer - have added it now!
Jonathan Yardle on Mar 2016:

We have stayed twice at Canal Grande, first in 2006 and then in 2010 for two week both times. Neither was enough time to do justice to this accommodation nor to Venice. I loved sitting on the balconies and watching and sketching the traffic on the Grand Canal. (Some of my painting are on this website!) Our second stay at Canal Grande coincided with the Regata Storica to which we all had font seats with incredible views of the flotilla of water craft emerging from under the Ponte di Rialto; fantastic. We will be back!
The restaurant which had developed on the ground level opening up on to by the time of our second visit is indeed unfortunate as it disturbs the quietness of night from being at a dead-end calle. Drinking and loud talk can go on into the small hours of the morning. This is a great pity. However when all said and done this is THE best location in Venice ( I have been in Venice now 5 times!).
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms), sleeps max. 7 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 2 queens
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, non-smoking
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 Canal Grande Apartment
Stazione Santa Lucia
Piazzale Roma
Piazza San Marco
Ponte di Rialto
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