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
Casa delle Rose
Casa delle Rose is a beautiful three-room Bed & Breakfast located on Lido di Venezia, just three minutes from the boat stop to Venice (the boat takes 15 minutes to San Marco square). The owner, Stefano, opened the B & B in 2006, assisted by his mother, Elaine, an Englishwoman who has lived in Italy for 35 years and runs a well-known restaurant on Lido for the past 20 years. The apartment is very large, 215 square meters, and located on the first floor (no elevator) of a small classic Liberty style building from the '20s in a quiet residential neighborhood. The guestrooms are spacious and sunny, each with a queen-sized bed, and there's the possibility of adding an extra single bed to two of the rooms. Each room has satellite TV, a loveseat, and a mini-safe. The rooms are decorated in different color schemes, one in pink, one in green, and one in blue. The guestrooms share 2 bathrooms, and there is the possibility of having a private (not ensuite) bathroom for an additional 45 euros per night. The B & B has a kitchen and sitting room / dining room, where continental breakfast is served. A veranda off the kitchen offers a glimpse of the lagoon. The private garden offers a pleasant sitting area for guests to relax in warm weather.
  • linen and towels provided
  • 1st floor
  • breakfast included
  • mini-safe
  • no elevator
  • communal terrace
  • communal garden
  • independent heating
  • LCD TV (flat screen)
  • DVD player with selection of movies
  • WiFi
  • computer with free high-speed Internet access
  • on-site parking
  • private bathroom (€ 45.00)
Rachael on Jul 2016:

Loved that we could get off of Venice and walk around tree lined roads with beautiful homes. Easy access to a grocery and the boat "bus" rides back and forth to Venice were quite relaxing. Stefan was immensely helpful and provided a delicious breakfast in the morning. It felt as if we had been transported to another world from Venice
A neighbor has a feisty little dog within the same gate as the BnB. I really enjoy dogs but thought this one was going to nip my legs one morning so fair warning for those who may not be as comfortable around them!
Superb resource. We ended up using Cross-Pollinate for Rome, Florence, and our trip to Venice and I highly recommend it. Every place we stayed was a perfect fit for what we needed.
Amalendu on May 2014:

Superb property, very tastefully maintained, great hospitality by Stefano. The rooms are large, have all amenities that are promised. The bnb is in a cute little neighborhood in Lido. We had a great time.
As usual cross pollinate was very helpful.
Katherine on May 2013:

Beautiful room, with bright sitting room, really nice bathrooms! Very friendly family run guest house. Gave us a map and provided breakfast every morning. Lido was a great place to stay in Venice and it was very easy to get around. There is a great beach on Lido. We really enjoyed our stay. Lovely!
Small tv. Mirror in room would be nice.
Great directions and accurate description. Great help making and altering my reservation, prompt assistance by email.
anand on May 2013:

Host Stephono and his eagerness to help.
One extra wash room
Excellent support a
Robert on May 2013:

Location, close to resteurants, beach, & Ferry. Excellent breakfast. Excellent staff. Excellent clean room & clean bathroom
Good. Will use again.
Diane on Oct 2012:

It was great to get away from the busyness of Venice, and retreat to a quieter island each night. The staff were friendly and helpful at all times.
I really enjoyed the cross pollinate site and have passed it on to other travellers
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4.9 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: Bed & Breakfast (owner lives on premises), 3 guestrooms, with 2 shared bathrooms
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 2 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 king (180 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out, check-out time is 11 am, room will be ready by 2 pm for check-in
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