Most frequent questions and answers
Yes, pleased to offer our clients :
Freelance Villas “Travel Restriction Guarantee”
Should travel restrictions imposed by the FCDO/Governing Body of your Country of Residence prevent you from traveling to your destination we will agree to move your booking to another date of the equivalent value.
Yes you can arrive and depart any day. We are proud to be one of the few flexible Villa Rental companies and so, if it’s available you can book your dates, and make your stay for any duration. this can save you money on flights as mid week can be a lot cheaper, all we ask is that you book for a minimum of 5 nights (unless its a reduced “gap days” period ).
Yes,. All bed linen, bath and hand towels are included in the price, beds will be made up for your arrival. Any Extra folding beds, where requested will not be made up but linen will be provided. All gas and electricity & water costs are included in the booking price ( there are some properties in Sicily where there may be an extra charge for excessive power use, details on individual descriptions)
Yes, Our price always always includes the preparation and final clean of your property, please see individual property descriptions for details of extra house keeping service that may be provided.
Yes, your pool will be monitored and cleaned when necessary and all the gardening taken care of (but if you feel the need to deadhead the rose’s, please feel free)
Arrival time is after 16.00 and you must depart by 10.00am to allow for cleaning and preparation. If you arrive earlier your accommodation may be ready for you, but we can not guarantee, it is usually possible to deposit your luggage somewhere out of the way. It may be possible sometimes to extend your stay to later, but this depends on new arrivals, House keepers scheduling and any extra costs involved, please ask locally 48 hours before your departure for more details.
No, to avoid the need to take a local breakages cash deposit nearly all of our properties have a non-refundable charge of £40/50€ per booking instead, known as Accidental Damage Waiver (ADW) will be added to your invoice.
Yes, in most of our properties you can add a substantial “Standard grocery pack” (see example photo). Particularly useful if you are arriving late at night in your accommodation.
We have personally visited every villa and apartment included on our web site (and we have stayed at many too). The descriptions and information contained herein are given in good faith. Should you have any questions concerning particular facilities, or require additional information, please call or email us so that we can ensure your choice of accommodation is right for you, we love to talk holidays.
Many our villas now count internet access or WiFi amongst their facilities, this is provided free of charge, please check individual Villa descriptions.
NB: WiFi /Internet connection speed/service is not the responsibility of Freelance Holidays or Villa owners. This is provided free of charge and therefore we accept no responsibility for any shortfalls in this free service.
In accordance with “The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992” all passengers booking package holidays with Freelance Holidays Ltd. are fully protected for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us, including repatriation if required, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Freelance Holidays Ltd.
There is no requirement for Financial Protection of day trips, and none is provided. This insurance is only valid for packages booked that DO NOT include flights.
Consumer aware: Your booking is insured by IPP Ltd and its panel of insurers. – This insurance is only valid for passengers who book and pay directly with/to Freelance Holidays Ltd. If you have booked and/ or paid direct to a Travel Agent for a holiday with Freelance Holidays Ltd. please request proof of how the booking is secured as this will not be covered by IPP Ltd in this instance. For further information please go to www.ipplondon.co.uk
This Insurance has been arranged by International Passenger Protection Limited and underwritten by Insurers who are members of the Association of British Insurers & Lloyds Syndicates.
NB If your booking falls under the category of “Non Package Booking” from this website, the financial protection referred to above does not apply.
Yes, in some of our properties cots & highchairs can be added to your booking free of charge, this will be clearly stated in the individual property’s description. Elsewhere, Cots & high chair are available to hire for the duration of your stay.
NB They need to be Pre-Booked, Please ensure you add to your booking.
30% of the total cost, If a booking is made twelve weeks or more before check in it must be accompanied by a deposit of of the total. If a booking is made less than twelve weeks before check in, it must be paid for in full, at the time of booking.
Directions and key information will be available to download Once you have completed your booking. This is also where you will find your confirmation invoice, maps, local 24/7 contact details. Don’t forget to print this information to take with you when you travel.
Yes, often an extra single folding/ camp bed can be added for a small daily fee, but please bear in mind this will reduce floor and wardrobe space and may not be possible in some properties
Please bear in mind that rural areas often have noises of their own. Cocks crowing, dogs barking, donkeys braying and even church bells ringing are all quite common and can start early in the morning and may continue late into the evening. In the villages and rural areas you will not generally be troubled by the noise of discos, tavernas or excessive passing traffic. If you are concerned about noise levels at any of our properties please do mention this at the time of booking and we will be happy to give you our considered opinion. Do however bear in mind that life moves on and neighbours can acquire domestic animals, or even children without our knowledge. For light sleepers, earplugs are a good idea or even a glass of wine before retiring.
Yes, We understand that your holiday is a precious time that you have taken to either explore your new surroundings or just ‘chill out’. We will leave you alone to do just that from the first day, with no disturbances. However, our local agent agent and occasionally the Villa owners themselves, are available, should you require their help or assistance. You will also be given a telephone number, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to telephone in an emergency.