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    Villa Specialist since 1984
    About Freelance Holidays

About Freelance

"Villa rentals specialist since 1984"

Freelance Holidays has been searching out individual holiday homes across the Mediterranean since 1984. We have grown to offer an eclectic range of villas with private pools, Beach Houses, character village houses and family-run apartments.

Our ethos has not changed since 1984 we select quality properties that we would choose for our own holidays and have not only inspected each one, but stayed in many. They are set in the coastal villages of Crete and Kefalonia, in quiet corners of Mallorca and Menorca and in undiscovered Sicily and Sardinia.

Every villa, village house or apartment is different and has something special to offer. The collection includes family-friendly villas within easy reach of a taverna, farmhouses packed with original features, luxurious houses with jaw-dropping views and quirky village houses for romantic retreats. A handful of family-run apartments make the grade due to location or personal service.

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We bend over backwards to be flexible. From our earliest, pre-internet days we helped guests break free of the seven and fourteen-night package holiday to go 'freelance'.
The majority of our properties may be booked to suit your own travel arrangements, even in peak season: arriving any day of the week and staying for five nights, nine nights, sixteen… it’s up to you. This means you can choose the cheapest flights from your local airport for a holiday that suits your family and work commitments.

Freelance Holidays values long-term relationships, not only with our guests, many of whom book with us year after year, but with the owners of our villas, one of whom has entrusted their property to us since 1989. Many villas are offered to us because we have a local reputation for fair dealing and considerate holidaymakers.

'Word of mouth' may be an old-fashioned way to grow a business but we are proud of our good name in travel (you may have read about us in The Sunday Times and other UK titles).

The four directors of Freelance Holidays between them have more than 70 years' experience in villa rentals. Three are UK-based (Paul, Chris and CJ) while Diane oversees operations from Crete. We have representatives on every island to provide support while you are on holiday.

Each Villa is fully described and photographed, floor plans added and in most we send our drone "Lucy" in the air to give you an even better idea of the location, but do pick up the phone or email us if you have a question about a specific villa.

The team at Freelance Holidays looks forward to being of service to you.

The faces behind Freelance

  • Diane - Greece Operations Director
  • Chris - Operations Director
  • Paul - Managing Director
  • CJ - Finance Director
  • Sylvia - Crete Operations Assistant
  • Carola - Sardinia Manager
  • Jane - Kefalonia Operations Assistant