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September 13, 2017

Book Now or Miss Out: Med Villas for 2018

Villa specialist Freelance Holidays has made 90% of its properties ready to book for 2018, citing a bumper 2017 season and highlighting properties that, says managing director Paul Fogg, “will sell out early thanks not only to their size and style but to their location.”

Freelance Holidays is unusual among villa companies in allowing any day arrival at virtually all properties, even in peak season, making it easy for customers to mix and match with low-cost flights to create great value holidays of varying durations, from five nights to 9, 13, 17 … any length of stay!

Paul’s top tips to book early for 2018 include:
On KEFALONIA, Villa Penelope, Villa Odysseus and Villa Anna Maria. They sit together – but orientated away from each other – on a finger of the Liakas peninsula, with footpath access down to a natural level platform for a dip in the Ionian Sea. Each also has – of course – a private pool, and spectacular sea views.  Anna Maria was completed in 2016; but Penelope and Odysseus welcomed their first guests only in May, so that photographs of the finished villas were not available until late on in the booking season.

“Now the pictures do these luxurious properties justice, peak season dates will be snapped up by Christmas,” forecasts Paul. “All three villas sleep up to six in three ensuite bedrooms, making them perfect for families with older children.”

2018 prices (the same for each villa) start at £229 per night, rising to £759 per night in peak season.

On CRETE’S north-west coast, Villa Argiro is also tipped to book early. This tastefully restored village house is comfortable rather than luxurious, but the location ticks all the boxes. Not only is it in the heart of a real community, but it is less than 1km from the pretty resort of Almerida, where two gently-shelving sandy beaches fly a Blue Flag.

“The village square, with a choice of tavernas and a minimarket, are a couple of minutes’ stroll away and Almerida’s superb beaches are little more than 850 metres down the hill,” says Paul.  “Argiro offers outstanding value for families, with a peak week only £2359 for six people, and off-season rental from only £118 per night!”

A recently-added 8m x 5m private pool is the reason Villa Paxaco on MALLORCA will be hugely popular in 2018. With Roman steps for easy access, and a shallow corner section for young children, the property is also all on one level, making it a great family villa. The location – not more than six kilometres from both Pollença Bay and Alcudia’s old town – is also excellent.  2018 rates start at £125 for the whole villa, which sleeps six, rising to £285 in peak season.

In all cases, the price is for the whole villa, and excludes flights and car hire.

 

Freelance Holidays: 01789 297705, www.freelance-holidays.co.uk


Freelance Holidays’ press contact is Paul Fogg 01789 297 705

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About Freelance Holidays

  • Specialises in villas on the Mediterranean islands of Crete, Kefalonia, Sardinia, Sicily, Mallorca, Menorca and Zante (aka Zakynthos).
  • Flexible arrival days and durations allow travellers to mix and match stays with low-cost flights; properties are priced on a ‘per night’ basis
  • The hand-picked properties include villas with pools, village houses and family-run apartments – many with jaw-dropping views.
  • Freelance Holidays does not arrange flights or transfers, but can pre-book car hire.
  • ABTA members
August 26, 2015

September savings of £1200 on luxurious Turkish villas with private pools…

Vintage Travel, specialists in villas with private pools, has announced massive savings of up to £1200 on seven-night villa holidays in the pretty Turkish seaside resort of Kalkan during September, following negotiations with property owners for last-minute booking incentives.

The above reduction applies to seven-night holidays from 7 September in Elmas (sleeping 10) which now cost £2795. The property enjoys one of the finest locations in Kalkan with panoramic views over the town and out to sea. Ideal for larger parties, the accommodation has five bedrooms – all en suite and with either a balcony or terrace – as well as an open plan living/dining/kitchen area and floor to ceiling glass windows. Outside, the private pool has a long infinity edge and an integrated corner spa section, plus there’s a sunken ‘meditation’ area and table tennis together with open and shaded terraces.

There are also savings of £900 to be had on seven nights from 7 September in Lykia View – a magnificent property, beautifully furnished and with sea views – which now cost £2095. The villa (sleeping eight) has an open-plan living area, four bedrooms (three en suite and each with a terrace or balcony), plus an additional shower room. In the garden there is an infinity edged swimming pool, terraces and table tennis. A gentle stroll leads to two restaurants and Kalkan harbour.

With views over olive trees to Kalamar Bay, sits Mercan (sleeping eight), where a week’s holiday from 7 September is now priced at £1150, a reduction of £600. The villa has an open-plan living area and all four bedrooms are en suite and enjoy sea views. Outside, there is a private pool with an infinity edge and open and shaded terraces. A stroll of around 20-minutes leads to Kalkan Old Town.

Flights and car hire can be arranged by Vintage Travel on request and generous discounts apply to small parties.
0044 1954 261431, www.vintagetravel.co.uk

 

January 8, 2015

More ‘Just Discovered’ villas from Vintage Travel in 2015

Vintage Travel, specialists in hand-picked villas with private pools, has launched its ‘Taste of 2015’ brochure showcasing a selection of just some of its 500 villas in stunning locations such as Spain and its islands, Portugal, Greece, France, Italy, Turkey and Croatia.

Making its debut in 2015 is Casale Fonte Saint’Angelo, a meticulous restoration of a 19th century farmhouse on the Umbrian/Tuscan border which offers a remarkable level of comfort for large groups of friends.

Inside the air-conditioned property, which sleeps 14 people, there is a spacious sitting room, dining room and kitchen – each retaining exposed brick, beams and cotto floors – plus seven opulent bedrooms, each en suite. Outside there are open and covered dining terraces, a poolside lounge, lawned gardens, a vineyard and a private swimming pool.  From Terontola (two kms) there are direct trains to Florence and Rome, while there’s swimming and sunbathing at Lake Trasimeno (five kms).  A seven-night holiday in 2015 ranges in price from £4,995 to £6,995.

Smaller properties being featured for the first time in 2015 include Eleana, a pretty cottage – surrounded by forests and olive groves – at Gaios on the Greek island of Paxos. The air-conditioned property, which sleeps three people, has the classic Ionian exterior of green shutters and a red roof and inside has an open-plan living/dining room with wooden rafters, a kitchen, bathroom and two spacious bedrooms.

A large terrace at the front of the house commands panoramic views of countryside extending to the Ionian Sea and, in the tiered gardens, there is a larger than average private swimming pool, plus a small children’s pool.  A couple of tavernas are just a short stroll away and Gaios, with its quayside restaurants and beaches, is around a 10-minute drive.  A seven-night holiday in 2015 ranges in price from £850 to £2550. Return UK flights and car hire are extra, but these can be arranged by the company on request.

01954 261431, www.vintagetravel.co.uk

 

November 24, 2014

Villas with pools on Turkey’s Lycian Coast introduced for 2015

A selection of individual, hand-picked villas with private pools on Turkey’s Lycian Coast is the latest addition to Vintage Travel’s portfolio for 2015.

The properties – sleeping between six and 10 – are based in and around the town of Kalkan (meaning ‘quay’ in Turkish), which has retained much of its original Ottoman/Greek architecture and authentic character and is dominated by the Taurus Mountains.

Elmas, for example, enjoys one of the finest locations in Kalkan with fabulous panoramic views over the town and out to sea. Ideal for larger parties, the accommodation is spread over three floors with five bedrooms – all with en suite and either a balcony or terrace – as well as an open plan living/dining/kitchen area and floor to ceiling glass windows to enjoy the amazing views!

Elmas villa and private pool.  Image courtesy of Vintage Travel

Elmas villa and private pool. Image courtesy of Vintage Travel

Outside, the private pool has a long infinity edge, two integrated shallow sections and an integrated corner spa section, plus there’s a sunken ‘meditation’ area with wooden benches, table tennis together with expansive open and shaded terraces.

A choice of restaurants and the Kalamar Beach Club are close by, whilst Kalkan Old Town is around a 25 minute walk. Available between March and October, a week’s rental costs from £1650, rising to £4995 in peak season.

Or, just a 15 minute drive inland from Kalkan in the foothills of the Taurus Mountains is the unspoilt village of Islamlar which is noted for its excellent selection of waterside family-run restaurants, specialising in trout dishes.

Here the company features Meryem – a newly-built four bedroom, four bathroom house sleeping eight – that boasts a private pool with infinity edge and sweeping sea views. Available between April and October, a week’s rental costs from £650, rising to £2250 in peak season.

Meryem - private pool and view.  Image courtesy of Vintage Travel.

Meryem – private pool and view. Image courtesy of Vintage Travel.

Return UK flights and car hire are extra, but these can be arranged by the company on request.

For more details call 01954 261431 or visit www.vintagetravel.co.uk

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October 15, 2014

Last minute villas with private pools for October half-term

For those who haven’t yet booked their October half-term break in the sun, Vintage Travel is highlighting superb savings on a selection of fabulous, family-friendly villas with private pools in Europe.

On Mallorca, for example, Es Gallicant is a three bedroom, three bathroom property sleeping six situated in the countryside in a clearing amid wild olive and pine trees. In addition to the larger than average private pool – which is gated and has a dedicated children’s section – other family-friendly features include children’s swing and see-saw, pool table and extensive lawned grounds.

The surrounding countryside is dotted with local restaurants and sandy beaches and coves – such as Es Trenc, Llombards and Mondrago – are within easy reach. Seven nights from 25 October now cost £395 (saving £200).

Or on Ibiza, there’s a £320 saving on a six-night stay at Escandell – a four bedroom, three bathroom rural hideaway sleeping seven situated along an unmade country track near the town of Sant Gertrudis – with its cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. This means six nights starting Monday 27 October are reduced to £475 (saving £320).

 

Pool at Escandell on Ibiza.  Image courtesy of Vintage Travel

Pool at Escandell on Ibiza. Image courtesy of Vintage Travel

 

Enjoying superb views over fields, olive groves and pine woodland, it has its own private pool, table tennis, landscaped, tiered garden with lawn, citrus and olive trees, covered dining terrace and sun terrace, plus family-friendly sandy beaches are within easy reach.

Turning to the Algarve, Casa do Ludo boasts extensive enclosed grounds with a private pool, private tennis court, climbing frame, woodland of pine trees and lawned areas. Hidden away at the end of a country lane, the property faces the Ria Formosa Natural Park where there are many trails and tracks for walking and cycling and it is also home to one of the largest populations of seahorses in the world. Sleeping six in three bedrooms, seven nights at October half-term – from 25th – now cost £475 (saving £275).

Return UK flights and car hire are extra, but these can be arranged by the company on request.

For more information call 01954 261431 or visit www.vintagetravel.co.uk

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