About Freelance Villas
Offering the best Villas in the best location since 1984
Freelance Villas 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.
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.
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, 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 best flights 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.
The team at Freelance looks forward to being of service to you.
1984 Freelance Villas first year
Freelance Holidays first Brochure cover in 1984 featured Chania Venetian Harbour in Crete, we had many apartments, hotels and just one villa no pools yet.
A couple of years after this image was taken Chania Archaeological society was formed and was a big force behind the massive renovations.
One of our favourite brochure shots from 1984, the clients children now stay with their children at one of our Villa in Crete.
One of our Villas in Kalives, from 1989, you may just see Diane posing on the balcony.