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Glossary of Terms

Some terms we use in this site may not be evident, so this Glossary attempts to explain them

ADVISORY SERVICES: a network of integrated services based on our Group’s 20 year experience in the market, addressed to owners or investors considering tented the short-term rental market

ASK OUR EXPERTS: Communication Form used for specific inquiries concerning BOOKINGS, EVENTS, CONCIERGE, BILLING, CUSTOMER SERVICE, ETC

CONTACT US FORM: Used for any inquiry or question towards our agency

EASE OF ACCESS: it gives you a measure of how easy it is a reach a home: Easy, home is next to road, near port or highway, may entail small travel from port or airport to reach it by private car, motorbike or taxi, Two steps further means that you may have to rent your own car, or travel a longer way on paved or a partially unpaved but good road to reach the house, it also applies to houses on islands where you have to use multiple means to get there (car, boat, rail), Challenging-Must travel means that the road or part of the road that leads to the house requires a 4X4 but the road is drivable or that you have to take 2-3 transport means connections to arrive to the remote location / island. The trip may be the motive though and probably once there, you will be most likely off the beaten path alone!

ELITE COLLECTION: A portfolio of unique, luxurious private homes for the discerning traveller who needs custom solutions to their vacation needs. Dream houses where you can pamper yourself to a wonderful vacation. Many we promote exclusively.

MAIN COLLECTION: a hand-picked portfolio of our vacation homes addressed to everybody, coming with basic services like housekeeping, linens & sheets

MY PRIVACY: Following EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR), you can find here in detail how we manage and handle your personal information as a prospective clients, a guest, agent or supplier

HIDDEN BEAUTIES: A portfolio of select, rare-to-find very unique luxurious properties with 5-star services, not on-line, accessible only through our Customer Service Desk

OFFERS: Houses that are temporarily discounted in one way or another, a great value for money; these change rapidly, if you see one you like, take it!

OPTION: a temporary booking we keep for 48 hours for guests to decide if they want a house. You can ask us to put an option on the house for specific dates BUT if in 48 hours you do not confirm by writing or call, then the booking self-cancels. After confirming, a booking deposit is expected within 5 working days and a new option goes into effect.

PETS: we indicate which houses will accept pets. Permission required means that it will accept only certain kinds and sizes or may not accept in all seasons. In any case, you have to have prior consent from us (and the owner) that you can bring along your pet with you, dog, cat or other! Some villas will charge a small fee for your pet (see Extra Charges). Many will increase the Damage Deposit if your four legged friends comes with you

POSITION: this refers to the distance from a swimmable beach. We categorize the houses in 3 tiers: Beach-front means that you are less than 50 meters form the beach, ON the water, within easily walkable distance from the sea, Seaside means that you are close to the water, up to 500 meters form the beach, it is a bit of a walk to reach the beach but you can make it on foot or it is a very short car/bicycle ride, Seaview houses are more than 500 meters from the beach, they still have a view of the sea but you have to absolutely use a car to get to the beach. Also in this category we place houses that may be on the coastline but there are rocks in front of them and a swimmable beach is inaccessible unless you take a car. Prices decline sharply from the Beachfront to Seaview categories, so if you are on tight budget, you may look into a Seaview or Seaside house instead of a Beachfront.

PRICES: prices are defined by season and occupancy, of course a house in very high season will be more expensive than in lower mid season. Children of all ages over 1 year count as persons occupying the house. Prices do not include VAT 19% on agency fee and house services (cleaning, pool maintenance, other).

The following scale is used in the site for HIGH SEASON in FULL OCCUPANCY, in EUR /DAY:

FROM ΕUR 201-350: €
FROM ΕUR 501-650: €€
FROM ΕUR 701-1000: €€€
FROM ΕUR 1501-2000: €€€€
FROM ΕUR 2501-3000: €€€€€
FROM ΕUR 5001& above: €€€€€€

In other seasons, prices will be lower

PRICE CATEGORY: (see also above) this index allows you to plan your vacation and narrow down your search in our site database, it gives you a bracket of houses you can look at, given a certain daily budget at very high season. If you are looking at other seasons, this is still a good guide as your overall price will be less! This does NOT reflect the range of prices the specific villa is sold but rather a "pool" of similar villas within the same price range you may consider. The price of the specific villa is within this range at full occupancy at high season. So for example if a 5 bedroom villa is at EUR 880 for 10 people in August, you see it classified €€€

SEARCH VILLAS: our site uses a state-of-the-art database technology that allows you to enter multiple parameters and narrow down your dream home choice according to many parameters:
e.g. if you are looking for a house for 8 people with a pool, go into MORE SEARCH OPTIONS, click 4 BEDROOMS, then POOL "YES" and then SEARCH. All the houses that fit these criteria will come up. Similarly you can view houses with Air-Conditioning, that Accept Pets, that are On the Water (Beachfront), or meet thematic tag critera like e.g. Romantic, etc. BEWARE though: the more criteria you check, the less you will come up (or nothing!) Reduce criteria then.

SLEEPS: The maximum number of guests -including children all ages- the owners will allow with extra beds of all kinds. Some houses will charge extra for these guests, please visit the RATES & AVAILABILITY TAB/EXTRA CHARGES

SERVICE LEVELS: Refers to house cleaning and three levels are offered: None where you have to do all the cleaning of the house, Self-catered where cleaning is provided 2 or 3 times per week or Full where there is daily service, either external or internal. Many Self-catered houses normally offer daily service if you need it, at extra charge

TRANQUILITY: is more or less self explanatory, it starts from For Socialites on Vacation which means that you are bound to have neighbors you see daily as your accommodation is nearly close to others, to Run Around Naked (not literally always!) which means that you are all alone in a private villa where nobody sees you. Prices usually go accordingly.