Why is electricity sometimes extra?

Admittedly Palmer & Parker villas are not cheap (but they are good value for money).  Given that, it may seem unreasonable or even petty that certain things are extra: for example pool heating or air conditioning.  Why don’t we just include them in the weekly rent?

The answer is individual owners who have different approaches.  The amount of electricity that can be used by a villa with air conditioning and pool heating on is prodigious and the carbon footprint therefore alarming, so some owners ask us to charge electricity or just air conditioning as an extra usually just at cost.  It isn’t a cost-saving effort by the owner but rather an attempt to reduce the carbon footprint of each holiday.