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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.

A villa for 16 right on the beach

extfrombeachSeeing the sea is one thing, but hearing it is quite another.  Villa La Tosca is an absolutely unique property: built in 1903, it has turn-0f-the-century charm and a suggestion of real history, but recently completely made over.  Tall windows let the light pour in, and from most of the house, the sea views are amazing.  The beach is at the end of the garden, literally (and when the tide comes in, the sea is just feet away).  On site services include a full-time concierge service to organise day trips in this fantastic part of France: or you might  choose to just stay by the pool which is fed from a natural spring.  Particularly suitable for wine fanatics: Bordeaux vineyards are just 30 minutes drive.