Set in the heart of the Argaka countryside, commanding wonderful views of both the sea and countryside, is our villa Pine Retreat. Tastefully styled and furnished throughout, this property comes highly recommended. Externally, the large pool and sun terrace is enclosed by lovely mature gardens providing a great space for lazy days in the sunshine, whilst featuring a pergola and seating area when shade is needed. Scattered along the unspoilt coast line is a variety of local tavernas, whilst the nearby pretty town of Polis offers a variety of amenities including gift shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars.
We had an amazing time. Villa is lovely, views are gorgeous and had some amazing sunsets. We recommend you eat at Santa Barbara, food is lovely. If you want to try some really good sea food Kanelli in Pomos is the place to go. Will definitely be back. Thank you.
Mr Pratt, August 2014
Thanks for a lovely villa, we enjoyed our time here
Mr Holland, July 2014
Lovely setting, with views of the sea in front of us & the hills behind us. Not over built so had lots of privacy when out enjoying the pool. Loved the garden, with it's meandering paths and different sitting areas. Highly recommend if you want a quiet time to recharge your batteries.
Mr Bunch, July 2014
Lovely villa and views, fabulous pool. Appreciated the peace and quiet. All in all a perfect holiday
Mr Atkinson (TVLS BY POST), June 2014
All aspects of the holiday i.e. flight,car hire & directions to villa & the villa went without any problems.Excellent
Mrs Green, June 2014
Superb position, enjoyed a relaxing holiday!
Mr Simpson, May 2014
Beautiful villa, great views, lovely pool. Thank you to both the Rep and the owners. We hope to go back again.
Mr Simpson, May 2014
It was a lovely villa in a good location, with great views (the villa photos don't do justice to the views), we would love to holiday there again
Mr Whitlock-Cox, April 2014
our holiday representative was very friendly and extremely helpful. She went well above and beyond of what was expected. We are very grateful.
Milestone reached October 2013
Mr Odell, October 2013
An ideal location for peace and quiet
Mrs Poole, August 2013
Fab holiday! Weather scorching! Pool & villa the best we've every stayed in (and stay in 'The Best' of James every year)! Couldn't fault a thing.
Milestone reached August 2013
Mr Parkins, June 2013
Villa well equipped, good Wi-Fi connection & efficient air conditioning, local people very friendly & generous which made our experience all the more enjoyable. We would definitely recommend an evening meal at Liza's place with the very charming and generous 'old chap' he was just lovely, the trip to pomos, a small unspoilt village with lovely fishing harbour & the stunning views & beach is well worth it. We all had a very enjoyable, relaxing stay at Pine Retreat & go home relaxed & happy. If we ever get a chance to come back we would definitely do so. Also, thanks to our representative who was lovely & advised us well.
Mr Wallace, July 2012
We had a fantastic time at Pine Retreat. The vial was excellent and the outside living space perfect for a relaxing family holiday. Argaka is a lovely quiet area and the sunsets were fantastic.
Milestone reached June 2012
Mrs Holford, May 2012
Beautiful villa in a lovely location.
Ms Hawkins, April 2012
It was beyond our expectation and we really didn't want to leave. We felt very relaxed there and could not find fault with a single aspect of our trip.
Mr Brazell, October 2011
The villa was superb, both in terms of it's location and comfort - everything we needed was in close proximity
Mr Shadbolt, September 2011
Beautiful villa with stunning views, we have had a relaxing week and would definitely come back again. A great time was had by all!
Milestone reached September 2011
Mrs Stott, July 2011
We had an amazing holiday, beautiful villa, beautiful location. Just like a home from home.
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Scores 8.1 out of 10based on 7 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10
Norfolk Family (the eldest child is at school)
Pine Retreat Villa in Argaka surpassed all our expectations, even after viewing the extensive photo collection on the James Villa's website. Everything was faultless from the detailed directions to get us safely and stress free to the Villa, through to suggestions of excursions once in the Villa. All of our party who ranged from 15 to 79 felt instantly at home. This really is one to book and enjoy, like we did. I can't recommend this Villa highly enough. Thanks again James Villa's for allowing us to have a lovely family fun holiday. We'll be back!!!!!
Confirmed guest: 30 August 2017 Published on: 26 September 2017 2 out of 10
Family (the eldest child is at school)
Arrived to a warm villa as the air con wasn't working in the lounge and master bedroom. It Got repaired the next evening. Food left under table on terrace plus had to clean every table as they were rotten. My son wouldn't go out on his balcony because of all the bird mess on the railings. You could also write your name on them through the dust. The voiles in the bedrooms are a waste of time. Blinds or shutters would be more practical. Also prepare yourself for a long walk to the pool from the terrace on an uneven pathway. The layout isn't practical. The pool shower didn't work so told the rep. Nothing was done about this. There was one sun umbrella which was broken between eight sun beds. We had to wait till half way through our holiday for this to get changed, but still only had one umbrella. 11 garden lights not working and only one pool light. The list goes on. Completely ruined our holiday. The villa is very tired and in need of a lot of TLC.
Confirmed guest: 23 August 2017 Published on: 05 September 2017
Thank you for your feedback and we’re truly sorry to read that you encountered some issues with the accommodation on this occasion. We can see you have since been in touch with us formally and we thank you as this allows us the opportunity to address your concerns personally and reassure you of the quality of holidays we offer.
9 out of 10
Coventry Family (with only pre-school children)
A little rough around the edges for the start of the season
Confirmed guest: 26 July 2017 Published on: 30 July 2017 10 out of 10
Northampton Family (the eldest child is at school)
Excellent villa, private location. Well looked after. Aircon was a godsend in all rooms due to very high temperatures. Already booked it for next year.
Confirmed guest: 19 July 2017 Published on: 20 July 2017 9 out of 10
A lovely villa with great views of both the bay and the hills and wonderful sunsets from the veranda. Spacious, airy and well equipped, even better than the last time we stayed there in 2015. The 'Expat TV was an unexpected bonus, but it's a bit of a circuitous route from the veranda down to the pool.
Confirmed guest: 28 June 2017 Published on: 14 July 2017 7 out of 10
Set in Very pleasant landscaped gardens , plenty of outdoor space, though would have been nice to have an area with a solid roof so one could sit out in the rain. Excellent views down to the sea at the rear and the mountains at the front. Downside to the villa was there were no blinds / shutters to keep out the light in the bedroom, so woken up at 5 am as the light streams in. Nearby dogs barking and yelping throughout the night also disturbed sleep. Also didnt like the fact that you couldn't dispose of toilet paper in the toilet. Wi fi extremely poor , not possible to stream films or even the BBC news.
Confirmed guest: 30 March 2017 Published on: 31 March 2017
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