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Villa Sweet Memories

Argaka in Cyprus

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Private Pool
  • Free A/C Free A/C
  • Car Essential
  • Free Wi-Fi

Villa Details

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Private Pool
  • Free A/C Free A/C
  • Car Essential
  • Free Wi-Fi
Property ID 1666

Villa Sweet Memories

Argaka, Cyprus

We are pleased to offer this fabulous stone villa in the peaceful countryside of Argaka. Carefully constructed, the owners have created a beautiful villa which offers the perfect retreat for discerning clients. Internally, the property is well appointed throughout, while panoramic views of the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed from the pool terrace.

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Two Storey Accommodation

Ground Floor Amenities

Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Coffee machine
Lounge
  • A/C unit
  • Satellite TV
  • Flat screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Dining facilities
  • Patio doors
  • Terrace
  • DVD player via games console
Bedroom
  • Twin beds
  • A/C unit
Bathroom
  • Shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin

First Floor Amenities

Bedroom with ensuite
  • King size bed
  • A/C unit
  • Patio doors
  • Balcony
  • Shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin
Bedroom with ensuite
  • Twin beds
  • A/C unit
  • Patio doors
  • Balcony
  • Bath with over head shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin

Villa Facilities

  • FREE A/C
  • FREE heating via A/C
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • FREE pool towels
  • Hairdryer
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Playstation 2

Infinity Style Private Pool

Infinity style pool
Access
Ladder
Depth
1.00m - 1.70m
Dimensions
8.00m x 4.00m

Open poolside shower

External Features

  • Natural Shade
  • Built-in barbecue

Additional information

  • A non-refundable accidental damage waiver of £10pp will be payable pre-departure
  • Detached property
  • Cots and high chairs available free, just add during the booking process
  • This property features an infinity style pool and therefore may include open drops from the pool edge.

Free extras

This property comes with Free Wi-Fi, Free Air Conditioning, Free Cots and Free Highchairs

Special Offers

Villa Floor Plans

Ground floor

Floor plan diagram

First floor

Floor plan diagram
Pool dimensions are for guidance only.

Classic

Over 30 Years of Timeless, Effortless Holidays

Your private pool, your space, your freedom, in your chosen destination - a Classic James Villa holiday.

Offering just what you need for a thoroughly relaxing stay, in a Classic villa you can fully experience everything there is to love about living the villa lifestyle.

Spend the long sun filled days around your own private pool. In our Classic villas the pool will be a minimum of 6x4m, so there is plenty of space for the whole family to go ahead and jump straight in!

The outside space is at the centre of your holiday universe, so fire up the barbecue and recline on your comfortable sun lounger.

Step inside, the modern amenities are all there - air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and flat screen TV.

The fully equipped kitchen comes complete with microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.

Our Classic villas are great value, without compromising on comfort.

All of the key ingredients are taken care of, so you can focus on your big holiday.

So discover the beauty of the local area, visit the sights and laze the days away at the beach. The choice is yours!

This is what a James villa holiday is all about.

Location and Setting

We have labelled this villa property as being "Car Essential"

Your Villa Setting

  • Short drive to beach
  • Short drive to amenities
  • Argaka is 1hr 10mins from Paphos airport
  • Argaka is 2hrs 30mins from Larnaca airport

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Villa Timeline

  • 2015
    • Milestone reached June 2015

      1000th guest

  • 2014
    • Mr Wright, March 2014

      The villa was very much to our liking with regards to its location, situated in orange and lemon groves and surrounded by hills. There was no light pollution at night and the silence was deafening, which suited us and the views from the balconies were stunning. Look forward to either booking this villa again or it's sister Anna Villa.

    • Miss Deegan, March 2014

      Went for a week away just to relax and this certainly helped us to do that. Perfect villa, perfect pool and perfectly quiet with great views. Couldn't ask for anything more - thank you! We will certainly be going back.

  • 2013
    • Milestone reached December 2013

      Wi-Fi added

  • 2012
    • Mr Burningham, July 2012

      Other than the dishwasher not working properly the villa was smashing. We shayed in the same villa 5 years ago and it's much more secluded not the gardens are mature. A little later in the year, when we hope for a better choice of flights we will DEFINITELY be going back to this villa at the same time next year.

    • Ms Carpenter, July 2012

      The photos on the website probably did not do the property justice - it was beautiful and really well maintained.

    • Milestone reached June 2012

      750th guest

  • 2011
    • Mr Forster, June 2011

      very peaceful location very relaxing area.Shops close by with use of car.

    • Mr Forster, June 2011

      Sweet Memories was a fantastic villa in an ideal location.very clean and comfortable in all aspects.Garden area and swimming pool were well maintained.Would return again to this location and villa.

  • 2010
    • Mrs Evans, July 2010

      Lovely well-maintained villa with a terrific pool, very peaceful location.

    • Mr Mitchell, March 2010

      we have used this villa before and that is why we went back to it

  • 2009
    • Milestone reached June 2009

      500th guest

  • 2008
    • Dr Simm, April 2008

      Delighted with the villa. It was a wonderfully relaxing holiday

  • 2006
    • Milestone reached September 2006

      250th guest

  • 2005
    • Milestone reached March 2005

      100th guest

  • 2004
    • Milestone reached September 2004

      50th guest

Comments that appear in the villa timeline were received via the following channels: web enquiry, villa guestbook and through postal correspondence prior to 2014.

Pictures that appear in the villa timeline were received via our Travellers App and any opinions provided are of the customers and not James Villa Holidays.

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Sweet Memories Reviews

Sweet Memories reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Cleanliness
8.1
Decor and quality of furnishings:
7.2
Outdoor living area:
8.4
Swimming pool (If applicable):
8.5
Value for money
8.0
Overall rating
8.2
Scores 8.2 out of 10 based on 10 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10

Paul

Lurgan Couple
The villa was beautiful but a bit hard to find after reaching the Kiosk on the directions provided. We had to stop at a villa on the way to ask for directions and luckily enough the owner was English who helped us find the villa. If we would have arrived in the hours of darkness we would never have found it
Confirmed guest: 11 June 2017
Published on: 13 June 2017
8 out of 10

Colin

Villa is in a fantastic secluded location with amazing views of the surrounding countryside with horses in a field next to the villa with some goats a little further down & loved watching the Geckos running everywhere !!

Inside villa is in good condition although cleaning standards from the owners needs attention with dust on floors and under beds and plenty of bird droppings everywhere.

Great views from the balconies just a shame that more furniture isn't supplied to allow guests to sit, relax and enjoy.

Dishwasher doesn't heat so be prepared for greasy dishes !!

Would definitely recommend to stay - especially if the owners brushed up their act and paid more attention to detail.
Confirmed guest: 07 May 2017
Published on: 08 May 2017
9 out of 10

Andrew

Couple
Overall, we were very happy with the villa. The views are fantastic!
Only a couple of gripes:
a) The oven was quite dirty and there were no cleaning products supplied, apart from washing up liquid - but no cloths. I would have liked to be able to clean the kitchen daily and, particularly, before we left;
b) Other villas we have stayed in have supplied basics such as extra toilet paper, washing powder and dishwasher tablets. These are not the sort of items you would expect to have to buy;
c) As the pool was not heated, we were unable to use (late March) and as it is quite big, the sunbathing areas are extremely limited - beware if you have small children;
d) A neighbouring property had goats, which were extremely vocal (particularly the babies) and together with a distant (but quite loud) chainsaw, our days (particularly the early mornings!!) were not exactly as peaceful as the surroundings had led us to believe - this was a huge disappointment as we were attracted by the isolated location.
We would definitely choose this villa again, and hope the chainsaw work has been completed!
Confirmed guest: 02 April 2017
Published on: 10 April 2017
8 out of 10

Susan

Couple
The Villa was lovely, really quiet location with beautiful views all around. The surrounding countryside was very green, hilly farmland and trees. The villa garden was surrounded by trees and bushes so very secluded. Loads of birds tweeting. We went in the third week of March so the infinity style pool was still extremely cold. I would have liked it to be heated. The stone villa was also quite cold as it was early in the season so we needed to use the heating via the air conditioning units in the evenings . Unfortunately the unit in the main lounge area didn't work. We had to advise the rep who in turn told the villa owner. She organised for an engineer to come and fix it but this wasn't until the third day. We were told he'd arrive between 10am and 11am but didn't turn up until 3pm. It was a bit inconvenient as we didn't really want to be disturbed, but at least it got fixed.
The villa owner was very apologetic and gifted us a huge bag of freshly picked oranges, lemons and grapefruits straight of the local trees. We enjoyed fresh juice daily as we found a lemon squeezer in the cupboard.
The villa was spacious and had three bathrooms although we found that the hot water quickly ran out after two showers. There were only two of us so I think that if the villa had it's maximum occupancy of six this would be inconveient. We used the booster switch to heat more water, which took about 1/2 hour.
The view from the main bedroom balcony was of the sea, although it was quite a distance away. The sunsets from the balcony were amazing.
There were plenty of gheckos dashing about or basking on the warm stone bench in the garden. The barbeque is large but had no grill on it, the rep noticed this and said he'd inform the owner although it was never put in. Luckily we didn't need to use it as the evenings were quite chilly due to the time of year. Although we didn't use the pool much, other than a very brief dip now and again as the water was so cold, no one came to service it during the week, but this was fine for us.
There was no towel change all week, but as there were only two of us we had plenty from the other rooms.
I was a bit surprised to find no washing up liquid in the kitchen, we've used another villa rental company before, who provided this. I had to buy some and have left it behind.
The villa is some distance from the few shops and restaurants in Argaka, too far to walk. The choice of restaurants isn't huge and most were almost empty as it was early in the season. The drive from the villa to the beach passes trees filled with oranges, grapefruits and lemons which is lovely to see. A lot of the fruit had dropped off and was just lying on the ground. The main road through Argaka runs alongside the beach but we didn't find it to be easily accessible with the car, there didn't seem to be anywhere to park. However we drove along the coast a bit and found another nice beach.
Overall we had a lovely stay at Villa 'Sweet Memories'.
Confirmed guest: 26 March 2017
Published on: 31 March 2017
8 out of 10

Christopher

Telford Couple
The instructions to find the villa are useless. It took the local taxi driver over 1 hour to find the villa in the last 1/2 mile. Signs to the villa are urgently needed as the last 1/2mile is an unmade dusty track that appears to lead to nowhere. Why are the basics salt, pepper, sugar, oil, vinegar, etc not left in the kitchen. Surely nobody bothers to take them home. Why dont you provide a dishwasher tablet/day when guests are never going to finish a pack in a week or 2.
Confirmed guest: 27 October 2016
Published on: 01 November 2016

We're sorry that you had difficulty in locating the villa, our resort team have reviewed and updated the directions to help prevent this happening again.

9 out of 10

Iain

Tavistock Couple
Excellent value for money, villa and pool well laid out and lovely quiet location.
Confirmed guest: 09 October 2016
Published on: 15 October 2016
4 out of 10

Judith

Stratfield Saye Couple
We, as a couple stayed in Sweet Memories last week for one week, we will not be returning to this Villa again.

The positives of this villa is it has a very good size swimming pool, and the villa itself is a good size, you can see the sea from the main bedroom, and the terrace off this bedroom at night lets you have an amazing view of the night sky.

The negatives, there is a rubbish tip just out side of the main gate, with lorries fly dumping piles of dusty rubbish, the owner did get this stopped but this must have been going on for some time as the tip was massive. We were not informed of this before hand.
There are lots of animals in the area which make a lot of noise, which we didn't mind, not even the cockerel that started at 6am! But on the Thursday night a dog started barking and it barked for the next 3 nights and keapt us awake all night. Not conducive for a relaxing holiday.
The villa is looking a little tired and could do with some TLC, the pillows on the bed were thin old and lumpy.


Our flight was not until the Sunday evening, so we paid extra money to go to a complex for the day which was recommended by the rep, when we got there we had to wait a long time until our room was ready, then to be told the restaurant had closed that day for the season!
We did use the swimming pool, but would say the steps to get in and out of the pool were dangerous, I would not be happy letting children use them.

So sadly we would not go back , and would not recommend the villa.
Confirmed guest: 03 October 2016
Published on: 14 October 2016

Thank you for your feedback. It’s great to read that you enjoyed many aspects of the villa and so it’s frustrating to learn that you were not entirely satisfied with aspects of your recent holiday. Over the winter, the tip outside has been leveled and will not be used in 2017. New pillows, new bed covers in the master bedroom and a new android box for the TV have been provided, whilst the inventory and kitchen equipment upgraded. We carry out health and safety audits on the last day facilities however we are sorry for any difficulty you encountered.

7 out of 10

David

Berkshire Family group all over
Sweet Memories is a lovely villa and overall we enjoyed our stay. It is well planned, with balconies and views at every angle and a fabulous pool. The rooms are spacious, very clean, furniture and beds comfortable and plenty of bathroom facilities. Directions could perhaps be made a little clearer, as we initially struggled to find the villa. Car absolutely essential as Sweet Memories is extremely remote and some distance from any facilities; however, the night sky was a joy as there is very little light pollution. Some minor negatives: for a six-person villa, it was rather under-equipped in some basics, with only three wine glasses and two beer glasses. The cooking knives were all blunt, and there were no scissors or oven gloves. The air conditioning condensation was routed to an already overflowing flower pot on the terrace, creating a hazardous pool of water when the unit was in use. Only one outside light worked, with several bulbs needing replacement, and although reported these were not fixed, making the exterior and terrace very dark at night and reducing the enjoyment of evenings outside. The towel change indicated for Wednesdays did not happen. The pool was a great size but a net would have been very useful to remove leaves and insects (especially the large spiders) that regularly fell into the water - by the end of our one-week stay we were "swimming with the bugs and leaves", which was very off-putting. Particularly in view of the cost, it is reasonable to expect such small things to be right for the holiday-maker, as it was irritating and did take the edge off what was otherwise an excellent holiday.
Confirmed guest: 04 September 2016
Published on: 12 September 2016
9 out of 10

Martin

London Family (the eldest child is at school)
A lovely villa. The instructions on the paperwork to find the villa are very poor especially if you arrive in the night however the owner was only to pleased to come to us and bring us there.
Confirmed guest: 22 August 2016
Published on: 29 August 2016
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