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Luxury Detached 1 Bedroom Poolside Beach Bungalow
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Luxury Detached 1 Bedroom Poolside Beach Bungalow
Large Patio Area with cane furniture leading to Pool Olympic size Swimming Pool with Kiddies Pool, Sun Loungers & Coco Hut Umbrellas
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Luxury Detached 1 Bedroom Poolside Beach Bungalow
Large Patio Area with cane furniture leading to Pool
Olympic size Swimming Pool with Kiddies Pool, Sun Loungers & Coco Hut Umbrellas
Luxury Detached 1 Bedroom Poolside Beach Bungalow
Olympic size Swimming Pool with Kiddies Pool, Sun Loungers & Coco Hut Umbrellas
Olympic size Swimming Pool with Kiddies Pool, Sun Loungers & Coco Hut Umbrellas
Lounge with cane furniture leading to pool/balcony
Cane furniture seating for 4
Dining area with seating for 4
Dining area with patio doors leading to pool/balcony
fully fitted kitchen with gas hob/microwave/washing machine
Fully equipped kitchen
large d/bed with sprung mattress
fully fitted triple wardrobes
luxury wetroom with hot/cold water
fully tiled wet-room with s/s fitments and luxury sanitary ware
27 kilometers of Beach 200 meters private entrance from the complex
Olympic size Swimming Pool with Kiddies Pool, Sun Loungers & Coco Hut Umbrellas
Zumbrai beach restaurant to sit and swim and sun-bathe all day
beach restaurants with seafood and drink at local prices
27 miles of sandy beaches to cycle or walk or swim
turn a corner and see the magic of India
Sunset on Varca Beach
Sunset on Varca Beach
Sunset on Varca Beach
fire dancers performing on Varca beach
300 year old Varca Church at Christmas
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Varca, South Goa District, Goa

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zoopla
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“whats not too like”
Reviewed January 10, 2018 for a stay in December 2017
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person found this review helpful

on arrival we were met in the early hours, shown the workings and supported in settling in.
The bungalow is roomy and has everything needed. It is Goa so remember some things are not always up to European standards. However everything worked and the property included WI fi and tata sky tv with english programmes and films..
It is located on small gated complex with a huge pool outside the front door. We spent many hours on the patio (fantastic sunsets).
Its 200mtrs from the beach and has a restaurant within 100 mtrs that frankly does great food at low prices (as does most of them in South Goa).
We hired a scooter at less Tran £4 a day but taxis are cheap and Archie can give you any contact numbers.
We had an issue with air con in bedroom when it failed . One e mail and within 20 yes twenty minutes at past 6 pm the engineer attended. Fixed in 10 minutes. Hows that for service !
This property is comfortable and roomy with air con in lounge and bedroom also room fans everywhere.
Whats not too like. For a shortish visit to Goa especially your first this is a little gem.

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Management Response
Jan 12, 2018
Dear Mark & Ellie - Thank you very much for your good review. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed what Goa has to offer & that you appreciate the comfort of our home & the service we have provided. It was a pleasure having you as Guests & we hope to welcome you again here in Goa in the future. All the best & Kind Regards - Archie, Jane & Amelia
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bv12345
New Delhi, India
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Peaceful retreat!”
Reviewed January 2, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

We stayed at Archie’s 1BHK villa in December as a family of 3 (us + 7month old baby) and absolutely loved our stay! The villa was beautifully set up – comfortable sofas in the living room, great quality bed and mattress, good quality linen and towels, a fully furnished kitchen (which was essential for us given the baby only had home cooked food) with all the essential pots, pans, crockery and cutlery and a microwave and fridge, a washing machine, and a nice big loo. We especially appreciated the thoughtful care package put together by the team before our arrival. Archie also very kindly organized a baby cot for our use during our stay and arranged to have someone come set it up for us.
The pictures actually don’t do complete justice to the how nice the villa is. The villa is very tastefully furnished – both in the décor as well as the furniture. The ceiling was really high, giving you an immediate feeling of light and airiness. The living room was huge – giving baby a large space in which to safely explore. There are a lot of books stacked in a book case in the living room – which given our lazy vacation were very welcome. The villa in which we stayed actually opened up on to the pool.
Archie was on the premises, and was very readily available for any help that we might need. He has a great team of Amelia, the care taker, and Suresh the handyman / pool boy, who together try and ensure you have a worry free holiday at the villa.
Tarika, as a property, is not for everyone. It is a quiet location on a quiet beach, with nothing much to do. The beach (which is beautiful, soft white sand and is a quick 5 min walk away) has 1 shack (which does offer some water sports), and there is 1 restaurant (Tonica) with dismal service and average food close to the entrance for food. There is a mini mart that stores most essentials, but for fruits / veggies / other staples, you would need to make a trip to shop n save. We had a car, so this wasn’t a problem for us. There is no partying, no clubs. It worked perfectly for us. We wanted a place with a good pool and beach and lots of peace and it served its purpose well in that regards. I do wish Tarika maintained their compound a little better, but that didn’t really impact us much. The pool was very well kept, and our 7 month old baby loved drifting around in it in his floats. There weren’t too many people around – and most were families. The pool would be quiet most of the day, and you’d usually have it to yourself for a lazy swim. People staying around were warm and friendly, trading ‘hellos’ and playing soft music.
Archie has provided a nice information docket in the villa with number of a restaurant that delivers, as well as other essential information. The phone and internet connectivity of Tarika is really really bad – only getting partial signal when you sit outside in the porch. This is true for other villas we’ve stayed at in Tarika also, and not limited to Archie’s villa.
There is parking available on the premises. Bikes can park right next to the villa, and there is a car park at the end of the villa row.
Overall we loved our stay at the villa, and the peace, quiet and feeling of disconnectedness from the world that Tarika provides is exactly what we had hoped for.

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Management Response
Jan 19, 2017
Dear Bulbul- Thank you very much that you have taken the time to leave us a good review. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed the comfort of our home & everything that Goa has to offer. It was a pleasure having you as Guests & we hope we can welcome you again here in Goa in the future & hopefully longer. Kind Regards & all the best for the future - Archie, Jane & Amelia........;-)"
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Worldwand...
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A truly relaxing holiday in real India.”
Reviewed December 5, 2015 for a stay in November 2015
2
people found this review helpful

A wonderful bungalow by a large well kept swimming pool. Regular maid service ensures all is kept clean and tidy with regular linen changes. The owners are resident and nearby to give help and advice. Easy walking distance to a lovely beach with many beach shacks. The area is very quiet and has a small village atmosphere. The rental of a scooter/car would be helpful to go further afield, but taxis are available. If you want a quiet, relaxing beach based holiday this is for you.
We have already booked again!

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Liked best: The peace and quiet and relaxed atmosphere
Liked least: The air conditioning at night was a shade noisy
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Dec 6, 2015
Dear Suzy & Earl - Thank you very much for your good review & your kind words. We are very happy to hear that you have appreciated the comfort of our home & that you enjoyed what Goa has to offer. It was a pleasure having you as Guests & we are already looking forward to welcome you again in November 2016. All the best for the future - Archie Jane & Amelia.........;-)
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TartanGra...
Angus, Scotland
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Everything you could want just a stones throw from the beach”
Reviewed November 2, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

A very spacious property with all mod cons. The A/C is quiet and efficient and great to have this luxury in the lounge as well as the bedroom. The kitchen is very well equipped with enough crockery and glasses to feed 10+. The amount of storage is awesome no walking around your suitcases in this property. There are unexpected extras like a full bookcase of books, candles and solar lanterns. The lounge/dining area is particularly nice with so much floor space. We enjoyed the porch/balcony sitting protected from the sun or in the soft evening air with a drink in hand. Just five steps down your own private path and you are in the pool which was kept pristine clean. Our housekeeper always had a cheery smile and kept the place so clean. Archie and Jane are great, always ready to help but unobtrusive. The beach is just ten mins walk away and there is a great family restaurant just a few mins walk away. We would love to return.

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Liked best: The situation, the property, the pool
Liked least: There is nothing to dislike, very satisfied customers
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Nov 3, 2015
Dear Trish - Thank you very much that you have taken the time to leave us a good review. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed the comfort of our home & everything that Goa has to offer. It was a pleasure having you as Guests & we hope we can welcome you again here in Goa in the future. Kind Regards & all the best for the future - Archie, Jane & Amelia........;-)
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essex
Reviewed January 21, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Peace and tranquil area
Liked least: Could have done with a few more restaurants in walking distance
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
Jan 22, 2015
Dear Louise - Thank you very much that you have taken the time to leave us a good review. We are very happy to hear that you have had a great Holiday here in Goa & that you have appreciated to comfort of our home. It was a pleasure having you as Guests & we hope to welcome you again in the future. Please send our Regards to all your Family - Archie, Jane & Amelia............;-)
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L'AMETTLA DE MAR
Reviewed March 9, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Traveling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 29, 2014 for a stay in December 2013
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: the villa
Liked least: surroundings
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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