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April 2010 update - Phase 4 nearing completion!

Phase 4 nearing completionPhase 4 is nerarly there! It's been a long haul, but having been inside the properties I can report stunning construction quality, light and views! Click here to read more, and optionally leave a comment! Read this article, and optionally leave a comment

Firstly we'd like to offer sincerest sympathies for everybody caught up in the "no flights" problem! We have loads of clients and friends stuck here in Spain - no better place to be stuck to be truthful - but we know folks have to get back to their work, families and pets, so hopefully things will return to normal as quickly as possible.

We also have lots of clients and guests waiting to come over, so business affected for us as well, so we're really hoping for a quick return to normal. The funny thing is that Iceland's airport is relatively unaffected... go figure!

On to Phase 4! All about phase 4 at present as the progress is truly fantastic, we have a few pictures to go with this update as usual, however I have been lucky enough to enter a few of the properties on the new phase 4 "Brisa" style apartments and the only thing I can say is WOW!

I took some Roda Golf phase 3 villa owners, Den and Alison Maycock from London with me for a second opinion, and they were as enthusiastic as me. They agreed that these properties and this area was fantastic. They also commented on the quality of build which they said was surprising as the progress has been so very quick.

All the properties are very bright and airy, there is far more room as the floor space is larger, particularly as these "Brisa" style properties all have good size utility rooms with them. There seems to be much more light as there are more windows. It's really nice to have access onto the main terrace from the bedroom, as well as the lounge.

There are far fewer properties - and therefore people - on phase 4, making it a very exclusive phase on Roda Golf. The ground floor apartments are elevated and looking over the swimming pool, which incidentally have separate kiddies pools. Absolutely stunning.

The penthouse properties are superb with stunning views, and 90% of them are facing South guaranteeing all day sunshine. The real feature of these new style "Duplex" penthouse apartments (only available on this phase of Roda Golf) is the internal marble staircase up to the master bedroom and rooftop solarium. The solarium is all ready for a hot tub Jacuzzi and all the properties have sea and golf course views.

The communal areas are very "open" with considerably more paving around the communal swimming pools on this phase. All of the properties on phase 4 are just "second line" to the golf course.

The cranes have now been removed, as well as the large cement hoppers, so we really are in the final phase of construction. I am confident that all owners who have purchased on this phase will not be disappointed - your property is almost ready! It has been a long haul, but the whole area looks fantastic and some new owners should start to complete the purchase from sometime in May.

Very important for people to consider - IVA (VAT) goes up from July 1st 2010. There is an extra 1% to pay on all purchases and an extra 2% to pay on all services, so from 7% to 8% and from 16% to 18%, please consider this when planning to complete your purchase soon.

As always we are available for any help with Mortgages, Furniture Packs, Property Management and Rentals, as well as any other enquiries you may have.

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A quick update! Phase 4 is flying along!

Spiral staircaseJust a quick "interim" update for all those lucky folks on Phase 4. The construction work here is absolutely flying along, and we couldn't resist taking some photos. It's a hive of activity! Click here to read more, and optionally leave a comment! Read this article, and optionally leave a comment

Just a quick post today, but we really didn't want you to miss this exciting news! Simply great news regarding phase 4 at Roda Golf. The building work is progressing at such a rate, we couldn't resist taking some pictures to show you. We will still provide some more pictures and another update later in April.

Most of the blocks are now painted. We can barely keep up! Loads has been done since we took these latest photos the other week. The whole area is a hive of activity. Builders are everywhere... and the sound of diggers, trucks and cranes!

The properties are now having the windows installed and glazing will commence imminently, phase 4 is starting to look fantastic!

There has been earth delivered for the gardens, so there really is a huge amount of work on every part of these properties, it will be any day now when the kitchens and bathrooms are delivered and installed and we will bring you the photos as soon as possible, just anxious now to get inside and take some photos of the views from inside the properties and from the terraces and solarium's, should be great.

Most of the external plastering has now been completed, so we should see the area being tidied up quite a lot from now on, we still anticipate owners should be preparing to complete from the start of June.

I hope you enjoy the latest batch of photos. Rest assured there will be a much more comprehensive update next time.

Phase B Speculation

There has been some speculation regarding phase 4B. We can report accurately that there has been no work started on phase 4B, and there are no plans in the immediate future to start this phase. We will report it here as soon as we get news. The only work currently under construction is on phase 4A.

Should you new owners on phase 4A at Roda Golf require any help regarding mortgages, furniture Requirements, ongoing Property Management and Rentals - or you have any other requirements, please don't hesitate to contact us.

That's all for now. Feel lucky if you are a Phase 4 owner...and we'll be back very soon with much more!

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Phase 4 flying along! Completion starting in May!

Workers on phase 4Spring is here! Along with the great weather we have some great news! Work is flying along on Phase 4, with properties set for completion this May. We have some advise for all you "soon to be" owners here at Roda! Click here to read more, and optionally leave a comment! Read this article, and optionally leave a comment

Here we are in March already! Spring is finally here, and after a month of horrible weather, the mild weather is upon us, the temperature has shot up and the sun is shining at last!! On top of that we have some great news with this update for the number one information web site for Roda Golf!

Even though the weather has been awful, the golf course has been very busy with members, societies and holiday golfers enjoying the Roda Golf course which is still in remarkably good condition.

We have plenty of enquiries coming in for rental properties which is excellent news. Holiday bookings for the Summer are coming in thick and fast and there are also enquiries coming in from buyers looking to buy property here at Roda Golf - all good news I am sure you will agree! A long way to go, but things are definitely moving in the right direction.

The Roda Golf rental department has informed us that they are currently experiencing record enquiries for rentals at Roda Golf, outstanding news.

As you will see from the photos, phase 4A is flying along. There are literally dozens of workers on site, and all working like mad to get the phase completed.

I have spoken to the staff at Roda Golf and they are expecting to start completing the purchase for these properties from May, for those of you who have purchased on phase 4A you need to make sure you are all ready! Start looking for your mortgages now and get prepared, they are taking a lot longer to organise in this current economic climate. The excellent news is that mortgage interest rates are now very low indeed, and so these properties are a lot more affordable, particularly for those owners looking for maximum mortgage.

Regarding the mortgage for these properties, 60% LTV (Loan To Value) mortgage is widely available, 70% is available subject to status and property valuation. Interest Only options are now quite difficult to come by, some banks will offer up to five years, most will offer maximum two years Interest Only option.

For help and assistance with your mortgage or any other matter relating to your completion on your phase 4 property, please don't hesitate to email us, or phone directly on (+34) 680 842 895.

If you are looking to rent out your property, please start marketing the property now, people are booking, and we now know these properties will be ready for this Summer, I think the Brisa style properties, in particular, are going to be very nice and very exclusive. If you leave the marketing of your property until you complete and furnish the property, you will have missed the Summer rentals for the most part.

Should you require guidance regarding your furniture options, just drop us an e-mail with your enquiry.

Regarding this months photos, I have thrown is a few of phase 3 and the golf course, just to remind you all why you purchased at Roda Golf and why most of us love it here! There is also a photo of Ruaidhri McGee, Roda Golf's own budding professional going through his daily routine of practising every aspect of his game, look out for Ruaidhri on your TV in the next few years.

The latest photos show a huge amount of work and activity on phase 4A at Roda Golf, I know it has been a long wait, I an sure you phase 4 owners will think it has been worth the wait.

I already can't wait myself for the April update!

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September report - Work progressing apace on Phase 4!

It's been a busy Summer here at Roda Golf and Beach Resort in Murcia, and with rental properties full, and Phase 4 construction continuing apace there's much to be excited about! Click here to see the pictures, and optionally leave a comment! Read this article, and optionally leave a comment

Welcome to the September/October update for Roda Golf, it has been a little while since our last update because we have had a very busy summer. It has been a record summer for rentals at Roda Golf with more and more people searching the internet specifically for "Roda Golf", so it really has been very hectic.

The new team at Universal Hospitality (please visit are well and truly in to their stride looking after all property management and rentals requirements at Roda Golf, with Gillian and Andrew on site 24/7 looking after all properties and guests needs... they are going from strength to strength.

Should anybody be interested in our property management and rentals services, please contact us at or contact Gavin Jones directly at or you can still contact us by visiting

Phase 4 at Roda Golf is really starting to show considerable progress and even though it has been a long wait, we think that May 2010 everything will be completed on the first part of phase 4 (Phase 4A)

There have been some additional blocks built. There are now many men working on every block currently constructed and a lot of the block work or brick work has now been completed, most of the internal plumbing work has been completed and the underground car parks have been completed.

We have some photos from about two weeks ago, but there has been huge progress since then so we will provide more photos and a brief update in a couple of weeks.

With all of the infrastructure all ready in place and phase 3 already completed and looking fantastic, phase 4 once completed is going to look superb and as we keep saying, we feel that phase 4 is going to be very exclusive with fewer properties here than on any other part of the resort and with phase 4 being the only location for the new "Brisa" style apartments, it is all getting very exciting.

The sports facilities have proved very popular this summer but it has been very hot that it was only really sensible to use these excellent facilities in the morning or late afternoon.

Finally, we are able to offer a long term rental proposition to our clients, so if anybody is interested in letting their property long term or anybody on phase 4 requires help or assistance with the completion of their property including all mortgage requirements, property management and rentals services or even help with furnishing your property, please contact us on 0034 680 842895 or visit our web site at

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Roda Sports facilities and Phase 4 progress

We are back with some more great news for Roda Golf owners and fans - The Sports facilities are all but finished, and the Phase 4 apartments are cracking along with 50 guys working around the clock. We have TWO galleries waiting for you, and would love to hear your comments!Click here to see the galleries, and optionally leave a comment! Read this article, and optionally leave a comment

Hi everybody, apologies for the delay in updating the only information web site for Roda Golf and Beach Resort. We have been very busy providing updates for the sister resort at Corvera Golf and Country Club which is making fantastic progress.

The Summer is well and truly here - and wow is it hot! We have some great news and photos to accompany the report on the new sports facilities and phase 4 apartments.

Firstly the new Sports facilities. We have taken some great new pictures showing the new tennis court, the paddle tennis courts (mixture of squash and tennis played with large paddle bats and tennis balls), the multi purpose sports pitch with basket ball courts and hoops, and soccer pitch with goals.

All are now completed along with the new access road and car park facilities. There are changing rooms along with a children's play area and lots of lovely landscaping, all over looking the signature hole - The par 3 7th to the island green, with great views across the lake to the clubhouse.

It all looks absolutely fabulous and will be ready for use 1st July, although it might be a bit warm for all that exercise! "Mad dogs and Englishmen" springs to mind (along with the occasional Welshman)

The Phase 4 apartments are well under construction and not much to report here other than to say just look at the photos, the progress is amazing and it looks different everyday, there are 3 permanent cranes as well as a number of smaller ones, concrete trucks in and out all day as well as about fifty guys working around the clock.

Phase 4 is really starting to look tremendous and we all expect this phase to be fantastic. It enjoys the lowest density of building on the resort at Roda Golf as well as the much awaited phase 4 "Brisa" style apartments. Yes, there has been quite a big delay, but it is going to be worth the wait of that we are sure.

Finally, there have been some dramatic and fantastic changes and improvements at the Roda Golf Beach Club and we will have an update with photos very soon, it is now open and already some very positive comments have been forwarded to us.

I hope you enjoy this latest report with photos, all feedback greatly appreciated, please also pay particular attention to our new Roda Golf services brochure which you can download below. We are happy to help with every aspect of your completion of your new property at Roda Golf or to provide a professional management service with rentals if you are already an owner at Murcia's newest and best golf resort here at Roda Golf and Beach Resort!

We'll be back in a week or two with another update, and we have a small video of Phase 4 construction too!

Happy Summer everyone - Stuart Thomas - Calida International Properties


The Sports facilities


Phase 4 Apartment progress


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Great news from Roda Golf - Especially for Phase 4 owners!

Phase 4 construction surging aheadOur belated first report of the year is good news all around, especially for owners on Roda Golf's Phase 4! Our full gallery of more than 50 images covers the whole of the Phase 4 villas which are looking stunning! Click here to see the gallery, and optionally leave a comment! Read this article, and optionally leave a comment

Hello everybody, I know it is a little late seeing as January is pretty much gone but, Happy New Year and let's all hope for a healthy and prosperous 2009, even though the press are doing their very best to dampen everybody's spirits, we have some excellent news for all you Roda Golf owners out there.

Firstly we are delighted to report that the Christmas and New Year celebrations at the Roda Golf clubhouse were a huge success, particularly the New Year party. The staff as always were superb, the food and drinks were very good, the disco and all the dancing was very entertaining, and we can report a number of headaches on New Years day.

The Roda Golf course has been very busy over the whole holiday period with tourists and local golfers enjoying the superb golf course and facilities that Roda Golf has to offer. So many people were commenting on the fact that this is the best golf course in the area - we should all be pretty excited about that! Roda Golf is well and truly "on the map". Roda Golf is the best resort in the Murcia region and it is responsible for attracting people to the stunning Costa Calida.

As a result of all the visitors to the resort, property enquiries in the sales office and through our main sponsor Calida International Properties have been very good, surprisingly so which is another very encouraging sign despite these bleak economic times, we always say, "the cream will always float to the top" and Roda Golf is the best around.

Now we hear you saying, "what about the commercial centre? what about phase 4? what about the hotel?" OK, calm down, now for the real good news:

Work on the commercial centre will begin very soon, February looks like the month when it will all begin, a number of businesses are already contracted to run bars, restaurants and other businesses and the real good news is that there will be a mini supermarket located next to the sales office in the old temporary clubhouse, that is being renovated right now and hopefully it will be available very soon.

The car park is being extended. There are a few tractors and lorries working at present, this is as a result of feedback from owners and visitors to Roda Golf about the walk from the car park to the clubhouse, that will be much shorter very soon, and it will tidy up a large part of the"unfinished area that is fenced off and this will "tie in" nicely with the work about to commence on the commercial area and sports facilities.

Phase 4 at Roda has been quite an emotive subject, well even more good news is that work is about to commence as early as next week, the construction company is moving on site to commence work on phase 4 A right now, the apartments will join up with phase 3 all the way down to the 2nd entrance, these apartments are scheduled for completion in the first part of 2010, we recognise that this is later than initially estimated but these things happen, no point looking back, phase 4 is well and truly on the way.

Of the phase 4 front line golf villa's, they are all but completed and they look wonderful, great views and with the additional benefit of having solar panels for the water, so great for keeping costs down and excellent for the environment. We made the villas the subject of this months full gallery! Our photographer took pictures right the way along the front and then back along the rear of the properties, which were absolutely beautiful, especially the ones with gardens already bedding in. You can see all this in the pictures below and on Flickr. You can see over the road where construction on the apartments is about to start. We are going back with our photographer very shortly to take pictures of the apartment construction, and we will be following this, on your behalf, very closely.

Phase 4, with the new style of apartments (the "Brisa" and "Cantil") looks like being very exclusive, the lowest density of properties on the Roda Golf resort and with the duplex "Brisa Style" apartments we feel there is going to be a high demand for properties in this area.

Roda Golf still have some beautiful properties available on phase 4 (not too many) and our sponsors Calida International Properties will be very happy to help anybody wishing to enquire about purchasing property on phase 4, they have also asked us to mention that they have some of the best resale properties currently available on the Roda Golf resort with some amazing offers. It's thanks to their generosity that we can follow developments for you so closely, we encourage our readers to check their Roda resales with this link: Roda Golf resale properties.

Finally the hotel - this has been reported by Calidona that the hotel will not be started until the end of 2009 at the earliest. Let's be realistic, this is not the time to spend millions of euros on a project this size when the world economies are in such a turmoil. The exchange rate is terrible which will inevitably affect tourism, so we agree it is the right decision to hold off for the time being, at least until the global financial situation improves, as soon as we hear any different we will report as always, please remember a very wise person once said "this too shall pass" things will get better!

Well we hope you like these latest photos and this first update of 2009, once again we would like to wish everybody a very happy New Year and a very, very healthy, wealthy and prosperous 2009, please feel free to leave your comments on this or any other article on this web site, only positive comments please, go to everybody's favourite "moan" site to leave the negative stuff, please remember we are here to help you and provide as much information as possible.

Please also see the information web site on Corvera Golf and Country Club, the sister resort for Roda Golf, go to for all the latest news!

Stop Press! Roda Beach Club gets an official opening date!

That's right folks, you heard it HERE first...the official openeing date for the Roda Golf Beach Club! Click here to read the good news about the Roda Beach Club! Read this article, and optionally leave a comment

Work under way at the Beach Club last April! - Click to enlarge
Work under way at the Beach Club last April! - Click to enlarge

Great news "straight from the top" today! We can now inform everyone that the Roda Golf Beach Club will be opening in "mid July". The last time we were at the Roda Golf Beach Club was at the end of April, and we could see then how the work was cracking on. Well, not it's very nearly time to enjoy all that work...from the side of the pool with a cold beer!

We'll get back over to the club as soon as we can to update the pictures we can offer. And you can be sure we'll be there the day it opens to take some pictures for you, just like we did the day the Roda Clubhouse opened! No rest for us, but then Calida International Properties are sponsoring us to bring you the latest information. Perhaps they'll buy us that beer too? :)

See you all soon in the Roda Beach Club!

See the changes on Phase 4!

Two pictures, one from March and the other from May, taken from the same angle, show exactly how much progress is being made on Roda Golf's phase 4 villa properties.Click here to see the big pictures showing the changes on Roda Phase 4! Read this article, and optionally leave a comment

When we did our first full photo report back in March (Roda Golf full report - March) we took a picture "over the fence" showing the Phase 4 villa properties, which were in a very early state of development. It was nice to see when we returned for our latest full report (Roda Golf full report - May) that things had progressed considerably! You can easily see all the latest changes to the properties in the two images below.

We'll be back in Roda later this month with our photographer, providing you with another full update. Where would you like to see covered in detail next time?

Roda Golf and Beach Resort - Phase 4 (After)
Roda Golf and Beach Resort - Phase 4 (Before)

Visit and full report - Roda Golf Beach Club

We have had a large number of requests for this report, with updated pictures from our regular visitors, who are growing increasingly fed up with the negative posts on a few "independent" forums out there about the beach club at Roda Golf and Beach Resort. This report has 30, COMPLETELY UP TO DATE and massive size pictures too! Click here to read the full article, see the gallery and optionally leave a comment! Read this article, and optionally leave a comment

Work going on! A lot of it! -  Click to enlarge
Work going on! A lot of it! - Click to enlarge

Photo gallery is below this report! Hover over it for controls, click it for descriptions. Or go straight to the Flickr set for high resolution views!

We have had a large number of requests for this report, with updated pictures from our regular visitors, who are growing increasingly fed up with the negative posts on a few "independent" forums out there about the beach club at Roda Golf.

We visited the Roda Golf beach club on Friday 25th April and were very pleasantly surprised at the amount of work that has currently been completed, also the amount of work under construction, there were about 25 men working. Only a couple had decided it was too hot and were enjoying what looked like a well earned "siesta" under one of the beautiful palm trees!

The Roda Golf and Beach Resort beach club is progressing nicely, the location is fantastic, for those of you who have not been lucky enough to visit the area, you are in for a very pleasant surprise.

There was a massive amount of work to be done but due to owner pressure, the beach club was opened last year with a very limited service, it looked nice and was a pleasant alternative to the local beaches in Los Alcazares. However, for it to be considered a 5 star beach club, which is what you all want, the building needed to be taken back to the bare structure, well that has happened in the closed season.

You must also remember that now that the new clubhouse has been completed and opened, with huge success I might add, (see our roda golf clubhouse post here) there are more men available for work on the beach club.

There has been lots of new steel added, as well as a new floor for the upstairs. A number of internal walls have been removed, and all the area outside has been cleared. There are lots of building materials laying around, however they will all be used in due course.

The beaches have been swept and all the beach debris has been removed, we actually watched a couple of trucks taking it away whilst we were there.

The Beach Club pool - Neglected...for now! -  Click to enlarge
The Beach Club pool - Neglected...for now! - Click to enlarge

The swimming pool has clearly been neglected, obviously as nobody has been using it for about 10 months, it looks like nobody has cleaned it in that time either, this pool will take just a week or 2 at most to be restored to it's former glory, but it has the potential to be spectacular, what with it being only 40 paces to the Mediterranean sea from the pool!

The gardens again have the potential to be superb, it is a massive area with loads of room to simply lounge around and relax whilst you decide, "is it the pool or the sea"? Not a bad choice, we call that a "win win" situation! :)

We were lucky enough to meet some new owners who had just purchased this week, they were checking out the location and the planned facilities for the first time, Matt and Rachel and their 14 week old daughter Macy from Porthcawl, South Wales. They absolutely loved the place! Matt, who own his own magazine, "Seaside News", commented that even though the place was a mess, he could see the potential for one of the nicest facilities he has ever seen.

Matt who loves to surf, and has travelled the world in pursuit of that elusive monster wave said, "the peace and quiet here, and the natural beauty of this area is just fantastic and we can't wait to use the beach club".

Nice one Matt, thanks for your time. We hope you and the family had a safe trip home.

In our opinion, this beach club is going to be awesome. We have always felt that, and if the new Roda Golf clubhouse is anything to go by, I think we will be right. The planned opening is the last week of June, which is when all the water parks in the area open, so nothing strange there. Be patient and get ready to be wowed, because even though there have been considerable delays, Calidona so far are exceeding everybody's expectations with the finished product.

We hope you enjoy these most up to date photos of the beach club, please feel free to leave a comment or request any further information.

Look out for our next news item coming soon, and remember, you can click the gallery for descriptions of each photo!

Phase 4 delays - Advice from the experts


We are often asked - "Why is PHase 4 delayed so much, so we asked our experts at Calida International Properties, and they kindly provided the answer! It's simple, but it's the truth! Click here to read the article and see the answer! (and one, brand new, picture from our next full inspection gallery!) Read this article, and optionally leave a comment

Another interesting comment from our sponsors at Calida International Properties, this time they are addressing the delays at Phase 4 which are concerning many of our readers:

We are constantly being asked "what are the reasons for the delays on phase 4 at Roda Golf?"

Phase 4 - April 2008 - Click to enlarge
Phase 4 - April 2008 - Click to enlarge

It is so very frustrating, particularly for those owners on Roda Golf Phase 4, but of course it does affect everybody, including the developer, nobody wants to "crack on" more than the developers themselves! Luckily the answer is extremely simple.

I appreciate you all think that this is just an excuse, however the truth of the matter is that town hall bureaucracy is responsible. For those of you who live in Spain or have purchased in Spain before, you will know all about this subject. It is so painfully slow waiting for the local council or town hall officials to take responsibility and simply issue the licences. That is the problem in a "nutshell" - nothing more sinister than that, so for all you conspiracy theorists out there, please relax (easier said than done) there are some great updated pictures of phase 4 coming in our imminent "April - Full Report" article. These new, and very detailed photos taken from the course, show that there has been progress, but we appreciate not enough, so please watch this space, as soon as we have news we will advise you.