Great news for P4 owners & spiral staircase replacements

Well everybody, it has only been a few days since our last update, however I have some excellent news so I could not wait a month to share it with you, so here it is.

Regarding the work on the Phase 4 "Brisa" style apartments, the are dozens of workers on site and all cranes are now fully operational! At last it looks like these apartments will be finished pretty quickly! We will obviously be keeping an eye on things for you and reporting all progress, however it is all systems go and at last Phase 4A is a hive of activity.

I know you have all been waiting a long time, but it is now time to start to plan the completion process - I bet you thought this day might never come! You need to start to plan for your NIE numbers, your mortgage requirements and get your lawyers fully up to speed with your proposed completion dates, which look like being early Summer.

We are currently helping many people with their mortgage applications, so if you would like any help please contact us. We deal with every major bank in Spain, and we also have all the details of the builders mortgage. We have our own in-house mortgage specialist so we will definitely be able to find the mortgage product to best suit your needs.

Please remember as the largest Property Management company on Roda Golf, we will be very happy to help with all furniture requirements and indeed all management and rentals needs, please call Stuart direct on (0034) 680 842 895 any time. We are here to help and are able to offer comprehensive advice regarding all aspects of your proposed completion on Phase 4 at Roda Golf and Beach Resort.

Spiral staircases on Phases 1 and 2

We are being contacted regularly about the spiral staircase leading to the penthouse solarium's on phase 1 and 2 with owners asking "are there any options to improve or change them"? They have always been a bit of a nuisance, particularly for older people, or for people with any kind of disability or handicap, well at last there is an alternative. It looks fantastic and more importantly it improves access to the solarium tremendously.

It has long been a desire for the spiral staircase to be changed over for a more suitable form of access that enables family members of all sizes and ages to safely use the extensive solarium areas, whilst retaining the colours and design of the existing architecture.

Thankfully, it was recently decided by the community of phase one in Roda Golf to allow the necessary changes to take place. The first two property owners who wanted to take full advantage of the staircase replacement have now had this completed and they are absolutely thrilled with the results, so much so there have already been many requests for surveys and quotations for similar on other owners penthouse apartments.

Not only will this improve accessibility, but it will also increase the value of your penthouse apartment, so it's an excellent investment as well.

Local building firm "Baxters Spain" run by Paul and Andy Baxter have already proved themselves to be an excellent choice for carrying out this improvement, and indeed upgrade, with all work being completed professionally and within the time scales set out initially during the initial survey.

The new stairway comes with a special powder-coat finish means that it is virtually maintenance free, with just the occasional "polish" necessary to keep the sparkle looking nice.

With safety being a major concern, non-slip tiles (colour matched to the existing tiles) were fitted to the stairs, always ensuring a firm footing, despite the weather. A further safety point is that the hand rails on the stairs and the platform are to regulation height, giving added security and peace of mind. Wherever possible the handrails have also been bolted to the walls, ensuring that the staircase is perfectly ridged and has no-movement what-so-ever, in complete contrast to the original wobbly spiral stairway!

The very first owners to have this improvement are absolutely thrilled and have provided excellent testimonials stating how pleased they are with the results.

In short, the new staircase vastly improves your property and makes it:

  • Much safer to use.
  • Possible to have easy access to the extensive solarium.
  • Quieter to walk upon, no more noisy metal stair treads!
  • More rentable.
  • More saleable.
  • Have a significant increase in value.

If you are interested in finding out more information regarding the possibilities of swapping your spiral staircase and improving your already stunning penthouse apartment, please feel free to contact us here directly on (0034) 680 842 895 (email) and we will arrange for the builder to come and provide a free "on site" survey with no obligation.

We have done extensive research on the possibility of the replacement staircase option. It is necessary to have a site visit (no obligation) and measure the lower terrace as they are all different and require "bespoke" stairs to be made for each property. It is NOT possible for a one-design-fits all scenario.

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January update and news from Phase 4

Happy New Year to everybody and apologies once again for delayed update. It has been a very hectic Christmas holiday and start to the new year, I can't believe we are almost in to February!

Anyway, I must start off by saying what a fantastic New Years Eve party we had at the Roda Golf clubhouse, a big thank you to Graham Sanders for organising our particular group of about twenty-five people. We all had a wonderful evening as well as the obligatory headache the next day.

A special thank you to all the staff at Collados at the Roda Clubhouse. There has been some negative comments regarding the service and indeed the unfriendly attitude of the staff in recent months, some of it deserved, however they all made a superb effort and were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. A wonderful evening was had by all, and I strongly recommend you try to attend next year if possible - my wife and I will certainly be there.

Anyway, on to the Roda Golf update. We have been getting lots of enquiries regarding the progress on Phase 4, obviously there are many concerned owners awaiting completion of their property which is already well overdue, possibly 12-18 months late already.

There has not been much progress on the construction on Phase 4 for some months. However there is small crew working there at present (29th January). They are mainly roofers putting the roofs on the "Brisa" style apartments. The cranes are working away, lifting materials to the workers up on the roof. I have also spotted electricians and plumbers working intermittently.

There is no doubt work is very slow. However reports that there is no work of any kind happening at present is incorrect. There are about eight workers on-site at present and they seem to be working all week, but I must stress that work does seem to be progressing rather slowly.

There are photographs here to go with the update. These show definite improvements on the previous Phase 4 photos in September, but still some way to go.

A number of our regular visitors are asking questions of a legal nature, and I can only say that you must speak to your lawyer or legal expert for contractual advice, as we are simply not qualified to advise. If I can be of any assistance to anybody who has purchased on Phase 4 and is uncertain of what is happening, or are simply not receiving any information, please feel free to contact me anytime. Please contact me - Stuart Thomas anytime on (00 34) 680 842 895 and I will be happy to take your call and help if possible.

Some other news - The golf course is still in excellent condition. Resident golfers Danny Reilly and Graham Sanders provide me with regular updates on the course condition and everything looks great. The weather is much better now, and the golf course has been packed for the last three days so that is excellent news! The golf clubhouse has also been very busy, and helping to create a great atmosphere for all.

A very important meeting for owners has just taken place at the offices of the Housing Association. As soon as we have any news of the outcome we will do our best to update you. For anybody wanting news now, I would suggest you contact your community committee or the Housing Association and ask for Marisol.

There are a number of enquiries starting to come in from people looking to purchase property at Roda Golf which is excellent news. It is still very much a buyers market, but it looks like things are starting to turn around at last.We do have a fantastic selection of resale properties available and we are able to provide full mortgage services for anybody looking to buy property at Roda Golf, please visit our web site at My web guys tell me that this link will show you just our Roda property- Roda Golf property for sale

In my opinion there has never been a better time to purchase property in the Murcia region, and as the number one agent for Roda Golf, we do have the very best selection of properties available at Roda Golf and it would be our pleasure to help you with your property purchase requirements at Roda Golf and Beach Resort.

We also have some fantastic properties available direct from the developer with superb and exclusive benefits.

We also have the largest selection of rental properties available at so please come and visit and book your summer holiday now!

Once again Happy New Year to everybody, let's hope for an excellent 2010 at the fabulous Roda Golf and Beach Resort, I look forward to seeing you there soon!

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Incredible oak furniture pack offer!

We have some more news coming for you very shortly, but we wanted to take the opportunity to let you know about an outstanding deal we think you might want to take advantage of!

Roda Golf Info in association with Calida International Properties are very pleased to announce we are now able to provide exclusive discounted prices for bespoke top of the range furniture packs direct from DFS in San Javier.

This range of furniture is solid oak, very stylish, and perfect for the rental market, you will note that patio furniture, sun loungers and fire safety pack is included which is essential when renting your property in Spain.

You can not get these low prices anywhere, not even direct from DFS themselves.

To take take advantage of this exclusive offer, please call DFS direct on 0034 968-334-194 or at e-mail Paul directly and quote reference CALIDA.

You can also visit the DFS web site but remember to quote CALIDA if you want to take advantage of these fantastic low prices, you will not get this quality for these prices anywhere in Spain, GUARANTEED.

Thanks for your time. Please click directly on the brochure below to see it "full screen" or download it. We'll be back with more news from sunny Spain soon (well...when it stops raining!)

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September report - Work progressing apace on Phase 4!

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 Golf - New DVD presentation

Roda Golf and Beach Resort can never be accused of skimping on quality! We just received this new promotional DVD which does a great job of showing of both the developement, and the local area. We hope you enjoy this little update. We will soon be back with a little video of our own that we shot during our recent inspection of the Phase 4 apartments which are cracking along...just don't compare the video quality!



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Roda Sports facilities and Phase 4 progress

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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Phase 4 - Villas handing over/apartments commencing!

Welcome to this very exciting news update. We are very happy to be able to announce that work has finally started on the phase 4 apartments. All of the phase 4 villa's are now completed and are currently in the process of being handed over to the owners. We are showing two galleries below. The first shows the work being carried out - as we speak - on the apartments, whilst the other shows the completed gardens at the "back" of the Phase 4 villas, and some views of the course on and around the 15th fairway.

With regards to the phase 4 apartments, the technical staff have been working feverishly all week marking out the plots and directing the heavy plant. Most of the work that is currently being done is earth moving and extending the existing footings and locations for the foundations. Whilst we were photographing the site, we saw surveyors taking measurements and all together a large amount of activity.

You will see from the photos attached that there are some diggers and lorries on site, these are paving the way for the cranes and the full work force, all of the area for phase 4 has been prepared and actual construction work is obviously imminent, I think you will all agree this is excellent news.

The other piece of fantastic news is that there is now a new shop open at Roda Golf, the new mini market is located next to the Roda Golf sales office where the old bar and restaurant was located, you can now get your daily newspapers, plenty of beers and wines as well as fresh bread, milk, all your usual groceries, chocolates and walkers crisps, as well as good range of necessities and toiletries.

We will have course keep on top of the situation and as soon as any other developments take place in the area, you will be the first to know!

All comments and enquiries are very welcome for this and any other news item.


Gallery 1 - The Phase 4 apartments


Gallery 2 - The Phase 4 villas and the 15th fairway!

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The "Brits" Are Here!!


Graham and Marion Saunders - Roda Residents!

British semi-retired couple Graham and Marion Sanders are the latest full time residents of Roda Golf, and we would like to be among the first to welcome them to Roda Golf and Beach Resort and wish them all the very best for their new lives in Spain.

Graham and Marion, originally from Essex, paid their initial deposit for their new dream home in the sun about two years ago. As regular visitors to the area they had a pretty good idea what they wanted from their home in Murcia, and they also decided some years ago that they wanted to live in or near to Los Alcazares.

When the plans were first announced for Roda Golf and Beach Resort, Graham and Marion knew at once that this was going to be the place for them. After reserving their property and paying the deposit they have been "wishing their lives away" waiting for their new home to be built!

They have now been living in the property at Roda Golf for about six months and it is fair to say they are loving it. Graham has just been appointed Vice President of the community of owners on their phase, and will be responsible for making sure everything runs nice and smoothly for the community.

Graham is also responsible, along with good friends Logan, Danny Reilly, Pete and a few others, for the Roda Golf Tuesday and Thursday morning golf challenge, where 5 euros will gain you entry to the 8 or 12 ball competition where winner takes all (the winner must buy the 1st round at the 19th hole) this has now become a very popular competition with many regular visitors to Roda Golf joining the members. I myself have joined them on more than one occasion and it is a real fun experience, the competition is fierce with some real keen golfers in attendance, as well as some very questionable handicaps, you have been warned!

Behind every good man there is a good woman and that is certainly the case with these two. Marion's main job is to keep Graham on the "straight and narrow". I am happy to report, so far so good!

Graham and Marion can be regularly seen at the Roda Golf clubhouse and gracing the bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity, La Diva restaurant in the 525 plaza and El Patio 2 are among their favourite eating establishments.

If anybody wants to know about life in Spain and specifically what life is like at the Roda Golf and Beach Resort, we would suggest you search out Graham and Marion Sanders and ask them, judging by the photo above, it is fair to say that life is pretty good for Roda Golf's newest full time residents.

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Upcoming golf tournaments at Roda Golf!

A quick update to let our readers know about the upcoming tournaments here at Roda Golf. These tournaments are always fantastic affairs, we advise interested parties to book early!

InterClubs Roda Golf vs Golf Altorreal. March 7th at Roda and April 25th at Altorreal.
This is an individual and Club competition. Both Tournaments includes green fee and Meal (Paella), to share friendship among institutions. The Tournament is reserved for 50 players from each Club. There are individual prizes in each day, and a Trophy for the Club winner. Shot gun start at 9:00 in both courses.

St Patrick´s Day Tournament. March 17th
We are going to celebrate a Golf Tournament that includes a few beers at the end of the game. The Tournament is reserved for 48 players, and the first tee time is at 11:00 and then, every 10 minutes.

Other Tournaments:

  • Region de Murcia Professional Tournament: April 12th
  • Banco de Santander Tournament: April 28th (Private)
  • Circuito de Empresas: May, 9th

Outside membership - A reader raises the option.

We were recently emailed by a reader who raised the question of outside membership. Having spoken since our original correspondence he says "I was rather hoping that the prospect of a regular annual income of a few hundred thousand euros might tempt the management in these troubled financial times, without unbalancing the structure of the current set-up" - We requested permission to post his original email as we thought it would be of interest to our readers, and that some of you might wish to comment, and we also passed the email to Stuart Thomas over at Calida International Properties for his comments, which you can find below. We'd like to take the opportunity to thank all our readers for their time and comments, both here and in email.

Both my wife and I are regular players and Academy users (both myself and my wife have had lessons with Niki). We were thinking that in order to move the golf from a "just" a course to more of a club environment, outside memberships should be offered, in addition to owners packages.

Even a limited number of outside memberships would encourage a greater feel of community, and give the course a less souless feel, especially around the club house, which tends to arise as the course is widely used by societies, and owners guests. This would also create a regular annual flow of income for Roda Golf and encourage local players to feel part of the club.

In the current economic climate and with the number of local clubs open/opening, a regular annual income (even 100 members would bring in say €200,000 pa) must be a beguiling option?

Thank you for your enquiry and an interesting proposition.

I am assuming you are not a property owner at Roda Golf? If you do own property at Roda then apologies for my incorrect assumption.

Whilst your suggestion certainly has merits, I feel I must tell you that there is already a strong traditional golf clubhouse feel about the golf course and clubhouse. This is mainly amongst property owners of course, with regular competitions being held and gatherings taking place, as well as regular celebrations at the club house - such as Christmas and new year.

There are regular coffee mornings held at the Roda Golf clubhouse on Mondays, at about 10am, to which I am certain all are welcome, even non-owners. This would be a great opportunity for you and like minded people to come along and introduce themselves and start to feel a part of this tremendous resort.

Nikki, the golf pro also holds regular "ladies coffee mornings" on Thursdays, and I am certain your wife and all ladies would be very welcome.

Many apologies for not posting this information sooner, I will also pass on your suggestions to the management team at the club house.

Finally I would suggest that you introduce yourselves to Michael McGhee in the sales office as you walk to the golf course and clubhouse. He will be able to make you aware of any events and competitions in the near future. You could also ask in the clubhouse if you can be added to their regular mailing list.