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House of the rising sun! Paradise villa, wow factor garanteed !

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Roses - Casa de l'albada

'It's just like paradise' with 3 large, modern and elegant suites.

This breathtaking property offers its guests pleanty of open living space.

Set on a large plot with landscaped gardens with no attached neighbours, you will be guaranteed absolute privacy and peace.

The house has been totally renovated to the highest possible standard, it has been tastefully furnished and fitted out with attention to detail. We are constantly updating and improving our fascility in oder to make your stay,one that will never be forgotten.

It is also perfect for guests confined to a wheelchair.

The 3 massive bedrooms all with double beds and all with ensuites , have direct access to the pool.

The pool and terrace with jacuzzi wich is not overlooked have sweeping views of the bay of roses and the distant Pyrenees mountains, which are snowcaped in winter and assure you of a fantastic sunset every evening. There are several separate seating areas and the terrace also has a giant tiled chess board with lovely hand carved chess pieces. The wrought iron pergola with it's retractable awning, and large tiled table, can seat up to 12 people.

The kitchen is large ,modern and functional, with a central island for preparation, 2 wash basins, induction hob, grill, hot plate,oven,steamer oven, microwave , wine fridge and coffee machine just to mention a few of its special features

it ajoins the dinning area with a large solid table and seating for 8 people a childs high chair is also available.

A large double sidded fireplace separates the dinning and living area.

The entertainment area includes a Hi-Fi , 42' LCD Flat screen TV, PlayStation 3, ipod docking stations in all bedrooms.

Alarm and security cameras with conection to security service are in operation.

There is pleanty of off streat parking.

The pool is serviced twice weekly, the jacuzzi is cleaned and refilled after every changeover.

House keeping is offered daily

The owner is available and happy to assist at all times.

We offer many extra services including bookings and reservations for excursions and restaurants and in house massage from a fully qualified massage therapist , babysitting and shopping service just to name a few.

ALT EMPORDA: This region is situated at the Northeastern most corner of the Iberian Peninsula, where the Costa Brava begins, with small coastal towns like Portbou and Colera. The capital, Figueres, is known world-wide for being the site of the Dalí Theatre Museum, one of Spain's most frequently visited museums, which houses a great deal of the painter's works. From here, one can embark on a journey covering the life of Salvador Dalí, including a visit to the Púbol castle (in the Baix Empordà region) and to his home in Portlligat, in Cadaqués.

The Alt Empordà region also boasts natural areas of great environmental interest. The Aiguamolls de I'Empordà Natural Park, situated between the towns of Castelló d'Empúries, Empuriabrava (a residential area that provides a wide range of leisure offerings and where the Mediterranean's biggest residential marina is located) and Sant Pere Pescador, concentrates a large number of autochthonous flora and fauna species.

SITUATED ON THE BORDER OF THE PARK: Cap de Creus Natural Park, which occupies a surface area of 10,787 hectares on land and another 3,073 hectares of sea, encompasses the coastal towns of Cadaqués, El Port de la Selva, Llançà and Roses, and the inland towns of La Selva de Mar, Palau -saverdera, Pau and Vilajuïga. You will enjoy pleasant walking tours, usually with a lot of wind, along the paths that take you to the Cap. This is your chance of seeing more that 250 bird species.

“Cap de Creus” is the first marine and terrestrial park in Catalonia. The “Cap de Creus” peninsula is the last spur of the Pyrenees and the easternmost point of the Iberian Peninsula.

The combination of both marine and inland environments makes Cap de Creus Natural Park the first of its kind in Catalonia.

THE NEARBY RUINS D'EMPORDA: Empuries has a very nice beach, which is dwarfed by the most important archaeological site in Spain, like the ruins of the Greek Paleopolis at Sant Marti d´Empuries, with the Neopolis, necropolis and the Roman Ruins as well as the museum of the excavations. The foundation of Empuries is ascribed to the Greeks who had settled at Marsseille in 550BC. A visit to the ruins shows the market, the agora, the holy area where the temples stood and the main one dedicated to Jupiter. Among a group of altars, the statue of Aesculapius was found, a reproduction of which can be seen. The museum shows reproductions of the most valuable finds, which are kept in Barcelona and Girona. The ruins of a Christian basilica and Visigoth sarcophagi are found in the harbour area. Of the Roman town, the southern wall, the amphitheatre and the arena are preserved as well as the ruins of a Roman villa.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Karen Zbinden - Surace
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 September, 2016
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Why Karen Zbinden - Surace chose Roses

The reason why I love spending time at this property is because of the forever changing and fantastic views high over the bay and facing the western mountain ranges.

In winter the snow capped peaks and clear blue skies that are often dotted in the distance with brightly coloured hot air balloons .

In summer the constant movement of the seacraft on the bay and the constant drop of parachutists slowly descending back to the airfield at opposite side of the bay in Empuriabrava which is the busiest of its kind in Europe, and then the most interesting cloud formations that capture the imagination.

In spring you can enjoy the view of migrating birds including Storks heading further north or to the nearby Aiguamolls wildlife sanctuary.

In Autumn we enjoy the most spectacular sunsets also some great storms and the electrical storms that can be viewed from hundreds of kilometers away.

I have chosen to remain as gardner at the house, not only because as a passionate gardner this garden has become one of the biggest challenges of my life , a constant struggle with the elements,hot summers ,low rainfall,high wind periods and occaisionally some very cold winters but because of the last mentioned changing views, this work is allways an absolute pleasure!

And when the weather turns on us and one need to retreat to the sanctuary of the house the views are still their from every window

large panoramic grey frames , chosen exspecially to frame and form living artworks that change depending on the angle and time of day that one has chosen to enjoy and view them.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Karen

Thank you from Bob and myself for the chance to stay in your beautiful home - everything you could ever need hor a wonderful relaxing holiday!

Affectionately Pauline x


May 2014
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based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

House of the rising sun! Paradise villa, wow factor garanteed !
average rating of 4.888889 based on 16 reviews

Spectacular setting

  • 5 of 5

We were a family group who stayed for 2 weeks including an elderly aunt and the villa was perfect for our needs. All on one level with easy access to the pool and other outside facilities. We had a brilliant stay at the villa and we all felt very much at home there. The bedrooms are very spacious , kitchen facilities were first class and everything was very well maintained. Karen has a beautiful home and she did all she could to help us with information and even provided a wheelchair for the aunt.

Would have no hesitation in recommending this villa for a perfect vacation as there is plenty to see and do in Roses and surrounding areas.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to have you all stay for the 2 weeks, thank you for the feedback. Good health to you all !
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Very Impressive Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We had booked this villa well in advanced and at our long anticipated arrival we were not disappointed. The house and grounds are spacious and very well maintained. A lot of thought has gone into the interior design with a considerate mix of high specification fittings and homely charm.

The views over Roses are amazing and the kids really enjoyed the exterior; pool, jacuzzi, chess. etc.

For part of the holiday we were joined by an elderly relative so the level access features around the villa were much appreciated.

Karen was an excellent host and provided us with a most generous welcome pack upon arrival.

If you are considering this part of Catalonia for a holiday Casa de l'albada has to be first on your list!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ! It's always wonderful to get feedback. Warmest regards, Karen
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How do you say 'Zen' in Spanish?

  • 5 of 5

We stayed just over a week in Roses, and we're pleased with our choice of a place to stay. Upon arrival, the deco and the garden gave us a relaxed feeling. It is a little out of town, but the top of a hill brings a cool breeze, a great view and a lot of privacy. We saw fire works from the pool, sunsets from the hot tub, And a jet ski race from the hike out the backdoor.

Karen made our stay in a fabulous home even better. Restaurant recommendations, day time exclusions, and a fully equipt home with beautiful garden...made the time fly by.

The house is decorated with style, and stays cool even with the hot outdoors.

Roses itself is a great little town. The people are friendly, plenty of restaurants, and a huge beach. The AquaBrava water park on the out skirts of Roses provided a great way to cool off in fresh water.

The nearby natural park has ruins from 4000bc. The marked trails were not to difficult, but having hills to climb and decend gave us some morning exercise and a fabulous view of the bay of Roses.

I am looking to book my next trip back...so be quick to get your dates!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting me know that all our hard work has created a Zen experience, I'm on top of the world. Karen
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Bike ride

  • 5 of 5

Sorry for the delay in writing this review Karen, we really enjoyed staying in your beautiful villa and we especially enjoyed the vineyard bike ride which was great fun. Wonderfull way to see great views of the area around Roses and try the local vin, we highly recommend this villa. Thank you for a great holiday Karen.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything that you need for an idyllic stay

  • 5 of 5

Karen has thought of everything and the house does not disappoint. The views are stunning and facilities offered in it are second to none. It is a great base for visiting the Dali museum at Figueres or the old fishing of Cadaques which is a nearby drive. I only wished we had booked a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is the whole package!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our 26-year old son, and I just completed a six-day stay at this wonderful house in Roses, high on a hill overlooking the harbor. The view is spectacular from almost every room. We loved the walks from the back of the house on ancient paths through the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. The paths are lined with old stone walls, several stone shepherd's huts, and scenic vistas. The hiking paths were an unexpected bonus, also wildflowers were in abundance. Karen, the owner, met us at the house with a light lunch and checked with us consistently to make sure our needs were met. In addition to renting a car, with Karen's recommendation, we hired Steve an English-speaking driver who was delightful. He drove us on short excursions to France, Cadequez, Perlada, Figueres, Girona, as well as to and from Barcelona at the beginning and end of our stay. We felt well taken care of during our stay and would love to do it again.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Peralada / Castello d'empuries ( Pitch & Putt )
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Figueres/ Figueres Vilafant AVE
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Valters 2000 / La Mollina
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Roses is an essentially Mediterranean town, that is well known for it's tourism, and as well for it's very close ties to the sea port and beach. Nestled in a unique natural setting in the northern Costa Brava, less than 30 kilometres away from the French border, 65 km from Girona and 160 km from Barcelona.

Also well known as the 'Dali Triangle' for those wishing to explore more closely the world according to Salvador Dalí.

The town's origins date back to the eighth pre-Christian century. When at that time, the Rhodes set down the foundation of the Greek city. And it's this historical background and that amicable coexistence of different peoples and civilizations, which fill us with pride and satisfaction then became a sign of a modern, culturally active and generous town.

We invite you to a journey through a city full of surprises and new sensations, as has more than 3,000 years ago did the first settlers of our country, a city in which the experience of nature, culture and traditions is a privilege to which everyone has access.

Golf: The golf resort town of Peralada is only a twenty minute drive away, another very well known club the Torremollina is also only 35 minutes away.

The nearby town of Empuria Brava offers also a small course with driving range.



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Roses, Roses

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
19 Sep 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Nov 2016 - 21 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
17 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £890

Please take note that during low season periods we also take bookings for couples only !! The cost of one week rental, wich includes exclusive use of the entire house is only 2'000 euros, these rates include all extras as listed below.
We are also able to offer a taxi and resevation service to all local Restaurants
If needed we will be happy to offer you a transfer service to our regional airport

20% paid by bank transfer at time of booking
Balance due 8 weeks before arrival date.
50% paid by bank transfer at time of booking
Balance in cash on arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Roses in Alt Emporda

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 190 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Stone bath in bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower
  • The master bedroom has a en suite bathroom and walk in robe area with underfloor heating for the winter months, the light and airy space features a double 2 m long shower with rain shower fittings so one won't need to shower alone. Only top quality designer fittings have been used, a double wash basin bidet and toilet complete the fantasy. This bathroom is also capable of adapting to movement impaired guests. A beautiful stone composite bath has been newly fitted ( the dream setting is complete)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 20 M2 + en suite 12 M2. With air conditioner
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 20 M2 + en suite . Has air conditioning
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 27 M2 + en suite with air conditioning
  • The master bedroom is tastefully decorated in a romantic , modern mix, newly renovated an absolute dream. Antique and modern lighting alternatives have been fitted.. From the comfort of your 180cm x 200cm bed you can enjoy views of the sea and have direct access to the pool and terrace a absolute dream retreat. The second bedroom with A/C and its impressive, modern wood, four poster bed will also take your breath away. Again this room has wonderful views of the sea, and is also light and very airy. A large purpose built wardrobe which includes a built in refrigerator holds everything that one may need. A very large sofa that can also serve as a comfortable singe bed has also been fitted in this very large 27M2 room. This room also has direct access to the pool and terrace. The third bedroom also romantically furnished with a Italian design iron bed has also great views and access to the terrace.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Smoking allowed in open areas only. Pets considered but must be included in rental agreement , arriving with a non registered pet could amount to a refusal of entry and non refund of total rent paid. The house is very well designed to offer access to most areas in a wheelchair. Extra house keeping , child minding and help with elderly or invalid can be arranged. The garden also has a large vegetable garden, fresh seasonal veggies and herbs are also available on request. The 27sqm 2nd bedroom has air conditioning. The off street parking area partially sun shaded offers parking for up to 4 cars. The salt water swimming pool 10 m x 5 m - approx 1.40 m - 1.70 m deep is not overlooked.

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