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Stunning Villa for Complete Relaxation | Peaceful Natural Surroundings | Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Well Designed, All Bedrooms Opening Onto Sun Terrace: Amazing Views & Sunsets: Peaceful Corner Location (Not Overlooked), Table Tennis: Mountain Bikes: WiFi: Large Solar Heated Pool.

We are Paul & Haiying and invite you to consider our charming villa this year for your holiday in Catalonia.

Our villa has been successfully let to many wonderful guests since 2008 with Owners Direct and have stunning reviews.

We are excited to have our villa with Owners Direct again this year and have reduced our prices from usual rates to make our villa even more attractive.

OUR LOVELY VILLA NEAR ROSES | *CASA ALBERA*, is set in Stunning Surroundings with no Attached Neighbours on the Upper Reaches of the Exclusive Development of Can Isaac, Palau Saverdera just 10 Minutes from Roses and the Seaside .

We offer our guests a personal warm welcome and a 30 minute guided tour on arrival if required showing the main points such as local village shops, chemist, restaurants and bank in the village before a 5 minute drive to Roses and our favourite supermarkets, health care centre, attractions, beach and more restaurants.

A Contemporary Spanish Villa, (BUILT to Modern Standards in 2009)

Fabulous Views: South Facing, Bathed in Sunlight All Day: Amazing Sunsets: Quiet corner location (not overlooked). 10 minutes walk to the charming village of Palau Saverdera:

Escape the crowds and relax with just the sound of the birds for company.

Also enjoy the Pool overlooking the Pyrenees or play Water Volley Ball: New (2015) Aluminium Designer Sun Loungers: Table Tennis: Mountain Bikes: WiFi:

We are just 30 minutes by car from Girona airport and Perpignan airport.

Can Isaac: is located on a sunny South-facing hillside in the foothills of the Pyrenees, with National Park all around. It is an ideal location to escape the crowds, but only 5 minutes’ drive to the fishing port of Roses and the nearest beaches, restaurants and supermarkets.

The nearest beach is less than 10 minutes’ drive away at Santa Margarita but there are many other large sandy beaches and smaller coves for you to discover, all within 15 / 30 minutes from the villa.

Nestled in the foothills of the Cap de Creus National Park. Casa Albera enjoys far reaching views towards the Bay of Roses to the South and the Pyrenees to the West.

Our modern villa is well designed being very light and airy with far reaching panoramic views from all the living areas and especially the outside spaces, we have fitted the lounge and dining area with contemporary solid oak furniture finished in natural blonde oak colour.

All bedrooms have air-conditioning and French doors which open onto the Pool Terrace.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the villa and outside on the pool terrace.

UK Sky TV can be enjoyed on our new flat screen TV in the lounge.

Outside is the 9m x 4.5m Solar heated pool, set in the centre of the plot with far reaching views of the Pyrenees. Escape the crowds and enjoy our large pool, with fabulous sunsets over the Pyrenees during your holiday.

Gardens surround the villa on all sides, with the National park adjoining our boundary wall!

Palau Saverdera: is a charming, traditional Catalan village with its own wine cooperative, a couple of small supermarkets, butchers, bakers, chemist, bank (with ATM) and a good selection of restaurants all within a short walk from Casa Albera.

Nou Fusion: is another excellent restaurant located at the entrance to Can Isaac with a large outdoor dining area with far reaching panoramic views over the Bay of Roses and Emporda Marshes. There is also a tennis/paddle club in Can Isaac, close to the villa, within walking distance to enjoy a drink or something to eat in a relaxing atmosphere with soft music.

A large selection of shops including supermarkets, produce markets and a huge choice of bars, restaurants and clubs are just a few minutes’ drive away in Roses, and Santa Margarita which are both bustling with holidaymakers during July and August.

Figueres: is about 20 minutes by car, is a traditional town where you will find the main Salvador Dali museum. Other historic towns and villages are all around.

Girona: is about 40 minutes by car and is well worth visiting, especially the historic part of the city.

Aqua Brava: water park is about 5 minutes’ drive and is great fun for all the family.

Empuriabrava: is approximately 15 minutes away. Here you can hire a boat to explore the canals, or try sky diving either from a plane or in the new vertical indoor wind tunnel.

The Bay of Roses: is a beautiful bay of sandy beaches stretching from L'Escala to Roses. The beaches vary from sheltered family stretches, with lifeguards, sunbeds and all facilities, to wild natural areas where the windsurfers and kite-surfers come to play. An ancient Greek and Roman harbour wall on a beach of white sand at Sant Marti close to historic ruins is situated at the western end of the bay, well worth exploring during your stay!

The Cap De Creus: with its stunning rocky coves and sandy beaches, a snorkeler’s paradise is approximately 15 minutes’ drive through breath-taking scenery. Take a drive to the lighthouse at the most Easterly point in Spain where it really does feel like “the end of the world”.

If you love dining out, you are spoiled for choice in this area. The world number 1, El Celler de Can Roca, is in Girona but you need to book early! Closer to Roses and Figueres there are any number of traditional restaurants and in the local villages or along the sea front serving fish caught that morning and fresh local ingredients.

Another popular seaside town is Cadaques, where you can see the former home of Salvador Dali which is now a museum. Cadaques features on thousands of Costa Brava postcards and the town is full of artist's shops and good restaurants, also a nice beach.

To the North of Roses you will find an unspoilt headland with spectacular scenery and small coves, perfect for snorkelling in the clear waters of the Mediterranean, including Cala Montjoi where you can see the former world famous restaurant of El Bulli.

There is a very large protected area of natural wetlands within a few minutes’ drive. The 'Aiguamolls de l'Alt Emporda' are an important habitat for many species of birds and very popular with birdwatchers, walkers and cyclists.

Golf: The nearest course is at Perelada (18 holes, par 71, 5990m) which is 15 kilometres

or 20 minutes’ drive. Other major courses include: Torremirona, 30km or 40 minutes. Playa de Pals, PGA Golf de Catalonia, Emporda, all within 1 hour.

Other Activities: Sky diving, Aqua Brava water park, go-karts, horseriding, all water sports, cycling, tennis etc.

Getting there: Girona Airport (Ryanair) 45mins. Perpignan Airport - France (Ryanair) 1 hour. Barcelona (All major airlines) 2 hours.

TGV: the fast train is now direct from Paris to Figueres station.

Roses: is just 30 minutes' drive from the French border. Driving from Calais for example takes about 12 hours (750 miles).

Casa Albera is a south-facing hillside retreat in the foothills of the Pyrenees. From our villa you can walk into the sleepy traditional Catalan village of Palau Saverdera (10-15 minutes) where you can find local shops and good restaurants or take a morning coffee. It also has its own wine cooperative if you want to sample local wines and olive oils!

More Details

Paul & Haiying Kennard
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Mandarin
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2017

About Paul & Haiying Kennard

I am a British Furniture maker / designer living in Catalonia with my School Teacher wife Haiying.

We met during my time in China producing furniture for NEXT PLC and now enjoy working from home and exploring the coastline and local villages around Catalonia during our free time.

Paul & Haiying Kennard purchased this villa in 2008

Why Paul & Haiying Kennard chose Alt Emporda

I found and purchased 'Casa Albera' after a 5 year search in Spain for my dream home. The location and the views are just stunning and worth all the effort. This part of Spain has everything, the weather, natural beauty surrounded by National Parks, mountains, numerous unspoilt villages just minutes from the villa and of course the Mediterranean with dozens of unspoilt beaches with stunning backdrops nested in the foothills of the Pyrenees, with the advantage of only being 30 minutes from France and close to Barcelona.

What makes this villa unique

I enjoy the weather, food and tranquil setting of this corner of Spain. Being able to drive from the U.K. and not having to fly has many added benefits for me.

Relaxing on the terrace admiring the inky black sky full of bright stars during the warm summer nights after the heat of the Mediterranean sun are moments I will always cherish and feel privileged to have found Casa Albera and call it home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Valerie Le Goff (France)

We passed very good holidays at your villa. The swimming pool is fabulous! 4th July 2009

Mike and Sara (England)

The views and sunsets are fantastic!

August 2010

Fox family (UK)

Wonderful week, love the terrace and pool. Palau Saverdera village shop very friendly and well stocked with local produce!
Feb 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in El Mas Isaac in Costa Brava

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom has bath/shower, wc, sink and bidet, twin sinks and large mirror. Shower-room has wc, shower and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , beds can be either single or connected to make large double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , beds can be either single or connected to make large double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (3 Bedrooms) plus double sofa bed in lounge Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom opening onto the sun terrace, air conditioning, twin/king size bed with oak headboards. En-suite bathroom. Stunning Views. Bedrooms 2 & 3 choice of double or twin beds, plus 2 futon beds air conditioning, opening onto the sun terrace, Stunning Views.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Casa Albera is a luxury detached villa situated on the upper reaches of a luxury private development enjoying a quiet corner location, not overlooked by other villa's. Our villa is maintained to a very high standard, the views are stunning, the sun sets amazing Casa Albera is South Facing & bathed in sunlight throughout the day & during the evenings until setting behind the Pyrenees in the distance. Outside: Casa Albera enjoys an elevated corner position on the upper road of a prestigious, long established private development near, Palau Saverdera. Utility Room: Washing machine and a sink. Iron and ironing board. Hoover, internal washing line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 'Casa Albera' is cleaned prior to your arrival. Other: A separate dining area adjoins the lounge with an extending solid oak table and 8 oak chairs. Opening French windows onto the terrace, with steps leading down to the pool and garden area. Wide reaching views of the Emporda National park and Pyrenees

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


Fantastic villa and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday at Casa Albera in mid April 2016. The villa has fantastic views and is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The pool was a little cool at this time of year for the adults but that didn't stop the children taking full advantage of it. We contented ourselves with taking in the magnificent views and peaceful surroundings.

There is plenty to do in the area and the local shops and amenities are excellent. Great holiday and hope to return at some point. Thanks Paul and Haiying. Dave

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure to welcome David and his family to Casa Albera for their Spring holiday. They chose a great week for weather allowing the pool to warm up enough for their two young sons to enjoy being the first swimmers at Casa Albera 2016, well done boys! We are very pleased that our on-line guide to some of the local attractions helped David and family to choose some other interesting activities close to the villa during their stay, especially the Roman ruins at St Marti, and the beautiful fishing village of Cadaques. Thank you for choosing Casa Albera and for being such easy going and wonderful guests. All the best from Paul and Haiying Casa Albera April 2016
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a great week in a great villa

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a great week at Palau Saverdera. The villa is spacious and well equipped, and the balcony with its great views over the valley was a big hit. the aircon in the bedrooms was a godsend as it was very hot during our stay. We enjoyed the BBQ too.

The villa is wonderfully located not far from Roses but also near all the main routes north and south.

Paul was very helpful on arrival and during our stay; thanks Paul for a lovely villa.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight to meet Andy and his family who arrived at Casa Albera in absolutely perfect weather. The pool temperature had gradually risen to 27c so was soon being enjoyed by all! Great guests and a pleasure to welcome to Catalonia. Paul
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Another Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Spent another glorious week at Casa Alberta this Summer ..... A home from home , lovely and quiet in the hills .....gorgeous pool and interiors ,, Thanks Paul

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to welcome Colette and family to Casa Albera again for their Summer Holiday. So nice to hear Casa Albera is regarded as their peaceful home from home in the sun! The weather was great during their stay, pool nice and warm and the surroundings and sunsets as beautiful and peaceful as ever. Thank you Colette for looking after the villa so well which made the changeover day for the next guests a breeze :-) Paul and Haiying
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Great villa in quiet setting with superb views

  • 5 of 5

The villa met all our expectations and more. Despite being on the edge of Can Isaac, it feels wonderfully isolated, with stunning views from the delightful balcony and the pool area. The owner provided excellent customer service both around the booking time and during our stay. The location is perfect for excursions in this lovely area of the Costa Brava (highlights were the Dali museum/houses, Cadaques/Port Lligat, Cap de Creus (by car and on a catamaran to snorkel), Empuries Ruins, Bezalu, Girona, San Pere de Rodes Monastry, and the beaches, + a day trip to Barcelona when we had to pick up a guest at the airport). I would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, meeting such wonderful people and settling them in to Casa Albera each summer makes all the preparation work so worthwhile! Annick and family were a real delight and obviously enjoyed the romance and tranquillity as much as Haiying and I do being so privileged to live in such a beautiful part of the Spain. Thank you Annick for your kind appraisal and your loving care of our villa during your stay which gives me great delight and the added incentive to prepare for next season and the chance of meeting more wonderful people. Kindest Regards Paul and Haiying
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quiet with great views

  • 5 of 5

We spent great holidays in the villa. Paul is very helpful with his villa. There are very nice view to the sea and to the hills. Villa is on a side of an urbanisation, at its top, so it is very quiet. Best souvenir is bbq from the covered terrasse, drinking spanish wine while kids play in the pool.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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wonderful villa in peaceful setting

  • 4 of 5

We always look for a villa with good facilities in a peaceful setting and this villa provided all of that and more. The villa was clean and well equipped with plenty of outdoor space to relax and enjoy the views. In fact after several busy days in Barcelona we felt so comfortable at the villa that, despite our plans to explore the area, we spent most of the week by the pool, playing table tennis and sitting outside on the terrace The restaurant in the village is excellent; only a short stroll away it has great food and wonderful views from the terrace. Paul is very friendly and helpful and is clearly keen to make sure that his guests have an enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Aqua Brava
"Great day out with the kids, especially on a hot day!"
Sant Pere de Rodes
"Cadaques, Nowadays many day-trippers come specifically to see the house of Salvador Dalí, wh..."
nou fusion!
"The best food, and great location just a few minutes from the villa"
Ruins of Empuries (Ruïnes d'Empúries)
"A must for lovers of Greek and Roman ruins. The beach next to the ruins is my favourite beac..."
"Roses Costa Brava (spelt Rosas in Spanish) is a beautiful big bay stretching all the way fro..."
Karting Roses
"Great adventure day. Roses has a kart track where to drive, it´s Karting Roses. This track i..."


Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
7 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 12 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
50% deposit is payable together with a completed booking form to complete your holiday rental agreement, the balance is payable 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of £300 is payable with your balance (refundable within 1 week of your departure by Owners Direct, less any damage / breakages)
Pet's are welcome by prior agreement: End of rental cleaning is an extra £100.
To complete your booking please use the secure online booking facility on Owners Direct Portal

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is on a Saturday. Departures by 10am please.
Arrivals from 4pm.

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