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Jul/Aug: Fri or Sat changeover days, Wifi, UK TV, Wii, Aircon, amazing views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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About the property

3 bed plus cot , 2 bath plus cloakroom, sleeps 6 plus baby. Private pool and car parking Views over the Bay of Roses to the Pyrenees in the west

Our recently refurbished property has three bedrooms, two with king size beds and one with twin beds and a cot. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom.

All bedroom have air conditioning. As well as curtains there are shutters which can be closed to keep out the light and heat if required. Plenty of hanging space provided in the fitted wardrobes, bedside tables and drawers are in all bedrooms.

Hair dryers are provided in all bedrooms.

The second bedroom has a flat screen tv and DVD player.

In the twin bedroom is a television with a dvd player and Wii to keep the children amused. We also have a travel cot and high chair.

In this part of the house there is also a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

The kitchen is very well equipped with dishwasher, microwave, oven, induction hob, blender, waste disposal, kettle, filter coffee machine, cafetière, blender and plenty of cooking utensils.

The sitting room has leather sofas and chairs, and new dining furniture and wall units which house wide screen tv with dvd player and internet television programmes.

There is also a further dining table and chairs on the terrace along with the bbq. This has views over the whole of the Bay of Roses and is a superb place to sit and relax, enjoy a meal and a glass or two of the local wine!

The 8 x 4 metre pool has steps at one end for easy access and six sun beds and three large parasols for sunbathing. away from the pool if required. There are further sunbeds around the garden for relaxing

Our nearest restaurant 'Nou Fusion' is on the urbanisation and is highly recommended


The local village of Palau Saverdera has bakers, grocers, butchers, ATM along with excellent restaurants.

Slightly further away (about 5 minute drive) there is the water park, go-karting, horse riding and of course the beautiful beaches, water sports and amenities of Roses, Empuriabrava, Cadaques, Llanca, Port de la Selva and more. All forms of water sport are available including water skiing, wind surfing, kite boarding, scuba diving, snorkeling, banana boats, donuts, and jet skis.

As a golfing destination, the Costa Brava is second to none. It has been voted the World's best emerging area for the sport. Peralada Golf Club, a PGA qualifying course, is only 20 mins away by car. There are five other major courses within an hour of the villa, including the PGA de Catalunya course course (voted one of the top ten courses in Europe by Golf World magazine).

Figueres and the Dali museum is within 15min; France and Girona 30-35 min and Barcelona under 2 hours.

More Details

Maggie Cooke
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
6 February, 2017

About Maggie Cooke

I live in the UK with my husband and two children. We purchased our first property in Roses in 1999 and then went on to have Casa Leander built in 2001. We chose the area because of its fabulous location, many excellent restaurants, and of course the beautiful beaches. The area is easily accessible by road, rail (TGV to Figueres) and air, Girona, Perpignan and Barcelona airports all within an easy drive.

As a family we love to travel and have spent many holidays in the US, the Caribbean and also in the far east and Europe. However, it was Roses that we decided to return to year after year, and we still manage to find something new on every visit. We have tried to furnish the house with everything we need to live in as a second home, so as a vacation home it is very well furnished.

Maggie Cooke purchased this villa in 2001

Why Maggie Cooke chose Alt Emporda

We purchased our first property in Roses in 1999 and then went on to have Casa Leander built in 2001. We chose the area because of its fabulous location, many excellent restaurants, and of course the beautiful beaches.

The area is easily accessible by road, rail (TGV to Figueres) and and air, Girona, Perpignan and Barcelona airports all within an easy drive.

What makes this villa unique

We love having all the facilities in the area close by but also the option of staying away from the crowds and lazing away the days by our own private pool with uninterrupted views of the Bay of Roses and the Pyrenees in the distance. There is UK satellite tv at the property. There is also wifi available if you wish to bring your own laptop, ipad etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Maggie,

We all very much enjoyed your beautiful villa in Spain – Pool was well used!

Thanks for leaving the wine and chocs – very much appreciated!

Will definitely tell our friends about the villa.

Duncan and Hilda.

Just to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at 'Casa Leander'. The villa was superb. It had all the comforts of home, and we wanted for nothing. My daughter was especially delighted that we could access Sky Movies and my son was equally delighted that he didn't need to miss the British Formula 1 Grand Prix. The pool was well used, as the weather was good almost the whole week we were there. I would also like to add that Margaret was very welcoming and helpful during our stay The villa we moved on to in Calonge in the second week of our holiday was not nearly as well equipped, nor the agent nearly as helpful as Margaret, and we found ourselves missing yours. I will not hesitate to recommend your villa. Regards, Tina Wells July 2011
Apr 2009
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Amazing villa with outstanding views

  • 5 of 5

The villa was absolutely beautiful with everything you could possibly need for your holiday. We were met promptly by Margaret the agent and she provided us with all the information we needed. The villa is like a beautiful modern home with all the facilities you could possibly need. The air-con in the bedrooms (not just the master bedroom) was very much appreciated by the whole family. The clean, warm pool was as shown in the pictures with breathtaking views over the bay of Roses and it was a delight to look out over the lovely landscape from first thing in the morning till late at night. Our teenage children were not let down by the British T.V channels and the additional film channel kept the whole family entertained when we just wanted to relax on an evening.

There is plenty to do in the area and the weather was glorious for our 2 weeks. We have stayed in many different villas over the past 10 years and this has to be one of the best. We would happily recommend this villa for anyone seeking a bit of peace and quiet away from bustling crowds but close enough to beaches, shops and other amenities. The holiday will stay in our memories for many years to come.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We hope you will stay at Casa Leander again soon
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Casa Leander near Roses

  • 5 of 5

WE have stayed in the area before so know it well. This villa is very nicely appointed, very well maintained and suited our family well. The pool was perfect. In all it was a relaxing and delightful break of two weeks

A car is needed to get around. However this was only for shopping go-karting and shopping. WE were not visiting the beach as we much prefer tranquillity and free space. Surprisingly several restaurants locally had closed permanently but still plenty of choice

Thoroughly recommended we will be back I am sure

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice villa

  • 4 of 5

Casa Leander is a well proportioned villa on an elevated position with far reaching views of the Bay of Roses. The villa is very well equipped and maintained and the pool is excellent if very deep for young children.

The pillows on the beds are very thin and the bath towels rather small, but there are plentiful pool towels and all the cleaning products you could wish for. More detailed information from the owner prior to the visit would be helpful, particularly details on how to find the place, but overall it is a very good property in an interesting area.

Local restaurants are limited and not that wonderful, but Roses has a vast beach with endless dining options. Figueres is half an hour away and a must visit place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A cut above the rest!

  • 5 of 5

Simply superb! From the first walk through the door to the last fond farewell, you will absolutely love this villa. The building itself is airy, spacious, crisp, clean, beautifully decorated and very well equipped, but step outside and you'll be smitten. The wide covered balcony overlooks a truly spectacular view across the Gulf of Rose and the Muga River flood plain. It also overlooks a lovely swimming pool offering numerous sun beds and seating places to appreciate both the sun and the view. If you can drag yourself away, the nearby restaurants are excellent, as are the beaches and walks in the local hills. For the more adventurous there are also numerous water-sports and even sky-diving, although we didn't try these for ourselves.

Would definitely say this is the best villa we've staying in and would definitely recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your enthusiastic review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our villa and would be very happy to welcome you back again one day.
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11 Feb 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
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Rate 10
1 Jul 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 50% is required at reservation. The remainder is due in full 4 weeks (28 day) before arrival along with a breakages deposit of £500. This will be refunded within 28 days of your departure. No pets accepted.
Bed linen, towels and beach towels for your use during your stay are included in the price.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in pounds including standard cleaning, bed linen, towels and beach towel packs and the new compulsory Tourist Tax which is payable per adult per night.
Deposit of 50% required upon booking. Remaining 50% due 4 weeks (28 days) before arrival. £500 cash damage/extra cleaning deposit on arrival to be returned after departure.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Palau-saverdera in Costa Brava

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • En suite and family bathrooms have bath with shower over, washbasin, shaver point, wc. There is a separate cloakroom with washbasin and wc. Towels provided, changed weekly, no extra charge.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 plus baby (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has king size bed, aircon, ensuite bathroom. Fitted double wardrobe chest of drawers, bedside tables, bedside lamps, radio alarm clock, hairdryer Bedroom 2 has king size bed, aircon.32" TV, Wii, Nintendo, DVD player Bedroom 3 has twin beds, aircon,Ceiling fan,Travel cot, extra mattress,high chair. All rooms have hairdryers and new pillows. There are shutters on all windows to block out light/ heat if required
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Individually controlled air conditioning units are available in all of the bedrooms, the third also has a ceiling fan. For colder times of year the house is centrally heated and a fire in the sitting room. Ideally suited for families as all the bedrooms are on the same side of the villa, so young children are not too far away! Outside: Arched south facing dining terrace outside the lounge providing welcome shade and fabulous views including some spectacular sunsets over the Pyrenees. Large BBQ with teak dining table and seating for for eight. Private and secluded 8 x 4m pool has its own terrace areas with ample space for the 6 sunbeds and 3 umbrellas and enjoys the same great views over the bay and Pyrenees. There is a garden all around the property stocked with many plants and herbs and even an olive tree! Here there are two sunbeds and an umbrella should the grandparents want to be apart from the noise of the pool occasionally. Further sunbeds are in the gardens. Beach towels are provided and changed weekly at no extra charge. There are new Paddle Courts and a bar serving snacks on the development, and the highly acclaimed restaurant 'Nou Fusion' is within walking distance. There is also a lovely bakery within walking distance. Utility Room: Situated close to the bedroom area the utility room houses washing machine, tumble drier, iron, ironing board, clothes airer, vacuum cleaner, brushes, mops, buckets etc. There is also a cool box for clients' use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, towels and beach towels are included in the price. Standard cleaning at the end of your stay is also included. Further cleaning during your stay can be arranged locally. Linen packs are delivered by arrangement on a weekly basis. Other: Terrace has teak table and chairs large enough to seat up to 10 people and BBQ. Ideal for relaxing with a glass of wine at the end of the day. There are six sunbeds and three sun umbrellas by the pool. Another umbrella and six sunbeds around the garden.

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