After visiting Roda Golf on holiday in 2017, we always said how nice it would be to buy a place there - but never thought it would come true! Whilst looking at properties in the area, I came across Calida International and noticed the many positive testimonials on the site, so made contact and haven’t regretted it since!
Stuart was quickly in contact and we had a good chat on WhatsApp, talking budgets, properties and how Roda Golf for a number of reasons was a great place to buy a property in the Mar Menor. This led to a visit in October, where Stuart really looked after me - looking at properties and importantly showing me the wider area, reinforcing the fact that you aren’t just buying the property but also the lifestyle!
We found a property,secured a good price and made the purchase. The lawyers (Jesus Molina & Marta Pomares), Barry Richardson at Key Currency and Miguel at Liberty Insurance, all recommended by Stuart, have provided really good service.
Stuart has been attentive, good fun and reassuring through the whole process and has been in regular contact since completion.
If you want to buy a property in this part of Spain, I would highly recommend that you go through Calida International Properties.
Chris Tubby, Gloucester, January 2021.
As a British expat living in Doha, Qatar, I wanted to express my gratitude to Stuart Thomas of Calida International Properties in helping me purchase my property in Los Alcázares. Stuart was a pleasure to deal with from the start, carefully listening to my brief and choosing a number of different properties to show me.
In addition he took time out to show me around Los Alcázares, so that I could get a real feel for the place and understand what the place had to offer.
Once I had chosen a property to buy, Stuart was able to assist with recommending a good lawyer / abogado and an introduction at the bank.
Even when the purchase was completed, Stuart was on hand to assist with providing contacts to furnish the apartment, cleaning services and to provide access to the property. This really helped given the situation in 2020 of me not being able to travel in person to Spain.
Stuart has been a long term resident in Spain and therefore he offered valuable and honest insights into the area I was looking to buy. This was all handled in a professional manner and no hint of any ‘hard sell’.
Given this excellent service, I would have no hesitation in recommending Stuart and Calida International Properties for your Murcia purchase.
Bob Morrice, Qatar December 2020
Stuart and Darren at Calida International Properties supported us in finding us our first dream family holiday property in Spain and we have been so lucky in finding such supportive advisors in this process. Both have been efficient and responsive in identifying the right properties for us that met our original spec and price range and answered all our queries in a timely manner. Not once did we ever feel pressurised into viewing a property and that has made the buying experience an enjoyable one which we were originally dubious about when buying abroad. Not only did they identify properties for us but they have also supported us through the entire buying process from start to finish.
The after sales care has been beyond expectations and they both continue to answer queries for us (no matter how silly they may be!). We have recommended Stuart and Darren to a number of friends and contacts of ours that will hopefully be looking to buy in the very near future in Roda Golf:) thanks again for all your trusted knowledge and support - we couldn’t have achieved our dream without you both!
We cannot wait to spend more time in Spain :)
Jamie Miller, Hertfordshire, October 2020
We bought our apartment at Roda Golf in Spain 12 years ago and decided towards the end of 2019 that we wanted to have a change and sell up. We didn’t think the market was good for selling, but put it on the market with Calida International Properties.
Stuart and Darren were total professionals and gave good advice on pricing, timings and explained their plan for selling our property. We were delighted to receive an offer of the asking price within 3 months of being on the market. Stuart and Darren kept us informed during the whole process, advising us of all updates.
Their professionalism was excellent and would highly recommend the team at Calida International Properties if anyone is considering buying or selling a property in Spain.
Steve & Nikki Sutton, South Wales, September 2020
Steve & Nikki Sutton
Following the successful sale of our villa we write to record our sincere appreciation for the excellent service that you have provided us with.
From the time the initial viewing took place and leading up to completion of the sale it only took an impressive 8 weeks which in any market climate would be fantastic but we had the traditional Spanish holiday season in August to contend with which made it even more impressive! We are convinced it only happened because of your vast experience and exceptional knowledge of the Spanish property market as well as your no-nonsense approach.
Throughout the process you kept us fully aware of all developments and without doubt you personally steered the sale to a speedy and successful conclusion.
We would have no hesitation to recommend you and the first class service that you offer to anyone thinking of buying or selling a property in the Costa Calida area of Spain.
From two very satisfied clients!
Best wishes and continued successRay & Lyn Sallows
We just wanted to thank you for the incredible amount of help and support you gave us when buying our new apartment at the Nueva Ribera Beach Club. We realise that without you and your team it would have been a very daunting experience! You literally did "hold our hand" to guide us through the process.
We both can’t thank you enough and would very highly recommend Calida International Properties.
We really are grateful for all of your help, honesty and professionalism, and for truly looking after us.
Russ and Lesley Griffiths, South Wales, July 2020
Russell & Lesley Griffiths
"We were first time buyers in Spain so we needed to find a company that new all the ropes and in who we could put our trust.
With Calida International Properties, we found both things and more.
Simply put, you need look no further than these guys if you are in the market for a place in the sun."
Ashley & Sandy Pepper
Thank you so much Stuart for the help & support you have given me when buying my beautiful new home in Spain. You have made it so easy from the first viewing, right through to the completion of me owning my new home in the sun.
The advice you have provided has been excellent, all of the information you have provided has been invaluable, your support from our first meeting, through to completing the process & beyond has been great.
The airport pickups & drop offs, touring the area, showing me the most suitable properties, the after sales service provided, including organising lock changes, helping with additional security measures, even taking me furniture shopping & disposing of unwanted household items, all of which have been a great help & above & beyond what I would have expected, so thank you so much.
The team you have introduced me to have also been first class, the lawyer Jesús Molina has been great & the currency exchange company, you have made everything so easy.
I would not hesitate to recommend Calida International Properties to anyone considering buying a property in Spain, thank you once again Stuart.
Barbara Emmett, Sussex, Feb 2020.Barbara Emmett
We have recently bought our new townhouse on Roda Golf using Calida International Properties, we have to say, the service from Stuart Thomas & his team was first class.
From the moment we arrived to view the properties at Roda Golf & throughout the buying process, nothing was too much trouble for Stuart. An example being that in his spare time, Stuart showed us the whole area at his own expense, to ensure we were comfortable with our chosen location.
We have just returned home after collecting our keys & taking delivery of our new home in the sun, we are still in communication with Stuart for continued peace of mind regarding Property Maintenace & Management, also Banking as well as our Insurance requirments.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Calida International Properties to any potential buyer looking to buy property in the Murcia region.
We look forward to catching up with him soon on a personal basis to enjoy a beer.
Brian Adams & Phil Walton - November 2019Brian Adams & Phil Walton
It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Stuart Thomas at Calida International Properties who pulled out every stop to get us our dream property. He quickly understood our brief and showed us numerous properties before we finalised the purchase of our fantastic Townhouse at Roda Golf & Beach Resort, there was never any hard-sell or being led towards something we didn’t want. With this being the purchase of our first Spanish property the whole process seemed complicated yet with Stuart's help it went as smoothly and quickly as possible. Stuart kept in touch through the whole buying process and was always available to answer any questions and provide advice along the way. Stuart showed us care, consideration and was always open and straight with us. We felt Stuart genuinely wanted the best for us. We cannot recommend Stuart Thomas enough to any prospective purchaser and if we were buying again we would definitely go back to him.
Stuart has many contacts that he introduced us to. He helped us get renovations done to the property before we moved in, he recommended a lawyer and also put us in touch with some-one who could provide furniture packages. He also communicated with these people throughout our transactions with them to ensure they delivered as promised. Today, well over 2 months since completion, he still does not hesitate to help if we contact him with any questions.
Thanks Stuart, for making what could have been a very stressful time seem so easy!Stephen, Nikki and Family
We want to pass on our experience of buying a property in Spain, we was very apprehensive and cautious until we was lucky enough to meet Stuart Thomas of Calida International Properties, He is a true gent.
His knowledge and contacts are second to none, we met with several agents before meeting Stuart and still was not sure of the buying procedure, but the time & effort Stuart puts in to explain everything to his clients shows his passion and commitment to getting it right for you, explaining everything in a straightforward manner that even I understood.
“It’s not just about another property sale to him, he wants you to be sure about what you are buying and that it’s right for you, showing you more than just the area where you are buying.........he took us to many different locations from beautiful beaches to practical areas that you would need to know about once living in Spain. We honestly wish there was a way to express how sincere and honest Stuart is. If you want a straightforward no nonsense agent he is the "go to" man.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Stuart at Calida International Properties and would suggest if you are thinking of buying a property, meet and chat with Stuart first, to us he is more then an estate agent, he is now our friend. He told us he would "hold our hands" throughout the process and he 100% does with his constant contact and advice, the buying process was easy and completed within 4 weeks.
Thank you Stuart you are a star and we honestly can not thank you enough!Mick and jurgita Hodder
I would personally, and highly recommend Stuart Thomas of Calida International Properties to anyone considering buying property in Spain. He has an unparalleled depth of knowledge of the Spanish property market, specifically in and around Murcia. This coupled with his network of contacts and professionals have been of utmost importance to me whilst going through the buying process. Stuart takes the time to understand exactly what you're looking for, and my own experience has been that his level of insight of the area, his relationship with local developers and his portfolio of properties that he markets, alongside his genuine interest in what I was looking for, resulted in me completely rethinking my plans and getting a far better personal outcome.
His wealth of knowledge and experience stood me in good stead for negotiations with developers and ultimately in getting the right deal. His personal guidance helped me make decisions I may not have considered as a first time overseas buyer, and definitely made the experience one that I'd have no hesitation in repeating - with him as my realtor. He overseen the entire process for me, including introductions to mortgage specialists, lawyers and developers and since purchasing is now helping me with additional aspects from tradesmen through to Spanish teachers! Stuart has become a friend throughout this process, one that is now introducing me to other people who have decided to create a home in Spain and helping me build out my new network of friends. I am now the extremely happy owner of a beautiful villa in a location that ticks every box for me and I know will be used by all of my family throughout the year.
I couldn’t recommend Stuart any higher, and I know this process wouldn’t have been as seamless without his genuine support.Romy Thorpe
We recently rented a town house at Roda Golf, to use it as a base whilst we looked for a property to buy, Our plan was to purchase a property in Spain principally to get away from the British winter, we have recently retired and find that the cold, wind, rain and snow is no longer suitable. Whilst looking at other properties we enjoyed the ‘feel’ of Roda Golf and enquired at the on site management centre who the best person was to speak to regarding property for sale at Roda Golf, the Manager recommended Stuart Thomas of Calida International Properties and gave us his mobile number.
Stuart has proved to be open and honest, we felt that he had our best interests at heart at all times when assisting with our purchase at Roda Golf.
We have previously bought in a foreign land so understand that localisms exist in every country, Stuart walked us through the local requirements step by step, he was the glue in between the lawyer, the notary, he recommended a local bank and a currency converter, he interfaced with the surveyor, the cleaners and a locksmith, plus of course he kept the seller happy, the purchase was issue free.
We recommend the knowledge and service provided by Stuart Thomas of Calida International PropertiesMr & Mrs Smith
Professional skills: in a few words he understood what we were looking for and immediately he showed us the apartment which today is ours (we contacted several agencies). Stuart helped us throughout the acquisition process, and even after the purchase we could count on him. Each question that we ask, Stuart brought a quick and effective aid because he knows perfectly his sector of activity. Pleasant, efficient, available, Stuart responded perfectly to all our expectations.Charles and Raphaelle
Meeting Stuart (which was by chance) made the whole process of buying property in Spain very easy. Stuart’s knowledge, integrity and contacts allow you to go through the whole progress without having to google for lawyers, surveyors, rental agents. He can take you through the whole process and introduce you to all the right people. All of the people Stuart works with, or recommends are trustworthy and always deliver, like Stuart himself.
I would strongly recommend that if you’re looking at property in Spain, you give Stuart at Calida International Properties a call (or email) and work with him as he will be able to help you make the right decision, whether it’s in his interests or not.Imran & Razwana Khan
We recently Bought an apartment at Roda golf in Murcia. Our Broker was assisted by Stuart Thomas of Calida International Properties, so glad he did, Stuart Thomas is professional and very punctual, he really takes care of you. He is pro-active and helps you in every kind of way, even after the sale was completed!! The laywers were not that quick, but Stuart pushed them on behalf of both parties, the vendors and the buyers. Well done Stuart, I sincerely want to recommend him and Calida International Properties to anyone who is planning to buy a property in Spain.Heino & Louis Dings
We have bought a property on Roda Golf.....Stuart was very professional from start to end and very supportive throughout the process. More importantly, he said when we purchased the apartment, he would be there in the future if we had any issues, or questions.
True to his word to the last, here we are 3 years later and still in regular contact and he remains available.
I would not hesitate in recommending Stuart, if you are looking to buy property in the Murcia area. Stuart is far better than the "run of the mill" estate agents.Ian and Lynne Wilson
We’ve known Stuart Thomas for a couple of years now. He helped us to find our Finca villa at Roda Golf and most recently helped us to sell the penthouse apartment on Roda Golf that we’d owned for 10 years plus.
On both occasions (and on numerous social occasions in between) Stuart has been approachable, open, honest and most of all a pleasure to know. I have always felt that he has MY best interests at heart, and ensures that his own are aligned with that. The most recent sale went through without hitch, and I know Stuart worked hard in the background to make sure all the stakeholders were lined up and documentation prepared – in a way that I couldn’t possibly have managed for myself in a different legal system and different language.
I thoroughly recommend the experience and the service provided by Stuart Thomas & Calida International PropertiesRob & Jo Burgess Gibbs,
When we spent time visiting family in Los Alcazares earlier this year, we had no idea that we would totally fall in love with this fantastic part of Spain. After we returned to Wales following our visit, we realised that we wanted nothing more than to find the right property that could become our home from home. Your help from our first contact has been invaluable. Nothing has been too much trouble - your offer of picking us up from the airport, arranging viewing of properties that met our needs and finally securing our perfect apartment with stunning views of La Serena golf course and the Mar Menor.
We have been delighted with the professional legal services that you recommended and the inevitable worry that goes with purchasing a property abroad was eased knowing that you were on top of things throughout. Your help to us has continued since the purchase of our property and knowing we can pick up the phone to you at any time and tap into your local knowledge of services and lovely places to visit is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for everything Stuart, you have been honest, trustworthy and straight talking from the very start and we would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone wishing to purchase property in this area.Keith and Christine Bowns
Following the completion of the sale of our Roda Golf townhouse, I felt I should write to thank you for your help throughout the process. Your guidance in providing a realistic valuation, sourcing suitable clients and directing us to qualified legal assistance made the whole process quicker and less stressful that we could have hoped for. We certainly would have no hesitation in recommending your services to others. Thanks again and kind regardsDennis & Maggie Baldry
We were very fortunate to have been introduced to Stuart Thomas at Calida International Properties via a close friend of ours and since the introduction have never looked back. For a number of years we had considered the possibility of buying a property overseas but never really took things forward. Well, in July 2017 we became the proud owners of a beautiful 3 bedroom apartment at Serena Golf overlooking the championship golf course and views of the Mar Menor.
We cannot thank Stuart enough he is a lovely guy, a true professional and he really does all he can to make the process of buying a property as pain free as is possible and explains it all every step of the way, his communication skills were excellent. In addition to Stuart’s impressive knowledge of the property market on the Costa Calida he has successfully built up a great team and network of fellow professionals around him and is able to call upon their assistance as and when required, thereby offering a complete service.
Stuart’s villa is just a 10 minute stroll from our new home at Serena Golf and on our first visit to the region we were welcomed into his home to spend a wonderful day socialising and meeting his lovely family and friends.
Calida International Properties is a company you can trust and have confidence in and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Stuart Thomas to anyone thinking of purchasing property in this area of Spain.Simon & Marie Rowlands
Buying any property can be extremely stressful , however then compound this process with a purchase abroad and the multiple challenges presented by a language barrier and unrecognised processes .....
Trust me when I say that Stuart Thomas of Calida International Properties removes any issues or stress and makes the whole experience enjoyable, relaxed and fun! From the day we met Stuart we felt extremely comfortable and relaxed that this was the "go to guy" to fulfill our dream of owning a holiday home in Spain .
We were not wrong .... Stuart listened to our needs and requirements and delivered a host of properties for us to view . I am delighted to say we are now the proud owners of a fantastic town house on Roda Golf & Beach Resort all thanks to Stuart.
If you are thinking of buying your own "piece of heaven" .... Contact Stuart Thomas, as he will with out question deliver your dream!John & Emma Hammond
My partner and I started looking for property around the Mar Menor area, we didn't have a clue about purchasing in Spain and what was involved, We did our homework before coming over as to where we felt we wanted to be, we looked at some other properties with different companies, but we didn't get the buzz, we then met Stuart Thomas of Calida International Properties, well what can I say, not what I was expecting, he is very down to earth, tells you exactly how it is, doesn't hide anything, he showed us a few properties, we fell in love with one on Roda Golf, we put in an offer, this was accepted, Stuart introduced us to a bank and solicitors everything went through very easy, he was there for us every step of the way.
Then at the end of 2016 my partner and I were talking of the possibility of selling our property, we got in touch with Stuart again, just thinking that when we next came out we could pick his brains regarding selling possibly in another years time, then a month or so later Stuart phoned and asked if we were still thinking of selling as he had someone that was interested in a property on Roda Golf, we said yes, within a couple of weeks the sale had gone through again with the minimum of fuss.
We look on Stuart as a friend, he has helped us enormously, we would not hesitate in recommending Stuart Thomas at Calida International Properties to anyone that is looking for a property in the Murcia region.Lesley Smith & Richard Payne
We bought an apartment on Roda Golf from Stuart Thomas at Calida International Properties.
We had a great feeling about his work and passion for his properties.
Stuart is a correct and professional person.
You can count on him for all kind of information about everything. His entourage is just great: lawyer, notary, bank, insurance broker, translator, etc .. everything was perfect.
We only can recommend Stuart and his company Calida International Properties to anybody that is considering buying property in Murcia.Peter and Kristel
decided and that if we wanted to put an offer in on a place we needed to leave a deposit. Now we were told never put money on anything until you speak to your solicitor which I did mention but was told if you wanted to reserve a property you must leave a deposit.
We stayed on Roda Golf for a holiday as we wanted to try there before we decided on a Location and by chance the key holder to the property told us of Stuart Thomas from Calida International, The Key holder passed on my details at my request and a day or so later Stuart phoned, we explained to Stuart what we were looking for and He showed us the ideal home. As soon as we met Stuart he was down to earth and helpful, No hard sales pitch just open and honest. Which to be quite honest was a little strange as we were looking for the angle but none came.
Nothing seemed to much trouble and Stuart and he showed us around the same property at our request a few times. When we wanted to put an offer in on the property Stuart informed us that you do not put money down and you do not give your money to anyone except through your solicitor, which did shock us and was a welcome change.
We can not sing the praises of Stuart enough.
He was open and honest from the start and helpful all through the process even after the sale he was there to help with any problems we might have. I would recommend Stuart Thomas and Calida international to anyone looking to buy in Spain and particularly at Roda Golf.
We now have a lovely home on Roda Golf Resort which is the perfect location for us.Bill and Christine
grew increasingly more uncomfortable with the agents. We were rushed, took to see properties we did not want to see and any questions of specific costs or property detail attracted vague responses. There was one property of interest but unbeknown to us, the ‘hidden’ costs would have emptied our purse and more. We were growing more apprehensive by the hour.
Before leaving home we had made contact with Stuart Thomas of Calida International Properties, but had not pursued visiting any properties with him as he was in a different region. After two gruelling days in Almeria, a text appeared from Stuart asking us how we were. We said we thought we had settled on a property. He said he was pleased for us, wished us good luck and bid us farewell with a parting comment to be careful. The tone of his text was genuine and compassionate. We immediately got a warm feeling about this “shining knight”. We made contact and asked if we could pinch half an hour of his time. Stuart asked for nothing more than a cup of coffee.
In Murcia we met Stuart as arranged! This was an agent in a different league to what we had experienced. He told us straight how foolish we were to dive in without any research. His honesty was welcome. There was no “wishy washy” stuff or anything that left us in a fog of confusion. He assessed what we wanted and took us to a property. It ticked all the boxes. He explained the process in detail and disclosed ALL the ancillary costs and introduced us to all the relevant professionals to assist with our purchase.
Stuart is an open book, you get what you see, even taking us to his home for a much needed cool beer. Now, how many agents would let you know where they lived let alone introduce you to their family? So if you want sound, practical advice and are willing to take it on the chin when making crass decisions, from someone who has already been paid, but still offers brilliant follow up customer service then look no further.
We now have our dream holiday home and have absolutely no regrets. Many thanks to Stuart Thomas of Calida International Properties and his extensive network of professional contacts.Chris and Deb Caine
I utilised Stuart’s services as I had previously purchased a Villa on Roda Golf with his help. He introduced me to the Las Colinas facility as he knew the kind of property that I was interested in. Once again, his knowledge of the area, market, and upside potential of building a villa at the prestigious golf resort was second to none.
He managed all introductions and was involved in negotiating a deal that fitted with my budget. The transition to the Las Colinas team who managed the build was smooth, however Stuart was still involved if required and always ‘check-in’ to ensure everything was progressing smoothly
Once again, with Stuarts help, we found our dream home.John Wilson
We would like to say a big thank you to Stuart Thomas of Calida International Properties for assisting us with our apartment purchase at Roda Golf in Los Alcazares.
My wife and I have recently had our first visit to our apartment at Roda Golf Resort. We would like to thank Stuart Thomas, for all his help and guidance throughout the whole buying process, within five minutes of meeting Stuart, we knew he was someone who we could trust completely. Stuart put us in contact with an excellent lawyer and Insurance Agent, who both have helped to make the process so easy.
We can't thank Stuart enough for all his help, guidance and support! We have no problem in recommending Stuart and his colleagues at Calida International Properties, to anyone who is thinking of buying in Spain!
Thank You, Alex and Sheila Reidy, Scotland - March 2016.
In September 2015 we purchased an apartment at Roda Golf Resort in Spain through Stuart Thomas of Calida International Properties. We had never purchased property abroad before and were therefore slightly apprehensive about the process; however, with Stuart's guidance and support both during and after the purchase the whole process was actually very smooth.
Stuart did everything he said he would do and more, from helping us to understand the process, personally showing us the area, highlighting risks and benefits, providing very good recommendations and answering all our many many questions!!
Since we have purchased the property Stuart has even helped us to get the apartment ready and provided us with a fantastic aftersales service. We therefore feel very comfortable knowing that we have someone locally who we can trust to look after our property in our absence and we have therefore engaged Stuart to undertake this service for us moving forward.
The service provided by Stuart has been exemplary and I would highly recommend Stuart's services to anyone thinking of buying in Spain.Nick Passingham
I would have no hesitation in recommending Stuart Thomas of Calida International Properties to anyone thinking of purchasing a property in the Murcia region. His knowledge of the market is second to none and we found his input on our recent purchase to be invaluable. He's quick to address matters and has been of tremendous help during all stages of the transaction. On top of that he's a thoroughly nice bloke and someone who can be trusted to deliver.Paul and Kathy Millington