Enjoyment & comfort of Estepona villa

Our family group of 7 enjoyed the sunshine, location and comfort of Casa Leona. The villa is perfect. Inside, the accommodation is spacious, comfortable and chic. The pool area is great with lots of shady areas if you like to be away from direct sun but also sunny for sunworshipers. We enjoyed many family games…

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Top 5 Luxury Destinations for 2015

2014 is nearly over, so it’s time to look towards 2015 and where you will spend your next holiday. So in order to help you, we have put together 5 luxury destinations to spend your time off in 2015. Manhattan First to appear in the top 5 is Manhattan. It might not be the first…

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Why a property investment fund is the way forward for second home ownership in 2015

In 2012, the Guardian carried out a survey into second home ownership in England and Wales. The data they extracted included not only those who had a second home within the British Isles, but also those who had a second home abroad. Across every region the results varied and there is no surprise that the…

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Fantastic Fun in Breck

It was a case of 13 go mad in Breck and Annie and Amy, the housekeeping staff, did a fantastic job coping with it.  The house coped with the numbers very well with all the children using the lower half of the house whilst the adults relaxed upstairs in front of the fire. The catering…

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Brazil-Fever Pitch

England’s 2-0 win against Poland in October secured them a place in the 2014 World Cup finals. Football fans and players from across the globe are now gearing up for next summer. Brazil’s second largest city, Rio, is working hard to prepare for its successful prowess in the future of global sport. Next year the…

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The Istrian truffle – the gourmet food worth the price of gold

When you visit the Rocksure Villa San Giovanni in Istria, Croatia, you may like to take a walk in the woods and join a truffle hunter to look for the elusive truffle “the gourmet food worth the price of gold. People know truffles come from France and Italy but do not realise that they also…

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Latest update on The Zambezi Project

Rocksure Property have become Corporate Sponsors of a fantastic charity project in North-West Zambia run by ORBIS UK. ORBIS UK work endlessly to preserve and save the sight of millions of people in developing countries around the world, including Ethiopia, India, Vietnam and of course Zambia. ‘Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest prevalence of blindness in…

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Prague – What’s in a name?

We all acquire various nicknames over our lifetime, some complimentary, others not so much. Nicknames characterize us and illustrate our personalities better than any birth given name could. Cities are no different – a buzz with a life and soul – each has collected, over many years, an assortment of names that spell out just…

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The Rocksure Experience

One of the key features of being a member of a Rocksure Fund is the enjoyment of a variety of luxury properties throughout the world without the hassle of refurbishing and maintaining them; relaxing in the knowledge that someone else is taking care of all the mundane jobs for you, so that when you go…

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Rocksure Sponsors Zambezi Project

Having been stunned to discover that more than 80% of all blindness in sub-Saharan Africa is avoidable, David and Desmond decided that Rocksure Property, Advisers to the Funds, should become a £5,000 Corporate Sponsor of the Zambezi Project which is operated by ORBIS – a long established UK charity dedicated to eliminating blindness around the…

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Celebrity Getaways

Two of Britain’s most famous stars have just returned from a week’s stay at one of Rocksure’s beautiful 5-bedroom Villas in the Algarve.  Many of our houses are rented out to celebrity guests, who enjoy being able to rest and relax away from the prying eyes of the world and the paparazzi, expertly looked after…

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Full on in Brazil

Firstly, I must say that the overall experience of the villa, Lucy, Caesar and Alejandro was first class! Lucy bent over backwards to be accommodating. Alejandro was superb too, as was Caesar though his limited English inhibited him a little. As it was very hot, and some of us were simply melting, Alejandro provided extra…

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Christmas at El Boura

Everything was fine and we all enjoyed ourselves at El Boura. The kitchen was kept clean and tidy at all times and the villa was noticeably cleaned everyday. Outside the grounds are very well kept, there are now 10 pool loungers and the place looks in great shape.   The new cook is very good…

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Shopping, shopping, shopping

“Shopping, shopping, shopping. What else do you do in New York? Black Friday Sales and more. Thank goodness we are returning on the Queen Mary 2 with all the bags. Lunch at Alfredos on West 49th / 5th. Dinner at Uva on 2nd / 77th and Chai Thai restaurant round the corner on 8th /…

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Our trip to Prague

First impressions were that we thought the location, whilst very good, was a bit misleading in the photos, as they appear to be taken as if the castle (Hrad) is right opposite the apartment, which it isn’t. Having said that, the apartment itself is amazing on first impression, stepping out of the lift straight into…

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Experiences during “Frankenstorm” in New York

Elaine and I were guests of Stephen during our stay at The Sheffield Building apartment. We were there to celebrate Elaine’s 50th birthday and what an event it turned out to be! We arrived at the apartment and were greeted by the very efficient and helpful staff and quickly found ourselves in the fantastic apartment….

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Happy times at El Goute, Marrakech

A party of four couples with the freedom that comes with not being subject to the pressures of school holidays has enjoyed the delights of El Goute in the week before half term. The weather was perfect, warm enough to swim and sunbathe, cool enough to make sorties into town to enjoy the temptation of…

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An active holiday in Istria

We had a wonderful week in Croatia, it’s been two years since we visited the house and we were very impressed at how well maintained the property has been. The house is absolutely spotless and the cooking and hospitality are the best we have experienced of all the properties we have visited. I can’t think…

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Rocksure’s New York apartment and Hurricane Sandy

  Rocksure’s Manhattan apartment near Central Park is thankfully fine after Hurricane Sandy. There was a mix of both apprehension and excitement when the shareholders were asked to join others in the building to watch the approaching storm on television in the lobby, and seeing it unfold right in front of their eyes. When the…

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From a Shareholder

Let me introduce you: Rocksure, this is Blog;  Blog, this is Rocksure. I know that getting to know each other has been a long time coming, but I’m sure you  are going to get on really well and will become the best of friends.  You’ve got so much in common and so may mutual friends who care…

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A Shareholder writes….

“I sat recently by the pool of our home in Phuket, watching the sun go down on the Andaman Sea and reflecting on my investment in the Alpha Fund. With a glass of chilled wine in my hand and the delicious smells of a Thai dinner coming from the kitchen, I thought ‘now this is…

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No Shopping Required!

Speaking as a mum, I can tell you that the best part of this holiday was to be with the family in our own home but with NO SHOPPING to do!! To be able to agree the menu with Lucy in the morning and then have to do nothing until a delicious dinner was served…

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We feel very privileged to have been the first guests to stay at Rocksure’s stunning new apartment in Prague. It is indeed ‘spectacular’, as claimed, and a perfect base from which to explore the Old Town, being just a 10-minute walk away. Those wishing to be driven can hop on the no.17 tram which stops…

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A fine art….

We are getting it down to a fine art now, staying in Rocksure properties. After Marrakesh, Thailand, the Algarve and Breckenridge we were back in Thailand last week. Our formula for a near perfect holiday is – sight see like mad in a really interesting place before lapping up outrageous amounts of pampering in our…

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Siem Reap

A good tip for visitors to the Rocksure House in Phuket: consider a 2-3 night side trip to Siem Reap in Cambodia ( not more than an hour’s flight from Bangkok) to visit the 12th Century Angkor temples. Lost in the jungle for 250 years, now a World Heritage Site. Astonishing! Also well worth a…

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Barcelona City

Most people know that Barcelona is beside the Mediterranean, some may remember that a number of sandy beaches were created at the time of the Olympics in 1992, but few will know that they are total 4.5 kms long and up to 89 m deep with marinas, restaurants and night clubs alongside.  Barcelona was listed…

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London Calling!

We are very happy to announce that Shareholders in Rocksure’s Capital Fund are now able to enjoy a smart, modern 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment on the 7th. Floor of a fully-renovated apartment building in Victoria, with big views to the east from all rooms and from the spacious balcony.  Just a few hundred yards from the…

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Recent Shareholder Comments on Villa Giovanni in Istria

“I couldn’t beleive the quality of the food during my recent visit to Istria: not only is Giovanni himself a brilliant chef, but the food and wine and friendly service at the small restaurants in the hill-top villages all around was outstanding.  Watch out Tuscany!” M.C. (Bravo Fund)

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Olive Oil from El Boura

Who would believe that Rocksure’s magnificent Villa El Boura at Marrakech is 6 minutes’ drive from the Medina and yet is surrounded by two acres of its own olive trees? We collected 2,000 Kilos of olives this year which ended up as 200 liters of Rocksure’s own Olive Oil!

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Prague

Everyone is agog to see the new apartment in Prague which Desmond bought recently for the Capital Fund: not only because 2800 sq. ft. for a 2-bedroom apartment seems ultra-spacious even by Rocksure standards but also a master bathroom large enough for a cocktail party just has to be experienced!

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Breckenridge Cook/Housekeepers

Every Rocksure owned Villa is managed by a Cook/Housekeeper who caters, cooks and serves lunch or dinner to our Shareholders and guests.  There are Two Rocksure houses in Breckenridge, Colorado, which are manged by Annie Prentiss.  She had just recruited a new Housekeeper at Aspen Lodge when Desmond and I went on a recent inspection…

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Swimming Pool opens! Manhattan – New York

Rocksure’s Alpha Fund owns a stunning apartment in Manhattan, less than 5 minutes walk from Cenntral Park at Columbus Circle, with a view of the Hudson River from its picture windows on the 28th. Floor.  The large swimming pool on the top floor (for residents only) has finally opened – plus a gym and lots…

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