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Luxury and charming villa with private pool near lake and Costa Brava beaches.

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

AC, wellness treatments, internet service, 2-ensuite bedrooms, private parking

La Cabanya is a beautiful, charming and luxury villa. It has just been awarded with 5 stars/keys from the Catalan Government (the highest quality award category).

The house is located in the village of Mata, in the heart of the Costa Brava. It's a quiet, sunny and safe neighbourhood and the neighbours are very warm and friendly.

The house is a walking distance from shops, banks and restaurants and a short drive from Banyoles lake (only 2 km.), 15 km. from Girona city, 25 km. from Girona's Airport, 35 km. from Costa Brava beaches and 115 km. from the Barcelona city.

The house is suitable for a group from 2 up to 6 people.

La Cabanya has got two beautiful ensuite bedrooms with mattresses 100% of latex, a full equipped kitchen (dishwasher, refrigerator, toaster, oven, washing-machine, coffe maker, microwave, kettle...), an attic, a spacious living room with satellite television, DVD with 'Home cinema' and a fireplace, internet access inside the house, air-conditioning and central heating.

Outside, there is a private garden with a pergola which is ideal for eating outside all year round, a barbecue, swings and a slide for children, a little wooden house with a kitchen inside for children and a nice private swimming pool with saline treatment and totally automated.

La Cabanya is ideal to spend some days with the couple or with the family.

The climate: The climate of the Pla de l'estany region is the typically Mediterranean one. The proximity with the coast gives a soft temperatures during all the year.

Besides, we offer you these different packs:


Enjoy unforgettable days relaxing and disconnecting. The pack includes a wellness treatment for each person, to choose between body and/or facial.

Body treatments: Anti-stress, Revitalizing massage, Way to Paradise, Wind Caress, Mediterranean Brezze, India Sensations, The Dionis Desire and Fruitherapy.

Facials treatments: Facial Eternalyouth, Earth Secrets, Cleopatra and Silk skin.

Price 2 people: 95 € + accommodation

Price 3 people: 142 € + accommodation

Price 4 people: 190 € + accommodation

Price 5 people: 237 € + accommodation


Surprise your couple with the Romantic Pack.

The pack includes a bouquet of fresh flowers, a box of chocolates, the warmth of the fireplace (in winter), petals on the bed, a bottle of champagne, candles, in order to ensure a memorable stay.

Price: 36 € + accommodation


Discover the meaning of the SPA word 'Salutem per aquam' (health trough water) by yourself in this personal SPA package.

More Details

Raquel Xargay
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

About Raquel Xargay

We are a family of 5 people and Sandra is the licensed physiotherapist in the wellness room of the house.

We have restored the house and it's up to the high standards our guests expect.

We don't work through rental agencies. The result is better large villa at lower prices and more accurate information for our guests.

We have lived in the same village since we were born because we like this region. Costa Brava area has got a lovely landscape and it's located in a shorter distance from the Barcelona city.

Raquel Xargay purchased this villa in 1930

Why Raquel Xargay chose Pla de l'Estany

The house has just been awarded with '5 keys' from the Catalan Government (the highest quality award category).

We have been renting this house since 2007, so we have years of experience to make your dreams possible.

Besides, La Cabanya house has got a real history behind because it was built more than 700 years ago.

What makes this villa unique

The villa has got all the benefits that you will need. For example, there are wifi access, TV satellite (to see international channels in your country), there is a swimming-pool (just for you), it's very close to the shops and restaurants (in a walking distance).

Car is not necessary because there is public transport only 300 meters from the villa.

We are sure that you will like it and enjoy it!!


Mata Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    A room next to bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • The house has got two bedrooms with a private bathroom each one. However, there is another room inside the house that if it is necessary, we can put two individual beds for children. Therefore, the capacity of the house is 4 + 2 children = 6 people.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Health, Beauty and Wellness: La Cabanya brings you closer to the senses world through a wide range of relaxing therapies where time will stop and your senses lead you to an exotic world of sensations. All services are offered by a professional licensed esthetician in Can Xargay wellness room (next to the house). All products used are natural.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Luxury and charming villa with private pool near lake and Costa Brava beaches.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Thinking to come in the future

  • 5 of 5

Now we are sitting in front of the computer thinking this week was going to fast, we could easly spend a week more. Thank you La Cabanya for making this week perfect. We look forward to stay here in the near future.



  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: See you soon Paul!
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Perfect holidays

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful week holiday at La Cabanya. Thank you very much!.

The house is incredibly well-equipped and every last detail thought of. It's perfect size for adults and children.

We loved having our own pool and a good size outdoor area.

The surrounding area is wonderful

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house :-)

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our holidays. Liked Mata sunshine, excellent food, Spanish wines and nice people.

We found the house very well equipped, comfortable and a relaxing space and have muche enjoyed visiting the surroundings sights.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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a relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a beautiful relaxing week in your lovely villa. Rachel was so friendly and helpful.

We are feeling rejuvenated and sun kissed.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a review from our Guestbook.
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Wonderful vacation in a beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulos time during our week long stay at La Cabanya.

The children enjoyed the pool very much and we did lots of sightseeing while we were here and found the tourist information file very helpful.

We would love to come back at some point in the future and bring some more family members with us.



  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much.
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The top list

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a sunny week at the very cosy La Cabanya and we discovered some aspects of beautiful Catalunya. We appreciated very much the warm welcome and hospitality of Raquel and her parents.

La Cabanya is in the top list of places where we ever stayed. In every detail one can observe dthe passion. We surely need to mention the exhaustive and very useful tourist information.

We will keep a warm memory of La Cabanya and the warm evenings at its delighted pool.

Surely a place to recommend to our friends... or better... to return ourselves.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Rates & Availability

Mata Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low season
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
High season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
low season
Oct 1 2017 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
high season
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Bed linen and towels are included in the price.
Short stays are possible even weekends.

Weekly bookings from June to September run from Friday to Friday. The rest of the year, weekly periods are flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
International Airport of Girona-Costa Brava
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Cafeteria Minairons
Nearest Ferry
115 Kilometres
Barcelona ferry port
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Girona Golf
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Girona station
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
AP7 (E-15)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Can Selvatà
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Vallter 2000 ski station
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Empúries - l'Escala
Car: not necessary

Like a canvas where nature has intended to combine with exquisite delicacy the intense green of the pine groves, the massive steadfastness of the rocks, the softness of the golden sands and the deep, dazzling blue of the sea - that is the Costa Brava.

- 50 meters from shops and 1 km. from supermarkets

- 2 km. from Banyoles lake

- 9 km. from Besalú village

- 9 km. from Girona city

- 15 km. from Natural Park of Volcanic Zone.

- 35 km. from the Beach (Costa Brava)

- 35 km. from Figueres (Dalí Museum).

- 60 km. from the ski station

- 110 km. from Barcelona city

Would you like to have more activities or interesting places? Don't worry!!! You will have a guide book with a lot of of activities and interesting places to visit.

Frommer's Magazine from US and National Geographic have published in October 2011 the Best Destinations of the World for 2012 which are Girona and the Costa Brava.

Other Activities: Adventure sports like paint-ball, archery, astronomy excursions...

Exuberant Barcelona has long hogged the limelight, but its little sister Girona is stepping out from the wings. This diminutive city in northern Catalonia packs a cultural punch that is the envy of many a larger destination, with a superb dining scene to match. Girona's historic quarter, a secretive jumble of medieval mansions and courtyards crowned by a magnificent cathedral, is piled up on the eastern bank of the River Ter. To the west of the river, elegant avenues laid out during the 19th century are lined with smart boutiques and cafés. The lofty peaks of the Pyrenees form a violet smudge on the horizon and the rugged coves of the Costa Brava are just a short drive away.

Gastronomic mecca Celler de Can Roca, voted the best restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine in 2013. The best restaurant of the world was El Bulli located in Girona too in 2005 and for 5 years.

Golf: The house is 9km from Girona Golf. Golf Girona is an 18-hole, par 72 golf course designed by the English architect F.W. Hawtree, seeded entirely with Penncross, the best quality grass for playing golf.

A course that is entirely adapted to its natural surroundings, featuring an advanced sprinkling system using regenerated water from Girona's purification plant, and meeting the most up-to-date environmental standards.

The top nine holes are extremely competitive – their design requires players to use all the clubs in their bags. The bottom nine are simply spectacular, with all the tees set atop walls built with Girona stone, offering impressive panoramic views of the fairways. It is a true pleasure to follow the flight of the ball towards its destination, and encourages many players to take out their woods.

Ski: -The Vallter 2000 ski station is situated 60km from the house.

Vallter 2000 is surrounded by peaks, some exceeding 2,800 meters, the base station is located at 2,000 meters above the valley of the River Ter.

It's a privileged location since it gives the visitors a unique and exceptional views. Since the 2535 m level you can see the bay of Roses and the Cap de Creus (Costa Brava). This proximity to the sea makes the eastern storms leave snowfall can exceed one meter in height. Vallter where the snow is more Mediterranean.

-The mountain resort of Vall de Núria is situated 65km from the house.

Discover an unparalleled environment where the waters of the Núria river can only run its course thanks to the deep narrow gorges that have been cut through this hard rock, until you arrive at the valley of the Freser, a river which flows into the great Ter at Ripoll.


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