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Spectacular traditional Catalan villa with heated private pool near beaches

Bedrooms 8
Space 3,239 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

A beautiful 8-bedroom villa with AC and wifi located 2 km. from Banyoles lake

Can Xargay is a beautiful and spacious villa, a Millennial Traditional Catalan Villa of XI century with a special charm, situated in the village of Mata.

It's a quiet, safe neighborhood and the neighbors are very warm and friendly.

The house is walking distance from shops and restaurants and a short drive from Banyoles lake (only 2 km.), 35 km. from the beach (Costa Brava), 25 km. from the International Airport of Girona-Costa Brava and 115 km. from Barcelona city.

The whole villa has got a capacity for a group from 12 up to 20 people with eight beautiful bedrooms (one is adapted for handicapped people), six bathrooms, a large kitchen - dinning room with a fireplace, a spacious living-room with TV satellite (international channels) and DVD, a reading room, a games room...

Outside, there is a covered porch with a barbecue which is ideal for eating outside all year round, swings for children and a nice heated private swimming-pool with an hydromassage bench.

It is appropriate to spend some days with the friends, family reunions, partying, birthdays… or just to spend some calm and break days.

The perfect situation of the house allows you to do several excursions around Pla de l’Estany by bike or on foot, through the lake surroundings declared of natural interest. You can also visit Girona province since the house lays in the center of it.

Also, there are horses 2 km. far.

Extensive tourist information is found at the house.

Car is not necessary because 300 meters from the house there is public transport (bus).

Wellness treatments: Health, Beauty and Wellness:

Can Xargay 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 licensed physiotherapist in Can Xargay wellness room. All products used are natural.

More Details
Registration Number : PG-205

Raquel Xargay
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Raquel Xargay

Hello! We are Xargay's family. Our family and our ancestors we have been living in Can Xargay until 1999, when we decided to rent it as a holiday rental villa.

Pere is a builder and he's a passionat man with his job. He rehabilitated and restored the house with all the details. He is the father of the family.

Dolors, a kind and tireless worker, prepares the house for you. She is the mother of the family but she's also the pillar of the house.

Raquel has got a chemical profession. She loves learning foreign languages but she also likes welcome you to the house and she explains to you all the activities that you can do in the area.

Sílvia is biologist, cheerful and hardworking. She's the middle sister.

Sandra is a great professional in the world of physiotherapy and aesthetics. She loves the relaxation and wellness. She will take care of you.

Raquel Xargay purchased this villa in 1930

Why Raquel Xargay chose Mata

Can Xargay is a millennial history house. It's especially dedicated to the family tourism.

The house is rented exclusively. The children will have fun thanks to the facilities (swimming pool, games room, exclusive activities ..).

But what for the adults? So while the kids have fun, we have a place for the wellness and disconnection: Can Xargay Inspira place, an ideal place to relax.

We love to make you feel at home and we hope to meet you soon!

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 heated swimming-pool with an hidromasage bench (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. And so on... We are sure that you will like and enjoy it!!


Mata Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3239 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 6:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Els Pares - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Les Noies - 3 twin/ single
    Els Sagals - 1 king
    La Pubilla - 1 queen
    Els Mossos - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    La Suite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , bedroom with a private bathroom
    L'Hereu - 1 queen
    El Fadrí - 2 twin/ single
  • The standard capacity of the villa is 16 people but we can increase the capacity of a maximum of 20 people.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 20 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 15 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
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
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The property is adapted for wheelchair users: Access: Property access road is in the same level and smooth. There is a nearby setting down point for vehicles and a dropped kerb at the setting down point. Corridors and doors are wide enough for easy passage, and there should be no steps to the main areas of the property Bedroom: There is a bedroom on the ground floor. Bedrooms are suitable for a wheelchair user and all main sockets, light switches and alarm cords within reach from a seated position. Bathroom: The bathroom has got a wheel-in (level access) entry to the shower or bath. There is a fold-down shower seat. Taps and grab rails are accessible from a seated position. There are enough space to transfer from chair to toilet safely with appropriate handrails. Kitchen facilities: There is a microwave at an accessible height.


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Spectacular traditional Catalan villa with heated private pool near beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

From all of us 8 and 10 and 12 people:

We loved your house and so, so appreciated the special attention and information you gave us Raquel to solve all our various answers and all our requests. And the hospitality of your family in general was so great and to us so unexpected, that we will certainly tell all our friends about it all.

See you!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
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Superb accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We have all had a wonderful holiday in superb accommodation.

The villa is very well appointed and comfortable.

Raquel and family have been extremely helpful in organizing various transports for us.

The Catalan meal they did for us was fantastic which all the adults enjoyed tremendously.

Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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August 2014

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great people, fantastic paella and very helpful information throughout our entire stay.

Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Costa Brava 2011

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay at Can Xargay house.

We were pleased to see the house was so well equipped and it had a beautiful ambiance.

True feeling of relaxation and luxury.

Your hospitality won't be forgotten...

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
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Fantastic holiday in a fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

Our big family of 19 people containing people aged 1-71 years have enjoyed being on vacation in your house.

We had a fantastic holiday in a fantastic house!

You have been incredibly helpful and very nice.

Everything in the house worked perfectly.

The house has a super location for both relaxation and to visit the big cities.

We hope to come and visit you again.

Thanks for a super holiday!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit!
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A magic week to remember

  • 5 of 5

We've had a wonderful week in this beautiful house!

Thank you so much for the warm welcome and being there when we needed you!

The weather was fantastic and the surroundings were lovely too!

Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2009
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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
9 Kilometres
Girona station
Nearest Motorway
7 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.

The house is located 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 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.

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.

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

Golf: The house is located 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The prices don't include the price of the heated swimming-pool in low season. Please, consult us the prices because it depends on the month of the year.

The price includes towels, bed linen, beach towels, the whole house and the private swimming-pool with an hydro massage bench, Internet access,...
We accept short breaks in low season even weekends.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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