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Barcelona Costa Brava Villa Rentals

CB 100 Mas Dalt - 17 bedrooms

De: Helle Sørensen
Enviado el: sábado, 29 de julio de 2023 22:52
Para: charlie@villasbarcelona.com
Asunto: Re: Mas Dalt, July 15 to 22

Hi Charlie,

Our stay at Mas Dalt was amazing! We have been travelling with the same group for 20 years and Mas Dalt is among the best – possibly *the* best – house we have ever rented. Also, the communication with Josep and you was easy and smooth, so thank you.


De: Jessica Khoshooee
Para: Charlie Villasbarcelona
Asunto: Mas Dalt, 26/8-2/9, catering and such

Hi Charlie.

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you - we have a fifteen week old baby plus our older two so finding the time to sit and write emails is proving elusive!

We had a wonderful holiday and found the setting to be just perfect. I genuinely don’t think we had a single complaint about any of it. The pool was a perfect size, lots of areas for the kids to explore and we made use of the football pitch! The location was perfect and allowed us all to explore the area (and have space from one another - we are nine siblings plus parents so time apart is a factor...!) whilst meeting in the evenings.

The meals were delicious, no complaints there at all and made life very much easier than the cooking rota we have used in the past.

We enjoyed it so much that we are intending to come again the summer of 2019 providing the property is available.

It must be great to have your mother and brother so close having come from so far away. Here in the UK we (the sensible 48%) have to watch aghast as the government drives our economy off a cliff and removes our EU rights thanks to Brexit...

All the best,

Jessica Khoshooee

De: Jorn Esbensen

Para: Charlie Villasbarcelona

Asunto: Re: Last details for Mas Dalt

Hi Charlie

Its good to hear from you again.

We had a fantastic stay.

The house is wonderfull and the area is magnificant.

And Josep is a very nice person. He and his people took good care of the house and our needs.

We did not have any meals prepared for us. Frankly we didnt know it was a possibility.

There are so many good restaurants in the area, so i would suggest that you make a deal with one of them for future guests.

The reason we came to Mas Dalt was to celebrate my mother’s 80 year birthday, and it was a huge success.

If she is still in good health in 4 years, I am sure we will be back for her 85 year birthday.

It really was a pleasure to visit Mas Dalt, and I hope that we will be back in 4 years,

Kind regards


De: Trevor King
Para: Charlie Villasbarcelona
CC: Abbie King
Asunto: Re: July 21st - 28th


Just arrived home from what has been a fantastic holiday which all our family and friends thoroughly enjoyed.

The accommodation was excellent quality and a great location.

Please pass on our thanks to Josep and we would love to return again one day.

And of course our thanks to you Charlie for you great help and support over what was planned a year and a half ago which went all the better thanks to you.

We will of course recommend your website to friends.

Kind regards

Trevor & Sue King

Sent from my iPad

De: Julien Lodini

Para: Charlie Villasbarcelona

Asunto: Re: Mas Dalt again

Good news, the week we spent last year was so good ... That we want to rent it again this year !!!

Is the house available in august ? We would like the week from the 13 to the 20 of august, is it possible?

Thanks a lot Charlie,



De: Julien Lodini
Para: Charlie Villasbarcelona
Asunto: Re: Mas Dalt

Hi Charlie,

Just to let you know that we had an incredible stay in Mas Dalt ... everything was perfect. We are used to renting big houses, but this one was really number one.


De: Þórður Gíslason
Para: Charlie Villasbarcelona
Asunto: Re: Mas Dalt

Dear Charlie,

Everything was fantastic at Mas Dalt in June, and everyone in the group was so happy. Thank you for your part.

Now I have another group for next summer, and we are 5-6 families (my childhood friends), so in total 18 or 23 persons. (18 are confirmed)

We want to travel next summer from 11th of June until 24th of June.

Do you have anything to offer us?

best regards,


De: ivanademorais
Para: Charlie Villasbarcelona
Asunto: 11-18 July

We would very much like to book this again in 2016 for 2 occasions. Do let me know availability so we can book now. Many thanks. Ivana.

De: kenneth.rasmussen
Para: charlie@villasbarcelona.com
Asunto: Mas Dalt July

Hello Charlie

Your name and Mas Dalt are synonyms for one our best vacations ever J.

Unfortunately we couldn't gather the group of people necessary to rent Mas Dalt again, but I'm sure we will be back for a visit in one of the coming years.

And I will of course – in a few days - return with a few words for the page.

Best regards

Kenneth Maack Rasmussen

----- Original Message -----

From: Karen and Mick McCarthy
To: charlie@villasbarcelona.com
Subject: Re: Mas Dalt, 24-31 August


I would just like you to know that we had a terrific week at Mas Dalt. The villa is amazing and it suited all 35 guests. The owners were a great help and the ladies that come into cook are worth their weight in gold - highly recommended.

We had an amazing wedding and will hopefully all return again one day.

Karen and Mic

----- Original Message -----

From: Dan Please
To: villasbarcelona
Subject: RE: Mas Dalt and Can Tapies both houses for first week of August,

Dear Josep and Rosa,

Thank you for our wonderful stay in both properties, Can Tapies and Mas Dalt this Summer. These truly are perfect, unique, and wonderfully secluded locations in beautiful Catalonia.

It was a very memorable group holiday celebrating many 40thbirthdays all at once. Charlie (agent) was very helpful at every stage. Our 'birthday party' at Mas Dalt with the pre-arranged catering, acoustic music and transportation was perfect.

The children had a magical time and never wanted for entertainment or adventure at any point. To be honest it was like that for the parents too! I strongly suspect that we will return in the future. We would recommend either of these stunning properties and the warm hospitality of the owners and the region in a heartbeat.

Thank you once again,
Dan + 37 others from the UK, Ireland, and Denmark.

----- Original Message -----

From: Bente Kjems Dyring
To: villasbarcelona
Subject: Re: Mas Dalt

Dear Charlie

It was a real pleasure to stay at Mas Dalt. I think I may say that the entire group enjoyed it as well. I would be pleased to write a few comments that you can post on your website.

If you can use below feel free.

What impressed us most was the authentic furnishing and decoration of the entire house. Not a single IKEA furniture. ( we did not notice any ;)) A lot of photos was taken of the old fridge in the main kitchen.

With the space and 3 kitchens the logistics when preparing food was easy. Very few of the guests went away for dinner but prepared food in the open kitchen or in some of the other kitchens and we all the meals together.

Mas Dalt is located in a quiet place with a stunning view towards the sea. Convenient located for making trips to Figueres, the Vulcanos, the beach and even day trips to Barcelona.

The balcony was really the heart of the house where we had all the meals and where people relaxed with a book, playing cards or drinking a glass of cava and enjoying the scenery.

The teenagers played table tennis almost none stop and the swimming pool was visited often. Even though we stayed there as a big group we felt there were plenty of space and room for everybody.

The house is very quirky in a positive way with its many rooms, stairs and different levels.

We can warmly recommend Mas Dalt to people who are looking for a big place to celebrate or just arrange a holiday for family and friends.

Bente and Claus Dyring
Kolding, Denmark

----- Original Message -----

From: McGearey
To: villasbarcelona
Subject: Re: Mas Dalt for one week

Dear Rosa, Josep and Charlie,

Watching the sun rise from the balcony while sipping our morning coffee is a memory that will stay with us forever. In our busy and stressful lives we often revisit that spot in our minds and look forward to our return to wonderful Mas Dalt.

Kind regards
Rosie, Mac McGearey, family and friends.

----- Original Message -----

From: Laurent LASQUIBAR
To: villasbarcelona
Subject: RE: August 10 to 24

Hi Charlie,

we spent 2 wonderfull weeks in Mas Dalt !

The villa is huge!

Josep and Rosa are very nice persons who took care of all of us.
We'll keep very nice memories of our stay in Mas Dalt.
Wonderfull house, nice visits in the aera, very nice people,..... very nice holidays.
Our group join every 2 years for 2 weeks of holliday.
It's a little early to talk about 2015 holidays.
We will revert to you in due time.
Thanks for everything.
Best regards

----- Original Message -----

From: Benny - NotaPlan
To: 'charlie@villasbarcelona.com'
Subject: May

Hello again

We rented Mas Dalt 3 years ago, and would like to do so again in may 2013.

Med vennlig hilsen

Benny Christensen

----- Original Message -----

From: "John Forrest"
To: "Charlie Williams"
Subject: Mas Dalt feedback

Dear Charlie,

I wanted to give you some positive feedback on our recent stay at Mas Dalt. We stayed at the beginning of May 2012 for 4 days. Well I must say everyone in our party of 22 loved it and it has been the topic of conversation for the last few weeks. I thought the set up was great, it was secluded enough not to disturb neighbours even though most nights were fairly raucous. The facilities were great and we were able to self cater very reasonably, we got the ladies and owner to cater on the night of the celebration and that was fantastic also.

The property is top class and the owners, Rosa and Josep, were very helpful and welcoming, one minor repair was needed during our stay but that was resolved immediately we called. All the bedrooms are comfortable and well equipped, we let everyone choose their own bedroom and they were all very happy with what they got.

The setting for the house is fabulous, looking out over the beautiful countryside and there was something for everyone to do, my only regret was we only had 4 days which didn't give us long enough to see all the sights. Incidentally last year I went to Barbados and all I can say is I'd rather go to Banyoles every time! Prettier, friendlier and much, much cheaper.

The barbecue 'barn' was excellent and we spent most evenings in there at some point, certainly one of the best selling points of the property, but there were many more including the swimming pool area and covered games area.

All I can say, to sum up is fabulous! Please send our sincere thanks to Rosa and Josep and thank you for making it all go so smoothly. As I was the person who was arranging the holiday I was feeling particularly stressed and your help was invaluable.

Kind regards

De : jérôme billaud

A : villasbarcelona
Sujet : Réf. : Mas Dalt, 5-12/8

Dear Charlie,

Our holidays was really great.

Is it possible to reserve again Mas Dalt villa one week next year for the period of August 3 to 10.

We will be 35 (16 adults and 19 children).

Thank you. Jérôme

----- Original Message -----

From: John Bock
To: 'villasbarcelona'
Subject: RE: Mas Dalt Oct 1 of last year!


We are a family group of 12 that stayed at Mas Dalt for 9 days in October 2010 and we absolutely loved it. We do a family vacation week in some part of Europe every year and have found some spectacular villas in our travels but nothing even comes close to Mas Dalt.

The property is amazing and the owners (Rosa and Josep and Antonio) were so good to us that we felt most welcome. The villa (really two buildings) sits up in the hills of the owners' farm in a beautiful treed setting and the view from the elevated pool terrace is gorgeous.

Every one of the 17 bedrooms are perfectly decorated, comfortable and completely equipped as you would expect in a hotel. The property was spotless and the only small problem we had was a WiFi connection that was not working the first day. The owners had this fixed on day 2 and it worked just fine for the rest of our stay.

It is very hard to identify the best attribute of Mas Dalt but our family would rate the huge “cookhouse" very highly. Most evenings we prepared fantastic meals in the brick wood burning BBQ in this huge cookhouse attached to the main building. It was equipped with running water, a giant harvest table and bench seating that accommodated our 12 for dining easily. There are a least 5 well seasoned paella pans to choose from (ranging from about 20" to “giant") and we made excellent use of them. It is open to the evening air on one end, is constructed of stone and it is a magical place to cook and eat. Don't overlook it.

Basically, the time we spent at Mas Dalt was so much fun and so perfect that it would be difficult to describe adequately. Given the size and the quality of this property the price is far and away the best bargain in Europe and ranks as our family's top pick out of all our travels to date.

Thanks for everything Rosa, Josep and Antonio. Thanks Charlie, for making all the arrangements. We will be back no doubt.

P.S. Charlie, I include some of my pictures should you want to use them.

John Bock

From: ronan breen
To: villasbarcelona
Subject: Thank you

Hi Charlie,

Sorry for how late this email is, but we wanted to give you some feedback on our stay in Mas Dalt and Can Tapies in October.

Both houses were absolutely spectacular, we were delighted with the amount of room, the facilities, the design,and of course the beautiful gardens, both of which had a great swimming pool.

The area around the houses was lovely as well, and the view from the terrace of Mas Dalt was spectacular.

The houses were absolutely perfect for a large group gathering, there was more than enough room for everyone and plenty to do.

The location was also great, close enough to Girona that it was easy for some people to fly over just for the weekend, but far enough away from the city to be out in the middle of the countryside, but with a town near enough that shopping for supplies was easy.

Also if you could pass on our thanks to the owners, they were very friendly and extremely helpful all weekend without being in any way intrusive, basically the perfect hosts!

All in all everyone who stayed in the house was blown away by it and we couldn't have been happier with how it all went, we're all already looking forward to returning next year.

Once again thanks for all your help, and of course feel free to put this email up in the review section of your website.

Robin, Ronan, Sarah, Brian and Liz.

From: Patty Carpenter
To: 'villasbarcelona'
Subject: RE: Mas Dalt


How interesting that your mail came today! We are having a big party this week with all the friends that went to Mas Dalt! I will pass the word along to write something as we had a fabulous time and would all recommend it without reservation! Rosa, Josep and Antonio could not have been more gracious and the location is stupendous.. Hang on and I'll post something better for you in the next week or so. Thank you for your help, our trip was amazing!


From: "katie Thorne"
To: charlie@villasbarcelona.com

Subject: Fw: Re: FW: Can Tapies & Mas Dalt

Dear Charlie,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, Rosa and the rest of the team for a truly exceptional and memorable holiday. The villas were of the highest standard; impeccably clean, beautifully presented and with lots of charm and character. Rosa and her helpers could not have done more to make us feel welcome and their attentiveness and willingness to help went far beyond our expectations.

We had a brilliant two weeks and we are already planning our return to the villas. I know I speak on behalf of all my Friends and family when I say thank you for such a special and unforgettable holiday that will fill us with happy memories for many years to come.

Please feel free to use any of the above on your website.

Thanks again and we look forward to organising another holiday with you in the future.

Kind regards,
Kate Felton

From: Benny - NotaPlan
To: villasbarcelona
< Subject: FW: thanks for organizing Transport from Girona airport for us

Hi Charlie

We were happy with our stay, with you and Lee.

Everything vent quite ok. The villa is fabulus!

Med vennlig hilsen
Benny Christensen
NotaPlan as

From: Nikki Pennell
To: charlie@villasbarcelona.com
Subject: Fwd: Mas Dalt, how was it?

Review of Can Tapies and Mas Dalt- Better late than never!

We stayed at Mas Dalt and Can Tapies in September 2008. It was literally the best three days of my life and although this might sound like an exageration, it really isn´t!! This was partly due to the fact we got married on the Saturday afternoon and spent the rest of the weekend celebrating with friends and family so of course that made it a very magical weekend, but was also due to the beauty of the place, the niceness of Rosa and Josep and the amazing weather. The two houses are amazing- stunning views, beautiful pools and loads of communal space inside and out so you could have a good holiday whatever the weather. All the rooms are clean and nice although some are a bit dark but this is very typical of Spanish houses and actually an advantage on a hot day. Our favourite things from each house were

Mas Dalt
- Massive terrace area for eating and lounging around on.
- brilliant pool with fantastic views

Can Tapies
-has a table tennis table and games room which went down well with everyone,
-huge hall where a large group can sit and eat
-again a beautiful pool and gardens
- 2 BBQs

I would highly recommend both properties. I think they are both ideal for getting a big group together because as I said there is so much communal space. However if you wanted to rent one of the smaller apartments you would have a lot of privacy. The countryside around the villas is stunning and you are only twenty minutes drive from Girona which is gorgeous and 10 from Banyoles which is also very pretty with a beautiful lake.

From: Barry Eisenberg
To: 'villasbarcelona'

Subject: Thank you, Mas Dalt, August 15 to 29


We are now safely home and I wanted to take the opportunity and thank you for helping us with Mas Dalt. Our stay was marvelous; our hosts wonderful; the villa was great and we had a memorable two weeks. Thanks for all your help.

Please convey our thanks to Rosa, her husband and son. Neither our Spanish or French is that great and we'd appreciate if you would tell them how much we enjoyed our stay.

Best regards.
Barry Eisenberg

To: villasbarcelona
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 8:33 PM
Subject: Re: Mas Dalt, 8 to 15 August 2009

Hi Charlie, just a quick note to let you know Mas Dalt was everything you'd suggested and more. What a fantastic setting, house, facilities etc. and Rosa was lovely...our spanish being about 10 words, luckily hers and our french was o.k, so we were able to have a good chat about the history of the house etc. Thanks very much for your recommendation and attentive liaisons prior to our departure.

With best wishes,
Julie and all the family/extended family.

De: Valgerður Einarsdóttir
Enviado el: lunes, 30 de junio de 2008 17:44
Para: charlie@villasbarcelona.com
Asunto: Mas Dalt 20-27 of June

Dear hosts

We thank you for a wonderful week which we enjoyed at Mas Dalt, a mansion of extreme comfort and excellence and situated in beautiful surroundings. We felt as if we were specially welcome, everything is so well cared for and there are so many beautiful things all around. (So many handmade cloths and even a handmade curtain.)

Well, we are very satisfied with our stay and hope you will be enjoying the rest of the summer season.

On behalf of my family, my best regards
Hallgrimur Jonsson

From: marc.delab
To: villasbarcelona
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 10:14 PM
Subject: Re: shortcut to Mas Dalt

Hello Charlie ,

I don't find the page for comments in the website . So I write you directly and you can put it in the website .

We spend a very fine week last summer in Mas Dalt . Rosa was very kind and always ready to help us .

The two houses are very clean , the swimming pool was used nights and days .

We were five families and we have had all the place what we need .

I would definitely recommend this property, especially is you want peace and quiet.

Thank you very much

From: janice davis
To: charlie@villasbarcelona.com
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 5:20 PM
Subject: Re: 4 to 18 August, 2007

Hi Charlie,

Mas Dalt was just beautiful -- beyond anything we could've expected. The owners were completely lovely -- Rosa would eagerly go out of her way to get us any info we needed, or to make us dinner reservations, and in one case drove with us over a half-hour away just to show us where a restaurant was so that we wouldn't get lost. We'd try to assure her that she needn't take so much trouble, but she insisted. She and her son could not have been more accommodating.

One day we hired Rosa to cook a dinner for the entire group (26 people) and it was fabulous! She did all the shopping and made all the arrangements. It was so nice after a day of sightseeing to come back to tables that were all set on the terrace with the beautiful view, and a meal that was all ready for us. The food was truly delicious.

The house was clean and the pool and grounds kept up perfectly.

Thanks for making the arrangements for us last year. We hope to visit Spain again on another holiday at another time, and look forward to speaking with you then if you're still in the business of villa rentals at that time!

Thanks again, Janice

From: Jim Gabbe
To: 'villasbarcelona'
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 4:08 PM
Subject: RE: A Few Final Questions....

Dear Charles -- A lovely place in a charming setting. The owners were gracious and helpful.

All the best, Jim

From: Nick Moore
To: villasbarcelona
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 10:39 AM
Subject: RE: Mas Dalt, 10 to 14 May, 2007

As you know we took our staff away for a long weekend. There was plenty of room and the new building and pool are just superb.

From the very large veranda you can see for miles. You can also walk for miles if you so wish as you seem to have you own forest surrounding you!

We never left the “complex" other than for food and not one on the 18 people that went had a single complaint about anything.

As for Rosa, very helpful when needed. We had one small problem in the villa but once we advised Rosa it was sorted within an hour.

I would definitely recommend this property, especially if you want peace and quiet.


From: paul.sijtsma
To: Charles K. Williams
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 10:13 AM
Subject: Re: Mas Dalt

Hi Charles,

...just returned from Mas Dalt. It was great. The whole group was very pleased by the scenery, the house and it's surroundings.
Also Rose is a very nice person. The kids loved her visiting her farm.

From: Chris Loughran
To: tourism@catalonia.net
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2000 11:25 AM
Subject: RE: Mas Dalt


Just a short note following our return from Catalunya to thank you for your assistance in arranging for our stay at Mas Dalt. The masia was ideal and our party of 6 adults and 11 children enjoyed themselves immensely. Rosa was ideal - welcoming yet unobtrusive and available in times of (minor) crises... a self-inflicted crisis - one of my friend's kids locked the keys in the rental car - Rosa knew just who to call!

Whilst I don't make a habit of going back to places I have stayed, this would be high on my list were I to do so.

Thanks again.

Chris Loughran