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Barcelona Costa Brava Villa Rentals

CB 200 Can Tapies - 12 bedrooms

El 18 ago 2019, a las 19:26, Christian Picard escribió:

Buenos días,

Primero gracias, de nuevo fue una muy buena semana. El propietario se mostró muy simpático a nuestra llegada y salida.

Por otro lado, la casa es muy cómoda y buena y con buena seguridad para los niños en la piscina.

Nos gustaría volver a alquilar esa misma casa la semana del 7 al 14 de agosto el próximo año. Ya lo comenté al propietario que me parecía decir que era posible.

Único punto, el sistema de paella (el fogón y la paella) no tienen suficiente capacidad para el número de personas que somos.

A la espera de su respuesta,



De: Anne-Sophie Rosell | Hotel Brummell
Para: Charlie Villasbarcelona
Asunto: Re: Can Tapies

Hi Charlie

Thank you very much for your email, yes indeed we had a wonderful stay at the house, it is such a gem and the owner have been very helpful.

We cooked everything ourselves as it was easier.

All the very best!

Anne-Sophie Rosell
Brand Manager & Events

----Mensaje original-----
De: Joan Miller
Para: Charlie Villasbarcelona
Asunto: Here at Can Tapies

on 17/08/:

Hi Charlie, the house is magical, we are absolutely stunned and delighted!

Thank you for all your help. The ladies are doing for us on Friday

on 19/8/:

It is glorious here!

Can I ask about the availability next year? Everyone is so impressed and they are tentatively planning... We are restricted to the summer holidays though.


on 21/8/:

Hola Charlie

Last night we had the 'local ladies' to cook for us, who turned out to include Josep and his wife,much to our delight! We asked them to share a glass of wine with us before they left, which they did. What lovely people they are.

Josep was bemused as we tried to explain what we meant by 'Guinea pig', of which there was a cage full at the local riding stables our younger son has found.

We should really like to return next year but there are only two weeks available and two of my family are teachers, so they need to check dates. Could you hold those two weeks for us, until we can get home and find out when school starts in September next year? We are 95 per cent sure we can make those dates (14 days ending 1 September) but need to be absolutely certain.

With all good wishes,


De: Clamens sylvie
Para: Charlie Villasbarcelona
Asunto: Can Tapies (Sylvie Clamens)

Bonsoir Charlie

Le séjour était absolument parfait ! La maison est très agréable, spacieuse et bien équipée. Le jardin est grand, propre et ombragé, ce qui rend la piscine accessible quasiment toute la journée. Les terrasses, barbecues et tables extérieures sont agréables, pratiques et en bon état.

Le propriétaire a été très disponible pour répondre à nos questions et nous dépanner lors des rares petits tracas quotidiens (coupure de courant un soir d'orage entre autre).

Notre seul regret est que la piscine n'était pas sécurisée comme nous le pensions. Nous avons donc stressé à l'idée qu'un des 12 enfants ai un accident.

(Charlie se défendre: comme j'ai dis dès le debut, la piscine sera clôturer en hiver de 2017, pas avant! Désolé!)

Nous recommandons Can Tapies a tous les amoureux du calme, de la beauté et des séjours entre amis avec enfants !

Charlie, un TRÈS grand merci à vous pour vos conseils et votre accompagnement sur cette location.

Je garde avec plaisir vos coordonnées pour d'éventuelles prochaines vacances.

Merci encore,

Bonne journée,

Sylvie Clamens

De: Mads Søndergaard (MSO)
Para: Charlie Villasbarcelona (charlie@villasbarcelona.com)
CC: Ellen
Asunto: RE: Can Tapies

¨After being on family-holidays at several places in Europe, we – three generation between the ages of 9 to 80 years – had the most wonderful holiday at Can Tapies this summer

All of us are warmly recommending your place in the heart of Catalonia. A great place for sightseeing in Girona, exploring the Dali-myth in Cadaqués, Figueres and Púbol – and biking in the scenic landscape of Banyoles

Charlie from was very helpful with his engaged guidance of the place and surroundings – and due to the fact that we wanted to have a relaxing holiday and spend time exploring the area, we did book some local ladies to do cooking for us in the morning and evening. Very affordable and what a great way of getting the taste and knowledge of the local dishes – even though the conversation was in Spanish.

Josep, the owner of Can Tapies, was really dedicated to make us feeling comfortable – so phoning and meeting us on regular basis to making sure everything was all right

We did find the standard of Can Tapies very high – rooms, kitchens, pool, balconies, etc. were well equipped and well maintained. The place has a lot of space with great Spanish decor

Off course the distance to the coastline is approximately 45 min. – but on the other hand in the area of Can Tapies you will find the real feeling and native charm of Catalonia.

We will definitely recommend you to spend your holiday at Can Tapies – unless you book it for next time we’ll be going there for our family-holiday…

On behalf of the Søndergaard family

Ellen and Mads Søndergaard, Denmark”

De: Anna Rockett
Para: Charlie Villasbarcelona
Asunto: Re: Can Tapies - thank you

Charlie & Josep

I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we all had at Can Tapies, and in such a beautiful location. The house was perfect for us; large enough for everyone to have space but with plenty of rooms and terraces where we could get together as a group. The ladies who came to prepare dinners for us did a great job; we had many delicious and enjoyable meals and it was such a treat not to have to have to cook and clean up ourselves. Please pass on our regards again to the ladies who took such good care of us.

Thank you again for all your help,

Anna Rockett

Arlington, VA 22205, USA

De: Vigdís Gunnarsdóttir
Para: Charlie Villasbarcelona
Asunto: Can Tapies, June

Hi Charlie

We really loved our stay at Can Tapies. All the family members (group of 22) loved the spacious rooms and nice apartments. The pool and the big dining room were fantastic spaces for us to spend time together along with the outdoor BBQ areas. Everyone loved the surroundings and we enjoyed our walks in the hills around the house. Josep took good care of us and gave us lot´s of useful information regarding the area. We would definitely recommend this place to big groups :)

Warm greetings from Iceland

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

From: Denise Johnson-Proctor
To: villasbarcelona
Subject: Re: Can Tapies, 23-30/8, how was it?

Hi Charlie

Many thanks for letting us stay in your fabulous Vila can tapies. What a wonderful villa. Spacious, beautiful decor and all the amenities that you could want. It was perfect from the comfortable beds and large clean swimming pool to the amazing scenery. We couldn't have asked for better. The family (all three generations) spent a very pleasant week visiting medieval villages nearby and lazing by the pool during the dày. The evenings where spent by the barbecue and playing in the games room. We were very impressed with your customer service and nothing was too much trouble. We will certainly be coming back to visit you again.

Many thanks Denise johnson-proctor

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

From: Dan Please
To: villasbarcelona
Subject: RE: Mas Dalt and Can Tapies both 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: David Francis
To: villasbarcelona
Cc: Tim Francis ; Nick Francis ; Simon Francis ; Jonathan Francis ; Margaret Francis ; Sally Smith
Subject: Re: Can Tapies


Thank you for your email and hope you had a great visit with your mother in New York.

We had an incredible time for our family reunion. Can Tapas was an amazing place to accommodate all our family, with the three separate apartments creating a sanctuary for the different age groups. We dined every night on the outdoor terrace, talking and chatting until the stars twinkled in the clear night sky. Magical! The villa provided more than enough space for our energetic five year olds to burn up their energy, and the pool a central gathering place for our whole group of 19. We used the outdoor fireplace to cook a couple of meals, and the covered lookout eating area for one meal. The games room and the pool burst into competitive action two or three times per day, and the WiFi kept us in touch with friends and family who were not with us. We loved Banyoles with its enchanting waterfront, boat cruise around the lake, and historic old town. We made one trip to Girona and walked along the historic wall, explored the walled gardens, and had a meal in the historic town with traffic free streets. We ranged in age from 2 to 75, but the villa provided so many retreats, nooks and crannies, there was always a quiet corner to read, or hang out in small groups. The views from the patio were breathtaking, the history of the Masia oozed from every stone, it was like living in a medieval castle. From the time we arrived, and raced around all the rooms exclaiming with oos and aahs, hugging and laughing as we greeted family not seen for a year or more, till the time we left, with more hugs, as we went our separate ways, it was like a fairy tale dream.

David Francis

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

From: Mervyn King
To: villasbarcelona
Subject: Re: Can Tapies, any words for Trip Advisor?

Hi Charlie

Trip Advisor and other sites have had their share of criticism both from aspect of being used by owners to write their own favourable reports and equally as subject to “hate-mails" from people who have never been to a place but have nothing better to do.

Quite honestly, Can Tapies is up there with the best we have found in Italy. Spain or France for our “large" family get-togethers.

Easy to access from Girona and/or Barcelona. Excellent facilities at the “ Castle" ( that is what one of the younger members referred to the house as). Ideally positioned to visit cultural, historical or just fun locations – if you felt it necessary to get away from the house with all its games,views and chill-out areas.

Owners and agents ( yes that's you) could not have been more helpful and always around when there was a problem to advise.

Could be you will see us again

Best regards
Mervyn King

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

From: M.Sabaratnam
Subject: RE: Can Tapies

Dear Charlie,

Just wanted to drop you a note to say that we had an absolutely wonderful time at Can Tapies and that everything was basically perfect. Josep and Rosa were very helpful and attentive, and the house was beautifully kept. No one wanted to leave. And thanks also to you for all your help - I will definitely be in touch with any other plans for Catalonia soon!

Best wishes,

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

From: Karen E Frisch
To: villasbarcelona
Subject: Re: Can Tapies

Hello Charlie, Rosa, Josep and Antonio,

I am most happy to let all of you know how much we enjoyed our 2 week holiday at Can Tapies. From the first day we arrived Josep and his family were gracious and helpful. The home was just beautiful and our entire family, which ranged in age from 13 to 80 years of age, loved it. We particularly enjoyed the outdoor patio and cooking facilities and saw the most beautiful double rainbow one night while we were having dinner. Can Tapies is well situated to many of the best sites in Catalonia. I fell in love with Girona and visited it over and over again. My family has vacationed together for 12 years and this vacation ranks as one of our very favorites. I thank Rosa, Josep and Antonio for their wonderful hospitality and attentiveness without being intrusive..... a fine, but important balance. I would recommend Can Tapies to anyone who asked, and hope that I will have the opportunity to come back again.

Please feel free to use my e-mail on your website or wherever you would like. Thank you again for an absolutely wonderful vacation. Best,

Karen Frisch

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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.

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

From: Jérôme BILLAUD
To: maria garriga

Subject: Réservation Can Tapies

Bonjour Charlie,

Je suis Jérôme BILLAUD, un de vos locataires de la période du 07 au 14 août 2010. Nous sommes de nouveau intéressé cette année par une location pour la semaine du 06 au 13 août 2011. Est-ce que la maison Can Tapies est disponible à cette date ?

Merci de votre réponse et donnez-moi les modalités pour la réserver. Merci beaucoup.


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

From: Barbara Lewis
To: villasbarcelona
Subject: holiday

Just to let you know that the villa was wonderful. The conversion was of a very high standard, the en suite to every bedroom was a luxury

The adults slept in the downstairs room, except for Eve and Steve who had the top flat for her self and the two babies. My 12 year old gra ndaughter fell in love witrh the blue room. Every one of the children found a room tha t they liked and there was no arguing!

We used mostly the middle kitchen and all 17 of us could eat on tha adjoining patio area. The shopped and cooked and washed up and cleared, I let them get opn with it. The two washing machines cames in handy! The cleaning swad should have appeciated that we did not use the Bques! The children occupied the TV I have no idea what they were watching

The pool area was lovely, very thoughtful to have a shower and WC down there.

It is a lovely area and there seemed no end to the number of medaeval towns that we could have visited It is interesting that Spain having expelled all its Jews in 1492, it is now reviving anything and everything that they can find, the Jewish Museum in Girona was a wonderful example of a splendid Museum with very few objects, though tp see the actual gravestone of the Ramban was extraordinary.

You are free to quote my apreciaton if you would like to do so

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From: "katie Thorne"
To: charlie@villasbarcelona.com
Subject: Fw: Re: FW: Can Tapies & Mas Dalt, 17/7 to 24/7

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

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

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.

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From: sophie perron
To: charlie@villasbarcelona.com
Subject: RE: Can Tapies

bonjour Charlie

bien sûr je suis d'accord pour donner mes impressions sur can tapies, cela a été une merveilleuse semaine, rosa joseph et antonio font partis de ces rares personnes avec vous bien entendu qui restent aimable, gentil et disponible d'ailleurs, nous sommes retournés mon mari et moi quelques semaines plus tard, et nous avons dormi à l'hotel en face du lac de banyoles tellement le coin nous a plu

bien amicalement

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

From: Phil Hesketh
To: villasbarcelona
Cc: Catriona Heppel
Subject: Re: Can Tapies, left items received

Hello Charlie,

Please feel free to add my comments to the page. I do not need to be anonymous.

We had a great time at Can Tapies. We ended up with a slightly smaller party than planned, which meant that we ended up with lots of space. Highlights of the house were:

- The pool - lovely water, nice pool-side areas and changing shower room. The kids spent a lot of time here
- The terraces and views. We spent plenty of time sitting out eating and drinking
- The rooms were very spacious and nicely furnished. The en-suites were all excellent.
- We mostly ate in the house. The kitchens were all well equipped and all the appliances worked and were easy to use.

The area around Can Tapies is lovely. Banyoles and the lake were great for wandering and running. We had a couple of pleasant trips to the coast, although we didn't think too much of the beach at Estartit.

(Charlie adds; yes you´re right! As my guidebook makes clear, that is not a good beach. Abrupt deep water and strong undertow. Much nicer and closer to the house is the beach just north of L'Escala, at Empuries, and the sometimes windy duned beaches at the Golfo de Roses just above near Sant Pere Pescador, where you can still park your car on the beach, and there are some chiringuitos for food and drink right on the beach ...)

We received a very warm welcome from Rosa and, although we didn't need much assistance, she was very helpful and kindly repatriated our son's teddy bear.


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

From: André Vanyi-Robin
To: villasbarcelona
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: Can Tapies, post visit

Hello Charlie,

The weekend was fantastatic!

Here is my quote:
"The Spain Chapter of EO (entrepreneur´s organization) decided to hold its annual weekend retreat at Can Tapies. Absolutely every member of the Spain Chapter that attended the retreat was enthralled by the house, the surrounding forest and the history of the region! Our stay at Can Tapies will fondly be remembered for many years, especially the main living room where we all gathered until the wee hours in the morning and spoke of the trials and tribulations businesspeople have while trying to earn a living carrying out their dreams! The Can Tapies house was the perfect setting to do reflect upon our lives! "

I hope this helps.

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

From: Olivia Connelly
To: villasbarcelona
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 6:57 AM
Subject: RE: Can Tapies booking fully prepaid, please send me your final details

Thanks Charlie!!

We had such a great time! The place was absolutely amazing. We are busy planning our next family holiday in 2010!!!

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From: Varney,Steven
To: villasbarcelona
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 6:27 PM
Subject: RE: Can Tapies, 23 August to 6 September, 2008


Thanks for the email.

We had a super time and we are looking at booking again for next year.

I will email with comments later.

I have a copy of my Passport attached. (for Rosa´s paperwork).

Steve Varney
Operations, Mail Drop 25
Air Products PLC

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

From: Brian Gilligan
To: 'villasbarcelona'
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 10:18 PM
Subject: Can Tapies, bike tour


I must email and tell you how pleased I and the other 19 guests were with Can Tapies. As one of my friends put it, “you hit a home run with this place". We had a great time. We biked about 500 km. in 6 days so saw quite a bit of the region. Great biking area. Thanks again for all your help!


Brian Gilligan
Vanguard Inc. (Brian organizes bicycle tours)

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From: birgit.a.waidmann
To: charlie@villasbarcelona.com
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2008 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: Our stay at Can Tapies, 21-28/6, 2009

Well, it is true that our family is able to really enjoy a good vacation! It does help when the location is so great. We are somewhat less successful with large, noisy and dirty cities. Even there, though, somehow we manage to have a good time. One of the best parts about being in Spain when we were was that it was right in the middle of Spain winning the Eurocup in football. What fun to be in Madrid on the night of the quarter-final match and in Barcelona when they won the final.

You are free to use my email however you wish. I hope you have lots of success renting these great properties. Please say hi to Rosa for us.

Birgit Anne Waidmann

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From: Lisa Hay
To: villasbarcelona
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 4:59 PM
Subject: Re: Charlie on Can Tapies

We all loved the place. It was great for our family reunion. The owner recommended that we eat at Can Mia - which turned out to be one of the greatest meals any of us had ever experienced. So, when people book it, make sure you mention Can Mia.

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From: Ewan
To: villasbarcelona
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 12:56 PM
Subject: RE: Can Tapies, August 18 to September 1, 2006

Hi Charlie,

We had two fantastic weeks at Can Tapies. The views, fantastic rooms and balcony in the main apartment were stunning and very relaxing.

The pool was fantastic and we spent a fair time in and by it over the holiday. The barbecue downstairs was well used by us and other guests who we shared a meal with (and maybe a few drinks!) and proved a good sociable area.

Grapes off the vine growing at the front of the house, walks in the forest, trips to Banyoles lake, barbecuing fish and trips to the beach = a blissful two weeks away from it all!!!

No real negatives, apart from Rosa needs to invest in more than 6 sun loungers by the pool! I'm sure she must realise that! They have missed a great opportunity to use the grass area by the pool (which is very rough and deeply rutted) as an excellent play area for kids / football.

(Charlie adds: there are now many more sun loungers and the football pitch is no longer rutted. The new pool has to settle in before landscaping around the pool could take place. Sorry about that!)

Anyhow – we tried talking to Rosa about returning next year for maybe three weeks – the main apartment again. She suggested we speak to you about this.

I shall grab some photos from my home server tonight and forward them to you soonest.

Hope all is well with you and your family.

Kind regards.


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

From: Adam Moore
To: 'villasbarcelona'
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2006 8:50 PM
Subject: Can Tapies and Pelacals


Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at the two locations. Both were wonderful, but for different reasons. Pelacals, a quiet farming hamlet, with rural bar, shops and friendly neighbour (with two chiwawas) so close to good restaurants and the beach… followed by a beautiful mansion in the hills with the ever helpful Rosa.

If it's of any use for he web site here's a photo of the completed pool, in which we spent a lot of time!

Best wishes, Adam