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Enchanting Flat-Historic Center, Walk to Cafes, Shopping-Short Drive to Beach

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Last updated: 11/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Modica house description

Grotta Bassa is an enchanting, self catering holiday home that has just been completely renovated with all new amenities, including plumbing, electrical, mechanical systems, new appliances, and furniture. It was restored to maximize traditional local features, including enhancing the original sandstone cave (grotta) walls. Before the renovation, it was one larger home, and was converted into two self-contained flats. See more details and booking information on our website by clicking on 'Please click here to view more information', at the very bottom of this page.

It is located in in the historical center of the Baroque City, a few minutes walk down a medieval cobblestone road to the main piazza, restaurants, cafes, bars, shopping, Supermarkets, tourist center, ATM machines, and internet cafés. Free parking at the street level is directly beneath the flat.

A few minute drive to award winning Mediterranean beaches, and within a 40-mile radius of five UNESCO World Heritage cities


Booking and More Information: For booking information, to view an adjacent flat, translations, and more details on Modica and Siciily areas of interest, please visit our website. You can link to the site by clicking on 'Please click here to view more information', at the very bottom of the page, below the 'Further Details' section.

The website provides more photos, information, and links to help plan your Sicilian holiday.

Modica: Modica is spread over the sides of two valleys, where two rivers merge into a wide rocky gorge. A flood in 1902 led to the rivers being covered over through the town, now forming the main roads. During medieval times, many of the homes were carved from the sandstone, into caves (grottas) overlooking the rivers. The labyrinth of streets climb up the gorges where over 100 baroque churches are interspersed with cobbled lanes, ancient steps, and fine nobles’ houses. The area’s delicate blend of history, nature, and the sea has contributed to its rich gastronomical delights, including fresh produce year round, local specialty recipes for chocolate, wine, olive oil, meat dishes, fish, ricotta cheese, and pastries. A new airport recently opened to International flights in the nearby city of Comiso (25 kilometers). Ryanair, an inexpensive airline in Europe has opened a major hub there. Other airlines are planning flights as well. For more, click on 'Please click here to view more information' at the very bottom of this page.

Surrounding Area: Modica is perfectly positioned for use as a “home base”, to explore this City, and nearby Cities, beaches, and areas of interest. The area is known for its excellent year round climate, rich cultural and historical attributes, baroque architecture, outstanding traditional Sicilian gastronomy (wine and food), friendly local people, and affordability. This City of 50,000 is ideally positioned to tour and visit Sicily. By car, it is within minutes of award winning Mediterranean beaches, and within a 40-mile radius of five UNESCO World Heritage cities (Modica, Ragusa, Scicli, Noto, and Siracusa).

For more on the surrounding area, please visit our website. You can link to the site by clicking on 'Please click here to view more information', at the very bottom of the page, below the 'Further Details' section.

Property Type

  • House
  • 42 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Upstairs bedroom with dresser and wardrobe.

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

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          • Bathroom has laundry sink.

          Other Amenities

              • This self-catering flat is a perfect solution for travelers seeking to immerse themselves in the genuine Sicilian culture. It has just been tastefully renovated, and has all new furnishings. The unit is very reasonably priced, and reflects what my wife and I seek when we travel....moreless

              Entertainment

                  • Books

                  Theme

                  • Budget
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Volcano
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Downtown
                  • Near The Ocean

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Parking On Street
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Freezer
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                      • Patio

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card
                           

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                          4 night min stay

                          €315

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit €90
                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          Please email owner if Grotta Bassa is booked. There may be another flat available.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 11/19/2014
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                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates
                           

                          Location

                          25 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Comiso
                          15 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Pozzallo
                          2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Modica
                          15 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Marina di Modica

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Modica is known for its excellent year round climate, rich cultural and historical attributes, baroque architecture, outstanding traditional Sicilian gastronomy (wine, food, and chocolate), friendly local people, and affordability. This City of 50,000 is ideally positioned to tour and visit Sicily. By car, it is within minutes of award winning Mediterranean beaches, and within a 40-mile radius of five UNESCO World Heritage cities (Modica, Ragusa, Scicli, Noto, and Siracusa). Caves, historical ruins, wineries, and other areas of interest are close by.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2010

                          About the owner: We are a recently retired couple that like to travel. We live in Oregon, USA. We enjoy history, photography, and hiking. Our goal is to immerse ourselves in European culture and history every year for a month.

                          Why the Owner Chose Modica:
                          We discovered Sicily and the wonderful culture in 2010. The town of Modica is a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Baroque city that is centrally located around 4 other UNESCO cities, vineyards, and award winning beaches. Our two flats are newly remodeled in the local Sicilian style. They are accessed from two separate lanes. These flats are exactly what he seek in other cities: in the historical center; easy walking distance to restaurants, markets, shops, places of interest. We offer these flats at a very reasonable price for the amenities (fully furnished).


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                          Speaks: english

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                          Photos

                          • Modica at dusk

                            Modica at dusk

                          • Living room

                            Living room

                          • Fully furnished kitchen

                            Fully furnished kitchen

                          • Stairway to bedroom

                            Stairway to bedroom

                          • Grotta Bassa bedroom

                            Grotta Bassa bedroom

                          • View from flat

                            View from flat

                          • San Giorgio Cathedral

                            San Giorgio Cathedral

                          • Modica sidestreet

                            Modica sidestreet

                          • Marina di Modica Promenade

                            Marina di Modica Promenade

                          • Scicli

                            Scicli

                          • Grotta Bassa entry

                            Grotta Bassa entry

                          • Living room

                            Living room

                          • Bathroom Grotta w/shower and washing machine

                            Bathroom Grotta w/shower and washing machine

                          • Grotta Bassa bedroom

                            Grotta Bassa bedroom

                          • Grotta Bassa stairway

                            Grotta Bassa stairway

                          • View

                            View

                          • View from San Pietro Cathedral

                            View from San Pietro Cathedral

                          • Marina di Modica beach

                            Marina di Modica beach

                          • Ragusa Ibla

                            Ragusa Ibla

                          • Local Farmer's Market

                            Local Farmer's Market

                          €45 per night (EUR)
                          2

                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 3

                          View calendar: Updated 11/19/14
                          Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated: 11/19/2014
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