Enchanting Flat-Historic Center, Walk to Cafes, Shopping-Short Drive to Beach
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- 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 is scheduled to open to International flights in the nearby (35 kilometers) City of Comiso in 2011. Ryanair, an inexpensive airline in Europe, plans a major hub there. 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.
- 42 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
- Upstairs bedroom with dresser and wardrobe.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Bathroom has washing machine and laundry sink.
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Not Necessary
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
local services and businesses
- Near The Ocean
sports and adventure activities
- Mountain Biking
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Toilet Paper
- Sofa Bed
- Parking On Street
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Local Activities Guide
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker
- 4 Ring Stove
- Pantry Items
- Cooking Utensils
ReviewsWrite a review
Charming and ComfortableGuest comment entered by owner
Charming and Comfortable
We enjoyed our stay in Grotta Bassa so much! The apartment was charming and comfortable, and, because of its obvious connection to the limestone cliffs, made us feel a part of the living history of the region. There was a wonderful view of the cliffs and the city from our upstairs bedroom window. Perhaps the best part was the location – the center of town with its shops and restaurants was only a 10-minute walk down the sweet stone path that ran behind our Grotta. We’d go back to this city and this property again in a heartbeat!
- Guest Dana & Wayne
- Date of stay 05/21/12
- Review Submitted 06/22/12
LaurenceGuest comment entered by owner
Dear Mike, Thank you for deposit security : it is ok. Our trip in sicily was perfect: 800 photos. We have particulary appreciated Modica: very pleasant atmosphere and ideally situated to cross the surroundings. Your flat perfect for 2 persons: clean,good team, easy car park and Ramsay and Gisella very nice and professionals. So? thank you for this holidays. We shall not hesitate to recommand you occasionally. Best Regard, Laurence
- Guest Laurence
- Date of stay 08/12/11
- Review Submitted 12/11/11
Guest commentsGuest comment entered by owner
Dear Mike, Thanks for sending the deposit. Our week in Modica was great. The flat was, as we expected it from the photos on your website. Ramsay explained everything really well and it was no problem to get in contact to him. As we arrived on a sunday, ramsay brang some water and coffee, which was really helpful. The flat was in a calm neighbuorhood and according to the nice temerature in there, we slept really well. Most of the days, we cooked in the flat, so it was really good, that all the stores were reachable by foot, as well as the town center, where we went our for a drink or a delicious cholcolate calloni! From Modica we made trips to Ragusa, Noto and Siracusa and, of course, to the beach. And the journeys to all these places weren't too long. All the beaches there are really clean and not overcrowded. We really enjoyed our time in Modica at Grotta Bassa and it was a good value as well: In the second week we traveled around and all the b&bs were more expensive as we expected. Thanks for the nice time in your flat. Maybe we will come back in some years. Best regards Sandra
- Guest Sandra
- Date of stay 07/31/11
- Review Submitted 12/11/11
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- Refundable Damage Deposit: €125
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- Nearest Airport: Catania Fontanarossa at 100 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Pozzallo at 15 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: Modica at 2 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Marina di Modica at 15 Kilometres
- Primary: +1 541 368-7440 Skype
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Modica at dusk
Fully furnished kitchen
Stairway to bedroom
Grotta Bassa bedroom
View from flat
San Giorgio Cathedral
Marina di Modica Promenade
Grotta Bassa entry
Bathroom Grotta w/shower and washing machine
Grotta Bassa bedroom
Grotta Bassa stairway
View from San Pietro Cathedral
Marina di Modica beach
Local Farmer's Market
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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