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

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Last updated: 02/13/2015
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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.

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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

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Pantry Items

Outside

  • Patio

Forms Of Payment

  • Accept Credit Card
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
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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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).


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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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

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Minimum stay: 4 nights
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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated: 02/13/2015
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