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Unique Sicilian atmosphere in 18th C. Villa With private Pool & stunning views

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Authentic, original features, pool, sea view, terraces, 14 sleeps

Baglio San Filippo is place with a story. A place that will fascinate you, drag you back in time and offer you the unique experience of living in an enchanted Sicilian aristocratic past.

In Baglio San Filippo precious and authentic features combine with the most modern comforts. Here, between a dip in the pool, an outdoor dining surrounded by the pleasant scent of the various Mediterranean plants and a walk in the streets of the most beautiful Baroque towns of Italy, Sicily shows its true colours.

The villa consists of three units. The main one, which is characterized by high ceilings and original 18th century floors, has two double bedrooms, one bedroom with two single beds and two bathrooms with bidet and toilet, one with a shower and another with a bathtub. The kitchen leads to a lovely shady terrace with a table and chairs.

The two subunits are two detached dependence. Each of them has a living room with a kitchenette, a bathroom with shower, and a mezzanine with a double bed and two single beds. Several other equipped terraces complete the building enriching its enchanted atmosphere with the views of rolling hills and the sea. Finally, a barbecue and a inviting swimming pool.

Thanks to its thick walls and high ceiling Baglio San Filippo keeps itself cool during summer. The two dependance and one of the bedrooms in the main building have air-conditioning.

The pool (6x12 m. 2.40 m.) deserves an extra mention for it is entirely surrounded by several Mediterranean plants, including many palm trees and colourful and enjoyably fragrant flowers, and for it can be lighted at night. Whereas during the day, this pool offers refreshing and relaxing moments, in the evening it will be the perfect setting for unforgettable moments.

It will be very difficult to depart from the villa, yet it will be well worth visiting also its beautiful surroundings. Artistic gems such as Modica, Ragusa and Scicli, recognized and protected by UNESCO, and natural paradises such as the beaches of Marina di Modica and Cava d'Aliga – which are only 15 km away – are just a foretaste of what Sicily has to offer to Baglio San Filippo’s guests.

More Details

Property Manager
Giulia Lattanzio / Chiara Caporali / Giulia Tiriticco / Nina Schuttert
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2018

About Giulia Lattanzio / Chiara Caporali / Giulia Tiriticco / Nina Schuttert

We have been with Homeaway since 2006, proposing houses that are able to unfold Sicily's colours and charm at best.

Houses with quality furnishing in unique locations, with incredible views or with a pool, always accurately selected in order to satisfy our main wish: to see you falling in love with Sicily just like we did.

We provide you with transparent information and true pictures. What you see is exactly what you get. We will advise you as much as we can about travel info, transfers and car rental.

Dinners in villas and other extra services can also be arranged. Finally, our prices are final rates! There are no hidden additional costs. We are flexible with your arrivals and departures and if you need a late check-in this is usually possible.


Modica Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please try to be on time for your check-in (which is usually set at 4PM) and in case of delay please send a text message directly to the keyholder.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Main building
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Dependance
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Dependance
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , bidet , Main building
  • Please note that one of the two bathrooms of the main building has an antique bath and a wc where it is not possible to throw paper in.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Main building
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Main building
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Main building
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Dependance
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Dependance
  • The main building has two double bedrooms and one bedroom with two single beds. The two dependances have a mezzanine each with a double bed and two single beds.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
White sandy beaches are at only 12 km, the first grocery shop is at 1 km! The pool (6x12 m. /2.40 m.) is entirely surrounded by several Mediterranean plants, including many palm trees and can be lighted at night. Thanks to its thick walls and high ceiling Baglio San Filippo keeps itself cool during summer. The two dependance and one of the bedrooms in the main building have air-conditioning.


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Unique Sicilian atmosphere in 18th C. Villa With private Pool & stunning views
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Lovely rural location with very helpful owner. The pool area and the outdoor areas are lovely.

  • 4 of 5

Overall a positive experience but we do want to highlight several things that do detract from the holiday.

The path areas from the house to the pool have been root damaged. This has left some sharp edges.

The weather was beautifully hot but the air conditioning did struggle to cope. We are from Northern Europe and take a time to adapt to the good weather!

We felt the house needed a few small DIY jobs doing ----e.g. bedroom door not opening well. Curtain rails loose

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location, Charm, History

  • 4 of 5

Once we had got over the fact that cleaning hadn't been completed when we arrived and at least half of the light bulbs were out, it took us about 2 days to adapt to the fact that at least some degree of renovation, particularly of the bathrooms, is well overdue. By day 3 we had all fallen completely in love with Baglio San Filippo. It was like having a holiday in the country mansion of an ancient great uncle, or on the set of The Leopard. Certainly one is surrounded by the history of the owning family, various branches of which have owned it for close to 3 centuries. The present owner/descendant, though living in Catania, and her cousin (who lives in the village), could not have been more helpful or friendly and were always able to advise and guide us, including arranging for a delightful cook and cleaner. We were a large party with plenty of children, all of whom loved the grounds and pool and the beach at Sampieri (about 20 minutes away). The adults became completely intoxicated by the house and by the area. Southern Sicily does that. Modica has to be the most beautifully crumbling baroque town of all of them, though Ragusa, Scicli and Noto are all obligatory for first-time visitors. This year we also discovered Pozzalo, present in no guide books nor websites but another faded gem, flaunting every degree of its lower-than-Tunis latitude. I would have given Baglio San Filippo 5 stars but for the quibbles at the start of this review, but in truth, how can one rate a stay in a historical timewarp? It is glorious, and we will return, if the friendly ghosts which inhabit the old drawing room will have us.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 'How can one rate a stay in a historical timewarp?' I really enjoyed reading your review. Thank you. I think you captured the true beauty of Baglio San Filippo. A place that is able to bring you back in time, in a southern aristocratic life which nowadays exists only in books and movies.
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Une belle propriété et une belle localisation

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un bon séjour à 8 personnes dans cette grande maison avec un bel extérieur agréable et une piscine grande et bien entretenue. Un bémol sur l'intérieur un peu vieillot, notamment au niveau des salles de bain et de l'équipement de cuisine, et le mobilier de piscine (manque de transats).

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre réponse et vos suggestions! Je suis content que vous aviez eu de bonnes vacances à Baglio San Filippo.
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This villa has charm and is in a wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in Villa San Fillipo. It is a fine old building set within an abundance of courtyards and beautiful gardens. There are plenty of places to eat al fresco and it is most romantic to be out by the floodlit pool. The house itself has a graceful 18century ambience with glorious views looking over the countryside. We barbecued often and the owner had brought in delicious supplies for our arrival which we had ordered in advance. The house was extremely clean, the garden well maintained and any queries were answered and seen to immediately. It was magic and a great place for a big party of friends or family. There was plenty to do locally but you need a car. You are not far from the sea and several very charming towns such as Modica, Ragusa Siccli are within a half hours drive and further afield Syracusa. I would highly recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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un paradis pour les vacances

  • 5 of 5

emplacement central pour rayonner au coeur de la Sicile baroque. beaucoup d'espace à disposition. extérieur splendide. grande disponibilité et gentillesse des propriétaires.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
Nearest Barpub
9 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
13 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Donnafugata Golf
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
San Filippo - Azienda Agricola Bellarea
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Marina di Modica / Sampieri
Car: recommended

Baglio San Filippo in located in the so-called “Val di Noto” where UNESCO has acknowledged 8 sites as heritage of mankind. Masterpieces of Baroque art such as Ragusa, Modica and Scicli are all within a short drive.

Ragusa is about 100 Km away from Catania and is surrounded by a lush vegetation. People say that Ragusa is a city with two faces: the modern one of Ragusa Superiore and the ancient one of Ragusa Ibla. Both sides of Ragusa are blessed by the sun, which is, in turn, emphasized by the white stones of their superbly decorated Baroque façades such as the one of the magnificent Duomo di San Giorgio (Saint George's Cathedral).

Just outside the city (15 Km), the Castle of Donnafugata attracts visitors willing to be brought back in time into the enchanted aristocratic atmosphere of Luchino Visconti’s movie, Il Gattopardo.

Modica and Scicli are about 15 minutes drive from Baglio San Filippo. Both towns are widely known for their Baroque churches and palaces. In particular, Modica cannot be left without visiting its Duomo di San Giorgio. While Scicli, inhabited from the prehistoric time, offers an impressive mixture of architectural styles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates include weekly cleaning, wireless internet, linen, towels and final cleaning. There are no hidden costs.
A security deposit of 300 euro si requested upon arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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