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5 bdrs villa,tennis court,private pool,playground,petting zoo,tree house.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 4.5 Baths, sleeps 10

We offer the best family holiday villa in Sicily,here are the reasons why:

Large well equipped Villa.

Private solar heated 6x12 meters salt water pool.

Private International size tennis court for double play.

Lovely landscaped garden.

Well equipped playground for children.

A tree house with a balcony for children 3.50x 2 meters size.

A sand pit for kids .

A zip-line to glide from tree to tree.

A 5x5 meters fish pond with Egyptian papyrus.

A picnic area with a charcoal BBQ

Tree swings for kids and toddlers.

2 Hammocks to relax in under the trees.

Ping Pong table.

Football Table.

Indoor gym.

At the far corner of the property a petting zoo of domestic animals,chickens,ducks,geese,rabbits,tibetan goats, and much more and adults can interact with if they like.

English speaking as a first language .

Villa Modica is five minutes by car from the centre of Modica. In March 2003 UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)has acknowledged that the city of Modica and its surrounding areas to be added to the world heritage list for the baroque treasures it holds in its historic buildings and architectural design unique only to this part of Sicily, in Modica was filmed the renowned Italian TV series 'Inspector Montalbano' that's been showing on BBC3, the town built between two valleys and hills is known for its Baroque architecture, has restaurants, cafés, supermarkets and shops. Modica is also called the Positano of Sicily the town of Modica was so particular until the middle of the last century that it was called the second Venice of Italy: it is situated on the valley where two torrents merge into each other and there were a lot of large and small bridges to connect the zones of the lower area.

General Description: At the villa we have a secure full size play ground of 140 sq meters for the children to enjoy with lots of toys, plus Netflix for movies and children entertainment ..The Villa is located on a strategic point: this part of Sicily has an abundance of art, archaeology, history, breathtaking scenery and of course wonderful food to offer. You will certainly be inspired by the brilliance and beauty of the town, by the stunning, secluded beaches, tranquil vineyards, ancient olive groves. And you can also explore Mount Etna, the greatest volcano of Europe, Catania, a splendid city lying between Etna and the Ionian Sea, Syracuse, with its temples, its Greek Theatre and Roman Amphitheatre, and its Ear of Dionysius, Ragusa, with its traces of human settlements dating from as early as the 3rd millennium BC. Or, if you prefer something really breathtaking, why not go to Agrigento and see the Valley of the Temples?Anyway, the list of wonders that are waiting for you is too long to be written here. But Villa Modica is a perfect choice even if you just decide to indulge your senses spending lazy afternoons and suntanning..

Inside the Villa: Inside, Villa Modica, is modern and comfortable. It comes with a fireplace, Smart TV with Netflix , screens on windows and 4 air conditioned bedrooms. Fifth bedroom has cooling fans.

Maid service or a cook for an original Sicilian meal can be arranged at the time of booking.

Outside the Villa: From outside,the views are breathtaking, you may hear the peal of Modica's bells from a mile away and the closer tinkling of cowbells. Already old when the Greeks found it, Modica is a vibrant city of 50,000 that's filled with mysterious feasts, great restaurants, and ancient wonders. In the summer, the beach town of Marina di Modica, 20 min away is abuzz with night life. Also within 20 min are the catacombs of Cava d'Ispica and Baroque city of Noto. Modica offers this intense taste of Baroque with its splendid views, its treasures of art, its churches, its palaces, its decorated portals risen on the ruins caused by the great earthquake of 1696 which destroyed a large part of Sicily, particularly Modica. We have especially planned for small children and babies, particularly with regard safety. All access points to the pool have gates to keep young children outside of the pool area. Salt Water Pool no red eyes or chlorine smell. Pool season starts April 1st till October 31st, from November 1st to March 31st the pool will be open on request with an extra charge of 250 Euros. Gas Weber BBQ.

For golf lovers ,only 30 minutes away there is resort that has two 18-hole championship golf and practice range with 70 stations. Golf Academy with video systems, putting and pitching green. One of the 2 fields is a Gary Player signature course and the second 18 holes, Links, was designed by Franco Piras. Golf House with terrace bar / restaurant overlooking the golf facilities with changing rooms, storage golf carts, pro-shop, etc.

Mild winter and a hot dry climate and always a light breeze in summer make it an ideal destination for the whole year offering unforgettable golfing experience.

Other Activities:

The pool has access from three points in the garden. All access points have gates to keep young children outside of the pool area.

The Happy Farm activities are based on how the land is cultivated , devoting care and attention to the animals, discover the secrets of the garden and its curious inhabitants, collect vegetables, fruits and herbs from the garden and discover the flavors of tradition; those are some of the activities that our little ones can experience being in contact with nature!

The opportunity for children to perform daily choirs on the happy farm, we aim in creating a suitable environment for children's physical and psychological needs, which allows to expand the possibility of "practical life activities" (care of the environment, of self and others). Those are activities that arise from real hands on experience and to develop knowledge of how wonders of nature work, they allow you to "absorb the surrounding environment" and to elaborate it "according to their level of experience"; to experiment and test its own skills, to take possession of themselves and learn with hands on.

This is how your child through the "activities of daily living" on the farm learns about himself/herself, and the way to be with others and nature.

"What the child learns must fascinate him/her, we must give them great things: to start with offer them the world." Maria Montessori.

Cost 10 euros per day.

hours from 8:30 am to 12:30 noon.

Must be booked at time of booking or a few weeks in advance..

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About The Owner

Owners are Sicilian born and are experienced travelers have lived in Canada and Sicily. Now we are permanent residents of Sicily and we are here to help you in every way to ensure you have a memorable holiday from the moment you arrive. We love children and have plenty of toys and a secure playground to play in .English spoken as a first language.

The Owner purchased this villa in 1980

Why The Owner chose Modica

The 3 rules about real estate are location,location,location,this villa is strategically located just a scant mile away from the city centre of the Medieval baroque city of Modica famous for an extraordinary and unique product , the famous chocolate of Modica, produced with an ancient and original Aztec recipe.,from the villa you can see the panoramic view of the city resting on the hill, it has the feel of a nativity scenery,just looking out of the front door it takes the breath away.The city is renowned for its rich culinary tradition offering an amazing variety of seasonal dishes that follow the sicilian traditions. Sweet and savoury dishes, summer and winter food are on offer for a real taste of the county.Stroll around the warren of baroque and medieval streets at the base of the gorge that this city is built on to find unique family run shops and cafes. Most restaurants here are run from home style kitchens so you can be sure you are getting an authentic taste of the region.

As locals often say “we are in paradiso'

My great grand parents grew up in this valley and its been home for over 100 years,its just a lovely place to grow up and live..'

What makes this villa unique

Great place for the children to keep busy..lots of toys and a full size play ground.

When you get up in the morning as the sun rises you will love the peace and the feel of the country side,look at the beautiful blue Sicilian sky while strolling by the pool,maybe take a morning dip in the pool or just sit in a lounge chair with a cup of coffee and listen to the birdsongs, or read a book,the pure fresh air will relax your senses..stroll to our organic vegetable garden pick your own fresh vegetables and tomatoes to make a fresh salad that's out of this world just for you to enjoy..If you long to sample the undiscovered flavors of Sicily then this villa is the right place for a sizzling sunshine break in this enchanting mediterrean island!


Modica Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please make sure that you do not leave any exterior doors open if no one is in the room,to avoid country critters getting into the villa.
  • Do not leave any lights on if no one is in the villa, be energy wise, we can all make a difference for our planet earth.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 4.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2) Extra pillows in all bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (4) Joinable beds that can easily be made into king size beds, Baby Cribs (1) Crib/Cot with sides head cushions plus high chair at no extra charge.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming


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5 bdrs villa,tennis court,private pool,playground,petting zoo,tree house.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Memorable holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Villa Modica was a memorable one! Thanks to the feeling of being at a home away from home. Giorgio along with his lovely wife were amazing! No words can describe their hospitality towards us and our 2 children. The Villa itself was spectacular, immense, spotless and had everything imaginable that was needed. Even a charger for my son's nintendo dsi, thanks a million for that one Giorgio, you were a lifesaver! ;)

Nevertheless, although it was a short stay, it will not be our last visit. Along with the great memories we hold in our hearts while staying there, we have formed a wonderful friendship with Giorgio that hopefully will last a lifetime. Not to mention the friendship my daughter and his son started as well!

Thank you once again our dear friends, and until the next time!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United Kingdom

"Here I have found my paradise"

  • 5 of 5

We brought our entire family to Villa Modica for two weeks in July for a special celebration - our 70th Birthdays this year.

The villa proved to be the ideal venue, spacious, well equipped, superbly situated and exactly as advertised. The pool and the weather were so good that the children would have been happy to stay there for the whole holiday!

Three of us are amateur chefs, so the kitchen facilities were important, as was the bountiful produce in local shops and streets; the food was complemented by the wonderful Nero d'Avola and the shopkeepers were ready to give expert advice in a friendly manner.

Modica town is a dream for lovers of the italian ( no, Sicilian) way of life. Cafes, restaurants, architecture, churches, vini, proper coffee, THE LOCAL CHOCOLATE, granita, sitting in the shade watching the world go by, the wine bars, the friendliness of local people, oh yes , and the scooters!

Giorgio was extremely friendly and helpful. For example, even though we arrived at an ungodly hour of the night due to a late flight, he was waiting for us in the town centre to lead us to the villa and show us the facilities.He was available by phone at any time and came frequently to clean the pool. He also loaned us a satnav and beach umbrellas - nothing was too much trouble!

We would all be happy to recommend Villa Modica for a perfect holiday in the cheerful sun of Sicily. We hope to return someday.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best villa we have rented

  • 5 of 5

Go! It's really wonderful. The caretakers made us fantastically welcome.

The villa setting is stunning and location perfect -- about five minutes from a charming un-touristy town yet with the feeling that no one is around you. It's equipped with every modern convenience -- including dishwasher and microwave which make housework particularly easy.

Loved the town of Modica itself. The chocolate is unusual - made without milk and a must try, as are the morning granitas with creme and brioche... The Marina di Ragusa, has excellent seafood restaurants and great people watching along the boardwalk.

The restaurant Fattoria delle Torri is in Modica and very haute Sicilian cuisine - worth an evening out like that. Prepare to get lost when driving -- it's not a big deal -- but pretty much happens on every excursion!

The villa was fantastic. We will definitely book with you again because the quality of the villa, the excellent cook and your helpful staff made all the difference. Thank you for the fantastic holiday.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Beautiful setting, warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Villa Modica and found the experience overwhelmingly good. The setting, in gardens and olive groves, with a wonderful pool area, total privacy and tranquility, cannot be beat. It is peaceful and green and yet only 5 minutes from the historic center of Modica, a charming city in the heart of Baroque Sicily, from which you can make many day trips to points of interest in the area -- Ragusa Ibla, Noto, Scicli. The sand beaches of southern Sicily are less than a half hour's drive. In addition to the setting, Villa Modica has one very special quality that distinguishes it from other rentals I have had in Italy. The owner and his wife are very warm and friendly and go to great ends to make the clients' stay special. The villa is impeccably clean. On arrival day, they leave you with a home cooked meal and the table is beautifully set and ready. No need to rush off for groceries. They also leave ample provisions for breakfast the for next morning -- bread, cheese, eggs, cold cuts, fruit, a good supply of bottled water. Relax! The owner will also help you with your vacation plans. He is happy to arrange a breakfast feast for you at a local farm where they make their own ricotta cheese over an open fire and serve only homemade food. The whole time you are there you feel supported by the owner. Be sure to try the pizza at La Contea and the gelato at Fiore!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United Kingdom

Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvelous time exploring Modica and the surrounding area. The villa was perfect for our group of 2 parents, 2 children and 3 grandparents - because everyone had their own space and there was plenty of room. The scenery around the villa was exquisite and we enjoyed it from the lovely pool area and the sun room. The owner was very friendly and helpful, giving us good recommendations and taking us to the local restaurants where the locals go. We really appreciated having a stocked kitchen upon arrival as well as a homemade lasagna that we ate for our first meal in Sicily.

Enjoyed Most:

The pool area and gardens were lovely and well tended. The landscaping was very tasteful. The views from the villa of the countryside and hills of Modica were lovely. The bedrooms were spacious and there was plenty of storage.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to meet you and your lovely family again in the near was real nice sharing a glass of wine with you,thanks for the great time we shared at the pizzeria.
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Catania Fontanarossa 110km, Comiso airport 40km
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Pozzallo, with Catamaran service To Malta
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Donnafugata Golf Resort
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Modica train station
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Mount Etna volcano
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Pozzallo or Marina di Modica
Car: recommended

Ryanair has direct flights from London Stansted airport to Comiso airport at very cheap rates.

Go visit 'TERRASOL WINERY' a family operated winery and is located 9 km (6 miles) north of the villa,George and his family have been making wine for 30 years,their love for making wine is a family tradition,the cost for wine tasting is only 5 euros per person,you get to taste all their line of wines and their own extra virgin olive oil.'

'Visit an Original Organic Ricotta Farm,we leave the villa at about 9am and arrive at the farm at 9.30am,once there Maria has the table set with her culinary specialties for you to taste, as you eat you get to see how the ricotta is made right in front of you, the menu is fresh home made buns garnished with extra virgin olive oil,oregano and sun dried tomatoes,focaccia with ricotta and onions,focaccia tomato sauce and onions,sun dried tomatoes,garnished olives,different types of cheeses,grilled peppers, home made dried sausage, fresh cheese curds,then it comes the hot ricotta, after a little while she will make a BBQ over live charcoal (sausage,bacon,pork chops)'


Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund