About the property
- Villa3767 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Villa with Pool,tennis court,playground ,petting zoo,zip line,picnic area
We offer the best family holiday villa in Sicily, for adults and children, our reviews speak for themselves.
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.
At the far away corner of the property a petting zoo of domestic animals,chickens,ducks,geese,rabbits,tibetan goats, and much more ..kids 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.
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..
Ninalin & Ilona
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Ninalin & Ilona
We love 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.
Ninalin & Ilona purchased this Villa in 1984
Why Ninalin & Ilona 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',its just a lovely place to grow up and live..'
What makes this Villa unique
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 Our Villa is close to everything- EU blue flag beaches, shopping, restaurants, nightlife, winery, beautiful countryside. A beautiful 12m x 6m solar heated, salt water pool on-site for renters use only. The solar heating will bring the pool water temperature 5 degrees above normal. The villa offers peace and tranquility with just a distant noise of cow bells or the church bells only a scant mile away. Wide open skies with no tall buildings or hotels to block the views. No ambient light in the evenings which allows for a truly spectacular view of the milky way at night and in the summer shooting stars can be seen from the pool's deck. Located in a country peaceful setting.
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Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic! Stunning views, facilities and owner
It was our first time to Sicily. Travelling with 3 young children and the Grand parents. Found the villa on the internet so always a concern but the villa and owner exceeded all of our expectations. George and his wife were amazing hosts. He was there to greet us and guide us in on the phone (even though it was late at night) and we had a fantastic, Sicilian lasagne prepared in the oven for us and some essentials, including a bottle of wine. He left us to it, but was always at the end of the phone for restaurant recommendations or bookings and the children loved him due to his 3 rules for children whilst they are there: "Fun, fun, fun!". And fun they had. Heated pool, full size tennis court, table football, table tennis, rope swings, zip wire, their own playground with ride on toys and a mini farm/zoo with goats and chickens and a donkey. The highlight was going to collect eggs with George.
The villa had everything you needed. So spacious and added bonuses of great wifi, lots of english films, netflix and even toys for the baby.
The pool was absolutely stunning. Spotlessly clean. A bit cool for me in October as you'd expect but the kids didn't seem to mind at all. Plenty of comfy, modern loungers around it to relax on and admire the views. Heaven!
Peace and quiet, secluded with vast views yet so close to the gorgeous, historical centre of Modica, where George can tell you all the best places to go. Plenty of places to visit nearby too.
A truly amazing, huge, family holiday villa for young and old. Will definitely return!
Dear Karen thank you for your lovely review, we try hard to always make our guests feel at home, happy that you had a wonderful time and the children had lots of "fun fun fun" time, your children are fantastic, well behaved and caring, you are fantastic parents..lots blessings to your family.
George & Nina
The most wonderful place on earth!!!
From the moment we arrived, I knew this was not an ordinary place. Georgio and Antonella were so welcoming and took care of any need that arose. The villas were well appointed and the grounds and views were breathtaking! It truly is heaven on earth!
Amazing host and villa
Giorgio and his family are amazing hosts. We were there for my friends wedding and they went above and beyond to make it a perfect day and a perfect stay 😊
The villa is amazing along with all the people...a must whilst in Sicily
This place is absolutely divine⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
An elegant, beautiful property, magnificent views
We had two wonderful weeks at Villa Modica this summer. We loved having breakfast in the glassed veranda with beautiful vistas on all sides. What a wonderful way to start each day. Giorgio, the owner, is the kindest and most helpful host anyone could dream of. He made us feel so welcome and at home. The location of the villa is excellent with spectacular views , tranquility, and yet is only ten minutes from the lively historic center of Modica. The swimming pool is surrounded by fruit trees and a lovely garden. The villa is very well equipped with everything you might need and, in addition, hundreds of films available for viewing on a large HD TV. Giorgio is a fantastic resource. He can arrange for you to participate in making ricotta at a local farm will you will be served a fabulous meal and can recommend every level of restaurant, and winery tours. Although, we did not bring our grandchildren on this trip, we were delighted to see a playground, tree house, and petting farm. As a wonderful father, Giorgion knows what makes children happy. We recommend the Villa Modica as a great place to relax and be taken care of by a remarkable host. Thank you, Giorgio!
Thank you Susan for your review, we loved having you as our guests, you are welcome to come again anytime in the future, please bring your grandchildren as we love to meet them, thanks for leaving the villa in perfect clean condition.
Fantastic villa with pool and tennis court. 5 star
What a fantastic villa this is, perched on the hill, overlooking the town of Modica. We are just back from another perfect at villamodica and I'm pleased to say it just keeps getting better. This year there is a new tennis court, probably the best hard court surface I've played on. The floodlights are a nice touch as a match with the kids in the evening is perfect. There is also a new shaded BBQ area beside the court.
The pool is still fabulous but has also been improved. Its now using salt water which is far better to swim in than chlorine in my opinion and the solar panels warm the water, which means the kids are happy to play there for hours.
The real star of Villa Modica though is Giorgio. Nothing is too much trouble for this kind Sicilian who speaks perfect English (apart from his Canadian accent!) Whether it's a restaurant recommendation, a basket of fresh fruit and vegetables from his garden or even replacing a tyre on my hire car, Giorgio isn't far away to help out if required.
Colin we are so glad you and the family enjoyed your stay at Villa Modica. . . We look forward to you and the family coming back for another visit. Ciao George
Best Vacation Ever
We stayed with my family in July at Villa Modica, it was a memorable vacation, one of the best villas we have ever rented with our family. The villa was marvelously equiped, we had absolutely everything one could desire and even more to make our stay absolutely pleasant and comfortable. In our country the summers arent that hot, so we usually have a hard time acommodating and sleeping in a hot weather but the a/c in the house was wonderful so we had no such problem here. We had a great time in Sicily and the city of Modica was very special with lovely restaurants, caffe shops, and pizzerias, we especially enjoyed home-cooked meals and BBQ's on the back patio with the magnificent views of the city that the villa offers, the salt water pool was a magnificent , we also enjoyed the fantastic tennis court , in our opinion its one of the best court that we have played on, we highly recommend Villa Modica to anyone that wants all the comforts of home and more, especially if you have children, there is so much to do for them that when its time to go home they don't want to leave.
We hope to welcome you and your family again, glad you had a great vacation.
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Villa Modica is set in the warm and timeless landscape of south eastern Sicily, one of the beautiful and suggestive parts of the region, on the foot-hills of the enchanting town of Modica. From the Villa's private swimming pool, views extend over hills and valleys capped by the steeples of Baroque Modica a UNESCO world heritage site,just a scant mile away. The garden, with its succulent fruit trees and the scent of jasmine, is a peaceful and picturesque setting for guests to enjoy the Sicilians' way of life. Dining by the pool, where there is a barbecue and furnished gazebo. The villa's location offers total privacy to enjoy a relaxing holiday. So, if you are looking for a quiet getaway, this is the perfect choice. But, at the same time, the Villa is a strategic point: this part of Sicily has an abundance of art, archaeology, history, breathtaking scenery. Episode 2 of Sicily Unpacked BBC 2 filmed here in Modica.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A weekly change of linens and towels is included in the price. Electricity, Gas and Water are included in the price. Central Heating is not included, the villa is heated with heating oil, metered on arrival at the cost of 1,35 euros per liter.