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Stunning,family friendly villa 20 from beach,private pool,tennis court

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa with Pool,tennis court,playground,petting zoo,zip line,picnic area

We make family holidays Fun and Affordable.

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.

Football Table.

Indoor gym.

At the far away 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 few minutes by car from the centre of Modica, this fully air conditioned modern villa sits splendidly within manicured grounds in the middle of a gorgeous valley with breathtaking panoramic views . Light and spacious, this elegant villa is tastefully furnished and designed to provide comfortable accommodation for up to 10 guests, equipped with large terraces overlooking the countryside, the garden Interspersed with fruit trees and the lawn areas offers plenty of space in which to soak up the beauty of the Mediterranean landscape. The roman style pool makes it ideal for children to splash and paddle, under the vigilant eye of adults . Fancy swimming in the Mediterranean sea? It could not be easier; just a 20 minutes drive and you are on lovely sandy beaches where children will love to build sand castles. The seaside towns of Marina di Modica,Pozzallo and Sampieri provide an array of shops, restaurants and beach clubs. Then there Punta Secca where was filmed the renowned Italian TV series 'Inspector Montalbano' so make sure you go visit all the places where the episodes have been filmed such as Punta Secca, Sampieri, Donnafugata's castle, Modica and Ragusa Ibla... Fall under the magic spell of Baroque Modica with its streets and laneways flanked by imposing palaces and magnificent cathedrals. Plenty of cafes and restaurants with outdoor seating are everywhere, where you can always find a place to rest and eat a Gelato or sip a glass of our local wines, or a refreshing lemon Granita. For chocolate lovers a special treat awaits, Modica is famous for a unique type of Chocolate that its recipe dates back to the Spanish rulers that ruled Sicily,today its a delicacy that its a must try.

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.

Inside the Villa: Inside, Villa Modica, is modern and comfortable. It comes with a fireplace, Smart TV with Netflix , screens on windows and 5 air conditioned bedrooms.

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. 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 Villa Rental experience.

More Details

Ninalin & Ilona
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Superb value and if you like your own space, this villa has it. Enjoyed Most: Garden areas and pool - they are beautiful and huge! Unpleasant Surprises: This is a tough question as this is a beautiful villa. The master beds were a little uncomfortable. Surrounding Area: Lovely rural aspect. Tips or Restaurants: Be aware there are no taxi services in Modica after 8pm. La Torre d'Oriente is an excellent restaurant. Overall: The owner was the perfect host. He was always available but never intruded. We loved having the meal ready Saturday when we arrived along with some provisions. After a long, tiring travel period, that was wonderful and delicious! Enjoyed Most: The meticulous attention the owner gave to his property and the villa. The beautiful views. Unpleasant Surprises: Italian beds never seem to meet American standards. Surrounding Area: Modica is a truly charming town. Good shopping, good restaurants, great ambiance.
Feb 2005
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Modica Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 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:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Toilet located in the laundry room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , available when renting for 5 bedrooms
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , New 4 piece bath, with WC,Bidet,Pedestal Sink & large shower
  • 1 large bathroom with shower,large tub,bidet,marble top sink, toilet, 2nd bathroom with shower, 2 pedestal sinks, bidet, toilet, 3rd bath is off the laundry room near the kitchen, 4th bathroom has shower, bidet, sink, toilet. New 5th bathroom with large shower,bidet,toilet and pedestal sink.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Beds are joinable into a king size bed on request. A/C.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , joinable sigle beds into king size bed A/C.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , joinable sigle beds into king size bed,A/C.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , With A/C.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Cot can be added on request ,,A/C.
  • Large bedrooms with large windows and nice views,2 bedrooms have king size beds,3 bedrooms have single beds that are join-able into king size beds.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Villa Modica - Run by 100% clean, pure solar energy! 'The magnificent Sicilian sunshine not only sparks your imagination, it powers your vacation. At Villa Modica, we are committed to using green, clean pure energy from the sun. With over 340 days of sunshine a year in Modica, our solar panels provide more than enough energy to power your vacation and you can rest-assured that your stay will be carbon-neutral.' Baby monitor wireless radios. Lots of kids toys. Baby Cots and High Chairs. Smoking is allowed outdoors.


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Beautiful setting, comfy, gracious host

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Giorgio's villa and would stay there again in a heartbeat. The town of Modica is a lovely town worthy of many hours of ambling, ogling and general chilling. From here, we were able to take day trips to Siracusa, Mt. Etna, Ragusa, Noto and a number of other gorgeous locales. As for the villa itself, the grounds were gorgeous, set on a hillside overlooking a valley and the hills beyond. Giorgio has a real eye for beauty and the property is landscaped with flowers galore, as well as a lovely pool, a petting zoo (Giorgio has a soft spot for homeless donkeys, goats, peacocks and other fowl, dogs and perhaps even a stray giraffe or two -- great for kids!). The accommodations were spacious and well-equipped. We were a group of 12 and everyone seemed to have comfortable beds, air conditioning when we needed it, private or semi-private bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a couple of patios for eating out and generally lounging. But the biggest attraction was Giorgio, our host, who lives inconspicuously on the property with his family. Giorgio made himself available to drive us places; he made suggestions about where to go and when best to go there; he introduced us to friends who ran local restaurants and stores; he gave us tours of farms and wineries he either owned or did business with (it wasn't always clear, as everybody seemed to be family with Giorgio); two of his friends gave us a cooking class which resulted in a spectacular dinner; and he and friends even serenaded us all with a poolside concert one evening. While he was an incredibly gracious and helpful host, always available whenever we needed his assistance, Giorgio was very respectful of our privacy and his presence was never intrusive. I would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in a stay in southern Sicily.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Steven its so nice of you to write this review , we loved your company and enjoyed all the other guests company that stayed with you at the villa, it makes us feel great to hear that you truly loved our villa, we look forward to see you here again in the future.
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Five Reasons to Choose Villa Modica

  • 5 of 5

A Holiday Villa Experience—Five Reasons to Choose Villa Modica

This Villa an experience, not a rental!

Villa Modica immerses you in Sicilian life, culture, and food. Conveniences galore. George (Giorgio) and his wife Antonella extraordinaire assisted by lifelong friends.

A homemade meal on arrival—no shopping after a long journey!

The baroque city of Modica surrounded by jewels. Tour locally or within an hour or two see spectacular Greek and Roman antiquities. Buy a guidebook or search online to learn all about the regional offerings. And get a DVD with the TV episodes of Ispetttore Montalbano.

Five reasons to rent this villa.

1. FULLY EQUIPPED. The comfortable and a fully equipped kitchen. Laundry facilities, dishwasher, and a large refrigerator. Windows with screens. Every bedroom air-conditioned, and loan of a local cell phone or GPS. Three bathrooms among the upstairs bedrooms, a fourth bathroom/utility room off the kitchen, and the lower. The fifth bedroom is en-suite. Bedrooms have screened balconies.

2. MODERN CONVENIENCES. Wi-Fi, stereo, TV (cable). A universal weight machine after too much pizza, pasta, and gelato. A professional tennis court with balls and racquets supplied. Table tennis at the pool.

3. AMENITIES. Private, lap-size, salt water pool like the rich and famous. Daily cleaning and solar heated. An abundance of lounge chairs with no need to reserve your spot. Shade umbrellas or an adjacent covered gazebo for those requiring absolute shade.

4. EXTRAS. The large, rear outdoor patio perfect for evening dining with convenient access to the kitchen or the gas barbecue. An intimate setting and best place to capture the sunset view. The front patio ideal for morning breakfast and see sunrise rays bounce off the Chiesa di San Giovanni dome.

5. UNIQUE. A nearby animal menagerie—Zeus, the donkey will uplift your spirit. Two miniature goats soon become friends. Fruits for the picking throughout, just stretch out your hand

The list could be longer, but then it will seem I'm making this up. THIS IS REAL

Be sure to ask Giorgio for tours of the Ricotta Farm, the Winery, and local Chocolate Cooperative-a fair-trade group. His restaurant recommendations better than TripAdvisor. The gelateria Dolce Arte a must go (10mins from the villa) superb gelato and cornetti inside a recently constructed modern architectural building that complements the landscape.

You'll thank me on your return from your Villa.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We enjoyed every minute of our three week stay.

  • 5 of 5

The villa is very comfortable, with spacious bedrooms, and a very well-equipped kitchen. There is excellent wifi. A folder in the lounge has detailed information on the area and activities that can be arranged. The villa has outside terraces on which you can always choose whether to sit in sun or shade, with lovely views and an excellent pool set in a delightful garden. The villa and its garden are large enough for people to socialise if they wish or to find a quiet place to read undisturbed. It is a very peaceful and relaxing place to stay.

It is a short drive to Modica, with easy parking. We spent several days exploring its picturesque streets, fine churches and welcoming cafés and restaurants. Modica is a great base for visiting the UNESCO World Heritage (and Montalbano) towns of Ragusa, Scicli and Noto. All of these are in very easy reach, while a longer day out would take you to the stunning sites of Villa Romana del Casale at Piazza Armerina, Siracusa, Ortigia and the ceramics at Caltagirone. There are also many wonderful beaches within easy reach.

We thoroughly enjoyed the activities which Giorgio arranged for us. The visit to a ricotta farm was delightful, seeing the process, eating a hearty lunch with wine, followed by a short walk to see the local crops and animals.

At the Fair Trade chocolate laboratory, we not only enjoyed tasting the product but also found the explanation of the Foundation’s aims and methods very inspiring.

The visit to the local winery was very well presented, offering us tastings of each of their wines, accompanied by delicious snacks. We were also given fascinating information about the production of both still wines and spumante.

Giorgio was also very helpful in recommending excellent local restaurants.

On each of our three weeks, a highlight was the evening when Maria and Anna cooked a delicious three course dinner for us. We enjoyed watching the preparation almost as much as eating the results.

Giorgio is a very knowledgeable and helpful host. We thoroughly recommend Villa Modica.

Peter and Felicity

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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our wonderful holiday at villa modica

  • 5 of 5

Villa modica is a great place in an amazing location with great facilities.George was really welcoming and made us feel totally at home.He was wonderful with the kids and very helpful in every way. Nothing was too much trouble for him. We loved being able to pick fresh mulberries, medlers and herbs for our use and ejoyed the fresh eggs, broad beans and artichokes.

The kids loved being able to feed the chickens and goats,hold the baby chicks and tortoises and brush Zeus the donkey. The young adults loved their meal out at the fish restaurant recommended by George.As all the family said" it was SO good." We would highly recommend a stay at Villa Modica.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sunita thank you for you review, you have a wonderful family it was a pleasure to have met you, the little angels are so gorgeous and well behaved ..we hope to welcome you again in the future, we are enjoying Al's wine drink recipe :-).
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The most wonderful place on earth!!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, we hope to welcome you again in the future.
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Amazing host and villa

  • 5 of 5

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Submitted: May 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa it was a real pleasure to have you at our villa, glad you had a great time and memories.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Donnafugata golf resort
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Ragusa-Lentini SS194 Ragusa exit
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Mount Etna in Catania
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Marina di Modica
Car: recommended

Ryanair has direct flights from Stansted airport to Comiso airport (40 km) at very cheap rates.

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $517.8
Pet Fee $0
Stay tax $1.29 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

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 1,45 euros per liter.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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