About the property
- House452 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps up to 3
Minimum stay is 5 nights @ $55/night;
Stays of 7 to 9 days @ $50/night;
Stays of 10 or more days @ $45 per night. Contact owner so this rate can be adjusted in HomeAway.
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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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 12, 2018
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.
Owner purchased this House in 2010
Why 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).
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great apartment in a great location
This apartment was wonderfully designed and in a perfect location. The hosts were great, as was their local property manager who was very attentive and helpful in every way. We were 3 adults staying in the basso apartment and it worked perfectly for us. Newly remodeled, very clean and quiet. The apartment's location in old town Modica couldn't be better, with great views and the market and various shops and restaurants within a very short walk.
Modica is definitely well worth visiting and exploring. The cuisine, wine and cappuccinos were so very, very good, and the people were so very welcoming and nice. Modica also served as a great base for day trips to other Unesco historical sites, charming villages, and - let's not forget - the sandy and sunny Mediterranean beaches.
Highly recommend Modica and staying at this apartment!
Home Away From Home!!
This artistically designed little bungalow tucked into the rock hillside of Old Modica is absolutely adorable with a perfect location. 1 block from the Farmers Market, 2 blocks from the local bakery, deli, and fish market and 3 blocks from several local restaurants and many shops, it was the PERFECT Sicily vacation rental. Beautiful Sampieri Beach and Marina De Modica are both a 25 minute drive with the Mediterranean Ocean the most turquoise blue I've ever seen! The Greek Theatre in Syracuse, built in the 5th Century B.C., was AMAZING!! You will enjoy Julie & Mike's little place while experiencing the island of Sicily....then take home all the wonderful memories with you to share with friends and family!!
Home Sweet Home
What a wonderful experience to spend 8 nights in the heart of Modica!! This place is built into the cliff with amazing artistically created updated touches. Simply magnificent! Close to restaurants, shops, the local bakery, fish market, cheese & meat market, and Farmers Market, we walked everywhere we went. Saint Giorgio Cathedral is a 5 minute walk. The views of old Modica makes you feel like you are living a part of the local history.
Nice authentic city flat
We really enjoyed our stay in Modica. The flat is authentic and typical sicilian. We had a warm welcome from Lorenzo who picked us up and showed us the flat and really took his time.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Minimum stay is 5 nights @ $55/night; Stays of 7 to 9 nights @ $50/night; Stays of 10 or more nights @ $45 per night. Email Owner to make adjustments before booking 10 or more nights. Please email Owner if Grotta Bassa is booked. There may be another flat available.