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Villa Immersed In Nature With Private Pool And Outdoor Hot Tub



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Villa in Modica, Sicily, Italy

The Villa lies on a rocky spur over the beautiful so-called "Castello" (THE CASTLE), in a unique and exclusive position. The "Castle" is a residential complex, several storeys high, connected between them by interior steps cut in the walls, with cavities permitting the climbing. The building overlooks the well-known Cava d'Ispica, a long rocky valley (for about 13 Km) with many archaeological treasures and the important species of Mediterranean flora and fauna (it's an SCI area: SITE OF COMMUNITY IMPORTANCE). Little distant from the Villa is the prehistoric Necropolis of Calicantone, dated from the Antique Bronze Age (2200 – 1400 b.C.) that includes almost a hundred of graves dug in the wall rock, some of them placed even inside overhanging rocks; most of the graves’ front drops are decorated with columns, pillars and ledges. You can reach the Necropolis, the Castle and the bottom of the Valley by the stairs close to the house (just 5 metres).

  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

My name is Antonio, I'm an engineer and I live in Sicily with my family. I love my Island and it's a pleasure for me to help you in discovering it.

Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed three families and had the whole house for ourselves. We loved it. The house is beautiful. Clean and well equipped. Nice rooms and a lovely pool. The last km of the road to the house is terrible but it´s worth it. The surroundings are fantastic with the cliffs. The propriator Paolo cleans the pool every morning, waters the flowers and helps out with everything you need, including which beaches are the best, driving one of the kids to the doctor etc. The dinner he and his family made for us the last night was absolutely fabulous.


La maison est située dans un site extraordinaire avec vue sur les troglodytes d’Ispica. Nous étions 12 adultes pour profiter des 6 belles chambres, grandes et bien aménagées, chacune avec une salle de bain privative (les serviettes sont fournies – même celles pour la pisciine). Les chambres ont accés à un balcon et une terrase. La maison propose tout le confort moderne, dont plusieurs salles à manger pour profiter de la vue, du soleil ou bien à l’intérieur. Des vélos sont à disposition à la villa.

Paolo est un propriétaire attentionné mais discret. Il fait le maximum pour satisfaire la clientèle.

A notre demande, il nous a proposé un cuisiner, Guiseppe, qui a su satisfaire nos papilles avec ses délicieux plats siciiens… je recommande fortement. Giuseppe s’occupait des courses, de l’élaboration du repas, du service et la cuisine était impeccable après son départ… une perle.


Casa stupenda e molto curata in posizione mozzafiato, isolata nella natura con una veduta panoramica sulla cava d’Ispica (peraltro bellissima da visitare). Arredata con ottimo gusto, semplice ed elegante, con sei stanze comode, cucina e sala da pranzo e due gazebo all’esterno per mangiare all’aperto. Abbiamo trascorso una settimana con tre altre famiglie di amici: la Casa è una base ideale per raggiungere le spiagge e le città più belle della zona, da Siracusa a Capo Passero, da Vendicari a Ragusa. Ma se un giorno non hai voglia di girare, o il tempo non lo permette, stare in casa ti fa sentire perfettamente a tuo agio, a bordo piscina o nel prato circostante, in relax e nella natura. Alla fine non siamo mai usciti a mangiare alla sera, tanto era bello stare lì e cucinare o mangiare piatti pronti di gastronomia locale. Grazie ancora ai proprietari per l’accoglienza, la gentilezza e i numerosi consigli, utili e sempre azzeccati, su cosa fare e dove andare nei dintorni.

Feb 2015
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From the Owner

The house, at its origin, residence of the sharecroppers and a part of it, place of storage for the seasonal agricultural produce and also shelter for the facilities and the tools used for the cultivation of the land, is located in an unique position, on a rocky spur, over the famous rupestral construction of the so-called “Castello” (The Castle) of Cava d’Ispica. The house was built in 1954 by my grandfather and was meant to provide decent life conditions to the countryside peasants which used to live inside the rocky caverns of the so called “Castello” even in the early post second world war period. In 2007 I decided to renovate the house cause I love this amazing place immersed in nature: no noise, just relax!

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Our Villa is the right location to totally experience Sicily and its culture.

To do this, We can involve our guests in different activities, like cultural tours, food & wine tours, trekking, cooking classes, painting and pottery workshops, Hatha Yoga and Pilates classes.

We planned, together with a skilled partner (team of Sicilian archaeologists, art historians and “food & wine” experts) some interesting tours and, if you wish, We can also plan a tailor-made tour according to your requirements.

It’s also possible, on request, to organize guided tours and visits inside the Archaeological Park of Cava d’Ispica and along the Canyon; you’ll discover little known charming archaeological areas as: the so called “Castello Sicano”, the rocky village of Pernamazzoni, the archaeological sites of Convento and Capreria.


You can easily reach the golden beaches of Pozzallo (15 Km), Sampieri, S. Lorenzo, Cala Mosche, as well as the natural oasis of Vendicari and the southern extremity of Sicily with its small sea town of Portopalo of Capo Passero.


The airport of Catania Fontanarossa is 115 Km far.

The airport of Comiso is 45 Km far.

Pozzallo's Harbour is 16 Km far (ferry boat to Malta).


The city centre of Modica is 10 Km far.

The strategic position of our Villa allows you to easily reach both the principal baroque cities of Val di Noto as Modica, Ragusa, Scicli and Noto.

Further Details:

The nearest restaurants and pizzerias are located at a distance of about 5 Km from our Villa as well as a shopping centre where you can find a supermarket and other different shops.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
29 Oct 2016 - 5 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
6 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
28 Oct 2017 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £420
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
An instalment amounting to 25% of the rental price is immediately due after the booking of the object.
The remaining amount is payable latest on the 31st day before the start of the rental agreement.
Without complete payment of the amount due the customer has no right to the booked service.
A fully refundable security deposit of € 500,00 will be required upon arrival for damages.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
- Consumption of Water: included
- Electricity included up to 400 kwh; Electricity consumption over the threshold of 400 kwh per week costs € 0,35/kwh
- Heating consumption: € 4,50 per cubic meter of LPG
- City tax: € 1 per person per day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 29-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Floor Area

  • 230 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 7 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • 7 en-suite bathrooms with shower.


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 16 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The rooms are not connected between them. Five bedrooms are on the ground floor, two bedrooms are on the lower ground floor. There are single and double beds. Bedrooms: 5 double, 2 triple.


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 5 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: The private swimming-pool (4,5 x 8 m) will refresh you during the hottest summer days, at the same time providing relaxation and well-being. You can also enjoy with fee the inviting outdoor Hot Tub, located on a rocky spur overlooking the valley: just a few meters of rock will separate you from the cliff. Outdoor equipments: Sunbeds, Deckchairs, Umbrellas, Gazebos, Tables and Chairs, Sofa and Armchairs, BBQ (mobile) Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 1 set per week of bed and bath linen, towels for the swimming-pool, included in the price. Midweek cleaning on request: € 10/h Final house cleaning included in the price.

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