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Oikos

A handsome villa in a dream location between Modica and the coast

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Oikos

Location Features Surroundings Ideal for Modica
Modica

Sea views
Nearby beaches
Hydro-massage pool
Vegetable & Fruit garden
Children’s play area
 

Modica
Marina di Modica
Scicli
Ragusa Ibla
Marzamemi
Noto
Siracusa & Ortigia


 

Families
Culture
Foodies
Outdoor activities
Sea & surf

Sleeps
13
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
5

Overview

Experience the best of Sicily in this generously-proportioned rural villa, close to white sand beaches and the baroque splendour of the cities of south east Sicily.

Property

Created out of local light grey Modica stone, the villa is fronted by a huge patio that looks out over a magnificent palm-studded garden with large pool whilst inside, several living rooms and a large kitchen make it the ideal choice for a large gathering of friends or families.


Outside
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With a choice of patios and terraces, a courtyard, gazebo and poolside sun deck, you can almost opt for a different outdoor seating area every day of the week.

A large shady L-shaped covered patio has sweeping views across the garden on two sides of the house, with a dining table and portable barbecue on the pool-facing section. On the other side of the villa, an atmospheric courtyard, furnished with small tables and chairs, a sunshade and a pretty seating area in one corner, overlooks a small toddler play area with a slide, playhouse and table and chairs. There is also a table tennis table.

The attractive saltwater pool area is surrounded by an ample sun deck with sun loungers, small tables and umbrellas and overlooked by a furnished gazebo which is set in the shade of a cluster of palm trees. The large pool has a hydro-massage area at the shallow end next to the steps. There is also an outdoor shower.

At the rear of the villa, an independent indoor kitchen with a hob, oven, sink and a traditional fully-functional wood burning oven is the ideal spot to learn to cook Sicilian-style.
The villa also has a lovely kitchen garden, with fresh fruit and vegetables available to guests. Choose from peppers, aubergines and tomatoes to strawberries, prickly pears and much more!


Inside
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Ground floor
Entrance to the villa is on the ground floor, into a hall which leads directly into the main and extremely spacious living/dining room which has beautiful arched shuttered French windows that lead out on to the pool-facing patio. The room has large leather sofas and armchairs around an open fireplace, a TV corner and an elegant dining area. A wooden staircase leads up to the first floor.

To the other side of the hall is a well-equipped kitchen, painted in a sunny yellow with dark wood cupboards, table and chairs, and with direct access to the courtyard. A laundry room, with washing machine and tumble dryer, is adjacent to the kitchen.

The downstairs sleeping quarter is situated in the opposite wing of the house to the living room. At the far end of the wing, and with floor-to-ceiling glass doors out to the courtyard, is the master bedroom which has en suite bathroom (bath and shower) and a walk-in wardrobe. Further rooms on the ground floor include the children’s bedroom (with bunk bed), a large bathroom with a shower for two and a jacuzzi and a living room. A second staircase leads to the first floor from the living room.

First floor
The two staircases from the ground floor lead to the two separate first floor wings. On the pool-facing side of the house, there is a living room with a beamed pitched ceiling, sofas and a desk. Doors lead out to a magnificent terrace, with tables, chairs and umbrellas and spectacular views across the garden and pool to the sea.

An internal galleried landing, with a piano and overlooking the kitchen, links the living room with the first floor sleeping quarter which has four bedrooms (three doubles and a triple) and three bathrooms. The triple (one double, one queen-size bed) and one of the doubles (four poster) overlook the courtyard and share one bathroom to one side. One of the remaining two doubles has an en suite and the other has its own bathroom. Several of the bedrooms and bathrooms have reduced height pitched ceilings. Additional rooms in this part of the house include a study.

The property has two access roads and ample parking.

Area

Local sights

The nearest beaches to the villa are situated on the most southerly tip of Sicily, at Marina di Modica (10 km) which is great for surfers and windsurfers and has sun beds and umbrella for rent, and also at Pozzallo, home to a vast expanse of white sand that gets busy in the summer months but tends to be quiet out of season. There are also several lidos at Sampieri where the beach is slightly wilder and fringed with dunes.

There is an overwhelming richness of cultural treasures and sights in this corner of the island where towns such as Modica, Ragusa Ibla, Noto and Scicli are packed full of baroque art and architecture. Cultural highlights such as the Infiorata di Noto flower festival, the Cioccobarocco Festival celebrating Modica’s chocolate heritage and Syracuse’s Greek Theatre Festival stand out against the everyday but extraordinary background canvas of these towns. Also nearby is the pretty fishing village of Marzamemi which hosts an International Film Festival in July but is worth visiting at any time for its superb seafront fish restaurants and its lively piazza.

High spots for both nature and archaeology include a visit to the Cava d’Ispica where you can hike in some of the most spectacular parts of the Iblean mountains and visit caves that date back to the period prior to the Greek colonisation of Sicily and were still used as houses right up to the end of the nineteenth century.


Local experiences


In Modica, confectionery rules and a visit to Bonajuto’s chocolate factory is a must. Try chocolate, spice and almond-filled impanatigghi biscuits and the ricotta or chocolate-filled local version of mini cannoli. We also recommend Modica for an evening visit, perfect for a gentle stroll followed by either a pizza at "La Contea" or a fabulous 5-star dinner on the jasmine scented terrace at the "Torre d’Oriente".

Interested in exploring the culinary cuisine in Modica beyond confectionery? Take a cookery class in a Baroque palace in Modica, experience local food at first hand and return from your holiday a Sicilian food expert!

Follow in the footsteps of the Sicily’s most famous fictitious detective and visit some of the sights included in the Montalbano television series.

For the best views around, head for Ragusa Ibla and take in the breathtaking sight of the city from the dizzy heights of the Chiesa di S. Maria delle Scale.

Contact us for more information on equipment hire or courses.

Extras

The heated, saltwater pool is open to guests from April 13th to October 26th.

Water sports lessons are available on request. Enjoy windurfing or surfing lessons in nearby Pozzallo (weather permitting).

Get to know the area by bike! You could rent bicycles, racing bikes or mountain bikes and you could also take part in guided cycle tours near Modica.

The nearby tennis court (300 m) can also be used.

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Amenities

General Info

Outdoor

Indoor

Services

Accommodates (max) 11+2
Bedrooms 6
Double 4
Triple 1
Bunk bedroom 1
Bathrooms 5
... of which ensuite 2
Pool (LxW in meters) * 10x6
Hydro-massage pool present
Pool shower present
Pool towels present
Toilet present
Private parking present
Private garden present
Vegetable & Fruit garden present
Covered gazebo present
Veranda present
Outdoor kitchen present
Barbecue area present
Wood-burning oven present
Table tennis present
Children's playground present
Air conditioning present
Heating present
Open fireplace present
Washing machine present
Iron & ironing board present
Tumble dryer present
Dishwasher present
Kettle present
Mixer present
Toaster present
Oven present
Microwave oven present
Satellite TV / Dvd present
Sky ** present
Home theater system present
Stereo present
Adsl Wi-Fi internet present
Piano present
Welcome pack present
Pool cleaning *** present
Final cleaning present
Daily cleaning on request
Linen & towels change **** on request
Maid service on request
Cot & highchair on request
Massage service on request
Shopping delivery on request
Breakfast delivery on request
Cook service on request
Cooking classes on request
Pizza making on request
Pasta making on request
Guided tours on request
Bike tour ***** on request
Wine experiences on request
Transfer on request
Boat & yacht rental on request
Water sports ***** on request
Tennis court ***** on request
Wedding reception on request
present present on request on request not available not available

* Heated saltwater pool

** Includes Sky Movies, Documentaries, News

*** Twice a week

**** A mid-stay towel change is included for bookings longer than one week.
Weekly linen/towel changes and a cleaning service are included for multiple-week bookings.

***** See extras

Distances

Transport Links

Surrounding Area

Comiso airport 53 km - 33 miles - 55 mins
Catania airport 121 km - 75 miles - 1 hr 25
Palermo airport 365 km - 227 miles - 4 hr 30
Trapani airport 446 km - 277 miles - 5 hr 20
Nearest beach 15 mins driving
Supermarket 10 mins driving
Shops & restaurants 15 mins driving
Modica centre 10 km - 6 miles - 15 mins
Marina di Modica centre 10 km - 6 miles - 15 mins
Scicli centre 10 km - 6 miles - 15 mins
Sampieri centre 12 km - 7 miles - 15 mins
Ragusa Ibla centre 25 km - 15 miles - 35 mins
Noto centre 36 km - 22 miles - 45 mins
Marzamemi centre 38 km - 23 miles - 45 mins
Vendicari nature reserve 48 km - 29 miles - 50 mins
Siracusa & Ortigia centre 70 km - 43 miles - 1 hr

Prices

2019 Prices
2020 Prices

Exclusive use of the villa is guaranteed on reduced occupancy villa bookings, regardless of the number of bedrooms or cottages you use.

Period Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 13
Bedrooms: 6
05 Jan - 12 Apr 2270 3080
13 Apr - 17 May 2670 3500
18 May - 21 Jun 4290 4290
22 Jun - 12 Jul 4960 4960
13 Jul - 23 Aug 5670 5670
24 Aug - 20 Sep 4290 4290
21 Sep - 25 Oct 2670 3500
26 Oct - 03 Jan 2270 3080
Refundable Security Deposit 600 800

Prices include: taxes, water, gas, electricity *, bath towels, linen, pool or beach towels, welcome pack and our 24/7 local support during your stay at our property.

* Electricity & A/C: 350 kWh included - € 0,30 per extra kWh  

Pool heating system (optional): € 400 p/w to be paid locally

We are currently taking bookings for 2020. If you book now for 2020, you can take advantage of our Price Freeze promotion, which means you can book your 2020 Sicily holiday villa at 2019 price. Please contact us for availability.

Booking


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