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Charming little house with terrace with view on Modica

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Romantic house with beautiful view on the baroque city of Modica

The house is ideal for two persons to enjoy a romantic atmosphere in one of the prettiest areas in Modica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where time seems to stand still.

Located in the southern area of the Iblei Mountains, close to the Mediterranean golden beaches, fishermen villages and the splendid Baroque towns of the Val di Noto, the independent house is a perfect base to discover the Southeastern Sicily.

The terrace

Ideal for al fresco life, the terrace has a dining table surrounded by palms and a truly romantic setting. A perfect place to relax, chill and have a wine privately with a beautiful view on the city and its twinkling lights.

The house is finely decorated and renovated with love by me and my family to preserve its original charm while providing it with modern utilities (TV, A/C, oven, washing machine, etc.). The kitchen is equipped with everything you need and decorated with hand painted tiles. The house is ideal for a couple or 3 persons as the sofa is easily convertible into a comfortable single bed.

5 eur per person per night after the 2nd person.


At a few minutes by walking from the house there is a free parking area where you can park.

Things to do

The house is in located in 'Modica Alta', in the most authentic and beautiful part of the town where time seems to have stood still. There are plenty of monuments, beaches, historical towns of Sicily to explore and car rental is essential to make the most of the experience. The Duomo di San Giorgio is the symbol of the city, one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Sicily and you can see it from the terrace of the house.

One-of-kind place

What makes this house unique is the gorgeous view of Modica from the private terrace. There, with a candle and a glass of wine and the city lights that remind of a crib in a magic valley, is a unforgettable experience.

How to reach Modica

Comiso is the closest airport (30min driving); Catania is at 2 hours driving. From the airport there are shuttles and buses to Modica. For further information don't hesitate to contact me.

I will provide you with information about restaurants, places to visit, wineries, etc.

Please inform me in advance if you need internet connection and I will organize it for you.

Flexible check-in

You can arrive anytime as I will provide you with a code to access the house and 2 useful maps to show you where the house is exactly located. Once inside you will find the keys that you can use from then. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me and I will try to do my best to meet your demands.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 March, 2018

About Olivia

I like traveling, painting (you can see some of my paintings in the house) and cooking. What I love of Sicily are its vivid colors, rural life, welcoming people and -last but not least- delicious specialties, and I would like that visitors who come to Modica would feel and experience the best out of this beautiful baroque gem.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Modica in Province of Ragusa

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mezzanine
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Parasol
  • Singles
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(18 traveller reviews)

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Charming little house with terrace with view on Modica
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
liverpool engalnd

superb setting, everything you need, lovelly terrace for sitting out

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay, everything you need close by, lovelly place to relax. Locals very friendly

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Beautiful quiet spot

  • 4 of 5

We had a code to enter the house and never met the owner. We loved Modica and this was a great place to stay largely because of it's quiet situation and the terrace. Not far from the bus station but be prepared for steep walks up and down. The area is like a kasbah and we were always getting lost but didn't mind. The kitchen is small and could do with a chopping knife and bedroom is a platform up a little staircase. I would have preferred a bed that wasn't so low down. All in all though we enjoyed our stay and would stay there again if we come back to Modica.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment and location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Modica and in this comfortable, tastefully planned and decorated apartment. Everything you could need is provided including kitchen equipment, bed linen, towels, a stereo and tv. Basic ingredients (tea, coffee, oil, salt pepper etc) were available as were maps and guidebooks. There is good information about the town and recommendations for local restaurants which we followed and agreed with. There is a very reasonably priced supermarket a short walk away. The apartment is in the heart of the old town and staying here feels very authentic and off the beaten track - you are surrounded by local people living their daily lives. It was quiet and secluded with glorious views. The terrace has views of Chiesa San Giorgio as well as the old town. Air Con works well. There was a problem with the water when we first arrived (outwith the owner's control) but it was quickly resolved with a personal and attentive service. We would stay here again and would recommend it to friends. The apartment provided excellent value for money and the owner was easy to contact and deal with. Key collection was very easy - the best we have experienced as there was no need to agree a strict time in advance and end up standing around waiting. Fantastic holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thannk you, I'm glad you left Modica with nice memories. It was a pleasure, be back soon :)
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Sehr schöne und gepflegte Unterkunft

  • 5 of 5

Super Lage, sehr ordentlich und sauber mitten in der Altstadt bei den Einheimischeb

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille:)
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Gezellig knus huisje, op een mooie plek. Modica een mooie stad.

  • 4 of 5

Het was een heerlijk huisje mooie entourage maar je moet wel echt goed ter been zijn, omgevings weggetjes en trappen allemaal erg steil.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful apartment in a beautiful town

  • 5 of 5

Olivia's apartment was absolutely fantastic. The decor and furniture are all gorgeous, and includes a number of excellent paintings by the owner herself. The main highlight is definitely the terrace, with unobstructed views of Modica, making it the perfect place for a glass of wine in the evening or a coffee in the morning. It's located high in the Old Town which is stunning and very quaint, and the apartment's location is perfect for a late afternoon stroll through Modica's antiquity. Most of Modica's hotels are located lower down in the town, and so I can't think of a better place to stay than at Olivia's. It offers stunning views of the town and the surrounding valley and hills. Olivia was a wonderful host, who was available to contact with any queries whatsoever, and the guide that she provides to Modica is informative and excellent. We will definitely be staying here again. A perfect trip.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Modica Alta is a very traditional and pictoresque district inhabitated by very nice local people. Typical food shops are close to the house (try the special 'cannoli alla ricotta'), a very good restaurant at a few minutes from the house with nice tables outside, a nice square with a well equipped supermarket also reachable in a few minutes walking. You can also find many interesting churches, small typical streets and some art shops.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Aggiunta di 10 euro a notte per la terza persona. Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Proprietario non presente in loco

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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