Giardino Mediterraneo Modica, Sicily, Italy

  • Villa
  • 3 BR
  • Sleeps 6
  • from € 210 nt
What we like about this property

We like the simple and elegant restoration of this historic home that transports it into the modern age while honoring it’s past. Seamlessly integrated, the lovely features of the original structure are given new life here.

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Description

Located above Modica in the historic center adjacent to the famed San Giorgio Cathedral, this home is a unique and modern fusion of past and present. Arranged over two floors, the intuitively and carefully restored space has preserved the original soul and character of the ancient structure.

Dating back to the 16th century, and believed to be part of the Castle of Modica, the home was rescued from disrepair and transformed utilizing green technologies and bio-architecture, carefully integrating it into the original morphology with great attention to detail and materials. The bright whitewashed interiors retain the graceful features of the original structure with stone arches, vaulted ceilings, lime plaster walls and floors as well as an ancient noble coat of arms, paired with a minimalist and elegantly modern decor and original works of contemporary art by the owner. The main living area is bright and chic with simple contemporary style and is adjacent to the gleaming eat kitchen with seating for six. With three complete and spacious suites, the home sleeps up to six, each with unique handcrafted features that include lava, black pece and lime stone.

The original underground cistern has been converted into a wine cellar, which is accessed from a striking spiral staircase made of iron and glass. 

The terrace and “secret” garden are sheltered by tall stone walls where you can relax in the jacuzzi and dine and lounge alfresco among the pomegranate, orange, lemon, fig and medlar with stunning views overlooking the Cathedral of San Giorgio. 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, iPad and hi-fi audio with bluetooth, 3D LED TV and library. Housekeeping, laundry facilities with additional services on request. Free on street parking. Optional private chef, spa and massages services, car service and airport transfers, private guided tours, wine tasting, Sicilian cooking classes. Electric bicycle rentals available.

   

AROUND

You’ll be nestled next to the famed San Giorgio cathedral in the very heart of Modica. A UNESCO treasure, there are plenty of things to enjoy in the city and you are also just a short drive to “sister” cities Ragusa and Scicli, both stunning examples of the greater Val di Noto Baroque settlements. Marina di Modica, Marina di Ragusa and Sampieri beaches are some of the best on the island just a half hour drive.

LOCATION

Modica, Sicily Italy. Nearest Airport: Catania Airport

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Giardino Mediterraneo

from 210/ nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms3 En suite bedrooms
Bed Type2 Kings, 1 Double, 1 Cot
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms3 en suite bathrooms
AccommodateUp to 6 Guests
InternetWifi throughout
Pet friendlyNo
RatesRates are seasonal and start at €210 per night. See rates table.
Minimum Stay2 Nights
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Notes

Rates include linen, energy/water consumption, cleaning, wifi internet but do not include the City Tax (1 euro/p./night) which is due upon arrival

Reservation: 40% downpayment, balance within 30 days prior to arrival (credit card/paypal/bank transfer)

Refundable damage deposit (in cash upon arrival): 400 euros 

Cancellation fees: 0% within 60 days before arrival • 40% within 30 days • 90% within 7 days • 100% less than 7 days or no show

 

Extras: By request we can organize special services such as Mediterranean dinners with our chef, masagges in the garden, Sicilian cooking class, wine tasting and chocolate tasting, private guided tours and transfers.

Rate Table

From 2 to 4 persons. 10% discount for 1 week stay and 20% discount for 2 week stay. Extra guest 40 Euros per night. 50% discount for Children 3-6 yrs, Babies up to 3 yrs free.

Seasonal Dates daily minimum stay
 Jan 7 - Mar 31 and Nov 1 - Dec 21 210 2 nights
Apr 1 - June 30, Sept 1 - Oct 31, Dec 22 - 28 and Jan 4-7 290 3 nights
July 1 - Aug 31 and Dec 29 - Jan 3 340 3 nights

Rates in Euros 

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Reviews

9 Reviews

  • Natalia, September 12, 2018

    Lovely, charming hideaway. Very well located to do lots of sightseeing. The host, Luca, was extremely helpful and attentive to detail to make our stay and holiday perfect. Spectacular outdoor space for reading, having meals, massage and relaxation. 

    Natalia

    Barcelona, Catalunya

  • Natalia, September 12, 2018

    Lovely, charming hideaway. Very comfortable and well located to do lots of sightseeing. The host, Luca,  was extremely helpful and responsible making sure we had the perfect holiday. Lovely outdoor space for meals and massage. 

    Natalia

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Xala, April 5, 2018

    Simply fantastic…

    A unique and romantic experience! Perfect place! Direct view of the Cathedral of St. George. Perfect organization and family atmosphere! To recommend some extras such as dinner organized in the garden, breakfast and …… could not miss the couple’s massage! Thanks for all this to Luca (owner)

    Xala

    London, England

  • Carlo, October 17, 2017

    Oasis of peace…

    Simply magnificent. Everything has been at the height of our expectations. Modica is an enchanting little town and Residenza Hortus is a fantastic location tastefully renovated, everything is taken care of down to the smallest details. The garden is enchantingly furnished to give its guests magical moments. A special thanks to Salvo who with his kindness satisfied our every need making our stay unforgettable and thanks to Luca for his hospitality.

    Carlo

    Rome, Italy

  • Rota, October 2, 2017

    From hortus with love…

    Dream stay in a fabulous place!
    Hortus is a corner of paradise in the land of Sicily. peace, relaxation, health within the Sicilian baroque. while sitting comfortably in the garden you can admire the bell tower of the church of San Giorgio. a few km known, ragusa, scicli. 15 minutes by car and you are at the beach. the owners luca and jolanda transmit with simplicity and sympathy the immense passion that they feed for this land and for art in general. hospitality at the highest levels. Do not miss the candlelit dinner in the garden for any reason in the world and prepared live by the chef adriana and accompanied by wines from the cellar carved into the rock of hortus.
    only problem: once you’ve been here … no other facility will ever like you like this!

    Rota

    Rome, Italy

  • Clive, September 29, 2017

    BEAUTIFUL HOUSE…

    Stayed in August for two weeks, beautiful and very special home.

    Clive

    Milan, Italy

  • Albert Serra, September 18, 2017

    Perfecto alojamiento y inmejorable ubicacion en una maravillosa ciudad colonial.
    Gran lujo en toda la casa y muy buena atencion.

    Albert Serra

    Folgueroles, Spain

  • Anna, September 17, 2017

    The magic of a place ……

    This structure is a magical place, where one feels that the energies are positive and full of love. I spent some lovely days that allowed my soul to recover. The garden is fascinating at all hours of the day and night, it helps to reflect, to every form of meditation and is congenial to conviviality. I stayed in the “air” room that overlooks a terrace that allowed me the night to enjoy the charm of the garden, with its fruit trees, with the pomegranate adjacent to the water mirror of the circular tank with the whirlpool, the baroque beauty of the bell tower of the Cathedral of San Giorgio, the night rustling of the air that dances through the plants of this splendid Hortus. Everything has been studied and calibratro as in a beautiful painting and in the morning …….. it was nice to take advantage of the beautiful outdoor sofa to wake up gently in peace with the world and kissed by a warm sun. I highly recommend it to enter a magical and particular world!

    Anna

    Naples, Italy

  • jean-brice, September 6, 2017

    just an enchanted secret paradise

    jean-brice

    versailles, france

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