Sciatu Miu

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome All Bedrooms En-Suite


Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

The Cava d'Ispica nature reserve in the countryside surrounding the town of Modica is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Sciatu Miu occupies a secluded position within this idyllic countryside, with awe-inspiring views over the valleys and canyons that characterise the dramatic area.

Whitewashed walls and earthy tones reflect the landscapes surrounding Sciatu Miu and complement its traditional stone exterior. There's a total of three bedrooms, with two in the main villa and the third in an annexe. Each space feels wonderfully calming and restful. This includes the living space where the reward for long days is sinking back into the sofa and sitting down to delicious meals.

And there's no better way to add to the overall sense of relaxation than by opening the doors wide and letting the scents and sounds of nature flow gently through the villa. Or connect directly with the beautiful natural environment with an al fresco meal on the covered terrace.

The swimming pool is undoubtedly the stunning highlight of the villa's outside space. Cool off with a refreshing dip after strolling around the typically Mediterranean and dry stone walled gardens.

Go from passing lazy afternoons in the garden to enjoying scenic walks and hikes in mere moments. The Archaeological Area of Cava d'Ispica with its ancient cave homes and burial sites is only 10 minutes away by car.

And a 20-minute drive away is Modica. This historic city boasts a wealth of Baroque architecture, chocolate shops and even a chocolate museum full of chocolate sculptures. Another Baroque jewel is hilltop Ragusa. Enjoy walking along the winding streets in its old town and through the lush gardens of Giardino Ibleo.

The coast and sandy beaches are within a 30-minute drive and resorts range from the lively to the laid-back. Marina di Modica is the place to go for trying a range of watersports. And the village of Sampieri has retained its traditional feel for a quieter beach experience.

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What you should know…

  • Two extra beds are available on request for an additional cost
  • A car is essential due to the villa's rural location

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Table Tennis

Main Villa Interiors

Ground Floor

- Living/dining room with sofa, satellite TV, dining table, doors to outside
- Kitchenette with oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle, blender, espresso coffee machine
- Bedroom with double bed, ensuite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with double bed (can be made into twin beds), ensuite bathroom with shower


Ground Floor

- Bedroom with double bed, ensuite bathroom with shower

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (8m x 2.8m, depth: 1.2m)
- Gardens with lawn, trees, plants bordered by dry stone walls
- Covered terrace with dining table for four guests
- Sun loungers and comfortable outdoor seating
- Barbecue
- Outdoor shower
- Parking


- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- Iron and ironing board
- Hair dryer
- Children's toys
- Table tennis
- Children's bikes (on request)
- Books
- Mosquito nets


About the surrounding area of Sciatu Miu
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Sciatu Miu sits within the breathtakingly beautiful Cava d'Ispica nature reserve, with nothing but unspoilt countryside all around. Views over the tree-dotted land and dramatic canyons can be enjoyed from its gardens, with walks and hikes on the doorstep.

Conveniently located within a 10-minute drive are a couple of restaurants. The Baroque town of Ispica offers an even greater choice of eateries, as well as shops, supermarket and a post office.

The Archaeological Area of Cava d'Ispica is a short drive from the villa. This natural wonder is characterised by ancient cave homes, religious structures and burial sites carved into mountain sides. The valley is 13km long, with the area believed to have first been inhabited during the Neolithic period.

Known for its Baroque architecture and chocolate is the city of Modica. Visit the chocolate museum and numerous chocolate shops for a sugar fix, then browse Museo Civico with its fascinating archaeological finds, including fossils and ceramics. History lovers will certainly want to tick the cathedrals Duomo di San Pietro and Duomo di San Giorgio off their sightseeing lists.

Another UNESCO-listed Baroque town within easy reach is Ragusa. A 40-minute drive will bring you to this hilltop city with its old town full of winding alleys and characterful buildings. The lush gardens of public park Giardino Ibleo are a great place for taking a break and enjoying panoramic views over the surrounding valleys.

The villa is also well-positioned for trips to the coast. One of the nicest beaches can be found at Sampieri, with the drive there taking around 30 minutes. It has a traditional fishing village feel and calm, shallow waters for swimming. Marina di Modica is a slightly livelier coastal spot where you can try surfing and windsurfing.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Catania


Nearest Airport 2 Palermo


Nearest Village Modica


Nearest Town Ragusa


Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Bar/Pub


Nearest Supermarket


Nearest Beach Marina di Modica/Sampieri



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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

A trip to the Archaeological Area of Cava d'Ispica is a fascinating experience for the whole family. Explore the dramatic caves and canyons that many civilisations have made their home since ancient times. You'll see the remains of burial sites, religious buildings and homes made from the caves.

One of the things the town of Modica is most famous for is chocolate. Children will enjoy touring the chocolate shops, and there's even a chocolate museum with sculptures made from chocolate too.  

The beach at Marina di Modica offers gorgeous sand to relax on, ideal swimming conditions and activities such as surfing and windsurfing. Sampieri is a quieter resort, with a traditional fishing village feel and shallow swimming waters.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Table Tennis
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Tours Available
  • Horseback Riding Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Cook
- Tours
- Massage service
- Babysitter
- Horseback riding

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 charged to client’s credit card by the owner one month before/upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 2.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Departure time 9.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.
Changeover day Flexible. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, including mid-week clean. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs Two additional beds are available on request. Extra €50 each per day, payable locally.
Other Ts and Cs Children's bikes are available on request.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 3rd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £2,689
Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 £3,227
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 £4,303
Jun 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £4,840
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 £4,303
Nov 1st 2023 - Dec 1st 2023 £2,689
Dec 1st 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 £3,227
Jan 1st 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 £2,689
Apr 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 £3,227
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £4,303
Jun 1st 2024 - Aug 6th 2024 £4,840

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 3rd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €2,829
Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 €3,395
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 €4,527
Jun 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €5,093
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 €4,527
Nov 1st 2023 - Dec 1st 2023 €2,829
Dec 1st 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 €3,395
Jan 1st 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 €2,829
Apr 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 €3,395
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €4,527
Jun 1st 2024 - Aug 6th 2024 €5,093

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 3rd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $3,083
Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 $3,700
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 $4,933
Jun 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $5,549
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 $4,933
Nov 1st 2023 - Dec 1st 2023 $3,083
Dec 1st 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 $3,700
Jan 1st 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 $3,083
Apr 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 $3,700
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $4,933
Jun 1st 2024 - Aug 6th 2024 $5,549

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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