Villa La Sabbia

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2


Pool Modern Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request

Villa La Sabbia is a charmingly renovated country home just outside Ispica for six guests, set within luscious gardens and brimming with locally authentic flavour. Executed with natural raw materials, local stone and sloping timber ceilings, this single storey home is a rustic abode, which also offers guests every comfort for a seamless stay.

The pretty gardens provide abundant space for stylish outdoor living, with a stone-paved veranda complete with billowing curtains and night lighting and green sloping lawns fragrant with blossoming plants. Tall palm trees and a fairy-tale style wishing well offer finishing touches. A generously-sized pool is framed by elegant loungers, ideal for reclining and enjoying the tranquillity around.

The interiors offer a blend of modern style and traditional Sicilian country home, with vibrant neutrals and soft duck egg blues offset with exposed timber beams and original touches. A well-equipped kitchen-dining room sets the scene for lively group meals while the large living space is delightfully finished with full-height ceilings, comfortable furnishings and natural timber, with original flat-tile flooring throughout.

The serene bedrooms offer restorative calm and each is decked out in pristine whites with accents of jade green, buttercup yellows and taupes. With decorative flourishes at every turn, the attention to detail is evident, from soft lamps to scatter cushions to wall art to sprigs of dried flowers. Finished with care and personal touches, Villa La Sabbia is a beautiful abode within the heart of the Sicilian countryside.

Just a ten-minute drive from the amenities of Ispica, and around 5km from the beach, this delightful home offers the best that the region has to offer. Ispica is set a little inland from the stunning South-Eastern coast of Sicily, overlooking the sea and surrounded by lush vegetation and was re-built after the 1963 earthquake. Known for its 13 kilometre long caves, baroque architecture and historical monuments, notably the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, dripping with the fresco paintings of prolific regional artist Olivio Sòzzi, this region offers a taste of authentic Sicily.

The Val di Noto is known for its UNESCO cities, Sicilian baroque style, pre-historic excavations and stunning coastline, where the Ionian and Mediterranean Seas meet.

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What you should know…

  • A car is recommended in order to enjoy this beautiful region and access the local shops and restaurants (10 minutes drive) 
  • There are some stone steps externally and there is a decorative well, so little ones may need to be monitored 
  • Air conditioning is featured only in the bedrooms

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Heating

Villa Interior

- Well-equipped kitchen including coffee machine, microwave, oven and toaster
- Dining and open plan living space with seats for 6 guests
- Double bedroom
- Double bedroom
- Twin bedroom
- Two bathrooms with showers

Outside Grounds (1000m2)

- Pool (12 x 4 m, depth: 0.5m - 1.4m). Open approximately from April to end-October
- Garden with lawns
- Veranda
- Outdoor dining and lounge furnishing
- Outdoor kitchen with wood oven
- Outdoor shower
- Barbecue
- Loungers and umbrellas
- Wishing well
- Parking


- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning (bedrooms only)
- Television
- Washing machine
- Hair dryers
- Iron and ironing board


About the surrounding area of Villa La Sabbia
Beach Nearby Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Nestled between Noto and Modica, only a few kilometres from the historically beautiful town of Ispica, Villa La Sabbia is in a tranquil spot, while the closest amenities are just a ten-minute drive away and the beach is 5km away.

The area around Ispica is renowned for its prehistoric caves and the beautiful coastal resorts such of Santa Maria del Focallo and Ciriga (both ten minutes drive) where visitors can enjoy unspoilt blue flag beaches and clear waters. Ciriga in particular, offers lovely coastal scenery with white cliffs and rock formations in the sea and the whole coast has long sandy beaches.

Ispica is known for its prehistoric monuments and in particular, the famous 13km long “Cava Ispica.” Re-built in the eighteenth century, the most prominent church is Santa Maria Maggiore, known for its beautiful frescos, pretty portico that looks onto the piazza and decorative flourishes. Ispica sits on a hill surrounded by rocky canyons and wild countryside, while its honey-toned limestone architecture comes to life at “golden hour” as the sun sets. A must-see is an archaeological area known as Parco Forza, reached by 100 steps carved into the rocks.

Nearby Noto, Ragusa and Scicli have similar flamboyant, classically Sicilian style. The stunning city of Noto has UNESCO World Heritage status for its beautiful baroque architecture, while Scicli has an impressive castle and spectacular beaches. Modica is an elegant town built up the sides of a gorge, known for being the location for Inspector Montalbano and its beautiful centrepiece church, San Giorgio. Also famous for its Aztec chilli flavoured chocolate, Modica is home to the oldest chocolate shop in Sicily.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Comiso

(62 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Catania

(136 km)

Nearest Village Ispica

(4.5 km)

Nearest Town/City Ispica

(4.5 km)

Nearest Restaurant Ispica

(4.5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Ispica

(4.5 km)

Nearest Beach

(5 km)

Nearest Supermarket Ispica

(4.5 km)

Nearest Shop Ispica

(4.5 km)


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

This region is rich with opportunity for children, known for its beautiful coastline and pretty historical towns. For children, both the beaches at Santa Maria del Focallo and the beach at Punta Cirica offer long stretches of unspoilt sands, clear waters and snorkelling for older kids. 

The Lido Isola Verde in Pozzallo is a safe way to enjoy the sparkling waters, with picnic area and cafés. Worth a visit also is the water mill (“Mulino ad acqua”) at the Ispica caves, which has a children’s play park. The marina at Modica and Ragusa having plenty of water-based activities on offer for those keen on water sports. 

In the summer months, puppet show theatres tour the Southern Sicilian towns, offering a great evening’s entertainment for little ones. With nature parks, gentle hill treks, sleepy fishing villages, family-friendly restaurants and piazzas brimming with local life in the evenings, this part of Sicily is an excellent choice for families.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Watersports
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites


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 transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome basket (biscuits and water)

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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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 arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. Arrivals after 4.00pm will charged a €50 late check in fee, payable locally.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Flexible.
End of stay cleaning included? No. Extra €150, payable to Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment. This is for a standard changeover clean. 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.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay 7 nights in July and August. 5 nights during all other periods.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax charged to client’s credit card before arrival by the owner (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately April to end-October. 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 Air-conditioning is featured only in the bedrooms.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £1,876 £2,626
Oct 1st 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 £1,276 £1,786
Jan 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 £1,201 £1,681
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £1,351 £1,891
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £1,876 £2,626
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - £3,151
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £1,876 £2,626
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 26th 2025 £1,276 £1,786

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €2,022 €2,829
Oct 1st 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 €1,375 €1,924
Jan 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 €1,294 €1,811
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €1,456 €2,037
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €2,022 €2,829
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - €3,395
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €2,022 €2,829
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 26th 2025 €1,375 €1,924

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $2,156 $3,017
Oct 1st 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 $1,466 $2,052
Jan 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 $1,380 $1,931
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $1,552 $2,173
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $2,156 $3,017
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - $3,621
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $2,156 $3,017
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 26th 2025 $1,466 $2,052

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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