Villa Tamarici

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Sleeps: 13 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 9


Pool Wellness Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Wheelchair Access

Sitting in the heart of lush Sicilian countryside is characterful Villa Tamarici, an ancient farmhouse that has been skilfully transformed into an ideal family holiday home with an emphasis on wellness and rejuvenation. Its thorough restoration has taken care in retaining much of the farmhouse's original features, such as the thick stone walls found inside and out.

There are seven bedrooms in total at Villa Tamarici, which are found across the main villa and two separate annexes. Tiled floors, wood-beamed ceilings and whitewashed walls create a relaxed and cooling atmosphere for easily drifting off to sleep at the end of long days. Elegant and traditional pieces of wood furniture also remind you of the villa's long history and heritage.

Also full of charm is the main villa's living space, with a grand fireplace to make this sociable and inviting area feel even cosier in the evenings. Sit back and relax on your choice of comfortable sofa here - or upstairs in the mezzanine-level lounge space.

Enjoy memorable meals outside, with the scents of the garden perfuming the air as you appreciate a laid-back lunch or dinner. Adding rustic charm is a wood oven and charcoal barbecue. The dry stone-walled gardens and courtyard are dotted with typical Mediterranean trees and plants, such as olive trees, carob trees, lemon trees and prickly pears. There's also a large swimming pool for refreshing dips and a bar for refreshment of a different kind!

The owners can arrange a range of wellness sessions for you - imagine yoga as the sun-sets and meditation in such idyllic Sicilian surroundings. A local chef can prepare organic meals and trips can be organised for you to make the most of Sicily's wonderful culture, including the island's amazing cuisine.

Villa Tamarici is a rural escape that offers the best of both worlds, with the city of Modica being just a 20-minute drive away. This historic city boasts a wealth of Baroque buildings and cultural highlights, such as the Duomo di San Pietro and Museo Civico. Modica is also famous for its chocolate, with many chocolate shops to be found throughout the city.

Other towns and cities within reach for sightseeing days out include Noto, Ragusa and Syracuse. The coast is also just a 30-minute drive away from the villa, with lovely, sandy beaches at Marina di Avola and Lido di Noto.

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What you should know…

  • The pool table is currently not available to guests. 
  • The staircase in the main villa to the mezzanine level is open-tread.
  • Air-conditioning is featured in the double bedrooms only.
  • The two separate annexes offer flexible accommodation for groups.
  • In order to explore this beautiful region, a car is recommended.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Wheelchair Access Table Tennis Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Tourist License Number: 19088006C217440

Main Villa Interiors

Ground Floor

- Living room with sofas, TV, fireplace and doors to outside
- Dining room with table for six guests
- Kitchen with dining table, oven, fridge and freezer
- Two double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom with shower
- Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath
- Bathroom

Mezzanine Level

- Lounge area with sofa, chairs

Annexe One Interiors

- Double bedroom
- Bathroom with walk-in shower
- Kitchenette

Annexe Two Interiors

- Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom
- Double bedroom
- Single bedroom
- Bathroom

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (9m x 19m, depth: 1.5m - 3m), open approximately from May to October
- Garden with exercise space
- Poolside sun loungers, hammock, seating and parasols
- Pool house with bathroom
- Bar
- Courtyard area
- Wood oven
- Charcoal barbecue
- Stone seating for 50 guests
- Portico with kitchen space, dining table for six guests, air conditioning and bathroom


- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning in all double bedrooms
- Washing machine
- Dishwasher
- Table tennis


About the surrounding area of Villa Tamarici
Beach Nearby Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Tamarici enjoys a peaceful situation within the rolling Sicilian countryside, at the heart of the Val di Noto area, which is a UNESCO heritage site. Picturesque walks are on the doorstep, with the nearest amenities, such as restaurants and shops, within a 10-minute drive.

Great for a family day trip is the city of Modica, which is just 20 minutes away by car. This historic city is full of Baroque buildings, many of which are beautiful churches. There are two stunning cathedrals to tick off your sightseeing list: Duomo di San Pietro and Duomo di San Giorgio.

The Museo Civico is home to a collection of archaeological finds, ranging from fossils to ceramics. Another museum worth visiting is the one dedicated to chocolate, as Modica has a long history of chocolate making. You can sample some for yourself in the city's many chocolate shops.

Another historic highlight is the town of Noto with its wealth of Baroque buildings and the nearby family-friendly beach at Lido di Noto. Also on the coast is Cavagrande del Cassibile Nature Reserve. Enjoy scenic hikes with opportunities to spot a variety of Mediterranean plants and wildlife, as well as swimming in rock basins that have naturally formed within canyons.

Hilltop Ragusa has an old town with plenty of Baroque architecture to admire. Take a stroll around the lush gardens of Giardino Ibleo, a public park that offers panoramic views over the surrounding valleys.

Also visit the fascinating city of Syracuse on a longer day out. Its old town, called Ortigia, is full of atmosphere and historic buildings. The Teatro Greco is a highlight of the city, with this relatively well-preserved ancient Greek theatre still being used for performances today.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Comiso


Nearest Airport 2 Catania


Nearest Village


Nearest Town/City Modica


Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Bar/Pub


Nearest Supermarket


Nearest Shop Modica


Nearest Beach



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

What children are sure to love most in Modica is the number of chocolate shops! There's also the Chocolate Museum telling the story of chocolate making in the city and sculptures made from the sweet treat itself.

There are several sandy beaches around a 30-minute drive from the villa, so it's easy to enjoy a day out by the sea. Some of the best include Marina di Avola and Lido di Noto. The latter is particularly family-friendly, with plenty of facilities on offer.

A fascinating place for children of all ages to explore is the Archaeological area of Cava d'Ispica. There are ancient caves and burial sites to discover as you walk around this atmospheric site.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Wellness Sessions Available (Reiki, Meditation etc)

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

Extra services available at this property (payable locally):

- Wellness sessions such as yoga, reiki and meditation
- Cultural excursions (natural / food and drink / historic)
- Organic chef

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Extra €350, payable locally.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €300, paid locally. 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.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
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.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to 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 Two cots are available on request.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in the double bedrooms only.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 5th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £3,569
Christmas & New Year £4,362
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £3,569
Easter Week £4,362
Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 £3,569
Apr 13th 2024 - May 25th 2024 £3,569
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £4,362
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 £5,056
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £5,552
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £4,362
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £3,569
Christmas & New Year £4,362
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 7th 2025 £3,569

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 5th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €3,870
Christmas & New Year €4,730
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €3,870
Easter Week €4,730
Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 €3,870
Apr 13th 2024 - May 25th 2024 €3,870
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €4,730
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 €5,483
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €6,020
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €4,730
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €3,870
Christmas & New Year €4,730
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 7th 2025 €3,870

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 5th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $4,072
Christmas & New Year $4,977
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $4,072
Easter Week $4,977
Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 $4,072
Apr 13th 2024 - May 25th 2024 $4,072
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $4,977
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 $5,768
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $6,334
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $4,977
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $4,072
Christmas & New Year $4,977
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 7th 2025 $4,072

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.


  • Perfect accommodation

    on 15/08/2019

    We had a wonderful two week vacation here. The villa is perfect - we loved the separate sleeping huts and the outdoor kitchen, the pizza oven and the pool were amazing. The accommodation is perfect. We visited Modica, Ragusa, Syracusa and Scicli which were close by. Also Catania and Mount Etna. The owners were very welcoming and hospitable - taking us on a shopping trip of the local farms and shops as well as bringing local foods and drinks to sample on a daily basis.

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