New in our portfolio

Price Starting from € 4600 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 4
Accessibility This property is not specifically suited to those less mobile.
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Villa Corchi

Clad in cork and built to a minimalist design from raw and natural materials, Villa Corchi is a modernist pleasure palace with a 20m-long bio pool and fabulous views.

Villa Corchi was finished at the end of 2019 and is a daring architectural project that adheres to the idea that less is more. The position and layout of the property, with its balance of curves and straight lines, vast windows and terraces, is expressly designed to maintain a continuous relationship with the shimmering sea.

Built on three different levels, the minimalist design leads you from room to room and floor to floor, merging a core blend of materials, including wood, cement, stone and metal. Taking inspiration from nature, the house is covered in cork and was conceived as an oasis of high design based on sustainable principles with a view to being a house in which to relax and reset.

Every little detail has been carefully considered and much of the work was carried out by local artisans. From the Bulthaup kitchen to the Thonet furniture, the chosen pieces are sculptural and dramatic.

This is a property where the outside spaces are as much a part of the design as the inside ones and guests will find numerous shaded places to eat, drink and relax. The 20m-long pool has no chemicals and uses water from the naturally filtered lake. A swim here can be accompanied by a snooze on a lounger in the shade of the carob trees.

The south coast of the island is on the doorstep and the rich history and culture of towns such as Modica, Ragusa, Syracusa and Noto are easy to reach. Byzantine, Moorish and Baroque architecture provides the perfect foil to the modernity of this fabulous villa.

Rooms description


The three double bedrooms with their own private bathrooms are divided over the three floors of the property. Spacious and simply decorated, either with pine panelling or plain walls, they are uncomplicated, private, comfortable and cool in the heat of summer.

The principal bedroom is on the first floor, accessed by stairs from the kitchen. It has an en-suite bathroom and a large terrace with expansive sea views.

The second bedroom is on the ground floor. It has an independent entrance, stunning views of the sea and direct access onto the lawn.

The third bedroom is on the lower ground floor. A private outdoor area is the perfect spot for reading and the room can be accessed from both outside and inside.


The principal bathroom is en-suite while the other two are next to their accompanying bedroom. All differing slightly in design, and crafted by local artisans, the designs include curved walls, poured concrete, wood and metal. Facilities include a shower, bidet and WC. There is a guest bathroom, too.


The property is entered at living room level and five steps lead to the open-plan kitchen. Crafted in natural materials such as wood and stone and with a poured concrete floor, the high-spec Bulthaup kitchen and Gaggenau appliances offer guests everything they might need. Sliding doors spread across one wall open onto a large terrace with impressive views over the garden and pool to the sea beyond. There is a shaded dining table on the terrace next to a shaded seating area, while inside, the round Thonet dining table and chairs occupy a simple yet chic dedicated space in the broken-plan kitchen.

Living rooms

Villa Corchi offers huge choice when it comes to sitting and relaxing, both inside and out. The central body of the property is entered through the living room which is simply furnished with sculptural Thonet armchairs. The smooth concrete floor has glass walls on either side leading to terraces and big views. The interplay of shapes and textures, as well as the landscape beyond the windows, provides all the necessary decoration. Guests can also find various lounge spots outside, in the sun or shade, to be enjoyed as a group or alone in the simple company of a good book.

Other rooms

There is a guest bathroom and an outdoor shower.




private pool, air conditioning, dogs allowed, espresso machine, hob/stove, oven, fridge, fridge with freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, iron+board, wifi, central heating, cot, high chair, barbeque, hairdryer


This property is not specifically suited to those less mobile.


Villa Corchi has large, solid electric gates and ample space for parking. Gravel paths and stone steps weave past olive and carob trees, giving access to the property on different sides and at different levels. The 20m-long natural pool runs along the beautiful stone wall at the bottom of the garden and is fed by water from the naturally filtered pond above. An abundance of different textures and clever planting creates garden ‘rooms’ where guests can sit and stare at the view of the sparkling sea. There is a large terrace off the kitchen with a dining table and lounge area and a second terrace off the principal bedroom. The lower ground floor bedroom has its own outdoor space while the ground-floor bedroom leads out to the lawn. A BBQ and an outdoor shower are available.


Availability & Pricing

New in our portfolio

weekly prices
from 1 January 2024 to 31 May 2024 € 5100
from 1 June 2024 to 30 June 2024 € 4600
from 1 July 2024 to 31 August 2024 € 6600
from 1 September 2024 to 31 December 2024 € 5100
Price on request.
Cleaning fee: EUR 350,00 to be paid upon arrival
Dog fee: EUR 50,00
Air-condition included in the rental price

Tourist tax: 1 Euro per day, per adult for max. 10 days. Children under 12 are not subject to this tax. To be paid in cash up on arrival.

Security deposit: EUR 1500,00 to be paid before arrival as specified in the booking confirmation.
30% deposit upon booking; balance 30 working days prior to arrival.
Sustainability For every booking we make on this property, we will plant a tree through our charitable partner, Trees for All.
Arrival & Departure Saturdays (depending on other bookings) arrival as of 4 - 8 PM and departure latest 10 AM. Other arrival and departure days on request. Late check in: EUR 50,00

Leisure & Activities


Sicily’s breathtaking beaches are on the doorstep and guests can play golf, the nearest course being 40km away.


We would be delighted to help you plan the details of your stay at Il Tappo in advance. The following are available on request: private chef, regional cooking classes, nanny, driver, boat rental, massage therapist, yoga instructor and tourist guide.


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Villa Corchi has views of the sea from nearly every angle and is perfectly placed for guests to enjoy the breathtaking coastline. There is a supermarket just a km from the house and other shops, bars and restaurants nearby. And then there are the more well-known towns that are heaving with history and various cultural influences. Syracusa, Ragusa and Modica are of archaeological interest, boasting Baroque splendour, while others, such as the Island of Ortigia, are full of charming medieval streets.


Air The nearest airports are: Comiso[CIY] (61km) and Catania[CTA] (123km). Train The nearest train station to the property is in Sampieri. Road The coast road (E45).


Marina di Modica (4km); Scicli (10km); Pozzallo (11km); Donnalucata (22km); Ispica (22km); Marina di Ragusa (22km); Modica (25km); Rosolini (25km); Modica (26km); Ragusa (38km); Noto (43km); Vendicari Nature Reserve (52km); Syracusa (74km); Ortigia Island (75km); Caltagirone (96km); Catania (128km); Agrigento (147km); Taormina (181km); and Palermo (322km).

Your villa and Covid-19

To prevent any possible spread of Covid-19 and to enable you to enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday, all our villas are cleaned to the highest standard possible, and according to the latest Italian health and safety regulations.

Perfect hygiene: to ensure an exceptional level of hygiene in all our villas, we’ve worked with our owners to create a Covid-19 villa management protocol. Based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation, and in compliance with current Italian national law, this protocol goes above and beyond our usual rigorous cleaning standards.

Prior to arrival, your villa will have been fully sanitised, including all surfaces, objects, kitchen items, curtains, sofas, throws, pillows, toys, and in and around the pool. You are welcome to ask for a detailed list of the entire cleaning procedure we do after each departure and before welcoming new guests to the property.

The owner of this house has complied with the following standards:

  • To ensure the necessary information concerning social distancing and the use of masks is available to all guests
  • To guarantee availability of and accessibility to hand hygiene systems with hydro-alcoholic solutions and soaps in all inside areas of, and pertaining to, the villa
  • To guarantee cleaning and disinfection of all areas according to national authority guidelines. Further information is available on request
  • For the swimming pool: to guarantee the efficacy of the water treatments, while respecting legal limits (the parameter for free active chlorine in the pool is between 1.0 – 1.5 mg/l; combined chlorine ≤ 0.40 mg/l; pH 6.5 – 7.5 or equivalent oxygen)
  • For air conditioning systems: to guarantee the air re-circulation function is switched off and, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, with the plant in off-mode, to clean the air filters of the heating/cooling plants that use heat pumps, fan coils and convectors, at the end of each stay

For more general information about Covid-19 in Italy, please click here.

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