$94 / night
Total guests, Nights

Casa Julian Holiday Apartments - Girasole – Home 3399720 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Casa Julian Holiday Apartments - Girasole – Home 3399720

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 10 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet Friendly

Description from owner


A relaxing holiday which appeals to families, couples and small groups alike. A delightful ground floor 2 bed apartment in a white stone villa located on the Tuscany / Umbria borders with private terrace and second balcony with enchanting country views towards lake Chiusi glistening in the distance. guests can enjoy an attractive garden divided into three areas -a formal Italian garden to the front, delightful pool with gazebo & sun lounging area overlooking countryside and an open area with children's play equipment. Near lake Trasimeno with sandy beaches, cafes, restaurants, walks & cycle paths. Ideal base for touring fabulous central Italy. English & Italian spoken.

The apartment is accessed from an independent entrance through a lobby where there are a selection of games, books and DVDs plus a washing machine & additional fridge for guests' use. The apartments are airy & spacious but are centrally heated with wood burning fires for comfortable out of season occupation. WiFi Internet access is provided. Well behaved friendly pets by arrangement. I live upstairs with two dogs and four cats and am happy to offer advice for getting the best out of your holiday. Car hire recommended.

Details of Girasole apartment (72 sq m)

Cool, airy N.W. facing apartment with comfortable living area comprising living room with sofa, 2 leather recliner chairs, coffee table, dining table and 6 chairs; TV, DVD, WiFi internet access. Fitted country style kitchen with oven, gas hob, fridge, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, moka & plunge coffee makers, juicer and 6 place setting cutlery, crockery and glassware (more can be provided); French doors lead to large terrace with countryside views (sunny all morning) equipped with charcoal bar-b-que, table & chairs, sun lounger. The double bedroom has french doors to a long balcony (sunny for much of the day) with views towards lake Chiusi. The 2nd bedroom is furnished with twin beds and adjacent to both is the bathroom with shower, toilet, washbasin and bidet.

Casa Julian is 10 kms from Lake Trasimeno. Nearer are two other lakes - Chiusi & Montepulciano with bird Sanctuaries on Trasimeno and Montepulciano lakes. Great walking and cycling area, 3 interesting golf courses within 40 klm radius, Tennis courts in Castiglionealong with sailing & other water sports

Only 2 kms from the Tuscan 'border' so we are well placed to visit Tuscan/ Umbrian places of interest - Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi, Gubbio, Siena, Cortona, Montepulciano. Rome and Florence are an easy journey by train.

History, Art , Music & Culture - Roman, Etruscan and Medieval hilltop towns. follow in St. Francis of Assisi's footsteps. Dine to the sound of music - Blues, Gospel and Jazz festivals, classical concerts, popular outdoor music.

Markets - Colourful local markets abound.

Food and Wine - great low cost restaurants serving local cuisine and wonderful pizzas. Stop for a cappuccino or ice cream at a lakeside cafe. Buy Pecorino (sheep's milk cheese) from farms around Pienza, olive oil from ourselves or local wineries where you can also sample great wine -we organise gourmet food & wine visits, and visits to local Festas .

Events -. April to Oct. Festas and medieval tournaments. Christmas and New Year - magical nativity scenes and re-enactments in villages , Gubbio's largest Christmas tree in the world. 6 January good children get a visit from Bifana a good Witch. Feb - Carnival time and Saint Valentines. March/April - Easter with village re-enactments of the Passion and traditional dishes following the Lentern fast; .Oct/ Nov. - join us in harvesting our Olives and taking them to Frantoia where you can bring back your 'earnings' - a bottle of our oil.

We offer out of season specialist holidays Gardeners breaks featuring dry gardening, gardening by the moon and olive tree care. Wellness breaks featuring visits to thermal spa's , membership of local gym & healthy meals (on request). chocoholics breaks -visit Perugina factory, chocolate cookery session and Perugia's famous chocolate festival (Autumn)

Personal chef & on-site cookery courses offered (booked in advance) - learn to cook authentic Italian meals with chef Tonino.

Guests can also choose from a selection of day/1/2 day long Gourmet Wine & Food tours (prices on application).

Join me at local village harvest Festas and musical events.such as perugia Jazz & Trasimeno Blues


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Crib
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 1 Shower


  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Swing set or jungle gym
  • Grill
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Car hire is strongly recommended. One of the loveliest things round here is to visit the beautiful small medieval hilltop towns and for this you will definately need a car There are two railway stations nearby (10 minutes and 20 minutes respectively) from which you can easily travel to Florence, Rome, Siena, Orvieto but you would need a car or taxi to reach them. Taxis are plentiful from Chiusi station but rare from Castiglione del lago station. Buses are almost non existent but one does run past our door once a day!

Interaction with guest

I live upstairs so I am on hand if needed and am more than happy to make suggestions for making your holiday the best. I will happily accompany you to local festas which can seem a little daunting at first. However I will always respect your privacy


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($174.68) €150.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

no parties.
anti slip footwear to be worn in pool area
no glass/china ware in pool area, unbreakable crockery is provided
no diving or 'bombing in pool
quiet time from midnight


About the owner

Janice J.
Calendar last updated:
24 Oct 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





Very Good
11 reviews

Very Good

“Wunderbarer Sommerurlaub”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2019

Wir waren mit unseren beiden Jungs 2 Wochen im Casa Julian zu Gast. Die Wohnung hatte alles was man zum Urlaub benötig. Der wunderbare Pool, direkt am Haus wurde täglich gesäubert und n… More

Response from the owner Lovely family, considerate guests i can recommend them to other hosts. hope they return to Casa julian

“Summer Family Holiday”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2018

Myself and my family have just returned from a vacation at this lovely location. All I can say is wow. What a great holiday we had and Jan's hospitality was marvellous. I can whole heartedly en… More

Response from the owner thank you ivan and family it was lovely meeting you and I hope you come back again soon

“Great home with really helpful owner”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2018

Lovely villa with brilliant pool. The view from the garden was one of the very best we have seen. Really clean apartment and very comfortable beds. Plenty of shade and plenty of sun around the pool… More

Response from the owner lovely family, would love to have them back any time and would recommend them to other hosts

“Beautiful location.”

Reviewed 3 May 2018

Wonderful and relaxing stay at Casa Julien in April 2018 beautiful scenary and weather. Jan is such a fabulous host very informative. Lots of lovely resturants and days out that were recommened and th… More

Response from the owner come back soon Michele and paul

“A fabulous location, friendly and knowledge host makes a totally relaxing holiday”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2016

We (2 adults and 2 under 12 year olds) had an amazing time at Casa Julian: the house was ideally located for explorations to the big tourist draws of Siena, Florence and the many stunning hill top tow… More

Response from the owner thank you so much for the very kind words, you were great guests and are welcome back any time, me an the dogs will be waiting


Reviewed 8 Jun 2015

We spent a month in GIrasole, the larger of the apartments, and felt this was a very good choice. There were two terraces facing different views - the view from the back was beautiful! - so that we … More

“Idyllic stay in Umbrian countryside”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2014

Lovely spot in the Umbrian hills with view of Lake Chiusi and close to Lake Trasimeno and Umbrian hilltop towns. Jan is a friendly and helpful host with charming dogs and chickens. We found the accom… More

“Beautiful place looking over Lago di Chiusi”

Reviewed 7 Jun 2014

What a great experience, in a lovely setting, from the pool you are overlooking the beautiful Logo the Chiusi. The appartment was great, good beds, a lot of space nice atmosphere. The owner is fantast… More

“lived up to all our expectations”

Reviewed 7 Jan 2014

We have stayed at Casa Julian on several occasions at different times of year and have always received a warm welcome. We have found the apartments clean and comfortable with all amenities supplied t… More

“Brillant holiday experience”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2014

We have been back to stay at Casa Julian several times and we are now planning our next holiday here. Jan is always welcoming, the accommodation is always clean, comfortable and well laid out. Clean … More

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