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Casa Julian Holiday Apartments - Girasole

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cool off in our pool
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the view from ou loungers - summer corn fields at the rear of the property
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
7 guests
2 nights minimum
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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 an...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 .More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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Meet the host
Janice J
Hosting since February 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsI 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
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Reviews (11)
Rico D
Rico D
Lichtenberg im Erzgebirge, Germany2 contributions
Wunderbarer Sommerurlaub
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 natürlich auch von uns genutzt. Jan hat uns immer bei allen Fragen sofort weitergeholfen und auch Insider Tipps gegeben. Wir waren alle rundum zufrieden und können das Haus nur empfehlen. We were two weeks with our two boys in the casa julian guest. The apartment had everything you need for a vacation. The wonderful pool, directly at the house was cleaned daily and of course also used by us. Jan always helped us with all questions immediately and also gave insider tips. We were all completely satisfied and can only recommend the house.
Visited July 2019
Written August 7, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CasaJulian
CasaJulian
Lovely family, considerate guests i can recommend them to other hosts. hope they return to Casa julian
Written August 10, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ivan Leigh
Ivan Leigh
Ashford, United Kingdom16 contributions
Summer Family Holiday
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 endorse Case Julian for a great holiday.
Visited August 2018
Written August 30, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CasaJulian
CasaJulian
thank you ivan and family it was lovely meeting you and I hope you come back again soon
Written September 1, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dave T
Dave T
Winchester, United Kingdom7 contributions
Great home with really helpful owner
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. We took a 12 and 15 year old and they had a great time. Owner Jan welcomed us very warmly. She's really helpful, and suggested restaurants and took us to a local festival. From here, we visited Montepulciano and Siena. There's a small shop a mile away, much better shops 12 minutes away by car.
Visited July 2018
Written August 12, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CasaJulian
CasaJulian
lovely family, would love to have them back any time and would recommend them to other hosts
Written August 16, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

michellep1tt
michellep1tt
Colchester, United Kingdom1 contribution
Beautiful location.
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 they didnt disappoint.
Visited April 2018
Written May 3, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CasaJulian
CasaJulian
come back soon Michele and paul
Written May 4, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

davidshomework
davidshomework
Suffolk, United Kingdom1 contribution
A fabulous location, friendly and knowledge host makes a totally relaxing holiday
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 towns that dot the Umbrian and Tuscan landscape as well as Castiglione del largo. Added to this, the wonderful Jan was a font of knowledge, wisdom and very handy practical tips which really added to the holiday, and our night at the local village fiesta, complete with trumpet playing Peter Andre lookalike, will remain with us for a long, long time. Thank you Jan! I could go on and on praising Jan, the apartment and that part of Umbria, but perhaps it is easier to summarise just what an amazing place Casa Julian is by stating that my 9 year old cried both the night before we left, and on the morning we left (to go on to Rome for a few nights) because he had completely fallen in love with Casa Julian and the Castiglione del Lago / Lake Trasimeno area and didn't wish to go. We will definitely be heading back to Casa Julian as we've left a little bit of our soul there!
Visited July 2016
Written August 14, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CasaJulian
CasaJulian
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
Written August 16, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lindisfarnegirl
Lindisfarnegirl
Reading, United Kingdom92 contributions
Delightful!
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 could choose where to eat out and drink. The wildlife was excellent, especially the birds, and we loved the Sardinian Warblers that visited. Jan herself is delightful, kind and helpful. When I had a spell in the local hospital (excellent!) she visited and offered lots of help. We didn't take up the offer of her wine tours as we are very experienced having stayed in Italy for more than 24 years, but reports of them were so good I think we should have tried one! Jan keeps 6 adorable chickens and we soon learned to love them and also their beautiful eggs! Her pets are very well controlled and well behaved. Some evenings were quite chilly, and we made good use of the fire. The fireplace is very well designed and easy to maintain, and there was a generous supply of logs. All in all, a good stay!
Visited May 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written June 8, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ColchesterDougal
ColchesterDougal
2 contributions
Idyllic stay in Umbrian countryside
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 accommodation clean and comfortable. Need to return to see more!
Visited May 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written September 23, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Colleen T
Colleen T
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
Beautiful place looking over Lago di Chiusi
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 fantastic, she even took us to one of the local `festas` and we would not have wanted to miss that. Than you´ve got the real Italian feeling. Thanks a lot Janice Julian for all your hospitality
Visited June 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written June 7, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Janet A -:- Yateley Hampshire
lived up to all our expectations
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 together with a lovely welcome pack from Jan, who is a friendly and helpful hostess. The location is beautiful, you could say, the jewel in the crown, with superb views, swimming pool and garden in which to relax with a glass of the local wine. The house is well situated for visiting places of interest both local and further afield and Jan is also on site to help with travel information and local places to eat. We have found it useful that Jan speaks English and Italian.
Visited September 2013
Written January 7, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jacqui F -:- Guildford
Brillant holiday experience
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 sheets and towels every week, food welcome package to get us started, wine and fresh eggs for sale. My teenage daughter loves laying by the pool as well as going out and about, and Casa Julian provided the best of both worlds. We have stayed at Casa Julian during the Spring, Autumn and Winter as well as during the Summer and Jan has helped us make the most of every visit. We have been to Christmas church services, enjoyed summer fiestas, loved the architecture in Florence and Pisa, relaxed at a hot baths and spa, eaten more cake and ice cream than we really should. A car is recommended to get out and about but it is less than 10 mins to several local villages all of which are picture perfect. All in all a great holiday destination.
Visited August 2013
Written January 5, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stove
  • Swingset
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
Casa Julian is located on a beautiful hillside location overlooking fields of sunflowers, vineyards and olive groves just 2 km from two small villages, Gioiella & Porto. There are lots of lovely walks and cycling nearby. We are 10 km to Castiglione del Lago and Lake Trasimeno, 8 km to Chiusi (Tuscany) and Lake Chiusi. 4 km to Lake Montepulciano. Boating & some water sports on Lake Trasimeno with beaches & lots of restaurants and cafes. Within easy reach of all Tuscan/Umbrian places of interest - Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi, Gubbio, Siena, Cortona, Montepulciano. Rome and Florence are 2.5 &1.5 hours respectively by train or car. We recommend car hire as public buses are few and far between and to ensure you can visit all the interesting hill top towns. Our nearest airport is Perugia and Rome, Pisa & Florence International airports are within reasonable travelling distance.
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!
Access
Car required
How to get there
20 minutes from motorway, detailed directions are provided on booking
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