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Romantic Hideaway. Medieval Hilltop Village-Tuscan Island, Beaches only 10mins.

Bedrooms 1
Space 33 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Romantic-1 double bedroom , 1 bathroom, one living room, Sleeps a max of 3

Lilliput is a delightful romantic hideaway; a self contained ground floor mini-apartment in the heart of the medieval hill-top village of Castello, on Giglio Island, Tuscany. Living inside the ancient village of Castello is a unique experience in itself. Castello is 500 metres above sea-level, offering incredible views across the Mediterranean to the islands of Montecristo, Elba and Corsica beyond. Four splendid sandy beaches are within 10 mins drive or bus ride. The islands' countryside is spectacular. The apartment has been carefully restored, retaining all original characteristics i.e. wooden rafters, beams and shutters, tile flooring etc. Lilliput, near the old village church, has its own entrance (see picture). It comprises living area with large sofabed, LED TV, fireplace and dining area, quality kitchen with dishwasher, oven, hob, fridge/freezer, separate small bedroom with king size bed. Bathroom with shower and washing machine. Embroidered, pure cotton sheets/towels supplied.

Natural Beauty: Springtime on the island is a riot of colourful flowers with a permanent backdrop of blue skies and sea. Giglio (pronounced 'Jeeleeo') is well known for the natural beauty of its pinewoods, terraced hills, vineyards, bays, beaches and countryside. In the summer months one can hear impromptu jazz and folk music played in the streets and the village is alive with typical, bustling Italian colour. The people of the island are known for their genuine warmth .

Surroundings: A trip to the mainland will bring you within driving distance (1 - 3hrs) of many fascinating places such as Rome, Pisa, Florence, Siena and the famous Sulphur swimming pools at the beauty, health spa of Saturnia, in the Tuscan countryside.

(The ferry takes 50 mins to the island- tickets approx.€7 per person and €45 for family car)

Rome, with its magnificent sights and fashion shopping, is less than a 2 hour drive on the autostrada, from Porto Santo Stefano, on the Argentario promontory.

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Property Manager
Geraldine Hynes
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Una Bellissima settimana da "Gigliesi"!
Sep 2015
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Giglio Castello Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 33 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Supply of hand finished quality bathroom towels provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 king size, (1 cot available on request). 1 sofa bed. Fine, embroidered, pure cotton sheets and double pillows provided.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Giglio island has 4 good sandy beaches, approx.15 min drive from the village. Sunbeds, umbrellas, pedalloes, windsurfs and motor boats may be hired from June-September. Scuba diving is well catered for. Restaurants, pizzerias and cafe's are plentiful, either inside or out in the winding streets of Castello or along the waterfront of picturesque Giglio Porto. Or you can take advantage of the local wines, fresh fruit and veg and home made ice cream to prepare your own Italian meals in the comfort of Lilliput. The islands scenery is truly beautiful all year round. - MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED.


4/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Romantic Hideaway. Medieval Hilltop Village-Tuscan Island, Beaches only 10mins.
average rating of 4.0 based on 23 reviews

Una settimana incantevole

  • 4 of 5

Una settimana di ottimo relax in un appartamentino pulitissimo e ben ristrutturato. Facile il collegamento con il mare e fresche e ventilate le serate sul balconcino con vista su Campese. La padrona di casa è una signora gentilissima e sempre disponibile.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Giglio Castello Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 26 2017 - Apr 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $54
Final Cleaning $38

Sconto di €50, portando la propria biancheria da letto ed asciugamani.English:.€50 discount if supplying your own bed linen and towels.
Local Festivals: San Mamiliano (around 8-15 Sept), San Lorenzo (around 8-13 August,) San Rocco (end August) Festival of the Wine Cellars (Cantina's) and Local Cuisine In the Medieval Borgo of Castello- last weekend in September

Security Deposit €50 euros (returnable on departure)

25% rental booking deposit, balance 42 days before holiday period.

WEEKENDS available in Low Season 2/3 nights at €80 euros per night (min. 2 nights) -

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Nearest Airport
190 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
80 Metres
Pavement cafè / Bar
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Giglio Porto/Porto Santo Stefano mainland
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Orbetello- Italian mainland
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Orbetello- Italian mainland
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
4 restaurants, pizzerias inside village walls
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Castello is a medieval fortified hilltop village surrounded by ancient walls, on the island of Giglio, (pronounced 'Jeelio') which is part of the Tuscan Archipelago, in the mediterranean sea. It is situated 11 miles from the coast of Tuscany (55 mins by ferry from Porto Santo Stefano). It is also a nature reserve. The whole of Castello is proudly conserved as a unique national monument.

Other Activities: Nature trails, boat trips around the islands and basking in the sun.


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