- english, french, italian
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect Italian holiday retreat
What a lovely and relaxing stay we had at Chez Raz. We felt immediately at home in the comfortable house, despite a delayed journey from the UK, and Paola and Paul made us feel welcome from the minute we arrived. Ample living and bedroom space in the house and a substantial amount of outdoor space too - a peaceful garden full of fruit trees (the vines were laden with delicious grapes). Great sized pool for our 12-year-old to enjoy and lots of beds and seats for us 4 grown-ups to relax in too. Loved the outdoor kitchen, great idea for those sultry warm evenings and hot days. Spent lots of time fussing over the collection of cats and Snoopy the dog, as well as playing table tennis, table football and lots of board games.
Velletri is in a lovely part of Italy, with easy access to lots of places - we only managed a day trip to Rome - and wonderful food and people. We did experience the worst summer weather for around 25 years - quite amazing thunderstorms - and would have liked a little less rain but it did bring respite from the otherwise fierce sun.
We hope to come back as Chez Raz is such a home from home and we'd like to spend more time in the area. Highly recommended!
Loved our stay
Myself, husband, mum & dad and sister niece & nephew (3&6) stayed here last week. We absolutely loved our stay! The pool area and gardens are vast with the outdoor kitchen providing the perfect evening setting.
You will need a hire car as you can't really walk anywhere from the villa but 2 mins away in the car and your in Velletri where there are you plenty of shops and restaurants.
We drove to Anzio beach which was only 45 mins drive, worth a visit. The sea was walm with sandy clean beaches. Amazing ice cream shops and pizzerias.
We also got the train into Rome which took an hour and was only €6. Wouldn't recommend driving unless your confident as the drivers are slightly crazy!! Lake Lago is amazing to visit in the early evening the views are amazing, lots of nice restaurants and bars.
However if you didn't want to leave the villa there's enough for you do there to keep you entertained. There's a table football, table tennis , plenty of games and ofcourse the pool.
The hosts are lovely and onsite if you need anything. Would recommend and 100% book again.
superb grounds and wonderful hosts
rented the apartment for 2 weeks with my wife,son,daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren aged almost 3 and almost 1 respectively.Plenty of indoor space for all of us; large bedrooms and bathrooms with abundant hot water, and good air conditioning in each bedroom. Towels provided and changed every 3 days.Everything lovely and clean.The grounds are superb, [you can pick your own oranges,limes and cherries from the trees and Paula provided fresh vegetables from their plot] the pool excellent and the views to the mountains spectacular.There is a large table by the pool and Paul was busy completing the fitting of a sink,cooker and fridge complete with cutlery,dishes,glasses and pans so that guests could prepare food outside without the need to go back and forth to the apartment. This was typical of the thinking of the hosts who really look after their guests.The beaches of Anzio were a 40 minute drive away and well worth the visits.Great for kids.Took the train to Rome from Velletri for 8 euros return with no problems. Velletri itself is not the prettiest Italian town but it is still worth visiting which we did several times for meals and drinks and had really good experiences. Even though our Italian is very limited we found the locals extremely friendly and helpful. The only off note is that you cannot really walk anywhere from the property because the main road has no pavement or lighting and the traffic too fast for the conditions. Overall though this did not spoil our stay. Finally, a big,big thank you to Paula and Paul who were the most wonderful friendly,helpful hosts .Definitely recommend the property .
Jack and Christine are wonderful guests, and I am always so grateful to meet people like them. I enjoyed very much our conversations around the pool. They are discreet and very kind. I wish them all the best and wish to thank them for being so respectful. I would definetely recommend them!
The perfact place for relaxing after visiting Rome
The appartment to rent is wide and convenient. Fully equiped for cooking.
Paola and Paul are great guests. They speak fluently French and English, which is very convenient to get any information you need. The property is wide and we had the chance to pick up vegetables and fruits. Velletri is really the end of the suburb of Rome and has all the services expected as a town. You can take the train to get to Rome - which is great - but expect one hour to get there as it is very slow. The area is spectaculor and great beaches not far.
Really recommended for a relaxing Rome area experience.
Hervé and his family are lovely people, very respectful and kind. We had nice exchanges and also spent pleasant time together chatting and eating. I would recommend them to any host.
The perfect holiday retreat!
We have just had the most wonderful holiday at Chez Raz. We loved the accommodation which was spacious, comfortable, spotlessly clean and gave us everything we needed and more.
Paola, Paul and family are wonderful hosts they made us feel so welcome and relaxed and were full of good advice.
The kids loved the pool and all the animals. It really was the perfect holiday.
We cannot recommend Chez Raz highly enough.
"Fantastic location with ...
"Fantastic location with easy access to Rome. Spotlessly clean, superb pool and grounds. The kids adored the dogs and donkeys. Very helpful owners.100% recommended."
We are located near the town of Velletri on the southern border of the Castelli Romani hills, and just about 45 km from Rome.
Velletri can be reached by train from Rome's central rail station on the FM4 line. Trains run regularly during the day from early morning till 21:30 hours in the evening.
The closest airport is Ciampino (Easyjet and Ryanair arrive there). A public bus service runs between the airport and Ciampino rail station, or airport pickup can normally be arranged if requested in advance (40 Euros from Ciampino, 70 Euros from Fiumicino).
By road we are easily reached from Rome or the main Florence/Rome/Naples motorway (A1/E45), exiting at Valmontone.
ROME: Rome can be reached by train in 55 minutes. Chez Raz provide a pick-up service to and from the local station at the rate of 5 Euros per ride.
HILLS, TRECKING & HILLTOP TOWNS: Chez Raz is very close to Monte Artimisio and the Lepini hills, which are ideal for trecking. Characteristic hilltop towns such as Cori and Sermoneta, are also within close range.
BEACHES: Some of the best beaches on the Lazio coastline can be reached within 30 minutes from Chez Raz. Popular beaches are Sabaudia, Nettuno and Tor San Lorenzo near Anzio.
CASTELLI LAKES, TOWNS & VINEYARDS: Chez Raz is just 20 minutes from the lake and the Pope`s summer retreat at Castel Gandolfo and other characteristic Castelli towns such as Castel Gandolfo, Frascati and Marino. The area is rich with restaurants serving fine foods and local wines.
Chez Raz is also a good base for sightseeing some other famous landmarks in the area surrounding Rome. A popular visit is Villa d’Este in Tivoli where you can lose yourself on miles of shady paths, among 500 scattered fountains and scenery that inspired composer Franz Liszt and writer Henry James. In the same area can be found the very well preserved remains of Hadrian's villa.
WORLD WAR II INTEREST: The World War II British and American cemeteries and museums at Anzio and Nettuno are just 30 minutes drive from Chez Raz and Montecassino can be reached in one hour.
WINE & OIL: Visits to local organic vineyard and olive picking and visits to olive press in season.