Casa Fuzetta: A Dreamy Escape In The Heart Of Olhao, Portugal

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The Algarve southern region in Portugal is one of the most sought-after areas to both live and visit. You can enjoy a multitude of stunning beaches, rock caves, fresh fish delicacies, and sunshine almost year round. It is not only our home here at Entire but a loved destination for getaways and property investments. With a plethora of homes and villas, one in particular always stands out for us - Casa Fuzetta.  A beautiful private home and historic townhouse located in the heart of Olhao’s old town available to rent on an exclusive basis throughout the year for retreats, events, holidays and photo shoots.

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Tara Donovan, owner and renovator of Casa Fuzetta, has transformed Casa Fuzetta into a sanctuary – a place to reconnect with a slower, seasonal way of life, and with a genuine community of creative, like-minded souls. Together, they have an exceptional ability to create everyday magic. Their mission is to help you share in that everyday magic!

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The house has over 1000sqm of  internal space and 560sqm of external space including:

  • 12 double bedrooms, each with a large ensuite bathroom (with walk-in shower, and in one, with an additional free-standing bath) [nine of the twelve have the flexibility of being twin rooms ] None is smaller than 13sqm, with the largest being 32sqm (excluding in each case bathroom and outside spaces) Most are in the region of 23sqm

  • rooftop pool (9mx3m – heated when needed) and pool bar

  • rooftop yoga decks (capacity for 16 + teacher)

  • meditation room (capacity for 16 + teacher)

  • two massage/treatment rooms

  • multiple terraces and outdoor sitting areas for communal entertaining or sneaking away to read a book!

  • games room with pool table

  • large winter living room with open fireplace

  • library opening onto a central courtyard

  • large contemporary domestic kitchen, opening onto a large terrace with tables and seating for 24 in comfort [the terrace also has a charcoal BBQ and separate open fireplace to extend the dining out season]

  • industrial prep kitchen on the ground floor - for larger events and/or winter dining downstairs

  • large entrance hall – for flexible use (including potential winter dining room)

  • laundry

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When we travel, we find it can be the little things that count the most; so we’ve included the following elements to add an extra touch of comfort to your stay:

  • White Company 100% cotton bed linen

  • White company 100% cotton luxury light terry bath towels

  • LaEva gold standard organic units of well-being (wash, lotion, shampoo & conditioner)

  • Stylish hammam towels and umbrellas for the beach

  • Hand made local wicker baskets for trips to the beach or the market

  • Hairdryer

  • Top of the range ceiling fans

  • AC, but only where it is needed [We dislike AC – it dries you out and is terrible for the environment. In some places around the house it makes things more comfortable and has been included but for the most part the old house design included clever use of natural ventilation, which we have taken advantage of and boosted with the ceiling fans; keeping AC to a minimum]

  • Underfloor heating throughout the bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas

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It is ideal for large families*, friends and groups seeking a high-end, yet relaxed, private and intimate location for time together, special occasions and/or retreats. The house has capacity to sleep 24 in style and comfort, with no compromise on space or service. *(with children aged 8 years or more)

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Located in the heart of Olhao’s old town , the fabulous markets and a wide selection of family run restaurants are within easy walking distance of the house – as are the ferries and taxis to the outlying islands. When you book with them, they will send you a link to the app they have created for houseguests, with maps and suggestions on the best places to eat and visit both in Olhao and the wider area.

Almost, best of all, the house is no more than 15 minutes drive from Faro international airport – well served, all year round by multiple airlines.