Casa Fuzetta

by Anthony Lopez-Vito
The centre of one of Portugal's largest, most fascinating ports
Algarve Portugal

Carefully brought back to its former glory and beyond over a two year restoration, now Casa Fuzetta is a spacious and exceptionally well-appointed property flooded with Southern European sunlight. Its many special features include the roof terrace with panoramic city views, yoga decks and flexible winter and summer living space for year-round relaxation and pleasure.

  • 12 bedrooms
  • 12 bathrooms
  • 24 guests

Best for: Yoga, meditation, wellness, writing retreats, weddings

From: €2300/night

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa or Gym Facilities
  • Safe
  • Linen
  • Towels
  • Hairdryer
  • Games room

Details

The entrance hall is so large that it has many other possible uses including a winter dining room. It sets the tone both in terms of its grand dimensions, flexible possibilities, and carefully crafted, harmonious interior design and attention to detail. The large living room has a lovely open fireplace.

Every effort has been made to create the perfect environment for both home cooks and visiting chefs. The huge contemporary kitchen leads onto a large terrace which easily sits 24 diners, and which ensures year round al fresco dining with another open fireplace and charcoal BBQ. There is an additional ground floor industrial kitchen for events catering. Leading off the attractive central courtyard is the library for quiet contemplation and cultural consumption, and the house also contain s a bespoke meditation room.

Other appealing, useful communal facilities include the games room, laundry, two massage rooms, and numerous indoor and outdoor seating spaces for chilling out.

The twelve double bedrooms, all come with a large en-suite bathroom. Each enjoys a walk-in shower, and one bedroom additionally houses a free-standing bath. Nine of the twelve bedrooms can be converted into twin bedrooms according to guest preference. They have a calming natural colour palette and blend in many natural local materials.
Only two bedrooms - and certain areas in the kitchen - are equipped with air conditioning. All other bedrooms and rooms are cooled by top quality, silent, ceiling fans.

The rooftop pool and pool bar are a captivating place to relax and soak in the urban setting from on high. The rooftop yoga decks have a capacity for an instructor and up to 16 participants.

Property size: 1000 m²

Bedrooms Configuration

12 luxury double bedrooms en-suite. Only two bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning. All other bedrooms and rooms are cooled by top quality, silent, ceiling fans.

Facilities and Services

Laundry, Library, Pool table, Copper water flasks, Shopping baskets
Charcoal BBQ and separate open fireplace; Roof top yoga deck for 16 participants
Yoga, wellness, experiences, wine and olive oil tasting, guided tours, massage therapist, florists, events producers

Pool and Spa

Heated private outdoor 9x3m rooftop pool with pool bar.
Two massage rooms.

Special Touches

Luxury bedlinen and bath towels by The White Company are included.The ground floor houses an industrial prep kitchen, ideal for larger events or winter dining.

Good to Know

There are no TVs in the house (movie night can be set up on request in the library) and only AC in two bedrooms (and certain kitchen areas). Not suitable for guests with mobility issues.

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Location

Well-connected Faro Airport is just a fifteen minute drive from the property. Casa Fuzetta's setting in the centre of Olhão ensures easy access by car, train, bus or taxi. There are parking opportunities for rental cars around the old town.

Situated right in the heart of Olhão, Casa Fuzetta offers an experience that is at once tranquil and vibrant. The villa and rooftop pool form a serene haven, whist simultaneously granting access to the sight and sounds of a bustling Portuguese seaport.

Olhão is also located in one of the gems of Portugal's most renowned region for visitors, the Algarve, offering a beguiling blend of reliably lovely weather (300 days of sunshine a year), world class golfing and leisure activities, and superb dining and wine tasting experiences.

There is no beach in Olhão, however the property is located 450 metres from the waterfront. You can easily walk to the ferries which take you four different islands, known for its spectacular beaches, which, even in peak season, are not crowded as the rest of the Algarve.

The village and its surrounded offer a true, authentic, Portuguese experience. The laid back town, which was salvaged by artists, offers seclusion and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of the Algarve.

Olhão's plethora of restaurant options is hugely varied, but often united by good value and excellent, often unusual, seafood dishes. It is prized for its local cockles, clams and oysters. Hugely popular O Bote restaurant serves up hearty portions of grilled fish and wine. For a different experience Doca's Pizza serves light and crispy handmade pizzas and other Italian delicacies in a stunning stone-walled setting.

Visitors to the beach cafe at Ilha de Armona can enjoy fresh catches of the day in an inspiring environment of wild beauty.

Casa Fuzetta's central location ensures that right on the doorstep there is a wonderfully authentic blend of evocative faded grandeur, eateries and boutiques, and ambitious restoration projects. The house places strong emphasis on wellness, with superb yoga opportunities onsite and expert input available on the best local hiking, biking and paddle-boarding.

Olhão is one of the gateways to the Ria Formosa Natural Park, a site of many natural wonders including flamingos. There are beautiful and unspoiled local islands to explore including Armona, Culatra, Farol and Deserta. It is a short trip by ferry or water taxi or ferry to the white sand beach at Ilha de Armona, and there are many other attractive beaches nearby to explore.

There are some wonderful yoga teachers, retreat chefs and therapists who have been working for Casa Fuzetta.

There are plenty of extra curricular activities (olive oil tasting at the local olive groves, dolphin watching, nature walks, meeting local artists in their studio, massage treatments, tango classes...) available close by.

There are also plenty of "free" experiences available when walking out of the front door... The markets are amongst the best I've been to anywhere in the world; and the outlying islands belong to a simpler time long forgotten.

Olhão is the biggest fishing port in the Algarve, and every Saturday morning there is a fascinating and picturesque market on the seafront, brimming with fresh produce.

Booking Enquiry

    Additional Information

    Rates Table

    2023/2024 PeriodRate per night
    2 January to 31 March€2300
    April€2425
    May€2850
    June and September€3375
    July and August€3975
    October€2850
    November to 23 December€2425
    24 December to 2 January€3500 (min 7 nights)

    Booking Conditions

    Refundable security deposit: 20% of the total booking, via pre-authorized credit card.

    To secure a booking, a non-refundable deposit of 50% is requested for this property.

    Included:
    - exclusive Olhão notebooks for each guest, full use of the yoga and barre equipment at the house, a change of bath linen on day 3 and beautiful gold standard organic LA-EVA units of wellbeing in the bathrooms. - 3hrs daily maid service (including Sunday); - two Casa Fuzetta house team support to set up tables, help with service and washing up for the client's chef for a maximum of 6hrs per day / per team member, split between brunch (9.00 and 10.30am) and dinner service (6.00-8.00pm). Additional support can be organised with prior notice, and subject to separate payment locally. The number of hours that may be required will depend on whether you book pre-dinner drinks, whether timings on the retreat schedule slip and/or if everyone proves to be having such a good time, they want to linger over their meals - something that often happens, particularly in the warmer months! - Some initial provisions in the fridge and the pantry for the host or retreat leaders…. (Generally this will include: Nespresso capsules (two per guest), tea, sugar, fresh bread, selection of fruit and veg, fresh local cheese, butter, milk, eggs, olive oil & vinegar, salt & pepper). Subject to availability and advance notice, the house-team will be happy to help with an initial shop for supplies. - Please note that the rate per night does NOT include tourism tax, should this is introduced.

    Turnover days: on Wednesdays for a 5 night stay.
    Check-in: between 4.00pm and 6.00pm.
    Check-out: by 11.00am.

    A non-refundable deposit is required in order to secure a booking. The balance, together with any security deposit, will be requested 60 days prior to your check-in.

    Although calendars are updated daily, they may not reflect the latest availability. Always contact Passepartout Homes to discuss availability for your chosen properties.

    Rates may vary without prior notice.