Casa Calisto

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Recommended Pool Townhouse/Apartment Quirky Modern Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Romantic

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A charming, Moorish-style townhouse, Casa Calisto is located in the town of Olhão on the Algarve coast. Around 10 minutes’ drive from Faro, and its airport, this stylish 2-bedroom property lies in the heart of historic Olhão, offering wonderful views of the town and its own rooftop pool.

This old fishermen’s house has been thoroughly renovated, and is now a contemporary and very inviting home. Characterised by high ceilings, tall windows and its whitewashed exterior, Casa Calisto has something special waiting for you at the top of the house. The 4m x 2.5m private pool on the rooftop is accompanied by a shower and seating area. Additionally, you have an outdoor dining terrace on the first floor with seating for four, perfect for dining anytime.

Inside, you have a living area with two sofas – this is located on the ground floor, along with the two gorgeous double bedrooms. Both of these have king-size beds, and one has its own en suite bathroom with shower. A separate bathroom is also available for the use of those occupying the other bedroom. With wonderful attention to detail in the styling, all of these rooms are a real treat.

The same is true of the well-equipped kitchen, found on the first floor. There is a dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer and Nespresso coffee machine, and all the other things you may need for cooking and dining are provided too. A lovely dining area inside provides an alternative to the one on the terrace, plus there’s stool seating at the island. Casa Calisto is also equipped with free Wi-Fi and has free on-street parking.

What was once a small fishing village has developed into a significant town – and Olhão is now the largest fishing port on the Algarve. It’s only around a 5-minute walk to many of the shops and cafés of Olhão, and you will find numerous terraces where you can sit outside and enjoy the sun. Olhão is famous for its fish market, which still operates today, and for its two island beaches, Ilha da Culatra and Ilha da Armona. These are served by regular ferry crossings.

The nearby city of Faro offers yet more to explore, such as the cathedral which looks out over the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Boat tours of this beautiful area are a popular activity. Also less than 30 minutes’ drive from Olhão is the traditional market town of Loulé, with its own Moorish-inspired marketplace.

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What you should know…

  • This is a non-smoking property.
  • Two children can be added to a booking at an additional cost.
  • A cot and high-chair can be provided at an additional cost if required.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet

Ground floor
- Living room with two sofas
- Bedroom with king size bed and en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower
- Bedroom with king size bed
- Bathroom with walk-in shower

First floor
- Open plan dining area with fully equipped kitchen
- Semi-covered terrace where “al fresco” meals can be enjoyed

Roof terrace
- Plunge pool (4 x 2 m2)
- Outdoor shower
- Comfortable lounge area with a large parasol

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Nespresso coffee machine
- 100% cotton bed linen

Location

About the surrounding area of Casa Calisto
Easy By Train Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Tourist Towns & Villages
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Olhão has become a popular Portuguese beach resort in recent years and, with Faro Airport only 10-15 minutes’ drive from the town, it’s an easily accessible one too. Olhão’s roots lie in the fishing industry, and the town has the notable claim to fame that it was the site of the first canning factory in 1882.

Today, it’s still a lively fishing port, as seen in the bustling fish market on the waterfront. Be sure to pay it a visit – as well as fish, you can get all sorts of other local produce there, like fruit, meat and honey.

Olhão is known as the capital of the Ria Formosa, a large area of lagoons and marshes that hosts marine and birdlife. The area has Natural Park status and is a popular destination to explore by boat, especially by those who want to spot the flamingos and the many migrating birds on their way from Europe to Africa. It is also the home of the Portuguese Water Dog – originally bred to help the fishermen retrieve fish.

Olhão’s island beaches, Ilha da Culatra and Ilha da Armona, also form part of the region. At around a 15-minute ferry ride, Armona is the closest – on arrival, you can take a pleasant walk down to the beach where there are sun loungers. The larger Culatra is about 35 minutes away, and at the western end of the island there is a beach at Farol, as well as a lighthouse. An uninhabited island known as Ilha Deserta can also be visited. There is just natural beauty and a solitary restaurant to be found.

The Old Town area of Olhão is a highlight, with a Moorish influence to the architecture, while the waterfront provides a great range of places to eat and drink. Naturally, there is plenty of fish on the menus, but there is much more to enjoy too. The café terraces around the market buildings are fine places to relax and soak up the atmosphere of Olhão.

Attractive garden areas also line the waterfront – each August, the Jardim Patrao Joaquim Lopes or Jardim Pescador Olhanense host the Festival do Marisco, where great seafood and live music come together.

Excursions beyond Olhão include the city of Faro, which is much more than the area’s transport hub. With a pretty fishing harbour, marina and many historic monuments – including the Gothic cathedral and the Arco da Vila archway which leads to the Old Town – Faro is well worth a visit. You will also find a regional history museum there, and the Jardim Manuel Bivar. This pretty garden plaza between the marina and Old Town provides a charming spot to relax.

The Resort

Estoi is a fascinating little town hidden away a few kilometres from the Algarve coastline. It makes for a perfect home base while exploring the region, although there is not much going on in the village itself.

Estoi is simple and picturesque, with cobbled streets, whitewashed houses and terracotta roofs. You can begin your exploration of the region’s history right here with the Palácio de Estoi, an exquisite rose-coloured rococo palace which is open to the public and nowadays run as a hotel.

Close by there are also the ruins of a Roman villa dating all the way back to the 2nd century AD. But most of what you’ll be doing in the village of Estoi is relaxing and looking on as local life goes around you, as well as travelling to explore the Algarve on your own terms.

ABOUT THE ALGARVE

Though most people tend to see the Algarve as all about the beaches and a holiday on the Med, there’s far much more to it than that. 

But while you’re enjoying one of our fantastic villas in Algarve, you may well want to take some time out from all that sun worship to explore everything else the region has to offer – so we’ve put together this handy travel guide to give you a little help and inspiration!

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The kids are sure to be inspired by the stylish city living provided by Casa Calisto. This cosmopolitan property is comfortable and modern, with its wonderful dining terrace and rooftop pool area among the highlights. It’s equipped with free Wi-Fi too, and is just a stroll away from the many café terraces of laidback Olhão.

They will love the chance to explore the natural beauty of the region, with boat trips to the local beaches surely a must. The Ilha da Culatra and Ilha da Armona both have lovely beaches, and getting there is all part of the fun. The nature reserve of the Ria Formosa is right on Olhão’s doorstep, so there is lots of wildlife too see. Head down to the pier near the Jardim Patrao Joaquim Lopes to make a departure.

Lots of irresistible treats can be found on the streets of Olhão, with ice creams, waffles, crepes and Portuguese pastries among the café staples. There are fast food outlets and a good range of shops in town too. In summer, look out for live music and DJs on the waterfront at the annual Festival do Marisco – at other times, you can sometimes find live music at local bars.

Outside Olhão, nearby Faro has all the attractions of a big city. Its large Forum shopping centre offers family-friendly places to eat as well as a children’s play area, alongside some big-name stores. Look out for the colourful Algarve Live Science Center while you’re in Faro – younger kids will love the interactive exhibits. They can even create a tornado.

Further afield, the wider Algarve region offers up a first-class range of family attractions. One of the most popular is the Zoomarine water park in Guia, about 40 minutes west of Olhão. As well as slides and rides, there are animals and a beach. If you’re only after the water park bit, you could also try Aqualand, a similar distance away in the same direction – the two are little more than five minutes apart.

In Alvor, just west of Portimão, Adventure Golf is just one of the area’s mini-golf courses. This one takes on a dinosaur theme, while Vilamoura’s Family Golf Park does it ancient Rome-style. There is go-karting in Almancil, about 20 minutes away, and in Albufeira, where Hot Wheels Raceway is next door to a ten-pin bowling alley. In the same area, there is also Parque Aventura, with trails through the trees and paintballing – a great day out for all.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Easy By Train
  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit 350€ to be held on the clients credit card by Oliver's Travels until after the departure date. Subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
End of stay cleaning included? Extra 20€ per week/ stay, paid locally except for bookings made after 24/09/21 as this amount is included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Extra 30€ per week/ stay, paid locally but for booking made after 24/09/22 this amount is included
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 3 nights in low season (1st November - 31st March); 7 nights in high season (April - October) and over Christmas.
Changeover day Saturday from April - October, any day for the remainder of the year
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted inside the house or outside on the terraces.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs SEF registration (Foreign Police): The owners require legible copies of passports or ID’s of all guests before arrival. Also there is a special form to be completed before arrival date.
Other Ts and Cs Cot and High Chair cost 25€ per week - includes linen. Please request before arrival date.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 30th 2021 - Dec 14th 2021 £588 £761 £910 £910
Dec 14th 2021 - Jan 15th 2022 - - - £1,025
Jan 15th 2022 - Feb 1st 2022 £721 £934 £1,117 £1,117
Feb 1st 2022 - Mar 1st 2022 £678 £878 £1,078 £1,117
Mar 1st 2022 - Jun 1st 2022 - - - £1,198
Jun 1st 2022 - Jun 14th 2022 - - - £1,198
Jun 14th 2022 - Sep 14th 2022 - - - £2,233
Sep 14th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 £727 £941 £1,156 £1,198
Oct 1st 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 £773 £1,002 £1,198 £1,198
Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 14th 2022 - - - £1,082
Dec 14th 2022 - Jun 3rd 2023 - - - £1,198

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 30th 2021 - Dec 14th 2021 €651 €824 €998 €1,008
Dec 14th 2021 - Jan 15th 2022 - - - €1,135
Jan 15th 2022 - Feb 1st 2022 €799 €1,012 €1,225 €1,237
Feb 1st 2022 - Mar 1st 2022 €751 €951 €1,151 €1,237
Mar 1st 2022 - Jun 1st 2022 - - - €1,326
Jun 1st 2022 - Jun 14th 2022 - - - €1,326
Jun 14th 2022 - Sep 14th 2022 - - - €2,474
Sep 14th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 €805 €1,019 €1,234 €1,326
Oct 1st 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 €857 €1,085 €1,313 €1,326
Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 14th 2022 - - - €1,199
Dec 14th 2022 - Jun 3rd 2023 - - - €1,326

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 30th 2021 - Dec 14th 2021 $735 $908 $1,081 $1,138
Dec 14th 2021 - Jan 15th 2022 - - - $1,282
Jan 15th 2022 - Feb 1st 2022 $902 $1,115 $1,328 $1,397
Feb 1st 2022 - Mar 1st 2022 $848 $1,048 $1,248 $1,397
Mar 1st 2022 - Jun 1st 2022 - - - $1,498
Jun 1st 2022 - Jun 14th 2022 - - - $1,498
Jun 14th 2022 - Sep 14th 2022 - - - $2,793
Sep 14th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 $909 $1,123 $1,338 $1,498
Oct 1st 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 $967 $1,195 $1,424 $1,498
Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 14th 2022 - - - $1,354
Dec 14th 2022 - Jun 3rd 2023 - - - $1,498

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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