If you’re on the hunt for villas in Portugal then HomeAway has the kind of selection that you’d expect from one of Europe’s top holiday destinations. It’s a country with medieval cities, world-class golf courses, picturesque inland scenery and a coastline that’s home to great surf beaches and of course the famous Algarve in the south. Many of our Portugal villas offer the benefit of patios, sun loungers and gardens. You can also define the guest facilities that you would like at your accommodation such as; pools, air conditioning, parking access and Wi-Fi.
Our Top 5 Villas in Portugal
- Praia da Luz villa with pool: An absolutely stunning modernisation of a traditional Praia da Luz semi-detached villa providing well-furnished contemporary open plan living area and designer kitchen, separate laundry room & 3 double bedrooms with built in wardrobes. The en-suite bathroom, separate shower room & first floor cloakroom are fully tiled with ultra modern fixtures & fittings.
Key Features: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6 | Terrace | Private Pool | Sightseeing |
- Funchal Villa with Terrace: The ground floor in the house includes a large kitchen with dining table for 6 to 8 people, a living room and a covered outdoor terrace with dining table. On the first floor there are four sleeping bedrooms, three of them with private bathroom and an outdoor terrace.
Key Features: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10 | Detached Villa | Terrace | Pets considered |
- Vale de Milho Villa with Pool: Casa das Flores is a single storey villa and the former 'show house' for this quiet residential development. It is set in a third of an acre plot overlooking the first green of the golf course at Vale de Milho; approximately a mile and a half east of the popular former fishing village of Carvoeiro.
Key Features: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10 | Garden | Pool | Wheelchair accessible
- Clube Golfemar Villa with private gardens: Villa Casa Cuba is situated on the modern development of Clube Golfemar which consists of high quality villas in a tranquil setting amidst tropical gardens, adjacent to the Vale de Milho Golf Course. The villa is 100m from the communal and children's pool and on-site restaurant. The property consists of 2 bedrooms with 2 en-suite bathrooms, a lounge and dining room and is furnished to a very high standard.
Key Features: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4 | luxury | Communal Pool | water skiing |
- Burgau Holiday Apartment with pool: This is a new high quality furnished apartment close to the beach & village. The large 28 sqm elevated veranda features a built-in BBQ, designer outdoor furniture, and enjoys stunning views over the rooftops of Burgau to the Monchique Mountains. There are 2 bedrooms, one double and one twin.
Key Features: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4 | near the sea | Balcony | Indoor Hot Tub |
Things to do in Portugal
- Beaches in Portugal - A top destination in Portugal, the Algarve is known for its golden sandy beaches; we have several Algarve Villas, should you wish to be based here. Further north the waves are more dramatic and suited for surfers, but you’ll also find pristine sheltered bays, perfect for swimming. 275 of Portugal’s beaches have been awarded Blue Flag status; highlights include Praia da Rocha in the Algarve, and Carcavelos, near Lisbon.
- Golf Courses in Portugal - Many head to Portugal to enjoy the country’s fabulous golf courses. A large proportion of its courses are considered among Europe’s very best; the most prestigious include Monte Rei in the Algarve and Furnas, which is on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores.
- Countryside in Portugal - One of the best things about Portugal’s picturesque inland regions is that they remain off the beaten track. The north is particularly beautiful, home to the Alto Douro wine region, verdant hills and mountains and Peneda-Gerês, Portugal’s only national park, which boasts countless waterfalls and is a fantastic location for hikes and camping.
- Culture in Portugal - There are 14 different UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit in Portugal. Especially impressive are the preserved historic city centres like Sintra near Lisbon, which was a residence for royalty for centuries and Guimaraes in the North, which has a magnificent castle and is a site significant to the birth of this nation.
- Lisbon - Lisbon is a modern European city with a character all of its own, offering great shopping and affordable dining. Castelo de Sao Jorge is one of the essential sights; it is perched above the city and offering fantastic views. The Belém area is also well worth experiencing; it boasts the spectacular Jerónimos Monastery.
Weather in Portugal
Portugal has a number of different microclimates, but overall the country’s weather can be defined as Mediterranean. There’s plenty of sunshine, in a corner of Europe that gets more days of sun on average than anywhere else. The further north you go the more rainfall you can expect. Temperatures tend not to fluctuate too much from north to south, apart from water temperatures, which are lower in the north. Winters in all but upland regions are mild, with highs in the mid-teens by day. Summers are warm and dry with temperatures in the mid-20s from around May to October.
Travel to Portugal
The Portugal villas that we offer can be reached via three international airports; Lisbon Portela (LIS), Faro (FAO) in the south and Porto (OPO) in the north. Lisbon is the country’s main international gateway, with connections across Europe, to Brazil and North America. The road system in Portugal is well developed, with 44 motorways and easy connections from the airports to main tourism regions. There are metro systems in the cities of Lisbon and Porto, and all major towns have their own public bus networks.