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Make a holiday rental property or holiday villa in Alentejo, Portugal your home away from home

Alentejo is one of the four main regions of Portugal, bordering the Algarve to the south. Known as Portugal’s bread basket, Alentejo is a huge, open area of countryside although the landscape does vary dramatically from the granite hills of the north east to the open plains of the south. Holiday villas in Alentejo are perfect for those wishing to truly relax, recuperate and recharge whilst on holiday, as the tourist crowds have not yet discovered Alentejo, which has one of the most blissfully peaceful way of life you can find!

Things to do on holiday in Alentejo, Portugal

The Parque Natural de Serra de Sao Mamede is a beautiful park, engulfing not only beautiful swathes of the country, but also a handful of atmospheric medieval villages. The Parque Natural do Vale Guadiana to the north is also well worth a visit from a holiday villa in Alentejo, especially for walking and to use the secluded, sandy beaches which line the west end of the park.

Alentejo is steeped in history from across the ages, with clear examples of Roman and Arab constructs, as well as dolmens, cromlechs and sturdy medieval castles. There are a huge range of impressive historic sights to see across the region, but the most dramatic have to be the Estremoz Castle in Pousada, the gigantic Elvas Aqueduct and Castle, Castelo de Vide or the remains of the Roman Temple in Evora.

Alentejo is also a great destination for quite beach holidays. An Alentejo property along the west coast of Alentejo around the town of Sines on either the Costa Dorada to the south or Costa da Gale to the north will provide some of the most authentic Portuguese beach holiday experiences available. The unspoilt, wild, sand beaches of the Atlantic are a favourite destination for surfers and windsurfers, who descend on holiday villas in Alentejo during the summer months. The many reservoirs which adorn this dry countryside were originally created to ensure water for residents, but now sailing, water skiing and windsurfing thrive on them.

Although a holiday villa in Alentejo is usually taken for a peaceful, relaxing break, you can get the adrenaline pumping around your body here. The countryside is ideally suited to mountain biking, and the skies above Alentejo are often dotted with hot air balloons and skydivers taking to the air for a combination of adrenaline and breath taking views.

Places to holiday in Alentejo, Portugal

The coast of Alentejo falls into the sub-region of Alentejo Litoral, so if you are looking for a beach holiday whilst in the region, a holiday villa in Alentejo Litoral is the perfect solution.

The three major cities in Alentejo are Evora, Portalegre and Beja.

Evora lies at the heart of the region and has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the perfectly preserved town centre. It is often accredited with being the finest example of ‘golden age’ Portugal, with the ancient walls still protecting the many monuments from throughout the ages which can be found within, including the famous Diana’s Temple.

Portalegre is a region of Alentejo bordering Spain, with a long tradition of mystery and mythology. Dolmens adorn the landscape, situated between ancient manor houses and ancient battle fields. The delightful Serra de Sao Mamede is in the region, which is a perfect place to walk or cycle. The area is also a great destination for off road driving, horse riding and golf. The many dams and lakes are ideal for water sports, and there are two centres in the region, from which you can take lessons, hire equipment or try your hang at a large range of sports from a holiday villa in Alentejo.

Beja is one of the most unspoilt regions to take an Alenteja property. The architecture is delightfully graceful, and the countryside is open and peaceful.

Travel to Alentejo, Portugal

Depending on the exact location of your holiday villa in Alentejo, Faro Airport (FAO) or Lisbon International Airport (LIS) will be the closest. They are both within an hour of Alentejo, and receive a range of cheap flights from the UK.

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    Cottage #1987816
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 3 BR
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      Cottage #6551170
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        House #6669359
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          Apartment #6829846
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            Apartment #1844844
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              • 3 BR
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              • Sleeps 6
              House #6773917
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (39 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                House #6627689
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 3 BA
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                  Farmhouse #8067778
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #8182448
                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (32 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      House #1633162
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                        • 1 BR
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                        Apartment #6790633
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                          Excellent! 4.3/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Apartment #6830160
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                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                            (13 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Farmhouse #1693936
                            13
                            Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                              (16 reviews)
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Apartment #1110520
                              16
                              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 6
                                House #6123232
                                1
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                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Apartment #6814710
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    House #6972782
                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                      (13 reviews)
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                                      • Studio
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #1129723
                                      13
                                      Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                        (13 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        House #1876685
                                        13
                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #6538109
                                          1
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            House #2472403
                                            3
                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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                                              • 6 BR
                                              • 6 BA
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                                              • Sleeps 17
                                              Farmhouse #449214
                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (33 reviews)
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                                                • 6 BR
                                                • 4 BA
                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                Chateau / Country House #419295
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                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                  • 5 BR
                                                  • 5 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 14
                                                  Farmhouse #6318284
                                                  7
                                                  Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Farmhouse #1697322
                                                    11
                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (18 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Cottage #6594104
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                                                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Cottage #6880390
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          House #6866439
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Cottage #6785901
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                                                              Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Farmhouse #1241035
                                                              7
                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                • 6 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                Chateau / Country House #1604133
                                                                1
                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Bed And Breakfast #491248
                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                    (8 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Villa #1079213
                                                                    8
                                                                    Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Farmhouse #1767683
                                                                      3
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Townhome #3851816
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                                                                        Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          House #1081944
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                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                            House #6991526
                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (15 reviews)
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                                                                              • 8 BR
                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 17
                                                                              Cottage #497079
                                                                              15
                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (4 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                House #1732116
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  House #697500vb
                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    Chateau / Country House #1782966
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                                                                                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                                      House #746408vb
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                                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (11 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Chateau / Country House #1950159
                                                                                        11
                                                                                        Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          House #6644358
                                                                                          Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                            (12 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Cottage #1584719
                                                                                            12
                                                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              House #666383vb
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                House #8176266
                                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  Cottage #1821967
                                                                                                  12
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                                                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 15
                                                                                                    Cottage #1833549
                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Good! 3.8/5
                                                                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      House #1482354
                                                                                                      6
                                                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A peaceful house in a quiet village

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a very pleasant stay in Escoural. The hosts, Maria Emilia and Fernando, were very welcoming and brought us breakfast treats on a couple of occasions. The village itself is quite low-key but there are a number of interesting sites and places within easy reach. A highlight was a guided visit to the local caves, where you can see images made by people thousands of years ago.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderful stay!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful and relaxing stay at Passareiro! We were a group of 3 families. There was plenty of room and accommodations were comfortable and spacious. The house is well-maintained by the wonderful housekeeper, who was also our babysitter. We greatly appreciated the extra services she provided aside from babysitting, such as the home-cooked meal (delicious!) the day of our arrival, and the grocery shopping, so we would have breakfast the morning after the day of arrival. The weather was quite hot while we were there, but the house stayed cool during the day. It had all the amenities that we needed, and the pool was beautiful! So refreshing considering the high temps. We were able to do day trips to Lisbon and to the beach with ease. Evora is very close-by, so there is good access to restaurants. The owner was very responsive to our needs and she was always quick to respond to our questions and concerns. Our stay was perfect!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016