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

The Santarem region of Portugal lies inland from the Costa de Lisbon and the Costa do Estoril. A rarely explored region, Santarem is a region of real charm and solitude, where visitors are rewarded with a chance to explore the heart of Portugal, without tourist traps and large crowds.

Things to do in Santarem, Portugal

No other region of Portugal has so many historic monuments of such importance. The whole region is steeped in history, from the monuments of the Knights Templar to dinosaur footprints in the rocks. Soaring cathedral spires dominate the skyline, and there are more castles, historic caves and elegant villas in Santarem than you could possibly explore in a single trip.

The open countryside is a joy to explore too. There are numerous walking, horse riding and mountain biking trails leading throughout the region, allowing you to truly explore local nature, as well as stumble across a variety of sensational historic and natural attractions, such is the density of attractions in the Santarem region. Fishing also thrives on the many rivers that carve the countryside, and the river beaches provide beautiful spots on which to relax in the midday sun, take a refreshing dip and enjoy a picnic of the finest local produce.

Food is very important in the region, and the slopes and plains of the region are covered in vineyards and farms. Each season brings with it new crops and delicacies, which, in turn, cause huge celebrations, festivals and fairs to be held. Some festivals last through the night during the summer months, and are excellent fun to join in with.

Places to visit on holiday in Santarem, Portugal

The city of Santarem itself is one of the earliest settlements in the region. Sitting high above the River Tagus, Santarem has a huge amount to tempt visitors, from the spectacular rose windows of Gaca Church to the elaborate tomb of Duarte de Meneses. The huge, 10 day festival in June is a fantastic time to be staying in Santarem, Portugal.

Tomar is a charming city of twisting medieval streets, the majority of which look as if they have come straight from a chocolate box lid from Switzerland! The history of the Knights Templar is strongly intertwined with the town, and there are several spectacular monuments to explore. The Castle of Tomar is especially impressive, but it is the Convent of Christ that really draws the crowds.

The quaint fishing village of Ericeira is a charming place to stay, especially during the summer months, when the cafes and beach restaurants spill out onto the pavements and the long, sandy beach are lightly covered in bronzed sunbathers. Famous for the fantastic lobster caught here, Ericeira is a real favourite with local holiday makers looking to enjoy the best of the Santarem coast.

Travel to Santarem, Portugal

The closest airport to a holiday rental property in the Santarem region of Portugal is Lisbon. Lisbon or Portela Airport (LIS) receives a great range of inbound flights from the UK, with airlines including Aer Lingus, BMIbaby and easyJetproviding direct services. Having the use of a hire car is strongly recommended during your stay in Santarem accommodation.

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Santarem area Holiday Homes & Cottages (300+)

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    Exceptional! 5.0/5
    (9 reviews)
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    • 4 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    Villa #1040839
    9
    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Villa #4191234
      2 Reviews
      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Cottage #6504694
        3
        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Villa #1893396
          8
            Excellent! 4.6/5
            (5 reviews)
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 2
            House #6516239
            5
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              House #8107469
              3
                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Cottage #1666382
                5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #6567539
                  3
                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                    Very Good! 4.0/5
                    (8 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Cottage #1697922
                    8
                      • 5 BR
                      • 5 BA
                      • Separate Toilets
                      • Sleeps 12
                      Villa #6501385
                      3
                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                        (9 reviews)
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        House #1796108
                        9
                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 3 BR
                          • Separate Toilets
                          • Sleeps 7
                          Cottage #6477865
                          6
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (9 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 9
                            House #6357909
                            9
                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                              (12 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              House #6606230
                              12
                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                (17 reviews)
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                                • 5 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                Villa #95197
                                17
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  Villa #1578751
                                  6
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    House #1904052
                                    4
                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                      • 6 BR
                                      • 6 BA
                                      • Sleeps 16
                                      Villa #1930199
                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Villa #1782298
                                        4
                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                          (9 reviews)
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                                          • 5 BR
                                          • 4 BA
                                          • Sleeps 10
                                          Chateau / Country House #3912709
                                          9
                                            Very Good! 4.0/5
                                            (7 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Chalet #1845180
                                            7
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (5 reviews)
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              House #1891735
                                              5
                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (13 reviews)
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                                                • 5 BR
                                                • 6 BA
                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                House #1656219
                                                13
                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  House #1869120
                                                  6
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                    Cottage #6801854
                                                    1 Review
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      Apartment #1583498
                                                      4
                                                        • 6 BR
                                                        • 4 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                        Chateau / Country House #1080301
                                                        3
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Farmhouse #1823324
                                                          3
                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            House #6014418
                                                            7
                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                              (16 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Cottage #99371
                                                              16
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Cottage #6722808
                                                                1 Review
                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (28 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  House #6377374
                                                                  28
                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #1181777
                                                                    5
                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Villa #1573034
                                                                      7
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        House #6077428
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Apartment #446675
                                                                          11
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #6520152
                                                                            1 Review
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #1570638
                                                                              2 Reviews
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                House #893441
                                                                                2 Reviews
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (10 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                  House #6440107
                                                                                  10
                                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Villa #6790088
                                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 11
                                                                                      House #1688238
                                                                                      3
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (10 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Cottage #6425850
                                                                                        10
                                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Apartment #1893614
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                                                                                            • 6 BR
                                                                                            • 6 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                                            House #6509520
                                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              House #6500905
                                                                                              2 Reviews
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Farmhouse #1129744
                                                                                                6
                                                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 6 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                  Cottage #1321848
                                                                                                  6
                                                                                                  Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Farmhouse #8004515
                                                                                                    1 Review
                                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      Cottage #8037250
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Two weeks in September - What it says on the tin & more

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Casa Marques is a charming holiday cottage nestling on a south facing hillside with uninterrupted views stretching as far as the eye can see over wooded hills and valleys. A large swimming pool with comfortable loungers is where we spent most of our days taking turns to climb the dozen steps to replenish glasses of gin and tonic with ice from the freezer and lemons and limes plucked from trees in the garden. Shopping presented no problem whatsoever there being a well stocked supermarket with helpful staff, including a butcher who advised us on the best choice for the barbecue,only a few miles away. We also topped up our provisions when stopping at our "local" minimarket/café for a coffee or beer. Here despite their English being on a par with our Portuguese we always came away with a smile and exactly what we needed! The villa's purpose built barbecue we found invaluable being so easy to light and to cook on. We found driving in this part of Portugal no bother at all with motorway access about 100metres from the airport, stretching to about 15 minutes to Marques itself and minor roads practically devoid of other users. All in all a great holiday for chilling out and one that we wished we had stayed longer
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Great Cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Great cottage with excellent facilities. Cottage was clean and tidy. The boys loved the pool and the table tennis was a welcome addition. Lots of shaded space to take a break away from the sun. The locals in the village were extremely friendly, we felt right at home!!! .
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful house in beautiful location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This really is a magnificent manor house. It's actually much bigger and even more splendid that the impression the pictures give! It's very well equipped with everything you could need for your stay and wonderfully clean too. The garden area has a lovely pool that must be about 8m x 4m, a bbq area and lovely big table for lunchtime and evening meals. When we arrived in Golega, Helena and Alex met us in person to show us around the house and also took us on a tour of the village to show us their local recommendations. There is a fantastic restaurant 5 mins walk away overlooking the main horse training square. There are also museums, parks , cafes, the beautiful church and perhaps most impressively the house and studio of the famous photographer Carlos Relvas. We spent a fantastic 10 days at the house and it was a real highlight of the holiday. We would thoroughly recommend it and would love to return again ourselves one day. Thank you!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016