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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.

Excellent! 4.5/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #1904052
4
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #99371
16
Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1040839
9
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4.1/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1697922
10
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #1350443a
1
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #622252a
14
Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6823871
1
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1578751
6
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4.2/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Farmhouse #1823324
5
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #6014418
8
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 6 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Chateau / Country House #1080301
3
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1666382
5
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Sleeps 12
House #1656219
13
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Cottage #6022453
4
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6504694
3
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #8207191
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #95197
18
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6606230
12
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 9
House #6357909
9
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Farmhouse #6877254
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #6501385
3
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #6011640
17
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 9
House #6869327
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6774586
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6520152
2
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Chateau / Country House #6472898
2
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 12 BR
  • 12 BA
  • Sleeps 24
Farmhouse #4241123
3
Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #1411675
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Good! 3.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Farmhouse #1732135
5
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #1902773
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Farmhouse #1129744
6
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
House #6188592
10
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #1126401
2
Excellent! 4.5/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Multiple rentals Cottage #19039
4
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(3 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8037250
3
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(23 reviews)
avg/night
  • 6 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 14
House #6045720
23
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #6801854
2
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #6830246
1
Excellent! 4.7/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Cottage #19039
7
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 9
House #1155016a
10
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Apartment #1680207
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #1705242
1
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 6 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 16
Villa #1930199
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 6 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 16
Villa #430916
5
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 9
House #6348644
2
Excellent! 4.6/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6568658
9
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 6 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #1669866
2
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1893620
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #6479685
2
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Farmhouse #6818670
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Recent Reviews

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: Sep 24, 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: Sep 03, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016