Hand-picked villas with their own private pool for that extra holiday treat. All of the villas in our collection are visited & vetted by at least one of the Alternative Portugal team. We've chosen destinations on the west coast of Portugal away from the crowded Algarve. Great beaches, authentic towns and resorts, wonderful cuisine and friendly people - in Real Portugal. Villa with a heated pool? A sea view? Perfect for young families? On a resort or complex? We can help - call one of the Alternative Portugal team for guidance.
Silver Coast villa with private pool near stunning beaches
Quality villa in secluded hillside setting near historic Lagos
It's what the majority of clients ask/wish for - a holiday villa or apartment where you can walk to the beach! The rentals we've selected below are genuinely no more than 1 km to the beach and some are no more than a few steps! The west coast of Portugal offers some fantastic surfing beaches but there are also sandy beaches safe for young ones especially around the Obidos Lagoon and at Praia do Martinhal.
Stunning ocean-setting & high quality accommodation
Townhouses with pool near Praia da Salema
If you want the conveniece of walking to a selection of restaurants (or bars & cafes) - and leave the wheels at home - then try these rentals. Cascais, Sagres and Foz are all good options on the west coast of Portugal. At Martinhal near Sagres and Praia Del Rey near Peniche, there are restaurants on the resort. Call one of the Alternative Portugal team for advice...
You won't find household names along the west coast of Portugal - and that's the point! Discover off-the-beaten-track resorts such as Comporta, Foz & Sagres - or try Cascais for something more sophisticated...
Authentic seaside town on the shore of stunning Obidos lagoon with wonderful beaches
Colourful, historic, authentic & sophisticated - add in great beaches, surfing, golf & superb restaurants!
Recently voted in the Top 50 Beaches in the World (Guardian Feb 16) - unspoiled Algarve
Natural and down-to-earth. Choose a different beach every day and enjoy Europe's best sunsets!
Golden sands, rolling Atlantic waves & championship golf - perfect for surfers and golfers
Iconic Algarve beaches, superb activities, historic old town, modern marina. Perfect for family holidays.
Some of Portugal's most stunning beaches in the natural wilderness of the Alentejo.
Between city & ocean, explore Sintra's colourful palaces, woodland trails & stunning coastline
Charming traditional Algarve market town a short drive from the coast's stunning beaches
Enjoy the Silver Coast's authentic seaside towns, surfing, golf and wonderful seafood
Beautiful, wild & natural Alentejo coastline of stunning beaches & authentic villages
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