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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.

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Here's our pick of our best special offers on Portugal holidays including some fantastic Easter packages in sunny Sagres at Martinhal 5* Family Beach Resort. Last minute deals, early booking offers, fortnight discounts and more! make the most of the 7 night and 14 night deals at Praia Del Rey Beach Resort on the Silver Coast near Lisbon.

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Here's a selection of Justin, Alex & Bethan's favourite villas & apartments with a school holiday week (or more) available between mid-July to end-August. Most properties a private swimming pool, some are a walk to the beach, plus there's a few family-friendly complexes with a shared pool - take your pick! Call us for advice on 01395 865655...

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Popular Destinations

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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...
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Foz do Arelho

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Authentic seaside town on the shore of stunning Obidos lagoon with wonderful beaches

7 properties



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Cascais

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Colourful, historic, authentic & sophisticated - add in great beaches, surfing, golf & superb restaurants!

3 properties



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Salema

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Recently voted in the Top 50 Beaches in the World (Guardian Feb 16) - unspoiled Algarve

6 properties



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Sagres

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Natural and down-to-earth. Choose a different beach every day and enjoy Europe's best sunsets!

24 properties



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Peniche

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Golden sands, rolling Atlantic waves & championship golf - perfect for surfers and golfers

19 properties



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Lagos

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Iconic Algarve beaches, superb activities, historic old town, modern marina. Perfect for family holidays.

2 properties



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Comporta

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Some of Portugal's most stunning beaches in the natural wilderness of the Alentejo.

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Santa Cruz

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Blue Flag Atlantic beach with crystal clear waters, popular with surfers & body-boarders

3 properties



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Costa da Prata

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Enjoy the Silver Coast's authentic seaside towns, surfing, golf and wonderful seafood

35 properties



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Costa Azul

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Beautiful, wild & natural Alentejo coastline of stunning beaches & authentic villages

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Costa Vicentina

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When the Algarve is not the Algarve...beautiful, national park with a stunning, unspoiled coastline

33 properties



Looking For Inspiration?

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Looking for inspiration? Try our ideas below - villas with pools, walk to beach rentals, heated pools, teenager-friendly and more...
Portugal villas with private pool

Private Pool Villas

Portugal villas with their own private swimming pool, in authentic coastal destinations... 

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Portugal Beach Holidays

Quality villas and apartments near some of Europe's best beaches...

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Villa Silver Coast Portugal

Silver Coast Villas

Browse our stunning collection of villas on Portugal's authentic Silver Coast...

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Portugal Villas

Gorgous selection of Portugal Villas around the coast West Portugal

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Portugal Holiday Rentals

View the full range of Portugal holiday rentals on the west coast of Portugal

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PORTUGAL VILLAS WITH POOLS

View our collection of stunning Portugal villas with pools

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We've been visiting Portugal for many years. We adore the country and its people and have no hesitation in recommending it as a holiday destination. Yet we still come across some popular misconceptions about Portugal…

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Alternative Portugal is a booking agent for holiday rental properties in West Portugal.  We know you have plenty of choices when booking your holiday, the rise of online booking portals truly has been a revelation to many people. Yet, we are absolutely positive that there is still a place for a booking agent such as ourselves in this high speed, online world.

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