All of the holiday rentals in our Portugal collection have been personally visited and vetted. For more targeted results please enter your dates and requirements above or use the map on the left. Need a little inspiration? Below we've selected rentals by popular features.
Portugal villas with private pools. For that extra bit of independence, a villa in Portugal with private pool is the answer. We specialise in the less well-known coastlines of Portugal - the coast near Lisbon and the western Algarve region too. All of the villas in our collection have been personally visited and vetted by us. We know the local areas very well too so give us a call for some advice.
Browse our collection of stunning Obidos villas - villas with pools and townhouses with a shared pool. Discover this authentic, 'secret' stretch of Portugal's Silver Coast, away from the crowds. All of the villas in our collection are visited and vetted by us. Our Obidos villas collection includes luxury villa rentals in walking distance of the beautiful Obidos lagoon. All our holiday rentals are within a short drive of historic Obidos.
If you're looking for a Portugal holiday rental then why not try the authentic west coast? Get away from the tourist hot-spots and enjoy real Portugal with its wonderful beaches, authentic towns, hospitality and superb cuisine. Our accommodation in Portugal includes everything from apartments for 2 to villas with private pools for large groups. We've chosen coastlines that provide an exciting and charming alternative to the popular tourist resorts.
Portugal villas with pools in off-the-beaten-track destinations. Explore real Portugal on the west coast near Lisbon and in the western Algarve region, away from the crowded and over-developed coasts. Discover where the Portuguese go for their holidays and you'll be warmly greeted and enjoy fabulous beaches and food. The villas in our collection have either a private pool or share a swimming pool.
For your Portugal beach holiday why not get away from the crowded and over-developed Algarve? At Alternative Portugal we specialise in the less well-known coastlines of Portugal. You will still enjoy amazing beaches in fabulous locations, all easily accessible from Faro or Lisbon airports. The south west corner of the Algarve is a stunning and natural coastline where we have villas with pools, apartments and townhouses. We also specialise in the coastline near Lisbon. Both of these areas give a more distinctive and authentic Portugal beach holiday experience.
Portugal's Atlantic Coast boasts some of Europe's best beaches - huge sandy stretches of sand and surf without the crowds of the Algarve. The resorts are less well-known, less developed and offer a more authentic holiday experience. Alternative Portugal's Atlantic coast villa collection includes rentals on the Lisbon coast and also the western Algarve. Portugal's Atlantic coast is popular with surfers so if you love Cornwall but want you want to try somewhere different with great weather then why not try 'real' Portugal?
We have a wide selection of villa complex Portugal holidays. We offer a choice of villa complex holidays in Portugal. You might want a bit of independence in a villa with its own pool and easy access to amenities or perhaps you prefer a venue where you can eat out every night? Each of the complexes in our collection is slightly different so why not call us for advice? All of the villa complexes have at least a shared swimming pool and many offer villas with private pools too. Praia d'El Rey and Martinhal are probably the best known but there are others that we've visited and loved too!
Laid-back Sagres is one of our favourite seaside resorts in Europe and we have a great selection of Sagres villas with pools. Situated on the far south western corner of Portugal (and Europe for that matter!) Sagres is known for its variety of superb beaches, many of which are ideal for surfers. The little town has a natural 'vibe' in keeping with its unspoiled surroundings of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park. And the sunsets here are legendary! Choose a villa with private or shared pool at Praia do Martinhal next to Sagres town or for a little more independence, rent a villa with private pool just a short drive to coast.
Looking for ideas for an October holiday in Portugal? The west coast of Portugal is our speciality and remains relatively undiscovered. The western Algarve resorts of Lagos, Salema, Martinhal and Sagres are little more than an hour's drive from Faro airport, and it's only an hour or so from Lisbon airport to Baleal, Foz do Arelho, Obidos and Praia d'El Rey on the Silver Coast. Very do-able for a long weekend or half-term week off. Check out Claire's blog post October Holidays: Top 5 Reasons To Visit Authentic Portugal This Autumn and here's our top property picks for an Autumn getaway, including October half-term.
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 - and some with a late deal! 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...
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.
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 Martinhal.
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...
If you really want to enjoy a pool in the early/late season then we strongly recommend a heated one. These holiday rentals on the west coast of Portugal all enjoy the advantage of either a heated private or shared pool. Our collection includes villas on a resort with access to a heated shared pool - such as Martinhal Cascais and Martinhal Sagres - as well as some independent villas with a private heated pool. Call of one of the Alternative Portugal team for advice.
Teenager-friendly Portugal is the perfect destination for active teens, particularly surfers. Many rentals also offer easy access to the beach, shops and cafes in a safe environment. Sagres in the south west Algarve is especially recommended - there are many surf schools and a variety of outdoor activities. The town has an informal, laid-back vibe with a few surf boutiques and several excellent cafes. Call one of the Alternative Portugal team for advice - we have teenagers too!
The Atlantic west coast of Portugal is know for its wonderful surf but there are several protected beaches which are a haven for young children - and relaxing for the partents! In particular, we recommend the Obidos Lagoon at Foz do Arelho and Martinhal Cascais, both on the Silver Coast near Lisbon. In the western Algarve, Martinhal Sagres is the best family resort we've seen - as well as superb facilities on the resort, the local beach (just a short walk) is very child-friendly.
Private pool doesn't have to mean expensive - not with our choice of Best Value Villas In Portugal. This selection of villas with pools can all be rented for less than £2000/wk in peak season. Situated on the authentic and less-well-know Silver Coast, you'll find it's not just the accommodation that's better value but eating out too. We've visited & vetted all of the villas in our collection so give us a call for some advice...
Villas for 2 are hard to find but in our Silver Coast Portugal collection you will find some smaller villas as well as apartments perfect for couples. Our chosen destinations are the resorts of the Silver Coast including the western Algarve around Sagres. Enjoy your own little holiday pad with private outdoor space too. Contact us for advice...
Looking for a villa in Portugal with fenced pool or pool with hard cover? Whilst it's not a legal requirement in Portugal, many parents of young children want to relax at their holiday villa safe in the knowledge that their swimming pool has a safety feature such as fencing or hard cover. We've visited & vetted all of the properties in our collection so please call us for advice.
If you are looking for a villa complex or holiday resort in Portugal with a kids' club then you have found the right page. Both Martinhal Sagres in the western Algarve and Martinhal Cascais near Lisbon offer outstanding facilities for families so that kids are kepy active and happy whilst Mum & Dad can enjoy some downtime too. Praia Del Rey Beach Resort on the Silver Coast is another good option with summer kids clubs. We've visited every resort ourselves so just get in touch for some advice...
In this collection we've picked out some of the best quality villas in Portugal. The villas in our collection are to be found on the Silver Coast of Portugal away from the crowded and developed Algarve. Experience a bit of luxury in a contemporary villa with fabulous living space and outdoor areas for total relaxation.
Authentic Portugal Holidays can easily be found if you head for the Silver Coast or drive an hour west from Faro airport. Avoid the crowded Algarve and experience Real Portugal - authentic seaside resorts loved by the Portuguese. Rent your own villa with a pool or stay on a small complex with a shared pool. You'll never be far from a stunning beach. Call us for advice and speak to someone who's been there...
Choose a holiday resort in Portugal with tennis courts. Whether it's a social game or joining tennis school, the resorts of Martinhal Sagres (western Algarve) and Praia D'El Rey (Silver Coast near Lisbon) have excellent facilities for guests. Rent a villa with its own pool, a villa sharing a pool or a holiday apartment.
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.
Lots of people ask us for a holiday villa or apartment in Portugal with a sea view. We can help! In this collection all of the rentals have a genuine sea view - you can trust us because we've seen it! It's the perfect way to relax at any time of day, looking at over a beautiful blue ocean on Portugal's Silver Coast...
Here is a selection of new holiday villas for our summer 2017 Portugal collection. These include a wonderfully colourful casa near Sintra National Park (Casa Arco Iris), villas with a sea view at Salema Beach Village on the western Algarve and some fabulous modern apartments in the heart of Sagres (Sagres Time Apartments). We've seen them all so do get in touch if you'd like some help choosing...
Our Portugal collection includes a range of family-friendly holiday destinations and rentals. If you're looking for a family-friendly resort with kids club, heated pool and other amenities then the Martinhal Resorts at Sagres (western Algarve) and Cascais (Silver coast near Lisbon) are hard to beat. Or, if you're searching for a smaller complex with a shared pool then Salema Beach Village and Sagres Time Apartments (western Algarve) are great choices or there's Praia Del Rey Beachfront too (Silver Coast near Lisbon). We can also guide you on choosing a family-friendly villa with a private pool - just get in touch for guidance!
Try Sagres for your winter surfing trip in Portugal. Surfers looking to hone their skills will welcome the winter swells on offer in south west Portugal, particularly around the Sagres coastline. The ocean temperature is 16-17 degrees and there are over a dozen local beaches to try out. Sagres Time Apartments is the best place to stay and they'll do good discounts on longer stays. This laid-back town at the edge of Europe has a good bunch of cafes and restaurants too.
In fact the Silver (west) coast of Portugal does not suffer the oppressive heat of the Algarve and interior of the country. Temperatures are consistently in the mid-to-high 20's in the afternoons but with a pleasant, cooling breeze off the Atlantic Ocean, it does moderate the heat. As such, very few villa on the Silver Coast feature air-con. But, we know that some travellers to Portugal won't go without it so here are the villas that have air-con...