Alluring tourists since the ’60s, the Algarve is famed for its towering cliffs, scalloped bays and sandy beaches. It’s the perfect holiday destination to reconnect with families and friends, especially after a couple of tiresome months of work, school and general stresses, and our villas in Algarve are perfect for making the most of your time away. To help you with the planning process, we’ve hand-picked the very best holiday homes in the Algarve that will help you discover and fall in love with this beautiful region.
And if you’re curious to learn more about this particularly wonderful coastline, have a look at our guide to the Algarve.
1. Villa Salema Alegria, Salema
Villa Salema Alegria holds a special location right on the outskirts of a beautiful national park, making it no less than perfect for a quiet and picturesque holiday in the natural Portuguese landscape. The villa’s brilliant contemporary design allows for each room to face the coastline directly, overlooking the village of Salema and the sea beyond. As a plus, there is only a short walk from the gardens down to Salema beach.
As a guest of Villa Salema Alegria, you’ll not only have access to its beautiful surroundings, but also to its terraces, gardens, and private rooftop infinity pool. Staying here is a truly immersive experience and one you won’t soon forget.
Prices from: From £150pppn
2. Villa Sunshine, Lagos
If sea views are what floats your boat, Villa Sunshine will surely fit the bill. Expect expansive lookouts from the glorious pool and bag a bed on the top floor for direct room-to-pool access. With scenes this amazing you’ll want to savour every last moment – that’s where the al fresco area comes in. Dine in style with a backdrop to die for – and don’t miss the sunsets over the horizon.
It may seem like a grown-up only zone, but don’t be fooled – this villa is a perfect playground for little ones too! Watch them bounce on the trampoline, run around the lawn or play ping pong while you sit back and catch some rays, while the 5-day a week maid service means you won’t have to lift a finger.
If you fancy exploring the local area of Praia da Luz, you’ll be treated to golden beaches, beachfront cafes and exciting water-sports.
Prices from: From £91pppn
3. Casa Da Praia, Olhos D’Agua
The gorgeous Casa Da Praia holds one of the best locations in the Algarve, found in the lovely coastal town of Olhos D’Agua. Open-plan living greets you as you step through the doors before continuing to unforgettable 180-degree panoramic ocean views.
To keep you entertained, take your pick from SKY TV, the Bose sound system, pool table and even a gym. However, hands down our favourite feature is the outside terrace, complete with a spectacular pool, wet bar and stools. Grab a cocktail and do absolutely nothing as the hours roll by.
Prices from: From £118pppn
4. Villa Ferragudo, Lagoa
Fancy living like a royal? Villa Ferragudo was once the abode of a royal princess, and though it still belongs to the Portuguese Royal family, this self-catering villa can now be yours for a stay. Great for larger families and groups of friends, the villa can sleep up to 19 guests with all the mod cons you’d ever need.
The inside is incredibly charming and still retains the original furniture, while bright yellow loungers and a private pool await you outside.
Prices from: From £61pppn
5. Villa Genoveva, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club
Villa Genoveva is located within the famous Monte Rei Golf & Country club. This means the self-catered villa experience is complemented by all the luxuries of a five-star bespoke hotel service. Each of the bedrooms comes with its own en suite bathroom, so there is plenty of privacy and space inside too.
Out on the large lawn garden, guests can lounge by the private swimming pool or whip up a fun-filled barbecue on the covered terrace. Relax outdoors and watch the Mediterranean sun go down as you sip on a glass of local wine!
Prices from: From £87pppn
6. Villa Ella, Olhos d’Agua
Families will adore staying at Villa Ella, a beautiful and spacious holiday home which is only a short walk to the seaside village of Olhos d’Agua. Due to its elevated position, this villa enjoys beautiful coastline views, while the modern design makes the most of natural light throughout the day.
In the property’s lovely gardens you’ll find not one but two swimming pools, with one especially designed for children. Kids will also enjoy the villa’s well-stocked games room, while parents are bound to be enthusiastic about the selection of outdoor dining areas – perfect for al-fresco meals as you enjoy those warm evenings.
Prices from: From £60pppn
7. Villa Concetta, Pine Cliffs Resort
A step up from your average holiday villa, the deluxe villas on Pine Cliffs Resort are supreme. Lavish gardens and grand interiors don’t begin to touch the surface of their magnitude, with grounds big enough to not step on anyone’s toes, but not so much that you’ll feel lost!
The design of Villa Concetta is wonderfully modern and contemporary, boasting uncluttered rooms that instead boast select pieces of quality furniture. It also has a private pool, jacuzzi, loungers and a barbecue – perfect for prepping some local produce. Better still you’ll be within walking distance from the resort, so you’ll have the freedom of a self-catered holiday with the comforts of a hotel service – truly the best of both worlds.
Prices from: From £89pppn
8. Estrela Dourada, Quinta do Lago
There’s no better wake up call than the sun shining through your windows! Directly situated on Lakeside Village Resort, Estrela Dourada boasts views over the lake from the balcony and terrace – what better spot for enjoying a morning coffee?
Offering you resort facilities coupled with the privacy of a villa, the two-bedroom apartment provides access to a communal pool, tennis court, bars, and water activities. You can also easily spend an afternoon browsing the designer boutiques in Quinta Shopping – time for a wardrobe refresh!
Prices from: From £39pppn
9. Quinta Monte, Quinta Do Lago
Elegant interiors and immaculate gardens – it could only be the Quinta do Lago estate, which is now one of Europe’s most sought after destinations. When staying at its Quinta Monte villa, you’ll enjoy access to golf, tennis and watersports facilities, plus nature trails and cycling routes among beautiful scenery. Prefer to kick back and relax? Your holiday home is primed for that, boasting four bedroom suites, various private balconies, an alfresco terrace and pool.
There’s also a twice-weekly linen change, Polo Ralph Lauren pool towels, champagne on arrival and luxurious toiletries included in your stay – you’ll truly be living the high life.
Prices from: From £117pppn
10. Villa Bruna, Lagos
Want to get the entire family together? Villa Bruna has space for everyone across its 10 bedrooms, all with either direct garden access or a private balcony. You’ll cherish memories of morning swims, afternoon gym sessions and evening jacuzzi dips, while the beautifully landscaped gardens are ideal for taking a leisurely stroll around.
If you’re up for getting the whole crew out and about, Lagos is just 3km away, with the sandy beaches of the Algarve also nearby. Whether you’re looking to dine in a family-owned restaurant or sprawl out across the sand, any day trips taken from this holiday home will become an instant highlight.
Prices from: From £58pppn
Now that you’ve seen some of our top villas in the Algarve, why not check out our full collection in the Algarve? If you’re looking for a holiday in Portugal, our concierge team are here to help. Just give them a call and they’ll be happy to lend a hand!