25+ Luxury Villas in Portugal with pools, gardens or incredible beachfront access!
This is my ultimate guide to some of the best Luxury Villas in Portugal with pools, gardens, palatial homes, countryside retreats, beachfront Airbnbs and five-star resorts – basically, everything you need to enjoy the perfect Portuguese getaway compiled into just one post!
Villa holidays are extremely popular, with many loving the privacy and space that a villa offers. However, I understand that having hotel facilities close by can be a huge advantage, so as well as private homes, I have chosen a selection of villas in Portugal that are on the grounds of luxury resorts too.
I have included many booking sites and Airbnbs that you are probably familiar with, but I also came across these two companies that have some fabulous villas and have received excellent reviews – they may be useful if you are considering a villa elsewhere.
This post has everything from 10-bedroom palatial homes to 2-bedroom villas in hotel resorts. I also found a delightful countryside retreat along the Douro River, and villas on the Algarve that would be ideal for families, golfers and groups.
Some of these villas are deluxe properties, so you can expect the ultimate in luxury and design, but this is reflected in the cost. However, I have also some great value villas in Portugal to suit all tastes and budgets.
It is important to note that I have taken the facilities, location and reviews directly from the supplier’s websites, but these are subject to change. I may receive a small commission if a booking is made through some of the links below, but at no additional cost to you.
Villas in Portugal with Private Pool for Family, Friends & Endless Memories!
A private pool can be the ultimate luxury for families or groups of friends looking for a relaxing vacation in Portugal. Imagine lounging by your very own pool with your loved ones, sipping on cocktails and enjoying the stunning views around you.
Whether you want to splash around with your kids or simply soak up the sun in peace, a private pool is a fantastic way to make your holiday unforgettable. Luckily, I have found plenty of high-end villas in Portugal that offer private pools, so you’re sure to find the perfect one for your needs.
1. Villa Alfarroba: 4-bedroom villa in Tavira, Algarve
Tavira is not as well known as some of the other resorts on the Algarve, but that’s part of its charm. The town is a former fishing village and is full of character and colour.
However, its top attraction is the stunning 14km long island, Ilha de Tavira, where three beaches are found. Ilha de Tavira is separated from the mainland by the waterways of the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, so you need to get a ferry to travel to the island.
The owners of this contemporary villa have thought of everything. It is so well equipped with two dishwashers, two ovens, warming drawers, as well as a draft beer and wine machine with a flash chiller, which can be stocked before your arrival if requested. There is also a 65″ TV and a solar heated swimming pool.
This villa has received 147 5-star reviews and would be an excellent choice for an extended family holiday or group getaway.
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2. Luxury villas with pools in Martinhal Quinta do Lago Resort, Algarve
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I had the pleasure of staying in Martinhal Quinta recently and loved their luxury villas and family friendly facilities. Choose from 2 and 3-bedroom townhouses as well as three, four and five-bedroom villas – all of which have private pools.
Martinhal Resorts are renowned as being some of the best family resorts in Europe and Martinhal Quinta is no exception. You will find a fully supervised kids club and creche onsite, as well as a sand pit and trampoline by the pool.
There is also a separate Blue Room for children aged 8+ with Playstations, table football and table tennis. A family concierge can help you pre-book baby equipment such as sterilisers, baby baths and stairgates.
Martinhal Quinta is only a 4-star resort so prices tend to be great value if you can travel off peak and outside of school holidays. If you are looking for a luxury villas in Portugal with pools, with family friendly facilities on site, look no further.
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3. Choice of villas in Pine Cliffs Resort, Albufeira, Algarve
If you are looking for luxury villas in Portugal within a five-star resort, then check out Pine Cliffs villas and townhouses. The standout feature of the Pine Cliffs are the spectacular views from the cliff top location, something that is mentioned on almost every review they receive on TripAdvisor.
Pine Cliffs has previously held the accolade of Europe’s Best Family Resort, earned from the array of kids clubs as well as water and land activities. Adults are not overlooked either, with numerous water sports, a luxury Spa and golf and tennis academies – extra charges may apply to certain activities.
The Praia da Falésia beach is just a 2-minute walk away, and it is close to Albufeira and Vilamoura if you want a change of scene.
4. Villa Koster: 4-Bedroom Villa, Carvoeiro, Algarve
If you are looking for large Portugal villas with pool, then add Villa Koster to your bucket list! It is a spacious holiday home on the Algarve that can accommodate up to ten guests.
There is a private heated swimming pool set in a large garden and there is also a sun terrace on the roof. Located just 700 meters away from the Praia Vale de Centeanes beach and a short drive from Carvoeiro, the location is perfect for families or golfers alike.
5. Aldeia Cristina Villa 14, Albufeira: 3-bedroom villa on the Algarve
This pretty villa is ideally located, just five minutes walk from the beach and five minutes drive from the centre of town. The gardens and private swimming pool are a big hit, as are the stylish interiors.
This is another one of the villas in Portugal that I think is good value, and the guests agree with me too – it has received an average rating of 4.88 out of 5 from 52 reviews.
6. Vila Guerreiro: 3 Bedroom Villa in Albufeira, Algarve
Vila Guerreiro is a villa rental in Portugal that combines traditional features with modern design. The hand-made brick vaulted ceilings, hand-painted tiles, and its unique inner courtyard with a fish pond may not be what you would expect from a resort villa, but it also boasts a pool, jacuzzi, and panoramic roof terrace.
Located just minutes from shops, bars, restaurants and beaches, and just ten minutes from the old town of Albufeira, a car is not needed if you are staying here.
7. Quinta da Seara, Melres: 3-bedroom villa near Porto
Luxury villas in Portugal are not only available by the sea… This superb 10-hectare farm offers a fabulous countryside experience, yet only 25km from Porto city. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy rolling hills and gorgeous wine lands, then this 100-year-old villa is for you.
The villa has been fully restored and there is a large saltwater pool in the garden. The Douro river, where you can try numerous water sports are close by, and fresh bread is available free every morning, from the local grocer which is just 250 meters from the farm.
Portugal Villas on the Beach – Perfect for Families or Groups of friends
If you are looking for luxury villas to rent in Portugal with easy access to the beach then I have you covered. I am a big fan of waking up to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. So, I have carefully listed for you some of the best villas in Portugal, all within walking distance of the beach.
These villas are the perfect choice for families or groups of friends looking for a luxurious and relaxing getaway. Imagine lounging on your private terrace with a glass of wine in hand, taking in the stunning ocean views as the sun sets on another perfect day. They all have plenty of space for everyone making it easy to unwind and create lasting memories with those you love.
8. Villa at Prainha Village, Alvor: 2-bedroom villa on the Algarve
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This two-bedroom villa offers all the benefits of a villa holiday but also allows you to enjoy the facilities in the resort. It is located just four minute’s walk from one of the Algarve’s most iconic beaches, and the house has a private garden and terrace.
The villa does not have its own private pool, but the resort has three pools to choose from, one of which is just around the corner from the villa. There are also playgrounds, soccer and tennis courts, a spa, a gym and a choice of restaurants – including Caniço, a fabulous cliff restaurant offering sublime sea views.
9. Villa Vida Mar, Lagos: 3-bedroom villa on the Algarve
If you are looking for luxury villas in Portugal beside the beach – this one ticks all boxes. This 3-bedroom villa overlooks the beach and the famous Benagil caves. There are plenty of places to enjoy the sea view including the outdoor pool and garden swing chair, as well as the master bedroom and bathroom. This villa also boasts a hot tub and a bar with a built-in sink.
It is located close to the lively town of Lagos which has a wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Note this is an Airbnb Luxe property, so you can expect the ultimate in luxury and design, but this is reflected in the cost.
10. Amorzinho do Vau, Portimao: 2/3 bedroom beachfront villa on the Algarve
This historic beach villa was built in 1835 and has been completely renovated. It is located on a stunning beach -you can probably listen to the waves from your bedside, and shoes are optional!
There is also a garden, pool and barbecue, so you can enjoy sea views for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The beach villa has two bedrooms on the ground floor, and there is another small bedroom upstairs reached via an outside staircase, which leads to a large roof terrace. This is a great choice if you are looking for a villa on the beach in the Algarve.
11. Dunas Douradas Beach Club Villas & Apartments, Vale d0 Lobo, Algarve
The Dunas Douradas villas in Portugal are a popular choice with Irish holidaymakers, as they offer all the benefits of self-catering with hotel facilities close by. Located between the upmarket resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, with the beach just a 10-15 minute walk away, the location is ideal for families or golfers.
There is a wide selection of apartments and villas to choose from, including four-bedroom villas that sleep up to eight.
12. Villa Casa Aggi, Lagos: 4-bedroom villa on the Algarve
Villa Casa Aggi is a luxurious detached villa with a large outdoor pool and bright modern interiors. It is only 15 minutes walk to the superb Meia Praia beach, and a short drive from the historical town of Lagos, which has a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants. This is one of the best value villas in Portugal that I found, considering its size and location.
13. Vale de Lobo Villas, Algarve
Vale de Lobo is one of the most sought-after villa resorts in the Algarve, in fact, it won Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort & Villas in this year’s World Travel Awards. With golf courses and the beach on your doorstep, as well as a host of facilities and leisure activities within the resort, you may find it difficult to leave.
There are various villas available, from 2-bedroom to 4-bedroom villas, with or without private pools. Search below to suit your requirements.
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14. Luxe Mare II, Lagos: 6-bedroom villa on the Algarve
Luxe Mare is one of those holiday villas in Portugal that offers a ultra-modern feel. The villa boasts a large heated infinity pool, a gym, a pool table, a cinema, an al fresco dining area for twelve, and stunning sea views – need I go on?
This villa also happens to be superbly located just moments from the seaside town of Lagos and numerous beaches. Luxe Mare II is the perfect choice for a group of friends or extended family that want to be close to bars, restaurants and beaches.
This villa has a sister property, Luxe Mare I, which is another architectural masterpiece, so if you are planning a large gathering, it is possible to book both properties.
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15. Villa Alegria, Budens: 4-bedroom villa on the Algarve
This stunning villa is one of my favourite villas in Portugal. I love its beachfront location and the wall-to-wall windows – can you just imagine the views? There is also a rooftop with an infinity pool and the living/dining area has blue and white nautical interiors.
Daily housekeeping and twice-weekly linen change are included in the cost. Note this is an Airbnb Luxe property, so you can expect the ultimate in luxury and design, with a corresponding price tag…
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Large Villas in Portugal – Perfect for big groups & families
Below is a selection of large villas in Portugal that are perfect for those planning to stay as part of a big group or as multiple families. I chose these villas as they offer plenty of space, privacy, and amenities to cater to the needs of everyone in the group.
Each villa has its own unique selling point from 3 to 6 bedrooms, large outdoor pools, dining areas with barbecues and more. Some villas also offer additional services like housekeeping, exercise rooms, games rooms, and golf lessons.
16. Villa Penina, Alvor: 6-bedroom villa on the Algarve
This luxurious villa is set on an acre of landscaped gardens and overlooks the 5th fairway of the championship course of Penina Golf Resort. All six en-suite bedrooms have direct access to a terraced area or the gardens. If you are looking for a superb villa for a group getaway or special occasion, and like to play golf, look no further.
The Hotel Penina is a ten-minute walk from the villa, where restaurants and bars are available, but if you wish to travel into Alvor, it is only a ten-minute drive away.
17. Villa Carlivo, Albufeira: 5-bedroom villa on the Algarve
This five-bedroom villa in Albufeira is a great choice for families who wish to holiday together. With electric gates and a large mature garden, you will feel very secure in this private villa. There is a choice of dining areas inside and outside, and a charcoal BBQ for enjoyable al-fresco meals. The large terrace overlooks the pool and offers countryside views.
It is located within walking distance of shops, bars, restaurants and the beach, and only 5 km from Albufeira, so car hire is not essential.
18. Villa Casinha, Albufeira: 3-bedroom villa on the Algarve
Villa Casinha is a beautiful 3-bedroom villa within walking distance of the fishing village of Olhos de Agua, and only 8 minute’s drive from Albufeira. There are many golf courses nearby and the beach is a 20-minute walk away. There is a large pool which can be heated if required (extra charge) and an outdoor dining area with a barbecue. This is one of the best-value villas in Portugal.
19. Villa Ponderosa, Vilamoura: 3-bedroom villa on the Algarve
Located within walking distance of Vilamoura’s Old Village and just five minutes drive from the glitzy marina and sandy beach, this is an ideal for those looking for luxury villas in Portugal with pools close to the shops, bars and restaurants.
Set over two floors, this modern villa is situated on a corner plot and boasts a covered terrace and a private pool set in mature gardens. Luxury villas in Vilamoura can be hard to find, but this one should tick all boxes for a family or friends stay.
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20. The Barge Charm House: 5-bedroom house near Sintra, Lisbon Coast
This charming house was built in the 1930s and has been completely renovated incorporating the character of the traditional Portuguese house, with a stylish modern design. The house can accommodate up to 11 people and there is a heated pool, a games room, and a children’s play area with a wooden house in the garden.
There is an additional bike rental service, so you can cycle to the beach and restaurants if you wish. Its location close to the Sintra Forest gives you the opportunity to enjoy the historical sites of Sintra, as well as the beaches and chic towns along the Lisbon Coast.
In my opinion, it is the perfect place those not wanting to stay in Lisbon, yet, still have the city close by.
21. Casa Therese, Ericeira: 4-bedroom villa on the Surf Coast
You may have seen many videos on social media of surfers riding the waves in Portugal, and it was probably in this surf hotspot, Ribeira D’Ilhas, where they were taken. Villa Therese is located just five minutes drive to that beach, only 15 minutes walk to the town of Ericeria.
This is also the perfect spot for those looking to explore Lisbon for the day as it is only a 30-minute drive away.
This luxurious four-bedroom home is one of the best villas in Portugal along the Surf Coast. The large heated pool is ideally located and boasts Atlantic ocean views in an impressive garden.
The bright and modern decor is super stylish and three bedrooms have sliding doors leading out to a full-length balcony with a sea view.
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22. Ocean Horizon, : 5-bedroom luxury villa in Carvoeiro
Situated in the pretty resort of Carvoeiro, this luxury villa in the Algarve is not only beautifully situated, but it also boasts stunning sea views. There are indoor and outdoor dining areas, as well as an Italian restaurant just 100 metres away if you don’t want to venture too far to dine out.
23. Quinta da Marinha, Cascais: 5-bedroom villa on the Lisbon Coast
I love the Lisbon Coast, and Cascais is the jewel in the crown. Its colourful town, has a great food scene, some of the best in food Europe, and there are some superb beaches close by. You are also very close to the city of Lisbon and Sintra, so the choices for day trips are endless.
This fabulous villa is tastefully decorated and boasts a large pool and beautiful gardens. There is a grand piano if you fancy a lively sing song at the end of evening.
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24. Villa Adela, Sao Rafael: 4 bedroom villa on the Algarve
One of four detached villas, this is an ideal choice for those who want to rent a villa on the Algarve where you don’t need a car. It is located in the quiet authentic resort of Sao Rafael, and within walking distance of local restaurant, shops, and the sandy beach.
If you fancy a a change of scene, the lively resort of Albufeira is just 10 minutes drive away.
25. Villa Monte D’Oiro, Lagos: 10 bedroom villa on the Algarve
Finding luxury villas in Portugal with pools that will sleep 20 is not easy, but this 10-bedroom mansion will do just that. Situated close to the historical town of Lagos and only minutes from the gorgeous Meia Praia Beach, the location couldn’t be better.
As well as a large pool, expansive gardens and barbeque outside, you will find plenty of amenities inside, including a pool table, gym, sauna and wine cellar. Chef and bartender services are available at an extra cost.
Note this is an Airbnb Luxe property, so you can expect the ultimate in luxury and design, but it will be reflected in the cost. However, for a 10-bedroom villa such as this, I felt this was better value than some of the other Airbnb Luxe properties.
Thank you for reading!
I hope this post on luxury villas in Portugal will help inspire your next vacation. It is important to note that some of the facilities/activities listed may not be operating to full capacity. I have taken the facilities, location and reviews directly from third-party websites, but these are subject to change.
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