Palatial homes, countryside retreats, beachfront Airbnbs and five-star resorts, I’ve compiled the best luxury villas in Portugal in one post!
I expect villa holidays to be extremely popular this year and next, 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’ve got 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 suppliers 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.
1. Villa Penina, Alvor: 4 bedroom villa on the Algarve
This gorgeous villa is a large beautiful home set in a mature gardens in the world-famous Penina golf resort. The large outdoor pool is graduated so it is suitable for small children, and you also can keep an eye on them from the outdoor jacuzzi. Enjoy balmy nights on the terrace where there is a barbecue with a canopy, and seating for ten people.
Inside you will find an exercise room, pool table, table football and games consoles. All bedrooms have a plasma TV screen and walk in dressing rooms, and mid week maid service is included.
This villa is located on the 11th hole of the Penina Golf Championship Coarse and one free golf lesson with a Penina Golf Pro for four people is included. 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.
2. Villa Casinha, Albufeira: 3 bedroom villa on the Algarve
Villa Casinha is beautiful 3 bedroom villa within walking distance of the fishing village of Olhos de Agua, and only 8 minutes 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 barbecue. This is one of the best value villas in Portugal.
3. Villa Barcelona, Vilamoura: 4 bedroom villa on the Algarve
Located within walking distance of Vilamoura’s glitzy marina, this villa is an ideal choice if you want some privacy, but also want to be close to the shops, bars and restaurants of this historical town.
This modern open-plan villa boasts state-of-the-art furniture, fixtures, and appliances. The alfresco dining area has a shaded overhang, but there is a second lounge area for sun bathing, or stargazing. There is a Turkish bath and spa inside, and daily housekeeping is included.
4. 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 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.
5. Casa Therese, Ericeira: 4 bedroom villa on the Surf Coast
You many 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, and a 30 minute drive to Lisbon.
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 boats 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 sea view.
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6. Vila M49, Albufeira: 4 bedroom villa in Pine Cliffs Resort, Algarve
If you are looking for luxury villas in Portugal within a resort complex, then look no further. This luxurious five-star villa is one of Airbnb’s Luxe properties, so you can expect the ultimate in luxury and design, but there is a price tag to match…
The villa set within the prestigious Pine Cliffs Resort and boasts a private pool and hot tub, but you will also have access to all the facilities at Pine Cliffs Resort, including the health club, kids clubs 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. There is another luxurious 4-bedroom villa, Vila São Pedro, available at Pine Cliffs Resort, so if you wish to travel with friends of extended family, it is possible to book both villas.
7. Dunas Douradas Beach Club Villas & Apartments, Vale d0 Lobo, Algarve
The Dunas Douradas villas in Portugal are a popular choice with Irish holiday makers, 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 are a wide selection of apartments and villas to choose from, including four-bedroom villas that sleep up to eight.
8.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 best value villas in Portugal that I found, considering its size and location.
9. Fond Villa at Prianha Village, Alvor: 2 bedroom villa on the Algarve
Alvor is one of my favourite resorts on the Algarve and I have been fortunate to stay at Prainha Resort on a couple of occasions. 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 minutes walk from one of the Algarve’s most iconic beaches, and the house has a private garden, pool and terrace.
The resort has three pools, playgrounds, soccer and tennis courts, a spa, gym and a choice of restaurants – including Caniço, a fabulous cliff restaurant offering sublime sea views.
10. Villas Toranja and Artista: 3-bedroom villa in Tavira, Algarve
Tavira is not as well known as some of the other resorts on the Algarve, but thats’ 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.
These villas are located just 2 km from Tavira Island Beach, but with the private pool and outdoor dining facilities, you may find it difficult to leave.
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11. Villa Koster: 4-Bedroom Villa, Carvoeiro, Algarve
Villa Koster 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.
12. 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 years 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.
13. Casa Magnolia, Carvoeiro: 3 bedroom villa on the Algarve
If you want to escape to a quiet cliffside village on the Algarve, this villa is what you are looking for. I love the modern, yet rustic interiors, and Casa Magnolia also boasts a delightful garden and a stunning sea view. This home was originally built in 1874 and was once the president’s holiday home.
This luxurious villa boasts an external kitchen with a built-in barbecue and two al-fresco dining areas. It is ideally located close to the pretty town of Carvoeiro, which has some great restaurants and a selection of local shops to explore.
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14. Stella Luxury House II, Cascais: 6 bedroom villa on the Lisbon Coast
I love the Lisbon Coast, and Cascais is the jewel in the crown. It’s colourful town has a great food scene 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 beautiful villa is located just 4km away from the centre of Cascais and 3km from the impressive Guincho beach. You will find a large heated pool with 10 sun loungers as well as a barbeque, bicycles and table tennis.
15. Luxe Mare II, Lagos: 6 bedroom villa on the Algarve
This ultra-modern villa boasts a large heated infinity pool, a gym, pool table, cinema, 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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View Luxe Mare I
16. 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.
17. 5 bedroom villa in Quinta do Lago Resort, Algarve
This luxurious villa is set within the exclusive Parque Atlantico area of Quinta do Lago – accessed through private electronic gates. With its own private pool, and the beach just a short walk away, the location couldn’t be better for families and golfers alike.
Ten sun loungers, a gorgeous outdoor dining area, beautiful gardens, and private summerhouse area with hammock add to make this one of the most luxurious villas in Portugal within a resort.
18. 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 great choice if you are looking for an villa on the beach in the Algarve.
19. Vila Guerreiro: 3 Bedroom Villa in Albufeira, Algarve
Vila Guerreiro is one of those luxury villas 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.
20.Villa Pacifica with football pitch & bar, Carvoeiro: 4 bedroom villa on the Algarve
Villa Pacifica is the perfect family-friendly holiday villa on the Algarve. As well as a large outdoor pool, it boasts a trampoline, mini football pitch, basketball, badminton and table tennis. Adults are looked after too, as the villa has its own bar!
It is beautifully set in the countryside, yet only a few minutes drive from the pretty town of Carvoeiro and five minutes drive from Slide and Splash water park. You can also walk to the town centre, approx 20 minutes, and if you prefer not to hire a car, taxis are plentiful.
21. 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.
22. Villa Monte D’Oiro, Lagos: 10 bedroom villa on the Algarve
Finding a villa in Portugal 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 bar tender 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.
23. 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.
24. 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 salt water pool in the garden. The Douro river, where you can try numerous water sports is close by, and fresh bread is available free every morning, from the local grocer which is just 250 meters from the farm.
25. 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 is 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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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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