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24

Holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Central Albufeira

5 14 min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 14
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £295 / night

£895 - £3,215 / week

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from £295 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Algarve

Quarteira / Vilamoura

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“The perfect home from home!” The best and simplest review I can write for this villa is that I want to live in Portugal and I want this to be my home! I travelled with my boyfriend and family in June 2012 for 2 weeks and could not fault this beautiful home that Mr Parker has made for his guests. We were pleased to meet Graham Parker on our arrival; a charming Englishman who we discovered has been living in the area for about 10 years now. He ensured that we had everything we could have needed to enjoy our stay and his superb knowledge of the local area would come in handy for us later on. The 4-bed villa is set in a beautiful location just a very short walk away from the marina in Vilamoura. Busy as the marina can be at times, you feel a million miles from it in the very large back garden of the villa when the only noise you will hear is the crack of golf balls being driven down the fairway of the golf course behind the marina. You may also hear a passing plane but always remember, that this is the route home from Faro, so any plane you see will be leaving and you can feel sorry for the poor souls leaving Portugal while you sunbathe in the back garden. A huge, beautiful tree sits in the back garden with the garden around it and almost stands and looks proudly over the more than adequately sized pool and sun loungers. An array of lilos and water toys were a great addition, even for ones of a mature nature :) Also in the garden is a beautiful built in barbeque (which was used on a few occasions) and a wonderful patio area with table and seating on the terrace looking over the pool. It was the perfect base for brunch by the pool and a few sangrias as the afternoons wore on. Downstairs in the villa contains a huge living area, dining table and from what I am told a new refurbished kitchen which was all more than adequate for the 8 this villa holds. A separate utility room was a handy and pleasant surprise with a little yard to the side to dry your clothes quickly in the Portuguese sunshine. 2 bedrooms and a bathroom finish off the downstairs. The bathroom looks to be designed to highest spec, and both the twin and double bedrooms are beautifully decorated. The double bedroom downstairs is huge, with patio doors leading out on to the terrace and a beautifully decorated ensuite with a huge, tiled walk in shower. Upstairs there is another bathroom (of the same high design) and another twin and double bedroom. Both of these bedrooms open out on to a stunning balcony terrace looking out over the back garden and the golf course behind. This is a complete suntrap, comes with a lovely table and chairs and makes for a lovely few nights with a glass of wine watching the sun go down! The villa is located perfectly within Vilamoura. A leisurely walk would take about 10 mins but in the glorious sunshine, it was never a chore. Just a few hundred yards down the street is a local supermarket, which has everything you will need for your stay. My father very gladly took on the chore of fetching the freshly baked bread in the mornings for breakfast! There is also a little pub beside the shop if the walk there gets too hot and you need a drink to cool down - I discovered this when all the men in the group decided to go to the shop "to get the daily papers". As I mentioned earlier, Mr Parker's advice became very valuable to us on our trip. Not wanting to eat at the Marina every night and pay over the odds for food that was priced for tourists, he was able to recommend a wonderful array of very local restaurants for us to try. The food in these places was traditional Portuguese fayre and about half the price if not more than at the Marina. Don't get me the wrong, the Marina is stunning but if you want to eat like the locals, ask Mr Parker about Za Galo, La Cabana, Retiro des Campones and Jacinto (for the fish lovers). He also directed to us to BJ's Oceanside Bar where we enjoyed our last Friday eating fabulous food and listening to live music overlooking the beach. All in all, I really cannot find any faults with the villa, the location or Mr Parker himself. We knew if there was anything we needed, he was at the end of the phone and that was very reassuring being in a place where we didn't speak the language or know our way around! This villa will appeal to anyone who wants to go away and enjoy some peace and quiet in the sun with all that Vilamoura has to offer within easy reach. I very much hope that I will be back in Vilamoura some day and if I am, there is no question in my mind as to where I will stay!

from £229 / night

£1,600 - £3,000 / week

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from £229 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Algarve

Alvor / Vila da Praia

2 6 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent Holiday Apartment, Suitable for Families Young and Old.” We have just enjoyed a wonderful week, we went with our daughter, husband and their 1 year old baby and we all found the apartment very pleasing. It is in a wonderful spot, a very short walk to the beach and town centre. The complex is clean and very secure with a very good pool attendant on duty at all times The apartment is spacious with the added benefit of the terrace opening onto a large garden area, ideal for young children. We found the owner very obliging and any correspondence leading up to the holiday was answered promptly. We would definitely recommend this apartment. Another plus is you are only minutes from the Chill Out Bar, good value for money.

from £50 / night

£313 - £1,247 / week

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from £50 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Carvoeiro holiday villa rental

Carvoeiro / Areias Dos Moinhos

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£600 - £695 / week

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from £85 / night

(22) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Almancil

Faro District / Almancil

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent villa for large party” The villa is excellent for a large party, it is very clean and tastefully furnished. The views from the villa are fantastic looking out to the sea over Almancil. The children loved the swimming pool and the games room. Whilst I didn't have a car, it was easy and reasonable to get taxis into the village. Overall a fantastic stay, thank you.

from £219 / night

£1,530 - £2,380 / week

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from £219 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Boliqueime holiday villa rental

Faro District / Boliqueime

4 8 min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £128 / night

£804 - £2,323 / week

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from £128 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Faro District / Sagres

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £41 / night

£282 - £676 / week

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from £41 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Tavira / Cabanas

2 5 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £54 / night

£215 - £670 / week

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from £54 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Algarve

Faro District / Luz

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning

from £86 / night

£601 - £1,202 / week

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avg. 3 hours 7 minutes

from £86 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Algarve with swimming pool

Albufeira / Sao Rafael

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Everything you could want for a villa holiday - wonderful” The villa is stuning. It has views of the sea and is walking distance of both a couple of restaurants and the beach. All four double bedrooms are a good size and all air conditioning worked on demand throughout the villa for the whole stay (that has never happened before!) It was well equiped. The marina is approximately 20 minutes walk away, with more restaurants. The beach in walking distaance is a small cove with crystal clear waters and a lovely beach restaurant, our favourite of the holiday. Would go back tomorrow.

from £165 / night

£1,150 - £2,850 / week

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from £165 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Central Albufeira holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Central Albufeira

7 15 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“GIRLS WEEKEND” Overall a lovely weekend-prime location and literally a minutes walk from the strip. Spacious villa, clean and well equipped. Few points to note air con doesn't work in all of bedrooms, the pool is absolutely freezing and un-useable! There are no mirrors anywhere near a plug socket and mirrors at all in the bedrooms. Miguel us friendly but isn't on hand as promised he didn't return any calls or texts. Major concern is the dining room chairs there unsteady and extremely wobbling- this caused a nasty injury for 1 if our party. Over all lovely villa bit needs some attention- ideal for hen and stag parties!

from £114 / night

£795 - £2,595 / week

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from £114 / night

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Townhouse rental in Budens with golf nearby

Budens / Parque da Floresta

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £77 / night

£536 - £920 / week

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from £77 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Algarve

Albufeira / Central Albufeira

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent accommodation” Thia apartment was delightful. The views were beautiful and the terrace was a lovely place to sit and relax.

from £58 / night

£400 - £1,200 / week

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from £58 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Algarve

Albufeira / Guia

4 10 min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  • min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £135 / night

£900 - £1,900 / week

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from £135 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Quinta do Lago holiday villa rental

Faro District / Quinta do Lago

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £200 / night

£1,395 - £3,395 / week

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from £200 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Gale

Albufeira / Gale

6 14 min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 14
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £200 / night

£1,000 - £3,200 / week

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Villa accommodation in Algarve

Faro District / Carvoeiro

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £268 / night

£1,870 - £4,110 / week

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avg. 3 hours 42 minutes

from £268 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Algarve

Faro District / Armacao de Pera

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £97 / night

£676 / week

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from £97 / night

(32) Excellent 

40

Algarve holiday apartment rental

Albufeira / Windmill Hill, Albufeira

2 4 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful accommadation” Lovely apartment. Huge space! Bedrooms fantastic. 2 showers a blessing for the girls! Best place ee have stayed in by a mile. Lovely pool and family atmosphere. Hilly walk back home every evening but no problem. Kept is fit! Home inless than 10 mins from Old Town Square. Would recommend this highly. Thank you.

from £40 / night

£300 - £750 / week

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avg. 56 minutes

from £40 / night

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Holiday apartment in Algarve

Portimao / Praia da Rocha

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £112 / night

£581 / week

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from £112 / night

(20) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

23

Algarve holiday apartment rental

Vale do Lobo / Jardins do Golfe

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £72 / night

£393 - £1,407 / week

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from £72 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Villa rental in Meia Praia with swimming pool

Lagos / Meia Praia

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely villa and location” We have just returned from a lovely ten day break with our daughter, partner and our two grandchildren aged 4 years and 4 months. All aspects of communication with Caroline and Lisa were met with a quick and prompt response. The villa is very spacious, comfortable, light and airy and family friendly. We had hot and very hot weather throughout our stay so the pool was a big hit and set within pretty garden. We loved Lagos and the sourounding are and enjoyed returning to our holiday home after outings. We were met by the owners and provided with a welcome pack on our arrival which was very useful for our first lunch. The only difficulties for our daughter was the upside down layout as she has mobility issues and all bathrooms are downstairs with the bedrooms. We also found the beds very firm, but Lisa kindly supplies some mattress toppers which helped. Overall a very good location on the edge of Lagos but again not easy for our daughter and partner due to the lack of paving on some stretches of road and down hill into town and uphill coming back, she needed to use a wheelchair. Which we didn't know would be necessary when we booked last year. Lisa and Mat were very friendly and helpful and responded promptly when we contacted them.

from £107 / night

£315 - £1,540 / week

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from £107 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Olhos de Agua

Albufeira / Olhos de Agua

1 4 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £60 / night

£400 - £878 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Carvoeiro / Monte Carvoeiro

4 8 min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Beautiful Villa Francesca” Villa Francesca felt more like a second home than a rental property. There was a wonderful feeling of homeliness about it. The standard of the accommodation was good and we enjoyed the spaciousness of the rooms. We were a party of 8 ranging in ages from 6 to 80 and everyone had a wonderful time. For my parents both in their 80's there was more than enough space to disappear to away from the children yet without feeling the need to temper the children's enjoyment of the pool and garden (both of which were beautifully kept). We would all return to this villa in a heartbeat. The owners too were very kind and welcoming in email correspondence before and after we arrived with great recommendations for beaches and restaurants. The location was a perfect balance in terms of distance to a variety of different beaches and restaurants whilst at the same time the villa itself was very private and tucked away from the buzz of the town. The local manager was helpful and accommodating. We really did love this holiday and would have no hesitation in recommending it. We hope to return to Villa Francesca ourselves on day soon.

from £200 / night

£1,250 - £2,150 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Algarve

Budens / Parque da Floresta

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £179 / night

£1,250 - £1,831 / week

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from £179 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Lagos / Central Lagos

2 5 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic accommodation in a great location” The apartment was larger than average and finished to a very high spec with all the comforts of home. The pool area was great and never overcrowded. The location just outside the city wall was ideal as everything we needed was walkable, whilst still feeling peaceful. Lagos is lovely, one of the few places i've been that i think would suit all age groups. We will definately return to lagos and to this apartment!

from £85 / night

£250 - £875 / week

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Algarve holiday townhouse rental

Budens / Parque da Floresta

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £58 / night

£384 / week

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from £58 / night

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Algarve holiday apartment rental

Olhao / Fuseta

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£276 - £415 / week

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from £40 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Algarve

Albufeira / Falesia

6 14 min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 14
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £114 / night

£795 - £2,595 / week

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avg. 3 hours 27 minutes

from £114 / night

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Holiday villa rental

Quarteira / Vilamoura

6 14 min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 14
  • min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £273 / night

£1,626 - £5,423 / week

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from £273 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Gale holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Gale

3 7 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 7
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool

from £88 / night

£612 - £1,840 / week

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from £88 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Praia de Carveiro

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £125 / night

£875 - £2,050 / week

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from £125 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Townhouse accommodation in Algarve with shared pool

Albufeira / Olhos de Agua

3 8 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £57 / night

£395 - £925 / week

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from £57 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Algarve holiday villa accommodation

Faro District / Lagos

4 8 min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £157 / night

£1,100 - £1,700 / week

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from £157 / night

(11) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Almancil

Faro District / Almancil

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

Certificate of Excellence

from £75 / night

£525 / week

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avg. 1 hour 48 minutes

from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Algarve

Faro District / Quarteira

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £100 / night

£701 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday apartment in Algarve

Faro District / Albufeira

1 3 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £126 / night

£882 / week

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from £126 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo with swimming pool

Tavira / Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“RELAXING, LOVELY AND FULL OF CHARM” The villa was exactly as described, spotlessly clean and had every facility you would ever want and more! It is so comfortable and so quiet and peaceful. The grounds are filled with a huge variety of fruit trees and the views are beautiful. It was such a treat to be able to pick the fruit and also to be able to have fresh eggs every day supplied by the lovely hens. The welcome gifts of wine, olive oil, sardines, coffee and more were very much appreciated. Fernando came during the week to clean the pool with even more gifts, so thoughtful and generous. From the moment we stepped off the plane and were met by Fernando and Lucretia we received a lovely welcome and were provided with a wonderful service. Our flight was late and they waited so patiently. Magda and Nelson were very helpful both before and during our stay, ready to answer any questions we had and made us feel very welcome. Sara was also very helpful and friendly. She gave us a lot of useful tips on places to visit and directions. Web really had a lovely holiday, thank you so much.

from £45 / night

£313 - £682 / week

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(55) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Oura Beach

Albufeira / Oura Beach

7 21 min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • sleeps 21
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful Villa” Just come back from my hen party in this villa. It was beautiful, clean, well located and had the most lovely pool and decor. The owners could not do enough! We had the most amazing weekend. Its a small taxi (or tuc tuc) ride away from the old town, which has a beautiful beach, restaurants and cute shops. The night life there is good fun too! There is a lovely seafood place about a five minute walk away from the villa and also a lovely beach with nice beach food. Reccomend Reccomend! Suitable for familys or groups of girls!

from £128 / night

£895 - £3,595 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Algarve holiday villa rental

Tavira / Estorninhos

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

from £128 / night

£894 - £1,340 / week

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Villas and apartments in Algarve

Why Algarve?

This popular holiday destination has sunshine by the bucket and spade load. The Blue Flag beaches, watersports and activities for kids make the Algarve a fantastic choice for a fun-filled family break. From the lively resorts near the beach to the cobbled streets and whitewashed houses in the villages, the Algarve has something for everyone. And with a three hour flight time from the UK, getting there is a breeze.

Soak up the sun on the terrace at a self-catering apartment or enjoy the space of a luxury villa in the Algarve for your next holiday.

Things to do from your villas in Algarve

One of the best ways to see the natural beauty of the Algarve coastline is with a visit to the Ponta da Piedade. The weathered cliffs, rock pillars, natural tunnels and hidden grottos are stunning. Join a boat trip and let your captain navigate through the rocky formations and view the magnificent cliffs from the sea. The shops, restaurant and lighthouse at the peak of the cliffs are also well worth a visit. There are so many beautiful beaches here you'll be spoilt for choice - Praia Gale, Meia Praia and Tavira Island to name but a few - so if you love a beach holiday, the Algarve will certainly not disappoint.

There are so many attractions here you'll want to come back year after year. Some highlights include the Slide & Splash Water Park in Lagoa, Zoomarine Algarve in Guia and the atmospheric and historical Cerro da Vila in Vilamoura.

Food & drink in Algarve

When you're not cooking up your own culinary creations in your self-catering holiday home, there are plenty of tempting places to eat and drink in the Algarve. Enjoy some traditional Portuguese which usually involves fresh fish and shellfish. The national dish is "bacalhau" (dried, salted cod) and the classic "caldeirada" (fish stew) is a thing of wonder. Grilled sardines and horse mackerel are popular in the coastal towns and meat eaters should try the "cozido à portuguesa", a thick stew of vegetables with meat. “Leitão assado" (roast suckling pig) is popular in the north of the country, as are pork sausages called "chouriço" or "linguiça."

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Apartment 204 Bay View (Ground Floor)
Excellent

We stayed in Apartment 204 in July 2018. The apartment was spotless and had every mod con needed. Air conditioning was brilliant. The complex itself feels very secure and for such a brilliant location, it is far enough away that there is no noise at night. The pool is a bit on the smaller side but it was never overly crowded and there was always plenty of sunbeds so no complaints at all here! The best thing about this apartment is the location. Old Town Albufeira is our favourite holiday destination and it is literally only a 2-3 min walk to the tunnel to the beach. Only a 5 min walk into the main square. Great to be in walking distance of everything and not need a taxi even once! Maureen was brilliant to deal with and very helpful. She made everything so easy and we would definitely stay here again.see more
Villa And
Perfect

Fantastic villa. Quite location but not far from anything. Large and well stocked Aldi and Lidl only 10 minutes walk. Uber taxi to old town is average €4. Pool and gardens are lovely. Bedrooms good size and plenty of storage. Wasn’t sure about booking as no reviews but it’s perfect for a break away … see more
Apartment Magnifico
2nd stay

This was our second stay at one of Phillipa’s apartments in this complex. She has though of everything and there was nothing we didn’t have. Beautiful, clean and just as described. I’d stay at any of phillipa’s apartments and would recommend them. The view from the two bedroom apartment is better than the ground floor apartment but you do have a few steps to get up, in my opinion worth the effort.see more
Vila de Praia
"Perfect apartment and location for my family"

Just back from a 9 night stay in Gary & Trina's apartment and had a fab time. The apartment has everything you need and is spotless. It is like a home from home but with sunshine and a lovely swimming pool !! Complex very safe and kids pool ideal for my 4 and 6 year old and a great location, walking distance to shops and the main town of Alvor which is 5 mins walk so perfect if you don't hire a car. We will definitely be returning , thanks again from Garry & Siobhansee more
Garden Hill Luxury Old Town Esplanade apt with Pool, beach, balcony and wifi.
Great Apartment in Albufeira Old Town

We stayed here in July 2018, (3 adults). The apartment is located very close to Albufeira Old Town centre which has everything you need for a great holiday. It is a just a few minutes walk to Praia Do Peneco beach. It's as good a location as you could wish for if you want to stay close to the old town and its beaches. Despite the proximity to the old town centre there is no noise that would bother light sleepers. The apartment is virtually brand new, it has been fitted out with high quality equipment throughout. The bed and sofa bed are the best we have had at a holiday apt. It is a great size and has everything you need for your stay. When we stayed here there were even beach parasols, bat and ball etc provided that you could use at the beach. There is a nice view over the old town from the balcony, which has a table and chairs for alfresco dining, or just having a relaxing drink. The pool area, although not the biggest is great. The pool warms up nicely as it gets the sun virtually all day. It was generally quiet during our high season stay with enough space for a swim, and plenty of available sunbeds. All in all I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment and would definitely return there in the future.see more
Vilamoura Stunning Pink Detached Villa
Fantastic holiday

The pictures don’t do this villa justice - it may look a bit dated but it has everything you need to have a great holiday. This is a great villa with an amazing pool (best bit of the holiday according to the six kids) in a fantastic location - close to a local spar shop,restaurants, the old village in Vilamoura and a 25min easy flat walk to the beautiful marina. There was plenty of room for 10 people. Claire was brilliant and so friendly - she couldn’t do enough for us. We will definitely come back again.see more