Vacation Rentals in Portugal

Vacation Rentals in Portugal

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Vacation Rental for 2 Guests in Algarve
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Algarve
Vacation Rental • 753 ft² • 1 Bedroom
9.3
(4 reviews)
Small rustic house with natural stone finishes. facing east. It has a private patio to the east where you can admire the sunrise, have breakfast.Swimming pool shared with 3 other mulberry houses. superb panoramic viewsFrom November to March, underfloor heating throughout the house is included.we have at your disposal: - airport transfers 45€ (per journey) - bike hire 6€ day or 35€ weekOn the mulberry farm, you can find at least 30 different types of fruit, among the 100 trees found in the garden (to be honest, I've never counted them).being a farm with over 150 years of history, nothing he...
from $59 / night
Vacation Rental for 4 Guests in Quarteira, Algarve
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Quarteira, Algarve
Vacation Rental • 538 ft² • 1 Bedroom
8.0
(8 reviews)
The flat in Quarteira has 1 room(s) and capacity for 4 person(s). Accommodation of 50 m² cosy and modern. It is located 100 m from the rocky beach "Cavalo Preto", 200 m from the supermarket "Algartalhos", 250 m from the sandy beach "Quarteira", 900 m from the bus station "Rodoviária de Quarteira", 3 km from the water park "Aquashow", 3 km from the golf course "Vilamoura/Vale do Lobo", 5 km from the train station "Estação de Loulé", 20 km from the airport "Aeroporto de Faro" and located in an ideal area for families and in a residential complex.It has lift, iron, internet access (wifi), balc...
from $77 / night
Vacation Rental for 4 Guests in Porches, Algarve
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Porches, Algarve
Vacation Rental • 689 ft² • 1 Bedroom
8.8
(5 reviews)
Alporchinhos 840 is a delightful 1-bedroom apartment, with the possibility of sleeping four (2 adults and 2 children), very close to the beach of Praia da Senhora da Rocha and the town of Armação do Pêra. It is professionally cleaned.Air conditioning is available in the apartment which also provides heat during the winter.Tastefully-furnished and fully-equipped including coffee machine and dishwasher, the apartment has Wi-Fi and covered parking. The apartment is close to the communal pool, with a café/restaurant, where the children’s pool is shaded at times through the day. Also, in a box i...
from $88 / night

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Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Portugal

$190for 27 Apr - 4 May
$215 annual average
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Current vacation rental availability Portugal

30%for 27 Apr - 4 May
54% annual average
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Highlights Portugal

  • Worth a trip all year round
  • Ideal for water sports enthusiasts and active holidaymakers
  • Excellent cuisine
  • Paradise for culture lovers

Vacation rentals in Portugal

Holidays in Portugal's metropolises

Apartments in the large cities of Lisbon, Porto, Braga, Faro, Setubal and Coimbra exude a special charm. This is due to the unique location of the modernly furnished accommodations, which are usually within walking distance of the numerous historical buildings and sights. The range of holiday apartments is particularly large in the state capital of Lisbon, which has direct access to the sea in addition to its old town.

A vacation rental on the coast

Those who want to spend their holidays at the sea will find countless comfortable accommodations at Portugal's coasts. The offer ranges from holiday apartments in the picturesque Algarve to spectacularly situated fincas on the steep cliffs of the Atlantic Ocean in the Regiao Centro. A holiday apartment on the "island of eternal spring" Madeira or on the Azores, which also belong to Portugal, promises you bathing fun and peace at the same time.

Peace and relaxation in the hinterland

The holiday in the hinterland of the Algarve and central Portugal is much quieter but no less interesting. You will live in a generously equipped finca in the region of Alentejo, where you will be accommodated among orange groves, olive trees and cork oaks in cosy places like Evora, Elvas, Marvao or Moura. Alternatively you can rent a vacation rental with pool and large garden on the outskirts of Portoalegre.

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Travelers and Activities

Active holidays in Portugal

The spectrum of possible leisure activities for active holidaymakers in Portugal is at least as varied as the breathtaking landscape. Particularly on the coasts of the Algarve and on the coastline facing the open Atlantic Ocean, water rats get their money's worth thanks to considerable waves and a stiff breeze while windsurfing and kitesurfing. In the quieter bays in the south as well as at the mouth of the Tejo you can go on a stand-up paddling trip or a diving trip. A kayak tour on the Tejo itself, which takes you through wild and romantic gorges, promises even more action. If you want to stay dry, you can explore the coasts, the hinterland and the mountains by mountain bike or hiking boots from your finca.

Paradise for culture lovers

Portugal's past, in which the country was alternately under the rule of Romans, Teutons, Christian kings and Muslim caliphs, has left numerous traces worth seeing for cultural tourists. Among the absolute highlights are the countless castles and fortifications such as the Castelo de São Jorge in Lisbon, the Christ Knight Castle in Tomar, the city palace of Sintra and the Castelo do Queijo in Porto. In addition, there are impressive sacred buildings such as the Cathedral of Faro and interesting museums such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Tiled Museum, which is one of the most beautiful museums in the country.

Skyline of the Alfama quarter in Lisbon
Skyline of the Alfama quarter in Lisbon

Things to know

Best travel time

Thanks to the geographical differences between the mountainous north and the slightly hilly south, which is also close to the African mainland, Portugal is in principle worth a trip all year round. While the Algarve and the west coast are particularly attractive for bathing tourists between June and September, active holidaymakers should plan their stay in the southern half rather for spring and autumn, as it is significantly milder at this time. City tours through Lisbon are also much more relaxed outside the high season. However, you should book your vacation rental in the north for the summer because of the much lower rainfall.

Regular events

Religious holidays play an important role in Portugal and are therefore often celebrated with pompous processions, to which tourists can also feel warmly invited. Particularly worth seeing are the festivities during Holy Week (Semana Santa), on the Festa da Cruzes in May and on Saint Anthony's Day in June. Other highlights are the music festival Vilar de Mouros, the jazz festival in Estoril and the Festival de Marisco in August, where everything revolves around seafood in Olhao. The programme is rounded off by the Dias Medievais in September, when countless knights, jugglers and craftsmen populate the castle of Castro Marin.

Portugal is the oldest country in Europe and has been within the same borders since 1139.

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Colorful alleyway in Porto
Colorful alleyway in Porto
Panoramic trip over the Ponte Vasco da Gama

With a length of 17.2 kilometres, the monumental bridge over the Tejo ranks 8th among the longest bridges in the world today. Take the opportunity to take a panoramic trip from Lisbon to Montijo and let your gaze wander over the river with its deep blue water from a height of 155 metres.

The last bratwurst before America

A visit to Cabo São Vicente, the most south-westerly point of the European mainland, is very impressive, especially because of the 70 meters steep rocky cliffs. Who wants to strengthen himself after looking beyond the symbolic edge of Europe can do this with a real German bratwurst. The visit to the Bratwurst stand on the rock plateau, run by German emigrants, is documented by a document certifying the consumption of "the last Bratwurst before America".

By ship to Benagil Sea Cave

Over millions of years, the wild Atlantic has transformed the soft rock of the south coast into a Swiss cheese, which is interspersed with countless caves, grottos and connecting passages. Immerse yourself in the fascination of these unique cave systems by heading for the Benagil Sea Cave by excursion boat, which can only be reached from the sea at high tide.

Panoramic view over Lisbon

For a unique view of Portugal's capital Lisbon, climb the 75-metre-high viewing platform of Cristo Rei, a statue of Christ based on the original Brazilian sugar loaf.

Portuguese cuisine

Portuguese cuisine is influenced by culinary influences from all over the world, partly due to Portugal's colonial past. A remnant of the Moorish rule, however, is the preference for desserts. You should therefore try the Pastéis de Nata puff pastry. Those who prefer a hearty meal can look forward to grilled fish and the fish soup Cataplana de peixe as well as a hearty sip of port wine.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Portugal

What was the average price for a vacation rental in Portugal last year?

Last year, rentals in Portugal had an annual average cost of around $180 per night.

Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?

According to last year, the months that allow you to save the most in Portugal are February, March and November, with average prices of $158, $159, and $159, respectively.

When are vacation rentals more expensive in Portugal?

Last year, the month that offered the highest average prices in Portugal was August, with an average price of $226 per night. This was followed by July, with an average of $218, and then September, with $196.

Is Portugal a good location for a last-minute getaway?

If you decide to put Portugal on your bucket list, we recommend organizing your travels long before you go because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average of 55% of rentals booked the previous year.

What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?

The most available months are, on average, April (with an availability of 62%), May (58%), and March (52%), according to the trends observed in the prior year.

During which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?

The months with the lowest properties available in Portugal are, in order, August, July, and December with respective average availability figures of 19%, 33%, and 42%, based on the previous year.

How many vacation rentals are there in Portugal?

In Portugal we have a comprehensive catalog of around 55,000 properties, with options of all kinds, thanks to our 127 local and international providers.

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