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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

Best Vacation Rentals in Portugal

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São Miguel, Azores
Vacation Apartment • 431 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(10 reviews)
A lovely arranged apartment is awaiting you. It includes a bedroom (about 20 m2) with a double bed, a living room, bathroom and kitchenette with refrigerator and electric kettle, as well as a terrace with direct ocean view. We are pleased to reserve other activities like whale-watching, riding or diving for you. The use of washing machine and dryer and WiFi is available for an additional charge. The Azores offer immense possibilities to the golfers, hikers and lovers of calm. You will find peace and quiet after a round of golf or a walk in the unique nature of São Miguel. Enjoy the view of...
from $70 / night
Minho Province, Northern Portugal
Vacation Rental • 753 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(21 reviews)
On a 300 square meter garden plot in a rural setting just 1.5 kilometers from beautiful, wide sandy beaches. In the small holiday home you will feel at home. A cozy outdoor seating area with a grill is available on the premises. Trips to the picturesque town of Viana do Castelo or to Caminha on the Minho are recommended; from there you can take the ferry across to Spain. Extras included: Usage-based energy costs, bed linen, towels, final cleaning.Note: Occupancy with an additional 1 child up to 10 years is permitted. Cast iron furnace, electric heater available.Non smoking accommodation.not...
from $60 / night
Quarteira, Algarve
Vacation Rental • 431 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(44 reviews)
The apartment in Quarteira has 1 bedrooms and capacity for 4 people. Accommodation of 40 m² homely and is modern, It has views of waterfront. The property is located 300 m sand beach "Praia de Quarteira", 300 m supermarket "Algartalhos", 600 m rock beach "Cavalo Preto", 1 km bus station "Terminal Rodoviário de Quarteira", 2 km water park "Aquashow", 2 km golf course "Campos de golfe de Vilamoura/Vale do Lobo", 5 km train station "Estação de Loulé", 20 km airport "Aeroporto Internacional de Faro" and it is located in a a family-friendly zone and next to the sea.The accommodation is equipped ...
from $62 / night

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Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Portugal

$167for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
$198 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Portugal

33%for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
55% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

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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