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Our 7 best luxury villas and 5 nicest budget holiday homes in the Algarve

08 Febrero 2023

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In our second article about the best and most beautiful places to stay in the Algarve we will present you a list of our finest luxury villas in the Algarve as well as a handpicked selection of budget holiday rentals that are beautiful, tastefully decorated, authentic and low-priced. These are our favourites, but there are many more on our website where you will find a list of the best holiday homes and villas in the Algarve.

7 stunning luxury villas in Algarve, Portugal


Designer and luxury villa - Agostos, Algarve, Portugal

Private pool of Casa Luum, in Agostos

Private Pool

A beautifully designed luxury villa in the secluded hills above Faro and Vilamoura. A perfect blend of modern architectural lines with the surrounding nature. Large windows and doors open up to terraces and patios merging the interior areas with the exterior and its panoramic views.

Sleeps 6 persons    -    prices from 285,00 € per day


Villa with ocean view - Carrapateira, Algarve, Portugal

View from Casa Cerro da Vigia
View from the Casa Cerro da Vigia

There are not many holiday villas in Portugal with that view above the Cerro da Vigia on the Vicentina Coast in the Western Algarve. Perched above the ocean and overlooking the famous Amado beach, this housing is the ideal place to enjoy untouched beaches and the serenity of the Alentejo coast with its wild cliffs and breath taking ocean views.

Sleeps 8 persons    -    prices from 450,00 € per day


Luxury villa with pool - Santa Barbara de Neixe, Algarve, Portugal

Luxury villa with pool, Casa Agostos
Ouitside area with own pool

Minimalist design and modernist architecture meet exuberant nature in this luxury villa in the western Algarve. The white of the building, the green of the surrounding nature and the blue of the pool make a surprisingly pleasant blend. The ideal place to stay for a relaxing holiday in the Algarve, not far from beautiful beaches and typical Portuguese villages.

Sleeps 6 persons    -    prices from 250,00 € per day


Luxury urban getaway - Olhão, Algarve, Portugal

Luxury urban getaway at Casa Fuzetta
Outside area

Interior views of Casa Fuzetta

Due to its location on the Ria Formosa estuary the port city of Olhão in Algarve has miraculously escaped mass tourism. Its historical centre is still completely intact. The Casa Fuzetta is a luxurious summer house for rent that sleeps up to 24 and comes with a complete house team. It is ideal for yoga retreats, events and family holidays.

Sleeps 24 persons    -    prices from 1.600,00 € per day


Luxury Suites - Tavira, Algarve, Portugal

Exterior view of luxury suites of Fazenda Nova
Extorior view

Interior view of luxury suite

The Fazenda Nova country house in the Eastern Algarve is a special hideaway with 15 suites and 10 hectares of land. Surrounded by beautiful nature this holiday villa is not far from charming town of Tavira and the marvellous beaches of the Ria Formosa islands.

Sleeps 30 persons    -    prices from 2.000,00 € per day


Luxury and boutique villa - Lagos, Algarve, Portugal

Beautiful landscape around Casa Arte

Exterior view of Casa Arte
Extorior view

With its wild western coast as well as its world famous rock formations on the cove like beaches the western Algarve is much less developed than the central Algarve. The luxurious holiday villa Casa Arte is a perfect hideaway from where to discover this beautiful part of the Algarve. The spacious light flooded villa that sleeps up to 12 is set in the heart of a natural park and hidden amidst 2 hectares of landscaped gardens.

Sleeps 12 persons    -    prices from 550,00 € per day


Luxury villa - Santa Barbara de Neixe, Algarve, Portugal

Villa with private pool of Tranquila house
Villa with private pool

Beautiful villa that sleeps up to 8 in the eastern Algarve. The modern renovated villa is ideal for a quiet and relaxing stay for couples with complete privacy. In case you wish to venture out, the charming towns of Tavira and Olhão are just a bit further south. The rooms are spacious and have their own bathroom and the large living room with minimalist lines welcomes us with a fireplace in front of the sofa and a big screen TV. A romantic getaway only 20 minutes from the beach.

Sleeps 8 persons    -    prices from 200,00 € per day

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Villa with pool - Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, Algarve, Portugal

Villa with private pool of Quinta do Gato
Outside area with own pool

Terrace and outside view

Compared with the busy coast, the foothills behind Faro and Tavira are an oasis of tranquillity and nature. The holiday villa Quinta do Gato is a romantic hideaway in the mountains but only 5 minutes away from the next restaurant and only 15 minutes to the next village. Tavira and its beaches are about 25 minutes by car. The lovely villa held in the local Portuguese style offers two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms for a maximum of 4 guests, living room and kitchen as well as a large pool, two outdoor lounge areas with shade, a barbecue and a pizza oven.

Sleeps 4 persons    -    prices from 98,00 € per day


Small Beach Villa  - Loulé, Algarve, Portugal

Small beach villa of Casa Em Loule
Countryhose surrounded by nature

A charming summer house in the eastern Algarve. Located a bit inland from the busy coastal areas it provides a rustic feel without being too far away from the lively towns near the ocean, a perfect setting for relaxing holidays. This cosy, tastefully decorated self-catering villa offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and a small lounge. The outside of the house is also very beautiful, featuring a small terrace and garden- perfect to relax, enjoy the sun and the ocean view. 

Sleeps 4 persons    -    prices from 110,00 € per day


Villa and holiday home - Silves, Algarve, Portugal

Outside area by night, Casa Silves
Outside area with own pool

Interior view of Casa Silves

Casa Silves is an enchanting self-catering house in the ancient town of Silves in the western Algarve. The beautifully restored holiday home appears to be a modest, typical Portuguese town house at first sight, but behind the front door a true gem is hidden. The stylish and very nicely decorated interior has been compiled with the utmost care. Notable elements include the handmade Portuguese tiles and vintage furniture from top designers. The town house offers two large bedrooms and a smaller one. On the top floor there is a terrace with lounge sofa, outdoor shower and ‘outdoor kitchen’ with sink and refrigerator. The garden with a wooden deck is at the ground floor level as are the living room, kitchen and lounge area. Situated in a charming cobble stone street, it offers a superb over the roofs of Silves and surrounding area from its upper level terrace.

Sleeps 6 persons    -    prices from 160,00 € per day


Self-catering Apartment - Olhão, Algarve, Portugal

Modern design of Casa Opala townhouse
Modern Interiordesign

Set within the narrow streets and the white and pastel-coloured cubic houses in the traditional fishing town of Olhão, the charming self-catering townhouse Casa Opala is the ideal base to discover this wonderful and still undiscovered part of the Algarve. Be it to savour delicious Portuguese sea food dishes in one of the many authentic restaurants or explore the untouched beaches on the islands of the Ria Formosa estuary.

Sleeps 6 persons    -    prices from 115,00 € per day


Country House - São Brás de Alportel, Algarve, Portugal

Pretty country house, O Monte
House surrounded by nature

Beautiful country house built in the Portuguese traditional style. This charming self-catering villa offers all comforts with more than a touch of luxury. The two large suites and one of the other two bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and sleep up to 8 persons. Its location in the rural setting of the hills above Faro is secluded but not far from beautiful beaches and authentic towns such as Tavira.

Sleeps 8 persons    -    prices from 230,00 € per day



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