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Our best holiday villas in Portugal

21 Enero 2021

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At Secretplaces we are always seeking to add new, exciting and stylish accommodation options. Last year we were able to begin working with some very exciting new partners all over Portugal. In this blog post we present you the best portuguese villas and holiday homes worth visting.

Portugal as a destination has taken off over the last few years and with no signs of this slowing down just yet, why not be inspired by these new additions to our website. These properties stretch from the southern Algarve region all the way up to Northern Portugal as well as an option for those heading to the Azores.

1.Casa Fuzetta

Where: Olhão, Algarve

setting: Coast

Why we love it: This exquisite historic townhouse offers the quintessential Portuguese living experience — whitewashed walls, spacious airy rooms, outdoor patios and a house that will encourage you to spend your time outside. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the Algarve is the perfect holiday destination and why not stay in style whilst spending time in this southern region of Portugal. Casa Fuzetta is a fantastic option if you are seeking to visit the Algarve with a larger group.

Outside view of Casa Fuzetta, Olhao, Algarve

2. Casa LUUM

Where: Agostos, Algarve

Setting: Rural

Why we love it: The perfect combination of modern, minimalist design set in the countryside. The large windows, rooftop terraces, multiple patios and a large courtyard ensure that you can’t help but take in the stunning surrounding beauty. Sustainable practices and principles were adopted throughout the entire design and construction of this property, from the use of solar panels to the use of native plants introduced around the gardens.

This is the dream rental opportunity for the design-conscious traveller.

Casa LUUM, Agostos, Algarve

3. Casa Agostos

Where: Agostos, Algarve

Setting: Countryside

Why we love it: Casa Agostos is the sister property of Casa LUUM , with the local architecture firm Pedro Domingos behind both stunning properties. Whitewashed walls, clean lines and minimal design, this property is another ideal choice for those who appreciate modern architecture and design. Guests staying here will be captivated by the unique architecture as well as the stunning surrounding natural beauty.

Countryside hotel Casa Agostos

4. BomBom

Where: Melides/Comporta, Alentejo

Setting: Village

Why we love it: One of our most personal houses, because it was us who restored the house in 2020. The traditionally decorated accommodation with personal touches features a terrace with a pergola, protected by a large vine. The garden has several fruit trees and is dotted with lavenders and rosemary. You have a private pool in the garden, the furniture is typical Portuguese and also the beach is just a 12 minutes walk away- the perfect summer hideaway. Insider tip: There is another flat-roofed building, which can be climbed by a wooden ladder and at night you can see the wonderful sky, dotted with stars - just an amazing feeling.

Holiday home BomBom, Alentejo

5. Quinta do Fortunato

Where: Viana do Castelo, Douro & North

Setting: Rural

Why we love it: Still relatively unknown to many travelers who visit Portugal, Viana do Castelo is a stunning village in Northern Portugal. Quinta do Fortunato offers two houses which provide an unforgettable stay in a rural tourism project that perfectly combines beautiful design with Portuguese craftsmanship. Quinta do Fortunato achieves the perfect balance between rustic and modern touches.

6. Casa Cerro da Vigia

Where: Carrapateira, Algarve

Setting: Seaside

Why we love it: Casa Cerro da Vigia impresses with its spectacular view over the amazing Amado beach. It is settled on private 30.000m2 ground, surrounded by the natural park of the Vicentina coast. It is the perfect secret place to relax with the Atlantic Ocean in front and rolling hills in the background.

Casa Cerro da Vigia, Algarve

7. Villa Sal

Where: São Miguel, Azores

Setting: Seaside

Why we love it: The Azores are definitely a trending destination for 2019. Villa Sal is a dreamy cliffside villa situated on the island of São Miguel. When designing the Villa, the integration of nature was indeed an ultimate goal; room windows facing the ocean, living plants, stone and wooden elements are dominating both in the rooms and dining areas.

Fall asleep to the soundtrack of the Atlantic Ocean – this property provides complete tranquility.

8. Casa Silves

Where: Silves, Algarve

Setting: Historical town

Why we love it: Silves is the perfect base in the Algarve, situated within close proximity to the beaches as well as other towns and cities in the Algarve such as Portimão and Lagos. From the rooftop terrace, Monchique and Foia (the highest point of the Algarve) can be seen on sunny days. Portuguese tiles and vintage furniture from top designers offer special touches throughout the property.

Casa Silves, Algarve

9. Casa da Comporta

Where: Melides/Comporta, Alentejo

Setting: Coast

Why we love it:
Casa da Comporta combines the architectural design of open spaces with elegant interior design and beautiful nature in a unique way. The exclusive holiday home is your dream getaway that assumes, in a simple and elegant way, the relaxed lifestyle of Portugal. Outside of Casa da Comporta there is a surrounding garden that was designed as a dune, composing the nearby beaches. Our personal highlight: the scenic heated pool on top of the villa with panoramic sea view and luxury outdoor furniture to enjoy sun bathing.

Casa da Comporta, Alentejo

10. Cantinho da Paz 14

Where: Santa Barbara de Neixe, Algarve


Why we love it:
We call it the "feel-good house"! Freshly renovated in summer 2019, Casa La Paz welcomes its guests with a wonderful swimming pool on the terrace, that is perfect to cool off on hot summer days. The typical Algarve cities like Faro are within a reach and many beautiful beaches can be reached in just 20 minutes. All in all, this house with its good equipment, location and furnishings is just right for everyone who is looking for a relaxing and nice vacation escape.

Cantinho da Paz 14, Algarve

11. Casinha Sal

Where: Lagoa, Azores

Setting: Seaside

Why we love it: It is just an incredible feeling living in a house built on a cliff. When designing the villa, the integration of nature was indeed an ultimate goal; room windows facing the ocean, living plants, stone and wooden elements are dominating both in the rooms and dining areas. A private terrace with lounge area gives all guests the opportunity to enjoy the sun and relax outside with panoramic sea views and meets all the conditions for a perfect holiday stay.

Casinha Sal, Azores

12. La Maison Azores

Where: Lagoa, Azores


Why we love it:
La Maison is a wonderful private house with 400 m2, just 5 minutes walk from the beach. It has 4 bedrooms, living room with fireplace, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, private heated swimming pool, terrace, playground, croquet court, leisure areas and surrounding gardens- what else do you need?

La Maison Azores, Azores

13. Ocean Lodge

Where: Viana do Castelo, Douro & North

Setting: Seaside

Why we love it:
The 8000 square meter plot is just stunning: in addition to a campfire area, there is a large terrace directly adjacent to the heated pool, surrounded by trees and plants. The whole property is well integrated into the natural environment and convinces with its contemporary architecture and it even comes with a direct access to the river, where you can kayak directly to the beach, which is just 1km away. The Ocean Lodge is a magnificent holiday resort for those who are looking for a relaxing place with breathtaking scenery. Thanks to its perfect location, you can also reach the enchanting town of Viana do Castelo, which offers numerous traditional restaurants, in only 20 minutes.

Ocean Lodge, Douro

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