Are you searching for a luxurious escape in Portugal? Look no further than the stunning array of luxury villas in Portugal available for rent.
From the breathtaking Douro Valley to the sun-kissed Algarve, there are private villas for rent in Portugal with pools and exceptional amenities waiting to welcome you. Whether you’re seeking a romantic retreat or an unforgettable family vacation, Portugal’s villas offer a level of comfort and sophistication that is difficult to match.
Most of these luxury villas can be found on Plum Guide, who have curated a collection of the world’s most remarkable homes where every villa has gone through a meticulous, multi-stage vetting process.
So why settle for anything less than the best? Let me guide you through some of the striking villas in the most beautiful places to stay in Portugal, many of which have ocean views!
Villas in the Douro Valley wine region
Valley of the Wines
A beautiful Portugal villa with 3 bedrooms and bathrooms that sleeps up to 6 people located in the village of Gouvães do Douro. The views from the house, terrace and pool are amazing, with vineyards as far as the eye can see. Breakfast is provided and there’s even a games room if you’re feeling competitive. Wine tasting is only 13 minutes away by car.
This villa, close to the village of Provesende, gives you unbelievable views of the Douro through full length windows.This exceptionally designed home sleeps up to 10 people so it’s perfect for extended families or groups of friends. The interior displays pieces of art and the dining table is the perfect place to enjoy a meal and watch the sun go down.
There are parking spaces for 4 cars and an EV charger is available.
Bridge Over Tranquil Water
This open plan villa has floor to ceiling windows, a covered terrace and a pool that stretches around part of the house giving unbelievable views of the valley. There’s a recreation room and jacuzzi if you need to relax after a busy day.
Pinhao is the nearest town, with several wineries, and is just a short drive (or scenic walk) away. The villa sleeps up to 8 people.
For other villas in the Douro Valley, check out Plum Guide.
Algarve Rental Villas
This villa in Benagil, which sleeps up to 4 people, has a roof terrace, with a gorgeous view of the ocean and a bar and pool. The interior design is modern and sleek with lots of space. You have a choice of Praia do Carvalho and Benagil beach nearby as well as a selection of restaurants and other amenities close by.
The Mirror Of Water
This fabulous villa close to Almancil has landscaped gardens, a large pool and plenty of things to do to while away the time. Quinta do Lago beach is a short distance away and golfers are catered for at the nearby course. The Ria Formosa Nature Reserve is also close at hand. The villa sleeps up to 8 people and you’ll be welcomed with champagne and flowers on your arrival!
A short distance from Vale do Lobo beach you’ll find this beautifully furnished and spacious Algarve villa to rent. Sleeping up to 6 people, with a large pool, this house has huge windows giving a bright and light feel. There’s a covered patio and even a kids play area, making it a great place for a family stay.
Figs On The Funcho
This riverside villa has direct views over the Funcho reservoir and is surrounded by fig and carob trees. It’s the perfect place to be surrounded by nature with plenty of comfort and style. There is space for up to 10 guests. It’s the ideal location if you’d like to spend time walking and you can brush up on your art skills with painting holidays throughout the year.
You can read about my time spent in this lovely place in this blog post.
For somewhere different, this villa’s secret is found in its name. Moroccan influences are found throughout this lovely home from traditional zellij tiles to weaved rugs, making this place an ideal stay in Portugal’s Albufeira region. The outdoor area is so welcoming, from the vibrant colours of the Moroccan style tent with relaxing seating to the deep blue pool.
The location is really handy for beaches and a good choice of restaurants.
For other inspirational villas found in Algarve, check out Plum Guide.
Luxury villas in Madeira
Between the Mountains & the Sea
A sleek and modern villa that sleeps up to 6 people, with its own private outdoor heated pool and alfresco dining area. You have so many great views, from the double French doors of the bedrooms of the surrounding mountains and distant sea horizon when lounging by the pool.
The fishing village of Calheta is just a short drive away and there are some lovely scenic walks through the breathtaking mountains of Madeira.
A Hillside Beginning
A short cab or bus ride from the capital Funchal, this restored traditional villa has tremendous views of both the sea and city. There’s an open-plan living space and a conservatory with an open log fire and large French windows. You can go for a swim in the private pool and enjoy the gardens with palm trees and lush vegetation. This villa sleeps up to 8 people and there’s room for a car although that’s not absolutely necessary if you just want to spend some time in Funchal.
By the Crystalline Ocean
For larger groups,(sleeping up to 12 guests), this waterfront villa is superb. You get stunning ocean views from around the property and where better to gaze at the scenery than from the infinity pool? Wander around the manicured gardens and relax in the secluded balconies.
There is elegance throughout this villa with its marble archways and chic bedrooms and bathrooms.
As a bonus, it’s only 2 minutes to the beach and a short distance to Funchal.
The Canico Cliffs
A little further along the coast, close to the town of Caniço and Garajou beach, this luxury villa has panoramic ocean views and a shimmering private swimming pool surrounded by leafy palm trees and lush grass. Your family or friends can chill out in the games room or, if you feel the urge to explore a little, take the cable car down to the beach. With the home spread over 3 floors, this villa can accommodate up to 7 guests.
Villas for rent in the north of Portugal
In a small village just 25 minutes drive from Braga, this sleek and modern home sleeps up to 6 people. The villa is spacious and light, helped in part by its south facing glass wall and, if you fancy a little light reading, the home library should keep you happy. There’s also a private swimming pool and plenty of outdoor seating to soak up the sun.
Located in a small village not far from Viana do Castelo, this 3 bedroomed home comes with a swimming pool, jacuzzi and even a waterfall feature. It’s just 5 minutes to the beach and after a long day on the sands, you can open up the full glass walls of the dining area to eat al fresco.
Zen in The City
It’s not easy to find a 5-bedroomed villa in Porto city so this is a great find. Sleeping up to 10 people this spacious, modern home has a pool, garden and hot-tub to relax in after spending the day discovering the city of Porto, just a short metro ride away. All rooms are light and are furnished with all modern comforts.
Villas in Central Portugal
Garden in the Hills
This modern villa just a short drive from Alcobaça has a lovely garden, a sun-soaked terrace, a swimming pool and an outdoor dining room. The interior has a sleek and modern feel with minimalist designs. It’s ideal for taking one of the hiking trails, such as the Pena da Arroteia route or just a quick drive to Praia do Salgado.
This uniquely decorated villa near the Paiva Walkways in the region of Aveiro sleeps up to 8 people. You’ll find traditional wooden beams and a gorgeous garden for al-fresco eating. The kitchen is somewhat quirky, with its stone walls and colourful furnishings. Espiunca River Beach is close by and, for golfers, Amarante Golf Course is just a drive away.
Luxury villas in the Lisbon Region
11 kms from Sintra, nestled in Azenhas do Mar, this 4 bedroomed villa has wonderful views of the sea. Beside the swimming pool is the seated terrace, complete with fire-pit, perfect for when the sun goes down. Inside large windows make the rooms spacious and light. Praia da Aguda is an easy stroll away.
Where Rosemary Flourished
This large villa with enough room for 10 guests is on one of the most beautiful coastal areas of Lisbon. This most-stylish luxury villa in Portugal has full-length windows giving fantastic views of the ocean. As well as the large pool you can work those pasteis de nata off in the gym or explore the nearby Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. The palaces of Sintra are just a 20 minute drive away.
An Ocean Of Calm
In the heart of the Portuguese Riviera this villa boasts a huge, curvy swimming pool, large well kept gardens and even a tennis court. With room for up to 6 people there’s plenty of space to relax or socialise in. Take in the views on the wrap-around balcony or dine on the large terrace.
Inside there’s an open space living room area with floor to ceiling windows and a second living room upstairs with a library.
If you want to go exploring, the coastal town of Cascais is just a 10 minute drive.
For more inspirational places to stay, check out Plum Guide. Alternatively, see offers on Booking.com.
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