Are you going to visit Portugal? Are you looking for a villa to spend some amazing days in this wonderful country? In this article you’re going to find the 15 most beautiful villas in Portugal (listed by region), villas that you can rent for your holidays.
The most beautiful villas in Northern Portugal
Villa Geres (Peneda-Gerês National Park)
Strategically located at the heart of Peneda-Gerês National Park, this enchanting villa overlooks Cávado river and the peaceful Caniçada dam and is considered to be one of the most beautiful villas in Portugal.
The villa has a pleasant atmosphere and displays a carefully chosen decoration and furniture to provide the comfort guests need. It is surrounded by a closed and private garden where you’ll find a newly added pool. A comfortable living and dining room embraces a shaded terrace, with a table and chairs, that leads to the swimming pool.
Price: starting from 125 €/night, 6 persons, 20.83 €/person
Villa 246 (Caminha)
This amazing villa with a modern decoration is located at the beautiful region of Caminha. At the top of a hill and overlooking the sea and Minho river, this villa is near some white-sand beaches that you can explore.
Just 2.5 km west you’ll find Moledo beach, to the south you can explore the beautiful historic centre of Viana do Castelo and the Roman village of Caminha is also nearby, a place where you’ll find great restaurants, cafés, bars and a beautiful esplanade full of life next to the sea and Minho river.
If you’re coming by plane, know that this villa is just 60 minutes driving distance from the airport of Porto and the airport of Vigo, in Spain.
Price: starting from 182 €/night, 8 persons, 22.75 €/person
Villa Folgosa (Peso da Régua – Douro Valley)
Located on the world famous Douro Valley region, a place known for its beautiful landscape and amazing wine, this villa is the perfect combination between scenery and intimacy.
Considered one of the most beautiful villas in Portugal, Villa Folgosa is an idyllic place with a small infinity pool and a garden, overlooking the amazing landscape of Douro Valley and river.
The house has three wonderfully decorated bedrooms, a living and dining room and a big terrace, perfect to admire the beautiful sunsets in the company of your friends and family.
The villa has an exquisite decoration, with traditional furniture and based on the wine theme where it gets all its character.
Price: starting from 200 €/night, 6 persons, 33.33 €/person
The most beautiful villa in the Centre of Portugal
Quinta dos Carvalhos (Castelo Branco)
Quinta dos Carvalhos is a 70-hectare agricultural farm just 1.5 km away from the centre of Castelo Branco, (227 km northeast of Lisbon). Located in Beira Baixa region, one of the most beautiful regions in Portugal, this villa is close to the historic villages, right in the Portuguese countryside.
This farm is composed of a rural house built in the 17th century and remains in the same family for five generations. The recent refurbishment gave it a new life because of the exquisite decoration, even though it maintained the villa’s history and charm.
This is the perfect place for groups, both friends or family, a place where you’ll feel like you’re at your country house, enjoying an iced tea or a wonderful breakfast served in the terrace, next to the house. In addition, guests can also enjoy the local cuisine.
Price: starting from 420 €/night, 10 persons, 42 €/person
The most beautiful villas in Lisbon region
Villa Machado (Sesimbra)
Located in the forest Pinhal dos Frades, a pine forest close to Sesimbra, Villa Machado is one of the most beautiful villas in Portugal.
This beautiful villa is composed by three separate units, each one of them facing the gardens and the big and heated swimming pool. The property has an area of 5000 m2 and offers to its guests complete peacefulness and intimacy.
Villa Machado has 6 suites and each one has views to the gardens and the terraces, thanks to the window doors with wooden shutters; it also has modern facilities where I can point out the jacuzzi, an iPod station and a hi-fi stereo system.
Surrounded by the gardens and the houses, the pool is one of the things that stand out in this property and that will make you feel truly privileged.
Price: starting from 279 €/night, 12 persons, 23.25 €/person
Villa Sisi (Sintra)
Located in Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and close to the town of Sintra, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Villa Sisi is just 900 metres away from the beach. This place offers amazing views and is the perfect invitation to spend some unforgettable holidays with family or friends.
Villa Sisi has the most modern facilities, with two pools, a tennis court and other amenities. It offers to its guests all they can ask to enjoy their holidays in this wonderful Portuguese region.
This is the ideal place to enjoy nature and explore the surrounding area without being disturbed.
Price: starting from 280 €/night, 14 persons, 20 €/person
Villa Dunas (Cascais)
Villa Dunas is one of the most beautiful villas in Portugal and is a modern and luxurious house. It is located at a privileged place where guests can enjoy the most wonderful views over the Atlantic Ocean, the Cabo da Roca (the westernmost point of mainland Europe) and the hills of Sintra.
The 250 m2 property has a heated pool and a terrace; the interior is equipped with everything someone can ask to spend their holidays and more!
Among other amenities, you’ll have at your disposal a comfortable living room and a fully equipped kitchen; the bedroom has a shower and a jacuzzi.
Price: starting from 1500 €/night, 2 persons, 750 €/person
The most beautiful villas in Alentejo
Villa Moinho (Santiago do Cacém)
This wonderful villa is based on a traditional and local architecture and has a windmill as part of the house; you’ll find windows everywhere that offer some amazing views over the surrounding area.
The big schist pool, with its wonderful lawn and wooden deck, was built on the lower level of the gardens. It is a great alternative to the beautiful beaches, located 25 minutes away from the property.
The interior of the house is amazing, built and decorated with material and furniture carefully selected, giving a unique charm to this place. The living room, with its tall roof and big fireplace, is very comfortable and is next to the beautiful gardens that were designed by a well known landscape architect.
Price: starting from 447 €/night, 12 persons, 37.25 €/person
Cabana Comporta (Comporta)
Cabana Comporta is located at a 3000 m2 property with 10 other cottages, but don’t worry, this villa has its own privacy!
This 160 m2 cottage is a contemporary creation based on the traditional houses (“Cabanas”) of Comporta and is considered as one of the most beautiful villas in Portugal.
Cabana Comporta has two bedrooms, both with private bathrooms (with independent bathtubs and showers), a heated floor, a large living room with a fully equipped kitchen and a guest bathroom.
It also has an interior / exterior fireplace, a private pool and three terraces.
Price: starting from 578 €/night, 4 persons, 144.50 €/person
Casa da Abelha (Melides)
Hidden away between hills and valleys, this magnificent villa is in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature and was superbly designed by the renowned architect Matilde Lucena.
The living room has an impressive library, a beautiful fireplace and, of course, the most amazing views over Melides lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean.
Price: starting from 875 €/night, 8 persons, 109 €/person
The most beautiful villas in Algarve
Villa Bronze (Vale do Lobo – Loulé)
Villa Bronze is a wonderful house with great gardens that offer complete peacefulness. The ground floor is composed by a beautiful living room, five bedrooms and a dressing room.
On the first floor you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room as well as two big terraces that offer magnificent views over the surrounding area.
At the property you’ll find a beach volleyball court and a big and fantastic pool surrounded by picturesque gardens. These are all reasons to consider this villa as one of the most beautiful villas in Portugal.
Price: starting from 843 €/night, 10 persons, 84.30 €/person
Villa Opal (Quinta do Lago – Faro)
Located at a luxurious and closed property, Villa Opal is a magnificent contemporary villa equipped with the best amenities, in a spacious and quiet place; in addition, it is located just five minutes away from the beach and from the golf courses of Quinta do Lago.
The interior is amazing and has a modern and open kitchen, a living room that offers comfort and elegance and a dining room with a table for eight persons like the one on the outside. All the four bedrooms have a private bathroom and are side by side with the patios, terraces and the pool.
The lower level of the villa has a big game room and a fantastic pool window that brings the sunlight to this place; there is also a garage, a cinema room and a spa area with steam bath.
The terrace on the roof has a jacuzzi and from there you can admire the magnificent views over the surrounding area.
Price: starting from 993 €/night, 8 persons, 124 €/person
Villa Salema Azul (Sagres)
Villa Salema Azul is located on the cliff of the Salema beach and offers the most amazing views over the Atlantic Ocean and the beach.
It is a luxurious contemporary villa with six bedrooms, three floors and a modern interior design and a beautiful infinity pool. Definitely one of the most beautiful villas in Portugal.
Price: starting from 1000 €/night, 12 persons, 83 €/person
Villa Sandy (Vale do Lobo – Loulé)
Villa Sandy is an outstanding villa with five bedrooms beautifully decorated. This contemporary villa is located at Vale do Lobo resort, overlooking the amazing Royal Golf Course and, further away, the Atlantic Ocean.
The views from Villa Sandy are simply magnificent thanks to an architectural design that takes advantage of its southwest orientation.
Price: starting from 1215 €/night, 10 persons, 121.50 €/person
Villa Emerald (Vale do Lobo – Loulé)
Villa Emerald is another of the most beautiful villas in Portugal and is also located at the amazing Vale do Lobo resort.
This six-bedroom modern villa offers wonderful views over the golf courses and the Atlantic Ocean. The contemporary architecture of the villa and its marvellous construction will offer you the comfort and luxury you’ll need for your holidays.
Price: upon request, 12 persons
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