Portugal

Portugal

Villa Plus has over 200 villas to rent across a range of resorts, so whether you’re looking for a centrally located property or a countryside rental, we can help you find it! Our villas are made for alfresco living, with private pools, BBQs and outdoor dining areas. Most of our pools are heated, so you can even take a dip when it’s a little chillier. We cater for many different group sizes, too, with villas ranging from 2 to 8 bedrooms.

The chic resorts of Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago and Vilamoura are perfect for a sophisticated villa holiday. All three of these elegant, upmarket resorts are a golfer’s paradise, with several courses in the vicinity. A visit to the largest marina in Portugal, in Vilamoura, is a must. It’s full of glamorous yachts, casino, bars and restaurants, not to mention sports facilities if you fancy getting active. After which, you can head back to the comfort of your air­conditioned villa to relax by the private pool.

For those seeking a lively villa holiday, book a villa getaway to Praia d’Oura. Most of our rentals here are located within walking distance of the famous Praia d’Oura Strip (renowned for its bars, clubs and restaurants) and the beach is not far away either. The popular neighbouring resort of Allbufeira is a little more traditional, perfect for a family villa holiday with its fantastic sandy beach and nearby amenities.

If you are looking for a beach villa to rent, then we can tick this box too. Why not book a holiday in Gale, with its 2 Blue Flag beaches? Or, check out our sea-view properties in Sao Rafael, Castelo and Albufeira, where you can laze by your own private pool whilst admiring the scenery! Villa holidays in Carvoeiro revolve around the beaches and coves which are set against dramatic cliff backdrops. Rentals here are well located for day trips to the picturesque fishing village of Ferragudo, too, which still retains traditional Portuguese ways of life.

We have a handful of villas in Luz and Lagos to the west, both of which are very family orientated with glorious beaches. Why not enjoy a bite to eat and a quiet drink at the marina as the sun sets on Lagos? A villa holiday in the Algarve countryside has the benefit of larger gardens for the clhildren to play in, as well as a more tranquil setting for relaxing by your private pool. You can still keep in touch with the outside world, too, as most of our villas have Wi-Fi included!

A villa holiday offers flexibility, and in the Algarve, you will never be far away from family attractions and places to visit. Let the children enjoy the thrills and spills of the Zoomarine theme park and aquarium, or the range of water sports available on many of the beaches. There is really something for everyone in this part of Portugal.

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