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Villas in Portugal

Picturesque Portugal is an eclectic mix of bustling resorts, unlimited leisure facilities, stunning scenery and fascinating history and culture. Made up of five regions and two islands, take your pick between dreamy coastal resorts or rural retreats. A Portugal villa holiday gives you the opportunity to lay on the beaches of the Algarve, sip the local wine of Douro Valley, or explore the emerald forests on the idyllic island of Madeira.

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Portugal - An Exciting Blend of Country & Coast

You’ll find yourself spoilt for choice with our villas in Portugal. The amazing Algarve on the south coast is the perfect place for holidays in the sun, enjoying its beautiful golden beaches, golf courses and entertainment. Stunning Silver Coast villa holidays give you the chance to absorb and authentic, rich culture, just a stone’s throw from Portugal’s capital, Lisbon. Enjoy the area's gorgeous landscapes, or spend relaxing days on the white-sand beaches of the Atlantic coast.

Further north, the breathtakingly picturesque Douro Valley wine region offers truly relaxing holidays with charming Portugal villas set in a peaceful, rural setting, close to the wonderful second city of Porto, or why not explore the dramatic coastline, lush pine forests and mountains of the gorgeous Costa Verde..

  • Your Portugal Villa Holiday

    With a villa holiday in Portugal you can enjoy all the space and comfort of your own private accommodation, with the freedom to explore the fantastic local beaches, Portugal’s beautiful countryside and its vibrant resorts.

    Add even more indulgence to your villa holiday and enjoy a luxury villa stay in the Algarve or the Lisbon Coast. Enjoy the warm Portuguese sun as you dive into your villa’s private pool for a morning swim, sunbathe in your villa’s garden and dine al fresco from the peace and privacy of your own terrace.

    Enjoy the option of self-catering in Portugal – there are local markets to explore and harbours to buy freshly caught fish and seafood, so you can serve up a feast to your friends and family at dinner.

  • About Portugal

    Located in southwest Europe, Portugal is a country with a long, diverse and fascinating history, with its cosmopolitan culture shaped by those who have settled in the country over its thousands of years of colonisation. You’ll notice these influences everywhere, from the food, architecture and even in the landscape of the towns and cities you visit.

    Portugal is made up of five main regions, as well as the two islands of Madeira and Azores. Our villas are located right across Portugal, giving you the chance to lounge on the beautiful beaches of the Algarve, sip the famed local wine of Douro Valley or explore the emerald forests and the tropical landscapes of the island of Madeira.

  • When to go to Portugal

    During your villa holiday you should expect to enjoy a Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and mild winters.

    Between June and September is the best time to take advantage of the idyllic weather, with temperatures reaching up to 30°c as you wander along the golden beaches and unwind beside your villa's private pool.

    Keen hikers will enjoy the country’s wonderful trails from October to March, when you’ll be able to take in the beautiful views of Portugal’s snow-capped mountains. Not only that, but the temperature in Portugal can still reach up to 18°c during the autumn and winter months, making it the perfect place to escape the cold back home.

  • Cultural Highlights

    In addition to the wonderful beaches and scenic landscape, Portugal has an endless list of things for you to see and do during your James Villa holiday. The Alto Douro wine region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site - a place where wine has been produced for well over 2,000 years. Explore the nearby towns that have flourished in this region, watch and learn the process of wine making, explore the vineyards and terraces - and of course, try a tipple.

    Another cultural highlight is the Palácio Nacional da Pena - a beautiful palace in the town of Sintra along the Lisbon Coast, nestled on a hilltop. With a pastel yellow, pink and red exterior this standout piece of architecture is sure to catch your eye and win your heart. The lavishly detailed stone carvings outside the building are complemented by the palace’s surrounding gardens - Pena Park - which includes exotic trees from around the world, ordered by a past king.

  • Portugal Holidays - Points of Interest

    • Sample the local cuisine. A great little afternoon treat is a freshly ground coffee and a Pastéis de Nata. These rich and sweet egg custard tarts are the perfect local delicacy for those of you with a sweet-tooth.
    • For spectacular views of the city of Lisbon and beyond, ride the Elevador de Santa Justa - a gothic tower and piece of architectural history that connects the lower and upper levels of the city.
    • If you’ve booked your villa holiday in Portugal for spring, then make sure you don’t miss the annual Flower Festival in Funchal in Madeira. People dress themselves in floral outfits, with hats made of yellow sunflowers and dresses decorated with pink roses.
    • For a real Portuguese treat, spend a morning at the Feira de Barcelos market in Minho in the scenic Costa Verde. There you can buy freshly baked bread, local vegetables and fruit, as well as handcrafted pottery.
    • Everyone knows the Algarve is great for beaches, but Praia de Albandeira is the perfect setting for those of you wanting to unwind. Tucked away in a rocky alcove, this beach is a little-known treat for those who find it.
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Let's face it, when it comes to reviews you want to hear from straight from the holidaymaker's mouth! They're the ones who've been there, done that and swam in their own private pool. That's why we use independent review service Reevoo – giving you the good and the bad from genuine James Villas' customers. Honesty is the best policy after all…

Portugal reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Sights / Places to go
8.3
Night life
7.2
Overall rating
8.7
Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 1316 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10

Sandra

Bournemouth Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Beach local, lovely restaurant, chilli pepper across the road
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 14 April 2019
Published on: 15 April 2019

Algarve

9 out of 10

Dawn

Family (the eldest child is at school)
+
Friendly people, great weather
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 14 April 2019
Published on: 15 April 2019

Algarve

10 out of 10

Thomas

Norwich Family (the eldest child is at school)
+
Zoo marine was a great park, enjoyed local restaurants. Lovely villa and nice local supermarkets.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 13 April 2019
Published on: 19 April 2019

Algarve

9 out of 10

Denise

Devon Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Tavira is worth a visit. We visited a few towns, but relaxing by the pool was our priority this time to recharge.
No
Confirmed stay: 13 April 2019
Published on: 18 April 2019

Algarve

10 out of 10

Fiona

Glasgow Three generations from retired
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Went out to eat and found good restaurants but spent most of holiday in villa, it had everything we needed.
Nothing. Only thing I would say it was further from beach than we expected.
Confirmed stay: 13 April 2019
Published on: 18 April 2019

Algarve

10 out of 10

Carl

hornsea Family (the eldest child is at school)
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fantastic place to holiday
just the villa , poor cleanliness and fixtures old and dated
umbrella in garden actually taped up with duck tape !!
not the best villa we have been to , actually the worst
Confirmed stay: 13 April 2019
Published on: 15 April 2019

Algarve

9 out of 10

Christopher

Marlborough Family (the eldest child is at school)
+
Great food, lots to do
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 13 April 2019
Published on: 15 April 2019

Algarve

9 out of 10

Gaynor

Gillingham Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Very hospitable people. Good food. The hotel just up from the villa provided a great bar and restaurant with entertainment. When the sun made an appearance it was glorious. Beautiful beach just a few minutes walk from the villa.
You require good walking shoes!! You don't necessarily need a car but advisable. The pool should be heated. It needs to be clearer regarding return transfer. Meeting our rep before our last day would have been good.
Confirmed stay: 13 April 2019
Published on: 14 April 2019

Algarve

7 out of 10

Mark

Aberdeen Family (the eldest child is at school)
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We had a few sorties to local beaches and cliff top walks. The coastline to the west of Lagos is spectacular.
Birds Nest restaurant is only 5km away and excellent.
The Algarve is more developed than we usually go for. Casa Sky made a good way to hide from the throng though!
Confirmed stay: 13 April 2019
Published on: 14 April 2019

Algarve

8 out of 10

Confirmed guest

Southampton Family (the eldest child is at school)
+
Great mountains views and great beaches
Not many food places
Confirmed stay: 13 April 2019
Published on: 14 April 2019

Algarve

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