Discover a selection of more than 10,000 holiday rentals in Portugal that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including private pool and pool. Prices start at £ 32 per night, and villas and houses are popular options for a stay in Portugal. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Seaside fun at Portuguese holiday lettings

Portugal is the western border of the Iberian Peninsula, ranging from the high hills of the Douro Valley in the north to the rockrose-scented beaches of the Algarve in the south. It's also a mecca for culture-loving, sun-seeking travellers who come to laze on golden sands or wander the weathered schist villages in the Centro mountains. Cities like Lisbon offer a clue to the country's long and enthralling history – maritime museums and mighty castles like Sao Jorge abound. Porto offers potent port tipples and cool cafe culture. Portugal holiday rentals with pools mean cranking up the relaxation. Those by the coast have roaring surf and irresistible seafood.

Things to do

Attractions near holiday lettings in Portugal

Portugal's past tells a tale of explorers and adventurers. Portugal holiday rentals in Lisbon are a great place to start exploring all of this history, with the Maritime Museum and its weathered maps, sailing charts and relics of Vasco da Gama's journeys around the globe beckoning down on the Tagus estuary. The nearby Lisbon Oceanarium offers a more natural introduction to the high seas, with sunfish and puffers and sharks of all sorts. Don't miss the National Azulejo Museum, either – it's the place to discover the country's long-held tradition for ceramic art.

Activities

Fun things to do near Portuguese holiday homes

Where to begin? A bout of beach basking, perhaps? Portugal holiday rentals in the Algarve have you covered – the sands are long and lovely, washed by dolphin-peppered seas and backed by high cliffs. Some seafood? Stick to the south, where fishing villages meet BBQ tavernas in towns like Albufeira. How about history? Lisbon can't be beaten on that count – its quaint Alfama district and amazing maritime museums make sure. Hiking? Hit the hills of the Douro Valley, or clamber to the schist villages on the inland peaks. Surfing? There's loads, from beginner-friendly Peniche to rip-roaring Nazare for the experts.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Portuguese holiday homes

Portugal is long and thin. That means the north has a whole different climate to the south, with average summer highs of around 20 common in Porto when the Algarve is being baked in heat of nearly 30 degrees. That makes months like June, July and August perfect for seeking out Portugal holiday rentals with a pool. Autumn is a local favourite, known for its milder weather and warm seas – a surfing trip perhaps? Winter – December, January, February – sees some snow in the north and the chance of skiing in the mountains.

Natural features

Sands, surf and valleys in Portugal

Portugal majestically blends its different habitats. Take Sintra, where the mist-shrouded mountains covered in cork woods drop suddenly down to the Atlantic Ocean, creating wave-battered cliffs that are pure drama from top to bottom. Up in the heights of the Serra da Lousa in Coimbra District schist ridges give way to forests where wild deer stalk. Down in the Algarve, long beaches that glow with golden sand are backed by high cliffs and the seas are home to dolphin pods aplenty. Porto, meanwhile, has the Douro River and its verdant banks clothed with vineyards.

Beaches

Best beaches near holiday rentals in Portugal

Portugal is known for its beautiful beaches and array of seaside amenities. Holiday homes are available near places like Praia da Rocha, a scenic beach with towering rock formations and shops and restaurants, and Praia da Marinha, a popular beach with rustic surrounds, pit caves and soaring cliffs. You'll also find a mix of scenic white-sand beaches and clear waters in Tavira Island.

Food & drink

Experience Portuguese cuisine

Portuguese cuisine is comprised of Mediterranean influences, such as bountiful seafood from the Atlantic coast, spices from colonial periods and produce from the fertile landscape. Olive oil, garlic, parsley, cinnamon, vanilla and saffron are prominent in Portuguese cuisine, as well as pork, beef, octopus, cuttlefish, crabs and prawns. For an authentic Portuguese experience, visit a restaurant near your holiday accommodation to try caldo verde, salted cod or caramel custard.

How many holiday rentals are available around Portugal?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 32,744 holiday lettings around Portugal. From 5,321 villas to 15,310 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Portugal?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Portugal. From Vrbo UK travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Albufeira: 7,549 holiday homes
  • Vilamoura: 5,953 holiday homes
  • Carvoeiro: 4,343 holiday homes
  • Praia da Luz: 2,792 holiday homes
  • Mato Serrão: 616 holiday homes

Vrbo UK offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Portugal! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Portugal?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Portugal with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Albufeira: 7,549 holiday lettings
  • Tavira: 1,866 holiday lettings
  • Lagos: 4,147 holiday lettings
  • Armacao de Pera: 5,634 holiday lettings
  • Silves: 2,974 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.