With mile-upon-mile of long sandy beaches backed by a dramatic cliff-lined coast, scattered with traditional towns and villages bursting with authentic charm and heritage, not to mention seafood-heavy cuisine served in many a Michelin-starred restaurant, it’s not difficult to understand why the Algarve has long been a tourist magnet.
If you’re looking for high-quality self-catering accommodation in this sun-drenched corner of southern Portugal, look no further than these fabulous villas available to rent with Vintage Travel.
Alto do Botelho, São Bras de Alportel
Style and sophistication radiate from this upmarket villa located in a lovely rural spot not far from the town of São Bras de Alportel.
This spacious three-bedroom, three-bathroom villa can sleep up to six guests in comfort. A private pool is a focal point of Alto do Botelho’s vast landscaped grounds. The pool is bordered by an impeccably-maintained lawn, flanked by a delightful selection of indigenous plants, shrubs and trees.
Far-reaching views extend from this beautiful contemporary villa in the heart of the Algarve.
Casa da Areia, Olhos d’Agua
Another super-stylish contemporary villa designed for al-fresco living and making the most out of the Algarve’s enviably warm and sunny climate, is Casa da Areia.
With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, the villa can sleep six guests. Casa da Areia is the sister property of the equally as stylish and accommodating Casa do Sol.
This bright and inviting villa is just 1.5km from the beautiful Blue Flag beach of Olhos d’Agua.
Casa das Pedras, Malhadais
If you’re a larger party of ten looking for top-quality self-catering accommodation with a private pool on the Algarve, Casa das Pedras should certainly be a contender.
With a tennis court, heated pool, children’s pool, games room and much, much more, you’ll never be short of something to do in this super-stylish villa. Though if you can manage to drag yourselves from Casa das Pedras, the nearby sleepy and traditional village of Boliqueime is more than worthy of a visit.