10 Best HomeAway/Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Algarve, Portugal

Rienz Althron
Rienz Althron 

Algarve is a region located in the southernmost parts of Portugal. The name ‘Algarve’ came from the Arab word 'Al-Gharb’ which means 'The West’ because it was the westernmost part of the Moorish Empire. Its main products are mainly seafood, fruits such as figs, oranges and plums. It is also famous for pottery and a certain type of hand-painted ceramic called azulejos. Algarve is considered one of the most developed region of Portugal, and one of the main sources of its economic growth is tourism. If you are looking to go on a lengthy vacation and are in search of a HomeAway rental in Portugal, specifically in Algarve, we’re here to help you. Below is a list of the 10 best HomeAway vacation rentals in Algarve, Portugal. Let’s have a look!

1. Centrally located apartment with minimalistic style (from USD 84)

This apartment is situated in Lagos, one of the most well-known towns in Algarve, where many tourists can enjoy several establishments and tourist spots. The apartment itself is located on the second floor of a building, where guests can view the picturesque surroundings from the window and the terrace. The interior of the apartment does not have much decor, which gives it a unique charm. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and the rental fits up to six people. Other features include internet, a TV, a washer & dryer and a parking space.

Spacious Apartment With Shared Pool And Sea Views
40 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The appt has a small balcony off the kitchen and a larger balcony off the lounge (with a table and chairs suitable for 6)
We stayed as a group of 6 utilising the very comfortable sofa bed in the lounge as well as the 2 bedrooms
Beautiful apartment Very well equipped
I guess we could have taken a cab but - good thing is it keep the pounds off with frequenting all the great restaurants in-town
It does feel like a second home
The bathrooms are spacious and clean
the apartment is spacious clean and well equipped
The stunning Meia Praia beach can be walked to The owner is very pleasant to liaise with and the apartment's manager in Lagos is helpful and easily contactable
The owner Paula is a delight answering all our questions with very prompt efficiency providing helpful information
Though unlikely any problems arising would be dealt with by Carlos who you will meet on arrival who is exceptionally obliging The owner
well serviced and has great views
I love Portugal and particularly Lagos
the manager is friendly and helpful as is the owner of the apartment who replies quickly to any questions you may have
There is also a little shop for basic supplies a 2 minute walk away
There's also a supermarket nearby
The apartment is in a great position about 10 mins from Lagos
Beach also approx 15 mins walk away (turning left out of the gates)
there are numerous restaurants bars and shops where you are spoilt for choice at reasonable prices
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2. A luxury villa near a golf course (from USD 594)

If you love playing golf, this accommodation is for you. It is just a five-minute walk to a golf clubhouse where you can express your love for golf. In addition, the house is spacious and its designs are simple but elegant. You’ll have access to most of the things a tourist needs in a house for rent, such as Wi-Fi, a TV with Sky Sports, a full kitchen, and the villa is just about 10 minutes to the nearby restaurants and Praca. Up to eight people can stay here. Other features include air conditioning, a heater, a fireplace and a parking area.

Luxury Detached Villa with Sea, Golf & Mountain Views. Private Pool & Garden
80 reviews  Wifi Available
villa 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
The views from the terrace (upstairs and downstairs) and wonderful
The rooms are all double with enssuites
Very spacious inside and out - would easily accommodate 8
It's very relaxing to sit outside and comfortable and spacious inside Keren
There is ample space for family and friends to gather and four bedrooms to allow visitors a retreat and some private time
you look over the golf in front
Extremely welL furnished and well appointed
Owner could not be more helpful
the owner was extremely helpful
(pool toys towels
So good we rebooked for next year
It's in a great location easy walking distance from the Praca supermarket and golf clubhouse
The villa is in a great location to access all of the facilities (15 minute walk to Praca to the restaurants)
Vila Pimenta is an amazing house located in front of the vale
the other Easy walk to golf
Casa Pimenta is the best villa we have stayed in at Vale
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3. Centrally located villa with magnificent views (from USD 302)

This villa offers convenience as it is close to several establishments such as the airport, beach resorts, golf courses and restaurants. In addition, it also offers a breathtaking view of its surroundings, so if you love taking pictures for Instagram, this is the perfect accommodation for you. It also has a swimming pool with a great view. The interior of the house is classy and cozy, with tasteful decor and furnishings. Its five bedrooms and five bathrooms can accommodate up to five people. Other features include internet, a TV, heater, washer-dryer, and a fireplace. Children and pets are most welcome.

Individual villa with spectacular views of the ocean and the Algarve
39 reviews  Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
; the pictures dont do it justice
The property itself is spacious with all the bedrooms a decent size
The place is well kept the kitchen
Het ontbrak ons aan niets
dishwasher washing machine all worked The pool area and pool itself was great - clean and safe for the kids
aanwezig Goed uitgeruste keuken mooie leefruimte goede bedden
anyway she dealt with the bins and recycling for us which was great
very well-equipped Wonderful communication with the owner and the manager and the housekeeper
views lovely and luxurious spotless home and pool with glass doors all over that opened to terraces and gave you an outdoor feeling indoors
one of the owners was instrumental in welcoming us before the visit with car rental boat rental and perfect directions along with any other information requested Tim
Well located near airport beaches restaurants and stores and
but theres lots of restaurants within a 10min drive (beware not all open on a Sunday)
The cleaner came every other day ?
Casa Semaphore is in a good quiet location For those with families its roughly 30-40mins away from the waterparks Zoomarine and Albuferia if your want to go on a boat trip
Niet ver van de supermarkt
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4. Mediterranean-style luxury villa (from USD 319)

Bask in the experience of luxury in this Mediterranean style villa. It has a large terrace where you can enjoy a heated swimming pool. The interior of the house is minimalistic yet tasteful in design. The bathrooms are neat and made of cotton and black granite. The kitchen has all the equipment you’ll need to prepare a meal for the whole family. In addition, the villa has a roof deck with a 180-degree view of the beach. It can sleep up to six people, as it has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Other amenities include access to the Internet, a TV, heater and a washer & dryer.

Top luxury villa on a very large, park similarly ground with sea view
27 reviews
villa 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

5. A spacious accommodation overlooking the coastline (from USD 119)

If you want to rent an apartment that has a panoramic view of the oceanfront, then this accommodation is for you. It is just 12 kilometers (about 7 miles) to the coastline, and it is near a supermarket and restaurants making it a convenient place to stay. It can house up to six people, as it has two bedrooms and one bathroom plus an open-plan kitchen. Other features include a TV, Internet, air conditioning, a heater and a washer-dryer.

Spacious and comfortable accommodation with breathtaking sea view.
Carvoeiro,, Lagoa, Algarve, PT
39 reviews
Apartment 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wonderful apartment with a beautiful view
the place was immaculate
minutes to town and main beach (up and down a large hill, for reference)
it is immaculately presented and has everything you need
the beds were comfy and it had plenty of space for all of us and a beautiful ocean view
the apartment is really lovely and spacious
property has wonderful sea views and is well furnished and kitted-out
masako the owner is a lovely lady and is very helpful, nothing is too much trouble for her
masako was a great host
the host masako as always, met us on arrival to ensure our stay would be carefree and had kindly agreed to get some shopping in for us, which we really appreciated
the owner personally welcomed us and saw us off on the last day
were all brand new and of the highest quality seen in a rental
a well equipped convenience store is also just two minutes away
good location short stroll to centre
there are two beaches within walking distance
its location is excellent: only two minutes walk to a spectacular beach below the cliffs, and less than 10 minutes walk to the central beach of carvoeiro
the apartment is beautiful and in a great location
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6. Villa with a homey vibe (from USD 158)

If you know how comfortable being at home is, this is the exact same feeling that you’ll get when you enter this villa. It has a simple interior, with simple furnishings, much like your very own home. Outside, there is a swimming pool where you and your gang can chill out. In addition, it is also close to the beach, so it is a convenient location to stay at. It has three bedrooms and up to seven people can fit in it comfortably. Other features include a TV, internet, a heater, air conditioning, and a fireplace. Pets are also most welcome here.

MANUFACTURE - Typical village house with salt treatment pool
49 reviews  Wifi Available
House 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
In the kitchen everything is there to cook your meals
All the oranges and lemons we got
it's very cosy and comfortable
the kitchen was well equipped with crockery and utensils
The beautiful house feels like home inside
ideale plek met veel speelruimte en veiligheid
Een vriendelijke buurvrouw verwende ons met heerlijke kaki-vruchten Een aanrader met dat heerlijke zwembad
Alleen al door haar vriendelijkheid was het verblijf super
zwembad Host is een super lieve vrouw die ons heel gastvrij heeft ontvangen
Cidalia was a lovely kind host and even invited us to eat with her and her Mother on our last dayCan't
every day from the owner gaves us great juices
We kwamen midden in de nacht aan
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7. Stylish apartment near Vilamoura Marina (from USD 143)

For our seventh entry, this apartment is located 15 minutes to Vilamoura Marina, which makes it a pretty convenient crib to stay at. The interior of the house is minimally designed, but every furniture is arranged in a stylish manner. It also offers a luxurious experience, with its hot tub bath, king-size bed in the master’s bedroom, and a bathroom with a hydro massage and sauna column unit. It has a total of two bedrooms and two bathrooms and it can sleep up to five people. Other features include Wi-Fi, a TV, a heater, air conditioning, and a hot tub.

Vilamoura - Luxury Apt (Walk to Marina/ Beach) RECOMMENDED!
Vilamoura, Loule, PT
30 reviews
Apartment 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were impressed by the overall size and by the size of the individual rooms
two adults and two children aged 18 and 16
the water park, aquashow was very good for all ages
it was spotless on arrival; the air con is great and works instantly
the wifi worked very well and the full sky tv package was a bonus
it was very clean and full of modern appliances in bathrooms and kitchen
the apartment was very clean, spacious and tastefully decorated-granite worktops and luxurious furnishings
the apartment is very spacious, clean and well presented
the apartment was spotlessly clean and very well equipped
the beaches are golden and stretch for miles
dejligt med en stor terrasse med direkte adgang til poolen
lejligheden var godt udstyret med alt hvad der var brug for
no difficulty finding the location
5 star all the way
gary (the owner) was very prompt and helpful with any query we had
easy check in
the area itself is very nice
the location is fantastic
ideal for families looking for a very relaxing holiday
the marina is pleasant 15 minute walk away and we enjoyed some lovely meals out every night
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8. A luxurious villa with a large swimming pool

This villa offers one of the most luxurious rentals there is in Algarve. The architectural style is classy, and it is complemented by its white walls and stylish furniture. It has a large and beautiful swimming pool, and the interior is as exquisite as its exterior. The living area has a satellite TV, its kitchen is fully appointed. It has six bedrooms and four bathrooms, and it can sleep up to thirteen people. Other amenities include internet, a heater, a fireplace, air conditioning and a washer & dryer.

Guia, Albufeira, PT
10 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

9. A two-story villa with a private pool

Another great accommodation to stay at is this two-story villa with a private pool and a neat and spacious garden. Imagine drinking a cup of coffee surrounded by a beautifully maintained garden, or just soaking in a swimming pool all day long. Inside, the house is an elegant yet simple space. It has five bedrooms and four bathrooms, and up to 10 people can comfortably share this spacious rental. If you love fresh seafood, this house is just a 15-minute walk to the Apolonia Supermarket where they sell fresh fish and sea products. Other features include Wi-Fi, a TV, a heater, air conditioning, and a fireplace.

Villa with Private Pool and Large Gardens
loule, PT
30 reviews
villa 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the large pool and gardens were secluded and very well maintained; the perfect place to relax
there are a good number of sunbeds and plenty of room to dine outside in the shade
john was a superbly helpful owner and has thought about everything a visitor might appreciate while staying
john was also contactable and very helpful l
easy communication with the owner
also very close is the chicken shack that does delicious but cheap takeaways
the location was excellent- very close to almancil for amenities nearby beaches and easy access to motorway
if you come with kids i'd recommend giving them the top left bedroom as you walk in
a perfect place to relax in whilst within easy reach of restaurants and golf courses
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10. Apartment in a beautifully landscaped setting

This apartment is located in Vila Sol Golf Course, hence the surrounding is landscaped with the highest quality. The interior of the house, on the other hand, is stylishly and lavishly decorated and it’s furnished with high-grade furniture. Every nook and cranny of the house is spotlessly clean! Talking about convenience, the place is near bars, restaurants and shopping centers, so you won’t have to go that far to enjoy what Algarve has to offer. Up to five people can stay comfortably in this five bedroom, four bathroom house. Other amenities include fiber internet, a TV, heater, air conditioning, and five swimming pools.

Superb 2 Bed Apartment on Vila Sol
30 reviews
Apartment 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The apartment itself is spacious with two bedrooms with their own bathrooms a large living area and kitchen and fabulous terrace with sun loungers
The accommodation has everything one requires
The air conditioning high speed broadband and flat screen TV's really do set this apart from other apartments we have stayed in
A duplex apartment with en suite two bedrooms as you enter and kitchen and lounge down stairs with doors leading out to the complex pools
We ate in lots and there was plenty of equipment to use in the kitchen
it was meticulously clean to boot
The apartment is very modern and is always clean & tidy and extremely well equipped
The rooms are large and the layout superb
The place is very comfortable and spotlessly clean
You can even buy a beer
Simon and Caroline have a detailed welcome pack and information booklet to help you get the most out of your stay and ensure you have a great time
The beach Vilamoura Vilamoura Marina Loule
The apartment is well presented with good quality furnishings and equipment
as I have already said we have stayed several times before however I have to say that this year has been memorable because we were so pleased with the quality of the accommodation
The surrounding beaches are amazing
The swimming pools are easily accessible from this ground floor apartment but just far enough away to ensure this end location is a little more quiet and peaceful
but far enough away not to make noise and passers by an issue
A good apartment for families or just a couple to chill out
Vila Sol is a lovely complex and
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Experience Algarve

Algarve is one of the most famous tourist spots in Portugal. If you have the time and the opportunity to visit this lovely region, you’d best not to let it slip away. It offers pristine beaches, stunning views, great food, and interesting culture. So, you now have an idea of the best HomeAway rentals in Portugal, Algarve. Next is your decision to book that trip already and experience the luxury that is Algarve.

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Rienz is a former office-based employee who entered the world of travel writing. His ultimate dream is to be able to travel the world and experience as much of it as he can. By pursuing his dreams,...Read more

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