Top 10 Long-Term Rentals In Algarve, Portugal - Updated 2024

Natália Cagnani
Natália Cagnani 
Contributing Writer
| 5 min read

When it comes to beaches with golden sands, emerald seas, and soaring cliffs, the south of Portugal is almost unbeatable in this category. It’s no accident that Algarve is a popular European summer destination with millions of travelers coming and going every year. Faro is the gateway to the area, from where you can go to the cosmopolitan towns of Portimão and Albufeira. Meanwhile, Lagos is known for its multi-hued rocky formations around the beaches, while Tavira preserves interesting and traditional architecture. If you’re planning a visit to this interesting destination, choosing the right place is part of creating the perfect itinerary. Scroll down to take a look at the top long-term rentals in Algarve, Portugal.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, decor, availability of dates, and long-term stay rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 06, 2024.

1. Snug home in Cabanas with fully equipped kitchen (from USD 119)

This home away from home in the village of Cabanas is within walking distance to the beach, coffee shops, restaurants, and the lively center of Tavira. There is even a golf court nearby. If you like the sound of this place, prepare your golf club and start warming up. This spacious apartment has two bedrooms, one of which has an en suite bathroom. It is located in a building complex that has a pool for summer days. It offers a fully equipped kitchen and two balconies. The smaller balcony faces the street and the bigger one has a seating area for breakfast.

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Conceição, Faro, Portugal
73.79 km (45.9 mi) from Castelo de Silves
17 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Monthly discount: 60% off

2. Lovely hut in Vila do Bispo overlooking the countryside (from USD 65)

Discover the cozy and small Vila do Bispo through this lovely hut located within walking distance from the central area. Once you get there, you’ll discover a lively atmosphere with restaurants, supermarkets, pastry shops, a cultural and health center, banks, and many attractions, including Castelejo Beach. If you want to go further, take the car to unveil the wild beaches of Costa Vicentina Natural Park. However, you can choose to stay in the hut and enjoy the countryside air where nature and peace reign. You can either relax in the outdoor space or walk your dog in the fenced backyard. Meanwhile, kids will have fun in the playground that comes with a trampoline, bikes, and toys.

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Vila do Bispo, Faro District, Portugal
43.33 km (27.0 mi) from Castelo de Silves
22 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Monthly discount: 60% off

3. Cozy house in Moncarapacho with a private outdoor space (from USD 107)

Moncarapacho is a quiet area located away from the crowd. This spacious cottage located close to Fuseta Beach has a comfortable environment, making it a great place where you can go on a walk. One of its highlights is the private outdoor space fitted with beach chairs where you can lie down and forget everything else. Next to it, you’ll find a seating area where everyone can gather while sharing meals and happy moments. It is equipped with two bedrooms, perfect for accommodating four guests.

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Moncarapacho, Faro, Portugal
60.49 km (37.6 mi) from Castelo de Silves
34 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
a lovely very clean spacious fully equipped house
the apartment was very clean lots of space and well equipped
the house itself was very clean and nicely decorated with unique pieces and furniture
good value very nice host clean and cosy place
a big thank you to our hosts
we can highly recommend these lovely hosts and their house
furthermore joão carlos and maria are perfect hosts
such a wonderful experience the best hosts and the coziest most lovely and spacious cottage
away from the crowd between very friendly local people thank you
the countryside and the different market place are nice too
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Monthly discount: 34% off

4. Secluded cabin in Aljezur with an outdoor kitchen

This secluded wooden cabin is located in a quiet zone 3.7 miles (6 kilometers) away from the town of Aljezur. It’s surrounded by nature but within walking distance to a local bar, a restaurant, and a pizzeria. Using the outdoor kitchen, you can prepare your meals while enjoying the serene landscape around you. It also features a picnic table and a couch for those moments of relaxation after lunch. You can even admire nature while bathing in the open-air shower. All the beaches are about a 15-minute drive away.

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Aljezur, Faro, Portugal
33.91 km (21.1 mi) from Castelo de Silves
54 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
and pedro has been a wonderful host
definitely a recomendable place and hosts
everything was there what you need: stillness kindness cosy accommodation and very friendly hosts
great place and location just as advertised
the place is really special in the middle of nature and very well located to explore the surroundings
on walking distance you can eat the best gluten free pizza from portugal
this is the definitive "love and a cabin" place to stay in aljezur
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5. Pet-friendly country studio in Silves for couples and solo travelers (from USD 81)

This studio is only two minutes away from the historic town of Silves. There is a fenced area on the premises where dogs, cats, and chickens walk freely. After all, it’s a pet-friendly environment surrounded by nature, so feel free to bring your four-legged friend too. The studio has a fully equipped kitchen and a shared pool for summer days. It offers a countryside experience for couples and solo travelers. A TV and WiFi are available for indoor entertainment.

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Silves, Faro, Portugal
2.38 km (1.5 mi) from Castelo de Silves
71 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
we really recommend staying at the apartment it was clean and at a very good location
thank you again for being great hosts and we wish you continued success for the future
the place is ideal for disconnect from living in the city
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Monthly discount: 33% off

6. Sunny Silves (from USD 99)

This recently renovated townhouse is located in the historic town of Silves. If you’re looking for peace of mind, then this is the right place for you. The city is calm compared to the coast, which means the house has a tranquil atmosphere. It’s surrounded by a lovely and quiet garden with fruit trees, flowers, old stone walls, and a seating area where you can enjoy your meals. The charming old town is right on your doorstep. A castle is located to the north of this home and the seashore is on the south, only a 15-minute drive away.

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Silves, Faro, Portugal
388 meters (0.3 ft) from Castelo de Silves
133 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
starting the day off having breakfast with the flowers and butterflies was beautiful
the apartment was huge 4 people easily fit in
the apartment is very well prepared and has beautiful backyard to relax
really comfortable accommodation with lovely outdoor areas including the garden and terraces
it is stylish and super clean
thyl was an excellent host
thyl was a very friendly and open host easy to communicate with
good value great host beautiful garden
thylbert is a very kind and responsive host
thyl was always there for us for anything we needed and lots of helpful information
what a lovely place nice garden nice city in the middle of algarve
you can walk from the house to the castle the city center with nice restaurants- everything is nearby
thyl’s villa is ideally situated in silves just a short walk into town or to the castle
we wanted somewhere quiet and away from too many holiday makers and it was perfect
this small central house is a lovely space to rest relax and revel in silves
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Monthly discount: 35% off

7. Rustic cottage secluded in the middle of nature in Alferce

Secluded in the middle of nature, this rustic cottage is a great retreat with a breathtaking view of Alferce, which is part of the district of Faro. The house is surrounded by eucalyptus trees. You can take a seat on the porch to relax or go on an adventure and explore a diverse range of hiking trails on the premises. When the days get hotter, take your car to the most famous beach on the south coast, Rocha Beach, which is only a 25-minute drive away.

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Alferce, Faro District, Portugal
17.29 km (10.8 mi) from Castelo de Silves
10 reviews  
Entire house 0 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
nearby supermarket and gas stations made this trip a real and carefree vacation
thanks for the good calm times we spent at this cozy romantic place
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8. Charming ground-floor apartment in Olhão

Ideal for couples or small families, this ground-floor apartment is a hidden gem in Olhão. The region is known as one of south Portugal’s most peaceful destinations. The newly-restored loft is located in the historical center. It still preserves a traditional design both in and out. It has high ceilings, an open kitchen, a living-cum-dining space, a bathroom, and a mezzanine with a comfortable sleeping area.

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Olhão, Faro, Portugal
55.85 km (34.8 mi) from Castelo de Silves
40 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was comfortable for two - but can easily fit an extra two guests on the mezzanine
the house is well equipped with kitchen and utilities and very beautiful
the bed is very comfortable kitchen fully furnished big shower
very clean and comfortable
also an exceptionally clean house
pascal’s place is clean modern and stylish
the accomodation was super clean the checkin very conventient and the support during the whole stay excellent
the home was clean and easy to use
we were met by a lovely woman who explained everything regarding the home and was very helpful
pascal is a friendly and hospitable host
cristina and pascal were great hosts
pascal and also cristina were super helpful and welcomed us warmly
the service and communication was very good and helpful
great location in olhao
easy to walk to the water market taxis train station and boats
pascal’s place was in the perfect location
wonderful location quiet but close to all the restaurants and lively parts of town wonderful flat very well styled
fantastic location too within walking distance from the famous markets restaurants cafes
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9. Beachfront apartment in Vila do Bispo with sea views

Burgau Village is nestled in a national park, 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) away from Lagos and an hour’s drive to Faro’s airport. It’s only one minute from the beach, which means you can hear the sound of the waves without leaving the apartment. Enjoy the views of the ocean from every window, especially when you wake up in one of the two bedrooms. While in the kitchen, you can make your meals while relishing the sound and sight of the sea next to you. Have a cup of coffee on the balcony to relax. Don’t forget to explore the landscape surrounded by gorgeous cliffs.

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32.68 km (20.4 mi) from Castelo de Silves
124 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
well equipped kitchen and fab balcony for morning coffee
great views and very comfortable
the apartment was 30m to the beautiful beach of burgau with a stunning view from the balcony
the apartment is very central in bergau with stunning sea views from kitchen and balcony
it's a great and comfortable place with a spectaculare view
clean and well equipped
really clean and comfortable
the appartment was clean and nice
very modern and clean
the appartment was really clean
ruth is a wonderful host they take good care of their guests
ruth is an helpful host and easy to communicate with
we did not met ruth though but liz and she was very friendly welcoming us to the apartment
ruth and jelice are very kind and professional hosts
the contact was always nice and friendly
beautiful apartment in ideal location
great apartment on a very nice location
bright and airy apartment in an excellent location
ruth’s apartment is the perfect place to relax right in the centre of this lovely little village
great walks safe swimming well away from the more commercial resorts
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10. Warm house in Tavira with terrace

Do you love the smell of fresh oranges? This cozy house has an orange tree in the garden, welcoming your stay with a sweet perfume. The outdoor environment goes beyond, featuring a terrace with lounge chairs to relax and feel the sun and a patio with a seating area. You can enjoy the many tables in the area, which can be a space where you can work or eat breakfast. This home is the perfect spot for couples and families with children.

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67.21 km (41.8 mi) from Castelo de Silves
32 reviews   Superhost
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
villa is very clean and well equipped
house was big and clean with everything what we need
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Feel the sun when touring Algarve's famous beaches

There is nothing like a day on Algarve’s famous beaches. Coastal trails with breathtaking views, charming historic spots, golden beaches surrounded by cliffs, and tasty cuisine await you. To experience this all, you might need to stay for a couple of weeks or more. Worry not because you can have an extended vacation and book any of these top long-term rentals in Algarve, Portugal.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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