12 Best Long-Term Rentals In Portugal - Updated 2024

Natália Cagnani
Natália Cagnani 
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From medieval castles to dramatic cliffs, there are many things Portugal is famous for. You’ll find the most adventurous and scenic hiking paths in Portugal. It’s a popular destination among Europeans and millions of travelers around the world. Whether you’re willing to surf the famous beaches of the Algarve or explore the medieval castles of Sintra, the country is a great place to visit. You can also try hiking to unveil a landscape of pure natural beauty and then treat yourself to the traditional pastel de nata in a patisserie. To discover this and much more, you need time by your side. While you’re getting ready to land, check out the best long-term rentals in Portugal.

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Rio Zêzere

The center of this tiny country is a whole world in itself. Visit Zêzere River, a delightful river that can even be explored during the month of August. Embrace the beauty of stunning landscapes and a serene atmosphere as you venture to various river beaches, offering a tranquil and solitary experience.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 07, 2024.

1. Comfortable studio in Lisbon (from USD 124)

Enjoy a romantic getaway in this cozy studio for two within walking distance of downtown. You will find plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby, so you won’t lack choices when eating out. Housekeeping is provided at the accommodation to ensure your comfort. There is a fully equipped kitchen to prepare culinary delights. The studio also has a laundry facility ideal for long-term stays. In addition, you will have WiFi access, so you can stream movies and shows to entertain yourself.

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Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
and the bathroom is clean
very clean and the vintage decor is cute and well curated
the location is amazing- walking distance to alfama restaurants and other attractions
great location minutes from train and alfama with great access to groceries and cafes in graca
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2. Peaceful mountain retreat with a private pool near Braga (from USD 126)

A delightful mountain escape awaits you at this quiet hideaway, just 5 minutes from Longos and 15 minutes from Portugal’s third-largest city, Braga. You will find several fruit trees on the property and you can pick them for free - lemons, oranges, plums in summer, figs in autumn, and kiwis in winter. You will also find a bag of freshly baked bread rolls, provided by the hosts, hanging from the gate every morning.

You can rejuvenate with a refreshing swim in the large saltwater pool and relax on the sun loungers. Spend a fun-filled afternoon barbecuing smoky, juicy meats on the grill. And enjoy outdoor dining while admiring mountain views. In the evening, you can gather around the fire pit in the garden and roast marshmallows while gazing at the stars.

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Longos, Guimarães, Braga, Portugal
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
virginia was a great host and full of information
virginia was a great host and full of information
the long beach walks were the best
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3. Charming apartment near the beach in Faro (from USD 41)

Praia da Luz is a quiet beach in Lagos. It’s set south of Algarve, where you’ll find the most famous shore of Portugal. Within walking distance from the ocean, you arrive at this charming apartment, which is perfect for a family of four or less. There are children’s books and toys, plus a crib for families with kids. The location is quite convenient, close to supermarkets and restaurants. Spend an afternoon enjoying the sea and the sun from your private balcony or prepare a cup of coffee to wake up with the beautiful view.

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Luz, Faro, Portugal
156 reviews   Wifi Available
Casa particular 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is a one bedroom apartment with a balcony that has a nice view
5 months--without a car --and this apartment location made living easy
the balcony is the best way to enjoy your breakfast or enjoy the sunset in the afternoon
the view from apartment was great we were very happy to stayed here
praia de luz is a beautiful place and the apartment is right next to the beach with a view
aparment was clean and had everything we need
inexpensive clean central
this apartment was clean and had everything we needed
the apartment is furnished simply clean and well equipped
the flat is clean cosy and functional
host very helpful
iris the host is very welcoming and super swift in her responses
iris was a great host
iris is a great host
iris was a fantastic host
the location is amazing
easy to park near by
perfect location in the heart of luz
really nice conveniently located apartment within walking distance of the beach
great location for touring around the algarve
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Monthly discount: 30% off

4. Casa da Eira in Faro (from USD 91)

Faro is the capital of the Algarve, which is where you can find this long-term holiday rental in Portugal. This recently renovated cottage offers a one-of-a-kind experience on a typical Algarve terrace. Feel the countryside air while picking oranges to drink fresh juices in the outside area or while harvesting vegetables in the garden to cook in the fully equipped kitchen. Rural life is ideal for a family vacation and for couples to unwind and leave behind their busy days. Casa da Eira is near the National Park of Ria Formosa, and it is also a short drive away from the city, the beach, and the airport.

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Faro, Portugal
97 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
enjoy the rooftop terrace for a quiet evening or a sunlit breakfast
very clean and well laid out
everything was clean and the interior was very stylish
it was stylish super clean and the property was beautiful
rita’s place is so beautiful & clean
excellent communication a friendly reception and a comfortable and clean house
perfect little home the host was exceptional
rita was really helpful with directions and recommendations
rita is a great host always ready to help
the parents of rita were very nice hosts
the house was a lovely decorated and cozy place and the hosts were wonderful
the location is quiet but has great transport connections
the house is nicely located close to faro and the beach
perfect place to land and start your holiday
a beautiful rural location but less than 10 minutes from all the things that we needed
there are no words to describe how amazing is rita’s place
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Monthly discount: 30% off

Portugal Tour Guide

Ana-Cristina Paiva

Ana Cristina Paiva

I am an australian-born Portuguese living in Lisbon since I was 8 years old. I studied Tourism and became a Licensed Guide and I absolutely love my job! The Portuguese landscape, history, food, traditions have won me over and I hope to share all this with you! I live in an historical neighborhood and believe that the best way to get to know a city is by walking. During the tours I hope to answer your questions and curiosities, proving a memorable and fun learing experience.

Tours by Ana-cristina

5. Gorgeous flat with a large terrace overlooking Lisbon (from USD 161)

Enjoying your breakfast on a large terrace with a gorgeous view is a great way to start your vacation in Portugal. At this top floor flat, your company is the beautiful landscape of Lisbon — including The Church and Monastery of Graça and The 25th April Bridge. With vintage Portuguese pieces and lots of white decor, it features an open kitchen with a living area, a bright bathroom, a cozy bedroom, and both air-conditioning and heating. There is no lift to get to the 5th floor, but the view and location are worth your stay.

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Lisbon, Portugal
165 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great apartment with a fantastic view from the balcony
the balcony is a great space to sunbathe and eat breakfast etc
the wifi and everything else worked great
great apartment and a wonderful view
great little apartment with a breathtaking view
philippe's house was very good clean and cozy
the place was very clean and very tastefully decorated
philippe's apartment is very nice and clean and have everything you need
the apartment was clean
this is a great place to stay it is very clean and stylish
the hosts were friendly and responsive
philippe was a great host
susana was a very nice host and explained everything very well
otherwise a great place with a great host
philippe was a perfect host and communication with him and his apartment manager was seamless
the location is perfect and near everything you want
was a great location a short walk to many areas
perfect location and was very quiet
the location was perfect for walking to everywhere we wanted to go
best location loved the place
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Monthly discount: 59% off

6. Sunny studio in a traditional building in the heart of Porto (from USD 47)

Instead of planning a tourist trip, you can consider getting more local experience to feel the city and be part of it. From this monthly rental in Portugal, you can explore Porto and all its tourist attractions. At this comfy and sunny studio, you can live a traditional Portuguese, hanging out where locals go, having breakfast at Padaria Ribeiro, and visiting the flea market or trendy shops, instead of just sightseeing. If you enjoy being around the vibrant side of a city and its nightlife, this one is a great place to stay at. The studio is in a traditional-yet-renewed building. It’s at the heart of Porto, near all the downtown facilities.

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Porto, Portugal
242 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is like you see in the photos very nice and well equipped
the flat has a fully function kitchen which is great for family with small baby
the apartment is beautiful clean comfy and well located
we had a great stay at the studio it was very clean had everything we needed
it's well equipped and clean and pedro and telmo always provide a warm welcome
the apartment is very clean and adapted for discover porto and enjoy the night
great location and super clean and functional space
the hosts are brilliant
hosts are very responsive and kind
pedro & telmo were great hosts
highly recommend the apartment and its friendly hosts
great place and great hosts to visit porto
amazing location in the wonderfull city of porto
very very close to city attractions
great flat in the best location possible
perfect location very nice place
very nice apartment with great location
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Monthly discount: 60% off

7. The Architect's Beach Cottage in Madeira (from USD 81)

Surrounded by the sea and mountains, the small village of Jardim do Mar (“Garden of the Sea”) is on the Portuguese island of Madeira. Your next retreat around might be at this long-term beach rental in Portugal. This magical place is in a frontline position, offering a romantic experience with spectacular ocean views and vibrant sunsets on a cliff edge. Get some wine and make a toast at the large sun terrace while looking at the beautiful landscape. Also, get ready to wake up every morning with a panoramic view of the sea right next to you.

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Jardim do Mar, Madeira, Portugal
220 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment itself was perfect with the stunning views and amazing setting
the architect's beach cottage is a great apartment
great fun a visit to the natural rock pools at porto moniz is a must as are the levada walks
fantastic apartment with superb view would happily go back in a heartbeat
the cottage is well equipped with every thing you need and a reasonable comfortable bed
everything was very clean and high standard
the apartment is very clean and well equipped
the apartment is well spaced out and well furnished and extremely clean and presentable
house was spotless with great cooking facilities and decent bathroom/ shower
joe was a fantastic host
joe is a great host
joe was very helpful: ready to answer any questions etc at any time
and what an amazing host joe is
a better host you could not have
great location in pretty little village
this is a lovely location and it is amazing being so near to the sea
the accommodation and location are awesome
absolutely gorgeous veiws in a brilliant location
joe's place is just a perfect location and getaway for a couple
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Monthly discount: 45% off

8. Casa dos Praças in Bragança (from USD 48)

Izeda is a small village located 24.85 miles (40 kilometers) away from Bragança and about two hours from Porto. This long-term rental near Porto is nestled in a quiet street with a lovely garden overlooking the olive fields. If you enjoy the view, make some free time to relax on the hammock outside and enjoy the countryside air. You can also explore the markets, restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, and grocery stores nearby. The kids can also have fun in the playground. It’s a four-bedroom house, which can accommodate families and large groups, including pets.

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Izeda, Bragança, Portugal
114 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
big clean good facilities
we had a great time luisa is a perfect host she even arranged some toys for our children
luiza has been very helpful
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Monthly discount: 40% off

9. Casa Sebastião in Évora (from USD 67)

Monsaraz is a quiet and serene fortified village in the heart of Alentejo. From the windows of Casa Sebastião, overlooking the golden valleys with olive trees, your laid-back trip to Portugal can begin. This private oasis offers a unique experience with the typical and flowered garden you may see around the property. Guests can spend peaceful afternoons outside, waiting for the sun to set over the Alentejo plain. Inside, Casa Sebastião has a living area with a well-equipped kitchen, a bedroom, and a bathroom with original and rustic pieces.

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Monsaraz, Évora, Portugal
252 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy place with a beautiful view
the heaters were a nice touch
we absolutely loved the town of monsaraz and this west-facing apartment and yard offers incredible views
the house is small but cozy and has an amazing view specially to watch the sunset
offers all you need nice kitchen sleeping room and bathroom
the apartment is beautiful clean and updated
home and garden-brilliant clean and cozy
very cosy house well equiped and clean
the space was so clean and had everything we needed to cook dinner and breakfast
every amenity you might want was there and easy to find in her spotless cottage
the host was super friendly
our host leatitia was extremely helpful with communicating and arranging our check in
laetitia and dona julieta were very thoughtful and attentive
laetitia was a wonderful host
it is in a pretty garden below the house of the host
the location is breathtaking
great location within the city walls
great location in the heart of monsaraz which is a lovely quiet medieval village
great location right in the town within a couple of minutes walk to restaurants and the castle
a beautiful house in a very pretty location
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Monthly discount: 47% off

10. Luxurious waterfront complex in the Algarve (from USD 65)

Do you want to be close to the sea and watch it every day from your balcony? You can do it at this luxurious waterfront complex in the old fishing village of Olhão. Besides the ocean, you can also see the town from here. The region is part of the district of Faro in Algarve. The colorful and spacious apartment features three bedrooms and a wrap-around, offering a stunning view while you enjoy a meal. On the building roof, there is a pool. Families with kids have access to baby safety gates and a crib, as well.

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Olhão, Faro District, Portugal
272 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a lovely modern apartment that lacks nothing in amenities
apartment is absolutely amazing and got most of amenities which might be needed
super high end and comfy with very good air conditioning and rooftop pool
massive tvs in most rooms with comfy beds and great air con
pool is a great spacious area where you can unwind and relax
really nice spacious sparkling clean modern apartment
pool area was nice clean and quiet
the apartment was exceptionally clean beautiful comfortable and spacious
the apartment was very clean comfortable and well equipped
the apartment is new clean and extremely well equiped
fantastic host place and host
rui was a gracious host and communicated well
the hosts are great informed us well and took good care of us and made themselves available
rui and miguel were such a great host
host was also superb very friendly and helpful
the location was perfect
stylish accommodation and great location
we loved the place located in a quiet area
the location is great walking distance to catch a ferry to the islands
location is also great olhao is great city to stay
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Monthly discount: 30% off

11. Amazing loft with a 360º view of Funchal from the roof (from USD 73)

The capital of Madeira Island is a vibrant and colorful city for your dream vacation. This apartment is nestled in the heart of Funchal’s Old Town on the fifth floor, which gives you a splendid view to appreciate while drinking a cup of coffee and eating goods from the local bakery. You can see both the ocean, mountains, and the city. For a 360º view, you can go to the building’s rooftop area. From the house, you can walk to the market nearby to find local fruits and vegetables, visit the Cathedral, enjoy fresh air in the city park, or unwind in the waterfront.

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Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
258 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the balcony was our highlight the view is amazing and is perfect for a lovely breakfast
functional apartment with a great view up the mountains
the apartment has a beautiful view and everything you need
the absolute best thing about the apartment is its views from the roof and from the balcony
really enjoyed our stay here the apartment is very nice and stylish with all the amenities you would need
clean and spotless with great attention to detail
a very clean well equipped apartment
everything was very clean the communication was very fast and efficient
all was spotlessly clean and the towels and linens generously supplied
it’s very clean and comfortable
our host was attentive and helpful
nice place nice host :)
thank you to the hosts for all of your efforts
the owners are very nice and helpful
very good welcome and advice received by the host
great central location with everything easily accessible
perfect location to explore both sides of funchal really central and convenient
excellent location and everything you need in the apartment
very well located close to the centre of funchal
easy walking to many excellent restaurants
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Monthly discount: 20% off

12. The Bread-Oven Cottage in Portalegre

Elvas is a small town in the district of Portalegre in Alentejo, from where you can see olive groves and the distant mountains of Spain. From here, Lisbon is about two hours away by car. The Bread-Oven Cottage is perched on a hill once owned by monks. During the day, the peace reigns, while at night, the stars shine as bright as ever on the sky. Drink a coffee or read a book in the front courtyard surrounded by the perfume of lavenders, walk around the lovely patio with an orange tree, meet Sir Stilton (the rooster mascot), and relax in the pool. Bring your family and your four-legged friend to explore the Alentejo countryside.

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Elvas, Portalegre, Portugal
142 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was of perfect size with a great kitchen
the cottage is so lovely-spacious comfortable furnished beautifully
the cottage was extremely comfortable spacious and well equipped
if you're a fan of the countryside then miranda and krister's might very well be the place for you
the guest cottage was warm comfortable and spacious recently renovated with a cozy fireplace
the apartment was cool clean and very comfortable and we liked that it felt very private
the bread oven cottage was immaculately clean with a really comfortable bed
there wasn't much time for miranda to clean up the cottage before we arrived
it was very clean and comfortable and so relaxing having breakfast outside on the little patio
our hosts were outstanding
krista and miranda were fantastic hosts and were very helpful
we were truly overwhelmed by kirsten & miranda's hospitality they are lovely people and wonderful hosts
miranda is a very lovely host
they were also very kind and helpful to us and made the experience even more special
the place is wonderful admist orange and lemon orchards
a fantastic place to totally relax away from the stresses of daily life
there are many great places to visit nearby but a car is a necessity
wonderful place we wish we could have stayed longer - relaxing night sky full of stars very romantic
a good place to wake up in the morning
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Explore the best Portugal has to offer

Despite being a small country compared to France or Germany, Portugal has many things tourists can see and do. All you need to enhance your experience to the fullest is a great place to stay and time to discover as much as possible. Don’t miss the chance to stroll around while enjoying your home away from home in the best long-term rentals in Portugal.

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Frequently asked questions about long-term rentals in Portugal

1. Which long-term rentals in Portugal are pet friendly?

No need to leave the furry members of your family behind, as there are a few long-term rentals in Portugal that are pet-friendly. This includes Casa dos Praças in Bragança, Casa Sebastião in Évora, and The Bread-Oven Cottage in Portalegre.

2. Which long-term rentals in Portugal have parking?

Casa da Eira in Faro, this gorgeous flat with a large terrace overlooking Lisbon, this sunny studio in a traditional building in the heart of Porto, and this luxurious waterfront complex in the Algarve all have parking available.

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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