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Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Algarve, Portugal - Updated 2020

Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Algarve, Portugal - Updated 2020

The Algarve region of Portugal is a tourist’s paradise, with beautiful beaches, stunning scenery and plenty of interesting sites both historical and modern for any visitor to enjoy. With key cities such as Faro, Albufeira and Lagos located here, you won’t be short of places to base yourself during a stay here. You can travel out, from wherever you choose to base yourself and enjoy the above cities as well as picturesque sites such as Cape St.Vincent with its famous lighthouse, and the islands around Ria Formosa. As you will see below, there are also wonderful locations in which to stay, all of which have their own special touches. Check out and book into any of these Airbnb vacation rentals in Algarve, Portugal and you’ll be assured of a great trip.

1. Beach-side room in beautiful Faro (from USD 13)

This room, in a house just off the beach in Faro, is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy a coastal break. With views of the sea from an outdoor terrace where you can take your meals or just step out to enjoy the sea air, you’ll appreciate the location. The owner does not promise luxury, and doesn’t charge for it either, but does make clear that when you book into this guest house, you will find everything you need is at your disposal. A comfortable double bed ensures that you will have a pleasant night’s sleep while you are here.

Angimarya Room! With Best seaviews!
Faro, Portugal
455 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the heater in the room kept it nice and cosy
i thought the bathroom was private
The room was also fine
Room is okay for the price
Room is not as specious as shown in the pictures
The Apartment was very clean and view was very nice over ocean
the bed was clean and we had the bare necessities
Room was quaint and clean
how close it is to the beach - literally few steps ladies came to clean the common area
the owner is very friendly as well
Host was very responsive to questions
He asked us all sorts of questions about who dropped us off how we booked the driver
Despite the airport being so close
very good and clear communication
There is a local shop about a fifteen minute walk that has base needs
The location is convenient - few steps away from the beach and restaurants
Restaurants are within walking distance Walk out in the morning to enjoy sunrise
Beach a min walk away just out the backyard
Great location right on the beautiful beach
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2. Beautiful apartment on the shore in Faro (from USD 40)

This apartment is a delightful accommodation which will suit holidaying families and groups of friends. Accommodating four people, you’ll have access to the whole flat, which is decorated in bright colors to a nautical theme. Recently renovated, it has a fully-equipped kitchen and you can take your meals out on the covered balcony which offers plenty of space, a wonderful view and some shelter for days when the weather isn’t to your taste. All of that, and you’re right on the beach front, so there’s no delay when you want to swim or sunbathe on the sands.

Riamya Apt! By the Sea at Faro Beach
Faro, Portugal
342 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Nice apartment right on the beach
amazing view from the top floor
The photos do not match the place
The staff smoking outside our bathroom window all evening was underwhelming
The apartment is a lower floor unit with a nice little terrace
Flat was lovely & clean
The place was clean and spacious with a full kitchen and utensils
The host was always available and quick to respond and gave us good suggestions for the food
The host is very warmhearted and give us lots of help
The communication with the host was very easy and he was really helpful
and we got help with issues quickly
Joao was very helpful with instructions
Right by a great restaurant named Wax
Great location by the beach and by restaurants
Plenty of beach bars to choose from 5 mins from Faro airport 20 mins from Faro by bus
A lovely property in a fantastic location loved everything about the place
Place needs a dishwasher and washer to be a 5 star Thanks
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3. Fully refurbished apartment near Faro Beach (from USD 17)

This stylish apartment is decorated in a purple color palette, and it comes with all the modern conveniences you could wish for, including a flat-screen TV. Located perfectly for trips to the Ria Formosa, there is enough room here for three guests. You’ll also find the Nautical Centre nearby - about 300m or 1000ft - where you can enjoy learning to windsurf, canoeing and other nautical pursuits. All the best sides of Faro are close at hand, and with a fully fitted kitchen, you can enjoy home-cooked meals in the evening.

Bandaya Apt! Best LOCATION Faro Beach
Faro, Portugal
331 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Very nice view on the beach
The beach on one side and the lagoon on the other
the beach is directly in front of the apartment
No views of the beach however the roof terrace easily makes up for that I would definitely go back :)
but the apartment was warm and all
The house was especially clean and bright During the spring
Seaview was amazing and aparment was lovely and clean
clean and beautiful place
The app is very clean and modern
The house was clean and provided with everything needed I'd love to come back
The host was very helpful and available with good information on the area
He gave us all necessary information
Exactly same as pictures show Joao was great and always available for any questions
Watch the sun rise and set Restaurant next door had really good food
So close to the beach and great views
There are lots of restaurants close by
The great location is the best value
Restaurant options are in walking distance
It is a bit far from any local super market
Great location good place to stay
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4. Spacious apartment on Faro's beach front (from USD 43)

This four-person apartment is one of the most special locations Faro has to offer, with the beach found less than a minute away on foot. There’s plenty of space here, along with full cooking facilities and all the appliances you need for washing and drying. The furnished balcony is the perfect place to enjoy meals and drinks in the evening, or just take in the splendor of the Algarve coastline. If you’re looking for a relaxing coastal holiday, this is the perfect place to stay.

Vistaya Apt! Best seaview Faro Beach
Faro, Portugal
332 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The view from our apt and the terrace is amazing
Nice apartment with outstanding views
Very cozy and beautiful apartment
shower head was broken radio in kitchen was not
the constant drone of the fan from the restaurant next door and the small bathroom with only a 41cm opening into the shower
Everything was very professionally carried out
Also the place was very clean
The apartment was very clean and well taken care of
The inside of the apartment was clean and spacious
Joao's place was very clean when we arrived
next door wax was awesome
Sadly the wax bar was closed next to us
Our host was quick to respond to our questions which was very helpful as first time
Host was quick to respond when their was no hand soap Overall
They made you feel very welcomed and looked after
Perfect service and easy check-
15 min Uber drive from downtown Faro and a 5 min Uber from the airport
Lovely place and nice location
you hear just the sound of the ocean 24 hours a day not crowded in November beach is never ending and
Excellent location cannot be better if you want to stay at busy Faro beach Bathroom
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5. Stunning house in Olhao (from USD 74)

This full house is at your disposal for the duration of your stay, and the tasteful decoration is in keeping with the ornate feel and look of the town of Olhao, which is where you will find it. For those who want to be close to the attractions of Faro but away from the crowds, it’s the perfect place to stay. The house has been fully refurbished, but it has kept its rustic seaside character while adding a great deal of luxury. Check in to this accommodation, and the hostess will ensure that no stone is left unturned to ensure your comfort for the duration of your stay.

The Marmalade House, Olhao, Algarve
Olhão, Faro District, Portugal
210 reviews
Entire house 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen and living room area are modern and very well equipped
The comfort features Egyptian towels
but overall I felt it was a little disappointing given the high price compared to some other listings
that was fairly seamless and easy to do
The rooftop terrace is amazing and the house is fully equipped with everything you need and cozily furnished
It was extremely clean and really cute
The place is very clean and tidy as the description
The hosts left us a nice basket of locally made products
The host Dave is very nice and responsive
David meet us at check in and gave us a nice tour and tips for around town
Dave responded to us promptly That helped us went through the problem immediately
The owner also left us a welcome basket with wine
The location is perfect short walk to amazing restaurants and the market
The Marmalade House is perfectly located for some amazing restaurants and bars
It's a cute little fishing village and only 15 min drive to Faro
The location was perfect and it was easy to walk everywhere
Wonderful house in a very nice location
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6. Sunny bedroom in central Faro (from USD 23)

This room, large enough for three guests, is ideally set up for you no matter what you’ve come to Faro to do. Should you just wish to relax, you’ll find a TV and fridge in the room. If you want to explore, you’re just 250m (270 yards) away from the local market, and it’s a little over twice as far to get to the city centre and shops of Faro itself. Public transport links are close by too, and as well as having access to a full kitchen, you’ll also be able to enjoy a spacious balcony with all the views it offers.

City Center Sunny Cozy Bedroom, Free WIFI
Faro, Portugal
187 reviews
Private room in apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
You will find everything you need in the flat
the bedroom was large with big TV fridge
You'll feel like home
The room had much daylight
Great comfy bed and location
The location is very centrally located and our room was really spacious and clean
The room we stayed in was really big and airy and very clean
The appartement is very well equipped and the common areas are clean
The room is clean and really big
(we didn't actually use them)
He is a thoughtful host andade
He is a friendly and helpful host
Excellent Professional and helpful host
Carlos is great gave me all information that I needed and always very attentive
You will not regret Excellent communication with Carlos
The apartment is in a convenient location just north of the city centre
It is around 10 minutes walk from the train station and the main bus station and also from the beach
And right across the street was a bus stop for number 14 that takes u to Praia de Faro
Nice apartment just a 10min walk away from the City centre
We were at a walking distance from de center and had a free parking near by
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7. Simple, stylish home by the sea (from USD 183)

This house is large enough to accommodate traveling parties of seven or fewer, and it offers them a modern place to stay right by the beach in Faro. Across two floors, you’ll find plenty of space, four bedrooms and an open-plan living area with a kitchen. Ten meters away (30 feet), you’ll find a lagoon, while the sea itself is barely any further away. Right in the heart of the Ria Formosa National Park, this is a perfect house for you if you’re traveling as a family, or just a large group of sporty friends.

HOME BY THE SEA - Beach Villa
Faro, Portugal
119 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a great kitchen complimented with a large living room/dining area
The Wax bar about 50m down the road
The living room with floor to ceiling glass windows and doors offered beautiful views to the lagoon
We hired a car and it was great to have parking space inside the villa gate
the view is fantastic as in the pictures
It was very clean and spacious
everything provided very clean
and we were very sad to leave
The house was beautiful decorated and a lovely view
The house was spacious clean and had lots of outside space for relaxing
are fabulous quick to respond accommodating with check-in times and most helpful with information about the locality
The host met us at the home and welcomed us warmly
Luis made us very welcome when we arrived and was most accommodating about arrival and departure times
Luis made us feel very welcome and always replied fast to our requests
Luis and his son gave us a very warm welcome
within a few minutes walk
There are restaurants bars and a public beach steps away
There are many reasonably priced cafes and restaurants a stone's throw away and
The location is perfect walk to beach or lagoon
Next to these are a couple of snack bars and a beach shop
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8. Apartment with stunning view in Quarteira (from USD 33)

This modern, functionally-decorated studio apartment is delightfully located and offers rooftop views over the town, including the Vilamoura Marina, which is a mere 10 minutes away on foot. On the Marina, you’ll find excellent bars and restaurants. On the property itself, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a private veranda which is the perfect place to sit and enjoy a quiet moment. A fully refurbished kitchen inside, ideal for cooking an evening meal, gives you the perfect excuse to nip into Vilamoura itself and pick up some groceries.

Beautiful Rooftop Apartment in Vilamoura, Algarve
Quarteira, Faro, Portugal
150 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The balcony is a real bonus with a view over trees and pretty villas to the hills
The apartment is very cozy
It was really cosy in the evening
Bed was comfortable and air con worked a treat when needed
Lovely apartment and nice balcony with view
The studio is immaculately clean and tastefully decorated
The apartment was compact bit exactly what we were after
very modern and extremely clean
The studio was very clean and modern
It had s fabulous balcony and views was super clean and
was a wonderful host- very responsive and provided good recommendations for dinner
The host was very communicative
He was always available and gave us many tips
He proved what a great host
He arranged a taxi to collect me from the airport
but honestly in the end I think it is perfectly located It easy to get UBER from there to anywhere
This place was on walking distance from all the nice bars and restaurants in Vilamoura but at the same time located in a very peaceful neighbourhood
A really lovely little pad within easy walk of Vilamoura
It takes approximatly 20 min to walk to
It is in a very nice neighborhood and
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9. Spacious room in Faro old town (from USD 49)

This room is one of four in a guest house owned by two hosts who live here. They will ensure that you want for nothing during your stay, and in this room in particular, you will find all the space you need and a double bed offering plenty of comfort. You’ll have full access to an outdoor terrace area including a charcoal grill, and judging by the endlessly positive reviews left by previous guests, the words and facts can’t do justice to how pleasant you can expect your stay to be. You’ll have access to the kitchen to make your own meals, and the chances are that with other guests staying there, you’ll make a few new friends too.

House of the Terraces - Room with a roof
Faro, Portugal
111 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
you'll find earplugs in the room for the night
the shared living space was wonderful with balcony views over the town
We stayed one night in the roof room
On top of the amazing room and
The room was very comfortable for our overnight stay
Everything was clean and neat
Very nice place and hause very clean and nice
the place was SPARKLING CLEAN and the hospitality
The rooms are very clean and there is great attention to detail
The rooms were clean with new amenities
The hosts was very friendly and helpful
He gave us a brief and interesting history lesson about his home and had city maps available with restaurants and key places highlighted Delicious fresh fruit was available to us as was the avail...
Both hosts were helpful and nice
They are very friendly and considerate in dealing with all the guests allowing for a very communal yet discrete permanence
The hosts were very welcoming
The House is perfectly located central but still quiet restaurants shops and
Only 3 minute-walk to/
The location is super central and you can walk anywhere from there Really enjoyed it
The house is situated near to the city centre
In de keuken zijn alle voorzieningen beschikbaar
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10. Monochromatic two-bedroom apartment for four at Quarteira, Algarve (from USD 78)

Waking up to the waves of the ocean is always a great treat when on a beach vacation. If you find yourself in a beautiful country like Portugal, expect beachfront residences to be everywhere. Travelers who are in Quarteira for a few days can stay at this lovely two-bedroom flat big enough for four people, small groups of family and friends are utmost welcome. The beachfront property also has a terrace for morning coffee or evening wine. The flat has a king-sized bed and two single beds for those with kids on the trip, and are welcome to use all the amenities including air conditioning, cable TV, and Wifi, as well as the kitchen with all the basic cookware electronic appliances needed for basic meal prep. The stunning property is decked with a monochromatic theme maintaining the white and luminous atmosphere throughout all the spaces in the home. Have a pleasant stay at this local’s beachfront apartment and experience beachside living in Algarve like no where else.

T2 Sea front Quarteira Algarve. 30 m2 terrace
Quarteira, Faro, Portugal
115 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent apartment with super terrace overlooking beach
The parking was excellent and always had plenty of space
The terrace and the view are spectacular
The highlight of course was the the balcony and the sea views
An honest price and great apartment
the apartment was exactly as described and sparkling clean
Everything is very clean and well thought out
The property is decorated beautifully and is light and airy
very clean and well equipped
Place is very clean with a spectacular view of the ocean
made it a very relaxed stay Turid and her son were very helpful and always available for questions
but she sent her son to meet us and give us the keys
Turid and her son Gard were amazing hosts
Our hosts were quick to respond and did everything they could to make sure we had a lovely holiday even helping with checkout when our flights were changed
We were lucky to have great weather so early in the year
the bus station is less than a minute away and supermarket is about a two minute walk
There are cafes restaurants and a supermarket
Shops and restaurants just around the corner beach
A lovely apartment in a brilliant location
The property is on the main strip of restaurants and cafes
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11. Gorgeous modern midcentury garden home for four just near the Albufeira Old Town (from USD 66)

Experience luxury living in a gorgeous space in an upscale neighborhood with a garden and a jacuzzi for superb relaxation during your summer vacation at Albufeira, Portugal. Grab the chance to stay at a local’s beautiful home big enough for four people, whether it’s small families or a small friend group, Rafael’s home is definitely the better option than a hotel. The spacious monochromatic flat with bohemian touches boasts two bedrooms with a double-sized bed, and two single beds for those with kids on the trip, as well as access to all of its amenities. Airconditioning, Wifi, cable TV, heating, and hot water are accessible, as well as a spacious and decked out kitchen complete with electronic appliances and basic cookware for those who opt to cook meals indoors. However, being in the heart of the city, Rafael’s beautiful home is located near local restaurants, cafes, shops, and other establishments many locals and tourists frequent. Praia da Coelha and Praia Sao Rafael are beaches just 2 km (1.2 miles) from the house for those who wish to go for a morning swim.

Albufeira, algarve, Portugal
121 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The apartment is very cosy
The air conditioning in the rooms was excellent and made for a comfortable stay
Rafael provide all facilities that a young family like us really need Fully equipped kitchen and a washing machine to do our laundry in
In de tuin is de hele dag zon en tot ongeveer half 6
you'll find all you need to feel like home
Everything is perfectly clean and nicely decorated
Very modern and extremely clean
The house was wonderful and clean
The house was very clean and nice
Rafaels apartment is really nice and clean
the welcome gift is a nice gesture
rafael himself was a smart host
and he was exceptionally accommodating
Rafael was very helpful and made us feel very welcome
Rafael was a wonderful host Kind and welcoming
The supermarket is 5 minute walk away
The neighborhood where the house is located is nice and quiet There is an supermarket on walking distance and several restaurants in the area
The house is central to very nice beaches and to drive in 5 min to Albufeira Center
The house is central located
It's pretty close to several very pretty beaches
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12. Guest room in Moncarapacho

This room in a secluded house is the perfect accommodation for couples looking for a getaway, and its location in the agricultural village of Moncarapacho may leave you with some traveling to get to the beaches, but it will provide you with some of the most idyllic scenery to stay among. Visitors will have access to an outdoor kitchenette, a private bathroom, a writing desk and a terraced area where they can sit out to enjoy the peace and quiet, along with good food and a few drinks.

Horta do Cerro Guest Room
Moncarapacho, Faro, Portugal
94 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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Spend some time in Algarve

7.1 million people a year pour into Algarve on holiday, while it is becoming an increasingly popular place for Northern Europeans to retire or relocate. From a few moments in any of the places above, you’ll understand exactly why it has become so popular, and you may wish to follow in the footsteps of those who move here to stay. However, if you just want a holiday, Algarve will still be ideal for you - and it has the accommodation to match.

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