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Villas in Portugal with James Villa Holidays offer an eclectic mix of bustling resorts, unlimited leisure facilities, stunning scenery and fascinating history and culture. Choose the Algarve on the south coast for holidays in the sun, enjoying its beautiful golden beaches, golf courses and entertainment. Silver Coast villa holidays give you the chance to absorb an authentic, rich culture, being just a few miles from Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon. Enjoy the area's gorgeous landscapes, or spend relaxing days on the white-sand beaches of the Atlantic coast. Further north, the breathtakingly picturesque Douro Valley wine region offers truly relaxing holidays with charming Portugal villas set in a peaceful, rural setting, close to the wonderful second city of Porto, or why not explore the dramatic coastline, lush pine forests and mountains of the gorgeous Costa Verde...

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Portuguese regions

  • Algarve villa holidays

    Superb leisure facilities & culinary delights

    The Algarve has long been a popular destination for villa holidays in Portugal. With its stunning climate, excellent leisure facilities and beautiful beaches, a stay here is perfect for a blend of both entertainment and relaxation. Vibrant resorts and charming harbour towns sit alongside world class golf courses.

    Villas in Algarve
  • Costa Verde villa holidays

    Discover Portugal’s ‘green coast’

    Rich pine forests, pristine beaches, turquoise waters and stunning mountainous interior, the Costa Verde is a truly unique region in which to rent villas in Portugal. Explore historic towns and villages, absorb the ambience of the riverside city of Porto, or enjoy the many outdoor activities from watersports to hiking.

    Villas in Costa Verde
  • Douro Valley villa holidays

    Explore the magnificent Douro Valley

    Portugal’s Douro Valley, recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a feast for the eyes and taste-buds. Our holiday villas in Portugal are perfectly located to explore the quaint towns, sample local produce, and admire countryside views. Visit the cultural city of Porto or journey along the stunning Douro River.

    Villas in Douro Valley
  • Madeira villa holidays

    A stunningly beautiful island paradise

    The sub-tropical island of Madeira has a wonderful climate and laidback ambience ideal for villas in Portugal. The lush, mountainous landscape and botanical gardens provide numerous walking trails and outdoor activities. Try Madeira’s unique local delicacies of fresh fish and espetada beef skewers with a glass of Poncha.

    Villas in Madeira
  • Silver Coast villa holidays

    Unspoilt coast and countryside

    Located on the Atlantic coastline of Portugal, the Silver Coast gives you the chance to discover the ‘real’ Portugal through fascinating history in cities such as Obidos, Coimbra and Lisbon. From our Portugal villas along the Silver Coast you’ll find white-sandy beaches, verdant golf courses and bustling coastal resorts.

    Villas in Silver Coast

Portuguese Villa Selection

We have chosen a selection of 5 villas from our full list of properties in Portugal. Find the perfect villa below:

  • Best of James
    Holiday Resort
    Palheiro Village I
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Bedrooms
    • 1 Bathrooms
    • Shared
      Heated Pool
    • Free Air Conditioning
    • Car Essential

    Palheiro Village I

    Palheiro Golf Resort, Madeira

  • Best of James
    Holiday Resort
    Pine Cliffs Residence II
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Bedrooms
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • Shared Pool
    • Free Air Conditioning
    • Car Optional

    Pine Cliffs Residence II

    Pine Cliffs Resort, Algarve

  • Casa de Nogueira
    • Sleeps 8
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
    • Private Pool
    • Car Essential

    Casa de Nogueira

    Baiao, Douro Valley

  • Quinta de Casal Maior
    • Sleeps 11
    • 6 Bedrooms
    • 6 Bathrooms
    • Private Pool
    • Car Advised

    Quinta de Casal Maior

    Ponte de Lima, Costa Verde

  • Best of James
    Holiday Resort
    Royal Villas
    • Sleeps 8
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
    • Private Pool
    • Free Air Conditioning
    • Car Advised

    Royal Villas

    CampoReal Lisboa, Silver Coast

Learn more about Portugal

Your Portugal villa holiday

With a villa holiday in Portugal you can enjoy the all the space and comfort space of your own private accommodation, with the freedom to explore the fantastic local beaches, Portugal’s beautiful countryside and its vibrant resorts.

Add even more indulgence to your villa holiday and enjoy a luxury villa stay in the Algarve or the Lisbon Coast. Enjoy the warm Portuguese sun as you dive into your villa’s private pool for a morning swim, sunbathe in your villa’s garden and dine al fresco from the peace and privacy of your own terrace.

Enjoy the option of self-catering in Portugal – there are local markets to explore and harbours to buy freshly caught fish and seafood, so you can serve up a feast to your friends and family at dinner.

There are a wealth of incredible villas to rent in Portugal, and many benefits to staying in a villa in this delightfully diverse and captivating destination - here’s why...

About Portugal

Located in southwest Europe, Portugal is a country with a long, diverse and fascinating history, with its cosmopolitan culture shaped by those who have settled in the country over its thousands of years of colonisation. You’ll notice these influences everywhere, from the food, architecture and even in the landscape of the towns and cities you visit.

Portugal is made up of five main regions, as well as the two islands of Madeira and Azores. Our villas are located right across Portugal, giving you the chance to lounge on the beautiful beaches of the Algarve, sip the famed local wine of Douro Valley or explore the emerald forests and the tropical landscapes of the island of Madeira.

When to go to Portugal

During your villa holiday you should expect to enjoy a Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and mild winters.

Between June and September is the best time to take advantage of the idyllic weather, with temperatures reaching up to 30°c as you wander along the golden beaches and unwind beside your villa's private pool.

Keen hikers will enjoy the country’s wonderful trails from October to March, when you’ll be able to take in the beautiful views of Portugal’s snow-capped mountains. Not only that, but the temperature in Portugal can still reach up to 18°c during the autumn and winter months, making it the perfect place to escape the cold back home.

Palácio Nacional da Pena

Cultural highlights

In addition to the wonderful beaches and scenic landscape, Portugal has an endless list of things for you to see and do during your James Villa holiday. The Alto Douro wine region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site - a place where wine has been produced for well over 2,000 years. Explore the nearby towns that have flourished in this region, watch and learn the process of wine making, explore the vineyards and terraces - and of course, try a tipple.

Another cultural highlight is the Palácio Nacional da Pena - a beautiful palace in the town of Sintra along the Lisbon Coast, nestled on a hilltop. With a pastel yellow, pink and red exterior this standout piece of architecture is sure to catch your eye and win your heart. The lavishly detailed stone carvings outside the building are complemented by the palace’s surrounding gardens - Pena Park - which includes exotic trees from around the world, ordered by a past king.

Not to be missed

  • Sample the local cuisine. A great little afternoon treat is a freshly ground coffee and a Pastéis de Nata. These rich and sweet egg custard tarts are the perfect local delicacy for those of you with a sweet-tooth.
  • For spectacular views of the city of Lisbon and beyond, ride the Elevador de Santa Justa - a gothic tower and piece of architectural history that connects the lower and upper levels of the city.
  • If you’ve booked your villa holiday in Portugal for spring, then make sure you don’t miss the annual Flower Festival in Funchal in Madeira. People dress themselves in floral outfits, with hats made of yellow sunflowers and dresses decorated with pink roses.
  • For a real Portuguese treat, spend a morning at the Feira de Barcelos market in Minho in the scenic Costa Verde. There you can buy freshly baked bread, local vegetables and fruit, as well as handcrafted pottery.
  • Everyone knows the Algarve is great for beaches, but Praia de Albandeira is the perfect setting for those of you wanting to unwind. Tucked away in a rocky alcove, this beach is a little-known treat for those who find it.

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