Lucan, County Dublin Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Published on: 13 May 2015
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, or opt for our villas along the Lisbon coast itself - wonderfully situated to enjoy all that this diverse region has to offer. 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...
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
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
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
Located on the west coast of Portugal, Lisbon makes for a unique holiday destination. Here you can combine a stimulating city break, a relaxing beach holiday, colourful history, the freedom of the great outdoors and delicious local cuisine - our villas in Portugal are ideally situated to enjoy all this region can offer.Villas in Lisbon Coast
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
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
We have chosen a selection of 6 villas from our full list of properties in Portugal. Find the perfect villa below:
Praia da Luz, Algarve
Praia D'el Rey Golf & Beach Resort, Silver Coast
Lamego, Douro Valley
Esposende, Costa Verde
Sintra, Lisbon Coast
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...
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes even the best of us need a little inspiration. Here are some recommendations from us to help you find your perfect holiday
Whether swimming in the sea or sunbathing on the sand, take advantage of a property located close to the beach.View Villas
Take time out to relax in your infinity pool whilst overlooking the sapphire waters that extend beautifully to the horizon.View Villas
Enjoy a location close to the heart of the action with plenty of amenities nearby, perfect if you prefer not to hire a car.View Villas
Whether its for family fun or just a few lengths in the morning, enjoy all the space and freedom that comes with a large pool.View Villas
Our smaller villas are perfect for couples offering all the space, privacy and freedom to enjoy a fantastic holiday just for two.View Villas
Enjoy complete comfort and relaxation following a day of exploring in your very own Jacuzzi or hot tub.View Villas
From neighbouring properties to stand alone villas that sleep up to 20 people, there are plenty of options for large groups.View Villas
Enjoy the peace and relaxation that comes with a private villa located off the beaten track.View Villas
Improve your fitness or have some fun with a game of tennis, whether you're practising your backhand or taking a break from the beach.View Villas
Take in the wonderful site of the surrounding area from the comfort and privacy of your own villaView Villas
Nothing beats being able to enjoy a barbecue by the side of your pool, in the comfort of your own private villa.View Villas
Chill out in our air conditioned villas - respite from the midday sun and a guaranteed cool and comfortable nights' sleep.View Villas
Take a look at the added entertainment on offer at these fantastic villas - and perhaps swap the swimming pool for a pool table!View Villas
Travelling outside of the summer season? Don't worry - enjoy a long, leisurely swim at these villas with heated pools.View Villas
Free Wi-Fi connectivity makes it easy to plan your holiday itinerary - or show off your fantastic villa to your friends back home.View Villas