Villas in the Algarve to Rent

We have specialised in the Algarve for almost 40 years and are still just as passionate about this beautiful part of the world and mainland Portugal’s southernmost region. With miles of gorgeous, golden, sandy beaches, calm clear waters and bays interspersed with rugged cliffs and enchanting grottos, the Algarve is amongst the top European holiday destinations. It is easy to see why travellers return to the Algarve year after year. Stunning coastline, a wide range of water sports, sensational restaurants serving fresh fish and authentic cuisine, international award-winning golf courses, traditional towns and villages steeped in history and popular resorts catering for everything a holidaymaker could wish for.  This region has it all and we have villas scattered all over this beautiful part of the country.


Things we love…
“We could talk for hours about the Algarve and many of our team choose to holiday here themselves giving them in depth knowledge and first-hand experience of the different areas and the villas in the Algarve. The beaches are some of the prettiest in Europe and we highly recommend a boat tour to visit some of the unique, hidden caves along the coastline. Stop off for some fresh fish at any number of the amazing restaurants in the Algarve. It is a food lovers paradise!”

Things to be aware of…
“Needless to say, the beaches, restaurants and waterparks can get busy in the summer months.  Plan ahead and book some of your favourite eateries in advance to avoid disappointment. It is also a good idea to set off early if you want to enjoy the beach, then retreat to your chosen villa in the Algarve to avoid the crowds and relax in your private swimming pool. Bliss!”

 – Ginnie, Managing Director

Featured villas in Algarve

Casa da Escola Velha
Vale de Parra, Albufeira, Algarve

From: £896 per week

Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 6

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Vale de Parra, Albufeira, Algarve

From: £994 per week

Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 8

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Casa Jacaranda
Olhos d'Agua, Albufeira, Algarve

From: £1050 per week

Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 6

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Casa Gwenva
Vale de Parra, Albufeira, Algarve

From: £1267 per week

Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 6

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Terras Altas
Vale de Parra, Albufeira, Algarve

From: £1337 per week

Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 8

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Vista Salema (Eco-Friendly)
Salema & Budens

From: £2198 per week

Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 9

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Casa Katrina
Quinta do Lago Area, Algarve

From: £2366 per week

Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 12

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Villa da Mare
Albufeira, Algarve

From: £5796 per week

Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 11

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Villa Borromeo
Albufeira, Algarve

From: £6699 per week

Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 13

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Algarve Destinations

There really is something for everyone in the Algarve.  Whether it is a countryside retreat in the hills, plenty of bedrooms for a big family group, a romantic honeymoon haven or a beach front property you are after, our team can discuss what is important to you and send you the most suitable holiday villas in the Algarve for your budget.

Eastern Algarve Villas

Central Algarve Villas

Western Algarve Villas

When to visit the Algarve

The hottest time of the year is, of course, July and August, when everything is in full swing and tourists are welcomed whole heartedly. The average temperature is 24 degrees with highs of 33 degrees making these the best months for sun lovers. March to June and September to October are particularly lovely months to visit with clear days and plenty of sunshine reaching pleasant temperatures. Beaches are not as crowded and it is much easier to get a table reservation.  It is also the perfect time to explore the magnificent countryside with some of the best hiking and nature trails in the whole of Europe.

Things To Do in the Algarve

The Algarve offers a delightful blend of sun, sea, and culture, making it a dream destination for travelers seeking a diverse and vibrant experience. From thrilling cave explorations to exhilarating quad bike adventures, this captivating region offers an array of activities for every type of holiday enthusiast.

Festivals and Food

The Algarve is a cultural hotspot, with an abundance of festivals and events throughout the year. Embrace the local spirit by participating in traditional celebrations that showcase the region’s rich heritage. The annual Algarve International Fair and the Festival Med in Loulé offer fantastic opportunities to enjoy live music, dance, and culinary delights from around the world. Indulge in delectable seafood dishes at beachside restaurants, savour authentic Portuguese pastries, and don’t forget to try the renowned Algarvian wine.

Take a Trip to the Caves of Ponta da Piedade

Prepare to be awe-struck by the breathtaking natural beauty of the caves of Ponta da Piedade. Embark on a boat tour along the stunning coastline, where you’ll encounter magnificent rock formations, hidden grottoes, and crystal-clear waters. The warm Algarvian sun dances on the water, creating a mesmerizing play of light and shadows inside the caves. This unforgettable experience is a photographer’s paradise and an opportunity to create lasting memories with loved ones.

Quad Bike Adventures

For thrill-seekers and adrenaline enthusiasts, quad bike adventures are a must-do in the Algarve. Explore the region’s rugged terrain, sandy dunes, and picturesque landscapes on an exhilarating quad bike tour. Experienced guides will lead you through off-the-beaten-path routes, providing an adrenaline-pumping experience amidst nature’s wonders. Quad biking is an exciting way to connect with nature and enjoy an action-packed day with friends and family.

Have Fun in the Sun

The Algarve is renowned for its glorious sandy beaches and warm Mediterranean climate. Spend leisurely days basking in the sun, building sandcastles, and taking refreshing dips in the ocean. From the vibrant beaches of Albufeira to the tranquil coves of Lagos and Carvoeiro, each destination offers a unique beach experience. Surfing, paddleboarding, and snorkeling are just a few of the activities that will keep beach lovers entertained.

Discover more of the best things to do in the Algarve in our dedicated blog below.

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Why the Algarve is Perfect for Families

The Algarve’s family-friendly atmosphere makes it an ideal destination for travellers with children. A number of our holiday villas in the Algarve cater specifically to families, offering private pools, plenty of space, and within easy reach of beaches and restaurants. The region’s safety, welcoming locals, and kid-friendly attractions ensure that the little ones have a memorable and enjoyable holiday. Moreover, the Algarve’s rich history and natural wonders provide educational opportunities for young explorers.

Discover the best places to stay in the Algarve in our dedicated blog below.

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What is the best month to visit Algarve?

The best time to visit the Algarve is during the shoulder seasons of spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October). During these months, the weather is pleasant, with warm temperatures, fewer crowds, and lower accommodation prices compared to the peak summer season. Spring brings blooming flowers and green landscapes, while autumn offers mild temperatures ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing. However, if you prefer hotter weather and bustling beach scenes, the summer months (July to August) are popular but can be quite crowded.

Can I get around the Algarve without a car?

The Algarve region has a relatively efficient public transportation system, including buses and trains that connect major towns and tourist destinations. Many popular areas are accessible by public transport, making it a viable option for budget-conscious travellers. Additionally, taxis and ride-hailing services are available in urban areas. If you plan to explore off-the-beaten-path locations, renting a car might be more convenient. We can arrange car hire for your holiday – simply get in touch to find out more.

Public transport, taxis and bicycle rental in the Algarve:

The Algarve offers several transportation options for getting around the region:

  • Public Buses: The regional bus network connects major towns and attractions. It is an affordable and convenient way to travel between different areas in the Algarve.
  • Trains: The train service runs between major towns along the coastline, providing a scenic way to travel and avoiding traffic congestion.
  • Taxis: Taxis are widely available in urban areas and can be hailed on the street or found at taxi stands. They are a good option for shorter trips or when public transport is less accessible.
  • Rental Cars: Renting a car is a popular choice for those who want to explore the region independently and reach more remote locations. We can help with car hire in the Algarve.
  • Bicycle Rentals: Some towns, especially smaller ones, offer bicycle rental services, allowing you to explore at a leisurely pace and enjoy the scenic landscapes.

What’s the nearest airport to the Algarve?

Faro Airport is the Algarve’s regional airport, located 4 km outside of Faro which is the largest city on the Algarve. Lisbon and Seville are also accessible airports for travellers visiting the region, each a 2.5/3hr drive from the Algarve.

What’s the currency in the Algarve?

The currency used in the Algarve, as well as throughout Portugal, is the Euro (€), with the currency code EUR. It’s the official currency of the country and is widely accepted for all transactions, including shopping, dining, and other expenses in the Algarve region. It’s recommended to have some Euros on hand when traveling to the Algarve, as while credit and debit cards are widely accepted, there may be places where cash is preferred, especially in smaller establishments or more rural areas.

Is the Algarve family friendly?

Yes, the Algarve is known for being a family-friendly destination. It offers a wide range of attractions, activities, and amenities that make it a great choice for families travelling with children of all ages.

What is the least rainy month in Portugal?

Generally, the least rainy month in Portugal is July. During the summer months, Portugal experiences less rainfall, and July is typically the driest period. However, it’s essential to note that Portugal’s climate can vary across regions, and the Algarve, being in the southern part of the country, tends to have a Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Rainfall is generally lower during the summer season, making it an attractive time to visit for those seeking sunny and dry weather.

Discover Our Other Destinations

We also have a portfolio of hand-picked properties in Porto, on the Lisbon Coast, and in Greece, CroatiaMallorca and Ibiza. If you are considering other destinations and you need any advice, just contact us and let us know your wish list, concerns, deal breakers and budget and we will suggest the most suitable properties to help find your personal paradise.

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We LOVE talking about villas and holiday destinations. Use our ‘Inspire Me’ section to discover the perfect property for you and your travelling companions. Remember, you can contact us anytime to discuss your holiday plans. With our first-hand knowledge and experience of each area and the properties within, we can guide you along the way to finding your dream holiday and can answer any queries you may have. We are holiday enthusiasts here at The Villa Agency and we are here to help!