Villas on the Lisbon Coast

We have a rich and ever expanding collection of villas on the Lisbon Coast within an easy drive of Lisbon Airport.

Quinta do Peru and Aroeira are to the south of Lisbon and are made up of pine and cork trees and sensational landscapes fringed with long stretches of sand.  It is an area of great natural beauty with excellent golf courses. Dolphin watching trips can be arranged and kayaks and sailboats can be hired in nearby Setúbal.

Beyond this is the beautiful Arrábida National Park with breathtaking scenery and beaches, stretching for some 22 miles between Sesimbra and Setúbal, this area is carpeted by wild flowers which are amongst the most colourful and varied in Iberia. The coastline at Sesimbra is charming and dramatic and the town has some fantastic seafood restaurants and local activities including an array of water sports, scuba diving, climbing, cycle trails, horse riding and boat trips.

North of Lisbon is Sintra which inspired Lord Byron to write Glorious Eden and it is easy to see why. It is a picturesque town, amidst the pine-covered hills and we think it is one of the most enchanting places on earth.  The magical Pena Palace perches on top of the hill like a scene from a fairytale.  Historical buildings, sensational beaches and amazing food make this a very special destination.

The food on the Lisbon Coast is quite different from the Algarve with a tasty variety of stews, oven baked dishes and delicious Atlantic shellfish widely seen on menus.

We have a variety of Lisbon Coast holiday villas to rent – simply get in touch today with your requirement and let us help create your dream villa holiday in Portugal  today!

Things we love…
“The Lisbon Coast is an ideal choice for those who want to combine a lazy day by the pool with a city adventure. Foodies will love the variety of restaurants and vineyards and you will need your camera at the ready to capture the amazing buildings, gardens and spectacles along the way.”

Things to be aware of…
“A visit to the city is a must but we suggest using public transport for day trips rather than taking a car as parking is tricky. There are trams that take you round the city and we can also arrange transfers and tours from your villa and back again for the ultimate stress-free day out.”

 – Ginnie, Managing Director

Featured Villas on the Lisbon Coast

Villa Issie
Lisbon Coast

From: £1680 per week

Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10

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Lisbon Coast

From: £2499 per week

Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 9

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Villa Peru
Lisbon Coast

From: £2933 per week

Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 12

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The View - Accessible Villa
Lisbon Coast

From: £2968 per week

Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 11

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The Dunes
Lisbon Coast

From: £3794 per week

Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 6

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Villa Cyan
Lisbon Coast

From: £4193 per week

Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 11

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Quinta da Nossa Senhora Do Socorro
Lisbon Coast

From: £4487 per week

Bedrooms: 7 | Sleeps: 15

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The Beach House
Lisbon Coast

From: £5397 per week

Bedrooms: 8 | Sleeps: 19

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Where To Stay On The Lisbon Coast

Lisbon City:

Lisbon, Portugal’s charismatic capital, allures visitors with its blend of rich history and vibrant contemporary culture. The city boasts iconic landmarks such as the historic São Jorge Castle and the intricate tiles of the Alfama district. Enjoy the bustling atmosphere of Baixa, explore the trendy neighbourhoods of Bairro Alto and Alfama, and be enchanted by the scenic views from Miradouro da Senhora do Monte.


A fairy-tale destination, Sintra is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its romantic architecture and lush landscapes. The colourful Pena Palace perches atop the Sintra mountains, offering panoramic views. The Moorish Castle, the National Palace, and the mystical Quinta da Regaleira are just a few of Sintra’s enchanting attractions.

Some of our popular villas nearby include Maya and Casa Colares.


Cascais, a coastal gem, combines old-world charm with modern elegance. The vibrant town centre features cobbled streets, a picturesque harbour, and an array of shops and restaurants. Cascais is famed for its beautiful beaches, including Praia do Guincho, a haven for surfers, and the family-friendly Praia da Rainha.

One of our popular holiday villas nearby is Marcelo.


Aroeira is renowned for its championship golf courses and natural beauty. Nestled in a pine forest, this area offers a tranquil escape with pristine beaches, such as Fonte da Telha, and the Aroeira Golf Resort, providing a perfect blend of relaxation and outdoor recreation.

Some of our popular holiday villas in this area include Villa Sadie, Villa Daisy, Villa Nel, and Villa Arora.  


Sesimbra, a fishing village turned seaside resort, boasts golden beaches and a picturesque harbour. Dominated by the mediaeval Sesimbra Castle, the town is a gateway to the stunning Arrábida Natural Park. Visitors can enjoy fresh seafood in seaside restaurants and explore the scenic landscapes that define this charming coastal destination.

Some of our popular holiday villas near this area include Villa Fern, Azul, and Villa Farrah.  

Troia and Comporta:

Troia and Comporta are hidden treasures on the Lisbon Coast. Troia, a slender peninsula, features pristine beaches and ancient Roman ruins. Comporta, known for its laid-back atmosphere, offers miles of untouched white sandy beaches, rice fields, and pine forests. This region is a serene retreat for those seeking a tranquil escape amidst nature’s beauty.

Some of our popular holiday villas near these areas include Villa Porsha, Villa Cyan, and Villa Audra


What To Do On The Lisbon Coast

Immerse yourself in the allure of the Lisbon coast, where the sun warmly embraces the Atlantic, and every breeze carries a whisper of adventure. Envision a leisurely stroll along the cobblestone streets of Cascais, a charming coastal town just a short ride from Lisbon. Begin your day with a unhurried breakfast at a local café, savoring a robust Portuguese coffee and treating yourself to pastries as sweet as the scenic views.

Follow the call of the coastline, where rugged cliffs and golden beaches beckon. Take a leisurely drive along the Estrada Marginal, feeling the wind in your hair, or opt for a more relaxed train journey with sensational views of the sea. Surrender to the sea’s allure by trying your hand at surfing in Guincho, a beach renowned for its waves. If you prefer keeping your feet dry, explore the narrow streets of Lisbon’s Alfama district, where history whispers through every stone.

No journey along the Lisbon coast is complete without venturing into the breathtaking Arrábida National Park. Feel the invigorating sea breeze as you discover hidden coves and sandy stretches nestled between rugged cliffs. Praia da Ursa, a beach with golden sands framed by towering cliffs, is a must-visit gem for beach enthusiasts.

Now, let’s talk Sintra. This enchanting town, adorned with colourful palaces and lush forests, is a mere stone’s throw away from Lisbon. Make it a delightful day trip, wandering through the mystical Pena Palace with its vibrant hues and intricate architecture that feels straight out of a fairy tale. Explore the narrow streets of the historic centre, discovering quaint shops and charming cafes. Don’t miss the chance to explore the magical Quinta da Regaleira, where secret tunnels and mystical gardens create an otherworldly atmosphere.

Discover more things to do on the Lisbon Coast in our blog below.

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Beaches on the Lisbon Coast

The Lisbon coast unfolds with a myriad of sensational beaches, each catering to diverse beachgoer dreams. Praia do Guincho, standing as a windswept paradise renowned for golden sands and impressive waves, is a short drive from Lisbon and attracts surf enthusiasts worldwide. For those in pursuit of a serene escape, Praia da Adraga, nestled between rugged cliffs, offers pristine seclusion, just a scenic drive from the city—perfect for a leisurely day by the sea. Carcavelos Beach, blending natural beauty with urban comfort, is conveniently close to Lisbon, providing a long stretch of golden sand ideal for sunbathing and beach sports.

There are also numerous unspoiled beaches in the Arrábida Natural Park. Praia dos Coelhos, cradled along the Arrábida cliffs, showcases turquoise waters and fine golden sands, inviting visitors to relax in a secluded haven of natural beauty. Further along the coast, Praia de Galápos captivates with crystal-clear waters and lush green surroundings, offering a serene escape framed by the Arrábida hills, all within a convenient proximity to the city. For those desiring a blend of culture and seaside bliss, Praia de Galápos sets a unique scene with the nearby 16th-century Convento da Arrábida overlooking the coastline.

Discover more about the best beaches on the Lisbon Coast in our blog below.


Best Beaches On the Lisbon Coast

Family Activities On The Lisbon Coast

Along the Lisbon coast, a treasure trove of family-friendly activities awaits, providing a perfect blend of culture, adventure, and natural beauty. Begin your exploration in Cascais, a charming coastal town just a short ride from Lisbon. Families can embark on a leisurely bike ride along the scenic seaside promenade, exploring hidden coves and enjoying panoramic views. In the heart of Cascais, the Boca do Inferno cliff formation offers a thrilling experience as waves crash against the rocks, captivating both young and old.

For a fairy-tale escape, venture to Sintra, a magical town surrounded by lush forests and coluorful palaces. Visit the whimsical Pena Palace, where vibrant hues and intricate architecture spark the imagination. The nearby Moorish Castle invites families to explore ancient walls and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. In Sintra’s historic centre, wander through narrow streets filled with charming shops and indulge in local pastries.

Nature-loving families can venture into the Arrábida Natural Park, where pristine beaches like Praia dos Coelhos and Praia de Galápos offer a secluded haven for relaxation and exploration. Take a boat tour from Setúbal to discover the resident dolphins in the surrounding waters, creating unforgettable memories for the whole family.

If you’re in Lisbon, head to Oceanário de Lisboa, one of Europe’s largest indoor aquariums, where mesmerising marine life captures the imaginations of both young and old. A short distance away lies the scenic Belem district, where families can explore the historic Belem Tower and indulge in the iconic pastries at Pasteis de Belem. For a blend of education and fun, head to the Pavilion of Knowledge – Ciência Viva, an interactive science museum that sparks curiosity and discovery in children.

Discover more family activities in our blog below.

We have a variety of family-friendly villas to rent along the Lisbon Coast. Simply get in touch today with your requirements and let us help create your dream villa holiday!

Family Activities On the Lisbon Coast

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