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10 of the Best Villas in Portugal

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Summer holidays are upon us, and once again we’re reminded of the joys of sun on our skin and salt in our hair. These dreamy Portuguese villas have us thinking about making a permanent move…

1. Central Algarve Properties, AlgarveLoule, Algarve €4,950,000 Savills (2)

These two detached properties in beautiful Algarve are all about the extras – meaning cinema, wine store, steam room and even a eat-it-to-believe-it sweet shop are among the many additional you’ll find at this superb property. You’ll find even your more typical luxuries are also elevated so that when you’re not feasting on sweets in the cinema, you can lounge by the 18-meter infinity pool or take breakfast in the Moroccan garden with its own private mosaic plunge pool. Available through Savills for €4.95m

2. Vale do Lobo, Algarve

Vale do Lobo, Algarve €20m Savills (4)

Enjoying an elevated position, Vale do Lobo offers unparalleled views over the lake, golf courses and out toward the sea – but views aren’t all that’s on the table. 2000sqm have been built to the highest standard, boasting accommodation over four levels, an infinity pool featuring waterfall, and an enchanting terrace lounge. Refreshing aperitifs are to be taken here with the fire pit roaring and the sun setting in the background. Available through Savills for €13.75m

3. Vila do Condo, Porto

Vila do Condo, Porto

Just twenty minutes from the city centre and ten minutes from Porto International Airport, this villa is ideally situated for brief winter sun getaways and spontaneous vacays. Single-storey living lends itself perfectly for getting the family all together, while the contemporary architecture and chic interiors bestow all the atmosphere of a hotel while retaining a family feel. Available through Luximo’s Real Estate and Christie’s International Real Estate for POA

4. Alfama Lisbon, Lisbon

Duplex of Alfama Lisbon (25)

Sitting pretty in the heart of Alfama, Lisbon’s most historic neighbourhood, The Duplex offers an enchantingly old-school feel befitting of its locale. The iconic 16th century building boasts preserved elements like wooden beams and azulejos (ornate tin-glazed ceramic tiles) while touches like the handcrafted wood and metal modern staircase, solid French oak floors and walls’ stucco offer an industrial chic on bohemianism. Available through Christie’s International Real Estate for €3.85m

5. Clifftop Property, Praia Da Luz

Praia Da Luz, Algarve (1)

Modern, bold and cutting-edge, this private cliff top villa is most definitely A-lister territory. Within arms reach of the beach as well as Quinta da Boavista golf course, you’ll have plenty to do if you ever tire of lounging poolside, soaking up the rays as well as the uninterrupted sea views (which we doubt you will). Available through Knight Frank for €8.5m

6. Quinta da Comporta, Comporta

Quinta Da Comporta (1)

Inspired by the local rice barns and rice fields of its idyllic village, Quinta da Comporta boasts an array of traditional materials and original textures that invoke the quintessential laid-back feeling of your surroundings. White-washed and bathed in light, all living spaces are utterly dreamy with all luxuries attended to including a Spa, restaurant and bar, home cinema, indoor and outdoor swimming pool and beach area. Quinta da Comporta is a low-impact, sustainable signature project that definitely doesn’t make concession on style. Available through Knight Frank for €690,000 – €1.25m

7. A’Tower, Lisbon

A'Tower Lisbon

For a more modern take on Portugal, the exclusive apartments of A’Tower are your go-to and this 4-bedroom one is particularly a winner. Contemporary style emphasis its urban character and with only 34 residences in total, you’ll enjoy privacy despite enjoying proximity to the city’s most happening spots. You may be in the city but you’ll still be getting stunning views courtesy of the wide and generous balconies. Available through Knight Frank and Athena Advisors for €2.2m

8. The Lorenzo Villa, Algarve

The Lorenzo Villa

Newly completed, The Lorenzo Villa is undoubtedly one of the most impressive Portugal properties on the market. Over its expansive 2000 sqm of space, the enviable villa boasts a stunning roof terrace elevation, numerous light and spacious living areas sprawled over three floors (including a double-height atrium), lift and basement. Alongside the classic Portuguese allures like swimming pool and open-plan living, you’ll find niche luxuries like a home pa, gym, gams room, cinema, office and double garage. Available through Quinta do Lago Real Estate for €7.2m

9. Exceptional Estate, Parque Atlântico
Exceptional Estate

Equal parts homely and luxurious, this covetable Portugal property exudes a family feel despite its grandeur. Standing proudly in the heart of Parque Atlântico, the villa enjoys total seclusion perfect for intimate holidays. Late breakfasts are to be eaten in the extensive kitchen; boardgames played in the spacious snug area, and early dinners enjoyed on the sun-drenched terrace with views to the gardens. Available through Quinta do Lago Real Estate for €9.6m

10. Gondra 144, Quinta do Lago

Vila Gondra 144

If you want a taste of that Portuguese good life but don’t want to quite take the plunge of buying just yet, this 5 bedroom gorgeous villa is just the place. Situated in Quinta do Logo, Gondra 144 offers everything you could possibly want on holiday; a covered barbecue terrace overlooking the pool, a lovely and generous garden, and even a small putting green – all within walking distance of Quinta Shopping and Buganvilia Plaza. Available to rent through Quinta do Lago Real Estate from €4,480 per week


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