How To Find The Perfect Algarve Villa Rental

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The Algarve is one of the best travel destinations in the world. Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure, or leisure, there’s no finer place to take a trip. But the quality of your accommodation plays a big part in your vacation satisfaction — which is why you need to know how to find the perfect villa rental in the Algarve. As Algarve travel experts, we know what elevates a villa from good to great, or great to incredible. Here are our top tips for finding the perfect place to stay in the Algarve.


1. Set your budget

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First things first: you need to know how much you want to spend on your accommodation. This helps you filter out accommodation at both the upper and lower end of the scale. Cheaper options are ideal if you don’t mind a low-budget experience — but if you’re looking for luxury, make sure you have the budget to match.

2. Know your must-haves and nice-to-haves

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Everyone has dealbreakers when it comes to booking travel accommodation. Whether it’s proximity to the beach, having a private pool, or an intimate setting that's not overlooked, it’s important to know what you want from your trip. Some commonly requested must-haves include:

Private pools 


On-site gym or spa 

Fantastic views 

Close to restaurants 

Villas that can be reached without a car 

If you’re not sure whether a villa, resort, or apartment is the best choice for you, see these 10 reasons to choose a private villa for your next trip..

3. Research things to do

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It’s not enough to have a great villa — you also need to know that there are plenty of things to do in and around the area you want to stay. If you’re a golf fanatic, you’ll want to be near the best courses in the Algarve — Vilamoura is a popular choice with golfers. If you’re bringing the kids along, staying near a theme park-like Zoomarine or Aquashow Park is sure to go down well.

4. Book with a travel agent with local knowledge

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You could spend hours trawling through Google to find the perfect Algarve villa — or you could have a quick chat with an Algarve holiday expert. Booking with a travel agent that knows the area is a great way to find your ideal villa, as they can make recommendations based on your specific requirements. They’ll also be able to help you find the best accommodation within your budget.

5. Tailor your holiday

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Another advantage of booking with a knowledgeable travel agent is that they can tailor your holiday to exactly what you need. Want a vetted babysitter to look after the kids while you whisk your other half away for a romantic dinner? We’ll find the perfect person. Want to sample local cuisine from the comfort of your villa? We’ll help you hire a private chef to cook for you.

6. Make a secure booking for peace of mind

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Holidays are all about taking a break from the stresses and strains of day-to-day life — so the last thing you need to worry about is losing your money on a last-minute cancellation.

Book with a secure, protected provider to ensure you’ll get a full refund in the event of an emergency cancellation.

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Each of our Algarve villas is handpicked by our team of Algarve experts. We know exactly what makes a fantastic holiday in this stunning part of the world, so browse our collection and find your perfect Algarve villa rental.