10 of the most beautiful villas with pool in Portugal

Portugal Rentals

I read that the French are the foreigners who buy the most villas with pool in Portugal. The white washed walls, Atlantic coast and sun is a key attraction. Many of them have transformed old houses into beautiful retreats.

Not all the houses on this list are owned by French people but they all are absolutely stylish and sure to be a great base for a holiday in Portugal.

Remember that you can also check my latest list of boutique hotels with pool in Portugal.

My recommendations for the best villas with pools in Portugal

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Located in the furthest eastern point of Portugal’s Algarve, with Spain just across the Guadiana river, Vila Real de Santo Antonio is a truly hidden gem. Near the middle of the historic, pedestrian centre and with a charming marina in the distance, 3 houses have been redecorated with tons of charm and taste. A blueprint for my dream holiday house if I buy one one day. The houses have pools and are really good for families.

Casas Portugal


Casa agostos offers 3 double bedrooms for maximum 6 guests and is situated in the hilly hinterland of the Algarve region, near the picturesque village of Santa Bárbara de Nexe.

Once rundown and neglected, this traditional house has been rebuilt and extended with an annex to the original structure featuring three bedrooms and two bathrooms, while new wing houses a large living room with a fireplace. The minimalist interior design, the concrete flooring and linear shapes combine to create a pleasant modern ambience.

The 15-meter-long pool in the garden is built into a large concrete block, which partly sinks into the ground and defines the border of the property.

Casa Modesta


A family house opening its doors to tourism in an almost unknown land, facing the sea and in the heart of the Ria Formosa Nature Park, considered one of Portugal’s seven wonders. We may sound biased if we say that from Casa Modesta you witness the best morning in all the Algarve, but from here we can watch the migration of birds, the practice of shellfish gathering or the harvesting of salt, and everyday we are astonished by the small miracles that Nature performs.

Casa Opala – Olhão

I read that the French are the foreigners who buy the most villas with pool in Portugal. The white washed walls, Atlantic coast and sun is a key attraction. Many of them have transformed old houses into beautiful retreats.

Casa Opala is a renovated cubic Moorish-style townhouse with private rooftop pool in the heart of historical Olhão. This beautiful old fishermen’s house is restored to its formal glory and tastefully decorated.  The private rooftop pool offers a magnificent view over the old city.

A Casa de Estremoz


A vacation home for rent in the beautiful region of Alentejo, Portugal. A blend of early century traditional architecture and contemporary design in the countryside.  The house, buit in 1939, was renovated by a family who has spent holidays in the region since childhood.

It can accommodate up to 12 people (6 adults and up to 6 children). A fully equipped kitchen opens to a large living room with a fireplace and a large window facing an oak cork forest. Outside, there are three hot water showers that you can enjoy while watching the nature (or the stars at night). The 11 x 5m swimming pool with a large deck is just a few steps away.

Casa em Afife

Casa em Afife, Afife, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals

Casa em Afife is a special house located in a special village. The house is beautiful, comfortable and full of light.  Designed across four half-floors, with a terrace on top of the house where you have views all the way to the ocean, it centres around an open-plan dining and kitchen area that leads down to a lounge/TV room, with both levels having direct access to the garden and the swimming pool.

Outside, you can hear the birds in the morning and look at the stars at night, when everything is quiet around. The pool has this wonderful circle in a square shape, perfect for children. The area has fantastic places to visit and the beach is close by.

Campo de Arroz


Campo de Arroz is located at the foot of the magnificent Comporta rice fields in Lagoa Formosa. You can rent the main house or an independent cabin located in the landscaped garden.  There is an outdoor pool. The entire property can accommodate up to 10 people, perfect for a stay with family, children or friends.

Casa nas dunas, Comporta


Architecturally inspired by traditional fishermen’s houses, the refined decoration of Casa nas Dunas is in harmony with nature, perfectly combining authenticity with discreet luxury. The minimum stay is 7 nights in high season and 3 nights in low season. Price upon request. The garden has a large terrace with barbecue, a secure pool with large sunbeds and an outdoor shower.


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Don’t be scared by the price per night as if you calculate that you could easily be 4 families sharing, this luxury house becomes a good deal. Granvila is a stylishly designed and plushly decorated luxury property comfortably accomodating up to 18 guests in 8 air conditioned, ensuite bedrooms. Granvila is conveniently located in a calm area of the traditional fishing town of Quarteira, a 10 minute walk from Cavalo Preto Beach, supermarkets and other services.

Set in over an acre of park-like gardens with a rich flora of typical fruit trees and a massive infinity pool, Granvila is the perfect getaway for your family holiday or anniversary celebration.

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