Planning a trip to Portugal? Check out these luxe Airbnbs in the Algarve, perfect for your next Portuguese getaway.

Whether you want to chill out at the beaches along the rocky limestone coasts, explore the underrated region capital of Faro, or take a pirate ship tour in Portimã (yes, really), you need a place to call home for your holiday in the Algarve, right? 

Renting an Algarve Airbnb affords you many of the same comforts you left at home, like a full kitchen, workspace (for all you digital nomads) and locations that tap into the local fabric of the community you’re visiting.

But where do you begin to find the best Algarve Airbnbs? Worry not; I have you covered with the best vacation rentals in the Algarve.

Pro Tip: There are lots of unique properties at reasonable prices on Airbnb. But when possible, I lean towards Plum Guide for individually-vetted listings that stand out from the pack in terms of luxury and style. 

Best Airbnbs in the Algarve: At a Glance 

Best Airbnbs in the Algarve  – Top Picks Hotel 
Best Overall Airbnb in the AlgarveA Palace in the Sun
Best Algarve Airbnb for Luxury Art of Leisure
Best Budget-Friendly Airbnb in the Algarve Two-Bedroom Urban Apartment
Best Algarve Airbnb for Groups Summer Style

Best Airbnbs in the Algarve

Looking for an Airbnb in Algarve, Portugal? Don’t settle for just any run-of-the-mill apartment or home. 

Instead, choose one of the best Airbnb Algarve villas, luxury rentals and beachside digs that will have you head over heels for one of the best destinations on the Iberian Peninsula.

Climbing Bougainvilleas: Modern Apartment with Outdoor Space

Portugal Airbnb

This sunny two-bedroom has sporadic pops of cool blue accents that play off the neutral shades of grey on the walls and furniture, reminding you to enjoy the moment on your Portugal holiday in the Algarve. 

Outside you might have to share the swimming pool with other tenants, but your spacious private balcony gives you plenty of opportunities for privacy al fresco.

Your host, Stephen, knows a thing or two about the Algarve and focuses on giving you the best possible stay in the Algarve. So what are you waiting for? Plan your perfect retreat in the Algarve.

Location: ​​Olhos de Água

Looking for an Airbnb in Olhos de Água? This sunny two-bedroom sits between the high-end beach community of Vilamoura and Albufeira’s bustling coastal holiday haven. Plenty of food, shopping, and beaches are within walking distance.

All Is Calm: Modern Apartment in Faro 

All Is Calm

If you want to find a contemporary two-bedroom apartment in Faro, this fits the bill and then some. Recently renovated, the hand-crafted textiles and rattan furniture give the Faro apartment a stylish, stress-free feel.

Amenities like on-site parking, laundry and a swimming pool remind you that all is calm — why wouldn’t it be? You’re in the Algarve region of Portugal.

Location: Faro

You’re a short walk from everything Faro offers. Translation: fantastic food, charming architecture, and access to some of the best beaches in the Algarve await you at this Airbnb in Faro, Portugal.

Summer Style: Poolhouse with Style and Swagger

Summer Style

Gather a few of your closest friends and book this four-bedroom house with a private pool and jacuzzi. Trust me.

This Airbnb in Tavira, Portugal, is a two-story architectural gem with ample space for several couples to share a weekend without getting in each other’s way. 

A modern kitchen, elegant dining room with an opulent chandelier and open floor plan make it the perfect place to share some freshly caught seafood over a bottle of local wine. 

Location: Tavira

Tavira is where to stay in Portugal on the road less travelled. Your Algarve Airbnb is 20 minutes on foot from the charming town, but that’s what makes this secluded villa perfect for some time away with friends. 

A Palace in The Sun

A Palace In The Sun

Another stellar option for travelling with friends or family is this six-bedroom, six-bath palatial Airbnb in Portimão.

Inside, the furniture and artwork are a vibrant nod to the ancient Algarve villages nearby. The kitchen, entertainment room (with table football, ping pong and a projection screen), and six large private rooms make this a perfect house to celebrate any occasion.

But the outdoor space is next-level. Just imagine spending the week in your own luxury estate with palm trees, loungers, balconies upstairs and alongside the pool, and a jacuzzi for winding down in the evenings. 

Location: Portimão

Hands down, Portimão is at the top of my list of favourite places in Portugal. This Airbnb Portugal Algarve gem sits a short drive away from all the culture, cuisine, and aquatic hot spots in Portimão.

Budget-Friendly Airbnb in Lagos

2 Bedroom Urban Apartment Lagos, Algarve!

If you want to stay near all the action of Lagos (you should), check out this two-bedroom Airbnb in Lagos, Portugal

Your super host, Aneesa, has a beautiful and comfortable apartment with a spacious living room and dining area leading to a private balcony overlooking the charming streets below. 

You’ll need to climb three flights of stairs, as there’s no lift on-site, so try to pack light if you can. Otherwise, this is a fantastic choice for most travellers on a budget.

Location: Algarve

Some of Portugal’s best beaches, nightlife, and food are a short walk away in nearby Lagos.

Airbnb Vilamoura with Marina Views

Marina Mar Bela Vista

Looking to stay in the upscale marina district of Vilamoura? I can’t blame you one bit. 

If you want my favourite choice while you’re there, this one-bedroom is swanky, ultramodern and features an unbelievable view of the marina from eight stories up. 

There’s a seven-night minimum, and it’s an extremely popular place, so plan ahead and reserve your Vilamoura Airbnb early.

Location: Vilamoura

The marina, restaurants and public transportation are all within walking distance.

The Coastal Kaleidoscope: Eclectic Villa Near All the Action

The Coastal Kaleidoscope

This cosy four-bedroom Albufeira home is a lovely poolside villa with just enough indoor and outdoor space for you and your travel partners.

Geometric chandeliers, built-in shelves filled with miscellaneous artwork, and brightly coloured furniture give the living and dining areas a festive look that’s perfect for socialising with a few of your favourite people.

Location: Albufeira

Walk to excellent dining options and beaches from this Albufeira Airbnb. You’re also not far from some incredible Portugal hikes by car. 

Poolside Airbnb in the Algarve, Manta Rota

Quintessential Algarve Home

This three-bedroom luxury townhouse in Manta Rota is exceptional for a few days near the Algarve coast. 

Dark hardwood bannisters and doorways, a brick fireplace, and colourful artwork complement modern white-washed walls.

Hungry? An open kitchen leads to the dining area with plenty of space and there’s an outdoor dining table when you want to eat lunch outside.

I almost forgot, a spectacular private pool also awaits you at this amazing Algarve Airbnb.

Location: Monta Rota

Right near the incredible beaches of Manta Rota, you’ll also be a short walk from food, bevvies, and anything else you need.

Ocean Lookout: Tranquil Oceanview Home

Ocean Lookout

You’ll enjoy a mellowed-out vibe at this idyllic two-bedroom Carvoeiro Airbnb with not one but two private terraces with plenty of space to enjoy a cocktail or cook dinner.

Inside, the decor has a sophisticated beach house feel that matches the surroundings swimmingly.

Location: Carvoieiro

The lovely Praia do Paraíso beach is steps away from your Airbnb, Carvoeiro, Algarve.

Art of Leisure: Luxury Villa in Quinta do Lago

Art of Leisure

Sometimes – scratch that – all the time, you deserve to treat yourself. And there’s nowhere better to do just that than in Quinta do Lago.

This opulent six-bedroom Algarve vacation rental will likely have your jaw on the floor the moment you walk in. Why wouldn’t it? Art of Leisure is the most luxurious Algarve Airbnb I’ve found in the Algarve yet.

A private gym, home theatre, personal chef, enormous swimming pool, and luxury bathrooms in every bedroom of this high-design home will leave you wanting nothing.

Ready to book? I thought so.

Location: Quinta do Lago

Drive to beaches, entertainment, and dining options in just minutes.

Airbnb Algarve Beach House in Faro

Beach front, cute semi-detached house in Faro

Picture waking up from your three-bedroom rental, looking out at the ocean and walking onto the golden sands from your doorstep. You can stop reading here and reserve this rental.

There’s private parking, lots of personal outdoor space, and the lightly stained wooden furniture, flooring, and countertops are subtle reminders that you’re staying at the best beach house in Portugal.

Location: Faro

This vacation home is on the famous Praia de Faro beach, next to one of the most popular seafood restaurants in the Algarve (Restaurante Zé Maria). Book when the weather is warm for the most incredible time of your life.

Heart of a Lion: Contemporary Pool House in Vilamoura

Heart of a Lion

If you want to golf at the incredible Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course near the iconic Anantara Vilamoura but would prefer to stay in an Algarve Airbnb, this spectacular five-bedroom home is the perfect landing spot.

Enjoy a large backyard with a private pool, an open kitchen leading into a large living room and dining area, and an elegant interior with a laid-back Algarve vibe.

Once you’ve relaxed and recuperated from your flight, it’s time to hit the nearby links.

Location: Vilamoura

Drive to the beaches, restaurants, and famous golf course near this luxury Airbnb in Vilamoura.

Hillside Villa with Ocean View in Olhos de Agua

Stunning beach house on the cliff

This beautiful two-bedroom home high above the Algarve coast features a stylish and modern interior with a newly updated kitchen, bathrooms and living quarters that open up to the incredible outdoor space.

Your super host João Perdigão has taken outdoor living to another level, with the jacuzzi tub and large grilling area in a perfect location to see the unbelievable coastal views below.

Location: Olhos de Água

Steps away from some of the most breathtaking coastal limestone cliffs in Portugal, your Airbnb location couldn’t get any better. Also, you’re just a short stroll from restaurants, bars, and a market for your essentials.

Bom Dia: Airy Four-Bedroom in Mexilhoeira Grande

Bom Dia

You’ll say bom dia (good morning in Portuguese) an awful lot when you wake up in this majestic four-bedroom private home.

The immaculate outdoor space with a private pool perfectly complements the gorgeous estate with floor-to-ceiling glass nearly everywhere you look.

Inside, the sunny vibes continue as every room has ample light and a pleasant, modern design with high exposed-beam ceilings, a fireplace, hardwood floors, and comfy furniture, making it a perfect place to relax.

Location: Mexilhoeira Grande

You’ll stay in the gorgeous and quiet Mexilhoeira Grande, but when you’re ready to mingle, you can drive to some of the best beaches in the Algarve in around 30 minutes.

Practical Tips to Consider Before Booking Your Airbnb in the Algarve 

  • I recommend you hire a car for many of the locations on this list. Although you can reach some areas via public transportation, most of these Airbnbs in the Algarve have parking, and you’ll save time driving. 
  • Book in advance to land the best Airbnb locations and accommodations.
  • Get some friends together if you rent some of the larger (and incredible) pool or beachside Algarve Airbnbs.

Airbnb the Algarve: Map

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