Algarve villas with a private pool for your next Portugal trip

Are you planning an Algarve holiday? Then this curated list of luxury villas in Algarve with a private pool is for you!

Algarve resorts tend to be packed in summer and prices are through the roof. If you’re looking for a carefree trip away from the crowds, then the privacy of a beautiful holiday villa is what you need. And in a country blessed with sunshine, you might just as well make it a luxury Algarve villa with a private swimming pool.

We can’t wait to share this curated selection with you! No matter where you decide to stay in Algarve, we’re here to help you find your dream rental villa.

So, are you ready to discover some of the most beautiful villas in the Algarve with private pool? Let’s dive in!

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Modern villa with private pool in Algarve

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Best villas in Algarve with a private pool

Before we dive in, we’d like to let you know that you’ll find a map at the end of this article. It indicates all Algarve villas with private pools that are mentioned in this article.

Note that these exclusive Algarve holiday homes are in high demand. So, we’d strongly recommend booking early.

One more thing: In addition to turning to, Expedia, and, we love Plum Guide for finding that home-away-from-home. Their selection of impeccable holiday villas is highly qualitative and the booking process is effortless.

But most of all, and unlike Airbnb in Portugal, they don’t leave you hanging when the host cancels your stay. Plum Guide will look for an alternative and even add in an upgrade if inventory allows. So, all luxury villas in Algarve with a private pool in our selection will show a booking link for Plum Guide in addition to booking links to other booking sites.

1. Vivenda Gale Mar in Galé

One of the Algarve villas with private pool near Albufeira
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Check out this lovingly restored traditional house with its white-washed walls. It features 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 7 people, making this Algarve pool villa perfect for larger families or a group of friends.

The outdoor space comprises a sunkissed patio, a private swimming pool, and a large built-in barbecue. There’s a supermarket on the opposite road and plenty of seafood restaurants can be found within walking distance. And if you’re looking for a more upscale dining experience, then head to the luxurious Vila Joya resort where you’ll find not one but two onsite Michelin restaurants.

Galé is not as touristy as some other Algarve areas making this an excellent place to stay in Algarve if you prefer a peaceful setting not too far from bustling Albufeira. There are several beautiful beaches within walking distance.

2. Vila Dria in Silves

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Next on our list of luxury Algarve villas with pools is a stunning hilltop home just outside of Silves town. This modern holiday home is built around a heated pool. It sleeps up to 10 people in 5 bedrooms divided over two separate buildings.

All rooms boast fabulous views over the pool or the surrounding orange grove. The fruit tree-dotted garden is fenced for maximum privacy.

The Old Town of Silves, with its steep narrow streets and beautiful historic castle, and the soft sands of Praia de Armação de Pêra can be found minutes away by car.

3. Luxury Villa in Dunas Douradas

White Algarve villa with private pool at dusk
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The next item on our list of villas with private pools in Portugal is this luxurious home on the grounds of the 5-star Dunas Douradas resort. This exclusive community is between Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. Beachfront restaurants, a beautiful sandy beach called Praia do Garrão and plenty of watersports activities can be found well within walking distance.

Because it’s located within the resort, this Algarve villa comes with maid service and various communal facilities such as a tennis court, playground, restaurant, and communal pool area.

Of course, this modern 4-bedroom holiday home also has a private pool amidst a relaxing garden. It can be heated on request. Other outdoor features are a panoramic rooftop sundeck and a pool table. The modern interior is designed in a neutral color. To top it off, this house comes with a smart kitchen.

In case this particular rental villa would no longer be available on your desired dates, then you might have better luck at this similar property.

4. Vila Santa Eulália in Albufeira

Red Algarve villa rental with pool in verdant garden
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If you’re looking for a beautiful villa within walking distance of the Albufeira strip and the beach, then this 6-bedroom holiday villa is for you. It comes with daily maid service.

The spacious garden is a wonderful place to relax thanks to the private swimming pool and hot tub. Pool heating is available on request.

This Algarve holiday home is located steps away from Praia da Oura, which is known to be one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in the area. As a result, you get to enjoy the amazing sea view from both the garden and the indoor living area.

5. Villa Indigo in Moncarapacho

Garden with white luxury villa with pool in Algarve Portugal
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Villa Indigo is the crown jewel of the 5* Octant Vila Monte, a rural boutique hotel and member of the Design Hotels Group. This retreat is known for its immaculate grounds, impeccable service, and rural location east of Faro, near Moncarapacho and Olhao. The deserted beaches of the Ria Formosa National Park’s barrier islands are just a short drive away.

The luxurious Villa Indigo is set amidst a vast and beautifully manicured garden for ultimate privacy. Sun loungers and a cozy seating area encompass the beautiful private swimming pool which is heated at all times.

This 3-bedroom private villa offers ample space. The white-toned interior contrasts beautifully with the natural accents in the decoration.

A personal assistant is available to meet your every need. And if you make your reservation through, your booking also includes airport transfers, a boat ride, and butler service. A carefree Algarve is holiday guaranteed!

6. Casa Ana Ana in Portimão

Artistic pink orange villa with pool lined with cacti
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Full disclosure: Technically, this is not a villa but this Moorish-style semi-detached townhouse is too unique not to include it. Plus, it comes with a private swimming pool and therefore makes for a valuable addition to this list of Algarve holiday homes with a pool.

That being noted, Casa Ana Ana is more than just a holiday house. It’s a habitat where living meets art. This 6-bedroom home features an open-plan living area, perfect for socializing with your travel companions, and two fully equipped kitchens.

A sleek cacti-fringed swimming pool is the eye-catcher of the courtyard. On the first floor, you’ll find a spacious rooftop area with seating and dining areas, a barbecue, and a fire pit.

This unique holiday home is located in the center of Portimão. Praia da Rocha is just a short walk away.

7. Villa Isabella in Paderne

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Nestled in the Portuguese hinterland is this beautiful private pool villa. It’s located in Paderne, an enchanting medieval town known for its castle ruins. Fun fact: Paderne Castle is one of the seven castles represented in the Portuguese flag.

The holiday home is surrounded by farmland here yet located just steps away from the town center where you’ll find a supermarket and a handful of restaurants. Coastal hotspots Vilamoura and Albufeira are just a 20-minute drive away while inland gems Loulé and Silves can be reached within half an hour.

This 4-bedroom villa features a beautiful garden with a heatable pool, a spacious lounge area, and a ping pong table. Inside, you’ll find a games room equipped with a pool table and a selection of board and video games.

8. Lux Mare villas Casa L + Casa M in Lagos

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If you’re looking for a luxurious retreat near Lagos, then look no further. The Lux Mare villas are two spectacular holiday homes just outside the center of Lagos. Both these modern Algarve villas feature 6 bedrooms and sleep up to 12 guests. The interiors are light and bright thanks to the panoramic windows and high ceilings and you’ll find the highest quality finishes throughout.

The outside space comprises a beautiful garden with a dining area and an eye-catching generously-sized heated infinity pool. The views over the Atlantic Ocean are unrivaled thanks to the villas’ cliffside location.

Old Town Lagos, Ponta da Piedade, Camilo beach, Porto de Mós beach… the best places to visit in Lagos are just steps away. These luxury pool villas enjoy a prime location with the luxurious Cascade Wellness Resort just around the corner.

9. Villa Azul in Vilamoura

White Algarve villa private pool
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Next on our list of Portugal villas with private pools is this stylish white-washed Algarvian-style family home. It’s located in Vilamoura, one of our favorite resort areas along the Algarve coastline. The marina is just a short walk away and so is Vilamoura beach.

This holiday home with its chic interior design offers 5 bedrooms, each of which comes with an ensuite bathroom and walk-in shower. It has a spacious garden with a private pool and a comfy outdoor lounge with a dining and seating area.

A communal area with a tennis court and playground is also available for guests of this stylish villa.

10. Vila Surga in Budens

Pink holiday home in lush garden with swimming pool
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Golf lovers, rejoice. This family-friendly holiday home is located on the grounds of the Santo António Golf resort in Budens. It features four bedrooms with balconies, four bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area.

All spaces are impeccably appointed. In the lush garden, you’ll find a gorgeous infinity pool and a hot tub as well as plenty of cozy corners to unwind.

Since this beautiful Algarve holiday villa with its large pool is part of the Santo António Golf resort, guests have access to a myriad of additional facilities. Play areas, more pools, a tennis academy, tennis courts, football pitches, and a football academy, an eighteen-golf golf course, a PGA golf academy, restaurants, and more can be found within walking distance.

The towns of Budens and Salema and Praia da Figueira are just a short drive away while Lagos and the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park make for excellent day trips.

11. Villa Oasis in Galé 

Blue sun loungers round private swimming pool at courtyard of Algarve villa
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This Algarve holiday home with a pool is perfect for a family vacation. The outdoor patio with its waving palms is such a wonderful place to laze around. There’s a pool, a covered dining area with a barbecue, a cozy playground for kids, and two enchanting Moroccan-inspired outdoor lounge areas.

The Moorish theme can be found throughout the villa and makes it a welcoming, happy place. There are 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms as well as a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen.

You’ll be pleased to learn that the nearest beach is just a 5-minute walk from this holiday villa. The same goes for supermarkets, cafes, and restaurants.

12. Villa Cadu in Almansil

One of the most spectacular Portugal holiday villas private pool
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This bold Algarve villa with a private pool is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Villa Cadu is a 6-bedroom home with a wide range of amenities. It features a home cinema,  private gym, wellness center, and wine cellar. The interior is as sleek as its exterior but touches of color and retro give it a cheerful feel.

The shimmering free-style pool can be heated on request. A shaded patio with a gas grill and a pleasant garden complete the outdoor setting.

Villa Cadu is located in Quinta do Lago, the Golden Triangle community known for its prestigious golf courses. Restaurants, bars and shops can be found within walking distance. The same goes for the beach and some of the hiking trails to the Ria Formosa Nature Park.

There are two listings but as far as we can tell, they feature the same villa. The owners may have contracted two agencies, which would explain the double listing. Also note that, on the Plum Guide listings, one listing mentions free maid service while the other doesn’t. The cancelation conditions seem to differ as well, so be sure to read the fine print before making your booking.

13. Luxury Villa in Carvoeiro

Modern villa with pool at dusk
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This recently constructed 5-bedroom villa with its elegant interior is the perfect place to spend a carefree holiday in Portugal.

The beautiful home sleeps 10 persons and all bedrooms offer views of the poor, the ocean, or the picturesque Alfanzina lighthouse. 

The holiday house’s pleasant garden features a private swimming pool that can be heated and a covered lounge with a dining area and barbecue.

This luxury Algarve villa is perfectly located near some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Algarve with Praia do Carvalho being our personal favorite. It’s also situated within walking distance of the spectacular Benagil cave and along the spectacular Seven Hanging Valleys hiking trail. The Carvoeiro town center is just a short drive away.

14. Casa Mú in Benagil

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Next on our list of Algarve villas with a private pool is a sleek villa in Benagil. This Algarve holiday home was designed with sustainability in mind, from the latest techniques that minimize its environmental impact to a design that celebrates local products and crafts.

This single-level home makes for a perfect place to stay in Algarve for those with reduced mobility. Aside from that, this stylish 5-bedroom villa is a haven of tranquility. Relaxation is key and distractions are left to a minimum, which is why you won’t find any television here.

The outdoor area comprises a garden, a patio with a dining area, and grill and a shimmering pool. A panoramic view can be enjoyed from every angle.

Casa Mú enjoys a central location between Benagil, Porches, and Carvoeiro. All it takes is a short drive to reach some of the most beautiful sandy beaches of Algarve, Marinha beach for one.

15. Casa da Praia in Galé

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In the heart of Galé, just a short stroll from the beautiful beaches, restaurants, and bars, lies this blissful retreat.

The 4-bedroom villa is tastefully decorated and provides plenty of space for a family or group of friends. Several sun-kissed balconies overlook the garden as well as the Atlantic. Spectacular sunsets are guaranteed!

This Algarve villa comes with a private pool and is set amidst a bougainvillea-framed garden. Other outdoor features are the dining area with a kitchen, the table tennis table, and the basketball hoop. It’s a tropical oasis steps away from the beach.

16. Casa Lagoa in Lagoa

White villa with pool hidden behind foliage
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This stylishly converted Quinta is tucked away in the Old Town of Lagoa and forms a haven of peace in a lively setting. It houses 3 bedrooms, each of which comes with an ensuite bathroom. Two bedrooms give out to the intimate garden that boasts a private swimming pool (not heated) and a covered lounge.

The interior design is a blend of sophistication and coziness. This stunning home even comes with a garage that can fit a small-sized car.

Rent a bike to explore the area and visit nearby attractions such as Porches, Carvoeiro, Ferragudo, and the Slide & Slash Waterpark.

17. Casa Arte in Lagos

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Retreat to a quiet part of Algarve. Tucked away in a pine-dotted landscape lies this amazing Moorish-styled villa with its minimalist design. It offers 4 suites with ensuite bathrooms and a connected family room with a shared bathroom.

These luxurious accommodations are set in a beautiful landscape garden with palms, pines, and olive trees. It’s equipped with a cozy seating area and a dining area. A generously-sized pool completes the idyllic picture.

This beautiful Algarve villa with pool is located in an authentic part of the Algarve yet just a short drive away from Lagos, its landmarks, and beaches. Kids will love the proximity to the Lagos zoo and the horse-riding options nearby.

18. Riad Matias in Galé

Moroccan-style pool villa in Algarve Portugal
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Next on our list of holiday villas in Algarve with a private pool is this unique property in Galé. It’s a recently constructed modern villa that heralds the Moorish heritage of the Algarve region. Two spacious balconies overlook the sundeck.

The villa’s interior decoration is a stylish blend of modern elements and Moroccan-inspired touches. The carpets, lanterns, doors, tiles, and furniture all reflect that fairytale-like atmosphere. The 4 beautifully appointed bedrooms are perfect for a 1001 nights experience.

What’s great is that the same style can be found outside, from the emerald tiles of the covered patio that accentuate the private pool to the shower and the light fixtures. There’s even a Berber-style tent to top it all off.

This gorgeous home enjoys a privileged location in pleasant Galé with beaches, restaurants, and supermarkets just a short walk away.

19. Casa da Calma in Vale do Lobo

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This stylish Algarve villa with private pool is located in Vale do Lobo, one of the most exclusive resort communities in Portugal and part of the Golden Triangle. It’s a well-equipped 3-bedroom house with a cheerful and modern interior, perfect for families with kids. 

The villa features a sunny garden, a private pool that can be heated, a play area with a swing and slide, a covered patio, and a barbecue area.

The center of Vale do Lobo is just a short walk away. Vale do Lobo beach is a bit of a longer walk or can be reached by car. Some of the best things to do in Algarve with kids can be found in the wider area.

20. Villa Dome in Quinta da Balaia

Algarve villa with private pool
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Another gorgeous family home can be found in Quinta da Balaia, a tranquil retreat close to the action with many of the best things to do in Algarve just a short drive away. Both the Albufeira strip and Santa Eulália beach are located within walking distance.

Then again, this villa is designed with families and relaxation in mind. Laze in the garden equipped with a private pool, a garden bed, and the coziest hammocks. The pool can be heated on request. When night falls, fire up the barbecue and enjoy a family meal on the terrace.

This Algarve holiday home features 3 bedrooms and a beautiful open-plan living room topped with a unique dome.

21. Villa Mali near Portimão

Luxury private villa with pool Portugal Algarve
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Villa Mali is a family-friendly villa that offers tonnes of space. It features 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 10 adults and 4 children. The kids will love the game room with foosball and ping pong tables as well as the home cinema.

Large sliding doors open up to the spacious patio and garden with a heatable pool as the centerpiece. And even this pool was designed with little ones in mind: there’s a shallow section, especially for them. And the fun doesn’t end there, because there’s even a hot tub available for the whole family to enjoy.

This Algarve pool villa is located just a short drive from Portimão, Alvor, and the beautiful beaches that connect these towns to the Atlantic.

22. Villa Az in Aljezur

White villa with patio, pool, sun loungers and an umbrella
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Surf’s up at the Az Villa! This beautiful Algarve villa is located along the Costa Vicentina, the region’s protected windswept west coast. This rural wildflower-dotted area is known for its excellent surfing conditions and, as a result, you’ll find many surf schools dotting its beaches.

Az Villa is just a short drive from Arrifana Beach, great for novice surfers, Monte Clérigo beach with its low-tide rock pools, and Amoreira beach with its SUP-friendly lagoon. Or ditch the car because one of Portugal’s most renowned hiking trails, the Fishermen’s trail, interconnects these beaches and even leads to the historic center of Aljezur.

This villa with its minimalist interior offers 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen as well as a spacious living room with a fireplace. It’s entirely located on the ground floor. 

The beautiful outdoor space features a small garden, a private swimming pool, and a seating area with a barbecue.

23. Villa Tropicana in Albufeira

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Villa Tropicana is not a villa in the true sense of the word but rather a semi-detached townhouse that feels so private that, in our opinion, it deserves a place on this list.

It’s equipped to sleep 10 persons and spacious enough to comfortably accommodate 2 families or a group of friends. The modern decor and bright spaces create an inviting atmosphere. Note that air conditioning may involve an extra cost.

Outside, you’ll find a beautiful sundeck with a private pool that can be heated on request.

This holiday home is located within walking distance of the Old Town, the marina, and the beaches of Albufeira.

Algarve pool villas on the map

For your convenience, we created a map indicating all holiday villas in Algarve with pools mentioned on our list.

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Booking your luxury villa in Algarve with a pool

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That concludes our list of fabulous Algarve villas with a private pool. We can’t wait to find out which one caught your eye! Feel free to share your travel plans with us in the comment box.

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