Unique Airbnbs in Portugal that will blow your mind in 2021

Are you planning a trip to Portugal? Then our selection of one-of-a-kind Airbnbs in Portugal will help you make it a memorable experience. Whatever your Portugal itinerary looks like – a visit to Lisbon with a day trip to Sintra, relaxing at one the golden Portuguese beaches, a few days exploring Cascais, a Douro cruise, an action-packed Porto city break or a relaxing stay in the Algarve near Lagos, Cavoeiro, Faro or the Benagil cave – we’re sure you’ll find your dream rental in this curated list of unique Airbnbs in Portugal. And to help you plan your trip even better, we’ve included the nearest town, closest beach and the best activities in the area for every rental.

Let’s have a look at some of the most eye-catching Airbnbs in Portugal.


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What you should know before renting an Airbnb in Portugal

Some houses in Portugal, especially authentic properties in the old town center, may lack decent air conditioning. For some areas, such as the cooler Sintra mountains, those might be acceptable options in shoulder or low season but never in summer.

When booking an Airbnb in Portugal’s hubs Lisbon and Porto, you’ll need to pay tourist tax as part of your reservation. At €2 per person per night (with a maximum of €14 per person), it’s a reasonable cost.

Authentic door and leafs on an Airbnb Portugal listing

If you’re headed to Portugal on a family beach vacation, it’s worth informing if any beach essentials will be made available to you. Some hosts have a collection of beach towels, parasols, buckets and spades for their guests to enjoy.

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Dreamy Algarve Airbnb listings

Moorish flair steps away from the beach

This former fisherman’s cottage was transformed into a magical Moroccan riad and equipped with modern amenities. It’s tucked away in the winding streets of sleepy Salema village, with easy walking access to picturesque Salema beach, shops and local restaurants. This stylish retreat with its gorgeous courtyard is located in one of the most authentic parts of the Algarve.

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  • Nearest town: Salema, located haldway between lively Lagos and surf paradise Sagres.
  • Nearest beach: Salema beach (Praia da Salema).
  • Perfect for: Couples or families who prefer a quieter Algarve experience and a more authentic feel without compromising on the proximity of a beach.
  • Must-sees and must-do’s near this Airbnb in Portugal: Watch the fishermen arrive with the catch of the day, discover the Monchique mountains, hike amidst fields of wildflowers in the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park, look for the dinosaur footprints at Salema beach, explore the Algarve coast by kayak, check out the megalithic monuments that dot the area, swim or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of Praia da Ingrina, discover the Ponta da Piedade rock formations and visit the end of the world in Sagres and Cape St. Vincent.
  • Nightly rate: €72-€135. No minimum number of nights applies.
  • Cancellation policy: Free cancellation for 48 hours and then 50% refund (minus the service fee) until 1 week before arrival.

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Minimalistic quinta on a citrus farm

Rufino Quinta is home to a stylishly converted water tower and seven vacation houses in minimalistic design. The estate is set on huge orange orchard in the inland Algarve. In this gorgeous Portugal Airbnb, you can wake up to the sound of crickets and enjoy a delicious breakfast on your private terrace before taking a dip in the communal swimming pool. You’ll find various picturesque towns in the near vicinity of this Porgual Airbnb and the Algarve beaches are just a short drive away.

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  • Nearest town: Alcantarilha, Algoz & Silves.
  • Nearest beach: Praia da Marinha, one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal.
  • Perfect for: Couples on a second visit to the Algarve, in a gorgeous rural setting away from the beach scene.
  • Must-sees and must-do’s near this Portugal Airbnb: Discover Silves Castle, relax at Praia da Marinha, visit in the small Chapel of Bones in Alcantarilha, kayak to the Benagil cave, admire the most beautiful pottery in the Algarve in the town of Porches, go for drinks in Albufeira or hike the Seven Hanging Valleys trail.
  • Nightly rate: €120-€200. A minimum number of 3 nights applies.
  • Cancellation policy: Free cancelation until 5 days before check-in and then a 50% refund, minus the first night and service fee.

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Stylish beach cabana in a natural park

This picture-perfect cabana in the little town of Carrapateira with a small private pool, sun beds, a barbecue and the most gorgeous views from your terrace. The hosts thought of every little detail to make your stay truly memorable. It’s just as cozy and comfortable in low-season thanks to the heated floors and wood-burning stove.

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  • Nearest town: Carrapateira.
  • Nearest beach: Halfway between Amado beach and Bordeira beach.
  • Perfect for: Nature lovers or surfers.
  • Must-sees and must-do’s near this Airbnb in Portugal: Take a surf lesson, hike along the Rota Vicentina’s Fisherman Trail in the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park, climb the Bordeira dune, visit some of the charming villages that does this pristine rural area and take a day trip to Sagres or Lagos.
  • Nightly rate: €65-145. A minimum number of 3 nights applies.
  • Cancellation policy: Free cancellation for 48 hours and then 50% refund (minus the service fee) until 1 week before arrival.

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Wider region of Lisbon Airbnb listings

Romantic bubble perfect for stargazing

Glamping never looked so good in the Rêves Étoilés bubble tent. This romantic cocoon is equipped with a kitchenette, television and minimbar. In addition, guests can enjoy their private terrace, bathroom and jacuzzi. Shared facilities include a communal swimming pool, loung bar and equipped kitchen. Located in a pristine area with minimal light pollution, so rest assured that your bubble offers front-row seats to the nightly skies. The names of the bubbles speak for themselves: Luna (Moon) and Estrella (Star). This truly is one of the most romantic Airbnbs in Portugal.

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  • Nearest town: Setúbal.
  • Nearest beach: Albarquel beach.
  • Perfect for: A romantic couple’s getaway.
  • Must-sees and must-do’s near this Portugal Airbnb: Spot dolphins in the Sado Estuary Natural Reserve, explore the city of Setúbal, hike in the Arrábida Natural Park, visit the Badoca Safari Park, discover the Convento da Arrábida, relax at Galapinhos beach or take the Ferry to the Troia peninsula.
  • Nightly rate: €140 and up. A minimum number of nights applies.
  • Cancellation policy: Free cancellation for 48 hours and then 50% refund (minus the service fee) until 1 week before arrival.

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Chic beach house in a natural park

Cascais is one of our favorite places to go in Portugal. It’s a culture-packed gem that’s perfectly located to organize day trips to Sintra, Belém and Lisbon. It’s also home to a handful of beaches. Unfortunately, though, these city beaches tend to get packed on a sunny day. That’s where this sleek Airbnb on Portugal’s Silver Coast comes in. It’s a chic hideaway, located within the grounds of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and just a short bike ride away from Cascais. Praia do Guincho, one of Portugal’s finest beaches, is at your doorstep. Take a surf lesson on this legendary beach or explore the best the Silver Coast has to offer before spending an enchanting evening around the firepit.

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  • Nearest town: Cascais.
  • Nearest beach: Guincho beach.
  • Perfect for: Families or parties of four will love exploring this gorgeous Portuguese region, since there’s so much to see and do in and around Cascais.
  • Must-sees and must-do’s near this Airbnb in Portugal: Bike your way along the spectacular coastal trail that connects the Guincho beach to the Cascais marina, visit the Boca do Inferno, take a surf lesson on Guincho beach, follow the Cascais boardwalk to Estoril, get inspired at the Cidadela Art District or the Museum District, enjoy a seafood cataplana or take a day trip to Sintra.
  • Nightly rate: €300-400. A minimum number of 3 nights applies.
  • Cancellation policy: Free cancellation for 48 hours and then 50% refund (minus the service fee) until 1 week before arrival.

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Airbnbs in Portugal’s Alentejo region

Dreamy dome amidst the treetops

If you’re looking to disconnect amidst a soothing landscape of cork oaks and olive groves, then check out one of the dreamiest house rentals in Portugal. This dreamy dome is surprisingly spacious and includes a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with rain shower. It’s set in a vast domain that looks out over the Santo André Lagoon. There’s a wide range of shared facilities as well, from an infinity swimming pool and biological pool to a sunset lounge and play area for little adventurers. Your private porch is the perfect place to take in all that natural beauty, watch the most mesmerizing sunset and gaze at the stars.

The other accommodations on this boutique glamping resort can be found here.

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  • Nearest town: Santiago do Cacém.
  • Nearest beach: Praia da Aberta Nova.
  • Perfect for: Adventurous families looking to explore Portugal off the beaten path or couples looking for a romantic experience.
  • Must-sees and must-do’s near this Portugal Airbnb: Explore the Santo André Lagoon nature qreserve, go mountain-biking, hike the Historical Way of the Rota Vicentina, discover the most colorful wildflowers, go bird-watching,
  • Nightly rate: €190-315. A minimum number of 2 nights applies in high season.
  • Cancellation policy: Free cancelation until 5 days before check-in and then a 50% refund, minus the first night and service fee.

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Charming beach cabin

This enchanting cabana is well equipped and spacious enough for small families. The outdoor area is a lovely place to spend the evening while firing up the bbq. This cute Portuguese Airbnb is located within walking distance of the splendid Comporta beach and even closer to the town’s posh restaurants, shops and boutiques. Comporta is the place where locals come on holiday but, thanks to its secluded character, this sophsisticated town is also popular with superstars.

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  • Nearest town: Comporta.
  • Nearest beach: Comporta beach.
  • Perfect for: Beach lovers who love the understated yet glamorous Comporta lifestyle.
  • Must-sees and must-do’s near this Airbnb in Portugal: Go horse-riding on Comporta beach, explore the Troia Peninsula, spot dolphins in the Sado Estuary Natural Reserve and enjoy the finer things in life.
  • Nightly rate: €64-129. A minimum number of 2 nights applies.
  • Cancellation policy: Free cancelation until 1 day before arrival.

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Central Portugal Airbnb listings

Converted double decker bus

This lovingly converted bus must be one of the most unique Airbnbs in Portugal. The homely feeling of this old double decker shows how much love and care was invested in the transformation and the many little details make it truly memorable. The bus, equipped with a kitchen and bathroom, is located on a farm. The rural setting, wooden porch and relaxing hammock will have you relaxed in no time. You’ll also find an on-site pool and bbq area. The hosts are known for their welcoming hospitality, treating their guest to homemade delicacies.

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  • Nearest town: Arrabal (near Leiria).
  • Nearest beach: Nazaré beach.
  • Perfect for: Couples and families on the lookout for a unique place to stay on the countryside.
  • Must-sees and must-do’s near this Portugal Airbnb: Explore the city of Leiria, visit the UNESCO-listed Santa Maria da Vitória monastery of Batalha, check out the Fátima Sanctuary, discover the Knights Templar fortresses in Tomar, watch the surfers at renowned Nazaré beach and take the funicular to the viewpoint.
  • Nightly rate: €110. A minimum number of 2 nights applies.
  • Cancellation policy: Free cancelation until 1 day before arrival.

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Lovingly restored windmill

Spend the night in a historic and classified windmill that was thoughtfully transformed into a luxurious and stylish home away from home. The Abrigo do Moleiro is spacious, bright and tastefully appointed. The 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and bathroom are spread over 3 separate floors. A delicious homemade breakfast is included in your stay and will be delivered at your door by the hospitable host.

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  • Nearest town: Peniche.
  • Nearest beach: Almagreira and Baleal beach.
  • Perfect for: Families and couples looking for a central destination to explore the Central Portuguese coast.
  • Must-sees and must-do’s near this Airbnb in Portugal: Walk the city walls in Óbidos, visit the Alcobaça monastery, discover the São João Baptista fortress on the Peniche peninsula, join a boat tour to the Berlengas islands and take the kids to Dino Park.
  • Nightly rate: €95-175. A minimum number of nights applies in high season.
  • Cancellation policy: Free cancelation until 5 days before check-in and then a 50% refund, minus the first night and service fee.

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Authentic fisherman’s cottage

Right in between the laguna and the beach, you find the Costa Nova coastal resort with its cute beach cottages. These former fisherman’s houses are known for their striped facades. This particular little gem may lack the stripes but the turquoise accents definitely make it pop. The interior is light and airy, with a spacious kitchen, small seating area, modern bathroom and 3 bedrooms. This beachside getaway also has a front porch and a large terrace. It’s just steps away from the local restaurants, cafés, bakery and seafood market.

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  • Nearest town: Aveiro.
  • Nearest beach: Costa Nova beach.
  • Perfect for: Families or a group of friends.
  • Must-sees and must-do’s near this Airbnb in Portugal: Watch the flat bottomed gondola-like moliceiro boats floating the Aveiro canals, sink your teeth in a creamy local treat called ovos moles, visit the São Jacinto Dunes Natural Reserve and take a day trip to Porto or Coimbra.
  • Nightly rate: €171-200. A minimum number of nights applies.
  • Cancellation policy: Free cancellation for 48 hours and then 50% refund (minus the service fee) until 1 week before arrival.

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Getting around Portugal

Unless you plan on limiting your visit to Portugal to a city break, it’s recommended to rent a car. Especially if you plan on staying at one of the more remote Airbnbs in Portugal that we selected, you will need your own transportation. Driving in Portugal is pretty straightforward, just take into account the toll roads.
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That’s it for our selection of best Portugal vacation rentals. Rest assured that we’ve thoroughly researched every single one of them. Next time we travel to Portugal, we’ll sure be staying in one of these wonderful retreats.

We can’t wait to find out if any of our suggestions for Airbnbs in Portugal caught your eye too. If so, let us know in the comments below. And remember, if you’re new to Airbnb, our referral code entitles you to a discount of up to €40 your Portugal home rental (there’s a minimum total value) and €10 to use toward an experience (worth €40 or more).

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