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23, feb 22 | Reading: 9 min.

10-holiday homes for your summer holiday 2022

Have you mentally prepared yourself for your summer holidays? Time passes, and bright beach days are just around the corner. The want for a few days of relaxation begins in January, but have you already arranged everything for your holiday? Hurry, and don't wait until the last minute to book a holiday home. Don't risk booking the wrong place or spending three times your holiday budget.

Check out our suggestions for holiday homes in the Western Algarve, book the one that best fits your ideal holiday, and stick to your plans of lounging by the pool all day.

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How do you avoid being scammed when renting a holiday home in the Algarve?


Before we show you some of the properties selected for summer 2022, we explain why you should rather rent a house from an agent and what precautions you should take when renting a holiday home in the Algarve from a private individual.

Unfortunately, holiday home scams are common, especially in the Algarve region. We give you some tips so that you do not fall into the trap of being scammed.


  1. Look in advance for holiday homes in the Algarve. Haste leads you to make hasty decisions, and sometimes you might fall for a scam.


  1. Always be suspicious of unknown websites or advertisements on social media.


  1. Be suspicious of ads with low prices. This is one of the most common methods used by scammers to attract the attention of prospective customers.


  1. Once you've chosen a place you like, search the various holiday home rental platforms to see whether the same house is available and if the rental prices are the same.


  1. If you still have concerns after speaking with the owner, request a copy of the land record. This way, you can be sure it's not a scam.


  1. Look for testimonials from previous clients online. If the company is reliable, there will be some feedback on the relevant online platforms.


  1. If you have the opportunity, visit the house before your holiday.


  1. When paying, make sure that the name on the account matches the name of the supposed owner.


  1. If you could not avoid being scammed, report it to the police.


  1. Always prefer to rent your holiday home from experienced companies with some clout in the region where you are looking. Casas do Barlavento operates in the Western Algarve and has a wide range of holiday homes for rent in the Algarve. Discover our portfolio of holiday homes for rent in the Algarve and guarantee a safe holiday.


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Below are some of the houses that our clients like for spending their holidays in the Algarve. Discover which homes are in high demand and choose your next holiday home in the Algarve for summer 2022.


Suggestions for Algarve holiday houses with private pools


Many people dream of having a holiday property with a private pool! The good news is that we have several properties in our portfolio that have this characteristic. Whether you're travelling with family, friends, or just the two of you, a private pool is just a few steps away and promises pleasant times. (See more vacation houses with private pools here).


  1. Casa de Colinas

Type: Villa

Area: Bensafrim, Lagos

Bedrooms: 4 bedrooms

Amenities and facilities: This holiday villa in Lagos has an excellent swimming pool surrounded by gardens and several outdoor living areas. Outside, you have the option of cooking on the covered barbecue with a dining area. The parking area is private and has an automatic gate. The villa has four bedrooms and five bathrooms and a large living and dining room where you can enjoy your holiday.

In this villa, you have all the privacy, and at the same time, you are ten minutes from Lagos city centre and seven minutes from the motorway access.


  1. Casa Mira Luz

Type: Villa

Area: Luz Beach, Lagos

Bedrooms: 3 bedrooms

Amenities and facilities: Watch the sea from the terrace of this two-storey villa. You can eat your meals outside on the patio, gather with your family, or simply relax and enjoy the warm weather on Luz beach. The private swimming pool, a lawn, and even a sun lounger area are all located on the ground floor, making it ideal for peaceful evenings.


The home is merely a 5-minute walk from Luz beach and a 10-minute drive from Lagos's centre. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn about the village of Luz, a tranquil area with a rich history.


  1. Villa Monte Palmeiras

Type: Villa

Area: Monte Judeu, Alvor

Bedrooms: 4 bedrooms

Amenities and facilities: Consider spending your holiday in a location where the pool is separate from the main home, and the outdoor kitchen is covered, only a few steps away from the swimming pool and you can still discover the immense and typical Algarve garden that envelops the entire area, providing the privacy your family deserves. The villa has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, a tea room, a living room and a dining area.

Feel as if you're spending your holiday in an oasis, just a few minutes from the beach, Alvor's centre, and Portimão's town centres.


  1. Casa Rita

Type: Villa

Area: Belmonte, Portimão

Bedrooms: 4 bedrooms

Amenities and facilities: A house that has the perfect size for your family, as well as an outdoor area with a swimming pool, BBQ, and lawn with complete privacy. The house is furnished with all of the required equipment and utensils for a few days of rest.


Belmonte is a fairly calm suburb that is only a few minutes away from Alvor and the centre of Portimão.



Suggestions for holiday homes in the Algarve with barbecue


Are you looking for holiday homes in the Algarve with enough space to show off your skills at the barbecue? That's what holidays are for, to be surrounded by friends and family, have fun and fill the table with delicacies from the Algarve. Find your holiday home in the Algarve here and start inviting your friends over. (See more holiday homes with barbecue here).


  1. Casa Orla

Type: Apartment

Area: Meia Praia Beach, Lagos

Bedrooms: 2 bedrooms

Amenities and facilities: Is a summer holiday in an apartment with a community pool and a spacious terrace with a table for large meals at the barbecue what you desire for your next summer holiday in 2022? Meet the Casa Orla apartment, ideal for those who enjoy being just minutes from the city centre, learning about Lagos's history, or waking up to a sea view of the Meia Praia Beach.

This apartment is ideal for families with children. One of the bedrooms has two single beds, and children can play in the complex's common area's children's pool.


  1. Casa Vista Lago

Type: Villa

Area: Meia Praia Beach, Lagos

Bedrooms: 4 bedrooms

Amenities and facilities: We recommend a holiday in a luxury villa with an unobstructed view of a lake and the green countryside. Spend your summer holiday between the famous Meia Praia in Lagos and Lagos Marina. This three-storey villa has a private heated swimming pool, a sunbathing area, a sauna to relax in, and of course, a barbecue area and an outdoor dining table.

This is one of the most sought-after holiday villas in our portfolio. Book now and spend wonderful days in this holiday villa in Lagos.


  1. A Nice Home

Type: Apartment

Area: Porto Mós beach, Lagos

Bedrooms: 1 bedroom

Amenities and facilities: Would you like to take the opportunity for a romantic getaway during the summer holidays? Pick a nice place to stay with your better half. Our suggestion is this apartment near one of the most beautiful beaches in Lagos, Porto Mós beach. This area is known for offering incredible views, being quiet and only a few minutes away from the city centre. On the terrace of this apartment, you will find a gas barbecue and a dining table. In this private complex, you have access to the swimming pools for adults and the children's pool. If you enjoy sports during your holiday, you will find a small but functional gym and sauna in the common area of this private complex.


Suggestions for holiday homes in the Algarve near the beach


The word beach is inevitably synonymous with the Algarve. Those who spend their holidays here know that they can count on beautiful beaches with warm and calm waters. If the beaches of the Algarve are a reason for you to come back, rent a holiday home near the beach. (See more holiday homes near the beach here).


  1. Ocean View

Type: Apartment

Area: Porto Mós beach, Lagos

Bedrooms: 3 bedrooms

Amenities and facilities: A modern apartment with sea views only a few steps from the beach. Isn’t that all you need? Imagine waking up and having breakfast on the terrace, overlooking the palm trees and the bright blue of the Atlantic Ocean. You get unique access to the shared outdoor pool, heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi, and gym from the same terrace. We anticipate that the activities will be plentiful, as will the peacefulness in this apartment. Every room in the apartment has air conditioning and all the appliances you'll need for your stay.


This apartment is ideal for both summer and winter holidays because it is south facing, shielded from the wind, and has underfloor heating. The nearest golf course is only three minutes away from this apartment. Good news for golf players!


9. Baía Beach Apartment

Type: Apartment

Area: Luz beach, Lagos

Bedrooms: 1 bedroom

Amenities and facilities: A beach-themed apartment tucked within a luxurious resort. Rent this apartment in the heart of the fishing community, only steps away from the famed Praia da Luz beach. All amenities, such as restaurants, supermarkets, and shops, are within walking distance of the Baía Beach Apartment. Because it is in a resort, you have the advantage of a 24-hour reception where you can acquire information on the best locations to visit in Luz. There is also one parking place available.

The terrace has a privileged view over the Rocha Negra (Black Rock), a rock formation that invades the sea from the lava of a dormant volcano.


10. Vila da Praia 2D

Type: Apartment

Area: Alvor, Portimão

Bedrooms: 1 bedroom

Amenities and facilities: Our final recommendation for holiday homes in the Algarve is an apartment with spring-like colours and meticulous décor. It is nestled in the tranquil village of Alvor, which has several traditional restaurants providing fresh fish and other Algarve delicacies. Aside from restaurants, the property is adjacent to a street with pubs open till 2 a.m. if you want to party late at night. This route can easily be done without a car. Another activity we propose is a walk through the Alvor Estuary's ecological reserve, which is several kilometres long. Bring a camera and photograph the flamingos that live there.

Alvor's large sandy beach, calm waves with sandy bottoms, and beach eateries with terraces are ideal reasons to spend long hours relaxing.

Enjoy the adult-only swimming pool and the numerous sun loungers for sunbathing. This apartment also has one parking space.


Spend your holiday in the comfort of one of the many holiday houses we have available in the Algarve. Contact us at,  or by phone at +351 282 780 870, we will gladly recommend you your ideal home for your summer holiday in 2022.