Portugal has much to offer as a holiday destination: an amenable climate, golden sandy beaches and pretty countryside landscapes, sleepy villages and buzzing cities, gastronomic delights and friendly people!
A private holiday rental adds up to considerably less than a hotel stay, as well as offering the benefit of more spacious accommodation, private grounds and swimming pool, plus flexibility on meals.
Our hand-picked selection of villas and cottages stretch from the north to the south of Portugal and the Azores islands, with many located near beaches and golf courses.
Operating since 2003, AB Villa Rentals have the edge on local knowledge enabling us to give you the best advice about where, why, and when to go.
Almond Blossom Villa Rentals specialises in exclusive holiday rentals in Portugal with a personal booking experience. The properties listed are all quite unique and recommended for very special reasons: location, charm, style or standard of service!
"After sampling a home cooked meal at the Quinta, is it possible to have dinner at the property again tomorrow? We didn't plan it but we don't want to leave here - these women are the best cooks!!"
The Lewis Group
USA (July 2024)QUINTA DA BOAVISTA
"We loved our stay and it was a great success! The pool was used a lot and was quite warm enough. The gym and tennis court were also enjoyed and some played golf at nearby courses while others surfed on the west coast. We had a brilliant meal cooked by a chef. Really appreciated the lovely house with its fantastic views and it proved to be the ideal placed for a family gathering."&...
The Jones Family
UK & Portugal (October 2023)QUINTA DAS LARANJEIRAS
"Everything was perfect, again! It was the second time we booked this property and we stayed in the main house (Liberal Wing) which was even nicer. We really liked the decor and breakfast was even better, but we already though it was perfect 3 years ago!"
Portugal (August 2023)QUINTA DA DONALDA
"It was a great holiday and thank you for all your help. The location of the house was perfect, the garden beautiful and the owner was charming and helpful."
The Moran Family
UK (August 2023)VILLA VERÃO
“We’ve arrived! Oh wow!!!! The townhouse is perfection!”
Andrew & Esther Stevens
UK (August 2023)OLHAO 67
"Another fantastic stay in this lovely tranquil house (2nd time)! Monica's cooking and housekeeping are absolutely outstanding and all staff involved in maintaining the grounds are much appreciated. I am sure we will return again..."
The Hall Family
UK (July 2023)QUINTA DA DONALDA
"We had a lovely time and will certainly be looking again for next summer."
UK (August 2022)LAVANDULA II
"Please pass my thanks on to the owner for our stay: quality fixtures and fittings, ample kitchen equipment, responsive people, design conscious etc. Really loved the house and the area."
UK (August 2022)OS PINHEIROS
"Highly recommend DOURO VILLA II for a quiet time - great house - fun interior, all bedrooms of a generous size, clean and fresh feel, fabulous views, fun pool room and pool, excellent breakfast and super last evening meal provided by the charming Carla. Thoroughly enjoyed by all."
Jacqueline Evans & family
UK (June 2022)DOURO VILLA II
"We had the most wonderful 2 weeks. The house has a great layout making it spacious and comfortable. The pool and lounge area on the roof are spectacular. Lounging poolside with the sound of waves in the distance was the best. Being able to walk to the beach in 10 minutes was also divine. Beach restaurants Sal & Sublime are very close. Overall a perfect stay. Thanks also to chef Sandra R...
Brad Cook & Tim McNeal
USA (May 2022)BEACH VILLA
"Over the May bank holiday weekend, we planned a trip to the Douro Valley and choose AB Villa Rentals for our accommodation. The villa was modern with panorama windows overlooking the wine terraces and had all the amenities we could have wished for. We really appreciated the personal service by AB Villa Rentals - they took good care of us!"
S Humpert & E Casaprima
Portugal & Switzerland (May 2022)SANTA MAFALDA
"QUINTA DA BOAVISTA has traditional Portuguese charm combined with modern comfort, dominated by blue and white colours. The property is generously arranged and enjoys magnificent views of surrounding vineyards and the Douro river. The images provided on line were all met and not over stated. We spent a week at this gorgeous place to celebrate a 70th birthday and really appreciated ...
Barbara Kloeckener & friends
Switzerland & USA (May 2022)QUINTA DA BOAVISTA
"Our stay at this villa was just amazing, we had a lovely time from the beginning to the end. Hopefully we will come back soon!"
France (April 2022)CASA DA BALEIA
"My family stayed at the BEACH VILLA for a glorious Autumn reunion. The villa is spectacular, well stocked, architecturally interesting and fun. The roof top pool with big views is lovely. A short walk to miles of sandy beach is particularly nice and the entire Comporta region is beautiful. Highly recommend the house."
USA (October 2021)BEACH VILLA
"We had a lovely time. The villa has a great blend of style and simplicity, and the garden is very cleverly put together to give a feel of abundance and seclusion. Lina and her friend who cooked for us were lovely and the cleaners very smiley. Thanks to AB Villa Rentals and the Concierge team. We had a tough year and the villa and Comporta were a great tonic!"
Ben Bradbury & family
UK (October 2021)CASA DA BALEIA
"Our amazing holiday was made possible by AB Villa Rentals who made booking it a breeze! None of the standard corporate responses, they were personable, professional and contactable at all times. The villa was spacious and bright and we loved the jacuzzi and bar. We sat outdoors every morning and enjoyed the beautiful views plus a delicious breakfast prepared by Eugenia! Followed b...
Neil Gibbons & Diane Hicks
UK (September 2021)SANTA MAFALDA
“Thank you again for the lovely rose wine awaiting our arrival! We’ve had a fantastic time, the villa is so well set up and everyone has been so helpful and lovely.”
The Parker family
UK (August 2021)WHITE VILLA