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About AB Villa Rentals
AB Villa Rentals specialises in exclusive holiday rentals in Portugal with a personalised booking experience. The properties listed are all quite unique and recommended for very special reasons: location, charm, style or standard of service.
Managed by Mandy Azevedo Coutinho Reynolds and her small team, AB Villa Rentals was established when she relocated from London to Lisbon in 2003.
Mandy has dual Portuguese and British nationality, years of leisure travel experience and has combined it with a Portuguese love of life and all things good, to offer taylor-made villa holidays in Portugal. For 25 years before setting up AB Villa Rentals, she worked for a number of renowned international real estate companies, luxury tour operators and villa rental companies covering Southern Europe, including CV Villas (ex CV Travel) and Abercrombie & Kent Villas.
The name AB or Almond Blossom Villa Rentals, pays homage to the spectacular vistas that grace both the north and south of Portugal in late winter and early spring. Almond trees were originally planted during the Moorish occupation and when they flourish, they cover the horizon with a pink tinted snow-like mantle and fill the air with a sweet fragrance.
Portugal has much to offer as a holiday destination: an amenable climate, golden sandy beaches swept clean by Atlantic tides, pretty countryside landscapes of vineyards and wild flowers, almond, orange, olive and cork trees, sleepy villages and buzzing cities. The country also has a rich sea faring and historic past – topping the must-visit list are the extraordinarily beautiful islands of the Azores archipelago and the World Heritage Sites of Évora and Elvas in the Alentejo, Sintra on the Lisbon Coast, and the stunning Douro Valley. A wide range of leisure sports from surfing to golf rate highly with our visitors; and then there is the delicious gastronomy and value for money wines, as well as the extremely friendly Portuguese people.
There is no shortage of holiday rentals in Portugal available through mainstream travel agents and tour operators, but its specialists like AB Villa Rentals who have the edge on local knowledge enabling us to give you the best advice about where, why and when to go.
Our exclusive selection of holiday rentals stretches from the north to the south of Portugal and includes the Azores Archipelago, the Douro Valley, the Lisbon Coast, Comporta and the Alentejo, as well as the Algarve Coast, with many located near beaches and golf courses.
Even if you only have one week’s holiday, some of our properties will accept a short stay at reasonable prices outside the high season, enabling you to split your visit and explore different parts of Portugal… The international airports of Porto (north), Lisbon and Faro (Algarve) on the mainland, can be reached between 2-2 ½ hours flying time from most of Europe’s main cities; whilst Seville airport in neighbouring Spain, is a good alternative and within easy reach of our Algarve rentals. The Azores Archipelago has international flight connections from São Miguel Island.
About our exclusive holiday rentals
For a family or a group of friends (or even just for a couple), a private rental versus a hotel stay offers the benefit of more spacious accommodation, private grounds and swimming pool, as well as flexibility on meals.
Hand-picked and personally visited, our featured properties include private country estates (Quintas and Manor Houses), luxury villas with pools and tennis courts, beach houses and charming cottages.
Accommodating between 2 to 20+ guests, our featured properties suit a range of budgets, and are fully equipped and ready to move into so that you can start enjoying your holiday as soon as you arrive.
Being locally based, not only do we get to pick out the best villas and locations in Portugal, we also get to know each of our featured properties really well, so that we are able to offer a more personalised service to help you make the right choice for a family and friends holiday; romantic getaway; city break; or whether to choose a beach or country location.
And then we go about organising all those little extras that can help make holidays memorable, such as a private chef for a special occasion, a yoga class at your villa, one-to-one tennis coaching, or hassle free airport transfers.
Life is no longer 9-5. You can contact us outside traditional office hours via WhatsApp and we will respond as quickly as possible. Alternatively please complete an enquiry form or send us an email – you will find the respective links on the “Enquire Now” tab on the top right hand corner of our home page. We look forward to hearing from you!