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An Alentejo Folly!

An Alentejo Folly! The small Alentejo town of Estremoz, is a day trip away from your Comporta villa holiday worth taking! Howards Folly Winery has been around for a couple of years, but then we decided to build a restaurant too… How late is on time in Portugal? One of…
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Sea, sun & sunsets on the Lisbon Coast!

Sea, sun & sunsets on the Lisbon Coast! The Lisbon Coast is blessed with excellent sandy beaches ideal for both families or water sports enthusiasts, located only a short distance away from our holiday villas and city centre apartment rentals. And whilst the Atlantic is somewhat colder than the Mediterranean,…
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Know your eateries and what to eat when in Portugal!

Know your eateries and what to eat when in Portugal! Booked your villa rental in Portugal and now looking forward to some genuine food experiences? Here is our guide to what to eat and where to eat it! Padaria and Pastelaria Once a dying breed there are now many artisanal…
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Why you should visit the Alentejo

Why you should visit the Alentejo in Portugal, at least once in your lifetime! The Alentejo is an area of massive prairie landscapes, as well as an outstandingly beautiful coastline. Portugal’s best-kept secret has serene and hospitable people and is dotted with sleepy whitewashed villages and castle towns and well…
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How to survive a villa holiday in Portugal!

How to survive a villa holiday in Portugal! Planning a Portugal holiday rental with friends or family? Here are our tips to strike the perfect balance for spending some quality time together and enjoying what this great country has to offer: When to go, or when not to go? That…
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Lisbon Spies & River Sights!

Lisbon during WWII At the start of WWII, the Portuguese government headed by Oliveira Salazar announced that Portugal would remain neutral during the conflict. Whilst it did indeed remain neutral, there were extraordinary pressures from both sides of the conflict – notably over the strategically located Açores islands with its…
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The Algarve’s best beaches

If you are planning an Algarve family holiday, southern Portugal’s main attraction are the seemingly endless series of beaches, considered by many, the most beautiful in Europe! The Algarve coast has some seriously spectacular stretches of coastline, sandy beaches and translucent waters, lacy rock formations and caves, all washed cleaned…
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Multi-generational family villas in Portugal for fun get-togethers

Multi-generational holidays are great for large family get-togethers wanting to celebrate a special occasion such as grandma’s birthday, a wedding anniversary, or simply to spend some quality time together. At these luxury family villas to rent in Portugal (located from the Douro Valley to the southern Algarve coast) you get…
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Wining it on the Douro Valley

All city stresses and noise were swept away as we left Porto and entered the magical landscapes of the Douro Valley.  The Douro Valley Words simply cannot do it justice. Rippling slopes of terraced vineyards wrapped their folds around us as we smoothed along roads that became gradually slenderer and…
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