6 Airbnb to soak up Portugal’s authentic charm

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Want to immerse yourself in Portuguese culture? Discover our selection of the most charming Airbnb properties in Portugal, for a total immersion in the local atmosphere!

Portugal is a country rich in culture and history, where traditions are still firmly rooted. To take full advantage of this authentic atmosphere, we advise you to choose accommodation that reflects this local spirit. Whether you want to stay in a small fishing village, a traditional stone house or a city-center apartment, we’ve chosen the Airbnb accommodations in Portugal with the most charm, to make your stay unforgettable. Follow the guide!

Escape to the heart of the forest at a superb windmill in Nazaré

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  • 💙Welike: The peaceful setting

Nestled in the heart of a peaceful forest, this 19th-century windmill is the perfect place to enjoy hiking trails and the surrounding countryside. Just a few minutes away, explore the beaches of the silver coast, the fishing town of Nazaré, the picturesque port of São Martinho or the medieval village of Óbidos.

Completely renovated, it offers spacious, comfortable rooms designed in a pure Scandinavian spirit. The kitchen and dining room are perfectly equipped to meet all your needs. So, if you’re a lover of nature and the waves, don’t miss this exceptional property, just a stone’s throw from Nazaré, a surfer’s paradise.

Eco-chic stay at Azenha da Lagoa Negra near Póvoa de Varzim

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  • 💙Welike: Its rustic charm

When you choose this Airbnb with its incomparable character, take advantage of its proximity to the town of Póvoa de Varzim and its beaches just 12km away. Located in a beautiful corner of the Portuguese countryside, just 5km from the Puglia beach, you can easily discover the region thanks to the A28 freeway linking Porto to Caminha.

The renovation of this old house has preserved its rustic charm while adding all the necessary comforts. With its brick walls, beautiful furnishings and well-kept exterior, project yourself into an authentic experience in the heart of nature, far from the hustle and bustle of the city. And the presence ofa small pond, adorned with numerous water lilies, creates a serene atmosphere, perfect for recharging your batteries.

Explore local history at a traditional Portuguese mill in Marinhas

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  • 💶 Range: Affordable
  • 💙Welike: Its picturesque authenticity

This accommodation is housed in a stone mill dating back to 1758. A stone’s throw away, discover the local history through prehistoric monuments, including dolmens, as well as the Route de Santiago. Beaches are also within easy reach by car or on foot for water sports activities.

With its traditional Portuguese style, this unique accommodation features circular walls, an entrance with fitted kitchen and two floors. You’ll be charmed by its picturesque authenticity, with breathtaking views of the ocean and surrounding area from the upper-floor windows.

La Maison Palheiro do Pico: a haven of nature on Madeira Island

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  • 💶 Range: Affordable
  • 💙Welike: Traditional architecture

Welcome to this typical Madeira cottage! If you dream of going for walks and enjoying nature, this is the perfect place. The garden and patio offer optimal outdoor space for relaxing while listening to the sounds of nature. The quiet neighborhood guarantees a peaceful atmosphere.

The lower floor includes a living room and kitchen, while the bedroom and bathroom are on the upper floor. The haystack, which serves as a sleeping frame, adds a unique touch to the architecture of the house. And the decor is designed to evoke a comfortable, bucolic environment.

Romantic windmill with panoramic view in Setúbal

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  • 💶 Range : Luxurious
  • 💙Welike: The unusual and original side of the place

This former windmill has retained its original parts. Enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of the Serra da Arrábida, the panoramic view of Setúbal Bay from the terrace and the nearby sandy beaches. And if you’re a wine enthusiast, what better way to discover the region’s famous vineyards and taste the local wines?

This unusual and original Airbnb in Portugal offers a unique experience with its original wooden cogs dating back to 1855. Access the different floors via a traditional stone staircase that leads you up to the circular bedroom overlooking the bay. The windmill is the perfect place for a romantic getaway in an enchanting setting.

Historical interlude in an authentic and cosy mill in Caparica

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  • 💶 Range : Luxurious
  • 💙Welike: Ideal location

Located less than 10 minutes from Lisbon, this cosy accommodation lets you relax while enjoying views of the Tagus and the city. Easy access to the beaches just 8km away or, if you prefer the mountains, the Serra da Arrábida 32km away. And Sintra, a historic city of palaces and castles, is just 37km away. And if you’re looking for a charming seaside resort, Cascais is 39km away.

This historic windmill, over 150 years old, has been carefully preserved. The interior has been renovated to offer modern comforts while retaining period details. The original structure, with its stonework, windows and ironwork, has been preserved. And with its magnificent curved staircase leading to the main living area, treat yourself to a real trip back in time!

Now you’re ready for an unforgettable adventure in Portugal and to soak up the country’s authenticity. We hope you’ve found this selection of Airbnb useful. Don’t hesitate to share your own recommendations in the comments! Now all you have to do is book your accommodation and set off to discover the charm of Portugal. What are you waiting for to live this unique experience?