One of the growing trends in the Algarve has been the premium villa rental space. The luxury market has certainly reinvented itself and the rise of the ‘super luxury’ villa has been plain to see.

This is a market SandyBlue has already tapped into; we’ve seen the demand so as villa rental specialists, we want to meet that.

The Golden Triangle villa space continues to evolve
The famous Golden Triangle in the Algarve has seen an increasing amount of interest, particularly from people wanting to rent high-quality and super luxury properties.

SandyBlue is evolving to match this rising trend. An example is one of the most recent exclusive additions to our portfolio - The Lodge. Located in Quinta do Lago, this 7-bedroom paradise is one of many properties that people have their eyes on. Villas like The Lodge are not just rising in popularity for people wanting an extra special holiday in 2021. Large families celebrating a milestone birthday or intimate wedding parties are happening in villas like this one.

There has also been a rise in Portuguese nationals searching for a luxury property in the Algarve. While this market would usually travel outside of Portugal, the pandemic obviously saw this change. Although travel confidence is returning, we still expect the trend of the ‘staycation’ to continue. Choosing to holiday in your own country does not mean you relinquish the comfort and luxury of a holiday abroad...and these luxury villas offer that experience.

Tourists are looking for more
SandyBlue has been working closely with property owners so that we can help them meet the demand we are seeing. For property owners with luxury properties in the Algarve who have not yet jumped into the villa rental space, now is the time.

With such a big investment in a holiday villa, tourists are expecting the best. They look for properties that are finely cared for. Usually, the demand is for villas with large pools, near the beach, with a fast Internet connection, and always with beautiful finishes, with exceptional supporting services and with great attention to hygiene and the overall cleanliness of spaces. When marketing our portfolio of properties, we ensure the standout features are front and centre.

Another aspect to consider is bespoke services that can be offered in the villa. We have found from our longer stays offering that these are extremely well received, and this is no different for stays in luxury properties. Guests want their privacy, so these in-villa services are worth looking into. We have built relationships with a number of great businesses who we can connect owners to.

These services include grocery delivery, massage and beauty treatments, therapies, training sessions, chauffeurs and private chefs available 24 hours a day. Meeting the guest’s expectations is high on our list of priorities and we help owners turn their property into one guests will never forget.

2021 is the year of the Algarve
From this rise in premium villa rentalsto tourists booking longer stays, the Algarve truly is one of the hottest destinations as travel confidence returns. With many more luxury villas to be added to our portfolio, properties like The Lodge are a great example of the exciting things to come in 2021!

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