6 Unique Airbnbs in Portugal

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James Cave / Last Updated: June 21, 2022 / Posted in: Accommodation

Coming to Portugal and want to stay somewhere that’s a bit more exciting than a hotel? Why not rent accommodation through Airbnb instead?

Now, not all of the accommodation options that you’ll find on Airbnb are exciting. In fact, most are just magnolia-decorated, IKEA-furnished, short-term rentals. But, there are a few gems hidden in there. You just have to look hard for them.

Don’t worry: you won’t have to trawl through all of Airbnb’s listings to find those few gems. We’ve done that for you. From treehouses in Setúbal to Shepherd’s huts in the Algarve, here are 8 of the most unique and quirky Airbnbs from all across Portugal.

A converted windmill in Setúbal

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Offering 360-degree views of the surrounding Portuguese countryside, as well as a pool that’s just for you, this Airbnb is ideal for those that want a little luxury with their quirkiness. Should you ever want to leave your accommodation, the nearby coast is just a 15-minute drive from the property while the nearest town is just 15 minutes by foot.

A Super Mario Bedroom in Lisbon

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For Super Mario fans looking for an Airbnb in Lisbon, there can be no other option than this Super Mario themed bedroom. The geekiness doesn’t end with the wallpaper: the bedroom is equipped with a Wii U and 2 Nintendo 3DS with Zelda.

A treehouse near Setúbal

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This eco-lodge in Abela near Setúbal is a great example of glamping (glamorous camping). Like camping, you get all the fun of being close to nature. Unlike camping, you don’t have to put up your own tent. The eco campsite even has a pool as well as breakfast and dinner options, perfect if you don’t feel like cooking.

A wooden “pod” in Setúbal

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Back to glamping, and back to Setúbal. This cozy pod is located just 45km from Lisbon, making it ideal for breaks away from the city. As well as the pod itself, there’s also a fire pit, hammock, and organic vegetable garden for guests to enjoy.

All photos courtesy of Airbnb


  1. Hi
    I wonder if you could help me. I am a carer for my daughter who has Lymes disease. A charity has given me some money to take a break. I have a friend who lives in Portugal.
    I can fly to Porto and then see her in a place the station of Coimbra B.
    I am looking for a hideaway on my own, a pool and beach would be great..any suggestions?
    I would be most grateful.
    Thank you


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