Written by Roseanne Bradley,
Last Modified: 24th April 2023

One positive thing that came out of the pandemic is how workplaces adapted to allow employees to work from home. With so many companies being more versatile about remote working, it has us wondering, could we actually live and work from Portugal?

In our 2022 Property Guides survey, over 40% of aspiring buyers in Portugal said that they would or might work from home in their Portuguese holiday home, which is of course entirely legal.

We spoke to Fiona Thornton, International Manager at LUXIMOS Christie’s, an international real estate agency with premium properties in the Algarve, Porto and Northern Portugal. Browse LUXIMOS Christie’s properties in Portugal, today.

Fiona said, “There’s a high-speed internet solution for everybody – even if it’s quite a remote property, you can get satellite internet at a fixed rate which isn’t much more expensive than your usual network. Plus, a lot of the modern properties are being built with an office in Portugal”, so you’d have your very own workspace from move-in day.

Portugal’s property hotspots – including Madeira and Lisbon as well as Porto and the Algarve – have been attracting more and more remote workers, so you needn’t feel isolated. There are attractive shared-office spaces for freelancers, for when you want to leave the home and meet people, and you’ll have no problem finding other English speakers.

If you’re considering swapping Britain for the more alluring Algarve, and your company allows remote working, fill your boots with these 10 handpicked properties that’d make working from home a joy.

A stunning townhouse in the Algarve

1. Poolside paradise with your morning meeting

This beautiful terraced townhouse in Lagoa, central Algarve is absolutely breathtaking. I wouldn’t mind enjoying a coffee on that balcony while engaging in my morning meeting, how about you?

This home is on a modern resort, built in 2018 and benefits from ocean views, a private pool and is close to one of the Algarve’s most popular golf courses. Fancy a round at lunch? I’ll meet you there!

Location: Lagoa, Algarve

Price: €575,000


A beautiful property in Bolueime, Algarve

2. Find solace in this Boliqueime villa

Imagine this, you’re in your very own Algarve villa, you’ve got the doors open to allow air to flow through the house. The radio announces nothing but sun for the next week…if this is ticking all your boxes, discover this well priced country villa in Boliqueimie, Loule. It has three bedrooms, a spacious interior and a huge driveway.

Fiona said, “This property is ideal for a couple who’d like to be close to everywhere on the central Algarve but away from the hustle and bustle of the coast.”

Location: Bolemique, Loulé

Price: €595,000


Villa for sale in Santa Bárbara de Nexe

3. Take a dip after a long day in this gorgeous Faro villa

One of the great things about Portugal (asides from its beautiful climate, cultural cities and delicious food, I could go on…) is that lots of properties already have built-in pools – result!

This four-bedroom home in Santa Bárbara de Nexe in the Algarve is super spacious and would be perfect for a family. The home is split across three floors too, which would be ideal for a couple who work from home – you’d both have your own space.  With over 20 years in real estate, we asked Fiona for her expert opinion. “There’s plenty of room to create an office/work space here, walking distance to the village centre and easy to access Faro & Loulé, Santa Barbara is always popular!”

Location: Faro, Algarve

Price: €595,000


The bright, spacious and modern interior of a Loulé home

 4. A home in the Loulé hills

“Renovated in a traditional, minimalistic style with modern fixtures, fittings and appliances. This home has great country views down to the sea.” Not a bad backdrop to your morning meeting, eh?

This Loulé home is set on a generously sized plot, has three bedrooms (each with an ensuite) and a family bathroom. The level of quality makes it a true find. It’s excellently located within the popular Algarve region – just 20 minutes from Loulé centre and 40 minutes from Faro airport.


Duplex apartment for sale in Silves, Algarve

5.  Duplex apartment on the grounds of a stunning golf resort

If golf is your chosen pastime, you’ll love this gorgeous duplex apartment in Silves. Located on an award-winning golf course with top-of-the-line facilities, elegant furnishings and air-con throughout, this location would be a joy to work from home from.


Downtown Faro apartment with modern design

6. Modern apartment in cool Faro

This apartment in downtown Faro was built in 2022 so benefits from modern design that could easily be adapted to suit your personal style. The white walls and stylish prints would create a professional backdrop for any video calls made during the working day.

Fiona said, “This is a lovely renovation in the heart of central Faro – ideal for a digital nomad looking to get a real feel for the Algarve and stay connected in its main city. Great access to the train & bus network and close to the airport- no car necessary.”


Vilamoura apartment on a popular golf course

7. Holiday apartment in a residential condo in Vilamoura, Algarve

This lovely Vilamoura apartment would make a fine holiday home as it’s located on one of the best condominiums in the Algarve. But what did Fiona think?

“Family holiday apartment in the heart of Vilamoura – well priced and secure in a gated condominium.”

This two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is within a gated residential condo with a shared pool and gardens. It’s just 35 minutes from Faro airport and 10 minutes away from the gorgeous Marina of Vilamoura. Plus, there are a handful of golf resorts just around the corner.

Location: Vilamoura, Algarve

Price: €415,000

Discover more about this charming property on Your Overseas Home

Sea views from an apartment in Lagoa, Faro

8.  Apartment with sea views in Lagoa, Faro

Just look at that view! That would definitely make working from home a more joyous experience. Imagine, you could even make that table your desk in summer – how lovely!

This one-bedroom apartment is located within the Monte Santo Resort and Spa, a resort elected the most romantic resort in 2022 World Travel Awards. This home has a first-floor balcony with unobstructed views of the gardens and resort. The interior is simple yet effective in design – it’s basically a blank canvas, awaiting its new owner.

Location: Lagoa, Faro

Price: €193,000

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Ponte de Lima home, rural Porto

9. Find serenity in this tranquil Ponte de Lima villa

This tranquil home in the heart of the Lima Valley has so much to offer. The images alone exude an overwhelming sense of calm – something I’m sure lots of us who work-from-home could do with.

This property has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, a beautiful pool and benefits from private access to the Axis golf courses – some of the best in rural Porto. This home is really well priced for what it offers, the design is modern yet minimalistic and the views overlooking the valley are to die for.

Location: Ponte de Lima, rural Porto

Price: €730,000

Find out more about this stunning property on Your Overseas Home 

Alcabideche villa in Cascais, Lisbon

10. A picture-perfect pink villa in Lisbon

If you don’t see yourself parting with the hustle and bustle of city life, discover this lovely, spacious villa in Alcabideche, Lisbon.

Split across three floors, this home would be perfect for a large family or a shared holiday home. The property was only built last year and boasts five bedrooms, five bathrooms and an outdoor pool with automatic irrigation.

This villa has plenty room for multiple residents to work from home, just pick your perfect spot. My choice would undoubtedly be by the pool.

The interior is super spacious and the first-floor balcony provides unobstructed views of the Sintra mountains.

Location: Alcabideche, Lisbon

Price: €1,375,000

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If your heart has been captured by one of these properties, but the price tag is a little more than you can afford, why not look into buying with family? We have a free, downloadable guide that answers all your FAQs, and explains the legal side. Download the guide today.


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