Explore The Best Beaches In The World

If you love to feel sand between your toes our holiday home locations in Portugal and Florida offer beach perfection.

Both destinations are famous for their beaches. In 2020 Portugal’s Algarve  was voted the Best Beach Destination for the 7th time in the prestigious World Travel Awards, the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry. Portugal has also been named Europe’s Leading Destination.

The Algarve has long been famous for its beautiful sandy beaches featuring stunning rock formations. The region boasts 87 blue-flag beaches and 48 beaches with full facilities for disabled beach-goers.

There are several wonderful beaches to explore near our holiday homes in the village of Vilarinha and town of Lagos, the latter boasting its own ample beach, which is pictured in winter. You often have an entire beach to yourself to walk, explore and enjoy.

Meanwhile, Florida’s Anna Maria Island offers wonderful stretches of clean silver white sand. There are three main public beaches at Bayfront Park, Manatee Public Beach and Coquina Beach, and three large areas with multiple beach access points on the Gulf side of the City of Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach.

Fancy Christmas Or New Year In Paradise?

You Could Be On The Beach …

Our holiday homes are available all year round which means they offer a phenomenal festive treat – a chance to enjoy the holiday season with the beach right on your doorstep.

Many families choose to enjoy a break over Christmas or the New Year in our home-from-home rentals in Anna Maria Island, Florida, or Portugal’s Algarve.

It’s fun, it’s different and it’s a great way to get away from it all and bond with your family in new surroundings. Get the log fire roaring in a Portugal cottage as the sun goes down after a day of activities in pleasant daytime temperatures. The Algarve gets around 300 days of sunshine a year – expect highs of 18C in December.

In Anna Maria Island temperatures have been known to climb into the 80s in December – T-shirt and shorts weather for most of us! It will be cooler in the evenings and early mornings but still glorious by most people’s standards. Expect highs of 23C and lows of 13C. Florida is a wonderful place to enjoy winter sunshine.

Sunlight enhances health and wellbeing and makes us feel happier and more active. Consequently, the benefits of a winter holiday can actually outweigh a summer one.

Happy Christmas!

Holiday Gift Vouchers – A Perfect Present

A Present Everyone Will Love

Wondering what to buy someone for Christmas, their birthday, anniversary or even, perhaps, their wedding? We can help.

Gift vouchers which can be put towards a break at one of our fabulous rental homes are available to purchase. For someone who loves Idyllic Holiday Properties and visits us regularly, it’s an ideal present.

Alternatively, perhaps you’re a regular and would like to introduce someone new to our holiday homes on Florida’s Anna Maria Island or Portugal’s sunny Algarve?  Or maybe you’ve found yourself here and discovered a gift that simply fits the bill. If you would like to purchase a gift voucher, all you have to do is:

The beauty of buying a holiday gift voucher is that it provides something very special to look forward to – and we all need that. But there is more … as well as the gift of happy anticipation, there is the experience of the holiday itself to enjoy – and then the memories and photos to look back on.

You’re not just buying a gift, you’re paving the way to a fantastic life experience that will hopefully live with them forever.


Your Ultimate Dream Holiday

Welcome – We’re So Glad You’re Here!

Welcome to our website and holiday inspiration galore. We’re so proud of our rental homes and destinations which offer the ultimate in beach retreats. If you love to feel the sand between your toes you’ve come to the right place.

Our two holiday locations, Anna Maria Island in Florida and Portugal’s Western Algarve, offer some of the finest beaches in the world. If you love the sound of the ocean, peace, tranquillity, nature and wildlife you will adore both.

At the same time, if you like to be active and want to pack your day with surfing, cycling, walking, sailing and more, you’ve also come to the right place.

Our holiday rentals have been created with love and attention to detail to provide you with the ultimate home from home, a place to kick off your beach shoes and relax in comfort after a day taking in the sights and sounds of a beautiful part of the world.

But don’t take our word for it. Check out some of our reviews.  Once our guests have found us they come back year after year. We didn’t choose the word Idyllic lightly for our holiday homes, they truly are.

We very much hope to see you soon and, if you would like any help or advice before making your choice, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

– Warmest wishes from the Idyllic team