LetsLetAlgarve is about helping you to find your perfect holiday home from home in the beautiful and popular Algarve region of Portugal. We put you in contact with the property owner direct, or their designated local manager, who can provide the advice you need to match your holiday home requirements, in the right location, and at the right price.
So if you are looking for a great selection of Algarve villas and apartments to rent direct from the owner, without added booking fees or commissions, just start here.
The most long established favourite for all round holiday entertainment is the Central Algarve. Fabulous beaches, water parks, marinas, magnificent golf courses & tennis centres. Plenty of nightlife in bustling Albufeira but with a flavour of traditional Portugal in its old town area.
Stretching from Faro to the Spanish border, the Eastern Algarve region boasts long sandy stretches of safe and unspoilt beach. The Rio Formosa natural reserve famed for its birdlife, picturesque villages, and the historical town of Tavira. Perfect for a peaceful getaway.
The Western Algarve offers a middle ground. The historical port town of Lagos, its marina, great restaurants and night life. Family friendly low rise resorts with safe, sandy beaches, between stretches of ruggedly beautiful rock formations. Watersports, and excellent surf towards the less populated west coast.
Quite simple really - the hint is in the word "direct"!
Many of the original world wide direct booking sites have been purchased by larger companies, and then in turn by the few even larger ones, who seek to dominate the holiday accommodation market. (For example Expedia which now owns Owners Direct and HomeAway, who had previously bought out Holiday Rentals) These companies are using their prominence to alter the direct booking model to become online agencies, not only charging the villa owners to list, but taking the opportunity to add hefty percentage based fees charged to the holidaymaker for booking through the site.
Removing direct contact with the owner is done under the guise of ‘safety’. But how safe is your booking, when none of the properties listed have undergone any checks? How suitable is the accommodation for your party, when the automated online booking system cannot discuss the villa and area facilities with you? And if you can get hold of one, how can a call centre employee on one side of the world have any knowledge regarding a villa or destination located on the other side? The best qualified person to answer your questions is surely the home owner.
At the same time, how protected is the property owner, when they have had no direct communication with the party who has booked their home?
A quick look at the reviews of Owners Direct or Homeaway on sites such as TrustPilot throws light on the current level of distrust in automated booking of owners and holidaymakers alike.
Here at Lets Let Algarve we have gone back to the basic principle of putting holidaymakers and holiday home owners in direct contact. At a fair annual fee to owners, our property listings provide all the means of communication from email and telephone contacts, to links to owners and managers websites and Facebook pages, to allow the holiday maker and owner to achieve a best match in terms of a great holiday venue at the very best price - the true owners direct price, without commissons or booking fees.
We have chosen to concentrate on building a comprehensive catalogue of rental villas and apartments within the popular Algarve region of Portugal, where we have local contacts who know the region, and know the properties. All our Algarve holiday rentals listed are cared for locally either by their owners living in Portugal, or by their designated local managers, working to ensure the smooth running of your holiday.