Lagos is a gorgeous coastal town on the Western Algarve of Portugal best known for its golden sand beaches and captivating nightlife scene. In addition to its consistently beautiful weather and popular seaside attractions, the Portuguese city offers a buzzing historic center with an authentic atmosphere and a ton of cultural attractions. Perfect for backpackers, surfers, young couples, and families, Lagos is a lovely laid-back beach town well worth a visit.
If you’re interested in booking a trip, check out the following list of the best Airbnbs in Lagos. Each of these rentals offers a superb stay with modern amenities like TV and Wi-Fi and is presided over by a superhost – a host with a proven track record of providing outstanding hospitality. Many of the following Airbnbs also boast Airbnb Plus status, an exclusive title reserved for stylish rentals that have been verified for quality through in-person inspection.
Charming Townhouse With a Private Pool
Enjoy all of the luxury and amenities of a five-star hotel with much more privacy in this beautifully renovated townhouse.
The focal point of the home is the enclosed private patio, which offers an in-ground pool and plenty of space to lounge and swim. Feel free to take a dip and cool off after a day at the beach or settle in for an afternoon nap on the relaxing hammock. Furnished with one queen-size bed and one luxuriously comfy sectional sofa, the space is ideal for couples but can comfortably accommodate up to four guests. Designed with calming neutral tones and tranquil nature-themed décor, the peaceful interior has been thoughtfully decorated to create a relaxing atmosphere. The rental also comes with a spacious eat-in kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a private full bathroom with a walk-in shower, high-end toiletries, and complimentary robes.
Set in a lively and historic neighborhood, this centrally located rental is the perfect Airbnb in Lagos to take advantage of the city’s diverse array of attractions. Guests can walk just 10 minutes to the city center or the several nearby beaches.
Modern Home on a Traditional Brick Road
Nestled in one of the oldest areas in town, this one-of-a-kind vacation rental in Lagos offers a completely updated and comfortable stay surrounded by historic pastel homes and picture-perfect streets.
The stunning all-white interior is accented by lively indoor plants, polished floors, and wood and chrome finishes, and the rental comes with a private balcony with a hammock. The balcony is accessible from the spacious and sunny living room, which offers a cozy sofa, a dining table, and a Smart TV. There is also a separate full kitchen with an electric cooktop and an impressive selection of cooking supplies, and the apartment offers one full bathroom with a walk-in shower. Up to four guests can stay in the two-bedroom home, which is furnished with one queen-size bed and two single beds. The layout is perfectly suited for groups of friends or small families with children, and baby gear will be provided upon request. Guests can park for free on the street in front of the home, and beach essentials are included with your stay.
Guests can walk to the closest beach in minutes, and there are ample opportunities for tours of the nearby cliffs, caves, and historic sites.
City Center Town House With a Large Balcony
For a stylish studio with ample outdoor space, check out this bright Bohemian apartment near the historic center.
Perfect for a solo adventure or a romantic couples retreat, the studio apartment is furnished with a queen-size bed and a two-person dining table. There is also a full kitchen with a retro-style refrigerator, a stainless-steel oven, and an electric cooktop, and the modern full bathroom is equipped with a rain-style walk-in shower. The best feature of this premium rental is the private and spacious balcony, which offers a small patio table, a hammock, and a few sun loungers. With extra comfortable and convenient amenities like a washer and dryer, a memory foam mattress, a Smart TV, and free parking on the premises, this lovely studio ensures a carefree stay.
Located on a quiet street with free parking, this central Lagos Airbnb is within walking distance of the restaurants, churches, museums, and vibrant nightlife venues of the historic center.
Sunny Penthouse With Beach Views
Walk to the beach in just four minutes from this dreamy Airbnb in Lagos, which offers scenic waterfront views.
Ideal for families and small groups of up to four guests, the apartment comes with two spacious bedrooms and one full bathroom. The master bedroom features a queen-size bed, a spacious desk, and a private balcony overlooking the water, and the second bedroom offers two single beds and picturesque windows with beach views. The stunning scenery can also be seen from the large Juliet balcony in the living area, which also offers an open kitchen, a dining table, and a ton of cozy seating options. Flooded with natural light, the bright interior is also accented by indoor plants, books, and minimalist décor. Additional amenities include a Smart TV, a keypad entry system, and laundry facilities. Guests can park for free in front of the building, which can easily be recognized by the stunning landscaping and colorful floral arrangements.
The apartment is set in a hotel-style building in the paradisal neighborhood of Praia da Luz and comes with access to a heated swimming pool, a steam room, a sauna, a massage room, and a yoga studio.
Spacious Apartment Overlooking the Ocean
This homey one-bedroom apartment rental offers some of the best views in the Algarve and is just a short stroll away from Old Town.
The large bedroom is furnished with an ultra-comfy king-size bed and features a wall of glass doors that leads onto a private balcony. Guests can marvel at the gorgeous ocean while snuggled up in bed, enjoying a drink in the fresh air, or lounging on the living room sofa. The spacious living area also comes with balcony access and a nice dining table, and in the entryway of the home, you’ll find a convenient study space. There is a full kitchen with updated appliances and a modern full bathroom, and guests have access to a private laundry room with a washer and dryer. The building also comes equipped with an elevator, and long-term stays are welcome.
Located directly next to Dona Ana Beach, this oceanfront apartment is one of the best Lagos Airbnbs for anyone looking to stay close to the shore.
Beautifully Appointed Studio in an Upscale Condo
Few vacation apartments for rent in Lagos rival this exquisite studio and its extensive selection of both private and common amenities.
Ideal for two or three guests, the vibrant interior is furnished with one king-size bed and one sofa bed. There is also a full kitchen with all basic appliances plus an espresso maker and a washing machine, and the private full bathroom is equipped with a rain-style shower. The bed is conveniently tucked away in the far corner of the living area, which also offers a round dining table and sliding glass doors that lead onto the spacious and private terrace. Guests can enjoy a meal outside at the shaded patio table or catch a nap surrounded by greenery with the relaxing sun beds. The interior is also filled with lively greenery and soft pastel accents.
Situated in the private apartment complex known as the Magnolia Beach Club, the rental comes with access to a beautiful outdoor swimming pool with a bar and ocean views. The beach is just a two-minute walk away, and guests have access to free parking on the premises.
Top-Floor Apartment Rental in Lagos
For a charming rental with breathtaking views, look no further than this spacious one-bedroom apartment next to Old Town.
The interior is uniquely decorated with neutral tones, forest green accents, and gorgeous wood finishes. In the cozy lounge area, you’ll find several comfy seating options and well-stocked bookshelves. There is a cozy woodstove to keep you warm on chilly winter nights, and large glass doors lead onto a charming furnished balcony. Guests can gaze at stunning views of Old Town stretching out to the sea and Monchique Mountain from the shared rooftop terrace as well as from the private balcony. The bedroom is furnished with a comfy queen-size bed with an orthopedic mattress, and the apartment comes with an eat-in full kitchen, a full bathroom, and an in-unit washing machine.
Located just outside of the bustling historic center, this Lagos Airbnb is in a quiet building but still offers easy access to central attractions, a golf course, a skate park, and a playground for anyone traveling with children.
Unique Home in the Historic Center
Another one of the best Airbnb rentals in Lagos happens to be in the same superb building, offering a rooftop terrace and easy access to Old Town.
The two-bedroom apartment is furnished with one queen-size bed, one double bed, and one day bed, and offers one full bathroom with a rain-style walk-in shower and intricate tilework. Both of the bedrooms are bright and spacious with large wardrobes to store your belongings, and one comes with access to a private balcony with a hammock. The light-filled interior is decorated with indoor plants and beach-themed décor, and the large living area offers two cozy sofas and a four-person dining table. There are plenty of entertainment options through the apartment, including a TV with movies included and international channels as well as stocked bookshelves. There is also a large full kitchen with an electric cooktop and an in-unit washer.
Guests can easily reach Old Town by a two-minute walk, and the beach is just 15 minutes away.
Renovated Apartment With a Large Terrace
This superb two-bedroom apartment is extremely spacious and offers one of the best private outdoor spaces in the city center.
On the massive private terrace, you’ll find a shaded section with an outdoor dining table as well as a large grassy section with lounge chairs. Guests also have shared access to an upstairs terrace that offers equally exquisite city views. The interior is sunny and well decorated with light wooden furnishings and beachy minimalist décor. The private terrace can be accessed directly from the cozy living area, which is furnished with a blue sofa and a large dining table. There is also a large eat-in full kitchen and a modern full bathroom with an oversized rain-style walk-in shower. One of the bedrooms is furnished with a queen-size bed, the second bedroom offers a double bed, and each room features large French doors that open up to reveal stunning views and a ton of natural light.
Set in one of the oldest buildings in the city, this Lagos Airbnb is located in the heart of the historic center. Guests can walk to the beach, the marina, restaurants, museums, and more within five minutes.
Luxurious Guesthouse With Pool Access
For an upscale stay with all of the facilities of a hotel and the space and privacy of a villa, check out this one-of-a-kind Airbnb in Lagos.
The apartment comes with direct access to a private patio as well as a shared sundeck with a pristine in-ground pool. Experience the ultimate relaxation package by booking breakfast by the pool or just lounge out in the sun and choose from the extensive cocktail menu. The gorgeous interior is designed like a beachfront villa with tropical-themed décor and terracotta flooring, and the private covered terrace makes the perfect place to lounge out and cool off in the shade. Ideal for a solo adventure or a romantic couple’s getaway, the one-bedroom apartment is furnished with a queen-size bed and features one full bathroom. There is also a full kitchen with an in-unit washing machine, and baby gear will be provided for guests traveling with small children.
The Airbnb is in a quiet residential area just five minutes away from the iconic beach known as Praia do Camilo. Your hosts are also happy to arrange special excursions like mountain biking, jet skiing, dolphin watching, and canoeing.
Beachfront Rental in a Private Complex
If you’re looking for a short-term rental in Lagos that offers a hotel-style stay, check out this luxurious apartment near the beach.
The two-bedroom abode is furnished with one double bed and two single beds, making it ideal for small families and groups of four. Cribs, children’s books, and toys can be provided, and additional amenities like free parking and laundry facilities make the apartment well suited for any length of stay. Panoramic windows surround the enclosed terrace and provide stunning sea views, and large glass doors lead onto a private patio equipped with outdoor sofas and a relaxing hammock. There is also a cozy indoor living area with a dining table and an open full kitchen, and the full bathroom offers a walk-in shower and a nice selection of high-end toiletries. The apartment complex is surrounded by lush gardens and two large in-ground pools, and guests can enjoy shared access to a poolside bar and a game room.
The rental is also ideal for hikers and nature-lovers, as there are several cliffside trails nearby in addition to plenty of opportunities for boating and kayaking through the caves of Ponta da Piedade.
Beachside Condo With Ocean Views
Another gorgeous one-bedroom apartment rental, this well-decorated condo boasts a cheerful beach-themed interior and a spacious enclosed terrace with panoramic views of the city and the ocean.
The bedroom is furnished with one queen-size bed, and there is an extra double bed in the living room that can sleep an additional two guests. Large glass doors in the living room lead up to the private terrace, perfect for enjoying a glass of wine, sharing a BBQ dinner, or just relaxing after a long day at the beach. The rental also comes with a separate full kitchen and a spacious full bathroom with a rain-style walk-in shower. Additional amenities include a dishwasher, a washer and dryer, baby gear, and beach gear.
Located in the beautiful beachside neighborhood of Meia Praia, this Lagos Airbnb faces the sea and is very near to the beach, a few resort golf courses, and the marina.
Deluxe Condo With a Rooftop Pool
Enjoy a fully modern stay with high-end amenities in this spacious one-bedroom condo in Lagos.
Ideal for solo travelers and couples, the bedroom is furnished with one queen-size bed, and the spacious common areas are tastefully decorated with a beachy theme. The open-floor plan in the living room leaves a ton of open space between the dining area and the lounge area, and the full kitchen is in a separate room with stainless-steel appliances and its own breakfast table. There is also a luxurious full bathroom with sleek chrome finishes and a relaxing soaking tub, and additional amenities include a Smart TV and an in-unit washer and dryer. Guests also have access to the building’s gym and a stunning rooftop pool that provides panoramic views of the city.
Whether you’re heading to the restaurants and bars in the historic center or you’re organizing surfing trips and mountain biking excursions, this convenient rental apartment in Lagos makes the perfect home base. Guests can easily walk to both the beach and the city center in under 10 minutes.
Traditional Townhouse With Unrivaled Views
This unique Airbnb in Lagos offers incredible beach and marina views and is the perfect choice for any traveler looking to take full advantage of the city’s magical scenery.
The focal point of the home is the full wall of glass in the living area, which opens up to connect the indoor space with the private furnished terrace. Whether you’re cooling off inside or sunning yourself outside, you’ll be able to relax and take in the salty sea breeze as you listen to the waves crash just below the building. As one of the largest rentals on our list, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home can very comfortably accommodate six guests and is a great choice for larger families and groups of friends. The interior is very spacious, bright, and airy, and the common areas include a full kitchen, a formal dining area, and a large white sectional sofa. All of the bedrooms are equally bright and beautiful, and the bathrooms are sparkling clean. Additional amenities include an in-unit washer and a dishwasher, and long-term stays are welcome.
In addition to being located right on Meia Praia Beach, the townhouse is just a two-minute walk away from the historic city center and its vibrant nightlife, bars, and restaurants.
Entire House in the Historic Center
Wrapping up our list of the best Airbnbs in Lagos is a spacious home that boasts a central yet quiet location with a ton of privacy.
The two-level cottage can sleep up to four guests with one bedroom with a double bed and another bedroom with two single beds that can be arranged as a king-size bed. The all-white interior is accented by locally crafted furnishings and fun splashes of color. The main living area is on the first level of the home and offers a dining table and cozy sitting area with a Smart TV, and the rental comes with a private garden terrace with a hammock, an outdoor kitchen, and patio tables. There is also a full kitchen on the first floor of the home, and the rental offers 1.5 bathrooms. With down duvets, memory foam pillows, and Egyptian cotton linens, both bedrooms ensure a super-luxurious and peaceful night of rest. Pets are allowed in the home, and guests can enjoy an extensive array of extra convenient and comfortable amenities including a washer, a dishwasher, beach gear and baby gear, and a cozy indoor fireplace.
Nestled on a quiet historic street near a beautiful church, the house is only two minutes away from the main attractions of the city center and just 10 minutes away from the beach.
If you’re intrigued by the rich history and stunning natural beauty of the western Algarve, consider renting an apartment in Lagos. The strategic position of this beautiful coastal city also makes it a great launchpad for exploring more of southern Portugal.