Apartment & Home exchanges - Portugal

With HomeExchange, exchange your home or apartment in your country or around the world for your vacations! Authentic, flexible and safe, home exchange will allow you to discover a new destination at a lower cost, while traveling like a local. By joining, you gain access to over 270,000 homes available in +145 countries.

Where to stay? Portugal

How does a home exchange work?

With HomeExchange, registration is free, then members pay an annual fee of $220, which allows them to unlock unlimited exchanges for the year.

Types of Exchange

Exchange vacation homes - Portugal

Known for its grilled sardines, beaches and pastei de nata, Portugal is sure to delight the whole family!

Whether you are going on vacation for two weeks or a weekend, with family, friends, or solo, Portugal has a lot to offer and you'll find many ways to discover the country and enjoy the sun.

If you're looking for a break from your busy life and want some relaxation, Portugal has no shortage of beaches to choose from! In the Algarve in southern Portugal, you'll find the most famous beaches, with long stretches of soft, fine sand. Beaches to check out include Praia da Marinha or the Praia da Falesia, perfect for spending time with your travel companions in complete serenity. For diving enthusiasts, head to the Praia de Galapos not far from Lisbon; for surfing, try Praia da Nazaré, halfway along the coast.

For more cultural activities, don't miss the chance to visit Porto and Lisbon, which have a lot to offer in terms of restaurants, museums and monuments, and will draw you in with their quiet, welcoming charm. In Lisbon, don't miss a ride on the pitorresque tram 28, which will take you from the most touristy areas and let you enjoy grilled sardines and take a leisurely stroll on foot. Go to the Belém district to taste the famous pastei de nata at the foot of the famous tower.

Don't forget to go to Sintra, a small town about an hour's drive from Lisbon, where you can visit the Moorish and Manueline-style National Palace of Sintra, worth a visit for its original architecture and the panoramic view it offers of the region.

Want to discover Portugal for your next vacation? Organize a home exchange with HomeExchange! Registering and searching for your first exchange is free, and you will have access to all our houses and apartments in Portugal for a cheap and authentic holiday. In addition to the advantages of staying in a fully equipped house, you will be welcomed as if you were at home by the members of the HomeExchange community and you will benefit from the advice and recommendations of your hosts as you plan a unique stay.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

With HomeExchange, you can either exchange your home reciprocally with another member's home or use your GuestPoints to make a non-reciprocal exchange. GuestPoints are points you earn by hosting other members in your home in non-reciprocal exchanges. All exchanges are covered for damage, theft and cancellation.
It's a responsible and economical way to travel with peace of mind within a trusted community. HomeExchange is the world's leading home exchange site with over 150,000 members in 145 countries.
Thanks to our annual HomeExchange membership, for 220 USD / year, you can organize as many exchanges as you want during 12 months, without any additional costs.
HomeExchange guarantees include relocation in case of cancellation by the host as well as insurance in case of breakage or theft.
Yes, you can do a home exchange unless specifically stated in your lease. It is not necessary to notify the home owner because it is not a sublet: in fact, there is no financial exchange.
In case of cancellation due to Covid 19, the GuestPoints that would be used during the exchange are fully refunded. HomeExchange also offers the 2nd year of membership free to members who were unable to exchange due to the health situation.
No, you can exchange with any type of home, no matter what type of home you have: a small studio in the city for a seaside villa, a farmhouse in the country for a condo. Everything is possible because everyone will find something to suit their desires!