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Who We Are

Who we are

Who we are… We are a small family-run business specialising in the Algarve property rental market. I’m Denise, the founder of Algarve Villa Selection, and run the business alongside my sister Dawn who lived in the Algarve for over 15 years. We have a great client base and love the friendly relationships we have with our guests.

Most importantly our vast knowledge of the area and also the properties go a long way in providing a personal service to each and every one of our guests. Above all any guidance and/or advice you need we are here to help.



Our experience in the holiday rental business means we can help find you that perfect luxury holiday escape. From modern apartments to large luxury villas… All in all, we have over 20 years of living in and also exploring the Algarve. In other words, we can help to tick all your boxes when planning your ideal Algarve holiday.

Who we are Denise and Dawn Patterson
Dawn & Denise Patterson

We know just how important holidays are to our guests, therefore, we are with you every step of the way. As a result of our experience, we can also share with you our inside knowledge of the area and also provide advice based on your requirements. 

Above all, we have amassed years of on-the-ground experience, which is also key in helping you choose the right property for a spectacular stay in the Algarve.



All Algarve Villa Selection properties are chosen to offer a high standard and comforting feel, as well as quality, regardless of budget. We are confident that our properties also give our guests value for their money. We can also help in arranging all those special extras, such as at-home catering, wine tasting, private plane charters, boat charters, and also fun days out to name a few. Therefore, making a wonderful holiday an absolutely awesome holiday!

Above all, we also pride ourselves on outstanding customer care. From the moment you get in touch, to the moment you return home, you can relax knowing we are there to support you through every step.

Get in Touch

Why not get in touch? Click HERE to contact the team or give us a call to discuss how we can make your perfect holiday experience!

Our Values… 

  • Honesty – Transparency and also trust are key to providing excellent customer care.  Our ultimate goal is that you, as our customer, feel confident that the service we provide is genuine and also trustworthy.
  • Customer Care – The most important people at Algarve Villa Selection are our customers. Each and every one of our guests will receive efficient, friendly, knowledgeable, and also accurate customer service from our team. Holiday planning should be exciting and easy, and the actual holiday should also be memorable for all the right reasons. We strive every day to ensure this is your experience with us.
  • Knowledge – Our team has in-depth knowledge of the Algarve, gained from first-hand experience of life in southern Portugal. We also have over 20 years’ experience in the holiday rental market, specifically in the Algarve. All this knowledge is available to you, to help guide you to your perfect property and also have a fabulous holiday.
  • QualityAs a company, we pride ourselves on the quality of the properties we offer, regardless of the price tag. Our experience in the holiday rental market allows us to ensure that the properties featured by Algarve Villa Selection meet our high standards and will also deliver an excellent and luxurious experience to our customers.

Our passion is your passion…


Villa Victoria Vale do Lobo Algarve Portugal
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the Algarve who we are Algarve Villa Rentals Vilamoura
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Vila Orion Quinta do Lago Algarve Villa Rentals
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Casa Abril, Dunas Douradas. Algarve Villa Rentals delightful townhouse
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the Algarve who we are Algarve Villa Rental Mar Azul Sea Views
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Quinta da Uvas, Vineyard, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal
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With our local knowledge, we have visited lots of fabulous restaurants.  Here are some of our favorites. Click on each one to visit their website. Dunas DouradasXeniaMaria’sJulia’sAntónio Tá CertoIzzy’sEduardos and Fins

Quinta do Lago –  TucanosThe ShackCasa do Lago2 PassosThe Bold OctopusBovinoCasa VelhaGigi’sUmamiKOKOLimoniDano’sThai BistroFlorianGustoThe Cheeky PupMelting PotBamboo, and Alambique

Vale do LoboSandbanksMonty’sThe Beach BarThe DeckThe LoungePaixaMonicas,  Casa Pituxa and just outside Vale do Lobo there is Parrilla NaturalA FlorestaO Figueiral and Tapas e Vinho.

VilamouraThai beach clubNosolo ItaliaSalmoraPepper’s steakhousePurobeachCasa da Praia, Maresia beach barAgua Qlub and O Marisco. Just outside Vilamoura in Quarteira there is Os AgostinhosGaivota and in Vilasol there is Oscars and Wildfire.

Salema A BoiaAgua na BocaAtlantico, and Lourenco.