Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Portsmouth

Enjoy the wineries and other features of Portsmouth. This city's beaches, restaurants and shopping draw many visitors. Naval War College Museum and Touro Synagogue are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Portsmouth

Are you hoping to find things to do during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Portsmouth has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo (17.9 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Escobar's Highland Farm (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Newport Vineyards (5.6 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Newport National Golf Club (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Greenvale Vineyards (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • The Butterfly Zoo (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Portsmouth

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Portsmouth is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo (13.9 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Kennedy Plaza (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • Buttonwood Park Zoo (17.9 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Green Animals Topiary Gardens (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Blithewold Mansion Gardens and Arboretum (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Colt State Park (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Portsmouth

Fly into Newport, RI (NPT-Newport State), the closest airport, located 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into North Kingstown, RI (NCO-Quonset State), which is 6.1 mi (9.7 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Portsmouth?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 813 holiday lettings around Portsmouth. From 220 flats & apartments to 88 bungalows, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Portsmouth?

Nothing beats the feeling of sand between your toes and a salty breeze on your skin. It's time to wrangle your pals for some lively beach action. Fortunately, there are 258 beachside getaway properties to cast yourself away to. Of course, that might not suit everyone. Fortunately, HomeAway has a bunch of other options, including:

  • 168 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 159 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 114 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Portsmouth?

Our house holiday rentals are real accommodation for real travellers. Providing loads of space and privacy, they're perfect if you want to live like a local. There are 354 options currently available on HomeAway. Prices begin at £61 per night. If that doesn't fit with your squad's style, we've got a range of different self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • Apartment: 110 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £60 per night.
  • Condo: 99 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £74 per night.
  • Cottage: 81 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £63 per night.

Can I stay in Portsmouth in a large group?

It can be tough finding time to meet up with your nearest and dearest. A getaway is an ideal way to reunite and unwind. If you were hoping to kick back together, HomeAway has places to suit. At the moment, house holiday rentals are all the rage for big groups of travellers here, and we have 77 featured on our database. The rental properties that are suitable for large groups here include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we offer 363 rental accommodation suited to that size. Book a night from just £64.
  • Require a holiday rental for 8 people? We have 216 that will suit. The starting price is £179 a night.
  • Seeking rental properties catering to 10 guests? You'll be thrilled to discover we have 139 that'll be ideal. You can get one from just £69 per night.

You and all your buddies will be well catered to when you organise your Portsmouth holiday through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Portsmouth?

Those narrow hotel hallways are no place to spend your precious holiday moments! Explore our budget-friendly holiday rentals today and ensure everyone in your crew has room to move. Melville is a bargain-hunter's dream. And with 9 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £111 a night, it's not difficult to see why. Another 9 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around Wickford. With an average price of £188 per night, you're sure to snatch a deal worth bragging to your friends about.

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