Destination guide

The historical city of Portsmouth awaits you

Enjoy the area's museums, history and live music with a rental holiday home in Portsmouth. This city's shopping, restaurants and monuments draw many visitors. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Portsmouth

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Portsmouth a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wentworth by the Sea Golf Club (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Water Country (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Sagamore Golf Club (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • The Ledges Golf Club (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • York's Wild Kingdom (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Center for Wildlife (10.2 mi / 16.5 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, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Portsmouth. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Prescott Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Fort McClary State Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Fort Stark State Historic Site (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Odiorne Point State Park (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Wallis Sands State Beach (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Jenness State Beach (4 mi / 6.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Portsmouth

Fly into Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), the closest airport, located 3 mi (4.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), which is 22.5 mi (36.2 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Portsmouth?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 778 holiday lettings around Portsmouth. From 186 flats & apartments to 116 cabins, 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?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said everyone ever. Find the perfect locale for you and your buddies and you'll be well on your way to beachy bliss. There are 305 beachside rental homes to pick from. Want to give something else a go? See if any of our other properties catch your eye. Our options for this destination include:

  • 209 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 162 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 147 water-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Portsmouth?

Instead of going with a cookie-cutter, chain hotel room this holiday, you could just go for a whole house. You'll be part of the neighbourhood in no time! There are 384 houses listed on HomeAway. Prices begin at £31 a night. If that doesn't agree with your group's style, we have a range of other self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • Condo: 107 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £80 per night.
  • Cottage: 105 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £92 per night.
  • Apartment: 52 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £48 per night.

Can I stay in Portsmouth in a large group?

It can be hard finding time to spend with friends and family. A trip away is a wonderful opportunity to come together. If you were hoping to kick back together, HomeAway has options. Why not have a look at the 65 house holiday rentals featured here? They're the most popular option for large groups of guests. The rental properties that can cater to large groups in this area include:

  • Are you on the hunt for places that can sleep 6 of you? We have 144 that will be ideal. The prices start from £82 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your crew, you'll be happy to find out that there are 127 holiday rentals that are perfect. You can get one for as little as £132 per night.
  • Seeking out properties for rent to suit 10 people? You'll be happy to discover we have 69 that will fit the bill. You can grab one for as little as £170 a night.

So don't fret! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your mom, your cousins and all your besties to Portsmouth.