HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Portland also enquired about apartments in Weymouth, apartments in Bridport and cottages in Chichester

Make a Portland holiday cottage your home away from home

Portland, is a seaside town on the craggy southernmost tip on the Isle of Portland, in Dorset. It is a popular holiday resort town, and home to the famous Portland Bill Lighthouse. Historically the area is also famous for its quarry, as the huge limestone outcrop provided many raw materials to the building industry. It is a beautiful slice of the Jurassic Coastline, totally enchanting, most especially when the sea is stormy. HomeAway has an excellent collection of holiday homes in Portland, with something to suit everyone. Holiday accommodation in Portland has a cottage, apartment or manor house for everyone, from the quaint and romantic cottage for 2, right up to large group and family friendly farmhouses.

Things to do in Portland

Portland was once a bustling port town, and evidence of its fascinating past can be seen in the surrounding areas where there are a number of rambling castles. The legendary Portland Bill lighthouse and the vast number of shipwrecks in the bay also have their own histories, and today the town remains a popular tourist destination with great options in Portland holiday homes.

-Chesil Beach is a magnificent stretch of beach that sweeps out some 18 miles long on a spit. There is a long standing joke that if any fisherman was washed up on the beach, they would know where they were by the size of the pebbles. It’s a popular fishing spot and has gorgeous views over a beach that looks different every day.

-The Tout Quarry Sculpture Park is a fascinating maze of old quarry paths, rock formations and sculptures all made by local stone masons and visiting stone masons who were just passing through. Some are easy to see, but locals who visit here regularly say they find new ones all the time. Look out for the huge Iguana that looks like it is sun tanning on a rock.

-The Church Ope Cove: was the very same place situated between Southwell and Easton, that the Vikings used to land at. It was famously used as a beach for smuggling, but today is a popular beach for swimming and water sports, boating and fishing. Take the picturesque path down to the beach past the dilapidated Rufus Castle.

-The Portland Bill lighthouse: was built in the early 1900s and is still functioning today. The most famous attraction of the area, it is a must for visitors who have chosen Portland holiday accommodation. There is a visitor centre and tours are taken regularly as the lighthouse is open to the public. After the tour visitors can browse the small shop and visitors centre.

-Fancy’s Farm is a relatively new farm that is fantastic if you are visiting Portland with your family, with lots of little animals to kids to meet and cuddle with like geese, ponies, sheep, pigs, alpacas and chickens. You can buy free range eggs and enjoy a fun and educational day out with the kids.

The Weather in Portland

Your holiday home in Portland is the perfect choice for a relaxing family holiday. The weather is mild throughout the year, although it can be wet, and one can with average annual temperatures of around 12°C. August is the warmest month of the year, averaging around 18°C and January is the wettest month of the year. It gets cool in the winter months, but hardly every drops below freezing.

Travel to Portland

Portland is just under 40 miles away from Bournemouth International Airport. Visitors can take a train or coach from the airport but a hire car is the best option. There are regular coach and train services to Weymouth which is about 10 miles away.

Cancel Clear Filters Apply Filters

Property Type

Popular Searches

Payment Options

Facilities

Managed By

Local Area

Property Details

Cancel Clear Filters Apply Filters
Use filters to narrow your search results!
  • Showing 1-50 of 300+
Additional service fee may apply.
    Very Good! 4.2/5
    (19 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Cottage #58185
    19
    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (15 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Apartment #1746708
      15
      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Cottage #8058215
        2 Reviews
        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
          avg/night
          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          House #6816155
          1 Review
          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
            • 3 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Multiple rentals Cottage #8072819
            3
            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.6/5
              (8 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Bungalow #1981509
              8
              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                avg/night
                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #8166210
                1 Review
                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Multiple rentals Bungalow #8072819
                  2 Reviews
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #1860175
                      avg/night
                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Mobile Home #6878678
                      1 Review
                      Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Cottage #1860034
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #1861352
                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Cottage #6529325
                            1 Review
                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Multiple rentals Farmhouse #8072819
                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Cottage #1861239
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #1858848
                                    Good! 3.9/5
                                    (15 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1881869
                                    15
                                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                      (53 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 10
                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #98957
                                      53
                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                        (10 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Apartment #6504470
                                        10
                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (14 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Apartment #8118158
                                          14
                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (20 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Apartment #8168248
                                            20
                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                              (30 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #1466979
                                              30
                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (16 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #8144289
                                                16
                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                  (18 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  Apartment #8174284
                                                  18
                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Cottage #6505954
                                                    8
                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (16 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Chalet #8131170
                                                      16
                                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                        (13 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Cabin #8159114
                                                        13
                                                        Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (22 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          House #420589
                                                          22
                                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Apartment #6720384
                                                            4
                                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Multiple rentals Barn #851903
                                                              21
                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                (15 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • Studio
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1891605
                                                                15
                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (15 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Apartment #1874019
                                                                  15
                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (23 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Cottage #1782211
                                                                    23
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #1840656
                                                                      20
                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                        (9 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Cottage #6502202
                                                                        9
                                                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                          (11 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          House #6067148
                                                                          11
                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                            (7 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cabin #8137487
                                                                            7
                                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                              (11 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #6111562
                                                                              11
                                                                              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (14 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1891605
                                                                                14
                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                  (21 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                  Bungalow #8172205
                                                                                  21
                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                    (9 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    Multiple rentals Barn #851903
                                                                                    9
                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #8171251
                                                                                      16
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                        (6 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Bungalow #6493927
                                                                                        6
                                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                          (10 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Farmhouse #8095985
                                                                                          10
                                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                            (26 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #1003483
                                                                                            26
                                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                              (18 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              House #1013197
                                                                                              18
                                                                                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                (7 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                House #8163848
                                                                                                7
                                                                                                Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (12 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Bungalow #8173070
                                                                                                  12
                                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cottage #8126724
                                                                                                    9
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Barn #6495225
                                                                                                      11
                                                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 1 - 50 of 300+
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely property cosy and comfortable.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Myself and 2 dogs had a lovely short break in this spotless, well maintained property close to coast and countryside. The secure garden is particularly good for dogs as are the many walking opportunities nearby. The stairs are steep but perfectly manageable for the fit and able. Would not recommend for anyone with stability issues. Everyone else will love it. P.S. The T.V. is very small to fit the overall proportions of the property but not really any good for watching rugby. Had to go to the pub. Not sure this could be resolved without spoiling proportions? Louise was very helpful yet unobtrusive. Greg.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful apartment . Very clean and comfy. Everything we needed. Very helpful owner.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a lovely time at Sea Mist last week. Communication with Andrea was easy . We found everything we needed and really loved the location.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Great property, great location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Rented this property as it was my daughter graduation, the property was as expected clean and welcoming. It was located a couple of minutes walk from the beach and ideal to stroll into Bournemouth. Being the beginning of November it was quite cold and with the flat only having underfloor heating this took approximately 24hrs to heat the apartment up, it would have been nice to have had it turned on prior to arrival. I would recommend this apartment and the communication with the owner Dawn has been excellent.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016