Find the best place to stay — Portsmouth

Where to stay around Portsmouth?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,143 vacation rentals near Portsmouth. From 631 houses to 122 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Portsmouth for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Portsmouth?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Portsmouth:

  • Point Judith: 203 vacation rentals
  • Bonnet Shores: 115 vacation rentals
  • Wakefield: 22 vacation rentals
  • Breakwater Village: 102 vacation rentals
  • South Dartmouth: 31 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Portsmouth?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Portsmouth. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Newport International Polo: 1,690 vacation rentals
  • Newport Bridge: 1,237 vacation rentals
  • Greenvale Vineyards: 1,710 vacation rentals
  • Escobar's Highland Farm: 1,604 vacation rentals
  • Green Animals Topiary Gardens: 1,596 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Portsmouth listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Portsmouth?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 631 houses in Portsmouth. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Portsmouth include:

  • Cottages: 122 rentals available
  • Condos: 113 rentals available
  • Apartments: 105 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including resorts and more.

Can I rent golf rentals in Portsmouth?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 659 golf rentals in Portsmouth. You have also many other possibilities in Portsmouth area, including:

  • Near the ocean rentals: 552 rentals
  • Beach rentals: 255 rentals
  • Downtown rentals: 213 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Portsmouth?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 112 vacation rentals with pool available in Portsmouth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    A classic coastal town

    The quaint coastal community of Portsmouth was founded in the early 17th century by dissenters of the Boston colony. Fast forward a few hundred years and the town now enjoys a boom in tourism. Weekend vacationers descend upon the town to visit the historic sites, launch their yachts from the marina, browse the antique and boutique shops and swing their clubs on the public golf courses. There's plenty of Portsmouth vacation rentals in the heart of the town which you can use as a base to explore the wonderful part of Rhode Island.

    Splash around in the calm bay waters

    Just down the road from Portsmouth vacation rentals, you'll find Sandy Point Beach. It's located on the Sakoneet River which keeps the waters calm and makes for the perfect spot for splashing around, rowing and even scuba diving. Each year, Portsmouth hosts the annual Newport Polo Series, an international competition across acres of manicured greenery. Pack up a picnic and head down with the whole family to get involved in the summer event. Alternatively, check into Carnegie Abbey, a high-end club offering yachting, angling, tennis and a championship style golf course.

    Ornate gardens in Portsmouth

    Do all those activities sound like too much effort? No problem. Your Portsmouth vacation rental is close to some fascinating sites. Kids will love the Green Animals Topiary Garden, a park stretching across a gorgeous estate and is adorned with towering, impeccably pruned hedges shaped like animals, as well as a little orchid. Be sure to visit the Old School House, the oldest in the country, which is preserved in much the same way as it was over a century ago. Located on the Sakonnet River, the Greenvale Vineyards opens its doors for tastings and tours of the vineyard throughout the year.

    Famously changeable New England weather

    With such a variety of indoor attractions and outdoor activities, there's no need to worry about Rhode Island's famously changeable weather. If you manage to bag a Portsmouth vacation rental in the summer, you'll most likely get treated to gorgeous sunny weather cooled by the breeze from the sea. The fall is short but full of color, after which the cold New England winter begins. Don't let this put you off visiting. Portsmouth vacation rentals can be enjoyed all year round, as can the warm restaurants, cozy bars and Rhode Island hospitality.

    Hear the song of the saltmarsh sparrow

    For wildlife lovers there's nothing better than just south of your Portsmouth vacation rental to the natural wildlife refuge of Sachuest Point. The salt marsh habitat, created from the mix of fresh and tidal waters, and the shrubland made up of goldenrods and wild radish teem with species. Though on the decline, you can still spot the population of New England cottontail rabbits who vie for land with the more adaptable eastern cottontails. The bright plumage of the Harlequin duck is a sight to see, and you can hear the song of the saltmarsh sparrow everywhere you go.