Where to stay around Portsmouth?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 671 vacation rentals near Portsmouth. From 373 Houses to 147 Condos/Apartments, 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:

  • York Beach: 297 vacation rentals
  • Rye Beach: 21 vacation rentals
  • Kittery Point: 19 vacation rentals
  • Seabrook Beach: 71 vacation rentals
  • Summer Village: 107 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:

  • Market Square: 1,456 vacation rentals
  • Seacoast Repertory Theatre: 1,444 vacation rentals
  • Strawbery Banke Museum: 1,455 vacation rentals
  • Albacore Park: 1,430 vacation rentals
  • Governor John Langdon House Museum: 1,466 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 373 Houses in Portsmouth. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Portsmouth include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 147 rentals available
  • Cabins: 105 rentals available
  • Cottages: 105 rentals available

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

Can I rent beach rentals in Portsmouth?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 216 beach rentals in Portsmouth. You have also many other possibilities in Portsmouth area, including:

  • Waterfront rentals: 132 rentals
  • Beach view rentals: 126 rentals
  • Oceanfront rentals: 103 rentals

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

Can I find a vacation rental with heated indoor pool in Portsmouth?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with heated indoor pool among our 12 vacation rentals with heated indoor pool available in Portsmouth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Escape to the historic seaport of Portsmouth

    Portsmouth, a maritime town in New Hampshire dating back to the 1600s, is a choice spot for a relaxing getaway with family or friends. With a large variety of Portsmouth vacation rentals to choose from, you’ll find yourself at ease during your stay. Here, you can picnic among the flowers, sail down the Piscataqua River, kayak around the islands, check out a U.S. Navy submarine, and explore historic sites dating back to as early as the 17th century.

    Portsmouth riverbank parks and sailing trips

    As you head out from your Portsmouth vacation rental, grab your family, picnic food, and a blanket and get over to Prescott Park, a flower-filled expanse on the banks of the scenic Piscataqua River. From June through August, you can experience exciting live music on Wednesday evenings at the Portsmouth Harbor from a variety of indie, folk, and R&B acts. If you’re in the mood for a refreshing breeze in your face, from June through October you can hop aboard a full-sized reproduction of a historic gundalow, a type of commercial cargo barge that once frequented the river here.

    Living history and waterpark thrills in Portsmouth

    There are several historic sites in Portsmouth, NH. Step back in time at the Portsmouth Strawbery Banke Museum, where you can stroll through a historic village. The museum features over 37 restored buildings, some of which are as old as the 17th century. Next, take a self-paced tour through a retired U.S. Navy submarine, the U.S.S. Albacore. Your kids will love hearing about daily life on the sub, as told through recordings by the former crew. For some summertime fun, slip into your bathing suit and enjoy water rides at Water Country, New England’s largest water park.

    Portsmouth’s balmy summertime breezes

    Warm summers abound in Portsmouth, where the average daily high temperature is around 80°F in July. Portsmouth weather features an ever-present ocean breeze to help cool you down during the summer months, and the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean means that the winter temperatures are relatively mild. However, snow lovers will be happy to note that there is an average snowfall of over 55 inches each winter. Whether you choose a sun-filled farmhouse in the winter or a historic waterfront home during the summer, Portsmouth vacation rentals will give you a cozy base where you can recharge each evening after your daily explorations.

    Inhale the ocean air at Portsmouth

    The town of Portsmouth—equidistant from Portland, Maine, and Boston, Massachusetts—gazes out over the mouth of the Piscataqua River. Looking across its banks you can spot Kittery, Maine, home of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Portsmouth is 3 miles in from the shores of the Atlantic and sits atop an outlet of a tidal basin for 6 rivers. Portsmouth vacation rentals will be near a coastline featuring plenty of sand and lobster traps. A gathering of small islands called the Isles of Shoals—named in 1614 by Captain John Smith of Pocahontas fame—sits 6 miles off the coast.