Discover a selection of 440 holiday rentals in Southampton that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including parking available and pool. Prices start at £ 69 per night, and flats & apartments and houses are popular options for a stay in Southampton. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore Southampton in holiday lettings

Southampton is a large city in the county of Hampshire, England, and is a major port. It is famed for its association with such historical events as the maiden voyage of the Titanic, the development of the Spitfire and the role it played in World War II. It’s a shopping destination and a city with deep historical roots – a perfect place to secure holiday lettings and enjoy an unforgettable trip.


Historic sites near Southampton holiday homes

Southampton is a city with a deep history reaching back to ancient times. After booking your holiday homes, consider any of these historic sites where you can soak up the deep tradition of the city’s roots. St. Michael’s Church dates to 1076 and is a stunning example of classic Gothic architecture, the oldest building still in use in the city. The Southampton Old Cemetery was first consecrated in 1843, making it among the oldest in England, and is a regular attraction for visitors. Westgate is a city gate where the Pilgrims first left for the New World on the Mayflower. The Southampton Town Walls were first built in the 10th century and once served to protect the city from invaders.

Things to do

Activities near Southampton holiday cottages

One of the biggest challenges you’ll face after securing holiday cottages near Southampton is deciding what to do first. The SeaCity Museum is a family-friendly, hands-on museum that focuses on sea trade and shipping. At the Tudor House & Garden, you can experience the still-standing remains of a 12th-century Norman home with a cafe and 16th-century gardens. At Solent Sky, you’ll see vintage aircraft from flying boats to jet fighters and even the iconic Spitfire. You can view paintings and art from the Renaissance to the modern day at Southampton City Art Gallery.


Activities and attractions in and around Southampton

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Southampton a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • The Quays (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Leisure World (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre (2.6 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Southampton City Golf Course (3.3 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Stoneham Golf Club (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • New Forest Wildlife Park (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Southampton

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Southampton is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mayflower Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Queen's Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Riverside Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Royal Victoria Country Park (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Manor Farm Country Park (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Southampton

Fly into Southampton (SOU), the closest airport, located 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is 20.5 mi (33.1 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Southampton Central Station, Southampton Woolston Station and Southampton Millbrook Station are the main stations in the area.

How to get around

Transport to your Southampton holiday rental

Transport options to, from and within Southampton are many, and you won’t have problems getting from your holiday rental to wherever you want to go. You can hire a bike or a car and self-drive the region. You can get a rail or coach to travel the countryside or take day trips to nearby cities. Of course, Southampton is a major port town, so sea ferries and cruise ships are also available.

Food & drink

Sample regional delicacies in Southampton

After you secure your holiday rental in Southampton, eventually you’ll want to enjoy local cuisine. In Southampton, you’ll look to local pubs serving any number of delicacies. Pork pie served with apple chutney is a staple of the region, a cold meat pie in a crust pastry. Coventry God cakes, puff pastry glazed with milk and sugar and filled with currants and spices, are also popular here. Staffordshire oatcakes make a great breakfast from oatmeal, yeast and flour.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near Southampton holiday cottages

Many visitors to Southampton come on family holidays, and there are lots of great things to do near Southampton holiday homes that will engage the kids as well. You can catch a ferry to the Isle of Wight and enjoy all the attractions there. The Mayflower Theatre allows you to catch great live theatrical performances that the family will love. The Common is a park area where you can enjoy barbecues, play sports and even visit a local wildlife centre, and you can also take the kids to see a football match at St. Mary’s Stadium.

Good for couples

Romance in Southampton holiday cottages

There are tons of romantic getaways available not far from Southampton holiday cottages. The local nightlife has something to offer everyone, and you can visit a number of romantic restaurants, live shows or dancing venues in downtown Southampton. Local beaches like Milford on Sea, Lepe Beach or Bournemouth offer romantic sunset walks and the opportunity to relax on blankets by the sea. If you’re looking for a romantic experience, these beaches and the downtown area will offer everything you need.

Can I find a vacation rental around Southampton?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 440 vacation rentals near Southampton. From 192 flats & apartments to 230 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Southampton for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

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

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

  • Ocean Village Marina: 1,293 vacation rentals
  • Southampton City Art Gallery: 1,255 vacation rentals
  • Tudor House and Garden: 1,295 vacation rentals
  • The Quays: 1,288 vacation rentals
  • WestQuay Shopping Centre: 1,276 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southampton listed on Vrbo UK 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 Flats in Southampton?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 192 Flats in Southampton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Southampton include:

  • Houses: 230 rentals available
  • Cottages: 91 rentals available
  • Chalets: 2 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Southampton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 17 vacation rentals with pool available in Southampton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.