Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Portsmouth, US that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $100 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Portsmouth. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Lively Portsmouth will entice you

Take a vacation to Portsmouth and enjoy the area's museums, live music and history. This city is well-known for its shopping and beaches. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Portsmouth

Do you want to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Portsmouth a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Wentworth by the Sea Golf Club (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Water Country (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • York Golf and Tennis Club (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • York's Wild Kingdom (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Sagamore Golf Club (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Casino Cascade Water Slide (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Portsmouth

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 66°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Portsmouth

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Portsmouth is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hampton Beach (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Wallis Sands State Beach (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Jenness State Beach (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • York Harbor Beach (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Long Sands Beach (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Short Sands Beach (10.6 mi / 17 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Portsmouth

Fly into Logan International Airport (BOS), the closest airport, located 50.5 mi (81.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), which is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Portsmouth?

Whatever you're looking for in a getaway, you'll find a rental in or around Portsmouth that's perfect for you. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Around 50 miles from the center of Portsmouth, you'll love staying at "Luxury New Log Cabin On Lake Winnisquam Perfect Family Retreat". It has 3 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a fireplace and air conditioning.
  • Alternatively, get comfortable at "Close To Downtown Meredith And Lake Winnipesaukee On 13 Secluded Acres". Located around 55 miles from the heart of Portsmouth, it has 1 bedroom and features a nearby laundromat and towels.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Portsmouth vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Portsmouth?

Select a beautiful log cabin from the many scattered in or around Portsmouth and you'll soon be inside your timber-clad hideaway, wine in hand, sitting next to a blazing fire. But adventure is right outside your door too. These cabins offer the perfect blend of fun and comfort:

  • "Luxury New Log Cabin On Lake Winnisquam Perfect Family Retreat": This is the perfect base to try some of the exciting outdoor activities this area has to offer, including cross-country skiing and hiking and biking.
  • "Luxury Log Cabin Lake Winnisquam Pvt Beach": After a long day of trying out some local activities, such as water skiing and kayaking, wind down at this cozy property.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Portsmouth?

There's nothing quite like a short escape to recharge your batteries. If you're ready for some downtime, these weekend getaways in and around Portsmouth make an excellent base for a mini break:

  • Around 0.1 miles to the northwest of Portsmouth, "The Inn Downtown - Deluxe King Studio Apartment" has everything you need for a quick weekend escape, including a TV and towels. When you're ready to explore, there are plenty of outdoor attractions to see like Odiorne Point State Park and Children's Museum of Portsmouth.
  • "The Inn Downtown - Superior King Studio Apartment" is also ideal for a whirlwind getaway. Approximately 0.1 miles to the northwest of Portsmouth, this vacation rental comes with amenities like WiFi and coffee and tea making facilities. Jenness State Beach and Phillips Exeter Trail should be on your to-do list if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Portsmouth?

Studio apartments are a tough act to follow when it comes to location and convenience. Stay in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Portsmouth and enjoy a taste of the vibrant local culture:

  • Make "The Inn Downtown - Deluxe King Studio Apartment" your home for a week or more. This appealing vacation rental features amenities including towels and a kitchen.
  • Another popular option is "The Inn Downtown - Superior King Studio Apartment". Make use of towels, high-speed internet services and other convenient amenities during your vacation.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to see even more of Portsmouth. Cultural sights like Sharon Arts Center and Leddy Center for the Performing Arts will help you better understand the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Portsmouth?

Just because you only have a couple of days up your sleeve doesn't mean you need to spend it in a lifeless hotel room. Go on vacation but still have the comforts of home at one of these short-term rentals in or around Portsmouth:

  • If you'd love to be close to the action, "Goosebump Views On The Beach Giant Decks Seen On Hgtv Xtra Clean Chefs Kitchen" is calling your name. It's within reach of the center of Portsmouth and a handy base to check out attractions like Capitol Center for the Arts and New Hampshire State House.
  • "Fun Spring/fall Getaway Family" is another wonderful option. We suggest adding Christa McAuliffe Planetarium and St. Paul's School to your must-do list when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Portsmouth?

Forget chocolates and roses. Sometimes all you need is to get away for the weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Portsmouth that would make even Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll be enamored with:

  • Put on some mellow music and chill together at "Goosebump Views On The Beach Giant Decks Seen On Hgtv Xtra Clean Chefs Kitchen". Around 15 miles from Portsmouth, this property has everything you need for a romantic weekend getaway, including a resort and winery tours.
  • "Portsmouth Downtown With A View And Bring Your Dog Too" is another popular option that's sure to impress. It's about 1 mile from Portsmouth and comes with winery tours and a fireplace.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Portsmouth?

Vacation with others and have twice as much fun. Whether you're planning an active escape with buddies for a family get-together, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and around Portsmouth:

  • A range of amenities including a nearby waterfront and a beach view make "Miramar - Luxury Home: Expansive Ocean And Marsh Views" a favorite. This generous getaway has 7 bedrooms and accommodates up to 17 guests. From the center of Portsmouth, it's around 7 miles away to the south.
  • Nothing's more important than hanging out with the people you love, and "22 - Location Proche De Palombaggia" makes it easy to do that. Located around 12 miles to the south of Portsmouth, as many as 14 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A swimming pool and a kitchen are among the many amenities you'll have at hand.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Portsmouth?

Nothing screams good times like a pool. Grab your inflatable doughnut and check out these rental houses in or near Portsmouth that come with this vacation must-have:

  • Say hello to "Eight - Room Historic House In Portsmouth's Charming South End", where your biggest priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities such as on-site watersports and nearby ecotour services help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "Sea - Esta House - Walk To Dwtn Portsmouth". Along with a refreshing pool, you'll also have use of pet-friendly facilities and a toaster.

Portsmouth has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 60 ºF and 75 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summertime to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Portsmouth vacation rental and organize your getaway for any time of year.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Portsmouth?

Whether your perfect escape is high in the hills or by the beach, you'll have a lot more fun if you share it with loved ones. Stay in one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Portsmouth and bring along the whole crew:

  • Get your group under the same roof at "Goosebump Views On The Beach Giant Decks Seen On Hgtv Xtra Clean Chefs Kitchen", which has 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests. This getaway is around 15 miles to the south of Portsmouth and features amenities such as free toiletries and on-site watersports.
  • "Portsmouth Downtown With A View And Bring Your Dog Too" also has the space you need to live it up with loved ones. This rental is around 1 mile to the northwest of Portsmouth, and accommodates as many as 7 guests in its 4 bedrooms. Outdoor furniture and childrens activities will help keep everyone comfortable.

When it's time to step outside your front door, there are loads of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone entertained. Funspot Family Fun Center, Christa McAuliffe Planetarium and Cowabunga's should be at the top of your agenda.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Portsmouth?

Nothing is more important than family, which is why we'll help you find a space where you can truly connect. Rent one of these family cabin rentals in or near Portsmouth and hang out with the people you love the most:

  • "Cabin - At Water's Edge On Quiet Pond" - Enjoy fun and good times with your crew at this escape, which is around 25 miles southwest of central Portsmouth. On-site watersports and cable/satellite TV services are among its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Bower Cabin - Cabin In Woods On A Remote Pond" - This cabin is also perfect for a family getaway and is around 30 miles northwest of Portsmouth. Offering a separate dining area, a barbecue grill and more, it'll get your group's stamp of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Portsmouth vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.