10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Portsmouth, New Hampshire - Updated 2024

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Set in New Hampshire, Portsmouth is a beautiful port city and a must-visit tourist destination. Its position on the Piscataqua River and abundance of period architecture provide a dramatic cityscape with a quintessential old-town charm. While culture and architecture buffs should not miss exploring Strawbery Banke, couples on a romantic holiday will love dates at the idyllic Prescott Park. Visiting with kids? A blissful day at Water Country Water Park will surely excite the kids and kids at heart. The historic downtown is home to Market Street, packed with shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. Do you need help with accommodation for your upcoming visit? Browse through this list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 26, 2024.

1. Colorful loft on Market Street (from USD 251)

Portsmouth is packed with Pinterest-worthy accommodations, and this charming loft on Market Street is one of them. Besides its tourist-friendly location, it wows guests with its eclectic design, combining brick walls, rustic flooring, and colorful details. A spacious kitchen, a bathroom with a walk-in shower, and a workspace are laid out in the two-level unit.

One of the best features is the private deck fitted with lounge seats and dreamy fairy lights. Lovely city skyline views await here.

Stayed at this property?
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
5.04 km (3.2 mi) from Water Country Water Park
162 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a lot of room to spread out and get comfortable
Host:
the hosts were very communicative and helpful throughout our stay
he was very thoughtful and helpful
Location:
this location is absolutely perfect
great location and beautifully designed
because it sits right in the heart of portsmouth it’s close to everything we will definitely stay again
this is a really great place to stay in a perfect location in downtown portsmouth waking distance to everything
awesome bespoke loft in a great location downtown
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2. Posh riverfront retreat (from USD 395)

Are you the type of traveler who doesn’t mind spending for comfort and aesthetics? If so, this tranquil waterfront haven will suit you well. Apart from the picture-perfect Piscataqua River views, the farmhouse-style interior of this not-so-humble abode is just as Instagram-worthy. Vibrant blues, yellows, and plenty of earth-toned hues accentuate this visually pleasing haven, flooded with natural light throughout the day.

Since the fully furnished abode is pet-friendly, feel free to bring your beloved four-legged companion.

Stayed at this property?
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
5.07 km (3.2 mi) from Water Country Water Park
116 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
my husband is a light sleeper and the fan running was perfect for him to fall asleep to
it was cozy and bright with a great view
kitchen is gorgeous water view will def come back
Cleanliness:
clean comfortable and really well-appointed
everything was clean and exactly as pictured
exactly as advertised - beautiful comfortable and impeccably clean
the property was clean nicely decorated and welcoming
great stay place was very clean and cute
Host:
jessica was a super host with clear directions and availability for any questions
there is a friendly info kiosk with info on restaurants museums and walking tours
jessica was helpful and friendly with everything we needed and accommodating our requests
beautiful place impeccable and well equipped the host thought of everything we loved it
great place jessica is truly a super host
Location:
perfect location to everything in portsmouth
beautiful apartment walking distance to lots of spots
great place in an excellent location
location was perfect - within a 5-10 minute walk to everywhere
easy walk to downtown area and restaurants
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3. Renovated dwelling in West End (from USD 220)

For tourists seeking accommodation in the lovely West End neighborhood, this revamped Airbnb with updated appliances might pique your interest. It exudes comfort and luxury, fitted with wooden floors, a kitchen with granite countertops, and a wide-screen HDTV with Roku and Netflix. WiFi is available too, convenient for travelers with online commitments. Apart from queen-size beds, bedrooms here are fitted with blackout shades, guaranteeing guests a well-rested night’s sleep.

For a minimum of two nights’ stay, you can book this air-conditioned dwelling for your next visit to Portsmouth.

Stayed at this property?
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
3.96 km (2.5 mi) from Water Country Water Park
407 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful kitchen fully stocked with essentials including coffee maker toaster
bed were fairly comfortable
unit is comfortable and accessible to town
had everything we needed for a comfortable stay in portsmouth
Cleanliness:
clean and comfortable
very clean and very nice place
clear communication easy checking in clean and comfortable
great place very clean and exactly as the listing described
the house was clean and ready for our arrival
Host:
adam was a great host and was good at communicating
adam was very responsive to our questions and very helpful and friendly
owners are quick to respond and helpful
hosts were accessible and great with communications
the house was homey and the hosts are so accommodating and super nice
Location:
cute house in great location
everything was close driving distance which was awesome
great place to stay within walking distance or a short ride from downtown portsmouth
easy walk or drive to the main downtown area
cool quite place close to downtown portsmouth nh
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4. Charming townhouse for long-term stays (from USD 290)

This Airbnb vacation rental is full of character, designed with a combination of rustic and modern influences. The historic 19th-century abode affords guests a tourist-friendly location right in the center of the city, close to shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Portsmouth Harbor is delightfully within walking distance. After a day of sightseeing and food trips, you’ll love coming home to this fully furnished haven with WiFi.

This two-level townhouse allows long-term stays of 28 nights and longer.

Stayed at this property?
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
4.81 km (3.0 mi) from Water Country Water Park
149 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 5 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is quaint with all the amenities you could need and a fantastic table for gathering
the sleeping rooms are comfortable with plenty of extra bedding
from reading by the fireplace to finding solace in the most comfortable bed it was truly amazing
Cleanliness:
the home was quiet and clean and the upstairs loft was a great place to stay
perfection beautiful furnishings fabulous art throughout extremely clean so many special touches and details that made our stay exceptional
Host:
host was very helpful with restaurant recommendations
barbara was a very accommodating and responsive host would definitely stay here again
Location:
loved this location which was central to everything
the loft was so cute and nice the location was perfect for wandering portsmouth
beautiful charming apartment and unbeatable location for exploring downtown portsmouth
the location was great and the apartment was perfect for our group
a fantastic place in a great location in portsmouth the loft is incredible with a warm gas fireplace
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5. Artsy studio with WiFi

If you are a fan of artsy accommodations, you might want to consider this stylish studio. It is just as functional as it is visually pleasing, furnished with a kitchenette and WiFi. The air-conditioned dwelling is fitted with a queen-size bed, a sofa bed, and soft sheets for your comfort. If you’re looking to explore, both downtown and the vibrant West End neighborhood are a walk away from the property.

While the accommodation has no laundry appliances, you can seek the services of the nearby laundromat.

Stayed at this property?
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
4.09 km (2.6 mi) from Water Country Water Park
74 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room very comfortably fits two
the details in the room are very well placed
we lived in a very comfortable environment just as comfortable as our own home
Cleanliness:
it was so clean and comfortable
this is a lovely clean convenient apartment
a very nice clean space and all communications were wonderful
the most prominent thing about the overall room is that it is clean and refreshing
if your looking for clean comfortable quiet and great location this airbnb is for you
Host:
melanie is very responsive and knowledgeable of the area
communication was easy and quick with the host
Location:
located within comfortable walking distance to downtown
great location (easy <10 minute walk to downtown)
easy 10 minute walk to both
a great place within walking distance to downtown
super cute brand new apartment in a convenient location
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6. Lovely riverfront cottage for couples (from USD 225)

With gorgeous river views and a lush garden, what can be more romantic than this bright cottage? This one-bedroom property is perfect for couples. It showcases a fully furnished concept that assures patrons of a worry-free stay. It also boasts an outdoor area perfect for morning coffee, alfresco dining, and late-night drinks. A dedicated workspace and WiFi are available in the house, appealing to patrons on a business trip.

If you’re arriving by car, you may take advantage of the free street parking.

Stayed at this property?
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
4.87 km (3.1 mi) from Water Country Water Park
176 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
clean cute cottage
everything was clean and easy
super clean and outstanding location
the cottage was spotless great neighbors great price and clear parking opportunity
super clean place quiet neighborhood easy walk to all the sites in downtown
Host:
eric was a wonderful host
highly recommend this host and this venue
the host eric is fantastic and quickly responds to any questions you may have
great little cottage and super host
eric is a very good host
Location:
great location for this cute little cottage
the location is wonderful and an easy walk to the city center
ideal location and has all you need
great quiet walking neighborhood
sweet place and simply fantastic location
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7. Third-floor apartment with a private deck (from USD 158)

When vacationing in a stunning city such as Portsmouth, it pays to book accommodation that affords you access to everything it has to offer. Lucky for you, this third-floor downtown dwelling for four is available for rent. Market Square and Prescott Park are two of the many key points of interest you can reach from here on foot. Should you wish to stay in for the day, you can enjoy all the comforts of the fully furnished haven, from the kitchen to the bathtub. Internet access is a bonus.

The private deck offers the perfect place to relish skyline views while indulging in some warm or cold beverages.

Stayed at this property?
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
5.07 km (3.2 mi) from Water Country Water Park
280 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
darryl’s place is really beautifully decorated very comfortable furniture & beds and is kept very clean
the apartment was extremely clean and organized with everything you would need for any length of stay
Cleanliness:
extremely clean and comfortable
the space was wonderful clean and spacious
super fast communication super clean place and seemed always willing to make your stay easier
the house is beautiful clean and has elements of historic portsmouth
this airbnb was spotless and the location couldn’t have been better
Host:
darryl was a great host
the host was gracious and responsive
thanks darryl for being a great host
daryl was a wonderful host—thank you
he was very helpful with recommendations
Location:
the apartment and location is amazing
fantastic location and beautiful space
wonderful apartment - perfect location
can’t ask for a better location central to everything
very nice property in the heart of the city walking distance to all the great food and shopping
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8. Sunny studio in historic downtown (from USD 175)

Nestled in a historic townhouse, this studio suite has charm and a sunny interior design. Bright walls, wooden floors, and posh home decor will welcome your arrival. While the fireplace adds appeal to the room, know that it is non-functional. The suite can fit two or three guests, with the third being a child. If you’re booking for three adults, you will be provided an additional space - the parlor with a cozy single bed.

This apartment is nestled in historic downtown, within an arm’s reach of the bustling Market Square and Prescott Park.

Stayed at this property?
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
4.8 km (3.0 mi) from Water Country Water Park
291 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super cozy studio with private bathroom and kitchenette
lovely room with high ceilings ornate molding and gorgeous light
the bed was comfortable and the space felt cozy
quaint decor bed is very comfortable
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
the unit was clean quaint and comfortable
everything comfortable and clean
stylish clean and fabulous location
clean and in an impeccable location
Host:
very friendly communicative host
barbara was very communicative and gave us great recommendations
host was super friendly would totally stay here again the next time i’m in the area
helpful communication and recommendations from the host
great charm and friendly host
Location:
such a cute place great location
perfect location for exploring portsmouth
great location for a great price
location was perfect everything was within walking distance
very charming cozy great location in portsmouth
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9. Sophisticated haven with alfresco dining

This Airbnb, with a luxurious feel and an almost 5-star rating, is one of the best bets for your visit to Portsmouth. From the clean space to the pops of color with its posh furniture, this accommodation is well curated. Carpeted floors, plenty of natural light, and high-end appliances add allure to the place. On lazy afternoons, you can relax in the tranquil outdoor space with alfresco dining.

This Airbnb has a two-night minimum stay policy while weekly reservations are afforded discounts.

Stayed at this property?
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
3.92 km (2.5 mi) from Water Country Water Park
33 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
very clean and convenient location
it was so clean comfortable beautifully decorated and exactly what we needed
i loved staying at emma’s place it was super clean and comfortable
the property was super clean and a very quiet location
the accommodations and place were absolutely spectacular very clean wonderfully comfortable space
Host:
emma was a wonderful host
the host is great to work with and very responsive
emma was the perfect host and i hope to stay in her lovely place again soon
emma was so helpful to us in our planning and quick to respond
Location:
a great location to enjoy portsmouth but escape the bustle of downtown
perfect location (quiet neighborhood but short walk to downtown) very clean adorable and cozy
clean comfortable great location and well stocked with cooking utensils
emma’s place is well-maintained and easily walkable to downtown
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10. Townhouse with a private backyard in Sound End

Tourists on the hunt for accommodations in the South End neighborhood may take advantage of this two-bedroom dwelling with a welcoming atmosphere. From here, South Street and Vine, Sanders Fish Market, and Prescott Park are within proximity.

This home features an equipped kitchen, an open-plan dining area and living space, and charming half baths. You’ll love the private backyard with outdoor furniture, the perfect spot to take a breather.

Stayed at this property?
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
4.84 km (3.1 mi) from Water Country Water Park
10 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great design and furniture super clean and tidy with fast wifi
this impeccably kept home is designed for comfortable living and the location is excellent for exploring portsmouth
what a beautiful home the bed was super comfortable and the house was quiet and peaceful
Host:
melinda and kevin were great hosts and would definitely return for when visiting the seacoast
Location:
the location was perfect
we enjoyed walking to restaurants and downtown portsmouth from the house
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Fall in love with Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a romantic city with stunning water views, charming architecture, and beautiful green spaces. It also offers modern attractions that families can enjoy. Plus, plenty of accommodations here are superb. You can refer to this list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in town for your stay.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

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