Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Portsmouth, Virginia

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Portsmouth is a city in Virginia, located along the Elizabeth River and Chesapeake Bay. Since it is located along the sea, it quickly became a port city with shipbuilding being one of its main industries. Today, the port city is home to almost 100,000 people. It’s a great spot for history buffs, with areas such as Olde Towne Historic District being home to iconic buildings that tell stories of the past. People also love to stretch their legs in Portsmouth City Park and take the kids to Children’s Museum of Virginia. Whatever you plan to do, you’ll need a place to rest. If you’re looking for options, keep reading to find out the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Portsmouth, Virginia.

1. Warm and inviting cottage (from USD 90)

This cottage has been recently renovated to make it more comfortable for its guests. With its warm colour palette and soft lighting, it has a cosy and inviting feel to it. The home has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and enough space for six guests. The kitchen has new appliances, allowing you to cook your favourite meals during your stay. In the living room, you can chill out in front of the flat-screen TV. There is even a washing machine and dryer should you need to do your laundry.

Cozy 3BR 3BA Truxtun Historic near Naval Hospital
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
52 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the home looks better than the photos amazing space well keeps and cozy
the kitchen had more supplies than expected which was beneficial as we cooked most meals there
lots of room easily sleeps 6
we enjoyed the netflix and living room tv
the stay was very pleasant and we felt very welcomed and comfortable
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean and sanitary
clean modern spacious kitchen
very clean nice comfortable house
very clean and smells great
very clean and looked brand new
Host:
great hosts who communicate well
i had great interaction with the hosts prior to visiting
if we had questions about anything he was very responsive
overall the stay was great and as a host they definitely did everything above your average airbnb host
the host is constantly improving their home and its really show on the interior
Location:
it was the perfect location for a wedding venue nearby
the location was perfect and our family loved it
wonderful place to spend a couple of nights
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2. Stylish two-bedroom apartment in Victorian home (from USD 99)

If you love a mix of vintage and modern, then this apartment is a great option for you. The apartment is situated inside a home built during the Victorian era. Today, it retains some of its historic charm, including wood floors and its original moulding. Alongside these original features, it has been decorated in a cool, contemporary way with unique artwork and lots of plants. The kitchen has everything you will need to cook your own meals and the living room offers loads of space where you can sit down and unwind in front of the large TV. There’s also an office area if you need to get some work done.

Spacious 2 bedroom apt in Historic Port Norfolk
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
42 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the day bed/reading nook is incredibly soft w the amazing little lamp lighting
very comfortable place to stay
Cleanliness:
great place to stay when visiting virginia very clean and spacious
raisa's place was great clean spacious and exactly as portrayed n the listing
the home is really clean and spacious and as pictured
the house was very well kept really spacious - and we will definitely ask to stay there again
it was really spacious and had a very well appointed kitchen
Host:
raisa is a wonderful host super responsive and helpful throughout our stay
our host was very easy to work with
raisa was a great host highly recommend
raisa was very quick to respond to any questions and was a great host
it was super friendly & even let me pet it
Location:
very comfortable location
absolutely beautiful home and location is great
great place near the water and roomier than expected
nice walking path close by for your furry friend along the water
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3. Three-bedroom home with spacious backyard (from USD 159)

This home has three bedrooms and enough space to sleep up to six guests, making it a great option for a larger family or a group of friends. The home has everything you’ll need for your stay. You can cook your favourite meals in the full kitchen, relax in the living room, or even do a load of laundry using the washer and dryer. There’s also a desk and WiFi throughout the home should you need to get some work done. Outside, you’ll find a patio and plenty of green space, which is the perfect place where you can enjoy a meal or relax with a book and coffee on a nice day.

The Finesse Home
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
62 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning and ceiling fans were wonderful during the hot weather
Cleanliness:
clean and spacious definitely would stay again
clean unit and comfortable sleeping arrangements
you can expect a very clean well stocked accommodations
loved the decor very clean and welcoming
angels place was great it was clean and she responds super quick
Host:
the host was helpful
she was an amazing host and available to answer any questions
host was very kind and thoughtful
angel is a great host
host is very responsive and helpful
Location:
angel’s house was beautiful and perfect location for the goal of our vacation
if you're in the portsmouth area please look up this location for your extended stay away from home
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4. Guest cottage with pool access (from USD 157)

This accommodation sits next to a home dating back more than 300 years. The guest cottage is historic as well and has been recently renovated to make it a comfortable living space. There’s one bedroom in the cottage, making it an excellent option for a romantic getaway. It also has a kitchenette for cooking simple meals, a private bathroom, and a living room with a TV. You’ll also have access to the in-ground saltwater pool, Jacuzzi, and screened-in porch.

Spring Hill Guest Cottage - Portsmouth
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
50 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool and the hot tub were heated and ready for us
we had relaxing mornings sharing stories and breakfast
Cleanliness:
very clean very beautiful
everything was immaculately clean and updated
immaculately clean well appointed and peacefully decorated
wonderfully decorated and very clean
the cottage is so clean and cute
Host:
very attentive to every need :-)
the hosts were so thoughtful and welcoming
the hosts are friendly and provided many thoughtful touches
ron & sue were wonderful hosts and went above and beyond to make us feel like family
very nice host and the property is amazing
Location:
we loved our stay great location within a short driving distance to some beautiful calm beaches
it’s the perfect place to unwind and relax yet so conveniently located close to anything one may need
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5. Colourful and cheery home with full kitchen (from USD 109)

This home is bright and colourful, giving off a cheery and welcoming vibe. There are three bedrooms and space that can sleep up to eight guests. You can make use of a full kitchen to cook your own meals and a laundry room should you need to clean some clothes. The living room has plenty of seating space, and outside, there’s a fire pit where you can unwind in the evening in front of the roaring fire.

Cozy Cape Cod+WIFI+Free Parking
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
170 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
furnishings were adequate for our needs and our stay was quite comfortable
nice house stayed the night here with some friends and it was really comfortable with good amenities
the bathroom door is broken but other than that we enjoyed our stay
Cleanliness:
very clean in a quiet neighborhood
very clean and exactly as described
very clean and a nice place to stay
her place is really clean and stylish
the place was very clean
Host:
great hospitality from the host
the host is lovely and provides excellent customer service
extremely kind host and beautiful homey experience
thanks for being a great host
nikki was a fantastic host
Location:
we enjoyed the location
location was ideal for weekend plans
the location is exactly like the pictures
quiet neighborhood with a cute home
i wouldn’t recommend this location for someone that’s traveling to va beach
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6. Historic apartment in Victorian home (from USD 95)

This apartment is situated on the third floor of a Victorian home, and it still retains some of its historic charms, including its beautiful wood flooring. The apartment has two bedrooms and space that can sleep five people, making it a great option for a family vacation. The kitchen has everything needed to cook your own meals during your stay and there’s a dining area where you can eat your meals. The living room is a nice spot where you can relax in front of the TV.

Stylish 2 bedroom apt in historic Port Norfolk
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
165 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable furniture and thoughtful amenities
air conditioning and heating were very comfortable and it was quiet for the most part
however the ac worked very nicely and the apartment cools well
wonderful little getaway tv with roku in every room was a great touch and the space was very clean
very comfy beds and pillows chic color scheme
Cleanliness:
very clean and nice stay
very clean and well kept
the airbnb was beautiful and exceptionally clean
the place was very clean and welcoming
awesome host thorough communication and clean and comfortable space
Host:
great host and very prompt
raisa is an excellent host
the host was considerate enough to make sure that we were okay with the stairs before we visited
beautiful space and fantastic hosts who were on site to help us as we checked in
great place and a very friendly host
Location:
such a great cute place
great place in a great location
the location was excellent as it was right by the water and also near shopping centers and restaurants
location was perfect for frequent travel to norfolk and downtown portsmouth
great location close to olde town portsmouth where we spent all of our time
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7. Private suite with gas fireplace (from USD 62)

You can enter this private suite through the back of this charming mint home. The suite is arranged like a studio apartment, with one bed and a pull-out sofa if extra sleeping space is needed. There’s a small kitchenette where you can heat up simple meals during your stay. You will have access to a private bathroom with double shower heads for an extra-refreshing shower in the morning. The suite is situated along a river, so it’s a great spot where you can take in the nice views and enjoy a riverside walk.

Private suite in lovely neighborhood
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
132 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
extra pillows a fan (which i need to sleep) tv with netflix and hulu and an amazing shower
everything was clean comfortable and had all the amenities you would need for a stay
the cottage itself is cute as a button and has a luxurious garden shower
the newly remodeled bathroom was fantastic
everything i could’ve ever hoped for in a private room honestly can’t recommend this place enough
Cleanliness:
place was clean and cozy
very clean and comfortable
clean efficient and private
very clean nice private space
space was clean charming and private
Host:
awesome stay and response from host was good
great host really enjoyed my time
they were friendly and quick to answer any questions i had
amazing place and an amazing host
hosts were great with fast responses and they were there to meet needs if there were any
Location:
this location was extremely nice
beautiful location quiet and charming
great location wonderful place to stay
ideal for a lot of locations in the area
located in a nice quiet neighborhood so i felt safe traveling alone
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8. Studio apartment in a Victorian carriage house (from USD 65)

How many people can say they’ve stayed in a carriage house? Well, you can be one of those people if you stay in this rental. You can make use of the studio apartment on the second floor of the carriage house. It’s the perfect romantic getaway since it is ideal for two. You’ll have a queen-size bed, a sitting area, and a kitchenette where you can cook simple meals in. There’s also a private balcony, which is the perfect place for enjoying your coffee in the morning or a glass of wine as you watch the sunset. You’re also welcome to use the patio that features a fire pit.

Private Victorian Carriage House
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
150 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all the amenities are provided and the bed is extremely comfortable
kathleen has created an attractive well-outfitted and comfortable cottage for guests
kathleen's carriage house has a very welcoming decor and a massive bed with a comfortable mattress
the fireplace is a wonderful touch and the bed is so warm you almost don't need it
with that being said it was a lovely stay in a friendly and cozy studio
Cleanliness:
kathleen keeps the home clean and cozy
very clean apartment
its sparkling clean and very cozy
the space was so clean and inviting
wonderful space and very clean
Host:
host friendly and professional
kathleen was a wonderful host with great hospitality
kathleen was a wonderful host
great place and very nice host
thank you for being a great host
Location:
the location was great for access to downtown portsmouth and close to the ferry to norfolk
the location was great close to norfolk and the beach
kathleen gives you a wonderful place in a great location at a fantastic price
cute place to stay very quiet and private
beautiful private carriage house located in a very nice quiet neighborhood
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9. One-bedroom apartment in historic neighbourhood (from USD 70)

This one-bedroom apartment is perfect for a solo traveller or a couple. There is also a cot should you have a third guest. The apartment has everything you will need for your stay. Cook your own meals in the kitchen or watch your favourite Netflix show in the living room. There’s also a washing machine and dryer if you need to do some laundry. The apartment is located in Olde Towne putting you close to many of the city’s attractions.

Charming Apartment in Historic Neighborhood
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
207 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is just like it looks on the photos
loved having access to wi-fi a tv with netflix and a full kitchen
the kitchen is perfect and allowed me plenty of space to bake which i did during both stays
Cleanliness:
very clean and great communication with andrew
very clean and quaint place
super clean place and modern apartment
great value very clean and dog friendly
it was very clean and tidy
Host:
any concerns we had our host was quick to work to resolve
andrew is a great host
andrew was a great host very friendly and accommodating throughout my stay
excellent place and excellent host
he was very kind and professional
Location:
great little place central to everything
a great place and location
great place inside and close to downtown
but due to the location we were literally 30 to 45 minutes ( tops) away from major attractions
it’s the perfect location in portsmouth
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10. Cosy home with brick fireplace (from USD 93)

This home has a warm and cosy vibe and still retains many charming and historical features such as wooden beams and a brick fireplace. The home has two bedrooms and space for up to four guests. You can make your own meals in the fully functional kitchen and unwind in the living room in front of the fireplace or TV. There’s also an outdoor patio where you can enjoy the host’s beautiful garden. Plus, the home is located in the heart of Olde Towne, putting you within walking distance of many attractions.

Glasgow Tavern - Historic Home and Neighborhood
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
129 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
centrally located great communication from hosts dina and tom and lots of amenities (beach supplies full functional kitchen)
the bathroom includes a claw foot tub/shower with shampoo/conditioner/shower gel and a good high-watt hairdryer provided
the outdoor patio area was perfect for breakfast and late afternoon/evening drinks
dina and tom's place was cozy and comfortable with many amenities
the beds were very comfortable and the house included everything we could need
Cleanliness:
everything was clean inviting and comfortable
very clean open and organized
the glasgow tavern was very clean and comfortable
the home is exceptionally clean and comfortable
the home is clean and well kept
Host:
wonderful host who makes you feel at home and very helpful with local advice
dina is a friendly gracious host
dina was a great host everything was perfect
dina was a true super host
great host with quick responses to questions and needs during stay
Location:
the location is perfect
great location within walking distance of shops and restaurants
great location in olde towne portsmouth
great place and great location
delicious restaurants in walking distance
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Great vacation rental options in Portsmouth

In Portsmouth, there’s no shortage of great vacation rentals to choose from. Whether you want charming and historic spaces or airy and modern spaces, there’s certainly something for everyone. So, go ahead a book your favourite among any of these Airbnb vacation rentals in Portsmouth, Virginia, today!

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Nicole is an American expat living in London, England. When she moved from the midwest to London in 2012, it was her first time leaving the US. She has traveled steadily since then, making trips...Read more

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