A popular Victorian seaside resort, Southsea is a classic example of a traditional British coastal town - from its charming piers and historic landmarks to the gravel beaches which fed its popularity as a holiday and day-trip destination. And there’s plenty to see and do. Its location in Portsmouth means it is within striking distance of the heart of one of southern England’s most important coastal cities - and the spiritual home of the British Royal Navy. Those links extend to such iconic vessels as Lord Nelson’s Napoleonic Wars flagship - HMS Victory - and the preserved timbers of the Mary Rose, the pride of King Henry VIII’s navy. Modern landmarks, such as the Spinnaker Tower with its spectacular panoramic views are also popular destinations. And those who stick to Southsea itself will also enjoy coastal promenades and historic sights such as the castle from which the town gets its name. Whether you’re a solo traveller, a couple or a family craving a seaside break, these top Airbnb vacation rentals in Southsea, Portsmouth, will make for great bases from which to go exploring.
Based within a charming and colourful Victorian home, complete with stylish decor, this Airbnb offers two different sleeping choices - a private twin bedroom or a double - providing options for couples or friends. What’s more, if both rooms are available at the same time, this opens up the possibility that families or groups of four could be accommodated. The property itself, which looks across to the landmark Spinnaker Tower, is handily-placed for a range of local restaurants and shops. Theatre fans will also not have far to look for a little slice of culture. Transport links are also very good - the hovercraft across to the Isle of Wight, and the ferry port, are both within a few minutes of the property, making it an option for those using Southsea as a hopping off point to further adventures.
Character Victorian Villa 2 dble/twin-parkingPortsmouth, Hants, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthe room was lovely and fairly spacious with tea & coffee making facilitiesit was a very hot couple of nights so the fan was a lovely treat thanks diana xthe bed was super comfy and there was coffee and tea making facilities in the roomi had a comfortable stay in the twin room with all amenities catered fordiana also provided a fan which was extremely welcome on our super sunny visitthe room is very clean and tidydiana house is lovely clean and welcomingroom was clean and could not fault itthe house was charming and the room clean and comfortablethe room was lovely and clean and the bed super comfy
Host:diana is an amazing hostdiana is a lovely hostdiana is a great hostdiana is a great hostdiana was a great hostRead more reviewsthe location was great and close to everythingabsolutely great place and great locationit was good for parking location okher place is in an ideal location to explore portsmouththe house is situated close to many fantastic restaurants
Beach fans may wish to give this popular two-person apartment a whirl. Located a short distance from the beach - and promenade attractions such as the Blue Reef Aquarium and Southsea South Pier - it will make a good option for couples seeking a short break on the south coast or solo travellers eager to explore Southsea and Portsmouth’s history. Its position on the coast also means there are plenty of bars, shops and eatery options from which to choose, although if you prefer to dine in, the apartment comes equipped with kitchen facilities too. Amenities also include TV, wi-fi internet and free parking. Past guests were very impressed, giving the property full marks in all categories.
Southsea - Welcoming Seaside ApartmentPortsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsreally lovely apartment and a wonderful sea view from the balconylarge living room with access to a useful balcony with sea glimpsesa great little apartment with everything you need including wififresh bread and breakfast items as well as fresh flowers in the living room were fantasticmy wife was really impressed with the extra touches like the breakfast treatssparkling clean and very comfortableit is quiet clean and well equippedthe apartment was stunning clean and full of thoughtful touchesclean comfortable and convenient thanks for a wonderful staythe accommodation is well thought out and spotlessly clean
Host:wendy & john were great hoststhank you to our hostslovely hosts who responded quicklyjohn and wendy were perfect hoststhe hosts were great with their communications advice and general hospitalityRead more reviewsthe proximity to everything from this location was amazinggreat location in the heart of southseareally good locationthe beach location is perfectthe location is amazing so close to the beach
This flexible one-bedroom condo would suit couples or parents with a young child but can sleep up to five people at a push, thanks to the addition of two pull-out singles and a sofa bed. The property is well-placed in the centre of Southsea. Indeed, its position on a junction of Palmerston Road means guests will be within easy walking distance of the seafront as well as the area’s popular restaurants and pubs. Amenities include a fully-equipped kitchen, free on-site parking and wi-fi internet - the latter of which will come in handy for keeping a check on ferry and hovercraft times at the nearby ports. Past guests loved the location and the cleanliness of the property.
All On Your Doorstep, sleeps 5, parking & wifiPortsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthe tv is large and easy use; it uses virgin medialovely little touches - tea coffee milk breakfast itemstwo good double bedrooms and a small single roomthe beds were soft and comfortable and the linens felt like fluffy cloudsjozie has applied careful thought into assuring that her guests have a very pleasant and comfortable stayexcellent communication and a lovely clean apartmenta clean and spacious light and airy propertythe apartment is absolutely beautiful - clean airy modern comfortable excellent locationthe location was perfect safe clean and convenientvery friendly host and very modern and clean apartment
Host:lovely place and jozie was an amazing host she was so quick to respond to our questionsstylish southsea apartment and a thoughtful professional hostan outstanding property and host which i cannot recommend highly enoughcommunication with the host is also quick and cheerfuljozie was a great hostRead more reviewsthe location was perfect with everything close by within walking distancelocation is ideal for the seaside and gunwharfa really central location ideal for everything in southsea and walkable to portsmouthgreat apartment in a great locationgreat location facing the park and a few minutes walk to the seaside
This apartment can sleep two guests comfortably. This modern studio abode is located near central Seaside and has a comfortable double bed, a kitchen area, and a clean bathroom. Continuous Wi-Fi is available at this property, which you can use to find nearby places of interest with ease. Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth University are within walking distance from this Airbnb vacation home. Pubs, bars, restaurants, cafes, and shops are also nearby for those keen on exploring the night scene.
Modern studio apartmentPortsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewswe also never had problems with noise and the wifi connection was fineRead more reviewswe found everything clean and the overall environment is very welcomingspotlessly clean with excellent facilities and central location
This one-bedroom rental near Southsea Common can sleep up to four people. The double bed in the bedroom has high quality very comfortable mattress ensuring an undisturbed and comfortable rest. The rental also has a bathroom, a kitchen area, and a living room. The south-facing garden in the property brings a breath of fresh air. Sit down and relax here, use the BBQ or bake your pizza in the pizza oven here for a scrumptious treat to enjoy while enjoying idyllic accommodations during your vacation in Southsea.
✱Very Clean ✱Home from Home ✱Garden ✱BBQ ✱BikesPortsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthoughtful touches lile bathrobes ans chocolates on bedbest apartment i've stayed in the 13 years i've been travelling for workit was really homely and comfortable and we would love to return if the occasion arisesthis apartment is magical and full of charma great apartment full of lots of well thought out and nice touchesthe stay was lovely the apartment clean and tidythe place was immaculately cleanvery clean with all amenitiesit was clean very well equipped and nicely decoratedcomfort attention to detail clean fantastic location
Host:lovely 3 generations hoststhe hosts and their home was amazingcreydi was a wonderful hostcreydi was a lovely hostthe host was quick to respond and very helpfulRead more reviewsthe location is faba perfect location in walking distance to everythinglocation is central and creydi was incredibly helpfulthe location has a nice atmospherea great place great location
The accommodation options have so far best suited solo travellers or couples, but families have plenty of local options too. Take this four-bedroom house, for example. It can sleep up to six guests. It is set within the heart of Southsea and within walking distance of the seafront. What’s more, its position just 200 metres (650ft) from Albert Road, places it close to one of the main streets of the town, complete with its array of shops, bars and eateries - so you’ll have plenty to tempt those taste buds when seeking a place to eat out. That said though, the house comes with a fully-equipped and spacious kitchen in which to prepare your own meals, and comes with plenty of other mod-cons, including wi-fi internet and TV.
Home from home with Wi Fi.Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthere was fresh milk for tea and coffee and the house and beds very comfortablethe house had everything we needed and we appreciated the size of the kitchen in particularthis is a very typical area-home with narrow stairs and hallways but a nice comfortable space for my familyvery lovely place comfortable beds nice kitchen/dining area had everything we neededclean and well keptvery clean and comfortablereally clean and it a great locationthe place was very clean and tidy and a great locationthe accommodation is well laid out clean with plenty of information with a kitchen with everything you need
Host:owner was very helpfulsarah is a wonderful hostsarah is a great host and responds very quickly to questionssarah is a very responsive and thoughtful hostsarah was very helpful sorting our trip outRead more reviewsgood location and ideal for familiesgreat location & really spaciousgreat location and spacious housegood location for what we wantedlovely house great location
This double bedroom - which is located within a shared, serviced apartment - is another possibility for lone travellers or couples eager to explore Southsea and Portsmouth without breaking the bank. It comes with a shared kitchen, wi-fi internet and laundry facilities. Its central position means it is within easy reach of shops, eateries and pubs. Those looking to use public transport to explore the wider area will also find a number of links nearby. Its location in the heart of the town means it is a busy spot, however, and the wider property is often home to a number of other guests, so if you value added privacy or peace then you should bear this in mind when booking.
Trevor House (R4) SouthseaPortsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Set within a former boutique hotel, this private bedroom is not only well-placed for visiting local tourist sites within Southsea, but enjoys access to the kind of facilities you would normally expect from a hotel stay. These include pool table, air hockey, bar area and table tennis - which are all within the building. What’s more, there’s a large shared kitchen, which can be used by any of the guests within the wider hotel/hostel site - giving you the chance to meet new faces while you prepare and tuck into food. There are also 10 different en-suite bedrooms on site, opening up multiple accommodation options, depending on the size of your group. Each room has its own TV and wi-fi access too.
Ashby's Accommodation ask if you need more roomsPortsmouth, England, United Kingdom
And, speaking of other rooms within the property, this is another of the options available and can sleep up to four people at a push. Naturally it enjoys access to the same amenities as the previous entry on this list, so you’ll be well-provided for when it comes to entertainment options. Head away from the site and the parks and beaches of the seafront are within easy walking distance, as are Southsea’s popular bars and restaurants - should you prefer to sample some of the dining options in the local area. Past guests were very impressed, giving it top marks in all categories and praising the “great” hosts, who live next door and are on hand if needed.
Ashbys Accommodation -Ask if you need more roomsPortsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Likely to appeal to couples or lone travellers, this low-cost private bedroom scored very highly among former guests. Not only did they give it five out of five for value, they also praised its cleanliness and its location close to shops, bars and restaurants. What’s more, this private room is very close to Southsea’s Kings Theatre, should you wish to take in a show during your stay. The host is also happy for guests to make use of all other rooms in this Victorian villa, except for other bedrooms, so you’ll be able to whip up a meal or two in the kitchen or cosy up to the indoor fireplace if you wish. Other amenities include wi-fi internet and TV.
Modern comfortable room in lovely Victorian HousePortsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewshouse is superb with a fantastuc kitchen and bathroomcomfortable double room was made to feel very welcome and howard was very accommodatingexpect a warm welcome to this comfortable homely house still being renovated to a high standard all facilities completedit is not only beautiful but also extremely comfortable and we couldn't have been made more welcomevery clean and very beautifulclean readily accessible and comfortableclean and a really comfy bedas long as it is clean i'm finelovely clean warm bedroom stylish house and very welcoming
Host:great hosts and lovely big roomgreat hosts would reccomend to anyonethanks for being great hostsone of the best and most relaxed hosts i have encounteredshirley and howard are great hosts very friendly and warmRead more reviewsgreat location to shops and restaurantslovely house in a very convenient locationreally beautiful house in a great location to explore southseafantastic location and an amazing house super comfy bedwithin easy walking distance of the beach :)
If it’s an unforgettable view you’re looking for, then the private double-bedroom in this penthouse apartment is definitely the option for you. The balcony - which even comes with a telescope from which to get a closer view of the area’s historic coastal fortifications and passing ferries - was a particular highlight among past guests, who were full of superlatives when it came to describing the vista. If you can tear yourself away from the view, this top-floor flat on South Parade also enjoys plenty of mod-cons. The host is happy for guests to use their kitchen and the lounge, and there is wi-fi access as well. Its position near the seafront also means the pier, shops and eateries are close at hand.
Stunning penthouse apartment on the beachPortsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsbeautiful apartment with stunning viewsstunning views from the balcony and a lovely comfortable bedroom to relax inthe amenities were excellent the room was large and comfortablespectacular roof top views and thoughtful touches in the room ideas for days out and tea coffee facilitiesa fabulous seaview from top of the apartmentclean tidy and excellent communication for our one night staya clean bright happy environmentthe bathroom was clean and tidythe property is spotlessly clean and very comfortablenice & clean with lovely room
Host:interaction with the host was very pleasantthe host was really greathosts are friendly and helpfulthe host was great as wellamazing apartment and lovely hostsRead more reviewsgreat location with restaurants only 10 minute walkin a great locationgreat location to reach main parts of portsmouthvery comfortable bedding great location - we walked everywheregreat location right on the beach with cafes and pub close by
Set just five minutes from the seafront - and within easy walking distance of the local university, shops and transport links - this basement flat will be an option for everyone, from couples eager to explore the coast to students seeking a temporary base. Part of the host’s home, but entirely separate with its own entrance, the property will appeal to those who seek a little added privacy but have people on hand with handy local knowledge. The flat also comes with its own kitchen, although the busy heart of the town and its eateries are within a 10 minutes’ walk. Past guests loved the “thoughtful” hosts and the property’s position near the historic dockyards.
5 mins from seafront. Private basement & en-suitePortsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsfresh water bottles by the bedquaint and lovely apartment with great access to all local amenitiescomfortable bed great attention to all the details for a lovely stayhad a lovely few nights here gorgeous apartment with lots of attractions nearbythe kitchen is well equipped and the flat is warm and cosyclean with everything required and extra special touchesclean cosy and so personaleverything is spotlessly cleanvery comfortable and clean apartmentthe flat was impeccably clean
Host:jeanette is a wonderful hostjeanette is a great hostjeanette was there to help us and a great hostjeanette was very welcoming and a lovely hostjeanette is really quick to reply and very helpfulRead more reviewsclose to most attractionsthe flat is located in an excellent locationgreat location a few minutes walk from the seafrontreally good location walking distance from city centre and seafronteasy walk to all attractions
Southsea's sights await
Whether it’s a chance to explore the local area on a budget, a simple stop-over close to ferry links, or a full-on family holiday that you’re after, there’s plenty of Airbnb vacation rentals available in Southsea to suit your specific needs.
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