Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Southsea, Portsmouth, United Kingdom - Updated 2021

airbnb Southsea, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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.

1. Victorian home with two room options (from USD 63)

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-parking
Portsmouth, Hants, United Kingdom
171 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was lovely and fairly spacious with tea & coffee making facilities
it was a very hot couple of nights so the fan was a lovely treat thanks diana x
the bed was super comfy and there was coffee and tea making facilities in the room
i had a comfortable stay in the twin room with all amenities catered for
diana also provided a fan which was extremely welcome on our super sunny visit
the room is very clean and tidy
diana house is lovely clean and welcoming
room was clean and could not fault it
the house was charming and the room clean and comfortable
the room was lovely and clean and the bed super comfy
diana is an amazing host
diana is a lovely host
diana is a great host
diana is a great host
diana was a great host
the location was great and close to everything
absolutely great place and great location
it was good for parking location ok
her place is in an ideal location to explore portsmouth
the house is situated close to many fantastic restaurants
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2. Two-person apartment near seafront sites (from USD 105)

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 Apartment
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
173 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really lovely apartment and a wonderful sea view from the balcony
large living room with access to a useful balcony with sea glimpses
a great little apartment with everything you need including wifi
fresh bread and breakfast items as well as fresh flowers in the living room were fantastic
my wife was really impressed with the extra touches like the breakfast treats
sparkling clean and very comfortable
it is quiet clean and well equipped
the apartment was stunning clean and full of thoughtful touches
clean comfortable and convenient thanks for a wonderful stay
the accommodation is well thought out and spotlessly clean
wendy & john were great hosts
thank you to our hosts
lovely hosts who responded quickly
john and wendy were perfect hosts
the hosts were great with their communications advice and general hospitality
the proximity to everything from this location was amazing
great location in the heart of southsea
really good location
the beach location is perfect
the location is amazing so close to the beach
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3. One-bedroom condo close to seafront (from USD 200)

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 & wifi
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
71 reviews
Entire condominium 5 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the tv is large and easy use; it uses virgin media
lovely little touches - tea coffee milk breakfast items
two good double bedrooms and a small single room
the beds were soft and comfortable and the linens felt like fluffy clouds
jozie has applied careful thought into assuring that her guests have a very pleasant and comfortable stay
excellent communication and a lovely clean apartment
a clean and spacious light and airy property
the apartment is absolutely beautiful - clean airy modern comfortable excellent location
the location was perfect safe clean and convenient
very friendly host and very modern and clean apartment
lovely place and jozie was an amazing host she was so quick to respond to our questions
stylish southsea apartment and a thoughtful professional host
an outstanding property and host which i cannot recommend highly enough
communication with the host is also quick and cheerful
jozie was a great host
the location was perfect with everything close by within walking distance
location is ideal for the seaside and gunwharf
a really central location ideal for everything in southsea and walkable to portsmouth
great apartment in a great location
great location facing the park and a few minutes walk to the seaside
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4. Modern studio apartment (from USD 70)

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 apartment
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
8 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we also never had problems with noise and the wifi connection was fine
we found everything clean and the overall environment is very welcoming
spotlessly clean with excellent facilities and central location
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5. Apartment with a garden (from USD 103)

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 ✱Bikes
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
219 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
thoughtful touches lile bathrobes ans chocolates on bed
best apartment i've stayed in the 13 years i've been travelling for work
it was really homely and comfortable and we would love to return if the occasion arises
this apartment is magical and full of charm
a great apartment full of lots of well thought out and nice touches
the stay was lovely the apartment clean and tidy
the place was immaculately clean
very clean with all amenities
it was clean very well equipped and nicely decorated
comfort attention to detail clean fantastic location
lovely 3 generations hosts
the hosts and their home was amazing
creydi was a wonderful host
creydi was a lovely host
the host was quick to respond and very helpful
the location is fab
a perfect location in walking distance to everything
location is central and creydi was incredibly helpful
the location has a nice atmosphere
a great place great location
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6. Four-bedroom house for up to six people

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
77 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was fresh milk for tea and coffee and the house and beds very comfortable
the house had everything we needed and we appreciated the size of the kitchen in particular
this is a very typical area-home with narrow stairs and hallways but a nice comfortable space for my family
very lovely place comfortable beds nice kitchen/dining area had everything we needed
clean and well kept
very clean and comfortable
really clean and it a great location
the place was very clean and tidy and a great location
the accommodation is well laid out clean with plenty of information with a kitchen with everything you need
owner was very helpful
sarah is a wonderful host
sarah is a great host and responds very quickly to questions
sarah is a very responsive and thoughtful host
sarah was very helpful sorting our trip out
good location and ideal for families
great location & really spacious
great location and spacious house
good location for what we wanted
lovely house great location
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7. Double bedroom within shared apartment

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) Southsea
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
34 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

8. Private bedroom within former hotel

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 rooms
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
28 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

9. Private bedroom for up to four people

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 rooms
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
27 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

10. Private double bedroom in Victorian house

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 House
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
76 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
house is superb with a fantastuc kitchen and bathroom
comfortable double room was made to feel very welcome and howard was very accommodating
expect a warm welcome to this comfortable homely house still being renovated to a high standard all facilities completed
it is not only beautiful but also extremely comfortable and we couldn't have been made more welcome
very clean and very beautiful
clean readily accessible and comfortable
clean and a really comfy bed
as long as it is clean i'm fine
lovely clean warm bedroom stylish house and very welcoming
great hosts and lovely big room
great hosts would reccomend to anyone
thanks for being great hosts
one of the best and most relaxed hosts i have encountered
shirley and howard are great hosts very friendly and warm
great location to shops and restaurants
lovely house in a very convenient location
really beautiful house in a great location to explore southsea
fantastic location and an amazing house super comfy bed
within easy walking distance of the beach :)
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11. Private double bedroom in flat with stunning sea view

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 beach
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
114 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful apartment with stunning views
stunning views from the balcony and a lovely comfortable bedroom to relax in
the amenities were excellent the room was large and comfortable
spectacular roof top views and thoughtful touches in the room ideas for days out and tea coffee facilities
a fabulous seaview from top of the apartment
clean tidy and excellent communication for our one night stay
a clean bright happy environment
the bathroom was clean and tidy
the property is spotlessly clean and very comfortable
nice & clean with lovely room
interaction with the host was very pleasant
the host was really great
hosts are friendly and helpful
the host was great as well
amazing apartment and lovely hosts
great location with restaurants only 10 minute walk
in a great location
great location to reach main parts of portsmouth
very comfortable bedding great location - we walked everywhere
great location right on the beach with cafes and pub close by
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12. One-bedroom basement flat

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-suite
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
405 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fresh water bottles by the bed
quaint and lovely apartment with great access to all local amenities
comfortable bed great attention to all the details for a lovely stay
had a lovely few nights here gorgeous apartment with lots of attractions nearby
the kitchen is well equipped and the flat is warm and cosy
clean with everything required and extra special touches
clean cosy and so personal
everything is spotlessly clean
very comfortable and clean apartment
the flat was impeccably clean
jeanette is a wonderful host
jeanette is a great host
jeanette was there to help us and a great host
jeanette was very welcoming and a lovely host
jeanette is really quick to reply and very helpful
close to most attractions
the flat is located in an excellent location
great location a few minutes walk from the seafront
really good location walking distance from city centre and seafront
easy walk to all attractions
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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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