“Wonderful, last minute, surprise.” We actually booked Sue's apartment the night before we were due to stay. We were very happy with the apartment and Sue. She had everything you could possibly want or need, it was fully equipped. I'm a bit sorry that we couldn't spend another night there. The supermarket is right across the road (about 20 paces). We spent a whole day down at the dockyards which the kids thoroughly enjoyed. Our only little drama was getting our wash dried. We were able to sort that out pretty quickly with the electric heater (not a problem). If ever we were to come to Portsmouth again we'd definitely stay at Sue's place. Thanks so much, Sue.
“Amazing apartment with all you would ever need” We really loved spice island apartment. Not only was the owner very welcoming when we arrived, he showed us around the apartment & very kindly left us a welcome pack which was not expected but very nice !!. Such a cosy stay with lovely little homely touches. Amazing views out of all the windows and no need to use a car as there are lots of things to see & do right on the door step. Would not hesitate to return again another time.
“Wonderful apartment” Very clean, spacious and comfortable apartment with its own parking space. Close to the front and with a Waitrose a couple of minutes walk away. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and didn't want to leave!
“Location was fantastic” This place has so much going for it , the location is brill for shops and the beach. Gill was really helpful and met us on arrival. The weather was sunny and we couldn't have asked for better considering the time of year.
“Great flat” Very nice flat, modern furnishings, clean and comfortable. Good location. Only a couple of little things need seeing to, a lose tap in the kitchen and the main door quite difficult to open but other than that we really enjoyed our short stay here. I had read reviews saying the stairs were narrow and steep but we didn't have any problem with them. Even my 3year old granddaughter managed them with no problem.
“A wonderful place stay, with views and comfort top class” Once you have figured out where you can park your car (as advised a dedicated parking space) you won't have any more worries.
This apartment was as the description, nothing to let it down. First class accommodation.
The first thing that you can't resist doing is going to the windows to take in the amazing views of Portsmouth Harbour. I took lots of magazines to read but never even finished one, and we only had the television on for the news. I loved watching the ferries and boats which sail right past the windows.
The beds are so comfortable and the rooms so quite, I woke up really refreshed, good job really as we seemed to do so much, the apartment is within walking distance of all the sights of Portsmouth, 5 minutes walk to the Historic dockyard, 10 minutes walk to Gunwharf Quays and the Spinnaker Tower, 20 minutes walk to Southsea, 15 minutes walk to Portsmouth town. We didn't want to use the car to have a complete rest and this apartment allows you to do that, even the train and bus station is only 5 minutes away.
My partner and I took my Mother with us and she is 83, and we thought we would be leaving her in the apartment, but oh no, she could manage to walk everywhere with us most of the time.
I will definitely be back, and hope that it will be soon, we had an amazing, wonderful holiday in this outstanding apartment by the sea.
This lovely island city on the south coast of England is steeped in naval history, but also offers a lot of other interests – it's got lots of history, both literary and military, and plenty of seaside entertainment to boot. Be sure to book your next holiday rental in Portsmouth for a jam packed and exciting trip.
There's a lot of literary history here too, as it’s not only the birthplace of Charles Dickens, but also a former home to many writers, including Arthur Conan Doyle, H G Wells and Rudyard Kipling.
What to Do
The Southsea Rose Garden is a beautiful place to walk around and literally stop to smell the flowers!
Canoe Lake is a great place to spend the day. Not only is the lake beautiful and inhabited by pretty swans, but there are tons of activities on offer. Tiny ones will love crabbing in the shallows, whilst older kids and adults will enjoy taking a paddleboat out across the lake.
Top Portsmouth Travel Tips
For a fascinating look into a huge amount of English naval, military and literary history, book your next holiday rental in Portsmouth.
Top Destination reviews
Spacious 4 bedroom house in Fratton
lovely home great area with shops and take away with in 5min walk big park round coner.. loved our stay would book again for sure...street can be lively but nothing to worry about as its familys in street and people walking through so all quiet by night time ...owners are easy to get hold of and always replys .. …
Spacious 2 Bed Apartment with view of Spinnaker Tower & Lift & free parking
Apartment was great. Will stay again. Location is perfect for shopping and a night out. Highly recommended …
40 The Retreat
Beautiful family home
This home was amazing. It has everything you need for a stay and more. The pictures do not do it justice. It is beautiful, spacious, homely, quirky, very well laid out and extremely clean.
I would recommend fondly and would stay again. …
Kenilworth Court Apartment C
Comfortable and quiet
Perfectly located flat which is wonderfully quiet and comfortably furnished, only minutes away from beach and Southsea shops. Bus stop around the corner a great bonus! Had a lovely time! …
King Charles RC Apartment
We only stayed for one night but wish we'd booked for more. Perfect in every way. Spacious, peaceful, close to the centre of town and having a designated parking space was a huge bonus. The apartment is excellently resourced and we will definitely be booking again. Thank you for the milk and bread on arrival, so thoughtful. …
One of the best harbour views in Old Portsmouth
A really comfortable apartment and very clean
A fantastic view where you can watch the ships all day.
And a lovely welcome pack with lots of lovey things like fresh bread, butter, milk tea and lots more.
I would really recommend staying here. …