Short Term Rentals vs Hotels: A Stay Away with Places to Be

August 31, 2020

Feel at home in our Portsmouth vacation rentals

Most of us are ‘stay-cationing’ this year, and what better way to make it a trip to remember than to stay in a unique rental full of charm and character! If you’d rather have a cosy and comfortable home away from home than a clinical hotel room, with more space, privacy and chill out potential, then we’ve got you covered.

Portsmouth has so much to offer, especially when it comes to cute and quirky places to stay. Whether you are a solo traveller, a couple or a family, there’s something for everyone, from studios and one-bedroom apartments, and of course, awesome 80s or bohemian themed accommodation. 

Short Term Rentals vs Hotels

Sure, hotel stays are great! You enjoy a little slice of luxury, get to dine out for every meal, and reception are on hand to help if there are any issues with your stay. On the flipside, hotels can sometimes feel a little clinical and overcrowded. All that eating out can be pretty costly, and you’re limited to your one room, sharing everywhere else with other guests. 

Sometimes you can return from a hotel stay and feel like you didn’t get the chance to properly unwind. Short term rentals have increased in popularity for a few reasons! They are frequently better value and can end up saving you some of your hard-earned cash!

Spend less and get more space in return!

We love the comfort of cooking a meal and enjoying it at our leisure in the comfort of our own private getaway, perhaps having breakfast in the private garden or suntrap terrace and in the evening snuggling up on the sofa with a glass of wine and watching a film. 

What we love most about short-term rentals is the chance to enjoy a unique property that feels like a home away from home. With lots of space to unwind, and lots of tips to live like a local! Avoid the overpriced touristic scenes for an authentic, value for money holiday and come home feeling truly relaxed with memories that will last a lifetime!

We also love the safety of short-term rentals, during these strange Covid-19 times. 

Rather than mingling with other guests in a hotel setting, why not fully relax in your own private space with the option to stay in and cook rather than going out every night.

Communal space to share with friends and family

Unlike hotels, holiday rentals make hanging out and having fun with friends and family that much easier. Not only can you all be together, but with added extras in our accommodation there’s more than enough to do.

As the night draws in, why not whack out the boardgames and have a fun-fuelled evening of competitive fun? All you need is some snacks!

The Perks of a Stay Away with Places to Be

If you’re after a getaway like no other, then you’ve come to the right place.  We are passionate about bringing you a unique getaway, tailored to your needs, and full to the brim with tips and recommendations so you can get the best out of the area and live like a local! Your experience with us doesn’t end at check-in. We’re on hand if you need any assistance – or simply a recommendation of where to eat or drink during your stay.

We’ve ensured to only list the best of the best properties in the Portsmouth area, and they are all stocked with those little extras that make your stay even more comfortable (think boardgames, books, Netflix, Google mini!).

Each property has a guestbook that will guide you through the property itself, and things to do in the local area too. 

More bang for your buck, and more privacy and freedom than a hotel – could you ask for more?

Processes In Our Places

We understand that it can be daunting to go anywhere with Covid-19 on our minds. 

Don’t worry, we offer contactless check-in and check-out for all our properties, for your convenience. Our wonderful team of cleaning staff ensure that all of our properties are deep cleaned and fully disinfected before your arrival. 

Fancy avoiding the crowds? Then why not order in or cook up a storm in your very own private kitchen?

Places to Stay in Portsmouth

We specialise in vacation rentals in Portsmouth. You could say that we’re experts in this area! Rest, explore and discover more in our unique, quirky, and comfortable properties. You won’t find any bland and boring stays on our website – that’s not the way we do things!

Instead, you’ll find beautiful properties full of character, designed with you in mind. Walk through the door of your dream staycation rental to find a place to relax in, a guestbook full of things to do, and a kitchen full of basic essentials (tea, coffee, oil, salt, pepper etc).

Live a boho dream in our beautiful and spacious bohemian studio. Centrally located in a highly sought-after area in Southsea, just a five-minute walk to the centre, and a 15-minute walk to the seafront. This boho studio comes with all the essentials plus Sky TV, books, and games.

For larger groups of up to four people, we have a stylish and quirky Portsmouth rental in Southsea, with an awesome outdoor area to relax in. Chill in the outdoor terrace (which is a total suntrap!), take a 15-minute walk to the seafront, or hang out in the stylish living room with a large television, Netflix, AND a PlayStation 4!

Each and every one of our vacation rentals is designed with you in mind. 

Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure, indoor chilling, or games and facilities to keep you and the kids entertained, there is something for everyone on our website! 

What will be the hardest part of your staycation with Places to Be? 

Choosing between our wide selection of perfect short-term rentals