Portswood House

Vita Student Portswood House Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2BF
23/24 Short Term Stays Available. Minimum Stay of 3-Months. Get in touch now.

Portswood House

Vita Student Portswood House Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2BF
Refurbished for 2024/25. As the closest neighbourhood to the University of Southampton, Portswood is the city’s most popular student area and just a 10-minute walk to campus. Situated on the banks of the beautiful River Itchen, this ideal location puts Southampton’s most popular amenities on your doorstep.

Building what’s included

  • Spacious hub
  • Private dining room
  • Private study room
  • Gym
  • Movie room
  • Outside terrace
  • Laundry room
  • Pool & table tennis table
  • CCTV
  • Early access to communal spaces when you book
  • Free weekday breakfast
  • Free bi-weekly housekeeping
  • Free tea & coffee
  • Free events
  • 24/7 on site team
  • Superfast wifi

Standard features you get in every room type

  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Double bed
  • Ensuite bathroom – shower, mirror, sink, toilet
  • Kitchen – microwave oven, hob, sink, fridge freezer
  • Mirror
  • Opening window
  • Pinboard
  • Smart TV
  • Underbed storage
  • Wardrobe
  • Bin
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Room types

Choose between five types at Portswood House, across six floors. All studios include a kitchen, ensuite bathroom, study space and storage space.

LITE
Our most affordable studio in a compact size, with all the standard features included.
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CLASSIC
The classic Vita Student studio fitted with all the standard features, covering everything you need plus a dining table.
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PREMIUM
Larger studios including all the standard features but with a bigger King Size bed, dishwasher and kitchen island, and extra storage.
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DELUXE
Spacious luxury with more space to enjoy, with everything included alongside a bigger King Size bed, dishwasher and kitchen island, extra storage and extra seating.
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ACCESSIBLE
Easy access studios which can be adapted to suit individual requirements including all the standard features and a larger bathroom plus a dishwasher and kitchen island and extra storage.
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Images are indicative of the quality and style of room types across our Vita Student buildings, and may not be exact representation of design, layout, fixtures and fittings.

ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR 2023/24

We still have a few rooms available to book for the academic year 23/24. If you’re interested in securing a last-minute place for four months or more at the best student accommodation Southampton has to offer don’t hesitate to get in touch.

WHAT WE’RE ABOUT

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FAQs

  1. Can I choose my room?
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    Yes, but provided the room is available. You can book the exact room you want when you book directly through our website or speaking to our Lettings Team.

  2. Can I book a viewing?
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    Yes! Contact our team to book a viewing.

  3. Is there a bike store? Is it included in the fee?
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    Yes! All of our buildings have bike stores, and they’re included in your fee. We also have Vita Student bikes that you can use whenever you want.

  4. Do you offer printing facilities?
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    Yes, all of our buildings have on-site printing facilities. When you arrive, you will receive an email to set up your printing account – once you have confirmed you can add credit to your account and start printing.

  5. What kitchen appliances are included?
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    Rooms at Vita Student already include kitchen appliances like a fridge, microwave, oven and hob.

    For the safety and security of all Vita Student residents, we kindly request that our residents do not bring any of the items from the list below:

    • Heater
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge
    • Dishwasher
    • Sun bed
    • Dryer
    • Washer / Dryer
    • Microwave
    • Cooker
    • Slow cooker
    • Smoke machine
    • Ice machine
    • Humidifier
    • Electric blanket
    • DJ decks / Speakers
    • Massage chairs / Heated seats
    • Air conditioning unit
    • Treadmills and other electronic fitness machines

    If you’re unsure of any items not on this list, please get in touch with us via live chat.

  6. Is there a laundry room?
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    Yes – we have a laundry room in the building. When using the laundry rooms, all you need to do is top up your account to start using the machines.

  7. What do I need to bring when I move in?
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    While Vita Student rooms include all main kitchen appliances and furniture, you’ll need to bring your own utensils and kitchenware, kettle and toaster, bedroom furnishings, such as towels, duvets, and pillows. However, if you’ve booked a room with us you can order one of our Vita Student kitchen and bedding packs, which delivers all the essentials to your room before you arrive.

    For the safety and security of all Vita Student residents, we kindly request that our residents do not bring any of the items from the list below:

    • Heater
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge
    • Dishwasher
    • Sun bed
    • Dryer
    • Washer / Dryer
    • Microwave
    • Cooker
    • Slow cooker
    • Smoke machine
    • Ice machine
    • Humidifier
    • Electric blanket
    • DJ decks / Speakers
    • Massage chairs / Heated seats
    • Air conditioning unit
    • Treadmills and other electronic fitness machines

    If you’re unsure of any items not on this list, please get in touch with us via live chat.

  8. Is contents insurance included?
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    Yes, you can get free contents insurance with our partner Endsleigh. When you move in, you will receive an email to confirm your cover.

  9. Is there a car park? Is it included in the fee?
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    Unfortunately we don’t have on-site parking at this building. However, all of our buildings are centrally located, with quick access to university and public transport.

  10. What size bed do I get?
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    The standard size bed is a double, however you can upgrade your room type and get a king-size bed.

  11. How do I receive mail and packages?
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    There is a 24-hour secure parcel room in the building, so you can collect your parcels when they arrive.

  12. What’s included at Vita Student Portswood House?
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    Vita Student Portswood House is all-in. Free breakfast, utility bills, private bookable spaces, on-site gym, housekeeping, regular events, and much more are all included when you move in.

  13. How close is Vita Student Portswood House to university?
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    Vita Student Portswood House is an ideal location for students at the University of Southampton, being just a 10-minute walk to the main Highfield Campus. Southampton Solent students can also easily get to university by taking a short commute on the bus to campus.

  14. Where’s the nearest public transport to Vita Student Portswood House?
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    The best way to explore the city from Vita Student Portswood House would be by bus, as there are a number of stops outside the building. However, you can walk to St Denys Train Station in 10 minutes, and travel to Southampton Central within 20 minutes.

  15. What shops are close to Vita Student Portswood House?
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    Vita Student Portswood House has a Sainsbury’s supermarket directly opposite, meaning you can get all your essential amenities without travelling far.

  16. Can I see the building before I move in?
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    When you book a room at Vita Student, you can enjoy early access to all your new building’s communal spaces before you move in. Discover your new study spot and save on your gym membership by securing your space today.

  17. What happens after I book?
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    When you book at Vita Student, a member of our team will be in touch within 48 hours. So if you have any questions about your booking, don’t worry – our customer engagement team will support you every step of your journey with us, from booking until the end of your stay at Vita Student.