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Urban Oceanside Studio Apt Retreat

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Studio, Studio + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Spacious studio, centrally located in a quiet village in downtown Portland, Maine, known for its art, restaurants & shopping. 10 - 20 min. drive to local beaches. Large kitchen with sitting areas. Two sleeping spaces w/ queen bed and twin day bed. Private bath. Gardens in shared courtyard. Comfortable furnishings, equipped kitchen & off street parking. Maine cottage and zen style decor. Wireless and ipod docking station on site.

Ideal for a personal retreat, romantic getaway or alternative corporate housing. Gina and Rene live on site and are available for questions and healing arts sessions, as you explore this culturally rich city. Stay with us for a long weekend, on your way up the coast, or stay longer and dive deep into all that the Greater Portland area has too offer. We look forward to hosting you. :-)

We are looking for a guest to rent the apt for the entire winter season at our monthly off season rate of $1400/month beginning Nov. 1 (high season rates begin May 1). The apartment is available for any length of stay with a minimum of 3 nights.

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More Details

Gina & Rene
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 31, 2016

About Gina & Rene

We are holistic health practitioners that specialize in yoga, qi gong, bodywork and emotional healing. We love Portland, nature and community. We also love to travel the world sharing the yoga and experiencing the local lifestyle. The energy is very light here from the healing that takes place. It is also a very clean and comfortable apt. It is cleaned by holistic health practitioners, so the energy in the apt. is very clear. Come relax and enjoy it!

Gina & Rene purchased this studio in 2007

Why Gina & Rene chose Portland

Because it is a small city surrounded by the ocean. Clean air, beaches nearby, culturally alive city.

What makes this studio unique

Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. Easy drive or bike ride to beaches. Friendly people live here & they are friendly and welcoming to everyone. The pace is slower and there is creativity happening here.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Urban Oceanside Studio Apt Retreat
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful home, ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect apartment for a quiet and peaceful retreat. It has all basic amenities, extremely clean, and located in a beautiful historic neighborhood. The cafe across the street serves wonderful fresh meals from breakfast to dinner plus there is a market with fresh produce just a couple of blocks away. The owners are very warm and friendly--and the energy in their home is very positive and relaxing. We will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and clean

  • 5 of 5

This studio apartment is highly recommended. Super clean, comfortable and with lots of character. Loved the close proximity to downtown with our own personal parking spot. Owners were very helpful and friendly. We had a one year old with us and they were able to find us a baby gate without us even having to ask.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Park

Great Studio in heart of Portland

  • 5 of 5

The description was very accurate, pictures were not misleading. Actually we were surprised it was bigger than we expected for a studio.

It was clean and maintained. The owners gave us great parking.

Location was perfect, we never moved our car. Each day we walked to Commercial Street, enjoyed so many restaurants and shops.

The owners were excellent, even let us know we had left items behind.

I have already recommended the Apt to others visiting Portland. It was such a nice change from the big hotels.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment in a wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of February staying in this studio apartment. It was immaculate and met all our needs perfectly. It is located on a quiet street but a short walk from lots of restaurants and music venues plus the art museum and Maine Historical Society. Thank you Gina and Rene for being the perfect hosts!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, exactly as pictured.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Perfect little place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This little apartment is part of the owner's larger house with a convenient separate entrance and it truly feels like your own space. The location is great--a quiet area with everything in town in walking distance.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Ruski's Tavern (1 block)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Casco Bay Ferry Lines
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rte. 295
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
East End Beach
Car: not necessary

10 - 20 min drive to rocky coast and sandy beaches


Rates & Availability

West End Studio Rental Rates

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Low period
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

Low Season 2013/14: $800/week or $1600/month (or $160/night)

High Season 2014: $1000/week or $3600/month (or $180/night)

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West End Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Small sink, shower stall, toilet and cabinet
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) day bed, Child Beds (1) 4 inch memory foam pad, stored under day bed, can be used to sleep on floor.
  • CD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
We also offer retreats services, like yoga classes, massage and custom designed healing retreats. For more info, visit

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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