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Lexus ES 350 2013 — Car rental alternative in Portland, ME
Lexus ES 350 2013

4.9

(12 trips)

All-Star Host

US$89/day
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Marina near South Portland

Portland’s North Atlantic allure

Maine’s Portland has gained a ton of buzz over recent years for good reason: it’s a lobster lover’s paradise with plenty of tourist attractions and historic sights for U.S. history buffs and casual visitors alike.

The seaswept cobbled streets of downtown Portland hide nooks and crannies stuffed with charming shops, art museums, and delicious seafood — the classic New England experience.

Portland favorites

Sumptuous seafood, relaxing beaches, untamed wilderness — whatever your travel requirements, the Portland area’s got something for you.

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Old Port

The heart of town is Old Port, the historic cobblestone-paved city center along the Portland Harbor waterfront. Make a reservation and grab some chowder at the restaurants on Commercial Street or Congress Street, and hit the boutique shops during downtime.

Portland Museum of Art

Across from Congress Square Park, PMOA houses a huge collection of American, European, and local contemporary works, including impressive artists like Andy Warhol and Claude Monet. You can find public parking lots closeby.

Brewery tours

Portland is home to a ton of breweries. Some favorites to hit are the well-known Allagash Brewery, Sebago, Shipyard, and Rising Tide Brewing Company. Hop on a Bike and Brews tour and leave the car behind.

Top hosts in Portland, ME

Andrei B.

Andrei B.

All-Star Host

1221 tripsJoined Jul 2015
Amazing! Car was super clean and Andrei is very professional!
Kylie W.- 8 May 2022
Awesome car with easy pick up and drop off.
Nate J.- 10 May 2022

Andrei B.’s vehicles

Honda Accord 2012 — Car rental alternative in Portland, ME
Honda Accord 2012

5.0

(96 trips)

All-Star Host

US$50/day
Jeffrey L.

Jeffrey L.

All-Star Host

1812 tripsJoined Mar 2018
Download Turo, Contact Jeffrey, explore MAINE and beyond in a nice clean car, when you NEED it. Jeffrey was a great host, changing the Car Rental process forever... there is nothing I would change about Turo or Jeffreys Maine Service. There is no more stress in renting a car.
Terrence A.- 26 March 2022
Very impressed with this experience. First time using Turo and Jeffrey made it sooo easy! Car was clean and process was a breeze. All at a reasonable price!
Maria F.- 10 May 2022

Skip the car rental counter

Hit the road

While there’s plenty to see and eat in the center of town, there’s more popular attractions a quick drive away that make for perfect East Coast road trips. Hit one of the go-to day trip destinations around Portland, then fill up the tank and head off to some of the nearby towns along the coast for a New England-style relaxing family vacation in an unforgettable location.

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Compact hatchback near Portland

Casco Bay Islands

This archipelago off the coast of Portland is accessible by ferry year-round. Take a Casco Bay Lines ferry around or to any of the islands — Peaks Island and Great Diamond Island are popular — and soak in an abundance of American history, coastlines, shops, and museums.

Cape Elizabeth

Cape Elizabeth is an excellent day trip option about 9 miles south of Portland. It’s known for rolling hills, Crescent Beach State Park, and historic lighthouses like Two Lights Lighthouse and Portland Head Light at Fort Williams Park, which was commissioned by George Washington back in the 1700s.

Bar Harbor

A quaint fishing village turned trendy up-and-comer, Bar Harbor is about a three-hour drive up US Route 1 on the Maine coast. Travel to wild Acadia National Park’s soaring granite cliffs and lush coastlines, and you’ll find all the seafood you expect from a north Atlantic town.

Recent reviews

Dennis M.
BMW X6 2018

The car, the service, and the app were all great on this trip. I am a first time user and highly recommend this over standard car rental companies. And I highly recommend this particular renter as well.

Dennis M.
- 31 July 2021
Melissa C.
Hyundai Tucson 2011

Great option when rental companies were 4x the price. Great communication and reliable car!

Melissa C.
- 29 August 2021
Ali A.
Nissan Kicks 2020

Awesome people and service. The car was nice with great features. Pick up and drop was much more painless than regular car rental companies in my experience. This is the way forward for car rental for me.

Ali A.
- 8 June 2021
Andrew L.
Nissan Kicks 2020

1st time using Turo. It went perfectly. Good vehicle, easy pickup, easy drop off, very responsive car owner via the messages in the app. The big rental companies had no cars so I found Turo, but this was actually much better.

Andrew L.
- 26 September 2021
Darcy K.
Jeep Cherokee 2016

Douglas was great to work with and flexible when we needed to make a last minute change because of a flight cancellation. His pick up and delivery service at the airport was super helpful and less than it would cost for an Uber ride to pick up the car. We rented his Jeep Cherokee and it was a great value for the price - much better than we could find at a rental agency. I give him 5 stars and would definitely recommend him.

Darcy K.
- 20 September 2021
JOYCE C.
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2021

This rental process was flawless the host Mr Noor was great and the vehicle was super nice and clean. We took our daughter to Portland Maine to start her first year of college so we will definitely be using Mr Noor again. Thank you again for a memorable experience.

JOYCE C.
- 24 August 2021
Cherlynn L.
Mazda CX-9 2015

Josh was very helpful and accommodating, the car was clean, tidy and served us well for a trip from Portland to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park! Great vehicle, wonderful friendly service!

Cherlynn L.
- 20 May 2022
Courtney C.
BMW X6 2018

Harjit was great! The car we originally booked had issues that were out of Harjit’s control. He graciously gave us another car at the same price so there was no disruption in our trip. The car was very well maintained and we very much enjoyed utilizing it on our vacation. Harjit’s responsiveness to questions or concerns is immediate. We would definitely book with him again.

Courtney C.
- 5 April 2022
Carrie C.
Nissan Kicks 2020

Renting from Berlin City was awesome! So much smoother and easier than using a rental car agency! Southwest Airlines changed our flight times both out and back and this caused us zero issues. Berlin City was extremely accommodating and always replied to my messages promptly. Highly recommend. A++++++++++

Carrie C.
- 16 October 2021
Steve N.
Audi Q5 2011

Efficient and great experience. Kristof was easy to communicate with and quick to respond. Car was great to drive, clean, matched pictures and description, and was fuel efficient. Would certainly rent from Kristof again and recommend this car!

Steve N.
- 14 May 2022
Anthony B.
Audi Q5 2011

Kristof was very helpful, the car is in very nice condition and I couldn’t have been happier with the rental. Highly recommended and I’ll definitely rent from him when I’m next in Portland.

Anthony B.
- 17 March 2022
Jeff H.
Nissan Rogue 2011

The car was clean, fueled, and ready to go. Jeff was very prompt with both the pick up and drop off. When there was an issue with vehicle availability, Jeff upgraded us to a different car at no charge to assure we didn't have any issues. I will definitely rent from Jeff again if we are in the area.

Jeff H.
- 26 April 2022
Maria G.
Audi Q5 2011

Our trip could not have gone smoother. Kristof was very easy to communicate with and responsive when we had questions. The vehicle was in excellent condition.

Maria G.
- 30 April 2022
Gena S.
Chevrolet Equinox 2021

Everything went great , they had Eric a guy that works for them pick me up from my job I’m a traveling nurse and he was amazing with a amazing personality , they made the transaction of picking up the car and getting me to it , so effortlessly. The car was nice and clean very well kept . I will definitely be renting from Leonard again while I’m here .

Gena S.
- 6 May 2022
Eric A.
Chevrolet Suburban 2018

Very clean nice Suburban. I will definitely rent again.

Eric A.
- 15 May 2022
Samantha O.
Volkswagen Tiguan 2018

Love working with Jeff. Super flexible, always on time with a clean car. Second time renting from him. Will book again!

Samantha O.
- 1 May 2022
Cathy V.
Toyota Highlander 2018

Great customer service and communication. Awesome week in Maine.

Cathy V.
- 17 May 2022
Yoon L.
Toyota Highlander 2015

The car performed very nicely for our family touring the coast of Maine. Very comfy ride, clean and spacious. We had a night of light snow and it handled very well and we felt safe in the vehicle. Andrei was a very responsive and prompt host with thorough instructions as well. It was my first time using Turo and was hesitant but am so glad we got to pick the vehicle for the snowy weather and not get a random one from a rental car company.

Yoon L.
- 17 March 2022
David B.
Toyota RAV4 2017

Very clean car. Pick up and drop off we’re very smooth.

David B.
- 1 May 2022
Gina M.
Honda CR-V 2010

Absolutely fantastic working with Andrei! As a first time Turo user, he made the entire process smooth and was easily accessible for any questions I had. The car was clean, very well maintained, and exactly as advertised. When I eventually make it back up to Maine, I will definitely be booking with him again!

Gina M.
- 5 May 2022
Bernard B.
Subaru Outback 2014

From the recommendation of hotel staff to use Turo to the end of our trip at drop off with Chris, this was a total win! Clean, well running vehicle with lots of helpful recommendations for things to see and do from Chris made our day smooth and enjoyable. The price of the rental and availability erased all the challenges we’d had with car rental services during what they report as a hiccup from the pandemic.

Bernard B.
- 28 July 2021
James S.
Chevrolet Equinox 2021

Leonard had fast communication. And was very responsive and helpful with a few logistical challenges we encountered of our own doing. He went above and beyond with what I expected.

James S.
- 17 May 2022
Alison D.
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2021

Communication was great, drop off and pick up went very smooth and Eric went above and beyond! Thank you!!

Alison D.
- 4 May 2022
Dawn S.
Hyundai Tucson 2011

Jeff was great and flexible. Thank you

Dawn S.
- 16 May 2022
Penny E.
Chevrolet Equinox 2021

Leonard was great to work with!! Thank you

Penny E.
- 14 May 2022
Andrew H.
Audi Q5 2011

Kristof is an amazing host. Super accommodating, friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed using his Audi Q5 on our weekend trip to Portland. Will hopefully be back soon!

Andrew H.
- 1 March 2022
Doug C.
Audi Q5 2011

Excellent host, great vehicle.

Doug C.
- 25 April 2022
Kevin G.
Nissan Murano 2020

This was my first time using Turo and I have to say it was a fantastic experience as a result of Berlin City Cars!! If you’re contemplating whether or not to use them I highly recommend. It was way easier and better than renting from one of the big rental car companies. Much more personal via the text message within the app as well as the car being spotless and sanitized when we received it. Highly highly recommend the use of Berlin city Rentals!! Thanks so much for the hospitality! We will be repeat customers when we re-visit family in Maine!

Kevin G.
- 7 July 2021
Kaitlin B.
Nissan Rogue 2020

Was not sure what to expect - but Berlin City Rentals made our first Turo trip exceptionally easy. The car was ready and waiting right at parking garage outside of the terminal & the return process was equally easy. Would absolutely use this option again to get around Portland!

Kaitlin B.
- 26 September 2021
Lindsay S.
Jeep Cherokee 2016

Great company, great car host, great jeep! All at a fraction of the price of a rental car. Douglas was very easy to get in touch with.

Lindsay S.
- 19 October 2021
Theresa N.
Nissan Rogue 2011

Jeff was a very hospitable host and picked us up to take us to our car knowing how hard it would be to get an uber from where we were. Great price on the SUV we rented.

Theresa N.
- 20 October 2021
Lindsey A.
Toyota 4Runner 2020

This is our first experience with Turo due to the shortage of rental cars in Portland. We had never heard of it before. Mike was extremely helpful with explaining everything. He was quick to respond and really helped us enjoy our trip in Portland by picking up the car at our air BNB. His 4Runner was clean, safe, beautiful, and fun to drive. We would recommend Turo and Mike to anyone. Perfect experience!!

Lindsey A.
- 4 October 2021
Brogan T.
Honda CR-V 2010

Andrei was great to work with. He was very friendly and was very helpful in making the renting and meeting process be beyond easy. His vehicle was very reliable and comfortable and the price was fantastic considering I was renting for a 3 month timeframe. I would highly consider working with him if you have the option to do so. I promise you will not be disappointed.

Brogan T.
- 13 February 2022
Joey A.
Nissan Rogue 2011

I made a mistake and wasn't able to use the car, but Jeffrey's communication was excellent and we were able to get things straightened out. I have no doubts that the rental would have been great had I been traveling to Portland, Maine and not Portland, Oregon.

Joey A.
- 17 June 2021
Buckley C.
Chevrolet Tahoe 2017

Excellent Chevy Tahoe. Clean, comfy, perfect. Exactly as advertised. Zac was easy to deal with, fast with the communication, and a nice guy as well. Excellent service. Many thanks!

Buckley C.
- 18 March 2022
Josie W.
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2021

Always great renting from you!! thanks so much!

Josie W.
- 8 March 2022
Taylor W.
Chevrolet Equinox 2018

We had the best experience renting with Jeff. He kindly picked us up from the airport and took us to the car’s location. He was very attentive and responsive before and during our trip. The car had everything we needed!

Taylor W.
- 31 January 2022
Seth H.
Nissan Rogue 2011

Highly recommend renting from Jeffrey! He was very hospitable, taking us to and from the airport to the location of pick up/return. The value of the trip is unbeatable, pairing that with the perfect host, this was the best rental option I could've had. Thanks again Jeff!

Seth H.
- 13 June 2021
Amy R.
Nissan Pathfinder 2015

Had multiple trips with Jeff, he’s great! Helpful, courteous and kind. Highly recommend

Amy R.
- 10 March 2022
Seth F.
Audi Q5 2011

Kristof was very friendly and his Audi ran like a charm the whole trip! Heated seats were nice on cold days too.

Seth F.
- 7 April 2022
Maen M.
Tesla Model X 2017

I had the best rental on Turo to date! The car was amazing to drive and very convenient for my partner and I to enjoy our trip in Maine. 6 seated or 4 with very large trunk and front space. Plenty of chargers in the area to charge it. My gf now wants to get one haha! Most importantly Natasha and her partner were amazing to work with. Very transparent and communicative and truly wanted us to enjoy Maine and went the extra mile to make everything convenient. I can’t recommend enough.

Maen M.
- 16 May 2021
Shannon O.
Nissan Rogue 2011

Jeffrey was amazing and kept the whole trip very smooth and fun for us! The car drove well and kept us feeling safe on the wintery roads. Recommend this rental to anyone who wants an easygoing and kind car rental dealer like Jeffrey.

Shannon O.
- 20 December 2020
Heather S.
Toyota RAV4 2018

Best rental car experience I've ever had! Easiest pickup and dropoff ever, and the car was perfect for our three day trip.

Heather S.
- 16 July 2021
Daniel C.
Chevrolet Equinox 2018

This was my first time using Turo, but it will definitely not be the last. Jeffrey provided a great and affordable car and made the whole process so easy. We had complications with our flights coming in to Portland, but he was very flexible and allowed us to pick up our car later than originally planned. If you are looking for an easy and convenient car rental experience, I would highly recommend using Turo. And if you're in Maine you should definitely consider Jeffery.

Daniel C.
- 14 August 2021
Michael K.
Honda Pilot 2021

Berlin City Rentals is fantastic, especially in its excellent, friendly communication. All my questions and concerns were promptly answered. If any problems arose, the company was always flexible in giving me options to make everything smooth. The car itself was spotless and well maintained. I will always use this company through Turo when I travel to the Portland area.

Michael K.
- 7 September 2021
BLYTHE J.
Volkswagen Atlas 2018

There were literally no rental cars available in Portland, ME when we flew in for a funeral. It's early Oct. and the area is flooded with tourists coming up to see the autumn colors. Zoran was our angel and saved us by having this car available. It worked out so perfectly, as he was able to meet us at the airport. The car was immaculately clean, and Zoran was so nice to work with. Two days later, he met us at the airport again to pick the car up, making the entire transaction easy. I would definitely rent from him again.

BLYTHE J.
- 11 October 2021
Malia P.
Audi Q5 2011

Kristof was an absolute gem. I lost the key and he brought the replacement and he was so kind and showed so much grace and patience. He was early to arrive to meet me at the airport with the car, which was fueled up. The car was clean and in excellent condition. It drove well, was great on gas, and he took extra time to explain how everything worked. At drop off, he met me back at the airport and made the drop off easy and convenient. I am so thankful I chose Kristof to rent a car from. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Malia P.
- 12 April 2022
Cody W.
Nissan Rogue 2020

Great experience with our rental thru Berlin City. Our original vehicle was no longer available due to a fender bender the day before we arrived. They were responsive late into the evening making arrangements and worked to get us into a matching vehicle for our trip. Pick up and drop off was also flexible and convenient. Great rental experience.

Cody W.
- 3 January 2021
Austin Z.
Hyundai Tucson 2011

Jeffery was an awesome host. For it being my first time on Turo, he sure made sure I was comfortable and explained everything in a easy to understand way. I would recommend him to everyone who is visiting the Portland, Maine area. We encountered a small problem during our trip and Jeffery acted very fast to make sure we had another vehicle in our hands so we wouldn’t have to worry. Thanks for everything Jeffery!

Austin Z.
- 8 January 2021
Jeremy K.
Chevrolet Equinox 2018

We have a great time in Maine and the Equinox we rented from Jeff was one of the highlights. The car was as clean as expected and had no mechanical issues that we noticed anyway. I'm a big guy and the rest of my family is tall and it had plenty of space. May look into an Equinox for myself back home! First time in Turo, but won't be my last. Saved $1000 minimum over a rental car equivalent which is good because the lobster is expensive :) Thanks Jeff Jeremy from Iowa & fam

Jeremy K.
- 8 July 2021
Roberto S.
Jeep Cherokee 2016

Great Car, Great Host, Great Price

Roberto S.
- 16 July 2021
Tyler G.
Kia Sorento 2012

Awesome communication, clean and easy rental, made the trip a success

Tyler G.
- 28 July 2021
Kyla C.
Honda CR-V 2017

Kelcey was fantastic! Very accommodating and helpful. Car was in great condition and a perfect fit for our trip. Definitely recommend his rental!

Kyla C.
- 7 August 2021
Laree O.
Jeep Cherokee 2019

We had the best experience with our first TURO rental. Mike and Robyn were excellent hosts! The vehicle was clean, smelled wonderful, and a pleasure to drive. Communication with Mike and Robyn was perfect. We would definitely recommend that you book with them. Thank you both for a wonderful experience!

Laree O.
- 23 September 2021
Renee Jean Z.
Honda CR-V 2010

Andrei was extremely easy to work with and very communicative. I would definitely rent from him again. The SUV was perfect for our trip and even though it was older, it ran very smooth and was clean and comfortable. He even supplied an adapter for charging phones and hand sanitizer! Great experience!

Renee Jean Z.
- 24 September 2021
Lawrence D.
Nissan Rogue 2020

Everything went about as smoothly as possible. Super convenient pick up at the airport baggage claim, easy drop off at the end of the trip, and good communication throughout the weekend. Nice new car that was very clean. Would definitely recommend these folks for rentals and would rent from them again in a heartbeat!

Lawrence D.
- 24 August 2021
Kelly T.
Toyota RAV4 2017

Anthony was very helpful with our last minute booking. We even decided to extend our reservation for another day and Anthony was able to accommodate all of our requests. Five stars!

Kelly T.
- 2 November 2021
Samantha J.
Nissan Rogue 2011

Once again an easy, clean and great rental! Jeffrey is easily one of the best on here. Will easily rent again from him, very likely sooner rather than later. 5 Stars!

Samantha J.
- 26 April 2021
Luke A.
Jeep Patriot 2014

We really enjoyed Williams jeep during our Portland trip!

Luke A.
- 25 October 2021

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Best Portland driving roads

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Million Dollar View Scenic Byway

This is just one of the many stretches of Route 1 that’ll have your eyes glued to the window. Though it’s over three hours north from Portland along the Canadian border, it sweeps past the Chiputneticook chain of lakes, with scenic views of Mount Katahdin and Peekaboo Mountain.

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The 50 miles from Portland to Fryeburg includes Pequawket Trail Maine Scenic Byway, which follows the Saco River and Mountain Division Rail past working farms, swimming holes, and the Hemlock Covered Bridge in Fryeburg, and it’s the perfect New England leaf-peeping route in the fall.

Katahdin Woods & Waters Scenic Byway

The northern part of Maine is sparsely populated, people know Baxter State Park as a worthy location to spend some time. With excellent options for camping, hiking, and rafting, the drive also offers sweeping views of Mount Katahdin — then drivers can head further into the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

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