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Terrific Family House Can Be Your Family's House in Wells Maine

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Last updated: 08/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This 4 bedroom home has served to help me raise 4 children in beautiful Wells Maine. Since they're all grown and gone, I'm now making this home available to a family that wants a week at the beach in a home away from home. We'd love to attract folks that are looking for a place they can return to year after year.


Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    This house has raised at least 6 kids in the last 2 decades, it can likely handle yours too!...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    There's no ramp, but if you can get a wheelchair bound person up the 2 steps and in the porch door, the ground floor is wide enough for a wheelchair. Problematic is the only bathroom is on the second floor....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely NO smoking allowed. There's an acre of land outside. Please be respectful of our wishes....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We cannot allow pets in the home at all and we thank you for respecting our house rules....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Downstairs Bedroom: 1 double


  • Upstairs Bedroom #2: 1 double


  • Upstairs Bedroom #3: 1 double


  • Upstairs Bedroom #4: 1 double


  • The downstairs bedroom is the smallest, but no stairs to get to it. Upstairs two bedrooms are the same size and Bedroom #4 is the largest. Each bedroom has brand new double bed, new comforters, at least one dresser and a television with cable. As is customary in this area LINENS ARE NOT INCLUDED in the rental fee. You can bring your own or we will provide linens for an additional fee of $200....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • This bathroom was updated recently and this year we installed a new fan/ceiling light/nightlight. It has a double shower head....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We work very hard to provide as much information as is possible to any visitors to the area. If you need to know something OTHER than which way is the beach, please ask and I'm sure we can help....moreless


  • Books:

    cookbooks and books/guides about the area...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    It's Wells Beach Maine, what's left to say? Voted the best beach in Maine several times. Several Miles of white sand....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    1/2 mile from the end of the driveway is Mile Road - one mile to Wells Beach, park and you're on the beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Table shrinks to four people grows to 10. Tablecloths stowed in the hutch....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Next to the washer in the basement...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Probably won't be needed for summer rental, but yes, there's a furnace....moreless

  • Internet:

    wireless, router is in the basement...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    Large, plenty of seating, extra dining table, television, cable, DVD player, end and coffee tables, lamps and overhead lighting....moreless

  • Parking:

    More than you could possibly need even if you host a family reunion...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In the basement...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Brand new....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    ALL new Corelware, silverware, and teflon coated Cookware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New 4 years ago....moreless

  • Freezer:

    The other half of the refrigerator...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen table seats 4. Tons of counter space, cabinet space, every appliance you could need. Completely new sets of dishware, silverware, cookware. Everything down to the measuring cups!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    New two years ago...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    All the small appliances- hand Mixer, new Blender, new Toaster, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Double door, maximum capacity, Ice maker, water dispenser....moreless

  • Stove:

    New two years ago...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    We don't provide any boats, but being so close to the ocean you can rent almost any boating apparatus you'd like....moreless

  • Golf:

    There's a full golf course/club about 1 mile away and another 9 hole about 4 miles away still in Wells....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    For rent on Ocean Avenue, very nearby....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    2 acres worth of lawn and gardens. Plenty!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Fairly new gas grill...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Front porch where you can bask in the morning sun and enjoy morning beverages....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 2015-2016
Sep 5 - Jun 4, 2016
30 night min stay


Discounts: 30 nights or more: $30 Nightly

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $229 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Tax Rate 8%


High Season runs the last week in June to Labor Day weekend.

Off Season includes all dates that are NOT in High Season! Easy right?

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Last updated: 08/17/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland Jetport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Peaks Island Ferry, Commercial Street, Portland
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 95
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
East, Seacoast Pizza, Para Pizza, Varanos, Billy's
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Wells Beach

Car: Recommended

Wells Beach is one of the most attractive beaches on the east coast. Miles of white sand. Wells is a homey community welcoming many of the same visitors and seasonal residents not just for years but for generations. There are a few hotels, but mostly its private residences or condos you'll find for rent in Wells.

What you won't find much of in Wells are chain stores/restaurants. The nearest Walmart is 20 mins away. The Town of Wells has worked hard to preserve the wholesomeness that has enticed families here for as long as anyone can remember and longer. Several of the breakfast restaurants have multi-generation owners.

This is that place you come to once and find the place you wonder why you weren't always here.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: This is the fantastic family that enjoyed the fun and warmth of this terrific home for the last 25 years. This home was lovingly rebuilt from the foundation up during the WWII by the family of the owner we bought it from while he was serving in the war and his bride and infant son awaited his return. They took amazing care of this home and their loving touches are everywhere. For instance the entire kitchen and dining room is knotty pine. We moved into this home with 3 small children, brought another into the fold, and welcomed several 'strays' over the years. Other children that were relatives of friends of our children that needed a home. It was a little cramped sometimes, but no one ever complained and many a memorable 'movie night' was enjoyed even from the view from the floor propped up against the couches which were crowded. Before renting this home we repaired any unfit thing and upgraded a few things that probably should have been done before. 4 brand new beds is just one example of the choices we made to ensure that your stay would be the first of many. There's parking enough for your extended to family be here for any sort of party you like. We've hosted 2 weddings and too many parties to count and never had to park a car on a neighbor's property. There's over 2 acres here including driveway, parking lot, buildings, gardens and trees, and lawn, lawn, lawn.

Why the Owner Chose Wells:
When I met the man of my dreams he was moving to Wells Maine where his mother had owned a home right on the beach for several years. When he knew it was time for a change it seemed like a great place to make a new beginning. Since his entire family had spent many a summer in Wells, but never lived here year round he had no idea what a wonderful place Wells Maine is to live and raise children It's easy to get to know people around here because everyone is to friendly and welcoming. The entire school system holds only about 1,500 children! This community is so safe - we've never locked the cars in our yard, and when we decided to rent we had to get new door handles because we didn't have a key - we've never locked the door to our house for as long as we've lived here! That's safe and trustworthy right?

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home is 'that' house where you feel comfortable walking in. Since we always had an open door policy, ours was the house where some beverage or other was always readily available for 1 or 50 people. You can comfortably have up to 30 people in the ground floor rooms of Kitchen, Dining Room, and Living Room. This is definitely the house that's appropriate for adult siblings to rent together now that you all have kids of your own. Lots of outdoor space to play, there's even a tree swing or two.

Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Front of the house

    Front of the house

  • View of the back of the house coming up the driveway

    View of the back of the house coming up the driveway

  • View from the corner of the kitchen

    View from the corner of the kitchen

  • View of the Kitchen from the Dining Room

    View of the Kitchen from the Dining Room

  • View of the dining room from the threshold of the living room

    View of the dining room from the threshold of the living room

  • From the corner of the living room you can see the dining room

    From the corner of the living room you can see the dining room

  • Bathroom from the doorway

    Bathroom from the doorway

  • View as you come in to the kitchen from the front porch

    View as you come in to the kitchen from the front porch

  • View of the dining room from the kitchen

    View of the dining room from the kitchen

  • View of the dining from from the corner

    View of the dining from from the corner

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • One of the upstairs bedrooms

    One of the upstairs bedrooms

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