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Steps To Moody Beach, Accepting 2018 Summer Rentals celebrating our 17th season!

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

8 Beds & Sleeps 10, 2 Baths + Outdoor Shower, Just a few steps to the beach!

Updated 2/9/18 - Dates are filling fast! We only have 4 weeks available during the "prime" season. This is the fastest our summer calendar has booked in all of our seasons renting!

New for the 2018 season we've done a ton of work updating our home over this offseason and are so excited for both our existing renters and new renters to experience our home. This year we've added a "bump out" extension to our first floor providing about 100 extra square feet of living space. We updated our kitchen with a new electric range, refrigerator, countertops, and hardwood floors. Even our bathrooms have been updated with new fixtures, tub and shower!

This lovely beach house sits directly across the street from the beach with beautiful views of the Ocean and sunsets over the marsh. Moody Beach is a private beach, with only 4 public access paths covering 1.5 miles of beach - our home is located a little under 100 feet from one of those paths making it one of the most conveniently located rental homes on Moody. It was designed for a large family to enjoy each other or find solitude to read a book or maybe take a nap. A deck at the rear overlooks a well manicured lawn, surrounded by bushes and plantings providing a very private place to relax on one of our chairs or enjoy lunch; perhaps dinner on our table. Two floors boast views of the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, Tidal Plain, Moody Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Five bedrooms, each with accommodations for two. First floor: master bedroom; full bath, washer/dryer; family and dining areas ; breakfast bar, cable TV & and combination VCR/CD player; wireless, custom-designed kitchen includes all the comforts of home including a stove/ oven, refrigerator, microwave, garbage disposal and dishwasher. Complete table settings, glassware, pots and pans are all provided. The entire area overlooks the deck and secluded yard with lawn, sea grass and bushes; beyond to the wildlife refuge and marsh. Outside shower with Hot & Cold water (no privacy). Second floor features beautiful views and includes: a bath with shower and 4 bedrooms. 1 double, 2 twins and 1 set of bunk beds


(May 30 –August 25)








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Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Exterior - outdoor shower , Hot & Cold for rinse
  • There is also an outdoor shower with hot and cold water to rinse salt and sand. NO privacy.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 queen
    Ocean View 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Ocean View 2 - 1 double
    Marsh - 2 twin/ single
    Ocean / Marsh - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We ask that while you are there consider our home your's; ENJOY IT. In that vein while we do have a cleaning service we do ask that you treat our home as respectfully as if it were your own.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
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Steps To Moody Beach, Accepting 2018 Summer Rentals celebrating our 17th season!
average rating of 4.2 based on 11 reviews

Beach Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Columbus Day Weekend was our second visit to this comfortable well maintained beach house. The home offers enough space so a family of 8 could easily chat in the cozy living room or play games at the large table overlooking the deck. For people who enjoy walking the beach, exploring the shops in Ogunquit or sampling area seafood restaurants this is the place to be. And if there are any questions about the rental, the owners respond within hours of your email. Would recommend this as a great getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Canada

Fantastic! Loved the house and the location.

  • 5 of 5

the house is well equipped and comfortable. Our family of 10 really enjoyed our stay. Great location, across from the beach. Owner provided everything we needed and was very friendly. Would certainly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 just came back from a week at this house. It was amazing! The house was comfortable and perfect for our four teenagers. The location, right across the street from Moody Beach, could not have been better. We definitely hope to come and stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gardiner, Maine

Women's Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our group of eight Mothers and Daughters spent a weekend in this beautiful home. It was clean, spacious, comfortable and an easy walk to the ocean. There was plenty of room for preparing meals and a large backyard with tables for those wishing to eat outside. The location is handy to Ogunquit Beach where you can explore shops, enjoy a ride on the trolley, feast on Maine seafood or sing karaoke at Maxwell's Pub. It is also a perfect jumping off place for those cycling enthusiasts looking to ride along the Maine coast. Any emails to the landlord were answered quickly and we all agreed it wasa 5 star rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This house was perfect for our family, lots of rooms, and very convinient.

Only few steps away to the great beach a nice garden where we had our lunches.

The nearby lobster pound is a real gem, everything we need is very close to, awesome!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

Great location to the beach especially if you have little ones. This was our tenth year renting this house and couldn't be more pleased. All rooms were clean. All appliances were functional. Owners were always friendly and available if needed. Ten minute ride to restaurants and supermarket. Have recommended this location to family and friends in the past

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vinny Dolan
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, American Sign Language
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018

About Vinny Dolan

We fell in love with Moody Beach after spending years renting with our own children, my brother and my mother. During a fall trip to attend a first communion in Maine, our youngest son insisted on driving past Moody to see the beach and see if his "summer friends" were around. As fate would have it, the home that was directly across the street from where we used to rent was for sale! We had recently lost my mother who just loved Moody Beach, using the money we got from selling her house we were able to scrape enough together for the down payment and the rest is history. The name, Ellie Mac, comes from my Mother - she's not only my guardian angel but we consider her the guardian angel of our home.

Vinny Dolan purchased this house in 2000

Guestbook comments from the owner

Vinny and Sue,

Just a brief note to thank you so much once again for all the things you have done to make our visit to your home so enjoyable.

You have a very nice place, very convenient and well located, and in addition, you've been fantastic hosts !

We had a wonderful week and would definitely enjoy repeating this.

All the best to you for this busy season just about to start.

Take care!

Andre Bolduc

PS: Don't hesitate to post this note as feedback received from happy customers :)
May 2010
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Wells Maine Train Station
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Car: necessary

Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge & Tidal Plain: Enjoy the view and watch the wildlife including: deer, ducks hawks, and geese. Moody Beach and the Atlantic Ocean: swim, surf, fish, explore the jetty at low tide or walk over three miles of sandy beach. Ride the Trolly to Ogunquit to discover what has made this community one of the most popular destinations in New England.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

9 % Maine Casual Rentals of Living Quarters IS NOT included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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