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Two Story Moody Beach Oceanfront Home

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Sunny day, low tide July from ocean front lawn


Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6 in beds

Original 1909 oceanfront summer cottage with access to Moody Beach via stairs over rocks. Stair to beach not guaranteed for increasingly higher tides each year. There is a public way 4 cottages away. Some years more rock then sand. There is an open front porch and an enclosed back porch. First floor has a fireplace living room, adjoining dining room and kitchen. Dining room seats 8. Downstairs has a small half bath and the second floor has a full bath/shower combo. Property is about 1.5 miles from Route 1 shopping. A pet with special permission only. $200 security deposit for first time renters.
Check in 3PM Saturday check out 11 AM Saturday
This is only a summer cottage, it is not winterized. Seasonal rentals reservations begin February each year. Returning renters get first option for reservations. Remaining open weeks are then posted on website. All inquires are taken in order of date inquired on website. We appreciate all new inquires and apologize that we cannot accommodate everyone. Some years have more openings than others.

9% Maine rental tax added to rental rates. End of rental cleaning service mandatory for $135. No daily service. No linen service. Most guests bring own linen or use ours. (must be cleaned by guest) A private linen service is available for guests who prefer this service. Guests can contact them privately. Must leave cottage in excellent condition


Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    27 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Steep stairs to second floor level with railing. Require caution with young children and anyone that has difficulty climbing stairs....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please ask owner. We ask that we know you have a pet and that the pet does not disturb neighbors and is cleaned up after everywhere on property...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    no bedroom or full bathroom on first floor. 2 steps to front door. and grass slope from driveway to front door...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • marsh view: 2 twin/ single


  • marsh view: 2 twin/ single


  • oceanfront: 1 queen


  • FULL sleeper couch in the living room and FULL sleeper couch on the back enclosed porch. Cottage sleeps 6 in beds. No extra floor space in bedrooms. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom: toilet


  • Bathroom: outdoor shower


  • ONE FULL BATHROOM on second floor One powder room on the first floor Outdoor hot/ cold shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 1 Queen bed, 4 Twins beds, Outside 'after swim' shower, toaster, electric baseboard heat. Limited towel supply. Parking for 5 cars. Cleaning service mandatory. Must leave cottage clean and all linen and towels washed. Do have bed linens and towels for bathroom. Should bring your own beach towels. Advised to bring own linen and towels if you wish to just bring it home to wash after vacation. Bring own beach sand chairs as well. Have some sand toys. Not air conditioned have several fans if needed. Usually sea breeze keep things comfortable....moreless


  • Games:

    Some puzzles and games . Can never promise all of the pieces are there....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Time Warner. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Some beach toys under the house that guests can use for children...moreless


  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beautiful beach view from front porch and Living room and upper front bedroom...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Beach access via stairs. At Hi tide it is difficult to access beach. May have to use Public way 4 houses to the South. Cannot guarantee beach stairs will remain year to year because of high tides....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Rocky Ocean front. Sand returns every summer but in different amounts. More sand in August and Fall then June andJuly...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Not needed in summer. If used make sure fire is out before going to bed. Never leave fire on when not at home. ...moreless

  • Heating:

    Baseboard electric. Please make sure thermostat is CLICKED OFF when leaving ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi Fi available Instructions by home phone on counter between living room and dining room. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linen and pillows for each bed, plus one extra set. Renter must launder at end of rental. Most prefer to bring their own and do their laundry at home after. There is a service . ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    TV seats 8 comfortably Fireplace ...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    parking availabe behind house on the grass. Can fit four to five cars. No parking in driveway, between neighbor's house, or on street behind garage. Garage is sometime used by family...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    no parking on streeet ( town rules) Also no parking in space behind garage off the street for owners use this spot ...moreless

  • Telephone:


  • Towels Provided:

    towels for 8 No Beach Towels Renter must launder towels at end of rental...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Small apartment size , stacked washer and dryer in kitchen. Commercial laundry 1 mile away on Route 1 to handle heavy loads. Also Superwash open 24 hours 1517 Post Road, Wells...moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    regular Mr. Cofffe like coffee maker. must supply own coffee filters , cream and sugar...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    for 8 to 10 ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    portable needs to be rolled over to sink and hose attached to sink and then plugged in...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    no disposal, no icemaker ...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Small counter top...moreless

  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    must supply own paper goods , condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Standard refrigerator/freezer combination. Top door freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    electric range combo range and oven...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Standard toaster no toaster oven...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Oceanside front deck with 3 or 4 rocking chairs. Back screened /glassed porch with couch and several chairs. No beach chairs provided. Grass area on ocean front with 6-8 chairs...moreless

  • Golf:

    Several near by. Lots of miniature golf...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rental places close by....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    propane grill. Must replace propane tank when empty. Propane available for purchase at store 1 mile away near Dunkin Donuts...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water


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from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Jun 9, 2017
4 night min stay
Pre Summer
Jun 10 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

Jun 24 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

Aug 26 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay

Post Season
Sep 16 - Oct 5, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $135
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 9%


Beach Access Stairs are installed mid June each year and removed mid September. Owner reserves the right to have the stairs pulled up if there is a big storm and/or huge tides predicted. Stairs may be washed away due to unexpected very high tides. Cannot guarantee they will be replaced under such conditions.

Cancellation policy: A cancellation 30 days before reservation will receive a 100% return of deposited funds.( If received by 12PM CST)

Up to 14 days before reservation date, a 50% return of deposited funds will be returned. (Cancelled by 12PM CST)

Rate are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Payment by check to owner is preferred.

Deposit of $500 is due within 15 days of reservation. March 15, 2017 a 50% deposit is required and the remaining rental fee is due 30 days before rental date.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
route 1

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1965

About the owner: Family bought beach cottage in 1965. Property now managed by siblings one living in California and one living in New Hampshire. Cottage is a family treasure. Many fond memories of the beautiful Maine coast

Why the Owner Chose Wells, ME, USA:
One of the original cottages built on Moody Beach in the early 1900's. It was built by the same family as it's twin house next door. There are less and less of the original beach cottages remaining now. This is a seasonal cottage open only from June to October

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Private beach. Wonderful beach view. Can sit on the oceanfront lawn or front porch and watch the ocean all day. Beach access with stairs and if there is seaweed or too many rocks, the public way access is only 4 cottages to the south. The tide goes out pretty far allowing for beach activities like Bocci Ball and building sand castles. High tide now comes right to the bottom of the beach access stairs. Cottage is very rustic and casual. The outside after beach hot/cold shower helps you rinse off the salt water and beach sand. Surfing is good right in front of the cottage if the surf is "up" If the ocean is flat then kayaking maybe in order. Both can be rented at local surf and bike shop on Route !

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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  • Sunny day, low tide July from ocean front lawn

    Sunny day, low tide July from ocean front lawn

  • View from front porch

    View from front porch

  • Beach at Sunset. View from ocean front lawn

    Beach at Sunset. View from ocean front lawn

  • Stormy day in June

    Stormy day in June

  • View down beach low tide

    View down beach low tide

  • View from street side back porch

    View from street side back porch

  • Kitchen


  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • View from south in Spring

    View from south in Spring

  • View up beach

    View up beach

  • May 2011. Winter brings the rocks.

    May 2011. Winter brings the rocks.

  • Some years more rocks or seaweed on beach

    Some years more rocks or seaweed on beach

  • Springtime rocks start to disappear. Each year rock level different

    Springtime rocks start to disappear. Each year rock level different

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Full bathroom on second floor

    Full bathroom on second floor

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Back porch enclosed on street side

    Back porch enclosed on street side

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