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Drakes Island Vintage Victorian, 1 minute walk to the beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Bath+Outside shower, Sleeps 9-12

This Victorian cottage is designer decorated for easy beach-side living. Only steps from the beach, the house is set back from the road behind a white picket fence among pine trees and mature landscaping. The first floor has a screened porch, living/dining room and kitchen, full bath and master bedroom (double bed). The ajoining rear cabana has a half bath, clothes dryer and private changing area with outdoor shower. The second floor has three bedrooms with a rustic open beamed roof (no ceilings).

For those that do not know Drakes Island, it is a great family location with only residential properties and a long sandy beach. An easy 1 minute walk to the beach means less hassle and lots of choices that do not require a car. The Drakes Island clubhouse and playground offers many organized activities for kids of all ages. Bring your bikes to ride along the quiet residential streets and your tennis rackets for the two clay courts. Go to for more information on activities and amenities available for all at the club house. A permanent land bridge from Drakes Island makes for easy access to shopping, restaurants, and movies.

Keywords: Victorian Cottage (1900), seaside cottage

More Details

Loretta Hoglund
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Loretta Hoglund

My father's family started coming to Drakes Island in 1913 & fell in love with it. So far, 5 generations of our family have come every summer since then. No matter how far away parts of our family have moved, we all come 'home' every summer to center ourselves.

Loretta Hoglund purchased this cottage in 2007


Wells Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , on first floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower plus half bath in the adjacent cabana.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Master on first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor double plus pull out trundel
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , full size pull out couch plus single roll away bed
  • Double Beds (2) 1 Double on 1st floor & 1 Double on 2nd floor., Twin or Single Beds (5) 2 of the bedrooms on 2nd floor have 2 single beds in each, the 3rd bedroom on the 2nd floor has 1 single as a pull out trundle under the double bed., Child Beds (1) A folding roll-away bed is available for the double/single trundle bedroom. There is enough space to have all 3 beds set up at the same time. Couch in living room is a double sleeper sofa.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beach chairs, 2 TV locations, well equipped kitchen for entertaining, picnic table & grill in backyard, beach toys


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Drakes Island Vintage Victorian, 1 minute walk to the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Summer 2013 and 2014

  • 5 of 5

We have spent two years at this house for a week in August. It was wonderful. My husband and I and our children and grandchildren. It's a great beach for the kids ! We enjoyed the yard, it gave the kids a place to play when we were not at the beach! Hopefully we will be blessed to be able to continue this tradition each year!! Thanks Lorette

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Madison, WI

We were one of the first ...

  • 5 of 5

We were one of the first renter ('08) to stay in this

delightful home. It was very well appointed. We

had a full house while we were there as we were

celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and quite

a few relatives came to help us celebrate. The

house held everyone quite nicely. It was a very

short walk to the beach. We had a great time and

hope that we can make it back there soon. You

won't be disappointed in renting this cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2009
  • Stayed: September 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Route 1, many available
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Merriland Farms
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Wells, ME
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Rt 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Route 1, dozens available within a 10 minute drive
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Drakes Island
Car: not necessary

1 mile long sandy beach for long walks, marsh for low-tide exploration, 2 lifeguard locations, jetty for viewing or fishing, tennis courts are 2 minute walk from cottage and available for tenants to use for very low cost. Easy access to New Hampshire 1.5 hours away and Boston 1.5 hours away for city activities or hiking, rafting, canoeing and more, Portland is 45 minutes away and Kennebuckport is 15 minutes away.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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