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Drakes Island Charming Cottage Across the road from Private Beach Entrance

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our pristine cottage with a stunning location features 3 bedrooms ,2 full bath rooms across the road from a private beach. Enjoy the beautiful ocean views and the salty smell and sounds of the surf from a private deck.

Walk across the road to a private entrance to Drakes Island Beach, on the spectacular and tranquil north side of the island. Enjoy the afternoon breeze in the shade of the rear private deck. House includes washer, dryer and dishwasher. The maximum of six renters with a limit of 4 additional day visitors is strictly enforced, so the house can be maintained at a very high standard.

The property is close to many shops and dining places as Route One is minutes away. Once on Drakes Island, you may not want to leave since the island is surrounded by the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge . Site seeing is available with Kennebunkport and Ogunquit, both only a few miles away.

Non smoking only -- no pets , sorry no exceptions!

Keywords: Beach House

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Elizabeth

Our family has owned cottages on beautiful Drakes for generations, and hope to have it for generation to come.

We cherish our cottage and are happy to rent to a family who will also love it as we do and care for it as it was their own. No parties, no gatherings !

Elizabeth purchased this house in 2004

Why Elizabeth chose Southern Coast

Pristine cottage with surperb location on the quite north side of the island with private beach access. We limit the guests to six to ensure the pristine condition can be maintained. Steal away with a good book, soak up the view, enjoy the sounds of the waves, walk for miles on a serene sandy beach.

What makes this house unique

Fall asleep at night to the sound of the surf, wake up to lobster boats gathering their catch from your ocean view master bedroom balcony.


Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • first floor full with shower second floor with shower and tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) One in second floor master bedroom, Double Beds (1) One in first floor bedroom, Single Beds (2) Two in adjoining bedroom on first floor
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Drakes Island Charming Cottage Across the road from Private Beach Entrance
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

I searched high and low (and many, many hours online) for rental homes and cottages that would fit our needs, desires and budget for a week vacation in beautiful Maine. This was our 1st stay at Drakes Island (we had driven through the neighborhoods and fell in love with the trees, grassy yards and family friendly feel the year prior). This home, located on the North end of the private beach section was just was I was looking for! The private beach entrance is a walk across the street, you can see and hear the ocean from the house and the location is QUIET- not crowded and noisy as some beach areas can be! This is a location surrounded by long time residents of the other rentals are nearby. If you are looking for a peaceful location in a respectable area, then this is the place for your visit.

The owners take great pride in the cottage and it is well equipped, comfortable and clean. They took time and effort to compile a binder full of local favorite restaurants, sites to see, things to do and the history of Drakes Island as well as the history of many of the residents who live or have lived on DI. It truly is a friendly place to stay and we felt very comfortable there for our week.

The owners welcomed us with a plate of fresh cookies upon arrival- how kind! Thanks you Elizabeth, Michael and Lauren for opening up this cottage for our summer "bucket-list" get away! Nothing better than falling asleep to the sound of ocean waves!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful rental!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at several rentals on Drake Island in recent years, and this beautiful cottage is by far the nicest. Everything you will read in the owners' description and in others' reviews is true. It's a perfect location--quiet, private, and literally steps to the gorgeous, private beach on the beautiful north end of the island. The cottage itself is clearly lovingly maintained and improved and couldn't have been more comfortable. It's modern, well equipped, and beautifully decorated. You can open the windows and enjoy a pleasant cross breeze, and spend mornings in the sun and afternoons in the shade on the peaceful new deck in back. Even the furniture is comfortable and inviting, which is so often not the case with a beach rental! The sky-lit master suite upstairs is a perfect refuge, including a sunny deck with ocean view. All the bedrooms are private, comfortable, and surprisingly quiet. The owners were so welcoming and hospitable, down to a plate of delicious cookies awaiting us on arrival. If you are lucky enough to rent this charming cottage, you will definitely not be disappointed! Thank you, Elizabeth, Mike, and Lauren, for sharing this piece of heaven with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the sea cottage for the first week of August. Everything, from the cottage itself to the beach was as described. Comfortable and nicely decorated cottage. Well equiped. And the beach was simply gorgeous. Long enough for a good morning run. Very calm. We tried surfing twice (but unfortunately the waves were too small).

We are looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

One again this year, we had a great week with our children at this charming cottage on Drake's Island Beach Road at the end of July.

Michael and Elisabeth, the owners, have unique way to make sure that we enjoy a confortable stay. The cottage is well furnished and very romantic.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Beach Stay

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this cottage every year for the past three years and it is always fantastic. The cottage is very neat & clean and the pictures of the interior are accurate. As a family of four, the cottage meets all of our vacation needs - you are steps from the beach and the quiet neighborhood makes the stay very relaxing. The owners have made improvements to the cottage. There is a new shower in the first-floor bathroom that is great. The owners also make every effort to ensure that everything is perfect for your stay. We hope to visit the cottage again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good choice

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house for two weeks in June-July 2015. The location is perfect and offers a great view on the ocean. The neighbourhood is very quiet and welcoming. The house is well-equipped and is very clean. It really felt good to be there. In addition to usual activities, we frequently went to Rachel Carlson to walk and observe deers and other wildlife, fly fished not very far and got stripers. Would rent again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland ,Maine
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Wells maine
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 95
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles


Rates & Availability

Wells House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 summer rates
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

For the 2017 season two or more weeks: the renter will receive the 2016 price of 3,200.00 per week .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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