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Private Beach House with Guest Cottage

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Location: 42 Island Beach Road, Drakes Island, Southern Coast, Maine, USA (Drakes Island, Maine - less than five miles from the Maine Turnpike and the Wells Train Station and one mile to US Route 1 via paved causeway, just south of Kennebunkport and north of Ogunquit).

Accommodations: Beach House and Guest Cottage, 7 Bedrooms (sleeps 10), 2 Baths w/ outside latticed-enclosed shower.

Situated less than 100 yards from the sand of the most beautiful two-mile stretch of beach in Southern Maine, this pre-WWII vintage beach house and remodeled guest cottage features modern amenities while maintaining the warm charm of a family Maine beach house. In addition, it's a short walk to the salt marsh and tide-water estuary for kayaking, canoeing, wading and swimming. Tennis, basketball and a playground are a short walk, too.

The Beach House is beautifully decorated, equipped with all amenities including wireless Internet, several bookshelves of good reading material TV with DVD player and stereo sound system. Off-street parking for four cars. The Beach House has four bedrooms, bath, kitchen and a large cathedral-ceiling living room and a dining room with an extended-family dining table.

The Beach House living room is furnished with colonial rockers, coffee tables and reading lamps. The upstairs has four bedrooms: two with two twin beds, one with a king bed and one with a queen bed. The upstairs bathroom has been completely renovated with new full tub-shower and pedestal vanity. An outdoor shower is located close to the kitchen back door. The south-facing shaded screen porch offers mid-day respite from the noon sun. The kitchen is fully-equipped with modern conveniences, including a gas range and oven plus a microwave oven, pots and pans, china, glasses and flatware. The handmade dining table comfortably seats ten.

The separate Guest Cottage offers three bedrooms; one with two twin beds, one with loft-style bunk-beds and one with a double bed. The Guest Cottage walk-thru bathroom area includes a washer – dryer and an additional refrigerator/freezer. The adjacent southwest facing deck is equipped with a gas grill, patio table and chairs and sheltered from the sea breezes and completely private. Just bring your own sheets, towels and beach gear, like Bocce.

Here's what some of our guests have said, 'You have a fabulous house with lot of history.' 'Your 'little piece of heaven' far exceeded our hopes and expectations . . . Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us.'

Please ask about additional local recreation and family options for tennis, and day camp at the local DIIA Community House. See 'Links to more information', below.

Maine vacation rentals are subject to Maine sales tax which will be added to the weekly rental.

No smoking on the premises. Violation of the smoking policy will result in a forfeiture of the security deposit. Children are permitted, but not pets. Security Deposit required.

Keywords: Beach House & Guest Cottage

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Private Beach House with Guest Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Amazing Drakes Island Rental Property!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Malcolm home for the first time this summer. We have traveled to Drakes Island for many many years and have stayed at a variety of rental properties. This rental quickly became our favorite! Our week started with a personal greeting and tour from members of the Malcolm family and included easy access to one of Maine's most beautiful beaches as well as plenty of space for our family to spend time together in the yard or in the large dining and living rooms. The well equipped kitchen made it easy for us to make meals together and the large dining room easily acommodated all 8 of us for evening meals. We have already booked our week for 2016 and are already counting down the days. The Malcolm family takes great pride in this home and they made us feel very welcomed.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming beach home

  • 5 of 5

We just left this amazing home on Drakes Island. This is a true family home with plenty of space and a homey atmosphere. We felt welcomed right from the beginning with the owners greeting and showing us around the exquisite property. This is beyond a simple beach cottage and more like staying at a family estate with easy access to one of the most beautiful beaches in Maine. The guest cottage was perfect for small children to stay. There are family momentos around the house that make you feel as though you've known the family for years. We enjoyed the tranquil evenings sitting on the screened porch watching the sunset over the marsh with a cool salt air breeze. There are enough modern conveniences (i.e. gas grill, new refrigerator, cable TV and wifi) combined with old-school charm (i.e. antique furniture, large wooden dining table for 10, and decor). Our family has rented many properties on Drakes Island through the years, and this is one of the most well-kept and comfortable homes in which we have stayed.

Thank you to the Malcolm family for giving us the opportunity to share their home with us and create new family memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Bring your Bocce set. Low tide gives you over 100 yards for a super court. A short walk to tennis, basketball and playground.


Rates & Availability

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 9.0%

Minimum stay 1 week. multi-week rates available.

Our rental cancellation policy is to refund the non-refundable deposit if and when we rent the reservation period to another guest.

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Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower , Screened outdoor shower
  • Two full bathrooms; one in the Beach House, one in the Guest Cottage. Screened outdoor shower.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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