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Sixteen Room Family Reunion Beach House

Bedrooms 9
Space 3,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Four Level House. 9 Bdrms. Sleeps 24. 3 Kitchens. 4 Baths. 10-11 parking spaces.

House location is a 1-minute walk to the beach, on the corner of a dead-end street. Four levels, newly renovated, spacious 100 year-old house includes: laundry room, three kitchens, three living rooms (one living room arranged as queen bedroom), large formal dining room, four bathrooms, nine bedrooms, all-season wrap-around glass/screen porch with lighted ceiling fans and view of the ocean. 10-11 Parking Spaces.

Outside Grounds include a back deck with Gas Grill (propane included) and enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water. Shed with Beach Chairs and Beach Toys. Parking on Three Sides of House.

Ground Floor Includes TWO KITCHENS!! Jenn-Air and Electrolux Refrigerators. Jenn-Air Gas Range and Whirlpool Electric Range. Jenn-Air Dishwasher. Two Microwaves. Laundry Room with he Washer and Dryer. Beach Towels. Dining Room with Two Tables. Main Livingroom. Smart TV with SONOS Soundbar. Wrap Around Glassed In/Screened Porch. Secondary Livingroom with Queen Bed and Daybed. Bathroom and Shower.

Second Floor Includes Four Bedrooms and Two Baths. Master Suite has Queen Bed, Private Bath, French Doors, Crib, Pull Out Couch, and Flat Screen TV. Bedrooms Two and Three have Queen Beds. Fourth Bedroom has Full Bed. Full Bathroom and Linen Closet in Hallway. Hardwood Floors. AC in all Four Bedrooms.

Third Floor: Private Outside Entrance. Queen Bedroom with AC. Kitchen. Spacious Living/Dining Area. Two Pullout Couches. Bath with Shower. Outside Deck with Gas Firepit. Panoramic views of Ocean, Wells Salt Marsh, Wells Harbor, Mount Agamenticus, and Kennebunkport. Hardwood Floors.

Lower Level: Three Bedrooms. Queen Bedroom with AC and Flat Screen TV.

Two Bunkrooms. One with Twin Bunks and Daybed. AC and Flat Screen TV. Second with Twin on Top and Full on Bottom. Flat Screen TV and Bunkhead Exit.

Third floor deck has panoramic views of ocean, harbor and Rachel Carson Wildlife Reserve. Hardwood floors, , HD and blu-ray. High-Speed Internet Access on all levels, W/D, dishwasher and microwave. Sleeps 22 in beds, and 26 w/pullouts and futons. I have been advertising with Cyberrentals for 10+ years.

Walking distance to trolley stop. Walking distance to beach, local shopping areas, restaurants, Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge and playground. 15 minutes to Kennebunkport, 30 minutes to Kittery Outlets, 30 minutes to Portland, 45 minutes to L.L. Bean and Freeport Outlets, 70 miles north of Boston and nestled between scenic and artistic communities of Ogunquit and Kennebunk.

Additional activities within minutes: fishing; shore, jetty and deep sea ocean cruises, golfing, bird watching, antiquing, historical sites, performing arts and numerous sporting activities. Wonderful location for summer vacations, foliage trips, winter ski vacations, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, golf outings, weddings, and birthday/anniversary parties.

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Cheryl J. Austin
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2018

About Cheryl J. Austin

Cheryl J. Austin. Owner and Manager. 38 Ledge Lane, LLC.

Prior to becoming the owner of this property, two couples owned the house. I was their babysitter from time to time. I fell in love with the charm of house and was so sad when they decided that it was time to sell. With only $2000.00 to my name, we were able to work out an owner financing agreement. I worked two steady jobs, plus renting to make ends meet. I was 27 years old at the time. I am now 53.

My family and I have created many happy memories from spending time in this house over the years. Everyone has their own special room and we love that we can all spread out, yet congregate as one during meal times.

Cheryl J. Austin purchased this house in 1997

Why Cheryl J. Austin chose Wells

This house has so much charm, character, and Wells history. It is one of the largest homes available to rent at Wells Beach. Through the years, I have maintained, renovated, and updated every season. I take great pride in putting as much money back into the property as possible. It is with great pleasure that I provide high quality beds, bedding, appliances, furniture, and all other necessities. My goal is to make you, my guest, as comfortable and welcomed as possible.

What makes this house unique

This house has so many unique benefits!! Number one being its size and able to accommodate large numbers comfortably. Three Kitchens!! I am not aware of any other house at Wells Beach that has such a benefit!! The Porch!! One of the most popular feedbacks that I get is how much people enjoy the porch. Whether it be early morning coffee, late afternoon reading, or evening drinks. The Third Floor Sun Deck offers views like no other. One of the highest points at Wells Beach!

This house is also very clean and well kept. My standards are very high and I aim to provide as best as possible.


Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Suite. 2nd Floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ground Floor.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 3rd Floor.
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower with Hot and Cold Water.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master Suite. 2nd Floor. Private Bath. AC. Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor. Stearns and Foster Mattress. AC.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor. Ocean Views. AC. Stearns and Foster Mattress.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2nd Floor. AC.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Ground Floor. AC. Near Bathroom and Common Areas.No Stairs
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Lower Level. AC and Flat Screen TV.
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Lower Level. AC. Flat Screen TV.
    Bedroom 8 - 1 bunk bed , Lower Level. Twin on top, Full on bottom. Sleeps 3. TV.
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , 3rd Floor. Ocean Views. AC.
  • Queen size Beds (5), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (5), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Wood Deck
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Sixteen Room Family Reunion Beach House
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house for a large group of people. Truly a 1-minute walk to the beach. Space for everyone. House in great shape. Owner is a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: First, I want to thank all of the families and groups who have stayed in the past. It is because of each and every one of you that I continue to strive to provide such a great house for all to enjoy. Many arrive from all over the world and have done so, site on scene. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to see the joy, awe, and happiness on peoples faces when they see the house for the first time. Especially for the group leader who has worked so hard to pull it all together! I keep a journal at the house for all to write in about their week. It is so inspiring to read! It is amazing how many memories have been created and lives touched over the 15 years that I have owned the house. I truly look forward to the next 15 years, welcoming back many and welcoming in even more! Thank you again! Cheryl
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Clinton, Massachusetts

Meme,Papa, Children and Grandchildren at Wells

  • 5 of 5

First and foremost Cheryl the owner is a true pleasure to work with!! Extremely great host - Thanks Cheryl - you truly made our week a very enjoyable one!!

We had a total of 20 in our party and we never ran out of space. I joked that you needed bread crumbs to find your way around. The house was definitely large enough for all to enjoy their space, without any sense of crowding. The house is well equipped -and plenty of nice quality towels, unlike the ones you struggle through with at a hotel! The fact that it was so close to the beach made it easy to come and go as one pleased.

The rooftop on the apartment was Meme and Papa's haven after a long fun day at the beach with our grandchildren.

I would definitely recommend the house and more importantly Cheryl to all!

Thanks again,


  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gardner, MA

Nice place!!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here the last week in June 2011. It was fabulous!

Clean, updated, comfortable. Highly recommended. Owner lives 3 houses down - very available.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for large groups - any time of year!

  • 5 of 5

7 adult couples (14 total) had plenty of space to enjoy this great house - and no one got stuck with a bunk bed!. One of the key features that is not given enough attention is the roof deck - a great spot for evening fun. A well stocked kitchen, great porch, and plenty of ammenities make this one of the better rental houses I have stayed in. The ladies had great shopping close by, the boys had golf...then an afternoon on the beach was a near perfect day, with GREAT weather in late September. Cheryl is as easy an owner to work with as you can get, and can offer up some great local recommendations. (Hint: do Mike's Clam Shack for a Clam Bake/Lobster bake. Inexpensive, and they cook everything for you...all you have to do is clean up!)

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion of 17 Relatives: Ages 15 - 50plus

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this property very much. The house itself was clean and well furnished. Many of the adults gravitated to the enclosed porch for a quiet spot to chat, read, or just watch the ocean. Others chose to settle on the living room sofas to watch the high-def TV for the Summer Olympics. For our evening meals the dining room had tables and seating for all of us, which was convenient whether we were cooking or bringing in pizza or Chinese food. Plenty of kitchen space and a convenient washer and dryer. Great to have WiFi because we had at least 5 laptops.

Convenience is a key feature of this home's location. The grocery store and local restaurants are just minutes away. We recommend The Steakhouse and Mike's Clam Shack (both on Route 1). We recommend Forbes Restaurant for a light dinner; it's on the beach just 1 minute away.

For things to do, there is the ocean and beach, of course. We also went to Wells Nature Preserve, deep-sea fishing, mini-golfing, LLBean in Freeport, movies, old-time photography, and airplane rides. Many antique shops in the area.

We definitely recommend this to other large family groups.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Great house in a nice beach community

  • 5 of 5

The house was much better than I had hoped for. It is one block away from the beach, and one block from the main street that goes into the heart of Wells Beach. A large house, very clean and well taken care of. All the rooms are decently sized, and the third floor in-law suite is particularly nice. There is a nice deck on the third floor as well with commanding view of the tide pool and the ocean. The basement has 2 rooms, one with several bunk beds, perfect for kids. The basement does not have a bathroom which is a drawback. In fact, if there was one thing I could correct, it would be an additional bathroom in the basement and another one on the second floor.

The town of Wells Beach is convenient to Kennebunkport and Ogunquit. Both are nice sized towns with shopping and restaurants and good areas for walking.

We spent the first week of July here and the weather was absolutely fantastic. Cool evenings and sunny days with constant breeze. The beach is nice and wide during low tide and firm enough to run on.

If we needed a large house for an extended family, I would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2008
  • Stayed: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland Airport, Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Billy's Chowder House
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Old Marsh Country Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Wells Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Maine Turnpike (Interstate 95)
Nearest Restaurant
Forbes Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Ski
54 Miles
Shawnee Peak
Nearest Beach
Wells Beach
Car: recommended

New for Summer 2018!! Renovated Secondary Kitchen.

Walking distance to trolley stop. Walking distance to beach, local shopping areas, restaurants, arcade and playground. 15 minutes to quaint and scenic Qgunquit and Ogunquit Beach, 15 minutes to Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, 30 minutes to Kittery Outlets, 30 minutes to Portland, 45 minutes to L.L. Bean and Freeport Outlets, 70 miles north of Boston and nestled between scenic and artistic communities of Ogunquit and Kennebunk. Additional activities within minutes: fishing; shore, jetty and deep sea: ocean cruises: golfing: bird watching: antiquing: historical sites: performing arts and numerous sporting activities. Wonderful location and house for Family Reunions, Summer Vacations, Birthdays. Weddings, Golf Outings, Girls Weekends, and other Celebrations.

I also own two other properties on the same street. VRBO 559704 and VRBO 356555. This creates a fabulous opportunity for hosting families, groups, and functions more than 24, all on the same street!!


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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