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Beautiful, Lovely Home Just a Short Stroll to the Beach! Booking now for 2017

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

In our 8th year in the Drakes Island rental community!… Nestled along the southern coast of Maine lies a unique location of homes set apart from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

25 Shady Lane is just a 5 minute walk to the beach and close to many activities such as tennis, hiking, biking, shopping, antique shops, movie theaters and Trolley Service.

This home features hardwood floors throughout, a bright open, fully equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms and one bath upstairs and another large bedroom with an attached bath downstairs. The upstairs bedrooms consist of a Master with a Queen bed. The second room has a bunk with a Full on the bottom and Twin on the top. There is also a small loft to play or sleep in. The downstairs beds are both bunks with a Full bed on bottom and Twin on top.

Off the back of the house is a deck with a gas grill as well as an outdoor enclosed shower with hot water.

Living room area includes 42” Flat screen T.V., cable service, DVD player, and many large windows to welcome the ocean air.

Ten minutes from I95, thirty minutes from Portland Jetport, and one hour from the Boston area.

Our lovely home is available May thru October. While you will see some properties listed as "owner operated", we are locals and can respond quickly and in may cases personally should there be any issues.

Keywords: house, home, cottage

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 2, 2017

Why The Owner chose Wells

Our family has been vacationing on Drakes Island for 4 generations. This house has been renovated throughout the years to accommodate our growing family with the most recent transformation in 2009. Come enjoy Drakes Island in this lovely home and see why it's been a special part of our lives throughout the years.

While you will see some properties listed as "owner operated", we are locals and can respond quickly and in may cases personally should there be any issues.

What makes this house unique

Our house is a 5 minute walk from the Drakes Island Community Center. The center has a beautiful playground as well as tennis courts and basketball courts to enjoy. We are also just a five minute walk to the beach .


Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) In master on second floor, Bunk Beds (3) Bunk in 2nd floor bedroom. Two bunks in downstairs bedroom. All bunks have Full on bottom, twin on top
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please note- there is no wi/fi on the property. Coffee shops off Rte 1 in Wells have wi/fi service if necessary.


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Beautiful, Lovely Home Just a Short Stroll to the Beach! Booking now for 2017
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our week at Shady Lane was very enjoyable. The process from making reservations to arriving was easy and the owner was quick to respond to questions and offer assistance. The house was bright and cheery, clean and well stocked with all that we needed and has comfortable accommodations and furnishings. The play loft was enjoyed by our grandchildren and a nice getaway space for them. The beach is amazing and is only a moderate walk away. The neighborhood was quiet and well kept. The photos give a true characterization of the home and we look forward to spending more time at this lovely residence. We highly recommend this property for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location , Clean Home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great. Communications with the owners in the reservation process was quick and very helpful. The owners gladly accepted our dog to stay the week with us.

We arrived to a very clean house and headed down to the beach which was just a few minutes walk.

Lots to do and see in Wells and surrounding area. Shopping at the Kittery Outlets was fun.

We will be back

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always glad to answer any questions about the house or the surrounding towns. So glad you had a good time.
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New Hampshire

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a heat wave....inspite of the heat the house was ready with ceiling fans to keep cool. Plenty of beds for all. Large kitchen, dining and living room so we were not tripping over each other. The beach is beautiful and so close. Had rain during the stay but Drakes Island is so close to Kennybunkport and Ogunquit there was plenty to do. Check out the Ogunquit playhouse and book tickets to a show. Owners were easy to work with and answered any questions in a timely manner. Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenfield Park, QC, Canada

October 2012 review

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent 2 weeks at this property on Drakes Island this October. We had such a fabulous vacation. The home is very comfortable and we did not want to leave. The rooms are bright and if you're lucky, you will feel the ocean breeze come through the windows!!! The owner was easy to deal with and responded to our requests in a timely manner. We had some family come to visit and it was great that they had their own private room and bath area. The house is centrally located and is 5 minutes away from the Maine Diner - great breakfasts!!! We are planning on returning next fall.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sterling, MA USA

Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for a week in August for our summer vacation. This house was very accommodating for our family and true to its description and photos. A 5 minute walk to the beach was so nice! The neighborhood was very friendly and dog friendly too. Every night we would head to the beach with our children and our dog and meet many other people and pets along the way. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the necessary items you need and then some. There was plenty of space in the house for all of us to unwind and relax. The outside shower was a huge help in getting all the sand off! Drakes Island beach is very nice and at low tide the kids would explore the exposed rocks searching for hermit crabs and other sea creatures. At high tide boogie boarding was the main activity. The beach also has plenty of space for everyone so you don't feel like you are on top of one another. There is so much to do in the area if want a break from the beach. We went on a Whale Watch out of Kennebunk and ventured to Ogunquit for some shopping. We ate at Mike's Clam Shack and Lord's Harborside which both served wonderful meals! In renting this property, Ashley was very responsive, informative and an absolute pleasure to deal with. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place for vacation AND riding out a hurricane!! :)

  • 5 of 5

My family spent 2 weeks at this property last August and we had a great time. The home has everything you need and is just a short stroll to the beach. Ashley was a pleasure to deal with.

We had some friends come to visit us and it was great that they had their own private bed and bath area. The living room is comfy and my son loved eating breakfast at the counter.

Our middle weekend we had a hurricane come through but luckily it didn't come that close. The angry surf was amazing to see and when else will you get to go to The Steakhouse on a Saturday in August with NO WAIT!

Look forward to returning on Drakes again this year.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

Weekend rental available sometimes. contact for more info

25% down at booking... full payment 60 days prior to checkin

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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