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Drakes Island Beach just a Short walk to Lifelong Memories

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Four Bed Room Cape short walk to beach

Location: Drakes Island, Southern Coast Maine, USA (Between Kennebunk and Ogunquit, 30 miles south of Portland, 90 Miles north of Boston) 5 miles from Maine Turnpike and Wells AMTRAK Downeaster station, one mile drive to US Route One via a paved causeway.

Book on line or Book Direct with owner. Accommodations: Cape style house, 4 bedrooms (sleeps 9 in beds), 2 baths, new kitchen, living room, sun room, deck.

The very limited Drakes Island rental market offers this desirable all-residential location nestled along the southern coast of Maine. This home is in a quiet family area located at 5 Grove Street, a short 5 min walk to the sands of a beautiful two mile stretch of beach. The house has a remodeled kitchen which is open to a remodeled living room, sun room, deck, four bedrooms 2 full baths and an outdoor shower. The Kitchen, Living Room and 2 large upstairs Bedrooms are air conditioned.

The newly renovated kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave, countertop seating, as well as a full size kitchen table eating area. The large living room has a full size sofa and two recliners, television. The sun room is glassed in and includes a sofa, chairs as well as a television. The downstairs bath with a tub shower includes a full size washer / dryer. One downstairs bedroom has a full size bed and the other has a queen size. Upstairs there are two large bedrooms and a full bath. One bedroom has a Queen Size Bed and a crib, the other has a full size and two twin beds. There is parking for up to 3 vehicles.

A community park area with a playground, basketball and tennis courts is a quick walk. Families enjoy bike riding on the quiet side roads, walking the beach and running from the harbor jetties to the inlet of the wildlife preserve. Drakes Island is surrounded by the nature of Wells Harbor and conservation land which provide interesting opportunities to explore and experience life and nature by the ocean. Antique shops are all along nearby Route One as well as many family and more formal restaurants. Grocery stores, shopping, movie theaters and other recreational activities are conveniently located within a 15 min drive. The owner is nearby on Drakes Island to share any advice or address any questions.

Come and enjoy your stay that will last a long time in your fondest memories.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017


Thirty years ago we built this as our summer home and spent many happy summers here as our children grew. We love Drakes Island so much that after our early retirement we have made our permanent home here. We recently completed renovation a new house on the island as our year round residence. We refreshed and updated our summer home to share with others.

J ARDINI purchased this house in 1986

Why J ARDINI chose Wells

The house is a short walk easy walk to the beach - one third of a mile. Island Activities include the community house, basketball , tennis and playgrounds, the beach and harbor. Many other families stay near by giving the area a neighborhood feel. We are just one street over from the main road making for easy access on and off the island.

What makes this house unique

To take a quote from an essay, which we have framed in our home, that our daughter wrote on a school essay over 25 years ago 'In Maine it is fun to hang out. I think going to Maine each year brings our family closer together each year. Maine, especially Drakes Island, is an awesome place to go'

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Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Washer Dryer in bath room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Linen Closet in Bathroom
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First Floor Front
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , First Floor Rear
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Upsatirs Front to Back
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Upstairs Front to Back
  • Downstairs 2 bedrooms one with a queen size and one with a double. Upstairs 2 larger bedrooms; one with a queen size bed and crib, the other with a double and two twins.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Drakes Island Beach just a Short walk to Lifelong Memories
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Perfect getaway with a homey feel

  • 5 of 5

Being able to escape to a clean, well equipped, comfy, homey place by the Maine coast makes all the difference in a vacation! The Ardinis make it easy to relax and enjoy your visit to this beautiful seaside destination. Walking to the beach, listening to the waves at night, and smelling the salty sea air in the morning are just some of the perks of this location. Spacious, quiet, and peaceful. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You - we enjoyed having you here. We work hard to make each stay memorable ensuring you have everything you need and are comfortable, can relax and can enjoy this special place. Nice to know you appreciate it.
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Boston, MA

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My large family stayed here with our small dogs. The house was very comfortable, clean, and perfect for our needs. I really appreciated the attention to detail, including welcoming note, coffee, the water bowls for the dogs. The owners were very attentive to our needs. The house has all amenities (pots, pans, olive oil, plenty of towels) that you would need. The rooms are all wonderfully sized and the mattresses are very comfortable. It was a great stay with family and friends to mark my graduation from graduate school. And the location is beautiful and quiet - just a short walk to the beach!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

This Drakes Island rental was perfect. The owners are so thoughtful and made our vacation so easy. The house is clean, has large rooms and is very well equipped. There is plenty of room for everyone and the multiple living rooms and patio allowed for all to enjoy our afternoons and evenings just as we wanted. We felt right at home with the personal welcome and suggestions for local sight seeing, ice cream and dinner options. Staying here made us all feel part of the community. The neighbors and fellow beachgoers were all so friendly. Thank you so much for sharing your home. We cannot wait to come back next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family - husband, 3 adult children, one son-in-law and baby granddaughter found ourselves so very much at home in this Drakes Island rental. It actually didn't feel like a rental - the home is so clean, comfortable and well equipped. The owners have thought of everything a person would need while on vacation. The house is spacious and we never felt crowded. The guys loved the small refrigerator in the sun room along with the flat screen TV. The gals loved the living room and we all enjoyed sitting out on the patio. The short walk to the beach is so pleasant as is the walk around the neighborhood. Everyone is so nice and friendly. The first night we took a walk with our dogs, children were outside playing and people were sitting out on their porches enjoying the big band swing music being played off in the distance- it was like we had taken a step back to a more gentler time. We are so looking forward to returning to Drakes Island and this home away from home.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dudley, MA

So Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted a nice, relaxing vacation with my mom and my wonderful dogs, and we found it in this house. It is perfectly sized, with everything you could need, so clean, and the owners are lovely! The owners even had local dog cookies and a big bowl of cold water waiting for "the boys" when we arrived, which they loved:) Thank you for sharing your home, and we are looking forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You - we enjoyed having you and the boys, the dog cookies are from "Old Dog Cookie Company" .
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Swanzey, NH

Drakes Island Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great time at Drakes Island! Weather was great and home was clean, had everything one would need. Owners were helpful and very pleasant. Would stay again! Nice family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Wells Downeaster Service Station WEM
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Maine Turnpike Exit 19 Route I 95
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Drakes Island


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 9.0%

Weekly Rental Period is 3 PM Sat - check in to 11 AM Sat - Check out
Maine Tax of 8% will be added to rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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