Beachfront! It doesn't get any better! Three bedroom unit includes a large family room and a kitchen with granite counters. The master has a queen bed. Two additional bedrooms have full beds and the family room has a pull out queen sleep sofa. The entire unit is 'sand friendly' with tile throughout! There is a full eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a microwave. There is a new fully tiled bathroom with a tile shower. (New 2018) The unit now has central air-conditioning (New 2018) The patio with a grill is directly off of the entrance with additional seating. The family room has an LED TV, DVD player, and wireless internet service. The master has an additional LED 32' television. Parking for 1 car included in price is located directly across the street at Seaside Cottages. Maximum occupancy is 8 adults. Includes beach chairs and sunshine! Please note - we do not provide linens.
- Apartment800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
3 Bedroom 1 Bath
Mark M Gallagher
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 15, 2018
What makes this Apartment unique
This is a Beach Front Basement Apartment. The grounds are meticulously maintained and the gardens are beautiful. The property is on the beach and its about 25 steps from the entry to the beach. The property has been further updated in 2018 to include tile bathroom including the shower, new outdoor living spaces and its now fully air conditioned for your comfort!
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Check-in: 10:00 AM
Check-out: 2:00 PM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beachside newly renovated (2018) basement apartment is an excellent value!
Any previous comments about this unit being old or needing AC or having a bad demumidifier etc should be ignored! Owners must have done a major update to the property as the unit is like new with air conditioning, full kitchen including a dishwasher, and a kitchen table (pull it away from the wall and open the wings and you can get 6 adults around it with additional bar seating if you have a large group like us).
We have stayed in basement units before and know that dampness comes with the territory but this apartment really has a nice atmosphere and the AC helps a lot. We had the maximum allowable people in the unit and had a fantastic week.
Our goal was to get back on the beachside of Wells Beach at a price which was still in our budget. Mission accomplished! So nice to walk out directly to the beach instead of crossing the road etc. Owners of the home have provided beach chairs so you do not need to bring your own chairs. In addition they provide a grill and there is plenty of space outside to store beach toys etc on the basment porch.
Also, an unexpected bonus was how the apartment is laid out. Windows allow natural light in and from the front windows you can see the ocean. However, the basement unit and windows are set back from the edge of the house that you do not have people walking by and looking down into your bedrooms (as we have had in other basement units). Also there is a massive hedge next to the private walkway to the beach which separates the property from the public walkway you may see on google maps. In other words, no one will be walking by and looking in on your family. Finally, the owners are either excellent gardeners or hire someone who knows what they are doing. From the kitchen windows you look out on their gardens. Nice, unexpected touch there.
Suggestion when talking to your family about the unit...I booked it when I thought it was going to be a typical musky / damp / small basment unit with the benefit of being back on the beachside....all of which I thought was true. Well, when my family arrived and saw what the unit was actually like (ie awesome) they thought it was the best property we have rented in 10 years! The updates really were dramatic compared to what we were expecting.
only addition needed would be washer / dryer but there is a laudromat on the main road in front of Hannafords and across from Subway. So, plan accordingly. Owner very engaging and responsive. Very happy clients here!
What a great overall vacation in wells beach maine
We were met when we arrived by both Mark and Patty and quickly we felt at home. The house was well equipped with everything we needed to enjoy your family vacation. Location was perfect, 15 steps to the beach. Parking was accross the street, but very convenient and easy to get the vehicle when needed.
The rooms were very good size, and plenty of storage throughout. Mark had purchased fuel for gas grill which made cooking outside a breeze. They also had went and purchased new beach chairs for us to us during our stay. Overall we were very pleased with all accommodations and would reccommend this location to others and would definately rent this location again next year.
Thanks to both Mark and Patty's for their hospitality . It clearly made our summer vacation special.
Thanks Craig; We enjoyed hosting your family vacation! We hope to see you next year and I hope your Son and Daughter have a great school year!
Patty and Mark
The apartment was very clean and well supplied. A few steps from the beach. The only downside was that there was no kitchen table only a breakfast counter and the parking was at another location nearby.
This was a bad rental, pictures are old and 'artfully' taken to misrepresent the property.
This rental was bad right from the start when we couldn't find the property because the pictures show a green house that appears to open to the beach. It's actually a dark blue that opens to the driveway and another building. When we got over the shock we entered the rental to a blast of hot air from the dehumidifiers which we were instructed to keep running. When we turned them off because we couldn't stand the heat it was so damp my family thought I had mopped the floor. Everyone had a cough by the end of the week that cleared up as soon as we left. We had no wifi after the first 2 days tho all of the rentals around us were fine. The owner was completely unresponsive said it had something to do with salt tho he had wifi in his house above us.We heard from area renters that this wasn't he first time the wifi was out in that unit. One of the tvs was internet only so no tv in the bedroom. The fire alarms kept going off causing several evacuations. A faulty detector but major disruption with children! One of the sofas in the pictures was not even present. The bathroom fan in the tiny bathroom didn't work causing the smoke detector right outside to go off. I would not recommend this rental to anyone. The owner did not seem to care about our issues. I requested at least a partial refund since several of our party had to leave because of the no internet but no response. I tried HomeAway resolution but there really is no recourse for this misrepresentation. Unless you can prove a material loss such as not being able to enter the property at all there is no recourse. Buyer beware!
I apologize for not finding this review earlier, but I did want to respond;
We pride ourselves on communicating with our Rental Guests and Maintaining our property. You will re-call we met by the beach when you were enjoying a cigarette on our property. After introduction I reminded you that our property was non smoking. After debate, you agreed to honor our rule and smoke off property. Unfortunately, you did not honor our rules and buried 167 cigarette buts into the planting beds for us to clean up after your departure. Yes we counted them! I am sure our rule and debate helped fuel your negative review!
Secondly, here is an excerpt everyone receives prior to arriving on the property; "Once you arrive this coming Saturday to Seaquest Basement (331 Atlantic Ave in Wells, Maine), you will be able to enter the unit..." Clearly the listing and pictures indicate this is a basement apartment.Third there was a change in the sectional in the living area. Shortly before your arrival we replaced the exiting sectional when it was stained and damaged. We did this to upgrade and insure our guests enjoy their stay.
Fourth we provide fans in every room of the apartment and dehumidifiers for our guests. We would never tell a guest they couldn't turn off an appliance.
Fifth I am not sure how much more communicative we could have been during your stay. I met you on Saturday and again on Sunday when I had to admonish your children for climbing on our railings and fence. On Tuesday when you called about the internet and smoke detectors, I had our electrician replace all of the smoke detectors in the unit as a pre-caution. You fail to mention this same day service. He also worked on the internet but was unable to provide a repair.The problem was with the carrier's modem which was replaced on the Saturday you departed. This was the first appointment available from our vendor, I mentioned this to you on Wednesday. Its disingenuous for you to state discussions with "other rental guests" when we have only experienced this problem during the week of your stay and promptly had it fixed.
Lastly during the (4) personal visits I had with you and the (7) phone calls, you never requested a refund or discount. After your continued non compliance with our smoking policy and safety concerns with your party I would have gladly paid for your departure.
Its unfortunate the review policy doesn't require a full honest disclosure and you chose to omit the positive elements of your stay.
Very nice and extremly well maintained. The owner is a great guy
Only suggestion would be to put in AC
A great stay as usual!
My family has stayed in this nice basement apartment for the past four summers at Wells Beach. We absolutely love this apartment! As someone who likes to cook ALL the Maine seafood, the modern kitchen is fully stocked with the necessary pots, pans, and cooking utensils--a huge plus. A nice patio is outside the front door, with a grill and new outdoor furniture for dining al fresco. The owners are very responsive if any issues are present. For example, this year we had some problems connecting to the WiFi (a must for us), and they promptly remedied the situation. Most importantly is that the apartment is mere steps from the beach! Running in and out of the apartment to use the bathroom, grab snacks, refill drinks, etc., is a breeze. The space works perfectly for our family of four.
Thanks for the kind review; we look forward to hosting your next vacation in Wells!
Oceanfront! Wells beach is fun for families. Walk from your room onto the sand to swim, build sand castles, stroll in the surf looking for shells and rocks or just relax and enjoy the feel of the sun on your face while you enjoy the view. The local playground and the arcade will entertain the children after the beach. The trolleys will take you all over town in the evening to go shopping and to local restaurants. There are fifty antique shops in wells, offering an exciting experience for the first time buyer or a serious buying trip for the professional dealer. We have spectacular sunrises in the morning over the water, followed by romantic moon rises in the evening. This is where memories that last a lifetime are made.
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Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday. Check in is at 2:00pm. Check out is at 10:00am