Charming Family Home on Scenic Wells Harbor and River Estuary(0 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Waterfront Cape for family of 10
The wood-paneled interior is simple, warm and welcoming. The open downstairs plan is great for family get-togethers. The kitchen, dining and living rooms open onto one another with expansive views over the harbor. A round dining-room table with a wide lazy susan seats ten easily. The kitchen has modern stainless appliances and is a wonderful group cooking area.
Once the sun has set over the horizon, mosquitoes sometimes venture out over the salt marsh, so settle down in the living room to play cribbage; retreat to the study to read, play the piano, listen to music or watch TV. Work is frowned upon while at Drakes, but there is wireless access if it will help relax you the next day on the beach.
Tuck yourself into one of 5 bedrooms, one master downstairs, or one of the four bedrooms upstairs, 2 with views over the harbor, and 2 with bunk beds that the kids will love.
If you haven’t read between the lines yet, this is a wonderful home that we are opening up for just a few weeks a year to a handful of special families who are looking for a memorable vacation. This is not an elegant resort, but a real home with family photos, shells we've collected over the years, and a rich layering of three generations. This special waterfront location has been host to several family weddings and is available to a few select others each summer.
Please let us know if you have any questions about this wonderful and cherished location. Good luck with your vacation search!
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Member since: 2013
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 10
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Taxes Not included
Full payment and $500 security deposit due one month before the start of your stay.
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Drakes Island is a beautiful beach and harbor community with convenient access to many scenic southern Maine towns and attractions such as Ogunquit, Kennebunkport, York, and the outlets in Kittery. One could dock a fishing boat at the marina across the harbor and boat to the house and in the ocean at mid to high tide. A wonderful family vacation spot!
Year Purchased: 1960
About the owner: The family built this fitting Royal Barry Wills house on 6 acres of secluded waterfront real estate. It has been a family retreat for over 50 years. We have opened it up for a few weeks of summer rental to a few special families, and will consider it for weddings.
Why the Owner Chose Wells, ME, USA:
This beautiful waterfront land was owned for generations by a local family, who finally agreed to sell it to our charming parents in the late 1950s.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is a uniquely quiet and charming spot on Wells Harbor. It features a wonderfully changing view of tides, seals, birds, and harbor activity. The sunsets will remembered forever.
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View of house from a sandy point in the harbor.
Quiet one-way street; garage peeking over the trees.
Royal Barry Wills Cape design, all new windows and just re-sided.
Views from the terrace, sheltered from wind.
Semi-private clay tennis court surrounded by woods across from the house.
Communal round dining room table with a 'lazy susan' for serving food.
Living-room looks out to wildlife estuary beyond.
First master bedroom with views through the living room to the harbor.
Harbor-front bedroom with queen bed.
West-facing bunk room with views to harbor and woods.
Boating, kayaking, and paddle-boarding in the harbor with a full-service marina.
Front beach access a 5-minute walk; quicker on one of our beach-bomber bikes.
Secluded harborfront location surrounded by fields and woods.
Semi-private road access.
High tide in Wells Harbor.
Wood boardwalk extends across marsh to the water's edge.
Well equipped kitchen with new stainless appliances.
Living room looks out to wildlife estuary.
A quiet study/game room with piano and TV.
Upstairs bedroom with 2 twin beds and views to boardwalk and harbor.
East-facing bunk room for the kids with views to the marsh and front beach.
Fall colors from the yard.
The front beach - a fabulous place to walk, swim, surf and run!
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, March 17, 2017
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