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DRAKES ISLAND ROAD COTTAGE, Borders Salt Meadow, One Mile To Beach, Solar Pool"""

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Cottage With Kitchen, Bath, Living Room And Screened Porch. Sleeps 4

This lovely cottage is comfortable, clean, and well supplied. Layout includes two bedrooms (one with queen bed the other with 2 single beds), kitchen, bathroom, living room with pull-out sleeper, and screened-in porch. Ideal for up to 4 persons. Cottage contains WiFi, flat screen TV, DVD, phone, heat and A/C.

Large solar heated pool and Laundry on site. Picnic table and charcoal grill provided.

Cottage, Drakes Island, Wells, Beach, Pool, Green, Quiet

Susan L O'Connell
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2018

About Susan L O'Connell

I purchased this property from my parents in 1979. I enjoy operating a small family business. Some of our returning quests are in the 4th generation of the family, since coming to stay with us.

My husband maintains the property, offers charters on our lobster boat 'Susie-Q', and is the assistant harbor master.

Susan L O'Connell purchased this cottage in 1979

Why Susan L O'Connell chose Wells

It is 'Off the beaten path'. It has beautiful, uncrowded, peaceful green areas and yet is just one mile up the street from the ocean.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage offers guests a combination of quiet and convenience, located just under one mile from one of Southern Maine's most quiet beaches. Drakes Island Beach itself has no commercial establishments on it, yet within a few miles, you can enjoy shopping, cinemas, fine dining, and the quaint fishing villages of Ogunquit and Kennebunkport.

The property borders the beautiful Rachel Carson and Laudholm Farm wildlife preserves. You will enjoy the peaceful surroundings of your cottage. The expansive lawn stretches down to the salt marsh. Enjoy the large, heated, swimming pool, picnic tables, and grills, or a leisurely walk around the grounds.

The cottage is comfortable, clean, and well supplied. Layout includes two bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, living room, and screened-in porch.


Wells Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Living room has a sleeper sofa
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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DRAKES ISLAND ROAD COTTAGE, Borders Salt Meadow, One Mile To Beach, Solar Pool
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

great time

  • 5 of 5

Charming, cozy and quiet. Enjoyed that it was close to the beach. Would not hesitate to book again. We had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Drake Island Stay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The cottage was clean and the location was lovely. Can't beat the price. Hope to return soon. The only suggestions I would make would be to place hooks on the back of the bedroom doors so there would be a place to hang towels.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family loved it

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean , quiet! Beautiful perennial gardens painted the landscape.

  • 5 of 5

very convenient to beaches, restaurants and stores.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We are definitely coming back. The cottage is clean and bright. Susan is a great host.

  • 5 of 5

The property is well maintained. The view from our cottage is serene looking out over the salt water marsh. I loved sipping my morning tea on the porch. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you need to have breakfast and meals. The beds are comfortable. We have really enjoyed our mini vacation. Thank you, Susan.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland Maine
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Portland Maine
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Shawnee Peak
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Drakes Island Beach
Car: necessary

Our property borders 2 wildlife preserves (Laudholm Farm and Rachel Carson) with walking trails and delightful bird watching. Kayaking in the salt marsh is a popular activity, with rentals nearby.

Drakes Island Beach is just under one mile from our property. A lovely white sand beach, with nothing commercial, just a beach to enjoy sunbathing, swimming, beach combing, and strolling aside the surf.

Wells Harbor is just a mile and a half away. There you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, go fishing, rent kayaks, paddle boards and jet skis, or charter a fishing boat. A marina and a few seafood restaurants are located at the harbor, and seasonal outdoor concerts are held at the harbor park.

The town of Wells offers many excellent restaurants, shops, antique shops, golf course, miniature golf, movie theatre, as well as grocery stores, department stores, and pharmacies

The picturesque villages of Ogunquit and Kennebunkport border the town of Wells, and we have a train station where you can board the Down Easter and travel north to Freeport, and south to Boston.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Maximum number of vehicles is 2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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