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Beautiful Cape-style Home Just Minutes From Drakes Island Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5-7

This beautiful 2-story, expanded-cape style home is located on quiet, family friendly Grove Street and is just a short walk to the beach, community house, tennis courts and playground. This home features hardwood floors and a newly renovated kitchen which opens to the dining room and living room. Down the hall is a separate family room w/ flat screen smart TV and a closet full of movies, games & toys. Also on this floor is a bedroom w/ double bed and a full bath with shower/ tub. The new kitchen includes a dishwasher, full-size refrigerator, microwave, disposal, coffee maker and toaster. On the second floor is the master bedroom w/ queen bed and walk-in closet. The second bedroom has 3 twins. Also on this level is a full bath with a shower/tub. The private, fenced in back yard has both gas and charcoal grills, picnic table and a fire pit. We also have a private outdoor shower and a washer and dryer located in the 1-car garage. We provide beach chairs, beach toys and a wagon & beach buggy, which are great for transporting everything you need for a successful day at the beach. Over a mile long, Drakes Island has a beautiful, wide, sandy-white beach and tidal pools at low tide. It's perfect for families and children of all ages. It is flanked by a jetty at the southern end and the Little River and Nature Reserve at Laudholm at the northern end and is great for walking and running.

Drakes Island is close to all kinds of activities, including mini-golf, tennis, hiking, golf and fishing. The local villages of Wells, Kennebunkport and Ogunquit have many beaches, restaurants, antique stores and movie theaters and are wonderful for dining, shopping and sightseeing.

Drakes Island is approx. 10 min from I95 and the Wells Transportation Center (trains to Boston). It is approx 30 min drive to Portland and the Portland Int'l Jetport. Logan Airport and the city of Boston are approx. 90 min. (80 miles) away.

More Details

Meghan Vaillancourt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2017


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Golf
7.5 Miles
Cape Arundel Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Wells Transportation Center
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Drakes Island Beach
Car: necessary


Wells Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Renovated in 2010, pedestal sink, tile floor, bath & shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , private outdoor shower, hot & cold water
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , double bed, bureau, closet & fans
    Bedroom 1/ Master - 1 queen , wrought-iron frame, 2 bureaus, walk-in closet, fans, carpet
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 3 twin beds, 3 bureaus, closet, fans, carpet
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Membership to the Drakes Island Improvement Association (DIIA) is available for renters to purchase and is strongly encouraged. Membership gives you access to 2 tennis courts, 2 playgrounds, tennis backboard, basketball court, big kids and little kids day camps and social events for all ages. Drakes Island is a one-of-a-kind community where you and your family can make memories and friendships that will last a life-time!!


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Beautiful Cape-style Home Just Minutes From Drakes Island Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home is in a great location within walking distance to Drakes Island Beach. The house is very clean, comfortable and spacious. Any amenities you may need are available at the house. The area is very peaceful and great for long walks. The owners have been great to deal with, they have always been very helpful in answering any questions we have had. This is the second year in a row we have rented this house and have enjoyed our time each vacation. A great place, highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband, friends and I had a lovely time on Drake's Island. We really enjoyed staying at this beautiful house, and the owners were really responsive and helpful. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional find on Drakes Island!!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cottage has plenty of space, super clean, very comfortable and the location is great--close to the beach and the recreational center. All of the amenities are here--for a day at Drakes Island beach or spending time in the yard grilling. We bring our bikes and ride all around Drakes Island as well as take long walks. The owners have been wonderful--we have rented this cottage several years in a row-never any issues and they are very responsive. We have made many family vacation memories here and hope to have many more. A special place!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aaaah, the best vacations can be found here!

  • 5 of 5

What a great house to vacation in - it's beautiful inside, roomy and very comfortable, with a short (and lovely) walk to the (even more lovely) beach. It has all the amenities you could ask for and the house is insulated so well that it's cool inside even when it's hot outside.

We can't say enough good things about the owners who are wonderful to rent from and very responsive to any communication.

I almost don't want to leave a good review because I want to rent it again and don't need the competition! ;) It helped make this last vacation the best ever!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • 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 upon request $150
Tax Rate 8.0%

50% and signed rental contract due to secure booking, remaining balance due by May 31st. Cash or checks accepted, funds must clear before access to property is granted. Security deposit of $400.00 also required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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