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Drakes Island, VERY CLOSE to beach. Beautiful and fully-equipped

Bedrooms 2
Property type house


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Charming beach cottage unit. Ideally located 150 feet from Maine's most beautiful beach. Drakes Island is a quiet residential area just 1.1 mile from Route 1 and less than five miles from the Maine Turnpike. This cottage rental is the front unit of a two-family, beautifully designed home, with owners residing in the rear cottage. Private entrance, private front porch, private outdoor eating and grilling area.

Quiet and only steps from the beach. There are ocean views from your front porch as well as the master bedroom. This cottage has a lovely front porch as well as a private patio area with gas grill and picnic table. The master bedroom is on the first floor which also has a full bath, living and dining areas with gas fireplace, and fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher.

Upstairs, the second bedroom with two sets of twin-size bunkbeds (sleeps four), also has its own bathroom. Full laundry room for tenants two days a week. Off street parking for two cars. The cottage is beautifully decorated, equipped with all amenities including WIFI, beach chairs, gas grill, DVD, phone (US & Canada), wireless Internet, gas fireplace etc.

GOOD renters have the first right to return for the following year--a VERY NICE FEATURE. June and September have off-season rates and rental is available for Oct.-May winter rental (lease required).

Owners may consider mature family dog with additional pet security deposit. Additional rent for dog is $100. There is an additional refundable pet security deposit of $300. Dogs must be leashed outdoors and are permitted on the beach during the summer before 8 AM and after 6 PM. September and June dog hours more flexible. Available weekly from June through September as well as winter from September through June.

Drakes Island is truly 'heaven on earth,' a beautiful two-mile stretch of beach, yet so close to restaurants, shopping, antique shops and many other Maine attractions. The only problem is that you just won't want to leave!

Special rates for June and September!

June and September at Drakes Island are the best kept secret! June is positively gorgeous with every beach rose on the Island in full bloom with the fragrance of roses blending with salt air. What perfume for the soul!

It is pure heaven and rates begin at $1000 per week, a saving of $1500 off the in-season weekly. rates.

June and September weeks are a wonderful way to 'get your foot in the door' and join the Faulty Tower families who love to return year after year. September is simply gorgeous with wonderful sunny days and warm water (usually). The beach is wonderful for walking, beachcombing and sitting in the sun. The days are warm, and the evenings are delightfully cool for sleeping. Rates are low and with many tourists gone, our guests love that there is usually not a wait at area restaurants and the Route 1 traffic has calmed down. We invite you to visit during this beautiful time of year.

Beautifully maintained and immaculate. Professional cleaning service available for an additional fee.

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More Details

Bonnie Ames
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2014

What makes this house unique

We love this beach and that

Drakes Island is so residential.


Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double sleeper couch, Bunk Beds (2) TWO sets of Twin sized bunkbeds (Foour twins)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs provided. Community Center located 3 blocks away with Tennis courts, kids playground and day camp for membership fee paid to Drakes Island Improvement Association. PROFESSIONAL CLEANING available for additional charge


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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.1 Miles
Route 1 (Post Road)
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Mapleleaves Garden Chinese
Nearest Beach
Drakes Island Beach
Car: necessary

So close to beautiful Drakes Island beach,(150 feet to the beach) yet only 1.1 miles from Route 1 (lots of restaurants and shops on Route 1)

Family oriented beach community. Residential and safe for children.


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

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

June weeks prior to June 21 and after September 6 are available at great off-season rates. Please inquire--WEEKLY ONLY.
Also available for 7-1/2 month winter rental, October 1 to May 15--$750 per month plus utilities.
Maine sales tax of 9% applies to all rentals.

Deposit of one half of rent and signed lease to reserve. Balance due 65 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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