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Clean waterfront cottage with Private Beach, Incredible Sunsets"""

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom waterfront cottage on the harbor directly across from Wells Beach

Our waterfront cottage provides the best of both worlds. We are situated directly on the Wells Harbor beach where wave action is minimal and you may walk out for 100' before going over your head at high tide. A great place for canoes, kayaks, windsurfing, SUP's and striper fishing. It is very clean and quiet and we get to witness extraordinary sunsets every evening. We are in a very quiet neighborhood. As you can see on the map, we are near then end of the peninsula with water all around.

If you like the waves, the ocean beach is right across the street. When the surf is up, there are few better places in the area to surf and boogie board.

The cottage is midway between Ogunquit & Kennebunkport. Each is about 10 minutes away. It is 30 minutes from Portsmouth, NH, Portland, ME and outlet shopping in Kittery and Freeport. It is a little over an hour's drive to Boston or you can take Amtrak directly from Wells to Boston.

The Ogunquit Playhouse is 10 minutes away and the Hackmatack and Arundel Barn playhouses are 15 minutes away.

The cottage has new siding, windows and doors and flooring as well as interior paint. The mattresses are new Serta Perfect Sleepers. In 2016 we added a new washer & dryer. In 2017 we added a split system air conditioner/ heat pump.

The rental includes a gas grill and accessories, washer & dryer, boogie boards, beach chairs, skim boards and a cooler for the beach. There is an outdoor shower to get the beach sand off. There is a picnic table and Adirondack chairs to sit out and toast the sunset. Inside enjoy a 55” HDTV and free, private, dedicated wifi. The cottage is fully equipped including one complete set of bed and bath linens.

Parking is provided for 2 cars, saving you $16/day per car in parking fees, if you get up in time to get a spot. It is not "minutes" from the beach.

This is a private cottage. It is not a condo or apartment with, Lord knows who, sharing the your vacation with you. It is not located in a development of 200-400 identical cottages where you can hear your next door neighbor crunching his corn flakes in the morning.. The cottage has a great yard, a beach and a beautiful view. It is quiet and clean.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About The Owner

We started vacationing at Wells Beach as kids, over 60 years ago in our grandparent's cottage on 'Nob Hill' on Atlantic Avenue. We purchased an oceanfront cottage in 1999, renovated it and enjoyed our summers there until we purchased on Riverside Drive.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2013

Why The Owner chose Wells

This property is in a quiet location. Most cottages nearby are occupied by owners who take pride in their properties. The nightly sunsets are phenomenal.

What makes this cottage unique

The unique benefits of this property are the sunsets and views, the privacy and quiet and the direct access to both the ocean and harbor beaches. Linens are included which saves a lot of packing.


Wells Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 full bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Trundle bed on porch - occupancy still limited to 4 people.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Clean waterfront cottage with Private Beach, Incredible Sunsets
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and quiet. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Harbor Sunset Cottage.

I could have spent most of my time sitting on the porch looking out over the harbor as it is such a spectacular view. There are so many fun things to do in the area that I wished we had a second week. A big thank you to Mark and Debbie for their friendly hospitality.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice comments. It was a pleasure having you as guests. September is such a nice month to visit and we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Great location. Clean, cute and convenient. Beach supplies provided.

  • 4 of 5

Highly recommend for couples or small family. Only fyi is shower is very small.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location. My family enjoyed all that Wells and the surrounding area had to offer.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James, Thank you reviewing our beach cottage. We are pleased that you had a nice reunion with your children and were able to celebrate your wife's birthday together. You were wonderful guests.
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Wonderful Maine Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Maine at this beautiful cottage in Wells! The location was just as advertised - clean and fully stocked. The landlords were very friendly and helpful and the sunsets just beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne, Thank you for the nice review of our beach cottage. It was a pleasure having you as guests.
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Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful getaway. Excellent views- watch the tide roll in from the backyard or walk a 100 yards and catch the waves and ocean breeze. Clean, comfortable, and quiet. The owner is extremely polite and responsive. Take a casual stroll along the beach or a brisk walk down the road. A short distance to Kennebunkport, Ogunquit Beach and shopping, etc. Don't miss the opportunity, it's a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best of all worlds!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stay at this wonderful Harbor Sunset Cottage the first week of June 2016. This is such great location with the harbour in the back with a private beach and just a short walk across the street brought us from a few public ways to Wells Beach and the ocean. There’s a picnic table and 2 chairs in the back made for great meals with great views. There’s a screened porch in the back with a amazing view to the harbour sunset and another one in the front. This location could not be beat. The views out the back of the cottage towards the harbor was fantastic and the sunset was exceptionnel. It was the best of all worlds. The owners live next door and are very respectful of our privacy. They were friendly and so accommodating, making sure that we always had what we needed during our stay. The cottage is more private than most in this crowded area and very close to many facilities (grocery, stores, restaurants, etc.). The cottage was clean, well-equipped, and had all the conveniences of home everything we needed including large screen TV, Wi-Fi (inside and outside), bed linens, bath towels, beach chairs, etc.. The bed was amazing. It's been almost 20 years that we are going to Wells several times a year and it is as if it was the first time so our experience was outstanding. It felt like a home away from home and we didn’t want to leave! I would recommend this place to anyone. You will not be disappointed! It is definitely a re-do trip for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pierre, Thank you for the nice comments. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again in September.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Billy's Chowder House
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Billy's Chowder House
Nearest Beach
Wells Beach
Car: necessary

All water sports activities are available in your backyard or at the ocean beach across the street. We provide boogie boards & skim boards for your enjoyment.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Maximum occupancy is 4 people. Minimum 3 night rentals may be available as dates approach. Rental requires entering into a contract.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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