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July Weeks still available

Bedrooms 3
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 1 bath just steps to the beach

Newly Remodeled beach house . Clean, new and so welcoming!

The Beach House (the front white house) is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath multilevel seasonal cottage that sleeps 7. This home has a new bathroom, newly remodeled kitchen, and freshly painted interior and exterior. Hardwood floors throughout. Exposed beams and wainscoting give this house the charm and character you would expect in a beach cottage. The enclosed porch is a fabulous place to sit and enjoy the water views of Wells Harbor. Bedroom 1 has queen size bed and a twin bed, bedroom 2 has a full size bed and bedroom 3 has 2 twin beds.

Jill McTague
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Jill McTague

There are 2 cottages on this property. Welcome to our Beach Cottages. These houses are nestled in between Wells Beach and Wells Harbor. Enjoy Wells beach, just a few steps away from the back door. Amazing view of the tidal river and gorgeous sunsets awaits. We purchased these cottages in the fall of 2014 and renovated and remodeled both houses.

Jill McTague purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Jill McTague chose Wells

Whether you prefer the charm and character of exposed beams and built-ins that the Beach House offers or the sleek modern feel that the brand new Happy Ours house (also on VRBO) offers, we know you will feel at home in either. We fell in love with Wells and have been renting for almost 20 years. We are thrilled to be homeowners now and we know you will love it as much as we do. We hope you enjoy your stay in Wells, Maine.


Wells Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • There are 2 properties on this lot. Owners house is behind this cottage. MUST be 21 of age to rent
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Completely renovated bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Pictures available soon. All new mattresses, comforters and pillows
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • playground
  • restaurants


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.125 based on 8 reviews
Quebec City

Cozy cabin

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this great cabin!

What we liked :

-It was super clean when we arrived.

-Lots of fans in every room.

-Steps from the beach, small restaurants/coffee shops, a playground for the kids and the arcade for the older ones! (I agree that the beach is nicer if you use Public Way 1 to get there, and the noise from the arcade is really low and we only hear it from the porch)

-the porch! (Nice and relaxing view of the marsh)

- Plenty of room for the kids to play (inside in the twin beds room and outside on the grass)

- Outside hose, and clothesline

-Nice furniture, comfy beds, great big sofa in the living room, extending table in the kitchen (with 6 chairs), big refrigerator.


I can only put 4 stars because of those little details :

-no dishwasher, and no place to store our food

-the wi-fi only works in the kitchen

-no washer/dryer

-Only one small bathroom, (no bath, only a shower)

But those little details are nothing compared to all the positive points. We were comfortable as 4 adults with young childrens from 7 months to 5 years old.

I would recommend this house for anyone who wants a relaxing and uncomplicated vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Emilie Thank you for that wonderful review. When we bought the house we tried so hard to find a place for a washer and dryer and unfortunately we just couldn't find a place for it. The lack of cabinet space is something I haven't heard from renters but I will certainly try to remedy that. I will look into a cabinet of some sort to help wth that. Thx for that info. We also remodeled the entire bathroom and although a small bathroom tried to at least make it nice :) Thank you for being wonderful renters and we hope to see you again next year.
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Great rustic cabin!

  • 5 of 5

All in all it was a great place for a family vacation. Sleeps seven perfectly, clean, full of amenities if you are not looking for a fully equipped modern cabin (no dishwasher, washer or dryer). Back porch is great, especially at sunset, bbq perfect. A couple of minutes to the main beach but always used Public Way 1, more sand, drier, so about 5 minutes of walking...the one issue that could make a stay more perfect is the wifi access on the porch - very weak and sometimes non-existent. But minor complaint compared to the best parts.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great for so many reasons!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was ideally located near to main drag back to route 1 yet definitely immersed in the beach houses near the beach!With a fantastic view of the wetland and a small walk to the ocean beach, this house served the adults and children well!The house is steps from the Rollover cafe which allowed us to grab an egg sandwich on the way to the beach because we needed protein to balance the morning intake of the famous congdons donuts found just up on Rt 1! Also, at the corner was the Arcade for the kids and even though it was off season, the little merry go round was plugged in outside and the two year old with us was thrilled!There is a public playground at the corner as well. We walked in the opposite direction one of our mornings both along the beach and the road for a wonderful panoramic view of wetland and ocean! The birds that you see and hear from this house are so beautiful and varied-the salt marsh/wetland the house is poised at guarantees that. I'm all about location and this place had it! When we needed things from route 1 like the Hannefords grocery store or restaurants, gas or more, they were right there! The house was great-a perfect Maine seasonal cottage, so nicely done with a big eat in kitchen room and a cozy living area and a perfect screened in porch. Again, we went just before season started so the rooms upstairs staying warm in the sun on slightly cooler days, made it so cozy for going to sleep at night. And during the night, cool ocean air provided by a good cross breeze because of well placed windows, walls open slightly at the top and great ceiling fans meant that we were well rested in the morning.For the nights when it's too cool, there are electric heat runs along the wall in each room. One thing that might be helpful to remember is that there is a nice shower, but no tub. We grilled dinner one night and another night we were too happy and exhausted from our fun beach day to bother to eat dinner before we passed out! A note about the area in case you don't know Wells: antique shops abound, the Rachel Carson conservation wetland is close to offer more salt marsh to admire in addition to the area the house sits on. And I love Ogunguit for day trips and meals which we easily got to do. Lastly, Jill was a FANTASTIC hostess and let us book completely last minute and flexed in a million ways to make the experience easy so that our short weekend felt like a long vacation! We even had a welcome note and bottle of wine waiting for us!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angela, so happy you and your friends enjoyed your stay. Thank you for vacationing in our beach house and we hope to see you again. Maine, the way life should be..oh And Im glad you liked the wine :)
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Hudson NH

the porch and view that heals your soul,clears your head and brings your shoulders down

  • 5 of 5

I already rebooked for next year!This is the perfect New England summer beach cottage,as far as,Im concerned.Its comfortable,cozy,convenient,clean and accomodating.The kitchen has all the basics you need,the beds are extremely comfy,there is plenty of room for friends and family to come visit(the kitchen,the living room,the porch,the bedrooms are good sized so your guests feel comfortable, never awkward or imposing)....,the beach is a 2 minute walk away,the trolleys are a 1 minute walk,the kids love the arcade on the corner of the street,there is a grocery store right there, and the Italian restaurant/bar right there makes a killer chicken marsala and Cosmo martini,too!!

Even though I dont have kids,my visiting friends and family do,but,this cottage was as perfect for them as it was for me.......This cottage porch,for me,has become now the happy place in my head that I go to when life gets crazy and busy and stressful and I need some Zen time! Watching the sun,every night,slowly set over and melt into the salt marsh across the street,was the most amazing,brilliant, breathe taking,soul soothing,healing,happy,in the moment time...I have had in a very long time.

The cottage property owners were great dealing with and truly cared about my satisfaction and happiness while on vacation,staying in their rental.When I recently inquired about renting again this year,the owners told me they have already addressed and fixed the one and only inconvenience experienced (spotty WIFI inside the cottage)that I mentioned to them afterwards.

This is a happy,fun,leave you feelin good, kinda beach house,that will make you,your family and friends smile!.. and will hug you with positive ocean and sunshine vibes when you walk in the door! I cant wait to go back!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and Clean!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is absolutely adorable! We had a great week in Maine and cannot wait to back. The cottage is very clean and cozy. There is also plenty of parking. The location is perfect for adults and for children. The arcade, coffee shop, stores and beach are all minutes away. The owners were great and the neighbors were super nice. My husband and I spent many nights sitting in the enclosed front porch watching the sunset. Such a beautiful view! We cannot wait to go back next summer!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. So happy you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to your stay next summer
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Ridgewood, NJ


  • 4 of 5

This house is the epitome of a Maine cottage! It was clean and decorated nicely. We spent most of our time on the beach (a 5 minute walk) and on the front porch (with a tall glass of wine enjoying the beautiful view!). Can't wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time for a review. So happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to renting to you again next year
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

house cleaning fee $80
Tax Rate 9.0%

* Rental week goes from Saturday to Saturday unless otherwise contracted in writing.
* Access to rental property: 2:00 PM Saturday
* Depart from property: 10:00 AM Saturday
* 2 house keys will be available
* 2 Cars allowed
* Local trash pickup two times per week during Summer season

100% refundable up to 60 days prior to booking (explained in renters contract)
Owner will explain refundable damage fee

Off season Weekend rates available, please inquire

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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