Spend your vacation in our comfortable beach home. Our Relax Shack is located east of Route 1 in a safe and quiet family neighborhood just about a half-mile to Crescent Beach. We have lovingly updated this cottage and this is the first season that we are offering this as a rental. We hope the details and effort will show how excited we are to share our cottage and beautiful Wells, Maine with other families and friends. Come see what is so special about the Wells, Ogunquit and Kennebunk beaches, restaurants and activities.
Our Relax Shack is filled with sun and is appointed with comfort and pleasant colors. It has three bedrooms and sleeps 6 comfortably (2 queen beds, 1 twin bunk and 1 pull out sofa). There is one full bathroom and a full kitchen with island seating which is open to the living area. The exposed beams and knotty wood ceilings give this house the charm and character that we love in a beach cottage. Having open living areas and three separate bedrooms gives us the ability to be together as a family yet still have some spaces to have some “quiet time,” which we also love in a vacation spot.
This air conditioned, one story cottage includes a 43” Flat Screen smart TV. We also have a Nintendo Wii and are Wi-Fi ready for the occasional and sometimes welcomed rainy day. We have stainless steel appliances, all the cooking and dining items you may need plus a new stainless gas grill. We also have a beautiful new large gas fire pit that sits on our private back yard where you can have a glass of your favorite summer beverage in the glow of fire light. There is also a picnic table with umbrella just to the right as well. Some lawn games and a hammock make for plenty of areas and activities to enjoy outside of the cottage.
We do have some beach chairs and 2 beach cruisers bikes but we suggest you might bring your own beach chairs, boogie boards and bikes to ensure that you have enough. The trolley stop is a 4 minute walk from the cottage and you can take all of those beach accessories aboard. The trolley system can get you as far north as Kennebunk all the way down to York, Maine. However, we use it mostly to travel around Wells and Ogunquit.
Some of the places we really enjoy in the Wells/Ogunquit area include:
Wells Harbor where they have restaurants, a free concert every Saturday evening (in season) in the gazebo, a great playground, and a working dock where you can watch the lobstermen come and go, take a fishing charter, catch crabs, or rent kayaks and paddle boards.
Wells Beaches are made up of miles of sandy and salty goodness. They include Moody Beach, the Main Beach (trolley stop) Crescent Beach and Drakes Island Beach. These are all great places to fly kites, discover sea life in tide pools and jump over or run from waves.
Laudholm Farm and the Rachel Carson Preserve are both in Wells and are excellent nature centers where one can Bird watch and walk along trails and see the beautiful transition from Maine woodlands to freshwater estuaries to saltwater marsh life.
In Ogunquit we enjoy going to Perkins Cove (trolley stop). This is either the start or the finish of Marginal Way, a coastline walking path with perhaps the most picturesque and bold views of the Atlantic ocean that you will ever find. Ogunquit has many great restaurants, a nationally recognized beach, a good nightlife and a world renowned Play House. The best part is that it is the next town over and only a short drive or trolley ride from our cottage.
We have provided internet links in our online guest book to some of our favorite places in the area and have also included a few “secret spots” in a booklet in the cottage. We live and work in the area and will always try to be available for questions regarding the cottage and things to do. We truly want whoever rents our Relax Shack to have the best time and feel like they got to know our coastal community and love the whole experience as much as we do.