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The beachside setting of Wells is ready to explore

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Wells. Renowned for its kayaking, seafood restaurants and hiking, this city welcomes all visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Wells

Do you want to find attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Wells a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Old Marsh Country Club (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Merriland Farms Golf Course (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Webhannet Golf Club (6.9 mi / 11 km)
  • Cape Neddick Country Club (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Pine Hollow Little Par Three Golf Course (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Center for Wildlife (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)

Seasonal weather in Wells

Travelers enjoy Wells for its kayaking. If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 81°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Wells

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Wells is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Moody Beach (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Ogunquit Beach (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Footbridge Beach (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Gardens at Historic Wallingford Hall (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Wells

Fly into Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), the closest airport, located 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), which is 19.3 mi (31 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Wells Regional Transportation Center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Wells?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,363 house rentals around Wells. From 310 Cottages to 742 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Wells is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Wells?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Wells:

  • Moody: 184 vacation rentals
  • Summer Village: 81 vacation rentals
  • Seaglass Village: 117 vacation rentals
  • Cape Neddick: 780 vacation rentals
  • Goose Rocks Beach: 56 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Wells?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Wells. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Old Marsh Country Club: 1,833 home rentals
  • Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge: 2,007 home rentals
  • Ogunquit Museum of American Art: 1,797 home rentals
  • Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farms: 2,013 home rentals
  • Bette-Jean's: 1,981 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wells listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Wells?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 310 Cottages in Wells. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Wells include:

  • Houses: 742 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 310 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 310 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Wells?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 244 vacation homes with pool available in Wells.

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