Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Wells, ME that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and air conditioning. Prices start at $100 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Wells. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Welcome to Wells

It’s no surprise to locals that Wells is known as “The Friendliest Town in Maine”—this seaside resort has been in the hospitality game for decades and has mastered the art of the warm welcome. Stretched along 7 miles of coastline, with 4 miles of golden beaches tailor-made for families, water-sports enthusiasts, and sunbathers, Wells’ location has gifted it with year-round popularity. The inviting waters aren’t the only thing that draw visitors to Wells vacation rentals, though. From apple-picking on local farms to hikes through the Wells Reserve, the town’s land-based activities are another surefire recipe for holiday bliss.

Things to do

Preserving Wells’ wonders

A National Estuarine Research Reserve that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wells Reserve at Laudholm offers a fascinating family day out for all ages. Trails are open daily and lead you through the stunning wilderness of this region, past rivers, through forests, and around saltwater marshes. The Maine Coastal Ecology Center is housed within the reserve and gives an extensive insight into the facility’s pioneering research on estuarine environments. Hours of operation for the visitor’s center are seasonal, so check online before you go.

Activities

Wells—the antique capital of the world

History’s all around in Wells, the 3rd oldest town in the state of Maine. Wells vacation rentals make the perfect base for antiquarians hoping to browse through the 25 antique stores in the town’s picturesque center. A walk around these establishments will unearth a treasure trove of goods, so bargain hunters will be in their element. Artwork and sculptures from local masters share space with exquisite colonial furniture, while keen readers can pick up rare volumes of classic favorites. After a day of vintage retail therapy, visitors are sure to understand why Wells is considered one of the antique capitals of the world.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Wells

Travelers enjoy Wells for its kayaking. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 67°F.

Natural features

What’s rare is wonderful in Wells

Lying along 50 miles of Maine coastline, the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge aims to protect valuable saltwater marshes and the migratory birds that inhabit them. Within the grounds, you’ll see a variety of rare and state-endangered specimens, such as cottontail rabbits, saltmarsh sparrows, and the piping plover. The state’s enviable arboreal diversity is also on display, with dogwood, speckled alder, and meadowsweet dotting the reserve. A number of trails lead visitors past creeks, rivers, and the marshes themselves, with more native wildlife visible en route.

How to get there

How to get to and around Wells

The nearest airport is in Portland Intl. Jetport Airport (PWM), located 26.2 mi (42.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), which is 8.5 mi (13.7 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Wells Regional Transportation Center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Wells?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it's longing for a vacation. It's time to pack your bags and head for one of these top vacation rentals in or near Wells:

  • Make the most of amenities including nearby ecotour services and children's toys at "New Year Round Rental - 1/4 Mile To Short Sands Beach And Downtown York". Located around 11 miles from Wells, this leading option has 4 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Another great choice is "New Year Round Rental 1/4 Mile To Short Sands Beach And Downtown York Beach", which is around 10 miles from Wells. With 4 bedrooms, a restaurant dining guide and a stereo, it has everything you need to keep you content and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Wells vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Wells?

Punching way above its weight when it comes to character, a tiny house vacation rental in Wells provides a front-row seat to big adventure. Unplug all your gadgets and turn your focus to Mother Nature at one of these pocket-sized escapes:

  • Take time off and clear your mind at "Tiny Home Experience In Wells Beach Maine". Located in Wells, cookware, dishware and utensils and a fridge are a couple of amenities offered here.
  • "Tiny Home Steps From The Beach" offers convenient extras like a boat and free WiFi. Located in Wells, you'll be able to live big in this small yet comfy home.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Wells?

You'll find some awesome log cabins for rent in and around Wells. Enjoy the rustic cabin experience while staying in the heart of nature at one of these popular properties:

  • "Quiet Secluded Log Cabin; The Cabin Is Part Of A 37 Acre Waterfront Complex" works hard to make sure your Wells vacation is all you imagined it would be. With amenities that include off-street parking options and a kitchen to make things easy, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your break.
  • You won't have to forego any home comforts if you stay at "Mousam Lake Lodge Decorated 3 Bedroom Log Cabin W". This escape features a kitchen, an oven and more.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Wells?

Weekends were made for fun. Stay in one of these weekend getaways in and around Wells and experience all the amazing things to do nearby:

  • Spend your whirlwind break at "Pristine Four Season Family Beach House. Walk To Beaches", which is around 4 miles to the southeast of Wells. There's lots of adventure and nature to keep you busy here. Do some surfing and boogie boarding and kayaking or just appreciate the sights of Museums of Old York and Ogunquit Beach.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a slower pace of life at "Luxury 5/6 Bed 4 1/2 Bath - Family Friendly". Approximately 11 miles east of Wells, activities around here include ice skating and fishing. Rather visit some sights? Plan an outing to Center for Maine History and Watchic Pond.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Wells?

Usually compact, reasonably priced and conveniently located, it's easy to be impressed by a studio apartment. Get comfy in one of these vacation rentals and experience Wells up close:

  • Make "Oceanfront Condo Steps To 7 Mile Beach And Downtown Oob. 3rd Floor W" your home away from home. This top vacation rental comes with amenities including free toiletries and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Clean And Cozy 1 Bedroom Getaway Perfect Location" is another attractive option. Get comfy and take advantage of a microwave oven, an outdoor pool and more.

With the money you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to discover even more of Wells. Cultural attractions like Arundel Barn Playhouse and Ogunquit Playhouse will help you get a feel for the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Wells?

Yes, you can. Vrbo's short-term rentals in Wells are a refreshing alternative to your typical cookie-cutter hotel room. Offering many conveniences of home, you'll slip right into vacation mode the moment you arrive. Try these amazing rentals on for size:

  • Book a few nights at "Sunny And Peaceful Family Condo" in central Wells. Here, you'll have easy access to popular attractions like Bowl A Rama.
  • "Only 1 Summer Week Still Available" is another fantastic option that accepts short-term guests. Make the most of your fleeting visit by exploring local hot spots, including Pine Hollow Little Par Three Golf Course.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Wells?

Forget about flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just the two of you. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Wells that would make even old Cupid green with envy. Here are a few that'll sweep you off your feet:

  • Around 11 miles from Wells, "New Year Round Rental - 1/4 Mile To Short Sands Beach And Downtown York" is the ideal place for starry-eyed couples. Beauty services and shopping facilities are some of the many amenities you'll find here.
  • "New Year Round Rental 1/4 Mile To Short Sands Beach And Downtown York Beach" is another top option that's guaranteed to impress. It's approximately 10 miles from Wells and has beauty services and a restaurant dining guide.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Wells?

Nothing screams "best vacation ever" like staying in a mansion. Indulge your nearest and dearest with a memorable getaway at one of these mansions for rent in and around Wells:

  • Located approximately 16 miles to the northeast of Wells, "Beautiful 10 Bedroom / 25 Bed - 1856 Ships Captains Mansion Near Ocean" is the ideal place to unwind and relax in luxury. Nice touches here include a swimming pool and a fireplace.
  • Another great pick is "Stylish Authentic Majorcan Mansion In The Very Heart Of Wellknown Pollensa Town". Approximately 12 miles to the south of Wells, this fancy vacation rental is the crème-de-la-crème of homes and offers a swimming pool, massage services and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Wells?

Big groups mean a whole lot of fun. They also mean finding a place that'll easily fit your crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Wells and spend time with your favorite people under the same roof:

  • A nice range of amenities including a garden and a kitchen make "New Year Round Rental - 1/4 Mile To Short Sands Beach And Downtown York" a favorite. This generous getaway has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 16 guests. From the heart of Wells, it's around 11 miles away to the south.
  • Nothing takes priority over being with the people you love, and "New Year Round Rental 1/4 Mile To Short Sands Beach And Downtown York Beach" makes it easy to do that. Located around 10 miles to the south of Wells, as many as 15 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A firepit and a kitchen are among the numerous amenities here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Wells?

A pool is often a must-have when deciding where to stay on vacation, especially if you've got kids in tow. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Wells and fill your days with frolicking good fun:

  • Welcome to "Pristine Four Season Family Beach House. Walk To Beaches", where your main priority will be hanging out by the pool. Amenities such as beach sun loungers and outdoor furniture help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • Spend lazy days splashing around or finding some peaceful moments beside the water at "600' Of Waterfront Chauncey Creek House". This property is another sought-after option and offers a travel crib, a nearby bay and more.

Wells has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 60 ºF and 75 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summertime to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Wells vacation rental and organize your getaway for whatever season you like.