Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Wells 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 air conditioning and WiFi. Prices start at $175 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

Find a pet-friendly rental in Wells

Founded in 1643, Wells is the third-oldest town in Maine and is nicknamed "The Friendliest Town in Maine." The town has become a popular tourist destination over the years thanks to its beautiful beaches. There are seven beaches in Wells, with public parking for convenience. Finding pet-friendly rental in Maine is easy in these parts. Bring your pup with you when you check out the annual lobster fest. Watch fishermen bring in the day's catch and enjoy that fish for supper the same night at a local restaurant. For a small town, Wells has quite a long history.

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

Wells weather

Wells vacation rentals are at their most popular in the summer months, when temperatures peak in the 80s. Refreshing breezes off the Atlantic Ocean keep things comfortable during this balmy season, while cooler nights make after-dinner strolls particularly pleasant. The fall is one of the most enticing times to visit the area. Early- to mid-fall temperatures average in the high 60s and low 70s, so hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities are still on the itinerary, while the bursting autumnal hues offer breathtaking views to be enjoyed from the patio of your vacation rental in Wells.

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

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 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,372 vacation rentals around Wells. From 1,035 house rentals to 280 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.