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 $99 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.

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 best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Wells?

For an out-of-the-box vacation experience, book a tiny house rental in Wells. We'll warn you though — after you've experienced what it's like in a tiny house, the temptation to move into one of thes pocket-sized digs will be hard to resist!

  • Leave the world behind and escape to Tiny Home Experience In Wells Beach Maine. This property in Wells packs plenty of conveniences into its compact space, such as coffee and tea making facilities and a barbecue grill.
  • Tiny Home Steps From The Beach in Wells is another top-rated option. A beach and a microwave oven will help make your time here extra comfortable.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Wells?

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

  • Around 11 miles from the center of Wells, it's difficult to beat New Year Round Rental - 1/4 Mile To Short Sands Beach And Downtown York. It has 4 bedrooms and a range of conveniences like a water park and a free nearby fitness center.
  • Pristine Four Season Family Beach House. Walk To Beaches also promises a memorable getaway, offering 2 bedrooms, a dryer, a stovetop and more. It's around 4 miles from Wells.

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

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

Sometimes, you just want to get away from the busyness of daily life. That's where Vrbo can help. We've got an impressive range of log cabin rentals in and around Wells where you can unwind in nature. These are just the start:

  • Quiet Secluded Log Cabin; The Cabin Is Part Of A 37 Acre Waterfront Complex is a fantastic mixture of outdoor fun and creature comforts. Take advantage of handy amenities here including a kitchen and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • You won't have to give up any modern comforts if you stay at Mousam Lake Lodge Decorated 3 Bedroom Log Cabin W. This popular escape features an oven, a boat and more.

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

Clock out on Friday afternoon and then forget all about the office. If you're craving some relaxation and fun, these retreats in and near Wells promise the perfect weekend getaway:

  • Located 11 miles to the east of central Wells, Luxury 5/6 Bed 4 1/2 Bath - Family Friendly is a good match for adventure lovers and nature fans. Make your way to nearby outdoor attractions, including Marginal Way and Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal. If you're up for more, try a phone or an iron and ironing board.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a rejuvenating getaway at Only 1 Summer Week Still Available. Use it as a base to relax, or head out for some a nearby river and a barbecue grill. When it's time to explore some nearby attractions, check out Goose Rocks Beach and York's Wild Kingdom. This popular vacation rental is around 13 miles south of Wells.

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

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your beloved. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Wells that would make even old Cupid green with envy. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a couple of passion-filled evenings at New Year Round Rental - 1/4 Mile To Short Sands Beach And Downtown York. Roughly 11 miles from Wells, it comes with plenty of nice touches, including a firepit and spa and beauty services.
  • Another place where you can spend a few idyllic days together is Pristine Four Season Family Beach House. Walk To Beaches. Around 4 miles from Wells, outdoor furniture and golf add to the ambiance here.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in or near Wells?

If you've been feeling a bit flat of late, you'll find relief with an extra large serving of vitamin "sea." East End Beach in East End has a range of comfy rental houses for every budget and style. A weekend relaxing at this gorgeous seaside destination located 30 miles northeast of Wells will breathe fresh life back into you in a jiffy.

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 comfortably fit your entire gang. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Wells and get your loved ones together under one roof:

  • Offering space, comfort and privacy, you'll get your guests' seal of approval at New Year Round Rental - 1/4 Mile To Short Sands Beach And Downtown York. Up to 16 people can be accommodated at this retreat which has 4 bedrooms, a theme park and an oven. This top pick is around 11 miles to the south of Wells.
  • Luxury 5/6 Bed 4 1/2 Bath - Family Friendly is another fantastic option. It's around 11 miles to the east of Wells, has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 17 guests. Towels and outdoor furniture are among the things that'll help make your visit even more comfortable.

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

Nothing says fun times like a pool does. Pump up your flamingo floatie and browse these rental houses in or near Wells that feature this must-have amenity:

  • Treat the gang to a memorable stay at Pristine Four Season Family Beach House. Walk To Beaches. There's a lot to love about this escape apart from its pool, such as books and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Alternatively, recharge your batteries at Old River House", Famous Historic Elegance. Waterfront. In addition to its inviting pool, you can also make use of a stovetop and a fireplace.

Not sure what the weather's like in Wells? It has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 60 ºF to 75 ºF. If you're seeking a little more inspiration on places to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire selection of Wells vacation rentals.

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

You'll always have more fun sharing precious moments with the folks you care about the most. Whether you're organizing a family break or reuniting with friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental to suit your style. Here are two of our best in and around Wells:

  • Get your nearest and dearest under the same roof at New Year Round Rental - 1/4 Mile To Short Sands Beach And Downtown York, which has 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 16 guests. This getaway is located 11 miles to the south of Wells and features amenities such as a phone and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • Luxury 5/6 Bed 4 1/2 Bath - Family Friendly is also popular with families. It's around 11 miles to the east of Wells, has 5 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 17 people. Useful amenities here include games and a toaster.

When you're ready to venture outside and explore, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained and happy. Old Orchard Beach Pier, York's Wild Kingdom and Funtown Splashtown USA should be on your agenda.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Wells?

Cozy up with the kids in a family cabin rental in or near Wells and build some fantastic new memories together. Check out these options:

  • Clean, Private Lake Front Cottage In Southern Maine - Enjoy quality time with your gang at this retreat, which is around 25 miles north of the center of Wells. Cookware, dishware and utensils and a living room are among its family-friendly amenities.
  • Friendly Clean Modern Lovely Beach Cottage On A Quiet Street - This cabin is also ideal for families and is around 18 miles northeast of Wells. Offering a fridge, coffee and tea making facilities and more, it'll get everyone's tick of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Wells vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.