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 air conditioning and WiFi. Prices start at $172 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

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, ME?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,306 vacation rentals around Wells. From 999 house rentals to 284 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Wells?

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

  • Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farms: 1,936 vacation rentals
  • Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge: 1,930 vacation rentals
  • Old Marsh Country Club: 1,762 vacation rentals
  • Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve: 1,933 vacation rentals
  • Wells Regional Transportation Center: 1,892 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wells listed on Vrbo 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 Houses in Wells?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 999 Houses in Wells. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Wells include:

  • Cottages: 284 rentals available
  • Cabins: 284 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 226 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Wells?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 233 vacation rentals with pool available in Wells. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.