"We spent an idyllic 12 days at Wells Cottage to celebrate our mother's 80th birthday. Everything in the listing description is accurate, but cannot possibly do justice to what a charming, comfortable, clean and well-appointed place we found upon arrival.
John Wells is exceptionally responsive to phone calls and email, both in making reservations and also during our stay. We found an informative binder on the dining room table; essential info (where to find linens, wifi password, etc), as well as interesting tidbits of local history. He stopped by shortly after we arrived and provided a comprehensive walk-thru (and more local history).
Having visited quite a few properties that advertised recreational equipment, I was truly impressed that the kayaks, paddles, life vests, and bicycles were of good quality and in very good condition. Someone was kayaking or biking every day we were there. There is enough equipment that several people could go out together at one time and enjoy each other's company, which was one of the main objectives of our family retreat.
Inside the cottage we found many thoughtful touches: games, puzzles, books, terrific cable TV service. In the spacious basement there were a ping pong and fussball tables.
The kitchen was very well stocked and we used it constantly. It is galley style with a retro feel. If you're looking for granite countertops and stainless appliances, this ain't it. BUT, we found everything we needed for meal prep and there is a FANTASTIC 5-burner gas stove that was a joy to use. There were 12 of us for a couple days and we still had plenty of room around the dining room table. (If you're not into cooking, plenty of great restaurants a short drive away.)
Wells Cottage is quiet and secluded, yet convenient to groceries, restaurants, convenience stores, downtown Annapolis, and Baltimore Washington International Airport. We spent many happy hours relaxing on the screened porch admiring the scenery, bird watching, and talking.
Highly recommend this unique property. Mom's 80th birthday celebration was a huge sucess and we hope to return some day."
Guest: Peggy T.
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: October 28, 2016