Wells House Rental Photos and Description
7 rooms, 3 BR, sleeps 8, 1 3/4 baths, walk to beach & Rt. 1 inter-town trolley
Located in quiet residential area of the Moody section of Wells, Maine. Comfortable good-sized (1600 sf) L-shaped ranch with fully stocked kitchen: appliances, utensils, flatware, glassware, dinnerware and cookware. First floor washer/dryer, iron/ironing board, dining room, large living room, spectacular sun room with windows all around, skylights and ceiling fan. The family room (3rd BR) & 2nd bath are in the basement. Fenced-in backyard, hot/cold outdoor shower w/privacy stall & seat. Many beach items provided (see further details) 0.5 mi. to Moody Beach, 0.25 mi. to Rt. 1 inter-town trolley. 80 yd. to scenic overlook of Ogunquit River and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. Gas grill, lobster pot & serving setups. 4 TVs & 3 DVD/VCRs with cable. Internet access (WiFi) and unlimited digital phone. Bed sizes: king, double, double futon and 2 rollaway twins. Window A/Cs in bedrooms and living room, ceiling fans and portable fans too. Dogs only allowed.
Contact owner for Winter rental rates with and without utilities included.
Information please!: Property binder contains full list of amenities, house rules and helpful notes on where to find & how to use items, as well as local attractions, religious services, hospitals, veterinary clinics, restaurant menus, shopping, banks, movie theater, town government services, special events, Brochure basket with area maps, golf courses and driving ranges, restaurant guides, other area attractions. 'Never Moody Here' guest book journal.
Getting to the beach!
Although beautiful Moody Beach is only 0.5 miles away as the crow flies, it is about a 14 minute walk (.7 miles). We find the easiest walking route is to take a right onto Cranberry St., left onto Cable St., right onto Sassafras St., left onto Dike St., right onto Bourne Ave. and follow to the end. Our beach carts make it easy to bring small coolers, blankets, chairs, umbrellas etc. if you choose to walk. No parking is available near public access for the beach area at the end of Bourne Ave. The nice thing about the lack of public parking is that the beach is usually uncrowded because private property abuts either side. Please respect private property rights which in Maine end at the low tide water mark. You may walk, fish or watch birds between the high and low tide water marks of private property though. As the law, which goes back to the 1600’s when Maine was part of Massachusetts is written, “Private property shall end at the mean low tide water boundary and access without permission of owners is a violation except for the purposes of navigating, fishing or fowling.” We have a tide clock and have provided tide tables to make it easy to determine the tide level throughout each day.
Parking is available at 4 Town of Wells beach lots for an hourly fee ($2.50) via new meters installed in 2012. The meters accept credit/debit cards and coins only, no bills. The meters can be found in each lot centrally located. After paying for the time you select, a ticket is dispensed that you put inside your car on the dashboard so that it is visible. See the Town of Wells section of this binder and also page 11 of the Wells Guide book. There is also parking at nearby Ogunquit Beach (take right onto Ocean Ave. at end of Bourne Ave.) but the rates are very high. Another option is for one person to drive back & forth, drop off and walk back. Then again, there always is the trolley that can be boarded on Rt. 1 at the Majestic Regency motel, which goes to Ocean Ave. via Eldridge Rd. and returns via Mile Rd. Refer to the trolley schedule inside front cover.
Beach and yard items we do provide.: We have 5 beach chairs, 2 umbrellas, 2 beach carts, a blanket, a small portable cooler, mini surf boards, inflatable swimming rings and a few games such as paddle ball, bocce, ring toss, whiffle balls/bat, soccer balls and frisbees. There are also five Adirondack style lawn chairs with small tables and ottomans for sitting out in the yard.
- smoking allowed
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
Kate & I grew up in the suburbs of Boston We met at our respective best friends' wedding in 1968 and married in 1970. We have one daughter and two grandchildren. Tom retired from Analog Devices in 2009 and Kate retired from Tyco Intl. in 2012. We've lived in Norwood MA since 1973. We stay at 'Never Moody Here' whenever we can, which is mostly when our guests are not there.
Tom/Kate purchased this house in 2005
Why Tom/Kate chose Wells
We honeymooned on Wells Beach in 1970 and have been vacationing in the Wells area ever since. Kate has relatives in York and Cape Neddick and until recently a great aunt lived around the corner on Cable St.
What makes this house unique
A 13 minute walk to the beach from a quiet neighborhood on a street that dead ends at the Ogunquit River, all the while surrounded by the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Preserve. We can do most of the shopping we need to by taking the scenic route along the ocean and avoiding Rt. 1 but, if we have to, there's a traffic light between the house and Rt. 1. The sunroom and large living room 'got us' when we first saw the house. Also, the two fireplaces, 1st floor washer/dryer and built in china cabinet closed the deal.
Guestbook comments from the owner
From the "Never Moody Here" Journal with the permission of our guests:
Thank you so much for your wonderful donation to John's fund. We were so lucky and thankful to have won the weekend! Your house is special and all of us enjoyed it! There was something for everyone to do and enjoy AND "Maggie" (their Husky) especially appreciated being with us. We experienced Ogunquit & the Marginal Way & Lord's Harborside as well as Kennebunkport, which we all really liked. The views are spectacular.
This is a new find for us and we now love this area. The beaches are wonderful for both kids and dogs. Maggie "smiled" the whole time she was walking at the beach. It was just the perfect getaway that our family needed! We hope we didn't leave too much of a mess. Thanks again!
p.s. We loved watching the birds & Maggie loved watching the chipmonks!
Note from Tom & Kate:
This very appreciative family has booked a long weekend in September 2014 and we're very happy to have them return!