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Two Story Moody Beach Oceanfront Home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6 in beds

Original 1909 oceanfront summer cottage with access to Moody Beach via stairs over rocks. Stair to beach not guaranteed for increasingly higher tides each year. There is a public way 4 cottages away. Some years more rock then sand. There is an open front porch and an enclosed back porch. First floor has a fireplace living room, adjoining dining room and kitchen. Dining room seats 8. Downstairs has a small half bath and the second floor has a full bath/shower combo. Property is about 1.5 miles from Route 1 shopping. A pet with special permission only. $200 security deposit for first time renters.

Check in 3PM Saturday check out 11 AM Saturday

This is only a summer cottage, it is not winterized. Seasonal rentals reservations begin February each year. Returning renters get first option for reservations. Remaining open weeks are then posted on website. All inquires are taken in order of date inquired on website. We appreciate all new inquires and apologize that we cannot accommodate everyone. Some years have more openings than others.

9% Maine rental tax added to rental rates. End of rental cleaning service mandatory for $135. No daily service. No linen service. Most guests bring own linen or use ours. (must be cleaned by guest) A private linen service is available for guests who prefer this service. Guests can contact them privately. Must leave cottage in excellent condition

PARKING: There is room behind the cottage on the grass for about 5 cars( depending on the size) We share the driveway with our neighbor to the South so please do not block their entrance or exit space. The neighbor to the North doe not have access to behind their cottage to their house and must park behind the red garage.

Please do not park behind our gray garage by the street as family occasionally needs the space to use the garage.

The town will give a parking ticket to cars parked on the road.

More Details

Kathleen Selevan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Kathleen Selevan

Family bought beach cottage in 1965. Property now managed by siblings one living in California and one living in New Hampshire. Cottage is a family treasure. Many fond memories of the beautiful Maine coast

Kathleen Selevan purchased this cottage in 1965

Why Kathleen Selevan chose Wells

One of the original cottages built on Moody Beach in the early 1900's. It was built by the same family as it's twin house next door.

There are less and less of the original beach cottages remaining now.

This is a seasonal cottage open only from June to October

What makes this cottage unique

Private beach. Wonderful beach view. Can sit on the oceanfront lawn or front porch and watch the ocean all day. Beach access with stairs and if there is seaweed or too many rocks, the public way access is only 4 cottages to the south. The tide goes out pretty far allowing for beach activities like Bocci Ball and building sand castles. High tide now comes right to the bottom of the beach access stairs.

Cottage is very rustic and casual. The outside after beach hot/cold shower helps you rinse off the salt water and beach sand.

Surfing is good right in front of the cottage if the surf is "up" If the ocean is flat then kayaking maybe in order. Both can be rented at local surf and bike shop on Route !


Wells Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - outdoor shower
  • ONE FULL BATHROOM on second floor One powder room on the first floor Outdoor hot/ cold shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • marsh view - 2 twin/ single
    marsh view - 2 twin/ single
    oceanfront - 1 queen
  • FULL sleeper couch in the living room and FULL sleeper couch on the back enclosed porch. Cottage sleeps 6 in beds. No extra floor space in bedrooms.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
1 Queen bed, 4 Twins beds, Outside 'after swim' shower, toaster, electric baseboard heat. Limited towel supply. Parking for 5 cars. Cleaning service mandatory. Must leave cottage clean and all linen and towels washed. Do have bed linens and towels for bathroom. Should bring your own beach towels. Advised to bring own linen and towels if you wish to just bring it home to wash after vacation. Bring own beach sand chairs as well. Have some sand toys. Not air conditioned have several fans if needed. Usually sea breeze keep things comfortable. IN SEASON RENTAL MIN STAY 7 nights (June 1 to 15 and September 15 -30 4 night min


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Another Great Week~

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year at this cottage on Moody Beach and we had another great week. Fabulous views. Great location. Beautiful sunrises. Be back again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for taking the time to write such nice words. Wish you had had nicer weather but happy your week was enjoyable
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Very Satisfied with the Arline

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the Arline. It had everything we needed. It is great for crabbing! The rocks down the to the beach require careful manipulation but I have had knee problems & managed quite well. Plus, the Public Way (#3) is very close if needed! There is no beach at high tide. But, we were aware of that in advance. Had a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Moody Beach is the best

  • 5 of 5

Been coming here for 15+ years. Great spot. Most relaxing week of the year!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We are so happy to have our guests return year after year. It is like one big family. Thank you for all the feedback. Enjoy the rest of the summer Kathy
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here, property was exactly as described, thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are happy you enjoyed your week at our cottage. We appreciate all feedback and ideas so we can continue to offer our guests a wonderful experience at Moody Beach.
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right on the beach,easy parking and a great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting this house for about 15 years now and we love it.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you taking the time to review your stay at our cottage. It is like having family come back and stay each year. We love our location and being one of the few original cottages left on Moody Beach Thank you again Kathy
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Great location right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic and the scenery of the ocean was fantastic

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perkins Cove
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Ogunquit Playhouse
Scoop Deck
Five-O Shore Road
Fisherman's Catch Restaurant
The Front Porch Piano Bar & Restaurant
Wells Beach Lobster Pound
Jake's Seafood
Wonder Mountain Fun Park
Varano's Italian Restaurant
Dunkin' Donuts
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
route 1
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Damage Deposit $200

Beach Access Stairs are installed mid June each year and removed mid September. Owner reserves the right to have the stairs pulled up if there is a big storm and/or huge tides predicted. Stairs may be washed away due to unexpected very high tides. Cannot guarantee they will be replaced under such conditions.

Cancellation policy: A cancellation 30 days before reservation will receive a 100% return of deposited funds.( If received by 12PM CST)
Up to 14 days before reservation date, a 50% return of deposited funds will be returned. (Cancelled by 12PM CST)

Rate are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Payment by check to owner is preferred.
Deposit of $500 is due within 15 days of reservation. March 15, 2017 a 50% deposit is required and the remaining rental fee is due 30 days before rental date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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