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Two Story Moody Beach Oceanfront Home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 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

More Details

Kathleen Selevan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

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 Southern Coast of Maine

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:
  • 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.


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Two Story Moody Beach Oceanfront Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

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: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. Hope you can come back and stay again.
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Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the best Maine vacation ever in this roomy, comfortable cottage with its amazing view of the ocean right living room! The spacious front porch was perfect for relaxing with morning coffee and a glass of wine after dinner. Plenty of parking and the owner was friendly and wonderful to deal with. We definitely plan to return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for the great review So happy you enjoyed the place as much as we do.
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An Amazing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week at the Arline and we enjoyed our vacation in Maine! The house has every item that you might need for comfort and a view that is breathtaking. The sunset and sunrise as well as the oceanview from the lawn provide such serenity. The beach is eight or ten steps away from the lawn. The outdoor shower is available to cut down on sand coming into the house and the bedrooms have enough windows for great ocean breezes at night. The livingroom and kitchen are quite spacious and twice we dined outside with candles so we could view the ocean during dinner. It was a beautiful, serene, relaxing week!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to review our property. We are happy you enjoyed it as much as we do.
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Latham, New york

As good as it gets.

  • 5 of 5

Usually York Beach vacationers but wanted to try something different. This was a pleasant surprise from start to finish. The owner(s) were friendly and informal and gave you a means to contact them but did not interfere with your stay. The house is layed out perfectly and has plenty of personality - its an oldie but a goodie. Everything that was suppose to be there was and all in good working condition. The house and property were clean and well taken care of. Its a perect location as far as the beach goes and the view doesn't get any better. The neighbors were great and full of useful information. Not only would I recommend this rental but I really hope to return again next year. My entire family loved this place and have raved about it to anyone that might be interested in Moody Beach. Can't miss on this one and the price was right as well. I've fallen in love with maine all over again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • 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

Wells Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pre Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Post Season
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.
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