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Bedrooms 1
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

See the sea...hear the sea...BEACH JUST FEET AWAY

Why stay in a motel room when you can get all of this for almost the same price.Second floor, private entrance, spacious suite of five rooms [ kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom, river room,] front and rear decks ...with views from every room of the marsh, river or ocean. Light and bright and comfortable and very clean. Barbeque, wi-fi-, kayaks, tubes, beach chairs,, fully applianced kitchen . washer, dryer, outside clothes lines, private beach area 100' away, designated parking area. large deck for viewing and table for eating, bring bikes if you want.

Custom designed home, always light and bright, views, open concept and just absolutely what you will enjoy. This is offered at the same price of a motel room in Ogunquit...a fair price with NO extras.

Rates ...June thru September weekly..SAT-SAT range $1450-$2195 Please call me for price on your chosen week and availability.

More Details

Midge Durdle
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2017

About Midge Durdle

Hi....I am Midge which is a nickname. I live on the first level which is completely independent of the rental.

Moody Beach....over seven decades here and in this very same spot. I love this area and hope to share its beauty with my renters.

The suite is for one to two adults who want to have a wonderfully designed spacious space seconds from beach and have sunrises, sunsets, ocean, beach and relax in total comfort and joy. You will smile when you open the door to the most special rental for 2 adults on the beach.

Midge Durdle purchased this apartment in 1982

Why Midge Durdle chose Wells

This rental offers a touch of class while surrounding you with a homey feeling. It definitely is NOT a cookie cutter home. And when you walk in the door, you'll stop and just let your eyes take in what lies before you and SMILE. Having a comfortable, clean and above average rental and being CLOSE to the beach ......This is The Sea Rose.


What makes this apartment unique

Unique...everything about The Sea Rose is unique. The rental is spacious with vaulted ceilings and beams, many windows, light and bright and extremely comfortable.

EXTRAS; kayak, canoe landing

no homes to the rear

sunsets over the river..sunrises over the ocean

two decks ....shade or sun..front or back

beach entrance ...3 minutes up my path

two burner barbeque...Kerig...

washer/dryer....clothes line...beach chairs

NO extras charged security deposit, no cleaning fee, cooking gas free, 2 kayaks free to use

owner lives in small apartment on 1st level....if you want her to help with places to see...just ask...she respects your privacy...and wants you to have the best experience ever....that is her goal..all at a reasonable price.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Every email, every question was answered and then some. By the time we got there for our two week Fall adventure, we already felt comfortable. But nothing and I mean nothing could have prepared us for the beauty of our surroundings, the cleanliness of the rental and the absolutely stunning interior. Our mouths were open as Midge showed us around the rental..then across the street to our private beach area on a pristine 3mile long sandy beach and then to the banks of the tidal river to the rear of our rental where she provided us with a rowboat and huge tubes during our stay. We rented kayaks and by the end of our stay, we never wanted to leave. Without reservation, this is a one of a kind place that deserves five stars.

I have never had such a peaceful sense surround me, nor a smile that just would not go away. My husband and our friends agree that we have had the best vacation ever.

We will become regulars. No more searching each year and being disappointed.And one will find that Midge, the owner, goes out of her way to assure you have everything you need and that you have a wonderful time.

I feel that both my heart and my soul were replenished. It must be the magic of this place as you can feel the love and beauty wrap around you from the moment you arrive. Thank you Midge.
Sep 2014
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Wells Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , level 1
  • level one ...3/4 bath...4'shower.....vanity, toilet washer/dryer located off bedroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , open window and listen to the ocean to put you to sleep...
  • Comfortable queen bed having great views of the river ....also has an additional room.... a wonderful glassed in river room with spectacular views of flower gardens, and the marsh .
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
There is no smoking in or on the decks of this rental or anywhere on the property . The maximum # of cars is 2 at all times. You are expected to leave the rental clean and tidy and damage free ...just as you found it when YOU walked in the door . no charge for barbecue gas no security deposit no cleaning fee please respect the property


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A Special Place By the Sea

  • 5 of 5

We have rented 20 properties over the years and this is by far the most beautifully designed and comfortable beach property we have had the pleasure of staying in. Midge (the owner) has created a home that possesses a wonderful combination of light and stunning water views from every window. There are 3 decks perfectly positioned to capture the river and the ocean. Depending upon the time of day, we rotated from deck to deck, capturing sun and shade. Her home is spacious, fully appointed and she has lovingly decorated the rooms with carefully chosen antiques and furniture for the comfort of her guests. We went to bed every night listening to the soothing sounds of the waves.

We spent our days across the street at our most favorite beach, walking, reading and relaxing. We enjoyed Midge’s kayak, paddling endlessly through the peace and tranquility of the Rachael Carson Wildlife Refuge. We also spent time on the salt water river floating and relaxing in the tubes that she provided. In the early evening , we couldn’t wait to return to Sea Rose where we viewed spectacular sunsets and often saw geese, herons and the occasional deer. We frequently grilled and ate our dinner on the deck facing west because there is no better view in the area!

This is a remarkable place made even more special by the owner. Midge is committed to having every guest enjoy Moody as she does. She is respectful of our privacy and yet always available to answers any questions or help us out. She intimately knows the area and its history, and continues to share with us all the hidden gems of this special locale.

We look forward to returning to our favorite place!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Knowing my renters see just how much this rental offers that is far beyond the norm makes me so happy. For the pictures can not bring the immediate emotional surge that greets you at the door. A place where all five senses are heightened and the days just are just happy and peaceful. My goal is for my renters to leave saying, " It was the best vacation ever."
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  • 5 of 5

The Sea Rose is an amazing beach property. You feel at home once you arrive. Midge could not be any better of a host with all the great local places to eat and shop! The most difficult decision is whether to have coffee on the back or front deck. Moody Beach is a beautiful place and The Sea Rose is a place to call home for your stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I certainly enjoyed having you stay at The Sea Rose. Friendly, happy people to greet and stay for a week are welcomed with open arms. Midge
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Wonderful in Wells

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at this beautiful property and immediately felt like we were home. Midge is the most gracious proprietor I have ever met, she offered tips on "local" spots and treats. The property was beautiful, clean and had everything we needed. We watched both sunrise and sunsets in the most beautiful setting. Crossing the street to walk the beach, search for shells and swim was wonderful. I can'tell decide to share this treasure with my friends or keep it to myself.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your appreciation of The Sea Rose experience means a great deal to me. I am beyond happy that your time here brought you so much happiness. You have made me happy. Please come back as often as you wish. Midge
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Most relaxing vacation EVER

  • 5 of 5

The Sea Rose was my salvation. The house, beach, weather and owner were top notch. I walked on the beach 3 times a day and was able to completely "unplug". Midge thank and and we'll see you next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled that you experienced the peacefulness of The Sea Rose and all of its surroundings. Looking forward to seeing you again next year. Midge
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Paradise in Maine

  • 5 of 5

All the luxuries of home with spectacular views.

The property was spotless and totally lived up to the description on the web site.

Extremely pleasant and informative owner with lots of helpful hints on local amenities.

Would definitely return here and recommend it as a vacation destination to adults.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Place & Awsome Owner

  • 5 of 5

The pictures displayed here are good, but they do not do the home justice. The minute you walk into the house you are in awe. It is open, airy, clean and just plain awesome. You have great views of the ocean and river. You can watch the sun rise from the front porch and the sun set from either of the two back decks or the sun room. The extra features of the home are wonderful and I hate to share that we loved our time there. Kind of want to keep it to ourselves, but really it is a great rental property. Midge is a sweet lady who is very, very friendly and helpful. Can't wait for next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland Jetport...45 minutes on pike
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Portland....many different cruises to the islands
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
many golf courses within 20 minutes.
Nearest Train
2 Miles
in town...goes to Boston, North Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Maine Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
loads of great restaurants...forget the diet
Car: recommended

You may never want to leave The Sea Rose as rain or shine the views are so beautiful . But there is so much around to do. theater at Ogunquit Playhouse, Marginal Way, Perkins Cove, trolley rides, Nubble Light, Kennebunkport shops and scenic drives, ocean fishing and boating, golf, antiques, shopping at LL Bean or Kittery Trading Post and shops, art galleries, art museums, whale watching,great restaurants, lobster-clams-seafood-all fresh-biking, surfing, birding or walking the 3 mile sandy beach. Grab a book, sit on the deck and RELAX. Just ask owner to plan your days or for directions or for where to fish.....owner lives in first floor apartment. Her goal is for you to have a great vacation .

Other Activities: Bountiful antique shops.......auctions**** Deep sea fishing, fishing off the jetty and Whale Watching cruises****Live performances in three local playhouses with Ogunquit Play House being the most well known****kayaking as well as kayak lessons****golfing....two courses in town and about four more within 30 minutes****Kittery Discount Mall is 40 min, away**** Visit LLBean's flagship store[ 45 min]**** Nubble Lighthouse York Animal Forest ****see George Bush's summer home****mini golf ****piano bar with sing along****Watch taffy being made****Walks at Rachael Carson Wildlife Preserve ****.Informative marsh and coastal walks at Laudholm Farm****apple picking****visit great art studios****free outdoor live concerts at Wells Harbor every week****fireworks on the 4th****crafts fairs and please, beautiful sights to see on short drives****walk The Marginal Way****eat lobster precooked on your deck****watch many varieties of birds from your rear deck.....enjoy sunrise or sunset

Golf: Wells, York, Kennebunkport and Kennebunk have many great courses for avid golfers. If you like a more simple approach, Wells also does have a lovely par three course with a practice putting range. There is NO lack of courses within the area. Wells also has a driving range. So bring your clubs.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refund Policy: If you cancel your reservation, a fee of $200 will be deducted from the total amount of your stay ONLY If the owner is able to rent the same week [s] and has received and cashed that check from the new renter, then and only then will the check made out for the balance of what has been received in your name be put in the mail [ -$200 ). Otherwise, the total amount is surrendered.

50% down when reservation is made...must receive within 10 days along with paperwork for owner to hold.... see below for rest of terms.Balance is due by May 1st. If reservation is made after May 1st, then payment in full must be made at time of reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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