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9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Wells House Rental Photos and Description

Owner lives in unit on first level..rental is main house on level 2 and 3.


Welcome to The Sea Rose , an adult rental, that quietly sits on the edge of the Rachael Carson Reserve, a beautiful marsh teeming with marine birds and a salt water tidal river. Views and sunsets every day. If you are adventurous, feel free to launch your kayak or just sit on a huge tube in the river and watch the sights close up.

Three decks with the largest set up for eating and cooking outside to enjoy the views. Three bedrooms each with its own special added feature. Two full baths. Wood ceilings with beams, two levels, interior windows for passage of light and views, large open concept floor plan with a homey touch. CLEAN.CLEAN.

RARE, VERY RARE for a rental at private Moody Beach a feature that will make you smile every day. No walking and lugging and lugging and walking to the small private area everyone has to use. You use owner's small private area about 2 minutes walk across the street. Keep your chairs there all day if you want.

I designed this house with class and architectural beauty and flow. You will walk in the door and be overwhelmed as your eyes try to take in the sight every where you turn. And I have made sure that it is spotless. Finally, I have included many extras to spoil you as you will discover. The location offers views both front and back. And there is much more. You will not be disappointed. Call Midge at 207-251-0035 or 207-646-4479 OR email me.Great weeks are available for next year.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2016
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About Midge

Moody Beach and this very spot at Moody Beach has been in my family for three generations. The original was called 'Knotty Pine' cottage. In 1986 I purchased this from my mother and in 1987, using my love of designing homes, The Knotty Pine came down and The Sea Rose went from concept to reality.

I take immense pride in my home and spend endless hours [and money] maintaining it. I live in the one bedroom apartment on the first level. The rental was what I designed for my home on the second and third floors with its own entrance and 100% independent of the first level unit...but retirement in a recession...well, the best laid plans etc.

This is relatively new to the rental market and is an adult rental. I am not looking for lots and lots of renters. I am looking for the right renters....adults who appreciate a fantastic rental and treat it with care and respect. Would love to have renters who want to come back year after year....making it like a home away from home.

Midge purchased this house in 1986

Why Midge chose Southern Coast of Maine

Having been in the real estate business for many years, I have always said that to be happy in one's home, it must reflect your your personality and embrace the core of your soul. A little deep I guess, but it is true even for a rental. It is a huge part of your vacation so it should be just right for you. If you want to be in a well cared for and spotlessly clean rental, one creative in design with vaulted ceilings and windows everywhere with views furnished for comfort and decorated in simple yet pleasing touches, this is it. If you wish you could have plenty of interior space and decks galore and absolutely no houses to the rear...if you crave sunsets, sunrises, places within to tuck away for a nap or read....if you like privacy.

What makes this house unique

Unique...everything about The Sea Rose is unique. List is as follows: a kayak landing in the Oqunquit River just steps from your door; views from every room; three decks with sun or shade always available; drop dead gorgeous sunsets ; comfortable top of the line Serta mattresses; A windowed Florida Room overlooking the nature reserve and river ; extra table for games or puzzles; four beds : beach chairs included and plenty of deck furniture also provided; extra large kitchen with 16' entertaining bar; full size washer/dryer and a clothes line; Quiet and respectful area and neighbors.

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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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

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: Aug 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: Jul 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: Jul 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: Aug 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: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland Jetport...45 minutes on pike
Nearest Barpub
0.06 Miles
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
Nearest Beach
across street is your private area..
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

Wells House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 30 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

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Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • River ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , level 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , level 2 beautiful beamed and wood ceiling
  • level one ...3/4 bathroom with 4' shower with seat......full size washer/dryer level two...full bath with tub/shower...large vanity..... Liquid soap is provided at the sinks as well as soap for the washing machine , dishwasher and hand washing. A hair dryer is provided. An outside clothes line to hang those wet bathing suits... if you want to have clothes smell of the sea and beach roses, hang your wash is amazingly wonderful.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with private deck ....wood,vaulted ceiling, beams
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , cozy room with river and some ocean views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , abutting river room has a twin bed as a couch ..great views
  • Comfortable queen beds in all rooms each having great views of the river and/or the ocean. Bedroom two [on level two] has a large private deck facing the beautiful marsh and Ogunquit River. Bedroom one [ on level one] has a wonderful glassed in river room with spectacular views also of flower gardens, and the marsh and bedroom three [ on level two] has views of the ocean as well as the river and a private reading room on a suspended area with views looking down over the dining and living room. Bedrooms two and three have vaulted wood ceilings with huge beams. All rooms have beautiful views. Owner has put a great deal of thought into the sleeping options for four persons.The queen beds are all quality beds. The present arrangement should give you and your group plenty of privacy and comfort which is a top priority...[ also cleanliness, beauty and friendliness}.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • 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 and NOT just rush out the door Saturday morning with your luggage. So do wake up a little earlier to clean and make tidy or do this the eve before. All cleaning items are left for just this reason. By doing this, you are showing your appreciation to me for the huge EXTRA effort I make to have it spotless for you.

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