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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, English

September/ October reduced rates ~ Selkie 167 at BEACH DREAMS ~ Wells, ME

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Wells Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

This charming, cozy, and immaculate cottage is located in a quiet (low traffic) section of the 43 acre, gated Beach Dreams resort. It sleeps five and has one bathroom and two bedrooms... one with a queen bed and the other with a twin over double bunk bed. There also is a three season enclosed sun porch ... windows open to enjoy the gentle breezes or closed to protect from rain or cooler weather. Selkie 167 has quality furnishings and an attractive decor ... your comfort and enjoyment are very important to us.

Come join the fun! Beach Dreams has a pool as well as a jacuzzi and kiddie pool. The club house features a well-equipped exercise room, book swap or borrow, a video game room, as well as an air hockey table. Bocce, a basketball hoop, and tennis court are also on site. It is a non-smoking community.

Miles of beautiful beaches are nearby (Wells, Crescent, Moody, Footbridge, Drakes Island, and Ogunquit are the closest) ... the Wells trolley stops at the entrance gate. A detailed activity book with brochures, restaurant recommendations, and beach information is a definite favorite of our renters.

Visit in September or October ... a lovely time of year with no crowds, but still

many fun things to do.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Judith (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, English


based on 17 traveler reviews

September/ October reduced rates ~ Selkie 167 at BEACH DREAMS ~ Wells, ME
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Albany, NY

Family fun!

  • 5 of 5

Our children claim this was the best vacation ever. Both Beach Dreams

and the cottage are family friendly and provide great activities. We

visited a different beach each day, but were always happy to return to

Selkie 167 and its cheerful decor. The cottage has games, DVD's and

(local color) books for both adults and children. Kitchen is fully

equipped, beds are very comfortable, and the cottage is very, very


  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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absolutely the best!

  • 5 of 5

Well, it's like this - we rented Selkie 167 and friends rented in another part of Beach Dreams. We received delightful notes, a card, and a welcome letter that thoroughly explained all we needed to know about check in and the cottage - our friends received a short email. We opened the door to an immaculate, bright, cheerful, and comfortable cottage with freshly made beds - our friends had to bring their own bed linens and towels, and their cottage and furnishings were no where near the quality of ours. We had a binder overflowing with ideas and brochures for things to do, and there was a wonderful book about Maine for our children ... nothing for our friends. We had no cottage directly behind or in front of us; since it is in back of Beach Dreams, we had quiet and little traffic. Our friends were near the pool - need I say more? When not at the beach or out and about, we often all were at 167 - the porch was so relaxing. There also were movies, books, games, and even tennis racquets to keep the children occupied. Once home we didn't receive just our security deposit, but also a thank you note and a recipe. Well, both families had a fun week, but our accommodations were far superior. To solve that problem, next year we will return to 167 and our friends will rent 168 (same owner). Yes, their cost was a little less, but they will happily pay extra for all they will receive in return.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your kind words ... we are delighted that you and your friends have booked with us for 2017
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A Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, our nine year old son and his grandparents spent a wonderful week in Selkie 168. The unit is beautifully decorated and comfortable to live in. (With a significant spinal disability I have spent a lot of time in places that look terrific yet do not contain one comfortable chair.) We never felt crowded. The family easily fit at the dinner (and breakfast) table. With a spacious living room, a sunlit study, and outdoor seating privacy was always possible at the same time games were being played or Spongebob was on television. We were a few minutes drive - 4 or 5 minutes - from a large supermarket, two national pharmacy chainstores, and a variety of establishments that serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and wonderful ice cream. There was free parking - for 3 or 4 cars - directly in front of the unit. The one or two times it was necessary to call Judith (e.g., at 9:00pm a new battery was needed for the chirping smoke alarm) she sounded genuinely pleased that we had called.The unit was spotlessly clean and fully stocked. My only complaint was the absence of an ocean view - but not even Judith can arrange to move the Atlantic. This is a terrific, comfortable, fun place for a family to spend a week.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, how we would love an ocean view as well, but do believe the purchase cost would have been considerably more :) ... glad that was the only complaint , and do appreciate the compliments!
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  • 5 of 5

Wow! That's what you'll say when you open the front door and step into this little cottage. We felt like we were in a B and B because it is that charming and that well decorated. The beds are so comfortable, the porch is so delightful, and the many special touches indicate the owners obviously are trying to please their guests. There is an abundance of information about the beaches, towns from Portsmouth to Portland, and restaurant recommendations. The cottage is located in a quiet area of the gated community, but you'll have easy access to pool, tennis court, etc. If you are looking for quality and a relaxing atmosphere, Selkie 168 is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so nice to know that our efforts are recognized and appreciated ... thank you!
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A Real Home From Home!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Selkie 167! The cottage was very comfortable, clean and beautifully decorated. The kitchen was very well equipped and the beds were very comfortable. Judith gave us all the information we needed to make the most of our trip over! Plenty of recommendations on beaches, tourist activities and restaurants, which was a great help. It was a pleasure to stay here and we all enjoyed using the facilities at Beach Dreams. Would highly recommend this cottage and look forward to a return trip across the pond sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to see another European visitor enjoy our Maine getaway!
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A wonderful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a clean, bright, comfortable cottage near Maine beaches, wonderful restaurants, and all the antique vendors you could ever want to visit.

We have rented here several times and feel that it is our home away from home.

We have recommended it to our friends and family.

You can't find a better landlady and landlord than the Vitalis!

Go! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so appreciate our return visitors! This loyal couple from New Mexico were our very first official renters :)
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Wells Transportation Center
Car: recommended

Selkie 167 ... vacation fun from A to Z!

Antique shops galore, amusement parks, arcades ...

Beach Dreams, biking, boating, bocce, basketball ...

Club house ...

Downeaster train service, deep sea fishing ...

Excellent restaurants ...

Forts McClary and Foster ...

Golf courses ...

Hiking, horseback riding ...

Ice cream, of course ...

Just a perfect place to be ...

Kennebunkport boutiques, kayaking ...

Lobster, lighthouses ...

Marginal Way, museums, mini golf ...

Nature preserves ...

Outlet shopping in Kittery or Freeport ...

Portsmouth and Portland nearby, Perkins Cove ...

Quaint village shops in Ogunquit ...

Really charming cottage ...

Swimming pools, summer theatre, salt marshes, scenic cruises, surfing, snorkeling, seals ...

Trolleys, tennis court ...

Unique community living ...

Very beautiful beaches (fourteen miles of them!) ...

Wildlife, water parks, whale watching ...

X-traordinary memories ...

You'll want to return ...

Zoo (Wild Kingdom in York)


Rates & Availability

Wells Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
summer 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day week
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
remainder of September
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
October- $350 for Columbus wkd
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/laundry $90
Tax Rate 9.0%

~ $200 refundable security deposit
~ check in 2 PM ... check out 10 AM
~ absolutely no pets or smoking (not even on the sun porch)

Columbus Day weekend is $350 for three nights

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Wells Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk bed
  • note that bedroom two has a twin over double bunk (sleeps three) ... both bedrooms have plantation shutters (great for privacy) bedding and towels provided
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please note: pets and smoking are NOT allowed (not even on the sun porch)

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