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Peaceful escape with all the comforts of a real home and Fido too!

Wells, ME, USA
  • House1600 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 nights

7 rooms, 3 BR, sleeps 8, 1 3/4 baths, walk to beach & Rt. 1 inter-town trolley

Located in quiet residential area of the Moody section of Wells, Maine. Comfortable good-sized (1600 sf) L-shaped ranch with fully stocked kitchen: appliances, utensils, flatware, glassware, dinnerware and cookware. First floor washer/dryer, iron/ironing board, dining room, large living room, spectacular sun room with windows all around, skylights and ceiling fan. The family room (3rd BR) & 2nd bath are in the basement. Fenced-in backyard, hot/cold outdoor shower w/privacy stall & seat. Many beach items provided (see further details) 0.5 mi. to Moody Beach, 0.25 mi. to Rt. 1 inter-town trolley. 80 yd. to scenic overlook of Ogunquit River and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. Gas grill, lobster pot & serving setups. 4 TVs & 3 DVD/VCRs with cable. Internet access (WiFi) and unlimited digital phone. Bed sizes: king, double, double futon and 2 rollaway twins. Window A/Cs in bedrooms and living room, ceiling fans and portable fans too. Dogs only allowed.

Contact owner for Winter rental rates with and without utilities included.

Information please!: Property binder contains full list of amenities, house rules and helpful notes on where to find & how to use items, as well as local attractions, religious services, hospitals, veterinary clinics, restaurant menus, shopping, banks, movie theater, town government services, special events, Brochure basket with area maps, golf courses and driving ranges, restaurant guides, other area attractions. 'Never Moody Here' guest book journal.

Getting to the beach!

Although beautiful Moody Beach is only 0.5 miles away as the crow flies, it is about a 14 minute walk (.7 miles). We find the easiest walking route is to take a right onto Cranberry St., left onto Cable St., right onto Sassafras St., left onto Dike St., right onto Bourne Ave. and follow to the end. Our beach carts make it easy to bring small coolers, blankets, chairs, umbrellas etc. if you choose to walk. No parking is available near public access for the beach area at the end of Bourne Ave. The nice thing about the lack of public parking is that the beach is usually uncrowded because private property abuts either side. Please respect private property rights which in Maine end at the low tide water mark. You may walk, fish or watch birds between the high and low tide water marks of private property though. As the law, which goes back to the 1600’s when Maine was part of Massachusetts is written, “Private property shall end at the mean low tide water boundary and access without permission of owners is a violation except for the purposes of navigating, fishing or fowling.” We have a tide clock and have provided tide tables to make it easy to determine the tide level throughout each day.

Parking is available at 4 Town of Wells beach lots for an hourly fee ($2.50) via new meters installed in 2012. The meters accept credit/debit cards and coins only, no bills. The meters can be found in each lot centrally located. After paying for the time you select, a ticket is dispensed that you put inside your car on the dashboard so that it is visible. See the Town of Wells section of this binder and also page 11 of the Wells Guide book. There is also parking at nearby Ogunquit Beach (take right onto Ocean Ave. at end of Bourne Ave.) but the rates are very high. Another option is for one person to drive back & forth, drop off and walk back. Then again, there always is the trolley that can be boarded on Rt. 1 at the Majestic Regency motel, which goes to Ocean Ave. via Eldridge Rd. and returns via Mile Rd. Refer to the trolley schedule inside front cover.

Beach and yard items we do provide.: We have 5 beach chairs, 2 umbrellas, 2 beach carts, a blanket, a small portable cooler, mini surf boards, inflatable swimming rings and a few games such as paddle ball, bocce, ring toss, whiffle balls/bat, soccer balls and frisbees. There are also five Adirondack style lawn chairs with small tables and ottomans for sitting out in the yard.



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Apr 13, 2017
About Tom&Kate

Kate & I grew up in the suburbs of Boston We met at our respective best friends' wedding in 1968 and married in 1970. We have one daughter and two grandchildren. Tom retired from Analog Devices in 2009 and Kate retired from Tyco Intl. in 2012. We've lived in Norwood MA since 1973. We stay at 'Never Moody Here' whenever we can, which is mostly when our guests are not there.

Tom&Kate purchased this House in 2005

Why Tom&Kate chose Wells

We honeymooned on Wells Beach in 1970 and have been vacationing in the Wells area ever since. Kate has relatives in York and Cape Neddick and until recently a great aunt lived around the corner on Cable St.

What makes this House unique

A 13 minute walk to the beach from a quiet neighborhood on a street that dead ends at the Ogunquit River, all the while surrounded by the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Preserve. We can do most of the shopping we need to by taking the scenic route along the ocean and avoiding Rt. 1 but, if we have to, there's a traffic light between the house and Rt. 1. The sunroom and large living room 'got us' when we first saw the house. Also, the two fireplaces, 1st floor washer/dryer and built in china cabinet closed the deal.


    • Pets Welcome
    • Kids Welcome


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 2 twin/ single, twin roll-aways
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, 1 baby crib, portable - up to 2 yrs.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 sleep sofa /futon, basement family room
      • Additional bedding with two twin size roll-aways and double size futon in family room. Portable full size crib. We supply pillows, blankets, mattress covers and bedspreads. Please bring your own linens, bath towels, beach towels, and extra pillow cases if you want since there are extra pillows in the closets.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, +sink/vanity
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, +sink/vanity & linen closet
      • Exterior
        outdoor shower, H/C w/privacy
      • Both baths have removable shower spray/massage heads w/ 5' hose. Bathroom 1 has sliding glass doors and bathroom 2 has 3'x4' walk-in shower.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          13 minute walk to Moody Beach
        • River
          100 yds. to Ogunquit River


            • smoking allowed


                • museums
                • autumn foliage
                • cinemas
                • library
                • live theater
                • marina
                • churches
                • playground
                • restaurants
                • theme parks
                • waterfalls
                • zoo

                  Leisure Activities

                    • antiquing
                    • beachcombing
                    • bird watching
                    • eco tourism
                    • outlet shopping
                    • scenic drives
                    • sight seeing
                    • walking
                    • whale watching

                      Local Services & Businesses

                        • ATM/bank
                        • groceries
                        • hospital
                        • laundromat
                        • massage therapist
                        • medical services

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                            • sailing
                            • cycling
                            • fishing
                            • fly fishing
                            • freshwater fishing
                            • golf
                            • hiking
                            • pier fishing
                            • roller blading
                            • deepsea fishing
                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                            • snorkeling
                            • sound/bay fishing
                            • surf fishing
                            • surfing
                            • swimming
                            • tennis
                            • wind-surfing


                                • Smoking allowed outdoors on back porch or on grounds. Pet waste pick-up materials provided. Two coffee makers, coffee thermos, crock pot, toaster, toaster oven, electric can opener, extra full size refrigerator for beverages in garage, Solatube skylight in kitchen, arts & crafts area w/basic materials, family games, DVD library, computer desk, 3rd TV with VCR only in family room, all TVs are 19'-21' color. A 4th TV is in the master BR. Extra chairs and leaves for dining room table to accommodate up to 8. Attached garage and storage shed available for guest use. 0.3 mile from U.S. Rt. 1 shopping, restaurants, and inter-town trolley for Wells, Kennebunkport, Ogunquit & York. Ogunquit famous for Perkins Cove shops, art galleries, whale watch & sunset harbor cruises, and Marginal Way, a 1 1/2 mi. ocean side walkway. Nearby rental for bicycles, canoes and kayaks. Public launch ramps in Wells and Ogunquit. York Wild Kingdom Zoo and Amusement Park near Short and Long Sand Beaches, York

                                  House Rules

                                  Check-in: Flexible

                                  Check-out: Flexible

                                  Cancellation Policy

                                  100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                  34 Reviews


                                  Latest reviews

                                  There's No Place Like Home....

                                  Theres no place like home...except for at "Never Moody Here" !!!

                                  This was our second stay at this fabulous rental.

                                  We are a bit obsessive about cleanliness and have never found anyplace to be to our high standards...until coming here!!!

                                  The home is clean, perfectly laid out, roomy, and has all the comforts of home. You can tell the owners put alot of thought and pride into their home.

                                  The spot is perfect...within walking distance to the beach, surrounded by fabulous restaurants and oodles of shopping:)

                                  We hope to continue coming for years to come...

                                  Owner's Response:

                                  Our goal is to always try to exceed our guests' expectations. Each confirmation of that goal motivates us to continue that policy. We are very proud of the reviews we get, which are a reward in themselves.

                                  We love,love,love the little house on Sping St.

                                  Telah G.IL

                                  We love coming and visiting Wells. We stayed for a week (not enough time)with our two small kids and 4 pups. This was our third stay and won't be our last. Tom and Kate are great even left us their personal stroller and high chair for our stay. Great rental, great people, great location.

                                  Owner's Response:

                                  This family travels all the way from the Midwest to visit Maine, so space in their vehicle is limited. We were more than happy to provide a few items we used for our grandchildren when they visited us at home and in Wells. Making our guests stay comfortable and uncomplicated has always been our goal.

                                  A Perfect Getaway!!!

                                  Erica G.

                                  Loved this place!! The owners were amazing and very sweet!

                                  We were amazed on how neat and clean the house was!!

                                  The home is much larger than it appears! It is amazingly clean and extremely roomy, and has all the comforts that you would need !

                                  The location is perfect and peaceful...it is in walking distance to the beach, and shopping and restaurants~~

                                  We cant wait to come back next year!! Thanks

                                  Owner's Response:

                                  This is review that is a reward for our continuous efforts to exceed the expectations of appreciative guests!

                                  A perfect spot right in the middle of so much to d

                                  Jane C.

                                  Once again we all had a great time. Spent a little more time at the beach

                                  this year & the weather really cooperated! We learned that lesser expensive

                                  (i.e., cheap) kites work better than expensive ones, and we finished the

                                  Marginal Way this year & found..no -- not a Pot of Gold, but something even

                                  better! Perkins Cove, with restaurants, bathrooms, shops and wonderful

                                  views. Who knew!?

                                  This special home-away-from home was magically still right in the middle of

                                  everything we did & so perfect for us, with a space for all & places for

                                  each group, too, when we needed a little space. A good time was had by

                                  all even our dear doggie!

                                  Moody Beach Getaway

                                  Mary C.

                                  Tom and Kate's house was the perfect spot for a family Fall getaway! Perfect location- close to everything. Very clean and comfortable house- with everything we needed for the long weekend! Tom was so helpful and thoughtful (even having a full bowl of water down for our 3 dogs when we arrived). Where else could 8 adults and 3 dogs been so welcomed?! The fenced in backyard was wonderful for the pups! Would definitely recommend Never Moody Here and look forward to returning sometime in the future!

                                  Owner's Response:

                                  We wish all vacation rental owners were as fortunate as we are to have such appreciative and respectful guests! They said in our Journal that they really enjoyed walks on Moody Beach at sunrise, which also happens to be our very favorite thing to do! We try hard to make all sizes of parties welcome and comfortable. It is very nice to get this kind of feedback on our efforts.

                                  Moody beach fall trip

                                  Lynn D.

                                  This, by far, is one of the best places we have ever stayed in the 20 years of Homeway! It truly is the perfect home away from home. Perfect location...access to lots of beautiful coastal towns and beaches and loads of restaurants...nicely decorated...Tom and Kate are so helpful....lots of tourist info at your fingertips!! Would definitely return!

                                  Owner's Response:

                                  This was the second stay for this pleasent couple with two very friendly Labs. It was nice to see these guests take full advantage of everything our property and the location has to offer. We do hope they return next year to continue exploring the awesome Southern Coast of Maine!


                                  Wells, ME, USA

                                  1 1/2 mile from Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit Village and close to: the Marginal Way, shops, art galleries, restaurants and cruises of Perkins Cove, The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm Farm, Wells Harbor outdoor concerts, 18 hole golf courses, 9 hole pitch & putt, and driving ranges, Wonder Mountain miniature golf, the Wells Auto Museum and the York Wild Kingdom Zoo and Amusement Park. Also nearby are the shops, art galleries, and restaurants of Kennebunkport and the Bush Family Summer Residence at Walker's Point. Other Activities: National Wild Life Refuge, shopping, art galleries Golf: Our brochure basket has information from all nearby 9-18 hole golf courses, PAR 3, Pitch & Putt, and driving ranges.


                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Winter Rate is a 3 month minimum stay!!! 1st month's rent + 1 month security, utilities not included, rates available including utilities. Discounts for advance reservations of 90 days or more (5%), multiple weeks (10%) and loyalty (10%) Full refund for cancellations > than 120 days in advance. 90% of rent for cancellations between 120 days and arrival if property is rented by another party.

                                  34 Reviews
                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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