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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From the "Never Moody Here" Journal with the permission of our guests:

Thank you so much for your wonderful donation to John's fund. We were so lucky and thankful to have won the weekend! Your house is special and all of us enjoyed it! There was something for everyone to do and enjoy AND "Maggie" (their Husky) especially appreciated being with us. We experienced Ogunquit & the Marginal Way & Lord's Harborside as well as Kennebunkport, which we all really liked. The views are spectacular.

This is a new find for us and we now love this area. The beaches are wonderful for both kids and dogs. Maggie "smiled" the whole time she was walking at the beach. It was just the perfect getaway that our family needed! We hope we didn't leave too much of a mess. Thanks again!

p.s. We loved watching the birds & Maggie loved watching the chipmonks!

Note from Tom & Kate:

This very appreciative family has booked a long weekend in September 2014 and we're very happy to have them return!
Sep 2013
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Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • 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


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Peaceful escape with all the comforts of a real home and Fido too!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 38 reviews
Concord, NH

There's No Place Like Home....

  • 5 of 5

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...

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
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We love,love,love the little house on Sping St.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
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A Perfect Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

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 is in walking distance to the beach, and shopping and restaurants~~

We cant wait to come back next year!! Thanks

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is review that is a reward for our continuous efforts to exceed the expectations of appreciative guests!
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A perfect spot right in the middle of so much to d

  • 4 of 5

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 & -- 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!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Moody Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
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Moody beach fall trip

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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!
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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Visit the HQ on Rt. 9 heading toward Kennebunkport. It has a 1 1/2 mile self-guided trail al...
Perkins Cove
Walk the 1 1/2 mile Marginal Way between Perkins Cove and Ogunquit Village for spectacular o...
Mike's Clam Shack
Great family place to eat for small and large parties. Excellent service and huge portions o...
Ogunquit Beach
Best beach in the area but parking is expensive. You can park in back of the village for a m...
Ogunquit Playhouse
Not cheap but great Broadway shows and talent. Go on a weeknight when less crowded and less ...
Congdon's Doughnuts
Absolutely the best breakfast place in the area! Right on Rt. 1 southbound side between Rt. ...
Scoop Deck
You can't beat this place for ice cream in all its wonderous forms!
Billy's Chowder House
This is our favorite place to eat! The lounge (for 4 or less people) overlooks the Webhannet...
Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Boon Island Ale House
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Merriland Farms
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Wells Transportation Center
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-95 & Rt. 9/109
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Jake's Seafood
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Moody Beach
Car: recommended

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

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $125

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.