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Upscale cottage at Beach Dreams Resort, minutes from Beaches and Shopping

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, sleep sofa, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

Family fun awaits at cottage in Wells, ME. Beach Dreams Community boasts three pools, hot tub, tennis courts, work out center and basketball court. One of the most upscale cottages on the property includes granite counters, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, Jenn-Air range, tile and wood floors throughout. Cable Television, washer/dryer, queen bed, bunk bed with single over double, queen pull-out sofa provided. Three-season sun porch for eating or relaxing with window seat, breakfast bar, patio and easy access to pools and exercise room provide plenty of activies for all ages. Yard is private with outdoor grill, room to play, and colorful gardens.


Owner
Lynn Fichtel
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Lynn Fichtel

My husband and I have loved Maine since we vacationed there as children with our respective families. I am an elementary school administrator and Bill is a builder. Our daughter is married and lives in CT with her husband, toddler, and black lab. Our son lives in CO with his wife and a rabbit named George. We all love Maine!

Lynn Fichtel purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Lynn Fichtel chose Southern Coast of Maine

Bill and I lived in Maine when we were first married. We moved home to CT before our second child was born, but were determined to return at some point in our lives. This cottage presented a perfect opportunity for us to spend some quality time in ME without having a lot of property maintenance. It is only a 3 1/2 hour drive from our home, making weekend trips feasible for us. We fell in love with the thoughtful design of this unit. It is small, but very comfortable and has every update available. I can have a flower garden which is important to me.

What makes this cottage unique

The location offers a multitude of recreational opportunities. My husband is an avid fisherman. He is up before dawn each morning heading to one of the many beaches for surf casting. He has caught some large stripers in the area. River and lake fishing are also available. Many harbors offer deep sea fishing or boat rentals.

I love sitting at the beach with a good book, taking walks looking for shells, and browsing in cute shops. I will never exhaust the many places I can explore in the Wells area.

Our whole family enjoys kayaking In the ocean, rivers, and lakes of the surrounding area. The kids are bikers who find sea coast rides very enjoyable. The rest of my family loves to golf, and this too is readily available in this area. We all love to cook seafood dinners at the cottage and then take a dip in one of the refreshing pools or relax in the hot tub. Area restaurants are well known for quality menus and extraordinary views of the sea. The summer theater groups provide an array of plays over the summer. Sometimes well known stars participate in summer stock. The area towns rely on summer visitors so they offer local art fairs, church suppers, and lectures through the season.

An hour drive north provides access to the shops and up and coming restaurants in Portland, or a trip to the outlets and LLBean in Freeport. In the fall this trip is gorgeous as the leaves turn colors.

We can go out or just stay in the Beach Dreams complex depending on our moods. We find everything near at hand and always a lot of fun for all ages. We have been blessed with the addition of a baby granddaughter to our family this winter. We look forward to introducing her to the Wells area in the summer! We have always thought Beach Dreams would be a great place to vacation with young children. Our family will soon find out it that is true!

Guestbook comments from the owner

If Maine is vacation land, then Lynn and Billl's cottage in Wells is home base for our best vacation ever. During our week at the cottage, we left all of our worries behind in the city and slipped into extreme vacation mode. Every day we jumped out of bed before the time that we'd usually wake up to go to school, and in bed by sunset so that we could maximize our hours exploring the area during the day.



Every morning, we were up eating our pain au chocolat from Boulagerie in Kennebunk, collecting heart shaped rocks and running in the waves at Parson's beach before most people had their coffee. We paddled at high tide in Wells, ate delicious lunch in Kennebunkport, walked the Marginal Way and hiked the child friendly trail in the Rachel Carson Refuge. And we still have so much more to do next time we come!



After all of our adventures it was always so nice to be able to come home to Lynn and Bill's comfortable, well stocked, and tidy cottage. They had everything we needed to cook dinner, wash our well worn clothes, and more. We especially loved being able to go for a swim in the pool and a quick game in the rec room before bed time.
Aug 2016
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Amenities

Wells Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Beach Dreams rules will be handed out at check in regarding pool etc.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bath has tub/shower combination, tile floor, granite counter tops, storage, and lots of towel holders.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed with single over double mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep sofa in living room
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Upscale cottage at Beach Dreams Resort, minutes from Beaches and Shopping
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is the perfect place to vacation with young children. There is plenty of space vs. staying in a cramped hotel room. Lynn the owner couldn't be nicer and more helpful. The pool and arcade is where we spent most of our time. The location is close to many beaches, mini-golf, ice cream and yummy restaurants. We have been 2 years in a row and will most likely book again this summer. Our children call it "the beach house"!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay! I look forward to hearing from you again soon. Lynn
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Torches outside fire pit
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Two Mini Golf Parks open all day
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Maine Turnpike I 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pine Tree Gardens Breakfast, lunch, and deli.
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Moody Beach
Car: recommended

Numerous high quality restaurants in all price ranges are available in the area. Seafood is, of course a specialty, in this area.

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Rates & Availability

Wells Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,300
$5,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$900
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,300
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $85
Tax Rate 9.0%

$1250.00 per week peak
$800.00 spring and fall seasons

Partial weeks or weekends available spring and fall only.
Deposit of 25% due upon booking to hold the week.
Balance of rental, cleaning fee of $85.00, and $300 refundable security deposit due 10 days prior

A 25% deposit is required with balance due in full 10 days prior to rental date. Payment is in check or money order in US$.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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