Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

East/Sun, West/Moon: Immaculate, affordable, convenient: GOOD mattresses!

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 b'rms, full bath, full kit'en, living area, sleeps UP to 6; parking for 3 cars

Spectacular sunsets on a bird-haven marsh yet across from the best walking sandy beach with gorgeous sunrises. Location, location! Away from busy traffic, yet convenient to superb restaurants and shops. Quaint Ogunquit is only 2 miles away. Walk Maine's famous rocky coastal trail, The Marginal Way (in Ogunquit) and dine/shop at picturesque Perkin's Cove. Bring your bikes. Serious bikers can tour the Eastern Trail from Wells to Portland! Kayak the Rachel Carson channel, as well as the Scarborough Marsh. Bar-b-cue on the outdoor gas grille. Large shady trees provide a natural canopy, as you may enjoy outdoor dining with the ocean air at the patio table. Visit The Old Port of Portland (great dining and shopping) and the picturesque tugboat bay of Portsmouth. For amusements, journey to Old Orchard Beach and Fun Town USA (with a water slide). If retired, visit the marsh during the emerald green SPRING or the colorful foliaged AUTUMN. (Avoid the crowds!) GREAT PRICES FOR THAT OFF-SEASON GET-AWAY WEEK-END!

In May and June the birds have returned to the marsh for you birders. Many of the flowers and trees are ready to bloom... the marsh is emerald-green. You can feel the life of Southern Maine emerging! Of course sunrises on the beach, as well as sunsets on the marsh, are always beautiful any season of the year.

In September and October the marsh becomes a splash of colors with the foliage of autumn. Sunsets are even more spectacular with the array of hues seen only during the fall. There is no need to travel far and inland to view the natural wonders and beauty of autumn, when you can capture the beauty just 1.5 hours from Boston. Have the best of all worlds: the sandy beach, the marsh, the rocky coastal trail of Ogunquit's famous Marginal Way and the annual Wells ' Chowda & Chillie' festival. Delicious! Don't forget the comical and delightful 'Strut your Mutt' day, usually the second week-end in September at Kennebunkport. It's a howl!

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Joy

...... retired science teacher. Being an avid birdwatcher, I love the marsh and beaches, which are havens for so many bird species. Also into exercise and fitness, I am in the best location for long beach walks, biking, kayaking, golf and tennis.

Joy purchased this house in 1999

Why Joy chose Southern Coast of Maine

The Wells-Moody-Ogunquit area offers something for everyone ...... from physical fitness work-outs (biking, jogging, kayaking, golf, tennis) to just lounging on the marsh/beach with you favorite drink/snack/book. There are numerous nearby restaurants that offer the BEST seafood. In addition there is great shopping, as well as lots of entertainment ----- ranging from plays, concerts, movies, etc. My cottage is immaculate, conveniently-located and affordable.

What makes this house unique

Location is prime when determining a vacation stay. Just off of Ocean Avenue, my cottage is most convenient to the beach (as well as to shops and fabulous restaurants), yet it is quieter being off of major avenues. Call for a reservation today!

(781) 910-8697 Joy


Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Property Owner will contact traveler with details about vacation and confirmation, upon acceptance.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Each of the three knotty-pined bedrooms is spacious with a dresser and closet. There are two twin beds in the third bedroom. All mattresses are clean and good quality.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • 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
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The majority of summer rentals of Southern Maine, except for motels, do not provide linens, towels, toiletries, after-bath articles and other personal items. Do call or e-mail to be informed of what you can/may bring.


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
East/Sun, West/Moon: Immaculate, affordable, convenient: GOOD mattresses!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Oxford Ma

The property is a great find

  • 5 of 5

This property is a great find! It was neat clean and bright walking distance to the beach. We had a mixture of adults and children and everyone enjoyed our stay. Joyce was helpful, and very generous.

I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Barbara. Your family was delightful. I appreciate your kind words. I do hope that you will vacation at my cottage next year. Enjoy the autumn. Most sincerely, Joyce
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Billy's Chowder House
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Merriland Farms (short) & Old Marsh Country Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Wells, Maine Train
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I- 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
So many! (Billy's Chowder House, Mike's, Jake's)
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Moody Beach
Car: recommended

Beautiful sandy beaches; chartered fishing/lobstering; marsh and sea kayaking; sightseeing; Ogunquit Playhouse* (summer theatre); art museum; many art galleries; several public golf courses and driving ranges; Bush Compound* in Kennebunkport; Kittery Trading Post; Fish-lobster pounds; movie theaters; rare outdoor drive-in theater in Saco; Water Country of Portsmouth, N.H.; Children's Museum in Portsmouth & Portland; free concerts and plays in Prescott Park* of Portsmouth; Bow St. Theatre of Portsmouth;

Kittery Maine Outlets for fine shopping; Funtown USA in Old Orchard;

amusement park in Downtown Old Orchard; bike path from Wells to Portland for serious bikers (Eastern Trail); The Old Port of Portland*;

L L Bean in Freeport*


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

The cottage sleeps UP TO SIX persons. No pets of any kind are allowed in the cottage or on the premises. Smoking is not permitted in the cottage. UP TO THREE cars may be parked in the front driveway. Large party gatherings/parties are NOT allowed in the cottage or on the premises.

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.