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Open, airy, quiet, luxury home, every amenity 12 minute walk to Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,745 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Three bedrooms w/ 3 queen beds, 2 full baths incl whirlpool, max guests 6

Well located in quiet up-scale area of fine homes. Easy beach access. Safe walking and biking along ocean vistas. Back road access to restaurants, grocery, movie theater and shops. Many historical sights and endless sport activities including, walking, hiking, estuary trails, kyak & canoe rental & lessons, ocean fishing, site-seeing and whale watches. Many quality golf courses, mini-golf, tennis and marked bike trails. Excellent summer theater. Endless variety of local restaurants many specializing in seafood and lobster.

Open concept, sky lighted and patio door breezy home with one level split floor plan for bedrooms. State of-the-art new kitchen with every amenity. Table seating for 6 plus 2 island stools. Full laundry with stainless sink. Out door clothes line. Living room has WiFi, Cable TV, DVD-CD, Stereo w/CD's, Video Movies, books, puzzles, games and equipped desk.

Owner Acts as Concierge: Owner is in area and will provide full information on all area amenities and other information desired.

More Details

Kathryn Diggs
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About Kathryn Diggs

Kates Cottage was purchased in 2000 by a retiring lady whose life long dream was to live near the ocean. The structure needed everything. It's been a labor of love to rebuild the entire house with the final and most major renovation over 2007-8. The owner rents in summer to pay down the huge construction loan and keep this loved property .

Kathryn Diggs purchased this house in 2000

Why Kathryn Diggs chose Wells

As a former resident of both Massachusetts and New Hampshire our weekends were spent driving to the coast to dine or stay in Hampton, NH, and Ogunquit, Maine. We knew immediately this was the house. Walking distance to the water and beaches, great restaurants everywhere, endless activities, the friendliest people in the shops and town hall, and we happen to go to the church that is across the street.

What makes this house unique

The floor plan allow for guests to have group and private space.

The three bedrooms are each separate from one another with easy access to bathrooms. There are 4 decks each furnished differently, the master suite has a chair and a half for reading or TV watching. The kitchen table has large cushioned chairs suitable for leisurely meals and long game nights. The rear faces a woodsy private view. Out front is a path on the side of the road for walking to the ocean and beaches.


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
East Restaurant, endless others within 5 minutes
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Meadows
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Downeaster - Wells Transportation Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-95 Exit 19
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Twenty within
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Crescent and Wells
Car: necessary

Wells beach is located in southern most Maine on the ocean with short commutes to NH's seacoast and White Mountains. Easy day trip to Boston, MA by car and train from Wells Transportation Station. Daily bus to CT & Maine casinos. Lively family oriented beach area with miles of sand and ocean. Safe and friendly. Endless range of restaurants for every pallet & wallet especially seafood. Professional theater, movie theater, mini-golf, golf courses. Bike & kayak rentals/lessons/trails. Ocean trips for deep-sea fishing, site-seeing, whale watching. Discount shopping. Historical sights, museums, parks and play grounds all within minutes.

Other Activities: Museums, estuary w/ trails, Theater

Full information pamphlets for all area activities are available in the cottage.

Golf: There are 5 area golf courses. All information is available in the cottage.


Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1745 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Children age 11 or older
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master bath off Master bedroom with whirlpool tub, toilet, shower, vanity, hair dryer, linen closet with emergency medical, toilet paper, and linens when rented. Bath mats supplied. Vent fan. Tile floor. Guest bath has 48' shower with seat, vanity, toilet, large wall mirror, linen storage. Linens when rented. Vent fan and tile floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleep Number Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sleep Number Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Sleep Number bed - Duo-Control
  • The master bedroom has a duo-control Sleep Number self controlled firmness mattress, a large chair with ottoman and flat screen TV with remote and huge closet. Attached bath with whirlpool, shower & vanity. Deck off bath with swing & launge chair. On the other side of the house are two more bedrooms and a bath with 48' shower. The Nautical Room has a Sleep Number queen bed, chair, dresser, sky light, ceiling fan, 4' shelved closet and remote control TV. The Ocean Room has a Queen Sleep Number bed, chair, dresser, patio door to nice deck with glider swing, small walk-in closet and TV w/ remote.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This is the owners permanent residence with quality furnishings and small children are not usually allowed.


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Open, airy, quiet, luxury home, every amenity 12 minute walk to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Excellant stay.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place. Close to the water and beaches. We go back to this place each year.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, Comfortable, Nice Layout, & Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved staying at Kate's Cottage! The house was beautiful, with a very nice layout. The house was very clean which is a big thing for us. All 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms provided my parents, husband and I, daughter, and my step-daughter and her friend plenty of room. The location was great since it was very close to everything Wells, Ogunquit, and Kennebunk has to offer. We liked being able to walk a short 10 minutes from the house to the ocean, we then walk another 5 and were on the beach. The owner made everything very easy beginning from booking and left us plenty of detailed information before and upon our arrival which was helpful. We enjoyed BBQing and having dinner on the back deck. The clothes line was handy for hanging up wet towels and suits after a day at the beach. Having a washer and dryer to use also came in handy as well. Overall we had a great experience in a very modern home with lovely furnishings. We hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect size in beautiful neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home a few weeks ago and wow were we surprised! Bigger than it looks in the pictures, plenty of space for 6 people, wide open bright kitchen and the perfect location. I've stayed in plenty of places in Wells and have never been happier. Walking distance to the rocky coast (good for crab exploring!) and to Scoop Deck for delicious ice cream. The description was right on point, every amenity we could have asked for and very clean. I agree with the review before me though, small backyard and slightly busy street not great for children, but perfect for adults. One floor living provided more space than i was expecting, especially with two bathrooms.The kitchen was perfect even with a few people cooking at once. Huge fridge with ample space for food. The beds were incredibly comfortable, so much that we didn't want to go home. Having a washer and dryer was very helpful as well. I would recommend this property to everyone. Really hoping that we can return next year! Love love love this house!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home minutes to Wells Beaches

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home last summer and are sorry we cannot return this year. Kate is wonderful to deal with and the pictures accurately reflect this modern home. We found the home very clean, which has been a problem for us with other rentals. The kitchen is fully stocked and was very comfortable for our nightly cards and games. The larger Wells beaches were a five minute drive away and smaller beaches were walkable. The street is rather busy but there are sidewalks for walking and we enjoyed early morning walks daily. The only drawback of the house was that there was not much of a yard. We highly recommend this property and would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

One half rent $850.00 to reserve.
Balance of $850.00 + $200. security + $30.00 optional fee if reserving linens. due 4 weeks prior to arrival date.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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