|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Two story cottage, renovated winter 2012 has all of the comforts of home while you vacation at the shore. The 1400 ft² cottage is operated and rented by Lafayette's Oceanfront Resort at Wells Beach, so you have all of the comforts of staying at a large resort while enjoying a private residence. Registered vacationers of the cottage will have use of the indoor heated pool, a 20-foot long hot tub with a waterfall, a fitness room as well as computers with internet access in the lobby.
The first floor of the cottage is comprised of two bedrooms and full bathroom with tub and shower. Both bedrooms each have sliding glass doors that open to a wrap-around deck overlooking the marsh area. The main bedroom has a King sized bed and 27” LCD TV. The second bedroom has a bunk bed with a double on the bottom and twin on the top, and also has a 27” LCD TV.
The second floor has an open concept floor plan combining the kitchen dining area and living area. A sliding glass door opens to a wraparound deck with spectacular views overlooking the marsh area. The kitchen area has an island bar with seating for six, while the living area has a 46” LCD HD TV, with couch seating for four. Also on the second floor is a full bathroom with tub/shower.
For our active family of 5, this was a great vacation rental. The sandy beach was close enough to walk to with our gear, and to go back and forth if we didn't want to bring along a cooler with lunch. The deck was a peaceful place to eat a meal, or to just enjoy watching the tide come and go in the salt marsh. The kids were thrilled that the arcade was practically next door, and that was a fun way to spend some time when the weather wasn't great.
Right on the road, so not a lot of space to play outside and you'd have to watch little kids pretty closely. There is a public playground across the road, but we didn't use it during our stay. No outdoor shower to wash the sand off when you return from the beach, but easy enough to set up foot washing station on the ground level deck and hop into one of two showers inside the unit.
We would definitely rent this again - we waited too long this year to confirm vacation week and are sad to not have this as an option as it is already booked.
Historic Wells, Maine continues to be one of the finest family vacation getaways around. Conveniently located approximately an hour and a half from Boston and situated perfectly between the quaint villages of Ogunquit and Kennebunkport, Wells boasts several miles of beautiful coastline that offer something for everyone.
Recreational activities include kayaking, fishing, and sailing. There are miles of both hiking and biking trails located nearby, including the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm Farm and the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Preserve.
Dining selections include lobster and clam shacks, family-friendly restaurants and fine dining establishments. The area also offers historic sites, lighthouses, antique shops, collectible bookstores, and outlet stores. The Wells Transportation Center is home of the Downeaster Passenger Train by Amtrak that runs from Boston's North Station to Portland. The area is also served by taxis and an in-season trolley service.
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|5% Cleaning fee ($80min)||$80 + Tax|
There is a cleaning fee of 5% ($80 minimum) not included in rate.
A deposit of 50% of the total reservation (not including tax) is due via check or credit card (in office only). Final payments can be made upon arrival.