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Oceanfront Getaway With Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, sleeps 10, enclosed porch, marsh and direct ocean views

$3,500/week - There is room for 10 people in this recently updated home overlooking the Atlantic. Watch the seals frolic while relaxing on the large front porch. Open concept first floor that blends to the home's open spaces of a enclosed porch and the front porch. Cottage decorations and a large 3rd floor family room/sleeping area contribute to its charm. Rocky beach across the street and just a 2 minute walk to the public way for Crescent Beach and a 10 minute walk to Wells Beach and the arcades,restaurants and shops. Fully equipped and waiting for you and your guest to enjoy!

Diane Carrier
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Diane Carrier

My husband and I have been spending summer vacations in Wells for almost 30 years. We have created wonderful family memories here and have always dreamed of owning a vacation home in the area. This dream came true in 2010 when my husband spotted this house and decided this was going to become our beach house.

Diane Carrier purchased this house in 2010

Why Diane Carrier chose Southern Coast of Maine

I had my reservations about this house! This house was built in the late 1800's by a sea captain. The people we purchased the home from had owned it since the mid 50's and made very little improvements over the years. Let's just say it was a true 'fixer upper' and if my husband wasn't a General Contractor I would have never agreed to the purchase of this house.

It took over a year to obtain approval from the Environmental Protection Agency to start renovations. This meant the house needed to remain true to the original footprint. It was very challenging to add modern day amenities within the existing layout. Meanwhile the house needed to be raised and moved so the existing basement could be filled in and a slab poured for the renovated house to sit. Overall, it was a daunting and amazing process! The renovations were finally completed in the spring of 2012 and we couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome. This very old and neglected house had come to life again!

What makes this house unique

The views from this house are spectacular! You can sit on the porch and watch sail boats pass and seals at play. From the side porch you can watch the various birds and wildlife in the marshland and the researchers tracking them. There is something to see from every room in the house!

Crescent Beach is a just a brief walk from the house. Moody Beach is approximately a 15 minute walk. On occasion, we've taken the trolley into Ogunquit to have dinner and then walked from Ogunguit Beach to Moody Beach back to the house.


Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Absolutely no pets or smoking!
  • Leave the house promptly by 10 a.m. on Saturdays during peak season.
  • Remove garbage prior to leaving and place in barrels in back of the house. Bring barrels to the end of driveway on designated pick-up days.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 3 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Oceanfront Getaway With Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth year coming to Maine to enjoy this lovely home.Everything was wonderful and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Maine at it's best!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Home! Great Location! Plenty of room, clean, beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Ocean right across the street, porches to sit and enjoy watching the seals. Short walk to the beach ..... fun filled week with family, 2nd stay at this beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Awesome location for a family friendly vacation.

  • 5 of 5

All the comforts of home, amazing views, immaculate. Our 3 teens loved the third floor and the kitchen is fully stocked. Diane is easy to communicate with and has clearly thought of everything to make your vacay enjoyable. We've been coming to Maine for years and this by far was the best set up, the kids could walk to the beach safely and it's around the bend from our favorite lobster pound. Highly recommend, especially if you have teens/kids that like to have their own space!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Great home

  • 5 of 5

Two thumbs up from everyone in our family. We could not have been happier! Owner has done a great job making sure you will want to return (we will).

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is stunning, we had a great time. Would go back anytime.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Home for a Girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

Let me just start off by saying, this house is the sweetest home away from home! A fully stocked kitchen, from wine glasses and plates right down to corn holders and lobster crackers! The decor is welcoming and scenery is breathtaking!

Diane, the owner, is so accommodating and really just loves to see everyone having fun and enjoying this house! She leaves extra tooth brushes in case you forget one, dish soap, extra pillows, board games, citronella candles, boogie boards and beach chairs, a beach caddy & laundry detergent!

We had 8 girls staying for a bachelorette weekend, every girl felt right at home we spent countless hours on the wall out front and on the porch just watching the water come in and out, I could have washed dishes for days with the view of the marsh out the back window!

Do yourself a favor and rent this home, you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Scoop Deck
Wells Beach Lobster Pound
Egg & I
Varano's Italian Restaurant
Billy's Chowder House
The Steakhouse
Angelina's Ristorante & Wine
The Front Porch Piano Bar & Restaurant
The Marginal Way
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Mike's Clam Shack
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak - Downeaster - Wells
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Crescent Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until confirmation. The entire refundable damage deposit will be forfeited if there is any indication that smoking or pets have been allowed on the property. A rate of $100.00 per person will be applied to the rate per additional person over the 10 permitted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund