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Fantastic location - Privacy!!, beach, pools, hot tub, - cottage has Laundry

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Adorable 2BR 1BA cottage sleeps 6

You will love the location of this cottage. We have a huge grassy area on either side of our cottage with the privacy of woods directly behind us. We are located between two of the three property pools and very near the tennis courts. Beach Dreams is on the trolley line for the summer so you may never need to use your car, the trolley can take you right down to the beach! Our new cottage is cheerfully decorated in the traditional nautical theme. Everything you need is right here!

Amenities: The cottage has all the conveniences of home including laundry, a dishwasher, TV, VCR, DVD combo, plus a TV in the master bedroom and A/C. The association offers two pools with an adult hot tub and tennis, basketball and Bocce courts. There is an arcade, a snack bar and fitness center in the club house.

This is a private, safe setting for the kids to ride bikes or just play outside without worry. It is also on the trolley line to take you right to the beach.

Activities: You have your choice of beautiful sandy beaches within a mile or two or if you enjoy staying put the property provides two swimming pools and lots of area to bike. Mini golf is right up the street and a movie theater nearby.

Area: Just 1/2 hour from the great city of Portland and for you shoppers, Kittery and Freeport are a short 45 minute drive as well. Wells has a terrific variety of antique shops to enjoy.

Not to mention the seafood restaurants, they're out of this world!

More Details

Owner
Erin Beardsley
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Erin Beardsley

This photo is taken of two of my youngest boys the year we purchased the cottage. They are both about 6 feet tall now and their oldest brother actually purchased a Beach Dreams cottage across from us. My 4th son is a frequent visitor as well. We have truly enjoyed our time here!

Erin Beardsley purchased this condo in 2005

Why Erin Beardsley chose Southern Coast of Maine

Andy and I have been vacationing in Maine for as long as we can remember. We are so fortunate to be surrounded by family who are also Beach Dreams owners! We have such a terrific time when we can all be there together!

What makes this condo unique

We selected this cottage, sight unseen, in the pre-construction phase. We couldn't be happier with the location! We are in a quiet spot with spacious lawn on either side of us and my brother owns the cottage to our right and Andy's sister owns the cottage to our left. We often enjoy a pot-luck on the lawn together! Such great memories!

Amenities

Wells Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is a queen sized sofa bed in the family room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
The references to the fitness center and the game room are included in the on-site community club house. There are also outdoor showers and complete restroom facilities attached to the club house and pool area.

Reviews

3.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

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Fantastic location - Privacy!!, beach, pools, hot tub, - cottage has Laundry
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews
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Bring your own linens, toilet paper and paper towels

  • 2 of 5

The cottage was clean but very small. It was a last minute decision to stay here. We wanted to be close to 0gunquit Beach, which this cottage was. The owner let us know that we would have to bring our own towels and sheets. I have rented many places over the years and have never had to do that. The last thing we wanted to do was go shopping for sheets since we were only staying there 2 nights.

The beds were 2 twins and a queen. At home we have a king and 3 full size beds. Therefore, we bought sheets that at least we could use at home. We tried to rent linens from a local place and they wanted $114, basically almost the amount we paid per night.

Also, was turned off by having to buy paper towels and toilet paper.

I would not stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie, I'm really sorry you did not have a good experience. It is very common to request that renters bring their own sheets and towels. We have been renting properties in the Wells area for over 15 years. Typically the previous renters leave paper towels and toilet paper, though they are not required to, so I can understand your frustration in having to purchase these items. I wish there was something positive about the cottage and the location. Erin
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Great location, safe & cozy!

  • 5 of 5

My family vacationed here for 1 month. Washer, dryer & full kitchen which came in handy with our lengthy stay. Brand new barbecue with all the utensils just steps away from cottage's deck. Two bedrooms with comfy beds and a pull out sofa (you must bring your own linens, which is customary in rentals). Lots to do..two pools, basketball, tennis, beautiful beaches nearby, Ogunquit & kennebunkports are minutes away. As well as the outlet stores in Kittery. The owners stopped by to introduce themselves & asked if we needed anything. We are looking forward to our 2015 vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Some Good, Some Bad - Would Stay Again

  • 4 of 5

Cute little cottage, clean but not immaculate - baseboards very dusty, spider webs in almost every room, and DQ cups found behind the beds in 2nd bedroom. It does come with a great side yard, though, and lots of privacy. Property has 2 clean pools you can use.

Things we assumed were in the "fully-stocked kitchen" which we had to invest in:

Propane tank for gas grill $25

Big cooking spoon $1

Wrench for grill (to get old tank off and new one on) $1

Can opener (cheap one broke, so we replaced it with another cheap one) $1.50

Corkscrew $2

Kitchen towels

Wish we knew we'd have to bring:

Toilet Paper

Laundry detergent

Dryer sheets

Pros:

-I did ask owners to provide additional chairs before our arrival, and they left a couple extra folding chairs (thank you!).

-Laundry in cabin

-Nice deck to hang out on, even when drizzly (it is covered).

-Nice, clean pools.

-Mostly clean.

-Tastefully decorated.

-2 bedrooms, 2nd bedroom with 2 twin beds was perfect, and we even squeezed a pack-n-play for 3rd child.

Cons:

-"Welcome Packet" not so welcome. So torn and battered that the condo association desk personnel really didn't want to give it to me. Honestly, it didn't contain that much helpful info, and there were triple copies of some of the forms.

-Movies provided in cabin were missing from cases or not working.

-Kitchen chair cushions were ripped, so kids were sliding off the chairs constantly (annoying and dangerous, but not a deal-breaker).

-Grill had 2 scrapers, but no grill utensils.

-Water temp was WAY too hot - for adults, and especially for kids.

-No locks on bedroom doors (not necessary, but would have been nice).

-2nd bedroom door doesn't close - not sure if door swollen by heat or not hung correctly.

-Lastly, there was a key on the yellow key chain that we never figured out what it belonged to, but we didn't have a key to the sliding glass door.

Not the owner's fault, but there is a trolley stop just outside the condo community entrance, but this specific cabin is about 1 mile away - a long walk if you have kids and/or beach equipment and flip-flops on. There is no place to park a car at the entrance, so we had my husband driving me, the kids, and our gear off at the entrance, driving back to park at the cabin and we had to wait for him to walk down. Not the best situation, but we managed.

Overall, I do think it was a great, sturdy, not run-down cabin and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Location, location, location is the best feature of our cottage with tremendous lawns on either side of us and woods directly behind, we have privacy galore, which is rare in the Beach Dreams community! We have been in the cottage rental business for several years and if for some reason you find the property to be unsatisfactory we would make every effort to accommodate.
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Map

Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Moody Beach

For the outlet shoppers, Wells is located between Kittery and Freeport where you can find dozens of outlet stores in either location. We are also just 30 mins south of Portland or 30 mins north of Portsmouth NH, two fantastic places to visit. If antiquing is your thing, you will not need to look any further than Route 1 in Wells. There are numerous antique shops right down the street. You will love the quaint village of Ogunquit and the activity in York at Short Sands Beach and the World famous Goldenrod where you can watch them make their own salt water taffy. If you're a beach lover, there are miles of sandy white beaches.

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Rates & Availability

Wells Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Discounted summer nights
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

No cancellation policy
Your money will only be refunded if we are able to rent for the dates you canceled
Nightly rentals rates include the tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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