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Karen Tufts

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Spacious Home Minutes To Drakes Island Beach

3 Reviews
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Southern Coast of Maine House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12 - 14

5 BEDROOM HOME-SLEEPS up to 14- JUST MINUTES TO OCEAN - ACROSS FROM CAFE & GOLF COURSE

Settle in and spread out in this spacious home. This roomy, fully furnished 5 Bedroom home sleeps 12 comfortably and privately. Three baths allow for plenty of privacy for everyone. It is a perfect space for large or multiple families with a living room AND a family room, a deck with grill and outdoor seating, a huge wrap around farmers porch perfect to relax in the 6 rocking chairs, plus adult and children's adirondack chairs, a washer/dryer, and dishwasher. Maximum number of guests for the house is 14.

If you have more than 12-14 people, you have the option to also rent the attached apartment, which has separate access stairs. It is a comfortable space with it's own kitchen and living areas, full bathroom, one bedroom with a queen bed, and one bedroom with a twin and trundle. To add the apartment there is an additional rental fee of $1000 per week. Please note, to ensure your privacy, the apartment is never rented out to another party during your stay in the main house.

The home is just minutes to Drakes Island and Wells Beaches, Kennebunk and Ogunquit! Walk across the street to enjoy a delicious meal at Merriland Farm Cafe or enjoy the Merriland Farm Golf Course and Driving Range. Homemade ice cream and fresh cooked lobsters are a short drive around the corner! Drakes Island has public parking available for a discounted rate for multiple visits.

The huge front and back lawns are perfect for whiffle ball games and a basketball hoop provides hours of fun! The fully equipped modern kitchen includes everything you will need to grill, cook, or have a lobster bake! There is air conditioning in all 5 bedrooms.

The home also includes a great selection of board games, XBox with games, Wii with games, books, cable television, and WiFi. Basketballs, soccer balls, a whiffle ball set-up, beach toys and sand chairs are all provided!

Tastefully furnished with hardwood and tile floors. Large family room has t.v. and XBox 360. Living room has flat screen with a Wii. Dining room seats 8 and opens to kitchen with an island that seats 3. The kitchen opens to the family room with 4 more seats at the bar. Enjoy a homemade dinner with the family or take advantage of the variety of restaurants in the area.

The Master Bedroom has a queen size bed, cable television, and en suite bath with large tile shower with dual showerheads and separate tub. Also upstairs are three more bedrooms. The second bedroom has a full bed with pillowtop mattress. The third bedroom has two sets of bunks. The fourth bedroom has twin bunkbeds. Upstairs also has a full bathroom with bathtub/shower and washer/dryer. The fifth bedroom is on the first floor and has a queen bed. Two L.L. Bean cots are also included.

Come experience all Maine has to offer - beaches, restaurants, live theater, playgrounds, outlet shopping, antique shops, golf, fishing, waterparks and more! Spend a day at the beach, shopping, or sightseeing and then come home to the comfort of this amazing home.

This beautiful home in Wells is ideal for the perfect Maine summer vacation!

NO SMOKING

No Pets

Bring your towels, sheets, pillowcases

Rental includes pillows, blankets, bedspreads, mattress and pillow protectors, dishwasher detergent, and hand soap.

Funds payable in US dollars only. Cash or check. Check in Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and check-out Saturday by 11:00 a.m.

Wells, ME

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Karen Tufts (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Karen Tufts

We are a family of five who now spend our summers on a lake in York County. We love to share our home with other families so they can experience one of the best vacation spots on the Maine Coast.

Why Karen Tufts chose Southern Coast of Maine

We believe our home is the perfect place for a family vacation. The farmers porch is the ideal place to have morning coffee or evening cocktails while watching the kids play in the insect free yard or shoot baskets. There is plenty of room for everyone to gather in the two living rooms, but also privacy to relax in the 5 air conditioned bedrooms. The option of the attached apartment offers additional space for large groups. Wells and the surrounding towns have so much to offer in the summer.

What makes this house unique

Walking distance to the award winning Merriland Farm Cafe and Par 3 Golf Course, just a few minutes to the beach, while enjoying a quiet, spacious home to spend time with family.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for your quick return of our deposit and for all that you did to make our stay enjoyable. We very much liked vacationing at your home and found its location, amenities and condition to be even better than advertised. We appreciated being able to stay there and to celebrate with our family this special time.
Jul 2015
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Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

Spacious Home Minutes To Drakes Island Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Summer 2014 Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time in a long time that we were able to have all of our kids and my mom on vacation with us for an entire week so we decided to try this site to look for a place that could give us the space we needed to accommodate everyone. We came upon this house and it looked to be the perfect choice. Although I was a little hesitant having never done this I was so pleasantly surprised. Not only was the house beautiful and roomy but the yard was beautiful as well. We enjoyed sitting out on their beautiful porch with coffee in the morning and appreciated the space when the weather kept us inside. You could tell that everything was thought of in taking care of what their renters might need. The house was spotless, in a beautiful location, and the owners were so helpful with anything we asked about. If we are lucky enough to have everyone join us again next year, we will definitely be going back. It is the perfect house for a large family or a couple of families. We were highly satisfied and cannot thank them enough for a wonderful, memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad the house worked out for your family vacation! I know it was a change for you from staying right on the beach, but we are glad you had the room to fit everyone and enjoy the yard, porch, short ride to the beach, and shopping. We would love to have you back to stay!
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5

Perfect family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this amazing home for vacation this year and absolutely loved it! We had two families with teens and 2 year old twins and there was plenty of room for all to be together comfortably. The house is sparkling clean and beautiful. The front porch was perfect for rocking in the cool breeze of the morning drinking coffee. The kids enjoyed playing in the front yard where they had a basketball hoop. They also loved using the Wii and the XBOX!! The grounds are beautiful and very private. Karen and Chuck are wonderful hosts and were attentive to any need. We also enjoyed the cafe at the golf course as the first reviewer did. We spent all our days at Wells Beach, and more than once had a delicious ice cream treat at Scoop Deck. I do have one regret. We have rented vacation homes for years and have always had cleaning services come in after, but Karen informed us they couldn't find any and they did the cleaning themselves. I definitely would have cleaned up after packing to save them the trouble!! I can't say enough about how great our vacation was. Thank you again Karen and Chuck!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting you and are really pleased that you were so happy with the house!
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5

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We found a beautiful house and a bottle of wine when we arrived. .The pictures did not do it justice.My daughter was up at 5 one morning and looked out the window to see a deer at the edge of the clearing. The house has a good layout and was easy to maintain because the owners had left cleaning supplies . They also were very responsive when we needed anything. They came to pick up the trash when we called them and brought over a high chair for my granddaughter.(whom I had forgotten to mention on the rental application). I would certainly recommend this property and I hope to return next year. We spent a lot of time at Drakes Island Beach which was beautiful, the golf course across the street ,and my personal favorite was the restaurant next to the golf course. It had a nice relaxing outdoor setting and the food was great.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our home, Drake's Island, the golf course and cafe. Thank you for leaving the house so clean. You are welcome back anytime! - Karen and Chuck
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Litchfield's
Nearest Golf
Merriland Farm
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I95
Nearest Restaurant
Merriland Farm Cafe, Maine Diner, BigDaddy Ice Cre
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Drakes Island

Recreational center including a playground and tennis courts a few miles away.

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Rates & Availability

Wells House 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 2 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 20 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Labor Day Week w/ BONUS night
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

50% deposit of rental fee required to reserve property, to be returned with signed contract. Cancellation policy listed in contract. The main house has a maximum occupancy of 14. Any guests over 12 are charged a flat rate of $100 per person per week. If guests exceed 14, the apartment may be rented also for an additional $1000 for the week. If your party does not need the apartment, it will remain empty and will never be rented to a different party during your stay.

50% deposit of rental fee required when reserving with signed contract. Remaining 50%, Maine Lodging Tax, and refundable damage/cleaning deposit due 30 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Southern Coast of Maine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Luxurious 6 foot corner soaking tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom has cable tv and en suite bath. One bedroom, with queen bed, is located on the first floor. If more bedrooms are required, the attached apartment has two additional bedrooms, which sleep 4 total.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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