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Spacious Home Minutes To Drakes Island Beach

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12 (up to 16 with apt.)


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 bed. To add the apartment there is an additional fee of $600 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 and public bathrooms.

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 a twin bed with trundle. 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 Pets

Bring your towels, sheets, and 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

More Details

Karen Tufts
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

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 Wells

We believe our home is the perfect place for a family vacation. The farmers porch is the ideal place to sit in the rocking chairs and 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.

A wonderful option to rent the attached apartment for only an additional $600 per week provides extra privacy and space for large families.

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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Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The house must be left at check-out in the same condition as upon arrival. The maximum number of guests cannot be exceeded. NO SMOKING/NO PETS
  • Can have 3 additional guests if you choose to rent the attached 2 BR apartment.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Luxurious 6 foot corner soaking tub.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 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, one with a queen bed and one with a twin bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 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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Spacious Home Minutes To Drakes Island Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a large group of adults and toddlers and the house was perfect. Great toys, big cozy couches, perfect for gathering, big enough so kids could nap and not be woken up, the yard was wonderful....etc etc. I can't think of one thing that could be improved. Thank you for a great first time ever in Wells.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, lots of privacy, and close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely delighted with this super clean, perfectly modern, and completely comfortable home. Our hosts were wonderfully responsive to our occasional questions, while very respectful of our space. Everyone in our large extended group loved this house. It made for a fabulously special vacation. Many thanks to Karen and Chuck for providing a fantastic space for our week long 90th birthday celebration!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation home for large groups or families! We miss it already..

  • 5 of 5

We have a large family and this was our first experience with Homeaway. We couldn't be happier. We all felt at home right away. It took no time to unpack because we didn't need to bring much with us. We had everything we needed in the house from games for kids/adults to wine glasses! It rained one day and we had plenty of room in the house and on the large wraparound front porch to disperse and pursue different activities. One of the most important things we were looking for was comfortable seating for a large group. The two living rooms were furnished with comfy sofas and chairs, even a rocking chair. It was great to have two separate living rooms to allow for children's activities in one and adults in the other. Also important was a large kitchen and this one was perfect for our family of cooks and kitchen dwellers. We were all able to eat together between the table and bar seating. We even grilled out on the back deck a couple of times. The front yard and paved drive made for plenty of room for basketball, wiffle ball, and sidewalk chalk. There was even a basketball hoop for children! Karen left us a folder with all we needed to know about the house and nearby things to do, even a table to tell us when the tides changed! Karen was very helpful and even checked up by text during the week to see if we needed anything. We had already decided to request to rent the house again next year by halfway thru our vacation! Thank you Karen and Chuck!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home, excellent location!!

  • 5 of 5

This is house is centrally located to everything! Five minutes to Route 1 - left turn takes you to Kennebunkport or right to Ogunquit, Perkins Cove and York. Local beaches are just a short drive away as well.

It's a private setting off the street, so you can sit and have cocktails on the farmer's porch, play games in the large backyard, or just hang out on the deck - it's all to yourselves.

This home is filled with anything you would want. There's games, toys, videos, Wii and Wii games, beach chairs and toys, you name it - you'll find it! Lots of common area space - two living rooms and lots of seating for sharing meals together. The open floor plan works well for large groups.

We spent a week with 12 of us - had a BLAST! Take a look - you won't be disappointed!! We weren't....

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the privacy, location, and amenities of the house!
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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: August 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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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: July 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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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Merriland Farm
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
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 distance away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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 $600 for the week. If your party does not need the apartment, it will remain empty and will never be rented to a different family during your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund