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Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

First floor beach house with ocean and marsh views directly across the street from beautiful Wells Beach. Very Convenient beach access. (A crosswalk at the end of the driveway leads directly to Public Way #2). Nicely renovated with two private bedrooms and a large family room with a sleep sofa. Bright and sunny eat in kitchen. Newer bath, hardwood floors, deck and sunroom. Fully furnished. Bonus outside shower, off street parking and grill. Basement washer and dryer access. Cable, Satellite Wifi and DVD player. This is the first floor unit in a two unit house. The opportunity exists for large/multiple families wishing to vacation together to rent both the first floor and the second floor simultaneously. This provides the privacy of your own quarters along with the convenience of having friends or the whole or extended family in the same house. (Second Floor HomeAway listing number 3962154 for pictures and description).

Property Manager
David Gamblin
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About David Gamblin

We love Maine!! We Live in Massachusetts and come to Maine all the time. Having 80 Atlantic to come to as a getaway, has been great. We make a cup of coffee in the mornings, cross the street and watch the sunrise on the beach. Relaxing!!

David Gamblin purchased this apartment in 2015

Why David Gamblin chose Wells

My family and I have vacationed in Wells beach for countless summers. We rented over a dozen different properties. All the properties we rented required us to pack all our beach gear in the car, fight the traffic and cross our fingers we would find a parking spot. If we could find a spot, it was often the typical $15/day. Then we would load all our 'beach gear' on our shoulders and make the walk to the beach. At times it was frustrating. Bathroom breaks were always an adventure. When we decided to purchase a home in Wells, we wanted to be right by the ocean. 80 Atlantic Ave was perfect. It had a crosswalk for the kids at the end of the driveway and direct access to Public Way #2 (No walking up or down Atlantic Ave to reach the nearest Public Way). Bathroom calls were no longer a problem and anything we forgot to bring with us was just across the street. 80 Atlantic is also extremely close to Wells Beach 'Center.' If you want a newspaper or a snack, the convenience store is right there. If the kids want to go to the arcade, get an ice cream or visit the candy store, they are right there. On top of all this, the property has Maine marsh views from the back and ocean views from the front.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, Location, Location


Wells Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • recently remodeled
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Within walking distance to Wells beach 'Center.' Arcade, shops, ice cream, seasonal restaurant serving breakfast/lunch, convenience store and additional public parking


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

I recently enjoyed a nice, quiet week at this first floor 2 bedroom unit. It's conveniently located just across the street from a sandy path to Wells Beach. The property is very clean, comfortable and the owners provide just about anything you would normally need at your own home (wi-fi password, outdoor grill, washer/dryer in the basement, outdoor faucet to wash off sandy feet, kitchen, central vacuum, cleaning supplies, front porch, back porch and deck). I would definitely recommend staying at this property. The owner is very responsive and kind. Thanks David!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient to the beach, comfortable and clean. Also nice view of the Marsh.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our girls weekend at this house. It was comfortable and clean. Beds were comfortable and we spent a lot of time on the enclosed porch. Parking can be tricky, but we managed. Also, there was a family upstairs who were quite noisy when the kids woke up at 6 am every day. A lot of floor creaking from constant walking, running and jumping. Overall, it was a nice stay though.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a couple of days and thoroughly enjoyed the property. It is clean, with comfortable beds, and all the amenities, including all the stuff you need in the kitchen or on the beach. Four can stay here very confortably, but six would be a little tight. Wonderful location, steps from the beach. Everything was perfect, except perhaps for the shower, which did not have much hot water!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place / All the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The weather was not cooperative for the whole week, but we still had a great time. Very relaxing and spacious living. We were just a 2 minute walk to the warm sand and beautiful beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome beach place

  • 5 of 5

This rental was everything promised and more. A great location steps from the beach. A short walk to shops and restaurants.

More restaurants and shops are a quick drive away. We were impressed by the wonderful beach y decor. The place was so clean and neat. Everything you would need to enjoy the indoors and outdoors was available. We especially enjoyed the sea breezes from the front windows and the back sun room. Three of us stayed comfortably for 2 weeks and did not want to leave. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a relaxing beach stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property is a great vacation spot for beach lovers.

  • 5 of 5

The property is well kept and is very comfortable and clean. We rented both the top floor and bottom for our family vacation. We love the location (across the street from the public way and with in walking distance to the center). Our stay was in the middle of June and the weather was great.

I would ask if air conditioning is provided for visits later in the hotter part of the summer before booking. The owner is very easy to work with and responds to emails or phone calls promptly. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Billy's Chowder House
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Billy's Chowder House
Nearest Beach
Wells Beach
Car: recommended

Wells is situated just minutes from Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. It is just an hour from the fabulous Freeport shopping outlets and 30 mins from the Kittery shopping outlets. There are several antique shops in the area as well. Take a trolley ride through town or to Ogunquit. Mini-golf right up the road. The beautiful harbor is at the end of the street with fishing off the jetty. The arcade and ice cream shop is within walking distance. A true family beach. York Beach is a short drive as well to visit the famous Goldenrod where they have been making salt water taffy for over 100 years. The seafood restaurants in the area are fantastic, for a quick bite or an elegant intimate dinner for two.

Other Activities: whale watching, mini-golf, outlet shopping


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.