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Gorgeous Spacious Pet Friendly Home Close to the best Beaches & Laudholm Farms

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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Wells House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bd, 2 Bath Close To Beaches And Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserves

Relax and enjoy your Maine stay in this beautifully furnished 3500 sq ft Salt Box Colonial home right off the corner of Rt 1 and Rt 9, close to Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserves, Drakes Island, Wells, Kennebunk and Parsons Beachs. Our unique home sleeps 8 people and includes 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Everyone gravitates to the large vaulted ceiling family room with fireplace and Flat screen TV that includes plenty of comfortable seating where one can enjoy looking out two porch sliding glass doors onto an expansive 25 x 30 sq ft private cedar fenced courtyard completely furnished and surrounded by exquisite gardens and bird houses.

There are six rooms on the first floor; Formal DR, MB, Laundry/Dressing Rm, Kitchen, Family Rm, and Music Rm with Futon. The sunny open concept kitchen has plenty of space for cooking, dining and entertaining in addition to the adjacent Dining Room. Drama abounds in this home with Cathedral Ceilings in the Master Bedroom and Family Room. Right off the Master Bedroom is a 14x10 dressing/laundry room. The unique master bathroom includes a walk-in, open concept shower. 2nd floor has one full bath with a Queen bedroom and second bedroom that includes a Trundle bed (2 twin beds).

Bikes & Beach Passes Included

Kitchen stocked with basic essentials - Oil/Vinegar, Salt, Pepper, Spices, Condiments, Coffee/Tea, Paper Towels/Toilet Paper, Toaster, Juicer, Coffee Maker, Keurig Machine, Blender, Utensils, Pots/Pans and more.

This corner lot has been artistically landscaped to include a private courtyard amid gorgeous flower gardens and plenty of backyard room to play Badminton, lounge on the hammock, roll out the blow up pool, read your favorite book on the Swing set or simply take in all the natural Maine beauty and smell of the Pines. Pet friendly, Grill, Four Bikes available (Bike to Kennebunkport, Dock Square, and local beaches Goose Rocks and Kennebunk) Swing set, Badminton, close walk to beach, trails, retail stores.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Leslie Giammanco & Marcy McGuigan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2016
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About Leslie Giammanco & Marcy McGuigan

We are Opera/Broadway Performers and University Professors who live in New York City. We love our home away from home in Maine. It's the perfect peaceful tranquility and connection to the abounding nature that surrounds us.

Leslie Giammanco & Marcy McGuigan purchased this house in 2002

Why Leslie Giammanco & Marcy McGuigan chose Southern Coast of Maine

Our home is truly warm, cozy and spacious. There is lots of space in every room to spread out and relax. It's been renovated and expanded yet maintains that Maine cottage feel. Everyone who has stayed here raves about how wonderful it is. There is just a great Zen energy that abounds here and the minute you arrive you feel that tranquility and beauty and oneness with nature.

What makes this house unique

We are located on a cul-de-sac with very little traffic. It's peaceful and quiet. It's lovely to just take a walk or bike around the large circular block in a safe environment. Great for kids of all ages.


based on 11 traveler reviews

Gorgeous Spacious Pet Friendly Home Close to the best Beaches & Laudholm Farms
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Belchertown, Massachusetts

Awesome accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. We had a great time and nothing more could have been desired with the accommodations and amenities. You thought of everything! We all had a great time! Thanks for the beautiful weather too!

Wendy, John & Family

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Belchertown, MA

A Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. We had a great time and nothing more could have been desired with the accommodations and amenities. You thought of everything! We all had a great time! Thanks for the beautiful weather too!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and hope to see you back next year.
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Exactly as pictured!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a wonderful week spent in this truly wonderful house. My husband & 2 teenage children & I really enjoyed staying here. The house is spacious & well-appointed. It is also close to everything we did. There are a ton of restaurants nearby (our favorites were Congdon's for doughnuts & Scoop Deck for ice-cream). We also rented paddle boards, went whale watching, & saw a show at the Arundel Playhouse, all of which were within a few miles of the house. The biggest surprise? The ping pong table in the garage which ended up being a huge hit. We also spent a few afternoons at Drake Island Beach--convenient because it's close to the house & you don't need beach passes (just use your credit card to pay to park). But getting back to the house, the beds were really comfortable, there's plenty of seating in the dining & living rooms, & the yard is beautifully maintained. My son, a musician, spent hours playing the keyboard in the downstairs bedroom. (An aspiring Broadway musician, he LOVED spending time in that room as it is covered with posters from the various Broadway shows that the owners have been in). This is the 6th house we have rented & we were very impressed by how comfortable & lovely it was. The owner was a delight to work with & I would definitely recommend this house to a friend.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your wonderful review. It thrills us to know you had a great time and everyone enjoyed themselves and that the house fit your needs perfectly. Hope you will consider us for next summer. Many Thanks, Leslie
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East Coast Gem

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful place to stay. We enjoyed spending time indoors and outdoors in this spacious and very clean home. We felt as if this is truly home away from home. My husband and I have a small dog and we would take her to the local beach every morning to play with other dogs. This home is on a quiet street. We enjoyed the entertainment and restaurants in the area. We are from Chicagoland area and enjoyed spending time in the summer here. This is a 5 star rating plus! We can not wait to come back!

Don and Eva

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you had such a wonderful time at our place. We hope to see you again real soon. Thank you for such a lovely review. Best to you Don and Eva!
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New York City

Truly a home away!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to spend time in the summer! The photos are completely accurate: the house and grounds are beautifully maintained, tasteful and comfortably appointed. It offers everything one needs in a vacation home: beautiful common areas both indoors and out for dining either casually or formally, gathering for a movie around the fireplace, or kicking back with a book under the trees. The second floor bedrooms are large and provide a haven if you want to take a nap away from activity on the ground floor. The owners love to entertain--- we found everything we needed in the way of kitchen equipment to create fabulous meals stored in the kitchen.

The Wells area is absolutely beautiful, and this property is well situated to take advantage of everything the area has to offer. Must do's include visits to the Clam Shack for outrageously delicious, enormous and inexpensive lobster rolls, exploring the many antiquing options along route one, and daily beach excursions. The house is in close proximity to several beautiful beaches: Kennebunkport beach is within waving distance of the Bush compound, and Gooch's beach is a great way to start the day if your dog yearns to befriend other members of the canine clan. Our time there was not long enough to take advantage of everything the area offers. On the must do list for next time is exploring the Wildlife Refuge. We were just too comfortable to leave home!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your beautiful review of our special place and please come back real soon. Best, Leslie
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"8" is GREAT!!

  • 5 of 5

My home is in Florida and "Maine in the winter" simply does not compute with me. But for the summer? Oh my gosh! Staying in this lovely home in August, with its tranquil yet close-to-everything setting, is one of my fondest memories.

A gorgeous and comfortable home, the upstairs - "just" two bedrooms and a bath - has a super vibe and a magic to it that will bring back memories you didn't even know you had.

The main floor, while fabulous room after room, leads to a lovely deck, garden, and enchanting yard... all of which will beacon you relentlessly during your stay. It is a call you will respond to eagerly both day and evening.

I can't wait till my next visit!!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elle, We are so glad you enjoyed yourself and would love to see you again real soon.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland Airport
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Wells Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Maine Diner
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Parson's Beach, Kennebunk Beach, Wells Beach
Car: necessary

8 Deer Run Drive is conveniently located near Ogunquit, Wells. Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. Great location to many restaurants and town attractions, located near the intersection of Route 1 & Route 9 in Wells.


Rates & Availability

Wells House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 8.0%

To secure a booking, we kindly ask our renters to mail us 50% rent deposit check and a security deposit of $750.00
Made payable and sent at time of Booking to:
Leslie Giammanco
180 Cabrini Blvd #76
NY, NY 10033

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Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Renovated large bathroom with all the amenities
    2nd Floor Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Full Bathrooms 2 Showers 1 Bath tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • First Floor Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd Floor Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    2nd Floor Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    First Floor Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Futon sofa bed and Queen Areobed
  • 2 -Queen Size Bedrooms on first and second floor First Floor Studio has Queen Futon that sleeps 2 and Queen Areobed that sleeps 2 2nd floor Trundle Bedroom has 2 twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming

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