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Immaculate Year Round Family Home. Short Walk to Beaches, Restaurants & Trolley.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

All the comforts of home. Private home, 2 bdrms, 1 bath, sleeps 6. Parking for 2

Ocean Lure is a beautiful year round home with 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, a full kitchen, lovely dining area and living room in Wells’ nicest neighborhood. Located on the East side of Route 1, you are just a short walk to the Ogunquit and Wells trolley stop, Moody Beach public access area, North Ogunquit Beach and wonderful restaurants. Shop in nearby Ogunquit, Kittery and Kennebunkport. Walk the famous Marginal Way. The Wells transportation center is 4 miles away and you can leave your vehicle and travel by Amtrak to Portland and Freeport, home of L.L. Bean. Amtrak service is also available to and from Boston.

New to the market and renovated in 2015, our beach home features oak hardwood floors in the living room, bedrooms and hallway and tile in the kitchen and dining area. Every room has been freshly painted top to bottom with new lighting and electrical.

You will enjoy relaxing in the living room on a queen sleeper sofa and comfy oversized chair. Watch your favorite program on a new Sony smart, Netflix and Hulu accessible LED LCD flat screen TV. We have board games, playing cards and books for your enjoyment. Cable TV and wireless Internet are provided. The Seahorse bedroom boasts a queen bed with a pillow top mattress and the Turtle bedroom sleeps two on a full size bed with a pillow top mattress. The full bathroom features several new amenities.

The kitchen features all new dishes, glassware and flatware for both inside and outside dining. We also have all new pots, pans, baking sheets, cooking utensils, chef’s knives, and a blender, toaster and Keurig brewer.

New energy star rated refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, front load washer and dryer await your stay at Ocean Lure. Stay cool with our new super quiet, remote controlled air conditioning units.

All linens, pillows, bath towels, kitchen towels and beach towels are provided. Enjoy walking to the beaches thru the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge using our rolling beach caddy, beach umbrella, six beach chairs, rolling cooler, and beach toys. Ocean Lure is just 6/10th of a mile to the Moody Beach public access and 9/10th of a mile to North Ogunquit Beach. Ride and explore the area on our three adult bicycles and child’s bicycle. Helmets are provided.

Relax in our nicely landscaped private backyard. Our patio features a dining table with umbrella and seating for six. Cook your meals on our stainless steel gas grill. Our completely renovated oversized shed houses the four bicycles with new helmets and allows you to store your items for your stay.

Mini-golf and go carts await you at Wonder Mountain less than two minutes away. Take in a movie at one of two local movie centers. The Ogunquit Playhouse features outstanding performances all summer and fall. There are several golf courses in the area to choose from. Jake's Seafood restaurant and The New England House Seafood & Sports Bar are approximately two minutes away by foot.

More Details

Owner
Jeff Kuhn
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Jeff Kuhn

My wife and I have been vacationing in Maine for years. We have brought our children to Wells each summer to enjoy the gorgeous beaches, ocean, Marginal Way, mini-golf courses, shops and the entire area. We purchased our beach home in 2015 and extensively renovated the home inside and out. We invite you to be our guests at Ocean Lure.

Jeff Kuhn purchased this house in 2015

Why Jeff Kuhn chose Southern Coast of Maine

Ocean Lure is minutes away from two beaches on the East side of Route 1. Leave your vehicle at Ocean Lure and walk to take the trolley to Ogunquit, Wells and Kennebunkport. Enjoy all of what makes Ocean Lure a special home for your next vacation or retreat! There are many opportunities to shop, eat, play, and explore on the trolley route. Our home is located in a beautiful neighborhood and a 10 minute walk to the ocean. Enjoy your meals on our private patio and listen as you hear the ocean at night.

What makes this house unique

Beautifully situated on a large lot, Ocean Lure is in a highly desirable neighborhood. Our private backyard area has a wonderful patio area to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy cooking your meals on a stainless gas grill. There is seating for six on the patio under a new umbrella at the round table. The yard is beautifully landscaped and peaceful. We even have a nice croquet and bocce set for your use.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Immaculate Year Round Family Home. Short Walk to Beaches, Restaurants & Trolley.
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews
5

Ocean get aways in February are great.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was top notch and we didn't want for anything. Weather was crisp but sunny and we were still able to walk on the beach, enjoy the ocean and fine dining and shopping in the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Ocean Lure. It is a wonderful area even during the winter. Plenty of dining, shopping and site seeing. Walking along the beach is awesome anytime of the year. We look forward to you next visit!
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5

Best beach cottage, best owners!!

  • 5 of 5

This adorable beach house, impeccably decorated and provisioned, was the perfect place for our family Christmas dinner! Seven of us were here opening presents, chatting, eating, and just enjoying each other. Three generations together (and a fourth on its way in May!!)

From the moment we met Jeff in person at the front door, we felt truly welcomed. He had everything here we could possibly want to be comfortable. Look forward to being here in warmer weather to enjoy the yard and all the beach toys!

Thank you again. Jeff and his wife, Daryl, have done a great job with this wonderful place!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rod & Kathy, Thank you for your wonderful comments. Daryl and I were so pleased your family spent Christmas at our home. We were honored you chose Ocean Lure for your Christmas home away from home. Thank you for the immaculate care you took of our home. We look forward to seeing you in 2017! Glad you found we had everything you needed.
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5

All you need is a tooth brush...

  • 5 of 5

Ocean Lure is a pristine cottage, in a charming village, on a perfect shoreline that is lush with natural beauty, and dotted with soul stirring vistas. We were delightfully comfortable here among the melding themes of sea turtles, sea horses and the Atlantic Ocean itself. We'd come back in an instant if that is what the future brings. There was so much to see and do; and yet there is so much more to experience and enjoy. And great eateries at every turn.This is a fabulous part of the world.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Betsy, thank you for your wonderful review of Ocean Lure. It was a pleasure having you as our guests at our home. The Atlantic is a fabulous ocean and offers something for everyone. Glad you got to experience the many delicious restaurants in the area. We look forward to your arrival in 2017!
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5

Perfect home, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The Ocean Lure is a perfect getaway for a couple looking to relax or a family. Everything you need is there, the location is central to everywhere and the light at the end of the road is a blessing. We ate every meal in, used the grill one day for lunch and dinner. There are many restaurants within walking and driving distance. And there are wonderful beaches, our favorite being Foot Bridge beach. We met Jeff upon our arrival and he was extremely helpful.

We are planing another trip to the Ocean Lure in the near future. Thanks again for a great home, that felt like our home.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you used the grill on the patio for lunch and dinner. The beaches are some of the nicest and the Footbridge is wonderful. Thank you for caring for our home as you do yours. Ocean Lure is centrally located to many venues and activities. We are thrilled you are planning another trip to Ocean Lure and look forward to having you return!
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5

Wonderful Fall Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit at Ocean Lure with our two young kids (ages 1 and 3) in October. They loved playing in the yard, walking the Marginal Way, and visiting nearby beaches. We would love to return someday! We appreciated that all of the essential items were thoughtfully provided and so well organized (such as dish soap, laundry detergent, ziploc bags, beach towels, etc). The house was so cute, and the perfect size and set-up for our family.

Kate & Ryan (Baltimore, MD)

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate & Ryan thank you for selecting Ocean Lure for your Fall getaway. It was nice to hear your family enjoyed our home and yard. The area is full of attractions as you stated. The beaches are some of the best you will find. It was indeed a pleasure having you as our guests. You cared for our home as though it was your own. Glad you had the opportunity to visit Kennebunkport and Portland. There is so much to see and do in the area that you will have to plan to stay in 2017. We look forward to seeing you again as our guests at Ocean Lure!
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5

A perfect little cottage.

  • 5 of 5

My significant other and I stayed at this cottage for a month, checking in right after Labor Day. We have had quite a bit of experience with renting properties for lengthy periods of time and this was, by far, the most well supplied place we have rented. We wanted for nothing while we were there...plenty of paper goods, spices, all utensils (even the requisite lobster pot!) and kitchen ware. Soap for the dishwasher and washer & dryer was provided. Bikes were provided. Gas grill (with an extra tank available) was provided. The property itself is very well portrayed in the pictures on the homeaway.com site. Beautifully appointed with beachy theme and beautiful colors. We were close to many restaurants, found a few favorites. We spent several days exploring Kennebunkport which was a delight. Not too far north is Portland which has a ton of shopping and dining choices. We explored and found a couple of places to hike and/or just sightsee. Douglas Mountain had a somewhat strenuous trail of about 1 3/4 miles. Also, Mount Agamenticus gave us beautiful views of New Hampshire and the Maine coast. The York beaches and Nubble Lighthouse were also close by. Lots of exploring still to do!! I would highly recommend this property for a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Kathy. We are pleased you were able to explore all around Maine and New Hampshire . As you said, Portland is a wonderful city for shopping and dining. Glad you got to take in some hikes and numerous day trips throughout the area. There really is something for everyone within a couple of hours. Thanks for the tips on the restaurants you enjoyed. Many guests like to know which restaurants were enjoyable and where to shop. Kennebunkport is a nice little town that many of our guests have enjoyed visiting. Daryl and I sincerely appreciate the care you showed by keeping our home immaculate. You really did take care of Ocean Lure as though it was your own home! We invite you to vacation here again anytime and hope your travels keep us in mind.
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Sanford Maine
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The New England House
Nearest Train
4.5 Miles
Wells Amtrak Statation
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
I95
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Jake's Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Moody Beach
Car: recommended

Located just east of Route 1, within walking distance to the beach, restaurants and trolleys. Enjoy the white sand beaches of the Southern Maine coast. Walk the Marginal Way or visit the Rachel Carson Refuge to take in some local bird watching. Relax at the beach, at a local restaurant or in the peaceful private backyard. If shopping is more your style, the outlets in Kittery and Freeport are just a short drive away. Local bars and theaters provide night time entertainment.

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Rates & Availability

Wells House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Oct 30 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
$600
$2,000
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
$800
$2,000
 
 
Early Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
$3,500
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
$6,000
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
$3,500
 
 
Late Fall 2017
Sep 24 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
$800
$2,000
 
 
Winter 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$135
$600
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$86
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until the reservation has been confirmed. Rental Agreement must be signed and returned.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 768 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , All towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Turtle Bedroom: Full bed, sleeps 2. All linens provided. - 1 double
    Seahorse Bedroom: Queen bed, sleeps 2. All linens provided. - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Wonderful single level private home minutes to the beach, restaurants, and trolley system. Leave your vehicle at Ocean Lure and take the trolley south to Ogunquit or north to Wells and Kennebunkport. Tour the area on one of our three new adult bicycles. Your child can ride our child's bicycle too.

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