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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Wells, Maine, USA your home away from home

The charming town of Wells in Maine is one of the oldest towns in the state dating back to 1653. Holiday rentals in Wells offer a charming mixture of historic architecture, beautiful beaches and natural reserves, with something for every visitor to enjoy.

Things to Do in Wells, Maine

Wells Beach is the main attraction for visitors staying in holiday rentals in the Wells area, along with Drakes Island Beach and East Shore Beach. Swimming, boating, windsurfing, shelling and walking can all be enjoyed along the scenic coastline. The town has a number of museums including the Wells Auto Museum with over 80 antique and classic cars on display. The Historic Society Meeting House Museum and Library is on the site of the first congregational church of Wells and has a fine collection of local artifacts in a beautiful old building. Shopping for antiques and books around Wells is a real pleasure and the area is also popular for fine dining and scenic drives. Charter a boat and go deep sea fishing or try fishing from the local breakwater. Golf courses and miniature golf courses are plentiful in the area for a challenging game.

Places to Visit Around Wells, Maine

Neighbouring Ogunquit is just a short drive from holiday homes in Wells and is a charming artists' colony. The delightful boutiques and galleries can be found on Dock Square and nearby lighthouses dot the coastline at Portland and Wood Island. Wells Harbour is busy with lobster fishermen and Portland Harbor is the place to book a whale watching trip, take a narrated cruise around the bay or try your hand at lobstering. Maine Wildlife Park is home to many local species including moose, bears, deer, cougars and birds of prey.

Weather in Wells, Maine

Visitors staying in Wells holiday rentals will find the area has four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and showery, reaching an average 27°C (81°F). Winters are cold with snow and freezing overnight temperatures from December through March. Spring is a beautiful season in New England with daytime highs of 12-19°C (54-66°F) and the autumn is famous for its vividly colored leaves. The area has some rain at any time of year.

Travel to Wells, Maine

Holiday rentals in Wells are approximately 67 miles from Manchester (MHT) Airport in New Hampshire which is the nearest airport. Alternatively, Boston Logan (BOS) Airport is 75 miles away and offers nonstop flights to 72 domestic and 30 international destinations, making it very easy to reach. There are various transportation options into the city from the airport including the Silver Line subway system and the Logan Express, a comfortable bus service. Visitors are recommended to hire a car to drive to Wells, which is easy to reach along the I-95 highway.

    Excellent! 4.6/5
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    Condo #4106031
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      House #668773vb
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        Apartment #579733vb
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          Condo #475395vb
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            Excellent! 4.7/5
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            House #4134008
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              Excellent! 4.7/5
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              Cottage #150534
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                Excellent! 4.4/5
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                Condo #7027769
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  Condo #570618vb
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                    Cottage #835945vb
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                      Very Good! 4.2/5
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                      House #4138237
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                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                        Cottage #983782
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                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                          • 2 BA
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                          Cottage #3908127
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                            • 2 BA
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                            House #4431820
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                              Excellent! 4.5/5
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                              Condo #872003vb
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                                Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                Cottage #7020573
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                                  Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Condo #124249
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    House #3964178
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                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                      • 2 BR
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                                      Cottage #4104206
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                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Cottage #3877130
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                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          Condo #714347vb
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                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Cottage #4079817
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                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Condo #7011484
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                                              Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                Cottage #4105635
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                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                  Condo #871974vb
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    Condo #693197vb
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      Cottage #392759
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        • Sleeps 11
                                                        House #467915vb
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                                                          House #4207210
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                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                            Cottage #975363
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              Cottage #972468
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                                                                • 3 BR
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                                                                Apartment #467920vb
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                                                                  Very Good! 4.1/5
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                                                                  Condo #798382vb
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                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    House #7100210
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                                                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      Condo #593900vb
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                                                                        Cottage #130259vb
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                                                                          House #7100211
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                                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Condo #1050871vb
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                                                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                              Condo #4485216
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                                                                              Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                Cottage #3495369
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                                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Condo #575639vb
                                                                                  5
                                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Cottage #679164vb
                                                                                    14
                                                                                    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Cottage #4131666
                                                                                      4
                                                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                                        Cottage #1045919vb
                                                                                        1
                                                                                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (15 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          House #315687vb
                                                                                          15
                                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Cottage #4225663
                                                                                            2
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              House #4484485
                                                                                              1
                                                                                              Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (32 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #122001
                                                                                                32
                                                                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 11
                                                                                                  House #4440818
                                                                                                  Viewed 92 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                                    Cottage #3900816
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #4199371
                                                                                                      10
                                                                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours

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