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Beach Home Right on Atlantic Ocean with Private Beach & Marsh Views

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Oceanfront 4 Bedroom, 3 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath - Great Ocean And Harbor Views

Ocean Beach Front Property - right on Wells Beach.

Sit on the second floor living room deck and enjoy a panoramic ocean view.

'Upside-down house' with three bedrooms downstairs (one on third floor) and all living areas on the second floor with the best views of the ocean beach from the living room deck and harbor and marsh views out the front windows and deck.

Sleeps 8 comfortably, 10 with Queen Sofa Bed

Walk out the back over the dune grass right onto the Atlantic Ocean Beach that is part of the property.

Three level masterpiece designed for ocean side living. Bottom floor has three bedrooms and two full baths. (King in master, queen in second, bunk twins in third.) Second floor is the main living area with large living room, dining room, well-equipped kitchen and stone fireplace with two decks with panoramic views of both the ocean and the harbor.

Third floor is a living and sleeping area with queen bed and queen sleeper sofas in a huge space that is completely surrounded by glass on all sides with breathtaking views of the Beach, Ocean, Marsh and Wells Harbor. Full bath on third floor.

Beautiful and peaceful. Walk out to the ocean beach which is never crowded.

Convenient to shopping, sightseeing, restaurants and antiquing. The perfect Maine vacation spot.

Adjacent to the Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve.

30 minutes to Portland or Portsmouth, only 90 minutes from downtown Boston.

Three and four day rentals available in the Spring and Fall. Weekly rentals only during the season. Monthly winter rentals available January - March. Please inquire.

RECENT UPGRADES: Master bath has undergone complete renovation and third floor bath has been upgraded to full bath. New deck furniture and many other smaller upgrades throughout.

More Details

Donna Pappas
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Donna Pappas

Professional couple from the Northeast (Boston & New York) currently living in Atlanta with plans to retire to New England soon.

Donna Pappas purchased this house in 2013

Why Donna Pappas chose Wells

This home is perfect for enjoying the beach. Whether you want to walk, swim, surf or just kick back and relax. Nothing between you and the beach except for sand and dune grass. The "upside down" nature of the house means you have the best views from all living areas if you just want to relax in the living room or on the rear deck.

What makes this house unique

The home's location and layout is indescribable.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Wells in York County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Outdoor shower - Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Hot and cold shower.
    Bathroom 3 (2nd floor) - Toilet , Half bath with vanity.
    Bathroom 2 (1st floor) - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Full bath with very good shower/bath combo and full vanity.
    Bathroom 1 (Master) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Completely redone bath with large walk-in shower.
    Bathroom 4 (3rd floor) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Newly expanded bath with shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk bed w/stairs (no ladder). Perfect for kids.
    Bedroom 4 (third floor) - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen bed w/ocean views & queen sofa bed. Full bath
    Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Deck on ocean side. Large bedroom w/ upgraded bathroom.
  • Four bedrooms. Three on first floor: Master with deck, fireplace and full bath, 2nd bedroom with queen bed, 3rd bedroom with bunk bed with twins. Fourth bedroom on third floor. Third floor loft is practically a suite with living room area and queen bed surrounded by ocean and harbor views on all sides. Second queen sofa on harbor side, if needed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is no better summer rental. Great beaches, great location and great local amenities make this the perfect rental for a peaceful getaway. Great spot for a family or for an adult only vacation. Very little traffic as house is way down near the end of Atlantic Avenue and the beach has very few people on it - no crowds at all. For the surfers, the surf is great - but this Maine and water can get chilly. We have been constantly upgrading the home for the past two years so if you return you will see new upgraded kitchen appliances and lots of new living room furniture. The bunk bed bedroom has been rearranged to be much better to use. More to come!


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Beach Home Right on Atlantic Ocean with Private Beach & Marsh Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Great house and great location

  • 5 of 5

This house and its beachfront location were terrific in every way. The house is roomy and very well-equipped, with easy access to the beach. You can avoid Route 1 when you go to the grocery store or to the lobster pound, and that's a big plus. The views from the upstairs deck were excellent and having 4 bathrooms is very convenient if you have a crowd of visitors. The kitchen and appliances were modern and any utensil or tool was available. I would recommend this to family groups who want to spend time together, whether you want to go to the beach, dine together or just hang out.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome.. Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

We love this house been here 3 years in a row! We love it and the views are beautiful front beach and back beach. This year the water was the warmest it has been in years. Had a great week sad to go but we will be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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THE beach house

  • 5 of 5

This house on the beach is very enjoyable! It was built and maintained with great loving care!

Because the living space is on the second floor we enjoy a great view of the ocean all day. The house is very clean, well furnished with everything we need. We also noticed the special care taken by the owners for their guests, for example every electrical switch has a tag identifying which light it turns on. All pillows and mattress pads were new and of excellent quality; the BBQ was new and there was even a spare tank.

We have enjoyed so much the place that we didn’t even bother going to the restaurant. We have also enjoyed the frequent visits from Jonathan, who in turn seemed to appreciate very much grandma’s banana cake. If you wish to have the banana cake recipe, just ask Carolyn Weller, and we will provide.

A wonderful week at the beach…

Jocelyne & Pierre, Montreal, Canada.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Portland International Airport, Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Billy's Chowder House
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Casco Bay Lines, Portland
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Old Marsh Country Club - Par 3
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrack - Wells Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Billy's Chowder House
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Lost Valley
Nearest Beach
Wells Beach is your backyard.
Car: recommended

House is located in a great spot, right on the ocean. Beach is very quiet with very little foot traffic. Lots of fantastic restaurants nearby including fine dining. House is located on the edge of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge which you can visit and tour on Port Road in Wells, about 4 miles North on Route 1.

4 miles to Ogunquit, 6 miles to Kennebunk & Kennebunkport, 30 minutes to Portland, 50 minutes to Freeport for great outlet shopping. Only 90 minutes to Boston.

Great fish markets where you can buy lobster & clams and have them steamed for you. Bring the goodies home and sit on the deck staring at the ocean.

A short drive (50 minutes) takes you to Freeport, ME - the original Whole Town Outlet Mall with LL Bean and many other great shops.

Portland and its shops, restaurants, pubs and microbreweries are less then 30 minutes away. (But we actually have a microbrew pub 1.3 miles from the house - Fire & Brew.)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Wells, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
24 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning & Linens £190.35
Refundable Damage Deposit £380.7

2018: $4,750 In season; $2,750 Spring, $3,000 Fall. $250 charge for cleaning and linens for 8 people

50% deposit - remainder due by June 1 or earlier for Spring rental

Multi-week discount.

Winter renters pay all utilities - trash, oil, electric, cable.


Linens Are Not Supplied But Are Available For Rent.


ALL SUMMER RENTALS MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY JUNE 1 (Half on reservation and half by June 1.) All other rentals must be paid in full.

HOMEAWAY SERVICE FEE DOES NOT APPLY and will not be collected.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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