3 Bedroom 1 Bath
Mark M Gallagher
What makes this Apartment unique
This is a Beach Front Basement Apartment. The grounds are meticulously maintained and the gardens are beautiful. The property is on the beach and its about 25 steps from the entry to the beach. The property has been further updated in 2018 to include tile bathroom including the shower, new outdoor living spaces and its now fully air conditioned for your comfort!
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
This place was beautiful! The location was perfect!
The location of this cottage and it's cleanliness of this place us hard to beat. We travel with multiple family members and this cottage was directly between my aunt's rental and my uncle's which made our time together much more convenient. The outside patio was a nice convince that we used for multiple dinners and The private walk to the beach was nicely done. The only issue we had was the parking. Having to park across the street and lug groceries and other items seemed odd when there was 2 empty spots all week. We are hoping to rent this place again next year.
Thanks you for your review and kind comments. We worked hard to make the apartment new and we work to keep it clean. We know the parking isn't "ideal" which is a strong reason we have kept our rates lower to compensate for the parking shortfall. We would look forward to hosting your vacation in 2020!
Nice family vacation
The place was nice and clean, beach access was great! My only complaints would be there were no hooks in the bathroom for towels other than one on the back of the door which isn’t adequate for a 3 bedroom rental. The rental stated 2 parking spots in designated spots when we arrived it said only 1 spot and not at the location it was across the street down the road a couple places at the cottages which charged $120 per week for additional cars and she only took cash (we had 3 cars). Only one exit as it was in the basement. I would also bring my own blankets next time as the ones in my room didn’t smell very fresh. But overall it was good I was there for the beach so didn’t spend a lot of time inside. I would attach the contract stating 2 parking spaces if there was an option to do so.
Awesome beach front get away
This was a pretty seamless and smooth booking- no issues what so ever and any questions we had prior to our stay was answered quickly. Definitely a great experience.
Thanks for your kind words. I am happy you enjoyed your stay and we would look forward to hosting your vacation next year!
Beachside newly renovated (2018) basement apartment is an excellent value!
Any previous comments about this unit being old or needing AC or having a bad demumidifier etc should be ignored! Owners must have done a major update to the property as the unit is like new with air conditioning, full kitchen including a dishwasher, and a kitchen table (pull it away from the wall and open the wings and you can get 6 adults around it with additional bar seating if you have a large group like us).
We have stayed in basement units before and know that dampness comes with the territory but this apartment really has a nice atmosphere and the AC helps a lot. We had the maximum allowable people in the unit and had a fantastic week.
Our goal was to get back on the beachside of Wells Beach at a price which was still in our budget. Mission accomplished! So nice to walk out directly to the beach instead of crossing the road etc. Owners of the home have provided beach chairs so you do not need to bring your own chairs. In addition they provide a grill and there is plenty of space outside to store beach toys etc on the basment porch.
Also, an unexpected bonus was how the apartment is laid out. Windows allow natural light in and from the front windows you can see the ocean. However, the basement unit and windows are set back from the edge of the house that you do not have people walking by and looking down into your bedrooms (as we have had in other basement units). Also there is a massive hedge next to the private walkway to the beach which separates the property from the public walkway you may see on google maps. In other words, no one will be walking by and looking in on your family. Finally, the owners are either excellent gardeners or hire someone who knows what they are doing. From the kitchen windows you look out on their gardens. Nice, unexpected touch there.
Suggestion when talking to your family about the unit...I booked it when I thought it was going to be a typical musky / damp / small basment unit with the benefit of being back on the beachside....all of which I thought was true. Well, when my family arrived and saw what the unit was actually like (ie awesome) they thought it was the best property we have rented in 10 years! The updates really were dramatic compared to what we were expecting.
only addition needed would be washer / dryer but there is a laudromat on the main road in front of Hannafords and across from Subway. So, plan accordingly. Owner very engaging and responsive. Very happy clients here!
What a great overall vacation in wells beach maine
We were met when we arrived by both Mark and Patty and quickly we felt at home. The house was well equipped with everything we needed to enjoy your family vacation. Location was perfect, 15 steps to the beach. Parking was accross the street, but very convenient and easy to get the vehicle when needed.
The rooms were very good size, and plenty of storage throughout. Mark had purchased fuel for gas grill which made cooking outside a breeze. They also had went and purchased new beach chairs for us to us during our stay. Overall we were very pleased with all accommodations and would reccommend this location to others and would definately rent this location again next year.
Thanks to both Mark and Patty's for their hospitality . It clearly made our summer vacation special.
Thanks Craig; We enjoyed hosting your family vacation! We hope to see you next year and I hope your Son and Daughter have a great school year!
Patty and Mark
The apartment was very clean and well supplied. A few steps from the beach. The only downside was that there was no kitchen table only a breakfast counter and the parking was at another location nearby.
Oceanfront! Wells beach is fun for families. Walk from your room onto the sand to swim, build sand castles, stroll in the surf looking for shells and rocks or just relax and enjoy the feel of the sun on your face while you enjoy the view. The local playground and the arcade will entertain the children after the beach. The trolleys will take you all over town in the evening to go shopping and to local restaurants. There are fifty antique shops in wells, offering an exciting experience for the first time buyer or a serious buying trip for the professional dealer. We have spectacular sunrises in the morning over the water, followed by romantic moon rises in the evening. This is where memories that last a lifetime are made.