Wells, Maine, is a small summer resort and is the third-oldest town in the state. Wells is popular for its white sand beaches, including Ogunquit Beach, which is perfect for sunbathing, swimming, sunset views, and picnics. In the middle of Ogunquit Beach is a section known as Footbridge Beach, which can only be accessed using a footbridge across the Ogunquit River. Another popular spot is the private Moody Beach, available to town residents and visitors. This mile-long beach stretches between Moody Point and Ogunquit Beach. For fresh air fun and bird watching, the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is a hiking spot where migrating birds can be seen. Wells Reserve at Laudholm is another nature spot, offering a nature preserve and conservation centre as well as historic farm buildings. Enjoy a little retail therapy in Dock Square, lined with many shops, restaurants and cafes. Explore the antique shops located on Route 1 in the town. Stay in comfort and style in vacation rentals in Wells, Maine. Check out our top picks below.
Relax in this charming cottage, located across the road from the beach and with lovely sunset views over the tidal marsh. The property is on the edge of the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. The property has a charcoal grill for outdoor cooking. One dog is allowed in the property with an additional fee. The living area features a TV with satellite or cable channels and the house is air-conditioned for the hotter months. An internet connection is available to keep up with emails and social media. The kitchen comes equipped for daily cooking. Two bedrooms feature a double bed and twin beds and there is a sofa bed in the living area. The house has one bathroom. Parking is available on site.
Dog-friendly cottage w/ amazing sunset views, across the street from the beach!
Top guest reviewsThe bathroom was so smallThe electricity in the bed room with the bunkbeds did not seem to be operatingThe other major issue is the refrigeratorand the view was spectacularIt was a little annoying that all the windows could not be opened because they were nailed shutour stay was after Labor day so can't imagine the traffic jam during high season- clean
Water comes within 6 feet or so of the blue picnic table very neat at night with full moon
Host:VACASA made everything so simple Maintenance was easily reachable and super friendly when light bulbs blewThe 5 of us girls had a wonderful weekend togethervery small Main bedroom slept wellbut for us the house a bit too small for the 5 of us adultsThe level of the tide in the marsh during storm surge was a bit disconcerting but still cool to watch Study your tide chartsRead more reviewsThe beach is easily accessed Handy to restaurantsThe location was great 5 minute walk to the beachfair conditions need to update mattresses steps too steep on entering and exiting buildingRight on Wildlife estuary High tide comes right up to within a few feet of the houseIt was in the perfect location to sit and watch the birds on the marshland or walk to the beach - 200 steps
This newly renovated, three-bedroom home is within walking distance of North Beach and Route 1. There are several restaurants and public transport close by. The living area features cable TV and Wi-Fi is available throughout the home. The kitchen comes equipped with a breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. There is also a dining area next to the kitchen. The master bedroom features a queen-size bed and en-suite full bathroom. The second bedroom also has a queen-size bed and the third has twin beds, making the home ideal for families. There is an additional full bathroom and parking is available on the property.
NEW! Renovated 3BR Home - Walk to the Beach!Wells, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewsthis is a fabulous place to stay in period the furnishings television cable system internet are all excellentthe beds were all very comfortable and the common space was perfectthe kitchen was great with plenty of space to work inthe kitchen and family room area is a great open space for gathering together with family/friendsthe kitchen is a great size and has plenty of kitchen items to cook full meals invery clean and newclean nicely decorated and spaciousit was very clean and comfortablevery clean and friendly place to staythe house is clean and comfortable
Host:john was extremely attentive and helpfuljohn and nicole are wonderful hosts their home is equipped with everything you will needwe were more than pleased with communications with our hostsjohn & nicole are great hosts and provided us with a great get-a-waythe host was wonderful with communication and quick to respond whenever we reached outRead more reviewsthe location was greatlocated in a nice quiet neighborhood close to restaurants and family friendly activitiesquiet comfortable close to beach and downtowngreat place to stay close to moody beachgreat location to get around to everything in that area
This charmingly rustic one-bedroom cottage is right on the waterfront on Drake’s Island, a short walk from the beach. The area is ideal for exploring by bicycle and the town is a short distance away. The property features wood floors, walls and ceilings and offers picturesque bay views. There is a flat-screen TV with cable channels in the living area and Wi-Fi is provided. The kitchen comes equipped with all the necessary appliances for daily cooking. There is a full bathroom in the main cottage and a futon bed and across the deck is a bedroom with a queen-size bed, making the property ideal for four guests.
Charming cottage right on the waterfront on Drake's Island
Top guest reviewsStripper fishing off the jettyThe master bedroom blinds worked fineEspecially during a rainy night making the trip across the open deck from the bedroom to the bathroom the window coverings in the main room need to be replaced For the adventurousThe marsh view was wonderful especially at high tideThe views are outstanding Comfyvery clean great location and easy to findGreat kayaking of the southern side of Drakes island and
Host:We thoroughly enjoyed the adventure of watching the wildlife along with beautiful sunsets low hanging moons and startling morningsSleeping cabin than across an awesome deck to the main cabinThe wildlife changing tide sea grass formations and of course sunset and sunrises have me more than enthralled Second time this season renting itThe kayaking was amazing and were delivered by Kayak Excursions of Maine Stephan was superI do believe we will use vacasa again beacause they do keep their places neat but the area in general was awfulRead more reviewsIt is so strikingly beautiful there I never need to go anywhere but look out my windowThere are two easels if you are inclined to paintVery quiet Close to beach Nice breeze from every windowthe beach is great for walkingThe weather was not great for Saturday of our stay
This attractive home is located on Drake’s Island and has a rear porch for relaxation and a front porch with a grill. The home dates back to the 1800s but was renovated in 2008. The available area is on the ground floor of the home and the owners live above. The beach is a short walk away. There is a private entry for guests and parking for two cars. The living area features cable TV and Wi-Fi is available throughout. There is a well-equipped kitchen. The master bedroom features a queen-size bed and a single bed, while the second bedroom has two double beds. There is a sofa bed in the living area. The bathroom features soap, shampoo and conditioner. Beach chairs and towels are available.
Wells Coastal ClassicWells, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewsfurniture and beds are comfy--loved the spacious covered back porch and appreciated the gas grillthe rooms were large and well lit with natural light from an abundance of glass doors and windowswe really loved the large back deck with ceiling fans -- perfect for hanging out and relaxingthe space itself is immaculate beautiful comfortable bedding and decorated so beautifullywe had a wonderful nights sleep in the beautifully decorated and very comfortable bedroomseverything was spotlessly cleanvery clean thoughtful and relaxing decorthe place was clean and just as describedso clean so beachy but still classyit was sparkling clean and so comfortable and charming
Host:sarah was such a fantastic hostsarah was a wonderful hostsara is a lovely hostsara is an amazing host and her home is absolutely beautifulsara was a wonderful host who was very responsiveRead more reviewsthe location was perfect- central but it felt secludedgreat place close to most places of interestwells is an adorable town near many beaches and close to kennebunkportalso close to all ogunquit and wells attractionswonderful place for a summer vacation
This beautiful beach cottage is located in Wells in the Summer Village complex. There is an outdoor pool available to guests. The air-conditioned cottage has a living and dining area with a flat-screen TV offering cable channels, a DVD player and Blu-Ray player and there is free Wi-Fi is available throughout. The kitchen is equipped with all necessary appliances. One bedroom features bunk beds while the second has a double bed. There is a sofa bed in the living area. A hot tub is available to guests
This vacation home is located on the third floor of a private home and has an independent entrance. The property offers unobstructed panoramic views over the ocean and marsh from the balcony with everything is within easy walking distance. The living area features cable TV and fast Wi-Fi is available throughout. There is an efficiency kitchen with basic appliances. Both bedrooms feature double beds and there is a full bathroom. Parking is available on the street in front of the home.
Wells Oceanfront 2 Bedroom with Panoramic ViewsWells, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewsi could not have been happier with the room we stayed in and the balcony was greatoutstanding views and two rooms that have windows looking over the waterthere is a sink in the small efficiency kitchenthe space gives a warm feeling and the rooms themselves have gorgeous viewsi did very much enjoy my stay in this “cozy crow’s nest” apt across from the oceanclean and minimal and cozyvery clean and organized with a homey feelthe double beds are comfortable and the space is clean and cozyalthough we had some concerns with cleanliness and decor our stay was enjoyableawesome place very clean and a beautiful view
Host:the home owner william was very helpful and was on-time with the responseswill was very responsive and a helpful hostthe low price was remarkable and william the host was kind responsive and attentivewilliam is a very responsive host -- 5 starsthe neighborhood is safe to walk or run on the street with friendly people all overRead more reviewsthe location is perfectthe location of this place is awesomea unique place to stay in a great locationcute place and wonderful staythe location is definitely the main draw here
This North Side two-bedroom apartment is on the second and third floors of the building. It offers a large furnished deck with views and a Weber gas grill and another deck off the master bedroom. The beach is steps away from the property. The living area features cable TV and Wi-Fi is available throughout. The kitchen is well-equipped for daily cooking. The master bedroom features a king-size bed while the second bedroom has one double and one single bed. The apartment has one-and-a-half bathrooms. Air conditioning and heating are provided.
Wells Beach - Baywatch NorthWells, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewsthere are 2 decks (2nd and 3rd floors) equipped with table chairs and relaxing patio furnitureit was cozy and had a lovely viewyou could easily fit six people in that space and still feel like you have roomhowever we enjoyed the amenities offered esp full kitchen and coziness of the homesleeping came easily to all with comfortable beds lots of pillows and warm blanketsit is clean comfortable and warmspace was impeccably clean and had everything we neededthe space was very clean and communication was quick and thoroughthe place itself was extremely clean and well decorateddave offered me his hose to clean it off
Host:they were wonderful hostsdave and connie were wonderful hostsdave and connie are wonderful hostsour hosts were most responsive to any of our needsdave and connie were marvelous hosts and the place in general was greatRead more reviewsthe location was amazingexcellent location with everything we neededthe location made for easy traveling to nearby towns with plenty of good shopping and restaurantsgorgeous location and a perfectly homey interiorbaywatch north was the perfect location to explore southern maine
The beautiful home is steps from the private Moody Beach and offers seven decks overlooking the sea and the beach. Every room in the house has a view or a private deck. One large deck overlooks the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. There is off-street parking for six cars. The home has a billiard room featuring a nine-foot professional table and a flat-screen TV. An open-plan living, dining and kitchen area is on the second floor, with an entertainment centre. The house is air-conditioned and features Wi-Fi throughout. One bedroom features a queen-size bed while the second has a king-size bed and a bunk bed. The third has a double bed, the fourth a queen-size bed and the fifth a king-size bed and a floor mattress. There is a sofa bed in the living area.
Immaculate Moody Beach HouseWells, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewsbeautiful views of ocean from balconies and living roomeasy walk to the beach air conditioning many beautiful views and balconies to enjoy them clean and great energyeverything was very clean and nicely organizedthe house is spacious stylish super clean and laid out well to host a large group
Host:host was highly responsivealyssa was very helpful throughout our stay and was very responsivethe host was gracious and prompt to respond to anything we neededin addition alyssa was super responsive to my messagesRead more reviewsgreat house for large group location is excellentshort walk to beach and easy access to everything this area has to offerexcellent location for staying in / beach access / local towns and sucha beautiful home and an incredible location with every amenity providedexcellent living space short walk to the beach and unbeatable kitchen for cooking in
This cute cottage is a short walk from Wells Beach and all attractions, shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance. The home has a private deck with a gas grill and a small yard. The living area has sliding glass doors opening to a view and features a TV with satellite or cable channels and a DVD player. There is an internet connection available. The full kitchen has everything necessary for daily cooking. The bedroom has a queen-size bed and there is a sofa bed in the living area.
Open, airy cottage w/ small deck & yard - 1 block to the beach, walk everywhere!14 Rachel Carson Ln
This beautiful, antique home is within easy walking distance of Wells Beach and Drake’s Island Beach and steps away from restaurants. The historic home was built as a farmhouse in 1875. The barn next door was converted into a bakery shop and cafe in 2017 and is convenient for a good coffee and freshly baked pastries. The home was tastefully restored, retaining the original carpentry while adding modern features. The living area features cable TV and there is an Ethernet connection available to guests. There is a well-equipped kitchen for daily cooking. The master bedroom and second bedroom both feature a queen-size bed while the third has two queen-size beds. There are 2.5 bathrooms available to guests.
1690 House - Wells Beach RentalsWells, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewswonderful breakfast pastries and coffee from the bakery next doorgood closet space a comfy living room and funky kitchen- all as pictured and describedthe food next door at grace's bakery was absolutely delicious and made breakfast and lunch very easydelicious food and coffee steps away made breakfast so easythe rooms are of a nice size and privatethe house is very clean and comfortablevery clean easy check in and outthe house is very charming it’s clean and spaciousbeds were clean comfortable and so many thoughtful touchesthe house was very clean
Host:host is very kind and helpfulgrace was a great hostgrace was an amazing hostgrace was a wonderful host and always available to answer any questions that we hadgrace was very accommodating and made us feel at homeRead more reviewsthe location was perfect— close to beaches and near all sorts of the cute coastal townsthe location was ideal in wells but moments from the delightful village of kennebunkportgreat place and great locationgreat stay at a super convenient location near kennebunkportgood location from which to explore the area
Enjoy exploring this charming small resort town
Spend time in the wildlife refuge and other nature reserves, sunbathe on the beach or go window shopping in town before heading back to your vacation rental in Wells, Maine, USA.
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