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Top-rated vacation rentals in Wells

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Cottage in Wells
Spacious Coastal Cottage
This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is surrounded by tall pines and greenery and has a peaceful screened in front porch, with an outside space and fire pit, perfect for sitting back and relaxing with a glass of wine in hand or locally crafted beer. This space is located on a quiet street, just off the beaten path of Route 1 in Wells. About a mile from Wells Beach, walking distance to several restaurants; Mike's Clam Shack, Varano’s, The Steak House and Congdon's to name a few popular favorites.
$225 per night
Cottage in Old Orchard Beach
#2 Walk to the beach Vintage Cottage.
3 night Min. stay 6/1 to Labor day. Cottage #2 is a classic one-bedroom with soothing beach colors and well-appointed with comfortable furnishings and updated finishes. It is outfitted with vintage and modern decor mixed in. The cottage has a fully stocked kitchen with pots and pans and utensils for those times when you may just want to stay in and cook. Private fenced backyard with a gas grill, table and chairs. Just a short 5-minute walk, to the beach. Yes we allow pets.
$179 per night
Guesthouse in Kennebunk
Quaint New England Cottage Perfect for Two!
Quaint New England cottage perfect for two! This cute one bedroom unit is small on space but big on charm, with a large deck looking out over beautiful gardens. Cottage is meticulously clean and features a fully equipped galley kitchen, WIFI, TV, designated free parking and most desired amenities. Located just a few miles from Kennebunk Beach and other local beaches, walking and biking trails, and the beautiful seaside town of Kennebunkport and it’s famed Dock Square.
$134 per night

Stay near Wells's top sights

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge62 locals recommend
Mike's Clam Shack26 locals recommend
Congdon's Doughnuts64 locals recommend
Maine Diner52 locals recommend
Billy's Chowder House41 locals recommend
BeachFire Bar & Grille14 locals recommend

Wells house rentals

Home in Lebanon
Beautiful, Peaceful, Maine Getaway House
$105 per night
Home in Wells
NEW! Renovated 3BR Home - Walk to the Beach!
$314 per night
Home in Kittery
water view property "The Little House"
$142 per night
Home in Kennebunk
Kennebunk Cottage
$170 per night

Your guide to Wells


The third-oldest town in Maine, little Wells (established 1643) has picked up a couple of additional superlatives in its nearly 400-year history, including Friendliest Town in Maine, and the state’s Antiques Capital. Located in coastal York County, between Ogunquit and Kennebunk, Wells attracts summer tourists with its sandy beaches, perfect New England vistas, and more than 25 antique shops selling period furniture, vintage jewelry, and rare books. Even with its increased population in summer, Wells remains a more relaxed, less crowded alternative to nearby Old Orchard Beach. Between the natural attractions and the irresistible charm of small-town village life, the options are endless: Pick up fresh local blueberries at a farmers’ market; go for a summertime swim (or surf) at Wells Beach or Drake’s Island Beach; kayak the Webhannet River; or treat the family to a lobster-roll picnic lunch at Wells Harbor Park.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Wells

Summer is the high season all across Maine. Balmy days with gentle breezes and temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit make a day at the beach an enticing proposition. The water is warm enough for swimming between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The fall is an especially lovely time to book one of the area’s vacation rentals, when the storied New England foliage is in full multicolored effect, and it’s still warm enough to enjoy the great outdoors, provided you pack warmer layers. By January, expect freezing temperatures, snowfall, and overnight lows averaging a frigid 12 degrees.

Top things to do in Wells

Nature preserves

Get up close and personal with the migratory birds, cottontail rabbits, and other residents of York County’s saltwater marshes at the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge and the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, located just across the river and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Both feature miles of nature trails that wind through wild landscapes, from rivers to forests to marshland.


Famous as the summer retreat of former presidents, this nearby town is worth exploring for its charming beaches, the 1833 Goat Island Lighthouse, and the Seashore Trolley Museum, the world’s largest mass transit museum, with its collection of historic streetcars.


This neighboring town comes alive with cultural offerings in the summer: there are musicals at the local playhouse, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, and work by Maine artists on display at the local galleries and its Museum of American Art.

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