Wells vacation rentals

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Popular amenities for Wells vacation rentals

Stay near Wells's top sights

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge62 locals recommend
Maine Diner52 locals recommend
Congdon's Doughnuts64 locals recommend
Mike's Clam Shack26 locals recommend
Billy's Chowder House41 locals recommend
The Steakhouse65 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Wells

  • Total rentals

    640 properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    270 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    220 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    90 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    430 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    14K reviews

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there vacation rentals near Wells's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near Wells's top attractions. We offer over 1,490 vacation rentals near Maine Diner, over 1,500 vacation rentals near Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, and over 1,980 vacation rentals near Congdon''s Doughnuts, and so much more! Experience the best of Wells right on your doorstep.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Wells?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 270 vacation rentals in Wells featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • How much does it cost to stay in private suite rentals in Wells?

    Experience the best of Wells with our private suite rentals, starting at about $80 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Wells?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Wells. Choose from more than 90 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Do apartment rentals in Wells have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 30 apartment rentals with self check-in in Wells. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do cottage rentals in Wells have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 80 cottage rentals with a bbq area in Wells. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do townhouse rentals in Wells have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 townhouse rentals with wifi in Wells. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do cottage rentals in Wells have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 50 cottage rentals with a gym in Wells. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there Wells hotel rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 10 hotel rentals with pools in Wells, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Are there family-friendly condo rentals in Wells?

    Wells has more than 30 family-friendly condo rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

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