393 Mile RoadWells Beach, ME, 04090Phone: 207-646-2831
Comfortable cottages by the beach a haven for couples, families, groups of up to 16
Although they are called cottages, some of the vacation homes at Lafayette’s Oceanfront Resort actually sleep up to 16 people. But even the larger homes have all the comforts and coziness of a vacation cottage and, like the best coastal getaways, are just a short walk to the beach and the resort’s amenities, like its heated indoor pool, heated waterfall hot tub and fitness center. Specific cottage amenities vary but might include a gourmet kitchen, wrap-around deck, outdoor hot tub, fireplace, washer/dryer and barbecue grill. One cottage has a deck facing the salt marsh; another has ocean views from the front porch. Nearby attractions include nature preserves, golf, deep-sea fishing, galleries, sea kayaking, museums, boutique shopping and an amusement park.
87 West Grand AvenueOld Orchard Beach, ME, 04064Phone: 207-934-4949
Two of the cottages are on the beach
Each beach cottage has a screened –in porch facing the ocean. Another of the cottages, an ocean front cottage, was once the family summer home of a former Maine governor.
All five cottages are perfect for a big family or family reunion. The rustic ambiance of the cottages will take you back to the 1930′s and 40′s.
All cottages have a full kitchen, with microwave oven, stove, sink and refrigerator, cable television, and are partially air-conditioned. Some have fireplaces. Cottages do not have heat.
518 Main StreetOgunquit, ME, 03907Phone: 207-646-2612
Classic cottage lodging on the south coast
Opened in 1936, guests have been coming here from near and far ever since. This popular retreat invites couples, families and friends to unwind by the sea in scenic Ogunquit. Amidst a peaceful setting and natural beauty, the Dunes has been called one of the area’s best kept secrets with easy access to the beach and downtown Ogunquit. Classic New England-style one and two bedroom cottages and cottage suites with white clapboards and green shutters feature hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplaces and screened-in porches. All come equipped with full baths, full kitchens and lovely vistas of the tidal river and sand dunes. You’re within walking distance or a short trolley ride to Ogunquit Beach, village shops, galleries, restaurants, and area attractions.