Very Good

22 reviews




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About the area

Our Cottage has easy access to the Wells Trolley Line to the beaches, shopping etc. There are two parking spaces in front of our cottage & we suggest that you leave the car parked & take the Trolley in high season. The Trolley goes out Mile Road & makes a couple of Beach stops. I believe it is $1.00 a ride (not sure). The schedule is in our office. Mike's Clam Shack & the Steak House are both a short walk down route 1. Mike's has a Lobster Pound so you can bring the little critters home to cook...(the pot is under the sink)or they will cook them no extra charge, to go. Very, very close, there is a little truck grill with Lobster Rolls, Clam Chowder, etc. Go across the play field & behind the BIG house then up to Route 1. The white truck is always parked there. You can sit outside & eat or bring it home. Some points of interest are the Kittery Outlets, Ogunquit Playhouse and the beautiful Rachel Carson Preserve. Wells has 7 miles of fine sandy beaches!! Also lots of great food. We like The MAINE DINNER! Good food, nice prices. We left many brochures of all kinds under the table on the porch. Directions: Take the Maine Turnpike from north or south to exit 19 WELLS. Take a left turn at the light (just past the toll booth) on to Rt. 109. This will take you to Route 1. At the traffic light turn right. WATER CREST is 1/2 mile ahead on your left. The office is you first stop next to the sign. Irene & staff are friendly & helpful. Your new vacation home is cottage #109. For those returningWelcome Back!

Interaction with guest

Our telephone is for local calls, especially for our Canadian Guest to order food & save a long distance Cell phone charges. Please leave us a note/review here or in our Guest Book if you stay! Ideas that make the cottage more comfortable are always welcome from you & we have made changes because of your input. We love and accept well trained small dogs. We know how you worry when they are left home. The Dog fee is $15.00 a day (NOT per dog). There are special "Dog Guest Tags" in the dog box. Please place one on your dog while here, so if for some reason the dog is lost then this will provide a quick safe return for our special guest. If you can't find something please call me. Sue

Owner profile

Sue S.
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Languages spoken: English

About the owner

We have this cottage because my husband would not leave New England & move to Florida without a way to come back each year. The cottage was built in 1940 as a motel (we think). We got her 14 years ago & each year gave her something new. She is all done. I am a retired nurse & we live i...

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  • Bedroom 1: 2 Full beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Housekeeping Included
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Safe
  • Sea view
  • Staffed property


  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (22)

Very Good – based on 22 reviews Very Good
22 reviews

“A wonderful Place! and a great vacation!”

Reviewed 17 Aug 2015

My daughter, grandson, boyfriend and I stayed at the 109 cottage for the 2nd week in August. We could not have been happier. We didn't use our car at all unless to run to the very close IGA....we used the trolley to get back and forth to the never did have to use a gas station!!! Wells Beach is so beautiful...along with Ogunquit beach...Although we have lived in Maine for 15 years this is the first vacation we took going South....We met so many fun people that had all been to the Watercrest Cottages many times before...the pool was awesome, although we wished it stayed open a little longer the 9pm but...really was not an issue!!! the play area for the kids was grandson loved being there and also made lots of friends...the whole area was clean, kid friendly and we felt very safe After exchanging emails, and FB info with our new friends...we are all going to try to go again, the same week!! and the owners of Watercrest could not have been nicer then we had there...(not meaning this to be an after thought!!) I would absolutely recommend these cottages to anyone wanting a nice place in Wells to vacation!! mlb

Owner's reply: Hi Marylou, First off Thank You for such a nice review. I always tell people about the trolley and this is the first time I have excellent feed back from your use. It is great! In July & August route 1 and parking at the beaches is crazy! I also think this is a safer way to vacation. The reunion sounds fun and I hope it happens. You may end up with long term friends for life. I did! I met a person in Tampa she was from MA & we have shared a room at our psych. nursing conference for 17 yrs.

“Nice little cottage”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2015

For 2 adults, this is a nice little cottage for the price. We stayed 1 week in July and had great weather. Beach's are within 5 minutes by car. You can walk down the street to either the Steak House (awesome steaks) pricey, but well worth it. Mike's clam shack is walk able too. The owners Sue & Skip have done a very nice job keeping this little cottage up. I would go back again.

Owner's reply: Hi Jerry, Thank you! The food around the cottage is definitely one of the good points. We miss clams & Lobster (Florida just doesn't have that special taste). I looked and I think you will be using the little cottage in October for a long weekend. Hope the weather is nice and the trees have beautiful color. I will give you a quick call to see if there is anything you need. Take care, Sue

“Vacation 2014”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2014

Cottage # 109 is just so cozy. Plenty of room for 2 people with a dog. Bandit made some new doggie friends, we met some great people who were staying there as well. Nice and quiet, clean pool area was nice and clean, even had it to myself one day amazing. Close to all kinds of beaches and attractions and one of my favorites Veranos Italian restaurant. Had asked for an early check in was advised fine , check in was smooth , check out was smooth all in all a great vaction cant wait to go back next year. Bandit gives this cottage a high 5 paw rating !! Cheryl, Lori and Bandit

Owner's reply: Thank you for the picture of Bandit! Any special dog treats that he might like for next year.

“Great Place To Stay”

Reviewed 14 Oct 2013

A very quaint set up. Our cottage had everything we needed. It was conveniently located for our plans. We would stay here again, especially in the off season and it was dog friendly.

Owner's reply: Thank you both! Also, thank you for the suggestion. I will talk with the man who has done most of the remodeling for us. Much as I hate to say it ......we are all getting older & safety is a priority. Please come again any time. Sue

“October Getaway”

Reviewed 10 Oct 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at the Water crest Cottages. We brought our dog Jingles with us. The cottage was very cozy and it was evident that the owners tried to provide all the comforts of home. The complex is peaceful and convenient to stores and beaches. The beds were comfortable and clean. The kitchen was well stocked with everything that we needed. We will definitely come again. We would highly recommend this as a place to come for a relaxing vacation.

Owner's reply: Hi Stella! Thank you so much for your nice thoughts. Our cottage (we hoped) would be your home away from home. I am glad we are getting there! We have a guest book on the kitchen table & our guest leave suggestions that have helped a lot. Our guest are our priority.....including guest dogs. Thankx again, Sue

“Great vacation”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2013

We stayed at the Cottage Unit 109 in September of this year. The cottage was very clean, the kitchen was well equipped and had everything you would need. It is a beautiful area to visit and we would rent the cottage again. Although we did not use the pool it look very clean and well maintained.

“Fall Trip”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay,and would stay there again.We love Maine's coastline.Nice restaurants,and nice people too.Love pooll being heated and open in Sept.,and jacuzzi too.Staff very helpful and nice.Nice gas grills too,and reception for internet is terrific too.

Owner's reply: Michelle, The Cottage Condo Association just totally reconditioned our Pool & put in a new Jacuzzi, I am really glad you like it!! As for Maine food I agree it is outstanding. We only come up to our cottage once in the spring to open it. So we have to wait a year to get our "Food Fix" Clam Chowder, Lobster, Fried Clams, etc, etc. wonderful. Sue

“very clean and comfortable”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2013

perfect size for 2 people since has a large kitchen, bedroom and screened porch but no living room area. The cottage was very clean and well supplied. Perfect location. Pet-friendly. Relaxing vacation.

Owner's reply: Hi Nancy, Thank you! We picked and bought this cottage because it was a corner lot & we could sit on the porch & see the Ocean in the distance. We also wanted a cottage for 4 people because we believed that our Guest would take care of it as if it were their own. In 13 years of Guest we have been fortunate that this is true. So we do not miss having a living room, we love our cottage and wouldn't trade for a bigger one. As you said all our rooms are large. Again, thankx for writing. Sue

“Very nice cottage!”

Reviewed 6 Jul 2013

We found this cottage while seeking out a pet friendly place to stay. Sue responded immediately and was very helpful with a lot of useful information about the cottage, local tips for eating, cottage, etc. This family resort is in a great location that is very close to the shore (short drive) and to restaurants and shops. It was perfect for us since the place is truly pet friendly and we saw quite a few other families traveling with their furry family members too. When we got there Sue had left the cottage very clean and has stocked the cottage with positively everything that you will need for your stay...and more! Both my hubby and I thought the cottage was bigger than the pictures reflect. All three rooms were a nice size and did not have that crampt feeling we have felt in other cottages. This cottage is cozy, clean and we will definitely recommend to our friends and family that are planning a trip to Wells. Thanks so much to Sue and Skip for letting us stay in their lovely cottage!! We will be back again some day!

Owner's reply: Vicky & Hrayr, Thank you so much for this great review! We enjoy sharing our cottage with guest & I am always looking around for little things that will help make the stay comfortable. This year we added a local telephone because many of our guest are Canadian & if they use their cell phone it is a out of country call. Now all local calls are free. Vicky please come back any time, furry guest are special & always welcome too. Sue & Skip

“Water Crest Wells Maine”

Reviewed 27 Sep 2012

Very comfortable homey charmIng cottage with very comfortable beds. Not noisy when we were there. Good neighbors. Air conditioner heater combination perfect for hot days and cool mornings . Well equipped cook in kitchen and lots of great food to eat out nearby. Bathroom with shower and tub and all the rest with lots of room. My dog, Oscar, also felt welcome and ar home. Shopping, beach, relaxation, friendly people. What more could a girl ask?

Owner's reply: Hi Margaret and Oscar, Thank you! I hope Oscar found his dog biscuits and the Blue Water Crest tags. The little dog tag has on it Cottage 109, Water Crest and the office phone number. I like my guest dogs to wear it so they can be returned immediately if something happens. Then they can leave the tag for the next guest. I am glad you like our cottage. Sue

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Dear Sue & Skip we are from Montreal, Canada and usually stay around York or Wells area. This is the first time at Water Crest. We love your place, it is so clean and you leave nice things for people. This does show you care. Thank you,