Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
Why Owner chose Fair Haven
We love Fair Haven and want to share it with others!
What makes this Cottage unique
Very quiet and relaxing, when we leave we are refreshed and ready for the 'real world'.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Short walk to the playground
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
House Should Be Condemned!!
Let me start out saying that the house looks nothing like the photos. He conveniently left out the overgrown trees on the left side of the house. The house was NOT clean at all. Dirt everywhere and dead bugs littered all over the place. Now onto the real issues.
Lake Ontario has had historic flooding this year which has affected many lakefront properties. The owner conveniently leaves this out of his description. When I inquired about the flooding the owner stated his house was spared. This is a blatant lie.
As stated to the owner I'm an engineer and did many inspections for hurricane sandy (I live on Long Island). I can say with certainty that this house is unstable and will eventually collapse if the problems are not addressed.
Without getting to technical, the house sits on very small concrete footings. It seems these concrete footings have been altered to give the house some lift (due to flooding). Its obvious these footings were once on dry land but are now underwater due to rising lake levels. The water is actually under the house and less than a foot within the bottom of the wood floor. You can actually hear the water underneath the house. The floor boards of the living room are completely warped. Based on the water stains on the adjoining fence it obvious the 1st floor had a decent amount of water in it. With water so close to the floor boards of the house, I guarantee mold is present
The side of the house where the bathroom is located has a sharp grade downward. A serious sign of structural instability. The concrete entrance to the house has large cracks in it. Another sign of structural instability. The house next door was condemned and is vacant
I emailed the owner immediately who stated that the house was inspected after the flood (I thought the house was never flooded?). He refused to give me a refund. VRBO reached out to him several times and he never picked up or returned their call. I will never rent from VRBO again because they have been completely useless to resolve this matter.
In a nutshell this house was flooded, the water receded and the owner did nothing. He then opened up shop like nothing happened. I also think the reviews on this house are fake. The owner stated he was no longer accepting Vrbo reservations after my booking. Then, magically a 5 star review appeared on September 1. DONT BOOK THIS HOUSE
All reviews on this listing are from verified travelers who booked and paid through VRBO. Leaving fake reviews is not possible as this traveler suggests. This traveler is angry because I will not issue a refund after they decided not to stay with us. Our listing clearly states no refunds. The information provided in this review is false and slanderous. VRBO should remove this review.
Vacation at Little Sodus Bay
The location of this property made it within walking distance to the village and restaurants . The deck and the hot tub are stationed perfectly to enjoy the sunset and the dock with it's mooring equipment kept my boat readily available.
It was wonderful wonderful wonderful
I am bad with these online things so don't know what or how to click - does clicking stars mean a good thing?
We had a fabulous time and did not want to leave. Thank you for everything.
We had a lovely stay on Little Sodus Bay.
We had a fun week. The cottage was nice, but we found the bathroom sink & shower very small. It was lovely to be so close to the water. We brought an umbrella & stand , otherwise there is no protection from the afternoon sun.
The water is clear and we swam, kayaked and really enjoyed it. Nice to be so
close to restaurants and town, actually in walking distance. A lovely spot.
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you return. Our listing and other reviews mention the small bathroom, I hope you weren't too surprised when you saw it. We do hope to expand it in the future.
We have ordered rolling shades to help with the afternoon sun. Thanks for the feedback.
Perfect little get away home on the lake!!
The home was adorable! We had everything we could need for cooking and for entertainment. We have stayed in Fair Haven many times but we all enjoyed this home and the short walk into town for food and shopping. The homeowner was just great-available if we needed anything. We had a wonderful week and plan to stay here again!!
East Side of the Bay
I always love unwinding on the bay. Walk through bedrooms were not private, so could be awkward for non family, and other than the limited parking this was a great place to unplug and unwind. Had everything we needed. Easy drive to the West Side, or a short walk to the Hardware store for breakfast and Lunch. Scott was great. Thanks.