Beachfront Executive Vacation Home. Built New in 2014. Sleeps 16 Comfortably.(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-10 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Fairhaven is an executive beachfront vacation home located on Lake Michigan.
Please be sure to look at the rate section of the listing. The rates vary widely during the year and the VRBO system shows the lowest winter rate in the intro. Please also look at the date ranges listed at the bottom of the description.
On August 5, 2015 USA TODAY published a list of the 50 best vacation homes in the United States. Working with VRBO/HomeAway USA TODAY selected Fairhaven to represent Michigan. It is Number #43 in the slideshow.
Fairhaven is located on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan and it's sandy beach. It is located in Highfield Beach, a gated community of fine vacation homes. The community shares a beautiful clubhouse and heated outdoor pool.
We have a few remaining openings for summer 2017. The dates are detailed near the bottom of this description.
Despite Fairhaven's commanding view of Lake Michigan, there are no stairs to climb to get to the beach. Highfield Beach has a private paved cart path to walk or drive a golf cart down to the beach. A golf cart rental can be arranged for your stay at a rate of $300/wk.
Fairhaven is approximately 5300 square feet on 3 finished floors. The home was designed to provide plenty of space for groups to gather together or find quiet areas to enjoy. All 3 levels have family rooms and exterior decks or patios. The home was designed to overlook Lake Michigan with windows that maximize the view and provide a casual, bright flavor.
Fairhaven provides 2 master bedroom suites, one on the main floor and the other upstairs. Each of the master suites has an attached private bathroom as well as a balcony or small deck overlooking Lake Michigan.
There are 2 additional bedrooms upstairs. These bedrooms are labeled Bedrooms 3 & 4 in the photos and each has a queen bed. Bedroom 5 is in the lower walkout level and has 2 twin beds. The bunk room in also on the lower level with 2 bunk beds to sleep 4. The family rooms in the basement and upper floor have sofa beds that can each sleep 2.
When you walk through the front door, you are greeted by classical cottage charm. On your right, a custom 14 foot long built-in bench makes this mudroom one of a kind. To your left, a charming library perfect for reading or quiet conversation.
The kitchen is the hub of the first floor and is large enough to accommodate most groups. The kitchen features expansive counter space and upgraded appliances. The island seats 6 and has a separate beverage refrigerator. The kitchen is open to the family room and walks out onto a large deck overlooking Lake Michigan.
The dining room is relatively open to the rest of the first floor, but is separated just enough to be purposeful as a dining room. The table is oversized and seats 10 adults comfortably. Paired with the kitchen island, Fairhaven seats 16 comfortably for dinner.
The main floor family room has an open, inviting feel. The most common comments on this feature room include the spectacular views of Lake Michigan and the custom carpentry that the ceilings and fireplace were crafted with.
Just off the family room, and through a small private entry is the main floor master suite. This master suite has a queen bed, walk in closet and private master bathroom. With a nice view of Lake Michigan and double french doors that open out to a small private deck.
As you head upstairs, you are greeted at the top of the stairs with a small desk area. This is a great place to leave a laptop computer or work a puzzle.
The first surprise upstairs is the open gathering room that connects all 3 bedrooms. This welcoming area has a small sofa, rocking chair and TV entertainment center. This space is a fun, cozy place to watch a movie or hook up video games. The best surprise upstairs is the balcony that opens from both the gathering room and the master bathroom. This balcony has the best view in the house. A great place to relax and watch the sunset from the hanging swing chairs.
The Master Bedroom on the upper floor is very spacious, with a king-sized bed. Features include a walk-in closet, amazing views of the lake through the large windows as well as a full bathroom with separate shower and jetted tub.
You will find bedrooms 3 & 4 on the upper level, as well as a spacious laundry room. This level was designed to be welcoming and inviting as a pleasant living area that our guests can welcome their guests up to.
The lower level is a great place to entertain. The family room and bar area have an open concept featuring large windows overlooking the water. The family room has 2 large sofas, as well as 2 comfortable upholstered chairs, seating 8 people comfortably.
The lower level showcases a full bar that will comfortably entertain a decent size group. The bar features a beverage refrigerator, microwave and sink. There is also a 10 foot shuffleboard table to foster good natured annual rivalries.
Bedroom 5 and the bunk room are privately located off the lower level living space. Bedroom 5 has 2 twin beds and shares a full 3 piece bathroom with the bunk room. The bunk room has 2 bunks to sleep 4.
We understand that many groups are looking to rent a vacation home for a week. Our community requires 2 week minimum rental blocks. For many groups, arriving on a Friday and stretching their vacation through the following weekend is a great option. In some cases we can make 1 week rentals work, assuming it works with our personal schedule to be there ourselves during the balance of the 14 day minimum.
2017 Rental Blocks
April 8 - April 22
April 22 - May 6
May 6 - May 20
June 3 - June 17
July 1 - July 15
July 15 - July 29
July 29 - Aug 12
Aug 12 - Aug 26
Aug 26 - Sep 9
Sept 9 - Sep 23
Oct 7 - Oct 21
Oct 21 - Nov 4
During the off season, we have some flexibility to discount the full rental period to a price that makes sense if you are looking for a shorter stay.
Our VRBO goals for Fairhaven are two-fold and straight forward. First, is to share our home with perhaps 3 or 4 groups each summer. Second, is to welcome the same groups back each year. Please understand we will be fairly discerning in how we will allow our home to be enjoyed. However, we are open to well mannered, friendly family dogs.
Above all, we value our friendship with our neighbors at Highfield Beach and will insist that you enjoy our home in a manner consistent with the community standards and not create an undue nuisance to our awesome, quiet and private community.
In effort to be sensitive to our neighbors, we do not allow weddings or similar events.
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Member since: 2010
- 5600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 16-18
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 28 - Mar 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
May 1 - May 31, 2017
5 night min stay
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 4, 2017
10 night min stay
Sep 5 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $79
- Pet Fee $150 + tax
- Cleaning Fee $275 + tax
- Tax Rate 6%
Fairhaven is a beach front executive vacation home located in a private gated beach community of fine homes. The Highfield Beach community Restricts rentals and most of the vacation homes are owner occupied all year. In consideration for our neighbors & friends, we require a 2 week rental. If you wish to rent for a shorter period, we may be willing to lower the rental rate accordingly.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Kitchen Eating Island seats 6
Main Floor Family Room overlooking Lake Michigan.
Reading Room / Front Parlor
Master Bedroom Suite with Wall of Windows overlooking Lake Michigan. (Bedroom 1)
Main Floor Guest Suite. Private Full Bathroom and Cozy Private Deck (Bedroom 2)
Bunk Room ( Bedroom 6 )Sleeps 4
The lower level is very open and perfect for entertaining and enjoying the views
Deck from the Kitchen.
Outdoor living areas overlooking Lake Michigan on all 3 floors.
Kitchen - Twin Oven
The Dining Room seats 10. Open to the first floor, but purposeful in its design.
Family Room View
Upper Floor Open Space. TV and HideaBed Sofa. Doors to the 3rd Floor Deck.
Master Bathroom with door to the 3rd floor deck.
Bedroom 3. View of Lake Michigan.
Bedroom #5 - Two Twin Beds
Lower Level Family Room with a fireplace, wall of windows and door to the patio.
Lower Level Bar
Patio from the Lower Family Room.
Viewing Deck - 3rd Floor
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Saturday, February 25, 2017
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