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Recent Fairhaven reviews

  • Most relaxing vacation ever!

    "My family and I stayed at this rental for a week. We were very pleased with this rental. It was clean, well supplied, and the owner was very friendly and easy to deal with. It was one of the most relaxing peaceful vacations we have been on. The view off the deck was beautiful. We enjoyed our daily walks with the dogs along the ocean. The beach was right down the road. The yard was big enough for us to play bocce ball and can jam. It was very hard to pack up and leave this beautiful spot."
    Guest: Marybeth K. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 14, 2016
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  • **PERFECT** Family Getaway!

    "Be prepared for a lengthy review. I can’t say enough good things! This house was perfect for our family. Our teenager and 5 year old boy both loved it! The layout was spread out, so we never felt crowded. The house was clean and nicely decorated, and the beds were super comfy. There was good attention to detail (something as simple as labels on light switches!) to make the stay easy and intuitive for those not familiar with the house. We spent a lot of time outside. Lovely backyard! We kept commenting on how secluded it was, which seems to be a rarity on the densely settled island. Trees and lush vegetation border along the edge of the yard between the neighbor’s house -- you couldn’t even tell there was a house over there. We could catch a glimpse of the ocean from the backyard too, which was nice. There is a great little fire pit that we used several times during our stay, and a charcoal style BBQ, (which the meat-eaters in my family preferred over our gas grill at home). There was some road traffic, not too bad. We would help our son practice riding his bike every day, up and down the street. The walk to the beach was a little longer than 5 minutes; biking it was a breeze. But really, this location is very convenient to the town beach. The beach itself was perfect for our 5 year old. Clean, clear water! Small waves. The beach was clean, but people should understand it is a natural sandy beach, complete with seaweed, stones and shells. Quite nice. West Island is purely residential, and you will not find anything but houses, beaches and salt marsh on the island itself, which we like. Our family likes to Geocache, and there are several hidden right on the island! Within 15 minutes you are in New Bedford, which has an amazing historical district, it’s actually a National Park. We visited the Whaling Museum here, which is worth the trip! From New Bedford, we also took the ferry to Martha’s Vinyard for a day trip. The New Bedford historical district in and of itself would serve for a great day trip. With its old houses and narrow cobblestoned streets, it’s a great area for walking around, browsing the small shops and grabbing something to eat. Lastly, the icing on the cake was the owner, Laurie. Her communication was great! She was friendly and easy-going, and very attentive whenever we had a question. We took a vote on our last day, and it was unanimous – everyone agreed we would stay here again on our next beach vacation!"
    Guest: linda. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 16, 2016
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  • charming cottage with water views

    "My mother and I greatly enjoyed a relaxing week at the cottage, which is decorated charmingly with the owner's painting and seaside knickknacks. We spent a good amount of time just reading on the enclosed porch and the upstairs deck. When we went to the beach, we did find that that local beaches were a little shallow at low tide, and a beach half hour's drive away, Horseneck Beach, had much better swimming. If we could've brought bikes it would have been a lovely place to do some leisurely biking to town and to local beaches. All in all, a great little getaway."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 6, 2016
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  • One of a kind Location

    "We loved this property! Obviously, the location is awesome, surrounded by water on three sides and offering water views from every single window! We had a great time, mostly relaxing, both inside and out, while soaking in the serene beauty of the grounds. The sea wall and professionally landscaped plantings around the perimeter further enhanced the beauty of the property. The living room is very nicely furnished with antiques and quaint lamps and has an extremely cozy feel. We loved the knotty pine paneling throughout and built-in china closet in the kitchen, with lovely china for guests to use. We enjoyed cooking and using the china to serve the meals on. The porch is fabulous! We spend hours reading, relaxing and dining there! The entire house has all new windows that are a breeze to open and close. The light in the house, afforded by the many windows, is fantastic. Additionally, each room has been thoughtfully planned to offer excellent lighting for reading after the sun has retired for the day. Often, we find that this is not the case, so we really appreciated this. Jennifer was easy to deal with and attentive to our questions and needs. We would definitely be happy to stay here in the future."
    Guest: Andrew and Rick Date of Stay: September 2015 Review Submitted: September 24, 2015
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