What people are saying about Fairhaven Vacation Rentals:
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Had a great time here for our 18th wedding anniversary. Very nice and clean home. Thanks for the festive Christmas decorations.
We had a wonderful time here. The five of us ladies (all roommates from our freshman year in college) celebrate eleven years of friendship together along with our husbands. This was a fantastic place to make new memories and reminisce about old memories. Such a great house! Thank You!
Bill and Dorothy
This is our fourth year in this house and we love it. We will be back next year! Weather was great and we had and awesome time.
May 26, 2015 – “We were very pleased with the three Fairhaven homes. There were 20 of us and it was great to be able to gather for meals and hang out. The houses were clean and well-maintained. We loved being so close to Nye Beach and the shops. We even walked to the Bay Front for dinner one night and shopping the next day! It was a wonderful weekend and we would definitely recommend these houses to friends. Thank you!”
We all got happier and more serene. Hope to be back next year for more of the same.
May 8, 2015 — “Our family has an annual trip to the Oregon Coast and for the past few years we have chosen one of the Fairhaven homes as our place to stay. We love the Bennington for its location (close to stores, restaurants & the beach!), its amenities (fully stocked kitchen, bedrooms & bathrooms to host all of us comfortably, a livening room with views of the coast and washer/dryer if you need it), and their willingness to let us bring our well behaved dog! Norm is a great owner and is quick to respond if we have a question. We love this property and plan to come back next year.”
Mary Jo Simone
Five StarMy friends and I stayed at Fairhaven Vacation Rentals recently for a very special reunion of women who have been friends for over 40 years. We loved the Bennington House and found it perfect for our group. The number of bedrooms and the floor plan was perfect for 7 women. The living area upstairs had comfortable seating that allowed for all of us to gather, sit around the fireplace and see the ocean from the large windows. The open floor plan also allowed us to be connected to whoever was working in the kitchen. The bedrooms downstairs are well appointed, comfortable and quiet. The back patio had a wonderful hot tub off of one of the master suites. We loved the location too! Close to the beach and restaurants and shops in Nye Beach. We loved our time at this beautiful home and we will definitely return!! December 2019
Nancy & John
May 4, 2015 — “My husband and I have stayed in all of the Fairhaven Vacation Rentals and have found each of them very special, every year for a period of 20 years now. We love the local community of Nye Beach and the easy ocean walks. There is good food, music, books, restaurants, coffee and wine shops within easy walking distance of Fairhaven. Norm and Mary keep their places immaculately clean and have very clear check-in and check-out directions. The deck, spa, barbeque and garden areas are special for relaxation. We also really appreciate that we have always been able to work out with Norm our taking our dogs with us. Either for a long stay or a short stay, you should be sure to try Fairhaven Vacation Rentals.”
Norm’s Response — Dear Nancy and John, thanks for writing such a nice review. As a clarification to this reading audience Nancy and John stayed at my Applegate home not my Fairhaven. They have stayed at that home over the last several years. Prior to that they stayed in my Wakefield for several years . They stayed in my Fairhaven when one of the others was not available . As with so many of my quests over the past two decades I have owned these properties we have become friends . ( that is not a requirement of staying at one of my homes ) Mary and I look forward to your stay in the Fall. Thanks,
Robbie, Julie and Anita, Molly and Kari, Lauri, Jan, Monica, Dionne
Great house so carefully put together and cared for. We loved our annual stay here for the women to women conference. This year.
Robert, Darla, Christian, McKenna and Mark from Bend
Norm, What a pretty home, it was comfortable I didn’t want to leave. Sunday was rainy; Monday and Tuesday were very nice. We walked a lot. Down to the Bay, a lot of miles on the beach, went to the Yaquina Head Lighthouse and down to the tide pools, Saw starfish, clams hermit crabs and harbor seals on the rocks. I would recommend that. Make sure the tide is right. We went to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and had a great time. The tunnel Aquariums are unbelievable. Lots of game playing and relaxing. Hope to come back next year!
The Acevedo’s, Pendleton
The house is beautiful. More then we expected it to be. There were 6 adults and 3 kids. Worked great for us all. Planning to come back next year.
What a wonderful vacation house for a family reunion. This was our first time in Oregon and it was lovely. We the Sea Lions, Watched the Sunset, played at the beach and even made friends with the neighbors. Thanks for sharing your home with us.
The Coopers of Idaho
Our first visit and we are wondering why we ever stayed at hotels or B&B’s. The perfect solution for young kids, the hot tub is a real plus.
- Favorites: April’s for fine dining, Flashbacks for fun with kids, Village Market and Panini Bakery for picnic lunches or dinner at home, Quimby’s is just OK but the Chowder is great.
- Wine: Nye Beach Gallery and Wine is superb, Tasting Daily of some great stuff. Not the usual poured stuff. Wendy and Lon are great hosts
- Nye Beach is wonderful. Yaquina Head Lighthouse is great, Ditto on the Historic Bay front.
- We actually enjoyed the OSU Marine Science Center more than the Oregon Coast Aquarium (Which is still excellent) Call ahead to the OSU Center for octopus feeding time.
- We had planned on heading north and south but instead stayed around Newport and did not run out of new things to do in five days!
Thanks so much!
The Eight Texans
This wonderful house was a perfect setting for our four couples to reminisce and renew bonds. Many thanks.
Wonderful home! We had a great visit and look forward to returning soon.
Wonderful huge houses! Very nicely furnished and very nice spot for our family visit. We will definitely be back next year, as this is a lovely spot.
The Flynns of Eugene and Colorado
This has been a most delightful vacation in picturesque Newport. So much to explore. What made it most special was staying in this unique house, bright, airy and beautiful. We felt very much at home. Comfortable and Relaxing.
Thank you for such an inviting place.
Thank you so much for the quality of the houses. Many good memories will now occupy this house as well as in our minds.
We had a wonderful time at your beach house. Your home is very comfortable. We especially like the fact that we could bring our dogs with us. We will be back.
Thank you for a wonderful opportunity to stay in a great place! The home and décor made it such an enjoyable experience. We had a great time.
The Postmas’ of Idaho
What a great house! This was our 1st family vacation with all the grandkids. Wish we could say longer. We will be back.
We loved our stay! These homes allowed us a wonderful family reunion. We are from Chattanooga, Tennessee, joining our family from Seattle, San Jose and Fullerton Ca.
Weather was terrible, but lovely house made everything warm and cozy.
The best weather yet! A little windy but everyday nice enough to spend time on the beach. Actually chased large crabs in the surf but unfortunately didn’t catch any. This house is beautiful and clearly our favorite beach retreat. We’ll be back next year!
Thank you for the wonderful house for our second family Christmas in Newport. Three families and room to spread out. Third time at Fairhaven.
The Shanks of Lebanon
Had a very nice dinner at Saffron Salmon down on the Bayfront. Spendy but worth it. Lunch is always at Gino’s again on the Bayfront. Great chowder at the Chowder Bowl in Nye Beach. Hard to believe such nice weather in December at the Oregon Coast. Very little wind and warm enough to not wear a coat during the day. Thanks for a lovely weekend.
The Siebolds of Kansas
Well Toto, we are certainly not in Kansas anymore. Although there is no place like home, this was close. We enjoyed the beaches, the sound of the waves, the wonderful clam chowder and the seals at the docks near the fish market. The locals were warm and friendly just like Auntie Em. We toured the local lighthouses and north and south along the Oregon Coastline…We thrilled at describing our walks along the beaches as being at “The end of the map”. With great memories and dreams of someday returning to this state of Oz.
What a wonderful home to spend with friends.
The Swanson’s are back for the third time in this house. We love coming here. I am usually here for a conference but this time only for fun. We had fun on the beach, shopping, sight seeing and enjoying our family. Both our elder children are heading back to college so this time was very important to us. We went crabbing the night before we got here and ate out at Moe’s.
This was our second visit in this house. As before it was very nice and homey. We celebrated our son’s 5th birthday; he was excited to have it here. The Weather was superb the entire time with temps in the 70’s. My Husband went on a Fishing Charter and did great bottom fishing. We were busy visiting the Lighthouses, Aquarium, Sea Lions, beach combing, relaxing in the hot tub, eating great seafood. We will be back next year.
We have had a lovely visit to Newport. We are from Little Rock Ar. And love the area being in the Applegate was an added pleasure.
What a wonderful spot for our family reunion. The houses far exceeded our expectations. Everyone young and old had a wonderful time here. We will be back.