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August Discount for Half-House — Best Sandy Beach — Short Stays Welcome!

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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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1 - 7 nights


Chelan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

August Weeks Remaining provide your family the chance to rent either upstairs or downstairs (will possibly share with family below) for a vacation of 3 or more nights. See details under rate area below!

Sunshine Farm's Lakehouse is a comfortable vacation home for big families or good friends!

Three-level home with sandy beach and long dock, 5+ bedrooms, 3 baths, large deck w/gas BBQ and large patio w/picnic table.

Comfortable homey furnishings throughout. Ideal for two families with fully stocked kitchen on main level; mini-kitchen on lower level. Enjoy views from deck or walk-out from lower level patio to grassy area and sandy beach.

Walking distance to five wineries and convenience store; just 3.5 miles from boat launch and downtown Chelan.

GOLFERS! Best of all, this home includes your use of a private 4-acre short-game practice area — with lush green grass and gorgeous views — just across road above the Tunnel Hill Winery. Features 6 target flags from 25 to 130 yards, three tee box areas. An artificial-turf putting green is being installed for summer of 2016. Excellent short-game improvement opportunity! Irons, practice balls and shag bag provided. After warming up, choose from four world-class golf courses in area: Bear Mountain Ranch (1/2 mile to west), Lake Chelan Golf (5 miles, otherside of downtown), Desert Canyon Golf (15 miles to southeast) in Orondo, Gamble Sands (30 miles north) in Brewster. Plus, putt-putt courses in downtown Chelan and at Desert Canyon Golf in Orondo.

The owner welcoming you is the Evans Family, long-time residents of Chelan, who operate the Sunshine Farm and Tunnel Hill Winery. As guests you will receive complimentary wine tastings and 10% off purchases at the winery.


Parking area and two-car garage with entrance to utility room with large sink, full-size washer and dryer; semi-private den under the master suite (stairway goes up from the den to the loft-style master suite) has trundle which gives two twins and has small TV, slider opens to outside walkway; large bedroom with two partial curtain walls (converted from dining room) has a bunk bed with full size bed on bottom and twin bed on top; full bathroom is across the hall with tub/shower; fully-stocked kitchen opens to dining area and living room with window wall to lake and slider onto large deck, formal front door opens onto wrap-around walkway along side of house, inside and outside stairways go down to lower level.


Upper level is master suite with window-wall to lake and slider to private deck; has king-size bed; attached bath with romantic claw foot tub looking out to lake, large walk-in closet, TV. Lower level has three bedrooms (two rooms have queen beds, one room has bunkbed with full-size on lower level and twin on top), spacious bathroom with large shower, no tub; large family rec room with lots of seating for TV watching or games has sectional sofa with queen pull-out bed, adjoining bar-style kitchen (microwave, stove top, dishwasher, small fridge) and small dining area with slider opening to large patio with picnic table and lounge chairs. Walk right out to grassy area and sandy beach.


On warm summer evenings, have dinner outside on the upper deck or lower-level picnic table and enjoy panoramic views and the sight of your boat moored close by.


You will be walking distance to five wineries, a convenience store with DVD rental and the Sunshine Farm Market. Just over three miles from historical downtown Chelan and the Riverwalk Park. Only two miles from Lakeside where you'll find boat and jetski rental, waterslides and Lady of the Lake ferry to Stehekin (a community at head of 55-mile long lake accessible only by hiking, boat or air.) About twelve miles around on the north shore of the lake you'll find Manson and the Mill Bay Casino. Almost 20 wineries with tasting rooms are in the Chelan/Manson area. World-class golfing and putt-putt courses!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Michelle Fanton
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Michelle Fanton

This was the owner's custom-built (in 1973) family home for many years until a gorgeous new home came available just above vineyards across the road on his ranch and with some arm-twisting from his 2nd wife he reluctantly agreed to relocate. He now agrees that from their new home it's easier to operate the Tunnel Hill Winery and Sunshine Farm, which overlook beautiful Lake Chelan, so this original family home has become available for your family to enjoy!

Michelle Fanton purchased this house in 1973

Why Michelle Fanton chose Lake Chelan

This home was built on the narrow strip of land at the pumphouse for the orchards above, which is why you'll find it a uniquely long and tall shape, but with a perfect sandy beach.

What makes this house unique

Sandy beach great for kids and sandcastles, large decks to relax on, long dock for boats and sunbathing, lots of nooks and crannies inside for many family members.


based on 10 traveler reviews

August Discount for Half-House — Best Sandy Beach — Short Stays Welcome!
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
Seattle, Wa

Great location and lake access

  • 4 of 5

We vacation every year at Lake Chelan and have rented many homes. This was by far the best one for lake access. We also loved the ability to sit out on the deck anytime after 10am and not be in direct sun. It is an older home but the kitchen is well stocked with anything you may need. However, the coffee pots need to be replaced. Sometimes the carafe wouldn't sit straight and we would have coffee all over the counter. It does get a little warm inside, even with the air conditioning, so you may want to bring your own fan for sleeping. We had plenty of room in the dock area to tie up our boat and two seadoos, along with our big fun island. All and all, we would highly recommend this rental property for your family vacations on beautiful Lake Chelan.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great to hear that your family enjoyed our beach, docks, decks, water activities and that the house had room for everyone. Thanks for your kind comments. Wish you had told us sooner about the coffee pot trouble and needing fans, as there is always someone available at the winery to take care of problems right away. New coffee pots are in house now and extra fans for bedrooms have been added. Your were here during our hottest days, so we hope if you come next summer, things will be a little more comfortable. Again, thanks for staying with us!
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Shoreline, WA


  • 5 of 5

Our 3rd summer with all our family at this terrific location. The grandkids loved the beach, the dock, swimming, and just playing in the water. If you're looking for luxury, this house is not for you, but if you're looking for a casual, relaxing location, it's great. We hope to come back next year as well!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for spending three summers at our LakeHouse — we love helping build memories for families like yours! Regarding several comments indicating, "comfortable, homey, but not a real luxury place", we'll work on upgrading bedding next year and see if things can feel a little fresher and more up-to-date next time you come. Thanks, again, for letting people know what a great place for family vacations our lakehouse can be.
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Lakehouse was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion this past week and the Lake house fit us perfectly! Four generations and the house, beach, and dock had something for everyone. Very comfortable, and Michelle and Denny quickly took care of any questions or concerns. Tunnel Hill Winery, Texaco Mini mart, and the fresh food stand within walking distance kept us happy. Wish we could stay longer...thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Labor Day Weekend -

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 12 had a blast at Sunshine Lakehouse:

The house and decor is a little bit older, but if your looking for a place that is right on the water, you must check this place out. The back slider opens up to lake and 15 feet away is a nice size sandy beach, with almost crystal clear water. The house had plenty of room for 12 people, but 12 would be the max if you want the group to be comfortable. The house includes small toys, life jackets, water toys for kids.

If your looking for Luxury, this is not the place for you, but if your looking for a comfy, family friendly place on the water... make sure you check this place out. We will be back for sure next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much taking the time to review us; we really appreciate hearing from our guests and are glad you enjoyed your stay. We love have families stay with us and agree that the house is very suited to having multiple generations under one roof, especially children. Thank you for choosing us and we hope that you visit us again in the future.
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Seattle, WA

Sunshine Lake House

  • 5 of 5

The house was a wonderful place for a week with family. The sandy beach was great for my young grandchildren and the home big enough for a group of 12 to comfortably find play space or quiet time when it was too smoky from the Stehekin fires to be outside. The kitchen was well equipped. Only downside was the barbecue which probably should be replaced. Hope to be back next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A new Commercial Series Char-Broil gas grill is now on the deck in 2014. With sunshine and clear skies predicted for this summer, we hope your next visit to Lake Chelan can be perfect!
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East Lansing, MI

The Mrs.

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of nine found the LakeHouse very comfortable, well appointed, well supplied with children's beach toys, games and books, the little sandy beach and dock gave fine access to the water for all sports, interesting wild life, birds & waterfowl are around, there is easy access to many activities in the area, it is a beautiful location, and the thoughtfulness & kindness of everyone from the people we dealt with at VRBO to the cleaning maids and the owner were outstanding. We hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad your stay was so comfortable and that we had the opportunity to share our hospitality with you and your family. It is always wonderful to hear that the Lakehouse served well as a home away from home for our guests. It was lovely speaking with you in the winery tasting room and we hope you had a safe journey home. We hope you visit us again in the future and take care!
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Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Bear Mountain Ranch Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sorrento's Ristorante

Located on the south shore near landmark Pat & Mike's convenience store, the Sunshine Farm Market and Tunnel Hill Winery, it's just 1-1/2 miles east to water slides for summertime fun, places to rent boats and jet-skis and the Lady of the Lake boat dock. There is daily passenger service to Stehekin, a remote village at head of this 55-mile glacier-fed lake. At 3-1/2 miles you come to the historic town of Chelan, with its Riverwalk, shopping and restaurants.

To the west 10 miles (along southshore road or there's a great bike trail), you'll come to alpine terrain and the state park. In the area you'll also find a dozen more wineries to visit, two gorgeous and challenging golf courses, trails for mountain-bike riding, a casino, and world-class hang-gliding.

Other Activities: Agricultural tours and wine-tasting.


Rates & Availability

Chelan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Mar 31 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Discount Open Weeks--see Notes
Jun 15 2017 - Jun 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning $250
Tax Rate 10.2%

Summer "Open Weeks" Special (available if less than 3 weeks to date!)— Rent "upstairs" house, 2 levels for $3,000/wk or $500/night, minimum 3 nights, up to 6 people, cleaning fee $160. Rent "downstairs" house, 1 level for $2,000/week or $400/night, minimum 3 nights, up to 6 people, cleaning fee $120. Both levels have own entrance, patio or deck and den/living room. Upper level has full kitchen, lower level has small kitchenette. Garage and beach will be shared. 10.2% state & city taxes apply. Ask about part-house rental discount for other times of year if small group and "short-notice".

Week starts Fri 5 p.m., ends Fri 11 a.m.
Discount in cleaning fee for smaller groups
Security deposit $600 due at booking; First payment due at 180 days before (or booking, whichever is later), balance due 90 days before
State, Local and Lodging Taxes are 10.2% added to rate

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Chelan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lower-level bathroom has extra-large shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , Penthouse master bath has extra-long, luxury claw-foot tub
  • Master suite has bathroom with romantic claw foot tub looking out to lake and large walk-in closet. Main level has full bathroom with tub/shower. Lowest level has large bathroom with large shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunkbed with twin above double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunkbed with twin above double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft-style "den" under master has 2 twins; fam rm w/sofabed
  • Master bedroom is on 3rd level with king-size bed, has window wall to lake, TV, walk-in closet and romantic bath with claw foot tub. Main level bedroom is converted room (has two partial 'curtain' walls) with bunkbed twin over double. Main level also has a 'den' under the loft-style master bedroom with twin trundle bed and foam child bed. Lowest level has two bedrooms with queen-size beds, a bedroom with twin over double bunk bed and a sofa bed in rec room makes into queen-size bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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