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Summer morning sunrise streaming through the centennial forest

Summer morning sunrise streaming through the centennial forest One of 2 guest bedrooms on main floor shiny, happy, new appliances.. Many beaches to choose from....  Townline Beach, Union Pier, MI Marshmellow says hello! Azaleas in full May glory Master bedroom with king bed & private terrace overlooking forest Dining area in the great room - room for 7 Lovely and private screened porch in the forest, relax & watch the sunset. Luxurious living. Fiddlehead is your upscale getaway in Harbor Country. Sony Bravia 50 inch HDTV, Comcast with Bose Surround for movie night... A perfect places to rest and relax - Front porch with hammock in background Enormous fire pit for nights under the stars.  Summer or winter! Professionally designed living spaces, a balance of comfort & luxury Cook's kitchen, fully equipped and spacious Hot tub is private, professionally serviced and open all year! Terrace off of master bedroom Sequoia tree is growing by leaps and bounds! Wineries, shops and restaurants open year round. Guest's artwork on Kitchen Chalkboard. Fiddlehead is serene. Townline Beach sunsets never fail to impress! Cross Country Skiing at Love Creek Winter peace. The only sounds are the winds through the trees..

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Last updated: 04/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Union Pier cottage description

Autumn in Harbor Country is about enjoying a classic Michigan getaway as the leaves begin to turn and the air grows cool. Gatherings around the giant fire pit, a warm fire inside and your favourite book, a visit to tasted the wines and learn about the grape harvests and a visit to local farms chocked full of pumpkins ripe for carving. Harbor Country is a year round destination so shop the eclectic stores or dine at one of the our restaurants. Perhaps just stay in and create a meal in the new gourmet kitchen.

Fiddlehead Cottage is named for the thousands of ferns in the gardens & woods. Well appointed in an eclectic cottage style with furniture by Ralph Lauren, Room & Board & more, this 2000 square foot home is tucked into the woods near Union Pier Village -minutes from beaches. The cottage is in a class above what you would expect in a vacation rental.

Equipped with the latest technology including WIFI, HDTV 46' Sony Bravia w/ Blu-Ray & Bose surround sound, premium cable channel lineup & DVD library.

A 5 minute walk to the bakery and shops in Union Pier, just a few more minutes walk to the beach (3/4 mile), close to wineries, great restaurants and antique stores. Private, yet close to everything...

Fiddlead Cottage is a rental home in a different class.

Cottage Features: The first floor features; a large screened-in porch, living room/dining room with fireplace and vaulted ceiling, two bedrooms (both with queen beds) and separate screened-in porch, a full bath and washer/dryer.

Nestled into the forest for privacy and seclusion, the brand new luxurious hot tub has an easy lift cover, 45 therapy jets and your choice of underwater LED lights adjustable at the touch of a button. Seats 5-6 adults. Simply amazing!

The second floor consists of a secluded master bedroom (king bed) with attached full bath (shower). The master has a separate terrace overlooking a mature forest - perfect for morning coffee.

Your vacation home is thoughtfully furnished with custom finishes and furnishings by Ralph Lauren, Room and Board, eclectic European and local antiques, thick towels, custom bedding and high thread count sheets. All interior lighting on dimmers creates the perfect mood.

More Cottage Features: This three bedroom cottage will comfortably accommodate a family of seven. But it’s also perfect for three couples traveling together, or as a romantic and extra-spacious getaway for two.

All this in a private forest setting amongst century old trees wildlife, a bubbling fountain and naturalized gardens. Quiet and secluded, yet minutes to Bud & Elsie's, The Red Arrow Roadhouse, The Whistle Stop and local shops.

The cottage is in the charming town of Union Pier on a private cul-de-sac lane on east side of the Red Arrow Hwy. and offers privacy and seclusion and a safe environment for kids far from busy roads.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking in house will result in loss of security deposit or more....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Pets Considered:

                Pets may be allowed. Please contact owner to discuss. Higher security deposit required....moreless

              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Video Library
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Expanded Comcast cable is provided in addition to DVD player. Satellite XM radio is also provided....moreless

              Theme

                  • Away From It All

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Attractions

                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Cinemas
                      • Marina
                      • Pond
                      • Forests
                      • Restaurants
                      • Live Theater

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sledding
                      • Horseback Riding

                      local services and businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries

                      Location Type

                          sports and adventure activities

                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                          • Hiking
                          • Sailing
                          • Fishing
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Skiing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Swimming
                          • Cycling
                          • Golf
                          • Wind-Surfing

                          catering options

                              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                              Dining

                                  • Dining Area

                                  forms of payment

                                      • Accept Credit Card

                                      General

                                      • Broadband Access:

                                        Comcast high speed wireless internet is provided....moreless

                                      • Wood Fireplace
                                      • Iron & Board
                                      • Wireless Internet:

                                        Free WIFI...moreless

                                      • Air Conditioning:

                                        Central air...moreless

                                      • Heating
                                      • Linens Provided:

                                        One set of high thread count sheets provided for each bed including sheets, pillow cases, summer blanket and comforter. Set of six beach towels and luxury bath towels provided. Washer/dryer available for client's use....moreless

                                      • Ceiling Fans
                                      • Filtered Water
                                      • Hair Dryer
                                      • Laundry Soap
                                      • Paper Towels
                                      • Basic Soaps
                                      • Toilet Paper
                                      • Internet
                                      • Towels Provided
                                      • Washing Machine:

                                        Full size stackable...moreless

                                      • Clothes Dryer:

                                        Full size stackable...moreless

                                      • Fireplace
                                      • Parking
                                      • Water Cooler
                                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                                      • Parking Off Street:

                                        Parking is available on site....moreless

                                      house cleaning

                                          • Housekeeper Included

                                          Kitchen

                                          • Kitchen:

                                            Refrigerator with icemaker, gas oven and cooktop, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, coffee maker, toaster, stand mixer, cutlery, knives, all dishes and pots and pans....moreless

                                          • Coffee Maker
                                          • Toaster
                                          • Kitchenette
                                          • Cooking Utensils
                                          • Blender
                                          • Ice Maker
                                          • Pantry Items
                                          • Stove
                                          • Dishwasher
                                          • Refrigerator:

                                            Through the door icemaker and filtered water....moreless

                                          • Freezer
                                          • Oven
                                          • Microwave
                                          • 4 Ring Stove

                                          Outside

                                          • Beach Chairs
                                          • Small Cooler
                                          • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                          • Balcony:

                                            Balcony off of the master. Very private with views into the forest....moreless

                                          • Terrace
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                          • Porch / Veranda
                                          • Wood Deck
                                          • Deck / Patio:

                                            Full porch across the front of the house...moreless

                                          • Lanai / Gazebo:

                                            Two screened porches, one off the living room and one off of the two main floor bedrooms. Both facing into the forest with complete privacy....moreless

                                          Payment Type

                                          • Visa
                                          • Mastercard
                                          • Discover

                                          Pool / Spa

                                          • Hot Tub:

                                            Beautiful Nordic hot tub nestled in the woods close to the house. Privacy ensured!...moreless

                                          • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                           

                                          Reviews

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                                          • Peaceful family escape

                                            Peaceful family escape

                                            • Guest M.M. (Glen Ellyn, IL)
                                            • Date of stay 07/20/13
                                            • Review Submitted 08/09/13
                                            Our family of four plus our golden retriever stayed in this fabulous home for a week. The house is adorable and privately nestled on a quiet cul de sac. The screened-in porch, fountain, hot tub and firepit are extras that provide a lot of family fun (and quiet spots for reading, too!). The house has all modern amenities and great ktichen supplies for cooking meals at home...we enjoyed the grill and the hammock, too. The owner is responsive and helpful. And the house is a close drive (or bikeride) to the beach. Only drawback is that there are no sidewalks for walking to the beach (or walking the dog!); but this was not a major issue. Definitley recommend this property for a lovely getaway from the craziness of life. The bottle of wine and soft music is a great touch. Thank you, Paul!

                                            Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers.

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                                          • A wonderful retreat

                                            A wonderful retreat

                                            • Guest Lisa E. (Chicago)
                                            • Date of stay 07/28/13
                                            • Review Submitted 08/06/13
                                            We loved this house from the moment we opened the door. It's beautifully decorated, clean and had everything we needed and more for our family of four - as well as my parents who visited for a couple of nights. We used and enjoyed the kitchen fully, found the screened in porch the perfect spot for games/relaxing and used the firepit almost every night. Oh, and loved the books! The grounds surrounding the house were also very thoughtfully done. I loved the spotlight on the beautiful tree just behind the porch! The fountain, hot tub and hammock were all family favorites as well. And sunsets at Townline Beach just down the road...amazing!

                                            Owner response: So very kind of you. Thank you so much for your visit! Hope we see you again soon. Paul Somers

                                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                          • A lovely spot to relax!

                                            A lovely spot to relax!

                                            • Guest Laurie B.
                                            • Date of stay 06/08/13
                                            • Review Submitted 06/18/13
                                            Fiddlehead Cottage was clean and well maintained. It's a beautiful setting with fountain, hammock, hot tub, and fire pit. Inside is decorated beautifully with great art and many books and DVDs. We did not see the property manager, but she was available by phone. The only drawback was that for six adults staying one week - there was a shortage of paper products available. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes and utensils. The Union Pier area is full of things to do and shops to poke around in. I would recommend this property to friends and relatives.

                                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                          • Sylvan Serenity

                                            Sylvan Serenity

                                            • Guest Dennis F. (DuPage, IL)
                                            • Date of stay 06/02/13
                                            • Review Submitted 06/17/13
                                            A wonderful place - what you see in pictures and video is less than you will get! Well designed and executed, comfortable, relaxing, beautifully landscaped, and if vacations include a desire for cooking rather than getting away from it, you will find this kitchen well equipped. Some distance from beaches - but walkable - the wooded seclusion was exactly what we were looking for. Three couples - us and our two married kids loved it - including porch space for morning coffee (private upstairs, screened-in for the 2 bedrooms downstairs.) Easy access to interstate or "town". I won't rave any more - too many of you already are lining up to rent this place! Recommend the Round Barn winery and distillery which tasting room was just down the road - though take the extra time to go the Round Barn itself.

                                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                          • Union Pier

                                            Union Pier

                                            • Guest laura (Chicago)
                                            • Date of stay 05/17/13
                                            • Review Submitted 05/22/13
                                            Six great friends had an awesome time. This home was so well stocked, they really did think of everything. Peaceful and tranquility awaits any future renters.

                                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway.

                                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                          • Amazing Place To Stay!

                                            Amazing Place To Stay!

                                            • Guest Sarah L.
                                            • Date of stay 03/29/13
                                            • Review Submitted 04/03/13
                                            This house was such a lovely place to stay! It's modern yet cozy, well maintained, and close to the downtown area. The pictures really don't do this place justice - the ceiling height in the main room was outstanding (20ft+ ceilings) and the space was perfect for dinner and board games by the fire. We also took advantage of the firepit outside. Overall we would definitely recommend this lovely home!

                                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers.

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                                          • Amazing getaway!

                                            Amazing getaway!

                                            • Guest Sarah L.
                                            • Date of stay 03/29/13
                                            • Review Submitted 04/03/13
                                            We stayed at this wonderful property with 2 other couples. There was plenty of room, an updated kitchen, and lovely firepit outdoors which we definitely took advantage of! The pictures really don't do this place justice! Overall this home is very well maintained, modern yet cozy and we would definitely recommend!

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                                          • Absolutely Amazing!

                                            Absolutely Amazing!

                                            • Guest Elizabeth C. (Kalamazoo)
                                            • Date of stay 03/25/13
                                            • Review Submitted 04/03/13
                                            Fiddlehead Cottage was more amazing than we anticipated. The outside is so cute but we were even more pleasantly surprised when we saw the interior. It's decorated so nicely and it was ridiculously clean and inviting. The beds were all so comfortable and the kitchen was stocked with all the equipment we needed. The hot tub had a great location and was very private. Overall our stay was wonderful and it was the perfect place for our Spring Break :)

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                                          • Perfect Retreat

                                            Perfect Retreat

                                            • Guest Gail E.
                                            • Date of stay 01/25/13
                                            • Review Submitted 01/31/13
                                            Fiddlehead is a lovely home with all the amenities you could want. The house was very well maintained and clean. The beds and bedding are plush. The hot tub was clean and provided a wonderful place to relax. We were in the hot tub while the snow was gently falling. It is within walking distance to Union Pier. We walked to the beach as well but that was quite a hike. Timothy's restaurant in Union Pier is fabulous. When we arrived there was soft music playing and it felt like home immediately.

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                                          • Christmas

                                            Christmas

                                            • Guest Dorota W.
                                            • Date of stay 12/22/12
                                            • Review Submitted 01/07/13
                                            We loved our stay here at Christmas. The house was very clean, beautiful and well-equipped with everything we needed. Just like staying at home. It's perfect for all year season. Thanks to the owner for quick respond to emails. I would strongly recommend this place. We would definitely return!

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                                          Rental basis: Per property
                                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                          Early Spring to Summer
                                          Apr 5 - Jun 12
                                          2 night min stay
                                          $295 $448
                                          Fri, Sat
                                          $2,395
                                          Mem. Day Wknd - 8pm check out!
                                          May 23 - May 26, 2014
                                          4 night min stay

                                          $1,750
                                          flat fee
                                          Summer
                                          Jun 13 - Aug 25
                                          7 night min stay

                                          $3,125
                                          4th of July Week
                                          Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2014
                                          7 night min stay

                                          $3,325
                                          flat fee
                                          Late Summer/Early Fall
                                          Aug 26 - Oct 31
                                          2 night min stay
                                          $295 $413
                                          Fri, Sat
                                          $1,799
                                          Labor Day Wknd -checkout late)
                                          Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014
                                          4 night min stay

                                          $1,825
                                          flat fee
                                          Late Fall to Early Spring
                                          Nov 1 - Apr 4
                                          2 night min stay
                                          $245 $313
                                          Fri, Sat
                                          $1,575
                                          My Standard Rate
                                          2 night min stay
                                          $245 $313
                                          Fri, Sat
                                          $1,750

                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                          Fees:

                                          • Cleaning $100
                                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                                          • Tax Rate 6%

                                          Cancellation policy:

                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                                          Year Purchased: 2005


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                                          Speaks: french, english

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                                          Photos

                                          • Summer morning sunrise streaming through the centennial forest

                                            Summer morning sunrise streaming through the centennial forest

                                          • One of 2 guest bedrooms on main floor

                                            One of 2 guest bedrooms on main floor

                                          • Many beaches to choose from....  Townline Beach, Union Pier, MI

                                            Many beaches to choose from.... Townline Beach, Union Pier, MI

                                          • Azaleas in full May glory

                                            Azaleas in full May glory

                                          • Dining area in the great room - room for 7

                                            Dining area in the great room - room for 7

                                          • Luxurious living. Fiddlehead is your upscale getaway in Harbor Country.

                                            Luxurious living. Fiddlehead is your upscale getaway in Harbor Country.

                                          • A perfect places to rest and relax - Front porch with hammock in background

                                            A perfect places to rest and relax - Front porch with hammock in background

                                          • Professionally designed living spaces, a balance of comfort & luxury

                                            Professionally designed living spaces, a balance of comfort & luxury

                                          • Hot tub is private, professionally serviced and open all year!

                                            Hot tub is private, professionally serviced and open all year!

                                          • Sequoia tree is growing by leaps and bounds!

                                            Sequoia tree is growing by leaps and bounds!

                                          • Guest's artwork on Kitchen Chalkboard. Fiddlehead is serene.

                                            Guest's artwork on Kitchen Chalkboard. Fiddlehead is serene.

                                          • Cross Country Skiing at Love Creek

                                            Cross Country Skiing at Love Creek

                                          • shiny, happy, new appliances..

                                            shiny, happy, new appliances..

                                          • Marshmellow says hello!

                                            Marshmellow says hello!

                                          • Master bedroom with king bed & private terrace overlooking forest

                                            Master bedroom with king bed & private terrace overlooking forest

                                          • Lovely and private screened porch in the forest, relax & watch the sunset.

                                            Lovely and private screened porch in the forest, relax & watch the sunset.

                                          • Sony Bravia 50 inch HDTV, Comcast with Bose Surround for movie night...

                                            Sony Bravia 50 inch HDTV, Comcast with Bose Surround for movie night...

                                          • Enormous fire pit for nights under the stars.  Summer or winter!

                                            Enormous fire pit for nights under the stars. Summer or winter!

                                          • Cook's kitchen, fully equipped and spacious

                                            Cook's kitchen, fully equipped and spacious

                                          • Terrace off of master bedroom

                                            Terrace off of master bedroom

                                          • Wineries, shops and restaurants open year round.

                                            Wineries, shops and restaurants open year round.

                                          • Townline Beach sunsets never fail to impress!

                                            Townline Beach sunsets never fail to impress!

                                          • Winter peace. The only sounds are the winds through the trees..

                                            Winter peace. The only sounds are the winds through the trees..

                                          $245 - $448 per night (USD)
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                                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                          Sleeps 7

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