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Luxurious, Bespoke, Eclectic & Private. a Vacation Home Your Way.

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Summer morning sunrise streaming through the centennial forest

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description


Thanks to all of new and repeat guests for staying at Fiddlehead Cottage. The greatest reward is knowing that the cottage is being filled with warmth, laughter and memories. Your comments are a great source of pleasure!

March 20, 2015: A wonderful repeat guest sent this note today and I had to post it:

"Can't wait to get there. For me, it's turned into a sanctuary of laughter and healing and friendship and...ugh. I just love it there. It's a very special place...." Shannon S. - Seattle.

It's perhaps the "ugh" in that statement that best describes our Fiddlehead. When you are there, it's a special sense of place you can't put your finger on, it's the "ugh." For each of us it's different. Many guests over the years have commented on healing and others on strengthening bonds, themes that are beginning to resonate. We could all use a little time away be it alone, with friends or family. Fiddlehead is a sanctuary for all that makes each of us unique. If you happen to be lucky enough to be purple, green, white, black, a little blue, female, male, somewhere in between, gay, straight, young, middle-age, old or ancient, 1 leg or 4 paws, you are a part of the growing Fiddlehead family the moment you arrive.

Fiddlehead Cottage is named for abundance of natural ferns in the gardens & woods surrounding the cottage. Though its architecture is a nod to the past, the owner's renovation opened the layout and refreshed the decor with contemporary furnishings. The home features sumptuous furniture by Ralph Lauren, Room & Board plus original works of art, books and a high end kitchen. The 2000 square foot home is tucked into the woods in Union Pier on a private cul-de-sac, minutes from beaches.

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...

Cottage Features: The first floor features; a large screened-in porch, living room/dining room with fireplace and vaulted ceiling, two identically 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 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.

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, 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, or even one looking for solitude.

All this in a private forest setting amongst century old trees wildlife, a bubbling fountain and naturalized gardens. Quiet and secluded, yet minutes to local shops, the Red Arrow Roadhouse and much more.

The cottage is located on a private cul-de-sac lane on the east side of the Red Arrow Hwy. It offers privacy and seclusion in a safe environment away from busy roads and far from train lines.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

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

  • Pets Considered:

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

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Village:

    Union Pier, gave its name to today’s quaint lakeshore community, formerly named Townline. Unique, galleries, compliment Union Pier’s array of restaurants and shopping options....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

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

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size stackable...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • 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

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking is available on site....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size stackable...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WIFI...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • 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

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

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

  • Beach Chairs
  • 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

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

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

  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Indian Summer 2016
Aug 22 - Oct 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$350 $475
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$375 $475
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

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

Notes:

*****Seven night minimum stay from mid-June to the 3rd week in August***** If partial week is available due to previous customer taking more than 7 nights, the reservation must be book for the remainder of the week. Saturday to Saturday booking encouraged.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chikaming Woods
3 Miles
Nearest Train
New Buffalo Amtrak
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Red Arrow Roadhouse
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Expatting for 12 years: Paris, Dublin, London and now Singapore. The cottage is filled with interesting things and certainly not cookie cutter. I am guessing you don't do cookie cutter either. :-) Fiddlehead is expertly watched over by Shannon and has been for the past eight years. In addition to property management, Shannon is the owner of Ranebow Hills Farm in Buchanan's gorgeous wine country about 15 minutes from Union Pier. She produces the most delicious organic eggs anywhere used in some of the finest restaurants and homes in the area.

Why the Owner Chose Union Pier, MI, USA:
It's about the ancient trees and the stories they tell; if you stop long enough to listen...


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

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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..

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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