Fernside Aframe: Private River Front, Hidden Gem

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Entire cabin hosted by Holly

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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Fernside is a lovingly constructed A-Frame, which rests on the banks of the Sturgeon River, in the charming town of Indian River, Michigan. As dawn turns to daybreak, there’s nothing more pleasant than being drawn from slumber by the sun light springing through open windows and the sound of gushing water echoing through each surface of the property. In my estimation, there is no more serene place on earth than Fernside.

The space
The open floor plan and a wall of windows keeps light in during the day, casting halos above the cabin, while at night it erases the division between inside and out, giving you the feeling of floating amongst the stars. The expansive night sky is especially clear on our deck, which hugs the river from above. Wildlife greets you each morning. We have a few families of ducks that make their rounds up and down the river and sometimes fish can be seen leaping from the water.
Our fire pit is perfect for lighting the way during dinners under the stars, created using our fully equipped kitchen or our BBQ. Take time to jump in the river (the speed and temperature are not for the faint of heart!), or grab a tube and float downstream, and after, use all the modern creature comforts we have in the house, such as central heating, A/C, or wifi.

Fernside sleeps 4 comfortably with a bedroom on the main floor and another in the loft. Great for couples, a small family (not suitable for children under 12) or group of friends. Max 4 persons at any time.

We are close to town and while we have empty, wooded lots on each side of the cabin (and undeveloped state land directly across the river) we do have neighbors (more visible during the winter months when the leaves have fallen from the trees) and during the summer there is a steady flow of tubers and kayaks floating by on the river.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

River view
Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free driveway parking on premises – 4 spaces
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Central air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Indian River, Michigan, United States

The house is located in a quiet neighborhood along the Sturgeon River. The wooded lots on all sides of the house providing some privacy but some neighboring houses will still be visible (especially during the winter months). During the summer tubers and kayakers float down the river past the house regularly.

Hosted by Holly

  1. Joined in September 2011
  • 483 Reviews
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A midwestern transplant now living in San Francisco, I’m an artist who owns my own business and look for any reason to abscond up north to my own cabin in the woods and I am excited to share it with you!

My favorite adventure is exploring new cities/towns and seeing how the locals live. I am always searching for great restaurants and bars and experiences that I've never had before.
A midwestern transplant now living in San Francisco, I’m an artist who owns my own business and look for any reason to abscond up north to my own cabin in the woods and I am excite…

Co-hosts

  • Stephanie

During your stay

I value our guests privacy. I will not be on the premises when you arrive. Please refer to the manual which is sent a few days prior to your planned reservation for directions on how to contact myself, or the caretaker nearby.

Holly is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm

Cancellation policy