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Luxurious, bespoke, eclectic & private. A vacation home your way.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Secluded, original and carefully appointed. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Sleeps 7

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. It's hard to describe. 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. Whether you are 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 the 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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More Details

Owner
Paul Somers
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Paul Somers

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.

Paul Somers purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Paul Somers chose Southwest

It's about the ancient trees and the stories they tell; if you stop long enough to listen...

Amenities

Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Great Room - 1 twin/ single , twin daybed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(78 traveler reviews)

Luxurious, bespoke, eclectic & private. A vacation home your way.
average rating of 4.9871793 based on 78 reviews
5

Wonderful time away

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Fiddlehead and certainly will not be our last! It is such a peaceful and beautifully appointed cottage. We love the screened porch and the wonderful great room. We grilled out, enjoyed the hot tub and loved the stereo system for playing music in the evenings. We enjoyed both Union Pier and New Buffalo and of course walks on the beach. We are so sad to leave!

Emily and Family (Evanston, Il)

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear EH, Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Fiddlehead. It's folks like you that make Fiddlehead a place to come back to... Best, Paul
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5

Beautiful home in nice woodsy setting

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this home with my husband and our two kids and we all LOVED it. The layout was great for our little family but we could have easily fit more people. The beds were so comfortable and the rooms cozy. The whole house was sparkling clean and had every amenity we needed - kitchen was fully stocked with cooking supplies, there were tons of DVDs to watch, and the outdoor space was beautiful - a nice fire pit (we unfortunately didn't get a chance to use it), comfy hammock and even a koi pond! And of course the hot tub was amazing. It is in a nice wooded area, and a short drive from antiqueing and restaurants. We would highly recommend and would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Manifique!

  • 5 of 5

Fiddlehead is just what I needed; serene, green, beautifully appointed -- and with a vaguely French charm! It more than lived up to the photos, and every detail was a delight. We didn't even leave the cottage for the first two days because it was a perfect little universe unto itself. Spent entire mornings on the screened porch just listening to the wind through trees. Better than a spa treatment.

If I have any criticism it's the complexity of the TV setup and the weird way the doors lock. There's a tutorial for the doors, which we eventually mastered. The TV was tricky (for us Baby Boomers at least!) and no tutorial we could find. There's a sign not to fiddle with the connections and only use the remote -- which we obeyed -- but sometimes had trouble getting a picture. Minor issues though, given the cottage's many other virtues.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend at Fiddlehead Cottage celebrating our son's 30th birthday. The house is soooo nice, so spacious and decorated beautifully. We enjoyed the screened in porch and built a fire in the fire pit. Cooked several meals in the well appointed kitchen. Everything was perfect and we hope to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Fiddlehead Cottage exceeded our expectations in all ways! The house is beautifully updated. The lay out is perfect. We were very lucky and had a 60 degree weekend in Feb. so we especially loved the porches off all the bedrooms and TV room. The surrounding forest made it feel very private even though it is close to Union Pier Road, Red Arrow and the beach. The house is very well maintained and feels very solid. It was also immaculate!!! Not only would we recommend it we also plan on booking it in the fall and over New Years.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you dear guests! It's wonderful to know you enjoyed your stay. The cottage is well maintained by our local staff whose constant attention to detail keeps Fiddlehead Cottage looking fresh and new for your next visit. See you again soon!
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5

Great house, clean, well supplied, great design and layout

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time- mid October, but it was still warm and green and relaxing. The home away app made all information easy. Thanks, would definitely rent again

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Union Pier Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Hazy Lazy Crazy Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$449
From
$599
Fri,Sat
 
 
Endless Summer 2015
Aug 21 2017 - Oct 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$425
$3,125
 
 
Lbr Day Wknd 10pm check out
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,575
Flat fee
 
 
Fall 2017
Oct 2 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$425
Fri,Sat
$2,425
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$299
$1,999
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

*****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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