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Paul Somers (reservations & initial questions via email only due to time zone)

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Paul Somers (reservations & initial questions via email only due to time zone)

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2015
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Union Pier - Fiddlehead Cottage: Charm+Lux

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. The guest 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 friendship, a theme that is beginning to resonate. We could all use a little time away. alone, with friends or family. Whether your green, white, black, multi-colored, female, male, somewhere in the middle, gay, straight, young, middle-age old or ancient, 1 leg or 4 paws, you are part of the family.

Welcome.

Fiddlehead Cottage is named for the thousands of ferns in the gardens & woods. Appointed in an eclectic cottage style with furniture by Ralph Lauren, Room & Board & more, this 2000 square foot home is tucked into the woods in Union Pier - minutes from beaches. Guests have told us 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...

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 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, 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.

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

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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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Paul Somers (reservations & initial questions via email only due to time zone) (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2015

About Paul Somers (reservations & initial questions via email only due to time zone)

Expatting for 11 years: Paris, Dublin, London and now Singapore.

Paul Somers (reservations & initial questions via email only due to time zone) purchased this cottage in 2005

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People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 58 holidaymaker reviews

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Like you: Classic, eccentric, casual and luxurious.. See video & 5-star review
average rating of 4.9827585 based on 58 reviews
Chicago
5

Wonderful visit!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I traveled here from Chicago with out 3 year old Boxer dog (about an hour and fifteen minutes from downtown).

It was a great relaxing weekend. The house is really comfortable and top of the line in every way. We loved everything about it. Plenty of space, a great kitchen and bathrooms, and several different areas to sit and relax (both inside and out). Our favorite of space to hang out was the big screened in porch and we spent a lot of time out there. The constant running water sound from the outside fountain was so relaxing and the furniture so comfortable, we never wanted to leave.

We also really enjoyed the Union Pier area. Walked to beach and to get coffee in the morning, strolled through the neighborhood, drove to Warren Dunes State Park to visit the dog beach (about 10 minutes by car), and found everything we needed within easy walking or driving distance.

Can't say enough good things about Paul, the owner. So easy to work with and very responsive.

Would stay here again in a second.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Glen Ellyn, IL
5

Peaceful family escape

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chicago
5

A wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very kind of you. Thank you so much for your visit! Hope we see you again soon. Paul Somers
5

A lovely spot to relax!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
DuPage, IL
5

Sylvan Serenity

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Chicago
5

Union Pier

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

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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Prices & Availability

From $313 Nightly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Union Pier, Southwest Michigan

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Daffodils to Toes in the Lake
5 Apr 2015 - 13 Jun 2015
2 night minimum stay
$725
for 2 nights
From
$313
From
$474
Fri,Sat
$2,639
 
 
Memorial Wknd | 8pm check out!
22 May 2015 - 25 May 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,955
 
 
Summer Blossoms | 2015
14 Jun 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,624
for 7 nights
$3,624
 
 
Summer Fireworks! | 2015
4 Jul 2015 - 11 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,730
for 7 nights
$3,730
 
 
Summer Endless | 2015
12 Jul 2015 - 25 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,624
for 7 nights
$3,624
 
 
Fall 2015
26 Aug 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
$768
for 2 nights
From
$334
From
$437
Fri,Sat
$2,485
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,425
for 2 nights
From
$662
From
$331
Fri,Sat
$1,955
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%
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.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Union Pier in Southwest Michigan

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
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 , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Great Room - 1 Single Bed , twin daybed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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