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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, greek

Luxury Property Steps Away From Lake Mi: Serene, Minutes From Town!

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Beautiful Mature Garden, Sleeps 4

A restored former art gallery, the 'Lily' at The Gardens is a luxury vacation duplex in Douglas: steps away from lake Michigan, minutes from downtown Douglas & Saugatuck! The Lilly cottage is upscale and sophisticated: fine linens, original art, and winner of a 'History Preservation' award. Minutes from town and award winning restaurants & galleries. HDTV with over 150 channels including HBO and OnDemand. 50MBps super high speed internet with Wi-Fi. This property is surrounded by a mature English garden offering a serene setting for reading or sunbathing. Walk to the beach, enjoy gorgeous sunsets, relax. Ask us about special requirements for the winter holidays.

The Lily is located at The Gardens. Also, check out the Azalea and Daisy cottages at The Gardens:

'Azalea' at The Gardens (3 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6, property ID 3634043) -- HomeAway 3634043

'Daisy' at The Gardens (2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6, property ID 3672271) -- HomeAway 3672271

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leslie (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, greek


based on 33 traveler reviews

Luxury Property Steps Away From Lake Mi: Serene, Minutes From Town!
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
Anderson, IN

Beautiful and Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Lily and our daughter and her family at the Azalea. If the weather had cooperated it would have been a perfect vacation. Both units were beautiful as pictured. The gardens were beautiful and the children (4 of them) loved all the pathways between the two units. Anytime we were there we could usually see a little one coming down the path to our unit. The door was always unlocked for them. The beach is two blocks and a flight of stairs away. An easy walk. The littlest one usually in a stroller. The littlest one age 4 had no problem with the stairs. We had everything we needed and everything was in perfect condition. There was charcoal and lighter fluid had we decided to grill and laundry detergent provided. Both very helpful. I would definitely recommend these units to anyone with a family group. Children do need to be well behaved as it is a nice environment - no problem for our grandchildren. You are within a five minute drive to Douglas and Saugatuck and Oval Beach if you don't want to enjoy the basically private public beach two blocks away. We were running early on check in and were accommodated perfectly. Wonderful time in a beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property is clean, well-maintained and beautiful decor.

  • 5 of 5

Leslie is great to rent from, quick to reply. This is the 2nd time staying at the Lily and I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The house is beautiful and fully equipped with everything you'll need. It was a perfect location from the beach (3-4 min walk) and 5 min drive to both Douglas and Saugatuck downtowns. Leslie was wonderful from start to finish. We will be back next summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Very good house and garden

  • 5 of 5

This house was like a home, clean, cozy and beautiful. We appreciate very much our stay and will recommend it to our friends

Owner did everything possible to make our stay comfortable and pleasant.

Thank you very much Leslie, we will remember your home and amazing garden

Naum & Irina

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This place was wonderful!!! I would absolutely recommend it and would stay there again. It was close to everything and the owner, Leslie and her husband were so helpful. One restaurant was better than the next. Also, everyone in Douglas and Saugtuck was very nice. I can't wait to go back! If I could give it SIX stars I would.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. We enjoy the restaurants all year as well.
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for more... The minute we walked in, the house brought us a perfect more than just relaxing weekend and we couldn't leave the house because we were more than comfortable. Walking in town was beautiful. We were sad we had to leave yesterday, but we will for sure come back! Thank YOU...

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Rates & Availability

Saugatuck / Douglas Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 19 2016 - Sep 4 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Off Season 2016-2017
Sep 5 2016 - Jun 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

There is a one week minimum stay for some holidays, please inquire. Contact us for special needs and options for longer or shorter than minimum stays!
Check out is at 11:00am unless previous arrangements have been made.
A $20 fee will be charged if e grill is not cleaned.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 40 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Extra services can be arranged: private wine tastings, massages, flower delivery & setup, and more. Please contact us to find out how we can make your visit memorable!

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