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

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

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Douglas Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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based on 37 traveler reviews

Luxury Property Steps Away From Lake Mi: Serene, Minutes From Town!
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
Mequon, Wisconsin

Beautiful place, very comfortable and great amenities .

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend. Enjoyed the area. The Lily was very comfortable, beautifully appointed and spacious. Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly as described. Great location with short walk to a private beach, short drive to Oval beach and downtown Saugatuck. The property itself was in perfect condition, both inside and out. We will definitely be returning, and would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First Class All The Way

  • 5 of 5

I thought the Lily was a perfect vacation get-away choice. Lovely decore and furniture, clean and comfortable rooms, modern kitchen and bath, beautiful garden - what's not to like? Conveniently located in Douglas, one block to Lake Michigan. This was our first visit to the Douglas/Saugatuck and we had a really fun time. Shopping, art galleries, Oval Beach fairly close, and some really nice restaurants. Particularly enjoyed Everyday People, Wild Dog Cafe, Phil's, Ida Red's and Uncommon Grounds. The property is currently listed for sale and if I wanted to be in the vacation home rental business, I would serious consider an investment.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your detailed review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the house and the Saugatuck/Douglas area!
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Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I greatly enjoyed this wonderful cottage. The proximity to Lake Michigan was greatly appreciated, beautiful sunsets! The drive to Oval Beach is very short, great beach for relaxing and enjoying the lake. The cottage is beautifully decorated, it has all the amenities one would like, the owner was great to work with, we loved the location. We would very much like to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed your stay and being able to walk to the beach to enjoy the sunsets. Leslie
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. I am glad you enjoyed your vacation. It is great when families can stay side by side. Leslie
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you! We love our return guests!
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Rates & Availability

Douglas Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season 2016-2017
Sep 5 2016 - Jun 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
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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Douglas 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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