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

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

We are NOT accepting bookings through HomeAway/VRBO.

If you send a booking request through HomeAway/VRBO, it will be declined.

Please contact us for a detailed quote, questions, and to secure your reservation.

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.

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

We DO NOT accept bookings through HomeAway/VRBO. Please contact us to make a reservation.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About The Owner

We have decided to entrust Mill Pond Realty to manage our beautiful Lily cottage. You will be working with them during the reservation process and during your stay. You can book online on their rentals website and their staff is available 24 hours a day should you need anything during your visit.


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Grand Rapids Ford International GRR
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown Douglas
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak Holland
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Downtown Douglas
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
Douglas Beach

The Gardens are located only 1 block away from Lake Michigan at the Douglas Beach. Downtown Douglas is 1 mile away and downtown Saugatuck 2 miles. From wineries and live theater to ice cream and fine dining, everything you'd want on a vacation is at your finger tips.


Douglas Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay 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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Lily: 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
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. I hope you will return to enjoy a lovely Spring, Summer or Fall.
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We like to think we have the perfect location to enjoy Spring, Summer or Fall.
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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, Indiana

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Must book through Mill Pond Realty to form a valid booking. Booking requests made through HomeAway/VRBO will not be approved. A holding deposit of half the base rental rate is due at the time of booking with final payment being due 30 days prior to arrival. All reservations are subject to 6% MI tax, 2% local lodging tax, 5% admin fee, and a $10/day damage waiver fee. Cancellations more than 30 days prior to arrival are subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 30 days prior to arrival will not receive a refund. Payment is accepted by cash, check, certified funds, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. You can view all our terms and conditions on our Mill Pond Realty Rentals website. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund