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Luxury property steps away from Lake MI: serene, minutes from town!

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights


Douglas Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, beautiful mature garden, sleeps 6

A restored former art-gallery, the 'Azalea' at The Gardens is a luxury vacation duplex in Douglas: steps away from lake Michigan, minutes from downtown Douglas & Saugatuck! The Azalea cottage is upscale and sophisticated: fine linens, original art, and winner of a 'History Preservation' award. Minutes from town and award winning restaurants & galleries. 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. When not enjoying all that the area has to offer you will enjoy an HDTV with over 150 channels including HBO and OnDemand. 50MBps super high speed internet with Wi-Fi. Ask us about special requirements for thw wi ter holidays.

You can also check out the Azalea's sister cottages at The Garderns:

'Lily' at The Gardens (2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 4, property ID 3630017) -- HomeAway 3630017

'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
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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based on 34 traveler reviews

Luxury property steps away from Lake MI: serene, minutes from town!
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

Better than home.

  • 5 of 5

Our experience was fabulous. The unit was immaculate and has everything we could possibly need. The beds and furniture were extremely comfortable. Location was ideal. We tried almost every recommendation we were give for dining. The food at each one was delicious. Close to the lake and saw beautiful sunsets. The garden was delightful. It even still had blooming roses. We would love to return next year. Thank you Leslie.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Douglas Jem

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at The Azalea. Wish we had booked in for longer. The property is beautiful and beautifully maintained. The interior spaces are sophisticated yet gracious and welcoming and the garden and outdoor seating areas beautiful and varied. Also, the proximity to the Douglas beach is a big plus. We truly enjoyed ourselves in every way.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I'm so glad you took the opportunity to enjoy all of the garden areas. Please come again!
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Everything great!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, everything was perfect! The kitchen had everything needed, rooms very comfortable, garden beautiful!

Beach walking distance.

We will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We like to think we have everything you need for a great lake vacation. So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Very comfortable, well maintained and conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

We were four adults, 2 kids (4 and 7) and an infant. We really enjoyed staying at this house. The beach is a 5 min walk, Oval beach is a 5 to 10 min drive. The house itself is very well maintained and has everything one would need. We cooked many meals in the house (vegetarian options are limited in this area) and everything was available.

The English garden is just beautiful.

Overall, very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I'm so pleased you could enjoy a great family vacation in Douglas!
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Family get Together in Michigan

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself, and our 2 adult children stayed in the Azalea cottage the 4th of July week. This was the second time that we had stayed in one of Leslie's properties. It was every bit as beautiful as our previous stay in the Lily cottage. Very clean, professionally decorated, very well appointed. We all like to cook together, and there were many items in the kitchen that made this activity easy while we spent time together. The beds were extremely comfortable, linens high end, towels large and fluffy. The location of the property is just a few blocks from Douglas Beach, and an easy bike ride into Saugatuck. We can't praise this property enough, and Leslie was very accessible and easy to work with. We will definitely return to this property and this beautiful area of Lake Michigan!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We like to think you could cook a Thanksgiving dinner in that kitchen! I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Beautiful and Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We were in the Lily and our daughter and her family in the Azalea. The units were beautiful as pictured. Our grandchildren are 4 to 11. The units are very nice so well behaved children required. Ours did beautifully. They loved all the paths in the gardens and played outside a lot. The gardens connect the two units so they loved taking the paths to our unit regularly. The beach is two blocks and a flight of stairs away. No problem for any of us. Douglas and Saugatuck are five minutes away. Laundry detergent is supplied - much appreciated. Charcoal and lighter fluid were supplied had we decided to grill. The gardens were amazing and very enjoyed by all. The games and books supplied were enjoyed. The only drawback was no tvs in the bedrooms. If you call that a drawback on vacation. I would highly recommend both units for a great family time.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and your family could be close by for your vacation. That is an especially beautiful time of year in the garden. Leslie
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Rates & Availability

Douglas Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off-Season 2016-2017
Sep 4 2016 - Jun 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

One week minimum stay on some holidays, please inquire. Contact us for special needs and options for longer or shorter than minimum stays.

**100% Refund for Cancellations up to 60 days prior to arrival. For less than 60days: $200 fee if you cancel but we rebook it. No refunds if we can't rebook.
**$500 Security Deposit refunded 24-48hrs after checkout

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
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
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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