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Speaks: english, greek

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

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

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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
Leslie (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, greek


based on 29 traveler reviews

Luxury property steps away from Lake MI: serene, minutes from town!
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
Anderson, IN

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
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  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best rentals I have ever stayed in. It was absolutely perfect for a mom and sisters weekend. The house and the gardens were both beautiful! Everything about this house is top notch...the furnishings, the linens, the beds...everything was up to date, clean and comfortable. Leslie was very easy to communicate with and gave great suggestions about area attractions, restaurants, etc. Wonderful quiet location in Douglas, walk to the beach, and a short drive into Saugatuk if you want more going on. I want to go back, highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We like to think there is something for everyone in our area and we like to provide a great place to stay. Thanks again!
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Classy, Comfortable, & clean!

  • 5 of 5

My five girlfriends and I stayed at Azalea Cottage for a mini vacation and it was wonderful. The cottage is conveniently located to all the great amenities in the Saugatuck, Douglas area. Plus, we also had a great time relaxing at our "home" base. Leslie was really nice to work with and was a great help in providing information and making sure everything went smoothly. We hope to return to Azalea Cottage!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garden Chic!

  • 5 of 5

The Azalea was the perfect place to relax and enjoy all of the fun Saugatuck and Doiglas have to offer. Five girlfriends and I stayed at this wonderful 3 bedroom cottage with a nice kitchen, living room and beautiful garden area. The cottage was well equipped for our needs. We were close enough to the beach to take a stroll, and close enough to nightlife and dining to enjoy every minute of our time at the Azalea cottage! Leslie was very easy to contact and she made it easy to arrange check-in. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you were able to stay while the azaleas were in bloom!
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Beautiful inside and out

  • 5 of 5

This house gets the details right: impeccably decorated, very clean, comfortable furniture, upscale baths, a fireplace for chilly nights, and lots of windows looking out at the beautiful gardens. The azaleas were in full bloom while we were there. The stone patio was the perfect place for wine and cheese. Leslie was easy to deal with and responded promptly. This house would be perfect for those with mobility issues. My entire group agreed that we would happily stay again.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and property. The house and amenities were as pictured. Great location. Lots of activities to do in the area. Hope to stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We would love to have you join the ranks of our returning guests.
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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 3 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Off-Season 2016-2017
Sep 4 2016 - Jun 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $125 + Tax
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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Michigan 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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