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

Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

We are no longer accepting bookings through HomeAway/VRBO.

Please email/call us for a detailed quote, questions, availability or to secure your booking!

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.

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

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About The Owner

We have decided to entrust Mill Pond Realty to manage our beautiful Azalea 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.


Douglas Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • 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
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • 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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Azalea: Luxury property steps away from Lake MI: serene, minutes from town!
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews

A fabulous property

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property in a beautiful community. Only wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you Leslie. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome. I hope you can visit us again in beautiful Autumn.
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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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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Grand Rapids Ford International GRR
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown Douglas
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak Home HOM
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.


Rates & Availability

Douglas Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 5 2017 - Jul 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Venetian Festival
Jul 27 2017 - Jul 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off Season
Oct 10 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Must book through Mill Pond Realty to form a valid booking. 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

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