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The Gardens Lily

The Gardens Lily: Upscale professionally decorated property with flowering garden only one block to Lake Michigan Beach

  4 guests
  2 bedrooms
  2 full bathrooms

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 Queen


The Gardens Lily

The Gardens Lily provides guests with an upscale vacation experience. Sophisticated style and unique original art throughout. 

Enter the great room with wood flooring, comfortable furniture, and a seasonal gas fireplace. Relax in the living area while watching a movie on the flat-screen Smart TV or enjoy a meal at home in the dining area. The adjacent kitchen is fully equipped with everything you would need to make a meal. The granite counters and stainless appliances even make it enjoyable.

From the dining area, head out the sliding glass doors to your private back patio complete with outdoor furniture and a flowering garden. 

Back inside The Gardens Lily are two master ensuites. The first has a king-size bed and double closet. The adjacent bathroom is extra spacious with double sinks, walk-in glass and tile shower, and laundry. The second ensuite has a queen bed, walk-in closet, and ensuite with shower tub combo. 

Located one mile from downtown Douglas and two miles from downtown Saugatuck, you'll have an assortment of activities at your fingertips. From Broadway quality theater and adorable boutiques to an assortment of restaurants and endless ice cream flavors, there is something for everyone.

If Lake Michigan is calling your name, access is only one block away at Douglas Beach Park. Walk over for endless days in the summer sunshine splashing in the waves and walking along the shore. 

For larger groups, also consider The Gardens Azalea.

Please Note:

  • Lily is connected to Azalea, but there is still complete privacy. The patio area is surrounded by landscaping so you should not see each other. You are welcome to enjoy the extended gardens, but they are shared with Azalea.
  • Douglas Beach is two-tenths of a mile away. There are about 100 steps to get to the sand at this beach. Access is free.


The Gardens Lily
Sleeps 4
There are 2 steps to get into Lily which is all one level
Master Bedroom (King)
Master Bathroom Ensuite (Shower, Double Sinks, Laundry)
Guest Bedroom (Queen)
Guest Bathroom Ensuite (Shower Tub Combo)
Open Living Room / Dining Room
Flat Screen TV 
Wireless Internet
Fireplace (Off Season Use Only)
Dining Table Seats 4
Sliders to the Back Garden & Patio
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Stainless Appliances
Washer & Dryer
Stone Patio with Outdoor Furniture
Charcoal BBQ Grill
Garden (private back patio with additional area of garden shared with Azalea)
Professionally Decorated Throughout
Pets are Not Allowed - No Exceptions
Off Street Parking for 2 Cars

0.2 Mile - Douglas Beach
1.1 Miles - Downtown Douglas
2.2 Miles - Downtown Saugatuck
2.5 Miles - Oval Beach
6.5 Miles - Saugatuck Dunes State Park
8.3 Miles - Fenn Valley Vineyards
13 Miles - Downtown Holland
19 Miles - Downtown South Haven



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Reviewed: Jan 20, 2024
Great location and a sweet place to call home for a weekend trip with my sisters. Beautiful gardens and awesome walking trails!
Reviewed: Jan 20, 2024
We loved staying at this house for a weekend getaway. We had our 1 year old with us and were able to fit a pack n play into the second bedroom, prepare his meals in the kitchen, and it was really helpful to have the open floor plan and ranch-style house. The place was spotless and comfortableespecially the couch! We loved walking along the lake multiple times a day and seeing deer outside the sliding doors early in the morning. A prime location to drive into Saugatuck or walk to the root beer barrel and coffee shop down the street.
Reviewed: Jan 18, 2024
We didnt want to leave! Beautiful house and area- cant wait to visit again.
Reviewed: Jan 6, 2024
We loved our stay! The gardens are gorgeous and the amenities were just as pictured. The staff super and immediately responsive when we had an issue with the wifi. Cant wait for another stay!
Reviewed: Jan 5, 2024
We have been vacationing from Chicago for 35+ years. Always using Mill Pond for home rentals. When we became empty nesters, we needed a much smaller rental property than when we were bringing our 3 children along. Lily is perfect for the 2 of us. The home is well decorated, comfy beds & linens, gardens are gorgeous. Love this rental!
Reviewed: Jan 5, 2024
We like it so much we returned for our second year. Very comfortable & convenient location with a well appointed kitchen. Well be back!
Reviewed: Jan 5, 2024
Lily is spacious and very conveniently located close to Oval Beach, Downtown Douglas and Saugatuck.
Reviewed: Jan 5, 2024
Thank you for the wonderful stay. The location was great, a very quiet neighborhood and within walking distance to the beach. We enjoyed seeing all the deer and the wild turkeys.
Reviewed: Oct 30, 2023
Really enjoyable relaxing stay. Thank you!
Reviewed: Jan 21, 2023
The Gardens Lily is a quaint, restorative stay. Working with Mill Pond Realty was easy, hassle-free, and we will rent with them again!
Reviewed: Jan 21, 2023
Great location - beautiful property - very clean!
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2023
Being a block from the beach was amazing! Great place!
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2023
Another Mill Pond triumph! We come to this area several times a year to visit family. The Gardens Lily was the latest, clean, fun & convenient house that we rented from Mill Pond so far.
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2023
We enjoyed our week here in this lovely house with attractive furniture and artwork. The backyard landscaping was very nice too. We liked being close and able to walk to Lake Michigan! Even though it is a duplex, we found it a quiet location and house. We like this area and hope to return soon!
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2023
We always love renting through Mill Pond. Its easy, well done and the people are beyond friendly. We have rented Lily 4 times since the summer of 2020 and love it. Its beautiful, quaint, well equipped and close to the beach.
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2023
Wonderful hospitality and a charming cottage in a beautiful area! Thank you so much. You made our first visit to the area so welcoming and special.
Reviewed: Sep 17, 2022
Another Mill Pond triumph! We come to this area several time a year to visit family and The Gardens Lily was the latest clean, fun, and convenient Mill Pond property.
Reviewed: May 29, 2022
Nice place and great location! Walking distance to beach. Management was very responsive. Great stay!
Reviewed: Nov 7, 2021
Very comfortable stay in a great location. Easy walk to Douglas Beach and nice views along the nearby Lakeshore Drive.
Reviewed: Oct 25, 2020
We absolutely love Gardens Lily. Weve stayed here twice now and its just wonderful - Beautifully decorated and great location. We look forward to staying here more.
Reviewed: Oct 25, 2020
Loved!! So pleased, would return. Special gem of a place. We have lived in Indianapolis for over 35 years and have never been to Michigan - so impressed with this cottage and area. Want to return again.
Reviewed: Oct 25, 2020
We greatly enjoyed staying at our rental. The property inside and out was beautiful - we loved the garden and the interior was very nicely appointed. The high quality furnishings down to the sheets did not go unnoticed. And Lastly the location was fantastic!
Reviewed: Oct 4, 2020
Our family really enjoyed our stay at The Gardens Lily. The location was fabulous next to Douglas Beach. We took quiet peaceful beautiful walks every morning down Lake Shore Drive. The cottage was decorated very beautifully in a French country theme. The garden was beautiful, and the place was very clean. We liked the proximity to Saugatuck and Oval Beach as well. Would definitely love to visit again.
Reviewed: Sep 28, 2020
This is is beautiful apartment with very high end furniture and decor. The kitchen is well stocked and the garden area is lovely for dining , weather permitting. The lakefront is a short walk and the sunsets from the bluff are gorgeous. Millpond Realty staff were prompt to reply to queries and very organized at check in. We would definitely stay here again!
Reviewed: Sep 14, 2020
Quaint, well decorated home just steps away from beach access. Unfortunately, the beach was closed due to high water levels, but when open it is a perfect walking distance and Oval Beach was a short 5-7 minute drive. We were pleasantly surprised with the inside condition of home and thought it looked even better than the photos. As a family of 5, with 3 kids under 7 (youngest in a pack and play), it was a little smaller than we are used to, but flow of the home was perfect and would definitely recommend.
Reviewed: Sep 6, 2020
We just rented this house for a week and loved it! It is exactly as it looks and extremely lovely and cute. Besides being well appointed and well equipped, the other big things that really made the trip for us were the lovely back yard and the close proximity to Lakeshore Drive. Even with the Douglas beach closed this year, just being so close to Lakeshore (literally like 3 houses off) for runs, walking and watching sunsets made a big addition to our trip. We would absolutely rent this place again and highly recommend it.


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