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Recent Michigan reviews

  • Great time on Torch Lake

    "My family and I had a wonderful time! One of the best places we have rented over the years. The house is older, but in very good condition. It was very clean, and had everything we needed to have a great week. The kitchen was fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes.... The 3 bed rooms are very good size and have great views of the lake. The little room off the kitchen worked well with a nice sofa bed in there. The place was large...big enough for our whole gang, both inside and out. One day we had our large group plus some extra day visitors and there was plenty of room. Lots of chairs outside on the deck and the grass. We had campfires each night after boating and swimming all day.... The old log cabin out back worked out great for my group of teens, they loved it! The water off the dock is shallow (3 feet?) and the bottom is stony so bring some water shoes. But the water is very clear! We were it there every day! We highly recommend this place."
    Guest: Happy Vacationer Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 29, 2014
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  • Excellent Vacation Rental!

    "We loved our vacation in this lake rental home! It was the perfect size for our family (2 grandparents, 4 adults, 3 children and our dog) and we loved that the water toys (pontoon boat and kayaks) were all included. The place was very clean on our arrival and the home is well appointed and decorated (the pictures are quite accurate) and we experienced no issues during our stay. The woodsy setting is gorgeous (with nightly visits by deer in the yard during our week there) and we all loved the pleasant walk down to the firepit and dock area (it was just far enough away that we didn't have to worry about the kids getting into the lake by themselves). The kids enjoyed the swing set and sandbox as well. We had a ton of fun exploring the nearby beaches, lighthouses, and Sleeping Bear Dunes. I would not hesitate to rent this property again!"
    Guest: Angela Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: October 15, 2013
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  • Charming Charlevoix rental

    "We had an amazing time in beautiful Charlevoix while staying at this charming cottage! The place was beautifully decorated, immaculately maintained, and very well-appointed. The neighborhood is charming and friendly. Though the cottage is small, it is open and airy and there was plenty of space for us, our children (age 11 and 13) and my mother. Our kids slept in the pull-out sofa in the den and felt the bed was comfortable and the TV in the room, a bonus. The patio was a great place to relax and converse and even has a fire pit, which we took advantage of for a couple of the cooler evenings. We cooked in for most meals and found the kitchen to be well-stocked with everything we needed. The rental is short walking distance to shopping, marinas, beach, restaurants. There is much to do in the greater area that is driving distance as well. We certainly recommend this fabulous cottage and would go back in a heartbeat!"
    Guest: mojo Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 9, 2014
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  • Perfect!

    "Amazing home. Very clean and has everything you need. We had a wonderful time and the area was beautiful. The beach nearby was perfect for a family. The only drawback was having to drive. It was a very short drive though. House was very roomy and accommodated us perfectly! Overall great experience!!!!"
    Guest: Shanlynn Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 2014
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Michigan Travel Tips

Getting to Michigan Vacation Rentals

The main travel hub in Michigan is the city of Detroit. The airport hosts regular commercial flights with most other major cities in North America. This will be your choice of flight routing if you are visiting Lake Erie vacation rentals, Lake Huron vacation rentals or northeastern shore of Lake Michigan. If you are going to be staying on the southwestern shoreline of Lake Michigan, the closer airport would be Chicago. From Chicago, there are good road and rail links all the way up the coast of Lake Michigan. If you are visiting the more remote far northern part of Michigan that lies between Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, the closest major airport is Minneapolis St. Paul. From there, you can get a connecting flight to Duluth or simply drive the distance up to your vacation destination.

Visitors to Michigan Lodging

Michigan is a great family destination. The lakes provide hours of family fun and entertainment in the summer months. In the wintertime, there is a wide variety of winter snow sports to keep everyone entertained. Michigan is also a destination for nature lovers. It is a popular destination for mountain bikers. There are literally miles of trails through the hills and forests. Choose from wide Jeep track and forest roads to more challenging single-track forest trails. There are also numerous hiking trails that traverse the landscape, providing scenic views and great photo opportunities.

Home Comforts at Michigan Lake Houses

Michigan has coastlines that run along four of the five great lakes. The longest stretch of coastline is along the eastern and northern shores of Lake Michigan. The southern areas that are close to the cities of Chicago and Detroit are the most popular vacation destinations. Here you can find a wide range of vacation homes available for long-term and short-term rentals. As you travel further north, the villages and towns become smaller and more rural. Here the vacation homes are typically rustic log cabins tucked away among the trees on the shoreline. In almost all areas, you will find the vacation homes spacious. Many are designed to cater to large families or groups of friends. Those located on the lake shoreline often have private docks where guests can moor their boats for the duration of their stay. Kids can fish from the shoreline and there is usually loads of lawn space to enjoy ball games. Spacious living areas are usually designed around fireplaces so there is somewhere to congregate in the evenings. Many of the houses have outdoor decks and barbecue facilities so you can enjoy eating under the stars during the warmer summer months.

Seasons to Visit Michigan

Michigan is a scenic state that is tucked between the great lakes. Much of the weather is affected by the winds and storms that blow across the lakes. During the winter months, the temperatures are typically below freezing. Snow blizzards occur frequently and parts of the lakes often freeze over. While some people may think that this type of weather is only good for snuggling up indoors with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book, many people live for the snowy weather when they can enjoy a variety of snow sports. For these people, December to April is their favorite travel season. In the summer months, the lake's shoreline comes alive with the activity of family vacations. Kids have great fun out on the water as they enjoy a variety of summer activities. For boating and fishing enthusiasts, this is the favorite season to travel. Peak season is typically from June to August.

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