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Recent East Central property reviews

  • Long family weekend was great!

    "We had a great long weekend over spring break with our kids at the Blue House. Beautiful beach and walking area out the front door. Loved watching the water and being able to let the kids run freely without worry. What a bonus to be three houses from a large public beach and wooded area. Enjoyed driving up M-25 and finding small towns to explore. The Blue House was even cozier than expected and was great for our family of six. Norm and Jenny were very accomodating and were around to answer many questions and give great tours of the property (not to mention hosting a huge campfire). It was fun to envision how all their renovations are going to add up to an amazing resort. We would definately recommend a trip there to enjoy Lake Huron. Only a 1 1/2 hour drive from the Detroit area."
    Guest: Cathy and Ray Date of Stay: April 2011 Review Submitted: April 13, 2011
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  • Relaxing lake house with all the conveniences of home

    "We (4 couples and 4 children under 5yo) stayed at this lake house for a week and had plenty of room for family style dinners, outdoor games, places to tie off 2 boats, and still had private areas for quite time and catching rays etc. The house is completely up to date in amenities and style. The only thing we found hindering us in the kitchen was the lack of a mixer of any sort so I'd recommend bringing a hand mixer if a whisk won't cut it. Both a Keurig and standard coffee maker are available which was great for a group of differing tastes and wake up times. The Sanford Lake Park is a must-do! Gorgeous maintained beach, charcoal grills, volleyball courts, huge splash pad/park for the kids, accessible by a 30 min boat ride or a 10 minute drive ($10 entry to park vehicles). We went there twice and everyone loved it! We had a couple rainy/cooler days and still didn't go stir crazy because there are so many areas of the house to occupy and the covered patio of the walk-out basement was great for letting the kids run off some energy and stay reasonably dry. The lot itself is beautiful and secluded, you can't hardly see the neighbors on either side. It was so peaceful sitting on the porch to enjoy coffee or a book, etc. Thanks Kip and Nicole for sharing your retreat with us!"
    Guest: Erin Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 3, 2014
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  • Great Get-Away!

    "This comfortable cottage is very well maintained, clean, and in a nice, small neighborhood of other well maintained cottages (people obviously take pride in their properties!); a great place for a home away from home. The kitchen, dining, and living areas both upstairs and down provided beautiful views of Lake Huron and easy access to a grassy lawn, sandy beach, and the lake. There was plenty of room inside the cottage to accommodate different interests after daylight hours; whether playing board games, reading, surfing the net, or watching a movie there was space for all. Abundant outdoor furniture provided plenty of space for our family of six to eat, enjoy the outdoors, and the beautiful sunsets. Lake Huron has some rocky shore areas so water shoes are helpful to have. The water level was low as well when we visited but we found the additional rock and plant life a fascinating place to walk and see wildlife including clams, frogs, schools of small fish darting about, and Great Blue Herons who frequently stopped and stood near the shore. The Village of Port Austin is nearby and offers perfectly adequate conveniences for a small town. We enjoyed the park, mini-golf, the Lighthouse and the Bank restaurants, and shopped at the Port Austin Market (a small grocery store), hardware store, souvenir shop, and Mermaid’s Cove - a favorite place for works by local artists. Any questions or inquiries we had before or during our trip were responded to promptly, efficiently, and in a very friendly manner. (Thanks!) We found the description and photos of this property to be accurate and reflective of the rental property and amenities. Our only regret for the trip was that the weather was too windy to allow for safe kayaking to Turnip Rock - we’ll have to plan a return trip! Good kite-flying location though!"
    Guest: Kathy Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: September 20, 2013
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  • Lake Fenton get away

    "The property was clean, well stocked and the owners were wonderful. It did feel like we were up north. This place had a great deck and dock. Easy boat access just down the road made it fun. Lots of room and beds. I highly recommend this place. I will stay there again."
    Guest: Patti Date of Stay: July 2010 Review Submitted: July 24, 2010
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East Central Travel Tips

Warm Summers and Snowy Winters Make for Perfect Vacations at East Central Michigan Vacation Rentals

To arrive in the East Central Michigan vacation area, fly to either Detroit or one of the smaller regional airports, or drive. The area is easily accessible with several major interstate and state highways running through it. The region attracts visitors to East Central Michigan cottages all year with its warm summers and excellent snow conditions in winter.

It’s Not All About the Great Outdoors at East Central Michigan Lake Houses

The area is well known as a favorite destination for its lakes. The region is a paradise for the outdoors life with great facilities for sailing, boating, fishing, scuba diving, waterskiing, or just swimming. For those seeking hiking, biking, golfing, horseback riding and other ways to explore the natural environment, there are a huge variety of areas around the region providing excellent places to enjoy these pursuits, all close to East Central Michigan vacation rentals. Some of the more unique experiences available around the area are wreck diving in Lake Huron where divers can explore the Regina that sank in 1913, or the wreck of a 57-foot tugboat, the Sport, which went down in 1920. There is also the 1906 wreck of the schooner, The Checotah, among the dives available.

Wherever vacationers choose to base their East Central Michigan cottages, there will also be a variety of places of interest. For example, visitors close to Harbor Beach will find the Frank Murphy Museum, dedicated to the former Michigan Governor and U.S. Supreme Court Justice, an interesting trip. Here, visitors can also explore the past of the local area at the Grice House Museum. In Lexington, visitors will be delighted with the Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum, a fascinating opportunity to explore the 10-acre site with its vintage buildings and gardens. Children might even enjoy school here, where they can experience lessons from the 1800s at the functioning schoolhouse.

Explore the Region’s Abolitionist History

East Central Michigan lake houses around the region offer a variety of locations to choose as a home base. Sanford Lake may not be a renowned location with visitors but it is popular place for local people to swim, fish and sail. The park, on the west side of the lake, has a great beach, volleyball courts, playgrounds, picnic areas and launch areas for boats and jet skis. Located just six miles to the northeast of Detroit and within easy reach of Ontario, Canada, is Lake St. Clair. This 26-mile lake connects to both Lake Huron and Lake Erie. Its shallow waters, fed by the St. Clair River, provide anglers with species such as bass, catfish, perch, salmon, sturgeon and trout. Here, the enthusiastic fisherman can enjoy year-round sport with ice fishing becoming increasingly popular here.

On the Saginaw River sits Bay City, where there are a variety of fascinating things to do. Of particular interest is the city’s connection to the Underground Railroad used by runaway slaves. The city was founded by one of America’s renowned abolitionists, James G Birney. Here, visitors will enjoy Chillson House, a house reported to have hidden slaves, and two Civil War cemeteries at Elm Lawn and Pine Ridge, both final resting place of several well-known Civil War veterans. At the Veteran’s Memorial Park, visitors will see the sunken schooner Gerrit Smith. This 70-foot ship is rumored to have transported runaway slaves to Canada.

East Central Michigan Cottages on the Lakes

East Central Michigan vacation rentals are available in a wide variety of charming towns across the region. Many are lakefront homes with decks or patios where you can make the most of each day. Each home is unique apart from one thing, the standard of accommodation provided. These homes offer exceptional levels of comfort and facilities. All homes are equipped with modern conveniences and many come with extra luxuries such as DVD players and music systems, BBQs and yard furniture, internet access and satellite TV. Many are happy to welcome the four-legged family members too!

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